Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, April 28, 2019: Karam for Umrah Services, a subsidiary of Dur Hospitality and the operational arm of Umrah Services, has announced its launch by signing international agreements with more than 10 major travel agencies during its participation at the Arabian Travel Market 2019, within Makarem Hotels’ pavilion.
On this occasion, Dr. Badr Al Badr, CEO of Dur Hospitality, stated that the launch of Karam for Umrah Services is a product of Makarem Hotels’ extensive experience of more than three decades in servicing visitors of the two holy cities.
Karam for Umrah Services provides the visitors of Makkah and Madinah with an array of integrated services and distinctive packages through facilitating all matters related to Hajj and Umrah, including: issuance of visas, flight bookings, airport reception, in addition to offering group and individual services, local transportation, and catering services suited to all tastes, as well as (3,4,5-star) hotel booking services, which cover a wide range of hotels within Makkah and Madinah.
Dr. Badr added, “Karam for Umrah Services seeks to develop relationships of trust and mutual benefit with Hajj and Umrah companies around the world to ensure safe and effectively planned visits for pilgrims while also facilitating a smooth flow of visitors from their countries, in line with Vision 2030’s targets to increase the number of Umrah pilgrims from 8 to 30 million".
Commenting on the participation of Karam for Umrah Services at the Arabian Travel Market 2019, Mr. Hassan Ahdab, President of Hotel Operations at Dur Hospitality, said, “This participation positively impacts communication with various prominent parties in travel, religious tourism and transportation, as such partnerships are aligned with the company's direction towards providing distinctive high quality services”.
About Dur Hospitality
Dur Hospitality is a leading Saudi hospitality company established in 1976. With over four decades of experience in hospitality, the company is recognized for its extensive record in managing, developing and operating a wide portfolio of hotels and residential compounds across the Kingdom.
Dur Hospitality is publicly listed on Saudi Stock Exchange, Tadawul. Its diversified portfolio is worth 2.37 billion Saudi Riyals and encompasses more than 20 properties, in addition to 8 new hospitality and residential projects currently under development across the Kingdom.
Part of Dur’s portfolio is its own subsidiary brands which include Makarem hotels, Dur Communities, Darraq Villas and Karam Umrah Services, in addition to properties in partnership with international networks such as Marriott International and IHG.
Founded in 1983, Makarem is an award-winning Saudi hotel brand by Dur Hospitality, designed to offer authentic Saudi hospitality services to international standards in the Holy Cities of Makkah and Madinah.
Makarem currently operates 1415 rooms and offers tailor-made innovative services and products to meet the growing needs of pilgrims and travellers. Makarem plans to expand its portfolio in Makkah and Madinah and aims to increase its rooms to 5000 by 2023 and 10,000 by 2028.
Makarem’s authentic services which include the offering of a Spiritual Concierge and a website in seven languages, is complimented by its sister brand “Karam for Umrah Services”, dedicated to providing services to pilgrim guests.