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Top accommodation near Masjid Al-Haram

Enjoy a wide host of premium amenities including a fine dining experience and majestic panoramic views when you browse for accommodation near Masjid Al-Haram and other tourist hotspots here. Centrally located near the Haram and Kaaba, many of these hotels offer rooms and suites, restaurants, cafes, shopping malls, prayer halls and proximity to the holy places.

It is believed that a prayer in Masjid Al-Haram is superior to one hundred prayers elsewhere. There are many prayer halls, mosques and sacred wells of Prophet Mohammad in and around Mecca. During your entire Hajj or Umrah pilgrimage in Mecca, it is must that you visit holy Haram as much as possible. Constructed entirely out of wood and marble, the sacred mosque is the largest in the world. The Kaaba stands majestically in the centre of the Masjid Al-Haram and is the holiest place for Muslims on this planet. Things to see
Visitors to Mecca naturally have the sacred mosque of Masjid Al-Haram on their must-visit list. This is built around the Kaaba, the Cube towards which all praying Muslims around the world need to face. You might also want to include a trip to Mina, the site of the condemnation of the Devil, The Hill of Arafat, where Prophet Muhammad gave his last sermon and the Jabal Al Noor, where the Prophet was given his first glimpse of the Quran.

Visitors also like to include the Jabal Al Thur on their itinerary, where Prophet Muhammad hid whilst being followed by Meccans who wished to kill him. Hudaibiya or Al Syumaisi is situated on the old road from Jeddah to Mecca and has a newly renovated Masjid next to the older one. The Abraj Al Bait or Mecca Royal Hotel Clock tower is a majestic and modern structure that includes a lunar observation centre and a museum for history buffs. Shopping is also recommended, though one must remember to bargain heavily for snatching the best deals

Hotels in Mecca
The historic and religious city of Mecca has many top hotels near Masjid al-Haram, which, with their central location, offer easy access to the holy Haram and Kaaba. Our website will show you a list of hotels to cater to various segments of the market: rooms, suites, luxury apartments and so on. Many of the top Mecca hotels listed here offer an eclectic blend of Arabic and western style decor.

Pilgrims, businessmen or families travelling with children can avail of simple luxuries and amenities which include shops, salons, business centres, baby sitting facilities, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam and sporting centres. Thus, majority of the hotels offer facilities which are mindful of the needs of pilgrims and tourists alike.

Where to stay
When it comes to sleeping in Mecca, there is a wide range of choice and the prices vary based on the distance from the holy Mosque. In fact; you will find some of the world’s most beautiful hotels and accommodation which are a representation of an old world charm. We recommend hotels on Ibrahim Al Khalis Street which is situated right outside the Holy City. Majority of the hotels here have English speaking staff, but make sure you book as early as possible once your travel dates have been finalized.

Another option is the Al Din Makkah Al Mukaramah which is only 15 minutes from Haram. The rooms are rather simple here, but most offer air conditioning and other basic necessities. Many hotels also offer complimentary shuttles to and from the Haram.

How to get to Mecca
Typically, most visitors take a flight to Jeddah and then a bus on to Mecca. Many charter flights service the King Abdulaziz International Airport for the Hajj. The Jeddah-Mecca route has multi-lane highways, which are nevertheless packed in the pilgrim season.

While most tourists prefer privately chartered buses from Jeddah to Mecca, bear in mind that SAPTCO also has services throughout the nation. To get around the Holy city, you can use local taxis, buses and mini vans, all of which are fairly inexpensive. Since November 2010, five metro lines have also been opened to offer additional travelling options during the peak pilgrim season.