Tourism – Hajj and Umrah

Top quality services promised for Madina pilgrims

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman, chairman of the Madinah Haj Committee, opened the Bunyan 7 Exhibition entitled “Partnership in Haj Operations” south of the Prophet’s Mosque on Wednesday, to highlight the quality services available for pilgrims this year. President of Taiba University Adnan Al-Mazroue and other top officials were[…]

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Bulk of hujjaj departed

The majority of hujjaj in Cape Town have already left for the Saudi Kingdom, with only 40 individuals yet to depart for the annual haj pilgrimage. This is according to the chairperson of the South African Travel and Haj Operators Association (Sathoa), Sedick Steenkamp. Speaking to VOC’s Talking Point, Steenkamp[…]

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First hujjaj depart for haj

There was high spirits at Cape Town International Airport as the first group of hujjaj departed for haj Monday. Sixty-six pilgrims left with Khidmatul-Awaam pilgrim services from Cape Town, 40 on a local flight and the rest on an international flight on Emirates airline. Although pilgrims were overwhelmed with emotion,[…]

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Haj visas delay dealt with

Roleplayers in the local haj industry have met with the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs to resolve a technical glitch that has delayed the issuing of visas. On Thursday, South African Travel and Haj Operators Association (Sathoa) chairperson Sedick Steenkamp said hujaaj can breathe easier knowing that the issue has[…]

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Haj processes on track

With the haj accreditation process completed and the full quota filled, the president of the South African Hajj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) Shaheen Essop says operators will now embark on the back end work for Haj 1435. Speaking to VOC’s Breakfast Beat on Friday, Essop said much of the focus[…]

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