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  • To boost pilgrim tourism, Saudi Arabia is keeping no stones unturned

    Published on : Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    According to a recent statement released by the wealth fund of Saudi Arabia on Monday, that the body is establishing two new companies in order to enhance th pilgrim numbers that the Kingdom can host in Makkah and Medina. This …

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  • Saudi Arabia’s PIF is a key part of Vision 2030 tourism development

    Published on : Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia is in the hunt of high profile foreign investment for the development of tourism infrastructure and the promotion of tourism destinations.     The US private equity firm Blackstone and Japan’s SoftBank are …

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  • Saudi Arabia seeking bidders to connect Red Sea with the Persian Gulf

    Published on : Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    Saudi Arabia is planning to seek the bidders for the construction of a 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) railroad linking the Red Sea with the Persian Gulf as early as the end of this year.     This is the sign of taking …

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  • $2.6 billion Saudi Arabian railway commences operations in December

    Published on : Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    Saudi Arabia is on its way to commence operations on the longest railway of the country running for about 2,750 kms between the northern city of Gurayat and Riyadh on 24th December.   It would be constructed at a cost …

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  • Saudi Arabia hopes on pilgrimage to expand tourism and revenue

    Published on : Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    Mecca’s Grand Mosque is visited by millions of Muslim pilgrims every year.   Both Hilton and Marriott have $3.2 billion Jabal Omar complex in the pipeline here that is being built to bring hotels, restaurants and luxury malls to the …

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  • Religious Tourism – One of the biggest natural resources of Saudi Arabia

    Published on : Monday, September 4, 2017

    Saudi Arabia is now turning to religious tourism, earning billions of dollars from hajj pilgrimage the kingdom hosts annually. With global oil prices depleting, shops situated in and around the walkway of Makkah, the Great Mosque, lowering their awnings at …

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  • Saudi Arabia sees the surge of pilgrims for Hajj

    Published on : Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Saudi Arabia sees the rise of tourists’ arrival up 24% over last year.     The number of pilgrims across the world concentrated here for the Hajj pilgrimage. Most of the pilgrims are from Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Malaysia, Syria, Turkey, …

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  • 600 pilgrims evacuated after a hotel caught fire in Makkah

    Published on : Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    More than 600 pilgrims, who are belonging from Turkey and Yeman, are evacuated after a fire broke out in a hotel inMakkah’s Al-Aziziyah neighborhood. They were evacuated by emergency response teams of Saudi Arabia.     The official spokesman for …

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  • Trends show UAE citizens love to travel the most

    Published on : Monday, August 21, 2017

    The Middle East is one of the fastest growing tourist generating regions in the world, and Cleartrip showed that UAE citizens and residents loved to travel the most. the average number of trips per individual in the last six months …

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  • Saudi Arabia diversify away from oil to tourism

    Published on : Monday, August 14, 2017

    Saudi Arabia is now turning to desert after exploiting oil to stimulate its financial system for over a half century. Thousands of square kilometers of sand will be transformed into new cities as the kingdom is looking for diversification away …

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