School Holidays in 2017 will be starting from 19th December and will be there till 2nd January 2017. Umrah visa is expected to open according to certain sources in the last week of November this year. It will be possible for the fourth year to go for Umrah in December holidays. For this reason, there are lots of families intending to go in this period of time and hence it is already difficult to get a decent fare for holiday dates.
Right now, the dates for which we are getting maximum number of queries though, is from 18th December for 10/14 days.
One of the question we get asked very frequently or whose feel we get from customers is what’s the best time to book for Christmas holidays this year? Now the answer might sound like a trite from travel agents, but looking at fast changing flight prices even now, we feel, it will become extremely expensive from early July onwards and intending pilgrims should not wait for November to book. However, if you are booking for early December or the peak season, you might need to move as early as today.
As far as validity is concerned, it is expected to stay 30 days for entry and 15 days for exit. Maximum stay in Saudi will be 15 days like last many years and it will be strictly enforced, so please beware of booking packages beyond 15 days. In case of any doubt or confusion, please visit official websites of Saudi Embassy in London or ring their visa section to confirm the latest rules.
For more information and latest on umrah visa regulations see our regularly updated information page here. You can also call us at 0203 743 8188 for any further details.