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Small number of Muslims taking part in this year’s Hajj, usually one of world’s biggest religious gatherings
EgyptAir operates 18 flights from Jeddah, Medina to Cairo, carrying 4200 pilgrims
EGYPTAIR pilgrimage mission in Jeddah held an initial intensive meeting to discuss easily return flights to Egypt, according to a press statement of the company early this week. Mission Cheif, Mohammad Abdel Wahab, affirmed his company’s collaboration with the Saudi authorities and pilgrimage stakeholders to ensure committing airports procedures in Jeddah and Madina Munawara. On 15 August, EGYPTAIR ended …
Electronic route required by Saudi authorities stipulates listing names of pilgrims and programmes, only accepts over 50 names, companies have to cooperate with others if they have fewer names
For the first time, the Higher Constitutional Court granted Egyptian Christians the right to one-month paid leave for pilgrimage; however, the Coptic Orthodox Church bans its followers from travelling to Israel
The scheduled flights will transport 75,000 passengers back to Egypt
The citizens were from different pilgrimage groups
The death toll of Egyptian pilgrims during this year’s hajj season has reached 15
4,267 citizens underwent medical examinations in the past week during hajj
Egyptian pilgrims’ death toll from Mina stampede rises to 138, 96 missing
Stampede at end of Hajj pilgrimage resulted in total of 769 pilgrims’ deaths, according to Saudi Health Ministry
269,571 citizens competed to acquire 29,000 pilgrimage visas, tourism ministry says
300% increase in the number of Gulf tourists during the third quarter of 2014
Crossing to be opened from Sunday to Wednesday for pilgrimage and humanitarian purposes
The Saudi government cited ongoing infrastructural projects in the holy city of Mecca as the primary cause for the cut.
Out of all the dive sites in the Red Sea, the Salem Express wreck is known among divers as the most depressing. In 1991, the passenger ferry carrying pilgrims back from Saudi Arabia sunk 18 metres under the turbulent waters of Safaga’s sea, killing all most of its passengers Resting on its side, the twisted …
Every year millions of Muslims go on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia to visit the cities of Mecca and Medina. The visit to the holy places that lay at the centre of the Muslim faith is a highlight in their spiritual life.
The hajj officially ends on Monday but pilgrims who are in a hurry to conclude their journey can do so on Sunday.
Pope Benedict XVI calls Middle East visit a “pilgrimage for peace”