Memory of the day: Railways used for the first time as public transport in 1825

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 - 11:14 GMT

In the following lines, ET sheds light on the most important world events that took place on September 27.

Memory of the day: Arab presidents flock to Cairo to hold ‘Black September’ summit in 1970

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 - 12:17 GMT

On September 21, many important events took place.

Memory of the day: Migration of Prophet Mohammad from Mecca to Medina in 662

Sun, 12 Sep 2021 - 11:39 GMT

On September 12, many important events took place.

April 22 marks Gregorian birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammed

Wed, 22 Apr 2020 - 12:36 GMT

The birth of Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him, represents a major event in the history of all humanity, not only in the history of Muslims.

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.

EgyptAir operates 14 flights from KSA carrying 4,378 pilgrims

Sun, 26 Aug 2018 - 10:50 GMT

gyptAir operated 14 flights from Saudi Arabia to Cairo, 10 to Cairo Airport and 4 to Burg al-Arab Airport in Alexandria, carrying 4,378 pilgrims

EgyptAir to bring home 70K Egyptian pilgrims starting Monday

Thu, 23 Aug 2018 - 07:40 GMT

EgyptAir airlines announced Thursday that it is ready to transport 70 thousand Egyptian pilgrims from Saudi Arabia to Cairo starting from next Monday

EgyptAir operates 15 flights, transport 3350 pilgrims to KSA

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 - 11:17 GMT

EgyptAir operated Friday 15 flights, transporting 3350 Egyptian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj rituals

Medina Inter. Airport awards EgyptAir ‘Shield of Excellence’

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 07:27 GMT

EgyptAir carried 33,500 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia on board 145 flights last pilgrimage season.

Saudi dedicates services for pilgrims with special needs

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 - 07:55 GMT

Saudi Ministry of Haj and Umrah, is working to facilitate the movements of pilgrims with special needs during the pilgrimage season this year.

Egyptian pilgrims start to arrive in Saudi Arabia: Consul

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 - 06:23 GMT

As many as 1,289 Egyptian pilgrims have arrived at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and 4,565 others in Medina, Egypt’s Consul General in Jeddah.

Four seasons without a car’ autumn in Moroccan Medina

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 - 04:14 GMT

Experience the vibrant ancient city of Fez, world’s largest conterminous car free urban site and the biggest medieval city.

16 EgyptAir flights head to Saudi Arabia

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 - 12:24 GMT

EgyptAir stated that 16 flights would take off today to Saudi Arabia to transport pilgrims

TV show explores historical sites in Medina in Saudi Arabia

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 - 09:07 GMT

A new show called “Taiba” airing in Ramadan, showcases some of the historical sites in city of Medina El-Menwara in Saudi Arabia.

Egyptian pilgrim dies at Cairo airport

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 - 10:06 GMT

Dozens of Egyptian Umrah pilgrims filed reports against Saudi airlines and tourism companies for suspending their flights for more than three days at Cairo International Airport.

EgyptAir sets prices for upcoming Umrah flights

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 - 01:55 GMT

Egyptian national carrier EgyptAir set prices for Umrah flights during the Islamic months of Rajab and Sha’ban, Youm7 reported.