UK Muslims Can Now Save More on Umrah Packagesby Safeena Rahman Travel Addict
Numerous Muslims across the world dream of visiting the holy city of Makkah located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform their Umrah. It is not obligatory when compared to Hajj, which is the major pilgrimage and among the five pillars of Islam. However, it is the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and brings immense spiritual benefits to the individual performing it. This minor pilgrimage can be undertaken at any time during the year and involves lesser rituals. Owing to the lesser number of rituals involved, the minor pilgrimage is usually accomplished within a few hours.
For Muslims residing in the United Kingdom, the journey from their place of residence to Makkah in Saudi Arabia is quite a long one. Many of them, who cannot afford to go on this journey, always look for some Umrah deals that would reduce their cost of travel by a considerable sum. These deals are offered by various travel companies or tour operators based in different parts of the country usually on bookings that are made months in advance. As such bookings are to be made well in advance, the prospective pilgrims have to plan their dates several months earlier.
The most popular dates are during the holiday seasons of UK, when the schools and offices are closed. Most of the Muslims living in the UK book their Umrah packages for the last week of December, as the schools and offices are closed during the Christmas season. The climate of Makkah during this season is extremely pleasant, especially for the pilgrims arriving from the northern parts of Europe who have to face a chilly weather in their home countries. As the UK Muslims get to perform their lesser pilgrimage in the presence of a favourable weather in Makkah, most of them choose to go for Umrah towards the end of December.
Another time of the year that is quite popular for booking Umrah packages from UK is the Easter weekend. As the Muslims of the UK get a long weekend during Easter, they can make their journey to Makkah and fulfil their dream of performing the minor pilgrimage during these days. Although the climate of Makkah during this time is extremely hot, the prospective pilgrims can get some good deals on packages if they book well in advance. They must also pack in some lighter clothes if they intend to go for their minor pilgrimage during Easter.
While searching for the best packages, the UK Muslims may also come across some last minute deals that help them lower the overall cost of their journey to Makkah by a significant amount. These deals are usually offered by the travel companies on packages that are available despite the departure dates coming closer. In order to make sure that they get booked before their departure dates, the tour operators slash the overall costs. Upon booking them, the prospective pilgrims can have greater savings, which can be utilised during their time spent in the holy city.
You can get detailed information on Ramadan Umrah packages here.
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