UMRAH 2024

To Book Your Place

The Packages Include

  • Group will be personally led all the way by Sheikh Abu Eesa Niamatullah with the full version “Umrah with AE Tarbiyyah Program”: a complete and transformational program and retreat, based around the Umrah pilgrimage
  • The program dates will be as advertised above and below – see FAQ below for full details, including other programs
  • There are both “flights included” and “land only” packages available, as per your own requirements. 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)
  • Please see the specific prices for each program below, for either land only, or flights included programs
  • The Anwar al-Madinah Movenpick in Madinah – 5 nights, breakfast included
  • The Hyatt Regency in Makkah – 5 nights, breakfast included (The Anjum in Makkah for the August Program, and The Swissotel in Makkah for the December Program)
  • Arrival to Madinah, departure from Jeddah
  • High-speed Haramain Train from Madinah to Makkah
  • 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, Tour of the Ka’bah and the Haram Makki, 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

Our Umrah Tarbiyyah program is the perfect combination between a luxury break, a spiritual retreat and learning experience, and a supremely unique act of worship – the blessed pilgrimage – but done in the most perfect fashion with the live tutoring and mentorship of Sheikh Abu Eesa as you are enrolled into a process that will upgrade every aspect of your worship and provide for valuable lessons and principles to support you during and after this journey.

The group dynamic created, will not just make friends for life, but will bring light to who your most valuable companions in your new journey of spiritual transformation and study really are: you will continue to be mentored by the Sheikh thereafter and you will not be left to wander alone during the trails of life yet to come.

But as we always say, don’t take our word for it! Please read our reviews and get in touch with our past attendees, and also take a view of The Experience to get an audio-visual taste of what you will benefit from!

F.A.Q

The 2024 Umrah Program

These are trips with 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.

2024’s programs all have slight differences due to their weather conditions, being peak or off-season etc and are detailed in the FAQ section but can be summarised below as:

1. 28th Feb – 9th March, 2024: Pre-Ramadhan Program

Please choose the appropriate flight/non-flight option from this link

2. 1st August – 11th August, 2024: Summer School Holiday Program

Please choose the appropriate flight/non-flight option from this link

3. 26th September – 6th October, 2024: Fall Off-Season Program

Please choose the appropriate flight/non-flight option from this link

4. 19th December – 29th December, 2024: Winter School Holiday Program

Please choose the appropriate flight/non-flight option from this link

 

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 current 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 team in real time on the many new changes and systems that are being introduced regularly from Saudi and international authorities. 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. UK applicants can also enter for “free” using an electronic visa waiver instead of purchasing a Tourist Visa, full help and support will be given once you have registered.

 

  • 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 March Tarbiyyah Program 2024

Details of the March AE Pre-Ramadhan Umrah Program

This is a program aimed at those who cannot go during school holidays and otherwise peak periods. It is the full Tarbiyyah experience, with usually a smaller group size that allows for a more focused experience and with a higher luxury stay in the choice of hotels. The spring temperature allows for beautiful weather which suits our external tours and walks. This March will also include preparation for Ramadhan 2024 as we will be returning home the day before the Holy Month starts.

You can apply for either your London departure with Saudia Airlines, Manchester departure with Turkish Airlines or Land Only (where you purchase your own flight with support from the DST office) at this link here

    • Group will be personally led all the way by Sheikh Abu Eesa Niamatullah with the full version “Umrah with AE Tarbiyyah Program”
    • The program dates will be Feb 28th – March 9th, 2024
    • The Movenpick in Madinah – 5 nights, breakfast included
    • The Hyatt Regency in Makkah – 5 nights, breakfast included
    • Ten-day complete Tarbiyyah program
    • Arrival to Madinah, departure from Jeddah
    • Madinah to Makkah via High Speed Haramain Railway
    • Organised and supported by the industry leader DST (Dar El Salam Travels)
    • 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 Tour of the Ka’bah and Haram Makki, 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

 

PRICING:

LONDON with Saudia Airlines:

Adult: £2,325 Quad, £2,455 Triple, £2,665 Double per person

Child with a bed: as above (our team will be in touch after you apply to see whether we can arrange your tickets in a way to save you some costs)

Child without a bed: costs will be confirmed post-applying

Infant/Under 2: costs will be confirmed post-applying

 

MANCHESTER with Turkish Airlines:

Adult: £2,395 Quad, £2,525 Triple, £2,735 Double per person

Child with a bed: as above (our team will be in touch after you apply to see whether we can arrange your tickets in a way to save you some costs)

Child without a bed: costs will be confirmed post-applying

Infant/Under 2: costs will be confirmed post-applying

 

Land Only Price:

Adult: £1,550/$1,895 Quad, £1,625/$1,985 Triple, £1,840/$2,250 Double per person

Child with a bed: as above

Child (4-11) without a bed: £700 per child

Infant/Under 3: no cost

The August Tarbiyyah Program 2024

Details of the August AE Summer Holiday Umrah Program

This is a program aimed at those needing to travel during the main Western Summer school holiday period, due to family wishing to attend or other restrictions. With the Summer being hot in Saudi Arabia, the full Tarbiyyah Program goes ahead but is adjusted to make greater use of the evenings. The hotel costs prove to be cheaper at this time however flight costs are usually expensive reflecting the peak Summer travel period for Western countries. Hence this is a great opportunity for those in the East to take advantage with cheap flight deals and the cheaper land only costs.

You can apply for either your London departure with Saudia Airlines, Manchester departure with Saudia Airlines or Land Only (where you purchase your own flight with support from the DST office) at this link here

    • Group will be personally led all the way by Sheikh Abu Eesa Niamatullah with the full version “Umrah with AE Tarbiyyah Program”
    • The program dates will be August 1st-11th, 2024
    • The Movenpick in Madinah – 5 nights, breakfast included
    • The Anjum in Makkah – 5 nights, breakfast included
    • Ten-day complete Tarbiyyah program
    • Arrival to Madinah, departure from Jeddah
    • Madinah to Makkah via High Speed Haramain Railway
    • Organised and supported by the industry leader DST (Dar El Salam Travels)
    • 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 Tour of the Ka’bah and Haram Makki, 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

PRICING:

LONDON with Saudia Airlines:

Adult:

£2,185 in a Quad room, £2,265 in a Triple room, £2,450 in a Double room, all per person. Single occupancy £3,460.

Child with a bed: as above (our team will be in touch after you apply to see whether we can arrange your tickets in a way to save you some costs)

Child (usually 3-11) without a bed: £1,495 (sharing bed with adult)

Infant/Under 2: £270

Airline Itinerary from London:
SV 116 G 01AUG 4 LHRJED KK20 1600 0015+1
SV1420 G 02AUG 5 JEDMED KK20 0210 0315
SV 109 G 11AUG 7 JEDLHR KK20 1105 1535

 

MANCHESTER with Saudia Airlines:

Adult:

£2,340 in a Quad room, £2,420 in a Triple room, £2,590 in a Double room, all per person. Single occupancy £3,540.

Child with a bed: as above (our team will be in touch after you apply to see whether we can arrange your tickets in a way to save you some costs)

Child (usually 3-11) without a bed: £1,595 (sharing bed with adult)

Infant/Under 2: £280

Airline Itinerary from Manchester:
SV 124 G 01AUG 4 MANJED KK20 1450 2320
SV1420 G 02AUG 5 JEDMED KK20 0210 0315
SV 123 G 11AUG 7 JEDMAN KK20 0815 1255

 

Land Only Price:

Adult:

£1,340 / $1,685 in a Quad, £1,420 / $1,785 in a Triple, £1,590 / $1,985 in a Double room, all per person. Single occupancy £2,540 / $3,185.

Child with a bed: as above

Child (usually 3-11) without a bed: £750 / $950 

Infant/Under 2: no cost

We recommend the following specific flights due to their price and timings: Qatar Airlines, Egypt Air, Saudi Airlines and Turkish Airlines

We will also be offering two pick-up times from the airport to the hotel: 4am and 11am on August 1st for those who intend to come with their own specific flights. Please note that check-in for the hotel in Madinah will start at 5pm on Thursday August 1st.

We will also be offering two drop-off times from the Makkah hotel to Jeddah airport on August 11th: 3am and 5am for those who intend to come with their own specific flights. Please note that check-out for the hotel in Makkah will be 11am on Sunday August 11th, but it might be possible to delay until Dhuhr.

We can also arrange private transport to and from the airport as needed: please inform us post registration when arranging payment after you have been contacted by our team.

The September Off-Season AE Tarbiyyah Program 2024

Details of the September Off-Season AE Tarbiyyah Umrah Program

This is a program we put on specifically for those without school age children or for those who wish to take advantage of the off-peak season for Western flights, where sometimes deals can be found on flights which are half the price of July/August. Hotels are more expensive at this time, but the burning heat has subsided and leads to a wonderful dynamic suiting often a younger student crowd or working professionals.

You can apply for either your London departure with Qatar Airlines, Manchester departure with Saudia Airlines or Land Only (where you purchase your own flight with support from the DST office) at this link here

    • Group will be personally led all the way by Sheikh Abu Eesa Niamatullah with the full version “Umrah with AE Tarbiyyah Program”
    • The program dates will be Sept 26th – Oct 6th, 2024
    • The Movenpick in Madinah – 5 nights, breakfast included
    • The Hyatt Regency in Makkah – 5 nights, breakfast included
    • Ten-day complete Tarbiyyah program
    • Arrival to Madinah, departure from Jeddah
    • Madinah to Makkah via High Speed Haramain Railway
    • Organised and supported by the industry leader DST (Dar El Salam Travels)
    • 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 Tour of the Ka’bah and Haram Makki, 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

PRICING:

LONDON with Qatar Airlines:

Adult:

£2,095 in a Quad room, £2,195 in a Triple room, £2,350 in a Double room, all per person. Single occupancy £3,295.

Child with a bed: as above (our team will be in touch after you apply to see whether we can arrange your tickets in a way to save you some costs)

Child (usually 3-11) without a bed: £1,495 (sharing bed with adult)

Infant/Under 2: £510

Airline Itinerary from London:
QR 4O 26SEP Q LHRDOH*SS1 305P 1150P
QR1174O 27SEP F DOHMED*SS1 1250A 310A
QR1191O 06OCT S JEDDOH*SS1 1125A 155P
QR 5O 06OCT S DOHLHR*SS1 445P 1000P

 

MANCHESTER with Saudia Airlines:

Adult:

£2,185 in a Quad room, £2,265 in a Triple room, £2,460 in a Double room, all per person. Single occupancy £3,380.

Child with a bed: as above (our team will be in touch after you apply to see whether we can arrange your tickets in a way to save you some costs)

Child (usually 3-11) without a bed: £1,395 (sharing bed with adult)

Infant/Under 2: £270

Airline Itinerary from Manchester:
SV 124 G 26SEP 4 MANJED KK20 1450 2320
SV1420 G 27SEP 5 JEDMED KK20 0210 0315
SV 123 G 06OCT 7 JEDMAN KK20 0815 1255

 

Land Only Price:

Adult:

£1,485 / $1,885 in a Quad, £1,585 / $1,985 in a Triple, £1,740 / $2,185 in a Double room, all per person. Single occupancy £2,540 / $3,185.

Child with a bed: as above

Child (usually 3-11) without a bed: £750 / $950 

Infant/Under 2: no cost

We recommend the following specific flights due to their price and timings: Qatar Airlines, Egypt Air, Saudi Airlines and Turkish Airlines

Your airport transfer costs will be covered by ourselves if you inform us of your airline tickets as soon as we request them,

The Three Sacred Cities Program 2024

UNFORTUNATELY THIS WILL NOT BE OFFERED IN 2024.

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 2024 Umrah Program

Details of the December AE Tarbiyyah Umrah Program

This is a program which suits those with families or those who are restricted to travelling during school holiday periods where unfortunately airlines and hotels increase their prices significantly. However one enjoys the most luxury of our hotel choices for the year, and the weather is the mildest it will ever be in Saudi Arabia, and thus very enjoyable during the tours and activities. This December trip is also a full ten day program allowing for a relaxed feel and more quality time.

Although this is a LAND ONLY package where you purchase your own flights, we can also help you book the most appropriate flights with support from the DST office at this link here

    • Group will be personally led all the way by Sheikh Abu Eesa Niamatullah with the full version “Umrah with AE Tarbiyyah Program”
    • The program dates will be December 19th-29th, 2024
    • The Movenpick in Madinah – 5 nights, breakfast included
    • The Swissotel Clocktower in Makkah – 5 nights, breakfast included
    • Ten-day complete Tarbiyyah program
    • Arrival to Madinah, departure from Jeddah
    • Madinah to Makkah via High Speed Haramain Railway
    • Organised and supported by the industry leader DST (Dar El Salam Travels)
    • 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 Tour of the Ka’bah and Haram Makki, 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

 

PRICING:

This is a LAND ONLY program meaning you will need to purchase your airline tickets separately. However we can fully support you in this process once you have completed your application form here and we will then contact you if you need help or wish to travel on the same flight as the Sheikh himself etc.

 

Land Only Price:

Adult:

£1,775 / $2,265 in a Quad, £1,875 / $2,365 in a Triple, £1,995 / $2,565 in a Double room, all per person. Single occupancy please enquire on the application form.

Child with a bed: as above

Child (usually 3-11) without a bed: £545 / $700 

Infant/Under 2: no cost

Your airport transfer costs will be covered by ourselves if you inform us of your airline tickets as soon as we request them,

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 Turkish and Saudia 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 all programs, please email us here for further help with flights and travel arrangements.

How can we get more information?

You have a number of options open to you:

  • email us at Maheen@darelsalam.com
  • call us on +44 20 3885 2272 (UK) or 001 212 725 2022 Ext. 129
  • 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 either https://www.facebook.com/HajjwithAE/ or https://www.instagram.com/hajjwithaeofficial/

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?

Our Programs are administered by the industry leader Dar El Salam Travel