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Religious Destination

Suadi Arabia is the third-largest Arab country. It is the world's largest oil exporter. Saudi Arabia has its holy importance in the wirld because of its two most holiest cities of Islam that are Mecce and Medina.It is also known as "The Land of the Two Holy Mosques". These mosques are Masjid-al-Haram in Mecca and Masjid-al-Nabvi in Medina.

Saudia Arabia is the largest religious tourists destination. Millions of Muslims from all over the World love to go there to offer the pilgrimage.The Hajj and Umrah are the two pilgrimages. Muslims used to performm Hajj and Umrah and visit related places in Saudi Arabia.

Most important religious visiting sites in Saudi Arabia refers to Mecca and Medina.In Mecca Kaaba is the most important religious site and is known as “the House of Allah”. Pilgrims from all over the world try to touch the corner stone of Kaaba. Second most important site is the Holy Mosque (Masjid Al Haram), which is the largest mosque of the world. Other famous sites are the hill of Arafat and the Mountain of light (Jabal-al-noor). Jabal-al-noor is the mountain where Muhammad [S.A.W.W] received the revelation of Holy Quran.

Some religious sites are in Medina which occupy a significant place in Islam. These are Masjid-al-Nabvi, Quba mosque and Masjid-al-Qiblatain. Some other important mosques in Medina are Majid-e-Ali, Masjid-e-Ghamama, Msjid-e-Eid, Masjid-e-AbuBakar. Masjid-e-Umar and Masjid-e-Bilal. Muslims visit them and offer nawafils there.

Mountain of Uhad is another religious site. It is the battlefield of second battle of Islamic history. Tourists go there and pay homage to martyrs of Battle. Thousands of Muslims love to visit the Tomb of Holy Prophet [S.A.W.W] as well as the graves of caliphs and martyrs of battles.

Some other attracting places of saudi Arabia are the mountains, valleys and red sea beaches but attracts reletively few tourists.Tourism in Saudi Arabia are mainly based on religious sites.

Besides holy sites the colorful markets, Shoping malls and the aromatic spices that shows holy grace and the charm of land also attracts tourists.

Saudi Arabia is equipped with well known Saudi Arabia Hotels that accommodate millions of tourists from all over the world. These hotels provide finest hospitality and meet all needs of tourists. Most requested hotels are Fairmont Hotel Mecca , Hilton Hotel Makkah, Le Meriden Makkah, Movenpick hotel Medina, Sheraton Madina hotel, Madina Oberoi hotel, Crown Plaza hotel Jeddah, and Jeddah Intercontinental hotel Jeddah.Cresset Travel and Tours has contracted rates with most of these hotels of Saudi Arabia.

In 1999, the government expanded the travel rights of foreign Muslims. Millions of Muslims are permitted to visit the holy cities of Saudi Arabia.. Saudi Arabia is trually a top religious tourist's destination.

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The Radiant City on The Earth

Medina is the second holiest city of Islam located in the western Saudi Arabia. It has its holy importance as it was personally named by Holy Prophet Muhammad [P.B.U.H]. This city has the honor that it is the burial place of Muhammad [P.B.U.H]. It is the religious place and millions of tourists visit Medina every year making it one of top religious destinations.

Medina has a special religious importance in Islam as it remained the capital of Caliphate during the period of first thee caliphs. People used to visit Medina while performing Hajj or Umrah. 

There are many religious sites in Medina which attracts Muslims from all over the world. Most important of them are the three mosques which occupy a significant place in Islam. These are Masjid-al-Nabvi, Quba mosque and Masjid-al-Qiblatain. Masjid-al-nabvi  is known as the mosque of Holy Prophet Muhammad [P.B.U.H]. Quba mosque has its own diverse place in Islam as it is the first mosque built during Muhammad’s period. Masjid-al-Qiblatain has historical importance as it is the place where Muhammad [P.B.U.H] mentioned the direction of Qibla.  Muslims worship in these mosques without any difference. 

Some other important mosques in Medina  are Majid-e-Ali, Masjid-e-Ghamama,  Msjid-e-Eid, Masjid-e-AbuBakar.  Masjid-e-Umar and Masjid-e-Bilal. Muslims visit them and offer nawafils there.

Mountain of Uhad  is another religious site. It is the battlefield of second battle of Islamic history. Tourists go there and pay homage to martyrs of Battle. Thousands of Muslims love to visit the Tomb of Holy Prophet [P.B.U.H] as well as the graves of caliphs and martyrs of battles.

Besides holy sites, shopping malls and colorful markets also attract tourists. Another attracting site is the Al-Haidery Dates Packing Factory. This factory is the largest factory in Medina that provides dates to the whole country. This factory has the impressing dates of all types and qualities.

Medina lacks large number of hotels to accommodate millions of tourists from all over the world. These Medina Hotels provide finest hospitality and meet all needs of tourists. Most requested hotels in Medina are Movenpick hotel Medina, Sheraton Madina hotel, Madina Oberoi hotel, Al Ansar Silver hotel Medina and Le Meridien Hotel Medina. These hotels are fully equipped mostly in pilgrimage season. Cresset Travel and Tours has contracted rates with most of these hotels of Medina.

Non Muslims are not permitted to enter in Medina, but area closed to non-Muslims are small so many facilities are open to non-Muslims. Large number of tourists from all over the world made this place heavily crowded and creates problems of heavy traffic and pollution. 

People love to visit this holy city of Islam. Government has expanded the travel rights of Muslims and millions of Muslims are permitted to visit this holy city. Medina is a Radian city and a religious tourist’s destination.

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Mecca is the Holiest city of Islam located in the western part of Saudi Arabia 45 miles inland from the Red Sea Port of Jeddah. Mecca has been linked by Islam as it is the birth place of Holy Prophet Muhammad [S.A.W.W]. It is the religious place and attracts large number of Muslims from all over the world. Mecca received millions of tourists annually and lined itself in top tourist religious destinations.

 The Hajj and Umrah are the two pilgrimages. Hajj is greater than Umrah and millions of Muslims used to perform Hajj once in a year in Mecca and its near places. While millions of Muslims perform Umrah in the rest of the year. The largest mosque in the world, Masjid al Haram is present in Mecca which surrounds the Kaaba.  Muslims face towards Kaaba while offering prayers.  Because of this holy importance Mecca has become the most diverse city in the Muslim world. 

Most important visiting sites of Mecca is the Kaaba which is covered with a gold embroidered black silk and it is made of granite. Kaaba is known as “the House of Allah”. Pilgrims from all over the world try to touch the corner stone of Kaaba. Second most important site is the Holy Mosque (Masjid Al Haram), which is the largest mosque of the world. Other famous sites are the hill of Arafat and the Mountain of light (Jabal-al-noor). Mountain of Arafat also known as “the Mountain of Mercy” is the place where Muhammad [S.A.W.W] had delivered his final sermon. Jabal-al-noor is the mountain where Muhammad [S.A.W.W] received the revelation of Holy Quran. 

Other visiting places around the city are Tanem and Hudaibiyah. Well of Zamzam has a special importance.  Pilgrims love to drink from the well of Zamzam as it is believed that its water has special properties.

Thour Mountain is regarded as a historic visiting site of Mecca. It is a cave where Prophet Muhammad [S.A.W.W] spent three days with his companion Abu-Bakar-Siddique when He left Mecca for Medina.

Besides these holy sites, the colorful markets, the aromatic spices that show holy grace and the charm of land also attracts tourists.

Mecca is equipped with well known hotels to accommodate millions of tourists from all over the world. These Mecca hotels provide finest hospitality and allow only for Muslim guests. These hotels are afforded by all pockets. Most requested hotels in Mecca are Fairmont Hotel, Hilton Hotel Makkah, Le Meriden Makkah, Crowne plaza, and Golden Tulip Al Hamra hotel. Mecca can be easily accessible by all means of transport for residents and visitors alike, both during and outside of the pilgrimage season.

Large number of tourists from all over the world has made this place crowdy and detracts from the spirituality of the pilgrimage visit. Pilgrims also face problems to move between holy sites. For avoiding this problem Pilgrims have a new way to avoid crowds i: e the train, known as Mecca Metro that will move pilgrims between holy cities. The first project of train is that it will transport pilgrims between Mina, Muzdalfa and Arafat.  This train will replace thousands of buses that transport the pilgrims between holy cities. This train will also reduce heavy traffic and pollution.

Non Muslims are restricted to enter this holy city because of fear of destruction, thus provide a place of peace and refuge for Muslim believers Visitors have little freedom of movement in Mecca.

In 1999, the government expanded the travel rights of foreign Muslims. It is estimated that over 1 million foreigners and 700,000 Saudis are permitted to visit the holy cities. Mecca is truly an incredible religious tourist’s destination.

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Makkah Hotels

Saudi Arabia is a Middle Eastern country that occupies most of the Arabian Peninsula and has both Persian Gulf and Red Sea coast lines. Riyadh is the capital and “dead center” of the Kingdom. Makkah al Mukarramah is located in the west of Saudi Arabia, is the holiest city in Islam. A pilgrimage to Makkah, known as the Hajj is the fifth Pillar of Islam.

Non Muslims are strictly prohibited from entering the Holy City of Makkah. If any non Muslim want to visit the Holy City, he only requires a Visa of testifying the one Almighty Allah is Last Prophet (P.B.U.H Then no one can stop him for entering the Makkah. The government of Saudi Arabia issues specials visas for those making the pilgrimage which will handle the considerable paperwork for them, but for traveling there you must follow the rules because they will not tolerate if someone break their laws. It is necessary for the women to travel with a male guardian called Mahram.

The Weather of Makkah is Warm, and there are many famous and luxurious hotels on walking distance to the Holy Masjid, and if some one want to book cheap or Luxurious hotels then he should book through reliable travel agents in Makkah or who deals Makkah Hotels, For avoiding any inconvenience, it is very good if you make your hotel booking before the traveling as the occupancies of hotels are mostly full. Some of the best hotels of Makkah’s are:

Hilton Hotel and Tower Makkah

It is Luxurious five star chain hotel known by worldwide is located in the city centre, offering 1,400 rooms, suites, villas and apartments, just a few steps from the Holy Haram.  The Makkah Hilton Hotel & Towers is a part of the largest, most prestigious complex in the city and close to many historical landmarks.

Le Meridien Towers Hotel Makkah

It is also well known famous five star hotel is elegantly designed and equipped with luxurious fittings and amenities, is directly connected to the Holy Mosque through the tunnel of King Abdulaziz gate—just five minutes away by car. It has stylish guest rooms and suites. Warm earth tones in addition to the luxurious sitting and work areas create an inviting ambiance for you to experience and enjoy.

Movenpick Hotel and Residence Hajar Tower Makkah

It is also most famous hotels of Makkah trusted by the tourist worldwide, is superbly located directly on the Haram Court facing the King Abdul Aziz Gate. It has 406 spacious rooms are a showcase of quality accommodation at its very best. The Italian style interior design combined with the integration of modern technology reflects a truly welcoming experience.

Sheraton Hotel and Tower Makkah

Worldly Famous Sheraton Hotel faces the holy Haram and is only a few steps away from Al Marwah Gate. The Sheraton Makkah Hotel and Towers Makkah offers the latest in guest amenities and technology. It offers 166 guest rooms and offers the latest in modern amenities.

Sofitel Elaf Kindah Hotel Makkah

It is located in the capital of Islam, adjacent near to the Holy Haram. Accommodations: A Modern malty – story Building featuring 169 Deluxe Rooms & Suites, Overlooking the Holy Haram & the Magnificent City of Makkah. 

Dar Al Tawhid Intercontinental Hotel Makkah

It is Located in front of the Holy Mosque , only one step from the lobby and you are in the courtyard of the Holy Mosque. The most convenient location among the other neighboring Hotels in the city

Mercure Grand Umm Al Qura Hotel Makkah

5 Star near Haram who offer you the quietness along with a spiritual atmosphere to perform your Umrah/Hajj. The Mercure Grand Umm Al Qura Hotel Makkah is located in the Holy Makkah City, capital of Islam, about 950 m. distances from the Holy Mosque. Mercure Grand Umm Al Qura Hotel Makkah offer many varieties of services from Room Service, Restaurant, and laundry for your utmost comfort. Free shuttle bus services are available from/to the Haram during praying time. 'Enjoy the Arabian Hospitality of our team which will make your stay different and memorable’.

Mercure Hibatullah Hotel Makkah

381 spacious rooms, including a number of suites, providing a variety of accommodation types to meet all requirements. 10 minutes walk from the Holy Masjid.

Metropolitan Hotel Makkah

It is located 700 m. to Haram having 200 Luxurious Rooms 40 Flats.

Al Shohada Hotel Makkah

It is located in Al Ijyad district, only 4 minutes walk from the Holy Haram. Also the location gives easy access from all major ring roads and freeways for faster arrival for visitors coming from outside Makkah, has has 536 luxurious guest rooms and suites, all designed with distinct charm, sumptuous funrishing, orignal artwork, all with private bathroom, colur TV, radio, mini-fridge, international direct dialing telphone, quality guest amenties, centeral air conditioning and kitchens in all suites.

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Cresset-Travel.Com pleased to announce its economy Umrah package of 2010 for Pakistan National only with Sharing Package to Double Room Package rate. We introduce this budgetive package for the people who cannot afford luxury hotels in Makkah and  hotels in Madina, we are introducing this package with huge discounted rates.

we are also providing cheap hotel reservation from 5 star Luxury hotels to 2 star hotels in Saudi Arabia with huge discounted rates. find below the Umrah Economy Umrah Package:

Makkah Hotel:  Zahra Madani (Distance from Haram 750m, Share A Hijra)

Madina Hotels: Qasr-E-Aqeeq (Distance from Masjid-e-Nabwi 400m,)

Duration Child 2-5 Yrs Sharing (5 persons)per person Quad Room (per person) Triple Room(per person) Double Room(per person)

14 Nights    (6MAK, 8MED)

8,000 18,000 19.000 21,500 27,000
21 Nights(10MAK,11MED) 8,000 21,200 23,000 27,000 34,500
28 Nights( 14 MAK, 14 MED ) 8,000 24,400 27,000 32,500 42,000

Requirement:

  1. Original machine-readable passport valid for minimum 7 months, with at least two pages available for visa.
  2. Original NADRA ID card.
  3. 4 Passport size photographs with LIGHT BLUE background.
  4. Form B of Infant / Child as the case may be.
  5. Vaccination certificates.(Polio certificate for infant/child)
  6. Affidavit for Mehram, if required.
  7. Any other document required by Saudi Consulate like Nikah Nama / proof of relation etc.

Terms and Condition:

  1. 50% Advance payment with each passport.
  2. Remaining amount to be paid at the time of delivery of passport.
  3. Cancellation will be charged at PKR 10,000.00 per person, per child as the case may be.
  4. Package includes transport from JED-MAK-MED-MAK-JED on sharing basis.
  5. No direct return from Madinah to Jeddah.
  6. Travel will be strictly as per package, no change allowed.
  7. Individual travel is not allowed, min 4 pax required per flight otherwise taxi charges (SR 260 per taxi) would be levied for airport pick up, in addition to the package price.
  8. Infant & CHD 02 to 05 will neither have a seat on the transport nor a separate bed in hotel (Age restrictions must be followed-even if over by one day, full adult rate will be charged).
  9. Infant below 2 years totally free.
  10. Ziarat not included in above price. Extra 600/-PKR per person for both ziarat ( MAK & MED )
  11. Claims of services not provided as per commitment must be reported within 7 days of arrival in writing, which is duly signed by company representative in KSA.
  12. No claims will be entertained after 7 days of arrival from KSA.
  13. Package must be according to the confirmed flight reservations.
  14. Arrival information must be provided at least 24hrs before flight departure. Any person arriving without information will be charged at SR 300 per person in addition to the taxi charges.
  15. Self-Accommodation Not Allowed.

All Rates Are Subject To Change Without Prior Notice.

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