37 days in Makkah Province & Madinat Zayed Itinerary

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Mecca, Saudi Arabia
— 5 nights
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Taif, Saudi Arabia
— 5 nights
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
— 12 nights
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King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia
— 6 nights
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Drive to King Abdulaziz International Airport, Fly to Abu Dhabi International Airport, Drive to Madinat Zayed
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Madinat Zayed, United Arab Emirates
— 8 nights
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia — 5 nights

Mother of All Settlements

The city of Mecca boasts the statues of the holiest site in Islam, and represents the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and therefore the religion itself.
Mecca is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaaba, look and learn at Makkah Clock Tower Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Jabal al-Nour, and browse the different shops at Makkah Mall.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mecca online tour planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Mecca is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Mecca is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Mecca, with lows around 25°C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Taif.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature · Parks
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Taif, Saudi Arabia — 5 nights

Unofficially the country's summer capital, the city of Taif lies amid a richly fertile agricultural area and boasts a history reaching back to at least the 6th century CE. At 1,700 m (5,577 mi) above sea level, Taif enjoys a pleasant, dry climate, and its many green spaces ensure a family-friendly atmosphere.
Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Saiysad National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Al Wahbah crater, take an in-depth tour of Shubra Palace, stroll around Al-Anoud Park, and stop by Taif's Heart Mall.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Taif vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Mecca to Taif takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Mecca in December, plan for slightly colder days in Taif, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Jeddah.
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Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia — 12 nights

The Bride of the Red Sea

The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
Jeddah is known for sightseeing, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of King Fahd's Fountain, don't miss a visit to Jeddah Flagpole, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Arabia, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Fakieh Aquarium.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Jeddah online day trip planner.

Drive from Taif to Jeddah in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taif in December, expect nights in Jeddah to be warmer, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to King Abdullah Economic City.
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Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia — 6 nights

King Abdullah Economic City is a megaproject announced in 2005 by king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the former king of Saudi Arabia.OverviewWith a total development area of 173 km², the city is located along the coast of the Red Sea, around 100 km north of Jeddah, the commercial hub of Saudi Arabia, the city will also be approximately an hour and 20 minutes away from the city of Mecca and 3 hours from Medina by car and an hour away from all Middle Eastern capital cities by plane. Go for a jaunt from King Abdullah Economic City to Al Kamil to see Bayuda Desert about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: play a few rounds at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the King Abdullah Economic City trip builder site.

You can drive from Jeddah to King Abdullah Economic City in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel to Madinat Zayed.
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Outdoors · Golf · Nature · Parks
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Madinat Zayed, United Arab Emirates — 8 nights

Take a break from the desert dunescape and retreat to the urban centre of Madinat Zayed.
Explore Madinat Zayed's surroundings by going to Moreeb Dune (in Liwa Oasis), Ruwais (Al Ruwais Golf Club, Shuweihat Island, &more) and Qutuf Fort (in Qutuf). There's more to do: browse the different shops at City Mall.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Madinat Zayed travel website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from King Abdullah Economic City to Madinat Zayed. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel back home.
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Makkah Province travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Shopping Malls