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Now Muslims can virtually touch Kaaba’s black stone from home

Now Muslims can virtually touch Kaaba's black stone from home

The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque allowed guests to see the Kaaba and the Black Stone by simulating a computer virtual reality experience within a three-dimensional world.

Engineer Maher Al-Zahrani, a representative of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, affirmed the presidency’s eagerness to turn on virtual reality in several settings shown in the digital black stone corner.

Wearing the device’s glasses, the user only needs to stand in front of the Yemeni corner and point their eyes in the general direction of the Black Stone to see the Holy Kaaba.

He pointed out that it is possible to view the details and see the “Shadhrawan” and the tiles of the Haram and the surroundings of Kaaba in general, for the visitor to enjoy and live the experience by watching the beauty of the Holy Kaaba virtually.

The Director-General of Digital Exhibitions at the General Presidency, Rayan Al-Masoudi, praised the cornerstone’s distinctiveness through design with the same realistic dimensions as the Black Stone,

He also praised the high accuracy of details through the use of Saudi virtual reality (VR) technology for simulation, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence.

He pointed out the possibility of using this model in many other technical applications and benefiting from it in raising awareness and educating visitors to the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque.

This project comes within the plan of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque to keep pace with the digital transformation following the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

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