Sunday, 26 July 2015
The Haj Ministry has decided that the low-cost Haj this year (2015)!!
The Saudi hajj ministry has decided that the low-cost hajj this year will range between SR3
,000 ($800) and SR6 ,000.The Ministry of Hajj has allowed local Hajj companies to begin registering domestic pilgrims who wish to perform Hajj this year.
The ministry is offering domestic pilgrims three options for the low-cost Haj starting from SR6
,000 and going down to SR3 ,000.
The head of domestic pilgrims’ affairs at the ministry, Fayez Al-Barakati, said the ministry has allocated several areas for domestic Hajj operators in Mina according to each company’s quota.
He pointed out that while local Hajj companies are being allowed to register domestic Hajj pilgrims, they cannot enter into contracts yet or collect fees.
The ministry has informed all 72 local companies providing low-cost hajj packages to abide by the new fares.
According to the ministry, the hajj fare in the camps classified at A-1 will be SR5
,000 going down to SR4 ,800 in the A-2 camps; SR4 ,400 in the B category; SR4 ,150 in the C class; SR3 ,900 in the D-1 bracket; SR3 ,500 in the D-2 class; and SR3 ,000 in the E camps.
It also said the service-providing companies should serve the pilgrims with dry meals in Muzdalifah, where they stay for a night before proceeding to Mina and Makkah.