AccorHotels has launched a new digital platform which will provide essential information for pilgrims to Makkah, Madinah, and surrounding areas in Saudi Arabia.
Whether visitors are travelling to Makkah for leisure, Umrah or to conduct Hajj, the website (https://makkah.accorhotels.com) is meant to be a comprehensive travel tool to plan their visit and offers support and advice. The website is available in Arabic and English, with plans to add additional languages.
Travellers on the website will find tailored packages for AccorHotels in Makkah offering promotions, which can be filtered by hotel and theme of offer and popularity. Recommendations on where to visit can be filtered by one or two-hour excursions, full day trip options, half day trip alternatives and general must-see attractions.
Insight on the Al Masjid Al Haram, the Sacred Mosque, which surrounds the Holy Kaaba is shared, including a look into the history of the place of worship and details around the expansion of Al Haram throughout the years.
Guests can find out about places to find local delicacies such as mandi, as well as dishes from across the globe. Recommendations can be found on Makkah restaurants and cafés to visit near the Grand Mosque, all of which are wheelchair-accessible, accept credit cards, and are fully air conditioned.
Those looking for a glimpse as to what to expect in Makkah during a Hajj or Umrah pilgrimage can learn about Makkah’s heritage, social etiquette, weather forecasts, currency details and transportation methods. There are also the city’s shopping options, ranging from market stands to luxury boutiques and malls to hypermarkets.
Visa information can be found on the site with points on visa fees and restrictions.
The online portal also homes extensive guides to both Hajj and Umrah for those planning a religious journey. The guides highlight day by day activities and requirements to fulfill the pilgrimage in the correct way.
AccorHotels properties in Makkah include: Raffles Makkah Palace, Fairmont Makkah Clock Royal Tower, Swissôtel Al Maqam, Swissôtel Makkah and Pullman Zamzam Makkah.