Religious sights

Factory of Kaaba Kiswa

The Kiswa factory dates back to 1397 AH. It consists of many divisions specialising in the making of the kiswa the cloth that covers the Holy Kaaba – starting with the testing of the quality of the silk in a lab prior to the dyeing process. It’s considered to be one of the prominent landmarks of Makkah and provides housing for around 200 craftsmen.

Makkah Museum

Previously known as Zahir Palace, the 3435 sqm museum reflects the teachings of the Quran and the Prophet’s traditions. It offers a range of Saudi Arabia’s archaeological findings that showcase pre-Islamic history and the origins of Islamic calligraphy.

Zamzam Well

Only 20 metres away from the Holy Kaaba lies a well at a depth of about 13.5 metres. It carries clean water which is abundant in rich minerals that are useful for the body. It has been flowing for thousands of years and has not dried up yet. The Islamic belief is that the well is a miraculously generated source of water.

Holy Quran Exhibition

Want to know more about the history of the Holy Quran? This stunning gallery introduces visitors to the content of the Quran using advanced technologies. Scientific material pertaining to the content of Quran is collected and verified, and then it is expressed using artistic creations. The most popular exhibit is the embroidered Quran

Ghar Thawr

A significant historic site with religious significance, Ghar Thawr is located in Jabal Thawr which is about four kilometres away from the Grand Mosque. It is believed that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) sought refuge in this cave for a few days while migrating to Madina. The cave is actually a hollow rock which is 1.25 metres high and has two openings. The Prophet is said to have entered from the opening in the west and you can see the Grand Mosque and the Holy Kaaba from the opening in the east.

Makkah Al Mukarramah Library

One of the most important libraries in Islamic history, located at the birthplace of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) houses more than 350,000 rare books and manuscripts, making it a prominent landmark in Makkah.

Mount Abu Qubays

According to Islamic references, Mount Abu Qubays is considered to be the very first mountain on earth. It is also believed that the black stone located in front of the Kaaba was collected from this mountian. Don’t miss out on the chance to visit the very significant landmark.

The Prophet’s Mosque

Often referred to as “Al-Masjid al-Nabawi”, this holy mosque is considered the second holiest site in Islam and one of the largest mosques in the world. Holding a special place among Muslims, the most notable feature of the mosque is the “Green Dome”, which is built above the tomb of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Miqat Mosque

Located 14 kilometres away from the Prophet’s Mosque, this mosque was originally built by the Caliph Umar bin Abdulaziz when he was the prince of Madinah and went through various renewing attempts during both the Abbasid and the Ottoman eras. Today, the mosque can accommodate roughly 5,000 worshippers and consists of two corridors separated by a wide-open space.

Dar Al Madinah Museum

Take a trip through the civilisational history and Islamic culture. The museum features an exhibition on the biography of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and a collection of historical Islamic monuments, ancient manuscripts and valuable documents.

The Beautiful Names of Allah Gallery

An unforgettable experience showcasing the beautiful names of Allah in 3D effects. The exhibition adopts the latest advanced technologies and features various halls, including the Panoramic Exhibition Hall, the Glorification and Reverence Hall, and the Love and Modesty Hall.