Sandstorms sweep across Riyadh

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Updated 24 April 2018
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Sandstorms sweep across Riyadh

RIYADH: Sandstorms and thick dust enveloped Riyadh on Monday, with drivers being warned to exercise caution on the roads.
The extreme conditions come after sandstorms shut schools across the capital and other governorates on April 17.
The General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection warned that low visibility would continue on Tuesday due to dust in the regions of Riyadh and Eastern Province, extending to the southern parts.
Also expected to be affected by dust are the regions of Qassim, Hail, Madinah, Tabuk and the southern parts of Al Jawf. 


More than 2.3 million pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj

Updated 20 August 2018
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More than 2.3 million pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj

DUBAI: More than 2.3 million pilgrims have arrived in Makkah to perform the Hajj rituals, state news agency SPA reported.

The General Organization for Statistics revealed that 2,368,873 people had arrived in Saudi Arabia’s, air, land and sea ports up until Monday.