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WHAT SHOULD I PACK FOR UMRAH?

UMRAH can be an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for those who can financially afford it. It’s done in the holy city of Makkah with four mandatory rituals. It can be performed throughout the whole year except the entire hajj period.

While performing Umrah can be easy, preparing for it can become daunting. Plan your Umrah with packing once you book your Umrah Package. Umrah is a way to get closer to your creator; it calms and purifies your soul. The list below will show some packing tips and items you should pack when departing for a minor pilgrimage.

Umrah Essentials packing guide

Apart from being physically well, a pilgrimage requires a person to be mentally fit. Therefore, it is best to maintain everything before commencing the blessed journey of Umrah.

Travel documents:

Travel documents are necessary to carry on when departing for a journey. So, you should carry all the items in your first hand. Let’s see a list below:

  • Visa and passport
  • Flight tickets
  • Vaccination certificates (if necessary)
  • Vouchers (accommodation, etc.)
  • Photographs
  • Travel itinerary
  • Emergency contact numbers list

Prayer Essentials for Umrah:

While embarking on the Umrah journey, you may also contain the prayer essentials. Although Masjid al-Haram and Masjid An-Nabwi offer a lot of space to pray and have mats. But if you want, you can also carry some prayer essentials for your personal use. You can carry:

  • Prayer mats
  • Pocket Quran
  • Prayer beads/digital counter
  • Islamic cap/hijabs
  • Umrah guidebook
  • Dua book
  • Collection of supplications

It would help if you carried your Ihram attire, but you can also buy it from Makkah. Remember that Ihram has different attires for both men and women. Men have two types of clothing, such as an ihram, while women can wear an Abaya of black or white.

Clothing and accessories:

Clothing is essential for your daily wear in the holy cities. Undoubtedly, you will be staying in Mecca and Medina. You have to follow the local culture and customs of Saudi Arabia. KSA is strict with the dress code of men and women. You are advised to dress accordingly and follow the traditions.

Here are some essentials:

  • Light and breathable hijabs for women
  • Hijab under-caps/hijab pins
  • Socks
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Slippers
  • Money belt
  • A light bag

Self-care essentials:

Self-care hygiene items or essentials can be used for the daily routine—you may find these products in the accommodations of Makkah and Madinah. But if you want to contain your own, you can.

  • Towel
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Unscented shampoo/conditioner
  • Pocket tissues
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Hairbrush/comb
  • Razors or shaving machine
  • Toiletries bag
  • Notebook and pen

Electronics:

Electronic items will become mandatory, especially during travelling. It would help if you carried your travel adapter, mobile phone, SIM, type G plug charger, and other items. First, mobile phones are mandatory as you may have to converse with your loved ones. Stay connected and carry your electronics items with you. You may also bring your earphones/headphones with you.

Things you should know while packing

You must be aware of some instructions while packing your items for Umrah. So, you shouldn’t pack heavy, bulky, decorated, or entirely Western-style garments. You have to follow the culture of holy cities. You may also carry some additional things, such as:

  • Credit/debit card
  • Hat/sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Pouch
  • Undergarments
  • Coat/jacket (if winters)
  • Wet wipes

 

CONCLUSION

In conclusion, these essential things may not only be crucial for Umrah travel; you can also carry others according to your requirements. You must have proper knowledge when travelling for Umrah. Seek knowledge from a variety of resources, such as online platforms. Ensure you have booked Umrah Packages all inclusive, with no more worries. Everyone must pack everything for themselves and their family if they travel with family.

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