Makkah Trade Picks Up As Pilgrims Shop
Makkah Trade Picks Up source by: twitter.com
Visits to Makkah and Madinah to see the Two Holy Mosques have
begun in earnest, with pilgrims arriving from all corners of the globe.
In the second pilgrimage season following the pandemic,
Makkah’s trade is experiencing substantial activity and recuperation.
Pilgrims aren’t just there to worship; they’re also buying
gifts for their loved ones back home. SR20 ($5.3) to SR30 ($5.3)
per kilo of Ajwa dates is the going rate for pilgrims.
In order to meet the high demand for Ajwa dates, Makkah has several
huge farms in Qaba, Al-Awali, and Al-Ouyoun.Pilgrims Boost Makkah’s Trade
Prayer beads and rugs, electronics, gold, and audio recordings of
the Grand Mosque’s imams and the Prophet Mosque’s imams
reciting the Qur’an is all common purchase.
Many booksellers dot the market, selling everything from
Islamic history to biographies of the Prophet Muhammad
and his Companions to books on Shariah and law.