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A Tale of Two Cities

Join us for our first visit to the holy lands. Our journey begins in Manchester taking us first to Mecca and then Medina for a life-changing spiritual journey.

  • Prayers in congregation
  • Daily guided umrah in Mecca
  • Visit to the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina
  • Visits to historical landmarks
  • Visits to prominent historical mosques
  • Socialising and discussions
  • Shopping

Please note that there are limited spaces. Your place will be secured after filling out the registration form and making the deposit in full. We are unable to hold any spaces without full payment of the deposit.

Departure from Manchester: Thursday 24th October 3.30pm
Departure from Jeddah: Sunday 3rd November 5am

Cost per person: £1,800 for a triple room, and £1,950 for a double room. Please contact us privately if you need a quadruple family room.

Final Payment: 1st October 2024

additional information

Hotels

Mecca: Makarim Ajyad.* 5-star breakfast is not included.

Medina: The Saja al-Madinah.* A highly-rated 4-star hotel, breakfast is included.

Both are within a few minutes’ walking distance of the sacred mosques.

If you are a family or group of four and require a cheaper quadruple room, please let us know.

* Or similar (Hilton, Sheraton, Anjum).

Travel

The exact flight details are as follows:

1 SV 124 G 24OCT MANJED 1525 2345

2 SV 1421 G 03NOV MEDJED 0500 0615

3 SV 123 G 03NOV JEDMAN 0815 1210

You are responsible for arranging your own transport to and from Manchester airport. Flights are direct to Saudi Arabia with Saudi Airlines. The going flight is Manchester to Jeddah directly and the return flight is Medinah to Jeddah to Manchester directly.

All other transport including visits to heritage sites within Saudi Arabia are provided for.

Health Requirements

A Covid-19 vaccine is not currently required for umrah. Please check the Saudi embassy for updated health requirements.

There are many hospitals which provide free healthcare for pilgrims. There are also some private, fee-charging hospitals. Over-the-counter medicines are widely available.

If you are pregnant or suffer severe mental health problems, we will require a fit-to-fly certificate from your GP.

Payment

Payment will be made via bank transfer with the reference “umrah” to:

New Beginnings
Sort Code: 309090
Account Number: 45983560

Once your deposit of £750 is made, your place will be secured.

A typical standing order could look like this for a triple room (£1,800):

6 monthly payments of £300
5 monthly payments of £360

Refunds cannot be given once flights are booked; if you cannot make it, then we encourage you to find someone else to fill your space.

Children

Children are allowed to come but you must ensure you are with them at all times. New Beginnings assumes no liability for any injury caused to children.

You must register each child individually mentioning the name of the parent on the application form. A maximum of 2 children are permitted to come. Any child over 2 years old will incur the same costs as an adult.

Couples

Heritage Muslim spouses can come too, they must register individually mentioning the name of their spouse.

Visas

Visas are included in the final price, please make sure that you have at least 6 months remaining on your passport at the time of travel.

If you wish to arrange your own visa, you can do so at a reduction of £20 in the total price.

Cancellation

If you cancel for any reason, we cannot guarantee a refund. We encourage you to try and find someone else to take your space. If we have a waiting list, we will most certainly try and offer your space to others.

Visits

Visits to locations within Saudia Arabia of special interest will be provided, such as Quba Mosque, Badr and Uhud.