All pilgrims welcome to Saudi Arabia, says Haj, Umrah minister

All pilgrims welcome to Saudi Arabia, says Haj, Umrah minister
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman launched the programme in Makkah on May 28 2019.
Published: 2 June 2019 - 4 a.m.
By: Derek Issacs

The minister of Haj and Umrah Mohammed Benten has said that Saudi Arabia welcomes the arrival of any Muslim from all over the world to perform Haj and Umrah regardless of their different cultures and languages and without any discrimination, according to Saudi media reports.

Reportedly, Bentene said that the Saudi authorities are extending all facilities and services to enable pilgrims to perform their rituals in ease and comfort.

The Saudi Gazette reported Benten, who is also chairman of the Guests of God Service Program, as saying that the program, which consists of more than 130 initiatives, would bring about a further qualitative leap in the facilities and services being offered to the Haj and Umrah pilgrims.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman launched the programme in Makkah on Tuesday.

In the preparation and planning phase of the programme, there have been more than 192 points of contact made with the Haj and Umrah pilgrims, Benten said.

Hotelier Middle East has been reporting on how Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 to diversify the Kingdom’s economy through the economy’s different sectors such as hospitality and tourism.


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