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Pilgrims from different nations visit the Grand Mosque to perform the rituals. However, one thing that disturbs them is their goods and belongings that they carry with them. Now you can keep them in a luggage locker outside Masjid-al-Haram.
Not only is it difficult to perform rituals while carrying the stuff, but also most of the time the valuables are stolen or lost! Since long, people were demanding for a locker service at the Grand Mosque so that they could keep their valuables there and enjoy their rituals without any tension! And now, finally, we have them.
Locations of luggage locker service outside Masjid-al-Haram
These lockers are available at different sites around the Grand Mosque. The supervisor of these deposit boxes, Omar Hawsawi said that the lockers are available opposite King Abdulaziz Gate, opposite King Fahd Gate, opposite Dar Al-Tawheed Intercontinental Hotel, Al-Shebaikah District, opposite King Abdullah Gate and Marwa District near Al-Haramain Library.
Each location facilitates its visitors with 320 lockers each. There are different sizes of lockers that have been set up by the Presidency of the Grand Mosque authorities. The different available sizes help the visitors choose a box according to the volume of their goods to be submitted.
The cost of luggage locker service outside Masjid-al-Haram
These lockers are not free of cost. The charges of each box depending upon its size and on the time, you avail them for. The starting charges of the locker are SR 2 per hour. The charge for the biggest box is SR 7 per hour. Each individual can avail the locker for up to 5 hours only.
How to get a luggage locker outside Masjid-al-Haram?
When you reach the lockers with your valuables that you wish to submit, you shall handover your belongings to the security personals for the security check. Once scanned and passed form the security check, you shall be allotted a box.
Remember goods such as oil and honey are not allowed as they can spill over. You will get a box according to the volume of the goods. You will be asked for the ID card or so for information purposes.
You can fill in the box with the belongings you wish to submit. Once you close the box, a printed paper will eject. The Printed slip has your name on it and information like the time the box was issued to you. You need to return the locker within 5 hours.
How to get the items back from the luggage locker?
To get your valuables from the box, put the slip at the sensor placed at the box. The box will get opened for you.
In case a person forgets his belongings inside the box, he can claim them within 5 days. After 5 days, the security team will open up the locker and check the contents. The contents will be returned to the one who claims them. The perishable and unimportant stuff shall be wasted by the authorities.
People are now demanding that such facilities shall be provided within the premises of the Mosque so that during Hajj days they can be at ease!
Source: Saudi Gazette