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Saudi Arabia's first-ever swimsuit fashion show at Red Sea Fashion Week in pics

Saudi Arabia recently witnessed a historic milestone during Day 2 of the Red Sea Fashion Week, when models walked the ramp wearing swimsuits. The event featured designers showcasing their latest swimwear collection during a poolside show. It is a groundbreaking affair as the country is known for its conservative dress codes. Keep scrolling to see photos from the show. 
Published on May 19, 2024 08:08 PM IST

Meet Rumy Alqahtani, Saudi Arabia's first-ever Miss Universe participant

Saudi Arabia is gearing up for its historic debut in the Miss Universe pageant, with Rumy Alqahtani set to represent the country in the prestigious competition.
Published on Mar 28, 2024 01:19 PM IST

Eid Milad-un-Nabi 2023: India to Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey

This year, Eid-e-Milad or Eid Milad-un-Nabi to mark the birth of Prophet Muhammad, will be celebrated on September 27 in Saudi Arabia, UAE etc and on September 28 in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and other parts of the subcontinent region and it is important to note that while Mawlid is celebrated with great enthusiasm in many parts of the world, there are variations in how it is observed and whether it is observed at all because some Muslim communities and scholars do not celebrate it, considering it an innovation (bid'ah) in Islam, while others view it as a way to express their love and admiration for the Prophet Muhammad. Also called Nabid and Mawlid in colloquial Arabic, Muslims from Salafi and Wahhabi schools of thought do not mark the tradition of festivities while the festival is celebrated by the Sufi and Barelvi sect during Rabi’ al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar but the way it is celebrated can vary from quiet and reflective to lively and festive, depending on local customs and beliefs. Here's a glimpse of how it is celebrated across the world - 
Published on Sep 27, 2023 04:17 PM IST

2 million pilgrims expected at this year's annual Hajj pilgrimage

Muslim pilgrims pray around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on June 25. Muslim pilgrims are converging on Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca for the largest Hajj since the coronavirus pandemic severely curtailed access to one of Islam's five pillars. 
Updated on Jun 28, 2023 11:19 AM IST

Saudi Arabia unveils futuristic ‘zero-gravity vertical city’

Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz recently unveiled the design of a zero-carbon city called NEOM which is touted to be the “world’s first zero-gravity vertical city” extending over 170 kilometres (more than 100 miles) and have “zero cars, zero pollution and zero carbon emissions”.
Published on Jul 27, 2022 04:38 PM IST

Photos: Cool and unusual things to do in Saudi Arabia

The Indian embassy in Riyadh announced the news on Twitter and wrote, "Embassy is pleased to inform that Saudi Authorities have announced that Indian nationals who have travelled to India after receiving both doses of the vaccine in Saudi Arabia will be able to return to the Kingdom directly without need for quarantine in a third country." Here are seven things to do in the Gulf Nation as the country lifts quarantine rules on Indians.
Updated on Aug 26, 2021 09:11 PM IST

Muslim pilgrims gather in Mecca for Hajj, here's how it has changed this year

On Sunday, vaccinated Muslim pilgrims gathered in Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. This year the country has barred worshippers from abroad and also restricted entry from inside the kingdom due to the pandemic, Reuters said. The country has allowed only 60,000 people to come for Hajj this year.
Updated on Jul 19, 2021 03:28 PM IST
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