20 November, 1979: as morning prayers began, hundreds of hardline Islamist gunmen, armed with rifles smuggled in coffins, stormed the Grand Mosque in Mecca. This work takes us through one of the momen...
Mecca is the heart of Islam. It is the birthplace of Muhammad, the direction towards which Muslims turn when they pray and the site of pilgrimage which annually draws some three million Muslims from a...
AdvantagesGreat Night Out! Prizes! Friendly!
AdvantagesWinning lots of money and cheap food and drink!
DisadvantagesComing home with empty pockets, and it can be very addictive
AdvantagesInteresting historic building made more colourful by our unofficial guide
DisadvantagesBecause you can't go inside, there's not too much to see