Weather of Arabia - Guests of the Most Merciful flock to the holy sites from various countries of the world this year to perform the Hajj during the Hajj season 1443-2022, after a two-year break due to the exceptional circumstances imposed by the Corona virus pandemic.
The cost of Hajj this year has risen in most Arab countries with a few exceptions. Qatar topped the list of Hajj costs in Arab countries this season 1443 AH, with a cost starting from 32,000 Qatari riyals ($8,788) and reaching 70,000 riyals ($19,225). ).
The increase in the costs of Hajj this year is due to several reasons, including:
The cost of Hajj starts from 32,000 Qatari riyals ($8,788) and goes up to 70,000 riyals ($19,225).
The minimum cost of Hajj is estimated at 25 thousand dirhams, and it reaches 60 thousand and more for the so-called luxury pilgrimage, while the cost in 2019 ranged between 18 thousand and 45 thousand dirhams, according to statements by the managers of Hajj and Umrah companies to Emirati media, which means an increase between 33 % and 38 % between the previous and current seasons.
The cost of Hajj for this season is estimated at 16,400 dinars ($5279), while in the 2019 season it was up to 13,896 dinars ($4473), an increase of nearly 18%.
The cost of Hajj this year amounted to a minimum of 6 thousand dollars, and it may rise to 12 thousand dollars, while the cost in 2019 was between 2300 and 3 thousand dollars, which means an increase between 160% and 300%.
The cost of Hajj for this season was set at 63,800 dirhams ($6337), while the amount in the last Hajj season was up to 46,551 dirhams ($4623), an increase of 37%.
The lowest cost of Hajj is 1,650 Kuwaiti dinars ($5375), which is called the easy Hajj, while the cost of this type of pilgrimage in the Hajj season that preceded the Corona crisis was about 1,300 dinars ($4234), according to a statement by the Supreme Committee for Hajj and Umrah in Kuwait, which means An increase of nearly 27%.
Bahrain also witnessed an increase in the costs of Hajj prices, ranging between 2,900 Bahraini dinars ($7,693) and 2,500 dinars ($6,632), while in the years preceding the Corona pandemic, it was between 1,700 ($4,510) and 2,000 dinars ($5,306).
The costs of Hajj for this season range between 82,000 pounds ($4375) and 177,500 pounds ($9445), and these costs have increased compared to the previous season (i.e. 2019) by 30% to 40%.
The cost ranges between 2,700 Jordanian dinars ($3808) and 2,800 Jordanian dinars ($3949) in the West Bank, and the cost in the Gaza Strip increases to about 3,200 dinars ($4513) due to the different travel mechanism and fees at the crossings and movement from the Strip to Cairo to the Kingdom, which is The same prices as the previous season, according to the statements of the Palestinian Ministry of Religious Affairs.
The cost of Hajj for Palestinians inside the country is 30,000 shekels (8,704 dollars), an increase of 3,000 shekels (870 dollars) over the last Hajj season, an increase of 10%.
The Jordanian Ministry of Awqaf supervises the pilgrimage process for the Palestinians, whether in the West Bank or within the Green Line as well as the Gaza Strip.
The cost of Hajj this year amounted to 223,000 ounces ($6106), while the costs in 2019 amounted to 149,201 ounces ($4,085), representing an increase of 49%.
The cost of Hajj was set at 856 thousand dinars ($ 5,866), while it was 565,000 dinars ($ 3,872) in 2019, which means that the cost for this year increased by 51.5%.
The lowest cost for the Sudanese pilgrimage this season is two million and 117 thousand Sudanese pounds (4,637), while the highest cost is two million and 857 thousand pounds (6258 dollars).
The cost of Hajj varies according to the Sudanese states, as it decreases in the Red Sea states, where pilgrims travel to these states by sea, while the cost increases in the remote states located in the Darfur region in the far west, where pilgrims travel to Saudi Arabia via flights.
The cost of Hajj by air is about 4200 dollars and the cost of Hajj by land is 3450 dollars, while the cost in 2019 ranged between 3 million and 700 thousand Iraqi dinars (2535 dollars) for land pilgrims, and 4 million and 850,000 dinars for air pilgrims (3,322 dollars), an increase of 26.4% Hajj by air and 36% for Hajj by land.
The cost of the Syrian pilgrimage for this season is 3,700 dollars, and in the last Hajj season in 2019, it was about 3 thousand dollars, which means a 23% increase in the cost.
It is worth noting that the Syrian pilgrimage file is in the hands of the Supreme Hajj Committee, which is affiliated with the Syrian opposition (the National Coalition for Revolutionary and Opposition Forces), after Saudi Arabia withdrew the file from the Syrian regime since 2012, a year after the outbreak of the revolution.
The cost of Yemeni pilgrimage for this season was set at 12,820 Saudi riyals ($3,416), and the average cost of Hajj in Yemen in the last season before the pandemic was $2,300, an increase of 30%, according to a statement by an official in the Yemeni Ministry of Endowments.
16. Saudi Arabia:
The cost of Hajj in the Kingdom starts from 10,238 riyals (2728 dollars), and reaches 14,737 thousand riyals (3927 dollars).
The cost of Hajj this season ranged between 2,000 dinars ($2,820) and 2,200 dinars ($3,103), while the cost in the last pilgrimage season was about 2,100 dinars ($2,961), which means a slight increase between the two seasons, about 5%.
18. Sultanate of Oman:
The cost of the pilgrimage route by air from the Sultanate to Medina is 7,577 Saudi riyals (2019 dollars), while the cost of the air route to Jeddah is 7380 Saudi riyals (1966 dollars), and the cost of the pilgrimage by land from the Sultanate to Medina or Makkah is about 5,915 riyals ( $1,576).
Before the National Unity Government issued a decision on May 29, requiring the state treasury to bear the full costs of the pilgrimage for Libyan pilgrims, the cost of the pilgrimage was about 32,000 dinars (6,500 dollars), with the authorities providing financial support for the pilgrims equivalent to half the amount.