Tuesday, May 17, 2016

How to Buy Zam Zam Water in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Updated)


     

    Originally Posted on 24th November 2013:
     

    Well of Zam Zam:

     
    To know about the Well of Zam Zam you can visit the following link:
     
     
     
    urShadow's Blog: Well of Zamzam, Makkah, Saudi Arabia (English)
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    Sources of Zam Zam:

     
    You can get Zam Zam in 3 ways:
     
    1.     Water Coolers inside Haramain: It is available in water coolers inside Haramain (Masjid e Haram, Makkah and Masjid e Nabvi SAW, Madina). You can drink Zam Zam as much as you like from these coolers, free of cost. You might be able to bring half liter bottle with you inside the Masjid, which you can fill with Zam Zam from these coolers. Bigger bottles are not allowed.

      2.     Zam Zam taps outside Masjid e Haram: Zam Zam is available from taps near Makkah Al Mukarramah Library (Birth Place of Muhammad SAW), outside Masjid e Haram, Makkah. Bottle of any size can be filled from there, free of cost. GPS Coordinates: 21.424602, 39.829981. Some people also sell Zam Zam water bottles after filling them from here.

        3.     King Abdullah Zam Zam Water Distribution Center: King Abdullah Zam Zam Water Distribution Center, Makkah is a government facility for distributing packed Zam Zam water bottles. For more details, you can visit the following link:

           
           
          urShadow's Blog: How to Buy Zam Zam Water Bottles from King Abdullah Zam Zam Water Distribution Center, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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          Bottles sold at King Abdullah Zam Zam Water Distribution Center are then supplied to all Saudi Arabia, infact to all world. Below you can find guide for buying these Zam Zam bottles in Riyadh:
           

          How to buy Zam Zam in Riyadh:

           
          Zam Zam is available at multiple locations in Riyadh, but the availability of Zam Zam gets scarce during Ramadan and Hajj seasons, due to high load in Makkah. It is recommended to buy in advance, before these seasons start. I am aware of the following places:



          Supermarket Name: Basateen Al Qasim

           
          Address: Almughirah Ibn Shubah, Al Muruj, Riyadh
          Coordinates: 24.757103, 46.662786
          Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/ieP3f

          Rate: SR 15 per 10 liters Zam Zam bottle

          Last Purchased: May 2016

          During Ramadan and Hajj seasons, the price went up to SR 17, then to SR 20 and then Zam Zam was not available for some time.

          History: 28th August 2014: Before Ramadan, the government changed its policy about the availability of Zam Zam at King Abdullah Zam Zam Water Distribution Center, Makkah. As per the latest rule, one can only buy 4 Zam Zam bottles per Iqama per 10 days. This resulted in the rise in the prices of Zam Zam bottles throughout KSA. In Riyadh, the price of 1 Zam Zam bottle reached SR 25 to SR 30. After a gap of 2 months, this week I have found ‘Basateen Al Qasim’ selling Zam Zam bottles for SR 15 in Riyadh. Dr. Mushtaq informed me about this supermarket. I purchased 20 bottles considering how scarcely Zam Zam has been available in last 2 months in Riyadh.
           
           
           

          Supermarket Name: Tamwinat (Near Roundabout)

           
          Address: Prince Muqrin Rd, An Nuzhah, Riyadh
          Coordinates: 24.754672, 46.707255
          Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/iTxmy

          Rate: SR 25 per 10 liters Zam Zam bottle

          Last Purchased: July 2014
           
           

          Supermarket Name: Tamwinat (Next to Petrol Pump)

           
          Address: Muhammad Al Maqdimi, Al Ghadir, Riyadh
          Coordinates: 24.776514, 46.658946
          Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/5qVd0 

          Rate: SR 18 per 10 liters Zam Zam bottle

          Last Purchased: April 2014

          Zam Zam was not available here every time, I found it to be available in 1 out of 3 visits.
           
           
           

          Behind Al Rajhi Grand Mosque, Riyadh

           
          Coordinates: 24.676711, 46.779321
          Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/yybte  

          Rate: SR 15 per 10 liters Zam Zam bottle

          Abdulla Al-Ryalat (an InterNations member) has suggested this place, I have not been there but accordingly to him, you will find many trucks selling Zam Zam water for 15 SAR per 10 Liters bottle.
           
           
           

          Umrah and Hajj Services Offices

           
          Address: Ad Dirah District, Madina Munwarah Rd, Riyadh
          Coordinates: 24.629393,46.715841
          Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/pRPgR  

          Rate: SR 11 to SR 15 per 10 liters Zam Zam bottle

          Last Purchased: November 2013

          On this location, there are multiple shops which provide Umrah and Hajj services. They also sell Zam Zam 10 liter bottles. The price gets higher in Ramadan and Hajj. They also sell packed bottles, which can be used with air travel.
           
           
           

          Islamic Shop (Right Corner)

           
          Address: Al Hayat Center, Imam Saud Road, Riyadh
          Coordinates: 24.747114,46.661047
          Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/SPStV  

          Rate: SR 20 to SR 25 per 10 liters Zam Zam bottle

          Last Purchased: November 2013

          Sometimes the Zam Zam is not available and you would have to wait for a few days or a week for the next shipment.
           
           
           

           Al Madani Hajj and Umrah Service

           
          Address: Shopping Center, King Saud University, Riyadh
          Coordinates: 24.714615,46.626102
          Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/u5og4   

          Rate: SR 15 per 10 liters Zam Zam bottle

          Last Purchased: November 2013

          This is not accessible to everyone as its inside KSU. Sometimes the Zam Zam is not available and you would have to wait for a few days or a week for the next shipment. They also sell packed bottles, which can be used with air travel.
           
           
          If you are aware of any other locations where Zam Zam is available, then plz share in the comments below.
           
           
          -urShadow

          1 comment:

          1. There are a lot of rules related to Zam Zam water and a lot of information too http://www.umrahpackagesuk.co.uk/latest-zam-zam-water-rules-and-information/

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