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Virtual guide app for Umrah
September 2013 1911

HAJJNET, a Dubai-based start-up, has just released a smart phone Umrah guide that will support millions of pilgrims in every step of their pilgrimage and with full social media integration. UmrahSalam is a mobile app that offers today’s pilgrim the real-time, location and process based support.

Features include prompting pilgrims to read or hear the appropriate Duas or prayers at the right time and place; counting the number of Tawaf as they are being performed and full camera, map & Social Media integration.

Throughout Umrah, Pilgrims are prompted with the key Duas and supplications that they can listen to as well as read in Arabic, English or English transliteration. The app also allows them to compose their own personal Duas and have them accessible at any time on the toolbar.

UmrahSalam enables travellers to find their hotel from a comprehensive and frequently updated database, and pin it to a map so they can locate their hotel or any other landmark to avoid getting lost. A packing list helps them prepare for the journey and not forget essential items; while a digital journal helps them record and share location and personal moments with loved ones.

Instructional videos are also available on how and when to wear the Ihram – white garments that pilgrims must wear before performing their religious observances. 

UmrahSalam is available for a limited time as a free download on the iPhone, and soon on Android. Right now the app is only available in English but Arabic will be launched shortly. It can be found at (location – www.hajjnet.com/umrah).




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