Saudi Arabia reportedly unveiled plans to make the city of Mecca and other Islamic sites visited by millions of Muslims in the Kingdom smarter in the future.
Saudi Arabia had effectively used new technologies to run the massive annual pilgrimage of Haj, said prince Khaled Al-Faisal, emir of Makkah, advisor to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and chairman of the Central Haj Committee.
The Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the Communications and Information Technology Commission have joined together to announce an …
Saudi Arabia’s state airline Saudia says its flights have been affected by a system failure as the Kingdom hosts the annual Hajj pilgrimage, AFP reported.
Saudi Arabia’s Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal has reportedly inaugurated the “Intelligent Hajj” programme, Arab News reported.
The event promises to attract leading programmers from around the world to innovatively leverage technology to enrich and enhance the Hajj experience for pilgrims.
The event is a 36-hour long event, which will commence on 1st August onclude on 3rd August will be the largest ever hackathon held to date in the Kingdom.
Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Passports has introduced eye-scan and facial recognition technology to keep track of visitors and residents.
The move aims to deliver the highest efficiency for the arrival and departure of pilgrims as well as the services provided during their stay in the Kingdom.
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