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Mecca Tourism at a Glance

Mecca Tourism at a Glance

Mecca the heart of Islam


Mecca or Makkah is a city of Saudi Arabia located in the Hejaz region which is 70 km inland from Jeddah. The Mecca city is very famous for the spiritual centre and is strictly off limits to non-Muslims. Mecca has the world’s tallest building the Royal Clock Tower Hotel which ranks 4th in the world. Today there are approx. 15 million Muslims who are visiting mecca annually. The visitors who are coming to Mecca for Hajj are rewarded with the forgiveness of all sins and get to see the amazing holy sites with visiting proximity to landmarks, Mountain of Light, Black Stone as well as Zamzam Well.

Mecca is the heart of Islamic world and is one of the most sacred lands on the earth. The city is spending more than $100 million on the services for the Hajj. The Mecca city is substantially is in growth period since 20th and 21st century. Mecca has all kind of small and big favour and you can enjoy every little pleasant experience.

Nearest landmark

Muzdalifah

2955 Muzdalifah, Al Mashair Mecca

7.8 km away from city center

Al Abraj Al Bait Shopping Mall

Al Hajlah, Ibrahim El Khalil St., Mecca 24231, Saudi Arabia

0.9 km away from city center

Ajyad Hospital

Ajyad, Al Hajlah, Mecca 24231, Saudi Arabia

1 km away from city center

Albayt Medical Center

Al Hajlah, P11 Abraj Albayt, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Mecca 24231 21955, Saudi Arabia

1 km away from city center

Mount Arafat

Al Mashair Mecca 24256 Saudi Arabia

18.7 km away from city center

Namira Mosque

Mecca 24256 Saudi Arabia

17.1 km away from city center

Abraj AL-Bait

Al Hajlah, Mecca

0.9 km away from city center

The Holy Haram

Al Masjid Al Haram Rd Mecca

1.1 km away from city center

Jabal AL-Nour

Mecca , Saudi Arabia

6 km away from city center

Umm AL-Qura University

Al Taif Road , Mecca, Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia

17.2 km away from city center

Local Food and Cuisine of Mecca

Food of Mecca

The Makkah people love eating the varieties of Food and are trying out different food that is available in different areas such as coastal, mountain and other desert areas. The most famous dishes of the Makkah are Al-M’soub, Al-Mutabbaq, Al-Harisah, Al-Saidiyah, Al-Manto, Kabab, and Al-Farikah. There are lots of famous restaurants available in Mecca that is the latest food portals in the region and online orders are also available. The people of Saudi are also very traditional and eat the same foods that are eaten since centuries. The restaurant foods are excellent and provide the delicious food to the customers along with fine services.

Restaurants

Al Baik

Al Baik

Ibrahim Al Khalil, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

+966 12 697 5524

Al Tazaj

Al Tazaj

Al-Khalil, Al Kakiyyah, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

+966 12 546 6549

Hardee’s

Hardee’s

Abraj Al-Bayt Mall, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

+966 9200 01213

Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency

Ibrahim Al Khalil Street, Omar, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

+966 12 577 1234

How to Reach Mecca

Airport is just 19km from the city center

 

Mecca by Air

Mecca by Air

Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport is the gateway to Mecca. You can serve the regional airlines airport throughout the year. The same airport has been used when you are coming for Umrah. During the Hajj season, there are a mostly charter flights arranged by the regional airlines commercial along with other scheduled services. You can also try another option; if you’re nearby Taif Region then it has the Taif regional Airport in Taif which can be used to get into Mecca.

Mecca by Bus

Mecca by Bus

There is an SAPTCO company in Saudi Arabia that provides the bus services to Mecca and places throughout the country. Most of the pilgrims are coming for Umrah or Hajj. There are mainly two terminals available outside the city limits which are opened to all. There are buses available throughout the day after every 1-2 hours’ interval time and it starts from early in the morning at 6 until midnight 12.

Mecca by Train

Mecca by Train

There are high-speed trains available that run between Makkah and Jeddah in one hour. The Haramain train is the fastest train that will link the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah via Jeddah and Rabigh. There are two trains available in a day from Makkah and Madinah, and four trains from Makkah and Rabigh in a day. The train has a capacity for 19,600 passengers to travel. The central train station is 9km from the Prophet’s Mosque and 13km from Madinah Station. The plant builds with Air conditioning systems and 417 cameras for security purposes.

How to reach Mecca

There are dozens of online resources available that will guide you, how to reach Mecca. Just make sure you use the trusted resource to reach the destination. The easiest way is to use the popular and reputed websites. You can travel to Mecca using domestic and international flights. Travelling in train or bus is also fun. Choose the route which better suits you and available easily.

Mecca by flight

Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport is the gateway to Mecca. You can serve the regional airlines airport throughout the year. The same airport has been used when you are coming for Umrah. During the Hajj season, there are a mostly charter flights arranged by the regional airlines commercial along with other scheduled services. You can also try another option; if you’re nearby Taif Region then it has the Taif regional Airport in Taif which can be used to get into Mecca.

Mecca by bus

There is an SAPTCO company in Saudi Arabia that provides the bus services to Mecca and places throughout the country. Most of the pilgrims are coming for Umrah or Hajj. There are mainly two terminals available outside the city limits which are opened to all. There are buses available throughout the day after every 1-2 hours’ interval time and it starts from early in the morning at 6 until midnight 12.



Mecca by Road

There is an excellent and modern multi-lane available on the highway from Jeddah #40. The distance is somewhat 100km and takes an hour to reach Mecca. During the Hajj season, there are buses and cars jammed with pilgrims, so the traffic is unbearable and extremely traffic on the road. You can take another way and drive along the highway about 50 miles to reach to the lovely mountain of Taif. During summers these places of Saudi Kings looks amazing.

 

Mecca by Train

 

There are high-speed trains available that run between Makkah and Jeddah in one hour. The Haramain train is the fastest train that will link the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah via Jeddah and Rabigh. There are two trains available in a day from Makkah and Madinah, and four trains from Makkah and Rabigh in a day. The train has a capacity for 19,600 passengers to travel. The main train station is 9km from the Prophet’s Mosque and 13km from Madinah Station. The station is built with Air conditioning systems and 417 cameras for security purposes.

Time to Visit Mecca

Tourist visits Mecca all year round, but the best preferable would be during cooler months. Hajj is the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca and it should be carried out at least once in a year.  If you are a Muslim then the best time would be during the Hajj season. The average temperature of Mecca to make you feel comfortable is from 20-30 degree. Mecca government is very strict and do not allow Non-Muslims as Mecca is a birthplace of Islam so they do not take violations lightly. However, Mecca’s best season will depend on a number of factors shown below.


Mecca during winter

December-February is the best time to visit Mecca as December is the very busy month and you will find people roaming around, preparing for Ramadan, UK and USA kids have holidays so you’ll find flights and Hotel rooms very expensive.

Mecca Off-Peak Season

Mecca has an average of 5 inches a year, so visiting during this time will be the best.  Mecca mainly experiences the dry season so try to visit during the month of October-May as the days are sunny and nights are cooler. If you have really planned your trip to Mecca and you’re preparing for Umrah then don’t leave it for last minute, book your hotels now as there are hotels in Mecca which offers facility of book now and pay later also the cancellation charges are very low. So you’ll have fun visiting Mecca.

Mecca at Summer Time

During summer months the temperature tends to be hotter more compare to another season.  As summer have 49-degree heat but if you have planned your trip during summer holidays then visit during the months of June and August as the temperature remains 40 degrees. So summer heat in Mecca is just intolerable.


Cooler months to visit Mecca: January  –  March, November- December

 

Hotter months to visit Mecca: April  –  October

Nearby attractions

About Hotels in Mecca

Mecca provides a huge range of Hotels to stay for all kinds of travelers. You will find here from cheap, budget lodges to the most luxurious hotels. The best luxurious hotels around the world like Le Meridien, Sofitel and Radisson can be found here. There are various budget hotels which are located to conveniently reach the attractions in and around Mecca. These are ideal for the budget travellers.

Snaf Inn Hotel

Snaf Inn Hotel

Al Masjid Al Al Haram road

8.1 Very Good

SR 160

Abraj Al Fadillah Hotel

Abraj Al Fadillah Hotel

far to Haram by 900 meters

8.1 Very Good

SR 120

Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Hajar Tower Makkah

Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Hajar Tower Makkah

Abraj Al Bait - Near King Abdul Aziz Gate

8.1 Very Good

SR 1225.60

Al Massa Hotel Makkah

Al Massa Hotel Makkah

Ajyad Street,Behind Ajyad Hospital

8.1 Very Good

SR 500

Palestine Hotel Makkah

Palestine Hotel Makkah

Ibrahim Al Khalil Str, 21955

8.1 Very Good

SR 153.20

Elaf Kinda Hotel

Elaf Kinda Hotel

Al Mesial Street, Next to Clock Tower, 99999*

8.1 Very Good

SR 1029.60

Al Safwah Royale Orchid

Al Safwah Royale Orchid

Ajyad Street, Opposite King Gate Abdul Aziz no. 1,

8.1 Very Good

SR 735.40

Hyatt Regency Makkah Jabal Omar

Hyatt Regency Makkah Jabal Omar

Jabal Omar

8.1 Very Good

SR 1176.50

Makkah Marriott Hotel

Makkah Marriott Hotel

Umm Al Qura Road,21955

8.1 Very Good

SR 784.40

Swissotel Al Maqam Makkah

Swissotel Al Maqam Makkah

King Abdul Aziz Endowment, Abraj Al Bait Complex, P.O. Box 762

8.1 Very Good

SR 1225.60

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