Umrah package prices soar, tour operators double rates amid Ramadan rush
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RIYADH: Umrah travel operators in Saudi Arabia and world wide Umrah Agencies have doubled the price of the pilgrim’s tour package from the regular price each person, and this will triple in anticipation of a heavy rush during the Ramadan season 2022.
This will further increase to SR 350 to 400 during the Qiyam Al-Layl, the last ten days of the holy month, said Umrah tour operators in the Saudi capital.
“The huge Umrah rush was due to the holy month of Ramadan since most of the people want to spend these days in the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah,
“The increase in the package prices is due to the rush of Umrah pilgrims during Ramadan 2022 , . They also cited an increase in VAT to 15 percent as one of the reasons for soaring prices this year and there would be possibility to Continue like this for the Upcoming Umrah 2023 Packages.
Umrah package prices Hike every year during the month of Ramadan. Before coronavirus pandemic, it used to increase up to SR250 to SAR 300 till 2019. In 2020 and 2021, the rush was limited due to the COVID-19 restrictions, but with things back to normal this year the Umrah package prices soared up to SR400 due to the rush of Umrah pilgrims.