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Old April 21st, 2019, 11:34 AM   #11941
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Old April 23rd, 2019, 01:35 AM   #11943
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Saudi Arabia to send imams
to lead Taraweeh in 35 countries



Minister of Islamic Affairs Abdullatif Al-Asheikh speaks to Shariah students
who are picked up to lead Taraweeh prayers in 35 countries of the world.
2019-04-22

RIYADH — Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance, Abdullatif Al-Asheikh has approved the delegation of 70 imams to lead Taraweeh (after Isha) and Tahajud (late night) prayers in 35 countries of the world during the holy month of Ramadan.

It has been the custom of the ministry to send imams to the other countries of the world during Ramadan to lead prayers and enlighten Muslims about their religion.

The minister said this was part of the Kingdom’s message to care for and support Muslims everywhere.

He said the imams would provide guidance to the Muslims, explain the true tenets of Islam to them and further enlighten them about the moderate approach of the faith in all matters.

“The imams have been picked up from the Shariah colleges. They are all well versed in the religion and have memorized the Qur’an,” he said.

“These young imams are good preachers who can clearly explain Islam to Muslims and can recite the holy book from memory,”
he added.

Al-Asheikh has said the mosques are usually filled with worshippers during the month of Ramadan so it is a valuable opportunity for the imams to invest their time in providing them with guidance and enlightenment.

“The imams will spread the moderate message of Islam and foster ties between the Kingdom and the host countries,” he said.

The minister met on Monday with the imams and asked them to be good ambassadors for the Kingdom.

The ministry held a workshop for them to further enlighten them about the best means and methods of propagating Islam abroad. Representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs attended the workshop.

Al-Asheikh also met on Sunday with a number of senior officials and discussed with them the ministry’s assignments during Ramadan as well as the Haj and Umrah seasons.

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Old April 23rd, 2019, 01:42 AM   #11944
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Makkah municipality prepares for Ramadan

April 22, 2019

MAKKAH: The Makkah Municipality in Saudi Arabia is preparing for the activation of its plans and programs during Ramadan.

It has mobilized all its potential to implement the plans during the coming season by providing the best municipal services for residents, pilgrims and visitors of Makkah.

The efforts include maintaining public cleanliness, disposal of waste, pest control, and follow-up on shops related to public health, as well as inspecting food items to check their validity.

Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Quwaimi said: "The municipality has adopted an implementation plan to intensify efforts to continue working in all the central departments and sub-municipalities according to the specific tasks and duties according to a detailed work plan for each sector."

A total number of 11,825 cleaning workers supplied with a number of different equipment will be present, and a number of special teams for pesticides control will also be provided.

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Madinah Gate
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The Madinah Development Authority continues to carry out the work of the Madinah gates project
on the Al-Hijrah road and adds the illumination of the Tawheed sign; the metallic umbrellas adorn
more aesthetics in the oasis of welcome and farewell on the Madinah-Makkah highway.











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Old April 23rd, 2019, 08:46 PM   #11946
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Haramain Train to increase daily trips
to 10 during Ramadan



The Haramain Train management expects a huge rush of passengers
to the two holy cities during the fasting month of Ramadan.
2019-04-23

JEDDAH — The Haramain High Speed Railway will operate 10 daily trips between Makkah, Madinah and Jeddah during the holy month of Ramadan, the Saudi Railway Company (SAR) has announced.

The train is currently operating eight daily trips, which will be increased to 10 with advent of the fasting month.

The company said the trips would be increased according to the intensity of the traffic and demand from passengers.

Al-Watan news said the operating

The management has made plans to increase the daily trips to 30 by the end of the current year, Al-Watan newspaper quoted SAR officials as saying.

The management expects a high jump in bookings during Ramadan especially for the trips heading to Makkah or Madinah from Jeddah.

It also said there would be a large number of ticket reservations by visitors going to Madinah to pay homage to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and pray at his mosque.

“Ramadan is a test for the ability of the train to accommodate the growing number of passengers who head to Makkah or Madinah,” the SAR statement said.

It said more than 500 qualified Saudi employees were recruited to work in the department of operations and control.

“More Saudi cadres will be employed when the number of daily trips reaches 30 by the yearend,” it added.

The management said passengers coming from outside would not be allowed to take their luggage along with them on board the train but would be transported to their destinations by Saudi Post.

There are four main stations for the train at present but the SAR said a fifth station would be added when the new King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah becomes fully operational.

The company said last month a free Internet service was introduced in all compartments for the passengers.

The train, which started operations in October, has so far transported more than 118,000 passengers.

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Old April 25th, 2019, 05:31 AM   #11947
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Inspection tour of
the Grand Mosque before Ramadan


Badr bin Sultan inspecting the readiness of the facilities
of the Grand Mosque to receive the guests of the Rahman

بدر بن سلطان‬⁩ يتفقد جاهزية مرافق المسجد الحرام لاستقبال ضيوف الرحمن


Deputy Emir of Makkah Prince Badr Bin Sultan inspects the Grand Mosque to check on the preparations
to welcome the huge influx of worshippers during the holy month of Ramadan.
April 23, 2019

Google translation: The Deputy Emir of the Makkah Region Prince Badr bin Sultan, yesterday, on the readiness of the facilities of the Grand Mosque, to receive the guests of the Rahman during the holy month of Ramadan for the current year 1440.

Prince Badr bin Sultan, during the tour accompanied by a number of officials , The course of works in the northern squares of the Grand Mosque, including expansion, squares, terraces and the Jarwal tunnel. He also reviewed the latest developments in the work being carried out in King Abdul Aziz Gate, which includes the completion of finishing, electrical wiring and water networks.

The King Abdul Aziz Gate project consists of 5 floors, technical means to assist crowd management, 137 meters long, and educational and instructional screens. He also reviewed the work being carried out in the southern suburb, and listened to an explanation of the latest developments in it, as all the civil works and cover the facade with marble have been completed.

The deputy governor of Mecca, during his tour of the facilities of the Grand Mosque, inspected the project of the Jarwal Tunnel, which is more than one kilometer long. It contains fans of ventilation and air conditioning, safety and fire control.

The tunnel facilitates the movement of pilgrims' guests to and from the yards of the Grand Mosque. Saudi Arabia's third, during the next Ramadan to 280 thousand visitors.

Prince Badr Bin Sultan, on the ground stop at King Abdul Aziz Transport Station, which is the second largest transport station in Makkah, contributes to the transport of 50 thousand passengers per hour, between Kadi and the southern courtyard of the Grand Mosque, by more than 130 buses.

Arabic: https://www.alwatan.com.sa/article/1...#1602;د-
جاهزية-مرافق-المسجد-الحرام-لاستقبال-ضيوف-الرحمن

Prince Badr on Tuesday made an inspection tour of the Grand Mosque to check on its preparedness to receive the large number of Umrah pilgrims and visitors during the holy month of Ramadan.

The prince also visited the one-km-long Jarwal tunnel, which is facilitates the movement of pedestrians to and from the Haram plazas.

All the levels of the third Saudi expansion in the Grand Mosque will be open during Ramadan to accommodate more than 280,000 worshippers.

http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/5...eums-in-Makkah

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Prince Khaled approves
three new Islamic museums in Makkah


2019-04-24

MAKKAH — Emir of Makkah Prince Khaled Al-Faisal has approved the establishment of three new Islamic museums in the holy city in addition to a seasonal exhibition.

The museums will be located at the headquarters of Jabal Omar Company under the supervision of the Authority for the Development of Makkah.

The emir gave his consent to the establishment of the museums during a meeting at the governorate attended by his deputy Prince Badr Bin Sultan.

During the meeting, Prince Khaled was briefed about the contents of the three museums and the seasonal exhibition.

One of the museums, named “Glory and Beauty”, will focus on the names of Allah, the second named the “Good Ethics” will highlight the noble manners of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and the third to be named “Features of the Grand Mosque” will highlight the uniqueness and peculiarities of the mosque for the pilgrims and visitors to watch.

The seasonal exhibition will highlight the lives of the Prophet’s companions.

The authority said the museums and the exhibition were aimed at enriching the knowledge culture and promoting the spiritual concepts and behavior of pilgrims and visitors so as to achieve the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

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Taraweeh & Tahajjud Schedule 1440/2019

Grand Mosque in Makkah


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Saudi Arabia issues more
than 6.2 million Umrah visas


Over 5.7 million Umrah pilgrims arrive

April 27, 2019

RIYADH: The number of Umrah visas issued this year has reached 6,238,255, of which 5,703,775 pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom, according to data provided by the Hajj Ministry.

There are 452,180 pilgrims still in the Kingdom, with 318,423 in Makkah and 133,757 in Madinah, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Most pilgrims — 5,090,542 — came to the Kingdom by air, while 541,798 entered by land and 71,435 arrived by sea.

The largest number of pilgrims are from Pakistan (1,314,235) followed by Indonesia (849,864), India (559,122), Egypt (342,562), Turkey (269,739) and Yemen (260,754).

The weekly data also included the number of Saudi staff within Umrah companies and institutions. They are 10,587 Saudis including 8,769 males and 1,818 females.

Recently, the Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Mohammed Salih Bentin urged 700 companies offering services to pilgrims to take their performance levels to new heights. Companies, he added, could take the lead in organizing Hajj and Umrah in the future, and help develop the sector’s infrastructure and plan construction projects.

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Sudais inspects maintenance
work at Grand Mosque


2019-04-27

MAKKAH — Sheikh Abdurahman Al-Sudais, head of the Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, inspected on Friday the progress of the ongoing maintenance work at Maqam Ibrahim (the Station of Abraham), close to the Holy Kaaba.

The Maqam Ibrahim refers to the stone on which the Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) stood while he built the Kaaba along with his son Prophet Ismail.

Sheikh Sudais gave instructions to finish the work before the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, which witnesses the peak annual Umrah season.

http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/5...t-Grand-Mosque




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Makkah entrance parking areas
ready for Ramadan


2019-04-27

MAKKAH — The Holy Capital Mayoralty, in cooperation with the Makkah Traffic Department and the Saudi Public Transport Co. (SAPTCO), started elaborate arrangements for the parking of vehicles coming from various regions of the Kingdom to Makkah during the holy of month of Ramadan.

These parking areas have the capacity to accommodate more than 45,000 vehicles.

This is part of arrangements to receive hundreds of thousands of Umrah pilgrims and worshippers who flock to the Grand Mosque during Ramadan, which marks the peak annual Umrah season.

The authorities have made parking arrangements at various locations at the entrance of Makkah. These include Al-Sharaie parking on Makkah–Al-Sail Expressway; Shumaisy parking on Makkah–Jeddah Expressway; Al-Nawariyah parking on Makkah–Madinah Expressway; Al-Kirr parking on Makkah–Al-Hada Road, and Makkah–Allaith Road parking.

There will be separate tracks for SAPTCO buses and limousines at these parking areas.

The service will be available round the clock to transport pilgrims and visitors.

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Haj made affordable for domestic pilgrims

2019-04-27

MAKKAH — The Ministry of Haj and Umrah will introduce a new category of Haj services for domestic pilgrims, featuring the lowest cost for performing the annual pilgrimage.

The fourth category will be introduced for this year’s Haj so that a larger number of Saudi and expatriate pilgrims can perform the obligatory ritual at a much affordable rate without compromising the quality of services, according to Abdurahman Al-Haqbani, chairman of the Coordination Council for Domestic Haj Companies and Establishments.

During the last year’s Haj, there were three categories of services for domestic pilgrims — general, facilitated and the low-cost.

Al-Haqbani said the pilgrims who are chosen for the fourth category need to pay the lowest fare compared with the existing three other categories.

He said that the ministry’s e-portal is expected to be opened for registration of Haj on Ramadan 15 (May 20).

He said that there are a total of 193 companies and establishments qualified to provide services for domestic pilgrims for the next Haj.

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Hajj minister stresses key role
of Umrah companies


April 26, 2019

MAKKAH: The Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Mohammed Salih Bentin on Friday urged 700 companies offering services to pilgrims to take their performance levels to new heights.

During a meeting with heads of Umrah companies and enterprises, held at the Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s headquarters, Bentin stressed the firms’ important role as “the interface of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

Over the next two years, Bentin said the Ministry would like to see Umrah companies elevate the sector to unprecedented levels by raising the quality of the services they offered, especially in housing, transport and visits to historical sites.

Companies, he added, could take the lead in organizing Hajj and Umrah in the future, and help develop the sector’s infrastructure and plan construction projects.

Also present at the meeting was Marwan Shaaban, head of the National Committee for Hajj and Umrah, Ibrahim Bardisi, secretary-general of the Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and members of the chamber’s council.

The get-together came as part of a Hajj and Umrah workshop, held under the auspices of the ministry, which focused on a number of issues relating to services offered by the Umrah companies.

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Opening of King Abdul Aziz Gate
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King Abdulaziz Gate in Makkah
to open during Ramadan


2019-04-29

MAKKAH – Sheikh Abdurahman Al-Sudais, head of the Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, has ordered the opening of King Abdulaziz Gate, main entrance to the Grand Mosque, for Umrah pilgrims and worshippers before the advent of the holy month of Ramadan.

He also directed officials and departments to finish the ongoing construction and maintenance work in preparation for the holy month, which is a week away.

Sheikh Sudais made the remarks during an inspection tour of the work site at King Abdulaziz Gate on Monday. Senior officials of the Presidency accompanied him.

Meanwhile, the civil defense forces have completed preparations and arrangements to ensure the safety of pilgrims and worshippers who are expected to throng the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah during Ramadan.

In a joint press conference held in Makkah on Monday, Maj. Gen. Salem Al-Matrafi, director of Civil Defense in Makkah, and Maj. Gen. Abdurahman Al-Harbi, director of Civil Defense in Madinah, said the Civil Defense has mobilized all its resources to implement its Ramadan plan so as to enable worshippers perform their rituals in ease and comfort.

http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/5...during-Ramadan


24/08/1440

وجه معالي الرئيس العام لشؤون المسجد الحرام والمسجد النبوي الشيخ الدكتور عبدالرحمن بن عبدالعزيز السديس بسرعة الانتهاء من أعمال الصيانة والإنشاءات وفتح باب الملك عبدالعزيز – طيب الله ثراه – لقاصدي المسجد الحرام استعداداً لشهر رمضان المبارك وذلك بالتنسيق مع كافة الجهات المعنية.

وأكد معاليه على إدارة المشاريع بالمسجد الحرام ضرورة بذل المزيد من الجهد وأقصى الطاقات للانتهاء من الأعمال بإتقان وجودة للاستعداد لموسم شهر رمضان المبارك وما سيشهده من كثافة وإقبال.

واطلع معاليه خلال جولته على الاستعدادات وأعمال الصيانة والإنشاءات والتأهيل لباب الملك عبدالعزيز، وشدد على ضرورة توخي أقصى معايير الأمان والسلامة لضمان سلامة ضيوف الرحمن، وتطبيق أعلى المواصفات , والعمل بجد واجتهاد تحقيقاً لتطلعات ولاة الأمر – حفظهم الله – ومواكبة لرؤية الخير والعطاء رؤية) 2030 ).

رافق معاليه في الجولة التفقدية سعادة وكيل الرئيس العام لشؤون المسجد الحرام المكلف الأستاذ أحمد بن محمد المنصوري وفضيلة وكيل الرئيس العام للشؤون الإدارية المكلف الدكتور سعد بن محمد المحيميد.

الجدير بالذكر أن باب الملك عبدالعزيز يعد من الأبواب الرئيسية بالمسجد الحرام حيث يدخل من خلاله أعداداً كبيرة من قاصدي البيت العتيق، وبعد استكمال الأعمال الإنشائية سيبلغ ارتفاعه ( ٤٨ م(.

https://www.gph.gov.sa/ar-sa/Pages/n...aspx?nID=50962

Google translation: His Excellency the General President of the Holy Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman bin Abdul Aziz Al Sudais quickly addressed the completion of the maintenance and construction work and opened the door of King Abdul Aziz - may Allah be pleased with him - to the people of the Holy Mosque in preparation for the holy month of Ramadan in coordination with all concerned parties.

He stressed the need to exert more effort and maximum energies to complete the work in perfect and quality to prepare for the holy month of Ramadan and what will be witnessed by the intensity and turnout.

In the course of his tour, he briefed the King on the preparation, maintenance, construction and rehabilitation of King Abdul Aziz Gate. He stressed the need to meet the highest standards of safety and safety to ensure the safety of the guests of Al-Rahman and to apply the highest standards and work diligently to achieve the aspirations of the supervisors.

He was accompanied by the Under-Secretary-General for the Holy Mosque Affairs, Mr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Mansouri, and the Vice-President-General for Administrative Affairs, Dr. Saad Bin Mohammed Al-Muhaimaid.

It is worth mentioning that the door of King Abdul Aziz is one of the main doors of the Grand Mosque, where it enters the large numbers of the old house, and after the completion of the construction work will be a height of (48 m)









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Holy cities geared for Ramadan rush

2019-04-30

MAKKAH – The Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah are fully geared to welcome millions of worshippers during the fasting month of Ramadan, which is only four days away.

The Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques have unprecedented arrangements to welcomes the guests of Allah this year.

The emirates, mayoralties, police, traffic department, the Civil Defense and many other departments and agencies have swung into action to offer the best possible facilities and services to the pilgrims and visitors to the holy cities during Ramadan, which marks the peak of the annual Umrah season.

Sheikh Abdurahman Al-Sudais, head of the Presidency, said that the presidency, the emirate and other concerned departments and agencies carried out several campaigns to give finishing touches to their operation plans for the holy month. He said the presidency approved its Ramadan plan in eight pivotal areas such as service, administration, finance, media, public relations, guidance, as well as scientific, intellectual and engineering fields.

Sheikh Sudais discussed with imams and khateebs of the Grand Mosque about the minute aspects of implementing the Ramadan plan. He also finalized the schedule of imams who will lead the obligatory, taraweeh and night prayers during the holy month.

While making an inspection tour of the work site at King Abdulaziz Gate on Monday evening, Sheikh Sudais ordered the opening of the gate, which is the main entrance to the Grand Mosque, for Umrah pilgrims and worshippers before the start of the holy month. Directives have also been issued to officials and departments to finish the ongoing construction and maintenance work at the Haram quickly.

The Civil Defense authorities have made all preparations and arrangements to ensure the safety of pilgrims and worshippers who are expected to throng the two holy mosques in large numbers during Ramadan.

Minister of Interior Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Saud Bin Naif has approved the general plan for the movement of the Civil Defense in emergency situations during the holy month.

Lt. Gen. Sulaiman Al-Amr, director general of the Civil Defense, said all units and centers of the Civil Defense in Makkah and Madinah were bracing up to ensure the safety of pilgrims and worshippers. In a joint press conference held in Makkah on Monday, Maj. Gen. Salem Al-Matrafi, director of Civil Defense in Makkah, and Maj. Gen. Abdurahman Al-Harbi, director of Civil Defense in Madinah, said the Civil Defense mobilized all its resources to implement its Ramadan plan so as to enable worshippers perform their rituals in ease and comfort.

The agency of the Haram Presidency in Madinah mobilized more than 5,000 employees and cleaning workers in the Prophet›s Mosque as part of the Ramadan preparations. The agency has spread out 16,000 prayer rugs inside the mosque, its roof and courtyards.

The department for cleaning and rugs at the agency replaced the prayer rugs with new ones.

Sheikh Muhammad Al-Khudairy, head of the agency, said each prayer rug can to hold three rows of worshipers and is fitted with radio-frequency identification (FID), consisting of all relevant data.

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May 01, 2019

Saudi telecom giant Mobily has successfully conducted site tests in cooperation with Ericsson for 5G in Makkah reaching speeds in excess of 1 gigabit (1,000 megabits). The tests by Mobily and Ericsson are the first such tests conducted in an area close to the Holy Mosque, which has one of the highest concentration of mobile users in the world. Upon deployment, 5G will boost their customer experience.

Mobily CTO Alaa Al-Malki said: “Our vision as a company is in line with Saudi Arabia’s national agenda that emphasizes the importance of technologies such as 5G to form the pillars of an innovative society. Mobily continues its efforts in enabling digital technologies that empower customers and the ecosystem to lead the way to a digital future. Our partnership with Ericsson is part of our ambition to evolve toward the next-generation mobile technology 5G and contribute to Saudi Vision 2030.”

Consumers can expect faster download and upload speeds with the 5G network, more stable connections, lower latency, the ability to connect a higher number of devices to the network, as well as considerable reduction in device energy consumption and related costs.

The use of 5G technology will allow users to enjoy a much better experience with applications such as VR (virtual reality). The quality of videos and streaming will also be markedly improved as HD will become the norm. On a grander scale, IoT (Internet of Things) will become widely used as related applications become easier to use given faster speeds and lower latency. Mobily said the fifth generation technology will also enable it to present many opportunities for enterprises and industries in the Kingdom.

The deployment of 5G is considered a revolution in ICT and its applications are expected to facilitate scores of services. One such crucial application will be in the medical field while another, highly anticipated application is smart city connectivity. Mobily and Ericsson have a long and successful partnership working toward the new era of 5G technology.

Mobily is working toward digital transformation in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 by implementing latest cutting-edge technologies to meet the increasing demand of telecom services, particularly data services.

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Makarem Hotels expand in Makkah
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01 May, 2019

Makarem Hotels, the award-winning Saudi hotel brand by Dur Hospitality, specialized in serving the holy cities of Saudi Arabia, announced the signing of a contract to operate Makarem Sagryah Tower Hotel in Makkah.

The announcement of the latest addition to Makarem’s growing portfolio was made during its participation at the 26th edition of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the international travel and tourism event in Dubai from April 28 to May 1.

The anticipated 4-star hotel, which is due to become operational in the first quarter of 2020, is located in Maabeda locality, 5 km to the Haram. The upscale hotel features 760 finely designed spacious rooms, boasts two state-of-the-art ballrooms and three conference halls.

The new property places Makarem Hotels closer to achieving its expansion strategy with its target of operating 5000 rooms by 2023.

In this regard, Badr Al Badr, CEO of Dur Hospitality said Makarem Hotels continue to seek opportunities that contribute to the goals of Saudi Vision 2030, specifically in accommodating an anticipated 30 million pilgrims by the year 2030.

Al Badr noted that the new hotel, as all other properties in Makarem’s portfolio, displays the brand’s dedication to offering authentic Saudi hospitality that meets world-class standards.

Hassan Ahdab, President of Hotel Operations at Dur Hospitality pointed out that Makarem’s participation at ATM falls in line with its expansion strategy and aims to bolster its position as a leading Saudi hotel brand that offers unique hospitality services with a key focus on religious tourism. “This new property increases Makarem’s portfolio to 2591 rooms, placing us on the right path to reaching our 2023 target”, he added.

Ahdab emphasized Makarem’s commitment to keeping up with trends and changing needs of pilgrims, locally and internationally.

Makarem Hotels caters to visitors in many locations within Makkah, including Makarem Ajyad, Makarem Umm Al Qura, Makarem Mina Hotel, Makarem AlShorofat, and Makarem AlBait. The brand continues to offer an array of convenient accommodation and diverse services to Hajj and Umrah pilgrims.

Its current portfolio under operation consists of 1415 rooms, with another 1176 rooms in the pipeline after the signing of Makarem Sagryah this month and Makarem Jabal Al-Kaaba hotel earlier this year.

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