Ministry of Hajj
Ministry of Hajj
Ministry of Hajj
Hajj Notices
Hajj Questionnaire

Food and Drink

Distributing Zamzam water Click to view high resolution version

Distributing Zamzam water

Drink bottled mineral water. Tap water and water from any other source, with the exception of Zamzam water, should not be used for drinking purposes. Drink plenty of water which will prevent you from becoming dehydrated.

Water used for drinking, brushing teeth or making ice should be boiled first or otherwise sterilized. Milk should be boiled, unless it is pasteurized. Powdered or tinned milk is available and is recommended, but make sure it is reconstituted with pure water.

Soft drinks of all kinds are available in Saudi Arabia at all shopping establishments and are safe to drink.

Only eat well-cooked meat and fish, preferably served hot. Vegetables should be cooked and fruit peeled.

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