Mecca What to Pack

  • carrying your belongings
    carrying your belongings
    by uglyscot
  • female pilgrims
    female pilgrims
    by uglyscot
  • Lockers
    Lockers
    by DunaKal

Most Recent What to Pack in Mecca

  • waqaspai's Profile Photo

    All Essential medicines

    by waqaspai Written Feb 26, 2009

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Light clothes , but full covering.
    As it is normally very hot in mecca , but u are not allowed to wear skirts , or revealing dresses

    Miscellaneous: insect repellent
    Do have your injected with meningitis before going to mecca, medina
    Do have your self injected with influenza to avoid flu and cough.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Business Travel
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • uglyscot's Profile Photo

    what a pilgrim needs

    by uglyscot Written Jan 10, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    carrying your belongings
    1 more image

    Luggage and bags: a small soft bag , as you have to carry your belongings with you. If you are staying longer after the hajj , then a suitcase is needed and is left in your accommodation in Mecca.
    A money belt to be worn round the waist , for men; or under the abiyah for women. Thieves do exist , and in the crowds pickpockets can work easily.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Strong comfortable shoes that are easily removable are essential. Anything that could cause you to trip [like laces, or heels] could be fatal.
    In winter it is cold , so have a warm jacket or sweater.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Basic medicines especially for colds and flu are needed. Every pilgrim catches a virus of some kind.

    Perfumes , deodorants and scented soaps cannot be used when wearing the hajj clothing. Hair and nails cannot be cut until the day of the eid. Spots cannot be squeezed or hairs removed. A pair of scissors can be taken to clip the hair on the day of the Eid.

    Make up is not permitted, nor is nail varnish or jewellery.

    Photo Equipment: Photography is not allowed in the Holy Places, but a digital camera is good to have elsewhere. Make sure you have batteries.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Sleeping on mattresses on the ground is the norm. A light fleece blanket or sleeping bag is handy.

    Miscellaneous: Women should have plenty underwear as washing facilities are not really available, and if you can rinse your clothes, there are few facilities for drying them, except the tent ropes. Disposable underwear would be ideal.
    Apart from the abiyah and head covering, women should wear trousers and socks, especially when it is cold, and for decency.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Its HOT

    by Qamr Written Jun 27, 2005

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Luggage and bags: Travel light cos u wanna take lots of gifts home, which are quite cheap

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sandles/ Beach Thongs

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunblock, its scarce and expensive there
    Imodium(Loperamide) for Diarrhoea
    Paracetamol
    Anti-Nausea medicine

    Photo Equipment: Photos are not allowed in and around the HARAM

    Was this review helpful?

  • fouads's Profile Photo

    Light pack list

    by fouads Written May 13, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Luggage and bags: You must bring one bag for you and one for gifts !!!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It,s hot here and the weather is dry so it,s better to bring light cotton clothes

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: it,s good to bring some antibiotec and handplaster

    Photo Equipment: good filter for beach and desert

    Was this review helpful?

  • DunaKal's Profile Photo

    Lockers at the site.

    by DunaKal Updated Aug 24, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Lockers

    Miscellaneous: Here is a picture of the lockers infornt of the Masjid Al Haram(Holy Mosque),to keep you valuables.
    I`m not sure about the fees for renting one,but you can always ask the clerk.

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Mecca

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

79 travelers online now

Comments

Mecca What to Pack

Reviews and photos of Mecca what to pack posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Mecca sightseeing.

View all Mecca hotels