Saudi To Ensure Max. Technology Usage for Safety of Pilgrims.

Saudi specialists are using technology to assist pilgrims with playing out their ceremonies in harmony and solace.

This is to:

  • Guarantee safety during the Hajj season and
  • Forestall the spread of the COVID-19.

The yearly journey to Makkah is the world’s biggest human social affair. Practically around 2.5 million pilgrims gathered in 2019. But since the COVID-19 pandemic, the current year’s Hajj is confined to 60,000 travelers. And all coming from inside the Kingdom.


At the point when Saudi pioneers showed up, they had direct admittance to:

  1. smart cards,
  2. smart bracelets, and
  3. a smart robot service

All proposed to make Hajj a more advantageous encounter.

The highlights of the smart cards, presented by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah,
Include near-field communication (NFC), and

These will hold personal, medical, and residence information.

They will likewise direct pioneers to their residence in the holy locales. Allocated to the current year’s pilgrims, they will be accessible for Umrah performers later on.

Hamad Al-Eshiwan, the director of the media center at the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said.

He likewise informs that each card is color-coded.  The various tones interface the cardholders to their separate lodging at the holy locales. They additionally permit admittance to smart entryways and doorways to camping areas in the blessed locales.

Notwithstanding the pilgrim’s vital data, the cards additionally permit the explorers to check their pre-arranged excursion courses. These also allow the timetables for Hajj. Through these cards, pilgrims can pick their everyday dinners. This will also assist with staying away from swarmed places.

The Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) dispatched its smart bracelet administration in participation with the Guests of God Service Program, in organization with the Saudi Telecom Company Group (STC).

About 5,000 wristbands were conveyed among the current year’s pioneers as the bracelet. These come as a wristwatch. In turn, they have a GPS device as well. Therefore, utilizes the data information for Internet of Things (IoT) advancements.

The bracelets offer integrated services and assistance. These incorporate all personal information of a pilgrim. Including their wellbeing status identified with COVID-19.

The General Presidency of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque dispatched its brilliant robot administration last month as 10 robots joined the Grand Mosque’s disinfection team.

These robots are helping in the Grand Mosque’s sterilization schedule. The robots come with an extraordinary program to examine the sanitization prerequisites of doled-out regions.  They can work somewhere in the range of five and eight hours without human intercession.

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