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Travelhouseuk is a trusted name in travel industry for almost 15 years now. We provide the finest and cheapest Umrah packages for pilgrims departing from UK. Given our popularity for Umrah travel deals for individuals as well as groups and families and the trust our clients show through our excellent ratings of our Umrah deals on independent customer review websites like ReviewCentre, TrustPilot and our Facebook page, it all is a testament to our top quality and value for money for Umrah travel.
TravelHouseUK is a proud agent and facilitator of Umrah for Muslims in UK looking to perform this pilgrimage by availing our affordable and reasonably priced 5 star deals. We believe it to be our primary duty that we may ensure that all pilgrims feel convenient and satisfied on this holy trip to Mecca and Medina.
Our carefully designed Umrah deals include hotels and accommodation, transportation, direct as well as indirect return flight tickets along with after-sales guidance in any aspect that our clients may need help with. Thousands of UK citizens enjoy the relationship of trust and integrity and keep returning to us and referring more passengers to us for booking new Umrah packages throughout the year. We take into consideration every detailed aspect in a deal before we make the offer to our Umrah passengers in UK.
The religious significance of Umrah
Around the year, many pilgrims embark on holy journey of Umrah to follow Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (SAW). Umrah is not obligatory but Sunnat-e-Muakkadah. It has to be performed by believer once in a lifetime if he is physically and financially capable.
Preparation Advice for Umrah
The first and foremost thing to decide for a plan to visit Umrah is your dates of travel. What period are you looking to go in? Is it a peak rush Umrah season? or is it a low Umrah season? Then look at how many pilgrims are going, are you alone or are you traveling with kids, are you going with your spouse to Umrah or is the whole family going on Umrah including the elderly parents. Both of these aspects will help you decide how long in advance should you book your Umrah travel and shall affect the price of your Umrah package as well.
What time can you NOT perform Umrah?
Islam does not specify any particular time for performing Umrah; you can perform it anytime of the year. However, the Saudi Authorities do not allow foreign travels to perform Umrah during the month following the Hajj season as they are engaged in cleaning up and maintainance of the region. Weather is hot all along the year so you can prepare for Umrah so keep in mind hot weather when you are packing for Umrah.
Cheapest Time to Book Umrah Packages
The best time to start booking five star deals for Umrah is at the end of Hajj season, more specifically in the months of Muharram and Saffar. The cheapest packages can only be availed by booking in advance. You have to book at least 6 week prior to your holy journey. This will also give you peace of mind as all aspects of your holy journey like Umrah visa and flights, 4 star or 5 star accommodation in Makkah and Madinah, transportation for Haram and Masjid e Nabawi will be taken care of.
Airlines operating between UK and Saudi Arabia for Umrah Flights
Airlines Flying from London (Heathrow, Gatwick as well as City) Airports for Umrah Flights include Saudi Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa, Turkish, Emirates, Qatar, EgyptAir, Royal Jordanian, Gulf, Oman Air and Etihad airways flying to Jeddah and Medinah
Airlines flying out of Birmingham for Umrah Packages include Emirates, Air France, Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa. Moreover, further connections are available via London.
For Manchester Umrah flights, which are also suitable for Passengers living near Bolton area, the options are to Fly direct with Saudi or take an indirect flight with Air France, Turkish, Lufthansa and Emirates.
Leeds Umrah flights can be routed through through London as well as Manchester connecting with a variety of airlines including BA.
Umrah flights from Edinburgh to Saudi Arabia are arranged with Air France, Etihad and Turkish airlines usually.
Umrah flights are also possible from Glasgow with one-stop flights operated by Emirates.
Going on Umrah with Children or Elderly
Travelhouseuk provides the best possible packages to fulfill your needs. Whether you have special needs for Kids, Infants, elderly people, disabled citizens; we cater for all specific arrangements like providing cot for babies, wheelchair for disabled, special meals, etc. on request. On special request we can get a pace at walking distance to these holy places in Mecca
If you are going with kids or elderly, we would suggest you avoid go in December or January due the holiday rush. Please let us know the fact in advance that you are accompanied by a disabled or elderly pilgrim. So we can make proper arrangements for their accommodation and provide wheel chair assistance in Haram.
Saudi authorities have invested a lot on providing advanced facilities to guests of Allah. Those have made offering Umrah really easy. You will get all the modern amenities at hotel and restaurants.
Travelling in Groups or with Family for Umrah
We can cater for any customizable number of family and group packages. Staring from 02 person umrah packages for spouses, 3 persons umrah deals for two adults and one child, 4 persons Umrah package for two aults and two children, 5 persons group of adults and similarly 7, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 50 persons groups packages ae also available.
Do not try to copy other peoples travel plans, instead, let us know what you want and we will customize a package for you. We offer best deals at discounted rates. There is an increasing trend among UK pilgrims to perform Umrah during December with family or in groups. Over the past few years, majority of pilgrims are performing Umrah with family or groups. This enables them to get cheapest deals. The best time to book cheap Umrah deals for family and groups is at the end of Hajj season. On the date of submission of such form, your passport should have validity of at least six months. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed to apply for visa unless any elder member of their family is accompanying them. We also offer services for planning Umrah for those individuals who are travelling in groups. If you are looking for customized individual and Group packages for Umrah, call our agents to discuss details. TravelhouseUK offers group Umrah options for pilgrims coming from London, Birmingham, Manchester and other major cities of England. If you want to travel for this holy journey in group, we also offer best deals at discounted rates.
How to book Cheap Umrah Flights?
TravelHouseuk has on offer a wide range of customizable Umrah deals ensuring that our clients get exactly what they desire. Travelhouseuk’s special January Umrah deals offer a visit to Makkah and Madinah for January. TravelHouseuk also offers a customized February Umrah package with cheapest flights and accommodation options. Similarly the visitors looking to arrange Umrah in the month of March can trust TravelHouseuk for a seemless Umrah Package to perform the Holy duty. TravelHouseuk also caters for Easter season holidays and April Umrah deals which can be altered to your needs.
The most demanded December Umrah deals including flights, accommodation and transfers are available for booking now. You can get our exclusive flights for September umrah or book in advance for umrah in October and November.
It is strongly recommended that you book flights for Umrah at least 4 to 6 weeks in advance before you process visa. This will save you from difficulties and congestion. Best time to book Umrah flights are months of Muharram and Safar as crowd will be low after the Hajj season. Since November going to be start of post Hajj Umrah season and you can perform Umrah peacefully and easily being the quietest time of the year.
You can easily book your Umrah flight tickets from our website or if you have special requirements, you can call our agents anytime. However, during the months of December, January and February weather is pleasant in Saudi Arabia so it is best time to perform Umrah. Contact our agents to get more details of our exclusive packages for these months.
There is a minor difference between direct and non-stop flights. Non-stops flights do not make any stopovers and take you straight to your destination, whereas direct flights will make technical stopovers. There are many well-reputed airlines which offer cheap Umrah flights for Jeddah and Madinah from UK like Saudi Arabian Airline, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Gulf Air, Qatar Airways and Middle East Airlines.
As majority of the people have winter holidays in December which allows them to perform Umrah without worrying about office or studies. However, if you don't book in advance for December, rates of flights and other facilities will be higher than other months. You can book our professionally negotiated December 2016 umrah packages well in advance to avoid any hassle at the last minute.
Baggage Allowance for Umrah Flights
The baggage allowance varies from airline to airline. Saudi Arabian Airlines allows two bags of 23Kgs with hand luggage of up to 7kgs. Moreover, Philippines Airlines also offers 2 bags of 23 KG as per information available on their official website. While other airlines such as Royal Jordanian, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Gulf Air and Etihad Airways allow 30kgs with 7kgs hand luggage. After 2014 as per new laws by Saudi Government, every person is allowed to carry 5 liters of Zamzam water on her/his return, which can be purchased at the airport.
Hotels and Accommodation for Umrah Packages
The clock tower seems like the best option for its view. You can continuously observe the flow of people and rush in the Ka’abah. This could help you decipher the least rush hours and help you perform a stress free Umrah when you are traveling with Family or groups.
We can, on your request, try to book adjoining rooms for large groups and families so that you can stay together and in touch and feel like living in the same room. TravelHouseUK ensures that we select best hotels within 100m to 800m range of Khana Ka'aba and Masjid e Nabawi so that you have ease of access.
We ensure to cater to needs of our customers with varying demands. The ideal time as we have observed the trend with our customers, for family travel is December and March. You can book in advance for our March Umrah packages with 3 stars to 5 star accommodations.
Over the years, many hotels and restaurants have been opened in Saudi Arabia with cuisines from all around the world. Moreover, your booked hotel may also offer you meals during your stay. Accommodation is available independent single rooms basis as we ll as on sharing basis.
5 Star Hotels for Umrah
TravelhouseUK is associated with a number of 5 star as well as 4 star hotel chains of Saudi Arabia. Our consultants can assist you book the preferred 4 star or star hotel accommodation for our UK citizens visiting Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
5 Star Makkah Hotels
We can book any of the following hotels for you on request and our range includes Fairmont in Makkah Clock Tower, Le Meridien Mecca, Al Safawa Mecca, Al Shohada Dar Mecca, Al Ghufran Dar Al Tawheed and Makkah Hilton Tower.
The clock tower hosts over 1600 rooms and suites. It has 56 elevators. It offers the direct view of Haram and the Ka’abah. Lower sinks and lowered toilets for elderly people are available. Special Conceirge services are available, high speed wifi internet, 24 hours laundry services, Locker/safe within the room, guest parking, abraj al Bait shopping mall. Other various amenities include Health club with Jacuzzi, Sauna and Steam Rooms, business centre, media rooms for meetings
The best rated 5 star hotels as per our client’s feedback in the star hotels category include Medinah Hilton, Dar Al Taqwa, and Dar Al Iman
The best 4 Star Hotels in Makkah as per our client feedback are Dar Al Eiman Al Andalous, Dar Al Eiman Ajyad Makkah, Nawazi Wahteer Makkah and Elaf Ajyad Makkah
More popular 04 Star Hotels in Medina include Al Eiman Taiba, Al Eiman Taibah Medinah, Elaf Taiba, Al Saliyiah golden, and Nozol Royal Inn
The best rated 3 Star Hotels in Makkah include Dar Al Eiman Al Zahabi, Dar Al Eiman Al Khalil, Fajar Al Badae-5 and Jandariyah Makkah
The popular 3 Star Hotels in Medinah is Diyar Magd Al Salam, Al Waha Al Rawda, Moltaqa Al Zowar and Dyar Magd Al Salam Medinah
Why Choose Us?
Time is not a constraint, we can arrange any dates in UK including holiday seasons of December, Easter and the February/May half term breaks.
Best for first timers and lone goers
We arrange the most affordable Accommodation closest to Haram
Umrah Visa can be arranged upon request
Special contracts are available for premium airlines like Direct Flights with BA and Saudi
Adjustable to all budget types, with deals for 3 star, 4 star and 5 Star Hotel chains
Groups and custom packages
Arrange flights and connections from anywhere in UK
Special requests are accepted for stop overs in Muslim-friendly countries
If you want the best and cheapest Umrah deals, then TravelhouseUK should be your first choice. TravelhouseUK has years of experience in offering best travelling options with competitive prices to our valued customers. We are expert in designing offers and deals which fulfill individual requirements.
Plan your holy pilgrimage with us and avail special offers at cheapest prices. We are one of the most trusted travelling agencies in UK due to our constant efforts to provide our customers the most budget friendly, satisfactory and unique travelling options.
TravelhouseUK is a specialist in offering Umrah deals at affordable rates for UK residents. We carefully chalk out all of our May Umrah offers even a minute detail is not neglected. You can rest assure you are choosing the right partner for planning your Umrah.
Our expert travel agents are just a call away from you. Let them know your requirements and problems and they will surely solve them in matter of minutes. Call our travel agents and get the cheapest Umrah Packages now!
Know how to Perform Umrah?
In Shari'ah, there are two types of Umrah: first is called al-Umrah al-mufradah al-mustaqillah'an al-Hajj and the other is known as al-Umrah al-mundammah ila al-Hajj. The first type of Umrah is performed independent any time of the year but the second type has to be performed with Hajj, hence called ‘the conjugate Umrah’, performed during the months of Shawwal to Zulhajj. Following are the main rituals of Umrah:
Assuming state of Ihram from Meeqat
Tawaaf around Khana Ka'aba
Offering Nafal at Maqam e Ibrahim and drinking Zamzam
Sa'y around hills of Safa and Marwa
Coming out of Ihram or Tahlul-lul
Five points are used as Meeqat for assuming Ihram. Men's Ihram consists of two plain and unstitched sheets but women are permitted to wear clothes of daily use instead of wearing sheets of Ihram. However, they cannot cover their face and hands. After assuming Ihram, Muslim brothers and sisters have to make intention for Umrah.
They have to recite Talbiyah until they reach Khana Ka'aba. On arriving Ka'aba, pilgrims have to perform Tawaaf - seven circles around Ka'aba. The starting and ending point for this ritual is Hajar al-Aswad. On completion of Tawaaf, next Umrah's rite is offering two rakaat nafal at Maqaam Ibrahim. After this, pilgrims have to do Sa'y which is seven circuits between the mount of Safaa and Marwa. The last rite after Sa'y is shaving heads for men but women have to shorten their hair just by a fingertip. Along with these, make dua and recitation as much as possible on this holy pilgrimage.
Can Women Perform Umrah Alone? And other Rules for Women
Women have to perform Umrah like men but there are certain rules specifically laid down for women. They cannot go for holy pilgrimage without Mahram. According to Shari'ah, a male can be a mahram of a woman if she cannot marry him due to blood ties, breastfeeding or relations after marriage. According to British laws, minimum age requirements for a mahram to accompany a lady for Umrah are 18 years and above. Islam has totally forbidden it and it is sinful to against this ruling.
Also performing Umrah with a fake Mahram is sinful and not approved by Shari'ah. A woman in Iddah cannot go for Umrah. Women should not perform Ramal and loud Talbiyah like men. Women should maintain a distance from Ka'ba during if there is large crowd of men. If there is a rush on Maqam e Ibrahim, women can offer nawafal anywhere in Masji ul Haraam. Also in Sa'y, they should avoid crowds of men.
What are Visa Requirements for Umrah?
As per new rules laid down by Saudi Government, individuals are not allowed to apply for Umrah Visa by themselves. They have to contact an authorized agent for this purpose. If you are in UK on any type of visit visa, you are not allowed to apply for Umrah visa from UK. You have to submit a duly filled and signed application form along with two recent photographs for Umrah visa. Please keep in mind Saudi Authorities don’t process visa applications of pilgrims and allow Umrah during Shawwal and Dhu I- Kada due to Hajj Prepration. These months will fall between months of July and August respectively.
Umrah visa is valid only for 30 days. You have to complete your Umrah within this time period. On this visa, you can only visit cities of Makkah, Madinah and Jeddah.
Is any Vaccination required before taking Umrah Flights?
All pilgrims are required to get vaccination for Meningitis and other diseases. Children up to age of 15 have to be vaccinated for polio and meningococcal. However, children above 15 need vaccinations same as adults. If you are taking any medicine on regular basis, you will need a certificate from your physician and it is recommended to take enough supplies on your journey.
Health and Travel Insurance
If you have a UK health insurance, then it will be sufficient for covering all your medical expenses when you are in Saudi Arabia. However, if you want to get insured for other aspects of your travelling like missed departure, legal expenses, personal liability, possessions, luggage, money, passports and accidental death, then you should purchase a travelling insurance.
Which Ziyaraat in Makkah and Madinah should one visit on Umrah tour
On your Umrah tour, you would want to visit numerous sites around Makkah and Madinah bearing significance for their Islamic history. Ghar-e-Hira and Ghar-e-Thaur are located close to Makkah. You can visit home of various Sahaba. Visiting the historically important Masjid e Quba is a must do. In addition, pilgrims also visit Masjid e Qiblatain, Masjid e Jumma and Janatul Baqi located in Madinah. Check our exclusive Umrah packages for further details. You can also visit these places by getting Ziyarat services easily available in both cities.
Transport for Makkah and Madinah
For performing Umrah rituals, all of our Umrah packages come with inter-city transportation. However, if you want to do this by yourself, you can do. But normally the transport on your arrival at Jeddah or Madinah to your hotel is added in your planned itinerary. You can Request private transportation services like a taxi or car for reaching sacred places.
Things to take as gifts from Umrah
Bringing gifts from Umrah is common practice of our Muslim brothers and sisters. There is variety of options available at Makkah and Madinah. You can bring, prayer mats, beads, dates, replicas of sacred mosques, jewelry and Zamzam water.