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18 Jul 2018

Fast track to Hajj on Jakarta’s ‘Makkah Road’

JAKARTA: A fast-track clearance for Indonesian Hajj pilgrims — known as the “Makkah Road” — has been opened at Jakarta’s Soekarno Hatta airport. The initiative comes as the first groups of pilgrims left from six Indonesian cities, including the capital. Indonesian and Saudi officials, including Osama bin Mohammed Al-Shuaibi, the Kingdom’s ambassador to Indonesia, were present

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18 Jul 2018

First group of Iranian pilgrims arrives in Madinah

The first batch of Iranian pilgrims arrived in the Kingdom via Prince Muhammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah. The rest of the 85,000 plus pilgrims from the country will arrive at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah from July 25.

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17 Jul 2018

First pilgrims make journey with official launch of ‘Makkah Road’ initiative

JEDDAH: The official launch of the Makkah Road initiative in Indonesia was marked on Tuesday by the first journey of Indonesian pilgrims from Soekarno–Hatta International Airport to the Holy Land. Attending from Saudi Arabia were Major General Sulaiman Al-Yahya, the director general of passports; Osama bin Mohammed Al-Shuaibi, Saudi ambassador to Indonesia; and members of the

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