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Mar02

Gazans to perform Umrah for first time in 5 years

By: Mustafa Abu Sneineh Source: Middle East Eye For the first time in five years, hundreds of Palestinian Muslims from the Gaza Strip will be able to perform the religious rituals of Umrah in the sacred city of Mecca, Middle East Eye has learned. Palestinians in the enclave have been living for more than a decade under a land, sea and air blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt since 2007, which has restricted an estimated 2 million people from freely travelling abroad to study, worship, visit relatives or seek medical treatment. Following discussions between the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority (PA) and Egyptian officials, the first convoy for Umrah...

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Jan08

Australia, Taiwan and 3 other Halal-oriented destinations

By: Hayley Skirka Source: The National (UAE) Indonesia’s Bangka-Belitung Islands are poised to join the growing number of halal-friendly travel destinations around the world, with authorities in the province committed to assisting hotels and restaurants gain halal certification. The Muslim market is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the travel industry, and the Indonesian islands look ready to join the list of destinations that tick all the relevant boxes: from beautiful beaches to the availability of halal food; tour guides that know to weave prayer breaks into itineraries; hotel suites and villas that offer complete privacy; and proximity to local mosques. With figures from the 2018...

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Dec02

UAE displaces Singapore as worlds most powerful passport

By: Arab News Source: Arab News JEDDAH: Holders of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) passport can travel to 167 countries without the need for pre-visa requirements, dislodging Germany’s as the most powerful passport worldwide, an online ranking site said on Saturday. A UAE passport holder can also obtain visas from 54 countries upon arrival, said the Passport Index in its December 2018 report. Only 31 countries require visas for the UAE passport holder, it added. The UAE government hailed the new Passport Index ranking as an “exceptional achievement “, which coincides with the ‘Year of Zayed’ and country’s 47th National Day. The UAE passport’s rank this year was a big...

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