Tag: Jeddah

Saudi Arabia removes restriction on Umrah pilgrims

To boost tourism and the economy, Saudi Arabia has taken the decision to allow the Umrah pilgrims to tour anywhere in the country. The Saudi Cabinet decided that the Muslims making the holy pilgrimage are to be granted the freedom to visit anywhere in the Kingdom during their stay. Previously, Umrah pilgrims were restricted to the […]

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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 […]

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IndiGo strengthens Mumbai as a key travel hub with daily non-stop flights to Jeddah, Dammam and Abu Dhabi

IndiGo has announced Jeddah and Dammam as its 17th and 18th international destinations. Mumbai will also be connected to Abu Dhabi, which is already an existing IndiGo destination. Effective June 5, the airline will operate daily non-stop flights between Mumbai-Jeddah and Mumbai-Abu Dhabi. Effective July 5, 2019, the airline will operate daily non-stop flights between […]

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Minor Hotels to launch its luxury brand in Saudi Arabia

Minor Hotels (MH) has announced the debut of its luxury Anantara brand in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Scheduled to open in 2019, Anantara Jeddah Resort will be located on the waterfront in Obhur in the city’s upmarket northern district and will offer 226 guest rooms and 102 two to five bedroom villas. The property, owned by […]

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Air India begins operating special Haj flights to Jeddah

Air India Ltd plans to operate 230 special Haj flights to Jeddah from seven cities – Delhi, Srinagar, Mumbai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Panaji and Nagpur this year. These flights are set to be operated in two phases, with the first phase already underway, and would fly a total of 38,000 Hajjis directly to Jeddah. In the […]

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SCTA launches new web portal to promote Jeddah

This year the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) is focussing on developing and showcasing Jeddah as one of the most preferable tourist destinations in the Kingdom. To further support the promotion, Sultan bin Salman, President, SCTA, launched a web portal, www.visitjeddah.com to popularize tourism in Jeddah at the Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment […]

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4th Jeddah Travel and Tourism Exhibition opens with 150 exhibitors

The 4th edition of the Jeddah Travel and Tourism Exhibition (JTTX) was opened by Hani Abu Ras, mayor of Jeddah. More than 80 companies and 150 exhibitors participated at the exhibition. The three-day exhibition, which was held under the auspices of Makkah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah and Jeddah Gov. Prince Mashaal bin Majed, aims […]

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Jeddah to host first heritage tourism festival this January

In the Kingdom’s continued efforts to secure UNESCO world heritage status for Jeddah’s old downtown area, Jeddah will host the first ever heritage tourism festival from January 15, 2014. The festival is expected to be attended by a UNESCO team. Jeddah Governor Prince Mishaal bin Majid is the chairman of the supreme committee of the festival. […]

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India opens Jeddah centre to push health tourism

India recently opened an information centre in Jeddah to offer assistance to people seeking healthcare in the country. The Healthcare Tourism Information Centre (HTIC), on the premises of the Consulate General of India, will be open to all Saudi residents looking for treatment in India. The centre, which will be predominantly operated by Tiara Investments […]

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