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Mecca Destination Guide

Explore Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

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Mecca in the region of Makkah with it's 1,323,624 inhabitants is a town in Saudi Arabia - some 493 mi (or 793 km) South-West of Riyadh, the country's capital city.

Map of the area of Mecca in Saudi Arabia

Current time in Mecca is now 09:33 PM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Riyadh" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Mina, Mecca, Jeddah, At Tan'im, Ash Shumaysi or Al Mu'aysim. Since you are here already, make sure to check out . We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

38°C / 101 °F Sky is clear
Morning Temperature 27°C / 81 °F
Evening Temperature 34°C / 93 °F
Night Temperature 22°C / 71 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 40%
Air Pressure 998.9 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 3 km/h (2 mph) from North-East
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Friday, 31st of March 2017
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 35°C (94 °F)
Night: 22°C (71 °F)
Saturday, 1st of April 2017
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 35°C (94 °F)
Night: 20°C (69 °F)
Sunday, 2nd of April 2017
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 33°C (91 °F)
Night: 18°C (64 °F)

Videos

The great ride to the holy cities and ba...

02:05 min ( December 07, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu)
Views: 3,621 - Rating: 5/5

Preview of Hajjabdullah's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor TripWow slideshow creator. Learn more about these ...

3D Kabah flytrough

01:42 min ( August 03, 2007 by 3dkabah)
Views: 146,843 - Rating: 4.74576/5

Www.3dkabah.com Fly through the grand mosque ( Masjid Al Haram ) in Saudi Arabia. This is a 90 second fly through from the 3d kabah website


Al-Haram Mosque Mecca Saudi Arabia

00:36 min ( April 14, 2009 by Setyo Budianto)
Views: 8,588 - Rating: 4/5

Al-Masjid al-Haram ("The Holy Mosque"; also known as al-Haram Mosque, Haram al-Sharif, Masjid al-Sharif and the Haram) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is the holiest mosque in the world and the primary destin...

Umroh Eksklusif - UMROH KELUARGA Laena's...

00:57 min ( November 09, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu)
Views: 1,604 - Rating: 3/5

Preview of Laena's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor TripWow slideshow creator. Learn more about these videos:...


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Upcomming Local Events

A brief summary of interesting events comming up in Mecca during the next days.

15
Apr
2017

Jabal Noor Summit

Beginning: 09:00 am (09:00).
More on eventful.com.


Interesting facts about this location

Al-Safa and Al-Marwah

Al-Safa and Al-Marwah (Safa and Marwah) are two small mountains now located in the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia between which Muslims travel back and forth seven times during the ritual pilgrimages of Hajj and Umrah.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 21.43, 39.83 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Hajj, Islamic pilgrimages, Mecca

Black Stone

The Black Stone is the eastern cornerstone of the Kaaba, the ancient stone building toward which Muslims pray, in the center of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is revered by Muslims as an Islamic relic which, according to Muslim tradition, dates back to the time of Adam and Eve. The stone was venerated at the Kaaba in pre-Islamic pagan times. It was set intact into the Kaaba's wall by the Islamic prophet Muhammad in the year 605 A.D. , five years before his first revelation.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 21.43, 39.83 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Hajj, Islamic pilgrimages, Kaaba, Mecca, Sacred rocks, Stones

Ajyad Fortress

The Ajyad Fortress was an Ottoman citadel which stood on a hill overlooking the Grand Mosque of Mecca, in what is now Saudi Arabia. Built in the late 18th century, it was destroyed by the Saudi government in 2002 for commercial development of the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower, sparking global outcry.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 21.43, 39.83 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Mecca, Demolished buildings and structures, Former fortresses, Forts in Saudi Arabia, Infrastructure completed in 1781, Ottoman fortifications

2006 Mecca hostel collapse

The 2006 Mecca hostel collapse occurred in Mecca, Saudi Arabia on 5 January 2006. A hostel housing Muslim pilgrims performing Hajj collapsed, killing 76 people and injuring 62.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 21.43, 39.83 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:2006 disasters, 2006 in Saudi Arabia, Collapsed buildings, Disasters in Saudi Arabia, Hajj, Mecca

Hira

Hira or the Cave of Hira (غار حراء Ġār Ḥirāʾ ) is a cave about 2 mi from Mecca, on the mountain named Jabal al-Nour in the Hejaz region of present day Saudi Arabia. The cave itself is about 12 ft in length and 5 ft 3 in in width. It is notable for being the location where Muslims believe Muhammad received his first revelations from God through the angel Jabril, also known as Gabriel to Christians.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 21.43, 39.83 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Genes mutated in mice, Geography of Saudi Arabia

Quote of the moment

People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.

Dagobert D. Runes