GUIDELINES - 2019

16.3

Madinah Accommodation :

a)

Within Markaziya Area :

Hotel type accommodation units are available inside the first Ring Road surrounded to Haram Shareif - Masjid-e-Nabavi) within the distance not more than 500 meters.

b)

Outside Markaziya Area (Outside first Ring Road but within 1 km from outermost periphery of Haram Shareif - Masjid-e-Nabavi)

Efforts shall be made to hire accommodation to all pilgrims of HCoI within Markaziya Area, which is located from immediate outermost periphery of Haram Shareif (Masjid-e-Nabavi) to the distance of 500 meters approx. i.e. within first Ring Road of Haram Shareif. Accommodation rentals from all pilgrims shall be collected as per Markaziya Area.

Pilgrims must know in their own interest that Accommodation arrangements in Madinah Munawwarah is made on “On The Spot” basis. Adillah Establishment is the local Saudi Authority for making accommodation arrangements etc. for pilgrims' in Madinah Munawwarah. The accommodation capacity of each building is earmarked as per the accommodation units available in a particular building and rooms are allotted to a group (and not Cover) in terms of capacity of each available room/s in that building/s. To utilize all accommodation units, sometimes pilgrims are segregated as ladies and gents and accommodated separately. This is done only upon arrival of pilgrims in buses and there is no provision of advance allotment of accommodation to a particular pilgrim. Therefore, it is obvious that some pilgrims may not get accommodation in Markaziya area or vice-a-versa. In such scenario, accommodation may be allotted outside Markaziya area (outside 1st Ring Road) but not beyond a distance of 1000 meters. The buildings located outside 1st Ring Road are very old structure. Despite of valiant efforts, some pilgrims may get accommodation in these old buildings. Kindly note that being a practicing Muslim one would never dare to shout or use abusive words while he is in the lanes of Madinah Munawwarah.

In view of the position explained above, pilgrims may like to opt for accommodation in Madinah Munawwarah, which is as follows :

a)

In case of pilgrim has opted for accommodation in Markaziya area, efforts shall be made to provide accommodation to all such pilgrims in Markaziya area subject to availability.

b)

In case accommodation is opted for outside Markaziya area, efforts shall be made to provide accommodation to all such pilgrims outside Markaziya area subject to availability.

c)

Applicable refund shall be made to all such pilgrims, who opted for accommodation inside Markaziya area but could get accommodation outside Markaziya Area.