Tourism, Art And Culture Mecca How The Holy City Has Changed Over The Past 100 Years

31 Jul 2021
6 min read

News Synopsis

Like 2020, this year also Mecca is celebrating Eid while maintaining proper rules and restrictions. No foreign visitors are allowed this year, and Mecca is allowing only people from age 18 to 65. What a nice arrangement. It is really hard for us to celebrate anything in this pandemic but Mecca is wonderfully celebrating Eid, this year. Mecca is celebrating Eid with full discipline; they will give entry only to vaccinated people.

Mecca, the holy city has upgraded itself a lot in hundred years. Google Earth satellite images captured from 2004 through to December 2020 show just how quickly the holy city has expanded. The large city is covered with full of star-like lights. Visiting Mecca has also got easier nowadays. For hundreds of years, pilgrims from all over the world would travel on camel or by ship for weeks at a time to reach Mecca. With the convenience of modern air travel, this journey can now be completed within hours. We can also see how digitalization is really helpful. For the foreign pilgrims who can’t visit Mecca this year amidst pandemic, a beautiful digital Mecca tour is an incredible chance for them. 


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