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How to Get Affordable Umrah Packages for 2018

by Safeena Rahman Travel Addict

The year 2018 looks promising for Muslims all over the world who are intending to visit the holy city of Makkah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for their pilgrimage. Firstly, the newly upgraded King Abdul Aziz International Airport is expected to open for its pilot operations in the month of May 2018. Once it becomes fully operational, the airport would have more than 800,000 square metres of terminals, 80 self-service counters, and 20 counters for completing the travel procedures. Secondly, the Haramain High Speed train is expected to begin its operations in the same year. This train would provide excellent connectivity to the airport for the pilgrims.

For Muslims residing in the United Kingdom (UK), this is great news. Air travel is the only convenient means for them to get to the holy city in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. They can now look forward to having greater convenience in accomplishing their Umrah in 2018 with the recent upgrading of Jeddah Airport. Umrah, unlike the Hajj, can be performed at any time during the year. Although it is not an obligation for Muslims as compared to Hajj, it is the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). For this reason, many of the Muslims living in the UK look forward to making their journey to Makkah in order to fulfil their intention of Umrah.

Many of the tour operators or travel companies in the UK provide cost-effective packages to Muslims residing in the country. The range of Umrah packages 2018 has in store for Muslims of the UK would be beneficial for them in selecting the ones that suit their budgets and preferences. In addition to prices, there are a few other factors that influence the decision of UK Muslims to book such packages, such as the benefits offered in them. Certain seasons or months of the year also bring attractive deals, which help the UK Muslims in reducing the overall cost of their journey.

Another way of reducing the cost of these packages is to book them much in advance. Muslims of the UK can plan their journey to the holy city of Makkah for performing Umrah several months earlier and go ahead with their booking. It would help them immensely in getting their Umrah 2018 packages at discounted prices, and give them greater savings as well. They can utilise the amount of savings made on these packages during their time spent in the holy city for visiting the places of religious importance or buying souvenirs.

Some of the UK Muslims prefer accommodations in any of the hotels that are close to the holy mosque during their time spent in Makkah, regardless of the costs involved. There are packages available with most of the UK tour operators or travel companies that provide stays in elegant hotels close to the Masjid al-Haram. The prospective pilgrims who book such packages not only have greater convenience in performing their Umrah but also get the opportunity to visit all the important places in the holy city.

You can click here to browse through a wide range of Umrah packages that make your journey to the holy city easy and affordable.

 


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