Makarem Hotels, Dur Hospitality’s leading hotel brand specializing in serving visitors of the holy cities, announced its full availability to receive fans of the FIFA World Cup, which will take place in Qatar, from November 20 until December 18, 2022. As per the decision of the Saudi Ministry of Interior, Hayya Card holders who wish to perform Umrah can obtain a multi-entry visa to Saudi Arabia, valid for 60 days. The electronic visa can be obtained through the Unified National Visa Platform. Hayya Card holders will be permitted to enter the Kingdom 10 days before the start of the Word Cup, with pre-entry to the FIFA World Cup not required.
Dur Hospitality’s homegrown brand Makarem Hotels provides high-end hospitality services in Makkah and Madinah. Blending abundance with deeply-rooted Islamic values, Makarem Hotels offer a combination of comfort, originality, and Saudi hospitality, engulfed in a spirit of modernity that aligns with the best world-class standards. Makarem Hotels leverages its expertise in spiritual tourism, benefiting from its hotels’ ideal proximity to the holy cities and offering innovative services that enhance the religious tourism market. The announcement aligns with the Saudi government’s decision to facilitate e-visa procedures for FIFA World Cup fans and Hayya Card holders who wish to visit the holy sites and perform Umrah around the time of the global sports event.
Specifically designed to meet the evolving needs of modern-day pilgrims and travelers, Makarem Hotels offers state-of-the-art services and products, with a range of hotel options, including rooms or hotel apartments, that suit different visitor preferences.
In response to the growth in tourism and the increasing demand for hotel services, and in line with its strategy to expand its presence in the two holy cities, Makarem Hotels continues to expand its portfolio, developing new brands and innovative concepts and adding new properties.
Hayya card holders can enjoy an all-inclusive permit to attend the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and electronically apply for their Saudi multi-entry e-visa as well. To be able to attend the World Cup 2022 games, visitors must apply for the Hayya card after purchasing the game tickets.
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These establishments include Makarem Ajyad Makkah, plus a number of other hotels across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.