Frequently Asked Questions
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
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.
All major credit cards are accepted.
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.
110 - 220 Volts
GMT/UTC +3:00 hours
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.