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Saudi Arabia to introduce budget friendly Haj options

The Haj Ministry has asked Saudis and expatriates ... specially for this purpose. The Haj Ministry has asked Saudis and expatriates ... companies for them this year, Al-Nifaie said.He said the ministry has approved 53 companies providing Haj ...

03/06/2014 - 12:56 - comment 0

Umrah operators to lose $1.3bn from 14-day visa limit

SR 5 billion in losses due to the Haj Ministry’s recent decision to limit the validity of Umrah visas ... Hotels, Umrah operators and aviation firms will incur SR 5 billion in losses due to the Haj Ministry’s ... of the National Committee for Haj and Umrah (NCHU). The ministry has decided to reduce the number of Umrah ...

11/06/2013 - 09:42 - comment 0

Better deliver what they promise: Saudi Arabia toughens up requirements for Hajj firms

with them, Makkah daily reported. The Ministry of Haj has warned local Haj ... at the Ministry of Haj, Fayez Al-Barakati, said the ministry had in the past monitored some pilgrim companies ... to perform Haj, especially as the ministry has assigned each pilgrim a 1.6 square-meter area," he ...

06/06/2014 - 11:49 - comment 0

Ahead of Haj, two Saudis die of MERS virus

a few days before the HAJ, which begins on Sunday. Arab News and AFP have ... disease in the Kingdom to 51, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday. The latest fatalities, both men aged 78 and 55, were suffering from other chronic diseases, the ministry said on its website. ...

10/10/2013 - 16:31 - comment 0

The Haj jab: UAE pilgrims get vaccinated

To ensure the safety of Haj and Umrah pilgrims from infectious diseases, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has ... authorities for issuing Haj and Umrah visas this year. The Health Ministry has advised pilgrims to receive ... of Haj and Umrah pilgrims from infectious diseases, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced ...

Editor's Choice - 01/10/2012 - 14:11 - comment 0

Hajj ends - Ebola and MERS free

declared this year's Haj epidemic-free. Health Minister Adel Fakeih on Monday declared this year's Haj epidemic-free as he announced that 70 people who were considered as possibly having MERS have all tested negative of the coronavirus. “I am pleased to announce the Haj ...

07/10/2014 - 04:01 - comment 0

MERS fears halt Haj visas for elderly, sick

Arabia. Saudi Arabia will not issue Haj visas this year for the elderly ... Syndrome) coronavirus during the upcoming pilgrimage season, the Health Ministry said on Saturday. ... world to visit its holy sites wear face masks in crowded places. The list of Health Ministry ...

15/07/2013 - 07:13 - comment 0

Hajj Minister looking to recruit for field offices

of the Haj Ministry. Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar has said that the ministry ... the umbrella of the Haj Ministry. The minister said that devising a roster for field offices is important ... said that the ministry is encouraging holders of academic qualifications and experience to lead Haj ...

Editor's Choice - 28/07/2013 - 09:17 - comment 0

Jordan issues temporary passports after Saudi rejects Haj visas in Israeli passports

by the Haj Ministry. Ahmed Luhaidan, spokesman for the passports department, told Arab News on the phone ... temporary passports for Arab-Israeli passport holders to perform the Haj ... that they can enter the Kingdom to perform the Haj. This follows the Saudi government this week rejecting ...

15/09/2014 - 07:31 - comment 1

Redefining religious experiences: King Abdullah approves $13bn pilgrim megacity in Madinah

and residential towers and 30 hotels, apart from the haj ministry headquarters, the haj secretariat, ... apart from the haj ministry headquarters, the haj secretariat, and the Madinah governor’s office. ... the finance ministry to implement the massive SR50-billion ($13.32 billion) pilgrim city project in Madinah ...

09/10/2014 - 14:02 - comment 0