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This is our first of, Insha Allah, a series of reviews on travel applications and products. Ramadhan being only a day or two away, our first review is on a mobile Quran application. Quran being such an important aspect in this blessed month, hopefully these applications will help us keep busy with the recitation and listening to it even in our travels.
Dubai Outlet Mall is launching a brand new shopping concept to Dubai, ‘Half Price Mondays', which is a bonanza for shoppers, commences Monday, 2 August 10.
Every Monday is Half Price Monday at Outlet Mall, where merchandise that is discounted 50% OR MORE from the original price is displayed outside participating stores, creating a mega bargain market ambience in the mall!
The World Heritage Committee approved the registration of Al Turaif Quarter, in the Al Dirr'iya historical city near Riyadh, onto the World Heritage List of UNESCO. The approval was made during the 34th session on Thursday, July 29, in Brasilia, Brazil.
;His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) said, "Al Turaif Quarter in the Dirr'iya site is the second Saudi historic site to be recorded in the World Heritage List after the registration of the archeological site of Madain Saleh in 2008"
There are quite a number of Museums around the world which are showcasing Islamic artifacts. Some of these Museums are fully dedicated to Islamic art and some have large collections of Islamic artifacts. The most recent one to open was the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar.
The Haj is the annual pilgrimage to Makkah, Saudi Arabia. It is currently the largest annual pilgrimage in the world, and is the fifth pillar of Islam, a religious duty that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by every able-bodied Muslim who can afford to do so.
Being the third largest Muslim populated country, India's share is large in number of Hajj pilgrims. Hajj travel is organized by the central Hajj committee of India under the aegis of the central government and by private tour operators according to government allocations.
Travelling has been part and parcel of a Muslims' life since the beginning of Islam. For the last 14 centuries, Muslims have been travelling from all parts of the world to perform Hajj. Without a doubt, Hajj has been one of the driving factors in making them leave their homes and possessions and embark on these most awe inspiring journeys. The requirement to travel for Hajj and other reasons such as finding the Qiblah direction, made the early Muslims the leaders in innovation in travel and navigation. It also led to a vast collection of travel writing!
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