Visitors to Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah praise Saudi efforts to serve Islam

A number of visitors at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah have praised Saudi leaders for their efforts to serve worshippers. (SPA)
Updated 30 May 2019

Visitors to Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah praise Saudi efforts to serve Islam

  • Visitors praised security measures, comfort facilities and the guidance they received during their journeys

MADINAH: Visitors to the Kingdom have praised the efforts of the Saudi government to serve Islam and Muslims around the world, through development projects to improve and preserve the Two Holy Mosques in the cities of Makkah and Madinah.

A number of visitors at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah praised the efforts of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to improve services provided to visitors and Umrah pilgrims.

Visitors praised security measures, comfort facilities and the guidance they received during their journeys.

Bilal Bouziane, a visitor from Algeria, called Saudi Arabia the “beacon of Islam and peace for the whole world.”

Jaafar Ahmed, from Sudan, commended the efforts of the Kingdom in the service of Islam, Muslims and humanity, pointing to the 14th Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, currently being held in Makkah, as proof of its dedication to modern, tolerant and moderate religion.

Salih Abdulmajid from the UK praised the government’s keenness to improve services provided to visitors, as well as the implementation of large projects to ease the performance of holy rituals, while Ghulam Murtada, from Pakistan, lauded the continuing expansion of the Two Holy Mosques to allow more Muslims to visit the holy sites.

More than 1,300 volunteers are providing assistance around the clock to pilgrims at the Prophet’s Mosque. SPA Madinah


Saudi Arabia to host massive defense exhibition to rival IDEX

Updated 54 min 26 sec ago

Saudi Arabia to host massive defense exhibition to rival IDEX

  • World’s largest arms importer seeks to develop its own manufacturing sector
  • Former Farnborough Airshow CEO Shaun Ormrod has been hired as chief executive of Saudi Arabia’s biennial World Defense Show

LONDON: Saudi Arabia plans to host a massive international defense show as the world’s largest arms importer seeks to develop its own manufacturing sector.
Currently the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, is the region’s largest industry gathering, with the next one due to be held next February.

Former Farnborough Airshow CEO Shaun Ormrod has been hired as chief executive of Saudi Arabia’s biennial World Defense Show which will be held for the first time in March 2022.
Gulf states including Saudi Arabia and the UAE are investing heavily in their domestic defense industries to reduce their reliance on imports and increase the number of prized manufacturing jobs. The Kingdom, currently the third biggest spender on defense globally, aims to localize half of its military spending by 2030.
“The World Defense Show is a key milestone for Saudi Arabia as it continues to develop a sustainable local defense industry,” said Ahmad Al-Ohali, the governor of the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI).
The show’s venue, that will accommodate about 80,000 square meters of floor space, will feature demonstration facilities and the latest military kit used across land, sea and air.