About The Great Mosque of Mecca (Kaaba)

The Kaaba also referred to as al-Kaaba al-Musharrafah, is a building at the center of Islam’s most important mosque, Al-Masjid Al-Haram in the Hejazi city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is the best spot, subjected to great effort and development works for accommodating the millions of visitor every year. The Quran states that the Kaaba was the first ever house of worship for Muslims and was built by instructions directly from Allah by the prophet Ibrahim (PUBH) and Ismail. This holy shrine located near to the Great Mosque is stated as the most sacred spot the Earth.  The strong religious beliefs of the followers make the Kabba a highly visited shrine in Mecca.

Must See

Sacred ancient sanctuary

 The most important Muslim pilgrimage site and focal point of worship

The mysterious cube-shaped building.

How to reach

From Mecca city, you need to take taxi it is 8.2 Km and takes 10 minutes to reach via route 15; if you go there walking you need 1 hr 40 min via Ajyad st Road. Take Uber taxi it is reasonable.

Tips

  • If you are sensitive to light bring sunglasses as it gets very bright at the Kaaba.
  • Learn the funeral prayer (Salat Jenazah). You will pray 5 times a day.
  • Going out from King Fahad Gate of Kaaba you cross the bus stop and the hotels are right there.
  • Don’t be put off by the hot weather. Even though it is very hot you really don’t feel it.
  • If you want to pray near kilbat for congregational prayers, do Sunnah inside first and then go to where people are doing tawaf.
  • There is water available everywhere so keep yourself hydrated. It does extremely hot so be careful.
  • You can bring a book for all your dua everyone has them.
  • Take cameras at your own risk.
  • Keep tissue with you at all times especially if you pray by the Kaaba, The birds tend to poop on people.

Visit Time

 

 Monday:          Open 24 hours.
Tuesday:          Open 24 hours.
Wednesday:     Open 24 hours.
Thursday:         Open 24 hours.
Friday:              Open 24 hours.
Saturday:          Open 24 hours.
Sunday:            Open 24 hours.

 

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Waiting Time

1 hour

 

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Entrance Fee

No

 

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Time you can spend

1 hour

 

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Weather

Light Rain 24.44°C

 

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