8 Must Visit Places to Visit in Makkah which you should not miss out

1-The Aisha Al Rajhi Mosque – 2nd biggest mosque in the city of Makkah and amongst the top in the entire Kingdom. Currently, it can host around 47000 worshippers at a time and have been constructed by Sulaiman Al Rajhi. The mosque is fitted with its own water treatment plant, escalators, and elevators.[irp]

2-Makkah Heritage and Antiquities Museum – it is one of the museums where the structure of the building may just be more interesting than the contents of the building inside. The museum had been originally built as a royal guest house and had been named Zaher Palace. The constructions commenced in 1946 on orders of the King Abdul Aziz and had been completed in 1952, 7 years later. The museum is divided into sections which showcase the entire transition and journey of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ever since its formation.[irp]

3-Assalamu Alaika Ayyuha Annabi – this exhibition has been dedicated solely to the life of the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) and highlights the important moments throughout the life of the Holy Prophet. The exhibition also shows glimpses of the daily life of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him).

4-Al Saggaf Palace – one of the largest palaces in the entire Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Al Saggaf Palace gives testimony to the glorious yester years of the city of Makkah. Currently the place is fenced off and looks run down, however, the visitors can still catch some glimpses and views of what used to be the former glory of the Al Saggaf Palace.[irp]

5-The Kiswa Factory – sitting on the old Makkah Road located next to the Exhibition of the Two Holy Mosques, visitors to the factory can see the Kiswa of the Holy Kaaba being constructed right in front of them. This same factory has been in charge of making the Kiswa for the Holy Kaaba ever since 1927 A.D. and all those visiting the factory will need to acquire a permit prior to the visit.[irp]

6-The Majaz Market – this market had a huge cultural and economic significance. It had been one of the most prominent markets in the entire Arabian Peninsula, alongside the Souk Okaz. The entire area has been fenced off and nobody is allowed to enter. However, the visitors can still see what used to be one of the biggest markets in the entire region.

7-Jannat Ul Mualla – located in the south east of the Haram, a cemetery exists which houses the graves of several of the companions and relatives of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him). These include Abdullah Bin Zubair, Asma Bint Abu Bakr (R.A.) and Khadija Bint Khwalid amongst others.

8-Hudaibiya – the famous place of the historical treaty of Hudaibiya signed by the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him). It is located close to the boundary of the Haram. Currently, a mosque stands in the place to mark the site which is adjacent to a crumbling and outdated structure.

Source: Destination KSA

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