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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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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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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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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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Madinah visitors complain about high rents

Madinah: Yousuf Muhammad Thursday 21 June 2012 Visitors who come to Madinah to pray at the Prophet’s Mosque have been complaining about the exceptional high rates of hotels and furnished apartments, especially in the area around the mosque. They have urged the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) to

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Al-Haramain Train enters final phase

JEDDAH —The final phase of the multibillion riyal Al-Haramain Train Project will be signed soon. This will see the purchase of 35 trains with 13 carriages, traffic signs and railway tracks, which will be installed by a Saudi-Spanish consortium. This phase will reportedly cost just over SR30 billion. It will

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Worshippers relish traditional Madinah hospitality

MADINAH: Serving iftar meals to help visitors to the Prophet’s Mosque break their fast is part of the rich tradition of the people of Madinah that dates back to the period of the Prophet (peace be upon him). They lay out hundreds of thousands of iftar meals on sufras (plastic

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Concrete jungles devour Madinah farms

Madinah, the city of the Prophet (peace be upon him), is also known as the city of date palms. Madinah’s dates enjoy some unique features and their name and fame cross borders of countries and continents. Realizing this, the Madinah provincial council and other concerned agencies are striving hard to

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