When choosing a hotel in Mecca, it really is all about location, location, location. Every Hajj and Ummrah travel agent will tell you their hotel is "5 to 10 minutes" away from the Haram complex. But for the best experience, book a package which includes a hotel literally outside the Grand Mosque. Hotels here tower above the Ka'aba and have astonishing views of the Haram complex. Such locations allow you to pray at the mosque five times a day while comfortably fitting shopping and dining in the city center and resting in your room.
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