Smart Golf Carts Introduced for Tawaf at the Grand Mosque During Ramadan

By Mohammed Ameen

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The General Authority for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has unveiled a new initiative to enhance the pilgrimage experience for elderly and special needs pilgrims during the holy month of Ramadan. The introduction of smart golf carts for tawaf (circumambulation around the Holy Kaaba) at the Grand Mosque in Makkah aims to provide a convenient and accessible way for designated pilgrims to perform this sacred ritual.

Convenient Access for Pilgrims

Pilgrims can now access the smart golf carts on the roof of the Grand Mosque through designated entrances such as Ajyad Escalators, King Abdulaziz Gate Elevators, and Umrah Gate Elevators. This service, available from 4:00 pm to 4:00 am daily, offers a 12-hour window for pilgrims to utilize the golf carts for tawaf, ensuring flexibility and ease of access during the peak Umrah season in Ramadan.

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Service Details and Accessibility

The smart golf carts are dedicated to facilitating tawaf exclusively, with a nominal charge of SAR 25 per person, inclusive of value-added tax. With a fleet of 50 golf carts, each accommodating up to 10 passengers, the service caters to the specific needs of pilgrims requiring assistance during this significant spiritual journey. Pilgrims can conveniently purchase tickets for the golf cart service at points of sale located on the roof of the Grand Mosque.

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Enhancing the Pilgrimage Experience

By introducing these smart golf carts, the General Authority for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques aims to enhance the pilgrimage experience for elderly and special needs pilgrims, ensuring that all individuals can participate in the rituals of tawaf with ease and comfort. This initiative reflects a commitment to inclusivity and accessibility, embodying the spirit of compassion and support within the sacred precincts of the Grand Mosque.