Taraweeh & Tahajjud Schedule 1440/2019
Grand Mosque in Makkah
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Taraweeh & Tahajjud Schedule 1440/2019
Grand Mosque in Makkah
Mobily first to test 5G near
Makkah’s Grand Mosque
May 01, 2019
Saudi telecom giant Mobily has successfully conducted site tests in cooperation with Ericsson for 5G in Makkah reaching speeds in excess of 1 gigabit (1,000 megabits). The tests by Mobily and Ericsson are the first such tests conducted in an area close to the Holy Mosque, which has one of the highest concentration of mobile users in the world. Upon deployment, 5G will boost their customer experience.
Mobily CTO Alaa Al-Malki said: “Our vision as a company is in line with Saudi Arabia’s national agenda that emphasizes the importance of technologies such as 5G to form the pillars of an innovative society. Mobily continues its efforts in enabling digital technologies that empower customers and the ecosystem to lead the way to a digital future. Our partnership with Ericsson is part of our ambition to evolve toward the next-generation mobile technology 5G and contribute to Saudi Vision 2030.”
Consumers can expect faster download and upload speeds with the 5G network, more stable connections, lower latency, the ability to connect a higher number of devices to the network, as well as considerable reduction in device energy consumption and related costs.
The use of 5G technology will allow users to enjoy a much better experience with applications such as VR (virtual reality). The quality of videos and streaming will also be markedly improved as HD will become the norm. On a grander scale, IoT (Internet of Things) will become widely used as related applications become easier to use given faster speeds and lower latency. Mobily said the fifth generation technology will also enable it to present many opportunities for enterprises and industries in the Kingdom.
The deployment of 5G is considered a revolution in ICT and its applications are expected to facilitate scores of services. One such crucial application will be in the medical field while another, highly anticipated application is smart city connectivity. Mobily and Ericsson have a long and successful partnership working toward the new era of 5G technology.
Mobily is working toward digital transformation in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 by implementing latest cutting-edge technologies to meet the increasing demand of telecom services, particularly data services.
Free nurseries for children of pilgrims
MAKKAH — The seasonal nurseries program is considering introduction of three kinds of nurseries for the children of pilgrims; one of them free of charge, Makkah daily reported on Tuesday.
The concerned government departments are currently working on the final draft to further develop the nurseries so as to forward it to Makkah Emir Prince Khaled Al-Faisal for final approval.
Industry sources said the first category of the nurseries, which was applied during the last year's Haj, was an investment one.
They said this category will remain as it is at the charges of SR2,500 per child during the five days of the Haj while the second category, which will be free of charge, will be introduced on an experimental basis for the first time this year.
The sources said the free of charge nurseries will together have 200 seats. The children will be provided by free of charge meals while Umm Al-Qura University will provide them with 90 male and female nurses for their health care.
The sources said the third category will be a merger of the investment and the free of charge categories. They said the parents will have to pay SR1,000 for each child.
The sources said online application for the nurseries will be closed down mid Ramadan (May 20).
The emir has directed the concerned parties to develop the nurseries within the Kingdom's efforts to provide consummate services to the pilgrims.
Charges for domestic Haj packages set
MAKKAH — The Ministry of Haj and Umrah has fixed charges for various packages of Haj services offered by domestic Haj companies and establishments.
New names were adopted for packages before adding the value added tax (VAT).
In the meantime, the ministry will start allocating tents for the domestic pilgrims on Thursday.
According to the ministry, the rate for the economic package category (1) is SR4,297. The rate for category A1 will reach up to SR4,547 in accordance with the availability of the train service.
The charges will range between SR4,235 and SR4,485 for A2, between SR4,172 and SR4,422 for B, from SR4,047 to SR4,297 for C, from SR4,922 to SR4,172 for D1, from SR3,947 to SR4,047 for D2, from SR3,697 to SR3,947 for E, and SR3,465 for economic package 2.
Guest 1 Package: Guest A1 SR8,161; A2 SR8,099; B SR8,036; C SR7,911; D1 SR7,786; D2 SR7,661; E SR7,561
Guest 2: A1 SR7,910; A2 SR7,848; B SR7,785; C SR7,660; D1 SR7,535; D2 SR7410; E SR7,310.
Guest 3: A1 SR7,108; A2 SR7,046; B SR6,983; C SR6,858; D1 SR6,733; D2 SR6,608; ESR6,508
Guest 4: A1 SR6,308; A2 SR6,246; B SR6,183; C SR6,058; D1 SR5,933; D2 SR5,808; ESR5,708.
The charge for a pilgrim at Mina tower has been fixed at SR11,905.
The ministry will allocate tents for Haj service providers in the economic packages of 1 and 2 on Thursday while allocation of tents for the categories in the Guest Package will be made on Sunday.
The Clock Tower Museum in Makkah
opens its doors to visitors
It consists of 4 floors .. and takes its visitors in cosmic tours
متحف برج الساعة في مكة المكرمة يفتح أبوابه للزوار
يتكون من 4 طوابق.. ويأخذ زائريه في جولات كونية
Clock tower museum in Makkah thrown open to visitors
MAKKAH — The clock tower museum in Makkah has been opened to visitors to make a journey of faith through the universe starting from the beginning of Ramadan on May 6.
The museum occupies the top four floors of the clock tower in Makkah. One of the floors is dedicated to the sun and the moon; another to time measurement and the third to the giant clock itself while the fourth is a balcony where the visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the Grand Mosque.
The non-profit Misk Foundation established by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, is operating the museum, which is located on the highest point in Makkah.
The museum was designed to take the visitors on a tour of the universe, which will tell them how people used to measure the time in olden days. They used the sun, the moon and the galaxies for the purpose.
The visitors will come to know the methods people in ancient times used to measure time through the use of the universe's two clocks — the sun and the moon.
They will also be able to see the largest clock in the world, which is considered a miracle in watch making.
The first floor contains the Makkah clock, which was designed and manufactured jointly by a number of international watch companies. They made various components of the clock, making it the most accurate in the world in giving time.
The second floor dedicated to time measurement explains to the visitors how man in old ages was keen to know the time. Man had invented many tools and systems for time measurement through the ages. They included water and sand clocks, the pendulum and the pocket watch.
Man in the old ages closely followed the orbits of the sun and the moon to decide the dates, the direction of the Qiblah and the prayer time.
On the third floor of the museum, the visitors will have a treat of the sun, the moon and the earth. The visitors can see how man in the past relied on the celestial bodies to organize his life and activities. They will also come to learn how the eclipse and other solar phenomena take place in the universe.
On the fourth floor, the visitors will have a chance to deeply understand the space and the stars, and how man used them in the past to determine his destinations.
Lastly, the balcony of the clock tower will give the visitors a panoramic view of the vast Grand Mosque complex and its surroundings.
This cannot be undone and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.