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Thrillophilia offers a variety of affordable and economical Mecca tour packages to make most of your trip here. Mecca is an ideal place for both family and friends as it caters to people of all ages. Our packages offer accommodations, sightseeing, airport pick and drop, and other services at great deals. Mecca is considered the holiest place in Islam religion attracting millions of Muslims from all across the globe. The main tourist attraction of Mecca is the Mecca Madina Hajj or Umrah Pilgrimage which is a pure rite of passage for Muslims.

You can also explore a plethora of tourist attractions such as Abraj Al-Bait tower, Mount Arafat, Elephant Rock Mecca, and many more on your visit here. If you are a history lover and wish to attain more knowledge about Makkah and its history then you must definitely pay a visit to the Makkah museum which includes an exhibition of historical artifacts linked with the Islamic religion. You can also go on a shopping spree for clothes, bags, dates, and other middle east specialties, at a variety of shopping malls and centers located all across the city.

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Which are the best tourist places to visit during the Mecca Tour?

1. Masjid al-Haram - Masjid al-Haram is the largest mosque in the world. It is said that the construction was done by Prophet Ibrahim and his son as a house of worship, open to everyone. The current structure is spread over 356,800 square meters including the indoor and outdoor praying spaces and can accommodate around four million worshippers.

It is the topmost tourist and holy attraction of every Mecca tour package. Muslims from all over the world visit this mosque and perform Hajj. The pillars of the mosque stand tall today protecting the Great Black stone located in the middle of the mosque.

Location - Al Haram, Medina 42311
Best Time - November to February

2. Abraj Al-Bait Tower - Abraj Al-Bait Tower or Tower of the House is a government-owned complex of a group of seven skyscrape hotels in Mecca. It comprises a central hotel tower, known as the Makkah clock Royal Tower which is the third tallest building in the world.

It also has the world's largest clock face and contains a museum occupying the top four floors of the tower. The building is located just a few meters away from the world's largest mosque and is also the world's second most expensive building. It is 601 m tall and has 120 floors and you can get a panoramic view of the city from its top.

Location - Al Haram, Mecca 24231, Saudi Arabia

3. Makkah Museum - Al-Zaher Palace Museum or the Makkah Museum is a historical museum that includes an exhibition of archaeological collections representing different periods of Islamic history. This museum was constructed in the year 1944 and was originally the headquarters for King Abdul Aziz.

Later on, the palace was transformed into a museum for all the history lovers. The museum comprises of around 15 halls which includes the Hajj hall, pre-Islam hall, the holy Quran Hall and many more.

Location - Makkah Al Madinah Munawwarah Rd, Az Zahir, Mecca 24227, Saudi Arabia
Best Time - Open 8 AM - 9 PM

4. The Kaaba - The Kaaba is a cubical shrine located at the center of Islam’s most significant mosque, the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca. It is considered by Muslims as the most sacred place to worship. This building is believed to have been rebuilt several times according to the then rulers.

The door of the Kaaba was made of solid gold in 1982. The beautiful and unique structure can only be visited by Muslims.

Location - Al Haram, Mecca 24231, Saudi Arabia

5. Mount Arafat - Mount Arafat or commonly referred to as Jabal Ar-Rahmah, meaning “mountain of mercy” is a majestic hill spread across 20 kilometers in Southeast of Mecca. The mountain is situated at an elevation of approximately 450 meters. This mountain is an important part of the Hajj as khutbah is delivered and Asr prayers are offered together in the valley.

The pilgrims usually spend the whole day together on the mountain invoking Allah to forgive their sins. The level area surrounding the hill is called the Plain of Arafat and is considered as a prominent place in the Islam religion.

Location - Near Mecca city

6. Elephant Rock Mecca - In our Mecca tour package, we offer an expedition to the Elephant Rock, located 11 kilometers away towards the northeast region of the province. This natural formation is in the shape of an elephant with a ground-bound truck at an elevation of 52 meters above sea level.

It is also surrounded by hundreds of rock monoliths formed during the span of a million of years. This place attracts huge masses of tourists as it is an ideal backdrop to your Instagram profile. These rusty spots are perfect for geology scavenger hunts and also keeps the children engaged.

Location - Near Mecca city

7. Bicycle Square (Midan Addarajah) - The Bicycle Square or locally termed as, Midan Addarajah, is one of Jeddah's spacious, artistic and unique spacebouts. It is famous for its huge bicycle structure which is approximately 50 feet in height. The Bicycle Square is a significant city landmark created by Spanish artist, Julio LaFuente.

You must definitely get the most from your Mecca tour package by strolling or bicycling around this area. You can easily get some bicycles for rent and explore the beautiful city of Mecca.

Location - Jeddah, Makkah province

8. Hira (Jabal Al Nour) - Hira or the ‘Mountain of Light’, is a mountain situated near the Hejaz region of Mecca housing the cave of Hira, holding great significance in the Muslim religion. It is said that Islamic Prophet Muhammad used to spend his time in this cave, meditating.

It is considered as one of the most famous tourist attractions. The hike to the cave takes around an hour or two consisting of 1,750 steps to the top. The date of first revelation for Muhammad is said to be during the year of 610 A.D. marking the beginning of Ramadan month.

Location - Hijaz Mountain

What are the best things to do on the Mecca Tour?

1. Witness the creation of ‘Kaaba cloth’ at El Kiswa Factory - Kiswah is the holy cloth made out of pure gold that is used to cover the Kaaba or black stone in Mecca. The El Kiswa factory is almost 100 years old, set up by the then ruling king. A multitude of artisans design, dye, weavem the one-of-its-kind cloth.

Great care and caution is required while crafting the inner greens silk lining and outer black silk cotton. The factory is located about 17 km west of the central Mecca and can only be visited after taking a permit.

Location - CQM4+VPR, Al Hamra Umm Al Jud, Mecca 24321, Saudi Arabia
Best Time - Saturdays, Mondays, Wednesdays, 9 AM to 12 PM

2. Explore the Makkah Tower - Also known as Makkah clock tower, located in Abraj Al Bait Hotel complex, is a 120-storey luxe building. You can find this attraction at the top of our Mecca tour package, since this is the most frequently visited tourist site.

You can find various world-class amenities in this hotel such as a hot tub, sauna, fitness centre, along with lavish rooms. The best part about this hotel is that it is situated on a two minute walking distance from the Great Mosque and 6 km away from the Hira cave.

Location - King Abdul Aziz Endowment, 21955 Makkah, Saudi Arabia

3. Exhibition of the Two Holy Mosques - The holy combination of Al Masjid Al Haram in Mecca and the Prophet's Mosque in Medina are referred as the “Two Holy Mosques”. The museum includes pillars, historical photos, and other artifacts dating back to the 13th century.

The two stand out items of this museum are the ornate teakwood and stairwell on wheels and a historic pair of Kaaba spectacular giant gilded metal doors. It is said that Ottomans used to access the wooden stairwell to reach Kaaba or the black stone in the 18th century.

Location - Old Makkah Jeddah Rd, Al Hamra Umm Al Jud, Mecca 24321, Saudi Arabia
Best Time - Everyday, 8 AM to 8 PM, Saturday closed

4. Unleash the inner shopping aficionado - It is humanly impossible to visit Saudi Arabia and not go on a shopping spree. You can find various shopping malls and complexes at Mecca offering a variety of luxury brand products.

The Mecca Mall is the biggest and most famous shopping mall of Mecca where you can find the most popular international brands such as Burberry, Calvin Klein, Gucci and many more under one roof. There are various famous food joints and eateries where you can settle your hunger after a full day of exhaustion.

Location - King Abdullah Rd, Al Jamiah, Makkah 24246, Saudi Arabia
Best Time - Every day, 10 AM to 11 PM

5. Revisiting Islamic history at the Makkah Museum - The Makkah or Al-Zaher Palace Museum is a historical museum displaying various archaeological collections from different and significant periods of Islamic history. The museum is built in an Islamic architectural style infrastructure, spread across an area of 2700 m² with surrounding gardens.

The museum was constructed in the year 1944 and was utilised as the headquarters for King Abdul Aziz. Later on, the palace was transformed into a museum displaying the Islamic history in Makkah. It consist of 15 halls including the Mecca Heritage Hall, the holy Quran Hall, pre-Islam Hall et cetera.

Location - Al Madinah Al Munawarah Rd, Az Zahir
Best Time - Everyday, 8AM to 8PM

6. Gaze at the majestic Al Wahba Crater - Thrillophilia’s Mecca tour package includes a tour of the globally renowned Al Wahba Crater, situated approximately 250 kilometers away from Ta’If, in the Hejazi region of Saudi Arabia. The crater is 250 m deep and 2 km in diameter and filled with white sodium phosphate crystals.

It takes around an hour to reach the bottom of the crater as it is very slippery and hard for people to climb up to the surface. As you reach the bottom of the crater you’ll observe that the mobile phone signals weaken and the connectivity gets poor. There is also a mosque situated at the end of the entrance road where people offer their prayers.

Location - 27711, Saudi Arabia

7. Offer your prayers at Masjid Taneem - The Masjid e Taneem is a popular mosque situated just 5 kilometers away from the Holy Kaaba.

It is quite a big Mosque with facilities for changing, birds and evolution, available for pilgrims visiting to offer their regular prayers. It is locally known as Mosque Aieshaa in honor of Ummul-Mumineen Aisha who entered Ihram from Umrao with profit command during the Hajj farewell.

Location - At Taniem, Mecca 24223, Saudi Arabia

8. Pay your respects at Station of Ibrahim - In our Mecca tour package, you can explore Mawam Ibrahim or Station of Ibrahim which is a small square stone linked with Ibrahim, Ismail and their building of Kaaba.

According to the Islamic tradition and history, the imprint on the stone came directly from Ibrahim’s feet when he stood on the stone while building the Kaaba. It is said that when walls came too high Ibrahim stood on the station which rose up to let him continue building the site.

Location - 24231 Mecca 24231, Saudi Arabia

What is Mecca famous for?

Mecca is considered as the holiest of Muslim cities all across the globe. The main attraction of Mecca is the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca is the most prominent and most sacred mosque in Islam.

How to reach Mecca?

By air - Since Mecca is not well connected by flights with the major cities in the world, you can reach the nearest airport in Taif at a distance of approximately 70 kilometers.

Which is the best time to visit Mecca?

The ideal time to visit Mecca is between the months of November to February as the climate is pleasant during these months. These months are also the peak time for tourism in Mecca so you can explore from a variety of Mecca tour packages offered by Thrillophilia.

What documents one must carry while visiting Mecca?

  • Passport including visa documentation
  • Proof of vaccination
  • Passport-sized photos
  • Saudi Riyals (Take a minimum of 400-500 riyals for immediate expenses)
  • Debit/Credit cards
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Valid tickets
  • Emergency contact numbers

Do I need to follow any dress code in Mecca?

Mecca is a place for offering your pet prayers so you do not need to follow any special dress code. However, you must cover your full body and head and do not expose any body part. Girls may be asked to use a headscarf to cover their head before entering the mosque.

How many days are enough to explore Mecca?

Usually five to six days are enough to explore Mecca. If you wish to attend the holy Hajj,  the rite of pilgrimage is performed over the duration of an additional five to six days.

What are the important things to keep in mind while going on a Mecca Tour?

  • Prepare your religious supplies such as Quran, mat
  • Seek advice from a Hajji or health official before entering any mosque
  • Be mindful of weather conditions
  • Carry a RT PCR report and cowin certification everywhere
  • Prepare essential medication as per your health conditions
  • Maintain social distancing in public places
  • Be physically prepared as per the tourist attractions
  • Bring full sleeves and body clothes

Which are the best mosques to visit in Mecca?

  1. Ar-Rayah Mosque - Ar-Rayah is considered to be one of the most beautiful mosques in the world. Located just a kilometer away from Masjid Al-Haram, ‘Ar-Rayah’ means ‘flag’ in English,and it is said that Prophet Muhammad placed a flag on this location on his way of entering Makkah.
  2. Al-Jinn Mosque - Al-Jinn mosque or Al-Harras Mosque is located just 300 meters away from the Ar-Rayah mosque. This mosque was built to represent the Prophet's missionary work to a group of Jinn. The Holy Quran recites that the Prophet brought the group some food and shared his wisdom in the form of verses with them.
  3. Asy-Syaja'ah Mosque - The next mosque on our Mecca tour package is the Asy-Syajarah mosque representing one of the Prophet’s greatest miracles. It is said that Prophet Muhammad moved a tree towards him from his will to show the power of Allah tosome of non-believers. His devotees then built a mosque at the location of this event to honor the said miracle.
  4. Sayyidah Aishah Mosque - Sayyidah Aishah Mosque is one of the most famous mosques in the world to perform miqat. It is also regarded as the majestic gateway of entering Mecca. You can get the most authentic religious experience at this mosque as thousands of devotees gather from all across the globe to offer their prayers.

Which are the best places to shop in Mecca?

  1. Makkah Mall - The Makkah Mall is the biggest and most significant shopping hub of Mecca. It comprises a plethora of shops with both local and international brands displaying all kinds of products. You can also find a variety of cafes and restaurants at this mall to calm your cravings.
  2. Red Sea mall - Located in Jeddah, the Red Sea Mall is one of the finest shopping malls to be built today. The most fascinating thing about this famous tourist attraction is the line of luxury they offer under one roof. You can find the most lavish brands such as Burberry, Coach, Michael Kors and many more at this mall.
  3. Haifaa Mall - Regardless of its size, the Haifaa mall is recognized as the best mall in the city. It features luxury shopping brands like Fendi, Bershka, Mango and many more. You can also find BillyBeez and other food chain cafes to take care of your taste buds.
  4. Bin Dawood Shopping Complex - Built on the first floor alongside the Hilton Hotel, the Bin Dawood shopping complex houses everything a market offers. This complex is one of the most popular places to shop in Mecca as you can buy Swiss watches, sportswear and other Saudi Arabia specials.

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