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Rise in Hajj travel costs from Doha angers pilgrims

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Many of those hoping to go on Hajj this year may have to change their plans after a sharp rise in the Hajj tariff, reports The Peninsula.

The paper says tariffs for those travelling by air from Doha are now as a high as QR30,000, forcing some aspiring pilgrims to cancel. 

The paper says costs have risen since the government decided to lift its control on pricing, hoping to open the travel market to more competition. 

However, tour operators blame the price rise on high air fares and the increasing cost of accommodation in Saudi Arabia.

Are you planning to go on Hajj this year? What prices are you being quoted?

Credit: Photo by Omar A

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