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Ministry of Hajj

King launches largest expansion of Prophet’s Mosque

MADINAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah laid the foundation stone for the largest expansion of the Prophet’s Mosque here yesterday. The new project will increase the mosque’s capacity to more than two million worshippers. King Abdullah arrived here last night from the Moroccan city of Casablanca and

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No plan to cut number of pilgrims, says Hajjar

Fahd Al-Manee’ MAKKAH — The Kingdom has no plans to restrict the number of pilgrims during the next Umrah season. Announcing this at a press conference here, Dr. Bandar Hajjar, Minister of Haj, put at rest reports that the number of pilgrims will be drastically reduced owing to the ongoing

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Makkah-Madinah train set to roll by January 2014

JEDDAH: Construction is under way on the first high-speed passenger railway line between Makkah and Madinah and is expected to be complete by January 2014. Transport Minister Jabara Al-Seraisry, said the new Madinah railway station situated close to the Prince Muhammad Airport would serve Haj and Umrah pilgrims more efficiently.

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Expansion to triple mataf’s capacity

JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS Monday 6 August 2012 The expansion project for the mataf (the circumambulation area around the Kaaba) will triple its capacity, according to a senior official of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute of Haj Research. Abdul Aziz Saroji said the expanded mataf would be able

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Work on Prophet's Mosque after Haj

The recently announced expansion works on the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah will begin after the Haj season this year, a reliable source said. Compensation payment to the owners of the expropriated properties for the project will also be completed by that time, the source told a local daily. Compensation per

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No accommodation crisis in Makkah, says MCCI

Nada Al-Maddah Saudi Gazette MAKKAH — The Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) has denied rumors about an artificial accommodation crisis created by tourism service providers in the holy city. The MCCI said Umrah companies have not been harmed by the high occupancy rates in accommodation facilities in the

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Six cable car routes planned for Makkah

The Center of Excellence for Haj and Umrah Research at Umm Al-Qura University has recommended the introduction of cable cars linking the Grand Mosque with three areas of the holy city. The recommendation is part of the center’s study on the feasibility of introducing technology such as cable cars to

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Bawabat Makkah Project – Makkah Gate

Bawabat Makkah is a visionary new city to be built on the western edge of the Makkah Holy Region straddling the Heal boundary line along Jeddah – Makkah Highway. The area of the City covers approximately 86 square kilometers of land and will house an estimated population of approximately 690,000

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