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Turkish PM Erdogan inaugurated the exhibition 1001 Inventions featuring scientific achievements from the Muslim civilisation between 7th-17th centuries.

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Saudi Arabia hotel capacity to reach 308,000 by 2014 amid tourist inflow - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote

The number of hotel rooms in Saudi Arabia is expected to reach 308,000 by 2014, up from 230,000 in 2008, as efforts intensify to accommodate the projected 6.5 percent year-on-year increase in tourist arrivals in the country.

Religious tourism remains the main driver of Saudi Arabia's tourism industry with millions of Muslim pilgrims visiting the country annually, prompting a surge in development projects to boost tourism and hospitality infrastructure around religious sites.

A new state-of-the-art passenger terminal, with a capacity of 9 million passengers annually, set to finish in Spring 2012.

Airport International Group (AIG), the Jordanian company responsible for managing, operating and redeveloping Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA), has dedicated its efforts and resources to elevating the level of services offered to its passengers and visitors while building, in very close proximity, a new state-of-the-art passenger terminal, with a capacity of 9 million passengers annually, set to finish in Spring 2012.

Halal (Friendly) Travel | Good for the economy and brings people together - 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 votes

The recent article "Halal Holidays in the Sun" on BBC and comments to that article in different websites prompted me to write these few lines; since there seems to be still some mis-understanding about this "Halal Industry".

Etihad Airways is providing additional flights between Abu Dhabi and Jeddah during the Holy month of Ramadan.

The extra services to Jeddah will operate until 12 September and build upon the 28 return flights Etihad currently operates every week to the Saudi Arabian destinations of Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam.

The services – which will be operated by two and three class Airbus A330s and A320s – also open a range of short and long-haul connection options for air travellers in Saudi Arabia flying via Etihad’s home base in Abu Dhabi to destinations around the world.

Malaysia based Firefly, announced additional flights to various destinations in Malaysians during Hari Raya (Eid-ul-Fitr). In a statement issued Thursday, Firefly said it was offering additional flights from Subang to Kota Bharu on Sept 17, 18, 19, 26 and 27, and Subang to Alor Setar on Sept 18 and 19.

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