I’timaar is your one-stop travel junction for Hajj & Umrah pilgrimage, where a team of proficient travel experts is persistently at your service to offer Hajj travel packages at best prices for individuals, families, and groups. Those who intend to perform Hajj in 2019 must avail the cheapest Hajj packages for 2019 from us to experience a contented journey and convenient stay while in Saudi Arabia. As we realize and relate to individual travel needs and preferences, one can get cheap shifting and non-shifting Hajj packages as well as options to book individual and group Hajj tours. As for the entire Muslim world, Hajj is regarded as a pilgrimage of body and soul; hence we acknowledge it as our utmost priority to keep up with your expectations of a fruitful journey and enriching Hajj experience.
We constantly strive to upgrade our services as per latest trend in the travel market with the timely incorporation of new travel products and unique offers which includes your stay in 3-star, 4-star or 5-star hotel category. Our team of travel experts ensures to cut down your travel budget to a minimum so that you can maximize your happiness and spend your time with Allah in absolute peace and tranquility.
Hajj is the most important journey in a Muslim’s life. Every year millions of Muslims across the world undertake this spiritual journey and gather together in Makkah to perform Hajj. Before embarking on this pilgrimage, it is extremely important to plan ahead and book a Hajj package through a trusted travel agency.
With an experience of more than 30 years in the travel industry, Itimaar is the best hajj travel agency in UK that offers a selection of carefully-crafted Hajj packages for those Muslims who want to embark on this spiritual journey. Positive reviews and excellent ratings given by customers are the testimony to our world-class services and hospitality. >We are truly humbled to have assisted millions of Muslims of UK on their spiritual journey of Hajj and Umrah, and feel lucky to gain the trust and confidence of our customers.
Let us know your travel plans and your requirements, and we are going to customize a package for you at the best price available in the market. Itimaar offers customized Hajj packages for individuals, families and groups at discounted rates starting from economy Hajj Packages to luxury Hajj Packages. People from UK are increasingly opting for Hajj with family or groups which enable them to get the cheapest Hajj deals.
If you book a shifting Hajj package, your accommodation, hotel or location of the stay would be changed from time to time. The hotel or apartment is booked according to the availability of the accommodation during the peak time of Hajj. If accommodation is not available near Haram during the peak Hajj days, it is booked away from the Haram and most likely in Aziziyah.
Itimaar aims to cater to all the needs of Muslims of UK when it comes to Hajj and Umrah tours. We are focused on making your spiritual journey comfortable at every point and that is why we craft our Hajj packages with utmost care to fit every budget and schedule.
We recognize the fact that you need peace and solitude during your pilgrimage to Makkah and Madinah so that you dedicate yourself completely into Ibadah and the worshipping of Allah. Put all your worries away and trust us to facilitate you in every manner to book an accommodation nearest to Haram.
As per the method of performing, Hajj can be classified into three categories:
Hajj-e-Tamattu: Hajj combined with Umrah with two niya’t, one for Umrah and one for Hajj. Pilgrims wear separate ihram for each Hajj and Umrah. Animal sacrifice is compulsory.
Hajj-e-Qiran: Hajj combined with Umrah with one Niya’t. Pilgrims remain in state of ihram after sa’ee. Sacrifice of animal is compulsory.
Hajj-e-Ifrad: Hajj without Umrah. Animal sacrifice is optional.
First Day of HajjOn 8th of Dhul Hijjah, pilgrims enter the state of ihram and affirm their intention to perform Hajj. They pray the Fajr salah and then perform Tawaf of Kaabah. Afterward they move to the hills of Safa and Marwa for Saa’ee after which pilgrims make their way to Mina from Makkah. Pilgrims stay overnight in the tents in Mina and perform all the prayers.
Hajj & Umrah Visas can only be acquired by Ministry of Hajj & Umrah approved Hajj travel agents in UK. Visas are granted by the Saudi Government free of charge but the approved Hajj travel agents may charge an administrative fee. Hajj visa is only valid for travel in the region of Jeddah, Mecca and Medina, and the violation may result in penalties. Females must be accompanied by a mahram i.e. husband, brother, father, son, uncle or nephew, and the mahram should be at least 17 years of age.
All pilgrims need to get vaccinated for Meningitis and get a vaccination certificate from National Travel Health Network and Centre. Children up to age of 15 years must be vaccinated for polio and meningococcal whereas children above 15 years will need vaccinations same as adults.
Flights from London (Heathrow, Gatwick and City airports) for Hajj include Saudi Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa, Gulf, Etihad and Oman airways flying to Jeddah and Madinah. Flights are also available for pilgrims who want to travel from Bradford, Leicester, Leeds and Manchester. Airlines flying out from Birmingham include Emirates, Air France, Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa. Connecting flights are available via London. Hajj flights are also available from Glasgow.
Baggage allowance varies from airline to airline. While Saudi Airlines and Philippines Airlines allow two bags, each of 23 kg and hand luggage up to 7 kg, Gulf Air and Etihad Airways allow baggage of 30 kg. As per the laws of Saudi Government, each person can carry up to 5 liter of zamzam which can be purchased at the airport.
King Abdulaziz airport in Jeddah is a great example of modern engineering and stat-of-art infrastructure. Counted amongst the top airports in the world, this massive Teflon-coated fiberglass tent-like structure of Jeddah airport can accommodate 80,000 Hajjis at one time.
Itimaar offers the best hajj deals and budget hajj packages from UK that fulfills all your requirements. Whether you have special needs for elderly people or disabled citizens, we cater to everyone ensuring special arrangements like wheelchair, special meals or medications on request. We can also arrange an accommodation for you at a walking distance from the holy places in Makkah but it would add to the cost of Hajj from UK.
Our all inclusive Hajj tour package 2018 include airport and hotel transfer. Inter-city transportation to Makkah and Madinah is also included in your planned itinerary. However, if you want to travel on your own, you can do so. You can also request for private transportation like a cab or taxi for travelling to sacred places.
While on your Hajj tour, you can also visit important sites around Makkah and Madinah bearing significance in the Islamic history. A visit to the first mosque in Islam (after Masjid Al Haram), Masjid-e-Quba is a must. Caves of Hira and Thawr are located close to the city of Makkah. You can also visit the houses of several Sahabas (RA). Pilgrims usually visit Masjid-e-Qiblatain, Masjid-e-Jumma and Janatul Baqi located in Madinah while on their Hajj and Umrah tour.