Breaking: Saudi license 150 catering kitchens to serve Hajj and Umrah

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The General Administration of Environmental Health at the Municipality of the Holy City granted licenses for about 150 kitchens. To provide subsistence services for Umrah and pilgrims during this year’s season.

Hani bin Ali Al-Amiri, a member of the National Committee for Hajj and Umrah and a member of the Hotels Committee at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, said: “During the Umrah pilgrims coming from outside the Kingdom, the period of safe health isolation before going to the Holy Mosque in Mecca to perform the Umrah rituals is limited to 3 days.

3 ready and packaged meals, in addition to a dry meal daily throughout the days of health isolation, indicating that the meals are prepared with the latest technologies, high standards and quality, with a specific mechanism and professional through kitchens in hotels or subsistence kitchens that are contracted with.

Al-Amiri added: “There are more than 1200 hotels in Makkah Al-Mukarramah that contain more than 270,000 hotel rooms with a high-quality classification, according to international standards, and in Medina there are more than 75,000 hotel rooms dedicated to housing visitors to the Prophet’s Mosque coming from inside and outside the Kingdom. The regulations for housing pilgrims include displaying qualified and licensed homes and hotels through the marketing platforms in the cities of Jeddah, Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Madinah and the various cities of the Kingdom, and to be classified from categories (3/4/5) stars with the application of the requirements for the protocols of tourist accommodation facilities. And the commitment to include the room price announced on the marketing platforms with the allocation of an employee to receive the pilgrims at the hotel (for each group) to finish the housing procedures and confirm the actual housing data for the pilgrims on the electronic path.

Al-Amiri indicated that visual screening points have been provided to all residents of the residence, and all workers have been trained on precautionary and preventive measures, and that the number of individuals should not exceed two per room, with the application of social spacing of at least one and a half meters between the family, and the obligation to follow up that pilgrims and visitors do not leave the residence before the end The period of compulsory health retirement for the first three days and the allocation of supervisors and security guards in each hotel to organize the exit of pilgrims and visitors and provide all the requirements during the isolation period.

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