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(For other uses, see Mecca (disambiguation).) Mecca (/ˈmɛkə/) or Makkah (Arabic: مكة‎‎ Makkah) is a city in the Hejaz in Saudi Arabia. It is the capital of that kingdom's Makkah Region. The city is located 70 km (43 mi) inland from Jeddah in a narrow valley at a height of 277 m (909 ft) above sea level. Its resident population in 2012 was roughly 2 million, although visitors more than triple this number every year during the hajj ("pilgrimage") period held in the twelfth Muslim lunar month of Dhu al-Hijjah. As the birthplace of Muhammad and the site of Muhammad's first revelation of the Quran (specifically, a cave 3 km (2 mi) from Mecca), Mecca is regarded as the holiest city in the religion of Islam and a pilgrimage to it known as the Hajj is obligatory for all able Muslims. Mecca is home to the Kaaba, by majority description Islam's holiest site, as well as being the direction of Muslim prayer. Mecca was long ruled by Muhammad's descendants, the sharifs, acting either as independent rulers or as vassals to larger polities. It was conquered by Ibn Saud in 1925. In its modern period, Mecca has seen tremendous expansion in size and infrastructure, home to structures such as the Abraj Al Bait, also known as the Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel, the world's fourth tallest building and the building with the third largest amount of floor area. During this expansion, Mecca has lost some historical structures and archaeological sites, such as the Ajyad Fortress. Today, more than 15 million Muslims visit Mecca annually, including several million during the few days of the Hajj. As a result, Mecca has become one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Muslim world, despite the fact that non-Muslims are prohibited from entering the city.

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This warm abode of Mecca is a delightful place to visit in Saudi Arabia. A vacation to Mecca can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Mecca*

  • Pollution Statistics in Mecca

    Know the pollution level of Mecca before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 68.75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 35.71 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 21.88 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 57.5 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 42.86 (Moderate)
  • Mecca: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Mecca for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Mecca.

    • Burglary and Theft 39.1 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 42.31 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 39.74 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 53.85 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 42.31 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 44.23 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 40.38 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 59.62 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 56.41 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45.39 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 42.95 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 42.95 (Moderate)
  • Living in Mecca - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 56.42 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 14.08 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 61.5 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 17.75 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 67.5 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.58 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Mecca

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Mecca

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 56 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.55 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 32 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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