Saudi Arabian city and capital of the Makkah province

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Mecca, also spelled Makkah, is a city in the Hejazi region of the Arabian Peninsula, and the plain of Tihamah in Saudi Arabia, and is also the capital and administrative headquarters of the Makkah Region. The city is located 70 km (43 mi) inland from Jeddah in a narrow valley at a height of 277 m (909 ft) above sea level, and 340 kilometres (210 mi) south of Medina. Its resident population in 2012 was roughly 2 million, although visitors more than triple this number every year during the Ḥajj period held in the twelfth Muslim lunar month of Dhūl-Ḥijjah.

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Saudi Arabia said on Monday that it had intercepted two missiles in Mecca province fired by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis, who earlier denied having targeted..
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Saudi Arabia’s air defense force has intercepted two Iranian-made Houthi missiles in Mecca province, a statement from the kingdom’s embassy in Washington..
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Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement denied Saudi media reports on Monday that it had fired a ballistic missile toward Mecca, Islam's holiest site, at a time of..
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Al Hijaz Tours is aspiring to make a journey of Umrah and Hajj packages easy for pilgrims in 2019. In order to ensure you a quality tour with our Cheap Hajj..
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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has posted pictures of himself in Makkah to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan. In an Instagram post that has been liked..
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The Islamist takeover of Mecca's Grand Mosque in 1979 has been turned into a television drama, spotlighting a controversial narrative Saudi Arabia is using to..
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“FOR LIFE IS BETTER AT BEACH” A super lit holiday destination, Miami is a city of Florida known for its white sand beaches. It is an elegant Mecca of the..
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