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What’s the best time for Umrah?


When is the best time for Umrah? A question on the mind of whoever planning to visit the Holy Lands soon. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have an ideal answer as it really depends on one’s physical and financial ability, intentions, readability, and many more…

Umrah is the most spiritual activity you can perform and feel the closest to Allah. Booking your Umrah accommodation, transportation, and activities in advance will definitely help you to focus on the rituals and concentrate more on the religiousness of the act. Check out Umrahme for the best deals and hotel bookings

The best part about performing Umrah is that it can be performed throughout the year, except during the Hajj season which takes a week or so. 

Let’s suggest some of the best times for Umrah according to the weather, the costs, and the crowdedness.

Best time for Umrah travel

Set Your Priorities for the best time for Umrah performance

Generally, the best time to perform Umrah, if you are looking for a quieter, less crowded time would be right after the Hajj season. However, if you are looking for the biggest reward and for an Umrah that is equal to Hajj you would go during the month of Ramadan.

Importantly, The ministry of Hajj and Umrah closes the Umrah visas approximately 15 days before the end of Ramadan as they close down their borders for the preparation of the Hajj season. If you wish to perform Umrah during Ramadan, then it’s better to book your package in advance, at least 4 months before Ramadan.

Moreover, if you are going with the family the best time to perform Umrah would be during vacation times.

Best time for Umrah Tawaf

The best time for Umrah – Weather and Prices

As for the weather in Makkah and Madinah, it is considerably better in the months of December, January, and February, averaging 31°C during daytime. While the months of April, May, and December are usually the ones with the lower prices.

Read also Umrah do’s and don’ts and be fully prepared

The journey is not about packing, flying, and going back home, it is about living in the moment and feeling the closeness to Allah. So, the best time to perform Umrah would be the time when you are ready, mentally, physically, and emotionally.

The best time for Umrah Sunset

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