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Hajj and Umrah pilgrims coming from around the world land on Hajj or Umrah terminal at Jeddah airport. This terminal is restricted for public entry and therefore, people often get confused about how to pick passengers from Jeddah airport Hajj terminal? We are here to help you out.
Where do Hajj and Umrah pilgrims land?
There are 8 overall and 3 main public terminals of Jeddah Airport and people often get confused where the Hajj and Umrah pilgrims are going to land. Let me clarify here that all Hajj and Umrah pilgrims land at Jeddah airport Hajj terminal. So, in case you are planning to pick any Hajj or Umrah pilgrim, you need to go to Jeddah airport Hajj terminal.
How to pick passengers from Jeddah airport Hajj terminal?
If an Umrah pilgrim has not booked the transportation and you want to pick them from the Hajj terminal, you should know that you are not allowed to enter Jeddah airport Hajj terminal to pick up passengers even if they are your relatives. So, what to do in this case? How to pick passengers from Jeddah airport Hajj terminal?
When you go to Jeddah airport Hajj terminal, you will have to cross a check post. Try to pass the check post but they will not let you go inside as it is not allowed to take passengers from Jeddah airport Hajj terminal. Take a U-Turn from there and soon you will find many cars parked there waiting for something. You need to park your car alongside the road and wait here. You will find this place near the roundabout.
Ask your friends or family members to take a taxi from the terminal and ask them to drop you just after the check post. The taxi charges around SR 50 to SR 80 just to cross the check post. If you want to take the taxi directly to Makkah from Jeddah airport Hajj terminal, the average charge will be around SR 150.
From where Hajj and Umrah pilgrims take off?
Hajj and Umrah pilgrims who arrange private transportation often get confused about the terminal they have to go to take the flight back to their home country. The fact that they landed at Jeddah airport Hajj terminal doesn’t warrant that they have to go back from the same terminal.
People who have come to perform Hajj will always land at Jeddah airport Hajj terminal and take off from the same terminal. They cannot go to any other terminal irrespective of the airline they have booked.
Umrah pilgrims coming from Saudi Airlines
Umrah pilgrims who are going out of Saudi Arabia through Saudi Airlines or Flynas flight, have to go to Jeddah airport Hajj terminal to take off. They cannot go to the Jeddah South Terminal to take their flight.
It is important to mention here that while you are not allowed to pick up passengers at Jeddah airport Hajj terminal, you can drop them at the same airport as long as they have a passport, umrah visa, and tickets.
Umrah pilgrims coming from Other Airlines
Umrah pilgrims who are going out of Saudi Arabia through any other airline apart from Saudi Airlines and Flynas will have to go to the Jeddah North Terminal. Normally, the name of the terminal from where you have to go is printed on the ticket, so you need to follow it.
List of Terminals of Jeddah Airport
- North Terminal (For most of the foreign airlines)
- South Terminal (Dedicated for Saudi Arabian Airlines & Domestic flights)
- Royal Terminal (For the Foreign dignitaries and the Royal Family)
- Hajj Terminal (For the HAJJ & UMRA passengers – Muslim Pilgrims)
- General Aviation Terminal (for the Private Aviation)
- RSAF (Royal Saudi Airforce) Terminal (For the Military)
- Saudi Private Aviation Terminal (For the Local Private Aviation)
- Deportees Terminal (The 7 & 8 are under final stage of construction)