500,000 meals distributed among pilgrims in Madinah

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The most important of these is ensuring the safety of nourishments served to pilgrims. (SPA)
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The most important of these is ensuring the safety of nourishments served to pilgrims. (SPA)
Updated 27 August 2018
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500,000 meals distributed among pilgrims in Madinah

  • Significant efforts had been made by government and non-government bodies to serve pilgrims

JEDDAH: Madinah Charity Society began the distribution of more than 500,000 meals and 600,000 water bottles to pilgrims visiting the holy city during the post-Hajj season.
Fayez bin Taleb Al-Ahmadi, general supervisor of Madinah Gift Project, said that the total meals to be provided to pilgrims were 1 million, in addition to 1.5 million bottles of water.
After the completion of Hajj, many pilgrims visit sites of historical interest in the two Holy cities.
Dr. Fawaz Al-Dahas, director of the Center for the History of Makkah, said such visits are of cultural significance as they enrich pilgrims’ knowledge. He stressed the need to preserve Makkah’s rich historical value, adding that tourism companies had to share that responsibility.
Researcher Saad Al-Joudi said many people — particularly researchers and students — are very interested in the history of the historical sites of the Kingdom, which is regarded as the heart of the Islamic world and is visited by millions of pilgrims every year during the Hajj season.
Al-Joudi noted that there were dozens of important historic sites in the region.


Saudi flag makes underwater journey for National Day

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Saudi flag makes underwater journey for National Day

JEDDAH: A group of divers in Saudi Arabia’s Jazan province marked the Kingdom’s founding with an undersea tribute to the national symbol on Monday.
They carried the Saudi flag in the Red Sea at a depth of 88 feet — the Kingdom was founded eighty-eight years ago by King Abdulaziz.
The divers began their underwater commemoration on the tourist side of Jazan and headed to a site near the island of Ahbar.