The epicentre of cultural and religious heritage

Makkah, the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), is a city brimming wth religious symbolism. Apart from being dotted with many monuments of historical significance, it is also a beautiful city with rocky hillsides that would captivate tourists. Ancient Makkah was an oasis on the old caravan trade route that linked the Mediterranean world with East Africa and South Asia. Situated in the Sirat Mountains, Makkah has emerged into an important trade and religious centre. 

Please note: Some attractions may be currently closed due to mobility restrictions

Best time to visit

November to February for ideal weather, but it’s visited all year round for its cultural significance

Visa requirements

Non-Saudi nationals require a visa

Flight duration

From Riyadh to Jeddah (closest airport): Around 1 hour & 45 minutes

From Jeddah to Makkah by road: Around 1 hour & 30 minutes