Mecca Travel Information in Makkah, Saudi Arabia - Fairmont

Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

Climate:   
Average Temperatures       High     Low
Jan–Mar                               32/89    19/67
Apr–Jun                               41/105   26/79
Jul–Sep                               42/108   29/84
Oct–Dec                               35/95     23/73

Clothing: 
Smart casual clothing or Ihram. The Ihram consists of two pieces of white plain cloth, either 100% cotton orlight terry-cloth.
If your visit is during the winter months, pack some warmer items as the early mornings and evenings tend to be cool. Also pack three or four pairs of rubber slippers for use during Ihram, as well as comfortable shoes or sandals for walking.

Credit Cards:
All major credit cards are accepted.

Currency:  
The Saudi riyal is the official currency of Saudi Arabia. Each riyal is composed of 100 hallalahs. The Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) issues banknotes in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 riyals and coins in denominations of 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 hallalahs.
The riyal has been fixed against the U.S. dollar since 1986. One riyal equals 0.2267 dollars, and a dollar equals 3.7502 riyals.

Electric Current:
110 -  220 Volts

Time Zones:
GMT/UTC +3:00 hours

Tax: 
No taxes

Visas:
For legal documents and visas, guests traveling to Makkah are highly advised to visit the Saudi Embassy or licensed Hajj and Umra operators in their country of residence.

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