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Conveniences That May Umrah Packages Provide For UK Pilgrims

by Safeena Rahman Travel Addict

Umrah is one of the Islamic pilgrimages performed by visiting the holy city of Makkah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is often referred to as the 'lesser pilgrimage' or the 'minor pilgrimage' in comparison to the major pilgrimage of Hajj. There are, of course, certain differences between these two pilgrimages. The major pilgrimage of Hajj can be performed only in the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, while Umrah can be performed at any time of the year. The lesser pilgrimage is not obligatory, but highly recommended in Islam as it is the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Many of the Muslims residing in the United Kingdom (UK) choose to perform Umrah during the month of May. As the holy city is characterised by a hot desert climate, it is obvious that the pilgrims have to face extremely high daytime temperatures if they are visiting during this time of the year. Their Umrah in May is made hassle-free with the help of packages offered by many of the travel companies in the UK. Such packages include stays in the elegant hotels of Makkah that are equipped with the latest facilities. Other benefits offered in these packages are flights from any of the major cities of UK and Umrah visa.

In the past few years, many tour operators or travel companies have come up in different corners of the UK, which facilitate the Islamic pilgrimages of Hajj and Umrah. They not only offer May Umrah packages for the prospective pilgrims of the country but also have packages for other months of the year. Muslims living in the UK can plan their journey to the holy city of Makkah in advance and book their desired package at a lower price. As booking early with these travel companies fetches them some good deals, they can save a significant amount that can be utilised during their journey to Makkah.

As the weather is extremely hot in May, it makes sense for pilgrims to keep themselves hydrated by drinking plenty of water. The opportunity for Umrah May offers can be tremendous and usually the UK Muslims are not discouraged by the climate. However, if the pilgrims are travelling with their family, it is advisable to reduce the effect of heat on children by bringing a small portable fan or to keep splashing water on their faces during the rituals. Although an Umrah done during this time of the year can be physically demanding, it is advisable not to consider it as a burdensome task and accomplish the lesser pilgrimage with complete dedication.

Some of the high-end packages provide accommodations in five-star hotels of Makkah that are located close to the Masjid al-Haram. This gives pilgrims the required convenience in visiting the holy mosque and completing all their rituals of the lesser pilgrimage with complete peace of mind. The strategic location of such hotels also makes it easier for them to visit all the places of importance in the holy city and to get to the local markets for buying souvenirs.

You can click here for detailed information on Ramadan Umrah packages and the conveniences that they provide for Muslims residing in the UK.

 

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