Definitions and Interpretations
In these terms and conditions, unless the context otherwise requires, the
following expressions have the following meanings
“Agreement” means the agreement between us and you, for you and for any persons
named on the application form; all are booked in accordance with these terms and
conditions as per our advertisement in our brochure, leaflets or on our website.
“Booking form” means the form on which booking details are submitted to us,
booking form are supplied by us in form of paper copy, PDF format document; to
make things easier for pilgrims we may help them by taking all the necessary
details over the phone and complete their booking form.
“Brochure” means the brochure/leaflet detailing the packages as published by us
in respect of the year in which the package is to be taken.
“Confirmation of Booking” means our confirmation to you that you’re booking has
“Package/Group” means the Hajj/Umrah experience as described in these terms and
conditions and our brochures/leaflets or internet.
“Us”, “We” or “Our” means FlyUni LTD whose business head office is at 13 High
Road, London, NW10 2TE.
“I”, “You”, “Your”, “Pilgrims” or “Applicants” means the person(s) who signed or
whose name appears on the booking form or the person who accepted to travel with
us for either Hajj or Umrah in accordance with FlyUni LTD.
Reference to the agreement shall include the Terms and Conditions and brochure
(subject to clause 2.7) as they are amended from time to time in accordance with
the terms of these terms and conditions).
Words importing the singular number include the plural, words importing any
particular gender include all other genders and references to persons/pilgrims
shall include bodies corporate and unincorporated and (in each case) vice versa.
Reference to any statute or statutory provision shall be construed as referring
to that statute or statutory provision as it may from time to time be amended,
modified, extended, re-enacted or replaced and including all subordinate
legislation or guidance made under it.
Any reference to “including” shall mean “including with limitations”.
Reference to Clauses and Sub-Clauses are to Clauses and Sub-Clauses to these
Terms and Conditions.
In the event of any conflict between the terms of these Terms and Conditions and
the Brochure/Website, the Terms and Condition shall prevail.
The headings in these Terms and Conditions are for convenience only and shall not
affect their interpretations.
Learn about Hajj & Umrah. The Hajj and Umrah journey is very demanding and
requires great patience and endurance throughout even when booked one of the
most expensive packages.
Don’t Let Fraudsters Ruin Your Pilgrimage
Muslims shopping around for the best deal to Makkah & Madinah be it in their
local community or online are often attracted to ‘companies’ who offer seemingly
good value for money deals. Some operators offer large reductions in deals and
often asked to pay in cash or direct bank transfer prior to their trip and are
told they’ll receive documents nearer to the time. For some their documents
never arrive. Up to 25,000 British Muslims travel for Hajj each year. British
Muslims spend as much as £125 million on pilgrimages annually. Police have
reports of victims losing anything from £1,000 - £33,000. 42 is the average age
of victim to Hajj fraudsters.
Important Numbers of FlyUni LTD in Saudi
Please note that the below mobile numbers are to be used by you as a pilgrim at
time of hardship or at times of emergencies only, etc. The below staff is on
regular move and these numbers are not to be used for passing family messages or
Dr Saleem Raza: (050 968 3220) Zafar Shahid: (059 046 4470) Waseem Raza: (058 175
Departure Point & Meeting Point
PLEASE NOTE: Individuals who are making their own travel arrangements to
the airport are requested to meet the main group in front of the relevant
airline desk 4 hours prior to departure. The groups will not wait for any late
The Journey Programme
All our passengers are travelling direct to Makkah and performing Umrah prior to
Hajj. Pilgrims are reminded to keep their Ihram garments & walking slippers with
them in their hand luggage as they will need to change into the state of Ihram
while they are on the journey. They can change into the state of Ihram either
from Heathrow airport or in the aircraft at least 1-2 hours before landing at
Jeddah air port.
Pilgrims are reminded that it is not possible to change the time, route or the
date of their journey back home or the journey programme.
All pilgrims are reminded to perform their Tawaf ul Wid’a (Compulsory Tawaf for
all pilgrims; men, women, young or old) before leaving Makkah for their journey
home or to Medina if it is to be after Hajj.
According to the rules of the Hajj ministry, pilgrims leaving towards Medina
after Hajj will not be allowed to re-enter Makkah for any purpose.
Our movements in Saudi, i.e. Jeddah to Makkah, Makkah to Medina, Medina back to
airport is restricted by the Hajj ministry and we will not be able to
accommodate for any special needs of an individual, a family or a group. We do
not arrange for any other than that has been advertised or agreed upon in
Pilgrims will be informed about the date and the time of travelling to Medina and
the Ziyarat. However, the expected itinerary of the journey of all our groups is
advertised on our website: www.flyuni.co.uk
Pilgrims accept that changes may be made in the purchased package and accept the
contract and information provided within the promotional material i.e. leaflets
and website details are provided to shed light and give general information
therefore amendments and changes are possible.
Any photographs or diagrams contained on website or leaflet are for illustration
purposes only and may not reflect actual provisions and services.
Very Important Points
Pilgrims are advised to make their own daily programme of worship i.e. to perform
all the prayer in Jamaat, read on daily basis 1-2 sipara/juz of Qur’an, perform
an X number of Nafal prayer or Tawafs, etc.
The above mentioned type of programme would help you to ensure if you were doing
well enough towards your Hajj journey. Moreover, this would help you to check
your daily worship progress.
Please Note that Tawaf will be very busy 3-5 days before Hajj & another 3-5 days
after Hajj, People will NOT be able to perform more than 1-2 Tawaf a day. Senior
aged pilgrims may not be able to perform more than 1 Tawaf a day.
Tawaf e Ziyarah or Ifadha transport is NOT included in our Hajj packages, nor
will we arrange for any paid transport.
Our advice to all our pilgrims
Please keep with you at all times the IDENTITY CARD that has been provided by
‘FlyUni LTD’ throughout your journey, as it contains important details and
We advise you to keep with you at all time the card of the hotel which you are
staying in Makkah or Medina.
Keep some water with you at all times.
For safekeeping, please DO NOT keep all your money in one place or bag. If you
are travelling with family members, you are requested to share money with all
members including ladies and children.
Use the hotel safe (when possible) and keep all extra money in the safe provided.
Make sure you have a witness and obtain a receipt from the hotel.
BE AWARE that you may be questioned at Jeddah Airport for any literature or other
things you may possess.
BE PATIENT AT ALL TIMES. Expected waiting time at Jeddah Airport on arrival and
return can be more than 8-12 hours.
RESPECT OTHERS AT ALL TIMES - REMEMBER THE MAIN AIM OF YOUR JOURNEY. Do not treat
anybody with disrespect, including employees contracted by us or other parties
that are involved.
LISTEN TO THE ADVICE GIVEN BY THE GROUP LEADERS. If you need any advice on any
aspect of Hajj or Umrah, consult your group leaders as they have previous
experience and can guide you in the right way.
TRY to attend all the educational programmes arranged by ‘FlyUni LTD’ as we
explain matters in details, also you can have the opportunity of asking further
questions you may have.
Saudi Arabia uses 2 points electrical switches. Pilgrims are reminded to keep
their own international adaptor with them as they will need it during the
FlyUni LTD will arrange or take care of all tickets confirmations. We will get in
touch with you in this regards and request you to give us the copy of your
ticket for reconfirmations.
Sorry no baby cots or any other special children facilities are provided in Saudi
hotels or in Mina, Arafat or any other place. Internal Airline booking As Hajj
period is very busy period, we therefore do not cater for tailored or for
individuals needs other than that has been advertised and agreed upon in
Hospital services are free of charge for pilgrims. However, not everybody is
pleased with the local National Health Services. Should you wish (if need
arises) you can be treated privately (at your own cost) in a private hospital.
Please note that in most hospitals cash payment is due before admission and they
do not depend or wait for Travel Insurance Payment or policy. Please note that
transport from and to hospital is chargeable at all times by the group as this
does not include in the package.
Ambulance service is provided free of charge in Saudi Arabia, but because the
nature of the city and due to busy period of time, the ambulance services is
stretched to its limits. In Small cases such as temperature, weakness in body,
etc, they will not turn up. However, they may turn up in major needs and
sometime it could take more than 2-4 hours of waiting.
At emergency times such as Fire etc, Pilgrims are reminded to leave the building
using the emergency exits and to leave their belongings in their
building/apartment. At time of Fire, pilgrims are reminded to use the stair
Medicine can be purchased from the local chemists, in some cases they may not
have the similar medicine but they may be able to provide you with an
alternative one. Please keep the sample with you to show it to the local
chemist. Name of the medicine or its description may not be enough at some
times. Please note you will be charged at all Chemists.
Doctor on Call
Sorry this service is not possible during Hajj period. However, we normally have
many doctors in the group as pilgrims and they are usually happy to help
pilgrims free of charge.
We take no responsibility for any lost or damaged property; we will try to help
you to locate within our means. However, you will be liable for any cost arises
as a result of search or for its transportation, etc. We therefore, advise you
to look after your luggage and other belongings throughout the journey.
We take no responsibility for any luggage, pick up, lost or damaged, for more
details. Cleaning the Room etc For any help you need with regards to your room,
etc; you are requested to contact the hotel receptionist or the house keeping
person near the rooms during their working hours, as they are contracted to
change your bed sheet and cleaning room as well as the toilet/bath areas. It has
been noticed due to very busy period of time that you may have to contact the
receptionist or housekeeping more than once. If the situation does not improve,
please let the group leader know about the situation. If still no progress was
made, please inform the company director/staff persons. Please note that bed
sheets are normally changed every 2nd to 3rd day. Cleaning the rooms and toilet
area is done on daily bases. Please note that NO staff member is permitted to
clean any room unless pilgrims are present in their rooms.
Complimentary meals may be served as and when possible in your room or in dining
area after Fajr, Zuhr, and Esha prayers. Please note that meals are not sold as
part of the packages and if we do provide it will be a gift from us. Meals are
prepared by approved catering companies out of the hotel therefore; delays are
not in our control specially if you are also late after the prayer times. With
regards to Hajj days, the situation could become even more difficult due to
number of pilgrims within Mina, Arafat, etc. and due to limitation of place
within these areas.
We advise pilgrims to leave their room key at the hotel reception or allocated
area when going out so that the first person arriving back to the hotel can have
access to the room. We do NOT advise pilgrims to take their room key with them
to Haram sharif or elsewhere unless you have been provided a key per person.
We advise pilgrims to take their mobile phones (unlocked) with them and get the
local mobile Sim cards. You would be required to have finger prints and copy of
your passport to acquire local SIM. Please ensure that your mobile phone is
unlocked otherwise Saudi Sim will not operate/work on your phone. We find this
method of communication is best for all pilgrims as you can make and receive
calls at all times and without any problem. Please note that transferring calls
in hotels to your room may be possible at some times and not possible at other
times as some hotels do not provide phone services.
The Saudi Law is that hotels have to employ Saudi citizen as receptionist or
staff. In accordance to this, they do not have to speak English; we therefore
inform you that you may have some difficulty when communicating with them.
Should this be the case, please contact our Asian/Pakistani staff who can
translate into Arabic or help you when needed.
Visitors in rooms
We advise pilgrims not to take any person to your room unless he/she is blood
related to you. Please note that No relatives are allowed to spend night in the
hotel as it is against the local rules also it is something which we do not
advise/allow pilgrims to do. We advise pilgrims NOT to take local people who you
may build friendship with (while you are in Makkah or Medina) to your room as
many of them could be thieves, criminals, etc. Should you need to meet any of
them, please ask them to remain in the hotel reception and you can meet them
anywhere out of hotel.
This service was possible until 2013 but the Saudi government does not allow this
service any more. Please note that you may find some local people who would
assure you to Cargo Zamzam to your address at some extra charges, but this will
not be possible. However, we shall let you know if the law changes in this
You can contact us about 1-2 weeks before Hajj and we can book for you additional
Qurbani at extra cost.
You will find so many of them and you will hear most shocking stories of their
life, but unfortunately majority of them are professional beggars and they are
very convincing type of people. This will continue happening even on the days of
Hajj/Mina, Arafat etc. We have been seeing them over the years and we came to
conclusions that these are professional beggars and they are in teams of
hundreds if not even more. You will find them in all types also in all ranks of
life, e.g. children, adults, men and women. Please avoid giving them any
Telephone in Rooms
Some rooms/hotels may have phones, others may not have phones. Please use your
mobile for communications.
Toilet and shower
As the land price in Makkah & Medina is very expensive; therefore beware Toilet &
Shower sizes are very small. In most cases it is just enough to stand in it.
Showers are normally on open area with shower on top.
Smoking is NOT permitted in rooms or coaches, please act responsible and think of
the feelings of others.
Laundry service/shops are available in the area at extra cost per item. Some
pilgrims may choose to give their cloth to the staff working in the hotel.
Please note that we take no responsibility of any type, it is entirely up to
individuals to give their cloth for laundry purposes to whom they wish for
cleaning or laundry.
It is recommended that you bring your own small travel iron with you for the
journey. Hotels may not provide ironing equipment.
Most hotels do not provide any kettle. Normally pilgrims buy their hot beverages
(tea & coffee) from surrounding shops.
Most hotels do not provide microwave or heating facilities.
The local currency is the Saudi Riyal and normally the exchange rate nowadays is
around 5 Saudi Riyal to £1.
All pilgrims are transported in Mualim coaches that are approved by the Hajj
ministry only. Hajj ministry would not allow us to use other than their own
approved transport to whom we have already made payment on your behalf and we
have no control of its type or quality.
At Saudi Airports
All pilgrims’ are expected to give finger prints and their photos will be taken
at Jeddah airport prior to their entry/exit to Saudi Arabia. The local authority
holds the right to return passengers who fail to get clearness at Saudi airport.
Please note, NO refund is given to you if you have been rejected entry to Saudi
Arabia as we have made all necessary payments to all other parties.
Pilgrims may get stopped & searched for different reasons at UK airports prior to
departure or returning. Please note that we will not be able to help you. If you
don’t get clearance & you are stopped from travelling, please note, no refund is
given to you. Please check your status with the police to ensure you are not
stopped on the travelling or returning dates.
As it is the busiest time of the year for Makkah and Medina hotels, sorry room
service such as to purchase for pilgrims drinks, tea, etc is not possible.
Pilgrims are expected to purchase their own things.
Please note that we operate in Saudi Arabia under the guidance, rules and
regulations of the Hajj ministry. We are NOT allowed by Saudi law to operate or
transport people as we wish or as pilgrims wish.
There may be small creatures in hotels, Mina, Arafat, etc, this is due to the hot
season in Makkah & Medina. This seems to be happening even in the summer months
in the UK or other parts of the world. Should you notice any, please let the
staff know so that necessary actions can be taken.
Toilet paper not provided during the 5 days of Hajj as all tents and the five
days of Hajj are fully controlled by the Hajj Ministry to whom we made payments
on your behalf. Please be informed that the Sewage and Toilet pipes of the
Hotels of Makkah and Medina are not designed for the use of toilet paper,
therefore rooms that are using toilet paper are normally found blocked toilets.
Therefore we advised you to avoid its usage when possible.
Motorway Services in Saudi are poorly built and maintained. Sometimes it is
almost impossible to use it. Therefore, we advised pilgrims not to eat or drink
too much while travelling between cities
From October to January: The climate of Saudi Arabia is marked by high
temperatures during the day and lower temperature at night. Therefore it is
recommended that all pilgrims pack a light jacket or cardigan for this reason.
For the remaining months it is normally very hot temperature and there is no
need for such covering. Please recheck weather reports during the days you wish
We recommend that pilgrims wear the native conservative Saudi Arabian clothing
during the journey, which are the Ibaya for females and the thobe for males.
However, you are allowed to wear whatever you like as long as modest.
If you have requested a room of 2, 3 or 4 beds and have received written
confirmation from us, there may be extra unused beds still present in the room.
Toilets may be located inside or outside the room and beds are only provided on
a single bed basis therefore there will be no double beds in the room.
The Hajj days
The details below are According to the Tamatu’ Hajj (one of the three types of
For Umrah, one should enter into the state of Ihram from the Airport or at Meeqat
stations designated for him/her, and recite the Talbiyyah. One must perform an
Umrah which is consists of Tawaaf and Sa’i. Upon completion of Umrah, men should
shave or trim their hair and women should cut a portion of their hair the length
of a fingertip. One must exit the state of Ihram until before the 8th Dhul
Hijjah. For full Umrah details, please read on how to perform Umrah.
Hajj ritual days (Hajj days) 7th Dhul Hijjah
Be ready to start journey to mina some time at night of 7th Dhul Hijjah, starting
from after isha-fajr prayer time. The process of shifting pilgrims from Makkah
to Mina could last the whole night and beyond. Please note before departure to
Mina; pilgrims should enter into the state of Ehram from their accommodation.
For Mina and the other days of Hajj, please prepare yourself with a sleeping bag,
water bottle, prayer mat to perform the daily prayers and some dry or long
lasting food just in case if the meals are provided later than expected. You are
also advised to take with you some pain killers and the important daily
medicines if you under any medical conditions.
8th Dhul Hijjah: THE DAY WILL BE SPENT IN MINA
Salah in Mina is shortened but performed on its actual time, pilgrims should
perform Dhur (2 rak’ahs), Asr (2 rak’ahs), magrib (3 rak’ahs) and Ishaa (2
There is enough water and the number of the toilets in Mina and better facilities
than in Arafat and Muzdalifah (approximately 30 toilets for 5000 pilgrims). For
every 14 pilgrims, only one tent is to be provided by the Hajj ministry which
will be 4mX4m, (we have already made the payment on your behalf). Mina tents
will be air-conditioned and carpeted. For security reasons, better ventilation
and to perform the daily prayers/Salah with Jamaat, we will open up all tents to
each other, so that it can become like one big Hall.
Note: All pilgrims even if they booked separate room in Makkah or Madinah would
be accommodated on sharing basis during the five days of Hajj. Tents would be
divided on gender basis i.e., Men with men and Ladies to share tents with
9th Dhul Hijjah: THE DAY WILL BE SPENT IN ARAFAT
After Fajr prayer in Mina, all hujjaj would proceed to Arafat. This is the day of
Hajj. The person who is not present in Arafat, he/she would miss the reward of
Hajj. This is the main and the most important day in the entire journey.
Pilgrims will perform Dhur and Asr prayer in Arafat, combined and shortened in
the time of Dhur. All pilgrims are advised to spend the day in supplication
(make du’aa) asking Allah’s forgiveness, assistance and reward etc. during
supplication one should not face the direction of Jabal-ur-Rahma but rather the
direction of the Qiblah. It is from the Sunnah to raise ones hands during
supplication. It is also makrooh (disliked) for pilgrims to fast while in
The facilities are very good since last year in Arafat. All tents are
air-conditioned; the number of toilets would be less than Mina. DO NOT panic as
you are there for 10-16 hours only. The situation will be improved after the
sunset, as pilgrims will start getting ready for their journey towards Muzdalifa
Pilgrims will start their journey for Muzdalifa approximately at any time after
the sunset and midnight or so. This should be done with ease and tranquillity.
Other facilities such as toilets will be even more limited than Arafat.
Note: Services during the five days of Hajj including transport is controlled
and delivered by Hajj ministry to whom we make payment on your behalf around
Ramadan time. The facilities are poorly equipped and maintained due to large
number of people confined in a small area. Sometimes it is almost impossible to
use it. Therefore, we advised pilgrims not to eat or drink too much during the
five days of Hajj.
9th Dhul Hijjah:THE NIGHT WILL BE SPENT IN MUZDALIFAH
In Muzdalifah, the facilities are very limited. There will not be tents but
carpets in main areas of Muzdalifa. Pilgrims may use their sleeping mats
provided in Arafat or the prayer mats for resting few hours before Fajr prayer
anywhere they find space. Upon arrival in Muzdalifah, pilgrims should shorten
and combine Maghrib and Esha prayer; pilgrims should collect some pebbles to
stone the Shaytan for the coming 3 days. Each pilgrim will need at least 49
pebbles; it is advisable to have some extra pebbles. The size of the pebble
should not be bigger than a small bean.
Pilgrims should spend the night in Muzdalifah. They should pray Fajr at the
earliest time, and one should make du’aa and glorify Allah as much as possible
after prayer. Pilgrims must proceed to Mina before the sun rises. It is
permissible for the weak to leave Muzdalifah after the middle of the night.
After performing Fajr prayer, all Pilgrims will leave for Mina. (Do not panic if
you have missed your group), try to make your way for Mina by using the
busses/coaches provided at the gate which will bring you to your Mina camp and
meet up the group in the camp of Mina or walk with the crowed.
10th Dhul Hijjah
This is the EID and the Qurbani day, pilgrims should start leaving Muzdalifah
before sunrise. If you are leaving Muzdalifah late in the morning, please be
careful of the heat. The day is to be spent in Mina/Makkah. Pilgrims should
throw 7 pebbles at Jamrat-ul-‘Aqabah (the Big Jamarat) saying Allahu’Akbar with
each one. Qurbani will be done; thereafter a man should then shave or evenly
trim his hair. Women should clip a portion of their hair about the length of a
fingertip. Pilgrims can now exit the state of Ihram. Pilgrims can now perform
Tawaf-ul-Ifaadah, it is permissible to delay Tawaf-ul-Ifaadah until the 11th or
12th of Dhul-Hijjah or even beyond if need rises, e.g. health, etc. The order
can also change as per the teachings of the Prophet (PBUH), however, some
scholars disagree with the changing of orders.
11th Dhul Hijjah
One should stone all three of the Jamarats, throwing 7 pebbles at each jamarat.
Pilgrims should start with the smallest jamarat, and then proceed to the middle
then the Jamarat-ul-‘Aqabah. The day could be spent in Mina/Makkah. However, the
night must be spent in any part of Mina.
12th Dhul Hijjah
This is the last day of hajj. The day will be spent in Mina/Makkah.
One should stone all three of the Jamarats, throwing 7 pebbles at each Jamarat.
Pilgrims should start with the smallest Jamarat, and then proceed to the middle
then the Jamarat-ul-‘Aqabah. All pilgrims must leave Mina before sunset (Maghrib
Azaan). If one chooses to remains in Mina after the sunset, pilgrims will need
to spend the full night in Mina and stone the Jamaraats the following day after
Zuhr and then leave Mina.
NOTE: Pilgrims must perform Tawaf-ul-Wadaa’ before leaving Makkah.
Hajj & Umrah can be physically and mentally challenging. FlyUni LTD takes NO
responsibility for any pilgrim. We would advise all our pilgrims not to travel
for Hajj or Umrah unless you are fit to do so and able to walk at least for 4-6
miles per day. If any pilgrim does not meet this requirement; we advise him/her
to take a wheelchair with him/her and an additional person who will be fully
responsible for your travelling. We also highly recommend that you must seek
medical advice from your GP, etc to re-check if you should embark on a journey
such as this.
Please be advised that travelling for Hajj or Umrah cannot be compared to holiday
travel. During Hajj & Umrah journey; the unpredicted is frequently the norm, and
this journeys can be very provoking and irregular. In spite of our careful
preparation and organisation, Hajj & Umrah travel can never be settled like a
standard holiday or vacation. Hotels, transport, flights and public services are
pushed to their limits. This is because 3-4 millions of pilgrims live these days
within a small congested area and the crowds can be astonishing. Therefore,
expect long delays, unpredicted scenes and atmosphere.
Pilgrims understand and accept that they have been provided information in
relation to the Hajj and Umrah packages and flights including:
The company does not provide 4 or 5 star accommodation or services. Standards in
Saudi are much lower, e.g. if it 5 star in UK it could be around 3 star in
The means, characteristics and categories of transport to be used and the
expected dates, times and points of departure and return.
The type of accommodation, its location and its main features. Where relevant the
approval or tourist classification under the Saudi Arabian system; was made
The meals including breakfast are not included in the package. If it provides it
is complemetary from the company.
The expected itinerary of the flight, package & Information Pack.
Details of the expected visits, excursions or other services that are included in
the total price agreed for the package.
Information about passport and visa requirements which apply for British and
Health formalities required for the visa as well as the journey.
I have identified no relevant health requirements to my journey and I am fit to
The monetary amount or the percentage of the price which is to be paid on account
and the timetable for payment of the balance; Which I understand must be paid
prior to issuing visa, tickets etc.
The arrangements which apply if consumers are delayed outbound or inbound points
The arrangements for security for money paid over and for the repatriation of the
consumer in the event of insolvency;
The necessity for me to purchase my own insurance;
I have been advised of the ongoing mass construction in Makkah, Madinah and
Jeddah as well as to my destination. I have been advised of the disruption which
this may cause and the precautions I should take, for example wearing a face
mask, being patient as traffic and environment could result in an unpleasant
experience. I have also been advised of the MERS Virus and provided information
The procedure for complaints
I have been advised of the importance of attending a Seminar which will be held
prior to travel, the purpose and importance of my attendance.
I am satisfied that the information provided to me has been clear, intelligible
and unambiguous and that all members of my party are aware of this information.
There are no special identified requirements which I have communicated to the
organiser or retailer when making the booking (if such requirements exist please
get written confirmation of the services we will provide which meets your
requirements; failing to do so prior to booking means no special arrangement
have been made).
I have been advised about the ATOL scheme and I have received a copy of the ATOL
Certificate after payment.
I am aware that it is a term of my contract that I am required to take out an
insurance policy in order to cover the cost of cancellation or assistance and so
on including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness.
I understand that the company will not provide any more information about any
insurance policy for these purposes.
I confirm I have received a written copy of the terms and conditions and
understand it and agree upon the stated terms.
I understand I have to accept the changes and updates in terms and conditions
which are on the website, www.flyuni.co.uk.
FlyUni LTD reserves the right to update these terms and conditions from time to
time without prior notice. We recommend that you regularly revisit our website
at www.flyuni.co.uk to ensure you have seen and aware of updates with our latest
terms and conditions.
By making a booking, with FlyUni LTD you agree on behalf of all persons detailed
on the booking form that you have read these terms and conditions and agree to
be bound by them; you consent to our use of information in accordance with our
responsible for and guarantee payment and responsibility in respect of all
persons named on the booking. You also agree to be responsible for the behaviour
of all persons travelling with your party. We will correspond directly with you
and all documents will be sent to the address that appears on the conformation
of booking. It is your responsibility to ensure that all persons travelling in
your party are made aware of the information relevant to the Hajj and Umrah
package, the terms and conditions and that they conduct themselves in an
appropriate manner having regards to the sacred nature of the journey.
B. Visa applications
We will organise your visa application and that of any person travelling in your
party and named in the conformation of booking. You will offer us all assistance
that we require in obtaining the visa in good time for the date of departure. In
time of Visa submission the following will be required (but not limited to):
The applicant must have a passport with a validity of at least six (6) months
from date of return from the journey.
Completed application form.
2 Passport size pictures.
Proof of Mahram/kinship should be submitted with application form.
Meningitis valid certificate.
C. Pilgrimage payment
Full payment must be made to FlyUni LTD at least 4 weeks prior to departure. By
making a booking with FlyUni LTD you agree to pay all outstanding balances of
those in your party or stated in the confirmation of booking. If the balance is
not settled prior to departure, we reserves and right to cancel the booking
D. Amendments and cancellation
In the unlikely event in which we require to make a substantial change to an
element of the package may include a change in the departing or arriving at
airports, a change to a lower standard of accommodation or a change in the time
of flight departure time by more than 12 hours, we will let you know at the time
of booking. Should a substantial change occur after conformation of booking has
been issued we will let you know as soon as confirmation of booking has been
issued and you may choose to either except the package with the changes or
cancel your journey, where upon we will provide a full refund.
Please note that according to Hajj ministry & Saudi embassy regulations. Hajj &
Umrah visa is neither changeable nor refundable in all cases including Health
and death cases. Addition to this, all Hajj tickets are not refundable.
Therefore, once the Hajj & Umrah visa and airline ticket is issued no refund is
given to us by any party neither we will refund any pilgrim in cases of
cancellation, as we would have already made full and final payment to all
Our cancellation charges policy after booking:
£300 for any cancellation after handing the personal details and making payment.
+ £100 - £200 for cancelling ticket, this amount will be paid to ticketing
+ full ticket price if ticket has been printed (if the ticket is refundable we
shall re pay when we get paid by the airline which could take up to in some
If Hajj & Umrah visa has been issued and air ticket has been also issued (which
is non-changeable or refundable), we shall charge 95% price of the full/total
package price, this is because by this time we have sold all the facilities that
we have purchased on your behalf weather you use it or not.
Legality, Complaint & Refund policy
If you have any problems during your Hajj and Umrah journey then please inform
the group leader. If the problem cannot be resolved by the group leader then
please contact Mr Zafar Shahid. However, if he too could not help you, please
contact us in writing within 28 days of your return. Please include your booking
reference and all other relevant information and documentation.
Pilgrims are requested to understand the nature of the journey; this is not a
tour or a package in which everything is expected to be perfect or according to
a plan. Pilgrims are advised to be mentally prepared for many inconveniences as
they will be performing Hajj & Umrah in a small valley which will hold and serve
more than 3 million.
Steps of solving a complaint
Should there be a complaint about the package, you agree that you will receive a
refund for that we failed to deliver only (not the whole trip) and each person
over the age of 18 has to write to Fly Uni separately requesting for refund and
if we agree to pay back. Payment will be made to him/her separately
However, if settlement still not reached by mediation suggested above; your
contract is governed by English law and any disputes will be dealt with in the
courts of England and Wales. If you live in Northern Ireland or Scotland, the
courts of Northern Ireland or Scotland can deal with any disputes.
At time of airline failure or complaint regarding flight and son on; you agree
that you will deal directly with the airline as you become direct airline
customer once tickets are issued.
E. Flights & General Travel
We do not accept any liability for any delay in your flight to or from the UK
whether the cancellation or delay is caused by adverse weather conditions,
re-scheduling of times by the airline, industrial action, and act of God or
otherwise. Please note that once ticket(s) is issued to any destination, the
customer becomes direct client of the Airline and we have no control over them.
For any tickets issue, please contact the airline directly for compensation,
During Hajj/Umrah there will be times when there will be long delays (this could
go for days) mainly at airports or otherwise. Pilgrims are expected to spend on
themselves for the entire period. This includes at Hajj & Umrah camps and during
coach transfers due to the enormous amount of pilgrims in Saudi Arabia. We do
not accept any liability for any such delays.
You are solely responsible for your travel/health insurance arrangements. We do
not offer any travel insurance. It is recommended that you take out adequate
insurance suitable for your needs before travel. FlyUni LTD cannot be
responsible for any costs that's you incur as result of failing to obtain travel
insurance. For your own peace of mind please insure that the insurance cover’s
you if you choose to cancel your arrangements in times of emergencies such as
illness or injury that arises whilst you are away.
FlyUni LTD is not responsible for excessive luggage, or for any item carried by
pilgrims. Pilgrims are completely responsible for their own luggage throughout
the journey. This includes air transfers, coach travel etc. FlyUni LTD does not
accept any liability for loss/damaged luggage and no compensation will be paid
for any loss or damaged luggage. In addition we will not accept liability for
any high-value items that you carry with you, e.g. gold etc. Please arrange
appropriate insurance cover.
FlyUni LTD will not take any responsibility for safeguarding the property of
individuals at any time during the journey nor for any loss or damage of any
For those under medication, please note that medicines can be expensive or
unavailable in Saudi Arabia. We advise you obtain sufficient supplies from your
GPs or otherwise to last you the full duration of your Hajj and Umrah journey.
We also recommend that you take medication for common cold, coughs and
painkillers from the UK.
The tents and transport of Mina and Arafat are provided on a sharing basis. The
tents will be segregated; Men will be with men and women will be with women even
if you paid extra to have separate family room. During the five days of Hajj all
pilgrims will share the tents that are provided by the ministry of Hajj to whom
we make payment on your behalf. Please note that no Hajj or Umrah company has
any control of its location or the quality of services provided within it.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you and your party are at any meeting
points at the relevant time. This applies to check in procedures, outgoing and
ingoing flights, any internal transportation and any excursions organised during
FlyUni LTD will use the Mu’alim coach service wherever provided (full amount of
the transport has been paid to the Mu’alim on your behalf). This includes all
travelling arrangements in Saudi Arabia apart from ziyarat.
Transport for Tawaful Ifadah/Ziyarah is not included in our packages.
All pilgrims must ensure that they carry all the documents which will allow them
to re-enter the UK, i.e. Entry Visa/British Passports. We will NOT be able to
help you to re-enter the UK or any other part of the world, if you do not carry
the required documents. ALL pilgrims must ensure that they have obtained the
appropriate documentation before the departure from UK, i.e. Entry
Visa/passport. FlyUni LTD is not responsible for obtaining these documentations
for or on behalf of any pilgrim.
Every pilgrim will have to stick to the allocated transport (coach) arranged for
the journey. Please make a note of your coach number, once it is allocated to
you. Do not change your coach, as this will cause difficulty for all the
The Saudi & British Border control has the right to refuse any pilgrim from entry
or exit and should this happen. ‘FlyUni LTD’ will not be able to help you in any
way nor we will be able to refund any money as we would have made full payments
on your behalf to all other or third parties.
On entry to Saudi Arabia, the Boarder control will make you to give your finger
prints and your photo will be taken for security and other reasons. ‘FlyUni LTD’
will not be able to help you in any way as these are governmental level
If any baggage is lost by the airline or while transfer, you must submit a claim
directly with relevant airline prior to leaving the airport and obtain relevant
proof from them.
F. Our Responsibility
It is our responsibility to make arrangements for the provision by the relevant
suppliers (including air carrier of air transport, accommodation) of the
components you book or stated in our package, but we do not hold any
responsibility for the operation of the component itself. We have no liability
with you for any dissatisfaction, loss of enjoyment, loss, injury or damage
which results from your use of the single component. Any special requests will
not be dealt with unless we, FlyUni LTD given you in writing prior to booking.
The type of service you will receive depends upon the package you select. Our
services include some of the following: hotel accommodation, tents in Mina,
tents in Arafat, Hajj ministry coaches throughout the journey unless mentioned
otherwise in writing, private coaches only for Ziyarat. All of these services
come as standard as part of all our packages. For full details, please refer to
our leaflet or website. Should you wish you can keep a copy with yourself?
Although services differ between Hajj and Umrah.
G. Travel documentation
Every pilgrim is responsible to look after his/her own ticket and travel
documents. Please do not attach your ticket to the passport. The passport
can/will be taken off you at Jeddah airport and will be returned to you once you
have returned to Jeddah airport having performed Hajj. FlyUni LTD accepts no
responsibility for any loss or damage of any tickets or passports that resulted
due to your own negligence or by any other third party.
When you make booking with us you acknowledge there is an element of risk
associated with pilgrimage generally, particularly in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj
& Umrah. These include overcrowding in hotels, on all forms of transport and
poor management of public places. These risks can also include the risk of
injury or illness in remote places without medical facilities. You must be fit
enough to undertake the pilgrimage and you must exercise reasonable care for
your own safety and the safety of other members in your group.
We shall not be liable for any personal injury. You are solely responsible for
your travel/health insurance arrangements. We do not offer any travel/health
We shall not be liable for any delay in performing Hajj and Umrah rites or for
failure to perform Hajj and Umrah rites and rituals in the delay or failure
result from circumstances beyond our control.
FlyUni LTD will not take any responsibility for safeguarding the property of
individuals at any time during the journey nor for any loss or damage of any
FlyUni LTD is not responsible for excessive luggage or for any item carried by
pilgrims. Pilgrims are solely responsible for their own luggage throughout the
journey. This includes loading and unloading during transfers from point A to
point B and to coaches, etc. For the Amount of Luggage allowed, please check the
website of your airline.
J. Transport during the Five days of Hajj
We try to give the seats to Ladies, Elderly and Children. We Request young men or
who are able to stand up, to stand up so that we can transfer maximum number of
pilgrims possible in short time period of time.
Toilet paper not provided during the 5 days of Hajj on any type of transport in
Saudi. No toilets are on busses/coaches.
Any behaviour deemed unacceptable can lead us to terminate your journey. We will
not tolerate behaviour that is deemed to be leading to distress, damage or cause
danger to FlyUni LTD employees or other pilgrims. If you are prevented from
travelling because any person in authority thinks you are unfit to travel or
likely to cause problems; we will not be liable to complete your pilgrimage
arrangements and you will not be liable for any refund and or compensation.
O. Your Financial Protection
When you buy an ATOL protected fight or flight inclusive package from us you will
receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you
can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go
1. “We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you
with the Services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In
some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of
insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you
have bought or suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to
accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform
those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you
under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree
that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL
holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme
(or your credit card issuer where applicable).”
“If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to
provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative
ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air
Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL
scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign
absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out
of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against
us, the travel agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also
agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other
body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme.”
Terms and conditions of Booking in details:
2. Package details
2.1 There are different choices of packages:
Please note package prices are influenced by many factors including Airport
taxes, fuel and other associated costs known at the time of booking, e,g hotels,
transport, Hajj ministry (Muassasah chagres, bank charges, transport charges,
Hajj draft and so on . Our prices are therefore affected by changes in these
costs along with fluctuations in exchange rates, supplier’s costs and economic
trends. For our packages and prices, please visit our website: www.flyuni.co.uk.
2.1.1 Economy package. For full details, please visit our website.
2.1.2 Standard packages. For full details, please visit our website.
2.2 The standard & Economy package provides, for accommodation, rooms based on 4
or 5 sharing occupancy (Men share with men and ladies share with ladies). If you
require quad, triple or double occupancy this should be specified on the Booking
Form or inform our agent at the time of booking where the price would be
different. If quad, triple or double occupancy room is available, this shall be
confirmed in writing. If we do not confirm in writing, this means no changes are
in place. There are always additional charges for family rooms.
2.30 The items included in and excluded from each package are as set out in the
Brochure or on our regularly updated website. Please note that the cost of
transport of Tawaful Ifadah/Ziyarah or meals including breakfast is not included
in our standard packages.
2.6 There is no minimum age for travel. However, children and infants must be
accompanied by a responsible adult who will usually be a parent or immediate
relative/guardian. Please note that a Child will count as an adult occupant.
2.7 The photographs of landmarks featured in the Brochure are for illustrative
purposes only and to give a general idea of what you may experience during the
Journey. The photographs of hotel rooms are also included only to indicate in
general terms the type of accommodation you can expect to stay in and your hotel
room may differ from those depicted.
2.8 Our hotels and rooms are sold according to Saudi rating standards which are
different than the UK standards and are usually lower standards than the UK and
with maximum beds possible in a room. Addition to this, room sizes and toilet
size may also be different than UK hotels rooms and normally smaller. Normally,
no chairs and tables in room.
2.9. Room size is expected to be small with maximum beds possible in the room
table and chairs in the room for dining, etc. Your suitcases will have to be
placed under the beds/next to your bed.
2.10. Toilet may be located inside or outside of the room, in most cases toilets
are small and without shower tray. Sometimes there are only enough places to
stand in or around the toilet.
2.11. In some cases there could be one toilet and shower for two rooms, and
Pilgrims are expected to share the facilities.
2.12 The items included in and excluded from each package are as set out in the
Brochure unless specific amendment has been made by agreement of the parties in
writing to the contents of the Brochure. It is acknowledged by the parties that
changes may be made by agreement of all parties to the particulars contained
within the Brochure before the conclusion of the contract.
2.13 You should ensure that you are familiarised with the terms of any
information pack or itinerary document provided.
2.14 There is no minimum age for travel. However, children and infants must be
accompanied by a responsible adult who will usually be a parent or immediate
If you are travelling unaccompanied by an adult aged 18 years of age or over and
meet the above conditions for travel, you must provide written authority from
you parent or legal guardian who must sign the Booking Form in our presence. We
may ask the parent/guardian to produce a copy of their passport showing their
name and signature. Written permission from a parent/guardian cannot be accepted
unless their signature can be checked. On signing the booking form, a contract
will exist between your parent/guardian and us.
Where you are permitted to travel unaccompanied by an adult aged 18 years of age
or over, you must take written authority from your parent or legal guardian with
you as the authorities and or our accommodation supplier may require evidence of
this. Failure to adhere to the above condition may result in your booking being
cancelled at any point before or after your departure. If you are prevented or
restricted from performing the Hajj or using your accommodation for this reason,
you will be liable for any costs incurred for example, alternative
accommodation, if available, and /or transport home.
3.1 Prior to booking, We strongly recommend that You have carefully read and
understand Our Terms and Conditions which shall subject to clause 3.3 form the
basis of the agreement between You and Fly Uni LTD. Places are allocated on a
first come first served basis and early booking is highly recommended in order
to avoid disappointment.
3.2 You confirm that you have been provided prior to the conclusion of this
contract in writing or some other appropriate form with the following
i. General information about passport and visa requirements which apply to
British citizens or otherwise who are purchasing flight only or flight including
package, including information about the length of time it is likely to take to
obtain appropriate passports and visas.
ii. Information about health formalities required for the journey and stay;
iii. The arrangements for security for the money paid over upon booking and/or
payment for the repatriation of You in the event of Our insolvency.
3.3 When You have selected the package of Your choice, please complete the
booking form. Please ensure that all details entered are complete and accurate.
To make things easy for our pilgrims, We may also take their booking details
over the phone with the understanding that you have read and fully understood
and accepted all Our Terms and Conditions. You should ensure that all details
entered on the Booking Form are complete and accurate. Please note that a
Booking Form may not be accepted unless it is signed and dated.
3.4 These Terms and Conditions shall apply to all bookings except so far as
expressly agreed otherwise in writing by Our authorised representative. You
should not rely on any statement, promise or representation made or given by or
on Our behalf which is not set out in the Agreement. Nothing in this clause will
exclude or limit FlyUni LTD’s liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.
3.5 Your submission of the Booking Form or the submission of your personal
details to Fly Uni LTD. is considered as Your offer to book a place on the
journey for You and for those persons named on the Booking Form or otherwise
given subject to these Terms and Conditions.
3.6 In completing the Booking Form or by providing details of yourself and
persons accompanying or by signing the Booking Form. You agree to be responsible
for and guarantee payment in respect of all persons named on the Booking Form.
You also agree to be responsible for the behaviour of all persons travelling
with Your party and for the entire duration of the journey. We will correspond
directly and only with You and all documents will be sent to the address that
appears on the Confirmation of Booking. It is Your responsibility to ensure that
all persons travelling in Your party are aware of the information provided
relating to the journey and that they conduct themselves in an appropriate
manner having regard to the sacred nature of the journey. If you make a booking
on behalf of others as well as yourself, we shall take it that You have the
authority of each of those other people to enter into the contract on the basis
of these booking conditions and that You and they have agreed to be jointly and
severally liable to us.
3.7 Please send Your Booking Form to Our office address: FlyUni LTD, 13 High
Road, London NW10 2TE (UK). The deposit or full amount (as applicable) is due
and payable in accordance with clauses 5.1 and 5.3 (as applicable) at the time
of submitting the Booking Form. A Booking Form is not valid and will not be
accepted until such payment is received and also until Confirmation of Booking.
3.8 We reserve the right to return your deposit and decline to issue a
confirmation at Our absolute discretion. If We accept Your booking We will send
You a Confirmation of Booking. We will use reasonable endeavours to send the
Confirmation of Booking either via first class post or a confirmation will be
sent to the email address You have provided. Upon issue of the Confirmation of
Booking, a legally binding agreement will be deemed to have come into effect
from the date that appears on the Booking Form. If you send the Booking Form 8
weeks or less before the date of departure, a legally binding agreement will be
deemed to have come into effect on the date when We confirm the booking to You,
which may be or not be in writing.
3.9 If You wish to make any changes to Your arrangement following Confirmation of
Booking, You must inform Us in writing as soon as possible. Whilst we will do
our best to assist, We cannot guarantee that We will be able to meet Your
requested change. Where We can meet a request, each amendment will incur a fee
of £100 per person. Any additional charges passed on to Us by airlines or other
suppliers will be added to this amount. You should be aware that these costs
could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and You
should contact Us as soon as possible. If we are unable to assist You and You do
not wish to proceed with the original booking we will treat this as a
cancellation by You and a cancellation fee will be payable. If You are unable to
travel or prevented from travelling for any reason cancellation charges will
apply depending at time of cancellation. In some cases there may not be any
refund particularly if ticket and visa has been ordered or issued.
3.10 From the date of confirmation of booking (which may be over a telephone call
or in writing), you shall have no right to cancel a booking due to a change of
mind or change of requirement.
Note: certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed or
ordered and any alteration could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100 % of
that part of the arrangement.
3.11 You must stipulate any dietary, mobility or other special requirements for
You or any person included in Your booking on the Booking Form or at the time of
booking. Whilst We use Our reasonable endeavours to cater for any such
requirements, We cannot guarantee such requirements will be accommodated and
cannot be held liable for any failure by Us to do so.
3.12 You must notify us for any medical condition that You or any person
travelling in Your party has. We may request further information on any such
condition and You agree to provide such information (which shall be true and
complete) promptly. We reserve the right to decline or cancel your booking if We
believe that We are not able to provide the facilities to deal with the medical
condition in question. All pilgrims are travelling at their own risk and no
special arrangements or responsibility will be catered for any disability,
mobility or medical conditions.
3.13 When deciding to book the trip You should be aware that Hajj and Umrah
journey is physically and mentally demanding. We do not take responsibility for
any pilgrims that have special requirements unless agreed in writing at the time
of booking in accordance with clauses 3.11 and 3.12. In order to complete the
rites of Hajj and Umrah and other rituals, it is required that all Pilgrims are
fit enough to walk for a distance of at least 3-5 miles a day. In case any
Pilgrim is not fit enough to do so, he/she must take a wheelchair with them as
well as a companion who will take responsibility for them. We also strongly
recommend that all pilgrims seek medical clearance from their GP before booking,
particular the elderly or those with diagnosed medical problems. It is Your
responsibility to check with your GP that You are fit enough to be on this
journey as well as what vaccinations and medication you may require and allow
time to obtain them. Some relevant details are available from the National
Travel Health Network and Centre www.nathnac.org
3.14 Please note that the journey of Hajj and Umrah cannot be equated to holiday
travel. The Hajj journey can never be taken for granted as operating like a
normal holiday; Hotels, transport and public services are all pushed to their
limits during the Hajj season and You should not expect the same level of
services that You are used to in the UK or elsewhere. Due to the large number of
pilgrims in a small area the crowds can be overwhelming. Please expect major
traffic congestion and very long delays while moving from one location to
another throughout the journey particularly during the days of the rites of Hajj
and Umrah. These journeys can be very frustrating, unpleasant and unpredictable
which are outside of Our control.
3.15 Exclusively for Hajj or Large Umrah groups (over 50). The information
document and itinerary of Your journey will set out some of the potential
challenges which can be expected during the pilgrimage. This is neither a
complete nor exhaustive list. Approximately [two weeks] before the Start Date,
We shall provide You with a pack of information relating to Your journey. This
information will include:
1.1 locations of intermediary stops and transport connections as well as
anticipated time of meeting;
1.2 Contact details.
1.3 climate and clothing recommendations.
1.4 any important details relevant to a particular site that we may visit;
3.16 All details provided are subject to the qualifications contained within the
information pack and the Terms and Conditions. In addition and particular the
following general terms are identified:
3.16.1 Your Hajj and Umrah package with FlyUni LTD shall consist of Your visa,
accommodation, flights to and from Saudi Arabia and group transport within Saudi
Arabia, as well as such other services as are outlined in Your Booking Form or
advertised by different means. The purpose of these services is to allow You to
complete the holy pilgrimage of Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia and as such You
accept that there are material aspects of the services provided which are
distinct in standard from a normal package or leisure holiday. We provide the
package within a specific field of activity – namely the provision of Hajj and
Umrah Pilgrimage services – and are committed to maintaining both the honest
market practices and general principles of good faith that exist within this
3.16.2 Laws, standards, culture and attitudes are different in many countries
from what You reasonable expect at home or otherwise. We are not responsible for
standards of service, safety, hygiene and behaviour which may be lower than You
are used to or which you expected.
3.16.3 We do not make any representation or commitment that all services will
comply with the applicable local laws and regulations and failure to comply does
not automatically mean We or the service supplier has not exercised reasonable
skill and care.
3.16.4 We will only be responsible for what Our employees do or do not do if they
were at the time acting within the course of their employment (for employees) or
carrying out work we had asked them to do. Please note that hotel staff,
cleaners, transport driver, Mu’alim staff, hajj ministry staff, airport staff
etc or not Our employees.
3.16.5 Hajj Visa
a) As part of the Services, We will apply to the Saudi Embassy for the Hajj and
Umrah visa to enter Saudi Arabia for the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage. The Hajj and
Umrah visa is issued by the Saudi Embassy. It is Our responsibility to ensure
that Your passports are prepared, processed and submitted correctly at the
required time. If, after submission, the Saudi Embassy delays releasing the
passports, or does not issue a Hajj or Umrah Visa for You, or misplace the
passport, We shall attempt to resolve the problem. However We cannot take
responsibility for the action of the Embassy or other parties that are outside
of Our control. Please note that We have a limited number of visas for which We
are permitted to apply and once We have met Our quota, no further visas can be
issued. Once issued, the Hajj visa cannot be re-issued in the event of loss or
damage and it cannot be transferred to another person in any circumstances. It
is Your responsibility to check You fulfil the passport, visa, health and
immigration requirements applicable to the Services and required for the issuing
of the visa. We accept no responsibility for any visa application delayed or
rejected by the Saudi Embassy. You must check the requirements for Your own
b) We do not accept any responsibility if You cannot travel, or incur any other
loss because You have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration
requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any
fines or other losses which We incur as a result of Your failure to comply with
any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.
c) Due to the nature of this journey please be advised The Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia Law does not allow entry to Non-Muslims into Makkah or Medina and such
persons will not be granted a Hajj or Umrah Visa.
d) A non-Muslim can be defined as: Any person who does not believe in the
ABSOLUTE and UNQUALIFIED FINALITY of the Prophet hood of Mohammad (peace and
blessing be upon him), or claims to be a prophet of Islam or recognises any such
claimant as a prophet of Islam although the definition is a matter of
interpretation by the Hajj Ministry.
e) Please note it is illegal to provide any false details to obtain the visa. If
You provide false information, documents or passports in support of Your visa
application, You will be refused a visa and all future applications may be
refused. Your attempts to abuse the immigration system may be reported to the
3.16.6 Travel to/from journey Sites and Itinerary
a) Upon arrival at Jeddah/Medina airport in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia You
acknowledge that You may experience significant delays in clearing immigration.
You may have to wait and sit in the waiting lounge for a long time before going
through to the immigration desk. These delays are outside of Our control and We
cannot be held liable for any costs occurred as a result of such delays.
b) After clearing immigration and exiting from the airport with Your luggage You
will be asked to hand over the Hajj draft to Saudi Authorities for the on-going
transport and Hajj services. The Saudi authorities in return will put stickers
of transport and Hajj services on Your passports whom We have paid on your
behalf. You are asked to stay with Your group at all times when travelling
unless instructed otherwise by Your group leader or the Saudi authorities. All
messages and documentation will be communicated to You through Your group
leader. Before being allowed access onto the buses provided by the Hajj
Ministry, You (or your group leader on your behalf) may be required to surrender
Your passports to the Saudi authorities. Please note that this is a stipulation
of the Ministry of Hajj and it is not something over which We have any control.
We cannot accept liability for any loss or damage to Your passport whilst it is
in the possession of the Hajj Ministry. You accept that failure to provide Your
passport to the authorities when requested to do so will mean that You will not
be allowed access to the buses to continue on Your journey. We cannot accept any
liability in these circumstances and no refunds or payment of any kind shall be
c) All transport to and from airports and between sites on the journey is
provided by, controlled and overseen by the Ministry of Hajj unless expressly
stated otherwise. We have no control over the timing and nature of the transport
provided. Transport might be delayed or changed at little or no notice and You
accept that We have no control over such delays or changes nor can We accept any
liability for such amendments. The itinerary provided by Us is subject to the
provision of transport by the Ministry of Hajj. Furthermore by accepting these
Terms and Conditions You acknowledge that Saudi Arabia is a developing country
and its infrastructure may not be as advanced as You may be used to in the UK or
otherwise. It remains Your responsibility to ensure that Your luggage is loaded
and unloaded from the Ministry of Hajj buses, and We cannot accept any
responsibility for loss or damage to Your luggage whilst it is transported on
d) Your itinerary will be governed by the Islamic calendar, the Saudi authorities
and the Ministry of Hajj. Therefore Your itinerary is subject to change at all
times and You accept that we cannot accept any liability in these circumstances.
Furthermore, due to the nature of the Hajj pilgrimage, Your itinerary is on a
very tight schedule and You must ensure that You are at all departure points at
the time specified on Your itinerary or according to announcements in order to
commence the next stage of the pilgrimage. Failure to be present at the
departure points by the time specified on the itinerary means that the group may
leave without You. We cannot accept any liability for this.
a) Due to the large number of pilgrims in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj and Umrah
pilgrimage, the cities and towns are overcrowded. This has a significant effect
on the public services, transport and accommodation within the country. You
accept that the Services are at all times dependent on the Hajj Ministry and
Saudi Arabian authorities over which We have no control. All accommodation is
shared and is of basic yet functional economy buildings (unless otherwise agreed
in writing); star rating is provided by the hotels according to the Saudi
Ministry of Trade standards and is quoted for guidance only; these are Saudi
rated accommodations which is likely not in accordance with British rating
equivalents. Accommodation within the holy cities at this time is in such high
demand and as a result all accommodation is shared and rooms for single
occupancy are not available. If You wish to share accommodation with Your
husband, wife or family, You must make a special request for this at the time of
booking and, if available, a supplement will be payable. Otherwise, all
accommodation is segregated and communal and whilst We will make efforts to
place You with the group in which You are travelling We cannot make any
guarantees about this and accept no liability in the event You’re not placed in
the same accommodation.
b) During the Hajj season hotel rooms are reconfigured to support increased
occupancy. Rooms which would normally be configured as double, triple and quad
rooms outside the Hajj season may be used as triple, quad or quant/quint (4/5/6
person) rooms during Hajj season. You acknowledge that accommodation may be of a
lower standard and more congested than that expected against British standards
or Saudi standards outside the period of Hajj and Ramadan pilgrimage.
a) We are responsible for arranging each client’s confirmed international air
ticket for Hajj or Umrah. We cannot accept any liability for any cancellations,
changes and delay in Your flights to or from the UK whether the cancellation,
change or delay is caused by adverse weather conditions, rescheduling of times
by the airline, authorities and/or the action of air traffic controllers,
mechanical breakdown, strike or action, industrial action or otherwise.
b) We accept no liability for any lost/damage luggage, or charges for excess
luggage. If luggage is lost by the airline, the passenger must pursue the
airline for compensation by contacting the airline’s baggage service at the
point of loss. Baggage tags must also be retained for this purpose.
c) Once a flight reservation has been confirmed, the payment becomes fully
d) Should any passenger(s); family or group fail to arrive at the departure point
or at airport on time or fails to enter the aeroplane after checking in, We take
no responsibility of any loss, charges or damages.
3.17 Hajj and Umrah journey may not be enjoyable. In addition, no pleasure is in
this journey may be gained.
3.18 We use reasonable endeavours to perform Hajj and Umrah according to the
Sunnah. However, We cannot be liable for any failure to do so as We are
bond/limited by Hajj ministry and timings and space.
3.19. All meetings, lectures and announcements will be delivered in English or
3.20 If you wish to make any change to Your arrangements following Confirmation
of Booking each amendment will incur of a fee of £150 per person per change plus
difference of fare as per your required date. Any additional charges passed on
to us by airlines or other suppliers will be added to this amount.
3.21 You agree to ensure that every person named for booking agrees to be bound
by the agreement incorporating these Terms and Conditions as if they were a
party to the agreement. In particular You agree to insure that each person
agrees to be bound by the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in
clause 13 liability.
4. Travel documentation
4.1. We are responsible for providing the package as detailed on the Confirmation
of Booking. We endeavour to ensure that Our work is accurate. However, it is
Your responsibility to ensure that all details on the Confirmation of Booking
and any other documentation that We send or give You are correct. In particular,
You must check your travel documents and those of any persons travelling with
You and ensure that the details match those on Your passport and those of any
persons travelling in Your party. Where there are any discrepancies in any of
the documentation You must advise us immediately. Failure to do so may prevent
You from participating in the journey.
4.2. Travel documents will be issued in the following ways:
4.2.1 Collection by You from Our office or at the Pre-Hajj and Umrah seminar to
which all participants are invited to attend;
4.2.2 Sent by post to Your address by special delivery; or
4.2.3 Collected at the airport in exceptional circumstances only where passports
are handed to Us very late due to You or any persons travelling in Your party
travelling prior to the journey or the embassy delaying visa very late due to a
variety of reasons.
4.3 No travel documents will be issued until the full and final payment has been
4.4 Where documents are sent by post pursuant to clause 4.2.2 they are sent at
Your risk and We cannot be liable for items lost or delayed in the post.
4.5 Unused or part used air tickets are returned to the airline for authorisation
and calculation of any refund due. We will deduct from any refund received back
from the airline an amount equivalent to the deposit and 15% of the total cost
as a cancellation charge. Refunds can take up to 45 days in total but most of
the Hajj tickets are non-refundable/non-changeable. Please be informed that We
do not refund the amount paid for the original or any other documentation unless
refund is given to Us.
5. Price and Payment
5.1 The deposit which is NON-REFUNDABLE is due and payable at the time of
submitting the Booking Form. The exact amount of the deposit will be as detailed
in the Brochure. Where no such amount is specified, We will advise You of the
exact amount of the deposit when We send You a Booking Form. Otherwise We
confirm that £1000 is the minimum amount that is not refundable.
5. 2 The balance of the price is due and payable ten weeks before the date of
5.3 Where You submit the Booking Form less than ten weeks before the date for the
balance of payment to be made pursuant to clause 5.2, the full price of the trip
is due and payable with the Booking Form.
5.4 It is Your responsibility to ensure that the sums payable under the Agreement
are made by the due date(s). Please note that it is not Our practice to send out
reminders that sums are payable unless such sums are overdue.
5.5 If You fail to pay the deposit, the balance or any other sum due under the
Agreement by the due dates Your booking may be cancelled without liability on
5.6 Payments can be made by the following methods:
5.6.1 Cheque made payable to “FlyUni LTD”. Please allow 7 working days for the
cheque to clear.
5.6.2 Cash; please contact us for an appointment.
5.6.3 Bank transfer; FlyUni LTD, Barclays Bank Sort code: 20-80-57 A/c no.:
5.7 Payments shall not be deemed to have been received until it is received in
5.8 Any money paid to an authorised agent of Ours in respect of a booking covered
by Our ATOL is held by that agent on behalf of and for the benefit of the
Trustees of the Air Travel Trust at all times subject to the agent’s obligation
to pay it to us for so long as we do not fail financially. If we do fail
financially, any money held at that time by the agent or subsequently accepted
from the customer by the agent, is and continues to be held by that agent on
behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust without
any obligation to pay that money to us.
5.9 It is possible that circumstances may arise that cause the price of the trip
to increase or decrease. We may alter the price and inform you of the reasons.
However, this is not everyday practice.
5.10 The price of your travel arrangements has been calculated using exchange
rates quoted by Barclays Bank in relation to the following currencies: Saudi
5.11 The price of your confirmed package is subject at all times to variations
5.11.1 Transportation costs, including the cost of fuel; or
5.11.2 Dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as landing taxes or
5.11.3 Embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports; or
5.11.4 The exchange rates used to calculate your arrangements;
5.11.5 Any additional fees or taxes imposed by Saudi Government will be passed
fully to You.
5.12 Such variations could include but are not limited to airline cost changes
which are part of Our contracts with airlines (and their agents) and any other
transport providers. We will absorb and You will not be charged for any increase
equivalent to 2% of the price of Your travel arrangements, which excludes
insurance premiums and any amendment charge and/or additional services or travel
arrangements. You will be charged for the amount over and above that, plus an
administration charge of £1.00 per person together with an amount to cover
5.13 If any variation in price means that You have to pay an increase of more
than 10% of the price of Your confirmed travel arrangements (excluding any
insurance premiums, amendment charges and/or additional services or travel
arrangements), You will have the option of cancelling and receiving a full
refund of all money paid to Us, except for any insurance premiums and any
amendment charges and/or additional services or travel arrangements. Should You
decide to cancel for this reason, You must exercise Your right to do so within
14 days from the issue date printed on Your final invoice. We will consider an
appropriate refund of insurance premiums paid if You can show that You are
unable to transfer or reuse Your policy.
5.14 There will be no change made to the price of Your confirmed package within
30 days of Your departure nor will refunds be paid during this period.
5.15 Should the price of Your package go down due to the changes mentioned above,
by more than 2% of your confirmed journey cost, then any refund due will be paid
to You. However, please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased
in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of Your
travel due to contractual and other protection in place
5.16 We only provide packages to Hajj and Umrah journey, any other packages are
not protected by Us nor do we charge you for it.
5.17 Your Financial Protection – Security in the event of Insolvency:
We provide financial security for flight inclusive Hajj and Umrah packages and
flights under the ATOL scheme, granted by the CAA. Our ATOL number is (10205).
When You buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive package from Us, You
will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected,
where You can get information on what this means for You and who to contact if
things go wrong. For further information, visit the ATOL website at
We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide You with
the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some
cases, where neither We nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of
insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide You with the services You
have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to You). You agree to
accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform
those obligations and You agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by You
under Your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, You also agree
that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL
holder, in which case You will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme
(or Your credit card issuer where applicable).
If We, or the suppliers identified on Your ATOL certificate, are unable to
provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative
ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air
Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) You under the ATOL
scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit You assign
absolutely to those Trustees any claims which You have or may have arising out
of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against
Us, the travel agent (or Your credit card issuer where applicable). You also
agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other
body has paid sums You have claimed under the ATOL scheme.
5.18 If you book arrangements other than an ATOL protected flight or flight
inclusive package from Us, Your money will not be financially protected. Please
ask us for further details.
6.1 We will organise Your Hajj and Umrah visa application of any person
travelling in your party and named in the Confirmation of Booking. You will
offer us all assistance that we require in obtaining the visa in good time for
the date of departure. The Hajj visa will be issued by FlyUni LTD.
6.2 In particular You will provide Us with the following items in respect of You
and each person travelling in Your party upon Our request by any deadline that
We stipulate (at least 6 weeks before departure unless agreed otherwise):-
6.2.1 Passports. This must be valid for at least 8 months on the date of travel.
Non-European community (EC) passport holders must have permanent residency, work
permit or ‘leave to remain with spouse’ and must have entered the UK two months
prior to applying. Children who have been endorsed on their parent’s passports
will only be granted a visa if a photo of the child has also been endorsed on
the passport by the Passport Office.
6.2.2 Four colour passport size photographs (must have white background);
6.2.3 A completed and signed Hajj visa application form and contract.
6.2.4 A valid meningitis (ACWY) immunisation certificate.
6.2.5 A completed Mahram relationship declaration (for females and children under
16 years of age only)
6.3 We strongly recommend that You arrange for insurance in respect of postage of
the above documentations as We cannot be liable for any documents lost either in
the post or during the visa application process unless such loss arises from Our
6.4 We cannot guarantee that a visa application will be granted and cannot be
liable for any refusal unless such refusal arises from our negligence. If the
visa is refused, We cannot be held responsible for any consequential lost, e.g.
loss of deposit, unpaid leave etc.
7. Amendments and cancellation
7.1 If You wish to make any change to Your arrangements between the Confirmation
of Booking and departure You must inform Us in writing as soon as possible.
Whilst We will do Our best to assist, We cannot guarantee that We will be able
to meet Your requested change. Where We can meet a request, each amendment will
incur a fee of £150 per person. Any additional charges passed on to Us by
airlines or other suppliers will be added to this amount. You should be aware
that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes
are made and You should contact Us as soon as possible. Where We are unable to
assist You and You do not wish to proceed with the original booking, we will
treat this as a cancellation by You. A cancellation fee may be payable. If You
are unable to travel for whatever reason it may not be possible to transfer Your
booking to another person.
Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and
any alteration could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of
If You Cancel
7.2 If You decided that You wish to cancel Your booking or change any element of
the package You must inform Us in writing as soon as possible. You are also
responsible for notifying us where a member of Your party wishes to cancel the
booking or change any element of the journey. Only the person who made a booking
may cancel a booking, those who are 18 years old or above have to contact us
»7.2.1 Your notice of cancellation will only take effect when it is received in
writing by Us at Our offices and will be effective from the date on which We
receive it. We recommend that You use recorded or special delivery. Since We
incur costs in cancelling Your arrangements, You will have to pay the applicable
cancellation charges up to the maximum shown below (The cancellation charge
detailed is calculated on the basis of the total cost payable by the person(s)
cancelling excluding insurance premiums and amendment charges which are not
refundable in the event of the person(s) to whom they apply cancelling):
a) Before issuance of Visa
i. The day of booking to 90 days before the date of departure 10% of the package
ii. 42-89 days before the date of departure: 30% of the package price cost;
iii. 29-42 days before the date of departure 60% of the package price cost;
iv. 14-29 days before the date of departure 80% of the package price cost;
v. 0-14 Days before the date of departure 95% of the package cost.
Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and
any alteration or cancellation could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100%
of that part of the arrangements in addition to the charge above.
b) After issuance of Visa
i. Please note that once visas have been issued, no refunds can be issued in the
event you cancel your arrangements.
ii. We will deduct the cancellation charge(s) from any money You have already
paid to Us.
iii. If the reason for Your cancellation is covered under the terms of Your
insurance policy, You may be able to reclaim these charges from Your insurance
MPORTANT NOTE: Visas are non-transferable and We only have a limited quota of
visas for which We can apply. Once We have met Our quota of visa applications,
We will not be able to apply for any further visas, regardless of the
circumstances. Due to the laws and regulations of Saudi Arabia, women are unable
to travel to Saudi Arabia on their own and must at all times be accompanied by a
male companion who is the woman’s husband, brother, son or father. In the event
that, after the issuance of visas, the named male on any booking is unable to
travel, because visas cannot be transferred after they have been issued, the
entire booking will be treated as cancelled and no refund shall be given. For
this reason We will wait as long as We can before issuing the visas for your
group in order to reduce the risk of this happening. If, before the visa is
issued, the male member of the group has to cancel, if his place can be
transferred to another male who meets all necessary requirements, We may be able
to transfer the place (subject to payment of all additional sums and his
satisfying any visa application requirements). However once the visa has been
issued, it cannot be transferred and due to the limited number of visas being
issued, we will not be able to apply for another visa and therefore the entire
group booking will have to be cancelled. Due to the late nature of this
cancellation, no refunds will be possible.
7.3 Where You cancel the package prior to payment of balance the deposit of £1000
7.4 Where You cancel the package after payment of balance, You will lose Your
deposit of £1000.
7.5 Where You cancel the package or any part of it we recommend You check the
terms of any insurance policy You purchased as You may be covered by the terms
of such policy. You may be covered by Your insurance policy.
7.6 We will advise You of the exact amount of any cancellation fees before
finalising the cancellation particularly if Your visas and air ticket of Hajj
and Umrah was issued.
7. 7 If circumstances force You to leave the Hajj or Umrah journey early, you
will have to bear any additional costs resulting from early departure yourself.
If we Change or Cancel
7.8 We hope that We will not have to cancel or make any changes to the Hajj or
Umrah journey but, because aspects of the Hajj and Umrah are reliant on the Hajj
Ministry (among other variables), We sometimes do need to make changes or
cancellations. We reserve the right to do this at any time.
7.8.1 Whilst We reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel the Hajj and
Umrah journey We will not cancel Your travel arrangements less than 30 days
before Your departure date except for reasons of force majeure or failure by You
to pay the final balance.
7.8.2 Most alterations will be minor and, while We will do our best to notify You
or Your party of any changes as soon as reasonably possible if there is time
before Your departure, We will have no other liability to You. If such
alternations occur during a journey We will attempt to make alternative
arrangements so as to comply as closely as possible to the description of the
journey in our brochure or otherwise advertised.
7.8.3 We are not liable to pay You any additional travel or any other costs,
expenses or losses which You incur as a result of any change or cancellation by
Us, such as changes to times of connecting flights or other travel arrangements.
7.8.4 We are not liable to You in any circumstances for loss or damage (including
loss of your journey) resulting from unusual and/or unforeseeable circumstances
which may arise and/or are beyond Our control or the consequences of which could
not have been avoided even with all due care
7.8.5 Due to the large number of pilgrims, delays and queues are expected in
Saudi Arabia. Times that We have provided are provisional and tentative and it
should be expected that delays may occur from time to time. You are requested to
abide by the times provided by Your appointed group leader as that would
override printed times. We reserve the right to change departure times if
necessary or dictated by Saudi Arabian authorities but will inform You of the
changes made. Date changes are rare and usually results from bad weather
conditions, rescheduling times by the airlines, action by air traffic
controllers, mechanical fault or industrial actions, all of which are beyond our
7.8.6 Occasionally We may have to make a major change to Your confirmed Services.
If We have to make a major change or cancel We will tell you as soon as possible
and, if there is time to do so, before departure. We will offer you the choice
a) (for major changes) accepting the changed arrangements,
b) Having a refund of all money paid; or
c) Accepting an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard
from Us, if available (We will refund any price difference if the alternative is
of a lower value).
7.8.7 You must notify Us of Your choice within 7 days of our offer. If You fail
to do so We will assume that You have chosen to accept the change or alternative
booking arrangements as identified by Us.
7.8.8 If We make a major change or cancel, less than 60 days before departure,
and this is not due to a Force Majeure Event or Your failure to make payment on
time, we will also pay compensation as detailed below:
a) Period before departure when a major change/cancellation is notified.
i. 60 days or more 0.00.
ii. 25-59 days £25.00.
iii. 15-28 days £35.00.
iv. 07-14 days £40.00.
v. Less than 07 days £50.00.
7.8.9 The above sets out the maximum extent of Our liability for changes and
cancellations and We regret We cannot meet any expenses or losses You may incur
as a result of change or cancellation. Please note: where accommodation with a
higher price than the original accommodation is offered by us and accepted by
You, the difference in price will be deducted from any compensation payable. In
no case will We pay compensation if accommodation is offered by Us and accepted
by You with a higher price than that originally booked in the same location
where no additional payment is made by You.
7.8.10 Very rarely, We may be forced by “force majeure” (see clause 20) to change
or terminate your arrangements after departure. If this situation does occur, We
regret We will be unable to make any refunds (unless We obtain any from Our
suppliers), pay You compensation or meet any costs or expenses You incur as a
7.8.11 If We become unable to provide a significant proportion of the services
that You have booked with Us after you have departed, We will make alternative
arrangements for You at no extra charge and, if appropriate in all the
circumstances, will pay You reasonable compensation.
7.8.12 You agree that all these provisions are reasonable.
8. Time and Routes
8.1 It is not possible for You to alter the routing of Your air ticket after the
Confirmation of Booking has been issued. The timing of the flights and any
eternal transportation are estimate only. Various factors may affect any timing
given including adverse weather conditions, delay at check in, operational
problem and airline procedures and We cannot guarantee that the departure times
and duration of the journey will be accurate or as expected.
8.2 It is Your responsibility to ensure that You and Your party are at any
meeting points at the relevant time. This applies to check in details, outgoing
and incoming flights, any internal transportation and any excursions organised
during Hajj or Umrah.
8.3 You should be aware that some carriers may also have special conditions of
carriage which may exclude or restrict their liability to You [if you would like
to see such conditions of carriage please contact the airline or visit the
concerned airline’s website.
8.3.1 Please check on the airline website for the latest requirements of luggage.
9. Data protection
9.1 The personal information that You provide to Us in connection with the
booking of the package will be treated confidentially by Us. We will use Your
information in order to discharge Our obligations under the Agreement. In doing
so we may need to supply Your personal details and the personal details of
persons named in the Confirmation of Booking to third parties supplying a
particular component of the journey and/or public authorities such as customs
and immigration. Such information may include details of a sensitive personal
nature. By submitting the Booking Form or by giving us your personal details
over the phone.
9.1.1 You consent for Us to use Your personal information and allow others to
access it for the purpose of discharging our obligations under the Agreement.
9.1.2 You acknowledge that each person named on the Booking Form has consented
(or in the case of a person under the age of 18 years old, the parent or
guardian of such person has consented) to Us using their personal information
and allowing others to access it for the purpose of discharging Our obligations
under the Agreement.
9.2 We may also use the personal details that You provide to Us for the following
9.2.1 So we can contact You or persons named in the Confirmation of Booking
(weather by post, telephone, text message or electronic mail) with details of
products, services or any other information that we believe may be of interest
9.2.2 For research and statistical purposes. Please note that the information we
produce for these purposes will not include any details that could be used to
9.3 If You do not wish to be contacted about products, services or other
information that may be of interest to You please let Us know in writing.
9.4 Where information is given to a third party the information will be subject
to that organisation's privacy and data protection policy. If You wish to have
sight of such policies, We will use reasonable endeavours to obtain a copy for
You subject to payment of a small administrative charge, the exact amount to be
advised at the time of making the request. Please note that some third party
suppliers may be based outside the European Community where data protection
requirements may be less onerous.
10.1 We are legally obliged to advise You to take out adequate travel insurance
and it is a condition of booking the Hajj that You take out appropriate travel
insurance. Travel insurance is not included as part of Your Hajj and umrah
package and it remains Your responsibility to purchase travel insurance
separately. You must be satisfied that Your insurance fully covers all Your
personal requirements including cancellation charges, medical expenses,
pre-existing medical conditions and repatriation in the event of accident or
illness. Cover should be obtained not only against normal travel risks, but
against additional risks appropriate to the destination country. In particular,
local road transport insurance may be inadequate, so You should check that Your
cover includes accidents happening whilst you are a passenger in a vehicle. If
You choose to travel without adequate insurance cover, You do so entirely at
your own risk and we will not be liable for any losses howsoever arising, in
respect of which insurance cover would otherwise have been available. If You
require details of an insurance provider please Contact Us.
11.1 We endeavour to ensure that all the information and prices both on Our
website and in our brochures are accurate; however occasionally changes and
errors occur and we reserve the right to correct prices and other details in
such circumstances. You must check the current price and all other details
relating to the arrangements that you wish to book before your booking is
12. Conditions of Suppliers
12.1 You acknowledge that certain parts of the journey will be provided to You by
third party suppliers, for example certain transport and accommodation, (“Third
Party Services”). Such Third Party Services include, but are not limited to, all
transport within Saudi Arabia and the quality and location of and the
accommodation provided by any tents, all of which are provided and controlled by
the Saudi Arabian Hajj Ministry. These Third Party Services may be provided in
accordance with their own terms and conditions which will form part of your
contract with us. Some of these terms and conditions may limit or exclude the
supplier’s liability to you, usually in accordance with applicable International
Conventions. Copies of the relevant parts of these terms and conditions are
available on request from us or the supplier concerned.
13.1 All persons travelling with us are expected to conduct themselves in an
orderly and acceptable manner and not to disrupt the enjoyment of other
travellers. If in our opinion or in the opinion of any our suppliers,
representatives, agents or any other person in authority, your behaviour or that
of any member of your party is causing or is likely to cause distress, danger or
annoyance to other travellers, or any third party or damage to property, or to
cause a delay or diversion to transportation, we reserve the right to terminate
your booking arrangements with us immediately. In the event of such termination
our liability to you and/or your party will cease and you and/or your party will
be required to leave your accommodation or other service immediately, and you
will be responsible for making your own way home. We will have no further
obligations to you and/or your party. No refunds for lost accommodation or any
other service will be made and we will not pay any expenses or costs incurred as
a result of termination. You and/or your party may also be required to pay for
loss and/or damage caused by your actions and we will hold you and each member
of your party jointly and individually liable for any damage or losses caused by
you or any member of your party. Full payment for any such damage or losses must
be paid directly to the supplier concerned prior to departure. If you fail to
make payment, you will be responsible for meeting any claims (including legal
costs) subsequently made against us as a result of your actions together with
all costs we incur in pursuing any claim against you. We cannot be held
responsible for the actions or behaviour of other guests or individuals who have
no connection with your booking arrangements or with us.
14. Special Request
14.1 Any special requests must be advised to us at the time of booking in writing
e.g. diet, room location, a particular facility at a hotel etc. You should then
confirm your requests in writing. Whilst every effort will be made by us to try
and arrange your reasonable special requests, we cannot guarantee that they will
be fulfilled. The fact that a special request has been noted on your
confirmation invoice or any other documentation or that it has been passed on to
the supplier is not confirmation that the request will be met. Failure to meet
any special request will not be a breach of contract on our part unless the
request has been specifically confirmed in writing from Us. We do not accept
bookings that are conditional upon any special request being met.
15. Disabilities and Medical Problems
15.1 We are not a specialist disabled travel company, but we will do our utmost
to cater for any special requirements you may have. If you or any member of your
party has any medical problem or disability which may affect your stay, please
provide us with full details in writing before we confirm your booking so that
we can try to advise you as to the suitability of your chosen arrangements. You
are required to contact your Doctor and to check if you are fit enough to embark
on this journey. If any pilgrims have not given enough details with regards to
his/her health conditions, we hold the right cancel the booking at any time and
impose applicable cancellation charges when we become aware of these details.
16.1 If you have a complaint about your arrangements whilst away, you must
immediately notify your group leader. If they are unable to resolve the problem
immediately, and a member of our staff is not available, you should contact us
straight away and we will endeavour to assist. If you do not give us the
opportunity to resolve any problem locally by reporting it to the supplier, or
informing us, then we may not be able to deal positively with any complaint on
16.2 If the problem cannot be resolved and you wish to complain further you must
send formal written notice of your complaint to us at the address set out next
to the definition of “We”, “Us” or “Our” within 14 days of your return quoting
your booking reference and all other relevant information and documentation.
Please keep your letter concise and to the point. This will assist us to quickly
identify your concerns and speed up our response to you. Failure to follow the
procedure set out in this clause may affect ours and the applicable supplier’s
ability to investigate your complaint and will affect your rights under this
17. Our Liability to You
17.1 This clause 17 sets out our liability (to you including any liability for
the Acts and omissions of employees) in respect of:
17.1.1 The package or the journey;
17.1.2 Any breach of our contractual obligations arising pursuant to these term
17.1.3 Any representation, statement or tortuous act or omission including any
17.2 We will accept responsibility for the arrangements we agree in writing to
provide or arrange for you as an “organiser” under the Package Travel, Package
Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 as set out below. Subject to these
booking conditions, if we or our suppliers negligently perform or arrange the
services which we are obliged to provide for you under our contract with you, as
set out on your confirmation invoice, we will pay you reasonable compensation.
The level of such compensation will be calculated taking into consideration all
relevant factors and following the complaints procedure as described in these
conditions and the extent to which ours or our employees’ or suppliers’
negligence affected the overall enjoyment of your journey. Please note that it
is your responsibility to show that we or our supplier(s) have been negligent if
you wish to make a claim against us.
17.3 We will not be responsible or pay you compensation for any injury, illness,
death, loss, damage, expense, cost or other claim of any description if it
a) the act(s) and/or omission(s) of the person(s) affected;
b) the act(s) and/or omission(s) of a third party unconnected with the provision
of the services contracted for and which were unforeseeable or unavoidable; or
c) unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond ours or our supplier(s) control,
the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had
been exercised; or
d) An event which either ourselves or suppliers could not, even with all due
care, have foreseen or forestalled.
17.4 We limit the amount of compensation we may have to pay you if we are found
liable under this clause:
17.4.1 loss of and/or damage to any luggage or personal possessions and money:
a) The maximum amount we will have to pay you in respect of these claims is an
amount equivalent to the excess on your insurance policy which applies to this
type of loss per person in total because you are assumed to have adequate
insurance in place to cover any losses of this kind.
17.4.2 Claims not falling under (a) above and which don’t involve injury, illness
a) The maximum amount we will have to pay you in respect of these claims is twice
the price paid by or on behalf of the person(s) affected in total. This maximum
amount will only be payable where everything has gone wrong and you or your
party has not received any benefit at all from your booking.
17.4.3 Claims in respect of international travel by air, sea and rail, or any
stay in a hotel:
a) The extent of our liability will in all cases be limited as if we were
carriers under the appropriate Conventions, which include The Warsaw/Montreal
Convention (international travel by air); The Athens Convention (with respect to
sea travel); The Berne/Cotif Convention (with respect to rail travel) and The
Paris Convention (with respect to hotel arrangements). You can ask for copies of
these Conventions from our offices. Please contact us. In addition, you agree
that the operating carrier or transport company’s own ‘Conditions of Carriage’
will apply to you on that journey. When arranging transportation for you, we
rely on the terms and conditions contained within these international
conventions and those ‘Conditions of Carriage’. You acknowledge that all of the
terms and conditions contained in those ‘Conditions of Carriage’ form part of
your contract with us, as well as with the transport company and that those
‘Conditions of Carriage’ shall be deemed to be included by reference into this
b) In any circumstances in which a carrier is liable to you by virtue of the
Denied Boarding Regulation 2004, any liability we may have to you under our
contract with you, arising out of the same facts, is limited to the remedies
provided under the Regulation as if (for this purpose only) we were a carrier.
17.5 When making any payment, we are entitled to deduct any money which you have
received or are entitled to receive from the transport provider or hotelier for
the complaint or claim in question.
17.6 It is a condition of our acceptance of liability under this clause that you
notify any claim to us and our supplier(s) strictly in accordance with the
complaints procedure set out in these conditions.
17.7 Where any payment is made, the person(s) receiving it (and their parent or
guardian if under 18 years) must also assign to ourselves or our insurers any
rights they may have to pursue any third party and must provide ourselves and
our insurers with all assistance we may reasonably require.
17.8 Please note we cannot accept any liability for any damage, loss or expense
or other sum(s) of any description:
17.8.1 Which on the basis of the information given to us by you concerning your
booking prior to our accepting it, we could not have foreseen you would suffer
or incur if we breached our contract with you; or relate to any business.
17.9 You must tell us of any problem you experience at the earliest opportunity
and in any event of the time limits set out in this clause 17. If the problem is
with regard to a supplier of any component of the tour/package who is not a
party to the agreement that has been involved with the performance of
obligations you must also advise that party at the time and the place where the
obligations concerned are supplied.
17.10 In the case of damage arising from the non-performance or improper
performance of our obligations under this agreement. We may pay you a reasonable
amount of compensation which shall be limited in accordance with the Warsaw
convention amended by the Hague PROTOCOL 1995 (in the case of air travel) and
the 1962 Paris convention (in the case of hotel accommodation). We will not be
liable to you under this clause 13.4 where the event of liability arises from
any of the following:
17.10.1 The circumstances leading to or causing the event of liability are
attributable to you or any person named in the confirmation of booking;
17.10.2 Such failures are attributable to a third party unconnected with the
provision of the journey, and are unforeseeable or unavoidable;
17.10.3 such event of liability arises out of or in connection with unusual or
unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could
not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised or arises out of
or in connection with an event which we or one of our third party suppliers (as
applicable), even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall.
17.11 Subject to clause 17.3, 17.4 and 17.6 in all other cases our total
liability to you in respect of all claims, losses, damages, costs, charges,
expenses, liabilities, demands, proceedings and actions (whether arising in
contract, negligence, breach of statutory duty or otherwise) shall not exceed
100 % of the sums paid in respect of each person named in the confirmation
booking in respect of whom the loss is alleged.
17.12 Under no circumstances shall we be liable to you for any type of loss of
any measure of pilgrim or loss of any nature whatsoever that does not flow
directly and naturally from the event of liability even if such loss was
reasonably foreseeable or the possibility of it being incurred had been advised.
18. Other Activities
18.1 Excursions or other activities that you may choose to book or pay for whilst
you are abroad are not part of your contracted arrangements with us. For any
excursion or other activity that you book, your contract will be with the
operator of the excursion or activity and not with us. We are not responsible
for the provision of the excursion or activity or for anything that happens
during the course of its provision by the operator.
19. Notices and Communications
19.1 If you need to contact us for any reason, written correspondence should be
sent by first class post to the address set out at the definition of “We” “Us”
or Our”. If you would prefer to contact us by fax or by email please contact us
for the relevant number and address.
19.2 If we need to contact You, We contact You via first class post or by
telephone using the address and/or phone number that You specify in the Booking
Form. Where either Party contacts the other via post, the correspondence shall
be deemed to have been given two days after the date of posting. Where We
contact you by telephone, the communication shall be deemed to have been given
at the time when the telephone call was made.
20. Events beyond our control
We cannot pay any compensation, reimburse expenses, or cover any losses of any
amount or otherwise accept responsibility if, as a result of events beyond our
control, we have to change your package after booking, or we, or our suppliers,
cannot supply your package, as we, or they, had agreed, or you suffer any loss
or damages of any description. When we refer to circumstances beyond our
control, we mean any event that we, or the supplier in question, could not
foresee or avoid, even after taking all reasonable care.
20.1 We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in
performance of, any of our obligations under these Terms that is caused by
events outside our reasonable control (“Force Majeure Event”).
20.2 A Force Majeure Event includes any act, event, non-occurrence, omission or
accident beyond our reasonable control and includes, in particular (but not
limited to), the following:
20.2.1 Hajj Ministry Instructions directly impacting on travel, accommodation or
20.2.2 Strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action; or
20.2.3 Civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist
attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war; or
20.2.4 Fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other
natural disaster; or
20.2.5 Impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport
or other means of public or private transport; or
20.2.6 Impossibility of the use of public or private telecommunications networks.
20.3 Our obligations under these Terms are suspended for the period that the
Force Majeure Event continues, and we will extend the time to perform these
obligations for the duration of that period. We will take reasonable steps to
bring the Force Majeure Event to a close or to find a solution by which our
obligations under these Terms can be performed despite the Force Majeure Event.
21. Delays and missed transport arrangements
21.1 If you or any member of your party misses flight or other transport
arrangement, it is cancelled or You are subject to a delay of over 3 hours for
any reason, You must Contact Us and the airline or other transport supplier
21.2 The Package Travel Regulations 1992 provide that in the event that You
experience difficulty on the occurrence of circumstances described in clauses 17
(2) (a) (b) (c) or (d) of these booking conditions, we will provide You with
prompt assistance. Where You experience a delay which is not owing to any
failure by Us, Our employees or sub-contractors, this prompt assistance is
likely to extend to providing help in locating refreshments, accommodation and
communications but not paying for them. Any airline or other transport supplier
may however pay for or provide refreshments and/or appropriate accommodation and
you should make a claim directly to them. Subject to the other terms of these
conditions, We will not be liable for any costs, fees or charges you incur in
the above circumstances, if You fail to obtain our prior authorisation before
making Your own travel arrangements.
21.3 Under EU Law, You have rights in some circumstances to refunds and/or
compensation from the airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay
to flights. Full details of these rights will be publicised at EU airports and
will also be available from airlines. If the airline does not comply with these
rules You should complain to the Civil Aviation Authority at
www.caa.co.uk/passengers. Reimbursement in such cases is the responsibility of
the airline and will not automatically entitle You to a refund of Your holiday
price from us. If, for any reason, You do not claim against the airline and make
a claim for compensation from Us, you must, at the time of payment of any
compensation to You, make a complete assignment to Us of the rights You have
against the airline in relation to the claim that gives rise to that
compensation payment. A delay or cancellation to Your flight does not
automatically entitle You to cancel any other arrangements even where those
arrangements have been made in conjunction with Your flight.
21.4 We cannot accept liability for any delay which is due to any of the reasons
set out in clause 10 of these booking conditions (which includes the behaviour
of any passenger(s) on any flight who, for example, fails to check in or board
21.5 The carrier(s), flight timings and types of aircraft shown in this brochure
or on Our website and detailed on Your confirmation invoice are for guidance
only and are subject to alteration and confirmation. We shall inform You of the
identity of the actual carrier(s) as soon as We become aware of it. The latest
flight timings will be shown on Your tickets which will be despatched to You
prior to departure. You should check Your tickets very carefully immediately on
receipt to ensure You have the correct flight times. If flight times change
after tickets have been dispatched We will contact You as soon as We can to let
21.6 Please note the existence of a “Community list” (available for inspection at
http://ec.europa.eu/transport/air-ban/list_en.htm) detailing air carriers that
are subject to an operating ban with the EU Community.
22. Disclaimer regarding Audio/Video recording of pilgrims.
22.1 During our trip; photography, video and audio recording will occur.
22.2 By joining Our group, You consent to interview(s), photography, audio
recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or
reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts,
advertising, inclusion on web sites, or for any other purpose(s) that FlyUni
LTD, 13 High Road, London NW10 2TE, its vendors, partners, affiliates and/or
representatives deems fit to use.
22.3 You release FlyUni LTD, 13 High Road, London NW10 2TE, its officers and
employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with
the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of interviews, photographs,
computer images, video and/or or sound recordings.
22.4 By joining our group, You waive all rights You may have to any claims for
payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, web-casting,
televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose
or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, web-casting or other publication
irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also
waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken
by FlyUni LTD, 13 High Road, London NW10 2TE or the person or entity designated
to do so by FlyUni LTD, 13 High Road, London NW10 2TE. You have been fully
informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before joining our
23.1 No waiver or amendment of any provision of the agreement shall be effective
unless made in writing signed by both parties. The waiver by either party of a
breach or default of any of the provisions of this agreement by the other shall
not be construed as a waiver of any succeeding breach of the same or other
provisions nor shall any delay or omission on the part of either party to
exercise or avail itself of any right, power or privilege that it has or may
have under the agreement operate as a waiver of any breach or default by the
23.2 The rights and obligations in this agreement are personal to You and You are
not entitled to assign or otherwise transfer any of Your rights or obligations
under the agreement.
23.3 If any provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall be found by any court
or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable
the invalidity or unenforceability of such provision shall not affect the other
provisions of these Terms and Conditions and all provisions not affected by such
invalidity or unenforceability shall remain in full force and effect.
23.4 It is Our intention that the Agreement (together with any documents referred
to or executed under it including these Terms and Conditions and the
Confirmation of Booking) and any specific terms confirmed and agreed in writing
between the Parties constitutes the entire understanding between the Parties
concerning the subject matter of the Agreement. In entering into the Agreement,
You should not rely on any statements, promises or representations that are not
expressly incorporated into the Agreement. Nothing in this Clause shall,
however, operate to limit or exclude any liability of either party for
23.5 No provision of the Agreement is intended to or creates any right or benefit
enforceable against the Parties to the Agreement under the contracts (Rights of
Third Parties) Act 1999.
23.6 The law applicable to the agreement is English law. The Agreement shall be
governed by English law in every particular including formation and
interpretation and the Parties agree to irrevocably submit to the exclusive
jurisdiction of the English courts.
24. Hijri Calendar
24.1 The itineraries for all of our packages have been prepared in accordance
with the published Saudi Arabian calendar. If due to the actual sighting of the
moon the dates for Hajj are adjusted, we will be forced to change the itinerary
accordingly by one or two days. Emergency alternative accommodation and
transportation arrangements will be made. However, these may be of a lower
standard than the package that you have booked and we cannot be held liable for
Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Advise (2014)
Health: the Saudi ministry of Health has established 21 hospitals to provide
health care to pilgrims free of charge. Ensure that all pilgrims have been
vaccinated with the qudrivalent meningococcal vaccine (ACWY) and that you have a
valid vaccination certificate. The FCO strongly recommend that all pilgrims have
a seasonal influenza vaccination prior to departure. Consult your GP for more
Up-to-date with situation in Saudi Arabia. Visit www.fco.gov.uk/travel
Correct tickets and ticket details.
Book tickets through an ATOL registered tour operator to avoid difficulties.
Have contact details of tour operators in Makkah and Madinah.
Get travel insurance for all aspects of your journey.
Ensure all pilgrims have the required vaccinations.
Ensure passport is in good condition and visa is in place.
Make copies of passport, insurance policy plus emergency numbers and ticket
details to leave with family and friends.
Individuals on medication should ensure they have adequate quantities for their
Ensure you have good quality footwear as you will have to walk long distances.
Ensure all baggage are clearly labelled.
Emergency numbers in Saudi Arabia:
Traffic Accidents 993.