Saudi Government to Increase Charges For Umrahs. In an attempt to increase their revenue Saudi Arabian government is all set to add additional charges for Hajj and Umrah. The people who will come to perform and Umrah twice in a year will have to pay the amount of SAR 2,000.
All hotels and accommodations will also be taxed and plans are under way to open several ziaraats.
The Saudi government has been implementing new rules every year to boost its revenue, while adding to the expenses gained by the pilgrims.
In a year nearly 15 million Muslims across the world come to perform Umrah and nearly 2.35 million perform Hajj. From Pakistan the numbers of people want to go for Umrah is increasing every year and according to estimation 1.5 million people are going to perform Umrah this year. As per Saudi government’s Vision 2020 national transformation programme, after the expansion of Haram approximately 13% increase will be seen in the number of pilgrims, while the 30% increase will be seen of those performing Umrah.
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