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Emirates to launch extra flights for Umrah

Dubai-based Emirates plans to step up its Ramadan offerings to passengers and flight offerings for Umrah with increased frequency on its Jeddah route. The airline will operate 42 additional flights, serviced by the Boeing 777, between D

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Iran suspends Umrah flights over abuse charge

Iran has suspended flights to Saudi Arabia for the year-round Umrah Islamic pilgrimage over allegations that Saudi security officers assaulted two Iranian boys, Culture Minister Ali Jannati said on Monday. The move is likely to de

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Gulf Air facilitates Umrah for Bahraini pilgrims

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, has partnered with Bahrain-based Umrah contractors to give under-privileged pilgrims free, comprehensive Umrah packages including flights to Saudi Arabia, accommodation and dedicated guides. T

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Meningitis jab made mandatory for Umrah pilgrims

Vaccination against meningitis and other infectious diseases has been made mandatory for Umrah pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia, according to a report. The health requirements issued by Saudi Arabia for Haj and Umrah pilgrims a

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Al-Tayyar buys Makkah hotel for $400m

Riyadh-based Al-Tayyar Travel Group Holding Company, a major tourism group in the region, has purchased a five-star hotel near the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Saudi Arabia for SR1.5 billion ($400 million), a report said. The company receive

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Egypt, Indonesia and Pakistan top countries in Umrah visas

A total of 1.63 million Umrah visas were issued December 23 and January 20, with Egypt, Indonesia and Pakistan ranked as the top countries that received the largest number of visas. Aside from the three, other countries included in the

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Saudi plans to improve services for umrah pilgrims

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Haj has unveiled plans to strengthen the electronic regulations to improve the services as well as streamline the arrival and departure of pilgrims with the umrah season set to begin on November 23.

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Mobily launches haj, umrah credit packages

Mobily has launched a promotion on haj and umrah Package allocated for pilgrims visiting the kingdom.    The promotion will enable customers to obtain 200 per cent free extra credit when charging by SR10 ($2

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5.3m pilgrims enter Saudi for Umrah

More than 5.3 million pilgrims have entered Saudi Arabia since the beginning of the Umrah season, said a report.   The number of Muslims performing Umrah pilgrimage is expected to increase with the advent of Rama

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5.3m pilgrims enter Saudi for Umrah

More than 5.3 million pilgrims have entered Saudi Arabia since the beginning of the Umrah season, said a report.   The number of Muslims performing Umrah pilgrimage is expected to increase with the advent of Rama

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