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Ministry of Hajj

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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No accommodation crisis in Makkah, says MCCI

Nada Al-Maddah Saudi Gazette MAKKAH — The Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) has denied rumors about an artificial accommodation crisis created by tourism service providers in the holy city. The MCCI said Umrah companies have not been harmed by the high occupancy rates in accommodation facilities in the

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Six cable car routes planned for Makkah

The Center of Excellence for Haj and Umrah Research at Umm Al-Qura University has recommended the introduction of cable cars linking the Grand Mosque with three areas of the holy city. The recommendation is part of the center’s study on the feasibility of introducing technology such as cable cars to

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Bawabat Makkah Project – Makkah Gate

Bawabat Makkah is a visionary new city to be built on the western edge of the Makkah Holy Region straddling the Heal boundary line along Jeddah – Makkah Highway. The area of the City covers approximately 86 square kilometers of land and will house an estimated population of approximately 690,000

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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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