British Muslims laud Saudi Arabia’s efforts during Hajj

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British Consul General Barrie Peach with Rashid Mogradia of the Council of British Hajjis (CBHUK) at a reception in Jeddah. (Photo / Supplied)
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British Consul General Barrie Peach with Rashid Mogradia of the Council of British Hajjis (CBHUK) at a reception in Jeddah. (Photo / Supplied)
Updated 30 August 2018
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British Muslims laud Saudi Arabia’s efforts during Hajj

  • Delegation leader Rashid Mogradia thanks Consul General Barrie Peach
  • Peach congratulates CBHUK for supporting the needs of British pilgrims

JEDDAH: British Consul General Barrie Peach on Tuesday met with a delegation from the Council of British Hajjis (CBHUK) in Jeddah.
They discussed issues affecting British pilgrims, from Hajj fraud to health and welfare. They lauded Saudi efforts to serve pilgrims and keep Hajj incident-free via enhanced crowd-management techniques.
“I congratulate the CBHUK for the important work they do in supporting the needs of British pilgrims, in close cooperation with the consulate,” said Peach.
Delegation leader Rashid Mogradia thanked Peach “for hosting us and the cooperation extended by his team in the run-up to and during Hajj.”
Mogradia added: “Our ability to engage with local partners, volunteers and local government departments has allowed us to strengthen our network to support British pilgrims in cooperation with the consulate.”
He said: “In particular, we commend the rapid response from the Saudi Health Ministry in deploying a field team of nurses and doctors to a UK tour group in which more than 20 members had reported cases of projectile vomiting and diarrhea. Through our network and support from the ministry, we were able to prevent a possible public health outbreak.”
Prince Islam Elsawy of Elsawy Travel said: “We were honored to host the CBHUK team in our camps and witnessed first-hand the important work they do in supporting British pilgrims in their life-defining journey of Hajj. I extend my thanks and appreciation to the British Consulate team for visiting us and other licensed Hajj organizers in the European camps during Hajj.”


‘Our History is Misk’ revive 20 traditional professional figures in Jeddah

Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life. (AN photo)
Updated 24 September 2018
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‘Our History is Misk’ revive 20 traditional professional figures in Jeddah

  • Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life

JEDDAH: “Our History is Misk,” supported by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Foundation, is being organized at the historical site of Jeddah.
The event is bringing nostalgia through a number of scenes that embody the life the city witnessed decades ago.
It comes as one of the activities of the foundation’s initiatives center and is part of its role in encouraging creativity and promoting national values in society.
The activities include an open theater to portray the professions of Jeddah citizens in the past. A number of local actors brought 20 extinct professions back to life through their performances.
One of the actors sits in the center, playing the role of the mayor, who used to help the people and solved their differences. Also showcased were the “decorator,” who is similar to barbers nowadays, the distribution of fabrics used in houses at the time, the selling of water in alleys for nominal amounts of money, and the restoration and cleaning of shoes.
Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life. In them, people with all kinds of professions met to drink tea and listen to a storyteller.