Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

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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20 Mar 2018

235 companies licensed to provide pilgrim services

The Ministry of Haj and Umrah has licensed 235 companies to provide services to pilgrims and asked the General Syndicate of Cars to improve the transport services to cope with the rising number of visitors to the holy city.

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17 Mar 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Haramain train project expected to serve 30 million pilgrims

JEDDAH: The high-speed Haramain train’s importance to Saudi Arabia has been highlighted with an announcement by King Salman that he will rely on the super-fast service for his next visit to Madinah. The city’s governor, Prince Faisal bin Salman, expressed his appreciation to the Saudi ruler for his support of public transport in the Kingdom, and especially for the high-speed

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16 Mar 2018

KSA’s Haramain train speeds toward a 2018 opening

MADINAH: The SR60 billion ($16 billion) high-speed Haramain train is on track to be fully operational this year, according to Minister of Transportation and Chairman of the Saudi Railway Organization Nabil Al-Amoudi. He said that the service will be functional for the public in 2018, in conformity with all safety measures and operational readiness for high-speed transportation.

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