Haj 1434 - 2013
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Official Key Dates for Haj 1434/2013


Haj First Day: 8 Dh-Hijjah - 13 Oct
Arafat Day : 9 Dh-Hijjah - 14 Oct
Eid al-Adha : 10 Dh-Hijjah - 15 Oct





- First day of arrival in the Kingdom for pilgrims is 1st of Dhu al-Qidah 1434 H - 7th September 2013.

- Last date for arrival of pilgrims in the Kingdom by air, at the King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah,
or at the Prince Muhammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport, Madinah is 4th of Dhu al-Hijjah 1434 H - 9th October 2013.

- Last date for pilgrims to travel from Jeddah to Madinah by bus is 25th of Dhu al-Qidah 1434 H - 29th September 2013.

- Last date for pilgrims to travel from Jeddah to Madinah by air is 2nd of Dhu al-Hijjah 1434 H - 7th October 2013.

- Last date for pilgrims to travel from Madinah to Makkah by bus (before Haj) is 5th of Dhu al-Hijjah 1434 H - 10th October 2013.

- Last date for pilgrims to travel from Madinah to Jeddah by air (before Haj) is 6th of Dhu al-Hijjah 1434 H - 11th October 2013.

- Final date for departure (return trip) is 15th of Muharram 1435 H - 18th November 2013.





Important dates for Pilgrims


Dates of receipt of applications for Hajj visas

The last date for receiving applications for Hajj visas from the embassies and representations Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques outside the Kingdom is the 25th of Dhu al-Qi'dah of each year according to Hijri calendar*.

Validity of Hajj visas

The Hajj Visas for pilgrims coming by air will expire by the end of Dhu al-Hijjah, and no later than the 15th of Muharram of the year which followed. And the date of coming back must be according to the dates of travel tickets.

The last date of pilgrims coming by sea is the end of Muharram.
The last date of pilgrims coming by bus is 5th of Muharram.

Dates of arrival for Pilgrims coming by Land

Last date for arrival of pilgrims to the Kingdom by land is the end of the Zil Qadh of each year according to the Hijri calendar*.

Dates of arrival for Pilgrims coming by Air

Last date for arrival of pilgrims in the Kingdom by air, at the King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah,
or at the Prince Muhammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport, Madinah is the 4th of Dhu al-Hijjah of each year.

Dates of arrival for Pilgrims coming by Sea

Last date for arrival of pilgrims to Jeddah Islamic Port is the 4th of Dhu al-Hijjah of each year.

Dates of travel to Medina after arrival

Last date for pilgrims to travel from Jeddah to Madinah by Bus is the 25th of Dhu al-Qi'dah of each year.
Last date for pilgrims to travel from Jeddah to Madinah by Air is the 2nd day of Dhu al-Hijjah of each year.
Last date for pilgrims to travel from Medina to Makkah by Bus (before Hajj) is the 5th of Dhu al-Hijjah of each year.
Last date for pilgrims to travel from Medina to Jeddah by Air (before Hajj) is the 6th of Dhu al-Hijjah of each year.


* Hijjri calendar is based on Umm Al-Qura calendar.

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