The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah to Host First-Ever Umrah and Ziyarah Forum in Al-Madina

February 12 15:35 2024

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah will host the first Umrah and Ziyarah Forum. This event is set to unfold from April 22 to 24, 2024 (13 to 15 Shawwal 1445 AH) at the King Salman International Convention Center in Al-Madinah.

Following a record-breaking year with over 13.55 million Umrah pilgrims in 2023, the forum is set to serve as a pivotal platform for dialogue, exchange of expertise, and unveiling innovative services and solutions to foster continuous development within the Umrah sector. The event will include diverse activities such as dialogue sessions, discussion groups, interactive workshops, and an exhibition displaying the most recent advancements to improve the Umrah and Ziyarah experience at the Holy Mosques.

This event signifies a major advancement in establishing a holistic business environment that bridges local and global participants in the Umrah and Ziyarah sectors. Its goal is to ignite discussions, inspire innovation, and cultivate services and products that enhance the experience of pilgrims and visitors. The forum broadens local and international connections, promoting collaboration and forging lasting partnerships to deliver comprehensive solutions for Umrah pilgrims and visitors.

The forum will feature diverse participants, from government agencies, Umrah operators, hospitality providers, transport and logistics companies, healthcare services, tech and telecom companies, AI pioneers, construction firms, travel agents, consumer product suppliers, and financial organizations to food service providers. It aims to attract a varied crowd, including entrepreneurs, CEOs, specialists, industry professionals, key decision-makers, non-profit organization representatives, and local and global media outlets. 

Across three days, the forum will highlight the Kingdom’s remarkable initiatives and projects to enhance the comfort of Umrah pilgrims and visitors, demonstrate exemplary management and operational strategies, and implement innovative solutions to improve service quality sustainably. Additionally, the event will unveil new projects and facilities aligned with the Saudi Vision 2030, aimed at further improving and enriching the Umrah journey.

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah invites all Umrah and Ziyarah industry participants to join this pioneering forum. This event is poised to be a landmark in the ongoing effort to improve Umrah’s spiritual and practical elements of the Kingdom.

To learn more, contact Mahdi Alobaidi (International Cooperation Specialist) at [email protected]  or visit

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