Preparation

 

  • Prescription medication: Amoxicillin or Zithromax

  • Over the counter medication: Tylenol, Pepto-Bismol, Sudafed, Chloraseptic spray, Vitamin C pills

  • Vaseline to apply to the inner thighs (very important)

  • Light material thobes and plastic slippers (can buy in Makkah/Medina) what kind are allowed?

  • Keep your Ihram towels in carry-on/not checked in luggage because it may get lost

  • Extra Ihram towels, safety pins, and Ihram Belt (available in Medinah)

  • One credit card and ATM card for emergencies and access to cash

  • Hajj Guide (should be given to you at airport)

  • Unscented baby wipes and hand sanitizer (have one pack and buy the rest in Medinah)

  • Grocery bags, Ziploc bags, toilet paper (available in Medinah)

  • Gatorade packets to avoid dehydration

  • “Yoga mat” for muzdallifah (Can buy from here or Bin Dawood there)

  • Shoe bag but not necessarily for shoes (ask your group if theyre providing one)

  • Very thick socks for Tawaf outside of Ihram

  • Travel as light as possible and do not bring valuables with you!

  • Saudi sim card (Some groups provide them, process is more complicated now)

  • Don’t be a tourist/photographer

  • Make 2 copies of your passport. Keep one at home and one with someone in the United States.

  • Patience and Positive attitude! Things will not go 100% smooth in HAJJ no matter what package or group you are in!

  • Do not do what everybody else is doing at Hajj because much of it is wrong.