Save More by Booking Easter Umrah Packages Well in Advanceby Safeena Rahman Travel Addict
Easter is a time when both children and their parents in the United Kingdom can look forward to enjoying a long weekend and a welcome break from studies and work. The educational institutions and offices in the country are closed for the holidays, giving the kids and their parents plenty of time to spend with each other. For Muslims residing in the UK, this can be a wonderful opportunity for embarking on a sacred journey to the holy city of Makkah to perform their Umrah. They can also perform the pilgrimage with other members of the family, if possible.
An Umrah in Easter is something that numerous Muslims living across the UK desire to perform, but many of them are unable to do so owing to the rising costs and their limited budgets. Over the past few years, many tour operators or travel companies offering the Islamic religious tours of Hajj and Umrah have come up in various parts of the country. This has reduced the costs of packages for the lesser pilgrimage to a great extent. As a result, many of the prospective pilgrims have been able to accomplish this pilgrimage by making the journey to Makkah in Saudi Arabia from their place of residence in the UK.
In recent times, most of the UK-based tour operators or travel companies have their own websites. This has made it easier for Muslims of the country to browse through the Easter Umrah packages displayed on them and make their booking after making detailed comparisons. However, they must first verify whether the travel company or tour operator has been authorised by the Hajj Ministry of Saudi Arabia. This must be done even before they begin their search for an ideal tour operator for booking their packages. They must also ensure that the company has been approved by IATA and ATOL.
The opportunities for Umrah Easter month brings in the form of fabulous deals on packages are no less than a blessing for the UK Muslims. Upon booking their packages with any of the travel companies that have made these deals available, the prospective pilgrims can have greater savings on their packages. Another great way to save more is to make their bookings several months in advance; but, before this is done, they must decide the date of their departure from the UK and their duration of stay in Makkah after performing Umrah.
Savings made on the packages for Umrah can be utilised for buying souvenirs or visiting the places of importance in and around the holy city. Among them is Abu Qubais, which is a sacred mountain situated on Makkah's eastern frontier. This was the place where Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had shown the miracle of splitting of the moon to pagan Arabs. Another holy mountain is Mount Arafat, also known as Jabal al-Rahmah. It is located at a distance of about 20 kilometres to the east of Makkah and is the place where Adam (peace be upon him), the first prophet, was forgiven for his sin after the fall from heaven.
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