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Mecca

Saudi Arabian city and capital of the Makkah province

69km

21.439.8

Jeddah

city in western Saudi Arabia

140km

21.5661439.18514

Medina

Saudi Arabian city

340km

24.466739.6

Abha

capital of Asir province in Saudi Arabia

394km

18.2164742.50439
Sights

Mount Arafat

70m (230 ft) high Hill of Arafat is a granite hill in the outskirts of Mecca is the site where Prophet Muhammad stood and delivered the Farewell Sermon to the Muslims during the last day of his life. During Hajj, pilgrims spend the whole day on and around this hill doing prayers.

48km

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Mina, Saudi Arabia

Mina is a neighborhood of Mecca. It has the nick name of Tent City, as there are hundred of thousands of air-conditioned tents in the area, which act as temporary accommodations for pilgrims during Hajj time. The pedestrian-only Jamaraat Bridge, where the symbolic ritual of Stoning of the Devil is done, is located here.

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Jabal Thawr

This is the cave in which Prophet Muhammed hid in as he made departure to Yathrib (now Medina) from Mecca while being pursued by Quraish of Mecca who were planning to harm him. According to traditions, once Muhammad and his companion made entrance into the cave, the entrance was blocked by a spider which had cast a web to cover it and gave the impression to members of Quraish that no one has made entrance inside the cave since a long time thus saved life of Muhammad. Today, many pilgrims climb up the 1,405 m high mountan to see the cave.

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21.377539.85083333

Abraj Al Bait

This 601 m megatall building has become a modern symbol of Mecca. It is the third tallest building in the world and incorporates the world's largest clock face. The building houses a five star hotel, a large prayer area capable of accommodating 10,000 people, a 5-story grand shopping mall, and numerous eateries.

67km

21.4188888939.82638889

Safa and Marwa

Holy Mountains in Makkah الجبال المقدسة في مكة

67km

21.4236111139.82722222

Kaaba

At the center of the grand mosque is the Kaaba, which according to Muslim traditions was built by the Prophet Abraham and his son, the Prophet Ishmael. Covered in black cloth, it is circled seven times by Muslim pilgrims and it is toward the Kaaba that Muslims face in the direction while performing Islamic prayers (Salat). The Black Stone set intact into the Kaaba's eastern cornerstone wall by Muhammad himself is an Islamic relic which, according to Muslim tradition, dates back to the time of Adam and Eve. Many Muslim pilgrims while doing Tawaf try to kiss and touch the sacred stone; however, this usually requires a lot of effort because of crowding.

67km

21.422539.82616667

Great Mosque of Mecca

The holiest site in Mecca and Islam is Grand Mosque. The massive mosque is the world's largest mosque and can accommodate up to 2 million people at once. The mosque has been continuously expanded and still going through major expansion and renovation. This mosque is the focal point of the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages.

67km

21.42239.826

Jannat al-Mu'alla

This is the cemetery in which companions and relatives of Prophet Muhammed are buried, including his first wife, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great great-grandfather.

67km

21.4369444439.82916667

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Ta'if

Saudi Arabia
Ta'if (pronounced "Taayef", also written Taif) is a city in western Saudi Arabia. It is in the mountains near Mecca and was once used as the summer capital, letting the royal family get out of the much hotter Riyadh.

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

22.6°C8.4
Precipitation: 9.9 mm

Feb

24.6°C9.9
Precipitation: 1.6 mm

Mar

27.3°C12.5
Precipitation: 15.1 mm

Apr

30.1°C15.5
Precipitation: 35.7 mm

May

33.5°C19.1
Precipitation: 35.3 mm

Jun

35.8°C22.3
Precipitation: 3.9 mm

Jul

35.2°C23.2
Precipitation: 2.1 mm

Aug

35.7°C23.6
Precipitation: 17.9 mm

Sep

34.8°C20.8
Precipitation: 10.6 mm

Oct

30.7°C15.8
Precipitation: 14.6 mm

Nov

26.7°C12.3
Precipitation: 25 mm

Dec

23.8°C9.5
Precipitation: 7.6 mm
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