When to go:
Pilgrimage to Mecca for Hajj is considered as a sacred duty for all Muslims who are financially and physically fit and must be done at least once in a lifetime. Being the birthplace of Prophet Muhammad Mecca is one of the holiest places in the world. However, it is best for you to plan ahead. The 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah according to Islamic Calendar is the day which roughly falls around August-September of every year, and is the best day to take the trip. Plan your schedule at least a year in advance.
It is considered wrong in Islam to borrow money for this sacred trip. Start saving at least 3-4 years in advance considering your financial condition. A trip to Hajj from the UK may cost around £4K per person which can only be afforded by people with sound financial stability. Plan ahead so that you don’t fall short on your finances at the last moment.
Apply for passport and visa:
For a trip to Mecca, you will require a passport. Although Hajj visas are free, you still need to file an application for that and is issued for access to Mecca, Medina and Jeddah. You are not allowed to stay in the country after the completion of Hajj as it is regulatory compliance fixed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Carry some extra passport size photographs for completion of documentation upon your arrival.
Choose a travel agency:
There are multiple travel agencies in London who provide affordable Hajj Umrah Packages. Choose as per your requirement and affordability. Check for hidden charges so that you don’t have to worry about it later.
Salahuddin Hajj & Umrah in London provides low priced packages on Hajj Umrah. They carry out Visa services too. Contact them today if you are planning a trip to the Holy Mecca this year.