UMRAH 2023

The Packages Include

  • Group will be personally led all the way by Sheikh Abu Eesa Niamatullah with the full UK-version “Umrah with AE Tarbiyyah Program”: a complete and transformational program and retreat, based around the Umrah pilgrimage
  • The program dates will be October 5th – 15th, 2023
  • This is a LAND ONLY package, however we will be supporting all applicants in helping them purchase the best flight for their convenience, budget and the program itself (please see FAQ section below)
  • You also have the opportunity to combine this program with Jerusalem leading to our premier offering The 3 Sacred Cities Program, see www.hajjwithae.com/3cities
  • UK prices start at £1575 per person in a quad room, £1675 per person in a triple room and £1850 per person in a twin room – double beds available for couples upon request. Single rooms are also available for £2750 per person. See full pricing below.
  • The Anwar al-Madinah Movenpick in Madinah – 5 nights, breakfast included
  • The Hyatt Regency in Makkah – 5 nights, breakfast included
  • Arrival to Madinah, departure from Jeddah
  • DST Staff will escort and support the group 24/7
  • Guided tours and group sessions from the full AE Tarbiyyah Program including The Fiqh of Death at The Baqee’ Graveyard, The Quba Walking Tour, Dar al-Madinah Museum Tour, the Ziyarat of Madinah and Makkah, the Group circles in the Haram, Group Tawaf, Private sessions and Q&A with the Sheikh
  • Private Air-conditioned coaches throughout
  • 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 Sheikh Abu Eesa and then full Whatsapp and Mobile phone support 24/7 during the trip as well
  • PLEASE SEE THE FAQ SECTION BELOW FOR FULL, DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE PACKAGE

F.A.Q

The 2023 Umrah Program

These are programs and a unique tarbiyyah experience entirely run by Sheikh AE which is suited for those people who want more than just to perform the Umrah, but rather develop their character, increase their knowledge, and invest in taking themselves to the next level in everything they want to do. The Sheikh is personally in touch with the group well before departure, and will mentor every pilgrim all the way through and afterwards as well.

This year’s programs are detailed below but can be summarised as:

 

1. 5th – 15th October, 2023 AE Tarbiyyah Umrah Program (full details below, more aimed at professionals and students who can’t go during the more expensive high-season school holiday periods)

Please apply here

 

2. 28th September – 15th October, 2023 The Three Sacred Cities Program

Please see full details at www.hajjwithae.com/3cities

 

3. UK December school holidays, 2023 AE Tarbiyyah Umrah Program 

Full details released in May 2023, organised by Dome Tours

Essential facts and requirements for all Umrah Programs

There are a number of changes that have had to be implemented to ensure the best and most safe possible Umrah experience under the current Covid conditions, which still meet the requirements of Sheikh AE’s Tarbiyyah Program. Please note the following:

 

  • Early registration is highly recommended so that you can immediately enter the Sheikh’s dedicated private email/Telegram group for this trip. In that group, you will be able to get absolute clarity from the Sheikh and support staff in real time on the many new changes and systems that are facing us with international travel opening back up along with the new legal guidelines that need to be navigated. They will be able to offer highly useful personalised advice to your specific situation.

 

  • All pilgrims are now allowed into Saudi Arabia, of all ages. You do NOT need a Covid vaccine, a negative PCR test or any other pre-requisite. Our Umrah programs are therefore now open to all people of all ages (see section on children below) from all countries, regardless of vaccine status. This requires you to enter via a simple “Tourist Visa”, which once you join the group, will be explained when and how to obtain. The Saudi Tourist Visa is NOT included.

 

  • In case of a positive Covid infection before departure from the UK that makes you too ill or renders it impossible for you to board your plane to Saudi, you will unfortunately lose the Saudi side of your booking which equates to the majority of your package price. This refers to your hotel room, your coach space, your transfers, and your taxes and fees to the authorities which will all still need to be paid whether you attend or not, including your airplane ticket. For this reason, we are asking all our pilgrims to arrange for Covid Travel Insurance to protect them against this loss during the program. Sheikh AE has already ruled in favour of the permissibility of using travel insurance, and will explain various options personally in the email comms group before departure.

 

  • We still highly recommend that you get Covid Travel Insurance that will help even more in case of emergency. It might be advised to hold off from purchasing the actual Covid Travel Insurance until you have registered and entered the Sheikh’s email group where you will all collectively compare best practice and confirm who would provide the best service and cover at the most competitive price.

 

  • If you require any further detailed information or wish to discuss personal situations with the Sheikh, we can assure you that he is very swiftly responsive and detailed once you join the email group after registration, therefore please do not delay your registration if you intend to join this trip. Registration is free and payment will not be requested until an appropriate time after you have joined the email group.

Non-UK applicants

Although the Sheikh travels from England, every one of these programs are open for everyone around the globe. The Sheikh will usually want to join up with you on your individual flights in using certain transit stops, or he will meet you at the airport on arrival if you choose your own preferred airline. Everyone will receive a personal level of care and attention and you will be a firm member of the group regardless of where and when you arrive, due to the extensive planning and comms events before the trip commences.

All of the programs have a land-only option which are for non-UK applicants, leaving you to purchase the flights yourself or requesting us to purchase an appropriate flight for you as per your departure city. We advise that you first secure a place with us first before you purchase a flight, so that we can advise on the best timings and options for you.

If you are unsure how you will arrange the appropriate visa then please contact us and we will advise. Note please that all residents of the Western countries such as the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia etc do not need to worry about this as their process will be the same as for UK citizens. Join the Sheikh’s comms group and he will advise at what time to get the visa as necessary.

If you are in a country that does not have a Tourist Visa option for Saudi Arabia, contact us at the email address you receive upon registration and we will help as much as we can.

The October Off-Season Program

Details of the October Off-Season AE Tarbiyyah Umrah Program

This is a program which suits those without families who are not restricted to travelling as a family in expensive school holiday periods where airlines and hotels increase their prices significantly. The weather is warmer than the more mild December and March trips but our program is still appropriate to the weather conditions. This will be the final Umrah program before the school holidays in 2023. This early October trip is also a full ten day program allowing for a relaxed feel and more quality time, especially in Makkah for extra Tawaf as compared to the restricted programs during 2021’s Covid restricted programs.

ALL applicants CLICK HERE to register for this program and select UMRAH ONLY.

 

    • Group will be personally led all the way by Sheikh Abu Eesa Niamatullah with the full UK-version “Umrah with AE Tarbiyyah Program”
    • The program dates will be October 5th – 15th, 2023
    • The Anwar al-Madinah, Movenpick in Madinah – 5 nights, breakfast included
    • The Hyatt Regency in Makkah – 5 nights, breakfast included
    • Ten-day LAND ONLY program – once you have registered, we will advise you on the exact flights you will need to purchase to join this program
    • Arrival to Madinah, departure from Jeddah
    • Madinah to Makkah via private coach so as to visit Dhul-Hulayfah and pray at the Meeqat
    • DST Tours Staff will escort and support the group 24/7
    • Guided tours and group sessions from the full AE Tarbiyyah Program including The Fiqh of Death at Baqee’, The Quba Walking Tour, Dar al-Madinah Museum Tour, the Ziyarat of Madinah and Makkah, the Group circles in the Haram, Group Tawaf, Private sessions and Q&A with the Shaykh
    • Private Air-conditioned coaches throughout
    • 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

 

PRICING:

Land Only Price (USA): $3,295 Single; $2,225 Double; $1,995 Triple; $1,895 Quad PER PERSON

Land Only Price: (UK): £2,750 Single; £1,850 Double; £1,675 Triple; £1,575 Quad PER PERSON

Children 2 and under: $125 or £100
Children 2 – 11 without a bed: $850 or £710
Child of any age with bed: Adult price

The Three Sacred Cities Program

This is the premier Islamic retreat program that we have with the Sheikh.

Every year we offer an opportunity for a few fortunate people to combine their blessed trip to Quds in Palestine with an Umrah as well. This becomes a unique and intense educational and spiritual experience led by Sheikh Abu Eesa, and is the closest experience possible to the Hajj retreat programs that are so in demand.

Due to the popularity and the limited spaces (because of the nature of the program) places will only be offered on a strictly first-come basis first served basis only. Please see www.hajjwithae.com/3cities for more details.

The December School Holiday 2023 Umrah Program

Details to follow in mid 2023, powered by Dome Tours

Who will we be flying with?

Our flight partners will change according to the best deals that can be secured to try and keep the prices as low as possible. We generally use Royal Jordanian and Turkish Airlines, but also the Middle Eastern airlines.

If you are not in the UK, we will want you to ensure your flight arrives with the group and leaves with the group because that is how the Sheikh runs his program.

For the October Umrah program, you will need to have your Turkish Airline flight purchased with our guidance. Please contact us on the registration form and we will help coordinate the flights you buy with the correct ones for the program. If it is not possible to put you on the Turkish Airline flight which lines up with the program, we will advise on a flight that suits your departure city that still keeps you with the group and program.

For the December program, we will confirm our flight partners soon.

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 the OCTOBER Umrah program. For the December Umrah program, please call the Dome Tours office on 0208 962 6635 or message us on umrahwithAE@dometours.com
  • 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 Maheen@darelsalam.com for the OCTOBER Umrah program
  • call us on 001 212 725 2022 Ext. 129 for the OCTOBER Umrah program

What are the costs for children?

Children of all ages are allowed to enter the Two Sacred Mosques, but Saudi authority rules concerning children can change quite suddenly so please keep in touch for latest updates.

Please see the individual costings for children of all ages in the different Umrah programs above.

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.

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. Although not every activity is physically demanding, the very nature of Umrah and the nature of this program does have some physical acts that will require moderate fitness. 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 completely look after that person’s each and every need without recourse to extra resources or time from the group leaders and assistants, then we will welcome your attendance but you must please email us for confirmation once we understand the details.

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

Anyone who cannot make the exact flight arrival of the group, will be able to book their own flight or ask for an amendment to an existing flight at cost as long as it does not arrive into Madinah too late to miss the beginning of the Shaykh’s program. Please contact the office if you need to delay your arrival or leave slightly earlier, or make a note in the comments section on the respective form for your city/country and preferred program.

Can women without mahram attend?

All sisters can join this Umrah program whether with a mahram or not although the Shaykh prefers that these conditions are applied.

Will cheaper "Quad" and "Triple" rooms be available and do you recommend them?

We are now offering triple and quad bedrooms again after the Covid restrictions, which mean you share with two other (triple) or three other (quad) people. As hotels prefer to offer double beds or twin beds as above, they sometimes make the third and fourth bed in a triple or quad room a smaller “camping” style bed. For this reason, if you do not like to sleep on such a bed, it is better to stick to a double/twin room but the increased prices will reflect that choice. Those who wish to save a few hundred pounds can use such beds in a triple/quad room accordingly but we wish to restrict such quad rooms to families only please. Most triple rooms will have three “proper” single beds.

Who is the organiser of this Umrah Package?

The October Umrah Program is powered by the industry leader Dar El Salam Travel.