Destination KSA - Your Guide to Saudi

Destination KSA - Your Guide to Saudi

Saudi Arabia Embraces the Spirit of Hajj

Saudi Arabia Embraces the Spirit of Hajj

Determined to perform the Hajj, Islam’s fifth and final pillar, Muslims from all corners of the world turn their hearts towards Makkah. Even before setting foot in the holy city, they yearn to fulfill their sacred duty, chanting in unison, “I have come to fulfill your call, O Allah.“


As pilgrims embark on a journey of faith in harmony and unity, arriving at the gates of Makkah and Medina. They hope their deeds
will be blessed and their prayers will be accepted with love. Like every year, Saudi Arabia prepares thoroughly for the season to ensure pilgrims fully immerse themselves in their spiritual journey.

Saudi Arabia Embraces the Spirit of Hajj

The country is dedicated to caring for the guests of Allah and facilitating their pilgrimage by providing comprehensive services from before their arrival until their safe departure. Modern procedures and advanced technologies are implemented to meet their needs, allowing pilgrims to focus on what truly matters: their faith experience.

Saudi Arabia Embraces the Spirit of Hajj

What is the Nusk Card?

An identification card that recognizes authorized pilgrims from non-registered individuals is mandatory during the Hajj. It grants access to holy sites and is an essential tool throughout the pilgrimage.


It also includes crucial information, such as:

  • Hajj permits and identification
  • Health records for immediate medical support
  • Accommodations in Makkah and Medina
  • Group itineraries for seamless movement
  • Certification upon completion of Hajj


Important Note: 

Embarking on Hajj without proper registration can lead to persecution and fines.

Saudi Arabia Embraces the Spirit of Hajj

Railway Journeys:

Seamless Travel to Sacred Destinations


The Haramain high-speed railway makes booking trips to holy destinations easier than ever. The railway route starts in Makkah, travels to Jeddah, continues to Rabigh (King Abdullah Economic City), and ends in Madinah


To book your journey, follow these steps:

  • Visit
  • Choose your departure station and destination
  • Select your class and seat
  • Finalize booking and payment
  • Receive your ticket
Saudi Arabia Embraces the Spirit of Hajj

Photography Etiquette in Holy Cities

Understanding the appropriate etiquette for taking pictures and videos at holy sites is essential. Here are some guidelines to ensure respectful and considerate behavior while capturing your memories:

Saudi Arabia Embraces the Spirit of Hajj

Seek permission: Holding a professional camera without permission from “The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque” is strictly prohibited.


Avoid disturbing worshippers: Don’t step over people in the middle of their prayers, and maintain a respectful distance from those engaged in prayer.


Be mindful of your surroundings: Don’t pose or stand on passages, ensuring pathways remain clear for all visitors and avoid blocking access to important sites or obstructing the movement of pilgrims.


Respect sacred spaces: Avoid using flash photography in areas where it may be disruptive, and follow the rules set by authorities.


The Makkah Route Initiative

A transport service provided by the Ministry of Interior manages tasks like issuing electronic visas, gathering biometric information, and carrying out health checks from the pilgrims’ home countries to ensure a smooth journey for them and streamline the travel process.



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