Yes, groups will be accompanied by guides who have experience in performing hajj. Also, for specific religious guidance and lectures, we have arranged for an Imaam to accompany each group
Inshallah we will be performed according to the Sunnah of the Prophet Mohammed (SAW). There will be the chance to select between Hajj Tamattu and Hajj Qiraan.
Tamattu - A pilgrim enters the state of Ihraam with the intention of performing Umrah only. After the completion of Umrah, this Ihraam is removed and another state of Ihraam is adopted before 8th Dhul Hijjah with the intention of performing Hajj.
Qiraan - A pilgrim enters the state of Ihraam with the intention of performing Umrah & Hajj. On reaching Makkah, a pilgrim first performs Umrah and then performs Hajj in a single state of Ihraam
This is all part of the package. A Qurbani will be carried out on your behalf.>/p>
Luggage is stored safely at your hotel in Makkah
Whilst in the hotels, your are covered half board/full board according to the package. In Mina & Arafat the accommodation is full board. Any additional meals over and above this you will have to pay for.
Obviously, during Hajj days you will need an Ihraam. The weather is generally very warm all of the time but during the winter months it can get a little chilly at night. It is recommended to pack at least one item of warm clothing such as a jumper. The rest of the time you will need cool, comfortable clothing that is easy to move in.
This can be done through services provided by the hotel, although there are other launderettes around the local areas who also offer this service, often at a cheaper rate.
Please allow for any food / laundry bills and shopping/souvenirs that you will buy during your stay. It is recommended to take at least a couple of hundred pounds or so, but this obviously varies from person to person. We do not recommend that you take travelers cheques as you will not have your passport with you at times when you may need to cash them.
Obviously this may change, but as a rough guide it is about 6 Riyals to 1 British Pound. It is relatively easy to exchange money at one of the many points situated around the local areas.
Approx £3 or 20 Riyals
This is normal practice and can be arranged.
A certain amount of medical care is available, however we advise that you take out travel insurance.