Efforts continue at Prophet's Mosque to serve worshippers during Ramadan

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The directorate has prepared the mosque to accommodate worshipers at the time of prayers, in addition to monitoring the Iftar meals. (SPA)
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The directorate has prepared the mosque to accommodate worshipers at the time of prayers, in addition to monitoring the Iftar meals. (SPA)
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The directorate has prepared the mosque to accommodate worshipers at the time of prayers, in addition to monitoring the Iftar meals. (SPA)
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The directorate has prepared the mosque to accommodate worshipers at the time of prayers, in addition to monitoring the Iftar meals. (SPA)
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The directorate has prepared the mosque to accommodate worshipers at the time of prayers, in addition to monitoring the Iftar meals. (SPA)
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The directorate has prepared the mosque to accommodate worshipers at the time of prayers, in addition to monitoring the Iftar meals. (SPA)
Updated 24 May 2018

Efforts continue at Prophet's Mosque to serve worshippers during Ramadan

RIYADH: The General Directorate for the Affairs of Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, or the Prophet's Mosque, is carrying on with plans during the month of Ramadan to serve visitors, the Saudi Press Agency has said.
The directorate has prepared the mosque to accommodate worshipers at the time of prayers, in addition to monitoring the Iftar meals offered at the mosque and its external courts.
It also said it has intensified its water services, cleaning efforts and air conditioning around the clock to provide worshipers with an atmosphere full of serenity and reverence.
SPA took pictures of the services offered at the mosque, beginning with guiding visitors and organizing their entry through the gates of the Prophet’s Mosque to the men and women sections. It also directs worshippers to the emptier courts to avoid crowding.
It also captured the preparations for setting the Iftar meals at the mosque, including the installing of water spray fans at the outside squares due to sustain high temperatures during summer, so that visitors pray with ease and comfort.


Inaugural Global AI Summit opens virtually

Updated 21 October 2020

Inaugural Global AI Summit opens virtually

  • World’s leading CEOs, innovators and policymakers to attend virtual event

DUBAI: The inaugural Global AI Summit, which bills itself as the premier platform for dialogue on artificial intelligence, opens virtually on Wednesday and brings together stakeholders from the world of academia, government and the private sector during the two-day event.

The Global AI Summit, organized by the Saudi Data & AI Authority (SDAIA) and G20 Saudi Secretariat honoring Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the international forum, will explore artificial intelligence’s role in the new global era and how its transformational potential can be deployed “to create a better future for all.”

The two-day virtual event will particularly tackle what artificial intelligence “means for policy and decision makers interested in leveraging the potential, for the good of humanity.”

Among the world’s leading CEOs, innovators and policymakers who will be at the event are: Abdullah Al-Swaha, Saudi Arabia’s minister of communications and information technology; Omar Sultan Al-Olama, the UAE minister of state for artificial intelligence; Masayoshi Son, the founder and CEO of SoftBank Group Corp; and Houlin Zhao, the secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union.