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Ministry of Hajj

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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Makkah development work starts today

JEDDAH: MD AL-SULAMI Friday 1 June 2012 Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal will officially announce today the beginning of work on the implementation of the project to develop the western suburbs of Makkah. The project covers an area of 1.5 million sq. meters along the Jeddah-Makkah Expressway. Makkah Gate Company

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Electric wheelchairs in demand at Haram

MAKKAH – As the new season of Umrah gets underway, there has been a growing stream of pilgrims using electric wheelchairs at the Grand Mosque. However, the General Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques has taken precautionary measures to ensure pilgrim safety is not jeopardized by the use of electric

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Separate lodging for women a must, says Haj ministry

MADINA – The Ministry of Haj has told Umrah company owners to abide by Shariah rules by providing separate accommodation for women and men. The ministry has also instructed that a secure place be provided for storing guests’ passports. Legal action will be taken against those who don’t comply with

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Umrah season to resume by end of Jan 2012

Pilgrims to leave by Muharram 15 Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH – King Abdul Aziz International Airport (KAIA) is preparing to receive a high volume of Umrah season flights for the Hijri month of Rabi’ Al-Awwal, 1433H (Jan. 24, 2012), an official at the Haj Terminal said. The last batch of Haj

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