How UK Muslims Can Reduce Costs with Cheap Umrah Packagesby Safeena Rahman Travel Addict
The Islamic pilgrimage of Umrah is the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It, therefore, has a special place in the hearts of Muslims across the world and many of them embark on their journey to Makkah in Saudi Arabia to accomplish this pilgrimage. When compared to Hajj, it is not compulsory for Muslims. However, those who perform it can benefit spiritually from the pilgrimage. It can be accomplished within a few hours and involves lesser rituals than Hajj, but it must be performed only when the pilgrim is physically fit and financially capable for undertaking the journey.
For the UK Muslims, the journey from their home to the holy city of Makkah is quite a long one and involves a significant amount of cost. This is the reason why many of them ended up postponing their journeys in the past. In recent times, it has become relatively convenient getting to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the help of Umrah packages that many of the tour operators or travel companies in the UK offer. These packages include Umrah visa, flights, and accommodation in any of the elegant hotels of Makkah.
Upon booking several months in advance, the Muslims residing in the UK can get cheap Umrah packages and have greater savings for their journey to the holy city. However, they have to decide their departure dates and the number of days they intend to spend in Makkah well in advance before they go ahead with the bookings. They must also verify whether the tour operator or travel company they are booking their package with, has been authorised by Saudi Arabia’s Hajj Ministry. It is also advisable to make detailed comparisons between the best packages offered by different travel companies or tour operators. This would help them in getting a package best suited to their budget based on comparisons.
As most of the tour operators have an online presence in recent times in the form of attractive and user-friendly websites, the Muslims living in the UK can book cheap Umrah packages with the help of best deals available online. Most of these websites have packages arranged according to certain categories. They may be according to different months of the year, such as November, December, and January. Some websites also have them arranged in accordance with the category of hotels where the accommodations have been arranged, such as 3-star, 4-star, or 5-star.
Some of the UK Muslims who have no worries of budgets can go for the high-end packages. They are usually placed in the 5-star category with accommodations arranged in any of the luxurious 5-star hotels of Makkah located close to the Masjid al-Haram. Those pilgrims who book such packages can have greater convenience in getting to the holy mosque and performing all the rituals of Umrah with complete peace of mind. Besides, their stay would be a pleasant experience with the world-class facilities offered at the hotel. Such stays also make it convenient for the pilgrims to visit the important Islamic sites in the holy city of Makkah.
The opportunity for Umrah Easter month brings is also worth considering.
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