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Date: 02 Apr 2019

Modern technology can help take the sting out of your Umrah experience. So we have taken an updated look at the best apps you can download in order to take the stress out of your Umrah journey.

So, what are some of the best apps available and what you need to know before installing them?

Manasiskana

The perfect pick for the tech-savvy pilgrim, Manasiskana was developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah. This uses satellite data to help track your movements and provide a helpful list of places to visit and key pieces of info about your pilgrimage. The system can also be used to help track lost party-members and provide direct contacts to the emergency services if required. The system also folds in an instant translation service and provides a regularly updated database of restaurants, shops, and travel points - making it the perfect swiss-army app for modern pilgrims.

Pick it up on Android.

Pick it up on iPhone.

TickTick

While this may not strictly be used for Hajj, this organisational app is perfect for making sure that your planning is properly managed before you embark on your journey and that you remember all your key tasks before and after you return. Available for free, the app lets you easily add and track reminders on your system and help ensure even the most forgetful pilgrim carries out their essential tasks. The premium version of the app includes synchronisation with your Gmail or Windows email accounts, making sure that you have a one-stop-shop for managing all your Umrah planning.

Pick it up on Android.

Pick it up on iPhone.

What3words

While Google Maps is a fantastic app, What3words is specifically targeted to make travel in unfamiliar areas simple and safe. Completely free, What3words has revolutionised travel by breaking the entirety of the globe in 3mx3m spaces that can be searched by a string of three words, letting you quickly provide and find someone’s location within a three-square meter radius. This lets you find the right entrance for a building, an area of crowded street, or where to gather before committing key tasks on your pilgrimage.

Pick it up on Android.

Pick it up on iPhone.

Packing Pro

No matter how much preparation you put into your packing, you always remember the key item you forgot as soon as you’re in the air. Packing Pro provides helpful lists, prompts, and reminders to make sure that your cases filled as needed and share your selection with your fellow travellers. And, if you are still convinced you’ve forgotten something, you can use the system’s ‘list assistant’ to recommend essential items for all travellers and truly take the stress out of your packing.

Pick it up on Android.

Pick it up on iPhone.

If you want to find out more about the latest apps and offers, get in touch with our team and let us know what you need to make your trip as stress-free as possible.