The female workforce has been increased in the Grand Mosque in Makkah. As per details, 1,500 females have been appointed in different departments to serve female visitors.

A total of 600 women have been recruited in the Technical and Service Affairs Agency while other staff will be appointed in electric vehicles department, Zamzam watering unit, guidance and intellectual affairs, administrative affairs, public relations, media and communication and the General Department of Internal Auditing.

Dr Al-Anoud bint Khaled Al-Aboud, deputy president for women’s development affairs, said the step is part of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques’ transformational initiatives 2024. The move aims to increase the level of services provided in the Two Holy Mosques,


It is also a part of the Saudi leadership’s plans to empower women and to provide the best possible services to all female pilgrims visiting the Grand Mosque in line with Saudi Vision 2030.