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We are pleased to share the good news that the repeat visa fee of SR2000 (approximately £450) introduced earlier this year has been abolished by the Saudi authorities on 1 December 2016. … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
01 December 2016
season has officially begun with the opening of the electronic visa
authorisation systems by the Saudi Ministries of Hajj and Foreign Affairs and
the Saudi Embassy has started issuing … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
01 November 2016
MAKKAH: The temporary bridges over the mataf, the circumambulation area around the Kaaba, would be removed over a period from Feb. 9 to March 9.
This plan is contained in a technical report … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
31 December 2015
32 new passport counters opened at Jeddah airport
Maj. Gen. Solaiman Al-Yahya
JEDDAH — Director General of the Department of Passports (Jawazat) Maj. Gen. Solaiman … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
Plan to make bracelets mandatory for all Hajis
Dec 31, 2015
JEDDAH — The Ministry of Health is considering a plan to make … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
MADINAH: To deal with the mass influx of Umrah pilgrims, Madinah’s Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport plans to open its Haj terminal on Friday with 28 extra counters … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
30 December 2015
to bring A380 to Birmingham
Emirates is to bring one of its A380 superjumbos to
Birmingham airport from March 27 next year.
The move will be … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
17 December 2015
British Airways will start flying its Boeing 787-9
Dreamliner to Jeddah commencing July 2016 replacing the Boeing 777
currently operated on the route. It will offer 4 travel cabins: … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
11 December 2015
The Umrah season has officially begun on the 24th November 2015, with the opening of the electronic visa authorisation systems by the Saudi Ministries of Hajj and Foreign Affairs.
The Saudi Embassy … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
30 November 2015
Qatar Airways are proud to announce that new service between Birmingham and Doha will launch from 30th March 2016.
With eight flights a week, including two flights on Saturdays, passengers … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
MAKKAH — As many as 35,000 workers are giving the final touches to the expansion work of the Mataf (circumambulation area) and the northern plazas of the Grand Mosque in … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
24 November 2015
Prophet’s Mosque to house 1.6m after expansion
Last updated: Monday, March 23, 2015 11:59 PM
About 95 percent of the demolition work has been … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
23 March 2015
Hajj and Umrah passengers are required to book directly with accredited agents and not sub-agents - directive issued by the Saudi Embassy in London.
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10 February 2015
Passengers flying with Saudia - Saudi Arabian Airlines from Jeddah and Madinah are permitted 1 x 5 litres of Zam Zam water (must be safe-wrapped) in addition to their economy class baggage allowance … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
09 February 2015
The Royal Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will close on 24 December 2014 and will not re-open until 5 January 2015 for the Winter break. Consequently visas will not be issued … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
18 December 2014
Haram Expansion Project. Upon completion this is how it will look ...
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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has approved a project to install about 300 sunshades in the courtyards of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, similar to the ones at the Prophet’s … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
15 December 2014
Travelling for Umrah soon? When returning remember Zam Zam is restricted to 1 x 5 litres (safe wrapped) for all airlines due to new Saudi Civil Aviation rules … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
09 December 2014
The King Abdulaziz Gate or Bab Malik Abdulaziz, one of the main gates leading to the Grand Mosque in Makkah has been closed as part of the mosque’s ongoing expansion project.
The King … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
05 December 2014
Saudia - Saudi Arabian Airlines have announced today that they will permit Umrah passengers to fly to Jeddah or Madinah transiting in Riyadh when travelling from the United Kingdom.
Please … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
04 December 2014
Umrah season has officially begun on the 24th November 2014, with the opening
of the electronic visa authorisation systems by the Saudi Ministries of Hajj
and Foreign Affairs.
The Saudi … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
01 December 2014
The Ministry of Hajj has restricted the maximum permitted stay in Saudi Arabia for Umrah pilgrims to 14 days. It is understood that this is due to the on-going construction work … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
26 November 2014
Work is in full swing on the high-speed Haramain Railway project that will link the two holy cities of Makkah and Madinah via Jeddah and Rabigh. The railway has a plan to transport more than 6.2 … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
25 November 2014
Visa applicants for Umrah will soon have to record their biometrics before traveling to the Kingdom.
Under the new rule, which comes as part of efforts to streamline the visa process and reduce … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
24 November 2014
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01 November 2014
Official statement from flynas regarding Global Flight Program flight suspension
flynas has suspended all long-haul flight services on its Global Flight Routes Program, including all … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
21 October 2014
Low-cost Saudi carrier Flynas will launch its first European route, to London, in April, followed by a second to Manchester in May. From April 8, the airline will operate a three-times … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
13 March 2014
Passengers travelling for Umrah are no longer permitted to transit via Riyadh to Jeddah or Madinah when holding an Umrah visa. This was previously allowed when travelling with Saudia (Saudi … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
12 February 2014
Saudi Arabian Airlines to launch nonstop flights between Jeddah & Manchester.
The three times weekly service begins on 1 April operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays and … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
17 January 2014
Authorities at the King Abdul-Aziz International Airport at Jeddah have announced new regulations regarding Zam-Zam water:
Passengers will only be permitted to carry 5 litres of Zam Zam water which … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
Saudi Arabia’s hajj minister Bandar Hajjar announced that the ministry has worked out an electronic system to streamline the flow of pilgrims during the peak Umrah season of Ramadan. … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
09 December 2013
We are pleased to announce that we are now ready to process Umrah visas!
For the first time the Umrah season has officially begun on the 4 December 2013 corresponding to 1 Safar 1435, with the … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
04 December 2013
At the orders of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, President of the Two Holy Mosques Affairs Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, on Thursday opened the temporary mataf bridge for disabled … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
26 July 2013
The construction of the King Abdul Aziz Airport Project is on schedule and will be completed by the end of next year, Prince Fahd bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, chairman of the General Authority of … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
25 July 2013
Generous donors provide iftar meals for 250,000 pilgrims and visitors on average at the Prophets’ Mosque every day in Ramadan.
Families in Madinah compete to offer delicious meals and … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
23 July 2013
The Civil Aviation Authority announced that 2.06 million Umrah pilgrims have arrived at King Abdul Aziz International Airport, through 11,614 flights since the beginning of this Umrah season through … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
The new mataf bridge around the Holy Kaaba opens for pilgrims this week. Only disabled and elderly pilgrims will be allowed to use the circular bridge that can hold 7,000 wheelchair-borne pilgrims … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
The authorities in Makkah have banned pilgrims from using wheelchairs on the mataf (the circumambulating area around the Kaaba) during peak hours.
Lt. Yahya bin Musaed Al-Zahrani, commander of … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
15 July 2013
A Swiss company has introduced a new face mask to combat the risk of infection in mass gatherings amid growing anxiety about the status of the new coronavirus during the forthcoming Haj … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
A full-fledged pilgrim city with state-of-the-art facilities will be set up in Makkah, similar to the one planned for Madinah, as part of the Kingdom’s efforts to extend world-class services … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
11 July 2013
Three floors of the newly constructed annex of the Grand Mosque have been opened to accommodate 400,000 more worshippers this Ramadan.
The opening comes upon directives of Custodian of the Two … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
The Saudi government has beefed up security in Makkah to protect millions of pilgrims from different parts of the world coming to perform Umrah and attend prayers at the Grand Mosque during … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
The holy month of Ramadan has approached for Muslims, with scorching summer temperatures and high humidity levels.
This year, the days will also be longer, lasting more than 15 hours in the first … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
A total of 4.8 million pilgrims performed Umrah up until Tuesday, the last day of Sha'aban, according to a senior Haj Ministry official.
Hatem Al-Qadi, deputy minister of Haj and spokesman for … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
The Ramadan Scout Volunteer Service Center (RSVS) in Madinah has launched this year’s program to serve visitors to the Prophet's Mosque. The program comes as part of activities in upholding … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
It appears to have come about by accident that the Ramadan cannon is now emblematic of the ninth month of the Muslim calendar in Saudi Arabia and many other Muslim countries.
It is a fixture in … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
Security forces are taking additional measures to control crowds and prevent stampedes inside the Grand Mosque in Makkah during Ramadan, says a top official.
Maj. Gen. Saad Al-Khelaiwi, commander … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
09 July 2013
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24 June 2013
British Airways offer you a baggage allowance including:
Two pieces of checked-in baggage up to 23kgs per item or 1 items of baggage at 23kg plus 10 litres of Zam Zam water. ( … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
07 June 2013
The Saudi authorities have recently announced restrictions on pilgrims travelling for Hajj 2013.
Hajj visas will only be issued once every five years. This becomes applicable … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
30 May 2013
An international electronic network will be established for the reception of Umrah visa applications and the issuance of visas, said Minister of Haj, Bandar bin Hajar. The network will directly link … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
16 May 2013
A 500-room five-star hotel will be opened near the Grand Mosque in Makkah before Ramadan as part of Jabal Omar housing project, said Abdul Rahman Faqeeh, chairman of Jabal Omar Development … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
29 April 2013
The number of Umrah visas issued this season has reached 3.1 million while the number of Umrah pilgrims who traveled to Makkah and Madinah so far crossed 2.6 million, Minister of Haj Bandar Hajjar … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
18 April 2013
Studies are under way to set up 60,000 fireproof tents in Arafat at a cost of SR 2 billion, and expand Mina to house seven million pilgrims as part of government’s efforts to improve services … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
15 April 2013
With expansion well under way in July 2008, many thought that King Abdul Aziz International Airport (KAIA) was going to rank alongside international airports in Europe such as Charles De Gaulle in … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
12 April 2013
The first phase of the expansion of mataf (circumambulation area around the Kabaa) will be ready before Ramadan when millions of pilgrims come for Umrah. “The ground floor and first floor of … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
11 April 2013
Taif airport may soon become a key disembarkation point for pilgrims coming in from the neighboring states.
The airport has seen a 250 percent jump in air traffic in 2012, according to Khalid … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
10 April 2013
Construction work being carried out in the Holy Haram does not in any way pose a threat to the safety of the pilgrims, Brig. Yahya Al-Zahrani, Commander of the Grand Mosque’s Security Forces, … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
03 April 2013
The police post at the Grand Mosque will be expanded into a police station and its personnel increased to serve the growing number of Umrah performers and visitors. Lt. Gen. Saeed Abdullah … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
The roof of the expanded Grand Mosque will have a helipad that will be used to transport patients to hospitals to avoid traffic jams, especially during the Ramadan and Haj seasons.
The helipad is … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
The hotel occupancy rate in Makkah increased by up to 30 percent due to a lower supply and higher demand, said a Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry official.
Hisham Afifi, member of the … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
26 March 2013
Welcome to our exciting new website. As well as providing information on Hajj and Umrah packages and enabling you to book online, you can also book and pay for worldwide hotels with instant … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
19 March 2013
Saudia will be increasing its Baggage Allowance to two pieces, up to 23Kg each, a total of 46Kg for the months of April and May. This will be for tickets issued in the UK, departing from LHR to … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
12 March 2013
Efforts are being stepped up in order to meet the deadline on implementing expansion works on the mataf (area for circumambulation) following the launching of the first phase four weeks ago in time … CLICK TO VIEW FULL STORY
29 December 2012
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