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Successful trial of Hajj Smart ID means more pilgrims to receive cards next year

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

A pilot of the newly introduced Hajj Smart ID during this year’s Muslim pilgrimage was praised ......

Heartwarming viral pictures, videos show spirit of Hajj in Mecca

Friday, 16 August 2019

As the Hajj season came to an end this week, people continued to share pictures and videos on social ......

‘Tweet like al-Jazeera’ hashtag takes over Arabic Twitter

Friday, 16 August 2019

Arab Twitter users are using the hashtag “Tweet like al-Jazeera” to imagine how the ......

Monitoring the Hajj from inside Mecca’s 911 security control center

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Mina, Mecca - As pilgrims on the final day of Hajj began moving toward the Jamaraat Bridge, where ......

Gargash: Saudi Arabia’s management of Hajj is a ‘remarkable’ success

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash on Tuesday lauded Saudi ......

‘White Vests’ of Mecca unite volunteers to serve Hajj pilgrims

Monday, 12 August 2019

Mina, Mecca - Saudi Arabia’s new “White Vests” initiative aims to unify the ......

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, Crown Prince receive guests for Eid al-Adha

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received guests for Eid ......

Saudi King Salman arrives in Mina as Muslims mark Eid and final days of Hajj

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Saudi Arabia's King Salman arrived in Mina on Sunday to supervise the services provided during the ......

Nearly 300,000 pilgrims to ‘stone the devil’ per hour in one of final Hajj rites

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Mina, Mecca - After having spent the previous night camped out in the open air in Muzdalifah, Hajj ......

Muslim Hajj pilgrims ascend Mount Arafat for day of worship

Saturday, 10 August 2019

More than 2 million Muslims gathered Saturday at the sacred hill of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for ......

Hajj in numbers: How Saudi personnel help serve the needs of 2.3 mln pilgrims

Saturday, 10 August 2019

More than 2.3 million pilgrims clad in white cloth will descend from the tent city of Mina and make ......

Saudi Arabia issued 1.8 million electronic Hajj visas this year

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Saudi Arabia has issued more than 1.8 million electronic visas for this year’s Hajj season, ......

Nearly 2.5 mln Hajj pilgrims stay overnight in Muzdalifah after Arafat

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Muzdalifah, Mecca - Nearly 2.5 million Hajj pilgrims from around the world stayed overnight in ......

The Kaaba will receive a new Kiswa to commemorate Day of Arafat, Eid al-Adha

Friday, 09 August 2019

Following the Fajr dawn prayers on Saturday, the ninth day of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah, ......

Hajj goes digital with ‘robots’ linking pilgrims with doctors in Riyadh, Jeddah

Friday, 09 August 2019

Saudi medical services during this year’s Hajj season have gone digital. New robots can now ......

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