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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah Opens Hajj Registrations for Domestic Pilgrims for 2024
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah of Saudi Arabia Announces Registration for Domestic Pilgrims for 2024

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has opened registrations for domestic pilgrims for the 2024 Hajj Season.

There will be four packages with fees ranging from 4,099 SAR for basic packages to 13,265 SAR for five-star packages. 

The options cater to diverse budgets, with features such as hospitality camps in Mina and accommodation in towers near the Jamarat Bridge.

Citizens and residents can register through the ministry’s website or the Nusuk app on smartphones and tablets.

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Navigating the Registration Process

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Interested pilgrims can register for the Hajj through the Ministry’s official website or the Nusuk application, which is available on smartphones and tablets. This digitized registration process aims to provide aspirants with a swift and smooth registration experience.

The Ministry has emphasized the accuracy of information while registering and choosing packages. It has also advised against using the same mobile number for multiple applications to avoid confusion and miscommunication.

Tailored Hajj Packages

To cater to the diverse needs and budgets of the pilgrims, the Ministry has introduced four distinct Hajj packages. These packages, ranging between SR4,099 and SR13,265, are designed to provide various levels of facilities and services to the pilgrims.

The packages include:

  • First Package: Priced at $2764 (SAR 10,366.10), this package offers high-end service camps providing a comfortable level for pilgrims.
  • Second Package: Costing $2157 (SAR 8,092.55) and includes hospitality camps in Mina.
  • Third Package: The most expensive package, priced at $ 3,537 (SAR 13,265.25), provides accommodation in one of the six towers in Mina, located near the Jamarat Bridge.
  • Fourth Package: The most economical package, priced at $1093 (SAR4,099.75), offers essential services to the pilgrims within an economic scope.

The prices of these packages include the value-added tax but do not cover transportation costs to and from Makkah by land or air. Depending on the selected package and the camp’s location, transportation costs will be added.

Prioritizing First-time Pilgrims

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In an effort to allow more individuals to perform Hajj, the Ministry has decided to give booking priority to those who have yet to perform Hajj. 

This move will ensure that more and more Muslims get an opportunity to fulfill one of the five pillars of Islam and marks a pivotal moment in the Kingdom’s ongoing dedication to enhancing the pilgrimage experience.

The Nusuk App

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The Nusuk app is a user-friendly platform allowing citizens and residents to register for Hajj from their homes. It’s an excellent example of how technology can simplify processes while enhancing user experience.

Enhanced Transparency and Convenience

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The Ministry has introduced flexible payment options for the convenience of the pilgrims. Registrants can either pay the total amount upon registration or opt for partial payment per the terms and conditions.

For further queries and support, the Ministry has provided several contact channels. These include an email at care at haj.gov.sa, a direct call to the Pilgrims Care Center in 1966, or the unified number 920002814, accessible from inside and outside the Kingdom. 

Additionally, registrants can reach out to the Ministry via its beneficiary care account on Twitter at MOHU_Care.

Emphasizing Cultural Heritage

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The annual Hajj pilgrimage is not only a religious obligation for Muslims but also a testament to the rich cultural heritage of Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom has always been committed to preserving this heritage and promoting cultural tourism.

The digitized Hajj registration process is a significant leap towards this commitment. It not only simplifies the registration process for the pilgrims but also ensures a well-organized and hassle-free Hajj experience.

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This move is expected to boost cultural tourism in the city and contribute to the economic development of the Kingdom.

The commencement of the Hajj 2024 registrations is a significant milestone for Saudi Arabia. It reflects the Kingdom’s dedication to providing a seamless Hajj experience for the pilgrims and its commitment to preserving and promoting its rich cultural heritage.

Enhancing Pilgrim Experience with New Ventures

Saudia Airlines’ Hajj License

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A new Saudia Group subsidiary, Saudia Hajj and Umrah, has received a license from the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah to cater to 10,000 pilgrims. 

This will enable Saudia to provide all-inclusive Hajj packages to pilgrims, covering air travel, lodging, and transportation to the Holy Sites within Saudi Arabia.

One of the key offerings of Saudia Hajj and Umrah includes comprehensive packages that cater to the varied needs of pilgrims.

Saudia Airlines Flying Taxis

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In an effort to enhance Hajj travel, Saudi Arabian Airlines has announced its intention to implement Flying Taxis for transporting pilgrims between Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport and Makkah hotels during the Hajj and Umrah seasons. 

The airline has entered into a contract to acquire 100 Lilium aircraft, which are electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft manufactured in Germany.

Voco Makkah

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To serve religious tourists’ necessities on their pilgrimage to Makkah during the Hajj or Umrah, IHG Hotels & Resorts has launched its high-end Voco brand in the city. 

The newly opened Voco Makkah, boasting 4,321 rooms, is the biggest hotel under the Voco brand worldwide and is the third voco establishment in Saudi Arabia.

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