ThePlace: Saudi Arabia’s Al-Shuaiba coast

Al-Shuaiba is known for its natural beauty. (Photo/Saudi Tourism)
Updated 26 April 2019
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ThePlace: Saudi Arabia’s Al-Shuaiba coast

  • Visitors choose Al-Shuaiba beach not just for its tranquility but also to dive on its magnificent coral reefs

JEDDAH: The pristine lagoon area of Al-Shuaiba in Makkah Province is one of the Kingdom’s main tourism sites.

Known for its natural beauty and small, lush islands, it is located 90 km from Makkah and 75 km from Jeddah on the Red Sea coast. 

Visitors choose Al-Shuaiba beach not just for its tranquility but also to dive on its magnificent coral reefs.

Al-Shuaiba was once the main port of Makkah before Jeddah became another important port for pilgrims. This photo of Al-Shuaiba coast was taken by Saudi photographer Mohammed Al-Thaqafi as part of the Colors of Saudi competition. •


Saudi Arabia offers one million sim cards and internet access to Hajj pilgrims

Updated 16 July 2019
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Saudi Arabia offers one million sim cards and internet access to Hajj pilgrims

  • The move aims to serve pilgrims who are keen to communicate with their dearest ones back home

MAKKAH: One million sim cards and free internet will be offered as gifts to pilgrims performing Hajj this year upon arriving at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia.

The initiative is part of a program aimed at serving pilgrims who are keen to communicate with their nearest and dearest back home.

A field team will be working 24 hours during the Hajj season to offer this service to the arriving pilgrims so that they can share their experience with their families.

The project comes as part of  efforts by the Kingdom to serve pilgrims under directions by King Salman and the Crown Prince to allow pilgrims to perform their rituals with ease.