Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

19 Mar 2019

Plan afoot to expand Makkah’s flowerbeds

He said that the Holy Capital Municipality and the Royal Commission to Develop Makkah and the Holy Sites would work to realize this goal. The emir also stressed the need to plant trees along the paths in the holy sites.

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18 Mar 2019

Makkah all set for its first flower festival

MAKKAH: A carpet of flowers featuring 1 million blooms will be one of the main attractions as Makkah hosts its first flower festival. The event, which begins on Tuesday at Muzdalifah, has been organized by the city’s municipality in cooperation with the Arab Urban Development Institute and King Saud University. It will be officially opened by Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid

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16 Mar 2019

Over 4.3 million perform Umrah

According to the ministry, Pakistan sent the largest number of pilgrims with 1,031,253 of them coming to perform Umrah until Thursday. They were followed by 695,103 Indonesians, 435,746 Indians, 240,708 Egyptians, 219,729 Turkish, 214,931 Yemenis, 213,209 Malaysians, 160,759 Algerians, 121,262 Jordanians, and 116,154 Iraqis.


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14 Mar 2019

Saudi Shoura Council delegation visits Haramain High-Speed Railway

JEDDAH: A delegation from the transport, communications and information technology committee of the Shoura Council, headed by Lt. Nasser Al-Otaibi, visited the Haramain High-Speed Railway station in Jeddah on Thursday to learn about the services it provides for citizens and pilgrims. The delegation was received by Mohammed Fida, director general of the Haramain High-Speed

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