Umrah

Saudi Arabia: 2020 Hajj allowed for nationalities residing in kingdom

Mon, 22 Jun 2020 - 08:07 GMT

This decision has been taken to ensure safety for the pilgrims by taking all preventive measures and applying social distancing.

Saudi minister tells Muslims to wait on making haj plans: state TV

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 - 01:11 GMT

Saudi Arabia is urging Muslims to wait before making plans to attend the annual haj pilgrimage until there is more clarity about the deadly coronavirus pandemic

Egypt calls on pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia for self-isolation

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 - 03:41 GMT

Anyone who has any symptoms of the virus should go directly to the nearest fever hospitals or contacting hotline 105 or 15335.

21 Egyptian nationals infected with coronavirus in Saudi Arabia

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 - 12:43 GMT

The new cases increased the number of infected people in the kingdom to 45 cases, the statement said.

Saudi Arabia reopens Mecca, Medina holy sites after sterilization

Fri, 06 Mar 2020 - 10:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia on Friday reopened Al-Haram Mosque in the holy city of Mecca and Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi in the holy city of Medina after temporarily closing them for one night for sterilization, reported state TV Al-Ekhbariya.

Egypt calls on nationals in Kuwait to be vigilant, avoid crowds

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 - 11:51 GMT

The Egyptian embassy in Kuwait called its nationals to be vigilant and avoid crowded places in the Gulf State where the number of infected cases with deadly coronavirus is increasing.

Egypt's travel agencies to refund Umrah fees after Saudi decision

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 - 09:42 GMT

Egyptian authorities on Thursday ordered to oblige travel agencies and airlines organizing Umrah pilgrimage or visits to the Prophet's Mosque in the western city of Medina to promptly refund fees of bookings to their customers.

KSA bans foreigners’ entry for Umrah pilgrims over coronavirus fears

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 - 11:59 GMT

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday announced a temporary ban on entering the Kingdom for performing Umrah pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, in an effort to prevent the spread of new coronavirus, a statement by the foreign ministry read.

12 EgyptAir flights to ferry 2,424 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

Sun, 04 Aug 2019 - 10:44 GMT

EgyptAir started to operate on Sunday 12 flights carrying 2,424 pilgrims to perform Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

PM orders launch of Umra portal

Mon, 29 Jul 2019 - 11:03 GMT

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli has directed the Tourism Ministry to launch a portal to tackle all affairs of the lesser pilgrimage (Umra).

Egypt ranks 1st in pilgrim number in Arab world, 4th in world

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 - 09:44 GMT

The number of Egyptian pilgrims who performed Umrah in 2019 was about 538,940 from the beginning of the Umrah season until the third day of Eid al-Fitr.

In Pics: Sisi performs Umrah in Mecca

Fri, 31 May 2019 - 03:18 GMT

The president was saluting Egyptian pilgrims at Mecca.

Cancellation of additional Umrah fees

Tue, 28 May 2019 - 11:53 GMT

Cancellation of Umrah fees for those who already performed it within three years.

EgyptAir to carry 100,000 Umrah pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

Sun, 12 May 2019 - 07:00 GMT

EgyptAir operated Saturday a number of flights to carry pilgrims to Jeddah and Madinah to perform Umrah rituals.

Court adjourns trial of 292 over attempting to kill Sisi to January 27

Thu, 03 Jan 2019 - 09:37 GMT

The defendants are accused of planning to assassinate Sisi in August 2014, which marked Sisi’s performance of Umrah rituals in Saudi Arabia.

Umrah fraud victim 'Saadeya' arrives in Cairo after 4-month detention in KSA

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 - 07:36 GMT

Egyptian elderly woman, Saadeya, who was detained for four months by Saudi authorities over drugs smuggling charges, returned home on Wednesday

Qatar lies in Hajj claims - UAE minister

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 - 01:47 GMT

UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash on Monday said Qatar dared to lie on allegations about Hajj.

Tahya Misr denies collecting fees from pilgrims during Umrah season

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 - 11:44 GMT

“No truth in the rumors that have spread recently about a fee of LE 1,000 being collected from each pilgrim in favor of Tahya Misr Fund.”

Challenges awaiting Qataris willing to carry out Hajj rituals, NHRC

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 - 10:11 GMT

NHRC in Qatar issued a statement on Tuesday regarding the difficulties Qatari citizens will face to carry out the rituals of Pilgrimages ( Hajj).

10 flights, 34,000 umrah performers leave for Saudi Arabia

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 - 10:20 GMT

Saudi airlines organized Friday ten flights from Cairo International Airport to Saudi Arabia, to transport 3400 performers of umrah, the lesser pilgrimage.

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