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Giant Makkah Clock to be Ready Next Month

A giant clock tower constructed in Islam’s holiest city of Makkah as one of the world’s highest towers will be completed next month and will be linked to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), a Saudi newspaper said Saturday.

The third face of the clock skyscraper, which was launched on a trial basis …

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Hajj Plan Being Put in Place

JEDDAH: The Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques will today start implementing its plan for this year’s Haj season, aimed at enabling the guests of God to perform their rituals in peace.
The strategy will remain in place until the end of the pilgrimage season, Dul Hijjah 30 (Dec. 6), Deputy President of …

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Fifth floor of Jamrat Bridge opens for Hajj

JEDDAH: The fifth floor of the high tech Jamrat Bridge in Mina will be open to pilgrims this Haj season, the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs said Saturday.
“The opening of the fifth floor will facilitate the stoning ritual at Jamrat,” said Habeeb Zainul Abideen, deputy minister for municipal and rural affairs.
Abideen was addressing a …

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Pilgrims to use 50% of Mashair Railway This Year

JEDDAH: About 30 to 50 percent of the Mashair Railway (Makkah Metro) will be used this Haj season, according to Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Khodairy, undersecretary at Makkah governorate and chairman of the Executive Haj Committee.
Speaking about new services being provided to pilgrims this year, he said: “The expansion of masaa (the running area between Safa …

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Haramain Railway Project on Right Track

DAMMAM: The contract for implementing the final phase of the Haramain Railway project will be awarded by the end of this year, Transport Minister Jabara Al-Seraisry said Wednesday.
“We’ll study the financial and technical offers made by companies vying to win the contract before the end of this year to announce the winner,” the minister told …

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