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Demolition City? Construction projects push Makkah residents to the edge

Demolition City? Construction projects push Makkah residents to the edge

Ongoing construction projects in Makkah and its neighboring districts have forced the inhabitants of these areas to move to other parts of Makkah further away.

April 25, 2011 1:12
 

Makkah mayor debuts real estate price index

The property price index will provide real estate price data for Makkah, as well as other cities in the KSA, and neighboring countries.

May 25, 2010 9:54
 

No new airport for Makkah, Governor says

Makkah adequately served by air and sea said Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, regarding proposed airport that would allow Muslims and non-Muslims to travel to the region.

May 3, 2010 9:45
 

Mecca Monorail to open this year

Part of the rail system will launch this year; network will be fully operational before the commencement of Haj in 2011.

March 21, 2010 3:02
 
Rents in Makkah rise ahead of Haj

Rents in Makkah rise ahead of Haj

Landlords in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, are gearing up to kick tenants out ahead of the Haj, in order to charge pilgrims extortionate rents. They do this every year. It’s illegal.

November 11, 2009 1:41
 
Haj: No smoking zone

Haj: No smoking zone

The kingdom has launched a major campaign to make the cities of Makkah and Madinah tobacco free during Haj this year.

November 3, 2009 10:30
 
Saudi women on the prowl

Saudi women on the prowl

Saudi men claim women are stalking and harassing them at the workplace. Makkah’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice is looking into the complaints.

July 5, 2009 9:00