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Old February 5th, 2014, 09:42 PM   #3241
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Old February 6th, 2014, 08:40 AM   #3242
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Pilgrims lose way in Grand Mosque


SIGNPOSTS NEEDED: A massive Umrah pilgrimage rush continues in Makkah
as large crowds come from abroad to perform their religious rituals.
6 February 2014

The vast expansion of the Grand Mosque at Makkah has made it difficult for pilgrims to find their way around the area or even reach the Kaaba.

Arab News toured the city and found that first-time pilgrims get lost easily owing a lack of information points and signposts.

Many can be seen praying and performing Umrah rituals in the wrong direction because they are unable to see the Kaaba from afar.

Arab News spoke with Turkish pilgrims, who complained that this was their first time and that they encounter difficulty getting to the Kaaba.

Fatima from Istanbul said: “Large crowds and extensive construction work have made entire groups lose their way and pray in the wrong direction. We need more signposts in various languages both inside and outside the Grand Mosque area to solve this problem. Multilingual staff should be appointed to help guide the masses,” she said.

According to official estimates, 750,000 pilgrims performed the Umrah in a single month, a record compared to last year. The figure is expected to reach 6 million by the end of the season.

Pilgrims also find themselves being ripped off by taxi drivers, who charge extra during peak times and traffic congestion.

“The government should put up boards with taxi fares at taxi stands near the Grand Mosque. Otherwise, drivers will continue to demand SR20 for short distances and take advantage of pilgrims who are unable to use buses,” said Abdul Rahman, a visitor to Makkah.

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Old February 6th, 2014, 10:27 AM   #3243
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Thank you Sister Roukaya for bringing in this subject.

I'd like to highlight a point that is, pilgrims especially from Turkey and Iran are very stubborn and strictly refuse to listen to any one who tries guiding them.

Hence, it is the responsibility of the agent with which they come to educate them accordingly.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 04:22 AM   #3245
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Thank you Sister Roukaya for bringing in this subject.

I'd like to highlight a point that is, pilgrims especially from Turkey and Iran are very stubborn and strictly refuse to listen to any one who tries guiding them.

Hence, it is the responsibility of the agent with which they come to educate them accordingly.
exactly right. I personally notice the same problem during my trip.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 10:51 PM   #3246
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Old February 8th, 2014, 11:29 PM   #3251
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Thanks Bro lamine_aa for your efforts, but please tell me, is that ugly ladder above temporary ?!
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Thanks Bro lamine_aa for your efforts, but please tell me, is that ugly ladder above temporary ?!

I think is not temporary, these are permanent stairway, look this picture (simple comparison) :



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Al Sudais inspects Mataf work


MONITORING PROGRESS: Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais inspects the progress
of the mataf expansion project inside the Grand Mosque in Makkah on Sunday.
10 February 2014

Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, head of the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques Affairs, inspected the progress of work for the expansion of the mataf (the circumambulation area around the Holy Kaaba) on Sunday.

Speaking to reporters, he said the tour was aimed at making sure the project is completed on time, following the highest safety and quality standards.

On arrival at the site, Al-Sudais and his deputy Sheikh Mohammed Al-Khozaim, were received by Yahya Binladin, deputy chairman of Binladin Group, and senior engineers and officials.

Al-Sudais thanked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah for initiating the mataf expansion project which would increase its capacity from 40,000 to 130,000 worshippers per hour.

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Old February 10th, 2014, 10:53 AM   #3257
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I think is not temporary, these are permanent stairway, look this picture (simple comparison) :
Thanks bro, pics are quiet clear.

I guess it will be covered by the new Ottoman porticoes so it won't be quiet visible.
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