Tag: Hajj

Dubai-based Careem launches bus service for pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

Careem Networks FZ, a Dubai-based ride-hailing company has expanded its services in Saudi Arabia with the introduction of a bus service dedicated to pilgrims flocking the country’s shores every year. The company will provide direct rides from Jeddah on the red sea to the holy city of Mecca daily. Each side of the ride will […]

Read more

Two digital platforms for Hajj

The Ministry of Culture and Information (MoCI) of Saudi Arabia has launched two digital platforms in the lead-up to the Hajj, which will provide information and insights to pilgrims in Mariah, making their lives easier along with the worldwide audience and international media. SaudiWelcomesTheWorld.org conveyed a message of compassion and love. The platform provides an […]

Read more

Ethiopian Airlines announces special flights for Hajj

  Ethiopian Airlines has announced is preparing to cater to thousands of Ethiopian Muslims who hope to perform their spiritual journey to Makkah to perform hajj. The first Ethiopian chartered Hajj flight of 2013 will take-off from Addis Ababa with 234 out of the 8,000 Ethiopian pilgrims to Makkah. This year, Hajj is officially expected […]

Read more

Hajj turns high tech

The Hajj to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, the largest annual pilgrimage in the world and the largest travel and tourism event in the Muslim world, for the first time is to have electronic gates at the seven entry points to screen for “illegal pilgrims”. According to Hajj Minister Dr Bandar Hajjar, pilgrims will be given special […]

Read more