MAKKAH: Visitors are reminded by the Two Holy Mosques in Saudi Arabia to respect the sacredness of the location by dressing appropriately. People wearing shorts will be fined SR 500.
Visitors to the Two Holy Mosques in Mecca and Medina have been cautioned by Saudi Arabia’s authorities to dress appropriately and respect the sacredness of the locations.
According to a statement issued by the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, people who enter the mosques wearing shorts will be removed and fined SR 500.
Millions of Muslims worldwide make annual pilgrimages to the Two Holy Mosques, which are regarded as Islam’s holiest places. As the authorities have repeatedly emphasized, visitors should dress modestly and by the Islamic dress code.
Men are expected to wear loose clothing that covers their entire body, from the navel to the knees. Women must cover their heads with a hijab and wear loose-fitting, full-length clothing.
The authorities’ efforts to uphold the holy sites’ sanctity and enforce the dress code have increased recently. The mosques frequently ask visitors who don’t follow the dress code to leave or risk fines.
Visitors are urged to respect the sanctity of the holy sites and dress appropriately, according to the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques. Visitors have also been reminded that mosques are places of worship and should act appropriately.
Finally, it is advised that visitors to the Two Holy Mosques dress modestly and honor the sacredness of the places. Those who enter in shorts violating the dress code will be removed and fined SR 500. Let us all respect the holy places and uphold the Islamic principles they stand for.