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Al-Hidaayah’s 2013

Hajj Tour • • • •

Exclusive VIP Mina Tents facing Jamarat Use of Makkah Metro Train Service Served over 5000 Pilgrims Recommended by almost 90% of our customers


Imagine Yourself… Dressed in the modest garb of ihram, with the warm sun shining down on you, walking towards the House of Allah and gazing at the most beautiful and most inspiring construction on Earth – the Holy Ka’bah …words are incapable of describing what you feel… it is as though it is a dream, but indeed it is a reality…

Join us on this momentous, unforgettable journey…

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Eyes On The Prize! The purpose of your endeavour is to attain an accepted Hajj for which the reward is no less than Paradise and return to your loved ones cleansed and purified. With the aim of accomplishing this lofty aspiration, you must ensure that all the necessary preparations are in place so that you can maintain an unwavering focus and that there is nothing to divert your attention – keeping your eyes firmly on the prize!

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Hold Our Hand. We would like to hold your hand and guide you, step-bystep, through this remarkable journey. We will ensure all the arrangements are taken care of, allowing you to enjoy and take advantage of this lifechanging opportunity. We have a great team of highly driven and dedicated professionals, with many years of experience, who are looking forward to accompanying you from the UK to take care of your needs. We would be honoured if you would join us!

Our Passion… A great deal of care and attention has been put into designing our packages and we are certain that you’ll find them to be amongst the best on offer in the UK. In addition to this, we invite you to take a look to see what makes us your obvious choice for your forthcoming Hajj trip. It may impress you that we have such a high satisfaction rate, or the vast amount of experience we have, or the stark contrast of professionalism between us and other operators. Well, we’re happy that it impresses you, but we would like you to know that there is something far more significant than this – and that is our passion and strong desire to offer and facilitate Hajj packages that we would love to travel on ourselves.

Why Choose Al-Hidaayah? Package Summaries What’s New What Makes Us Special? Staying in Shisha Meet the Team Educational & Spiritual Development Programme ■ The 10 Day Deluxe Package ■ The 2 Week Deluxe Package ■ The 3 Week Deluxe Package ■ The 3 Week Standard-Plus Package Frequently asked Questions Important Note Booking Procedure

Give Us A Call Whether you’d like to discuss some details of our increasingly popular packages, or would like to be guided through the booking process, or perhaps you simply want a friendly chat to get to know who you will be booking with, just give us a call.

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“JazakAllah Khayr for an amazing, relaxed & truly stress free Hajj. At times I wondered if our Hajj was even accepted as it was so smooth. You all did so much & worked very hard to make that happen, thank you for that & may Allah reward you for all your efforts.” Qausia Hassan, Wakefield, Optometrist

Weekdays 9.30am - 5.30pm Saturdays 9.30am - 1pm Tel: 0845 456 0845

Email: hajj@al-hidaayah.travel

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Why Choose Al-Hidaayah? When looking to book your journey of a lifetime, it is important that you select a company that you can depend on – a company that you can trust! We have put together a number of reasons why you can trust us, as have thousands before you, to provide you with an unforgettable experience without having to worry about any of the logistics.

Experience

Reputation

Over the years, we have facilitated Hajj for over 5000 pilgrims. With the grace of Allah, as a directly Saudi appointed, ATOL registered company, we have successfully been organising Hajj tours for well over a decade. From these many years of experience, we have been able to refine our packages to better suit your needs and consequently enhancing your Hajj experience.

Over 90% of the people who book with us do so based on recommendations. One of our biggest strengths is our reputation. This is why we are one of the first companies to sell-out exceptionally quick each and every year. If we were recommended by some of your friends or family, please discuss with them their reasons for doing so. We, not only hope to meet your expectations, but to exceed them, inshaAllah!

“I was extremely satisfied with the service provided by the Al-Hidaayah team. The team delivered what they promised, and more. I couldn’t ask for more….. I can never thank Al-Hidaayah enough for making this all happen for me.” Evie Taylor, Ipswich - Lecturer

Mina Location* We are one of the few companies that are located in ‘VIP’ tents, a mere 10 minutes walk from the Jamarat! Most UK companies stay in the European area which is about a 1 hour walk to the Jamarat in each direction, in temperatures exceeding 40°C! For an easier Hajj, VIP tents are a must! *subject to confirmation.

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Medical Care Our team includes an experienced senior doctor. In the event of any illnesses or injuries, we have an experienced senior doctor who is available for medical advice and to prescribe medicine during the days of the Hajj rites.

Honesty & Dedication We are open and honest. We will always do our utmost to deliver what we promise. You will find us absolutely committed to ensuring that your Hajj is completed in the proper manner. This is more than just a business to us – we want to be of those who facilitate Hajj for others and get rewarded by Allah for doing so!

Team Our team is one of our most valuable assets. Our tours are accompanied by our very experienced team of committed individuals that will go to great lengths to ensure your journey of a lifetime is as smooth and hassle-free as can be. We have around 17 UK organisers that will be accompanying you, giving us a very high staff to pilgrim ratio, ensuring that your needs are taken care of. All of our organisers are fluent in English and some also in Arabic.


The best thing about the package was that the organisation & facilities were very good & closeness to the mosques gave us lots of time for worship.

The whole experience of Hajj was amazing thanks to Al-Hidaayah. Aysaya Karim, Wembley, Civil Engineer

Anwar Mirza, Gillingham, Project Manager Award for Hajj Services from a Ministry of Hajj subsidiary.

Local Expertise

Sunnah

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.

We endeavour to facilitate your Hajj purely according to the Sunnah of the Prophet ( ). For the acceptance of an act of worship, it is essential that it is according to the Sunnah of the Prophet ( ). We are always accompanied by religious experts (usually graduates from some of the best institutions like the Islamic University of Madinah) ensuring that you are given appropriate religious guidance. Please see the ‘Meet the Team’ section on page 13 to find out who we will be taking as our religious guides.

Education One of our objectives is to make this journey a turning point in peoples’ lives. 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. We have a wellplanned educational and spiritual development programme that has been designed specifically for you – be prepared to be inspired!

Award-Winning Hajj Our ethos, as UK’s leading Hajj operator, is to provide the best service possible – a service that we are not only happy to recommend but to travel on ourselves! Over the years we have received many commendations from our previous customers, some of which we have featured throughout the brochure.

The best thing about the package was the fact we used the trains to travel on Hajj days. Fariha Sikondari, Bromley, Paralegal

Makkah Metro Train Service* We will be using the train service to cut our journeys from hours upon hours to minutes. One of the biggest challenges during the Hajj days is the length of the coach journeys. Often several of the journeys during Hajj, of only a few miles, can take up to 8 hours. We will be using the new Makkah Metro train service that can cut journey times down to a mere 15 minutes! An obvious choice. *subject to confirmation. Jamarat

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Feedback from Previous Years’ Pilgrims Quality of the brochure and information provided Quality of the website Quality of service provided by our staff while booking / pre-departure Booking procedure Communications after booking Seminar International Flights Hotel in Makkah Location of Hotel in Makkah Catering in Hotel (Makkah) Hotel in Madinah Location of Hotel in Madinah Catering in Hotel (Madinah) Accomodation in Shisha Location of buildng in Shisha Catering in Shisha Accommodation in Arafat Catering in Arafat Accommodation in Mina Location of tents in Mina Catering in Mina Overall organisation during the days of the rites of Hajj Coach travel Performance of group leader Performance of the organisers Commitment of the organisers Overall organisation Level of information provided during trip Quality of education programme/lectures Value for Money Overall assessment of the Package

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When Asked Would You Recommend Al-Hidaayah to a Friend? Yes Maybe

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No I would highly recommend Al-Hidaayah to anyone who wants to get the best & most out of their Hajj. Saira Ahmed, Birmingham, Teaching Assistant

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86% Yes


Are You Going For Hajj? In our hectic lives, as the years fly by, we rarely get an opportunity to reflect on the purpose of our lives and our connection with our Creator… Hajj is that golden opportunity, where we leave everything behind and evaluate our relationship with Allah. A once in a lifetime opportunity to cleanse the decades of mistakes, sins and heedlessness which each and everyone of us is guilty of. It is time to answer the call of our Lord and begin a new page in our lives and ‘return free of sin like the day our mothers gave birth to us’! Labbayk allahumma labbayk!


Package Summaries

10 DAYS Comparison Table

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You will notice that for the first time, due to popular demand, we have introduced a 10 day package - places are very limited, so if this is the package for you we would encourage you to book as soon as possible, in order to avoid disappointment.

BEST SELLER

Furthermore, our 2 Week Deluxe package is our fastest-selling and most popular package; in previous years we’ve had to turn people away due to it selling out in a record 48 hours! Avoid disappointment and book now: www.al-hidaayah.travel/book.

Itinerary

The chart below gives an outline of the itineraries of our packages. Detailed itineraries can be found on package pages.

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What’s New? NEW 10 Day Deluxe Package

Flights Direct to Madinah

Not all of us are able to travel for two weeks or more, be it for professional or personal reasons; however, we still have the ardent desire to perform a complete and accepted Hajj. We have designed this package specifically for you. It is a short 10 day package allowing you to perform your Hajj in a complete manner.

For the 2 Week and 3 Week Deluxe packages, we will be flying direct to Madinah. This is hugely advantageous as you will have avoided the Jeddah to Madinah journey which can take 6-8 hours. Another significant advantage of flying direct to Madinah is that it is much calmer and processing at immigration is much quicker, unlike the busy and often chaotic Jeddah airport.

Due to the time constraints that this package has, we have designed it to exclude a stay in Madinah as this is not part of the Hajj rites and does not in any way have an impact on the completeness or acceptability of your Hajj. As this is a new package we have limited the number of places on offer – if this package suits your needs then we recommend that you book immediately to avoid disappointment.

Tel: 0845 456 0845

Email: hajj@al-hidaayah.travel

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What Makes Us Special?

We are one of the few companies that are located in ‘VIP’ tents, a mere 10 minute’s walk from the Jamarat!

Our Location in Mina* A Stone -Throw Away! One of our greatest features that distinguish us from almost all of the UK Hajj tour operators is our location in Mina.We endeavour to accommodate all of our pilgrims in ‘VIP’ tents in Mina, as we have been doing every year for the past 13 years. As you may be aware, while you are in Mina you will be required to go to the Jamarat to perform the stoning almost everyday. Pilgrims from the UK are normally accommodated almost one hour walk away from the Jamarat, making the stoning ritual strenuous for most and impossible for others.

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

* We aim to offer VIP tents close to the Jamarat, as we have been doing so for the last 13 years, and use of the Makkah Metro train service, however, it is not possible to guarantee these services at the time of publishing this information. If we are not able to secure these services then we will offer a refund of £650 per adult and will accommodate our pilgrims in the regular European tents and use coach transport.

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Makkah Metro Train Service* One of the biggest challenges faced by pilgrims is the extremely lengthy coach journeys during the days of the Hajj rites. Often journeys of only few miles can take 6-8 hours! This is perhaps one of the most frustrating experiences for many pilgrims. For those pilgrims who are accommodated in the VIP tents close to the Jamarat, they will be transported to the various Hajj sites by the Makkah Metro Train Service. We have been using these trains for the last two years, and the journey times between the various sites were extremely short. Journeys that could potentially take 8 hours were cut down to a mere 15 minutes! *subject to confirmation.

Facts: Official Name:

Al Mashaaer Al Muqaddassah Metro Length: 11.2 miles Operating Speed: 62 mph Officially Opened: Nov 2010 Transport Capacity: 72,000 pilgrims per hour

Staying in Shisha* Continuing from the success of previous years, we have carefully designed some of our packages to include a short stay in a district of Makkah called Shisha. For those staying there before the days of the Hajj rites, as part of our educational and spiritual enrichment programme, we will be conducting lectures and open Q&A sessions in order to prepare you for the days ahead. Whilst most companies from the UK accommodate their pilgrims in Aziziyyah, which is unfavourably located too far from any of the key sites, our accommodation in Shisha, is advantageously located very close (around 20 mins walk) to our VIP tents in Mina.

For your convenience we have arranged access to this accommodation throughout the days of the Hajj rites, allowing you to make use of its bathroom facilities and to rest more comfortably. The accommodation we will be staying in is basic yet functional. All the rooms are air-conditioned. 4-5 people will be accommodated in each room and men and women will be accommodated separately. Your stay in Shisha is full board – breakfast, lunch and dinner. Providing access to your rooms to rest and to make use of the accompanying facilities, during your stay in Mina, has proven to be a very popular element of our packages. *Not applicable to the 2 Week Deluxe Package

Tel: 0845 456 0845

Email: hajj@al-hidaayah.travel

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Meet the Team Our tours are accompanied by our experienced team of committed individuals that will go the extra mile to make it a journey of a lifetime. Our team is one of our most valuable assets.

Educational & Spiritual Development Programme One of our primary objectives is to make this journey a turning point in peoples’ lives by educating and inspiring them. From the Pre-Hajj seminar, to the comprehensive literature, and the lectures in Makkah and Madinah – all of this adds so much to the Hajj spiritual experience.

Muhammad Naeem

Muhammad Saeed

Hajj Director

Advance Team

“It really is a privilege and blessing from Allah to be able to facilitate the performance of Hajj for such a large number of pilgrims every year.

“We like to go above and beyond what any other Hajj company would offer or provide. Alhamdulillah, by the Grace of Allah, we have over the years, refined our Hajj packages and processes and have mastered delivering them, down to an art!

Of course the role does present more than its fair share of challenges but they fade into insignificance when you compare that to the sense of satisfaction that you see on the faces of the pilgrims at end of the journey. I’m looking forward to serving you on your journey of a lifetime.”

So, we’ve got some of the best hotels, VIP tents in Mina, private transport, to name a few, but what about those ‘little things’, which often get overlooked and make a HUGE difference in your overall experience. Things like a clean room, getting the right number and type of beds that you asked for, information about prayer times, lecture times, meals times being provided, so that you don’t have to worry and can focus on getting the most out of this journey of a lifetime.

To prove how impor tant this is to us, we have enlisted the help of three internationally renowned Islamic scholars. They have already begun preparing for our educational and spiritual development programme and are looking forward to delivering it to you.

“Having approachable scholars throughout the journey, made it so special Alhamdulillah.” Farhat Khalid, Appleby, Medical Doctor

We have a dedicated team that take care of all of this and much more…”

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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 AlMaghrib Institute and Knowledge International University

Shaykh Muhammad Tim Humble • • • •

Previous years speakers: In previous years we have also been able to secure the following additional speakers to further enhance our enrichment programme, including:

Dr. Zakir Naik

Shaykh Dr Bilal Philips

Shaykh Assim Alhakeem

Shaykh Yasir Qadhi

Shaykh Muhammad Alshareef

Shaykh Abu Usamah at-Thahabi

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

Shaykh Wajid Malik • Studied at Islamic University Madinah • Studied under a number of prominent Islamic scholars • Has over a decade of experience in leading Hajj groups • Many years of experience working as an Imam and Khateeb

• Consultant at a busy London hospital • Hajj group doctor for the last 6 years

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

Mr Imran Zia

Each year people struggle, as health matters hinder them in achieving the maximum from Hajj. Preparation of your health, as well as your mind, is one of the keys to a successful Hajj. Please do not neglect its importance. For example, many of you will spend hours studying Hajj books, but how many hours will you dedicate to walking every day, getting yourself fit, knowing that you will be required to do lots of walking?!

Group Doctor

Tel: 0845 456 0845

Email: hajj@al-hidaayah.travel

Shaykh Yusuf Estes

Here are some top tips to stay healthy during Hajj: 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 on you and give a copy to your travel companion 3. Pack essential medication in your hand luggage and ensure 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. 6. Take plenty of rest the day before you leave and pack plenty of patience! 7. Ensure you eat regularly, drink plenty and use common sense when purchasing food. Do not let yourself become dehydrated for fear of becoming unwell. 8. Practice good hygiene measure. Wash your hands before/after food/bathroom use etc 9. For the ladies please address menstrual matters before you leave as issues can often be avoided with good prior planning. 10. Finally remember the vast majority of people go well, remain well and will return well. So enjoy this amazing journey.

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And when We made the House (at Makkah) a resort for mankind and a sanctuary, (saying): Take as your place of worship the place where Ibrahim stood. We imposed a duty upon Ibrahim and Isma'il, (saying): purify My House for those who go around and those who are staying there for worship and those who bow down and prostrate themselves (in worship). Surah al-Baqarah (2): 125


The 10 Day Deluxe Package 9 October – 19 October 2013*2 Not all of us are able to travel for two weeks or more, be it for professional or personal reasons; however, we still have the ardent desire to perform a complete and acceptable Hajj. We have designed this package specifically for you. It is a short 10 day package allowing you to perform your Hajj in a complete manner. For your stay in Makkah, we have selected the 5 star Swissotel Makkah, part of the internationally renowned Fairmont-Raffles Hotels International group, to ensure your stay is comfortable and pleasant. Due to the time constraints that this package has, we have designed it to exclude a stay in Madinah as this is not part of the Hajj rites and does not in any way have an impact on the completeness or acceptability of your Hajj.

As this is a new package we have limited the number of places on offer – if this package suits your needs then we recommend that you book immediately to avoid disappointment.

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“This trip has had a profound effect on me, multiplied by the overall excellent execution by Al-Hidaayah. The commitment of the organisers was in itself a huge inspiration, may Allah bless them all.” Maryam Moi, London, Tax Advisor

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The 10 Day Deluxe Package 9 October – 19 October 2013*2 This Package Includes: • • • • • • •

Return direct international flights Acquisition of Hajj visas and drafts 5 star deluxe hotel in Makkah 2 people in a room in hotel; option for an extra bed*1 All rooms ensuite (except Shisha) Half board (breakfast & dinner) whilst in Makkah Accommodation in Shisha during the days of the Hajj rites*1 (walking distance to our VIP tents in Mina) • All meals provided during the days of the Hajj rites and in Shisha • All ground transportation on air-conditioned coaches*1 • Expert religious guides

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• Medical doctor available for advice (during Hajj days) • Extensive educational & spiritual development programme throughout tour • Pre-Hajj seminar (full day) • Dedicated VIP tents in Mina close to the Jamarat*1 • Use of Makkah Metro Train Service*1 • Dedicated tents in Arafat • Comprehensive Hajj guidance literature • Hajj gift pack • Cost of the sacrifice is not included in the package • This package does not include a stay in Madinah

DETAILED ITINERARY*2

Very Short in Duration

9 October

Depart from UK

Direct Flights

10 October

Arrive in Jeddah; proceed and check in at Makkah hotel; perform Umrah

5 Star Deluxe Hotel

13 October

8th Dhul-Hijjah – Check out from Makkah hotel and go to Mina. Begin the rites of Hajj

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9th Dhul Hijjah – Arafat, Muzdalifah

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10th Dhul-Hijjah – Mina

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13th Dhul Hijjah – Leave Mina and proceed to building in Shisha.

Triple Occupancy*3 Double Occupancy*4

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Perform farewell tawaf; proceed to airport for flight back to UK.

VIP Tents in Mina Use of Makkah Metro

£6495 £6795

NOTE: During the days of the Hajj rites, all our packages include 3 meals a day and 24 hour supply of hot and cold drinks. We aim to offer tents close to the Jamarat, as we have been for the last 13 years, along with use of the Makkah Metro train service; however, it is not possible to confirm these services at the time of printing of the brochure. If we are unable to secure these services then we will offer a refund of £650 per adult and will accommodate our pilgrims in the regular European tents and use coach transport. During your stay in Shisha, 4-5 people will be accommodated in each room and men and women will be accommodated separately. All of our ground transportation is on air-conditioned coaches – we do not use government buses which are shared with others (except from airport to hotel). Itinerary is based on the Islamic calendar and may need to be adjusted due to moon-sighting. During the Hajj season, the third bed in a triple occupancy room normally consists of a rollaway bed, and rooms can be a little cramped as these rooms would normally be configured as double rooms outside the Hajj season. Double room does not necessarily mean a king-size bed; it could consist of 2 single beds.

Tel: 0845 456 0845

Email: hajj@al-hidaayah.travel

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10 Days Deluxe Package

Makkah

Swissôtel 5 Star Deluxe ★★★★★ Part of the prestigious Abraj AlBait complex, the deluxe Swissôtel Makkah offers 1562 luxurious rooms and suites. A trusted, award-winning and distinctive brand of deluxe hotels (part of Fairmont Raffles Hotels International), combines renowned

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Swiss hospitality with contemporary design, personalised service, charm and efficiency. Rooms are spacious and stylishlydesigned, exuding an air of elegance and tranquillity that charms the most discerning guest. Rooms are equipped to the highest standard, with air-conditioning, direct dial telephone, electronic safe, minifridge, satellite TV, wireless internet, as well as tea and coffee making facilities.

Al-Hidaayah was instrumental in ensuring that my Hajj experience was memorable. I would definitely recommend AlHidaayah to family & friends for their Hajj … Al-Hidaayah allowed me to focus on my Hajj without worrying about other aspects.” Nadeem Aslam, Colchester, Director

The hotel is favourably located above a large shopping mall offering easy and convenient access to amenities and eateries, as well as being amongst the closest hotels to alMasjid alHaram. The closest entrance to the masjid is via King Abdul-Aziz gate. For further information, visit: www.swissotel.com/makkah


The 2 Week Deluxe Package 6 October – 20 October 2013*2

If you are a busy professional and are looking for a package that allows you to perform Hajj with minimum time away, then this is the package for you. Our 2 Week Deluxe package allows you to perform a complete, fulfilling Hajj without compromising on quality or experience. Our refined itinerary involves the least amount of travelling as you will be flying directly into Madinah, avoiding the long processing delays generally experienced at Jeddah airport. We have also selected amongst the finest hotels, which are part of internationally renowned chains, to ensure that you are comfortable throughout your stay in the holy cities of Makkah & Madinah.

The 2 Week Deluxe package is our fastest-selling and most popular package; in previous years we’ve had to turn people away due to it selling out in a record 48 hours! Avoid disappointment and book now!

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* Note that a day may be lost due to flight timings and travel delays.

Abdul Qayyum Group Leader Abdul Qayyum is a chartered accountant by profession. He has been leading this group for a number of years. During this period he has gained valuable experience. He is a driven individual who always excels in managing this package with ease.

Alhamdulillah this was my first visit to Makkah/Madinah & it was an emotional and deeply spiritual experience. Inshallah it has strengthened my imaan & will help keep me on the straight path. Mohammed Hussain, Dewsbury, Optometrist


The 2 Week Deluxe Package 6 October – 20 October 2013*2 This Package Includes: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Return direct international flights Flight arriving directly into Madinah Acquisition of necessary Hajj visas and drafts 5 star deluxe hotel in Makkah and Jeddah 5 star hotel in Madinah 2 people in a room; option for an extra bed*1 All rooms ensuite Half board (breakfast & dinner) whilst in hotels All meals provided during the days of the Hajj rites All ground transportation on air-conditioned coaches*1 Expert religious guides Medical doctor available for advice (during Hajj days)

• Extensive educational & spiritual development programme throughout tour • Tour of historical/religious sites in Madinah • Pre-Hajj seminar (full day) • Dedicated VIP tents in Mina close to the Jamarat*1 • Use of Makkah Metro Train Service*1 • Dedicated tents in Arafat • Comprehensive Hajj guidance literature • Hajj gift pack • Cost of the sacrifice is not included in the package

DETAILED ITINERARY*2

Direct Flights to Madinah

6 October

Depart from UK; arrive in Madinah, check into hotel

5 Star Deluxe Hotels

10 October

Leave Madinah, arrive in Makkah, check into hotel; perform Umrah

VIP Tents in Mina

13 October

8th Dhul-Hijjah – Check out from Makkah hotel and go to Mina. Begin the rites of Hajj

14 October

9th Dhul Hijjah – Arafat, Muzdalifah

15 October

10th Dhul-Hijjah – Mina

16 October

11th Dhul Hijjah – Mina

17 October

12th Dhul Hijjah – Mina

18 October

13th Dhul Hijjah – Leave Mina and proceed to Makkah; perform farewell tawaf and leave for Jeddah. Check into Jeddah hotel.

20 October

Check out of hotel in Jeddah and proceed to airport for flight back to UK

Use of Makkah Metro Excellent Itinerary

Cost Per Person

Triple Occupancy*3 Double Occupancy*4

£6695 £7395

NOTE: 1 During the days of the Hajj rites, all our packages include 3 meals a day and 24 hour supply of hot and cold drinks. We aim to offer tents close to the Jamarat, as we have been for the last 13 years, along with use of the Makkah Metro train service; however, it is not possible to confirm these services at the time of printing of the brochure. If we are unable to secure these services then we will offer a refund of £650 per adult and will accommodate our pilgrims in the regular European tents and use coach transport. This package does not include access to accomodation in Shisha during the days of Hajj. All of our ground transportation is on air-conditioned coaches – we do not use government buses which are shared with others (except from airport to hotel). 2 Itinerary is based on the Islamic calendar and may need to be adjusted due to moon-sighting. 3 During the Hajj season, the third bed in a triple occupancy room normally consists of a rollaway bed, and rooms can be a little cramped as these rooms would normally be configured as double rooms outside the Hajj season. 4 Double room does not necessarily mean a king-size bed; it could consist of 2 single beds.

Tel: 0845 456 0845

Email: hajj@al-hidaayah.travel

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The 2 Week Deluxe Package

Makkah

Madinah personalised service, charm and efficiency. Rooms are spacious and stylishlydesigned, exuding an air of elegance and tranquillity that charms the most discerning guest. Rooms are equipped to the highest standard, with air-conditioning, direct dial telephone, electronic safe, minifridge, satellite TV, wireless internet, as well as tea and coffee making facilities.

Swissôtel 5 Star Deluxe ★★★★★ Part of the prestigious Abraj AlBait complex, the deluxe Swissôtel Makkah offers 1562 luxurious rooms and suites. A trusted, award-winning and distinctive brand of deluxe hotels (part of Fairmont Raffles Hotels International), combines renowned Swiss hospitality with contemporary design,

Radisson Blu

The hotel is favourably located above a large shopping mall offering easy and convenient access to amenities and eateries, as well as being amongst the closest hotels to alMasjid alHaram. The closest entrance to the masjid is via King Abdul-Aziz gate.

5 Star ★★★★★

For further information, visit: www.swissotel.com/makkah

Located just 70 metres from the Prophet’s Mosque, this luxuriously designed 5 star

Radisson Blu is known for creating iconic buildings with individual interiors invoking an inviting, exciting ambiance and offering a holistic hospitality experience.

SHAMIYAH AREA MARWA

HIM

IBRA UMRAH GATE

LIL KHA ROAD

KING FAHD GATE KING ABDUL AZIZ GATE

SAFA

AJYAD STREET

AJYAD AREA

MISFILAH AREA

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Radisson Blu Hotel boasts 307 beautifully appointed guest rooms and superb facilities. Designed to exceed the expectations of pilgrims, the hotel offers the ideal combination of luxurious guest rooms, superb dining and a commitment to the highest service standards. The hotel’s stylish all-day dining restaurant spoils guests for choice with a versatile à la carte menu and a varied buffet. To indulge in the unforgettable gastronomic experience in the privacy of your room, take benefit of 24hour room service.

Jeddah

InterContinental 5 Star Deluxe ★★★★★

In addition to being situated in close proximity to the Prophet’s Mosque, there are a large number of shopping outlets and eateries nearby. For further information, visit: www.radissonblu.com/hotel-almadinah

Being part of the InterContinental Hotels chain represents excellent service and rooms that offer the best in comfort and are consistent to the hotel’s lavish décor. In addition to the luxurious rooms, the hotel also offers a variety of health and recreational

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facilities including an outdoor swimming pool, sports court, sauna and much more. It is situated on the corniche, in the AlHamra district, overlooking the Red Sea and Jeddah’s King Fahd fountain, famously the tallest fountain in the world. It is also the hotel that won the highly acclaimed ‘Best Business Hotel’ by Business Traveller Middle East Magazine. For further information, visit: www.intercontinental.com/jeddah

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The 3 Week Deluxe Package 1 October- 20 October 2013*2

Last year, based on customer feedback, we introduced a brand new itinerary that reduced the number of journeys and therefore making the trip much more enjoyable. This was a huge success and was our most successful year ever! This year we have made further enhancements and are now offering a direct flight to Madinah, reducing yet another journey and making this Hajj trip much easier and much more comfortable.

This is the package for you, if you are after a comfortable, unrushed, hassle-free Hajj package that is great value for money and gives you the opportunity to enjoy your stay in Makkah and Madinah.

ITINERARY

OCTOBER 2013

3 Weeks Deluxe Package 1

Q

2

3

4

5

6

7

MADINAH

8

9

10

11

MAKKAH

12

SHISHA

13

14

15

16

HAJJ RITES

17

18

19 JEDDAH

20

Q

* Note that a day may be lost due to flight timings and travel delays.

Adnan Khan Group Leader Adnan is a freelance marketing consultant by profession and has been leading Hajj groups for the last 8 years. He is energetic and enthusiastic and always ready to go the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction.

“I would like to say that the service provided is befitting of the grandeur of the pilgrimage and I shall be recommending your services to my friends as well as using you on any further trips. I would also like to convey my thanks and heartfelt gratitude to all your staff.” Mohammad Khan, Rickmansworth, Estate Agent


The 3 Week Deluxe Package 1 October - 20 October 2013*2 This Package Includes: • • • • • • • • • •

Return direct international flights Acquisition of necessary Hajj visas and drafts 5 star deluxe hotel in Makkah 5 star hotel in Madinah and Jeddah Accommodation in Shisha during the days of the Hajj rites (walking distance to our VIP tents in Mina*1 2 people in a room in hotel; option for an extra bed*1 All rooms ensuite (except Shisha) Half board (breakfast & dinner) whilst in hotels in Makkah, Madinah & Jeddah All meals provided during stay in Shisha and the days of the Hajj rites All ground transportation on air-conditioned dedicated coaches*1

• Medical doctor available for advice (during Hajj days) • Expert religious guides • Extensive educational & spiritual development programme throughout tour • Tour of historical/religious sites in Makkah & Madinah • Pre-Hajj seminar (full day) • Dedicated VIP tents in Mina close to the Jamarat*1 • Use of Makkah Metro Train Service*1 • Dedicated tents in Arafat • Comprehensive Hajj guidance literature • Hajj gift pack • Cost of the sacrifice is not included in the package

DETAILED ITINERARY*2

Direct Flights to Madinah

1 October

Depart from UK; arrive in Madinah; check into hotel

5 Star Deluxe Hotel

6 October

Leave Madinah; proceed to Makkah and check into hotel. Perform Umrah

10 October

Proceed to Shisha

13 October

8th Dhul-Hijjah – Go to Mina, begin the rites of Hajj

14 October

9th Dhul Hijjah – Arafat, Muzdalifah

15 October

10th Dhul-Hijjah – Mina

16 October

11th Dhul Hijjah – Mina

17 October

12th Dhul Hijjah – Mina

18 October

13th Dhul Hijjah – Leave Mina and proceed to Makkah. Perform farewell tawaf and leave for Jeddah. Check into hotel.

20 October

Check out of hotel in Jeddah and proceed to airport for flight back to the UK

VIP Tents in Mina Use of Makkah Metro Excellent Itinerary

Cost Per Person

Triple Occupancy*3 Double Occupancy*4

£6495 £6795

NOTE: 1 During the days of the Hajj rites, all our packages include 3 meals a day and 24 hour supply of hot and cold drinks. We aim to offer tents close to the Jamarat, as we have been for the last 13 years, along with use of the Makkah Metro train service; however, it is not possible to confirm these services at the time of printing of the brochure. If we are unable to secure these services then we will offer a refund of £650 per adult and will accommodate our pilgrims in the regular European tents and use coach transport. During your stay in Shisha, 4-5 people will be accommodated in each room and men and women will be accommodated separately. All of our ground transportation is on air-conditioned coaches – we do not use government buses which are shared with others (except from airport to hotel). 2 Itinerary is based on the Islamic calendar and may need to be adjusted due to moon-sighting. 3 During the Hajj season, the third bed in a triple occupancy room normally consists of a rollaway bed, and rooms can be a little cramped as these rooms would normally be configured as double rooms outside the Hajj season. 4 Double room does not necessarily mean a king-size bed; it could consist of 2 single beds.

Tel: 0845 456 0845

Email: hajj@al-hidaayah.travel

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The 3 Week Deluxe Package

Makkah

Madinah personalised service, charm and efficiency. Rooms are spacious and stylishlydesigned, exuding an air of elegance and tranquillity that charms the most discerning guest. Rooms are equipped to the highest standard, with air-conditioning, direct dial telephone, electronic safe, minifridge, satellite TV, wireless internet, as well as tea and coffee making facilities.

Swissôtel 5 Star Deluxe ★★★★★ Part of the prestigious Abraj AlBait complex, the deluxe Swissôtel Makkah offers 1562 luxurious rooms and suites. A trusted, award-winning and distinctive brand of deluxe hotels (part of Fairmont Raffles Hotels International), combines renowned Swiss hospitality with contemporary design,

Radisson Blu

The hotel is favourably located above a large shopping mall offering easy and convenient access to amenities and eateries, as well as being amongst the closest hotels to alMasjid alHaram. The closest entrance to the masjid is via King Abdul-Aziz gate.

5 Star ★★★★★

For further information, visit: www.swissotel.com/makkah

Located just 70 metres from the Prophet’s Mosque, this luxuriously designed 5 star

Radisson Blu is known for creating iconic buildings with individual interiors invoking an inviting, exciting ambiance and offering a holistic hospitality experience.

SHAMIYAH AREA MARWA

HIM

IBRA UMRAH GATE

OAD LIL R

KHA KING FAHD GATE KING ABDUL AZIZ GATE

SAFA

AJYAD STREET

AJYAD AREA

MISFILAH AREA

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Radisson Blu Hotel boasts 307 beautifully appointed guest rooms and superb facilities. Designed to exceed the expectations of pilgrims, the hotel offers the ideal combination of luxurious guest rooms, superb dining and a commitment to the highest service standards. The hotel’s stylish all-day dining restaurant spoils guests for choice with a versatile à la carte menu and a varied buffet. To indulge in the unforgettable gastronomic experience in the privacy of your room, take benefit of 24hour room service. In addition to being situated in close proximity to the Prophet’s Mosque, there are a large number of shopping outlets and eateries nearby. For further information, visit: www.radissonblu.com/hotel-almadinah

Jeddah work areas create an inviting ambiance for every guest to experience and enjoy. The spacious rooms offer outstanding comfort.

Le Méridien 5 Star ★★★★★ Le Méridien Jeddah offers a truly unique experience in every one of its stylish guestrooms. Chicly modern, it opens with a sleek black marble lobby which leads to 284 sun-filled, spacious guest rooms. Warm earth tones in addition to the luxurious sitting and

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Le Méridien is world renowned for attention to detail and dedication to exemplary customer service. The hotel boasts three restaurants offering an abundance of gastronomic choices, from international cuisines to Moroccan or Mexican menus. For further information, visit: www.lemeridien-jeddah.com

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The 3 Week Standard-Plus Package 1 October - 19 October 2013*2

Our 3 Week Standard-Plus package is an affordable package that does not compromise on quality of service. We have successfully run this package for the last 9 years and it consistently receives a glowing report from pilgrims.

We believe this is the cheapest package in the UK that includes VIP tents facing the Jamarat and use of the Makkah Metro Train Service.

ITINERARY

OCTOBER 2013

3 Weeks Standard Plus Package 1

Q

2

3

4

MAKKAH

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

MADINAH

12

SHISHA

13

14

15

16

HAJJ RITES

17

18

19

SHISHA

20

Q

* Note that a day may be lost due to flight timings and travel delays.

Majid Khan Group Leader Majid is a travel consultant who has a very engaging and cheerful character to ensure he keeps you smiling throughout the journey! He has many years of experience in leading Hajj groups, and always takes the challenges that the role presents in his stride.

There was a real sense of brotherhood that was well promoted by the organisers, the short proximity of the hotels & tents to the Harams & Jamarat made it easier for the elderly. Shisha was a good convenience. Shariq Ali, Greenford, IT Developer


The 3 Week Standard-Plus Package 1 October - 19 October 2013*2 This Package Includes: • • • •

Return direct international flights Acquisition of necessary Hajj visa and drafts 3 star hotel in Makkah and Madinah Accommodation in Shisha during the days of the Hajj rites (walking distance to our VIP Mina tents)*1 • Triple and quad rooms available, all rooms ensuite (except Shisha)*1

• Breakfast whilst in hotels in Makkah and Madinah • All meals provided during stay in Shisha and the days of the Hajj rites • All ground transportation on air-conditioned dedicated coaches*1

• Medical doctor available for advice (during Hajj days) • Expert religious guides • Extensive educational & spiritual development programme throughout tour • Tour of historical/religious sites in Makkah & Madinah • Pre-Hajj seminar (full day) • Dedicated VIP tents in Mina close to the Jamarat*1 • Use of Makkah Metro Train Service*1 • Dedicated tents in Arafat • Comprehensive Hajj guidance literature • Hajj gift pack • Cost of the sacrifice is not included in the package

DETAILED ITINERARY*2

Direct Flights

1 October

Depart from UK, arrive in Jeddah, proceed to Makkah, and perform Umrah

VIP Tents in Mina

6 October

Leave Makkah, arrive in Madinah

10 October

Leave Madinah, perform Umrah and proceed to Shisha

13 October

8th Dhul-Hijjah – Go to Mina, begin the rites of Hajj

14 October

9th Dhul Hijjah – Arafat, Muzdalifah

15 October

10th Dhul Hijjah – Mina

16 October

11th Dhul Hijjah – Mina

17 October

12th Dhul Hijjah – Mina

18 October

13th Dhul Hijjah – Leave Mina and proceed to Shisha

19 October

Perform farewell tawaf; proceed to Jeddah for return flight to the UK

Use of Makkah Metro

Cost Per Person

Quad Occupancy*3 £4395 Triple Occupancy*3 £4495

NOTE: 1 During the days of the Hajj rites, all our packages include 3 meals a day and 24 hour supply of hot and cold drinks. We aim to offer tents close to the Jamarat, as we have been for the last 13 years, along with use of the Makkah Metro train service; however, it is not possible to confirm these services at the time of printing of the brochure. If we are unable to secure these services then we will offer a refund of £650 per adult and will accommodate our pilgrims in the regular European tents and use coach transport. During your stay in Shisha, 4-5 people will be accommodated in each room and men and women will be accommodated separately. All of our ground transportation is on private air-conditioned coaches – we do not use government buses which are shared with others (except from airport to hotel). 2 Itinerary is based on the Islamic calendar and may need to be adjusted due to moon-sighting. 3 During the Hajj season rooms can be cramped as these rooms would normally be configured as double rooms outside the Hajj season.

Tel: 0845 456 0845

Email: hajj@al-hidaayah.travel

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The 3 Week Standard-Plus Package

SHAMIYAH AREA MARWA

3 Star ★★★

OAD LIL R K HA

Fal Al-Saha

HIM IBRA

Makkah

UMRAH GATE

KING FAHD GATE KING ABDUL AZIZ GATE

AJYAD STREET

Belonging to the AlReyadah International group, this contemporary hotel consists of 228 guestrooms. The hotel offers basic accommodation, with a reasonable standard of housekeeping. All the rooms are ensuite. The hotel is located on AlHijrah St, approximately 8 minutes walk from alMasjid alHaram.

MISFILAH AREA

Madinah Mubarak AlMadinah 3 Star ★★★ Part of the Mubarak Hotels Group, this contemporary hotel offers a good standard of accommodation with polite and helpful staff. The hotel has a reasonable standard of housekeeping and comfortable furniture. All rooms have an ensuite bathroom. The hotel is situated approximately 5 minutes walk away from the Prophet’s Mosque, on the northern side, close to the central shopping area.

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SAFA

AJYAD AREA


Frequently Asked Questions Does anyone accompany the group from the UK? Yes, around 17 organisers accompany the group from the UK, most of whom have performed Hajj many times. All 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 which has over a decade of experience in organising Hajj.

Why is the 2 Week Deluxe Package not cheaper 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.

How will we accommodated in Shisha? Those on the 3 Week Deluxe and 3 Week Standard Plus packages will be spending a few nights in Shisha before the Hajj begins and the 10 Day Deluxe package will be spending one day after Hajj ends. 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. All rooms will be air-conditioned.

Do you provide any religious guidance?

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

How are the men and women accommodated in Mina?

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. Please see page 13 for religious guides.

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.’

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

What if I get ill?

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

Is there any provision for vegetarians?

No, during the days of the rites of Hajj we will not have access to any hotel facilities. However those on the 10 Day Deluxe package, 3 Week Deluxe package and 3 Week Standard Plus package will have access to our accommodation in Shisha (around 20 mins walk), although you will be expected to make your own way.

Unfortunately Al-Hidaayah cannot make any provision for vegetarians for the meals served during the Hajj days. Meals served in the hotels do normally have a variety of dishes and will usually include some vegetarian dishes, however we cannot guarantee this.

A medical doctor that 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. If you need to go to hospital, you would be entitled to free medical treatment at government hospitals.

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.

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.

What interpretation of Islam will be adopted?

Can I change the flight dates?

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

The flight dates are not changeable.

Do I need to visit your office to book? No, you may book online (www.al-hidaayah.travel/book) 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.

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Important Note: Hajj can be physically very demanding. Unfortunately we are not able to take responsibility for any pilgrims that have special requirements. In order to complete the rites of Hajj we require that all pilgrims are fit enough to walk for approximately 45 minutes. In case any pilgrim is not fit enough to do so, he/she should take a wheelchair with them as well as a companion who will take responsibility for them. We also strongly recommend that pilgrims seek medical clearance from their GP before booking, particularly the elderly and sick.

Please note that the journey of Hajj cannot be equated to holiday travel. During this journey the unexpected is often the norm; despite meticulous planning and organisation the Hajj journey can never be taken for granted like a normal holiday. Hotels, transport and public services are all pushed to their limits during the Hajj season; therefore do not expect the same level of service that you are accustomed to in the UK or when visiting outside of the Hajj season. Due to the large number of pilgrims in a small area, the crowds can be overwhelming. Furthermore, due to major traffic congestion, expect very long delays whilst waiting for coaches to arrive and moving from one location to another.

New 5 Year Rule: The Saudi authorities have recently announced restrictions on pilgrims travelling for Hajj 2013, allowing only those who have not travelled for Hajj in the last five years. The exception to the rule applies to mahram men accompanying close female relatives, where the female relative has not travelled in the last 5 years.

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Email: hajj@al-hidaayah.travel

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Booking Procedure In Person Why not pop in and have a chat with our friendly staff and ask any questions that you may have?

Online The 3-step easy and secure booking process 1. Visit www.al-hidaayah.travel/book 2. Complete basic contact form 3. Pay deposit of £1000 per person (non-refundable) via secure payment gateway

Takes less than 3 minutes!

By Post 1. All applicants must complete a separate booking form as fully as possible; please call us if you require a booking form or download one from our website.

2. A £1000 deposit per person must accompany the booking form (non-refundable). 3. A passport photocopy for each applicant must also be submitted at the time of booking.

Payment Methods: Cash, Bank Transfer, Debit Card or by Cheque. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Al-Hidaayah Travel Ltd’.

Additional Requirements 1. Passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of travel. Non-European Community (EC) passport holders must have permanent residency and must have entered the UK two months prior to applying. Note: We will retain your passport until visas have been issued, which could take until close to the departure date. 2. 4 passport sized photographs (white background). 3. A completed visa application form (which will be sent to you) 4. A valid meningitis (ACWY) immunisation certificate

Final payment of balance will be required by 20th August 2013. New 5 Year Rule: The Saudi authorities have recently announced restrictions on pilgrims travelling for Hajj 2013, allowing only those who have not travelled for Hajj in the last five years. The exception to the rule applies to mahram men accompanying close female relatives, where the female relative has not travelled in the last 5 years.

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