Can we go to Umrah without a Package? It is generally believed that one cannot go to Umrah unless they have bought themselves an Umrah Package. It is untrue; anyone may perform the Umrah without needing to purchase any kind of package. The pilgrims who want to design their Umrah package (Do it yourself Umrah) on their own usually don’t buy a package while some pilgrims buy themselves the package to perform a hassle-free Umrah.
The liberty that this Umrah package gives to pilgrims is one of the reasons that it has become so popular among them. The major reason why most people opt for the Umrah Package through agents is that they have to obtain an Umrah Visa, its fee, Visa procedure, planning of the trip, and organizing it.
Major Factors to consider
If you are looking to plan your own trip and package. Then there are the major things that must be considered and made assured.
It is the most significant factor when planning for your own Umrah package. Depending on where you are from Visas take different times to be processed. If you are a citizen of Libya or Afghanistan then it is quite possible that your visa processing will take longer than the citizens of the European Region applying for an Umrah Visa. One of the fastest ways to apply for a visa is to contact an agent. E-visa can also be applied by going to the official site.
Once you have applied for your visa the next thing is to look for accommodation. Booking a quality place to stay is crucial since, if you can’t get enough rest or relax throughout your Umrah, you won’t be able to go forward and will soon become fatigued. Hotels from all categories are available in the Holy cities of Makkah and Madinah hence you can choose any hotel according to your needs. Try to look for Hotels that are within your budget and are less distant from Haram and Masjid-e-Nabwi.
Umrah Flights are not a big issue because every major Airline will fly to Jeddah. The most common pilgrim destinations are Madinah and Jeddah. Airlines like Qatar Airways, Emirates, and PIA are considered as cost-efficient flights. While Airlines like Turkish Airlines and Air France are the expensive ones. It is recommended to book your flight way before your trip to achieve low-cost tickets.
It is one of the most important factors to be considered because if you have not sorted out your transportation before arriving at Saudia then you have to suffer a lot. After arriving at Jeddah you can take a taxi or bus to travel to Makkah. Online applications such as Careem or uber can also be used. All your Ziyarats and traveling from Hotel to Haram or Masjid-e-Nabwi will require transportation. After you have performed your Umrah then you have to travel all the way to Jeddah to get your flight. Hence while planning your trip transportation is one of the most important things to be considered.