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Masjid al-Haram provides special facilities for disabled pilgrims

The Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has taken extraordinary measures and services to facilitate and provide ease for disabled pilgrims, the elderly, women, and children at the Masjid al-Haram (the Grand Mosque).

For disabled individuals, services have been provided for their transportation within the Masjid al-Haram, ensuring their health and facilitating their worship. Special attention is given to health and sanitation in designated areas for disabled individuals, with regular disinfection to maintain cleanliness. Beverages and Zamzam water are also made readily available for the convenience of disabled worshipers.

Specifically for disabled male pilgrims, there are three dedicated halls in the King Fahd Expansion. One hall is located in front of Gate 91 on the first floor, another is in front of the Shubaika Bridge near Gate 68 on the first floor, and the third is at Gate 68 on the ground floor.

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Similarly, there are three halls designated for disabled women. These three halls are also located in the King Fahd Expansion. One is on the ground floor near Gate 88, another is on the first floor near Gate 65, and the third is accessible from Gate 15 in the Masalla area.

Special pathways have been created for hand-driven vehicles from Masjid al-Haram to the Mataf area. These pathways include the First Ajyad Bridge, which is located in the Western Courtyard and leads towards the first Mataf. Another route is the Shubaika Bridge connected to Gate 64, leading from the eastern courtyards towards Marwah.

These gates are situated at various sections of Masjid al-Haram, including central gates and inner gates. Visually impaired pilgrims are guided within the Masjid al-Haram with the assistance of Braille directions to facilitate their movement. Overall, these initiatives aim to provide convenience and support to disabled pilgrims, elderly individuals, women, and children visiting the Masjid al-Haram.

 

 

 

 

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