Best Time To Visit Mecca

The peak travel months to Mecca are during the months of January, June, July.

Mecca is a city in the Hejazi region of Saudi Arabia. Its population in 2012 was 2 million, although visitors more than triple this number every year during the Ḥajj.

It is the birthplace of Muhammad, a cave 3 km from Mecca was the site of Muhammad’s first revelation of the Quran. The pilgrimage to it, known as the Hajj, is obligatory for all able Muslims. Mecca is regarded as the holiest city in Islam.

Mecca has seen a tremendous expansion in size and infrastructure, such as the Abraj Al Bait. Also known as the Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel, it’s the world’s fourth tallest building.

Non-Muslims are prohibited from entering the city.

Map of Mecca