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Saudi Ministry started receiving Hajj applications 2021 electronically

SHAHID NAYEEM

RIYADH:  The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah started receiving applications electronically from those who wish to perform Hajj this year. The ministry said that there are only three packages for Hajj 1442 AH, depending upon ratio of rations for pilgrims, and usage of modern buses with certain services. The number of passengers on one bus has been limited only to 20 pilgrims.

The packages’ names, prices and details are as follows: The first package is distinguished hospitality Abraaj: Its price is 16,560 thousand riyals (excluding value-added tax), and it consists of a common room of 4.37 square meters for pilgrims in Mina camps, and it contains tools and means for sleeping and rest, internet service, medical clinics, and air conditioning according to the contract in the package (desert, support desert, Freon), and the allocation of a tent.  Shared for 5 pilgrims in the camps of Arafat, while in Muzdalifah it has a well-prepared and designated sleeping area and the floor is covered with carpets or artificial turf, and tools for sleeping and resting.

The second package is distinguished hospitality camps: Its price is 14,381 thousand riyals (excluding value added tax), and it consists of a common tent of 5.33 square meters for three pilgrims in Mina camps. The tents were equipped with gypsum boards and internal speakers, and air conditioning according to the contract in the package. In Arafat camps, a common tent of five square meters was allocated to accommodate five pilgrims. 

In the tent, it includes Freon air conditioning, carpets for floors, and a medical service, while the Muzdalifah camps have a specially prepared sleeping area, and the floors are covered with carpets or artificial grass, and toilets.

The third package, the hospitality package camp: Its price is 12,113 thousand riyals (not including value added tax), and it is in a common tent of five square meters for four pilgrims in the Mina camps, where the tents were equipped with gypsum board, internal speakers, medical clinics, and air conditioning according to the contract in the package, while in Arafat camps, a common tent was allocated for pilgrims and contains Freon air conditioning, carpets for floors, tools and means for sleeping and resting, while Muzdalifah camps have a specially prepared sleeping area, carpets or artificial grass, and toilets.

Woman without mahram

The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced that a woman could also register with or without a mahram, while when registering with a mahram, she must enter his personal information, and that she has previously registered through the electronic portal for receiving requests for those wishing to register for Hajj for this year 1442 AH.

The Ministry made available four categories for the forbidden, they are Husband, brother, father or son, provided that the Mahram has previously registered with a separate application.

This came in the response of the Center for Communication and Beneficiary Services of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah to the tweets’ questions, about the mechanism related to registering a Muharram when going for Hajj, while the Ministry confirmed that women have the right to register without a Mahram.

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