UK Mulaqat Information

Key information on the Mulaqat for the UK Jurisdiction Jamat.

Registration

All members of the Jamat across the Jurisdiction must register on IIUK.org in order to access the UK or France Mulaqat.

Registration has now closed and cards are being printed for a

ll those who have completed registration.

Details on card collection will be available in due course.

If you wish to edit or amend details such as your choice with reg

ards to Jamati ceremonies, this will be

possible via the registration team who will be available at a c

entral location on dates to be advised.

If your registration is

pa

rtially completed, please continue to submit your validation

or

identification documents by email or to your local Mukhi-Kamadi

a. Changes requested during the

registration period are being worked through by the registration t

eam. You can check the status of

your registration by logging on to IIUK>org and viewing you

r card collection form. This will reflect the

latest status.

Members of the Jamat who have registered for Jamati Ceremonies

will be conveyed information regarding

specific times and dates of their allocated ceremony at the time

of card collection. It is not possible to

express a preference or to swop an allocation.

Registration has now closed. Thank you to all members of the Jamat who have completed registration. The final day to collect your UK Mulaqat Card from your local Jamatkhana is Friday 15 June.  From 18 June, UK Mulaqat cards will be available to collect from West London Jamatkhana.

Please note: all existing session allocations for the Jamati ceremonies at the Ismaili Centre are no longer valid. Revised allocations will be made for the ceremonies taking place at the Ismaili Centre on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June. You will receive a letter in the post informing you of your allocation nearer the time, enclosing an Ismaili Centre Ceremony Pass. It is important to attend the session you are registered for, as there will be no opportunity to re-allocate your session time.  The Jamat’s understanding and cooperation in this matter is much appreciated.

If you have not registered or need to provide further verification, please speak to your local registration coordinator.

Please note: this registration is distinct from registration for Diamond Jubilee events in Lisbon. For information on this please see registration.ismaili

Travel and accommodation

Plan your journey in advance to ensure you have a comfortable and safe trip.

Transport

Coaches to ExCeL are being organised from each Jamatkhana  for those who have pre-booked a place Coach times will be conveyed shortly.

If you are travelling to the UK from Europe and need assistance with booking coaches, please contact Mulaqat@iiuk.org for further details.

Accommodation

Members are the Jamat are responsible for making their travel and accommodation arrangements.

A number of hotels are available with special offers for members of the Jamat attending the UK Mulaqat. Jamatkhanas are also arranging coach travel to and from ExCeL on the day of the Mulaqat. You may find it easier to find a hotel closer to a Jamatkhana and travel to ExCeL.

Travelodge hotels are offering discounts for bookings made until 14 June 2018 at the following locations:

Waterloo, Kings Cross, Battersea, Romford and Heathrow

https://www.incorporatevenues.com/public/b/1974/

Point A hotels are offering a 12% discount on Saver and Flexible rates at the following locations:

Canary Wharf, Kings Cross, Liverpool Street, Paddington, Westminster and Shoreditch

www.pointahotels.com

Promo code: DIAMOND18

Please note that this discount will only be applied when booking through the hotel’s website. It will not work if you book via Online Travel Agents such as booking.com, Expedia etc.

On the day facilities

Information regarding the Mulaqat venue and facilities.

Darbar Venue: ExCeL, Friday 29 June

The programme will commence at 2.30pm with intezar. The following facilities will be available on site. More information will be communicated in due course.
  • Car Parking, inc. disabled Car Parking. There is ample car parking available at and near ExCeL. Pay and display parking is also available on the day at a cost of £20.
  • A return coach service from local Jamatkhanas for those who have pre-booked a space.
  • Pick up and Drop off points will be available at both entrances and; wheelchairs will be available to assist where required.
  • Cloakroom facilities will be available, although limited storage for large bags.
  • Medical Centre and First Aid teams for emergency care and support.
  • Space for nursing mothers and for pushchairs to be kept during ceremonies (likely to be outside the Darbar Hall).
  • Space for non-Ismaili family members to wait during ceremonies.
  • Shared storage.
  • Mobile phone lockers

No electronic devices (incl. mobile phones, tablets, smart watches, cameras and laptops) will be permitted in the Darbar Hall.

A limited number of lockers are available for storing electronic devices. Members of the Jamat who require this facility are encouraged to book in advance.

The lockers are large enough to hold many personal devices and can be shared.

Lockers are available to pre book at both entrances to the venue at a cost of £10 each.

Main (West) Entrance: 

To book a locker at the West Entrance please use the link below:

https://www.biglockerhire.com/product/uk-mulaqat-west-entrance/

This includes access from Custom House DLR, Main Car Park, Jamati Coaches, Royal Victoria Multi Storey Car Park and the following hotels:

Novotel London ExCel, Crown Plaza London Docklands, Sunborn London Yacht Hotel, Good Hotel London and Ibis London ExCel.

East Entrance: 

To book a locker at the East Entrance please use the link below:

https://www.biglockerhire.com/product/uk-mulaqat-east-entrance/

This includes access from Prince Regent DLR, East Car Park and the following hotels:

Aloft London ExCeL, Connaught House Hotel, Premier Inn London Docklands, Holiday Inn Express ExCeL, Double Tree Hilton, Travelodge London ExCel and Moxy London ExCeL.

Note: no liability will be accepted for lost or damaged items.

Ceremonies Venue: The Ismaili Centre, London

The following facilities will be available on site. More information will be communicated in due course.

  • Parking in the area is limited and expensive, please use public transport where possible
  • Pick up and Drop off points will be shared closer to the time to enable planning
  • Limited cloakroom facilities will be available, and severely limited storage for large bags
  • Medical Centre and First Aid teams for emergency care and support

Please note: There will be no space in the building for family members to wait. It is advisable that only the person participating in the ceremony attends at the requisite time.

Special Needs

Information for all those who have special or additional needs.

Members of the Jamat are encouraged to consider all special needs at the time of registration and include any relevant information during that process. If you would like to talk to someone about your specific circumstances, please email akswb@iiuk.org or speak to Nilufer Vira whose number can be found on the IIUK App.

The following lists out some needs that may warrant additional consideration ahead of the UK Mulaqat:

Ensure any additional or special needs are notified and planned for. 

Please contact the Special Groups Team at akswb@iiuk.org to discuss any specific arrangements you may need:

  • Physical mobility problems and need assistance
  • Visual impairment and need to be guided
  • Hard of hearing or deaf and need assistance
  • Medical special needs:
    • Requiring constant or special medical care
    • At the time of UK Visit are in a hospital, nursing home, hospice, residential home, or having frequent appointments at hospital
    • On oxygen therapy or regular nebulisers
    • Receiving peritoneal dialysis
    • Are terminally ill, receiving treatment for cancer, and /or vulnerable to infection
    • Mental health
    • Autism
    • Challenging behaviour
  • Other special needs

Please note: An area will be allocated in the Darbar Hall for wheelchairs, and for people with high dependency needs. Please declare your requirements at the time of registering.

Health Passport

Jamati members who have special needs and take medication regularly are strongly encouraged to complete a health passport. This health passport will provide the necessary information to ensure that Jamati members can be treated safely and quickly in the event of an emergency.

The Health Passport is available to download here or you can contact akswb@iiuk.org. This Health Passport should be carried with you at all UK Mulaqat events. 

Non-Ismaili Carers

Please ensure you state at the time of registration that you have a non-Ismaili carer who assists you and who is required to accompany you to UK Mulaqat events.

Non-Ismaili carers are welcome to accompany you to and from ExCeL; however for the duration of the Darbar, they will not be able to enter the Hall and will instead be invited to relax in the ICC Capital Suite.

The ICC Capital Suite can be accessed from the east entrance. Please enter ExCeL via the east entrance - Drop off points are available.

Darbar: ExCeL

Non-Ismaili carers are welcome to accompany you to and from ExCeL; however for the duration of the Darbar, they will not be able to enter the Hall and will instead be invited to relax a separate area.

Jamati ceremonies: Ismaili Centre, London

At the Ismaili Centre, there will be limited space for non-Ismaili Carers to wait.

Volunteering

The spirit of service, learn more about opportunities to sign up to volunteer.

Volunteering and the spirit of service is an incredible asset within our community. At times like this, when the community comes together in celebration, the team work and dedication shown by countless volunteers is unparalleled.

Uniformed and non-uniformed volunteers are welcome and can register at www.iiuk.org or please speak to your local Captain.

Things to do in London

There are lots of family friendly activities to enjoy in London over the summer.

Below is a list of museums which are all walking distance from The Ismaili Centre, London. These museums have lots of free exhibitions and also special exhibition and many will have drop in activities for children. Please see the individual websites for further information.

The Natural History Museum, London: Explore specimens of natural history from dinosaurs, to polar bears, to lions. With a reported 80 million different specimens, there will definitely be something for the whole family to enjoy. More>>>

The Science Museum: Learn about the life of a star, discover 200 years of communication technology or see what the world might be like tomorrow. More>>>

Victoria and Albert Museum: From the ancient Chinese to the modern day, journey through 5,000 years of creativity. More>>>

Serpentine Galleries: International award winning artists come to showcase their talent with art exhibitions. More>>>

The British Museum: One of the largest collections of its kind, explore human history from its beginnings to the present. More>>>

The National Portrait Gallery: Experience portraits, prints, drawings and sculptures of some of the people that have shaped the world today. More>>>

The Tate Gallery: You will find two different, but equally captivating, galleries. The Tate Britain houses art from the year 1500 to the present day, and The Tate Modern houses international and contemporary art. More>>>

For transport details and live travel updates, please see: https://tfl.gov.uk/

All information in correct at the time of writing. You are advised to check opening times before you visit.