If you’ve already booked Affordable Umrah Packages it’s time that you start preparing for the holy journey ahead. Especially if you are travelling for the pilgrimage for the first time, there are a lot of things to consider. 

When preparing for Umrah, packing just the right amount of luggage should be a priority. Travelling light for Umrah not only reduces the baggage handling hassles for you but also ensures that you remain organized throughout your trip. 

Here’s a complete checklist for your Umrah packing

Travel Essentials.

Your travel essentials primarily include all of your Umrah travel documentation. It should consist of your;

  • Full Travel Itinerary.
  • Prebooked hotel accommodation.
  • Proof of Vaccination against Meningitis, Yellow fever, Seasonal influenza, Polio and any other vaccine specified for your region of travel.
  • Valid Passport with visa documentation.
  • Saudi Riyals. You should have at least 450 riyals in cash when departing for Umrah because not every shop there would accept credit/debit cards.
  • Debit/Credit Cards
  • Emergency Contact Numbers of your friends and family.
  • Passport Photos on a white background. These photos should be coloured and have a frontal view. 
  • Travel and health insurance details (optional).

Baggage.

It is significantly essential to invest in good quality baggage to enhance the safety of your items in transit and prevent breakage.

  • Hard-Shell Suitcase that has a built-in locking system.
  • Waterproof covers for your suitcase.
  • Luggage Tags.
  • Trolleys.
  • Backpack or any other small travel bag that you can use to carry everyday supplies in the region.

Prayer Essentials.

Prayers help you continue your Ibadah without any difficulty when you are on the go.

  • Pocket Quran.
  • Dua Book.
  • Umrah guidebook.
  • Dua List.
  • Tasbih or Digital Dhikr Counter.
  • Prayer Mat.
  • Compass for finding the Qibla direction.

Clothing and Accessories.

Don’t overpack when it comes to clothing. In addition, you must also know that whatever piece of clothing you are packing should be neat and clean.

  • Two sets of Ihram clothes.
  • Safety Pins/clips.
  • Sandals.
  • Waist/Neck Pouch to keep your travel documents, cash and other valuables.
  • Comfortable, Loose-Fitting Clothes that are of cotton blended fabric. Make sure that you opt for lighter colours considering the intense sunlight in the region.
  • Comfortable Walking Shoes.
  • Light Sweater and/or jacket
  • Sunglasses.
  • Shoe Bag or a String Bag.
  • Hat / Headwear.
  • A sufficient amount of ordinary clothes to wear on regular days i.e. outside of Ihram.
  • Umbrella.
  • Undergarments and Socks.

Toiletries.

It’s advised that you don’t share your toiletries and other items of hygiene with fellow pilgrims. It will help reduce the risk of the spread of viral and bacterial infections.

  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Shampoo.
  • Conditioner.
  • Soap.
  • Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizer.
  • Hairbrush.
  • Comb.
  • Razor.
  • Nail Clippers.
  • Small Scissors.
  • Sanitary pads.

Make sure that the toiletries you are using are fragrance-free and non-greasy. This is because pilgrims cannot wear any sort of scent in the state of Ihram. On the other hand, non-greasy items help reduce excessive sweating and irritation considering the hot weather conditions in Makkah.

Medication.

If you are on medical treatment or suffering from any chronic disease, you must carry your current medication’s ample supply. This is because sometimes it becomes difficult to find suitable medicines there. In addition, the medicines you buy there might not be that effective for your health.

The other precautionary medicines that you should carry include;

  • Cold and Flu Medication.
  • Pain Relief Tablets.
  • Travel Sickness Tablets.
  • Moisturising cream.
  • Lip balm.
  • Throat Lozenges.
  • Cough Syrups.
  • Diarrhoea tablets.
  • Multi-Vitamins.
  • Bandages.
  • Nausea tablets.
  • Sunblock.
  • First aid kit.
  • Electrolytes.

Electronics.

You should only carry essential electronics along. Remember that you are going to Makkah for Umrah rituals with the sole purpose of pleasing Allah Almighty. To reduce your screen time and spend most part of your day and night in Dhikr and Ibadah.

The necessary electronics that you should carry along include;

  • Universal Travel Adapter.
  • Mobile Phone and its Charger.
  • Saudi SIM card.
  • Tablet
  • Earphones.
  • Travel Luggage Scale.
  • Laptop.
  • An extension power lead.

Other.

The miscellaneous items that you carry are;

  • Pen or Marker.
  • Paper or Small Notebook.
  • Travel Neck Pillow.
  • Ear Plugs.
  • Eye Mask.
  • Reusable Water Bottle.
  • Snacks and Beverages.

These are the necessary items that you should consider for your Umrah checklist with Halal Honeymoon packages

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