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Umrah Package Deals Allow Muslims to Lower Pilgrimage Costs

by Safeena Rahman Travel Addict

About two decades ago, Muslims residing in countries far from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had to depend on their nearest travel agent specialising in the Islamic religious tours to fulfil their dream of performing Umrah. In those times the journey to the holy city of Makkah located in Saudi Arabia from their place of residence would involve a significant amount of cost mainly owing to the monopoly of the travel agents. As a result, many of the Muslims had to postpone their plans of performing their Umrah, also referred to as the 'lesser pilgrimage'. However, this scenario has changed completely in recent times.

Today, many tour operators or travel companies specialising in Hajj and Umrah tours have come up in different parts of the world and their numbers are growing every year. This has given all the prospective pilgrims several options to choose from with regards to tour operators. Even in the geographical location where they reside, there would be several tour operators who arrange the journey from their home to Makkah in Saudi Arabia. All they have to do is decide which tour operator would be the best for them after considering their available budget and travel preferences. Some of these tour operators would even provide attractive Umrah package deals that would reduce their cost of travel to a considerable extent.

Muslims who wish to perform their lesser pilgrimage can also go online to find the best deals. As most of the travel companies have their websites, it has become much easier for the prospective pilgrims to get an ideal package for their journey to Makkah. Today, almost all such websites have been made mobile-friendly and this helps Muslims to browse through all the available packages on them using their smartphones and select the best package that suits their budget.

One of the best ways for Muslims across the world to get an affordable package that would help them fulfil their sacred intention of performing the lesser pilgrimage is a comparison made between the packages obtained from an online search. Using any of the popular search engines available today, they can get several options in packages offered by different tour operators for Umrah. Upon making comparisons between these packages, they would easily find a package best suited to their budget. To avoid any disappointment later, they must always ensure that the travel company or tour operator they are booking with has been authorised by the Hajj Ministry of Saudi Arabia.

Yet another way of getting an affordable package for performing Umrah is booking several months in advance. Most of the tour operators offer attractive deals on packages that are booked much earlier. To go ahead with the bookings, the prospective pilgrims must first decide their date of departure and the number of days they intend to stay in Makkah. Once they decide these dates they can book with any of the tour operators offering a significant amount of discount on packages booked in advance. They can then utilise the amount saved for making their journey of Umrah a memorable one.


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