Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Why December Is Called The Best Month To Perform Umrah

The Arabic word Umrah means "to visit a populated place." In Islam, Umrah is a journey to the house of Allah which can be taken at any time of the year.

Hajj and Umrah are both deep spiritual journeys. Although the purpose and outcome of these trips are different. Hajj is obligatory for every Muslim who can perform it physically, financially, and mentally while Umrah is a voluntary pilgrimage that Muslims undertake out of love and devotion for Allah.

Most Muslims choose to do Umrah with Hajj. By The Way, the priority of doing Umrah during fasting month is that the importance of doing Umrah in Ramadan is much more than performing in any other month.

The Holy Prophet said:

“When the month of Ramadan arrives, go for ‘Umrah, because `Umrah in Ramadan is like accompanying me on Hajj.”

If you are planning to do Umrah this year, the month of Ramadan is almost upon us, and at this stage, it is really difficult for you to do Umrah in Ramadan. If you ask me, I would advise you to go with the December Umrah packages or wait until next year if you want to do this in Ramadan. Wondering why December? Here are the reasons for choosing Umrah Packages 2020 in December.

The weather of Saudia Arabia

For a good part of the year, Saudi Arabia is hot. After 9 months, the winter season will again start, i.e. December and January. It is wise for Muslims who are not used to hot weather and this statement is for those who live in Europian Countries.

Therefore December is the best selection to perform Umrah. The winter in Saudi Arabia is not the same as the European winter. It's not like there will be snow everywhere and the water will freeze when you throw it away. Even at night, the temperature rarely drops below 0 ° C.

No Hassle

You must have seen some videos of the pilgrims that they had a chance to kiss the black stone (al-Hajar al-Aswad). If you travel in December you will not have to go through all this struggle. December is no hassle and you perform all the rituals effortlessly.

You may have noticed that people regret not spending enough time in any sacred place. If they did this trip in December, they probably wouldn't regret it anymore. The thing is, it's not too crowded at this time of year.


Hotel prices are relatively low in December. You can find a comfortable room with a nice view, at a reasonable price. Let's imagine for a moment, what a great time it will be when you look at "House of God" from the window of your restroom. Is there a sight anything bigger than that?

So here it is. I think I have given you enough reasons to please do Umrah in December 2020. The weather will be pleasant, there will be no hassle and the rates are reasonable.

Of course, there is no alternative to doing Umrah during the month of Ramadan, but this is the Second great option. Hotel rates are relatively low in December. You can get a comfortable room with a great view, at a reasonable price. Imagine standing in your window and seeing the House of Allah. Is there a sight greater than that?

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

5 best 5-star Hotels of Makkah in 2020

Accommodation is a very important part of any journey where a person stays a bit to relax his/her body. Umrah and Hajj are both sacred journeys for those Muslims who are not residents of this country where Hajj and Umrah are performed.

Investors invest in building the 5, 4, 3 stars Hotels every year while from some years the speed of this process is growing fast with the passing of each day.

Every one of them tries to provide the best to best facilities of accommodation, no doubt they are doing better.

I did my Umrah first month of this New Year, I found there are many hotels but I got experience of staying in these 5 hotels in Makkah. Therefore, I feel, you should be knowledgeable of at least these five best accommodations when you book your 5 stars Umrah Package 2020 or 4 star Umrah Package. I only share here, a little bit of information about 5-star hotels, not 4 or 3 stars.

Let's move to know what are the five best five-star hotels in Makkah?

5 Star Hotels in Makkah

  1. Jabal Omar Hyatt Regency Makkah
  2. Swissotel Al Maqam Makkah
  3. Four Points by Sheraton Makkah Al Naseem
  4. Grand Makkah Hotel
  5. Le Meridien Makkah

1) Jabal Omar Hyatt Regency Makkah

Jabal Omar Hayat Regency Mecca is located in the heart of the sacred city of Mecca. The distance between the hotel is just a one-minute walk to Al-Masjid Al-Haram. Customers can enjoy free WiFi throughout the property. Prayer spaces for men and women are also available at the hotel's parking level.

This hotel has 19 floors, with 656 generously sized guest rooms, including 25 suites. Guest rooms and suites range in size from 38 to 190 square yards. All rooms offer modern services and amenities, along with rich design, designer decoration and fine modern furnishings.

The Royal Tower of Mecca is 400 meters from Jabal Omar Hayat Regency Mecca. The nearest airport is King Abdul Aziz Airport, 47 miles from this property.

2) Swissotel Al Maqam Makkah

To see the holy city, Swissotel Al Maqam Makkah stands tall at the heart of the Muslim world. As part of the prestigious Abraj al-Bait Complex, the hotel faces the Kaaba and has direct access to the mosque through Ibrahim El-Khalil Street and tunnel entrance at B2. There is another way to enter the hotel from the Abraj al-Ba'ath Complex.

The 1,624 rooms and suites have an attractive atmosphere, most of them have a beautiful view of the Holy Kaabah.

For shopping in Makkah, the hotel provides direct access to the shopping mall within Abraj Al Bait complex. The nearest airport is King Abdulaziz International Airport, 47 miles from the property

3) Four Points by Sheraton Makkah Al Naseem

Boasting a fitness centre and a restaurant, Four Points by Sheraton Makkah Al Naseem is set in Makkah. The property is around 6.2 miles from Makkah Mall and 4.3 miles from Abraj Al Bait. The accommodations offer a 24-hour front desk as well as free WiFi.

In the hotel, every room comes with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with free toiletries.

The Sacred Mosque is 4 miles from this residency, while Arafat is only 11 miles from the property. The nearest airport is King Abdulaziz International Airport, 67 miles from this property.

4) Grand Makkah Hotel

Grand Makkah Hotel provides a direct view to cemetery Jannatul Mualla and a clear view to Jabal e Noor. It is situated at a 10-minute walk to the Holy Haram Mosque and is the closest Hotel after performing Umrah.

Every room at this hotel is air-conditioned and is equipped with a LED screen TV with satellite channels. They also provide a mini-fridge refreshment centre with a selection of premium food and beverage products facilities and every room of hotel comes with a private bathroom with bathrobes, a hairdryer, slippers, and luxury bathroom amenities. There is a 24- hour front desk service available for upcoming guest.

The Hotel is 46 miles away from Taif airport and 56 miles from King Abdul Aziz Jeddah airport.

5) Le Meridien Makkah

Offering partial views of Al-Ḥaram Mosque, Le Meridien Makkah offers to restaurants and luxurious rooms decorated with rich fabrics. The King Abdulaziz Gate is just 200 meters away.

The Meridien Makkah Hotel has rooms and suites, which are be elegantly decorated and every room is equipped with a satellite TV.

Other facilities of this hotel include a business centre, a barbershop and 24-hour security. Jeddah City is located 53 miles away.

Describe fully information maybe is not possible, because I lived in only one of them and I checked others four when I go to meet my friends that come from India, USA, and Dubai. I hope that my given information is proved helpful for you when you will go to Hajj and Umrah.