Mecca

Type: City
Name: Mecca
Country: Saudi Arabia
Latitude: 21.416666
Longitude: 39.816666
population: 1,199,659
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Hajj flights start taking-off

Airport officials said the flight,BG-1011, left for Jeddah at 7.15am with 407 pilgrims on board.CivilAviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon and Religion Minister MatiurRahman saw off the first batch of pilgrims at the Shahjalal International ... [Published Bdnews24.com - 5 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Counselling Via Telephone, New Service By Tabung Haji For Its Haj Pilgrims This Year

From Hafizah KamaruddinMADINAH, Aug 27 (Bernama) -- Counselling via telephone is Tabung Haji's (Pilgrims Fund) new service for its haj pilgrims this year in a move to enhance its services.Tabung Haji's Information Technology Operations Director for the ... [Published Bernama - 8 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Training programme for Haj pilgrims held

IMPHAL, Aug 26: Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh today inaugurated a three-day training programme for this year’s Haj pilgrims from the state. Md Amin Shah, Parliamentary Secretary, MOBC, who is also the chairperson of Manipur State Haj Committee, ... [Published Sangai Express - 13 hours ago]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 2 reports

Haj revenues

This refers to the report, “SR32 billion revenues expected from Haj.” (Aug. 26)No less than 89 percent of the revenues comes from the 70 percent of pilgrims who come from abroad.I understand a major part the remittances will be invested in Haj affairs ... [Published Arab News - 14 hours ago]
Entities: Zakir Hossain, Mecca, Ebola
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Weekend Umrah Package Rates Dive

Riyadh: MD RasooldeenUmrah travel operators in the capital have drastically reduced the weekend pilgrim package to SR100, down from its original price of SR220 during the holy month of Ramadan.The peak season for the pilgrimage ended with the Eid holidays ... [Published HighBeam Research - 16 hours ago]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Visitor beware

Let’s face it, Saudi is not the most liberal or open country in the world.I’ve interviewed Saudi tourism officials before and they are quite happy to focus on the domestic market and the revenue from the lucrative annual pilgrimages to its holy sites. ... [Published Arabian Business - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

MEA occupancies on a growth path

The MEA region reported a 0.9% increase in occupancy to 49.3%The Middle East and Africa region reported positive performance during July 2014 as per a recent report compiled by STR Global. The region reported a 0.9% increase in occupancy to 49.3%, a 6.9% ... [Published Travel Daily Media - Aug 26 2014]
Entities: Nairobi, Cape Town, Mecca, Amman
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 5 reports

UAE hotel occupancy drops 7.9% in July: STR

UAE hotel occupancy dropped 7.9 per cent to 46 per cent in the UAE in July 2014 compared to the same month last year, according to data compiled by STR Global. In contrast revenue per available room also fell four per cent to Dh250 while average daily ... [Published Emirates247 - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 2 reports

Emir intervenes to save death-row Saudi

Makkah Emir Prince Mishal Bin Abdullah and Dr. Nasser Al-Zahrani, executive director of the Dispute Reconciliation Committee, with family members of the prisoner and the victim after the reconciliation. — SG photoBadea Abu Al-NajaSaudi GazetteMAKKAH ... [Published Saudi Gazette - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 4 reports

Saudi could earn $8.5bn from Haj: Study

Makkah: Saudi Arabia could earn $8.5bn from this October’s Haj, according to a study published yesterday, which predicted that two million Muslims would make the pilgrimage to Makkah.The Makkah Chamber of Commerce said revenues from the world’s largest ... [Published Qatar Peninsula - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

‘KSA, great country with great people’

*Which particular aspect of Saudi Arabia you like the most?The holy cities of Makkah and Madinah.*What is your favorite and oft-repeated Arabic word?Alhamdulillah.*Which book is by your bedside these days?Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. By Jimmy Cart ... [Published Arab News - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Two expats held for practicing black magic

RIYADH — Teams from the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in Makkah have arrested two suspected black magicians of African nationalities in separate cases. The commission in Makkah also arrested an Arab expatriate working as ... [Published Saudi Gazette - Aug 25 2014]

Quotes

" We are fully committed in our duty to serve while further enhancing the nation's reputation of having the best hajj movement arrangement highly regarded in Muslim countries" he said
"I have spoken with the pilgrims, they told me they were"
"Previously, it was face to face (counselling), this year we have started counseling via the telephone " he told the Malaysian media here on Tuesday
...The church leaders invited him to offer prayer inside the church. He declined the offer saying, "The Qur'an recognizes the Jews and the Christians as 'Ahl Al-Kitab[People of the Book] and provided them full freedom of religion. If I offer my prayers inside the church, tomorrow Muslims may usurp it, because of my offering prayers, and turn it into a masjid or a mosque.""

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Investing to enlighten pilgrims [Published Saudi Gazette - 10 hours ago]
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Haj revenues [Published Arab News - 14 hours ago]
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Ensuring Ebola-Free Haj [Published HighBeam Research - 16 hours ago]
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World: Lessons to be learned from the MERS outb... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 29 mins ago]
Source: IRINCountry: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, World DUBAI, 27 August 2014 (IRIN) - Only a few months ago, the threat from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in large parts of the Gulf region appeared to be growing. Dozens of new cases ...
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