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Mecca

Asia
25+

Rank in Saudi Arabia

1

Rank in Asia

160+

World Rank

Currency
Saudi Riyal(SAR)
Weather
Clouds and sun 30℃
Time
05:55 AM (GMT +03:00)
Electric Socket
Type A (120 V 60 Hz.)... Read more


About Mecca

Faith fosters miracles and leads to the unimaginable. Strength of the belief in Islam compels Muslims to the abode of the God 'Mecca'. Synonymous to faith and credence,  Mecca is Islam’s holiest city. The birthplace of  Prophet Muhammed, a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in a lifetime is recommended for anyone following Islam. Situated in the desert valley of Saudi Arabia, the place is strictly for Muslim visitors only. Millions of Muslims travel to Mecca to conduct their pilgrimage called the Hajj. The 'Kaaba' a religious structure at Mecca – all Muslim prayers are done facing the Kaaba. The birthplace of sacred Islamic prophet Muhammed, Mecca is visited by millions of Muslims during the annual Hajj and several hundred pour into the city during off seasons for Umrah: another sacred pilgrimage performed by the Muslims there. People prefer to go to various mosques in Mecca for regular prayers. A tranquil, harmonious city, Mecca is described as a religious hub and an overwhelming lifetime experience from all the Muslims devotees who visit to seek solace. 

Continent Country
Asia Saudi Arabia
Airport Name / IATA Code
King Abdul-Aziz International Airport JED
Alternate Airport Name / IATA Code
TIF Taif Regional Airport


Mecca
  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
January, February, March, October, November, December:The temperatures is moderate and you can enjoy going out to the beaches and enjoy other outdoor activities in comfortable weather.
Moderate time to visit
April, May, June, September:The temperature during these months start to get a little balmy. However, hotel prices are slashed, making it a cheaper time to visit.
Worst time to visit
July, August:The temperature will soar well above 30 degrees centigrade some days and might be unbearably hot. It's not advised to visit during this time.
Weather
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) 3 4 6 9 14 18 20 20 17 13 9 4
Maximum temprature (℃) 13 13 16 21 25 30 32 32 28 22 17 13
Rain fall (mm) 12 2 5 9 5 0 0 1 1 3 18 14
Population
1.9 (Millions)
Official Language
Arabic
Spoken Language
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Other Language
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Police
999
Ambulance
997
Taxi
Start Tariff: SAR 5.... Read more

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Public Transport
Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.53
Cup of Coffee USD 2.40
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.33
Rice/Kg USD 1.60
White Bread USD 0.27
Eggs (12) USD 1.87
Combo Meal USD 5.60
Fine Dining USD 2.67
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.53
Domestic Beer USD 0.80
Imported Beer USD 1.07
Bottle of Wine USD 0.00
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 4.53
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 2.67
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.80
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 239.95
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
Experiences
  • Visit King Abdul-Aziz Athletic City: a large, multi-purpose stadium in Mecca used to host football matches.
  • Enjoy the fast food below the Clock Tower.
  • Participate in Mecca auctions.
  • Discover the cave of Thor.
  • Learn to cook traditional food of Mecca.
  • Go scuba diving.
  • Have a look at the Al Wahba Crater, which is a volcanic crater.
  • Visit the Fakieh Aquarium.
  • Visit the Taif zoo.

 

Shopping
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Taxi
Umrah Taxi, Ibrahim Khalil Street, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Taxi Mecca Economy Jaseem
Souvenir Suggestions

.• A Prayer Mat, Prayer Beads, Holy Qurans and bottles of Zamzam (only if the gift-reciever is Muslim).

• Light and soft mat made from cashmere.

• Gold in Makkah is known for its high Quality and value. You can purchase necklaces, rings, earrings, bangles with local designs.

•  Traditional clothing items such as thawbs/thobes or abayas and hijabs.

•  Real oud perfume, made from the wood of the tropical agar trees. It is one of the most expensive perfumes in the world it is available at a reasonable cost in Makkah.

• A natural toothbrush known as miswaak 

• Buy some ajwa Dates, which are grown in Medina and were said to be favoured by the Prophet Muhammed.

•  Dried fruits, spices, and chocolates.

Tourist attractions in Mecca

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