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Grand Mosque of Mecca

Grand Mosque of Mecca

Grand Mosque of Mecca also referred as Al-Haram Mosque which means 'The Sacred Mosque' or the 'Grand Mosque of Makkah'. It is the world's largest mosque and has other attraction sites like the Safa and Marwa, the Black Stone, the Station of Abraham and the Well of Zamzam. This mosque is a major set for the Umrah and Hajj pilgrimage.

Clock Tower Mecca

Clock Tower Mecca

Clock Tower also called as the Abraj Al-Bait ,meaning 'the tower of the house' is owned by the government and is a megatall complex with 7 hotels in the city. The Great Mosque of Mecca is near the hotel site. The 7 buildings include Hajar, Qibla, Al Maqam, ZamZam, Safa and Marwah. The towers feature a library, an exhibition, research offices, galleries, astronomy exhibition, a penthouse, residential areas, Gold Lounge, guest rooms, restaurants, ballrooms, health clubs, prayer rooms, studios, malls, shops, meeting rooms, hospitals and much more.

Travelling to Mecca, Saudi Arabia

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Mecca: Located in the Arabian Peninsula region of Hejazi, the city is the administrative headquarters and the capital of the Makkah Region. The neighbourhoods of the city include Jarwal, Jurhum, Mina and many more. The climate of the city features a hot desert. Even in winters, the temperature is warm. The main source of income of the city is the high pilgrimage visits of people every year. Al -Nadwa is the daily newspaper of the city. Some of the main cuisines of the city are Yemeni Mandi, Kabsa, Shawarma, Kebab, Samosas, Baklava, Basbosa etc. Most of the people in the city enjoy Turkish, Syrian and Lebanese food and almost all the restaurants serve these. The city has invited some commercial gaints to expand the bussiness in the city. The local bussiness of the city includes furniture, utensils and textiles. Other than that, majority of the people are from the service sector.

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Mecca Travel Tips & Guide

How to Get Tickets?

Tickets can be booked easily for all the holy places and the city on this website and payment can be made online.

How To Get Around?

You can rent a car for going around the city for the entire trip. In this way you can schedule your trips within the city according to your priorities. Public buses are also an option. However, if you are going to travel every day and are going to stay for a long time, a bus pass will help as the rides will be cheaper and you can use it for every ride. The micro buses available are also cheap and convenient.

What Should I Wear?

According to the etiquettes of the city, men can wear all sorts of western clothes as well as traditional clothes, however, women can wear only loose fitted, long clothes and always have to cover their hair with a hijab or a scarf. You must try to wear traditional attire to fit into the crowd.

Mecca Tourism Facts

Best Time to Visit

The hottest months: June to August must be avoided as they will make your trip go down due to extreme heat and thus, not sight seeing. You can go in winters as the months are warm and night will be cool. Do not forget to carry layers. From November to January will be the best time to visit.


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Will I Need a Guide?

No. You need not take a guide. This website purvey the complete and comprehensive information.

How To Get There?

You can start from the Jeddah Airport as from there it will take only 45 minutes to reach the city by a car or a bus.

Additional Info

Keep all your cash safely and your travel documents safely. You must carry the document proof of you being a Muslim as only Muslims are allowed in the city. In case you are found to be a non-Muslim, entry will be denied and even if you enter the city with fake documents, you will be deported there and then.