Saudi Arabia is gearing up to receive as many as 10 million overseas Muslims to perform Umrah or minor pilgrimage in its new season, a TV report said. Al Arabiya TV quoted unidentified sources as saying that the kingdom is preparing for a huge Umr..
Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khateeb described the performance of the Saudi tourism sector during the first quarter of 2023 as unprecedented and historical in terms of the number of visitors and amount of tourism spending. “Over six million ..
Move will allow pilgrims to use their credit cards for a variety of transactions Saudi Arabia has announced that all types of international credit cards will now be accepted for purchases by Hajj and Umrah pilgrims within the Kingdom. This new ..
Easy directions and transportation options provided for pilgrims visiting Grand Mosque The Saudi Ministry of Interior has issued a new guide for pilgrims and worshippers to ensure their security and safety during the last 10 days of Ramadan. Th..
A high-speed train service makes it possible for pilgrims to travel between the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah in just two hours and 20 minutes. The Haramain Express, which travels at a top speed of over 300 kph, is part of the Kingdom’s ..
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..
Requests from foreign pilgrims will receive from Thursday The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced on Wednesday that the new Umrah season will begin on Muharram 1, 1444 corresponding to July 30, 2022. The requests to issue visas for the pilgrim..
Umrah visa to be issued in 24 hours, allowing holders to stay for 3 months in Kingdom Saudi Arabia has launched an electronic visa app for pilgrims planning to perform Umrah. The launch of the e-Umrah visa app was announced by Tawfiq Al Rabiah,..
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has fined 10 Umrah companies $13,000 each for failing to provide adequate services to pilgrims. The companies were fined for negligence, breach of duties, and failure to fulfill their obligatio..