Saudi Arabia’s Public Prosecution has confirmed that Hajj pilgrims’ accommodation in the holy cities is subjected to the highest standards of safety and security.
The pilgrims’ accommodation is also distinguished by strict surveillance against any risks or harmful practices.
The Public Prosecution affirmed that the authorities have taken strict measures to prevent defrauding or deception on safety standards in several areas, including Defrauding of fire protection requirements in facilities and defrauding on the part of engineering offices in safety plans.
Violation of safety standards on pilgrims also includes deception or negligence in maintaining safety means, as stipulated in the technical or organizational regulations in this regard, it is prohibited to import, sell or install safety systems, equipment, and means that do not comply with technical regulations or the standards approved internationally or in the Kingdom and it is prohibited to restart a facility in full or part after it was suspended due to any hazardous violation without rectifying the issue.
Anyone who commits a violation by doing any acts prohibited by the authorities will be punished with imprisonment for up to 6 months and a fine of up to SR30,000.