Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Members of Citizens’ Proposal Committee in a Field Visit to Jeddah New Airport




Members of Citizens’ Proposal Committee, chaired by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute for Hajj and Umrah Research, UQU, Dean Prof. Dr. Atef bin Hussein Asghar paid a field visit to the new King Aabdulaziz Airport in Jeddah on Thursday 07/07/1437H.

The Dean stated that the visit aims to view closely the new airport project and to get to know all the services it provides, especially the new ones. This would help the Committee to give necessary recommendations concerning the proposals it receives as regards the airport and its services. He pointed out that the Committee was formed as per the mandate of HRH Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Counsellor and Prince of Makkah.

The members met with Mr. Khaled bin Muslim Al-Harbi, Airport Hajj and Umrah Hall Director and Mr. Hesham bin Qasim Hariri, Security and Safety Director. The tour started with a thorough explanation concerning the new airport project and the services the airport renders to passengers, then the members took a tour in the arrival and departure halls and witnessed how well equipped they are, the services they render and their sections. They discussed the project’s objectives, plans and the services rendered by the General Authority of Civil Aviation to the airport visitors, Hajj and Umrah pilgrims, through the Hajj and Umrah halls, in response to the directions of our wise government to provide all means and capabilities, as well as improve the services rendered to visitors of Makkah.

Some members of government entities participated in the visit, among them Emirate of Makkah region, the Public Security, Ministry of Hajj, Secretariat of the Holy City, Ministry of Transportation,  General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque, Control and Investigation Committee, Ministry of Culture and Media and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute for Hajj and Umrah Research.

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