A message from the founder
By the Grace of Allah, All Praises and Glory be to Him, The Most-High, I am privileged to introduce you to Almarwah Travel Limited.
Almarwah is proudly 100% New Zealand owned and operated, is a relatively young company, and is run by open minded people with fresh outlook. To complement this, our Team Leaders are well known dedicated individuals in the New Zealand and Fiji communities and joined us with impressive number of years of experience hosting and guiding Hajj and Umrah tours.
Since the beginning of 2016 and to date, Almarwah has successfully conducted Hajj tours and continue to gain momentum with improved services.
As a result, our surveys show that we have extremely satisfied and returning customers, we continue to exceed customer expectations. Almarwah has experienced 11 percent continuous growth in customer numbers of various age groups each year as we continue to control and tailor our package to benefit them. Accommodations are front row hotels at the doorsteps of the Harams both in Makkah and Madinah. Whether you are young or old you will be in a better position to catch at least the reward for 500 000 prayers on a daily basis during the whole duration of your stay next to the Makkah Haram. We aim for a minimum of 8 days or 4 million prayers reward, this alone justifies considering our package.
Our business model is based on listening to our customers and continuously improve our services for the benefit of all. We are not interested to be the cheapest on price alone as this is eventually detrimental to the customer. Our intention is to provide our brothers and sisters with the best possible value for the price of the package.
Do you know someone who might be interested? Get them in touch with us.Mohammad Rasheed
We encourage customer feedback. We have been actively listening, taking note throughout the hajj processes from enrolment to the group returning. Post return we reach out with our online questionnaire and online feedback. We are aware of your requirements whether you speak to us in English, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic, French or the universal language of brotherhood.
For the past 2 Hajj seasons, we no longer stay in Aziziyah or Shishah as our discerning customers want to fully enjoy being on the
doorsteps of the haram in Makkah. In 2018 we upgraded to a new VIP Mutawwuf as we demand better services for you. We have
also noted that minimum transit is preferred to having a journey break so we are back to the most direct flights suitable for the
package that will best serve our customers intending to have side trips. Our new online booking system developed for Almarwah by
Almarwah introduced last year was a success with customer interface and online management. We are making even more
improvements this year for 2020 enabling a greater amount of information to be shared and processed. Almarwah has also put in
place a process that will allow it to have better control of hotel and flights booking.
We aim for 100% delivery. Given the circumstances and environment under which we operate this is a challenge that we enjoy and thrive upon. We specifically aim at minimum efforts for the elderlies to reach the Haram, for the dynamic youth to access the Haram at all hours and if need be the sick can pray in their hotel for the same rewards at the Haram.
Our services are designed to provide ease and comfort so that you can focus on your worship without worrying about anything else.
MEET THE TEAM
The Almarwah team is friendly, skilled and highly experienced. Your journey is in the right hands.
General Manager, Co-founder
I am passionate about this business. There is nothing like it because we work and experience cultural, educational and spiritual diversities of customers and businesses in challenging conditions and environments.
I am excited to bring to this business my technical and management skills as a Production Engineer, Production Manager and Quality Manager in the Manufacturing Industry for more than 30 years.
I value and appreciate my team at Almarwah including our Team Leaders because we are all synchronised in our goals and intentions and we know that our rewards are beyond what our customers could ever re-pay us and therefore there are no limitations in our drive for success.
We love and look forward to get to know you and spend some memorable days with you all.
Executive Manager, Co-founder
Sheikh Khalifa, our charismatic religious and spiritual adviser makes himself available at all times during Hajj for difficult questions, advise on Hajj or Islamic knowledge and lectures. He definitely leaves a very positive experience on whomsoever makes contact with him.
Sheikh Khalifa, predominantly manages overseas contracts and help shape Almarwah’s vision. Born and educated in Libya with a BSc in Education and Art, a Master’s degree in Management and qualified in Sharia in the 4 main schools of Jurisprudence.
Sheikh Khalifa loves the community and continue to contribute either formally or informally. Formal contribution included President of The Muslim Association of Canterbury (MAC), MAC delegate to FIANZ, member of the FIANZ executive committee and currently on MAC Shura Committee.
IT Systems Administrator
With over 10 years experience in the IT industry, Hesham is helping ensure that Almarwah can utilise the latest technology to give our staff and customers the best experience possible.
His latest contribution is implementing an automated Hajj booking system intended to simplify and speed up the Hajj application and preparation process.
Hesham thrives in customer liaison and assistance. He is the smooth, polite and efficient voice that gives you the confidence that Almarwah is behind you and there is nothing to worry about. Incidentally, he has the same effect on the Almarwah Team when we go to him for assistance and solutions.
Packages are available for New Zealand and Fiji. Any differences are listed where applicable.
NOW CLOSED FOR 2019
Deluxe Package23 days
- Flights included. Arrive Jeddah, depart Madinah.
- 5 Star Accommodation in Makkah & Madina
- Very close to Haram
- No Aziziyah
- 4 people per room (upgrades available)
- 40 Salat in Madina
- Ziyarat tours in Makkah and Madinah
- Ihram and other essentials included
- Qurbani NOT included
- Fiji: Departs Nadi, FJD 15, 800
Custom PackageBetween 12-23 days
- Feel free to request a custom package if you have special requirements such as:
- Side trips to other destinations
- Leaving earlier than the rest of the group (partial stay in Madina)
- Another other customisations to the base package
All Packages Include the following services:
Hajj Visa Processing
Meals and refreshments
Tents in Mina
Testimonials from our customers
Let me firstly thank Almarwah Travel Hajj team for our wonderful Hajj trip 25th August to 18 September 2017. Our Sheikh Khalifa MOHD Rashid, Master Salam, his son Shakeel and wife were the magic team plus 150 hajjs and hajjans.
Read more Afzal Rahim
Brother Sheikh Khalifa is very honest and trustworthy. Excellent service, very pleased from start to finish. Accommodation, transportation and food were excellent. Once you hand over documents to this agent, you feel comfortable as he always updates and gives you clear and honest advice.
I strongly recommend Brother Khalifa to anyone who wants a peaceful and trouble free Hajj. Inshaa Allah I will be travelling to the most beautiful journey in the world with Brother Khalifa again. Yasser Amer
Great experience, personally I have no complaints, Hajj can never be a error free journey for tour operators but you guys did well Mohammed K.
Allhumdulillah Our very First Hajj was in 2013 with Master Sallam and his group.That year I took my Elderly parent and at the back of my mind was how things will go.Allhumdulillah from the start to coming home was a NO complaint as his a man who will always be with you when ever you need,,even in the middle of night if you need him his there to help.His son and especially his wife for the ladies will do their level best to accommodate the needs.Been so confident with them that again in 2016 we went for Badal Hajj with Master Sallam & Shakeel with the team. Afterall its not a holiday journey but a journey to Allah’house with Great Sabr .May allah st make it easy for them taking such a big burden on their shoulder in organizing & taking the group and easy for all those going for hajj and give sabr once reached the holy land of Makkah. In sha allah we will go with you again !!!! Shaz B.
Latest News & Announcements
It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Almarwah has launched a new and improved website and online booking system! As many of you may know, Almarwah Travel changed ownership in 2015. As the new management, our goal was to be the best and largest New...read more
Send us a message
Address: 218 Queens Rd, Panmure,
All Hajj enquiries
Khalifa Hasi: 022 0256 656
Mohammad Rasheed: 021 1750 422
Mohammad Rasheed: 021 1750 422