​​​​​​General tips to perform Umrah in Ramadan:

  1. Ensure the cleanliness of the Ihram clothing, personal hygiene, and change clothes frequently.
  2. Use a paper tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  3. Be sure to wash hands before eating, after using the toilets, after sneezing or coughing, and when returning to your residence.
  4. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight and be sure to use light-colored umbrellas to avoid heat exhaustion.
  5. Don't overexert yourself, take a break.
  6. Make sure to drink enough fluids after iftar.
  7. Do not over-indulge in Iftar or Suhoor and be sure to eat food rich in nutrients (carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins, minerals).
  8. When you feel one of the symptoms of fatigue and exhaustion, stop, and go to the nearest health facility to get help.

Pregnant woman should:

  1. Consult a doctor before performing Umrah.
  2. Drink enough fluids.
  3. Avoid overcrowded places.
  4. Move the feet and avoid sitting for long periods; especially when traveling by car or long flights.
  5. Take a break if you feel stressed.
  6. When you feel one of these symptoms, you should go to the nearest health facility (abdominal cramps, bleeding, high temperature, headache).
  7. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  8. Using the means of assistance available in Tawaf and Sa’i, such as electric vehicles.
  9. If you have gestational diabetes, stick to your medication regimen.

During Umrah, the pilgrim may suffer from hypoglycemia, ulcers in the feet, or skin exfoliation.
This may be because of:

  1. Effort and exposure to heat.
  2. Changing the food system.
  3. Overcrowding.

Umrah during the daylight of Ramadan:
If you want to perform Umrah during Ramadan the daylight, you should

  1. Consult a doctor before going to Umrah.
  2. Keep your medications and insulin well.
  3. Make sure to take a piece of candy for low blood sugar.
  4. You should know the symptoms of high blood sugar, which are frequent urination, excessive thirst, frequent itching, non-healing of the wound, weight loss, stress and fatigue, and numbness in the extremities.
  5. You should know the symptoms of low blood sugar, which are sweating a lot, feeling hungry, trembling, pale color, dizziness and lack of concentration, heart palpitations, fainting, and convulsions.
  6. It is recommended to take a glucose meter to measure your blood sugar daily, and to carry a medical card.
  7. Drink enough fluids.
  8. Avoid exposure to the sun and use umbrellas to prevent sunstroke.
  9. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes.

If you have a minor wound in the foot, follow these steps:

  • Place a sterile pad or clean cloth over the wound and apply pressure.
  • Change the bandage or tape daily.

In the event of a deep wound or bleeding, you must go to the nearest healthcare center to help you.

Asthma patients:
Among the causes of shortness of breath: crowds, dust, and car exhausts. Therefore, you should:

  1. See a doctor before going to Umrah.
  2. Taking a bronchodilator before physical exertion.
  3. Carry a wristband showing patient data.
  4. Taking asthma inhalers.
  5. Rest and avoid the crowds.
  6. Go to the nearest medical service if the seizure does not respond to the first aid spray.

Umrah for the elderly:

  1. Consult a doctor in case of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc.
  2. Take the necessary medicines and prepare them before performing the Umrah.
  3. The presence of an escort while performing the Umrah.
  4. Avoid crowds, stress, and exposure to direct sunlight.
  5. Using the means of assistance available in Tawaf and Saa’i, such as electric vehicles.