Tour Middle East After your Umrah Trip

Tour Middle East After your Umrah Trip

Pilgrims arriving in Makkah with their cheap Umrah packages may have plenty of time to spare in the region after the performance of holy rituals. As Umrah can be performed within the same day in a matter of a few hours, one has at least ten to thirteen days free in the region (as per the Umrah visa’s validity). On the other hand, if you are arriving for the holy rituals with a tourist visa to the kingdom, the validity as well as rules and regulations regarding Umrah travel policies can differ.

Nonetheless, you must opt for a tour of the Middle East after your Umrah trip. The top places to explore include;

Al Balad (Saudi Arabia):

Among the best places to tour in the Middle East, AL Balad always tops the list as a scenic old city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It has a history of approximately 1300 years because Al Balad served as the gateway for Muslims heading to Makkah.

Today, Al Balad is one of the prominent UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. The top attractions here are;

  1. Naseef House.
  2. Makkah Gate.
  3. Old Jeddah

For the best hotel options, you can explore the Burj Al Balad Hotel and Red Sea Palace Hotel.

Dubai (UAE):

With its stunning skyline, monuments, beaches, and modern malls – who doesn’t know about the luxury that Dubai’s lifestyle has to offer. The famous attractions here are;

  1. Burj Khalifa.
  2. Jumeirah Beach.
  3. Dubai Mall.

You can choose to stay in any of the Dubai hotels as per your preferences and budget. However, the top names include;

  • Atlantis The Palm.
  • Hyatt Regency.
  • Sofitel Dubai Downtown.

Amadiya (Iraq):

Amadiya is a scenic Kurdish village present in Iraq that not only has a rich history but also holds exceptional mythological significance. The key attractions here prominently include;

  1. Assyrian ruins.
  2. Synagogue ruins.
  3. Tomb of Ezekiel.

The popular hotel options for tourists in this region include Motel Kani, Amedi Motel, etc.

Petra (Jordan):

Present in Jordan, Petra is an archaeological city. When it comes to ancient structures made of pink sandstone, Petra always tops the list. The key attractions to visit in this city of Jordan include;

  1. Al-Deir Monastery.
  2. Al Khazneh temple.
  3. Colonnaded Street.

You can stay either at Petra Moon Hotel or Petra Marriott Hotel for a relaxing, comfortable and peaceful living experience.

Doha (Qatar):

Present by the Persian Gulf, Doha is the capital city of Qatar that is primarily known for its modern architecture, tourism activities and cultural richness. The top places that you can visit and explore in the city include;

  1. Museum Of Islamic Art.
  2. Katara Cultural Village.
  3. The Pearl Qatar.

Doha has various hotel options from economy to luxury with Warwick Doha Hotel and Grand Regal Hotel being the top choices for tourists.

Cairo (Egypt):

Renowned for its mosques, pyramids, and minarets, Cairo is another prominent choice for your Middle East tour. As the capital of Egypt, it is also known as ‘The City Of The Thousand Minarets’.

The top places for tourists here include;

  1. Giza Necropolis.
  2. Khan-el-Khalili.
  3. Egyptian Museum.

Hotels here are luxurious such as the Grand Royal Hotel and Cairo Paradise Hotel.

Erbil (Iraq):

Known as the most populous city of Iraq, Erbil is the commercial capital of the Kurdistan Region. You will find a range of different ancient palaces, museums, and public squares in this city because Erbil captures the essence of the region’s history in its true terms.

The best time to visit Erbil is from March to April with the key attractions including;

  1. Erbil Citadel.
  2. Kurdish Textile Museum.
  3. Family Mall.
  4. Sami Abdulrahman Park.
  5. Shanadar Park

You can stay at the Madera Hotel, Divan Erbil Hotel, or Erbil Rotana for a luxurious yet cost-effective living experience during your travel to the region.

Baalbek (Lebanon):

In the Beqaa Valley, Baalbek is a small town in Lebanon that is famous for its ancient ruins and colossal temples. Such as;

  1. Stone Of The Pregnant Woman.
  2. Temple of Bacchus.
  3. Temple of Jupiter.

You can stay at the Palmyra Hotel or Hotel Shouman in Baalbek during your trip.


These are the best places for your tour of the Middle east with all-inclusive halal holidays UK after Umrah rituals with an ideal stay duration of three days to a week.

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