Post Last Modified – November 25, 2020
How To Make Your Hajj Tour A Successful Pilgrimage
There is so much planning to do, especially when the Hajj Tour is concerned. Remember, this is a holy obligation and not a pilgrimage. Packing for this tour should be much different then the usual. But at the same time, not leaving the necessities behind. Below, are some helpful Hajj Tour Travel Tips that are good to know before you go.
hajj or hadj;
the pilgrimage to Mecca that every Muslim is required to make at least once in his life, provided he has enough money and the health to do so
Hajj Tour Travel Tips For Planning Your Pilgrimige
Below, are a few overall health and safety tips to make note of if you or a loved one may be traveling to the Hajj Pilgrimage this season. The crowds and heat can be overwhelming at times, so taking a few precautions for your health and safety can make a world of difference when in attendance.
Pack Enough Ihram Clothing For Your Hajj Tour
Hajj Tour Travel Tips #1
What you should carry with you are at least two to three sets of extra clothes for ihram. If you feel carrying so much is going to be difficult, then you can opt for the cheaper options when you get in Saudi, and buy them from there.
Changing your clothes is a must, since you will most definitely get very sweaty and dirty. Laundromats may or may not be around while conducting manasik, so carrying extra sets is recommendable.
The nights get really cold and the extra sets can help keep you warm at the same time.
Pack The Zamzam Well
Hajj Tour Travel Tips #2
There have been many cases of these being stolen or misplaced, especially at the conveyor belts at the airport. If you do not want this happening to you, ensure that yours is kept safe in a duffel bag or a book bag.
Something that is very inconspicuous and does not look as if it contains the zamzam.
Carry An Unlocked Phone
Hajj Tour Travel Tips #3
We cannot stress enough on this, for around 100 riyals you can get a phone line in Saudi, which would work on your unlocked phone as well. Constant connections are a must for your safety and security.
Just in case you lose your way or get lost in the crowd which happens every year with many.
Outgoing calls are charged, while incoming is free.
Pack Your Medication From Home
Hajj Tour Travel Tips #4
Pharmacies in Saudi are a plenty and they have all the medicines you need, but do not leave anything to chance. This is especially if your health needs are tailor made by your family doctor.
Always try to prevent having to run around and in a panic in having to find your life saving drugs at the eleventh hour!
Always Carry Your Identification Card
Hajj Tour Travel Tips #5
If you do not have one, make one of your own and have all your details on it (not too personal though). Your passport is always with your group guide and you too should have an identification card of some sort on you as well.
In the past, people have fallen ill and unconscious while in public places. The ID card on you can help trace your group and/or close ones. You could also get totally lost in the crowd, as well as possibly you get confused about your hotel’s location.
If you are purchasing a Hajj Travel Package from a reputable travel agent, I’m sure they can have an identification card made for you with your personal emergency contact information.
Do not leave anything to chance, have your full name, passport number and contact information on the ID card you make.
Be Careful Of Fraudsters And Pickpockets
Hajj Tour Travel Tips #6
There are plenty of them around, especially near the tawaf zones, say may reliable sources. Your money should be kept safe where no one would know and could easily access it.
Even at hotels or the tents you rent, make sure you trust no one with your precious belongings. There are excellent carry on money belts and other safety clothing options available to purchase, to keep your valuables safe with you at all times.
Head For The Fahad Gate
Hajj Tour Travel Tips #7
The Fahad Gate is where you should head, just in case your body cannot bear the heat anymore. It is a well known fact that the King Fahad Gate is an air conditioned one, and even while the sun lashes down during the day, this area is always the coolest place for relief from the sun and heat!
We hope this information on what to pack and what to do for Hajj tour comes in handy!!
It is estimated that almost one and half million people of made the Hajj in 2014! Read more below …
Guest Author Bio:
Rahim from M.Zahid Travel has spoken with many who have done Hajj and Umrah in the past. The author does bring tips on how to make your Hajj tour a successful one, with knowledge and good research. To learn more on how to make this holy pilgrimage a blessed and a very peaceful one, check online.
I am happy to present this collaborative guest post in the hopes of offering some interesting travel inspiration and helpful information to you as well.
Hajj 2019 will begin in the night of Friday, August 9, 2019, and will end at night of Wednesday, August 14, 2019. While Hajj 2018 was at night of Sunday, August 19, 2018, and was finished at night of Friday, August 24, 2018.
Update May 2020:
Saudi Arabia Must Suspend the Hajj for 2020.
“The presence of millions of pilgrims in Mecca and Medina will have lethal consequences.”
As a result of the worldwide Corona Virus Pandemic, officials have suspended this year’s Hajj Tour until further notice. You can read more of the New York Times article in the link below.
📖 The New York Times – Hajj Tour Suspension
Update November 2020:
Hajj 2021 will begin in the evening of Saturday, July 17 and ends in the evening of Thursday, July 22.
“At present, it is tentatively expected that the Ministry of Haj & Umrah, KSA may impose restriction of age limits 18 – 65 years for the Haj pilgrims for Haj 2021.”
Safe and Healthy Travels! 🙂
Did You Know …
“The hajj coincides with Eid al-Adha, a major holiday for Muslims “
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