Umrah can be performed almost all year round with no specific dates and no requirements to travel as part of a group, however there are certain times when you cannot travel for Umrah mostly during Hajj season and immediately after Ramadan and around 2 months after Hajj.
booking flights is easy with Mushtaq Travel – we always have the best prices for Umrah flights
For Umrah you can travel to Jeddah or Medina Airports only either direct or indirect flights
Peak Umrah Seasons
Rules for Umrah
The rites of Umrah are as below, please note it is up to each individual to ensure they are familiar with the process and strict formalities that need to be observed when performing Umrah.
- Entering the state of Ihram
- Tawaf of Kabah
- Say’ee between the hills of safa and marwah
- Shaving/clipping of the hair
There are various online sources of information available to help with your Umrah planning, please refer to those documents to ensure you are fully aware of the obligatory requirements when traveling to Saudi Arabia for Umrah Purposes.
Below are the 5 conditions which must be observed.
- He must be a Muslim
- Must be an adult
- Must be of sound state and mind
- He Must be free
- Women must have a Mahram
Group bookings are normally cheaper and offer a greater deal of flexibility in regards to booking and arranging, group bookings on airlines are generally sold well in advance usually from 6-10 months of your preffered travel dates. These type of bookings can be arranged though specialist travel agents and require a small deposit and you dont usually have to provide the traveller names until a couple of ways of the travel date. Not all airlines offer these type of bookings, currently the most popular airlines offering group bookings is Saudi Airlines, Turkish Airlines, British Airways, Gulf Air, Oman Air, Etihad Airways. PIA also offer special rates for saudi however they dont currently offer group discounts and travellers will need to connect via 3 major airports in Pakistan. For PIA Flights call or book online for the best fares to pakistan and beyond.
In order to visit Saudi Arabia you will first need to obtain a valid Umrah Visa, it is also worth noting that due to construction works being carried out in Makkah the Umrah visa’s are currently on a quota system i.e. limited during certain peak seasons such as Ramadhan.
UK airport facilities – Prayer rooms and Wash Areas
Most UK airports offer multi faith prayer rooms and wudu(ablution) and wash areas making it easy for Umrah and Hajj passengers to accommodate their needs prior to their pilgrimage.
Manchester Airport – Terminal 2 & 3 offer prayer room, changing room and Wudu Facilites.
Birmingham Airport – Main terminal building next to departures have prayer room and wash facilities.
London Heathrow – Departure terminals from 2-5 all have prayer room and wash facilities.
Umrah Checklist – Key things to remember when booking your trip
- A passport valid for 6 months or longer
- Non British passport holders will require proof of residency
- 2 Passport size photos
- Meningitis certificate
- Hotel/Accommodation voucher
- A valid e-ticket confirmation
Popular Online Flight Searches
|Birmingham - Jeddah||£389||15 December||Turkish|
|Manchester - Jeddah||£400||17 December||Saudi|
|London - Jeddah||£450||24 December||Saudi|
|London - Medina||£460||25 December||Qatar|
|Birmingham - Medina||£430||27 December||Air France|
|Manchester - Medina||£390||28 December||KLM|
|Edinburgh - Jeddah||£420||31 December||Etihad|
|Glasgow - Medina||£465||01 January||Emirates|
|Newcastle - Jeddah||£500||02 January||Emirates|
Flights To Jeddah & Medina - Saudi Arabia
Special offer fares for Umrah - Selected by us
|Manchester||Jeddah||Economy Class||£470.00||Call or book online|
|Birmingham||Jeddah||Economy Class||£488.00||Call or book online|
|Heathrow||Jeddah||Economy Class||£565.00||Call or book online|
|Dublin||Medina||Economy Class||£477.00||Call or book online|
|Glasgow||Medina||Economy Class||£542.00||Call or book online|
|Heathrow||Medina||Economy Class||£590.00||Call or book online|
|Heathrow||Medina||Economy Class||£435.00||Call or book online|
|Manchester||Medina||Economy Class||£467.00||Call or book online|
|Heathrow||Medina||Economy Class||£472.00||Call or book online|
|Heathrow||Jeddah||Economy Class||£355.00||Call or book online|
|Manchester||Jeddah||Economy Class||£448.00||Call or book online|
|Heathrow||Jedda||Economy Class||£449.00||Call or book online|
Some special offer and discounted fares may not be available during peak seasons, fares advertised are correct at time of publishing.
Please note: For Umrah you will require a meningococcal meningitis certificate which can be obtained through your GP practice or through a dispensing chemist on a private basis. Without the certificate you will not be able to apply for a visa.
Disclaimer: Mushtaq Travel are not a tour operator and as such do not offer Umrah packages or sell Umrah Tours. It is not a requirement to travel as part of a tour for Umrah pilgrimage although we highly recommend for first time Umrah travelers to visit the holy sites as part of a guided tour or group.
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