Makkah is the most holy and important Islamic city, where Allah revealed his will to the Prophet Mohammed through the angel Jibreel. Makkah is home to Islam`s holiest shrine the Ka'aba, to where all Muslims turn when they pray. The Ka'aba is housed in the Grand Mosque. For over 1400 years Jeddah has been the gateway to Makkah. Located on the Red Sea Jeddah is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city. On the Red Sea you can enjoy superb diving and snorkelling with hundreds of species of fish and marine species inhabiting the sea. EasyToBook.com has discount hotels in Makkah and a range of accommodation options are available.
The Hejaz Mountains located above Makkah is the area`s favorite summer resort. This area is famous for its rose cultivation and the area is usually infused with the gentle frangrance of this delicate flower. The Al Wahba Crater is 2 kilometers across and indicates the presence of intense volcanic activity in the past. In summer it becomes a giant salt pan and the surrounding sandy plain is actually volcanic ash. The holy and important city of Makkah is an essential pilgrimage for Muslims who have the means. The area around Makkah also offers interesting tourist attractions, historical sites and natural wonders.