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.
Itimaar takes pride in serving the pilgrims who intend to undertake this spiritual journey and providing the cheapest Hajj packages for 2019 from UK. With more than 31 years of experience in the travel domain, we strive to build a happy clientele with customer satisfaction and a string of memorable experiences. Our team of experts ensures that all your requirements are fulfilled within the budget and you get world-class services and a value for your money. Itimaar offers a unique selection of specially-designed 3-Star, 4-Star and 5-Star Hajj packages. You also have option to select your airlines, accommodation and transport. We believe in transforming your experience by personalizing your needs and ensuring both comfort and class on your journey. Rest assured, that you will be offered the best Hajj 2019 prices in the market.
With an experience of more than 31 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.
We also provide Hajj Special Offers and the best Hajj deals for individuals who want to travel in groups to perform Hajj in 2019. Call our travel experts today for details if you are looking for customized individual, family or group Hajj packages.
Hajj is an obligation for every Muslim if he/she is physically fit and financially capable to bear the travel expenses. It is one of the biggest human gatherings in the world where each year Muslims from different backgrounds and races gather together to perform Hajj. If you are lucky to be called to this sacred place by Allah (SWT) then it is essential for you to know every detail about the Hajj package before booking it. Therefore, it is extremely important for you to know the difference between shifting and non-shifting Hajj packages so that you choose the right package that suits you the most.
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.
Towards the end of the Hajj, you are shifted to the hotel nearer to the Haram. Aziziyah apartments and hotels are mostly accessible during the Hajj days. Most operators also use this time of stay at Aziziyah to train the pilgrims about what to expect in Hajj and how to tackle an emergency situation.
Under a Non- Shifting Hajj package, the location of the stay remains unchanged. A hotel or apartment close to Haram is booked for your entire tour. Non-shifting Packages cost much higher than the Shifting Packages as the hotels near Haram cost more during the peak Hajj time. However, non-Shifting packages save the trouble of carrying the luggage from one place to another from time to time.
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.
Our extensive experience in travel domain enables us to provide the most reliable and low cost Hajj packages in the country. Today, we are counted among the best Hajj service operators in the UK and we ensure that our clients are provided the best quality services. We take responsibility of arranging and administrating all the tasks related to customer’s travel on our shoulders without any hesitations. So book your package with us to embark on your spiritual journey and visit the sacred cities of Makkah and Madinah with utmost peace of mind.
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.
We are directly connected with the service providers in Saudi Arabia which enable us to find the cheapest prices for hotels according to your requirement and budget. We also ensure special arrangements for our physically- challenged clients so that they undertake this spiritual journey comfortably and hassle-free.
Our hand-picked hotels offer a comfortable stay in the vicinity of Haram and Masjid-e-Nabawi (pbuh). We understand our customer’s needs and budget, which is why our Hajj tours include a range of 3-Star, 4-Star and 5-Star hotels to suit their requirements. Owing to the extreme weather conditions in Saudi Arabia during Hajj in 2019, it is good idea to choose a comfortable and reasonably-priced Hajj package to make your journey easier.
Our team of experts is proficient in assisting interested customers by making the best arrangements from booking flights to accommodation in the lowest rates possible in the market. We also offer special discounts for large groups and families. Speak to our travel experts well ahead in time to avoid any last minute hassle.
There are different methods of performing Hajj that can be classified into three categories:
Hajj-e-Tamattu: Hajj combined with Umrah with two Niya’hs, 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’h. Pilgrims remain in the state of Ihram after Sa’ee. Sacrifice of animal is compulsory.
Hajj-e-Ifrad: Hajj without Umrah. Animal sacrifice is optional.
While all the forms of Hajj are rewarded by Allah (SWT), the most recommended method to perform Hajj by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is Hajj-e-Tammattu, which requires pilgrims to perform Umrah during the months of Hajj i.e. Shawaal, Dhul Qa’dah and Dhul Hijjah. They also perform Hajj in the same year with an animal slaughter on Eid-ul-Adha. It involves Tawaf and Sa’ee to be done twice, once for Umrah and once for Hajj.
First Day of Hajj
On 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.
Second Day of Hajj
On 9th Dhul Hijjah, pilgrims move towards Arafat from Mina. After reaching Arafat, they offer Qasr Salah combining Zuhr and A’sar prayers. Pilgrims spend their time in Zikr and Ibadah of Allah (SWT) seeking His blessings and forgiveness. After sunset, pilgrims move towards Muzdalifah to spend their night under the open sky. After reaching Muzdalifah they offer Maghrib and Isha prayer together, and carry on with their zikr of Allah. Pilgrims also gather stones from Muzdalifah for the stoning at Jamarat, the next day.
Third Day of Hajj
On the third day of Hajj, pilgrims return to Mina for pelting stones. After reaching Mina, they perform the first Rami and throw seven pebbles at the largest Jamarat. After the stoning, pilgrims must sacrifice an animal to re-enact the story of the Prophet Ibrahim (AS). Afterwards, pilgrims (men only) trim or shave their hair and remove Ihram. Many proceed to Makkah to perform Tawaf and Saa’ee before returning to their campsite in Mina.
Final Days of Hajj (Day 4 & 5)
On each day, pilgrims symbolically stone the devil by pelting stones at the three Jamarat and spend the two-three days in Mina before returning to Makkah for the final Tawaf of Kaabah. For more information on how to do Hajj and tips to perform Hajj, go to our comprehensive Hajj Guide.
Hajj & Umrah Visas can only be acquired through 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 regions of Jeddah, Mecca and Medina, and any violation may result in penalties. Females must be accompanied by a Mehram i.e. husband, brother, father, son, uncle, nephew, etc. and the Mehram 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 the age of 15 years must be vaccinated for polio and meningococcal whereas children above 15 years will need vaccinations same as adults.
It is recommended that pregnant women and seriously ill person should not go for Hajj. Let us know in advance if you are accompanied by an elderly pilgrim or disabled person so that we make the proper arrangement for their stay including wheelchair assistance in Haram.
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 liters 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.
Millions of Hajjis pass through the facility each year and it meets all their needs during the long waiting hours. In addition to the cafeteria and restaurants, the facility also includes the cooking areas (for pilgrims to cook their own food), ablution facilities, space for changing into Ihram, space for napping and even market places for pilgrims to sell stuff they brought with them to fund their trip. There are separate entry and exit points for Hajjis.
Itimaar offers the best Hajj deals and budget Hajj packages from UK that fulfill 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 and Madina but it would add to the cost of your Hajj trip from the UK. More Info.
Our all-inclusive Hajj tour package for 2019 include airport and hotel transfers. 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 as well. You can also request for private transportation like a cab or a taxi for travelling to sacred places.
While on your Hajj trip, 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. The cave of Hira and the cave of 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 / Umrah tour.