Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

13 Oct 2017

New 2000SAR (~£400) Umrah visa fee reported for last year’s pilgrims

Hajj and Umrah travel agents have been informed of a new Umrah visa fee by their respective Saudi Arabian embassies. The new policy, thought to be effective immediately, puts an additional 2,000SAR charge (approximately £400) charge on visas for Umrah for those who travelled for Umrah in the last Hijri year (1438).

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12 Oct 2017

Why Nigeria’s hajj services face avoidable challenges

The Managing Director of Habdat Xpress, Alhaji Qasim Alabi, who revealed this in a exclusive chart with The Guardian noted that the nation has improved tremendously in hajj operations, but there are still some avoidable challenges that trailed the holy exercise.

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12 Oct 2017

Pakistan Govt to improve Hajj arrangements

There is still room for making further betterments in Hajj arrangements despite significant improvements in last four years, said an official of Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony. Talking to APP he said the government’s hajj package is not only inexpensive but also best among all countries.

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12 Oct 2017

Turkish Airlines’ Istanbul stopover offer receives great interest

Turkish Airlines’ stopover service received great interest from passengers. The stopover service is giving privilege free hotel booking and discovering Istanbul to the passengers that depart from Pakistan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Australia, Belarus, Ukraine, Algeria, South Africa, İran, Nijeria and Portugal.

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