The Arabic word ‘Umrah’ literally translates to the meaning ‘Visiting a populous place’. Religiously speaking, Umrah is a lesser form of Hajj. In other words, the performance of Umrah rituals isn’t obligatory for any Muslims even if he/she possesses the financial, physical, and mental capabilities for it. For which, Umrah is also known as ‘Minor Pilgrimage’; an act of worship and supplication to Allah Almighty which millions of Muslims perform by visiting Makkah, all round the year.
Plan and Arrange for your entire trip beforehand.
When traveling for Umrah, it’s significantly important that you plan and arrange for all of your trip beforehand. That includes;
• Making a travel itinerary.
• Fabricating a time table for your entire trip.
• Packing your luggage.
• Getting an Umrah visa.
• Making your living, transportation, and accommodation reservations in the region.
• Booking your flights.
• Hiring professional Umrah Hajj travel agency services for managing your Cheap Umrah Packages.
Carry your travel essentials along.
When in Saudia Arabia, it’s advised for pilgrims to carry all of their travel essentials along. That includes;
• Passport with authentic Visa Documentation.
• Flight reservation copies.
• Address of your hotel/accommodation in the kingdom.
• Personal IDs.
• A list of all of your emergency contact numbers.
• Necessary Medications.
And everything of the sort. Not only these travel essentials will keep your travel trip safe and secure but also you may need them anywhere, anytime. So, it is better to have all the necessary information by your side..
Educate yourself on the rituals of Umrah.
For a majority of Muslims, Umrah is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Even if you perform Umrah frequently, one can easily forget the proper ways of performing umrah rituals; it’s human nature. So, before your departure for Umrah it is best that you educate yourself on Umrah rituals; do’s and don’ts, obligations and prohibitions, precautions to take, and things to fulfill. So that the chances of committing mistakes can be minimized.
Stay healthy during your travel trip.
When in Saudia Arabia, whether you are traveling or not, it is better to stay healthy and fit in order to enjoy your Umrah trip to its fullest. For which, consume a lot of fruits and vegetables only. Keep your body hydrated enough. Refrain from eating junk foods. Additionally, prepare your body for the Umrah performance by including daily exercise in your routine as you’ll be walking most part of your Umrah trip. It’s the only way you can have a hassle-free, peaceful, and fulfilling Umrah travel experience.
Go for the Ziyarath of the Holy Sites.
After the performance of umrah rituals, if your stay in the Kingdom allows for it, go for the Ziyarath of the Holy Sites. There are infinitely many places to visit in Makkah as well as Madinah that are connected to the History of Islam.
These are some of the general yet necessary tips and pieces of advice for your next Umrah travel trip.