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Gary R. Bunt


Mustafa El Bouabi, The New Arab, HajjBnB? Riyadh looks to profit from pilgrims with new Umrah hosting scheme

"Critics say the new scheme would allow private Saudi citizens to charge fees for the service, adding further coststo the already expensive trip to Saudi Arabia and turning a religious ritual into a money making scheme. Riyadh has also hiked up its Hajj visa costs by up to 500 percent."

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