Saudi Arabia is Increasing the Cost of Umrahs

To increase their revenues, the government of Saudi Arabia is expected to add costs for people who come to Saudi Arabia for Hajj or Umrah. One of these costs is an amount of SAR 2,000 which will be paid if a pilgrim wants to perform Umrah the second time in the same year.

The accommodations and hotels will also be taxed accordingly. They will also open several ziarats which will also help in generating revenue.

The government did impose a similar fee structure before for Hajj or Umrah performed within a specific time frame but it was ceased for the time being. Many other costs will also be increased in order to increase revenues.

Each year, around 15 million Muslims travel to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah and roughly 2.35 million Muslims perform Hajj. Muslims visiting Saudi Arabia from Pakistan are also increasing in number each year. Approximately 1.5 million Pakistanis traveled to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah this year.

According to the plan for 2020, called the “national transformation programme,” the Saudi Government is working on the expansion of the currently under-construction Haram. This expansion will increase the number of people coming for Umrah by 30 percent.

Every Muslim in the world aims to perform Hajj and Umrah at least once in their lifetime. The Saudi Government is bound to increase revenues even if they increase the cost by a small amount. People will come from all over the globe no matter what the cost and Saudi Arabia being the center for it, can control costs to generate their required revenue.

Via Tribune

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    • First of all this news is very old and you are not a ghareeb if you can afford to do an umrah twice in one year and bro either learn basic english or dont bother and write in your native language.

        • At one moment only 2.3 million pilgrims can perform hajj or umrah and they don’t have enough space to accommodate growing number of pilgrims so they need more funds to increase the space and also give chance to new pilgrims who are coming for the first time to perform umrah or hajj, it is a good step but poor people may not be able to perform frequently?

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    • saudi are bad in their problem handling but this is not their fault my man, grow up, they need to keep expanding in order to meet the demands of increasing population of pilgrims coming for Hajj or Umrah, you need to see the perspective before criticizing

  • This news is old.
    Also this rule apply on 1 Islamic calendar year not English calendar year.
    So you can perform Ummrah twice a year if Islamic year change with in English year.
    Aik ummrah Ramdan main kar lo and aik muharram main, iss par koi restriction nahein, since Islamic year is change in this duration and as a result you performed 2 umrrah with in 6 months.

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