Winners of 9th Makkah Award for Excellence honored in Jeddah

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal addresses the 9th edition of the Makkah Award for Excellence ceremony in Jeddah on Wednesday. (SPA)
Updated 10 May 2018

Winners of 9th Makkah Award for Excellence honored in Jeddah

  • Ministry of Hajj and Umrah wins Award for Excellence in Hajj and Umrah Services for its e-track electronic system for domestic pilgrims.
  • King Abdullah Economic City won the award for Economic Excellence for contributing to providing a modern, international and socially progressive city.

JEDDAH: The recipients of the 9th Makkah Award for Excellence were honored by the region’s governor, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, during a ceremony on Wednesday at the Hilton Hotel. Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majid and a number of high-level officials also attended.

“This is an astronomical evening, so my words will be astrological,” said Prince Khaled in his opening speech. “Your highnesses, your excellencies, brothers and sisters, there is no distinctiveness without innovation, no innovation without creativity, and no creativity without culture and education. I congratulate the winners and thank the attendees for their presence.”

He presented the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah with the Excellence in Hajj and Umrah Services award for its e-track electronic system for the domestic pilgrims, and the media-awareness campaign “Hajj is Worship and Civilized Behavior,” which over the past few years has raised awareness among pilgrims and those who serve them about the importance of adhering to the laws and regulations of Hajj.

The award for Excellence in Management went to the Jeddah security patrols, while the Urbanism award was given to the Ministry of Finance’s construction department in Makkah.

The award for Social Excellence was shared by the Hadiyah Charity Association, for providing visitors to Makkah and Madinah with excellent services, and the Ministry of Interior’s 911 Unified Security Operations Center, for its rapid response and for contributing to raising security awareness, participating in various awareness campaigns, and supporting humanitarian services.

King Abdullah Economic City won the award for Economic Excellence for contributing to providing a modern, international and socially progressive city.

The Scientific and Technical award was shared by Makkah’s official Twitter account and the young Sami Al-Shaibani for his “Snap Security” initiative.

The Award for Humanitarian Excellence went to both the National Committee for Welfare of Prisoners, Ex-Inmates and their Families in the capital and in Jeddah Province.


First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

Updated 18 August 2019

First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

  • Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries

Saudi Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Dr. Nabeel Al-Amoudi, oversaw the departure of the first 

group of pilgrims under the Eyab initiative on Saturday together with GACA President Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.

Eyab seeks to improve services provided to pilgrims, with the authority aiming to enrich pilgrims’ experience at the Kingdom’s airports. It is expected to benefit 30,000 pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season.

Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries, inspected the services available and received a briefing from the initiative’s officials.

GACA started an experimental implementation of Eyab this year, aimed at pilgrims returning to Indonesia, India and Malaysia through Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport and Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Airport.