Saudi Arabia’s Islamic Ministry activates smart mosques system

The ministry has completed the activation of the smart mosques system. (SPA)
Updated 03 May 2019

Saudi Arabia’s Islamic Ministry activates smart mosques system

  • The smart mosque system will be activated in 300 mosques in the coming weeks

MADINAH: The Ministry of Islamic Affairs’ branch in Madinah has completed the activation of the smart mosques system.

This aims to use state-of-the-art digital systems to monitor mosques in all parts of the Kingdom quickly and accurately.

The initiative allows imams and congregates to convey their observations to the ministry through a device installed in each mosque, via an encrypted smart data panel using the Quick Response (QR) code. 

The smart mosque system will be activated in 300 mosques in the coming weeks, while the 1,700 remaining mosques will follow gradually.


US pilgrims fly out of Jeddah

Updated 23 August 2019

US pilgrims fly out of Jeddah

JEDDAH: A Miami Air International airline flight left King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah carrying 163 American passengers who had completed the Hajj pilgrimage.

The airline launched its first direct flight to the Kingdom after a halt to services in 1997.

Issam Noor, general manager of King Abdul Aziz International Airport, said that the General Authority of Civil Aviation was keen to provide all possible facilities for the arrival and departure of the US flight.

He said that this will encourage other US carriers to operate flights between the two countries.

“The completion of all necessary procedures for the arrival and departure of the flight confirms the readiness of the airport to receive flights from all over the world,” he said.