Saudi Arabia officials are going to take action against those hotels increased their rates illegally in the month of Ramadan began in the evening of Thursday, July 19, 2012, and ends in the evening of Saturday, August 18, 2012.
Some hotels in Mecca increased their rates to 20% in compare to the same time in last year. This was mainly because of the rising demand from within the Kingdom and pilgrims from abroad, especially from the GCC, Egypt and Turkey.
“Unfortunately these prices constitute a considerable burden on visitors to Mecca and Medina cities.” Walid Abu Saba, head of the Tourism and Hotel Committee at the Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said.
There is not any effective control system over the prices of Hotels in Saudi Arabia.
Mecca is a religious city locates in Hejaz. Its one of the most popular destinations for Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan.