These pilgrims along with a million more from all over the world were eager to learn the story of and discover the rich heritage of the Kingdom, Islam’s holiest city, and its most sacred shrine, the Kaaba.
The government of Makkah treats its visitors well and puts in all the efforts to serve not only the city but also its visitors, especially pilgrims.
The visitors learn that how it was built under directions from the late establishing King Abdul Aziz to serve as a palace for the king’s guests; how afterwards it was turned into a museum that well-preserved Makkah’s inheritance; how the message of the Prophet (peace be upon him) came into life in Makkah to unite the word of Allah; and how the Islamic states (in the past) and Saudi state (until the present) have devoted themselves to serve the Two Holy Mosques and their visitors.
Faisal Al-Sharif, director general of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) in Makkah, stressed that under directions from the president of the SCTH, Prince Sultan bin Salman, public and private touristic museums will open their doors to the capital’s visitors in coordination with the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, through Umrah companies and organizers of tourist trips.
He added: “The Makkah museum opens its doors to visitors and pilgrims in the morning and at night. Specialists from the SCTH and tourist guides licensed by the SCTH handle the explanations about everything in the museum.”