What to wear in Makkah Hajj & Umrah Packing List for Women

A compact, accessible, and helpful packing list tailored for women going to Hajj this year:


  • Paracetamol/Panadol (or any pain relief medication)
  • Imodium (or any anti-diarrhoea medication)
  • Antihistamine
  • Norethisterone 5mg tablets (for menstrual regulation, consult your GP)
  • Antibiotics (consult your doctor)
  • Blister plasters
  • Eye drops for dry eyes
  • Dioralyte sachets for hydration
  • Soluble vitamin C


  • Bathroom slippers
  • Slip-on shoes (like Crocs) for daily wear
  • Trainers for longer walks
  • Cotton socks
  • Slipper-socks for comfort during Tawaf and Sa’i

Packing the right clothes for Hajj can make a big difference in your comfort and ease during the journey. Here's what you'll need:

Abayas and Hijabs:

Undergarments and Nightwear:

  • Thin trousers or leggings to wear underneath to prevent chafing.
  • Thin t-shirts to absorb sweat and extend wearability of clothing.
  • Night clothes for rest and sleep.
  • Enough underwear for your entire stay, or consider using disposable ones.

Ihram Essentials:

  • Pocket fan with water spray
  • Small torch (phone flashlight can suffice)
  • Notebook and pen
  • Socket adaptor
  • Phone and charger
  • Small pair of scissors
  • Miswak (tooth-cleaning twig)
  • Travel towel
  • Unscented soap and soap container
  • Unscented wipes
  • Alcohol-free hand sanitizer
  • Travel tissues
  • Vaseline for protection against chafing
  • Unscented liners
  • Waterproof drawstring bag
  • Laundry soap powder
  • Spare carrier bags
  • Shawl for AC environments
  • Mixed nuts, energy bars, and snacks
  • Small pouch for pebbles
  • Travel Qur’an and dua books
  • Personalized dua list for the day of Arafah

 Additional Tips:

  • Some prefer one-piece garments for ease of handling, we recommend the classic all in one prayer abayas.
  • Wash and dry underwear as needed; it dries quickly in the heat.


Did we miss anything? Share your Hajj tips with us below! 


Remember, Hajj is a spiritual blessing, and your focus should be on worship and reflection. Packing light and efficiently will make your Hajj more comfortable.

Safe travels and may your Hajj be accepted! Ameen

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