Big increase expected in arrival of Umrah pilgrims in coming months

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Saudi Arabia
  • Date: 15-Jan-2022
  • Source: Saudi Gazette
  • Sector: Tourism
  • Country: Saudi Arabia
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Big increase expected in arrival of Umrah pilgrims in coming months

Saudi Gazette report MAKKAH — A big increase is expected in the arrival of foreign Umrah pilgrims over the coming three months, ending with Ramadan, which is the peak annual Umrah season. Saeed Bahashwan, member of the National Committee for the Activities of Hajj, Umrah and Visit, said that the Umrah service sector is expecting a big increase in the number of pilgrims coming from abroad during the next three months of Rajab, Shaban and Ramadan. He attributed this to the ongoing elaborate preparations on the part of a number of countries to send their pilgrims to Makkah. These countries include Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Uzbekistan and Libya, Al Arabiya.net reported. Bahashwan said that a total of 201 licensed Umrah companies and establishments are geared up to provide the best possible services for the pilgrims from their arrival until their departure to their homelands, after performing the Umrah rituals with ease and comfort. He stressed the readiness of the Umrah services companies and establishments to provide distinguished services and hospitality to the pilgrims, including hotels, transportation and catering, and that is in compliance with coronavirus health protocols. The effective implementation of the electronic system to get permits issued

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