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List of things you need before hajj

List of things you need before hajj

When you start packing for your journey, you should know few things which are necessary for travelling and for Hajj as well as.

Passport including Visa Documentation:

The Hajj authorities will take your passport upon arrival in Saudi Arabia and will return it to you when departing.

Proof of Vaccination:

Depending on which country you come from, you may also need valid vaccination certificates against yellow fever and polio.


Take enough money to cover your expenses. Make a budget before you leave. You can exchange your money at the airport on arrival in Saudi Arabia, at local banks or money changers in Mecca and Medina.

Saudi Riyals:

Bring at least 450 Riyals (£ 100, $ 120) to help you with your immediate expenses on arrival in Saudi Arabia.

Few Items for Prayer:

Pocket Quran

Dua Book

Dua List

Tasbeeh or Digital Counter

Prayer Mat

Compass for the Qibla

Hajj / Umrah Guide Book


Hard-Shell Suitcase

Suitcase Locks & Keys

Luggage Tags


Clothing & Accessories:

Ihram x 2

Safety Pins

Waist Pouch or Neck Pouch

Comfortable, Loose-Fitting Clothes

Bathroom Slippers

Sandals x 2

Trainer / Sneakers

Shoe Bag / String Bag

Light Jumper / Jacket




Folding umbrella

Toiletries / Hygiene:


Toothbrush / Miswaak



Bar of Soap

Liquid Soap

Pocket Tissues

Wet Wipes

Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizer

Hairbrush / Comb

Shaving Machine / Disposable Razors

Deodorant / Anti-Perspirant

Perfume / Ittar

Small Mirror

Suction Hooks

Nail Cutter

Small Scissors

Sanitary Pads

Toiletries Bag


Regular Medication

Cold & Flu Relief Medication

Pain Relief Tablets

Travel Sickness Tablets

Moisturizing Cream

Cream / Balm / Lotion

Lip Balm

Throat Lozenges / Spray and Cough Syrups

Vitamin C Supplements

Plasters / Blister Plasters / Bandages

Sun Block

Muscle Pain Ointments / Creams




Universal Travel Adapter

Mobile Phone

Saudi Sim Card

Mobile Phone Charger

Portable Charger / Power Bank

E-reader / Smart Tablet

Earphones / Headphones

Wrist Watch


Torch / Flashlight

Travel Iron

Travel Kettle

Other Items:

Inflatable Air Mattress

Sleeping Bag

Straw Hajji Mat

Inflatable Pillow

Light Blanket / Bed Sheet

Pen / Marker

Paper / Small Notebook

Travel Neck Pillow

Ear Plugs

Eye Mask

Dust Mask

Small Bottle

Small Water Spray Bottle


Packets of Juices / Soft-Drinks / Tea / Coffee

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