Traveling through Umrah packages with flights for the holy rituals in Makkah is completely up to one’s personal choice. Since the Umrah pilgrimage remains a Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW) and not a Fardh pilgrimage like Hajj, one can travel for it any time of the year as per his/her convenience.
When it comes to Umrah travel, there are various time periods that are most frequently preferred by the pilgrims. Some like to travel for it during the holy month of Ramadan because of the high rewards it holds while others prefer traveling during the less crowded time of December. All in all, it is up to your personal preference and budget to travel for Umrah at a time that best suits your needs.
Here are some of the benefits of Umrah travel in December.
Less crowded time
December is a time when there is a comparatively lesser number of pilgrims present inside Haramain. The reason for it is that fewer people opt for Umrah travel in December. While on the other hand, this makes it an ideal time for families wishing to offer Umrah rituals especially when children and elderly people are also accompanying.
Since the crowd is less inside Haramain, you can have a peaceful experience regarding your Umrah rituals. There’s no pushing or shoving in the crowd. The cherry on top, your chances of kissing the Hajar-al-Aswad (the Black Stone) physically are also maximum.
Since a lesser number of pilgrims are arriving in the region, traveling for Umrah during December becomes quite affordable. Let it be the flight fares or your need for local transportation in the kingdom, a reasonably priced quote remains ensured.
Additionally, you can also get the benefit of the various promotional offers advertised by the airlines such as free seat upgrades, discounted travel fares, etc. However, only if you book your Umrah travel through the channel of a certified travel agent.
Peaceful weather conditions
December is the time when the weather conditions in Saudia Arabia are very peaceful. The daytime temperature averages out at 25 Degrees Celsius while a certain temperature drop is expected during the nights. The absence of harsh, hot weather makes Umrah travel even easier and more joyful for the pilgrims, especially for the kids and elderly. Therefore, minimizes the chances of you getting heat stroke, dehydration, or other related problems while performing the holy rituals.
Availability of time
As December is the holiday month in most of the western countries, Muslims residing abroad can take advantage of these vacations and travel for Umrah. The availability of time, affordable travel, and peaceful weather conditions make Umrah in December memorable for the pilgrims.
Discounted hotel rates
Just like the flight fares are discounted during this time, the hotel and accommodation prices also drop to a significant extent. In other words, you can get premium accommodation options near Haramain on the budget of the economy! So, what more can you ask for?
Also, the complimentary services from many renowned international hotel chains are always a plus in this regard during this time.
So, if you are planning to offer Umrah rotulas soon with your family, December might be the best time to opt for it. You can get a good deal for your all-inclusive Umrah travel packages ranging from £600 to £1080 (according to the travel and accommodation class you opt for as well as the number of days you wish to stay).