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Ottoman portico surrounding Kaaba to be protected

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz has ordered the preservation of the Ottoman portico within the Masjid al-Haram (Grand Mosque) in Mecca during a project to expand the prayer area in the mosque, a Turkish daily reported on Sunday. The project will increase the size of the mosque to

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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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Six million foreign pilgrims performed Umrah

Around six million foreign pilgrims have traveled through the Haj Terminal of King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah during this year to perform Umrah, said Abdul Hameed Abalarry, director of the airport, yesterday. “One hundred Umrah flights have departed from the Haj Terminal daily since 27th of Ramadan till last

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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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