VIP EXPRESS SUMMARY
Begin your trip August 1st– 4th in Madinah Munawara. You’ll stay at the 5-Star Mövenpick Hotel in front of the Holy Mosque and continue staying in a 5-Star Swissotel in front of the Haram in Makkah from August 5th- 9th(accommodates up to 4 persons per room). From 8th Zul-Hijjah - 12th Zul-Hijjah, you'll stay in our Deluxe American/VIP camps near Jamarat, as well as our Deluxe VIP camps in Arafat, having access to the Hilal Deluxe Apartment Hotel throughout your stay in Makkah. Finally, you’ll depart from Jeddah on August 15th, 2019.
August 1st - August 15th, 2019
New York – DC – Chicago – Houston – Dallas
USA ⇨ MED / JED ⇨ USA
QUAD ROOM $9,995/-
TRIPLE ROOM $10,495/-
DOUBLE ROOM $10,995/-
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VIP EXPRESS PROGRAM FEATURES⦁ Stay at 5-star Mövenpick hotels in Madinah from August 1st - 4th*
⦁ Stay at Swissotel in Makkah from August 5th - 9th*
- Access to Hilal Sheesha Apartment Hotel during stay in Makkah.
⦁ Exclusive Hilal Hajj from August 9th - 10th at American Mina camps, in combination with VIP tents located directly across the Jamarat from August 11th - 13th
- Air-conditioned, prefabricated units constructed with drywall for added privacy and comfort
- Foam mattress accommodations in your American Mina units
- Sitting arrangement in VIP tents 10 min from Jamarat
- Private Hilal Hajj air-conditioned furnished tents in Arafat camp
⦁ Check in at Jeddah hotel or head to airport for your flight on August 13th
⦁ Breakfast and dinner buffets will be provided in the 5-star hotels
⦁ Breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets will be provided in the VIP Mina and Hilal Sheesha Apartment Hotel
⦁ Breakfast and lunch will be provided in Arafat
Additional core features and services:
⦁ A dedicated agent throughout the booking process, as well as a dedicated group leader for your Hajj trip
⦁ A variety of helpful Hajj tutorial sessions prior to your trip, such as webinars, in-person seminars, live video sessions, conference calls, and the Hilal Hajj forum
⦁ Dedicated, qualified Imams to provide spiritual guidance throughout your trip
⦁ Worry-free Hilal Hajj luggage management and transportation
⦁ Efficient Hilal Hajj team and staff members are available to assist you at all times
Hilal Hajj provides you with the following:
⦁ Educational Hajj materials prior to trip
⦁ Ihram for male pilgrims in Medinah
⦁ Prayer rug for female pilgrims
⦁ Zamzam water to bring back home
⦁ Hilal Hajj drawstring shoe bag & etc.
Exclusions:⦁ Hajj Draft Fee - $350
⦁ If you performed Hajj in the last 3 years (2015, 2016, 2017), the Ministry of Hajj will charge a Hajj Visa fee - $535
⦁ Sacrifice - $190
⦁ Domestic flights to international gateways or cities other than Chicago, Houston, New York, Washington D.C., and Dallas
⦁ KSA has introduced two taxes recently: 5% VAT Tax and 5% Municipality Tax - $700/
VIP EXPRESS PROGRAM FEATURES
Itinerary is subject to change by management/scholars at any time.
DAY 1: MEDINA ARRIVALUpon your arrival at Madinah Airport, and after the Saudi Immigration & Customs process, Hilal Hajj airport staff will greet you and escort you, via buses, to your hotel..
Thursday, August 1st, 2019
Enjoy the tranquility of Madinah, The City of Light, and the unique opportunity of offering the five daily prayers in Masjid Al-Nabawi. The Mövenpick Hotel is conveniently located within a short walking distance to Masjid Al-Nabawi. You will have the opportunity to do the following at your leisure:
⦁ Enter the blessed Masjid of our beloved Prophet (May Peace and Blessings be Showered Upon Him)
- Access The Rawdah (Reeaz Ul-Jannah), the place our beloved Prophet (PBUH) called a part of Jannah.
- Offer your salaam to our beloved Prophet (PBUH), Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (May Allah be pleased with him) and          Omar Bin-Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him)
DAYS 2 – 3: MEDINA AL MUNAWWARAH
Friday, August 2nd - Saturday, August 3rd 2019
⦁ Visit Al-Baqi, the resting places of the family of our beloved Prophet (PBUH) and his beloved Companions (may Allah be pleased with them)
⦁ Enjoy a guided tour for women into The Rawdah during the allotted Masjid hours
⦁ Hilal Hajj will provide an exciting guided tour of one of the following three special exhibitions located near Masjid Al Nabawi (based on availability and time):
- Asmaul Allah Alhusna Exhibition
- Seerah Exhibition
- The Holy Qur’an Exhibition
View of Al-Masjid an-Nabawi from Mövenpick Hotel
Guided Rawdah Visiti
DAYS 2 - 3
DEPARTURE TO MAKKAH/PERFORM UMRAH ⦁ Hilal Hajj will take care of your Passports
Sunday, August, 4th, 2019
⦁ You will be transported from your hotel to Miqat, accompanied by Hilal Hajj staff
⦁ You will depart to Makkah by Hilal Hajj air-conditioned, private buses.
⦁ After you have settled in at Hilal Sheesha Hotel, you will proceed with your assigned Hilal Hajj group leader to perform Umrah and check in to the Swissotel located directly in front of Masjid Al-Haram
DAY 5 – 8: MAKKAH AL-MUKARRAMAH Enjoy the magnificence and vibrant energy of Makkah, The Honored City. With the special convenience of your hotel located directly in front of Masjid Al-Haram, you have the following unique opportunities:
Monday, August 5th - Thursday, August 8th, 2019
⦁ To offer the five daily prayers in Masjid Al-Haram
⦁ To perform Tawaf, the only special form of prayer unique only to Masjid Al-Haram
⦁ To visit Islamic historical sites and museums in and around Masjid Al-Haram
⦁ To perform additional Umrah, if you wish
⦁ Unlimited access to the blessed, cool, and refreshing Zamzam water at anytime
DAYS 5 - 8
DAY 9: DEPARTURE TO MINA After Breakfast, Hilal Hajj private buses will transport you to Hilal Hajj private Mina camp, located at American camps. After the first Jamaraat, you’ll move to VIP tents directly in front of the Jamaraat, where you will be directed to your air-conditioned tent with comfortable seating arrangements and buffets.
Friday, August 9th, 2019
⦁ An open buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner is prepared by professional, 5-Star trained chefs
⦁ Snacks, fruits, and refreshments will be available at all times
Mina VIP Tents Near Jamarat
DAY 10: ARAFAT & MUZDALIFAToday is Arafat. The Prophet (PBUH) reportedly said, “The Hajj is Arafat.” On this day, Muslims around the world will fast in solidarity in observance. They were all invited; however, Allah Subhana O Tala has permitted you to enter his house safely. Today is your day. Ask Allah for anything—for yourself or for anybody. Ask for forgiveness with sincerity, and ask for Almighty to accept your Hajj.
Saturday, August 10th, 2019
Your day will consist of the following:
⦁ Arafat in the early morning
- Your group will depart for Arafat using the Al Masher Train.
- Breakfast and lunch will be served at the Hilal hajj Private Arafat Camp.
- Snacks, fruits, and refreshments will be available all day
⦁ Muzdalifa after sunset
- Your group will depart for Muzdalifa using the Al-Masher Train
⦁ Muzdalifa (overnight stay & return to Mina)
- Your group will return to Mina after Fajr – Perform first Rami on your way to Hilal Hajj Mina camp. Hilal Hajj        also offers the option to depart Muzdalifa after 1AM for elderly and Hujjaj with health conditions.
Day of Arafat
DAY 11: EID /MINA /TAWAAF EL-EFADAAfter the first Jamaraat you’ll move to VIP tents directly in front of the Jamaraat, where you will be directed to your air-conditioned tent with the following accommodations with comfortable seating arrangements and buffets
Sunday, August 11th 2019
We will guide you to the Jamaraat to perform Rami (Aqabah). You can trim or shave your hair afterwards. Transportation will be available to take you for Tawaf El-Efada per the schedule provided by your group leader.
DAY 12: MINA Perform your Ramii at all three Jamaraat.
Monday, August 12th, 2019
DAY 13: Hajj Farewell DinnerAfter performing your last Rami, you will continue to stay in our Hilal Deluxe Apartment Hotel for a farewell dinner and Hajj gifts provided by Sheikh Omar Suleiman.
Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
Shisha Building Buffet
DAYS 14 – 15: TAWAF AL-WADA/HEAD TO JEDDAH HOTEL/AIRPORT⦁ Hilal Hajj buses will be available to transport you to Jeddah Airport for your flights home.
Wednesday, August 14th – Thursday, August 15th, 2019
⦁ Insha'Allah, you will have unforgettable Hajj memories and form lifetime friendships. However, it is time to say your Salaams and prepare to step back into the world (as a newborn)
⦁ May Allah grant us a safe & easy journey and accept our Hajj.