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Haramain Sharifain to remain Open during Ramadan for visitors and pilgrims

The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques on Sunday announced the Ramadan plans for this year.

The President for the Affairs of the Holy Mosques, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al Sudais revealed the plans via press briefing on Sunday.

The plans were focused to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The usual Prayer Rakats of Taraweeh and Tahajjud which is 20 +3 was reduced to 10+3.

Worshippers will be allowed to pray in the Abdullah Expansion, first floor, roof, and Courtyards in Masjid Al Haram

 The Mataaf area will remain closed to all except Umrah Pilgrims.

Umrah pilgrims will not be allowed to touch the Ka’bah, and the usual separation will remain in place.

Iftar spreads will be suspended, instead, individual distribution will be conducted.

I’tikaf will remain suspended in the last 10 days this year as well.

Zamzam water supply will remain suspended and will be supplied individually through personnel and bottles.

Permission to enter the Grand Mosque will only be allowed with valid permits issued via the Eatmarna App

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