Hajj & Umrah Travel Services – Hajj Packages – Umrah Packages

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Hajj is one of the largest gatherings in the world. Though it is an obligatory holy pilgrimage for Muslims, with an eye of the world, it is one large possession for brotherhood, peace and unity. Muslims from every part of the world come to visit Mecca for this holy pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime. Though this holy pilgrimage is a symbol of hope and peace for everybody in the world, the recent Hajj stampede gave an entirely different picture of this symbol to the world.

This year, around 2 million people gathered for Hajj. Keeping in mind this extraordinary density of the crowd, researchers believed that any minor insecurity at the Hajj ground can cause havoc. Unfortunately, as it was predicted, this recent Hajj stampede took away the lives of more than 2 thousand people either by suffocation or crushing. More tragic thing was the upset and frustration it sent to different parts of the world, from where people came to Mecca.

Due to an extreme chaos so many people were not found and they were not even reachable through internet or mobile connections. This made their families agonized and created an aura of panic and tragedy in almost all the Muslim countries. This tragic event was one of the biggest lessons for the government of Saudi Arabia to learn from their mistakes and try to secure the people visiting their land by any means.

Crowd management is the art, which plays a key significant role in events like these. This art can be mastered by using ultra-modern technology in making people safe and secure while they are committing the obligatory acts of Hajj. Saudi government has come up with the recent project of installing computer simulation software at the venues. This software would be techno-sensitive to predict any kind of crowd disaster, prototyping and commercialization of wearable devices that can help pilgrims to maintain their sense of direction and keep a track of their fellow pilgrims.

One example of this software is a hand gadget or bracelet known as Hajj guider. It has an application, which will allow pilgrims to communicate through a two-way audio track, guide them about services and provide them with navigation. This is a very good initiative taken because through such measures, incidents like the recent one can be avoided in future Hajj gatherings.

You can find a number of tour operators offering reasonable Umrah Packages here.

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