Umrah is the smallest pilgrimage and can be performed at any time of the year. Millions of Muslims from all over the world travel to Saudi Arabia every year to perform this prophetic year, knowing that most of them prefer to travel in the winter months to avoid the summer heat and take advantage of school holidays in that period . And Umrah procedures are simple and increase with ease every year. We are among the Arab travelers who sponsor those wishing to visit Makkah Al-Mukarramah to complete all procedures and make all reservations without any trouble. Visiting Makkah Al-Mukarramah to complete all procedures and make all reservations without any trouble.
Umrah for citizens and residents in the United Arab Emirates
Citizens of the United Arab Emirates can enter the territory of the Kingdom without the need for a travel visa, except for the Hajj seasons where they must obtain an official Hajj permit to enter the Kingdom.
As for those residing in the Emirates, they can obtain a visa through booking with travel and tourism agencies, campaigns or other companies specialized in the field of Hajj and Umrah. These companies usually offer comprehensive Umrah packages for aviation, transportation and hotel accommodation, in addition to services for identifiers and tours to neighboring cities (if the pilgrims wish to add them for an additional fee).
Note: In March 2016, the Saudi government banned entry of foreigners and expats with private vehicles, so travel options are currently limited, either by bus or by flying to Jeddah. The government also prefers that pilgrims book their trips with tourism companies to facilitate knowledge of the whereabouts of foreigners during their stay on their lands.
Disclaimer: The visa requirements may change at any time, please contact our team to obtain the latest visa information.
Book a comprehensive Umrah trip with tourism companies
Emiratis can book Umrah trips with accredited travel agents or tourism companies, as they offer several types of comprehensive Umrah trips according to your budget, your choice, and your period of stay in the holy places in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
packages Umrah trips: airline tickets, hotels and visits with guides or identifiers
Major tourism companies such as Arab travelers offer comprehensive Umrah trips that include bus or aircraft trips, and optional trips with guides for the most important landmarks in Makkah such as Jabal Al-Nur, Mount Arafat, Mina and Muzdalifah, and in Medina such as the Quba Mosque and Mount Uhud and others.
Traveling for Umrah from Dubai
Dubai residents can travel to perform Umrah in two ways: either by tourist bus or by flying to Jeddah.
- Luxury tourist buses from Dubai:
Buses leave from Sharjah and Dubai and reach Makkah and Madinah the next day, and excursions include hotel accommodation, guides and meals.
- Flights from Dubai:
Many major airlines offer daily flights from Dubai to Jeddah. Emirati citizens can book flights on flydubai, flynas, Saudi Arabian Airlines and other prominent airlines.Read:How tall is the eiffel tower?
Traveling for Umrah from Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi residents can also travel to perform Umrah in the same way, i.e. fly to Jeddah or take a bus to Saudi Arabia. Buses leave from Abu Dhabi and arrive in Makkah and Madinah the next day. Inclusive excursions include bus or plane travel, hotel accommodation, food and guided tours. UAE nationals can book flights on Etihad Airways or airlines.
Umrah visa requirements:
Citizens and residents of the UAE are required to apply for a compulsory Umrah visa. Please note that the Saudi government provides a free Umrah visa, but rather it pays the money as transaction preparation fees or travel agent fees.
List of documents required for an Umrah visa:
- An original copy of the passport (the passport must be valid for at least six months)
- UAE residence visa (valid for three months)
- Health vaccinations and immunization card from the UAE Ministry of Health
- No objection certificate from a sponsor in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
- Two photos with a white background, the passport size
- A copy of the marriage certificate (not required if the husband is sponsoring his wife)
- A copy of the Emirates ID card
- Confirmed hotel reservation – a new document that began ordering in 2015
Generally, Umrah visas require about seven days.
All travel agents assist in the process of obtaining Umrah visas, hotel reservations, and flights. Tour operators explain the Umrah rituals and meet the needs and requirements of pilgrims.