Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

25 Mar 2018

Barriers around mataf removed

Barriers put up around the mataf (the area for circumambulation around the Kaaba) have been removed in preparation to open it for all visitors on Tuesday.

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24 Mar 2018

35 minutes from Jeddah to Makkah on new road

Travel time between Jeddah and Makkah will be reduced to only 35 minutes with the opening of a new 72-kilometer-long highway which is currently under construction, Ministry of Transport spokesman Turki Al-Toaimi told Makkah Arabic newspaper on Saturday.

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23 Mar 2018

Makkah craftsmen sew the Kaaba cover since 1926

THE kiswa factory in Makkah was established around 90 years ago. Until then the embroidered black garment that covers the Holy Kaaba used to be made abroad in countries like Egypt and brought over to the Kingdom.

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21 Mar 2018

Makkah hotel hires 41 Saudi women

A well-known hotel in Makkah hired 41 Saudi women to work in various departments including reception, bookings, administration and the kitchen, Al-Madina newspaper reported.

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