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Saudi team cleans Holy Kaabah at Grand Mosque in record ’40’ minutes

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A team of Saudi expert men cleaned the roof of Holy Kaabah in record 40 minutes at the Grand Mosque of Makkah on Tuesday.

Management of the Grand Mosque released the video of the cleaning of Holy Kaaba on its official Twitter handle.

In a message posted on Twitter, the management of Masjid Al-Haram also known as General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque said that the team of 40 expert men cleaned the Holy Kaabah in 40 minutes which is a record.

The team was led by the Imam of Grand Mosque, Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz al-Sudais. The management also posted the pictures taken during the cleaning and maintenance work of Kaaba on Twitter.

The management has vowed to further develop and further initiate programs for the maintenance and cleanliness of Kaaba.

The team has used “latest devices and modern mechanisms provided and approved by the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques” to clean the Holy Kaabah.

According to a statement posted on Twitter, the specialized team undertakes the task to “maintain the quality and safety of marble, remove dirt and plankton, and preserve the cleanliness and luster of the Holy Kaaba, in particular, and the Grand Mosque in general.”


“The cleaning mechanism takes place through several stages, the first of which is sweeping the surface of the Holy Kaaba, removing dust and bird droppings, then wiping the entire surface and holder of the cladding, the wall, and the door to the surface of the Holy Kaaba from the outside with wet towels,” said Mohammed bin Musleh al-Jabri, the deputy president for technology and services.

“Then, everything is sprayed with water and wiped again and then a drying process,” he explained further.

Earlier, this week World Health Organization had declared Medina, a holy city of Muslims in Saudi Arabia, as the world’s healthiest city. The team announced after visiting the city. During their visit, they found the city met all the global standards required for a healthy city.

Medina is the first city with about 2 million population to be recognized under the organization’s world’s healthy city programs. 22 government, community, charity, and volunteer organizations have collaborated to earn the title from WHO.

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