QUICK LINKS

×
  • World - Asia
  • Updated: November 24, 2022

Saudi Closes Schools, Delays Flights Over Heavy Rains

Heavy rains in the Saudi city of Jeddah on Thursday delayed flights, forced school suspensions, and blocked the road to Mecca.

Jeddah is often referred to as the “gateway to Mecca,” where millions perform the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages each year.

The Saudi Press Agency reported that the city’s King Abdulaziz International Airport said that “due to weather conditions, the departure of some flights has been delayed” and urged passengers to contact carriers for up-to-date schedules.

It reported that schools in the city would be suspended as rains were forecast to continue throughout the day.

Schools were also closed in the nearby towns of Rabigh and Khulais. Rainstorms and flooding occur almost every year in Jeddah.

Tags

Join our Telegram platform to get news update Join Now
Quadri Adejumo
Quadri Adejumo

Quadri Adejumo is a reporter and a column writer. He covers news on World, Diaspora and Health.

More From this Author

COMPANIES PROFILE

b.o.c. gases plc Natural Resources

British Oxygen Company popularly known as BOC gases Nigeria was established in 1...

LEARN MORE
aluminium extrusion ind. plc Natural Resources

Aluminum Extrusion Industries Plc is a subsidiary of Tower Aluminum plc, which i...

LEARN MORE
multiverse mining and exploration plc Natural Resources

Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc was incorporated on June 20, 2002. The com...

LEARN MORE

0 Comment(s)

SPONSORED

See this post in...