Makkah, also known as the Mecca Region in Saudi Arabia, is one of the most popular destinations in the Middle East. It is an important destination for the Arabic culture, with the Mecca being the holiest city in Islam. If you’re in Makkah for a spiritual quest, a holy trip, or for vacation, the city has lots of Makkah accommodations for you.
These hotels in Makkah are conveniently located in the city and are open for tourists. To know more about the vibrant region of Makkah, pay a visit with respect to its religious venues. In the heart of this Makkah is the Grand Mosque or Masjid Al Haram which is the considered as the most sacred mosque in the world, it can accommodate 1.2 million worshippers and has been equipped with air-conditioning for everyone’s comfort. Also present here is the Well of Zamzam which is a sacred well that pilgrims visit every year and drink its water, imitating what Ishmael, the son of Abraham, did thousands of years ago. The Kaaba is also located inside the Grand Mosque, which is a black cube-shaped stone and where the prayers of Muslims are directed.
Another destination in Makkah is the Al Kiswah Factory that manufactures Kiswah or the Drape of the Kaaba, which is made of pure jet-black silk with gold thread accents, embroidered with Qur’anic calligraphy. At the end of Hajj, pilgrims are awarded with small cuts of the Kiswah as a memento. The mountains of Thour and Al Nour offer insights about Islamic history and culture, with the Thour Mountain being located in the southern end of Mecca while the Al Nour Mountain or “The Light” is located in the northeast of the Thour Mountain.