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

Hotels, Umrah operators and aviation firms will incur SR 5 billion in losses due to the Haj Ministry’s recent decision to limit the validity of Umrah visas to 14 days, according to the estimates of the National Committee for Haj and Umrah (NCHU). ...

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

A price tag on piety: Umrah providers make the most out of Ramadan by raising prices

of weekend Umrah packages from SR90 ($23) per head to SR160 ($42) from Wednesday thanks to the influx ... of weekend Umrah packages from SR90 per head to SR160 from Wednesday thanks to the influx of pilgrims during ... are expected to perform Umrah.A leading hotelier in Makkah said that foreign pilgrims are less compared to last ...

01/07/2014 - 05:00 - comment 0

25% cancellations in Umrah travels from Egypt over MERS

but expects numbers to be stable throughout Ramadan. “The virus will not affect turnout for the Umrah ... of large Umrah packages has remained strong over the past few days. Cancellations because ... According to the chamber, Egyptians performing Umrah is the principal activity for tourist companies ...

20/05/2014 - 08:37 - comment 0

Emirates announces extra Umrah Flights

be accessed by travellers holding a valid Umrah visa. Those wishing to travel to the KSA for reasons others than Umrah can fly on any of Emirates’ regular, scheduled flights operating from Dubai to Jeddah, ... or 2100hrs, depending on the day.   “Umrah is a unique spiritual experience for Muslims, and Emirates ...

Press Release - 17/06/2013 - 12:57 - comment 0

Back from the dead: Yemeni woman found alive after Umrah

A woman thought to have died during Umrah turned up ... who had accompanied her on an Umrah trip to the sacred city of Makkah returned home alone. ... She is The Title is wrong. She is only 1 woman. (umrah) A “dead” Yemeni woman was feted ...

Editor's Choice - 05/04/2013 - 22:10 - comment 1

Hajj and Umrah app helps BlackBerry smartphone users with holy rituals

an application for BlackBerry smartphone users that provides Hajj and Umrah pilgrims with a range of useful tools ... an application for BlackBerry smartphone users that provides Hajj and Umrah pilgrims with a range of useful tools ... English, Turkish, Farsi, Urdu and Bahasa. Narrated videos of Hajj and Umrah rituals, from the period ...

Press Release - 02/11/2011 - 09:57 - comment 0

Saed Al Sughair performs Umrah

will be heading to Saudi Arabia in the upcoming few days to perform the religious pilgrimage ‘Umrah’. Saed ... ‘Umrah’. Saed will be accompanied by his wife and mother.   Saed stated that every time he performs Umrah, he feels that all his sins are washed away and he is able to start a new clear page in his life. ...

18/07/2011 - 06:09 - comment 0

Saudi Arabian Airlines aims at raising number of Umrah travelers

of Umrah travelers on its fleet this Umrah season, which commenced on Saturday and will last until the end of Ramadan. Saudi Arabian Airlines is looking to raise the number of Umrah travelers on its fleet this Umrah season, which commenced on Saturday and will last until the end ...

15/08/2010 - 11:19 - comment 0

Valet pilgrim parking for Makkah Umrah rush-hour

As pilgrims flock to Makkah to perform Umrah during ... to perform Umrah during the peak season of Ramadan, the holy city is struggling to accommodate tens ... on a daily basis. When I performed Umrah on the 10th day of Ramadan this year, I noticed a new traffic ...

Editor's Choice - 22/08/2011 - 10:08 - comment 0

Hajj & Umrah pilgrims’ plight must be taken seriously

a National organisation expresses its grave concern about the plight of a large number of Hajj & Umrah ... of Hajj & Umrah pilgrims who are suffering from extreme hardship, difficulty, mental anguish ... tour operators exploit the Hajj and Umrah pilgrims by charging extortionate and unjustified prices ...

25/08/2010 - 10:26 - comment 0