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Tough but worth it

Takes about 45-60 mins to get to the top holding a baby. Worth it at the top for the view and of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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The Mountain of Light

Prior to our trip I read quite a few reviews on TA but I could not find the complete information so... read more

Reviewed December 26, 2018
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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In the Muslim religion, Muhammad received his first revelation from God on this mountain.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Takes about 45-60 mins to get to the top holding a baby. Worth it at the top for the view and of course the cave. Too bad there are many beggars up there. Don't give them money, saw some guy come around collect the money...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

Prior to our trip I read quite a few reviews on TA but I could not find the complete information so was not sure whether this trek was worth the effort having kids (youngest 10) How to get there ? Taxi from the Haram. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank ednana
Reviewed December 25, 2018

JABAL AL-NOOR, Mountain of Light, is a standout amongst the most renowned slopes on earth. Its chronicled significance lies in the way that the main refrains of the Holy Qur'an were uncovered to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) inside a give in at...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

The significance that took place on the mountain of light change the course of history. With now over billion Muslims in the world, they find peace from within and from without in Islam. From the time, the word Iqra or read was pronounced on the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Kizomama K
Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

From any hotel in the clock tower it took less than 20 minutes by taxi, cost our group 30 SAR to the closest part of the mountain where vehicles can still reach. From there the climb took about 1-1,5 hours (we made lots of stops,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
4  Thank 500rismaa
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

I alongwith my wife have the honour to reach up to the most famous and spritual place where our beloved last Prophet Muhammad SAW received 1st message (Wahi) from Allah Almighty through an angle Jibraeel. It is almost 600 meters on steep height. For climbing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank furqank2014
Reviewed November 25, 2018

A taxi would cost you 60 riyals (to and fro) from haram. Be sure to have some water bottles with you and a lot of stamina. Though there are stairs to climb up the mountain but they arent proper. You ll find lots and lots...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank osamapervez
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I would like to know how long the whole thing will take? From Makka how do i get there n what will be the average cost for the taxu?

Date of experience: November 2018
6  Thank ahamed m
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

The mountain has its history associated with Huzoor SAW, if you plan to climb it, make sure they are early hours of morning and late in the evening to avoid scorching heat. Carry sufficient amount of water in your back pack. Take regular breaks and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Mateen M
Reviewed August 17, 2018

In this holy mountain and in the holy cave the The Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SW) was given prophecy and Islam started. However, visitors should not climb up the top because it is not mandatory and it is risky.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank JoyShurjo
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August 20, 2018|
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Response from SHONA969 | Reviewed this property |
Yes only muslims are allowed into the city of Mecca ,several checkpoints enroute. Saudi gov are very queued up when it comes to pilgrims ,strick rules are in place ,they know who you are where you coming from ,who youre... More
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Response from mdkhaleel | Reviewed this property |
You can definitely visit not only this place but also the best & sacred & blessed places on earth, Grand Mosques of Mecca & Madinah and no force on earth can prevent you from this, provided you believe in one & only Creator... More