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8 Exciting Tourist Places To Visit In Saudi Arabia On An Umrah Visa

Tourist Places To Visit In Saudi Arabia On An Umrah Visa

After keeping the borders closed for 18 months due to COVID-19, Saudi Arabia finally started accepting travel requests for Umrah in August 2021. Although it is recommended that you complete the rituals during Ramadan, Umrah can be performed at any time of the year.

The Umrah (Pilgrimage) Visa is valid for two weeks, and after you complete the Umrah rituals, you can explore the cities of Makkah, Madinah, and Jeddah. Umrah Visa holders are restricted to these three cities. Also, they must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • The travelers who come with the 15 days Umrah Visa are not allowed to explore places outside Makkah, Madinah, and Jeddah.
  • To explore other cities in Saudi Arabia, an Umrah Visa holder must spend at least 15 days in Makkah and Madinah (and would also require a separate Tourist Visa).

Note: You are allowed to travel across all Saudi Arabia cities provided that you hold a Tourist Visa. The Tourist Visa enables you to stay for more than 15 days in the country.

If you are planning your Umrah visit, make sure you work out your itinerary in advance. So, are you wondering which places you can visit on your Umrah (pilgrimage) Visa? This article recommends some of the best options you can consider for your tour.

Here are eight exciting tourist places that you can visit on your two weeks’ Umrah Visa.

Al-Shallal Theme Park

If you are traveling with family, this theme park is an enthralling place to visit, especially with kids. Located in Jeddah, it is convenient for Umrah Visa holders to explore this exciting theme park spread across an area of 60,000 square meters. Adventurous activities, roller coaster rides, and restaurants that offer delicious cuisines are the major attractions of the Al-Shallal Theme park.

South Obhur Beach

This is one of the best tourist attractions in Jeddah. The South Obhur beach is located on the east coast of the Red Sea and offers beach activities like swimming and camping. The tranquil atmosphere is an amazing getaway. You will also find cafes and restaurants worth visiting around this beach. It is indeed a wonderful location to visit for a day out.

Red Sea Mall

The Red Sea Mall is not just a hub for shopping, but it is also known for unlimited fun! Along with international brands, the mall offers the best from local brands for you to shop for the best gifts to take home. The major attractions at this mall are a Danube Supermarket, Virgin Megastore, Sparky’s game city, and Jeddah’s first cinema; the VOX Cinema. To tempt your taste buds, the mall is a host of world-class food chains, diners, and cafes where you can get a taste of the best snacks and cuisines.

Jabal Al Nour

Jabal Al Nour is significant in Islamic history because the very first Aayat and Quran were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) at this mountain. Also, the cave located here, known as Gar-E-Hira is where Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) first interacted with the Angel Jibreel. This mountain is also known as ‘Hill of Illumination’ or ‘Mountain of Light’. You can witness a soaring view of the Makkah and the Holy mosques from the summit. It is one of the most visited locations by pilgrims for its historic significance and scenic beauty.

Clock Tower Museum

The Clock Tower Museum occupies the top four floors of the Abraj Al-Bait Tower. It is the third tallest building in the world. The museum showcases the design and production stages of the Makkah building, the details of the solar system, ancient time measurements, and explains how the earth, sun, and moon were used to organise life in ancient times. Also, you can see a panoramic view of the Grand Mosque from one of the balconies.

King Fahd’s Fountain

King Fahd’s Fountain is reputed to be the world’s tallest fountain and it is visible from all across the city of Jeddah. Rising against the backdrop of the Red Sea, this fountain is 312 metres high and shoots water at a speed of more than 350kph. The best time to view this fountain is at night with all the colourful illuminated lights. You can enjoy this mesmerising view at its best from Jeddah corniche.

Uhad Mountain

This is one of the most visited places in Madinah. Mount Uhad is the site of the second biggest battle in Islam. The mountain has deep caves and in one of the caves known as Ghar Uhad, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) sought refuge when he was defeated in the battle of Uhad. And, it is believed, that he prayed at the nearby mosque known as Al-Fasah. The mountain is mentioned by hadiths several times because of its religious significance. Tourists and pilgrims visit mount Uhad to know more of its religious importance.

Dar Al Madinah Museum

This is the biggest and the oldest museum in Madinah that depicts the history of this city. The museum displays a collection of several archaeologist artifacts, visual galleries, and images related to Madinah. All these reflect upon the rich Islamic heritage of Madinah. It is indeed one of the places that you should visit in this city to know more about its rich heritage and history.

While you’re going to love exploring the cities, remember that your itinerary must first include the Umrah and its rituals. As the Umrah Visa is valid for two weeks, you cannot overstay because you will have to pay penalties or fines. Ensure to leave before your Umrah Visa expires and plan your stay accordingly to enjoy your Saudi Arabia travel without any hassles.

At Elaf Umrah’s online booking system, we have ready-to-book Umrah packages inclusive of handpicked hotels, best transportation, ground services, and Umrah Visa. You may also send in your request for a customised Umrah package with Visa and we can tailor it for you to have an exceptional travel experience of Umrah in Saudi Arabia. Allow us to assist you in ensuring all your Umrah prerequisites are taken care of.

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