Population: 820,724

Living in Mecca, Saudi Arabia:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Mecca, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked one person living in Mecca what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


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My city is Makkah, written Mecca in English. Anyone who wants to move here must know that non-muslims are not allowed to enter the borders. It’s a religious country and where Islam started 1442 years ago. Muslim people all around the world come yearly to visit Mecca and perform religious actions called “Hajj”, in that time of year Mecca can get very crowded. It’d be impossible to leave the house unless you are okay with staying in the traffic jam for hours.

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