Saudi Arabia is eyeing 100 million tourists a year by 2030: Al-Khateeb

Saudi Arabia is eyeing 100 million tourists a year by 2030: Al-Khateeb Saudi Arabia’s tourism ministry aims to raise the number of tourists visiting the Kingdom annually to 100 million by 2030, said Ahmed Al-Khateeb. In 2019, about 40 million tourists visited Saudi Arabia. The Saudi tourism minister also said the ministry will soon announce […]

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Saudi Arabia: 2 million pilgrims register for Umrah in one month

Nearly 2 million pilgrims have registered for the Umrah in Saudi Arabia via a smartphone app in one month. Image Credit: Reuters Cairo: Nearly 2 million pilgrims have registered for performing the Umrah in Saudi Arabia via a smartphone app in one month, a local newspaper reported, citing official figures. Earlier last month, Saudi Arabia…

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Saudi Arabia allows foreign pilgrims to enter for Umrah

About 10,000 foreign pilgrims arriving in Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah after a seven-month pause.Some 10,000 foreign pilgrims are arriving in Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah after a seven-month pause because of the coronavirus pandemic. The pilgrims must isolate for three days after arrival before being transported to religious sites, according to Amr Al-Maddah, deputy…

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Umrah pilgrims to undergo swab test before returning to Indonesia

Umrah (minor haj) pilgrims from Indonesia will undergo swab testing before returning to Indonesia, the haj consul of the Indonesian Consulate General in Jeddah, Endang Jumali, said recently. Endang stated that the test was mandated by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in Saudi Arabia to detect positive COVID-19 cases among the pilgrims. “I am…

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