UMRAH 2023

The Packages Include

  • Group will be personally led all the way by Shaykh 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 March 2nd – 12th, 2023
  • FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON THE MARCH OFF-SEASON SPECIAL UMRAH & THE THREE SACRED CITIES PROGRAM, SEE THE FAQ SECTION BELOW
  • From London, the cost is £1499 per person in a quad room, £1649 per person in a triple room and £1749 per person in a twin room – double beds available for couples upon request. Single rooms are also available for £2329 per person.
  • From Manchester, the cost is £1599 per person in a quad room, £1749 per person in a triple room and £1849 per person in a twin room – double beds available for couples upon request. Single rooms are also available for £2379 per person.
  • LAND ONLY packages are available for non-UK residents, please see FAQ section below
  • The Maden in Madinah – 5 nights, breakfast included
  • The Marriott in Makkah – 5 nights, breakfast included
  • Ten-day program including flights with Royal Jordanian from London and Turkish Airlines from Manchester
  • Arrival to Madinah, departure from Jeddah
  • Dome 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 etc
  • 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
  • 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 Shaykh 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 Shaykh 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. March 2nd – 12th 2023 AE Tarbiyyah Umrah Program (full details below, more aimed at professionals and students who can’t go during the more expensive high-season holiday periods)

Please apply here for UK London applicants:

Please apply here for UK Manchester applicants:
Please apply here for non-UK Land Only applicants:

 

 

2. Late September 2023 The Three Sacred Cities Program (full details to be confirmed soon)

Please apply by contacting us directly at umrahwithae@dometours.com

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 Shaykh AE’s Tarbiyyah Program. Please note the following:

 

  • Early registration is highly recommended so that you can immediately enter the Shaykh’s dedicated private email/Telegram group for this trip. In that group, you will be able to get absolute clarity from the Shaykh 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.

 

  • Every country has their own requirements for Covid testing upon re-entry to their home country on their way back home, and we will help advise every pilgrim on this. As of July 2022, all UK pilgrims will need no Covid pre-departure PCR test back to England which will make things easier and cheaper for many people. Please confirm your own country’s re-entry requirements. PCR testing is available in Makkah for the return journey should it be necessary for your country. Again, every single aspect of the testing process, the apps needed and all unique Covid requirements will be made easy for you by the complete support of the admin team and Shaykh and his guides so that you don’t need to worry about any single aspect inshallah.

 

  • 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. Shaykh AE has already ruled in favour of the permissibility of using travel insurance, and will explain various options personally in the 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 Shaykh’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 Shaykh, 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 and Dome Tours is based in London, 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 purcahse the flights yourself or requesting us at Dome Tours 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 just contact us and we will advise. Note though 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 necessart.

If you are in a country that does not have a Tourist Visa option for Saudi Arabia, contact us at umrahwithae@dometours.com and we will help as much as we can.

The March Off-Season Program

Details of the March 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 February trips but our program is still appropriate to the weather conditions. This will be the final Umrah program before late September 2023. The March 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. London applicants CLICK HERE to register for this program, Manchester applicants HERE, and people from other countries HERE.

 

    • Group will be personally led all the way by Shaykh Abu Eesa Niamatullah with the full UK-version “Umrah with AE Tarbiyyah Program”
    • The program dates will be March 2nd – March 12th
    • The cost flying from London Heathrow is £1499 per person in a quad room, £1649 per person in a triple room and £1749 per person in a twin room – double beds available for couples upon request. Single rooms are also available for £2329 per person.
    • The cost flying from Manchester is £1599 per person in a quad room, £1749 per person in a triple room and £1849 per person in a twin room – double beds available for couples upon request. Single rooms are also available for £2379 per person.
    • The Maden in Madinah – 5 nights, breakfast included
    • The Marriott in Makkah – 5 nights, breakfast included
    • Ten-day program including flights with Royal Jordanian from London and Turkish Airlines from Manchester
    • Arrival to Madinah, departure from Jeddah
    • Madinah to Makkah via private coach so as to visit Dhul-Hulayfah and pray at the Meeqat
    • Dome 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 etc
    • 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

 

CHILD PRICING:

All children are allowed for Umrah. The costs are as follows for LONDON departures:

  • A child 12 years and above = same price as an adult
  • a child 2-11 years taking a bed, the cost is £1429 per child in a quad room, £1579 per child in a triple room and £1679 per child in a twin room
  • A child not taking a bed (under 6) = £1195
  • A baby under 2 years old = £250

 

The costs are as follows for MANCHESTER departures:

  • A child 12 years and above = same price as an adult
  • a child 2-11 years taking a bed, the cost is £1529 per child in a quad room, £1679 per child in a triple room and £1779 per child in a twin room
  • A child not taking a bed (under 6) = £1195
  • A baby under 2 years old = £250

 

NON-UK PRICING:

  • These are the land-only prices, requiring you to purchase your own flight. See below for timing details that will make your flight options more easy and accurate. Non-Uk applicants CLICK HERE to register for this program.
  • The cost is £1179 per person in a quad room, £1249 per person in a triple room and £1349 per person in a twin room – double beds available for couples upon request. Single rooms are also available for £1999 per person.
  • The price covers the cost of the program itself and all transport and accommodation inside Saudi Arabia, starting with your pick-up from the airport in Madinah, and ending with your drop-off to Jeddah Airport. It does NOT cover the cost of your specific international flights to get there, which will need to be arranged by us directly, or in conjunction with us so that you can travel on the group transport as directed by the Saudi Hajj and Umrah Ministry. If you decide to book the flights yourself please inform us of the itinerary before you purchase the tickets so we can advise on the suitability. When you fill in the registration form, you will see the check-in times for the hotels and you can base your flights on that as well.

 

If you wish to fly in and out with the Shaykh and the main group by syncing your flight to the stopover, their flight details will be:

 

Flight Itinerary from London: Royal Jordanian

Outbound RJ112 & RJ722:  

02 Mar London 16:05        Arrival Amman 23:05

02 Mar Amman  23:55        Arrival Madinah 02:45

Return RJ705 & RJ111:

12 Mar Jeddah    06:30       Arrival Amman 07:40

12 Mar Istanbul   11:20       Arrival London 14:45

 

Flight Itinerary from Manchester: Turkish

Outbound TK1994 & TK98:  

02 Mar Manchester 10:55        Arrival Istanbul 18:00

02 Mar Istanbul   23:10        Arrival Madinah 02:30

Return TK97 & TK1991:

12 Mar Jeddah    06:40       Arrival Istanbul 10:45

12 Mart Istanbul   11:45       Arrival Manchester 13:05

 

 

If you wish to fly with your own choice of carrier, the relevant times at the hotels are:

Check-in Madinah from 4pm on 2nd March

Check-out Makkah on 11th Mar ANYTIME or on 12th Feb before 12pm

 

If you ask us (Dome Tours) to book your flights for you then the flight costs will be added onto the ground-package price. It also does not include the price of your visa. We are advising all our non-UK travellers to obtain a Tourist Visa at https://visa.visitsaudi.com/ and we will support you fully in that process. Please register on the form here first and you will be given an explanation for the benefits and reasons why on our private members group.

 

Please register and indicate your departure airport in the notes section and we will be in touch to help arrange the flight for you at your convenience.

 

NON-UK CHILD PRICING:

  • A child 12 years and above = same price as an adult
  • a child 2-11 years taking a bed, the cost is £1179 per child in a quad room, £1249 per child in a triple room and £1349 per child in a twin room
  • A child not taking a bed (under 6) = £595
  • A baby under 2 years old = £250

The Three Sacred Cities Program

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

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) this will be released as a pre-registration in December 2022 on a strictly first-come basis first served basis only. Full details and dates will be released then. For an approximate idea of dates to book time off, we are aiming for the last ten days of September until the 1st-2nd week of October.

The September 2023 Umrah Program

Details to follow in early 2023

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 Shaykh runs his program. Please contact us on the registration form and we will help coordinate the flights you buy with the correct ones for the program.

How can we get more information?

You have a number of options open to you:

  • 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 umrahwithAE@dometours.com
  • call us on + 44 0208 962 6635
  • Visit our office:
    • Dome Tours International Ltd, 363-365 Harrow Rd, London W9 3NA
    • Hours: Mon to Fri: 10:00AM-5:00PM, Saturday and Sunday: Closed

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 keeo 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 look after that person’s each and every need without recourse to extra resources, then we will welcome your attendance but please email us for further discussion.

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 fourth bed in a 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?

We are pleased to announce that all the tour packages offered by Hajj With AE are now powered by Dome Tours.

Dome Tours is a UK tour operator specialising in Hajj, Umrah & Tours having earned an outstanding reputation since 2002

Dome Tours’ crowning achievement was being voted the “Best UK Hajj Tour Operator” by the public in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Organised and hosted by CBHUK, the award is testament to the leadership, hard work and expertise of DT to serve the Guests of Allah and is a mark of distinction in the Hajj & Umrah market.

More recently, DT also scooped the Hajj & Umrah Business of the Year Award at the Islam Channel Business Awards 2019.

In recognition of this drive to raise standards, DT was selected to contribute to the Parliamentary Review 2019/2020 as a Best Practice Representative for the Hajj & Umrah industry.

Hajj with AE and Dome Tours will seek to enhance pilgrims’ Hajj & Umrah experience by combining a specially developed Tarbiyyah Program with the outstanding resources and expertise in travel and tours management we are proud to have developed.

This collaboration is another milestone in our efforts to serve the Guests of Allah the Most Exalted with the highest level of care, meticulous planning and a deep sense of devotion. We ask Allah for sincerity, steadfastness and success in this life and the next. Ameen.

Contact Details:

Dome Tours International Ltd
363-365 Harrow Rd, London, W9 3NA
+44 (0) 208 962 6635 (direct line)

Email: umrahwithAE@dometours.com

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