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EXPERIENCE WHAT MATTERS

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The sole objective of your endeavour is to attain an accepted Hajj, the reward for which is no less than Paradise. With the aim of attaining this momentous aspiration, necessary measures must be taken in order to ensure that you can maintain an unwavering focus throughout the entire journey.

Since the year 2000, we have facilitated Hajj for over 5000 pilgrims.

Hajj can be a very daunting prospect, so it is important that you have the right help at hand every step of the way. We personally ensure that all of the arrangements and logistical details have scrupulously been taken care of. The dedication of our highly experienced and professional team will allow you to be at ease; ensuring that you will be completely taken care of. This will allow you to enjoy and completely immerse yourself in the Hajj experience, enabling you to take advantage of this life changing opportunity.

14 YEARS IN THE MAKING

We combine our years of experience with
the feedback of thousands of our pilgrims
to carefully evolve unique packages.

We have great respect for what we have been entrusted to do. We consider every aspect of our Haj packages and have curated each and every one of them from scratch. every year when we plan our Hajj tours, we feel as if we have been preparing for this journey since the company formed at the turn of the century.

PACKAGE
SUMMARY

Hotels
Meals at hotels
Meals in Hajj days
Medical doctor during Hajj days
Distance of hotel in Makkah
Distance of hotel in Madinah
Double room availability
Stay in Shisha before Hajj
Access to Shisha during Hajj days
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Working days

10 DAY
DELUXE

27th Sept - 8th Oct

2 WEEK
DELUXE

25th Sept - 9th Oct

3 WEEK
DELUXE

20th Sept - 9th Oct

3 WEEK
ESSENTIAL

20th Sept - 8th Oct
5 * 5 * 5 * 3 *
Half Board Half Board Half Board Breakfast
3 mins 3 mins 3 mins 8 mins
N/A 1 min 1 min 5 mins
£ 6395 £ 6895 £ 6695 £ 4795
11 14 19 18
8 11 14 13

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

We have one of the highest ratios of Tour Guides to Pilgrims.

We employ one of the best local experts.

Spiritual & Educational Development.

1 Tour Guide to 25 Pilgrims.

When you choose to travel with Al-Hidaayah, you travel as a team. Our very experienced tour guides will go to great lengths to ensure that your journey of a lifetime is as smooth and hassle-free as can be. All of our guides are fluent in English and some also in Arabic.

We employ one of the best local experts.

We work with a highly experienced and reputable Saudi company. They take care of almost everything - logistics, transport, hotels, etc. We have worked with this company for 14 years and they have proved to be very reliable - always delivering what they promise.

Spiritual & Educational Development.

We want to educate all of our pilgrims to ensure that Hajj does not become a set of empty rituals. We want this journey to be a turning point in your life. We do this through education and inspiration. From the Pre-Hajj seminar, to the extensive literature, and the lectures and Q&A sessions in Makkah and Madinah - all of this adds so much more to the Hajj experience.

CORE TEAM

Muhammad Naeem
Hajj Director

“Leading the Al-Hidaayah Hajj tour is definitely one of my annual highlights! Assisting people to fulfil their obligation of performing Haj according to the Sunnah is truly an honour and a blessing.”

Having lead many Hajj tours over the years, each year presents its own challenges and difficulties, but one thing that remains constant is the overwhelming feeling that is felt when all the pilgrims stand on the plains of Arafat with their hands outstretched hoping for their sins to be forgiven.

Muhammad Saeed
Advance Team

“We like to go above and beyond what other Hajj tour operators offer, Alhamdulillah, over the years we have refined our Hajj packages and processes and have mastered delivering them.”

With everything being stretched to the limit during Hajj, even the 5 star hotels sometimes fall short of the service that you would expect! To minimise any problems, the Advance Team precedes the group at each stage of the journey. They ensure everthing is ready and ‘check-in’ processes are as smooth as possible when you arrive at your hotel, the Shisha building or the Mina tents.

Mr Imran Zia
Group Doctor

“This magnificent Haj tour will have many challenges and I see myself as a conduit to helping you remain as fit as possible.”

As our dedicated senior doctor who travels with us from the UK, he will take care of your physical well-being. Mr Zia has been travelling with us for the last 7 years and is a consultant in emergency medicine at a London hospital. In the event of any illnesses or injuries during the Hajj days, Mr Zia will be on-hand for any medical advice required.

EDUCATIONAL GUIDES

Shaykh Dr Ahsan Hanif

  • BA in Shariah from Islamic University of Madinah
  • PhD in Islamic Studies, University of Birmingham
  • Speaks at international conferences
  • Instructor for Al Maghrib Institute and Knowledge International University

Shaykh Muhammad
Tim Humble

  • BA in Shariah from Islamic University of Madinah
  • Studied under a number of prominent Islamic scholars
  • Has performed Hajj numerous times
  • Currently works as an Imam and Khateeb

PERKS OF OUR PACKAGES

A stones
throw away*

We accommodate all our pilgrims in the ‘VIP’ area, which is about a 10-minute walk from the Jamarat, making stoning very easy, especially for the elderly, infirm and sick.

Pilgrims from the UK are normally accommodated almost an hour walk away from the Jamarat, making the stoning ritual strenuous for most and impossible for others.

During the days of the rites of Haj, the majority of time will be spent in the tents in Mina.

You will also be required to go to the Jamarat to perform the stoning almost everyday - therefore the location of the tents is one of the important aspects of any Hajj package.

In the tents in Mina we will provide mattresses, blankets, pillows, a 24 hours supply of hot and cold drinks, and 3 meals a day.

Note

Hours cut to minutes.

One of the biggest challenges faced by the pilgrims is the extremely lengthy coach journeys during the days of the Hajj rites. Often journeys of only a few miles can take 6-8 hours, making it perhaps one of the most frustrating experiences for many pilgrims.

For our pilgrims that are accommodated in the Haj VIP tents close to the Jamarat, transportation to the various Hajj sites is by the Makkah Metro Train Service. We have been using these trains for the last two years, and the journey times between the various Haj sites were extremely short. Journeys that could potentially take 8 hours are cut down to a mere 15 minutes!

Staying in Shisha**

Throughout the days of the Hajj rites, for your convenience we have carefully designed some of our packages to include a short stay in a district of Makkah called Shisha. It is advantageously located very close (around 20 minutes walk) to our VIP tents in Mina.

The accommodation we will be staying in is basic, yet functional with all rooms benefiting from air-conditioning. 4-5 people will be accommodated in each room with men and women being accommodated separately.

Your stay in Shisha is full board – providing breakfast, lunch and dinner, access to your rooms to rest and the use of the facilities during your stay in Mina.

Most companies from the UK accommodate their pilgrims in Aziziyyah, which is unfavourably located too far from any of the key sites.

Flights Direct to Madinah.

For the 3 week Deluxe package, we will offer flights with Saudia direct non-stop from London Heathrow to Madinah. For the 2 week Deluxe package, we will offer flights with Saudia to Madinah operating either direct, non-stop or connecting via Jeddah, by transferring on to a domestic flight.

See relevant package pages for further information.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Does anyone accompany the group from the UK?

    Yes, around 15 organisers accompany the group from the UK, most of whom have performed Hajj many times. All of our organisers are fluent in English as well as a few who are fluent in Arabic.

    We also have a Saudi team that joins us once we arrive in Saudi Arabia, who have decades of experience in organising Hajj.

  • Do you provide any religious guidance?

    Yes, we try to organise regular lectures whilst in Saudi Arabia, covering the rites of Hajj in detail. Al-Hidaayah staff will be with you throughout the trip and are available to answer any questions.

  • Is the source of the money that I use for Hajj important?

    The money that you use to pay for the Hajj must be from Halal sources. It is stated in a Prophetic tradition, ‘Indeed Allah is Pure and accepts only that which is pure.’

  • What if I get ill?

    A medical doctor, who accompanies us from the UK, will be available for advice and to prescribe medicine during the days of the Hajj rites. Most medicines are available over the counter, but if you need to go to hospital, you would be entitled to free medical treatment at government hospitals.

  • How will we be accommodated in Shisha?

    As there will be 4 or 5 people in each room, the male and female pilgrims will be split into separate rooms. Therefore you will be unable to stay with your family members during these few nights. The accommodation will be basic, yet functional with air-conditioned rooms. (Does not apply to 2 Week Deluxe Package).

  • Why does the 2 Week Deluxe Package cost more than the 3 Week Deluxe Package?

    Although the 2 Week Deluxe package is shorter, the period of stay in the hotels in Makkah and Madinah fall on peak dates attracting extremely high rates. The 3 Week Deluxe package stays in Makkah when the hotel rates are slightly lower.

  • Are there any provisions for vegetarians or people with other special dietary requirements?

    Unfortunately Al-Hidaayah cannot make any provisions for vegetarians or people with other special dietary requirements for the meals served during the Hajj days. Meals served in the hotels normally have a variety of dishes and will usually include some vegetarian dishes, however we cannot guarantee this.

  • Will I have access to hotel facilities during our stay in Mina?

    No, during the days of the rites of Hajj we will not have access to any hotel facilities. However those on the 3 Week Deluxe, 3 Week Essential and the 10 Day Deluxe packages will have access to our building in Shisha, although you will be expected to make your own way.

  • How do I arrange my sacrifice?

    We can arrange the sacrifice for you; it will cost approximately £80. You will be given the precise information upon arrival in Saudi Arabia.

  • How will the men and women be accommodated in Mina?

    Men and women stay in separate tents in Mina. The tents are normally adjacent to each other.

  • Can you organise for me to fly on to another destination after the completion of Hajj?

    All pilgrims must travel on our flights both into Saudi Arabia and also back to the UK.

  • Do I need to visit your office to book?

    No, you may book online (www.hajj.al-hidaayah.travel) or post your booking form and deposit to us. All valuable documents should be sent to us using Special Delivery. Likewise we will return all valuable documents via Special Delivery.

  • What interpretation of Islam will be adopted?

    Everything will be done according to the Quran and Sunnah, insha Allah.

  • Will I be able to contact my husband/wife in Mina?

    Yes, but under no circumstances will men be allowed to enter the women’s tent, and vice versa.

  • Can I change the flight dates?

    The flight dates are not changeable.

TOP TIPS TO STAY
HEALTHY DURING HAJJ

“Take plenty of rest the day before you leave and pack
plenty of patience!”

  1. See your GP early in preparation to ensure your health, medication and prescription items are optimised.
  2. Carry a list of medical conditions, relevant important numbers with a prescription list with you and give a copy to your travel companion.
  3. Pack essential medication in your hand luggage and ensure that you take spares.
  4. Do not omit/change your medication without clearing it with your GP prior to travel.
  5. Purchase good footwear and practice walking daily in the build-up to the Hajj trip.
  1. Take plenty of rest the day before you leave and pack plenty of patience!
  2. Ensure you eat regularly, drink plenty and use common sense when purchasing food. Do not let yourself become dehydrated for fear of becoming unwell.
  3. Practice good hygiene measures. Wash your hands before/after food/ bathroom use etc.
  4. For the ladies please address menstrual matters before you leave as issues can often be avoided with good prior planning.
  5. Finally remember the vast majority of people go well, remain well and will return well. So enjoy this amazing journey.

436 Coventry Road
Small Heath,
Birmingham
B10 0UG

T: 0845 456 0845
E: hajj@al-hidaayah.travel

Opening Times:
Mon to Fri
9.30am - 5.30pm
Sat 9.30am - 1pm