To many Muslims, the month of October can only mean one thing – it’s time to go on an Umrah pilgrimage! There are two months each year that you can travel to Mecca; the best of these two is the month of October. If you want to experience why October is so special, keep reading for more information about why this month is the best month for an Umrah package!
Throughout the year, certain seasons are more favorable than others when it comes to travel and religious pilgrimages. However, there’s one month in particular that stands out from all of them: September. The weather conditions in Saudi Arabia, where umrah takes place, are ideal during September with warm air and cool sea temperatures.
If you’re not staying at a hotel, one of two options will be available to you: renting your own apartment or booking a room at someone else’s place. Each has its benefits and drawbacks, but in general, we think it’s better to book with another person. Not only does it add more accountability (who wants to stay inside all day?), but it also helps create social connections that can be invaluable when navigating a new city. If you do choose to rent your own apartment, make sure that’s what you really want—since living in Mecca is illegal, inspectors will visit every now and then and if they find anything abnormal they’ll kick you out on the spot without warning. september umrah packages
The Visa Process
It’s no secret that Saudi Arabia imposes a strict dress code—no shorts, tank tops, or flip-flops allowed. If you plan to visit Mecca and Medina, you’ll have to cover your head with a scarf (for women) and wear modest clothes that fall above your ankles. The Saudi Embassy in Washington states on its website that appropriate Islamic attire will be provided upon arrival at immigration; before entering Saudi Arabia, ask what type of clothing will be provided. It’s also good to note that passports are checked upon arrival; if yours expires within six months of your departure date, get it renewed ASAP so you don’t run into any issues getting into or out of Saudi Arabia.
How Accommodation Works
Most hotels and private accommodation providers offer room-only bookings, as opposed to all-inclusive packages. Room-only means that you make your own travel arrangements to and from Jeddah or Madinah, but when you arrive at your hotel, everything else – including any meals or tour tickets – is taken care of. This can be a great option if you want to explore independently in Madinah or Jeddah on a budget. The downside? Your trip will require additional planning before departure, as well as an additional cost (depending on how far in advance you book your flight).
Airport Arrival & Departure Information
October is in many ways, a great time to book on october umrah packages. The weather during autumn tends to be mild and pleasant, allowing you to take full advantage of your time away from home without being in uncomfortable temperatures. Also, if you book during September, there’s a good chance that you’ll run into the Ramadan holiday season and be unable to enjoy most of your trip due to fasting and daytime activities. If you’re interested in traveling with other family members or friends who may not be Muslim but would like to learn more about Islam and its practices, it might be wise to wait until after Ramadan has passed. In any case, one of our highly qualified staff members will be able to help pinpoint when booking will give you the best experience possible!
When Can I Get the Best Deals?
You should always be looking out for special promotions, especially when you’re traveling. If you book as far in advance as possible, you can usually get a much better deal than if you wait to buy at the last minute. That said, September and October are generally your best bets if you want to get great deals on umrah packages. During these months, hotels will often go through unsold rooms and reduce their prices to fill rooms that would otherwise remain empty during their slow season.
When Should I Book?
You don’t want to leave booking your Umrah until it’s too late. In fact, if you’re hoping to get a good deal on an Umrah package, you should book as early as possible. While prices are usually pretty static, there can be big variations when it comes to peak months like July and August. The earlier you book your Umrah package, the more likely you are to score a good deal. It’s also worth noting that October is much quieter than other months of summer so many travel companies offer discounts to encourage people to travel during off-peak times. If you want a quality vacation at an affordable price, there may never be a better time than now to plan your next trip.
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