Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

14 Jul 2017

WHO warns of cholera risk at annual hajj pilgrimage

A cholera epidemic in Yemen, which has infected more than 332,000 people, could spread during the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia in September, although Saudi authorities are well prepared, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

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13 Jul 2017

Local hajj this year: The tents and the costs

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced the allocation of the camps for companies and institutions of local hajjis (Saudi nationals and expats), within the program of the public Hajj (pilgrimage) this year.

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13 Jul 2017

170,000 Indian pilgrims to perform Haj

The consul general said that this year an overwhelming majority of pilgrims prefer Aziziyah accommodation. “Out of the total 125,000 Haj Committee pilgrims, nearly 110,000 will stay in Aziziyah. There are 13,000 pilgrims in the Green category while around 2,500 will stay in rubat,” he said, while noting that this year the distance between the accommodation and the Haram in Green has been reduced from 1,500 meters to 1,000 with the rate staying the same.

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11 Jul 2017

Park Inn by Radisson opens in Makkah

Park Inn by Radisson, a midscale hotel brand of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, has made its debut in the holy city of Makkah. The group has a large presence in Saudi Arabia with 35 hotels and more than 9,000 rooms in operation or under development.

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