Mecca is famously called as Ummul Qura because of its densely populated city
Mecca becomes the main destination for Muslims doing Hajj or Umrah
Lastly, learning about its expansive history in this city will open your mind
Abraj Al-Bait Towers is the highest clock tower in the world. It reigns tall at 601 meters and known as the second tallest building in the world after the Burj Khalifa building in Dubai. After that, Masjid Al Haram is one of the icons of this city and this place become an important place when Muslims for Hajj. In addition, Masjid Al Haram is the largest mosque in the world. Don't forget to come by here if you come to Mecca.
Al Sakkaf Palace is located in the center of this city. This building has a history because it was built in 1355 H. Hence, it is said to be one of the oldest and largest ancient buildings. Moreover, this building has a strong Islamic architecture.
Makkah Mall is one of the most shopping centers in Mecca and here tourists can find many international stores in which you can buy something such as food, tourist equipment, and souvenir. A fun fact, stores will be closed during the time of prayer or about 30 minutes.
Bukhari Rice is an original Arabian dish. It is famous and become a favorite for people that like spicy food. Bukhari Rice is usually served with grilled chicken, pieces of cucumber, lettuce, and spicy tomato sauce to complement the flavor. It feels incomplete if you haven't try Qahwa when visiting Mecca. Qahwa is coffee typical from Mecca city. What makes this coffee different from the others is coffee has some herbs and spices such as cardamom powder and clove.
Every culture has its style to communicate with each other. Likewise, with Arabian people, they did not talk the point for everyone different from western culture. In general, they are happy to make small talk.
December through February is the best time to visit in Mecca because in these months have good weather and temperatures. 94.4°F (34.7°C) and 86.8°F (30.4°C) is the estimated temperature in the area.
Violet Hotel is a budget hotel friendly to every traveler. This hotel has a three-star rating and close to landmark in this city. If you have more money and want to get a luxury experience, you can choose A Fairmont Hotel as places to stay during doing Hajj or Umrah. A Fairmont Hotel is only 50 meters from the Grand Mosque.
Albaik, the fried chicken and french fries package is a tourist's favorite. The grab and go feature in this restaurant is great for tourists and traveler who don't have much time to spend eating. Al Tazaj is a Middle Eastern restaurant. Here, they provide various kinds of food and drinks such as Briyani rice or Kabsah.
Awan Coffee is famous for its menu. This cafe provides various coffee and bakery. A cozy atmosphere and good snacks will spoil you. Medd Café and Roastery offers halal food, vegan food, and snacks. Dessert in here is worth dying for.
Some hotel provides a bar for their facilities such as Jabal Omar Hyatt Regency Makkah. Nightlife is not vibrant like other European cities because of its strict Islamic law.
Jabal-Al-Noor is one of the most important historical sites in Mecca. Jabal-Al-Noor is usually called as the Mountain of Light that located near Makkah. Al Kiswa Factory is where the Kaaba kiswah was made. Kiswah is a cloth covering the body of Ka'bah.
Take a trip to Fakieh Aquarium is the best idea when tourist brings their child because in here children can learn about Marine biota. Masjid e Taneem, find out the artifacts, photographs, and documents about this city's rich history.