Mintaqat Makkah Travel Guide

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See all 718 Jiddah Tips
  • Old City

    Jiddah Things to Do

    Beit Khazoufeh is another of Jeddah's old merchants' houses. Although it is not the most famous of them, it has a beautiful façade that highlights why these old structures are true architectural treasures. It features both mashrabiyyat (the screens over windows) and rawash (the boxes that are enlarged screens covering larger open sections in the...

  • InterContinental Hotel Jeddah

    Jiddah Hotels

    I don't normally look to stay at the Intercontinental when I'm visiting a new city, but the hotel...

  • Al Baik

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jiddah Restaurants

    Albaik the best chicken and sea food quick service restaurant in the world.... Guys check it out i was searching around for their website and i actually found the original website for ALBAIk not the eqyptian one ... click on to find out more about them ... Miss it soo much .... Albaik normal chicken Albaik nuggets and the shrimps...



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  • Masjid - Al Haram

    Mecca Things to Do

    There are many gates to the Holy Mosque,I believe more than 100 gate. This is a picture of AL Umra gate,though you can start your Umra from any gate you shall enter. There is security at each gate to ensure the safety of the people.they check your bags. No food is allowed to the holy Mosque exept at the time of Ramadan you can bring your dates and...

  • Hilton Makkah

    Mecca Hotels

    The Hilton overlooks the Harem (Mosque), and actually is a little too overpowering, but its one of...

  • Ride a Camel at Jabal Rahma.

    Mecca Things to Do

    Jabal Rahma, the location of the Prophet Muhammad's Farewell Speech retains a carnival atmosphere throughout the year. Pilgrims visiting the holy site are encouraged to ride a camel complete with hodaj. The invitation is hard to refuse especially for those with children. the camels are beautifully decorated and provide a lovely photo opp!


At Ta'if

See all 9 At Ta'if Tips
  • slippery plateaue

    At Ta'if Warnings and Dangers

    If you visit Al Taif and you are driving a car with four cylinders ,be careful as sometimes when it rains,it is very difficult to ascend particularly if you have loaded more on the back of your car.As it rains the steep rocks get slippery and if you don't have a powerful engine supporting you it is risky as your car slips back and you can have a...

  • shwarma

    At Ta'if Restaurants

    We were down at the local souk and came across a small shop selling shwarma and melon juice.The atmosphere was friendly and the service was good. Of course, we couldn't sit down as there was no family section. The shwarmas had yummy tomato chilli sauce and lots of tender chicken and fresh salad.The melon juice was thick and fresh, no added sugar...

  • king fahd garden

    At Ta'if Things to Do

    The King Fahd Garden, with a total area of 175,000m sq, is the largest garden in Taif. It is designed for the recreation and enjoyment of the citizens. Facilities include children's playgrounds, sheltered seating areas, fountains and a Mosque. A lake, 7,200m sq in area, which features a waterfall running down from the hills, is spanned by a bridge.



See all 23 Mina Tips
  • Peace through acknowledgement

    Mina Favorites

    Mina is only really visited during the Hajj season for a few days by about 2 million people all at the same time. You would think that such a small area would get quite congested during this time, but no, you still feel at peace. Why?There is nothing really to stress you out and everyone is at peace. No Internet connection, limited mobile coverage...

  • Garbage everywhere!

    Mina Warnings and Dangers

    I`m sad to say this,but many pilgrims litter everywhere,and the government can`t do much about it,though it provides large garbage cans,but they can`t collect it,simply because many people are sleeping on the streets,preventing car traffic.By the 3rd day of hajj piles of garbage is all over the be prepared,take washing eye drops with...

  • At Al Jamarat

    Mina Favorites

    I insisted to go to the three Jamarat to stone the devil(there isnt really a devil there as some ignorant Muslims might think)it`s only a symbolic action....Anyways,on the first night my husband and I among few others waited until midnight and the crowed was a lot less...I had only seven pebbles with me,but I needed 21,and my husband had none,and...



See all 7 Muzdalifah Tips
  • No praivate toilets there

    Muzdalifah Warnings and Dangers

    One of my mates at the camp in Mina warned me and her sister (`cause we were first timers)that the toilets at Mozdalifa are the worst in all camps (comparing to Mina camp and Arafat camp).Luckly I managed to "hold" myself,but poor sister of her had to "go" they both went to check the public toilets,and there was a loooong Q there,so they...

  • Bus to Mozdalifah

    Muzdalifah Transportation

    Al Mokramoon company transported us in an aircontioned bus,unfortuantily the bus didn`t have a toilet cabin.

  • Being the Imam

    Muzdalifah Favorites

    Although we were told by the preacher at Mina camp to pray a lot and remember Allah a lot,but when we arrived to Mozdalifah I had the chance to get acquaintance with my female mates... An Imam is the leader in a prayer,My mates chose me as an imam to pray Maghrib and isha prayers...I felt flatterd for the trust they had in me.(wow! people still...


Haddat ash Sham

  • To get to Hada Asham

    Haddat ash Sham Transportation

    It takes 1:30 hour to get there, if you drive from Jeddah. If you decide to come by a taxi, it's SR20 per person. Better to negotiate with your driver for waiting price. No return taxis there.

  • KAAU Environmental Center

    Haddat ash Sham Things to Do

    It's a center of King Abdul Aziz University, where environmental research done. You can find all types of researches from cows to bees, from australian desert plants to flowers.For more pics, see my travelogue.No entry fees, but arrange with your tourism agency.

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