Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

23 Mar 2020

Walking areas shut in Mecca over coronavirus

Authorities in Mecca have closed down walking areas in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Okaz newspaper reported. The city’s municipality said the measure is temporary and part of preventive measures aimed at curbing the spread of the virus.

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23 Mar 2020

Hyatt unveils plan to open Makkah luxury hotel in 2025

The Hyatt Hotels Corporation has recently announced that an affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Umm Alqura for the upcoming construction of a Grand Hyatt branded hotel in the holy city of Makkah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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23 Mar 2020

Haramain prayer rugs removed

Prayer rugs spread in the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah have been taken away from the respective premises as a precautionary measure.

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