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New security and safety plan for extended mataaf

MAKKAH — A new security plan is being put in place for the safety and security of pilgrims and worshippers with the expansion of the mataaf (the circumambulation area around the Kaaba) at the Grand Mosque in Makkah. “The mataaf will have a larger capacity to accommodate pilgrims during the

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95 percent of the temporary mataf bridge dismantled

MAKKAH — About 95 percent of the temporary mataf bridge has so far been dismantled and work on the entire project is expected to be completed on May 17, according to a member of the technical committee of the expansion project of the Grand Mosque. “Work on the demolishing of

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No reduction in Umrah visas 2014 / 1435H

Saudi Arabia will not put any restrictions on foreign pilgrims coming to perform Umrah, like it did on Haj pilgrims this year, because of the ongoing expansion work at the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar has said. “The reduction in the number of pilgrims will be applied

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