Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Useful Information for People Performing Hajj in 2017

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Hajj 2016 Stats, as per General Authority for Statistics (GaStat), Saudi Arabia:


  • Total 1,862,909 pilgrims
  • 1,325,372 foreign pilgrims
    • 54.6% male
    • 45.4% female
    • 94% arrived by air
    • 5% arrived by road
    • 1% by sea
  • 537,537 domestic pilgrims
    • Most pilgrims were Egyptian 
    • 2nd most were Pakistanis
    • 3rd most were Indians
  • 1,692,417 non-saudi pilgrims
  • 170,492 saudi pilgrims


Who offers Hajj Services?


Every year, Ministry of Hajj in Saudi Arabia (http://www.haj.gov.sa/english/Pages/default.aspx) calculates total number of Hajjis they can accommodate in Makkah and based on that they allocate quotas to 1000s of Hajj Service Providers/Hajj Operators throughout the world. These service providers (also known as Hajj Agents) can be:

  • ·         Governments of various countries
  • ·         Hajj and Umrah service provider organizations/companies/agents
  • ·         Travel agencies who specialize in Hajj and Umrah services or Normal travel agencies offering Hajj services



Cost of Hajj Package:


The cost of the Hajj Package is dependent on various factors like:

  • ·         Cost of Visa etc
  • ·         Mode of Transportation to Saudi Arabia (Flights/Buses) and inside Saudi Arabia (Flights/Buses/Trains)
  • ·         Duration of stay in Saudi Arabia during Hajj
  • ·         The standard of accommodation provided in Saudi Arabia
  • ·         The location of Camp in Mina which is also known as Category, like Category A Hajj etc (Allocated by Ministry of Hajj)
  • ·         Cost of Sacrifice/Qurbani/Hadi 



Booking for Hajj:

For performing Hajj you have to visit any of the above mentioned Hajj agents near your location. Usually Hajj services offered by the government is cheaper/discounted than the Hajj services offered by private agents. Also Hajj services provided by the government are considered more reliable.

Plz visit the appropriate link from below:



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Staying in Mina and Arafat:


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Visiting Madina:


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