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11 April 2023
Umrah in Ramadan 2023: Your comprehensive guide to preparing for your spiritual

There is no doubt that performing the rituals of Umrah reflect great merit at various times of the year, but performing Umrah during the blessed month of Ramadan generates many great virtues. So, here is everything you need to know about “Umrah in Ramadan 2023”, such as how to obtain an Umrah permit in Ramadan, reservations, Umrah conditions, and details about Makarem hotel reservations.


Virtue of performing Umrah rituals in Ramadan

It was stated in the authentic hadiths of the Prophet that the Umrah in Ramadan is equal to a Hajj, that is, the reward for the Umrah during the blessed month of Ramadan has merit and status with God because it is considered one of the good and desirable deeds that must be striven to be performed at this time of the year.

However, it is important to point out that performing Umrah rituals during the month of Ramadan does not dispense a person with performing the obligation of fasting and adhering to the provisions of the Holy Month. Those who fast and those who perform Umrah will be rewarded greatly for fasting, benevolence, reflection, seeking forgiveness and all good deeds.

As for the physical and mental preparation for Umrah in Ramadan, one should plan this trip well, in order to enjoy performing the Umrah rituals in a distinct and unique spiritual atmosphere.


Conditions of performing Umrah:

There are some basic conditions for performing Umrah, which are:

  • Islam: It is a prerequisite for performing various acts of worship.
  • Intellect: For the performance of Umrah to be valid, One must be of sound mind so that the performance of Umrah is considered valid.
  • Freedom: It is when a person enjoys complete freedom with regard to performing the rituals of Umrah.
  • Ability: Performing Umrah requires both physical and financial capability..
  • A prerequisite for a woman if the presence of a Mahram accompanying her.


Pillars of Umrah:

Umrah has four basic pillars, which are:

  • Ihram
  • Tawaf
  • Quest between Safa and Marwa
  • Shaving or cutting


How do I book an Umrah in Ramadan 2023?

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had announced the availability of Umrah permits for the blessed month of Ramadan for the year 1444 AH/2023 AD, through the “NUSUK” application, for citizens and residents from within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and for pilgrims coming from outside the Kingdom, noting that it is preferable to perform Umrah rituals once during the Holy Month.

The Umrah permit is a documented reservation that includes the Umrah itinerary, and specifies its date, day and time. A person can book the Umrah in Ramadan through the website of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah or through the “Nusuk” application, which can be downloaded easily; and then request the necessary permit. It also allows access to information about the crowded times, to avoid them when performing Umrah rituals.

As for the Umrah permit in Ramadan for those coming from outside the Kingdom, this requires having a valid visa at the time of booking, in addition to obtaining an Umrah permit before going to Makkah or the Grand Mosque. As for residents and citizens from inside Saudi Arabia, reservations must be made pursuant to the following:

  • The reservation of pilgrims from within the Kingdom for Umrah through the Ministry’s website, they must:
  1. Enter the Ministry's website
  2. Choose to create a new reservation
  3. Agree to the terms and conditions
  4. Choose the Hajj package
  5. Enter bank account information
  6. Complete the reservation through receiving a text message on the mobile phone, as the reservation information appears on the user’s dashboard


  • The reservation of pilgrims from within the Kingdom for Umrah through the “Nusuk” application, they must:
  1. Log in to the "Nusuk" application
  2. Choose reservation from Hajj services
  3. View all packages and their details
  4. Add a companion (citizen or resident) or add a Mahram for the woman (husband, father, brother, son), both of which are optional
  5. Choose the payment method, i.e. full payment or partial payment
  6. Complete the reservation through receiving a text message on the mobile phone, as the reservation information appears on the user’s dashboard


Reservation conditions and priority in registration for Hajj in 1444 AH/2023 AD:

Residents’ conditions for booking Umrah and priority in registration:

  • Permits to perform Umrah are issued to those who have not been confirmed to be infected with the Corona virus.
  • Pre-booking an Umrah permit through one of the two applications (Nusuk or Tawakkalna) either directly with his account or by adding the person as an escort in the Nusuk application.
  • Five-year-olds and older are allowed to perform Umrah rituals.


  • Health status:
  1. Complete vaccinations for corona virus (Covid-19), meningitis and seasonal flu.
  2. Free from severe chronic diseases.
  3. Free from contagious diseases.


  • Conditions for adding Mahram and residents:
  1. The person in Ihram must be a citizen or a resident.
  2. The maximum limit for each person in his reservation is 13 companions.
  3. The addition of the Mahram, who is excluded from the companions, will be on the reservation itself.


Your guide to Makarem hotel reservations for Umrah in Ramadan:


Makarem Ajyad Makkah

The Makarem Ajyad Makkah Hotel sits steps away from the Masjid Al-Haram, which combines the authentic Saudi heritage with the trace of the times. The hotel offers luxurious five-star hospitality and innovative hotel services designed specifically for pilgrims visiting from all over the world. The hotel includes spacious luxury hotel suites, luxurious hotel rooms, restaurants and cafes. It also includes a large prayer hall, an Islamic library in the hotel lobby, and halls for conferences and meetings. What also distinguishes it is its religious concierge service.


Makarem Umm Al-Qura Makkah

The hotel is located on Ajyad Public Street, and it has a free private car park for guests. It is only a few minutes away by bus or car from the Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah and the Islamic and historical shrines in Makkah Al-Mukarramah.

The hotel features spacious rooms, and Umrah performers and pilgrims can enjoy the varied local cuisine offered by the Umm Al-Qura Hotel restaurant specialized as well as in international dishes.

“Makarem Umm Al-Qura” Hotel offers the best hotel services according to the latest standards of hospitality, in addition to a religious concierge for pilgrims and Umrah performers.


Makarem Al-Bait Makkah

“Makarem Al-Bait Makkah” Hotel is located in Al-Azizia district, which is one of the very famous neighborhoods in the Holy City of Makkah. It is also a ten-minute drive or bus ride from Masjid Al-Haram.

Guests enjoy luxurious and integrated hospitality with the surrounding splendor of luxury, inspired by the authentic Saudi heritage, which increases the comfort of the pilgrims during the holy month of Ramadan.


Makarem Al-Shorofat Makkah

"Makarem Al-Shorofat Makkah" is located close to Masjid Al-Haram, and with luxurious hospitality services, it provides its visitors with free transportation around the clock to and from Masjid Al-Haram.

The hotel also offers facilities designed for individuals with special needs, in addition to a group of restaurants that serve local cuisine and international dishes.


Makarem Mina Makkah

"Makarem Mina Makkah" Hotel is located near the sacred sites, which contributes to providing the appropriate spiritual atmosphere for its guests.

This hotel is distinguished by its spacious and comfortable rooms for visitors, and its various restaurants offering high-end hospitality services. It also includes hotel ballrooms for celebrations and conferences, distinguished and large, to allow guests to carry out their various business during their stay in Makkah Al-Mukarramah.


  • For reservations in Makarem hotels, you must visit their website, click on “Book Now”, then specify the destination, the date of entry and the date of exit, and then view the available rooms according to the hotel that was chosen, and of course fill in the required data.


Ramadan Iftar Buffet in Makkah

When heading to perform Umrah rituals during the holy month of Ramadan, it is important to also look for places that offer the most delicious Iftar and Suhoor meals at this time of the year.

Therefore, we introduce to you “Amasy”, which is keen to provide the most delicious buffets for breakfast and Suhoor meals in six different hotels in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including “Makarem Umm Al-Qura’ Hotel and “Makarem Ajyad” Hotel.

For the third year in a row, Amasy offers an exceptional Ramadan experience for individuals and families, singularly distinguished by its unique flavors and atmosphere with fun activities in addition to the prizes prearranged throughout the holy month.

In addition, it is noteworthy the cost of breakfast at “Makarem Umm Al-Qura” Hotel is 135 Saudi riyals, while the Suhoor meal is 110 Saudi riyals, with a 50% discount for children between the ages of 6 and 12 years.

As at “Makarem Ajyad” Hotel, it offers a breakfast meal for 160 Saudi riyals, and a Suhoor meal for 160 Saudi riyals, with a 50% discount for children between the ages of 6 and 12 years.



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