Cable cars to visit caves of Hira, Al-Thawr
2012-03-26 - Arab News - MAKKAH: The Haj and Umrah Research Institute at Umm Al-Qura University has completed studies to introduce a cable car system to transport people to the historic caves of Hira and Al-Thawr in Makkah. Abdul Aziz Saroji, dean of the institute, said the plan aims to facilitate safe trips for Haj and Umrah pilgrims as well as visitors to the holy city who want to visit the caves situated on top of Al-Nour and Al-Thawr mountains. There will be 12 cable car lines linking the mountain valleys with the caves situated on mountaintops. 

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