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Civil Defense ready for peak Ramadan crowds

MAKKAH: Lt. Gen. Saad bin Abdullah Al-Tuwaijri, director general of Civil Defense, said Wednesday that his department was fully prepared to deal with the large crowd of worshippers in the last 10 days of Ramadan at the holy mosques of Makkah and Madinah. “We have increased the number of officers

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Hotels almost full in Makkah

Makkah: Since the beginning of Ramadan, there has been a huge rise in the number of Umrah pilgrims to Makkah from within the Kingdom and abroad. This has been resulted in tariffs shooting up in hotels and rooms in residential buildings in the Central Haram area by up to 150

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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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Ramadan plan ensures ease and comfort for worshippers

The Grand Mosque is already full of worshippers and Umrah pilgrims. Over 4.5 million Umrah visas have been issued for this year’s Ramadan starting Monday. Authorities have devised elaborate plans to provide all comfort to visitors to the holy cty. MAKKAH – The General Presidency of the Affairs of the

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King, crown prince greet Muslims on Ramadan

King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and Crown Prince Sultan, deputy premier and minister of defense and aviation, greeted Muslims in the Kingdom and the rest of the world Sunday on the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan.

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