Umrah 2023: UAE Ministry Announces New Travel Guidelines For Emiratis Travelling To Saudi This Ramadan

by Deeplata Garde
Umrah 2023: UAE Ministry Announces New Travel Guidelines For Emiratis Travelling To Saudi This Ramadan

The spiritual journey of Umrah during the holy month of Ramadan carries enormous religious beliefs among Muslims. So many people fly down to perform Umrah during this month. Due to the increased numbers, the government has restricted performing Umrah to only once during Ramadan. So if you are planning to take your Umrah trip this year then here’s a guideline every Emirati should be aware of and follow.

Apps, Instructions & Information To Help You Have A Safe & Secure Umrah

For Emiratis travelling to conduct Umrah, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation released travel instructions. The significance of preparation before travelling to perform Umrah during Ramadan has been emphasised by the ministry. So before you take your flight here are certain guidelines you should abide by.

The website has suggested downloading apps like Nusuk and Twajudi. It’s better to register yourself on these apps for further advice and guidance for your Umrah.

Nusuk is a Saudi app that will help you out with getting permission and travel instructions regarding the pilgrimage. Whereas, Twajudi is an app by MOFAIC to help Emiratis in case of crises while being in a different country.

For basic travel advice, the ministry urges the citizens not to carry large amounts of money while on pilgrimage. It’s also quite crucial to carry online copies of official documents while travelling abroad.

Also Read: Here’s How To Apply For Umrah Visa From The UAE

Ministry Urges Citizens To Register On The Official Website

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All family members should be registered by using either the Ministry’s mobile application, “UAEMOFAIC,” or the Ministry’s official website, This service allows the Ministry and its overseas missions to contact them in case of an emergency while assisting abroad.

Let’s have a quick recap of the guidelines

1. Don’t carry large sums of money.
2. Register yourself and your family on the ministry app or website in case of an emergency.
3. Download apps like Nusuk and Twajudi for assistance regarding Umrah and crisis situations.
4. Always keep an e-copy of official documents while travelling abroad.

Also, the last 10 days of Ramadan witness the maximum crowds gathering to perform Umrah as it’s considered the holiest time of the month. So if you are planning to do the same then make sure you book your tickets asap!

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