Now to provide more facilities to pilgrims and visitors, free WiFi will be provided to them in the courtyard of Masjid ul-Haram.
Free Wifi Facility Introduced in Masjid al-Haram for Pilgrims and Visitors to stay connected with each other.
Bandar Al-Khuzaim, The Director of the Information Technology Center at the presidency stated that the WiFi services introduced in Mosque is the part of series of technological services which are introduced by the Presidency for the Affairs of the two Holy Mosques. He also revealed that the Bluetooth services will also be introduced very soon.
He said about Bluetooth services that:
The presidency will also make available Bluetooth services for worshippers in the Mataf, so that those who perform tawaf can know the number of rounds of circumambulation that they have finished
As he said, the Bluetooth services will be introduced with the corporation of Umm Al-Qura University of Makkah.
According to Al-Khuzaim, this free WiFi services will help the pilgrims and visitors and also to establish the online contact between the worshippers and presidency staff.
The presidency has also introduced the issuing and renewal of online booking of iftar meals at the Grand Mosque. Both individuals and firms can take advantage of this service to donate iftar meals for worshippers
The Saudi Press Agency also narrated that presidency staff will use this popular wireless networking technology to send guidance and awareness text messages to pilgrims and visitors to the Grand Mosque.
Al-Khuzaim also announced that a new facility has been introduced for the electronic registration for performing itikaf (seclusion in the mosque to worship Allah) in six languages. They are Arabic, English, French, Urdu, Turkish and Persian.
He also described the similar online facility which is available for those who want to visit the Grand Mosque Exhibition and the Kaaba cover (kiswa) factory.