Archive for September 2011
Suadi Arabia is the third-largest Arab country. It is the world's largest oil exporter. Saudi Arabia has its holy importance in the wirld because of its two most holiest cities of Islam that are Mecce and Medina.It is also known as "The Land of the Two Holy Mosques". These mosques are Masjid-al-Haram in Mecca and Masjid-al-Nabvi in Medina.
Saudia Arabia is the largest religious tourists destination. Millions of Muslims from all over the World love to go there to offer the pilgrimage.The Hajj and Umrah are the two pilgrimages. Muslims used to performm Hajj and Umrah and visit related places in Saudi Arabia.
Most important religious visiting sites in Saudi Arabia refers to Mecca and Medina.In Mecca Kaaba is the most important religious site and is known as “the House of Allah”. Pilgrims from all over the world try to touch the corner stone of Kaaba. Second most important site is the Holy Mosque (Masjid Al Haram), which is the largest mosque of the world. Other famous sites are the hill of Arafat and the Mountain of light (Jabal-al-noor). Jabal-al-noor is the mountain where Muhammad [S.A.W.W] received the revelation of Holy Quran.
Some religious sites are in Medina which occupy a significant place in Islam. These are Masjid-al-Nabvi, Quba mosque and Masjid-al-Qiblatain. Some other important mosques in Medina are Majid-e-Ali, Masjid-e-Ghamama, Msjid-e-Eid, Masjid-e-AbuBakar. Masjid-e-Umar and Masjid-e-Bilal. Muslims visit them and offer nawafils there.
Mountain of Uhad is another religious site. It is the battlefield of second battle of Islamic history. Tourists go there and pay homage to martyrs of Battle. Thousands of Muslims love to visit the Tomb of Holy Prophet [S.A.W.W] as well as the graves of caliphs and martyrs of battles.
Some other attracting places of saudi Arabia are the mountains, valleys and red sea beaches but attracts reletively few tourists.Tourism in Saudi Arabia are mainly based on religious sites.
Besides holy sites the colorful markets, Shoping malls and the aromatic spices that shows holy grace and the charm of land also attracts tourists.
Saudi Arabia is equipped with well known Saudi Arabia Hotels that accommodate millions of tourists from all over the world. These hotels provide finest hospitality and meet all needs of tourists. Most requested hotels are Fairmont Hotel Mecca , Hilton Hotel Makkah, Le Meriden Makkah, Movenpick hotel Medina, Sheraton Madina hotel, Madina Oberoi hotel, Crown Plaza hotel Jeddah, and Jeddah Intercontinental hotel Jeddah.Cresset Travel and Tours has contracted rates with most of these hotels of Saudi Arabia.
In 1999, the government expanded the travel rights of foreign Muslims. Millions of Muslims are permitted to visit the holy cities of Saudi Arabia.. Saudi Arabia is trually a top religious tourist's destination.