When is the Best Time for Umrah?

on June 15 at 06:30 PM
Umrah is a ‘lesser’ or ‘minor’ pilgrimage undertaken by Muslims all around the year. Umrah pilgrimage is not obligatory for any Muslim but still holds greater virtues and rewards. In fact, it is one of the most beautiful Sunnah of our Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW). Millions of Muslims keep on arriving in the kingdom with their cheapest hajj packages UK for the performance of this Sunnah.

Umrah does not comprise of a lot of rituals, nor has extensive rules and regulations. Unlike Hajj, it can be carried out at any time of the year, and in a matter of few hours. However, one must keep in mind that umrah cannot be performed during the days of the hajj pilgrimage.

When it comes to determining the best time for umrah performance, the answer would vary for each individual. The reason being the personal preferences of different people, ease of travel as well as the availability of time. So here are some of the best times of the year to go for umrah performance.


The significance of performing Umrah during the holy month of Ramadan is pre-eminent. It is believed that performing Umrah in the sacred month of Ramadan multiplies the reward by seventy times, in fact, it’s evident from hadith that it has an equivalent of performing hajj. Due to which the premises of Masjid-Al-Haram experience excessive rush and crowd during this time of the year.

Consequently, all the hotels and airlines are almost full during Ramadan for umrah travel, and umrah travel packages also become expensive. So, if you are planning to perform Umrah during Ramadan then it is advised to reserve your spot at least a few months before Ramadan to avail of preferable hotels and flight tickets.

The month of December.

The month of December is the best to visit the holy cities of Makah and Madinah because of the less crowded period. During this time of the year not only the weather is pleasing, but also the fewer number of pilgrims are present in Haramain. On top of that, you can also avail best-discounted offers for a stay in luxury hotels and travel within the business class on an economical budget.

So, it can be said that the month of December is the best time for umrah performance when you are traveling with family especially when elderly people are also accompanying.

Holy Months.

A lot of people also choose grand months i.e., Muharram and Safar, to perform Umrah pilgrimage. Since it’s the end of Hajj season, the rush of people in Haramain is quite lesser. Moreover, the hotel pricing you’re your accommodation as well as airfares cut down to half.

These are some of the best times to opt for Umrah performance, but one must remember that umrah season is open all around the year; you can go whenever you want to.

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