Booking Cheap Umrah Packages is Now Possible for UK Muslimsby Safeena Rahman Travel Addict
To make a journey to the holy city of Makkah for fulfilling the sacred intention of Umrah is a dream of numerous Muslims across the world. Umrah is often called the ‘lesser pilgrimage’ or the ‘minor pilgrimage’ as it can be accomplished within a few hours and involves lesser rituals than Hajj, which is a major pilgrimage in Islam and one of its five pillars. Hajj is obligatory for all the Muslims who are physically and financially capable of undertaking the pilgrimage. Umrah is not compulsory for Muslims, but since it is the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), it has its own special significance.
Muslims residing in the United Kingdom have to go through a long journey from their homes to Makkah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform the minor pilgrimage. It is obvious that it involves a certain amount of cost, which many of the Muslims living in the UK cannot afford. However, this is fast becoming a thing of the past, as many tour operators or travel companies offering the Islamic religious tours of Hajj and Umrah have come up in different parts of the country. Some of them offer cheap Umrah packages for those who are concerned about the costs involved in making the journey to the holy city.
As most of these travel companies or tour operators have their own websites, it has become truly convenient for UK Muslims to choose an ideal package and make their booking. Such websites are user-friendly and have the packages arranged in different sections according to their overall costs and facilities offered for the pilgrim. Some of the websites also help the Muslims of the UK to get cheap Umrah packages by offering them the option of customisation. They can choose their flights and hotel accommodation according to their budget and get a tailor-made package.
In order to reduce the cost of their Umrah packages significantly, the UK Muslims can also consider booking their packages several months in advance. They can plan their departure dates and the duration of stay in Makkah a few months earlier and book the desired package based on their choices. Upon booking their package well in advance, they can save a significant sum, which can be utilised during their stay in the holy city after performing the lesser pilgrimage. The pilgrims from the UK can use their savings thus made to explore the religious sites in and around Makkah or to buy some souvenirs.
For those who are not concerned about budgets, there are some high-end packages offered by the tour operators or travel companies that provide stays in elegant five-star hotels of Makkah. Upon booking any of such packages, they can have the benefit of staying close to the Masjid al-Haram. This gives them greater convenience in getting to the holy mosque and performing all the rituals associated with Umrah without any hassles. The latest facilities and superlative services offered by these hotels also make their stay in the holy city pleasant and memorable.
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