PILGRIMAGE| Saudi Arabia To Hold ‘Very Limited’ Hajj Due To Virus

Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that because of the coronavirus only ‘very limited numbers’ of people will be allowed to perform the annual Hajj Pilgrimage that traditionally draws around 2 million people from around the world. The kingdom’s Ministry of Hajj only people of various nationalities already residing in the country would be allowed to perform  … Continue reading PILGRIMAGE| Saudi Arabia To Hold ‘Very Limited’ Hajj Due To Virus

RAMADAN: Saudi Arabia Announces Four-Day Eid al-Fitr Holiday May 23-26

RIYADH| SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia has announced a four-day holiday for private sector employees to celebrate Eid al – Fitr, expected to last from Saturday May 23 to Tuesday May 26, according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development. The holiday for Eid al-Fitr will begin the day after the finale of … Continue reading RAMADAN: Saudi Arabia Announces Four-Day Eid al-Fitr Holiday May 23-26

RAMADAN2020 | Ramadan Moon Sighted In Saudi Arabia, Holy Month Amid Coronavirus Begins On Friday

The Ramadan crescent moon has been sighted in Saudi Arabia, meaning the holy month will officially begin on Friday, according to an official announcement from the Kingdom’s Supreme Court. The sighting of the moon was confirmed by a team of astronomy observers in Saudi Arabia’s Hautat Sudair, a small village located at an intersection between … Continue reading RAMADAN2020 | Ramadan Moon Sighted In Saudi Arabia, Holy Month Amid Coronavirus Begins On Friday

Spending Ramadan In Lockdown? Here’s What You Can Do During The Month

As hundreds of countries have gone into lockdown to curb the deadly coronavirus outbreak, Muslims across the world are preparing for the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, marks the period when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset as a show of gratitude and reflection. This year, Ramadan is … Continue reading Spending Ramadan In Lockdown? Here’s What You Can Do During The Month

LIFESTYLE | Executive Order Allows Couples In New York To Get Married Via Video Conference

New Yorkers looking to tie the know while the state is under lockdown now have the option of getting married via video conference. During his daily coronavirus briefing, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday he is issuing an executive order that will allow clerks to perform marriage services over video conferencing software. Cuomo also states couples … Continue reading LIFESTYLE | Executive Order Allows Couples In New York To Get Married Via Video Conference

RAMADAN | Saudi Grand Mufti: Ramadan Evening, Eid Prayers To Be Done At Home Amid Coronavirus

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh said that Muslim Prayers during Ramadan and for the subsequent Eid al-Fitr feast should be performed at home if the coronavirus outbreak continues, Saudi’s Okaz newspaper reported on Friday. ‘Ramadan’s Taraweeh (evening) prayer can be performed at home if it cannot be … Continue reading RAMADAN | Saudi Grand Mufti: Ramadan Evening, Eid Prayers To Be Done At Home Amid Coronavirus

ARTS & CULTURE | You Can Now Take An Online Tour Of The Louvre Abu Dhabi For Free

Opened to the public in November 2017, The Louvre in Abu Dhabi was inaugurated in partnership with its original French cousin, The Louvre Paris, and is currently the only other Louvre in the world. With 8,000 square meters of galleries – it is the largest art museum in the Arabian Peninsula. Since the coronavirus outbreak, … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE | You Can Now Take An Online Tour Of The Louvre Abu Dhabi For Free

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS | Passports Calls On Visitors With Visit Visa To Adhere To Regulations

RIYADH – The General Directorate of Passports affirmed the importance of all visitors with a visit visa to adhere to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s regulation and instructions, and to abide to extend the visit visa before its expiry date, stressing that who is not abiding to extend the visa, he/she shall be exposed to … Continue reading TRAVEL ESSENTIALS | Passports Calls On Visitors With Visit Visa To Adhere To Regulations

SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Saudi Arabia Announces Sporting Mega-Event

Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it will hold its biggest sporting event next month, with 6,000 athletes expected to participate, the latest extravaganza in a push to soften its ultra-conservative image. The ‘Saudi Games’ will be held in Riyadh between March 23 and April 1 and will feature 40 sports – including swimming, athletics, archery, badminton … Continue reading SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Saudi Arabia Announces Sporting Mega-Event

TRAVEL | Italy Cancels Venice Carnival In Bid To Halt Spread Of Virus

Scrambling to contain rapidly rising number of new coronavirus infections in Italy, the largest amount outside Asia, authorities on Sunday stepped up measures to ban public gathering, including stopping Venice’s famed carnival events, which have drawn tens of thousands of revelers to a region this is now in the heart of the  outbreak. ‘The ordinance … Continue reading TRAVEL | Italy Cancels Venice Carnival In Bid To Halt Spread Of Virus