King Abdullah ZamZam Water Distribution Center: ZamZam water has a great significance for Muslims but the distribution of water was a big challenge for authorities in past. Owing to the emerging needs of a large number of ZamZam water bottles distribution, the Saudi government has established a distribution center in Makkah named King Abdullah ZamZam Water Distribution Center.
This distribution center has made it quite convenient for families and for single persons to get water bottles through an automated system. The distribution system is based on pre-defined steps and has made water purchase much easier as compare to past years.
Parking: The drivers can park their cars in the wide parking of King Abdullah ZamZam water distribution center. There are a number of entrances which can be used to get into the center. The water bottle rates are set and remained fixed throughout the year. Enter the parking area of King Abdullah ZamZam Water Distribution Center and park your car anywhere.
Cost and limit of ZamZam which can be taken: The warehouses at the distribution center have the capacity to store 1.5 million bottles and the second one can store up to 200,000 bottles. The details about the cost and limit of bottles availability on one visit for single persons and families is as follows;
- Each bottle of 10 liters cost SR 5
- You can take 2 bottles yourself and 2 bottles for every person under your Iqama. For example, if your wife is under your iqama, you can take 4 bottles at a time.
- The above-mentioned quota of 8 bottles is replenished after every 15 days. You can come again after 15 days to take another set of 8 bottles.
Family Registration: Now you can enter the center from any door. There is a small building room in the middle of the distribution center. Go there and provide iqamas of the entire family. The attendant will fill out your details in the system and will ask you to visit the payment counter. If you are Single, you don’t need to come here. Just follow the next step.
Payment: On payment counter there are several lanes, provide your iqama and make payment at the counter and tell the attendant how many bottles you want from your quota.
Collection of Bottles: Receive barcode, get the shopping cart from the right side and visit the automated counter. On your turn, you have to place your receipt on bar code reader and the machine will provide one bottle, for next bottle you have to place the receipt again and the process will go on until you will receive the total bottles you requested.
The payment and number of bottle details will be shown on an adjacent screen. This was the last step and now you are free to go home with your ZamZam water bottles.