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Makkah in need of tour guides

Saudi experts have said the Holy City of Makkah suffers from the lack of educated and professional tour guides, Saudi Gazette has reported. Only 11 trained and experienced tour guides are employed in the Makkah region, which has 24 historical attractions visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors each month, according to Dr Mohammad Al-Omairi, Dean of the College of Management Sciences and Tourism at Um Al-Qura University in Makkah. A recent study by the ministry of Haj showed a 30% increase in Umrah pilgrims compared to last year.