Hajj and Umrah Visa

Smart bracelets for Umrah pilgrims with GPS technology

Umrah pilgrims are allowed to visit any city of Saudi Arabia

Overview of the Kingdom’s Initiatives in Promoting Saudi Vision 2030

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is desperate for the persuasion of the goals set in the shape of Saudi vision 2030.

The country is experimenting new initiatives each time and day and the vision is not limited to promoting art, culture but its taking extreme steps towards the modernization of the services to it’s local citizens, Saudi expats and the visitors like Umrah and Hajj pilgrims.

Recent Announcement by National Committee for Hajj and Umrah

The National Committee for Hajj and Umrah is introducing special bracelets for the pilgrims. The said initiative has been taken by the authorities to provide ease and safety to the Umrah Pilgrims and to facilitate them by providing them all the necessary details related to their personal data along with their location of stay. Related: 400 Smart Buses Coming to Saudi Arabia’s Makkah Region in 2020

We have enlisted below, the benefits and the services related to the Umrah bracelets. 

1) Bracelet for Umrah pilgrims will provide the GPS technology

A bracelet will be equipped with the GPS technology and to contain all personal data of the pilgrim including name, accommodation and maps to guide him during his Umrah journey. Read more: Mataf area in Haram will accommodate 107,000 pilgrims per hour in Ramadan 2019

2) Bracelet for Umrah pilgrims will be given upon their arrival in Saudi Arabia

The authorities said that the bracelets will be given to all the Umrah pilgrims upon their arrival in the Kingdom. Read more: Prayers other than 5 time prayers will not be allowed in the Mataf area during Ramadan 2019

3) Bracelet will provide all the pilgrims’ details

The authorities claim that the bracelet is a nice addition for the Umrah pilgrims and provides the following details to the Umrah pilgrims:

a) The Bracelet will contain all the pilgrims’ data.

b) The Bracelet will capture the movements of the Umrah pilgrims as well.

c) Also, the GPS feature in the bracelet will provide them a facility to locate their accommodations, hospitals, health centers and other important utilities in Makkah and Madinah.

4) Bracelet will assist Umrah pilgrims in dialing emergency numbers

These bracelets will help the Umrah pilgrims in case of any emergency, the pilgrims can directly communicate with the emergency numbers in the Kingdom. Read more: Hajj Ministry Announces Individual E-Umrah Visa for Pilgrims

A Chinese company will provide the Bracelet specifications

The committee is maintaining contacts with a Chinese company to provide it with the specifications of the bracelet in order to manufacture them.

Soon Umrah and Hajj pilgrims’ luggage will be taken on arrival and directly delivered to their accommodation

The committee is also working to find a solution to the problem of the Umrah pilgrims’ luggage and is considering contracting a transport company to take the luggage from the points of their arrivals to their accommodation places.

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