Serving pilgrims for generations in Makkah

NADIM AL-HAMID ARABNEWS Sunday 14 October 2012 JEDDAH: Makkah people consider receiving pilgrims and providing services a duty with relationships spanning several generations. Many Makkah residents recall how pilgrims were served in the past and how it compares to the present. Arab News talked to number of Makkah residents who […]

E-track monitoring system for pilgrims

NADIM AL-HAMID ARABNEWS Sunday 30 September 2012 MAKKAH: The government is working on introducing an e-track monitoring system while developing centers of inspection and screening at the entrance of Makkah to prevent undocumented pilgrims from entering the holy sites, Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal said yesterday. The governor was launching […]

Saudia to ferry 800,000 Hajis

JEDDAH: P.K. ABDUL GHAFOUR ARABNEWS Monday 17 September 2012 Saudi Arabian Airlines will transport more than 800,000 Haj pilgrims from 102 stations around the world this year, said Abdul Aziz Al-Hazmi, the airline’s deputy director general, yesterday. Speaking to reporters after presiding over a meeting of the Council of Airline […]