It is acceptable to perform Umrah on behalf of deceased Muslims but this does not apply to non-Muslims like the queen. Saudi authorities have arrested a man who claimed to have travelled to the Muslim holy city of Mecca to perform an Umrah pilgrim..
Saudi Arabia has set Saturday as the deadline for overseas Muslims, who performed the recent Hajj pilgrimage, a Saudi newspaper has said. The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has requested companies in charge of pilgrims to abide by departure timetables..
Holders of all types of visas including the tourist visa to Saudi Arabia are allowed to undertake Umrah or minor pilgrimage, a Saudi official has said. “It has become possible for anyone coming to Saudi Arabia on any type visa, be it for tou..
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Hotels in Dubai expect to be close to full capacity in the final months of the year as tens of thousands of football fans plan to use neighbouring countries as a base for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Supporters groups are booking up hotels in th..
Saudi Arabia has decided after two years to remove the preventive barriers around the Holy Kaaba, allowing worshippers to once more touch the house of Allah. Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, who leads the General Presidency for the Affairs ..
Saudi Arabia is prepared to welcome the first group of pilgrims coming from abroad on Saturday as the Umrah season starts for the new Hijri year. Umrah companies and institutions have begun to issue visas for pilgrims, which will be for a period o..
Minimum age of 5 required for obtaining umrah permits Saudi Arabia has outlined terms for issuing permits for children escorted by parents to perform umrah or lesser pilgrimage at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca during the new season du..
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