Umrah requires Muslims to perform two key rituals, Tawaf and Sa’i. Tawaf is a circling round the Ka’bah (Arabic: كَـعْـبَـة, “House of God”). For men, it is recommended to do the first three circuits in a hurried pace, followed by four rounds of a more leisurely pace.
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You may want to customise your trip slightly, to include an extra rest day or a visit to family. We create a bespoke package that matches your needs.
You should never have to settle when it comes to trips away, especially pilgrimages. You need to feel comfortable with the details of your trip and have confidence that we are working with your best intentions at heart.
The World Health Organisation has recently published guidelines on reported cases and risk to travellers of Mers-cov (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus). It does not advise any travel restrictions to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, based on MERS. For travellers, the risk is still very low.
However, the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health has advised vulnerable people, including the elderly and pregnant women, should not travel. This is not unusual in these circumstances.
If you’ve not undertaken a Hajj or Umrah before, you may not be familiar with the vaccination processes. It is recommended that you have the seasonal influenza immunisation and update your measles and rubella immunisation too.
A genuine tour agent will be able to provide you with honest health information for your pilgrimage.
There’s lots of information you need to absorb before your pilgrimage. We will ensure you are well-prepared and know what to expect from your journey. This will include details of the places you will visit and the kind of activities you will be doing. For example, collecting stones when you’re in Muzdalifah to throw at the Jamarat.
We don’t just provide the facts, but also provide handy information . We provide you with clever tips, such as collecting slightly more stones than you need and also using an empty water bottle to transport the stones.
We will also provide you with details on the rules of ihran. This is the purification ritual which features in Hajj and Umrah. There are several rules and guidelines, including:
Tip: Men should bring unscented Vaseline to prevent chaffing, as they are forbidden from wearing underwear when in a state of ihran. Women may also benefit from packing Vaseline, as it can soothe worn skin on long walking trips.
We also provide clear visa instructions.
As well as typical requirements, such as having a passport valid for at least six months, your tour operator should also remind you of the following:
A Hajj or Umrah is a humbling and powerful undertaking. Conducted properly, your pilgrimage will be an unforgettable experience.