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Al Awali - Mecca, Saudi Arabia
21 Apr — 22 Apr2
Al Awali - Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Thursday
€50 - €196
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

About Al Awali

Sprawling on the southeastern outskirts of Mecca, Al Awali is a large district packed with residential housing, restaurants and retail stores. It’s dotted with leafy parks and ornate mosques and on the doorstep of the Islamic holy mountain of Jabal Arafat.

Things to do in Al Awali

Stroll through the bustling streets of Ash Shishah, which is clustered with eateries, stores and recreational facilities. You can grab a bite to eat at Joha Yiros, feast on Chinese cuisine at Baytoti Alawali or enjoy the sweet treats at the House of Donuts. On the southern edge of Ash Shishah is the Wembley Stadium soccer field where local teams play and there’s a children’s playground.

Need a retail fix? Head to the Awali Mecca shopping mall where you’ll find fashion, homewares and electronic stores. Alternatively, you can stroll through the female campus of Umm Al Qura University located nearby. It was originally established in 1949 with a focus on Islamic law and Arabic language studies but now offers degrees in everything from education and architecture to business management and marketing.

Al Awali makes an ideal base for visiting Mount Arafat, a 70-metre-high hill that is the believed place where Prophet Muhammad delivered his Farewell Sermon to those who joined him on the Hajj. It’s a particularly popular destination during the annual Hajj pilgrimage when it is visited on the Day of ‘Arafah by devotees asking for their sins to be forgiven.

Getting around Al Awali

Al Awali is a 20-minute drive from the centre of Mecca and just over an hour from Jeddah. King Abdulaziz International Airport is 1.5 hours away. Having your own vehicle is the most convenient way of getting to and around Al Awali. Taxis are also readily available.

Facts about staying in Al Awali, Mecca

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Al Awali to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 14 April 2024.
  • What are the best hotels in Al Awali?

    شاليهات الكوخ السويسري وأكوابارك (8.1/10 from 96 reviews) is a popular and highly-rated option in Al Awali.

  • What is a good hotel near Sacred Mosque?

    Elaf Al Mashaer Hotel is a hotel near Sacred Mosque that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 7.7 across 9,713 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Al Awali near Kaaba?

    For a good hotel near to Kaaba, consider Elaf Al Mashaer Hotel - it is rated 7.7/10 from 9,713 HotelsCombined reviews.

  • Is there a good hotel near Abraj Al-Bait Towers?

    If you’re visiting Abraj Al-Bait Towers then the nearby Le Méridien Towers Makkah is a popular hotel with HotelsCombined users (5,639 reviews scoring it at an average 7.7/10).

  • What are the most popular landmarks to visit in Al Awali?

    The most popular landmarks in Al Awali are Sacred Mosque (in Mecca), Kaaba (in Mecca), and Abraj Al-Bait Towers (in Mecca) according to our user data. If you plan to visit either of these, we recommend finding a hotel nearby to cut down on travel time.

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