Mekkah Holy City
Mekkah, the most important holy city of Islam, sees millions of visitors each year whether for sightseeing or traditional pilgrimages known as the Hajj. The city has much significance for the historical and theological progression of Islamic faith.
Mekkah lies just an hour to the west of Jeddah, a major port city of Saudi Arabia located on the Red Sea. Visitors can choose to stay at the Radisson Blu Royal Suite, Jeddah when making the trip to the holy city of Mekkah for accommodation in the city centre.
The history of the holy city of Mekkah
Mekkah has been central to the Islamic faith for centuries, as the Prophet Muhammed was born in the city. The religion traces the founding of Mekkah back to Ibrahim, who constructed the Kaaba there with the help of Ishmael, his son.
Born in 570, the Prophet Muhammed helped ensure Mekkah as a holy city within the religion. According to Islam, the Prophet received revelations from the angel Gabriel in a cave near the city. Muhammed brought these to the people of Mekkah, and suffered much persecution because of it, before departing to the holy city of Medina in 622.
Muhammed would later return to the holy city of Mekkah to make peace, and established a pilgrimage to the city as one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
Pilgrims, or Hajjis, flock to the holy city of Mekkah each year, where some 20 million may visit the Grand Mosque that hosts the Kaaba.
Staying at the Radisson Blu Royal Suite Hotel, Jeddah
Jeddah can be one of the final steps when making the pilgrimage to Mekkah holy city, and guests can be well provided for at the Radisson Blu Royal Suite Hotel, Jeddah. This hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, provides excellent service in addition to comfortable, modern rooms at the heart of the city.