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10 Things You Need To Pack For Your Upcoming Umrah Trip

10 Things You Need To Pack If You're Performing Your Hajj This Year

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Farah Fazanna •  Apr 30, 2024

Hajj is a sacred pilgrimage undertaken by millions of Muslims each year. Whether you are a first-time pilgrim or a seasoned traveller, careful packing is essential to ensure a smooth and comfortable journey. Your choice of items may vary depending on the season and your gender, so we have compiled a comprehensive guide to help you pack for your Hajj (or Umrah) trip, whether it's during the scorching heat of summer (April - October) or the chilly days of winter (December to March).

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Essential items to pack for your Hajj trip

1. Travel Documents

Before anything else, ensure you have all necessary documents, including your passport, visa, and flight tickets. Make photocopies and store them separately somewhere secure.

P/S: If this is your first time performing Umrah, check out these tips to prepare for your trip.

2. Mobile Phone and Roaming Pass

Mobile Phone and Roaming Pass

This goes without saying. Do make sure to keep your phone charged (a portable power bank comes in handy too!). An essential aspect of your Hajj journey in today's connected world is ensuring seamless communication. Unifi Mobile introduces the UNI5G Roam Middle East Unlimited Data Pass, specifically designed for those embarking on the spiritual journey of Umrah or Hajj. This specialised pass ensures that you stay connected with your loved ones while fulfilling your religious duties without the worry of bill shock from international roaming charges.

UNI5G Roam Middle East Unlimited Data Pass Features:

  • Hassle-Free Activation: Easily activate your pass through the Unifi Mobile App, ensuring a smooth and straightforward setup.
  • Unlimited Data to suit your stay: Choose from various passes - 1-day, 7-day, 15-day, or 30-day passes - to suit your pilgrimage duration, all offering unlimited data. With prices at only RM75 for 15 days (Popular) and RM85 for 30 days (Best value), you can select the package that best fits your stay length without compromising connectivity
  • Daily Data Booster: For extended stays or increased data needs, opt for daily data boosters at minimal additional cost.
  • No bill shock for data: UNI5G Roam comes with Unlimited data allowing you to travel with peace of mind without worrying about your data roaming bill.

Activation Process:

Activating your UNI5G Roam pass is a simple four-step process via the Unifi Mobile App. Begin by enabling international roaming, select your destination and desired roaming pass, confirm your subscription, and voilà – you're set to stay connected throughout your pilgrimage!Important note: You have to subscribe to theUNI5G Postpaid or Prepaid plan in order to purchase theUNI5G Roam pass.

The UNI5G Roam pass not only offers peace of mind but also aligns with the digital needs of modern pilgrims, ensuring that you can share your spiritual journey and access essential online services without interruption.

For more information and to choose the right UNI5G Roam pass for your pilgrimage, visit the UNI5G Roam website or stop by your nearest Unifi Store or TMpoint. Embark on your Umrah journey with confidence, knowing that every step of the way, UNI5G Roam has got you covered.

3. Money and Currency

Carry sufficient local currency for expenses, a credit/debit card, and a money belt for added security. Check out this article if you're considering applying for a multi-currency card to bring on your trip!

P/S: Planning to plan a DIY Umrah? Check out this article to prep!

4. Comfortable Footwear

Comfortable Footwear

Walking is an integral part of pilgrimage, so pack comfortable, closed-toe shoes with good support. Sneakers or walking shoes are ideal. Check out these 10 Best Travel Shoes for Your Next Adventure.

5. Clothing

Clothing

For both men and women, modest clothing is essential. Loose-fitting, breathable garments are ideal. Ensure you have enough outfits for the duration of your stay.

For women:

  • Abaya (make sure to pack enough for your trip)!
  • Leggings or trousers to wear under your abayas.
  • In winter, pack cardigans or lightweight jackets for layering. Be sure to pack gloves too!
  • In summer, pack light, breathable clothing, Opt for fabrics like cotton and linen. Loose-fitting garments will keep you cool during the scorching heat.
  • Extra Hijab pins for securing headscarves.

For men:

  • Two Ihram (two white unstitched clothes) sets for the pilgrimage.
  • Loose-fitting trousers or pants.
  • In winter, pack thermal undergarments, sweaters, and a heavy coat.
  • In summer, pack light, breathable clothing, Opt for fabrics like cotton and linen. Loose-fitting garments will keep you cool during the scorching heat.

6. Toiletries

Toiletries

Photo by Tyler Nix on Unsplash

Pack travel-sized toiletries like toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, and your skincare items. Make sure to bring unscented soap and shampoo to comply with Ihram restrictions.

P/S: Remember to get your UNI5G Roam Middle East Unlimited Data Pass so you can stay connected with your loved ones while fulfilling your religious duties!

7. Medications

Carry any prescribed medications, a basic first-aid kit, and over-the-counter remedies for common ailments. If you have special medications (like diabetes or high blood pressure) do make sure to bring your doctor’s prescription and keep the medications in their original packaging.

8. Backpack or Day Bag

A small backpack is handy for carrying essentials during your daily activities. It keeps your hands free too! We have some recommendations for a carry-on bag here.

9. Other essential items

Other essential items

  • A universal travel adapter to charge your devices.
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen are crucial to protect yourself from the intense sun.
  • Stay hydrated by carrying a reusable water bottle. There are plenty of water refill stations around Mekah.
  • Heat packs if you're travelling during winter.
  • Travel-size laundry detergent for washing clothes during your stay.
  • A small sewing kit for any minor clothing repairs.
  • A daily dua book to read after every prayer.
  • Don't forget a travel-sized prayer mat!
  • UNI5G Roam Middle East Unlimited Data Pass to stay connected with your loved ones.

10. Season-Specific Items

Season-Specific Items

The above items are a must when travelling to perform your Umrah or Hajj. Here are season-specific items that you need if you’re performing your pilgrimage during the summer and winter months.

For Summer Pilgrimages

  • Lightweight Clothing: Opt for breathable fabrics to stay cool under the Saudi sun.
  • Sun Protection: Pack high SPF sunscreen, sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Hydration Supplies: Include a reusable water bottle and electrolyte rehydrants.

For Winter Pilgrimages

  • Warm Layers: Pack cardigans, jackets, and thermal wear for cooler evenings.
  • Closed Shoes and Socks: Keep your feet warm during night prayers or when the temperature drops.
  • Moisturisers: Counter the dry winter air with skin and lip balm.

As you prepare for this sacred journey, your physical and spiritual preparation go hand in hand. Packing efficiently for the climate, respecting the sanctity of Ihram, and ensuring your connectivity with UNI5G Roam Middle East Unlimited Data Pass will set the foundation for a profound and fulfilling Umrah experience. Embrace this pilgrimage with an open heart, a mind at peace, and the assurance that you can stay connected with those who matter most, thanks to the reliable services of Unifi Mobile

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