The word is specifically used in the middle east context and most Muslim travellers visit these places, as part of their umrah journeys or separately. Lately, the travels have been going beyond middle east, actually even east in general. Muslim travellers are going, as close as Spain in Europe for these trips. ziarats seasons start early in the Islamic year (Moharram) with first ten days spent in Iran, Iraq and Syria. People also go to Jordan, Turkey and most of all Saudi Arabia for Ziyarats.