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DIY Umrah in Ramadan Packages 2023

Here is some DIY Umrah in Ramadan Packages for those who want to plan early.

This is a very popular post in general so I have combined all the posts I have had over the years on Umrah in Ramadan to create a one-page post that will be updated.

Also, this is in addition to the already done-for-you DIY Umrah Packages we create here on MuslimTravelGirl every month.

Make sure you check them out.

When should you start planning DIY Umrah in Ramadan?

I have been blessed Alhumdulillah to have been for Umrah in Ramadan several times including last year. The thing I always say when it comes to planning an Umrah is to start your plan and strategy early but book sort of late.

Let me explain.

I always keep an eye on prices for hotels and flights and I book provisionally about 6 to 8 months in advance rooms that I can cancel.

With flights, this is now very much an option as well as you can book flex tickets.

This gives me the opportunity to have hotels and prices that if they fluctuate I can cancel and re-book.

These days I book most of my hotels and flights on loyalty points and I have a full book with tips on how to save thousands.

Check out the DIY Umrah book and save like a pro here

By doing this you can manage to make savings for hotels especially because many reduce their prices last minute.

Please note there is always a possibility you book too early and prices and occupancy are not set yet, like  8 to 9 months in advance or they overestimate like 3 months in advance and you overpay. Hence why booking is good with flexible rates.

Many people normally start looking too close to Ramadan for Umrah and then they overpay.

Yes, you do pay a little more but it is worth it in most cases.

This is from my experience with helping hundreds of thousands of people plan and book their Umrah and over 10 years so it is my estimate.

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DIY Umrah Packages Ramadan 2023

Keeping all the above in mind let’s have a look at some DIY Umrah Packages for Ramadan 2023.

The dates for Ramadan 2023 are approximately the 22nd of March to the 21st of April 2023.

As always the first two weeks of Ramadan are cheaper when it comes to flights and hotels, this is no surprise and I actually prefer that time because it is less busy and crowded.

These packages are always put together for 10 days. You are welcome to change them and adapt they are as examples.

We would appreciate you using the links for booking as we do make a small commission while you don’t pay anything extra. I always suggest the best flight sites and hotels where I would book and not based on commission.

Flights for Umrah in Ramadan

When it comes to flights to Saudi you have many options and now with the new Wizz Air routes, you actually can have a great holiday as well as a DIY Umrah on the cheap. They do have options for flexible tickets as well.

I do recommend you check out prices for open-jaw tickets as I mention on the done-for-you Umrah packages page.

Also if you don’t want to book straight away, use the Google flight track for prices.

I am super happy to see that Agean, which is a Greek airline flies to Jeddah now all year round. The flight is only 3,5hrs so it breaks it nicely in my opinion, but I am also biased with family in Greece.



Price from

Link to Book

London to Jeddah

(return direct)

22rd Mar – 2nd Apr


Book here

London to Jeddah

28th Mar – 6th Apr


Book here

Man to Jeddah

12th Apr – 22nd Apr


Book here

NYC to Jeddah

12th – 22nd Apr


Book here

Hotels in Makkah and Medinah Ramadan 2023

Hotels are normally where you can save a lot of money depending on where you want to stay. We all know that prices can be crazy in Ramadan with hotels costing thousands of pounds/dollars.

Staying further away and maybe walking a little can be much cheaper than a five-star option. If you want the best for Ramadan I highly recommend checking out my book and how you can save money on hotels during Ramadan. There I explain the benefits of loyalty and step-by-step booking and tips.

If you want to read up on this check out our loyalty points guide here.

Hotels Medinah



Price for 5 nights for 2 people

Anwar Al Medinah Movenpick

12th – 17th Apr

5 star

Book from £1750

Seasons Star hotel

12th – 17th Apr

3 star

Book from £550

Crown Plaza Medinah

23rd – 28th Mar

4 star

Book from £1380

Hilton Medinah

28th -2nd Apr

4 star

Book from £3300

Hotels Medinah



Price for 5 nights for 2 people

Pullman Zam Zam Makkah

28th -2nd Apr

5 star

Book from £2150

M Hotel Makkah by Millenium

12th – 17th Apr

4 star

Book from £650

Park in By Radisson Aziziya

17th -22nd Apr

4 star

Book from £1050

Jabal Omar Marriott

17th -22nd Apr

5 star

Book from £5300

All prices are for two people sharing and if you have small kids they most of the time stay free.

Check out our guide for Umrah with a baby.

As you can see from above the closer to the last 10 nights you visit the more expensive it becomes, unfortunately.

Still, prices for a little further away are great and if you can combine a few stays in the mosque you can enjoy a better Umrah and cheaper.

Many of the big hotel chains have restricted their availability for bookings in the last 10 nights. This doesn’t mean they sold out but rather pre-booked and they normally open 3 to 4 months in advance.

Hence why I always suggest booking re-fundable and seeing the competition at least once a month before your trip!

Also, I would highly suggest you check out our budget guide to travel for some tips because booking hotels during the Christmas sale can save you up to 40% on your stay.

umrah in ramadan 2023 budget packages

Extra costs for Umrah in Ramadan

There are several options for transportation that you can consider, we do have a full guide of the options here.

We also have a breakdown of how to book the Haramain train and plenty of tips.

You will also of course need a visa as well. Below are the costs that you should keep in mind.

Transportation options

Careem / Uber / Taxi

Train to/from Makkah to Medina

135SAR / £30

Taxi from Jeddah to Makkah

190-270SAR / £35 -£60

Taxi from Medinah Airport to Masjid same from the train station

25SAR / £5

Taxi from Makkah train station to Haram

30 SAR / £7

Bus from Makkah train station to Haram


Overall for a DIY Umrah in Ramadan 2023, you can find prices to be reasonable.

Yes, the hotels are not super central unless you want to be paying £1000 per night, but if you decide to pray for example 4 out of 5 prayers in the mosque and the rest one of them in the hotel you can avoid the crowds and save the cash.

For Umrah, you will be looking at £1,700 per person approximately depending on which options you choose for the last 10 nights, which is not a bad price.

You can splurge on one hotel and the other for more budget options. I also find the Pullman Zam Zam for early Ramadan to be a good price.

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