Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

1 Jul 2017

KSA's rail system in Makkah looks to be moving along

The tender for Phase 2 of Makkah’s first rail system may be awarded by next year, an official close to the project has said.

According to Benjamin Highfield, executive vice president of HKA, the construction claims group of Hill International, government officials are currently in talks to secure funding for the project after previous reports said it may have been shelved due to budgetary strains.

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29 Jun 2017

Makkah governor praises officials on successful Umrah season

Some 3 million worshippers, including more than 2 million local and foreign pilgrims, visited the Two Holy Mosques in Makkah and Madinah.
In a strategic plan implemented by the committee, the ministries of interior, health, Umrah and Haj, Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance, civil defense and other private sector organizations took part in the program.

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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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