Caucasian Muslims office announces Hadj prices
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 7 / Trend K. Zarbaliyeva /
The Caucasian Muslims Office announced the prices for this year's pilgrimage.
According to the quota allocated to Azerbaijan, about 2,000 pilgrims will go to Hajj by buses and airplanes this year, spokesperson for the Muslims Caucasus Office Rahima Dadashova told Trend.
The pilgrimage to holy places by bus will cost 2,650 manat and 3,750 manat by airplane. These prices include the cost of transportation, hotel, visa, rental of tents and the fee for staying in the country.
The following services will be rendered for the first time this year: compulsory pilgrim life insurance, two meals a day in the hotel (hot dishes and snacks), cold snacks on request in Mina and Arafat, as well as transportation of pilgrims to Muzdalifah and Arafat by train.
Dadashova said that the trip expense has been altered due to additional innovation costs, as well as the increase in Saudi Arabian hotel prices.
The buses will move along the following route: Azerbaijan - Georgia - Turkey - Syria - Jordan - Saudi Arabia. The aircrafts will move through Baku - Jeddah, Medina - Baku.
Pilgrims traveling by plane to holy places will leave on October 28-31. The departure time of buses and possible route changes will be announced later.
Azerbaijani pilgrims traveling by bus will enjoy comfortable modern buses owned by the well-known Turkish company "Ulusoy".
The pilgrims and their team leaders will be accompanied by a medical team to support their health during the trip and to inform the pilgrims about the features of the sacred pilgrimage. Before traveling, the pilgrims will receive educational literature and instruction about the hadj. The documents will be distributed until mid-September.
The Caucasian Muslims Office is taking upon itself all necessary measures to render any necessary services for the Azerbaijani pilgrims' visit to the holy places.
The Caucasian Muslims Office is responsible for organizing the pilgrimage to the holy places of Mecca and Medina according to the protocol signed by the Ministry of Pilgrimage of Saudi Arabia.