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King to pay fees of first entry visa for Haj, Umrah pilgrims
Government | Tuesday 15 May, 2018 2:00 am
Minister of Haj and Umrah Mohammed Bin Saleh Bentin has denied that the Haj and Umrah pilgrims will bear the cost of their first visa and said Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman will do this on their behalf. The minister made the statement during a coordination meeting on Sunday with...
H.H Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Receives the Consul-General of Singapore and Discuss Future Collaboration
Government | Monday 14 May, 2018 3:02 pm
His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, today received Mr Low Pit Chen, the Consul-General of the Republic of Singapore, who commended the development taking place in the Emirate under H.H’s leadership and stated his desire to work...
Sight Ramadan crescent on Tuesday
Government | Monday 14 May, 2018 2:48 am
The Supreme Court has called on all Muslims throughout the Kingdom to sight the crescent of the holy month of Ramadan on Tuesday evening (Shaban 29 corresponding to May 15). In its announcement, the Supreme Court called on whoever sights the crescent by naked eyes or through binoculars to report ...
Local pilgrims’ Haj registration starts in mid Ramadan
Government | Sunday 6 May, 2018 3:51 am
The registration process for domestic pilgrims to perform Haj will begin in mid-Ramadan on May 30 and will last till July 13 (end of Shawwal), the Ministry of Haj and Umrah announced on Saturday. Citizens and residents intending to perform Haj this year can register through...
More than 100 Saudis take part in special program Umrah trip
Government | Saturday 5 May, 2018 1:03 pm
The first trip of the Umrah and visit program for the children of martyrs, people with special needs and orphans, organized by the Department of Public Relations in Makkah Governorate, departed from Jeddah to Makkah and Madinah on Friday.   The purpose of the trip was to enable...
Dubai Customs develops strategies to support online trade
Government | Saturday 5 May, 2018 4:07 am
Dubai Customs’ online trade development team organized its first meeting in cooperation with Dubai Customs partners. The team included representatives of Tariff and Origin Department, Project Delivery Department, DP World, JAFZA, DAFZA, Dubai South and Dubai...
The Council of Economic and Development Affairs Launched the Quality of Life Program 2020
Government | Friday 4 May, 2018 2:58 am
The Council of Economic and Development Affairs (CEDA) has launched the Quality of Life Program 2020, one of the Vision Realization Programs 2030 approved by the Council of Ministers. The implementation plan for the program reflects the vision of the government of King Salman and Crown Prince...
Dubai auto parts and accessories trade valued at AED39.9 billion in 2017 – Dubai Customs
Government | Thursday 3 May, 2018 3:46 am
Dubai’s trade for auto parts and accessories was valued at AED39.9 billion in 2017, a three percent increase over the previous year (AED38.7 billion), according to figures released by Dubai Customs today (2 May).   Imports of tyres, batteries, engine components and systems into...
Sharjah Named ‘Child Friendly City’ by UNICEF
Government | Wednesday 2 May, 2018 3:16 pm
In a groundbreaking achievement for the UAE, Sharjah has been named a ‘Child- Friendly City’ (CFC) by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in recognition of its outstanding efforts and accomplishments in the protection and promotion of children's rights. The accolade...
Vision 2030 aims to improve pilgrim experience: Saudi Hajj minister
Government | Wednesday 2 May, 2018 2:36 am
The Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Benten, affirmed that work continues in accordance with the ambitious Vision 2030, which aims to provide pilgrims with high-quality services. He pointed out that the plan is being carried out with the participation of 82 government...
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