Saudis close Red Sea port until end of Hajj

Saudi authorities have decided to close the port of Duba to maritime traffic effective Sunday, 7 November lasting until Eid al-Adha, a holiday that marks the end of the Hajj season.

The move follows the closure of Egyptian ports, Safaga and Hurghada.

An official maritime source in Safaga said the last passenger voyages will be arriving Saturday.

The source added the ferries will take advantage of this period to perform maintenance operations and prepare for the reception of pilgrims upon their return.

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