The world is ready to welcome the new year, and many Muslims in the United Kingdom (UK) intend to hold their Umrah in 2018. Although this small pilgrimage is not as compulsory as the Hajj, it is certainly a spiritual journey of Muslims will always remain in their memory.
Islamic followers living in Great Britain must travel a long distance from their place of residence to the holy city of Mecca in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. To make travel convenient for them, many travel agencies offer a number of packages for Umrah every year. Not all of these packages offer pilgrims the same benefits. That is why it is important to choose such packages after considering some key aspects:
One of the most important factors when booking Umrah packages for 2018 is choosing the right company. While many claim to be the best on the Hajj and Umrah routes, not all of them are really reliable. This is especially true for tour operators or travel agencies that are not authorized by the Haj Ministry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Only travel agencies or companies registered with the Hajj Ministry are authorized to organize Islamic religious tours.
When booking packages for Umrah, you should consider the experience of the Hajj and Umrah tour company. Companies that have been organizing these religious tours for over a decade may be ideal to take advantage of them because they will have the required knowledge and experience to ensure a trouble-free Umrah.
Muslims living in the UK can gain enough time to make all the necessary arrangements and go on their holy journey to Umrah during some holiday seasons. Most offices and all schools are closed during Christmas and Easter. It would be a great opportunity for Muslim families to go to Umrah together.
Children in the family can learn more about the small pilgrimage and all related rituals at a young age in the company of parents. Many UK travel agencies that offer tours of Hajj and Umrah offer attractive Umrah packages from the UK for Christmas and Easter, which can significantly reduce overall travel costs.
Before booking Umrah packages in 2018, you should consider the overall Umrah travel budget. In general, the costs of such packages include flight costs, Umrah visas and hotel stays. After booking well in advance, Muslims from the United Kingdom can receive the desired packages at a reduced cost. It also gives them enough time to prepare for travel. Muslims from the UK may also consider booking Umrah tours at certain times of the year when travel agents offer great deals on packages.
The holy city of Mecca has several important Islamic places that Muslims from Great Britain would like to visit during their stay in this part of Saudi Arabia after performing their Umrah. If they were accommodated in a hotel near Masjid Al-Haram, they would not only have the convenience of getting to the holy mosque, but also easier to visit all important Islamic places in Mecca. For this reason, they must always choose packages for staying in elegant hotels that are located near Masjid Al-Haram. Their stay would be truly unforgettable with all the excellent amenities provided at their hotel and the pleasant surroundings of Mecca.
Many months in advance of the trip, Umrah can help Muslims in the UK receive the right packages according to their budget. The savings resulting from such packages can be effectively used when exploring various Islamic sites in the holy city of Mecca.