Umrah travel agents





people standing around the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia


We can help you make the sacred pilgrimage

Whether you are intending to undertake Hajj or Umrah, we have the experience and expertise in organising travel packages for these journeys. As Hajj and Umrah travel agents with 45 years of experience serving the Edinburgh community in this capacity, we are the premier travel agent to go to if you are considering making this journey. You can rely on us to look after every part of this special trip, including flights, accommodation, and excursions. Click here to get started on your pilgrimage.


a couple in white clothing with suitcases next to them on their way to Hajj or Umrah


How Airlink Travel can help

We offer tailored packages designed to meet the spiritual and logistical needs of pilgrims. Our travel agents in Edinburgh have vast experience in organising pilgrimage journeys, ensuring a seamless and fulfilling experience for travellers.

We are fully committed to providing personalised attention and support throughout the journey, and give assurance of comfort, safety, and convenience during your pilgrimage. 





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 pilgrims a part of Hajj/Umrah climbing Mount Arafat in Mecca

Specialist Travel Packages

As Umrah travel agents in Edinburgh, we offer specialised packages for travel from Edinburgh to Mecca. This can include:

  • Flights to and from the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.
  • Accommodations near the holy sites, including hotels close to the Haram.
  • Ground transportation for pilgrimages to various sacred sites.
  • Guidance and support from experienced tour guides who are well-versed in the rituals and traditions of Hajj and Umrah.
  • Visa assistance and necessary documentation to facilitate a smooth journey.






Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Hajj and Umrah?

Hajj is a mandatory pilgrimage that must be undertaken by Muslims at least once in their lifetime if they are physically and financially able. It involves specific rituals performed in the holy city of Mecca during the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah. Umrah, on the other hand, is a non-mandatory pilgrimage that can be performed at any time of the year. While Umrah rituals are similar to certain aspects of Hajj, it is considered a separate pilgrimage.

Who is required to perform Hajj?

Hajj is obligatory for adult Muslims who are physically and financially capable of undertaking the journey. This includes being in good health and having the means to cover the expenses of the pilgrimage without causing undue hardship.

What are the main rituals of Hajj?

The main rituals of Hajj include:

  • Ihram: The state of ritual purity entered into by pilgrims before starting the journey.
  • Tawaf: Circumambulation of the Kaaba in Mecca seven times.
  • Sa'i: Walking seven times between the hills of Safa and Marwah.
  • Wuquf: Standing at the plain of Arafat on the 9th day of Dhu al-Hijjah.
  • Stoning of the Jamarat: Throwing pebbles at three pillars representing Satan.

What are the best times to perform Umrah?

Umrah can be performed at any time of the year, except during the days of Hajj (specifically, from the 8th to the 12th of Dhu al-Hijjah). However, the months of Ramadan and the months following Hajj (Shawwal, Dhul-Qa'dah, and Dhul-Hijjah) are considered particularly auspicious for Umrah.

How do I obtain a visa for Hajj or Umrah?

Visa requirements for Hajj and Umrah vary depending on your nationality and the regulations of the country you are traveling to. Typically, you will need to apply for a visa through an authorised travel agency that specialises in Hajj and Umrah services, such as Air Link Travel. The agency will assist you with the application process and provide the necessary documentation.

What are the accommodation options during Hajj and Umrah?

Accommodation options during Hajj and Umrah range from hotels near the holy sites in Mecca and Medina to temporary tent accommodations in Mina and Arafat during Hajj. The choice of accommodation depends on the package selected and your preferences.

Is it necessary to travel with a group for Hajj or Umrah?

While it is not mandatory to travel with a group, many pilgrims prefer to do so for logistical support, guidance, and assistance throughout the journey. Traveling with a reputable and experienced group can enhance the overall experience and ensure that the rituals are performed correctly.

What should I pack for Hajj or Umrah?

It is essential to pack light and practical clothing suitable for the warm climate of Saudi Arabia. Other essential items include comfortable footwear, personal hygiene products, a copy of the Quran, prayer rug, and any necessary medications. Women should also pack a hijab or headscarf to cover their hair.

How can I ensure a safe and comfortable journey for Hajj or Umrah?

To ensure a safe and comfortable journey for Hajj or Umrah, it is essential to:

  • Choose a reputable travel agency like Air Link Travel that specialises in organising pilgrimage journeys.
  • Follow the guidance and instructions of experienced tour guides.
  • Stay hydrated and avoid overexertion, especially during the rituals.
  • Remain patient and respectful towards fellow pilgrims.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and focus on the spiritual aspect of the journey.

What if I have specific dietary or medical requirements during Hajj or Umrah?

It is essential to inform your travel agency, such as Air Link Travel, about any specific dietary or medical requirements you may have before embarking on your journey. They will make arrangements to accommodate your needs and ensure that you have access to suitable food and medical facilities throughout the pilgrimage.