There are so many options when it comes to Umrah now, but here we will have a quick look at making your own DIY Umrah in Ramadan Package 2024.
This year, Ramadan will fall between 10th March 2024 to 9th April 2024.
This post will look at all the best hotel and flight options for your Umrah in Ramadan 2024. I have Umrah Done for your packages for each month of the year, and I will link them below, but this is to show you how easy it is to do Umrah in Ramadan on your own.
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 rooms that I can cancel provisionally about 6 to 8 months in advance.
With flights, this is now very much an option as well, and 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 of up to 70% 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.
This is from my experience with helping over a million people plan and book their Umrah for over ten years, so it is my estimate.
DIY Umrah Packages Ramadan 2024
Keeping all the above in mind, let’s have a look at some Umrah packages for Ramadan 2024.
The dates for Ramadan 2024 are approximately the 10th of March to the 9th of April 2024.
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.
I can predict, based on my last year’s experience that the crowds for Ramadan 2024 during Umrah will be close to what Hajj is. Crazy!
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 2024
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 immediately, use the Google flight track for prices.
Since this website is international, with over 70 countries as regular readers, I can’t provide an option for all, but I will include the most popular. Use the Google tips above to find the cheapest option for you.
Currently (November 2023), you can find cheap flights with WizzAir and Pegasus for as little as £200 to return from London. Compared to last year’s same time that I wrote this post, it is actually £60 cheaper.
- London to Medinah and Jeddah to London with open jaw is £380 or £190, depending on how long you want to wait around.
- Manchester to Medinah via Bucharest and Abu Dhabi is £160 this for me is better because you are not in Ramadan on the 8th of March and you can stay a few days in Abu Dhabi and explore. Also a very good price for the cheapest Umrah.
- New York on an open jaw for similar dates is $1200 for Umrah flights with Saudia which for me is a good deal since it takes you to Medinah and you have time to rest.
- Return flights with Saudia to Jeddah for Ramadan 2024 are $980. Considering you will be tired, especially with kids, Medinah arrival is easier.
Hotels in Makkah and Medinah Ramadan 2024
Hotels usually are 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 up to 70% money on five-star 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.
|Price for 4 nights for 2 people
|Taba Al Salam
|Booking from £506
|Crown Plaza Medinah
|Book from £1000
|Book from £560
You can find more options and prices on Booking.com which for Medinah here.
|Price for 5 nights for 2 people
|Booking from £760
|Book from £670
|book from £310
|Conrad Makkah *
|Booking from £3500
*You can get the Conrad for around £2000 with the tips in my book if you are looking for book before 20th Nov 2023 Or for next year. Definitely worth checking out
All prices are for two people sharing, and if you have small kids, they are most of the time free.
Check out our guide for Umrah with a baby.
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 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.
Extra costs for Umrah in Ramadan
There are several options for transportation that you can consider; we do have a complete guide on transportation 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.
|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
|4SAR £1/ $1
Overall, for a DIY Umrah in Ramadan 2024, you can find prices to be reasonable and design your own Umrah packages. If you are going and flexible, like I travel with an under-seat bag, and you don’t mind stops, you can do this for under £1000 in early Ramadan 2024.
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.
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