Barcode to help locate Mina tents

Saudi authorities are planning to introduce a barcode system for Mina tents to help stranded pilgrims identify their tents with the assistance of Google maps. “A technology has been already developed for this purpose,” said Mohammed Al-Ruwaished, head of the information technology committee at the Youth Welfare Presidency’s scout camp.[…]

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All roads lead to Mina

Marking the beginning of the annual pilgrimage of Haj on Thursday, around two million pilgrims headed through packed streets of Makkah and surrounding cities including Jeddah and Taif to the enormous Tent City of Mina, located 7 km north east of the Grand Mosque. In a dense sea of humanity,[…]

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