Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

13 Jul 2017

Local hajj this year: The tents and the costs

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced the allocation of the camps for companies and institutions of local hajjis (Saudi nationals and expats), within the program of the public Hajj (pilgrimage) this year.

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13 Jul 2017

170,000 Indian pilgrims to perform Haj

The consul general said that this year an overwhelming majority of pilgrims prefer Aziziyah accommodation. “Out of the total 125,000 Haj Committee pilgrims, nearly 110,000 will stay in Aziziyah. There are 13,000 pilgrims in the Green category while around 2,500 will stay in rubat,” he said, while noting that this year the distance between the accommodation and the Haram in Green has been reduced from 1,500 meters to 1,000 with the rate staying the same.

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11 Jul 2017

Park Inn by Radisson opens in Makkah

Park Inn by Radisson, a midscale hotel brand of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, has made its debut in the holy city of Makkah. The group has a large presence in Saudi Arabia with 35 hotels and more than 9,000 rooms in operation or under development.

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11 Jul 2017

GCC hotels report performance decline in Ramadan

In Saudi Arabia, Makkah reported an 8.8 per cent decline in revenues per available room. This was primarily due to a 7.9 per cent drop in occupancy rates, which reached 74.3 per cent.
STR analyses that key religious tourism source markets for Makkah including Egypt and Indonesia are currently facing currency devaluations against the Saudi Arabian Riyal, making the destination less affordable to visitors from those markets.

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10 Jul 2017

Project signed to increase water supply in Makkah

Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli awarded a project to build 17 strategic water reservoirs in Makkah’s Al-Sharay and Taif’s Al-Hada areas, each with a capacity of 170,000 cubic meters, totaling 2.9 million cubic meters of potable water, reported Al-Hayat newspaper.

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