Umrah Packages play a major role in your Umrah performance. In today's modern era, it has become mandatory to book Umrah packages. Just think, can you perform Umrah without Umrah packages? If you made a plan to perform Umrah and now you are thinking about booking the Umrah packages, then this article is for you!

Before delving into the factors included in the Umrah packages, make sure that you have enough information about these packages. Umrah packages are the comprehensive packages with all-inclusive services that you will utilize during your Umrah stay in Makkah and Madinah.

When you are booking your package or comprehensive Umrah packages for persons with special needs, it also matters that you are confirming your booking with trusted and reliable platform or travel agency. This matters a lot to affect your Umrah experience.

Now, let's see what you can expect from Umrah packages:

Travel arrangements

Travel arrangements are the majors that you can expect in your Umrah package. It includes your flight tickets and visa processing. Flight tickets are Umrah tickets are necessary to travel from your home destination to Saudi Arabia. You may also have return ticket as well. Flights can be further divided into direct and indirect flights. Direct flights are direct without having stopovers and can be expensive. While on the other hand, indirect flights are less expensive and have stopovers in different countries.

Most travel agencies offer visa process to their clients. A visa is an official permit that allows you travel to other countries. So, you must have valid visa to travel. Ensure your visa before travelling.

Accommodation in Makkah and Madinah

Accommodation are the hotels to stay in Makkah and Madinah. Accommodation can be categorized into 3-star, 4-star, and 5-star. Each of the category has its own services depending on the standard level and budget. For example, 5-star accommodations are most expensive with premium and luxury services.

The cost of accommodation also depends on its distance from the Haram boundary. If a hotel is very close to Haram, it may cost you more. On the other hand, proximity of hotel far from Haram can cost you less. The same case can be applied to Masjid-e-Nabwi (The Prophet's Mosque).

Transportation

This is one of the main factor that you should consider. Won't you need transportation to travel between the holy cities? You can use both public and private transportation. Public transportation can be less costly as compared to private transportation. But when using public mode, you can face difficulties such as carrying luggage, booking taxis, etc.

Ziyarats guided tour

Ziyarats are the sacred locations in the holy cities that you can visit and take blessings from God. These are the holy sites which are related to Islam's ancestors and the followers as well as relatives of Prophet Muhamad (PBUH). That's why Muslims give a lot of respect to these holy locations and offer Nafal prayers while visiting.

Ziyarats are mostly included in the package but it's depends on you. A guided tour will help you from the concerned company from which you have booked, to locate the Ziyarats.

Factors to Consider before booking Umrah Package

  • Ensure that you have enough budget for booking Umrah package.
  • Prepare yourself for mentally and physically for Umrah. Having a good physical stamina can help you to perform Umrah well in a manner.
  • Keep patience and prepare from all the end.
  • Pack appropriately for Umrah and include only the Umrah essentials.
  • The date and time you want to travel.
  • You can also travel in organized Group Umrah Packages.
  • Must check the inclusions of luxury Umrah packages for travellers.

We hope that this article helped you a lot. Hence, whenever you are booking the Umrah packages must consider these factors that we mentioned above.