Eid holiday is a harbinger of good news for resorts and chalets in Jeddah which have rebounded after a period of stagnation lasting for more than two months.
Bookings have increased to more than 95 percent in the weeks leading up to the Eid holiday, creating intense competition between resorts and cabins in Northern Jeddah.
Resort prices typically start at 2,000 riyals and reach up to a maximum of 5,000 riyals, depending on the resort’s ratings and services.
Alaa Al-Fayez and Iyad Noureddine told Arab News that many young people were preparing to spend the Haj vacation at these resorts, despite the high prices, as they are considered a good alternative to traveling abroad or dealing with travel congestion during Haj.
Yahya Al Harbi and Yusuf Hassan explained that a trip from Tahlia Street to the Al-Fayhaa neighborhood is normally a ten-minute drive and costs between ten to fifteen riyals, but these days, drivers are asking for between 30 and 40 riyals. They called on concerned authorities to impose better monitoring mechanisms and price control on this sector.