Umrah consists of four primary rituals:

  1. Assuming Ihram from Meeqat.
  2. Tawaf of Holy Kaabah.
  3. Sayee of Safah and Marwah Hills.
  4. Halq/Taqsir.

On average, a healthy and physically fit individual can complete all the Umrah rituals in approximately 4-5 hours. However, for people with different physical abilities, the time period may vary. Nonetheless, it is possible to offer Umrah in only one day.

Since a period of four to five hours is required to complete the Umrah rituals (if performed consecutively) it is possible for a person to do 2 Umrah in a day.

However, not advisable to do so because it is not the quantity of Umrah that matters but the sincerity, peace of mind as well as devotion with which it is undertaken by a pilgrim.

Yes, Pilgrims can wear Ihram at Jeddah airport and then make the Niyyah for Umrah after reaching the specified Meeqat boundary.

As per the latest policies, the Saudi Umrah Visa fee is around SAR 300 (Saudi Riyals), which is roughly equivalent to around £65 or $90. However, the cost can vary depending on your individual travel preferences, economic factors as well as specific requirements for different travel regions.

No, one cannot travel to Umrah without a valid visa. However, the type of visa valid for Umrah rituals not only includes an Umrah visa but also one can perform the minor pilgrimage rituals on his/her travel, business, or family visa to the kingdom as well.

Yes, pilgrims intending for Umrah performance can apply for an Umrah visa online through official channels. Yet, it is a preferable thing to apply for your visa through a certified travel agent like Cheap Umrah Packages to avoid any visa delays and inconveniences.

There are different vaccination requirements for individuals travelling from different regions for Umrah. However, the name of necessary vaccinations include;

  1. Meningococcal Meningitis.
  2. Seasonal Influenza (Flu).
  3. COVID-19.
  4. Routine Vaccines.
  5. Hepatitis A and B.
  6. Polio.
  7. Yellow fever.

In order to travel for Umrah a pilgrim must meet the following requirements:

  • He/she must be a Muslim.
  • At least 18 years old or above (to travel alone).
    • Under 18 years are required to travel with a parent or guardian.
  • Obtain a valid visa.
  • Possess a valid passport.
  • Receive necessary vaccinations.
  • Submit proof of prebooked return flights and hotel accommodation for your Umrah stay.
  • Health and Travel insurance (optional).

Yes, females (Muslims) can do Umrah alone. The restriction for female pilgrims to necessarily accompany a male mahram for the performance of the holy rituals of Umrah was abolished under the Saudi Vision 2030 plan.

The cheapest transport from Madinah to Makkah can vary for every individual based on his/her budget and preferences. However, the most commonly used budget-friendly transport mediums include:

  • Bus Services.
  • Shared and/or Private Taxis.
  • Train Services.
  • Ride-Sharing Apps i.e., Uber, Careem, etc.

The cost of Umrah Packages depends upon a lot of factors like seasonality, type of package, quality of services, duration of stay, etc. However, on average you can expect to spend:

  • £700 to £1,200 per person for economy packages.
  • £1,200 to £1,800 per person for standard packages.
  • £2,000 to £3,500 (or more) per person for exclusive packages.
  • £4,000 or higher for premium packages.

Though Umrah season lasts all around the year, pilgrims keep on arriving in the region through their best Umrah deals but expect for the days of Hajj.

As per the expert advice and market trends, the cheapest months to travel for Umrah are:

  • January to March (low season months).
  • September and October (shoulder season).