Mecca

Mecca

Things to do - general

Mecca is the Saudi Arabian city in the Hejaz region. It is the birthplace of Muhammad (SAW) the Prophet of Islam and also home to the cave of Hira where Muhammad (SAW) received his first divine revelation.  Mecca is viewed as the holiest city of Islam. Its inhabitants are about 2 million, even though the population swells three times that, when the city hosts the annual pilgrimage in the Islamic lunar month of Dul Hajj. The hajj pilgrimage is obligatory for all able and willing Muslims. Each year pilgrims from all over the world come to pray at and circumambulate the Kabah, and it is also the direction in which Muslims all over the world fall prostrate when they worship Allah.

The total area of Mecca today is over 1,200 km2 .Mecca is at an elevation of 277 m above sea level.  Mecca lies in a corridor between two mountains, called Safa and Marwa. The city radiate outwards, with its center at the Kabah in the Masjid haram that is in the old part of the city. Hundreds of houses were replaced to widen avenues when the Grand Mosque of Mecca was expanded.

The Shurafa of Mecca were the dependents of Muhammad (SAW) who used to rule over the holy city independently until Ibn Saud, the first King of Saudi Arabia conquered it in 1925. In its modern times, Mecca has seen incredible growth in magnitude and frame. The Mecca Royal Clock Tower Hotel, the world’s fourth tallest building is situated here. This building is also the third largest building by floor area. During this development, Mecca had to sacrifice some of its Turkish era structures, like the Ajyad fortress. Mecca is the most cosmopolitan city in the Muslim world, even though the city is off limits to non-Muslims.

The annual pilgrimage has heavily escalated Meccan economy. The Meccan city government taxes the pilgrims. The taxes greatly increased especially during the Great Depression. Another way the Hajj generates income is through services to pilgrims. The entire Meccan economy is great service oriented, except a few industries working in the city. Saudi airline generates 12% of its income from the pilgrimage.

The spiced rice and meat dish called Kasbah is the most traditional lunch of the area with a tasty rival the Yemeni Mandi which is also popular. Grilled meat dishes such as shawarma, koftas and kebabs are extensively consumed by Meccans and tourists alike. The city is surrounded by Lebanese, Syrian, and Turkish restaurants.

Mecca is and will remain a hub of Islam. It is a place of interaction between the Muslims that are coming from the near and far, from Morocco to eastern China and from the former Soviet states of Russia to South Africa.  Mecca is a shining citadel of Islam.

CountrySaudi Arabia
Languages spokenArabic
Currency usedSaudi Riyals
Al Marwa Rayhaan

Al Marwa Rayhaan

Abraj Al Bait , Ajyad Street, 21955 Makkah, Saudi Arabia., Mecca
An Overview Al Marwa Rayhaan, overlooking the Haram mosque, is an extremely comfortable and elegant More info
Al Safwah Royale Orchid

Al Safwah Royale Orchid

Ajyad Street, Opposite King Gate Abdul Aziz no. 1, 21955 Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Mecca
Al Saraya Eman

Al Saraya Eman

Ajyad Al Sad, Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Mecca
200 meters from Haram Closest 3 star hotel One Restaurant Satellite TV Bathroom No. of Rooms : 75More info
Al Shohada

Al Shohada

Ajyad St, Holy City Makkah, 21955 Makkah, Saudi Arabia., Mecca
Anjum Hotel Makkah

Anjum Hotel Makkah

Umm Al Qura Street, Jaba Al Kaaba District, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Mecca
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Conrad Makkah

Conrad Makkah

Ibrahim Al Khalil PO Box 19923, 21955 Makkah, Saudi Arabia., Mecca
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Dar Al Eiman Al Sud

Dar Al Eiman Al Sud

King Abdul Aziz Road , Centeral Area, 21955 Mecca, Mecca
Located in Holy Makkah , Ajyad Al Saud , about 700 meters away from the Holy Haram and near royal pl More info
Dar Al Eiman Grand

Dar Al Eiman Grand

Ibrahim Al Khalil Street , Masfelah District, Al Mesfala, 21955 Mecca, Mecca
Located in Holy Makkah, Ibrahim El Khalil St., Near to the shopping arcades and commercial centers. More info
Elaf Ajyad

Elaf Ajyad

Ajyad Street, 99999* Mecca, Mecca
300 Meters from Haram Contemporary furniture Large windows (Floor to Ceiling) Non-Alcoholic Minibar More info
Elaf Al Salam Makkah

Elaf Al Salam Makkah

Reea Bakhsh, Makkah, Saudi Arabia., Mecca
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Fairmont Clock Tower

Fairmont Clock Tower

Oum Al Qura Street,King Abdul Aziz Endowment,Abraj Al Bait Complex,Makkah Saudi Arabia, Mecca
Located adjacent to the Masjid al Haram, Makkah clock royal tower, A Fairmont Hotel, offers the fine More info
Grand Zam Zam

Grand Zam Zam

Abraj Al Bait Complex, King Abdel Aziz Endowment, Mecca 24231 21955, Saudi Arabia, Mecca
The finest luxury adjacent to the Holy Haram and overlooking the kabba. The zamzam pullman is the pa More info
Hilton Suites Makkah

Hilton Suites Makkah

Ibrahim Al Khalil Street, 21955 Makkah, Saudi Arabia., Mecca
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Hilton Towers

Hilton Towers

Ibrahim Al Khalil Street, Mecca 21955, Saudi Arabia, Mecca
50 Meters from Haram Prayer Hall Kitchenette facilities include a coffee maker El Etlalah Restaurant More info
Marriott Hotel Makkah

Marriott Hotel Makkah

Umm Al Qura Road, 21955 Makkah, Saudi Arabia., Mecca
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Nawazi Ajyad

Nawazi Ajyad

Ajyad Street - Meriden Makkah Side, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Mecca
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Nawazi Al Fateh

Nawazi Al Fateh

Mecca
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Nawazi Watheer

Nawazi Watheer

Jabal Al-Kaba Street, Makkah, Saudi Arabia., Mecca
An Outline Ideally located in the heart of Makkah on Jabal Al-Kaba Street in front of Saptco Station More info
Royal Dar Al Eiman

Royal Dar Al Eiman

Ajyad Street, 21955 Mecca, Mecca
Located in Holy Makkah, Al Safwa Towers, just footsteps from the Holy Haram. The Hotel offers 810 ro More info
Swissotel Makkah

Swissotel Makkah

Endowment Abraj Al Bait Complex, Om AlQura Street, Mecca
Located in Holy Makkah, King Abdulaziz Endowment, Abraj Al Bait copmlex, Ajyad street. Guests are sp More info
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Mecca
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Mecca
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Mecca
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5 Star Hajj

Medina, Mecca
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Mecca
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Mecca
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Mecca
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Easter 2020

Medina, Mecca
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Economy Hajj

Medina, Mecca
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Family Umrah Fam1

Mecca
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February Half term

Mecca
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May Half Term

Mecca
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Rabi Ul Awwal

Mecca
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Ramadan last 10 nights Makkah

Mecca
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Umrah December 2020

Umrah December 2020

Medina, Mecca
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