Madinah airport ready for influx of pilgrims during last nights in Ramadan
Madinah airport is gearing up to receiving hundreds of thousands of pilgrims and worshippers who are planning on performing prayers in these last few days of Ramdan.
There has been a sharp increase in the amount of pilgrims who visited Saudi Arabia for Umrah this year as Ramadan has coincided with the summer vacation in the Arab and Islamic World.
Saudi gazette has reported that Maj. Gen. Khaled Al-Howaish, director of the Passports Department, said his organization has mobilized its resources to ensure pilgrims receive a great service. The department has been provided with advanced information technology facilities.
“We have got instructions from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and interior minister, to facilitate the arrival and departure of the guests of God who visit Madinah during the holy month,” he told Al-Madina.