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Friday, 20 June 2014

Guidelines for Pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

Guidelines for Pilgrims in Saudi Arabia
  1. Each pilgrim should have a valid passport.
  2. He/ she should have required health documents.
  3. He/ she should get a free-of-charge entry visa from the Saudi embassy in his country.
  4. Air and sea pilgrims should give their passports and their tickets to the foundation or civil services groups.
  5. They should attach an Arabic ID card with his/her photo and his personal data; it should be stamped from Hajj authority in his/her and so from the Saudi consulate.
  6. After finishing Passport and Customs procedures, passport should be delivered to the agent of the United Agents Office to complete the procedures to Makkah or Madinah.
  7. Pilgrim should abide with the constructions of pilgrims’ residency places and abide with the travelling schedules.
  8. He/she should consider the sanctity of Two Sacred Mosques and respect the regulations of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, so he/she should not sleep in the roads and should not throw rubbish except in the specified places to keep the holy places clean.
  9. He/she should carry ID card, which he/she takes it from Tawafa foundation in Makkah or service groups in Madinah, or the stamped ID card from his country.
  10. Pilgrim should keep 12 photos to use them under request.
  11. Pilgrim should keep his/her official documents and money at Tawafah foundation or its service groups or at Safe-Deposits in pilgrims’ hotels.
  12. If Pilgrim desires to visit his/her kinships, he/she should get a permit from the ministry branches in Makkah, Madinah or Jeddah.


Safety and Security Regulations:

  1. Use umbrella and take extra liquid drinks to avoid sun strikes.
  2. Avoid sleeping under buses and vehicles.
  3. Avoid bedding on platforms and roads, so as not to impede others’ movement.
  4. Avoid sleeping or sitting in the tunnels.
  5. Avoid keeping fiery materials.
  6. Do not light a fire inside your tent, but use the specified places for cooking.
  7. Keep a fire extinguisher inside your tent.
  8. In case of fire, Allah forbid, switch off the electricity.
  9. Report any fire, if occurs, immediately.
  10. Switch off the power when you leave your residence.
  11. Avoid riding on the roofs of busses and vehicles.
  12. Avoid overcrowded places and scramble.


Rules and regulations to be observed when entering the Kingdom for Hajj:

  1. Any attempt to tamper or breach the security, by anyway or form, will lead to arrest, accountability, and deterrent punishment by the Saudi security apparatus.
  2. Pilgrims may not work inside the Kingdom, whether paid or unpaid, and begging is strictly prohibited.
  3. Attempt to carry drugs into the Kingdom, using drugs, or trading in drugs, will subject the owner to the maximum penalties, including the death penalty.
  4. Moving outside the Hajj places is strictly forbidden and so overstaying in the Kingdom, after the performance of Hajj.
  5. Pilgrims should bring only the necessary things, to avoid delaying at the inlets.

Important Numbers:

Emergency Numbers
Ambulance
997
Police
999
Road Safety
996
Traffic
993
Passports
992
Civil Defence
998

Important Ministries

Ministry of Hajj
4024444
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
4067777
Ministry of Interior
4011111
Ministry of Health
4012220
Ministry of Culture and information
4068888
Ministry of Justice
4057777

Important Area Codes

Riyadh
011
Jeddah
02
Makkah
02
Madinah
04
Health centers in the holy places:

Name
Address
Tel
Health Centers Admin, Mina
Near Mina health center No.1
5548088
5586664
Health Centers Admin, Arafat
At Arafat General Hospital
5521715
5521723
Health Centers Admin, Muzdalifah
At Muzdalifah health center No. 6
5610867
5610875
Hospitals in Makkah:

Hospital
Tel.
Fax
King Abdul-Aziz Hospital
5442400
5424449
Hiraa General Hospital
5203535
5200333
Ibn Sina Hospital
5433912
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King Faisal Hospital
5566411
5563523
Ajyad Hospital
5730070
5744985
An-Nur Hospital
5665000
5666837
Maternity and Children Hospital
5443414
5424802

Hospitals in Madinah:

Hospital
Tel.
Fax
King Fahd Hospital
8233900
8233240
Maternity and Children Hospital
8361000
8368333
Uhod General Hospital
8250016
8250844
Al-Inayah Hospital
8482756
8483046
Mental Health Hospital
8368362
8365633
Prince Abdul-Muhsin Hospital
8840952
8841524
Darabat Ash-Shams Hospital
8362208
8361326
Yanbu Al-Bahr Hospital
3910641
3222229
Al-Miqat Hospital
5401631
8224761
Al-Mahd Hospital
8681973
8681727
Badr General Hospital
3320248
3321588
Al-Eas Hospital
3541485
3541400
Al-Hanakiah
8620084
8620522
Pilgrims City Hospital
8251904
8255244
Khaibar Hospital
8821654
8821554

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