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Two Million Muslims Embark on Full Capacity Hajj Pilgrimage

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On a momentous occasion, two million Muslim pilgrims have embarked on the annual Hajj pilgrimage. This marks the event’s return to full capacity for the first time in three years. Muslims from around the world flocked to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the spiritual epicenter of Islam, to partake in the sacred ritual. Hajj Pilgrimage happens over… Continue reading Two Million Muslims Embark on Full Capacity Hajj Pilgrimage

Travel Noire’s Guide To Islamic Countries During Ramadan

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Traveling to a Muslim country is a great way to embrace the culture, and learn about the customs and traditions. It offers a unique experience to appreciate the beauty of Islam. When traveling to these countries, it is important to respect the local traditions and dress codes. Travelers should be mindful of the religious practices… Continue reading Travel Noire’s Guide To Islamic Countries During Ramadan

When In Rome: 5 Places With Strict Social And Cultural Rules For Visitors

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Every place around the world has its own ideas of what is or isn’t socially acceptable. When traveling it’s important to keep in mind some of the strict cultural rules in each place that you visit. You may smoke and put your feet up on the furniture at home, but can you do this elsewhere?… Continue reading When In Rome: 5 Places With Strict Social And Cultural Rules For Visitors

Saudi Arabia Plans To Launch Its Own ‘Emirates-like’ Airline Company

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Ranked as two of the best airlines in the world, Emirates and Qatar Airways are known for their luxury and high-end amenities. However, these two middle-easter carriers may face a competitor in the near future. Saudi Arabia is now working on launching a new national airline based out of the King Khalid International airport, in… Continue reading Saudi Arabia Plans To Launch Its Own ‘Emirates-like’ Airline Company

The Black Expat: ‘I Find I’m Given A Fair Opportunity In Saudi Arabia’

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Black expat Meres J. Weche has called Saudi Arabia home for the past ten years. He relocated from Haiti to Canada with his family at age four, speaking only Creole and French at the time, and was completely fluent in English by age 16. Meres moved to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in June 2012.… Continue reading The Black Expat: ‘I Find I’m Given A Fair Opportunity In Saudi Arabia’

Breaking Borders: The Book Inspiring Men Of Color To Travel The World

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Adil Ismaaeel is passionate about inspiring men to explore the world. Born in Saudi Arabia, he was raised in Wilmington, Delaware, where he currently resides with his wife and their three children. He wrote his book, Breaking Borders, as a guide to embolden young Black men and other men of color to travel the world… Continue reading Breaking Borders: The Book Inspiring Men Of Color To Travel The World

EXCLUSIVE: Swizz Beatz Announces Good Intentions, A New Creative Agency In Saudi Arabia

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Shrouded in mystery for ages, Saudi Arabia is about to burst onto the global cultural scene. And Swizz Beatz — the music, art, and cultural icon — is voicing the change and leading the way. The producer born Kaseem Dean has been doing business in Saudi Arabia for many years. Our sister site, AfroTech, explained… Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Swizz Beatz Announces Good Intentions, A New Creative Agency In Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Will Lift Its COVID-19 Travel Ban On January 1st

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Saudi Arabia has announced it would lift its travel ban in January.  According to The Ministry of Interior, the COVID-19 related travel ban will be lifted on January 1, 2021–allowing transportation by air, land, and sea to be reopened.  The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reports that those with essential needs such as businessmen, students, civil… Continue reading Saudi Arabia Will Lift Its COVID-19 Travel Ban On January 1st

Influencers Face Backlash Promoting Tourism in Saudi Arabia, Despite the Country’s History

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Social media influencers were reportedly paid up to six figures to promote a music festival in Saudi Arabia, despite the country’s disregard for human and women’s rights. Winnie Harlow, Sofia Richie, and Halima are a few of the influencers who are now facing backlash for appearing to be in support of this country, although its… Continue reading Influencers Face Backlash Promoting Tourism in Saudi Arabia, Despite the Country’s History

Here Are The Safest Travel Destinations Of 2020

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Safety is a priority when traveling to destinations unknown. When planning, it’s essential to find out any safety risks such as political violence, crime, and infectious diseases.  Fortunately, travel security company International SOS has released its yearly Travel Risk Map for 2020.  Their findings are based on both medical and travel security risks and are… Continue reading Here Are The Safest Travel Destinations Of 2020

The Black Expat: ‘Making The Decision To Call Rwanda Home Was Easy’

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Former Miami resident Francesca Fraser has now lived abroad for nearly a decade. She spent 4 years in Korea, working as an English language instructor, and then took her talents to Saudi Arabia. She recently retired from teaching to focus on her passion project, ‘Expat Divas.’ This digital publication seeks to highlight the stories and… Continue reading The Black Expat: ‘Making The Decision To Call Rwanda Home Was Easy’

Saudi Arabia Now Allows Unmarried Couples And Solo Female Travelers To Book Hotel Rooms

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For the first time, the Saudi Kingdom will open its country up to mass tourism thanks to the launch of a new tourist visa program. In an effort to appeal to tourists, Saudi Arabia is now allowing unmarried couples to share rooms while visiting the country. Prior to this decision, couples had to prove they… Continue reading Saudi Arabia Now Allows Unmarried Couples And Solo Female Travelers To Book Hotel Rooms

Saudi Arabian Women Can Now Travel Without Men Thanks To A New Law

Saudi Arabia published new laws set to go into effect later this month which allows for more mobility among female citizens. The laws end a long-standing guardianship policy that forced women to obtain accompaniment or permission from a close male relative for work, financial, legal, and health issues. A qualifying guardian could be anyone from… Continue reading Saudi Arabian Women Can Now Travel Without Men Thanks To A New Law

Making History: The First Black Content Creator To Visit Mada’in Saleh

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Clé Hunnigan, founder of The Wind Collective, a travel community based in the United Kingdom, said he didn’t realize he was on the verge of making history when he got a call from Gateway KSA to document a portion of Saudi Arabia that has been closed to the public for years. Related Post: This Is… Continue reading Making History: The First Black Content Creator To Visit Mada’in Saleh

Saudi Arabia Princess Makes History As First Woman Ambassador To U.S.

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Saudi Arabia just appointed a woman as ambassador to the United States. Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud is the first woman ever to hold this position and has been an advocate for women’s rights for years. The rising political star isn’t new to politics. She lived in Washington, D.C. for years while her father, Bandar bin… Continue reading Saudi Arabia Princess Makes History As First Woman Ambassador To U.S.

 
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