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

to 14 days, according to the estimates of the National Committee for Haj and Umrah (NCHU). ... of the National Committee for Haj and Umrah (NCHU). The ministry has decided to reduce the number of Umrah ... during the upcoming Haj season will be a difficult task. “The Pilgrims Accommodation Committee ...

11/06/2013 - 10:42 - comment 0

Bahrain must improve Hajj services, says PM

The Premier was speaking as he received Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Minister and High Haj Committee chairman Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa and members of the Bahrain Haj Mission, led by Shaikh ... to ensure that pilgrims are able to perform rituals without difficulty, his Royal Highness Prime Minister ...

10/10/2012 - 11:34 - comment 0

Over 1.3 million Haj pilgrims transported to holy sites

sites on Friday. Arab News reports that about 1.325 million Haj pilgrims ... committee had completed preparations to execute the plan for pilgrims moving to holy sites following instructions of Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar. Pilgrims ascend to Mina as per a plan that guarantees all ...

12/10/2013 - 07:31 - comment 1

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 - 05:01 - comment 0

Tears and prayers as millions of Hajj pilgrims flock to Mount Arafat for holy day

prayers.Interior Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Haj Committee, Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, said a total ... and Chairman of the Central Haj Committee, Prince Mishal Bin Abdullah, has directed all concerned agencies ... km east of Makkah, at the climax of this year’s annual pilgrimage of Haj. Chanting “Labbaik Allahumma ...

Editor's Choice - 03/10/2014 - 12:21 - 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 - 12:49 - comment 0

Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre 2011 to honour Yahya Al-Haj as ‘Personality of the Year’

of the Arab theatre world’s professionals, Yahya Al-Haj as ‘Personality of the Year.’ ... the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture ... of the Arab theatre world’s professionals, Yahya Al-Haj as ‘Personality of the Year.’  The ‘Personality ...

Press Release - 22/09/2011 - 13:55 - comment 0

A collective boycott: 51 Hajj companies boycott Saudia for transporting pilgrims

high prices which will make the low-cost Haj impossible," he said.Al-Qurashi threatened ... of the domestic Haj companies for meetings to discuss the problems they had been experiencing," he said. A total of 51 domestic Haj service companies have signed an undertaking never to allow Saudi Arabian ...

01/07/2014 - 16:01 - comment 0

Black market thrives as Haj missions fail to find housing

of the National Committee for Haj and Umrah and the Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry Saad Al-Qurashi ... refused to accept the buildings chosen for them by their Haj missions because they were either unsuitable ... for them by their Haj missions because they were either unsuitable or far away from the Grand Mosque. ...

13/10/2011 - 09:59 - comment 0

Mecca mayor on renting houses to Haj pilgrims

inspection teams dispatched by the Haj Housing Committee are satisfied that the buildings fulfill all ... Mecca mayor’s office has called on landlords who plan to rent out accommodation to Haj pilgrims to ensure they complete all formalities in gaining the relevant licenses at the earliest. According ...

15/08/2010 - 01:45 - comment 0