There is nothing wrong with going to ‘Arafah on the night before the ninth of Dhu’l-Hijjah for fear of the crowds
You do not have to do anything, but it is better for the pilgrim to go to ‘Arafah from Mina after sunrise on the ninth day of Dhu’l-Hijjah.
And Allaah is the Source of strength. May Allaah send blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions. End quote.
Standing Committee for Academic Research and Issuing Fatwas
Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Baaz, Shaykh ‘Abd al-Razzaaq ‘Afeefi, Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Ghadyaan, Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Qa’ood.