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Saudi Arabia partners with Huawei on smart Hajj tech

Kingdom wants to use technology to improve pilgrimage experience for Umrah and Hajj

Huawei is helping the Ministry of Hajj & Umrah to develop smartphone apps and other services for pilgrims.
Huawei is helping the Ministry of Hajj & Umrah to develop smartphone apps and other services for pilgrims.

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has collaborated with Chinese tech firm Huawei to develop smartphone apps and internet and TV channels.

The partnership was announced on the sidelines of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's visit to China, Saudi Press Agency reported.

It will also see Saudi Arabia's General Investment Authority take part in workshops and meetings at Huawei's headquarters.