5 Life-Saving Items to Bring for Umrah

by Umrah DIY Team 12 Oct 2023

Passport and visa? Checked. Ihram’s clothing? Secured in the bag. Prayer essentials? All set!

As you pack your items for your upcoming Umrah journey, you might have already checked off all the important items on your list – but have you considered bringing these life-saving items that could make a difference to your whole Umrah experience? Let’s dive into this article and explore five items that experienced pilgrims swear by!

Spray Bottle for Ablution

In both Makkah and Madinah, the washrooms are placed outside the mosques, which can be quite inconvenient. Just imagine yourself needing to perform the ablution urgently to join the prayers or perform your Umrah, but the washrooms are too far away and, at times, excessively overcrowded. With the portable spray bottle with you, you can renew your ablution anytime and anywhere at ease! To get an idea of how to perform your ablution with this spray bottle, watch the video here.

Portable Fan

The scorching heat of the sun during Umrah can be unbearable, especially during the summer months. This is where a portable fan comes in handy – with its compact size and lightweight design, you can easily carry it in your bag and take it out whenever you need a quick relief from the heat.

Clothespin Hanger

Although you can opt for laundry services for your clothes, there may be times where it is more convenient to wash or air dry your inner garments or socks yourself. That’s where this practical item comes in handy, allowing you to dry them within the comfort and convenience of your hotel room.


Given the extensive walking involved in your pilgrimage, it is advisable to bring and apply some Vaseline to prevent chafing. Just be sure that the Vaseline that you use is fragrance-free since scents are not permitted during Ihram.

Money Belt

For men, a money belt can serve a dual purpose – not only can it securely hold your valuable items, but it can also act as a belt and keep your Ihram in place. Definitely a must-bring!


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