Hajj and Umrah Tips – Money Matters
Traveller’s cheques are not recommended as they are hard to cash since you won’t be carrying your passport, which will be taken from you just before boarding in Jeddah or at madinah airport. You will receive your passport upon your return at Jeddah airport for the flight back to your home country.
Carry US Dollars or Pounds or Euros larger bills of 100 or 50 dollar bills or pounds. You can exchange Dollars every where in Saudi Arabia into Riyals.
Do not carry all your money with you; place your money at different locations on yourself. This is a precautionary measure.
Take approximately 1000.00 dollars per adult for miscellaneous expenses or emergency needs. This amount is in addition to all other hajj related expenses.