If he came from Egypt to visit his father in ad-Dammaam, and was intending to perform ‘Umrah, from where should he enter ihram?

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In sha Allah I am going to go to ad-Dammaam for five days, to see my father who works there; this is my intention.
Question 1: is it permissible for me to change my intention there and enter ihram for ‘Umrah from there?
Question 2: if the answer is yes, do I have to stay in ad-Dammaam for three days before entering ihram for ‘Umrah, or can I enter ihram for ‘Umrah at any time?
Question 3: what is the miqaat from which I have to enter ihram for ‘Umrah and put on the ihram garments?
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Praise be to Allah.

If you are travelling to visit your father, then you decide to do ‘Umrah, there is no stipulation requiring you to stay in ad-Dammaam for three days; rather you can go for ‘Umrah whenever you want, and enter ihram from the miqaat from which the people of ad-Dammaam enter ihram, which is Qarn al-Manaazil (as-Sayl al-Kabeer), near at-Taa’if. 

The basic principle is that whoever comes wanting to do ‘Umrah must enter ihram from the miqaat, and the miqaat of the people of Egypt is al-Juhfah or Raabigh. But if a person is going to go to another city, such as al-Madinah, Riyadh or ad-Dammaam, it is permissible for him to delay ihram, then enter ihram from the miqaat of the people of the city that he goes to. Please see the answer to question no. 96758.

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