The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has launched an updated version of a mobile application for pilgrims from Qatar to help them remain connected with Qatar's Haj Mission in Makkah during the pilgrimage. The app ‘Hajj Guide' is available on Android and Apple store and will help pilgrims send their location to the mission in case they lose the way, according to Qatar News Agency.
“The app will enable the pilgrims to directly contact the help desk at the mission and send their location if they need any help,” said Abdul Hadi Obaid Al Marri, Head of IT Unit at the Mission. “The help desk could be contacted through the app on 132 from Qatar and 8003040444 from Saudi Arabia,” he added.
The app includes several services like details related to the Hajj including rituals, Fatwas, prayers, information about Haj tour operators and important telephone numbers for hospitals operating in Arafat and Mina. To track the movements of buses ferrying pilgrims from Qatar to Saudi Arabia a GPS system is being installed and connected with the IT unit of the mission.