e 4th Annual Hajj Awards 2019 hosted by the UK’s multi-award winning charity CBHUK (The Council of British Hajjis) was celebrated in London at the famous InterContinental Park Lane London on 5th November 2019 with winners from a diverse range of categories picking up the top accolade for the best in Hajj & Umrah services delivered to British pilgrims.
Event organiser Rosy-Shamim Abdullah from CBHUK (the Council of British Hajjis) said:
“It’s an absolute pleasure to host the 4th Annual Hajj Awards in London and welcome guests from around the world to join us at this prestigious event which celebrates success and rewards excellence in the Hajj & Umrah sector and gives recognition to companies who go above and beyond to deliver services to British pilgrims. The awards have set a high standard within the industry which is now raising its game to innovate and deliver exceptional services which ultimately benefits pilgrims and gives them a positive memorable Hajj & Umrah experience in line with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 to increase pilgrim numbers”.
The winners are selected through an accumulation of a public vote and by a judging panel. Competition for the awards was fierce this year, with over 17,000 public votes casts, the Hajj Awards was contested by leading global brands and national licensed companies.
Saudia, the national carrier for Saudi Arabia won Best Hajj Airline carrier for the 4th consecutive year and Oman Air picked up Best Umrah Airline Carrier.
Fairmont Makkah won the Best Luxury Hotel Makkah Award and Pullman Zam Zam won the Best Hotel Madinah Award.
Al Hidaayah Travel won Best VIP & Luxury Hajj company award for the 2nd year running and Dome Tours International scooped up 2 awards on the night winning Best UK Hajj Tour Operator for the 3rd consecutive year and for the Best Media Campaign in Hajj & Umrah. The best UK Umrah company was won by Hasan Haj Travel and a new category recognising the Best UK Hajj Tour Operator in the Economy category was won by Sadat Travel. The trailblazer award went to Al Hijaz Tours & Travels Ltd. Best Airline Consolidator Award went to Skylord Travel.
The British Consulate-Jeddah and Civil Aviation Authority won the Public Sector Awards with Tour De Hajj winning the 3rd sector awards.
HM Consul-General Mr Seif Usher said:
“It was an honour and pleasure to attend this year’s Hajj Awards in London. My thanks to CBHUK for organising a superb event, which celebrates the vibrant and growing UK Hajj and Umrah industry and the rising numbers of UK pilgrims visiting Saudi Arabia.”
Best Hotel Makkah went to Mövenpick Hotel Makkah, Best Luxury Hotel Madinah went to Oberoi and Best Saudi Umrah company was won by Saudi Taskeen.
Innovation in Hajj & Umrah was won by the Hajj Research Centre from the Umm Al Qura University in Makkah and the Best Technology award went to the Saudi Ministry of Hajj & Umrah.
A special recognition award for global impact went to ACCOR Middle East & Africa.
The Hajj Awards was organised by the multi-award-winning UK charity CBHUK.
For a full list of the finalists and winners visit: https://thehajjawards.com/2019-finalists-winners
Thank you to the Sponsors and Partners of the Hajj Awards 2019
About the Hosts:
CBHUK (The Council of British Hajjis) is a Multi-award winning UK registered Charity which was established in 2006 working for the welfare on British Hajj & Umrah pilgrims. It is the Secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary group on Hajj & Umrah.
In 2018, CBHUK won the Best Community Organisation Award at the British Muslim Awards, picking up the Social Inclusion Group Award in 2019.
CBHUK Founder & CEO and The Hajj Awards Organiser Mr Rashid Mohammed Mogradia was listed as ‘Trailblazer’ in the Muslim Power 100 Parliamentary Review 2018.
The Hajj Awards was established in 2016 at the CBHUK 10th Anniversary event in Parliament as a way to celebrate the success, reward excellence and shine a positive light on the UK Hajj & Umrah sector.
For more information visit www.cbhuk.org
THE HAJJ AWARDS 2019 – WINNERS
|1||Best Hajj Airline Carrier||SAUDIA (SAUDI AIRLINES)|
|2||Best Hotel Makkah||MÖVENPICK HOTEL MAKKAH|
|3||Best Hotel Madinah||PULLMAN ZAM ZAM|
|4||Best UK Umrah Tour Operator||HASAN TRAVEL & TOURS UK|
|5||Innovation in Hajj & Umrah||UMM AL QURA UNIVERSITY (MAKKAH)|
|6||Best Umrah Airline Carrier||OMAIN AIR|
|7||Best Luxury Hotel Makkah||FAIRMONT MAKKAH|
|8||Best Luxury Hotel Madinah||OBEROI MADINA|
|9||Best UK Hajj Tour Operator||DOME TOURS INTERNATIONAL|
|10||Best Airline Consolidator||SKYLORD TRAVEL|
|11||Best Saudi Umrah Company||SAUDI TASKEEN FOR HAJJ & UMRAH|
|12||Public Sector Award||BRITISH CONSULATE JEDDAH|
|13||Public Sector Award||CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY|
|14||Best UK Luxury & VIP Hajj Tour Operator||AL HIDAAYAA TRAVEL|
|15||Media in Hajj & Umrah Award||ISLAM CHANNEL|
|16||Media in Hajj & Umrah Award||RED FACE FILMS for ONE DAY IN HARAM|
|17||Best UK Hajj Tour Operator (Economy)||SADAT TRAVEL|
|18||Best Technology in Hajj & Umrah||MINISTRY OF HAJJ & UMRAH|
|19||3rd Sector Award||TOUR DE HAJJ|
|20||Trailblazer Award||AL HIJAZ TOUS & TRAVELS LTD|
|21||Special Recognition Award||ACCOR MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA|
|22||Special Recognition Award – International Tour Operator||DAR EL SALAM (USA)|
|23||Best Hajj & Umrah Marketing Campaign||DOME TOURS INTERNATIONAL|