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British Nationals Can Now Perform Umrah Without The Need For a Visa

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently launched the new Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) for citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. This means that British nationals who intend to visit Saudi Arabia will no longer be required to obtain a visit visa in advance of travel and they can stay […]

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Escaping To Taif: A Calm Oasis Perfect For a Summer Retreat

Whether you’re in Saudi Arabia for Umrah, Hajj, tourism, to visit family or for business, you have to visit Taif!  Surrounded by breathtaking mountains and only an hour’s drive east of Makkah, Taif promises a world like no other in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Beautiful and prominent in its very own way, the city […]

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Muharram: Rekindling Our Faith With a New Beginning

Muslims around the world tend to become hopeless when the Hajj season is over and it’s easy to see why. With Ramadhan far behind us, the two Eids over and people settling back in upon returning from their Hajj journey, many Muslims tend to become despondent as they eagerly await the moment for another spiritual […]

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Umrah Season Restarts As The Largest Hajj Pilgrimage In History Comes To An End

A record-breaking 2.5 million pilgrims made it to Makkah this year to perform the major pilgrimage known as Hajj. With crowds all standing in unity donning their white Ihrams, pilgrims endured the extreme 45°C heat as they followed in the footsteps of Prophet Ibrahim AS in carrying out the many rituals of Hajj.  Described by […]

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The Story of Prophet Abraham (AS) & The Rituals of Hajj

As Muslims from around the world prepare to embark on their journey to perform Hajj, the story of Prophet Abraham (AS) becomes a timely reminder for us all. With the Prophet Abraham’s (AS) saga closely associated with the rites and rituals of Hajj, exploring his life allows pilgrims and non-pilgrims to better understand the significance […]

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Dates Confirmed For Hajj and Eid Al-Adha 2023

On Sunday evening, the crescent for the new month of Dhul Hijjah was sighted, leading to the announcement of dates for Hajj and Eid Al-Adha The 1st of Dhul Hijjah is Monday 19th June 2023. This means that the day of ‘Arafah (9th Dhul Hijjah) is Tuesday 27th of June and Eid Al Adha (10th […]

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