Pilgrim Stories


Millions of Muslims travel to Saudia Arabia every year, for most it is a spiritual once in a life-time journey. HUC is here to share your observations, experiences and complaints, related to all aspects of your trip. The forum is for both individual travelers and agents who have a story to tell.


Rubbish Strewn Around Foot of Jabal al-Nour

Rubbish Strewn Around Foot of Jabal al-Nour

11th November 2014

Pilgrims note rubbish left on foot of blessed mountain where Prophet Muhammad received first revelation.

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Standing Urinals in Makkah and the Holy Sites

Standing Urinals in Makkah and the Holy Sites

11th November 2014

Pilgrims are reporting an abundance of standing urinals in Makkah and the holy sites.

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Haj Pilgrim Upset at Radical Zamzam Resitrctions

Haj Pilgrim Upset at Radical Zamzam Resitrctions

3rd November 2014

A Haj pilgrim writes into Haj and Umrah Complaints about the difficulties experienced in bringing Zamzam home.

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Haj Pilgrims Shocked at Sudden Change of Rules for Zamzam

Haj Pilgrims Shocked at Sudden Change of Rules for Zamzam

3rd November 2014

Arab News reports on Haj pilgrims' shock at sudden change in Zamzam rules.

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Jeddah Airport Branded Second Worst in the World

Jeddah Airport Branded Second Worst in the World

21st October 2014

The airport was ranked first in the website's worst 5 airports in the Middle East.

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American Green Card Holder Denied Haj Visa

American Green Card Holder Denied Haj Visa

15th October 2014

US pilgrim's hopes for Haj shattered due to new passport scanners.

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Haj Uncertainties of North American Pilgrims Due to New Scanners

Haj Uncertainties of North American Pilgrims Due to New Scanners

22nd September 2014

A pilgrim in Canada has been told he might not be able to go Haj due to having a foreign passport

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Wife Issued Haj Visa, Husband Not as He Has a Foreign Passport

Wife Issued Haj Visa, Husband Not as He Has a Foreign Passport

17th September 2014

How can a wife go on Haj without her husband who is her mahram?

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