Posted by : Aahil Shaik Saturday, September 16, 2023

Saudi Arabia issues a dress code for Muslim women performing Umrah

The officials in Saudi Arabia have issued a dressing code for Muslim women performing Umrah or smaller pilgrimage, at the Grand Mosque of Makkah. See Also : How to get a Saudi sim card as a Tourist or visitor

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia through its official X (Twitter) stated that female worshipers are free to wear anything they link during the ceremonies, but they need to follow some specific guidelines.

* The attire of women must be wide and loose fitting.

* It must be free of any decorative ornaments.

* The attire must cover the woman's full body.

- The rules were highlighted as Saudi Arabia's Umrah season gained momentum, as per the Gulf news report. Read : 6 advantages of Saudi Stopover-visa

- During the current season, which began over two months ago, Saudi Arabia expects that approximately 10 million Muslims from other countries would do the Umrah pilgrimage at the Grand Mosque in Makkah.

- After restrictions connected to the corona virus were lifted, around 1.8 million Muslims participated in the annual Hajj pilgrimage for the first time in three years after the pandemic related restrictions ended.

- Muslims who are physically unable to Hajj pilgrimage or cannot afford to perform the Hajj travel to Saudi Arabia, goes to perform the Umrah pilgrimage.

- Saudi Arabia has recently unveiled a variety of options for foreign Muslims from all over the world who wish to perform Umrah in Makkah and visit Madina.

- After scheduling the permit and appointment, Muslims with various sorts of entrance visas, such as the personal, visit, family visit and tourist visas, are permitted to do Umrah and visit Al Rawda Al Sharifa, where the Prophet Mohammed's (PBUH) grave is situated, at the Prophet's Mosque.

- The Saudi government has increased the length of the Umrah visa from 30 days to 90 days, allowing holders to enter the country through any land, air, or sea entry point and depart from any airport. Women pilgrims are no longer needed to have male guardians accompany them.

- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has also declared that foreign nationals residing in GCC nations are qualified to apply for a tourist visa and can perform Umrah regardless of their line of work. Like and Follow Saudi Expatriates on Facebook

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