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
Marshmello, Pitbull, Shaggy and Don Omar perform at the Diriyah Music Festival in Saudi Arabia
Jazeera Airways launches flights to Karachi
Emirates expecting over 500,000 arrivals into Dubai by early September
Latest Travel News
Jazeera Airways launches flights to Kara...
Emirates expecting over 500,000 arrivals...
Kazakhstan's new tourist attraction - fa...
Featured Sights To See
Nobelmuseet

Nobelmuseet

Stockholm, Sweden

Learn about Alfred Nobel, the laureates and their ground-breaking discoveries and ideas at the Nobelmuseet. The audio archive has a collection of acceptance speeches and interviews with the prize winners. Readings from laureates like Martin Luther King and Ernest Hemingway also form part of the treasured collection. Don’t be surprised if you find visitors turning over the café chairs; they’ll be d...

Little Italy

Little Italy

Chicago, United States

Like most major cities, Chicago experienced a large influx of Italian immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  The Italian immigrant population went from 1,357 in 1880 to a peak of 74,000 in 1930.  They proliferated throughout the metro area, but the focus was around Grant Street on the Near West Side.  By the 1930s, the neighborhood was home to a host of Italian resta...

Old Bazaar

Old Bazaar

Madinah, Saudi Arabia

The Old Bazaar offers a very wide variety of extremely cheap items including garments, wrist-watches, perfumes, prayer caps, kitchen wear, etc. Most items usually cost around SAR 10 and naturally it is a risky bargain so be careful of what you buy.  ...

Binbirdirek Cistern

Binbirdirek Cistern

Istanbul, Turkey

The Binbirdirek Cistern, also known as the Cistern of Philoxenos, is a subterranean reservoir near the Hippodrome.  It was originally built in the fourth century AD beneath the Palace of Antiochus.  The cistern was used up until the Ottoman conquest in 1453 when it was abandoned.  In the 17th century it was rediscovered, though it has remained unused.  The cistern is capable of...