UMRAH 2018-2019

The Packages Include

Flights to Madinah from LondonManchester, Toronto, New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Australia, Europe and other cities. Please enquire about your city by filling in the form and one of our team will get back to you soon. All flights are returning from Jeddah.
 Full ‘Umrah Visa service
5 Star Hotel in Madinah (Movenpick) – breakfast included
5 Star Hotel in Makkah (Hilton Suites Makkah) – breakfast included
4 Star Hotel in Jerusalem (Golden Walls) for those joining the LAND ONLY Aqsa trip with Shaykh AE and Shaykh Yasir Qadhi – breakfast included
Group will be personally led all the way by Shaykh Abu Eesa Niamatullah
Dar El Salam Staff will escort and support the group 24/7
 Tours of key external historical sites (Ziyarat)  
Visits to museums exhibiting the legacy of the Haram, the history of the Qur’an and the Magnificent Names of Allah
Guided tours of the Masjid reliving the Seerah, as well as practical lessons at the Baqee’ Graveyard for the Fiqh of Janazah and Burial
 Schedules from experienced organisers allowing for plenty of personal spiritual time, as well as structured Qur’an lessons, Q&A sessions at base camp offered with the Shaykh and voluntary Q&A sessions at the Haram
 Private Dar El Salam Upgraded Air-conditioned coaches
Full mentoring well in advance before departure as well as after your return, ‘Umrah webinars and individual email support for all the pilgrims before they depart from Shaykh Abu Eesa and then full Whatsapp and Mobile phone support 24/7 during the trip as well
Complimentary Ihrams for males, complimentary prayer rugs for females
 Complimentary Zamzam water for every pilgrim
 Complete peace of mind knowing that we Dar El Salam have served well in excess of 100,000 pilgrims over the last 33 years, and consider our service to be the most experienced and high quality offered by any ‘Umrah operator in the West – visit www.darelsalam.com for more information

PLEASE SEE THE FAQ SECTION BELOW FOR FULL, DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT EACH PACKAGE

To Book Your Place

F.A.Q

The November 2018 'Umrah Trip

This is a trip and tarbiyyah experience entirely run by Shaykh AE which is perfect for students, professionals and couples and takes advantage of an “off-season” time to offer a brilliant price whilst still allowing you to achieve so much. The key facts:

  • 15th – 25th November, 2018
  • 9-10 nights depending on arrival time from your airport/country
  • A quad room is £1095 per person (we do not advise taking quad rooms, which are essentially converted double rooms with extra roll-away beds sometimes added, especially in Makkah)
  • A triple room is £1195 per person
  • A double room is £1295 per person
  • For exact converted prices into your local currency in your own country, please fill in the booking form and we will be in touch to help
  • 5 Star Hotel in Madinah (Movenpick) – breakfast included
  • 5 Star Hotel in Makkah (Hilton Suites Makkah) – breakfast included
  • Flights to Madinah from LondonManchester, Toronto, New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Australia, Europe and other cities. Please enquire about your city by filling in the booking form and one of our team will get back to you soon. All flights are returning from Jeddah.
  • TO BOOK, PLEASE FILL IN THIS FORM

The December 2018 'Umrah Trip

This is a trip and tarbiyyah experience entirely run by Shaykh AE and suits those with families and those who find it more convenient to get time off during public holidays like Christmas. However this is peak season and costs can sometimes be prohibitive. Shaykh Yasir Qadhi will deliver bonus lectures in this trip as well as part of the overall program, and this is a clear nine night stay in the Two Harams. The key facts:

  • 20th – 30th December, 2018
  • Flights will be either direct via Saudia Air, or one of the premium operators like Emirates, Turkish or Etihad
  • 9 nights total with 5 nights in Madinah and 4 nights in Makkah
  • Extended tarbiyyah program in Madinah
  • A quad room is £1880 per person (we do not advise taking quad rooms, which are essentially converted double rooms with extra roll-away beds sometimes added, especially in Makkah)
  • A triple room is £1980 per person
  • A double room is £2080 per person
  • For exact converted prices into your local currency in your own country, please fill in the booking form and leave a comment in the notes section and we will be in touch to help
  • 5 Star Hotel in Madinah (Movenpick) – breakfast included
  • 5 Star Hotel in Makkah (Hilton Suites Makkah) – breakfast included
  • Flights to Madinah from LondonManchester, Toronto, New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Australia, Europe and other cities. Please enquire about your city by filling in the booking form and one of our team will get back to you soon. All flights are returning from Jeddah.
  • TO BOOK, PLEASE FILL IN THIS FORM

The December 2018 Three Holy Cities Trip

This is the full-on trip of a lifetime where you will visit all three Harams, starting off with Madinah, then Makkah and ‘Umrah, and then ending up in Palestine as we visit Quds and al-Aqsa. This particular package will be run by both Shaykh AE and Shaykh Yasir Qadhi equally and you will have access to both scholars and the entire Shaykh AE tarbiyyah programme, as well as to other guest scholars too. Shaykh Yasir’s program will then take an even more prominent role during the Aqsa leg. There will be detailed lessons at every juncture of the trip, as well as a bonus rendition of the class “Dominion” in al-Aqsa by Shaykh AE. The key facts:

  • 20th December 2018 – 5th January 2019
  • Flights are all included, each leg will be with Turkish Airlines
  • Extended tarbiyyah program in Madinah
  • Leaving Saudi on 1st of January
  • You will spend four nights in Jerusalem. There is no option to spend seven nights in this particular package unless you wish to arrange something bespoke with our team
  • Detailed historical and Islamic program in al-Quds
  • A triple room is £2790 per person
  • A double room is £2990 per person
  • For exact converted prices into your local currency in your own country, please fill in the booking form and we will be in touch to help
  • 5 Star Hotel in Madinah (Movenpick) – breakfast included
  • 5 Star Hotel in Makkah (Hilton Suites Makkah) – breakfast included
  • 4 Star Hotel in Jerusalem (Golden Walls) – breakfast included
  • Flights to Madinah from LondonManchester, Toronto, New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Australia, Europe and other cities. Please enquire about your city by filling in the booking form and one of our team will get back to you soon.
  • Please be aware that entry to Palestine can never be guaranteed for any member of the travelling group – whether pilgrim or group leader – as this is not in our control. We cannot be responsible for any disappointment or financial losses in this case.
  • A general idea of the itinerary (apart from the lessons, lectures and activities) for Jerusalem on this Three Holy Cities Trip will be:
    Day 1: Arrival Ben Gurion Airport – Jerusalem
    Day 2: Jerusalem City Tour
    Day 3: Bethlehem Tour
    Day 4: Hebron Tour
    Day 5: Departure
  • TO BOOK, PLEASE FILL IN THIS FORM

The December 2018 Jerusalem Trip

This is the Tour of Jerusalem and surrounding areas only, and you will be a full member of the program run jointly by Shaykh AE and Shaykh Yasir Qadhi.

It is a land-only package which has been formulated to help save as much cost as possible by offering flexibility to each pilgrim. For example, it will be cheaper for some people to stay seven nights instead of five nights because their local airport has a budget flight that might only fly once a week, versus paying more for a premium airline that flies every day at significant expense. Our admin team can be flexible and help you book your stay in the package slightly over or slightly less than the offered 5 or 7 day stays. The actual formal group program run by the scholars in al-Aqsa will only be from 31st Dec – 5th Jan on the ground, but will continue well into the future upon everyone’s return as well as of course starting well in advance on Shaykh AE’s usual groups and e-contact modes of communication.

The key facts:

  • 31st December 2018 – 5th January 2019
  • This is a LAND ONLY package. You are responsible for booking your own flights. If you wish for an all-inclusive package where all flights, airport pick-up and meet-and-greet services are also all included, then we at Dar El Salam can organise it all for you. Please request this in the comments box in the application form.
  • To be picked up from the airport and enter the country along with the Shuyukh, and leave for the airport with them too, and you are purchasing a LAND-ONLY package, then you need to coordinate your arrival for 2.25pm on the 31st of December 2018, and leaving the airport at a flight time of 1am on the 5th of January 2019. If you get your return flight close to this time it will make sense for you to leave in our coach, as a taxi by yourself could be quite pricey because the hotel is about an hour away from the airport. This information is being provided in order to help you save costs but mostly in order to save hassle because our team will be there anyway helping people to get in and be processed and so can assist you as well.
  • If you want to stick to your airline tickets and times and you arrive at a time other than those above, and you are on a LAND-ONLY package deal, then you will be responsible for organising your own transport to the hotel and back to the airport when you are leaving. You will also enter alone without any staff etc. It is possible however to purchase a bespoke meet-and-greet package if you still want to buy a land-only package and purchase your own flights and arrive at your own time and date. Please ask for this information in the comments box in your application form.
  • Booked early enough in the Summer, it is possible to get cheap air-fares but please keep an eye on flash sales
  • There are two main options to choose: a five night and a seven night stay in Jerusalem (see below for general itineraries). If you wish for something bespoke and wish to return later or even get to Jerusalem earlier before the scholars arrive and the program starts, choose the 5 nights option and then write down a note in the comments box and our team will be in touch.
  • Detailed historical and Islamic program in al-Quds
  • A triple room is £650 per person for 5 nights
  • A double room is £750 per person for 5 nights
  • A triple room is £795 per person for 7 nights
  • A double room is £895 per person for 7 nights
  • For exact converted prices into your local currency in your own country, please fill in the booking form and we will be in touch to help
  • 4 Star Hotel in Jerusalem (Golden Walls) – breakfast included
  • Please be aware that entry to Palestine can never be guaranteed for any member of the travelling group – whether pilgrim or group leader – as this is not in our control. We cannot be responsible for any disappointment or financial losses in this case. PLEASE BE PREPARED TO BE DELAYED AT IMMIGRATION FOR POTENTIALLY MANY HOURS!
  • A general idea of the itinerary for both the five and seven day trips will be:

5 Night Package (with Shaykh AE and Shaykh YQ):
Day 1: Arrival Ben Gurion Airport – Jerusalem
Day 2: Jerusalem City Tour
Day 3: Bethlehem Tour
Day 4: Hebron Tour
Day 5: Jumu’ah in Jerusalem
Day 6: Departure

7 Night Package (with Shaykh AE staying the two extra days but not Shaykh YQ):
Day 1: Arrival Ben Gurion Airport – Jerusalem
Day 2: Jerusalem City Tour
Day 3: Bethlehem Tour
Day 4: Hebron Tour
Day 5: Jumua in Jerusalem
Day 6: Nazareth Tour
Day 7: Leisure day
Day 8: Departure

The April Easter 2019 'Umrah Trip

This is our most popular ‘Umrah trip for a good few reasons!

Firstly, this is Shaykh AE’s signature tarbiyyah experience entirely run by him alone and his team, with a detailed program that starts well in advance of actually leaving.

Secondly being in April allows many families and those who find it more convenient to get time off during public holidays like Easter. The weather is great in Saudi too during April, although it’s not as beautiful and mild as Christmas.

 

Finally, despite being a peak season period, we have been able to offer a brilliant price that makes this quite a balanced package between the low-season times and the peak expensive times of Ramadhan and Christmas.

The key facts:

  • 11th – 21st April 2019
  • Flights will be either direct via Saudia Air, or one of the premium operators like Emirates, Turkish or Etihad
  • 9-10 nights total with five nights in both Madinah and Makkah depending on your departure airport/country
  • Extended tarbiyyah program in Madinah
  • A quad room is £1349 per person (we do not advise taking quad rooms, which are essentially converted double rooms with extra roll-away beds sometimes added, especially in Makkah)
  • A triple room is £1449 per person
  • A double room is £1549 per person
  • For exact converted prices into your local currency in your own country, please fill in the booking form and we will be in touch to help
  • 5 Star Hotel in Madinah (Movenpick) – breakfast included
  • 5 Star Hotel in Makkah (Hilton Suites Makkah) – breakfast included
  • Flights to Madinah from LondonManchester, Toronto, New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Australia, Europe and other cities. Please enquire about your city by filling in the booking form and one of our team will get back to you soon. All flights are returning from Jeddah.
  • TO BOOK, PLEASE FILL IN THIS FORM

What are the prices for US and Canada applicants?

Below are the LAND ONLY prices for every ‘Umrah and Aqsa package with Shaykh AE. However, as a special bonus for US and Canada citizens, these prices include the ‘Umrah visa as well due to our many offices in North America. That means you only pay for your flight costs and we will process your visa for free. Please mention what you would like to do in the notes section when you apply HERE.

  • Land Only pricing (in USD) per person:THE NOVEMBER 2018 ‘UMRAH TRIP:
    – Quad $795
    – Triple $895
    – Double $1095THE DECEMBER 2018 ‘UMRAH TRIP:
    – Quad $1395
    – Triple $1495
    – Double $1695
    THE DECEMBER 2018 THREE HOLY CITIES TRIP:

    – Triple $2295
    – Double $2495
    THE DECEMBER 2018 JERUSALEM TRIP:

    – Triple $895
    – Double $995
    THE APRIL EASTER 2019 ‘UMRAH TRIP:

    – Quad $895
    – Triple $995
    – Double $1195
  • TO BOOK, PLEASE FILL IN THIS FORM

Applicants From Other Countries

Although the Shaykh will be travelling from the UK, these packages are open to applicants from all countries. Below are the LAND ONLY package prices from applicants from anywhere in the world. PLEASE FILL IN THIS FORM and mention your situation in the notes section and then we will get back to you soon to confirm whether we can or cannot process your application.

The prices below cover the cost of the program itself and all transport and accommodation inside Saudi Arabia or Jerusalem. They do NOT cover the cost of the respective visa or the international flights to get there. Those who are in the UK, US and Canada only, we will process your visas, please see the FAQ section above this one.

But for those who are outside these countries, such as Australia, Asia, Europe etc, there are two choices: when you contact us, we will try and process your visa for you using international agents, and you will pay them directly. If we are unable to do so, then you will have to arrange the visas yourself and then arrange flights yourself too, but we will assist you on that to ensure the maximum efficiency and participation with the group as Shaykh AE likes his group to be together as much as possible, especially from before the trip has started via all the seminars and online portals.

Please mention what you would like to do in the notes section when you apply HERE.

Land Only pricing (in USD):

  • THE NOVEMBER 2018 ‘UMRAH TRIP:
    – Quad $795
    – Triple $895
    – Double $1095

 

  • THE DECEMBER 2018 ‘UMRAH TRIP:
    – Quad $1395
    – Triple $1495
    – Double $1695

 

  • THE DECEMBER 2018 THREE HOLY CITIES TRIP:
    – Triple $2295
    – Double $2495

 

  • THE DECEMBER 2018 JERUSALEM TRIP:
    – Triple $895
    – Double $995 

 

  • THE APRIL EASTER 2019 ‘UMRAH TRIP:
    – Quad $895
    – Triple $995
    – Double $1195

 

What are the costs for children?

Please see children prices below as per each program (for international applicants, please fill in a booking form and an agent will contact you for a price relevant to your location):

 

November ‘Umrah:

– £250 (0-2 years old (lap infant), gets airline ticket but no seat on plane or bus, and no bed
– £525 (2-8 years old), gets airline ticket, seat on plane and bus and all activities but NO bed
– (2-12 years old), subtract £150 from the quad, triple or double price of adult fare. This includes airline ticket, bus seat and all activities and a bed in the hotels.

After the age of 12 full adult prices apply.

If an 8-12 yr old child shares a bed, they will pay the 2-8 yr old price. However please note these beds are the usual hotel single beds and it is highly unlikely a full size child will be able to share a bed. We leave that to your judgement.

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December ‘Umrah:

– £250 (0-2 years old (lap infant), gets airline ticket but no seat on plane or bus, and no bed
– £895 (2-8 years old), gets airline ticket, seat on plane and bus and all activities but NO bed
– (2-12 years old), subtract £200 from the quad, triple or double price of adult fare. This includes airline ticket, bus seat and all activities and a bed in the hotels.

After the age of 12 full adult prices apply.

If an 8-12 yr old child shares a bed, they will pay the 2-8 yr old price. However please note these beds are the usual hotel single beds and it is highly unlikely a full size child will be able to share a bed. We leave that to your judgement.

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Three Holy Cities December:

– £300 (0-2 years old (lap infant), gets airline ticket but no seat on plane or bus, and no bed
– £995 (2-8 years old), gets airline ticket, seat on plane and bus and all activities but NO bed
– (2-12 years old), subtract £250 from the quad, triple or double price of adult fare. This includes airline ticket, bus seat and all activities and a bed in the hotels.

After the age of 12 full adult prices apply.

If an 8-12 yr old child shares a bed, they will pay the 2-8 yr old price. However please note these beds are the usual hotel single beds and it is highly unlikely a full size child will be able to share a bed. We leave that to your judgement.

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Easter ‘Umrah 2019:

– £250 (0-2 years old (lap infant), gets airline ticket but no seat on plane or bus, and no bed
– £695 (2-8 years old), gets airline ticket, seat on plane and bus and all activities but NO bed
– (2-12 years old), subtract £150 from the quad, triple or double price of adult fare. This includes airline ticket, bus seat and all activities and a bed in the hotels.

After the age of 12 full adult prices apply.

If an 8-12 yr old child shares a bed, they will pay the 2-8 yr old price. However please note these beds are the usual hotel single beds and it is highly unlikely a full size child will be able to share a bed. We leave that to your judgement.

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How can we get more information?

You have a number of options open to you:

  • filling in a form will allow us to contact YOU if you wish and answer any questions
  • for quick small queries, our Facebook Messenger team can help, especially outside of office hours and in emergencies. This usually has the fastest response time but the most limited scope in terms of helping with actual applications. Message us at https://www.facebook.com/HajjwithAE/
  • email us at hajjwithae@darelsalam.co.uk
  • call us on 020 3900 1223 ext. 306
  • Visit our office:
    • Dar El Salam Travel UK, One Canada Square, 29th Floor, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5DY
    • Hours: Mon to Fri: 10:00AM-7:00PM, Saturday: 11:00AM-7:00PM, Sunday: Closed

Who will we be flying with?

We only use direct flights such as Saudia Airlines, or one of the premium carriers such as Turkish, Emirates or Etihad. However applicants from certain countries who have specific time/date/stopover requirements might force us to use other airlines like Egypt Air, and we will inform you of that in advance.

For those who have bespoke requirements and wish to book onward flights, stopovers or holidays, we should be able to fulfil all these requests. Contact us for further information.

Are all the stated dates set and final?

From our side, yes they are. However, all airline schedules cannot be guaranteed until we actually get on the plane! If there are any changes to the package, we do not expect it to be more than a day earlier or a day later so please ensure your holiday bookings reflect that.

Is it true that I have to pay 2000 riyals if I am a repeat pilgrim?

If you are repeating either Hajj or ‘Umrah for the second time within two Islamic hijri one years, then the Saudi Embassy in the UK will force you to pay 2000 Saudi Riyals as a “tax” that was introduced in 2017 as part of their new Economic 2030 plans. We have no control over this, but we will always help advise. If you wish to proceed, and we confirm from the Embassy that you will be liable for this charge, we will request this fee from you at the time of submitting your passport in the last 1-2 months before we leave.

For a full explanation on how it works and whether YOU will be required to pay the fee, please see this post here and the automatic checker tool as well.

Please note that you do NOT have to pay the 2000 SAR fee if you have done Hajj in the same two hijri years period as an ‘Umrah. They are classed as different pilgrimages. The charge only occurs if you do two ‘Umrahs in the same period. Also, new rules insist that one cannot repeat their Hajj within five years of doing it last time.

Can I fly in to Saudi Arabia later than the group or leave earlier due to work reasons etc?

Usually, we cannot provide this facility. However, it might be possible in a unique circumstance so please let us know and we will try our best to accommodate.

Are you able to take disabled or very elderly pilgrims?

Unfortunately the nature of this package is very intense on the time of the leader and guide in order to give the best possible experience to the majority pilgrims. This means we sadly cannot take anyone who is disabled or is too weak or old to completely look after themselves. However if they are being accompanied by someone who will be able to look after that person’s each and every need without recourse to extra resources, then please email us for further discussion. Everyone is responsible for their own movements and actions and we strongly advise that those with extreme difficulties or restrictions try a different group more suited to your needs.

How do we book a place?

Please FILL IN THIS FORM and one of our team will contact you to confirm all the necessary details and requirements.

Will "Quad" and "Triple" rooms be bigger?

During the Hajj season and ‘Umrah seasons of Easter and Christmas especially, the third and fourth beds in a “quad” and “triple” room are sometimes extra roll-away type beds. These rooms would otherwise normally be “double” rooms i.e. a room that only sleeps two twin beds or one double/king-size bed. Remember, the usual room configuration standards for Saudi hotels especially in Madinah, and in Makkah too, are different from international standards. This might mean that rooms feel a bit less spacious. If you want to avoid any issues like this, we advise you to book a double room and that way you will be guaranteed that the hotel will not try to take advantage of you.

Who is the organiser of this 'Umrah Package?

We are Dar El Salam, proudly one of the world’s leading Hajj, ‘Umrah and Islamic Tour operators having served in excess of 100,000 pilgrims over the last three decades.

We have built our reputation in the industry with representatives serving guests in over 30 major cities worldwide from our offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Houston, Florida, and Toronto, making us the leading Hajj travel agency in all of North America. In 2009, we began providing Islamic Heritage Tour packages, with expert guides leading Guests on a memorable exploration of countries like Turkey, China, Spain, Morocco, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates.

We are proud to have opened our new office in the UK in 2017, as the first step towards providing UK travellers a premium travel experience.

We are proud of the countless positive testimonials we have received from our guests. We welcome you to explore our website to see what package fits your needs. Feel free to contact us for more information, we’d love to hear from you! Visit us at http://www.darelsalam.com/our-company/

We pray that you will have a great ‘Umrah experience with us and that you return back home with 100% satisfaction and an accepted pilgrimage. Ameen.

How can we contact you?

You have a number of options open to you:

  • filling in a form will allow us to contact YOU if you wish
  • for quick small queries, our Facebook Messenger team can help, especially outside of office hours and in emergencies. This usually has the fastest response time but the most limited scope in terms of helping with actual applications. Message us at https://www.facebook.com/HajjwithAE/
  • email us at hajjwithae@darelsalam.co.uk
  • call us on 020 3900 1223 ext. 306
  • Visit our office:
    • Dar El Salam Travel UK, One Canada Square, 29th Floor, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5DY
    • Hours: Mon to Fri: 10:00AM-7:00PM, Saturday: 11:00AM-7:00PM, Sunday: Closed