About Makkah

Looking for cheap flights to Makkah? Pack your bags and the prayer mat, because we've got all the best flights to the pilgrimage capital of the world right here. Makkah is home to the Kaaba, the Masjid Al-Haram, and the Jabal Thawr. Makkah is also packed with monuments such as the Mount Arafat, the Jamarat Bridge, and the Jabal Al-Nour. If you want to plan a visit to Makkah in Saudi Arabia at a time where the weather is not too cold or hot, the best time to do so is between December and March. Known for its hot and arid climate, Makkah's summer starts around May and lasts until September. Winter in Makkah starts in November and ends in March.

Things to Know When You Travel to Makkah

Things to do in Makkah

Things to do in Makkah

One of the main reasons travellers book cheap flights to Makkah is to perform Hajj or Umrah. Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam and it's a mandatory religious duty that should be performed at least once in a lifetime. Hajj is considered as a journey of the body and soul, and Makkah welcomes roughly two million pilgrims each year.

The main difference between Hajj and Umrah is that Hajj is compulsory at least once but Umrah is not. While Hajj can only be performed during the month of 'Dhu'l-Hijjah', Umrah can be performed all year round.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Makkah

Best Time to Book a Flight to Makkah

During Makkah’s peak season, which is during the Hajj season (determined by the Islamic Calendar), cheap flights to Makkah might be hard to find since the city will be packed with over 2 million tourists visiting from all over the world to perform Hajj. However, prices for flights to Makkah tend to be cheaper and easy to come across during the offseason, which is often after both Ramadan and the Hajj season. Travellers looking for cheap flights to Makkah are encouraged to visit Makkah during the Islamic months of 'Muharram' and 'Safar'.

Where to Stay When you Fly to Makkah

Where to Stay When you Fly to Makkah

If you're planning to book a flight to Makkah, and you're looking for affordable accommodations such as Abraj Al Ehsan Towers, Elaf Ajyad Hotel and Conrad Makkah where you can stay near the airport, the Al-Rajhi Mosque and Jabal al-Nour, areas worth checking include Ibrahim Al Khalil street, Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Street, and Kudai Road. However, if you're searching for a luxurious hotel or resort like Makkah Hilton Towers, Raffles Makkah Palace, and Swissotel Makkah, make sure to take a look at the accommodations on Abraj Al Bait Complex, King Abdul Aziz Endowment and Ibrahim El Khalil Street where you’ll be closer to the Well of Zamzam, the Kaaba and the Al Diyafa Mall

Where to Shop in Makkah

Where to Shop in Makkah

Whatever it is you're looking for, Makkah has it; Luxurious shopping malls like Al Diyafa Mall on Al Hujoon St, Souq Al-Hijaz in Al Nuzhah, and Makkah Mall on King Abdullah Road where shopaholics can go wild, and fun activities like a bowling match at Mirag restaurant in Taif, a hike along the Ladder Canyon Trail on Box Canyon Road and a dinner at Al Shorfa restaurant at Abraj Al Bait. When it comes to finding cheap flights to Makkah, there're a few things you need to keep in mind. The prices for airline tickets to Makkah vary depending on the time of visit.

Famous Places to Visit in Makkah

Famous Places to Visit in Makkah

  • Ka’aba
  • Clock Tower
  • Hira Cave
  • Zubeida Canal
  • Makkah Mall