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Summers in Makkah are extensive, hot, dry, and partially overcast, while winters are short, pleasant, dry, and mainly clear. The temperature normally ranges from 16°C to 42°C throughout the year, with temperatures seldom falling below 12°C or rising above 45°C.
Sacred attractions and top things to do in Makkah
Makkah features various religious landmark attractions, including the Great Mosque of Makkah (Al Masjid Al Haram), the world's largest and most expensive mosque, with the Holy Kaaba at its heart - as well as Ibrahim's Station, and Mount Arafat. Other holy locations in Makkah include the Exhibition of the Two Sacred Mosques, Hira's Cave, Jabal AL Nour, Jabal Rahmah, Makkah Museum, Jannat Al Muallaa Cemetry, Masjid Al Bay'ah, and Masjid Al Khayf, with each having its own holy narrative to tell. Below we will detail the importance of some of these sacred landmarks as well as recommend leading hotel options for your next visit to this holy city. At Accor, we offer a variety of incentives, including the best price guarantee and last-minute real-time room availability. Book one of the top hotels in Makkah online with confidence. The best price is assured with ALL - Accor Live Limitless!
Great Mosque of Makkah
The Forbidden Mosque (Al-Masjid al-Ḥarām) is the world's biggest mosque. It is located in Makkah and surrounds the Kaaba, Islam's holiest site to which Muslims from all over the globe bow towards in daily prayers. Al-Masjid al-Ḥarām is also referred to as the Grand Mosque. If you are looking to stay near the Grand Mosque, Accor offers you the best room booking experience to meet all of your expectations. Book your stay online today at the Pullman ZamZam Makkah, one of the top hotels in Makkah. This five-star hotel in Makkah Al Mukaramah at Abraj Al Bait, is the first hotel to open in the area.
The Kaaba is a structure in Makkah that stands in the heart of Islam's most significant mosque, the Masjid al-Haram. The Kaaba is not a place of worship for Muslims, yet it is the most important and holiest site in Islam as it represents God's symbolic dwelling and oneness. During their five daily prayers, observant Muslims across the world face the Kaaba. The Prophet Ibrahim set the black stone into the eastern corner of the Kaaba, which Muslims believe fell from the skies. The Black Stone is a sacred artefact that dates back to Adam and Eve. According to legend, the stone turned black from its original white colour due to absorbing the sins of the many pilgrims who have come into contact with it over the years. Looking to stay near this holy landmark? Book with us at Raffles Makkah Palace, one of the best hotels in Makkah for Hajj and Umrah. This all-suite hotel has astonishing views of the Grand Mosque and the Kaaba in a prominent location next to Al Masjid Al Haram - the Grand Mosque. To take advantage of our special offers book online with Accor.
The rock or stone on which the Prophet Ibrahim stood when constructing the Kaaba in Makkah is known as Ibrahim's Station or the "Maqam Ibrahim." According to Islam, whilst the Prophet Ismail was passing the stones to his father, the Prophet Ibrahim, to position them, the stone on which the Prophet Ibrahim stood rose magically. The footprints of Prophet Ibrahim were then imprinted by Allah as a reminder for his descendants. Here, all pilgrims are instructed by Allah, to approach Maqam-e-Ibrahim after completing all seven circles around Kabba or after finishing a Tawaf and offering two rakats of salah for Tawaf. Are you planning to stay near Ibrahim's Station during your visit to Makkah? Book online with Accor Hotels and benefit from our amazing prices.
Mount Arafat is a granite hill on the Arafat plain, located around 19 kilometres southeast of Makkah. Mount Arafat, also known as the Mount of Mercy, rises to a height of around 70 metres. According to certain Islamic traditions, the hill is where the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) performed the Farewell Sermon "Khutbat al-Wada." When pilgrims reach Mount Arafat, they experience the ultimate sense of fulfilment regarding Hajj. It is also known as the area where all prayers are heard and answered by God. It is the sole Hajj ceremony done outside the borders of the Holy Kaaba. All our Accor Hotels in Makkah present a variety of offers to assure a memorable experience.
Jabal Al Nour
Jabal Al Nour, a mountain in Saudi Arabia's Hejaz area near Makkah, is one of the city's most visited tourist attractions. The mountain is home to Hira's Cave, which is extremely important for Muslims around the world as it is said that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) meditated in this cave, and it is where he received his first revelation from the angel Gabriel.
Exhibition of Two Holy Mosques Architecture
The Two Holy Mosques Architecture Exhibition is located near the Kiswa Factory in Um al-Joud. It has been one of the most famous tourist locations in Makkah since its inception in February 2000. Aficionados of Islamic history will be enthralled by their visit.
Jannat Al Muallaa
Jannat Al Muallaa, is a cemetery in Makkah, located north of Al-Masjid Al-Haram and near the Jinn Mosque. It is where the wife, grandfather, and other ancestors of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) are buried.
Masjid Al Bay'ah
The Masjid Al Bay'ah may be found outside of Makkah. It was erected on the location of al-Bay'ah at the behest of Caliph Abu Ja'far al-Mansur in 761/2. The courtyard of the mosque is accessible to the public. It is located below the Wadi Mina, 300 metres to the right of the bridge, and 300 metres from the Jamrah al-'Aqaba.
Masjid Al Khayf lies in the south of Mina, near the smallest Jamarat, at the foot of a mountain. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) offered his prayers at this location. It is also referred to as the "Mosque of the Prophets."
Shopping in Makkah
Makkah, the Islamic world's holy centre, is where you can purchase prayer mats, prayer beads, Holy Qurans, Zamzam water, ouds, perfume, as well as popular mementoes. Dates are also widely available. For visitors, gold is popular since it is thought to be more affordable and of superior quality. Accor provides a guide to the finest shopping experience in Makkah. Take advantage of our offers and book online at one of our Accor hotels near your favourite shopping area in Makkah. Best Price Guaranteed!
Located behind Aziziah Dist, Makkah Mall is one of Makkah's major shopping destinations. Fantastic and contemporary in nature and situated near Masjid al-Haram, the facility offers a variety of retail and dining options.
Al Hijaz Mall
One of the oldest malls in Makkah, Al Hijaz mall is home to all luxury brands and quality products from clothing, shoes and electronics, to furniture, watches and souvenirs.
Abraj Al Bait
Abraj Al Bait complex is the most remarkable contemporary construction in Makkah. Its highest tower, with the world's biggest clock faces, stands over 600 metres tall and can be seen for kilometres. The five-story Abraj Al Bait Mall, comprised of over 4,000 stores, a museum of Islamic art, and prayer spaces for up to 10,000 worshipers, is located within the landmark complex. Two observation platforms provide panoramic views of Makkah.
Al Aziiyah Shopping Hotspot
The marketplaces in the Al Aziziyah area are a 10-minute walk east of the Grand Mosque. After Hajj, Al Aziziyah Central Market is recognised as the ultimate shopping destination, with a wide range of clothing, textiles, bags, shoes, and cosmetics, to name but a few. It is especially an excellent spot to go if you're seeking gold or jewellery. Other appealing malls in the Al Aziziyah region include Al Salam Shopping Centre, the International Family Complex, and Aryam International Mall.
Al Otaybi Market
Al Otaybi, Makkah's oldest popular market, is about 3 kilometres from the Grand Mosque and is buzzing with about 2,000 stores offering anything from souvenirs to abayas and gold. Al Otaybi Market is most famous during Ramadan and Hajj season.
What to eat and drink in Makkah
Makkah's excellent international and authentic cuisine provides guests with a wide range of mouth-watering options that your taste buds will thank you for.
At Al Zahra, be astonished by the all-day dining experience. Explore exquisite cuisines to reboot and resume your spiritual excursion of holy Makkah Al Mukaramah with an international and Asian buffet. This unique experience restaurant can be found at Accor's Pullman ZamZam Makkah, an iconic hotel in Abraj Al Bait Complex, King Abdel Aziz Endowment. This five-star hotel is also home to Al Yasmine International Buffet restaurant and the Lobby lounge, which offers premium selections of tea & coffee.
This Levantine fine-dining establishment offers a unique and authentic eastern Mediterranean eating experience. You may enjoy a meal on the patio or indoors, with views of the Grand Mosque and the Kaaba. This one-of-a-kind restaurant is located at Raffles Makkah Palace, an exclusive all-suite hotel directly adjacent to Al Masjid Al Haram. This five-star hotel also houses Al Qasr, an à la carte and all-day dynamic dining experience that serves a wide range of cuisines, namely Arabic, Indian, Moroccan, and Western.
Enjoy a variety of scrumptious patisseries as well as tea and coffee assortments in the gorgeous surroundings of Masharif Tea Lounge. Enjoy the gastronomic pleasures while soaking in the real ambience of this relaxing Tea Lounge at Accor's Swissôtel Al Maqam Makkah, This breathtaking five-star hotel is part of the prestigious King Abdul Aziz Endowment, Abraj Al Bait.
Prepare to be wowed by a spectacular buffet with an almost limitless array of delicacies ranging from true Bedouin to the Levant and live ouzi stations in a royal Saudi setting. This thematic cuisine restaurant is situated in the King Abdul Aziz Endowment, Abraj Al Bait complex at Accor's Fairmont Makkah Clock Royal Tower. Only steps away from haram Clock Royal Tower, this fine establishment also boasts ATYAF, Casual, contemporary, all-day dining, Mazedar, Indian A La Carte cuisine, The Grill, one of Makkah's fine steakhouses, Al Dar, Lebanese cuisine, and. AJA, an Asian noodle restaurant.