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Hajj news from Gulf Times/Qatar Living

Post by Racing_Camel on 2009-09-08, 20:17

Muslim expatriates in Qatar who want to perform Haj this year will have to travel to Saudi Arabia by road as only Qatari pilgrims will be allowed to travel by air, sources said yesterday.
The decision is expected to add to the woes of the local Haj contractors whose businesses have already been hit by the decline in the number of pilgrims due to the swine flu fears.
This information could not be verified by an official source at the Haj Committee.
A Haj operator, who confirmed the ban, urged the committee to review its decision to ban expatriates from travelling by air, saying that the Qatari pilgrims constituted only 20% of those who go on Haj from Qatar every year.
“This decision will cause much difficulty for many of the expatriates opting for Haj this year. It did not consider that some of them might be aged or sick,” the operator said on condition of anonymity.
Other contractors complained that many expatriates who had earlier registered with them had their registration cancelled after they were alerted about the air travel ban.
According to the new rules, expatriate pilgrims have to first get an approval from the committee before applying for the tour operators, while Qataris can apply directly at the Haj missions.
A spokesperson at Athaqalayn Haj mission expected a decline in the number of Qatar’s quota of pilgrims this year; saying that he had no doubt the Saudi authorities will decrease the number of pilgrims due to fears of swine flu outbreak during the Haj season.
“Although the committee did not inform local contractors about their numbers of pilgrims, we are sure that it would be less than the previous year. This when added to the hiked prices will affect the number of potential pilgrims this year,” he told Gulf Times.
Among the other complaints raised by the contractors were the committee’s tightening of the standards of the accommodation they have to provide for Haj in Makkah and Madina.
“While the committee is imposing difficult standards, it did not announce the number of pilgrims who will be allowed to enter Saudi from Qatar this year,” he added.
The AlQuds for Haj, another Haj operator, said the problem was that the committee had a full control over the Haj visas, which put the contractors at a loss about the number of pilgrims they can accept.
Meanwhile, the Haj Committee announced yesterday the Haj tariffs which tour operators said were 15% more than the charges of the previous year.
For those who are opting for travelling by air (class A), they have to pay QR18, 850 for a return flight ticket, accommodation and transportation between Makkah and Madina, while the price for class B (also travelling by air) is QR16, 210.
For those who are travelling by road, they have to pay QR9200 in case they are visiting Mecca and Medina and QR8,120 if they did not visit Madina.
A look at the prices of the last year Hajj showed that the first class Haj cost QR15,100 (class A), QR12,400 (class B) for air travel to Mecca and Medina.

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Post by Chian on 2009-09-08, 20:36

Meanwhile, I pray that the authority would not enforce the 3 years compulsory service in Qatar before allowing any expats to perform Hajj via Qatar.

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Post by mba2009 on 2009-09-09, 08:59

Chian wrote:Meanwhile, I pray that the authority would not enforce the 3 years compulsory service in Qatar before allowing any expats to perform Hajj via Qatar.

Salam Bro;

Mahal nye nak pi Hajj dari Qatar...

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Post by Chian on 2009-09-09, 09:13

Bro,

From Q8 berapa ?

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Post by mba2009 on 2009-09-09, 09:23

Chian wrote:Bro,

From Q8 berapa ?

He he he ada legal ada tak legal dari sini...ada naik bas ada naik kapal terbang.. kalau yang legal naik bas..package pendek 10 days... around dinar 500, yang mahal lagi pun ada... yang murah Dinar 400 pun ada so far tak de la dengar dengar expat tak leh naik kapal terbang... tapi last ye kawan aku mat egypt naik kapal terbang bleh je.. cuma tahun ni agen tak nak bawa budak2 dan orang tua... dan orang orang yang ada masalah kesihatan.. bro Dinar 100 baru RM 1200...

Tapi dengar dengar tahun ni package nye harga naik harga almost 30 % dengar kata la...

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Post by Chian on 2009-09-09, 09:44

Bro,

If Dinar 400, it is about QR4,950. Memang murah. In fact, kalau increase by 30% pun still lebih murah .......... QR6,435. Wah, if I were to suggest, perhaps you kena buat haji cepat2 before kos naik macam kat sini.

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Post by mba2009 on 2009-09-09, 11:13

Salam Chian;

Aku memang nak pergi lagi...kali ni nak bawa anak anak... aku dan isteri dah tahun 2000... nak bawa anak anak kali ni...

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Post by Chian on 2009-09-09, 11:20

Wah bestnya. Semua rukun Islam dah settle Bro.

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