If you are considering Umrah, as countless Muslims do in their lifetime, then one of the most perplexing questions you may have is the timing of your pilgrimage. Not just in terms of your age and current life circumstances, but also the best time of year to travel on this holy expedition. This is not something you can take lightly, and involves a great deal of preparation. So, it can’t be a spontaneous or a last minute arrangement. For some, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and they spend years, not just months, getting both the arrangements and their own state of mind perfectly aligned.
Is There a Preferable Age for Umrah?
When you find the right Umrah travel and accommodation package, and make your pilgrimage, one of the first things you may notice is the mixture of ages gathered together. For some, this is a family experience that can bind them and provide stories and recollections for many years, which means even young children and elderly relatives may be travelling together on this pilgrimage. Keep in mind though that it can be arduous, meaning some of the energising and miraculous nature of Umrah can be lost on more vulnerable worshippers. However, there really is no ideal age for Umrah. For each individual, it should be personal and memorable. When you feel ready, this is the best age for Umrah.
The Best Season for Umrah
The best time of year for Umrah is also largely a personal choice. There are abundant Umrah Packages throughout the calendar, that can suit the requirements of all travellers. For some, Umrah carries even greater significance when it takes place during the month of Ramadan. If this particularly appeals to you, then it is a busy time so you should browse through Umrah packages well in advance of your preferred travel date. Other Muslims prefer the Grand Months for Umrah, when they can focus on absolute devotion to worship. You may find discounted Umrah packages in this period, as it is not as popular as Ramadan.
Other considerations include travelling for Umrah in school holidays if you have a young family, and don’t want to cause problems with their education. Flights can be more expensive at these times though. Also, you may want to check the seasonal temperature variations in Saudi Arabia. It can be extremely hot during the day and cold at night, making it uncomfortable, particularly for younger or older members of your group. One of the best times to book Umrah Packages is December, when the crowds there are smaller and the local temperatures are more manageable.
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