Pilgrims perform farewell circumambulation at Holy Mosque in Makkah

November 9, 2011

Pilgrims performed their final Hajj rituals at the Holy Mosque in Makkah today, including the farewell and Ifadhah (coming down from Arafat) circumambulation and the Sa’ie (quick paces). The worshippers were able to perform their rituals easily and comfortably thanks to the integrated services provided to all visitors by the Kingdom. The General Presidency of the Affairs of the Holy Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque recruited 6,000 employees in Makkah to guide pilgrims and to organize their entry and exit from the Grand Mosque. As many as 1,000 employees were stationed at the 176 doors of the facility to ensure safety and efficiency, including 18 doors for people with special needs. In addition, the Civil Defense Directorate provided emergency medical services through 1,000 medics at the Grand Mosque.