• Date: 12 Dec 2019

    The believers of Islam are put through to pilgrimages to the holy city of Mecca. Islamic pilgrimages are rituals where the main motive is to gather Muslims across the world and promote brotherhood and sisterhood. There are two pilgrimages, out of which one is mandatory for every Muslim to perform, that is Hajj and the other one is Umrah, that isn’t mandatory but holds huge rewards. Um ...More details

  • Date: 07 Dec 2019

    Dubai is ranked one among the top three cities in the world that has the most number of tourists in comparison to its population size. It is the world’s most popular holiday destination.It is a mesmerizing city that has a lot of wonders beyond imagination. Dubai not only offers an extravagant holiday experience to the adults but also has ideal spots for kids to have fun.The unlimit ...More details

  • Date: 28 Nov 2019

    Marrakech Halal Holidays Package- December (5 nights): Flights included (subject to availability) Hotel included (5 nights) at Hôtel Meriem. Based on 2 adults & 2 children sharing Subject to availability  Terms & Conditions apply ATOL protected  For Further Details And To Book this Halal Holidays Package Visit Yahajji.  ...More details

  • Date: 22 Nov 2019

    Agadir Halal Holidays Package- December (5 nights): flights included (subject to availability)  Accommodation 4_star hotel (5n nights) -Palais des Roses Hotel & Spa Bed & Breakfast Based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing Subject to availability Terms & Conditions apply ATOL protected To Book this Halal Holidays Package Visit Yahajji.  ...More details

  • Date: 13 Nov 2019

    Atlantis Dubai- The Lost City The Atlantis at the Palm opened in September of 2008, the first luxury hotel  resort to be built on the man-made island of Palm Jumeirah in the United Arab Emirates. The hotel follows the theme of Atlantis, the mythical "lost city", as depicted in the works of Plato.The Atlantis hotel aims to summon the magic of its namesake kingdom, with a vari ...More details

  • Date: 04 Nov 2019

    Istanbul was formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural and historic centre. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia. 5 Amazing Places To Visit In Istanbul are: 1. The Hagia Sophia was once a house of worship that served several religions well over the centuries. It started out as a Greek Eastern Orthodo ...More details

  • Date: 28 Oct 2019

    Agadir is one of Moroccos top tourist destinations offering lovely beaches and an amazing range of fun activities to do during the daytime or when the sun goes down. A curious fact about the gorgeous city of Agadir is that it was completely destroyed following a massive earthquake in 1960 and the whole city was refurbished. Agadir is a great place to relax, enjoy great food, and experience di ...More details

  • Date: 21 Oct 2019

    Ras Al Khaimah is one of the most beautiful and picturesque emirates of the UAE. Combining rich heritage with a laid-back vibe, Ras Al Khaimah is the ideal destination for those seeking a weekend getaway in the UAE. This place includes tranquil lagoons and golden sand beaches, it also shares the mountainous borders of Oman which makes Ras Al Khaimah an ideal destination for all kinds of travelers. ...More details

  • Date: 16 Oct 2019

    Marrakech- October Economy Package (5 Nights): Direct flights included with EasyJet 5 Nights in  Mogador Palace Agdal & Spa  hotel Based on 4 people sharing a quad room (4 adults or 2 adults & 2 children) ATOL Protected subject to availability T&C's apply For more details visit Yahajji.   ...More details

  • Date: 16 Oct 2019

    Marrakech, an imperial city in western Morocco is truly an exotic city for luring visitors with its Moroccan charm. It is a major economic center and home to mosques, palaces and gardens. The medina is a densely packed, walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire, with maze-like alleys where market places sell traditional textiles, pottery and jewelry. 5 Amazing Places To Visit In Mar ...More details

  • Date: 27 Sep 2019

     Family package to Dubai - 7 Nights: Direct flights with Emirates 5 Star accommodation at Atlantis The Palm Bed & Breakfast  based on 2 Adults & " children flights subject to availability at the time of payment or deposit being made  T&C Apply, Atol Protected  Book your Halal Holiday now with us at Yahajji to have a great vacatio ...More details

  • Date: 24 Sep 2019

    Antalya October Package (5 nights): Have a Great Holiday just at  £ 530.50 per person. Flying from: London Gatwick with Thomas Cook Airlines Flights included (subject to availability) Hotel included (5 nights) Bed and Breakfast Based on 2 adults & 2 children sharing Subject to availability  Terms & Conditions apply ATOL protected  For ...More details

  • Date: 24 Sep 2019

    Places in Antalya: 1. Kaleici:  It a historic place in Antalya.The name Kaleiçi means "Inside the Kale" or "Inner Kale" (Kale itself means castle or fortress). It has architecture style of ottomans,romans,byzantine etc.Kaleici is an absolute delight to wander around. With a myriad of restaurants, shops and atmospheric cafes for you to choose from, there is a ...More details

  • Date: 23 Sep 2019

    Safa And Marwa: These are the two small hills near The Grand Mosque of Mecca in Saudi Arabia named the Masjid Al-Haram. Every muslim pilgrim who visits Mecca for Umrah or Hajj has to run seven times between these two hills.The distance between these two hills is approximately 450m. So the seven trips amounts to roughly 3.2 km. The two points and the path between them are now ...More details

  • Date: 18 Sep 2019

     Tawaf  is an arabic word which means going about. It is one of the islamic ritual of pilgrims. During the Umrah and Hajj, muslims go around the Kaaba (the sacred place in Islam) seven times, in anticlockwise direction. The first three circuits at a hurried pace on the outer part of the crowd, followed by four times closer to the Kaaba at a le ...More details

  • Date: 17 Sep 2019

    Umrah is a memorable journey a muslim undertakes in his life.Umrah has great importance in Islam also it is the Sunnah of Holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). Umrah being a minor pilgrimage can be performed at any time of the year and also multiple times.But before taking up this journey every one faces numerous questions as to how to choose the Best Umrah Packages. Here are the few crucial tips that can ...More details

  • Date: 16 Sep 2019

    Theres a good news for people planning for Hajj and multiple Umrah.Saudi Arabia now charging SR300 ($80) for multiple entry visa valid for one year. Pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia for Haj and Umrah as well as visitors and transit passengers will pay SR300 ($80) for a visa following a restructuring of the system by the Council of Ministers.The Cabinet has also cancelled the fee for repeatin ...More details

  • Date: 09 Sep 2019

      Umrah is one of the graceful act that showers enormous blessings and reward for the believers. The major and prominent purpose of Umrah is cleansing one's soul and attaining purity of heart. The almighty opens up his door of pardon for all the mercy-seekers who sincerely ask for repentence.  A Muslim can perform Umrah any number of times in his life time and also gets an oppo ...More details

  • Date: 30 May 2019

    This week saw the much-anticipated launch of the Saudi Ministry’s long anticipated “Enriching Hajj and Umrah Experience” initiative. This sees the ministry and its team commit to incentivise Umrah and Hajj visiting numbers to 30 million pilgrims annually – letting more families, groups, and friends undertake the amazing experience together. But how do they plan to do it, ...More details

  • Date: 28 May 2019

    Taking part in a guided tour as part of your Umrah package can be an incredible experience that adds more detail and context to your pilgrimage. But it can often be difficult to know what to look for when you’re taking a tour of sites of historic and religious significance. So, here’s our four favourite questions to ask your personal guide ...More details

  • Date: 23 May 2019

    Often overlooked when planning your Umrah pilgrimage, finding a hotel that suits you and your group’s needs is incredibly important. While it can be easy to spend time and energy packing correctly, managing your schedule, and making sure that your group is organised; finding a quality room should be high on your priority list. So, why is finding great accommodation so important and what c ...More details

  • Date: 21 May 2019

    If you are travelling from anywhere in Europe, dealing with Saudi Arabia’s dry heat can be a shock to system. Many pilgrims have keen memories of stepping from their flight only to be met by a wall of heat, that can often be much more than they bargained for. So, how can you help prepare for the Saudi’s climate, and what are some simple tricks to help deal with the challenge it repr ...More details

  • Date: 16 May 2019

      Even the best-laid plans of travellers can go awry. While your umrah journey takes place in potentially unfamiliar territory and sticking to a strict schedule, any issues you run into can be easily resolved, providing that you take the time to prepare for all eventualities. So here are four simple things to check to ensure that your travel weathers every possible bump in the road. ...More details

  • Date: 14 May 2019

    Travelling with your brothers and sisters for your Umrah pilgrimage can be an intimidating responsibility. Even if you have undertaken Hajj before, ensuring that you support your close friends and family can leave you worrying, even from the moment you’ve booked your Umrah package. Here are four simple steps to help contribute and truly help your brothers and sisters enjoy their pilgrimag ...More details

  • Date: 09 May 2019

    Falling ill can be an unfortunate part of your pilgrimage, but it doesn’t have to be necessary. Taking some time to think through your planning and decisions can make the difference between a truly memorable experience and one marred by disruptions or problems for those that are closest to you. So, here are our three top tips for dealing with upsets as part of your pilgrimage, starting wi ...More details

  • Date: 07 May 2019

    A central part of your Umrah pilgrimage, your Ihram is a striking garment that’s an inextricable part of your journey. But with such significance attached to it, it can be intimidating to wear and it’s difficult to know what to expect when putting it on as part of your pilgrimage. 1. Get used to it in advance While it may feel strange to put it on outside of your pilgrimage, ...More details

  • Date: 02 May 2019

    When it comes to securing the currency for your holiday, it can be truly difficult to find a deal that truly works for you. With the pound fluctuating and other currencies not faring much better, it can seem incredibly challenging to find a solid deal. So, here are our top tips to make your money go further as part of your Halal holidays, no matter where you’re going... Make sure you h ...More details

  • Date: 30 Apr 2019

    For hundreds of years, Umrah was a long-planned trip, involving months of organization and a huge financial commitment. But today we are blessed with a range of great technology that can help make your Umrah easier, safer and even more memorable. Here are just a few of the technological advances that you can expect to see soon… Digital ID Many pilgrims find it stressful to carry ...More details

  • Date: 26 Apr 2019

    Fully preparing for your travel can be challenging, and gathering information about what to expect is useful. Here is our list of online resources to help you prepare for your pilgrimage Official Travel When it comes to travel on your pilgrimage, being safe and prepared is paramount. Sites such as GOV.Uk are regularly updated by civil servants to give an up to date, detailed description o ...More details

  • Date: 25 Apr 2019

    No matter when you choose to perform your Umrah, one thing is certain – there will be queues. Hundreds of thousands of people travel to Jeddah Airport every year to begin their Umrah journey, so it is inevitable that there are going to be some delays. If you have not subscribed to a VIP service, these queues will generally start at passport control, then customs and finally at the baggage ...More details

  • Date: 23 Apr 2019

    Palestinians in Gaza had a rare piece of good news earlier this year, when the Egyptian government lifted a travel ban that had prevented Palestinian Muslims from performing Umrah. This brings to an end almost five years of isolation for Palestinians, who have been unable to use the crucial Rafah crossing to make their way towards Mecca. The Rafah crossing was closed to Gazans in 2014, after ...More details

  • Date: 18 Apr 2019

    Umrah visas are fantastic tools for letting you undertake Umrah safely, legally and with the minimum of fuss. However, it is vitally important to remember that every Umrah visa comes with a limit and if it’s violated, whether you mean to or not, the costs can be incredibly high. Raising awareness of this is particularly important after news of broke about visa violators being jailed for s ...More details

  • Date: 16 Apr 2019

    Umrah transport can often be tricky to arrange. Pilgrims can often find themselves disoriented after a long flight and facing confusion around how best to hail a taxi in the crush outside of the King Abdulaziz Airport. This has led to a huge market in reputable taxi firms that will be able to ensure you are taken to your chosen hotel in safety and comfort. And now Uber seems to be wanting in ...More details

  • Date: 11 Apr 2019

    Umrah is a big commitment. For many pilgrims it will be a physically exhausting – through spiritually fulfilling – experience, with many highs and lows. But if you have diabetes, your Umrah journey can be even more challenging. So here are a few tips on how to manage your diabetes during your pilgrimage… Go in the off season Any chronic illness can be exacerbated when y ...More details

  • Date: 09 Apr 2019

    Staying safe is an important part of your Umrah Pilgrimage. With recent news breaking about pilgrims smuggling illegal narcotics there is a renewed interest in the authorities stepping up airport security and being more diligent about catching pilgrims bringing items in our out of Mecca that they shouldn’t – whether they meant to or not. So, what are some simple things that eve ...More details

  • Date: 04 Apr 2019

    The time before your Umrah travel should ideally be spent reflecting on the importance of your journey. This is rarely the case.  A such an important event always comes with stress and the need to ensure that everything is ‘right’. Planning in advance can help you keep your worries to a minimum and allow you the time and space to feel excited about the memories you are about ...More details

  • Date: 02 Apr 2019

    Modern technology can help take the sting out of your Umrah experience. So we have taken an updated look at the best apps you can download in order to take the stress out of your Umrah journey. So, what are some of the best apps available and what you need to know before installing them? Manasiskana The perfect pick for the tech-savvy pilgrim, Manasiskana was developed in collaboration wi ...More details

  • Date: 28 Mar 2019

    Umrah is a time of peace and reflection, but all travel to different countries has its risks. If you are unfortunate enough to experience issues during any part of your pilgrimage, here is our list detailing what you should know before leaving and what to do in the case of an emergency. In advance of leaving Before embarking on your Hajj or Umrah pilgrimage, it’s important to take time ...More details

  • Date: 26 Mar 2019

    Whether your group is visiting as part of their Umrah or Hajj pilgrimages, most travellers are keen to bring back some mementoes for their family and friends at home. So where are some of the best markets near Mecca? However, before you start planning your visit, it’s important to remember that shopping times in Mecca are dictated in part by the five daily calls to prayer. During this tim ...More details

  • Date: 21 Mar 2019

    Umrah allows pilgrims to perform their obligations at any point of the year, letting group have a a huge amount of choice regarding when to attend. But with 12 months of options, you’d be forgiven for asking…when exactly when is the best time to perform Umrah? Luckily, our team at YaHajji have been arranging Umrah pilgrimages for decades, so we’ve put together a few tips t ...More details

  • Date: 19 Mar 2019

    Packing for Umrah can pose a lot of problems – especially if its your first time visiting the holy cities of Saudi Arabia. Many pilgrims tend to over-pack, leaving little space for souvenirs on the way home. So we’ve put together a short guide to the essentials for men and women. ESSENTIALS FOR EVERYONE Comfortable sandals According to the hadith, hajji should wear ...More details

  • Date: 14 Mar 2019

    Modern travellers have a huge range of options when it comes to undertaking their Umrah pilgrimage. And for many, the chance to ‘beat the heat’ and undertake their journey in the more temperate months is often too good to pass up. So, what do you need to know when it comes to planning your trip and what should you be aware of when it comes to your safety and enjoyment? Colder Weathe ...More details

  • Date: 12 Mar 2019

    Undertaking your Umrah journey can be intimidating for many travellers, with the biggest concern for many being the efficient navigating the famous King Abdul Aziz airport. The site is notorious for delays even with eighteen travel gates and an average of seven-thousand staff specifically working to help travellers. So, here is our guide to what your group can expect after disembarking from ...More details

  • Date: 07 Mar 2019

    Undertaking Umrah is an amazing opportunity for all pilgrims, and you'll want to enjoy every experience that a trip to Mecca has to offer. But many travellers find it difficult to decide on what they should ask their guide about during their time with them. So, here are some of the top questions to ask your guide about during your Umrah and Hajj journeys: “How do I help take away s ...More details

  • Date: 05 Mar 2019

    Properly preparing for your Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages can be a stressful and labour intensive – taking up valuable time that could be better spent mentally and spiritually preparing. So, here’s a quick checklist to go through that can help you put your effort where it really matters. Ihram: This should come complete with a belt that can be fastened across your midsection. The ga ...More details

  • Date: 28 Feb 2019

    No matter how many times you may choose to visit it, a trip to Mecca is always awe-inspiring. And with so many options about how to spend your free days, beginning your morning the right way is important. So, here is our guide to some of the ways you can maximise your mornings in Mecca. Undertake Prayer Answering the call to prayer in a Mecca is a once in a lifetime experience, but jetlag ...More details

  • Date: 26 Feb 2019

    Organising your Umrah pilgrimage can be an intimidating process. And, with a wealth of agents out there, finding the right one for your group can be difficult. So here are some questions you can ask to help find an agent that will make your pilgrimage as effortless as possible. Are they helpful? Arranging your Umrah journey can be an arduous task, even amongst groups that divide responsib ...More details

  • Date: 21 Feb 2019

    It’s often easy for Pilgrims to forget that if you are travelling back to the UK, you are only able to return with a certain amount of goods without having to pay tax on their value. So, what should you know before you pick up your mementos and souvenirs? What tariffs apply One of the most frustrating things about tariffs is that they often change. If you’re planning on buying ...More details

  • Date: 19 Feb 2019

    Some of the most stunning villages in Saudi can be the toughest to find. But if you take the time to step away from areas like Jeddah, Riyadh, and Mecca, and you can discover some of the country’s most stunning secrets. So here’s three of the prettiest villages you can hope to come across: Ta’if Tucked away in southwest Saudi, Ta’if is an ideal stop-off point for p ...More details

  • Date: 14 Feb 2019

    Younger Muslims are increasingly carrying out central pilgrimages like Hajj and Umrah thanks to advancements in travel and decreased transportation costs. But even the fittest pilgrim need to factor in some key considerations before committing to their journey.  So, here’s our guide to some key questions that travellers should ask themselves before committing to completing their spir ...More details

  • Date: 12 Feb 2019

    Carrying out your Umrah pilgrimage is demanding for pilgrims of all ages. But when it comes to accommodating older members of your group, here are some questions that need to be answered. Are you physically ready? It is critical to ensure that you are fit to undertake the many challenges that Umrah represents.  In order to properly prepare, a range of exercises can be used to help build ...More details

  • Date: 10 Feb 2019

    Our ‘Everything you need to know’ series starts with the rich and captivating history of one of Saudi’s most enigmatic landmarks – the Mada’in Saleh. While the area was only made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, it has long been an essential attraction for travellers from throughout the world and for some of the most dedicated Umrah travellers. So, without ...More details

  • Date: 07 Feb 2019

    If you or your partner have children, it’s understandable that you want them to experience their Umrah pilgrimage as a complete family unit. But when it comes to making plans and booking care, here are a few tips and suggestions about how to make the most of your time in Mecca. 1. Make sure the time is right While Umrah is a key moment in any Muslim’s life, it is always worth con ...More details

  • Date: 05 Feb 2019

    Regularly visited by pilgrims travelling to complete their Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages, travellers to the magnificent city rarely take planning needed to get the most out of the ancient stop-off on the way to Mecca. So, if you only have 24 hours to spend in the city, what is the best way to enjoy the time you have in this amazing gateway to the past? Morning: There’s no better way to st ...More details

  • Date: 31 Jan 2019

    Everyone thinks they know what it’s like to be a woman in Saudi, but many of these views are either outdated or just plain wrong. Although all women – even non-Muslim women – are required to follow certain rules and regulations, these rules are nowhere near as strict as most people would believe. So we’ve put together a few of the most common assumptions about Saudi Arab ...More details

  • Date: 29 Jan 2019

    For many pilgrims, undertaking their Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages is a fantastic experience. But for others who have arranged their travel with less-than-reputable organisers can find themselves disappointed and out of pocket. With scams becoming harder to spot, what actions can you take to help protect yourself?   Check their online presence Any Umrah agency worth its salt will have ...More details

  • Date: 24 Jan 2019

    Medina is beloved by pilgrims for its stunning beauty and its peaceful ambience. In fact, many pilgrims choose to include an extra day or two in their Umrah trip so that they can explore this holy city properly.  Here are just a few of the reasons why you should schedule an extended stop in Medina…  1. Visit Jannatul Baqi (the Garden of Baqi) Situated to the south-east of ...More details

  • Date: 22 Jan 2019

    The bustling coastal city of Jeddah is full of surprises. Whether you are there for umrah, hajj or just a quick visit, you are certain to be surprised with every trip. Although it is most famous for being the gateway to Mecca and Madina, Jeddah is a beautiful and holy city in its own right. Easily the most cosmopolitan (and liberal) city in Saudi Arabia, it is bursting with busy souqs, modern m ...More details

  • Date: 17 Jan 2019

    Believe it or not, Saudi Arabia is a haven for thrill seekers. From base jumping and dune bashing, to deep sea scuba diving – if you love to live close to the edge, you’ve come to the right place. Here are our suggestions for the best activities for adrenaline junkies in Saudi: Base jumping For the uninitiated, base jumping is the practice of diving off high buildings and stru ...More details

  • Date: 15 Jan 2019

    While Christmas may not be openly celebrated in Jeddah, visitors to the city can take advantage of range of festive events exclusively available over the period. So, if you’re in city over the period, here are some amazing activities to enjoy. Going Shopping While the Christmas is not observed in Jeddah, there are many shops and stores that are more than happy to celebrate the peri ...More details

  • Date: 08 Jan 2019

    Undertaking your Umrah is a milestone in anyone’s life. And one decision for many Pilgrims is whether they should take the time and outlay for a tour guide. So here are some of the reasons we feel it invaluable to have a dedicated guide as part of your Umrah experience. It truly takes away stress When it comes to arranging the logistics of your travel, it can be easy to be overwhelm ...More details

  • Date: 02 Jan 2019

    A structure whose history is as striking as its beauty, the Al Aqsa mosque is a key site to visit for all travellers undertaking their pilgrimage. And while it’s a fantastic place to stop-off as part of your journey, it's important to understand the history of the area and how the mosque's cycle of destruction and rebuilding feeds into its character. So, what is it and why is ...More details

  • Date: 27 Dec 2018

    Modern pilgrims enjoy a wealth of technology that can help take the stress out of the most demanding elements of your Umrah and Hajj experiences. So, here are some our top suggestions for apps to download before boarding the plane to Jeddah. Uber: When it comes to travel, many reliable travel companies can arrange private transport. But If you need to make a quick journey, using local cabs can ...More details

  • Date: 25 Dec 2018

    With 1.6 billion brothers and sisters throughout the world, Islam is a religion for individuals from all walks of life – even famous celebrities. So, here are some of our favourite stars that have undertaken their Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages. Muhammed Ali: Born Cassius Clay, Ali took his famous name after having it bestowed upon him by Elijah Muhammed. Famously meeting Malcolm X, a leading ...More details

  • Date: 20 Dec 2018

    The chance to complete your pilgrimage is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many travellers. This means that you should take every effort to ensure that you are healthy enough to see your journey through to its end and take every step to avoid sickness as part of your pilgrimage.   So here are our top-tips for staying healthy, and how to prevent illness and injury.  Ensure your v ...More details

  • Date: 18 Dec 2018

    You will be challenged: If you are not used to the climate, the pilgrimage can be difficult to complete and navigate. Try to ensure that you are all able to communicate effectively and handle the inevitable stresses and strains that are part of this memorable event. A good idea would be to arrange a trip together beforehand to make sure you are happy with carrying out Umrah together and help deepe ...More details

  • Date: 13 Dec 2018

    Taking part in a Hajj or Umrah pilgrimage can be as educational as they are daunting. Before you embark on your travels together, always ensure that you ask the following questions before you set foot in your airport taxi… 1) “How has my transport been arranged?” Ensuring that your transport schedule and daily program is validated and available to you party is essential. D ...More details

  • Date: 11 Dec 2018

    It’s the most unique and thrilling way to experience the vast Saudi desert – but what is dune bashing?  A more importantly - where can you do it? What is Dune Bashing? A type of off-road driving for adrenaline junkies, dune bashing involves speeding through the dunes of the desert in a souped-up four-wheel drive or SUV. A professional driver will take you and your passengers ...More details

  • Date: 06 Dec 2018

    Every umrah pilgrim will make the 450km trip between the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. But few will take the time to stop and take in the unique scenery that surrounds them. In fact, this holy route is full of beautiful scenery and historical sites. Here are a few of our favourites… 1. Thuwal A former fishing village with a beautiful beach, Thuwal is a popular stop-off for pilgr ...More details

  • Date: 04 Dec 2018

    Saudi Arabia might be more famous for its holy sites than its dive sites, but this is starting to change… For the past few years, professional divers have flocked to the west coast of the country to dive the multi-coloured reefs near Jeddah and explore the wrecks of the Red Sea, away from the hordes of tourists who crowd the coral at Sharm el Sheik and Hurghada. And they are rewarded ...More details

  • Date: 29 Nov 2018

    The challenge that Umrah represents is difficult for even the fittest pilgrim. And those that fail to properly prepare can quickly find themselves in discomfort as you walk great distances on foot in conditions that you are not acclimated to. So, here’s our guide to easily fitting in some exercise before starting your pilgrimage. Walking Remember that Tawf requires you to walk at le ...More details

  • Date: 27 Nov 2018

    A visit to Mecca will leave all pilgrims with a sense of fulfilment and hunger for the spiritual life ahead of them. But for those at home, a celebratory reminder of your journey and taste of the middle east is nice too. So, here is our guide for the four essentials you should consider bringing home with you. Dates When it comes to evoking the flavours of the middle east, it’s hard ...More details

  • Date: 22 Nov 2018

    Saudi Arabia may be best known for its holy sites, but there is a lot more to this ancient kingdom than meets the eye. From rose gardens to stone cities – here are just a few of our favourite ‘hidden’ sights… 1. Madi’neh Saleh The rose-coloured stone artefacts of Madi’neh Saleh stood undiscovered but perfectly preserved for thousands of years – in f ...More details

  • Date: 20 Nov 2018

    Experienced by crowds of pilgrims undertaking Hajj and Umrah every year, Jeddah is one of the most  visited cities in the entire world. Thanks to the diversity of all these travellers, the area enjoys a big selection of restaurants and cafes catering to a number of different tastes. So, read on to find out more about Jeddah’s range of fantastic foods – and what you should try w ...More details

  • Date: 15 Nov 2018

    During the day, Mecca is a bustling hub of pilgrims, scholars and tourists. But when the sun goes down, the city changes. With world-class restaurants, expansive malls and the clear skies of the desert just a short drive away, Mecca evenings have the potential to be truly unforgettable. Here are a few of our favourite things to do in Mecca after dark… 1. Eat al fresco If you don&rs ...More details

  • Date: 13 Nov 2018

    Umrah travel in an unfamiliar country can sometimes be stressful if you are unprepared or not fully aware of what is required from you as a traveller. And while making your way with your pilgrimage group can be a source of comfort and support, dealing with queues, checks, and the potential of a language-barrier can cause difficulties. So, here is our guide to what you - and your pilgrimage grou ...More details