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Muslims pray at Makkah.
Gulf Today Report
The Saudi Ministry on Sunday banned entry into holy sites without a Hajj permit.
A fine of 10,000 Saudi riyals will be charged to anyone trying to breach these regulations, and the penalty will be doubled up for repeat offenders.
Security personnel will patrol all roads, security checkpoints, and corridors to prevent and control violations.
Security personnel will be deployed on all roads leading to the holy sites to prevent violations.
Strict security measures are implemented to prevent entry to holy sites without a permit from July 5 to 23.
Any trespasser who enters the Grand Mosque and its surrounding area and the holy sites in Mina, Muzdalifa, and Arafat from July 5 to 23 to perform Haj rituals without permits will be penalised.
Saudi Arabia will gradually resume the year-round Umrah pilgrimage for Muslims from October 4, the interior ministry said Tuesday, seven months after it was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The kingdom's health ministry said it has administered more than five million coronavirus vaccine doses, in a country with a population of over 34 million.
The state-run Saudi Press Agency cited Saleh Bin Taher Banten's remarks in stories early on Wednesday, saying that Muslims should "be patient” in making their plans for the Hajj. The pilgrimage was expected to begin in late July this year.
Saudi Arabia will end a nationwide curfew and lift restrictions on businesses from Sunday morning after three months of lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, state news agency SPA quoted a source in the interior ministry as saying on Saturday.
The Dubai Civil Defence’s operations room received a report at 3:58am on Saturday stating that a fire had erupted in the Marina Diamond 2 building in the Dubai Marina area.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai on Saturday approved Hatta Master Development Plan, which forms an integral part of the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan.
Since the beginning of 2021, the campaign in Pakistan has succeeded in providing 75,148,404 doses of vaccination against polio, bringing the total number, provided by the campaign since 2014 and until 2021, to 583, 240,876 vaccination doses.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced 84 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 739,190.