General Travel News

Haj Minister Opens Three Day Haj Symposium

Haj Minister Fouad Al-Farsy opened a three day Haj symposium in Makkah on Saturday.  He said the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Saudi leadership want to provide first class services to pilgrims so they can safely perform the fifth pillar of Islam with ease.  Al-Farsy said “The Kingdom, which Almighty Allah has honored by making the host of Islam’s two holiest shrines, is keen to provide pilgrims with the best of services from the time of their arrival until they depart to their respective homes.”    

The symposium is being held under the slogan “safety in Haj.”  He noted the ongoing expansion of the Two Holy Mosques, development projects in Makkah, Madinah, and the holy sites are being carried out for the welfare of pilgrims and visitors. Numerous scholars, authors, and thinkers are participating in the symposium to talk about ways to make sure pilgrims have a safe Haj.

More General Travel News
Agoda partners with Saudi Ministry of Hajj to try to attract 30 million pilgrims
UAE carriers join hands to celebrate the legacy of Sheikh Zayed on 47th National Day
Discover the making of a Royal Bisht - gold embroidered Arab cloak
Latest Travel News
UAE carriers join hands to celebrate the...
New Istanbul airport starts operations...
Discover the making of a Royal Bisht - g...
Featured Sights To See
The Promenade

The Promenade

Hong Kong, China

The Promenade in East Tsimshatsui is the best place for a leisurely walk and for great views of the harbour. ...

Senckenberg Natural History Museum

Senckenberg Natural History Museum

Frankfurt, Germany

One of Frankfurt’s most visited places, this museum of natural history is one of Germany’s largest. There are larger than life dinosaur skeletons, preserved animals, various exhibits of preserved plant species, all accompanied by a ton of information for those who are interested in the subject. The museum does not have any parking spaces so you will have to walk some distance after taking the s...

Musee Matisse

Musee Matisse

Nice, France

Named after the artist Matisse, this museum holds a great collection of Matisse's works. Matisse died here in 1954 and most of his works were painted in the city. The most famous painting here is the potrait of Madame Matisse dated 1905. 164 av. des Arènes-de-Cimiez Timings: Wednesday to Monday  10.00 to 18.00 Admission: €  4 adults €  2.50 students Free fo...

Mosteriro dos Jeronimos

Mosteriro dos Jeronimos

Lisbon, Portugal

Built to herald the success of Vasco da Gama’s discovery of a sea route to India in 1498, this monastery is a beautiful structure, definitely wrought for ‘the glory of God’. This place was first occupied by monks under the Order of St Jerome; on dissolving in 1833, the building was used as a school and orphanage until 1940. Once you enter the church, after marvelling at the intricate stonework, yo...