Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

20 May 2019

Madinah’s Millennium Taiba Hotel holds mock fire drill

Millennium Taiba Hotel, a five-star property located close to Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi in Madinah, recently conducted a mock fire drill to demonstrate the readiness of an emergency response plan in the hotel. The hotel carried out an experimental evacuation plan under the supervision of the Civil Defense in Madinah.

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20 May 2019

Saudi Civil Defense steps up safety plan for pilgrims

MAKKAH: Makkah’s Civil Defense has boosted its inspection program in the city as it works to ensure worshippers’ safety during Ramadan. Lt. Col. Fawwaz bin Ibrahim Al-Zayidi, director of the safety department at the General Directorate of Civil Defense in Makkah, said that more than 16,300 pilgrim and visitor facilities in the city have been inspected since the start of the

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19 May 2019

Saudi customs thwart smuggling attempts on buses transporting Umrah worshippers

RIYADH: The Halat Ammar Customs on the Kingdom’s northwestern border prevented two attempts to smuggle a quantity of 184,737 Fenethylline tablets, also known by the brand name of Captagon. The pills were discovered hidden on two buses that were transporting passengers to the Kingdom’s holy sites. Mohammed Qaisi, the customs general manager, said the first bus was carrying 47

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