The demand for umrah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has increased thrice since 2022. Operators of umrahs explain this increase to the spring break falling during the first half of Ramadan.
A sizable number of UAE citizens have been seen travelling to Makkah for Umrah, according to Shebin Rasheed, CEO of Bait al Ateeq, a Hajj service.
According to him, there are three times as many pilgrims coming from the UAE, and because it is the summer, many families want to bring their kids along. Shebin further asserted that numerous airlines, including as Emirates, Flydubai, Air Arabia, and Flynas, are providing affordable fares for Umrah in order to meet demand. But, during Ramadan, airfares are probably going to go up.
Shebin claims that the relaxation of COVID-19 limitations by Saudi Arabia is another reason for the rise in demand for travel.
The two holy mosques are prepared to receive millions of pilgrims during Ramadan, according to a previous statement by Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz Al-Sudais, Imam-e-Kaabah.
increase in airfare
Airfares between the UAE and Saudi Arabia have started to rise as Ramadan draws near. Prior to and during the Eid-ul-Fitr holidays, the fares are anticipated to reach their maximum levels.
Air Arabia, based in Sharjah, has increased the cost of its flights to Madinah and Jeddah. Tickets to Madinah currently cost AED 1,536, while those to Jeddah cost AED 1,336. Compared to January and February, when tickets to Jeddah were roughly AED 800-900 and to Madinah, they have increased significantly.
Emirates in Dubai offers even more pricey tickets. The cost of the flight is AED 2,385 to Jeddah and AED 2,125 to Madinah.
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