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...
Description Amid the burgeoning literature on the connections between the global north and the global south, Mecca of Revolution is a pure example of post-colonial, or... more
Makkah Hilton Towers is located in the centre of Makkah, overlooking the Holy Haram Mosque and the Kaaba. It offers luxurious, air-conditioned rooms that boast either city or mosque views. The rooms a...
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...
Description 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... more
The Al Marwa Rayhaan by Rotana is a deluxe hotel, located in Makkah’s new Abraj Al Bait development, overlooking the Holy Mosque. This stunning 5-star hotel has 400 spacious and beautifully furnished ...
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