Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

14 Jun 2017

Emaar to open Address Hotels + Resorts site near Grand Mosque in Mecca

Emaar Hospitality Group has signed a deal with Jabal Omar Development to operate a new Address Hotels + Resorts project in Mecca, close to the Grand Mosque.

The Jabal Omar Address Makkah property will have 1,490 hotel rooms and suites – some of which will be available for freehold purchase. It is scheduled to open in 2019.

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1 Jun 2017

Makkah’s tunnels ready for visitors

The municipality has completed its maintenance work on Makkah tunnels to ensure that all devices and equipment are in order for the safety and comfort of pilgrims and visitors, said Makkah Municipality Deputy Secretary Khalid Al-Haij.

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20 Apr 2017

Jeddah airport serves 5.2m Umrah pilgrims

As many as 5.2 million Umrah pilgrims have arrived and departed through King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah since the beginning of the Umrah season on Nov. 1, according to the airport’s management.

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