Considered the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and of the Islamic faith, Mecca, or Makkah, is the holiest city for the Muslims. That is why they all should pray towards Mecca, and non-Muslims are not allowed to enter the city.
Located in a desert valley in western Saudi Arabia, it is the destination of the annual Hajj, the pilgrimage that all Muslims, who are physically and financially able, must do at least once in their lives. So every year millions of Muslims visit the Kaaba inside the Great Mosque of Mecca, the largest mosque in the world, thus making Mecca one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Islamic world. If you would like to know more about this city, check out the live HD cams.
King Abdulaziz International Airport, located at Jeddah, about 100 km from the centre of Mecca, has actually a Hajj terminal, built to accommodate 47 planes simultaneously and receive 3,800 pilgrims per hour.