NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Says Hajj Pilgrimage To Start July 29

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – This year’s Hajj which has been scaled back dramatically to include only around 1,000 pilgrims due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, will begin on July 29, authorities said Monday. Some 2.5 million people from all over the world usually participate in the ritual that takes place over several days, centered … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Says Hajj Pilgrimage To Start July 29

ECONOMY | Gulf Economies Seen Shrinking Sharply In 2020, To Pick Up In 2021: Reuters Poll

DUBAI – Economic activity in the Gulf will contract sharply this year before recovering in 2021, hit by the double shock of the coronavirus pandemic and an oil price crash, a quarterly Reuters poll showed on Tuesday. Analysts in the July 7-20 poll see a deep economic contraction in the hydrocarbon – producing region this … Continue reading ECONOMY | Gulf Economies Seen Shrinking Sharply In 2020, To Pick Up In 2021: Reuters Poll

NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Announces Haj Health Measures For Domestic Pilgrims

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia announced health protocols to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in the 2020 Haj Season, banning gatherings and meetings between pilgrims, the state news agency said on Monday. Saudi Arabia decided in June to limit the number of domestic pilgrims attending the Haj to around 1,000 to … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Announces Haj Health Measures For Domestic Pilgrims

NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Announces Hajj Protocols, Measures For Pilgrims

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia will enforce several health measures and protocols for Muslims who will be performing the upcoming Hajj Pilgrimage in an effort to prevent the deadly coronavirus from spreading, the Kingdom’s Minister of Health Dr. Tawfiq al – Rabiah said on Tuesday. The Hajj pilgrimage, which is one of the … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Announces Hajj Protocols, Measures For Pilgrims

NEWS ALERT | UAE Lauds Saudi Decision On This Year’s HAJ

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The UAE Hajj Affairs Office, HAO, announced today that it will not participate in the 1441 H/2020 AD Haj season, following Saudi Arabia’s decision, whereby, a very limited number of pilgrims who already reside in Saudi Arabia, would be able to perform it. HAO’s made the announcement after consulting and … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | UAE Lauds Saudi Decision On This Year’s HAJ

NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia To Hold ‘Very Limited’ Hajj Due To Virus

RIYAHD | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that because of the coronavirus only ‘very limited numbers’ of people will be allowed to perform the annual Hajj Pilgrimage that traditionally draws around 2 million people from around the world. The kingdom’s Ministry of Hajj only people of various nationalities already residing in the country … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia To Hold ‘Very Limited’ Hajj Due To Virus