Madinah Governor readies efforts for Capital of Islamic Culture

Updated 02 July 2012
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Madinah Governor readies efforts for Capital of Islamic Culture

Prince Abdulaziz bin Majed bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Madinah Region, and Chairman of Higher Committee On the Occasion of Madinah, the Capital of Islamic culture for 2013, has directed to complete the formation of main and support committees and sub-committees for the occasion.
Earlier, the Prince has directed to re-form Higher Committee for the Festival of Madinah under his chairmanship and to hold its meeting in the first half of the blessed month of Ramadan.

 


Saudi Arabia offers one million sim cards and internet access to Hajj pilgrims

Updated 16 July 2019
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Saudi Arabia offers one million sim cards and internet access to Hajj pilgrims

  • The move aims to serve pilgrims who are keen to communicate with their dearest ones back home

MAKKAH: One million sim cards and free internet will be offered as gifts to pilgrims performing Hajj this year upon arriving at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia.

The initiative is part of a program aimed at serving pilgrims who are keen to communicate with their nearest and dearest back home.

A field team will be working 24 hours during the Hajj season to offer this service to the arriving pilgrims so that they can share their experience with their families.

The project comes as part of  efforts by the Kingdom to serve pilgrims under directions by King Salman and the Crown Prince to allow pilgrims to perform their rituals with ease.