King Abdullah approves expansion of Makkah’s Grand Mosque
January 5, 2008
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has approved the an expansion project for the northern part of the Grand Mosque in Makkah. The project includes additions to the northern portion of the Grand Mosque complex as well as pedestrian tunnels and a service station.
In recent years Saudi authorities have implemented a number of projects to expand the Grand Mosque. In 2007, the entire Mosque was fitted with air conditioning so that worshippers could perform their prayers in comfort.
More than 10 million Muslims visit the Grand Mosque in Makkah annually to perform Hajj and Umrah and attend regular and special prayers.