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Ministry of Hajj

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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540 doctors, para-medics to be deputed in Saudi Arabia (Pakistan)

Islamabad—A contingent of 540 doctor, para-medics and ancillary staff selected from Pakistan armed force, federal, provincial governments and health department would be deputed in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to serve intending pilgrims. An official of Ministry of Religious Affairs while talking to mediamen that director, deputy director of hajj medical

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Prince Naif reviews Umrah and Hajj preparations

Prince Naif has said that the numbers of Umrah performers this year exceed 4 million so far, expecting the numbers to increase in the coming days of the blessed month of Ramadan and after it, pointing out that all matters are going ahead well; security is stable and well-established; and

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