Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How hajj is differentiated from umrah?
Hajj is considered as the 5th pillar of Islam and it is only performed at 10th of Dhu’l-Hijjah while umrah can be performed at any time without any obligation. Opt for Al Hijaz umrah packages and hajj packages for a perfect experience.
Which is the criterion of eligibility for Umrah Pilgrims?
Anyone can apply for Umrah Visa who has 6 months valid passport from the travel date. Children and females must be accompanied by mehram.
Who must Perform Hajj?
Adults who have the means to afford expenses and who are fit physically must perform hajj as it is obligatory at least once in lifetime. Children, sick people and the ones who cannot afford are not liable to perform hajj.
What is the duration of Umrah?
Umrah can be performed in few hours and you can perform more than 1 umrah during one journey. Umrah packages for different number of days can be chosen according to your wish and requirement and if you will choose low cost hajj and umrah packages of Al Hijaz, then you will certainly find your journey perfect.
How to make a reservation for hajj or Umrah?
Al Hijaz websites offers the best umrah packages and hajj packages which we offer. You need to make a selection from these packages and once you select the required package then you need to visit or call our customer support department for further necessary action. You can contact us any time to get the cheap hajj packages and cheap umrah packages.
Is it possible to perform Hajj every year?
No, a pilgrim cannot travel for hajj every year if he/she has done hajj in the previous 5 years according to Saudi Ministry Hajj Laws. But a male who has performed hajj in previous 5 years can travel as a mehram for a female who has not traveled for hajj in the previous 5 years.
What is meant by Mehram?
A Mehram is represented by a male who can accompany any female during hajj or umrah journey. Mehram can be a father, brother, son, grandson, grandfather, nephew, son in law, father in law, paternal or maternal uncle.
Is it possible for a female to travel alone if she doesn’t have mehram?
No. Female pilgrims cannot travel without mehram according to the rules of Government of Saudi Arabia. But only a woman over the age of 45 can travel without mehram if she is accompanied by a group.
Can a person opt for Umrah Visa without the confirmation of booking accommodation?
No. It is not possible to get umrah visa without accommodation confirmation according to Saudi Arabia Law.
What is the procedure to apply and obtain visa for Umrah?
You can obtain umrah visa through an approved agent from Saudi Ministry like Al Hijaz tours.
What can be done if I face any issue during my stay in Saudi Arabia?
Al Hijaz tours provide the contact numbers of our representatives in Makkah and Madina. You can also contact our customer services representatives who are available 24/7 to get familiar about our low cost hajj packages and low cost umrah packages.
Is it mandatory for pilgrims to have insurance done?
Travel insurance is not an obligation for the pilgrims but they can opt for the travel insurance on their own. Al Hijaz will be liable or responsible for any damage, mishap or health issues during the journey through our cheap hajj packages or cheap umrah packages.
From where, is it mandatory to change in to ihram?
All the pilgrims must change their dress and wear ihram before the prescribed miqat. Ideally ihram needs to be done at the airport after the check in.
What type of transportation is best to travel from Makkah to Madina and vice versa?
Saudi Arabia Transport Company has started air conditioned bus services which carry pilgrims from Makkah to Madina and vice versa. Al Hijaz tours also provide best private transportation to the pilgrims depending on the package you choose from our hajj packages and umrah packages.
Is it possible for children to perform hajj with parents?
Yes children can perform hajj but their hajj is not counted as obligatory hajj and they have to perform hajj when they reach puberty. You can perform hajj with perfection through our hajj packages.