Hajj & Umrah Planner
  • Planning & Preparation

    A successful Hajj or Umrah requires careful planning and preparation. Find out what needs to be done before leaving here.

    Choosing the right travel agent / tour operator for your Hajj or Umrah is of crucial importance. Although many travel agencies offer Hajj and Umrah services, they often vary in terms of quality and pricing.

    To be issued a visa for your Hajj or Umrah, you’ll need to ensure your documentation is in order.

    Although travelling to any part of the world carries certain health risks with it, embarking on Hajj or Umrah carries a number of additional health risks due to the hot climate, the strenuous nature of its rites as well as the gathering of large...

    In order to have your visa for Hajj or Umrah issued, you will need to have had certain vaccinations.

    Hajj and Umrah require a great deal of physical exertion. The rituals of Hajj, in particular, can be very taxing on the body. This compounded by the hot weather and being among hundreds of thousands of other pilgrims at the same time, often in...

    Contents1 Suitcase2 Baggage Allowance3 Zamzam Water Allowance4 Lost Baggage5 Other Baggage5.1 Backpack5.2 Waist Pouch or Neck Pouch5.3 Shoe Bag / Stringed Bag Suitcase A good quality suitcase with a hard case and a built-in locking system is...

    Contents1 Money – a Condition of Hajj2 The Currency in Saudi Arabia3 Money Exchange3.1 At Home3.2 In Saudi Arabia4 How Much Money to Take5 ATMs6 Traveller’s Cheques7 Theft Money – a Condition of Hajj One of the conditions that needs to...

    Ihram (Arabic: إحرام) refers to the sacred state a pilgrim must enter before carrying out the rites of Hajj and Umrah. The pilgrim must enter into this state after cleansing the body, wearing the prescribed attire and making the intention, before...

    Contents1 Ihram2 Clothes2.1 Men2.2 Women3 Footwear4 Laundry5 Toiletries Ihram Men must wear two pieces of white, unsewn, plain cloth as part of the Ihram – an Izar (waist-wrapper) and a Rida (covering for the upper body, like a shawl). It is...

    The following is a comprehensive checklist of items to take with you on your journey. Don’t feel obligated to take everything on this list (other than the travel essentials), rather take those items that you feel are necessary.

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