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 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
Anjum Hotel Makkah

Anjum Hotel Makkah

Umm Al Qura Street, Jaba Al Kaaba District, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Mecca
An Outline Enjoy an arrival experience that is second to none and a luxury stay with the world class More info
Conrad Makkah

Conrad Makkah

Ibrahim Al Khalil PO Box 19923, 21955 Makkah, Saudi Arabia., Mecca
An Outline Boasting a prime location, set in the heart of Makkah is one of the most inspiring and sa More info
Dar Al Eiman Ajyad

Dar Al Eiman Ajyad

Ajyad Street, 21955 Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Mecca
Located in Holy Makkah, Ajyad al Masafi District, near to the Holy Haram and close to the shopping a More info
Dar Al Eiman Al Andalous

Dar Al Eiman Al Andalous

King Abdul Aziz Road , Ajyad District, 21955 Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Mecca
Located in Holy Makkah, Ajyad Al Sud, about 500m away from the Holy Haram and near royal place. 11 f More info
Dar Al Eiman Al Jazeera

Dar Al Eiman Al Jazeera

Mecca
Located in Holy Makkah , Al hijra Street , near to the Holy Haram . 131 elegantly furnished rooms to More info
Dar Al Eiman Al Khalil

Dar Al Eiman Al Khalil

Mecca
Located in Holy Makkah, Ibrahim El Khalil St , near to Holy Haram , few steps to several markets and More info
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 Al Zahabi

Dar Al Eiman Al Zahabi

Al Hijra Street, Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Mecca
Located in Holy Makkah , Al hijra Street, near to the Holy Haram . The Hotel offers 229 elegantly fu 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
Dar Al Tawheed Intercontinental

Dar Al Tawheed Intercontinental

Ibraheem Al-Khaleel Street, Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Mecca
Located just a few steps from Holy Mosque, step out of the hotel lobby and you will find yourself in 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
An Outline Make the most of the pilgrimage days with the luminary treatment and world-class services More info
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
An Outline Relish a luxury stay and an experience that is second to none at the contemporary Hilton More info
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
Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency

Ibrahim Al Khalil, Ash Shubaikah, Mecca 24231, Saudi Arabia, Mecca
Jawaharat Dar Al Eiman

Jawaharat Dar Al Eiman

Alazeeziah District,Almasjid Alharam Road, Al Aziziya, 12345 Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Mecca
  Located in Holy Makkah, Ajyad, near to the Holy Haram. Hotel offers 82 rooms & suites spa More info
Marriott Hotel Makkah

Marriott Hotel Makkah

Umm Al Qura Road, 21955 Makkah, Saudi Arabia., Mecca
An Outline Conveniently located at Umm-Al-Qurra Street in the heart of Makkah is the Makkah Marriot More info
Nawazi Ajyad Hotel

Nawazi Ajyad Hotel

Ajyad Street - Meriden Makkah Side, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Mecca
An Outline Treat yourself with a relaxed and luxurious stay, and enjoy the extraordinary services an More info
Nawazi Al Fateh Hotel

Nawazi Al Fateh Hotel

Mecca
An Outline Enjoy a comfortable, luxurious stay and remarkable services at the Nawazi Al Fateh Hotel More info
Nawazi Watheer Hotel

Nawazi Watheer Hotel

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
3 Star Umrah packages

3 Star Umrah packages

Mecca
If you are traveling on a budget, our 3 star packages are ideal for you. With their basic accommodat More info
4 Star Umrah packages

4 Star Umrah packages

Mecca
Package Dates: Travel between: 10th February 2017 to 15th May 2017 Hijri Dates: From Now to end of R More info
5 Star umrah packages

5 Star umrah packages

Mecca
Package Dates: Travel between: 10th February 2015 to 15th May 2015 Hijri Dates: From Now to end of R More info
Deluxe Hajj

Deluxe Hajj

Mecca
Flights: Departure from London: 22nd Aug 2017 Return from Jeddah: 10th Sep 2017 London to Medinah an More info
Easter 2017

Easter 2017

Mecca
Easter 2017 Umrah Packages Easter is a major holiday period in UK, in which Muslims travel for Umrah More info
Economy Hajj

Economy Hajj

Mecca
Flights: Departure from London: 23 August 2017 Return from Jeddah: 07 September 2017Indirect fligh More info
Family Umrah

Family Umrah

Mecca
Depending on the size of family there are countless options when it comes to umrah. But first and fo More info
February Half term

February Half term

Mecca
February half term is one of the best times to go for umrah with kids due to their school holidays. More info
May Half Term

May Half Term

Mecca
May Half term this year is falling in Ramadan in 2017.More info
Non Shifting Hajj

Non Shifting Hajj

Medina, Mecca
Makkah First Non-Shifting Hajj Package Indirect flights from London to Jeddah to Medinah to London D More info
Rabi Ul Awwal

Rabi Ul Awwal

Mecca
Rab Ul Awaal in 2017 is falling in end of November. We have put together many packages for Rabi Ul A More info
Ramadan last 10 nights Makkah

Ramadan last 10 nights Makkah

Mecca
 4 Star Medinah, 5 Star Makkah4 Star Al Eiman Grand, Medinah, facing Masjid Nabwi, 15th-20th Ramad More info
Umrah December 2017

Umrah December 2017

Mecca
We can tailor any type of package for you for December 2017. This year, Ramadan is coming different More info

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