Last month marked one of the most sacred events within the Islamic calendar; the Hajj pilgrimage. It truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity, something that all Muslims will complete at least once in their life. However, there also is a sacred event that can be completed more than once by all Muslims; the Umrah pilgrimage.
We at Hajj and Umra Express offer excellent Umrah packages. However, if you want to go on the Umrah pilgrimage, you can’t just turn up and do it – you have to make sure that you are fully prepared for the journey, your accommodation is sorted and everything else is planned to perfection. So when is the best time to book your Umrah trip?
Here you can find General advice before leaving for Umrah.
When Is It Best to Perform Umrah?
If you are the type of person that wants to have a relaxed time and to not be in the hustle and bustle of society, then the best time to perform Umrah is just after Hajj, in the months of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, and Safar, the second month.
In Saudi Arabia, they close Umrah visas roughly two weeks before the end of Ramadan, so make sure that you do it before or at the start of the new year.
Make Sure That You Research Hotels
Researching hotel prices for your Umrah trip is just as important as researching hotel prices for your holiday; if you look at hotels early enough, you will get them for a much cheaper price compared to if you look at hotels a few weeks before you set off for Makkah.
If you are thinking of going on the Umrah pilgrimage soon, then the best time to look at booking your hotel is now.
Check Out the Price of Your Flight Tickets
This will take a considerable amount of your Umrah trip budget. Make sure that you research thoroughly, as you want the best value for your money. Sometimes, certain flight providers will be able to include certain offers that you can benefit from.
However, when it comes to planning, the easiest and most cost-effective way to book your Umrah trip is to buy a flight package. They are a lot cheaper than booking things individually and you can, most of the time, get more than what you bargained for.
That’s why we at Hajj and Umra Express put so much care and consideration into the Umrah packages that we offer; they are great value for money and we want to make sure that your Umrah trip is perfect for you. If you would like to know more about the services that we are able to provide, then please get in touch today on 08000 141419 and we’ll be more than happy to help you.