Hajj, Umrah & Charter Operations

Emir Aviation has been managing Hajj and Umrah operations, including air-lifting the pilgrims, accommodation, and passenger cargo since 2008, initially from Tajikistan but since 2009 from its present base in the UAE and from other countries, including The Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, among others. Given the demand for ad-hoc charter flights, Emir Aviation has also been implementing an increasing number of charter flights as well as providing the required aircraft on wet-lease basis.

Our Signature Service Package for Hajj and Umrah Operations:

  • Air-lift operations on direct flights to Jeddah or Medina Munawwarah from most countries.

  • Shouldering the passenger embarkation and disembarkation taxes in all airports in the Kingdom.

  • Offering Free check-in luggage collection from all pilgrims from their accommodation in Mecca and Medina Munawwarah, processing them, and delivering them to the aircraft.

  • Offering Free check-in luggage allowance of 40kg and Free carry-on bag of 7kg on return flights for each ticketed pilgrim (higher loads will attract additional costs).

  • Processing the entry Visas for Umrah pilgrims through our partner companies in the Kingdom.

  • Providing convenient and comfortable accommodations, including hotel and guest houses within 1.5-3 kilometers of the holy shrines in both Mecca and Medina Munawwarah atcompetitive rates.

  • Providing free support services for the pilgrims, including provision of transport buses.

Air-Lifting Operations:

Unlike certain major airlines that rely mainly on their scheduled flights to and from Jeddah to air-lift the pilgrims from their source countries and, therefore, cause major inconveniences to the passengers, Emir Aviation organizes and executes special Umrah and Hajj air-lifting operations for each of its clients and air-lifts the pilgrims directly from the designated gateways in the source country to Jeddah or Medina Munawwarah and returns them in accordance with the flight slots that it secures from the Saudi Arabia GACA. This has been possible through close collaboration with the national air-carriers that would allow Emir Aviation to fly under their call-sign.


We provide lodging services in the Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina Munawwarah in the most reputable and comfortable hotels located in the close vicinity (1.5-3 kilometers distance) of the holy shrines. Enjoy the comfort and convenience you deserve at affordable prices.

Our luxury accommodation package includes:

  • rooms furnished with 3 or 4 beds (80 x 180 x 30 cm), carpets, fridge filled with Zam-Zam water, and hot water facilities for tea and coffee.
  • Serving coffee and tea breaks 2-3 times per day;
  • totally secure and safe accommodation, access by ID cards and passes issued to guests,
  • have 24/7 security at the entrance of these locations,
  • room cleaning services twice daily,
  • a fully-staffed office at each building to ensure timely responsiveness to the needs for assistance and also security,

Visa Services:

Utilizing its effective and well-developed network of Umrah pilgrimage companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Emir Aviation will assist its clients in the source countries with their Umrah Visa issuance Free-of-Charge if they book their air-travel tickets and or accommodation packages with Emir Aviation. To enquire further information and seek clarification, kindly fill out the online Enquiry Form.

Ad-Hoc Charter Operations:

Emir Aviation collaborates with, and has enjoyed, the support of a wide network of aviation support and aircraft leasing companies in the region as well as around the world. This enables Emir Aviation to offer the least cost, and most reliable, solutions to its clients who trust their business/VIP as well as group travel requirements with us. We have an effective access to a wide-pool of business-jets, narrow-body and wide-body aircraft at short notice and competitive prices, including BBJs, ERJs, B737s, A320s, A330s, and B777.

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