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Saudi’s Transport General Authority introduces self-driving electric buses for Hajj pilgrims

Without requiring human intervention, the buses navigate along a predetermined route, utilising the data collected and analysed during their movement to make informed decisions

Emirates Eid Al Adha 2023

Emirates adds extra flights for Hajj season and Eid Al Adha celebrations

The airline has deployed an additional 34 flights to popular destinations

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Saudi’s Mashaaer metro line ready to transport over 2 million pilgrims

The high-speed electric train was specifically designed to cater to the needs of pilgrims during the annual Hajj season

Saudi Arabia scraps restrictions on Hajj pilgrim numbers, age limit

Saudi prepares to serve two million pilgrims during Hajj season

Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam, obligatory once in a lifetime for all who are able

Hajj pilgrim restrictions lifted

Saudi Arabia scraps restrictions on Hajj pilgrim numbers, age limit

People visiting the kingdom with an Umrah visa can now visit any city in Saudi Arabia, and any visitor to the country will be allowed to perform Umrah at any time

Hajj to begin on July 7

Hajj begins on July 7, Saudi Arabia announces full ICT readiness

Eid Al Adha will fall on July 9

Eid Al Adha

UAE: Eid Al Adha to fall on Saturday, July 9

The crescent moon marking the beginning of the month of Zul Hijjah was sighted in Saudi Arabia on June 29

Emirates statement on operations at London Heathrow

Dubai’s Emirates to operate additional flights for Hajj season

The airline will be deploying 31 additional flights to Jeddah and double daily flights to Medina from June 23 until July 20

Electronic visa for Umrah available now

Saudi Arabia launches electronic visa processing app for Umrah pilgrims

The visit visa for Umrah will be issued now within 24 hours and applications can be submitted from outside Saudi Arabia through the app

Saudi to resume Umrah for foreign pilgrims from August 10

The kingdom reopened the Grand Mosque in Makkah to domestic Umrah pilgrims on Sunday, July 25

Heatwaves ease for second pandemic-era Hajj pilgrimage

Saudi Arabia is only allowing access to the holy sites for 60,000 nationals and residents who have been vaccinated and don’t suffer chronic diseases

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Saudi to resume Umrah and visits to the Grand Mosque in phases

The first phase will begin on October 4, with international visitors expected to be allowed from November


Saudi set to soon resume Umrah service for domestic pilgrims – report

Those wishing to perform Umrah will reportedly require a Covid-19 negative test


Hajj pilgrimage in the age of coronavirus is unlike any before

Saudi Arabia has dramatically downsized the ritual because of the coronavirus pandemic, with authorities testing pilgrims and cutting their numbers from the usual 2 million to around 1,000

Oman extends Eid Al Adha holidays until August 6

Earlier, Oman had announced a five-day holiday from July 30 until August 3

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Pilgrims selected to perform Hajj this year begin arriving in Jeddah

Only about 1,000 pilgrims – all from inside Saudi Arabia – have been permitted to perform Hajj this year

Eid Al Adha 2020: UAE announces holidays for public sector

Public offices will be closed from Thursday, July 30 to Sunday, August 2


Saudi to allow Eid Al Adha prayers at mosques, warns of fines for entering holy sites without permit

A fine of SAR10,000 shall be imposed on violators, and doubled if repeated

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Astronomer predicts likely Eid Al Adha date this year

Public and private sector workers in the country are expected to receive three days of leave to mark Eid Adha

Hajj, Umrah related businesses exempt from licence renewal fees

The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments will extend the validity of expired licences until December 2020

Hajj to begin on July 7

Indonesia pulls out of Hajj this year on virus concerns

More than 220,000 people from the country were expected to participate in this year’s Hajj

Video: Saudi overhauls Hajj and Umrah visas ahead of tourist visa launch

The move comes as the kingdom launches PR campaign with influencers on social media

Over 3.1 Million Pilgrims Perform Hajj

The Saudi government has said that its measures have ensured that pilgrims are safe and secure.