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ACCORHOTELS MAKKAH Blog

Be it a Hajj pilgrimage, handy guide to Umrah, useful information for city exploration, or simply choosing a hotel in Makkah. Creating a travel plan for your first holy trip to Mecca will require making a lot of choices. Irrespective of where you live in the world and what you are planning to do during your stay, you can explore the holy city of Mecca through our AccorHotels Makkah Blog.

From reviews on popular local events & festivals, information on 5 star hotels in Makkah near Haram, to handy guides to Umrah & Hajj pilgrimage and useful tips on things to do & places to visit in Makkah, our blog helps you stay up to date before you make your journey to the holiest city of Islam.

Take a look at some of our most recent posts here.

Hajj Step-by-Step: A Practical Guide

To assist with your sacred journey to Makkah, this Hajj guide offers useful advice for…

Hajj with Children: a survival guide for families!

Is Hajj for kids? From packing and preparation to advice for navigating the challenging journey,…

Smart budget tips for Hajj and Umrah

Whatever your financial position, it’s important to plan your budget for Hajj and Umrah carefully.…

The best stress-free ways to travel to Makkah

Looking forward to your trip to Makkah? Of course – there’s nothing more awe-inspiring for…

How to prepare for a Hajj pilgrimage

Wondering how to get to Makkah and what to bring? Enjoy a smooth trip with…

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5 amazing facts about Makkah you never knew

There are some things that every Muslim knows about Makkah – but a lot of…

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Introducing the mosques of Makkah

When you hear the words “mosques in Makkah”, your mind turns to Al Masjid Al…

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Discover the 5 key benefits of Hajj

Are you considering performing Hajj? Here are some major benefits of Hajj for you and…

What to wear for the Hajj

Learn what to wear for the Hajj and Umrah

Do you ever feel confused about what to wear during Hajj or Umrah? Ihram clothing…

The Importance of Balanced Nutritious Food During Hajj

Every year, millions of believers around the world head to the city of Makkah in…

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Ramadan Nutrition: A Healthy Ramadan in Makkah AccorHotels

Every year, more than one billion Muslims around the world observe fasting for approximately 30…

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Your Guide to Hajj Rituals

Assalamu’alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh! In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful What…

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The Many Benefits of Zamzam Water

Aside from being one of the most important rites of passage in Islam, Hajj and…

Your Guide to Umrah Rituals

Assalamu’alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh!  In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful What…

What guests love about the Swissôtel Al Maqam hotel

When you read the guest reviews for Swissôtel Al Maqam hotel in Makkah, it’s clear…

What guests love about the Swissôtel Makkah hotel

As one of the most popular hotels in Makkah, the first Swissôtel in the Middle…

What guests love about the Raffles Makkah Palace hotel

In the top 5 on Tripadvisor with a 79% “excellent” rating, it’s clear that guests…

What guests love about the Makkah Clock Royal Tower, a Fairmont hotel

With its more than 1,600 rooms and suites occupied year-round, the Fairmont hotel in the…

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5 reasons to stay at the Pullman Zamzam Makkah hotel

The Pullman Zamzam Makkah hotel offers Umrah and Hajj accommodation that combines connectivity and comfort…

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How to get around in Makkah: the best transport options for you

Are you planning a visit to Makkah and wondering how to get around? Here is…

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5 reasons to stay at Swissôtel Al Maqam hotel

Looking for the ideal Umrah or Hajj accommodation? Look no further: this luxury Makkah hotel…

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5 reasons to stay at Makkah Clock Royal Tower, a Fairmont hotel

Everyone recognises Makkah Clock Royal Tower, a Fairmont hotel: it rises 76 stories high in…

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5 reasons to stay at the Raffles Makkah Palace hotel

If you’re looking for a peaceful, exclusive stay in Makkah, the Raffles Makkah Palace hotel…

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Discover the Top Things to Do in Makkah

Makkah, the most sacred place in Islam, is the focal point for Islamic religious pilgrimages.…

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Discover Abraj Al Bait, Makkah’s sensational shopping and hotel complex

An essential guide to visiting the stunning Abraj Al Bait complex in Makkah, including its…

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What guests love about the Pullman Zamzam Makkah hotel

Umrah pilgrims and business travelers return again and again to the Pullman Zamzam Makkah hotel…

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Hot weather in Makkah and how to handle it

Are you travelling to Makkah in Saudi Arabia? Be prepared for the weather with these…

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Quick guide to the best places to visit in Makkah

Ever wondered about the best places to visit and things to do in Makkah? There…

5 amazing Makkah hotels – steps from Al Haram

Every pilgrim wants to stay as close as possible to Makkah’s holy sites. Luckily there…

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Discover the best restaurants in Makkah for kids

If you’re in Makkah with your family, you’ll know how important it is to find…

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Delight your friends with these sensational Hajj souvenirs and gift ideas

If you’re lucky enough to perform Hajj or Umrah, take back a piece of your…

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5 reasons to stay at Swissôtel Makkah hotel

Why is Swissôtel Makkah so popular with upscale business travelers and pilgrims? With spacious rooms…

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Essential Umrah or Hajj packing list

Your pilgrimage is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so don’t ruin it by forgetting an essential item!…

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Understand the Kiswa and why it’s so special

Discover some amazing facts about the Kiswa, the black silk cloth embroidered with Quranic verses…

Introducing the best places to shop in Makkah

Stay cool on your trip to Makkah by visiting some of the city’s most sensational…

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Discover the story and symbolism of the Black Stone

Have you ever wondered what the Black Stone is and where it comes from? An…

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