An Introduction to Makkah
The Holy City of Makkah (Mecca) is Birthplace of Prophet Muhammad (Peace & Blessings of God Be Upon Him) and Islam. It is the Holiest City for Muslims and believers from all over the world visit Makkah to perform pilgrimage (Hajj and Umrah) and visit the Holy sites. The most prominent landmark on earth - The Holy Kaaba (Ka’bah) is located in Makkah. It serves as the religious centre for Muslims and they pray five times a day by facing the direction of the Kaaba.
There is no shortage of Holy places to visit in Makkah city. Some of the most visited sites include the Makkah Museum, Masjid Al Jinn, Al Masjid Al Haram, Jannat al-Mu'alla Cemetry, Mount Arafat, Mina Tented City, Jamarat Bridge, and Jabal Al Nour. Makkah is also home to some extraordinary architecture like the Abraj Al Bait Towers (The Clock Towers). This complex of seven skyscrapers also includes the Makkah Royal Clock Tower which houses the five star Fairmont Makkah hotel. It features the world’s largest clock face and the tower is the fifth-tallest freestanding structure in the world.