Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

20 Jun 2022

Umm Al Qura in deal to build 200-bed hospital in Makkah

Saudi-based Umm Al Qura Development has signed a deal with Fakeeh Care Group to build a 200-bed hospital in Makkah at a total investment of SR1 billion ($266 million). Once operational in 2027, the medical facility will serve 340,000 patients per annum.

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19 Jun 2022

Kiswah of Kaaba raised to mark the beginning of Haj season

In preparation for Haj 1443/2022, the authorities in Makkah on Sunday raised the Kiswah (Ghilaf e Kaaba), the cloth that drapes the Kaaba by three metres, and covered the raised part with a two-metre-wide white cotton cloth (Ihram) on all four sides, an annual custom.

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