At Crawley Travel Clinic we offer Hajj and Umrah Travel Vaccinations, to find out more please book an appointment with our travel health pharmacist to discuss your requirements. We are based in Crawley Town Center.
Millions of people take the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. Hajj is one of the biggest annual pilgrimages in the world, with around 3.7 million pilgrims culminating and participating in the beautiful and holy lands of the Makkah in Saudi Arabia. The Hajj pilgrimage must take place during the month of Dhu al Hijja, the last month of the Islamic calendar. The rites of Hajj are performed from the 8th to the 12th of Dhu al Hijjah.
As the Islamic calendar is based on the lunar year, the date changes in the Gregorian calendar each year, and is 10 to 11 days earlier than the preceding year.
Umrah is a pilgrimage to Mecca that can be taken at any date through the year. This pilgrimage is highly recommended for those of the Islamic faith, but isn’t compulsory like Hajj.