10 million pilgrims expected during upcoming Umrah season

10 million pilgrims expected during upcoming Umrah season

The pilgrimage will begin 30 July 2022

According to Hani Al-Amiri, vice president of the National Committee for the Hajj, Umrah and Visit Activities, more than 10 million Umrah pilgrims are expected in the coming Umrah season, which will start on Muharram 1, 1444, corresponding to 30 July 2022.

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah and the concerned Umrah service providing companies or establishments will coordinate to receive pilgrims and group them at airports. 

Approved companies will also be responsible for pilgrims inside the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah.

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Al-Amiri revealed that a number of services for the pilgrims will be activated with the beginning of Umrah season. 

He said that the work has started for the B2B system for groups of foreign agents, and the B2C system for individuals, along with the operation of more than 500 Saudi companies and establishments that are licensed to provide services for Umrah pilgrims. 


As well as 2,000 qualified foreign agents from various countries around the world approved by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, there are 34 local and international electronic reservation platforms approved by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah that offer packages and programmes for groups and individuals in B2B and B2C systems.

In addition, more than 68 companies approved by the General Syndicate of Cars will provide transport for Umrah pilgrims and this season will see more than 1,900 accommodation service providers, classified by the Ministry of Tourism and approved by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.

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