Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Saudi - Attractive Umrah packages at SR110  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 15/01/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) With the beginning of Umrah season now falling in December, a three-day pilgrimage package is being sold at as low as SR110 in Riyadh.

Announcing the beginning of Umrah season last month, Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar pledged the readiness of his ministry and Haj-related institutions in the Kingdom to provide the most advanced services to Umrah pilgrims

Hajjar said all foreign Umrah applications are electronically processed at Saudi embassies and consulates abroad

Last year, around 5.5 million Umrah performers came to the Kingdom, he said, while this year, the government expects more than 6 million pilgrims in the nine months ahead

A return fare from Riyadh to Makkah by luxury coach, which includes accommodation in the holy city, will cost SR110 per pilgrim. There will be an additional charge of SR20 if the pilgrim opts to visit the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah en route to Makkah.

Accommodation can be upgraded to four-star standards at SR100 per pilgrim.

According to a spokesman from an Umrah travel operator in the city, the weekend package to Makkah and Madinah begins at 4 p.m. from Riyadh on Thursday and ends on Saturday at midnight.

Families are given large rooms, while bachelors share a room that can accommodate up to three people. Children under 12 pay only half the fare

Another travel agent said a five-day package to Makkah and Madinah, including travel and accommodation, will cost a pilgrim only SR200.

The offer includes a two-day stay at a three-star hotel in Madinah and another two-day lodging at a similar hotel in Makkah.

The journey begins on Tuesday and ends on Saturday

Pilgrims are given an option to choose a five-star facility on additional payment.

There are more than 200 Umrah travel operators in the capital, but they are predominantly located in the city center of Batha

During the journey, coaches stop for Maghrib (dusk) prayers, Isha (evening) prayers and dinner, in addition to the "meeqat" (point at which Muslims must don attire for performing pilgrimage) in Taif for allowing the pilgrims to wear their "ihram" (attire worn during the pilgrimage).

Pilgrims are given half an hour to change at the meeqat so that they can pray Fajr (morning) prayers in Makkah.

Places of interest in the holy city of Madinah include Quba Mosque, the first mosque built by the Holy Prophet in Madinah, the Qiblatain Mosque, where the "qibla" (direction toward which Muslims face during prayer) was shifted from "Baitul Muqadis" (Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem) to the Holy Kaaba in Makkah, and the graveyard on the foothills of Mount Uhud where soldiers during the Prophetic period were martyred in battle

The Meeqat points include Dhul Hulayfah, 9 km from Madinah, Juhfah, 190 km to the northwest of Makkah, Qarn Al-Manazil, 90 km to the east of Makkah, Dhat Irq, 85 km toward the northeast side of Makkah and Yalamlam, 50 km to the southeast of Makkah

 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Oct 31 2014 - Saudi Arabia's Sedco Capital eyes $300m Europe real estate dealThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)  Jeddah-based Islamic investment firm Sedco Capital plans to arrange a club investment of up to $300 million in European real estate, and will soon distribute its Luxembourg ...

 Oct 31 2014 - Qatar Exchange index falls on heavy sell-offThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)  Qatari stocks plunged on heavy profit-taking yesterday, a day after Federal Reserve announced its decision to wound up its over five-year-long quantitative easing stimulus ...

 Oct 31 2014 - Kuwait prioritizes protection of human rights - EnvoyKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA))  The State of Kuwait on Thursday reaffirmed respect for human rights out of belief in their crucial role in the achievement of sustainable development.The Kuwaiti ...

 Oct 31 2014 - Kuwait welcomes Sweden's recognition of Palestinian statehoodKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA))  Kuwait welcomes Sweden's decision to recognize Palestine as an independent state, a senior Foreign Ministry source said on Thursday.The decision comes in line ...

 Oct 31 2014 - Ban condemns Sudan hostilitiesKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA))  UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the resumption of hostilities between the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) and Opposition forces in ...

 Oct 31 2014 - US, Israeli officials discuss ISIL, IranKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA))  Senior US officials working on the Obama Administration's counterterrorism strategy met with their Israeli counterparts on Thursday for the semi-annual meeting ...

 Oct 31 2014 - Kuwaiti Speaker condemns Israeli closing of Aqsa MosqueKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA))  We condemn the unjustly Israeli act of closing the Holy Aqsa Mosque in the face of worshippers, Kuwait's National Assembly Speaker and Chairman of the Arab ...

 Oct 31 2014 - S. Korean Pres. calls for more economic ties with Saudi ArabiaKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA))  South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Friday called for expanding economic ties with Saudi Arabia, saying the two countries should seek exchanges in new areas ...

 Oct 31 2014 - EU condemns ISIL atrocities in IraqKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA))  The EU Friday expressed condolences to the families of the tribesmen who were killed in recent ISIL atrocities in the Anbar province, as well as to the families ...

 Oct 31 2014 - OPEC basket price down by 45 cents to USD 82.79 pbKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA))   OPEC daily basket price stood at USD 82.79 a barrel Thursday compared with USD 83.24 the previous day, the cartel said on Friday.The annual rate of the OPEC ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help