Saudi Crown Prince visits Islam’s holiest site in Makkah, enters Kaaba

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Joined by government ministers he looked at the building work. (SPA)
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The Crown Prince was shown the expansion works in the Grand Mosque. (SPA)
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Like all Muslims, he also touched the Kaaba. (SPA)
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He went to the Kaaba in the center of the Grand Mosque. (SPA)
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Which he then kissed. (SPA)
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Meanwhile, as the Crown Prince and ministers visited, Muslims continued to worship. (SPA)
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He prayed alongside other Muslims. (SPA)
Updated 12 February 2019

Saudi Crown Prince visits Islam’s holiest site in Makkah, enters Kaaba

  • The Saudi Crown Prince was briefed on the expansion works at the mosque
  • During his time visiting he also took the opportunity to pray

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been photographed during a visit to the Grand Mosque in Makkah where he was briefed on the current expansion project aimed at expanding the area for Muslims to pray.




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During his visit he took a moment to pray. He also entered the Kaaba and kissed the Black Stone, while worshippers watched.




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The Crown Prince had met with government ministers prior to his visit to the holy site, and he was briefed on the ongoing works.




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He also went into the Kaaba and onto the roof of the historic structure looking down on the white circumambulation area, where Muslims walk around as part of Umrah.

 


Expo to showcase Arab heritage in Italy

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Expo to showcase Arab heritage in Italy

RIYADH: Saudi tourism and culture chiefs have joined forces to stage a major exhibition in Italy showcasing the heritage of the Kingdom and the Arabian Peninsula.

Titled “Trade Routes in Arabian Peninsula: Masterpieces of the Monuments of Saudi Arabia through the Ages,” the expo will run for three months at the National Roman Museum in the Italian capital Rome from late October this year.

Organized by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) in cooperation with the Kingdom’s Ministry of Culture, the cultural heritage display is one of the most important international Saudi exhibitions.