World is certainly not a small place but a host of numerous countries, states, cities, and villages. A living habitat for human beings and animal is bound up with a faith of the Almighty that allows everyone to love and honour each others.
There are several spheres of the world have that their own special significance, stories, and historical background. One such place is the holy and religious city of Makkah considered as the holiest of all destinations all across the world.
A city basically called the land of Islam is where the famous Masjid Al Haram, Kaaba and the well Zamzam is located drawing attention of Muslim pilgrims from far across the world. This is a place that witness the accumulation of around of 3 million tourists every single year with a major share of Islamic individuals reaching the same for performing Hajj and Umrah.
If you have a real set of fascination to reach Makkah no matter in an Umrah private Package, 5 star at Makkah umrah package or in any other travel deal, finding top things to do in Makkah during Umrah is beneficial to make the most out of your leisure or business travel.
So, here is what we are presenting some of the top tourist attractions of the Makkah city that should not be missed by you.
Masjid Al Haram
There is no doubt in saying the fact that, world of Makkah is very much synonymous with the famous Masjid Al Haram, one of the best renowned mosque spreading across a wide area with numerous 5-star hotels, marketplace, restaurants, famous Clock Tower and various lively streets around. Performing the religious act of Umrah certainly demands you to say 5 times prayer inside and witness the beauty of Kaaba and taste the holy water of well of Zamzam. The very importance of the mosque stands from the fact that, every single Muslim says daily prayer with head towards the Masjid Al Haram. So, giving quality time to this place is something must to be done.
The magnificent beauty of Makkah city is best displayed with the panoramic view of the mountain areas around including of the Jabal Al-Noor. Those having special eye for mountain hiking and trekking should not miss visit to this rocky mountain. Also called the mountain of light is extremely fabulous in terms of receiving bright sunlight directly to let you His peace befall upon us.
Although roaming in shopping malls is a common phenomenon, but visiting Makkah Mall is something different. Strategically located just walking distance away from Masjid Al Haram, the mall is ideal place for shopoholics like you to shop for gifts, souvenirs, and other such items as an act of remembrance.
Best spend the time in Makkah while performing Umrah and reach those spots that were earlier visited by Prophet Mohammed Himself. One of that place is the Hira Cave located 3km away from the Jabal Al Noor. This is the cave where Prophet Mohammed spent most of his time and holds a permanent position in the Islamic religious history. Just reach the cave using 600 steps in a hassle-free manner.
One of the mandatory acts of Umrah pilgrimage in Makkah is to visit the rocky and monumental looking Mount Arafat mountain range. Located 230 ft above the sea level, this hill area is the place where pilgrims stand together to seek the blessings of Highest Deity and His forgiveness.
Witness a historic and never to forget sight at Mina located short distance away from Masjid Al Haram where lies temporary refuge of around 10,000 air conditioned tents. Over here millions of Muslim pilgrims come to spend their days while performing Umrah or Hajj.
Additional Things to Do in Makkah
Apart from visiting the famous, historical and religious sites of the city, there are few things that you can do are the following:
- Historical tour of Mosques and museums
- Staying in an Arabic style hotel
- Tasting the rich Arabic delicacies
- Shopping at the Dates Market