WHAT TO EAT?

So, you’ve perfectly planned your first Umrah/Hajj and now the only tiniest yet most significant question left to ask is, Where and What to eat?

Well rest assured as Mecca and Medina both offer a wide range of restaurants and cuisines at almost every footstep. But of course, we would recommend you to try the very best both these majestic cities have to offer.

MECCA

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Al Deyafa

is an all-day dining restaurant located on the 12th floor offering international specialties ranging from Asian culinary gems to artfully-prepared European fare. For an experience of local flavors and traditional Arabic dishes.

Cuisine

International, European, Asian, Middle Eastern

Address

King Abdul Aziz Rd, Gate 9601, Abraj Al Bait Ajyad Street, Mecca 24247, Saudi Arabia

Meals

Breakfast, Brunch

Restaurant features

Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

Good for

Groups

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Al Shorfa

The Perfect location for offering delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets and an a la carte menu. Combined with its renowned freshly prepared dishes, using top quality ingredients, the restaurant is beautifully located on the 11th floor terrace with unique panoramic views of the Holy Kaaba.

Cuisine

International, Mediterranean, Asian, Egyptian

Address

Ajyad Street, Abraj Al Bait, Mecca Saudi Arabia

Restaurant features

Outdoor Seating, Buffet

Open Hours

Open 24 Hours from Monday to Sunday!

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Albaik

It is one of the major consumers of chicken in Saudi Arabia. Albaik (Arabic: البيك‎, meaning Bey, and stylized as ALBAIK) is a major fast food restaurant chain in Saudi Arabia that primarily sells broasted chicken and shrimp with a variety of sauces.

Restaurant features                                           

Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible

Good for

Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats

Opening times

Mon-Sun: 11am-2am

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Al Tazaj

The first Al Tazaj restaurant opened in Makkah in 1989. Founded by Abdul Rahman Fakieh, owner of Fakieh Poultry Farm, it took live poultry from that business. The restaurant uses a traditional Arabian recipe for barbecued fresh chicken.

Cuisine

Fast food, Middle Eastern, Halal

Address

Omar،, Ibrahim Al Khalil, Ash Shubaikah, Level C4, Jabal, Mecca 24231, Saudi Arabia

Meals

Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hour

Restaurant features

Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

Good for

Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine

Open Hours

Mon-Sun: 12pm-1am

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Hardee's

located in Mecca, offers a wide selection of delicious and authentic fast food at unbelievably affordable rates. This restaurant is perfect for Muslim diners since the food is Halal. At Haryou will find enough varieties that will keep you craving for more.

Cuisine

American, Fast food

Address

Al Hajlah, Mecca 24231, Saudi Arabia

Meals

Breakfast, Brunch

Restaurant features

Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible

Good for

Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly

Opening times

Mon – Sun 12AM-12AM

 

MEDINA

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Albaik

It is one of the major consumers of chicken in Saudi Arabia. Albaik (Arabic: البيك‎, meaning Bey, and stylized as ALBAIK) is a major fast food restaurant chain in Saudi Arabia that primarily sells broasted chicken and shrimp with a variety of sauces.

Restaurant features                                           

Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible

Good for

Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats

Opening times

Mon-Sun: 11am-2am

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Al Tazaj

The first Al Tazaj restaurant opened in Makkah in 1989. Founded by Abdul Rahman Fakieh, owner of Fakieh Poultry Farm, it took live poultry from that business. The restaurant uses a traditional Arabian recipe for barbecued fresh chicken.

Cuisine

Fast food, Middle Eastern, Halal

Address

Omar،, Ibrahim Al Khalil, Ash Shubaikah, Level C4, Jabal, Mecca 24231, Saudi Arabia

Meals

Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hour

Restaurant features

Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

Good for

Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine

Open Hours

Mon-Sun: 12pm-1am

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Abu Zaid Restaurant

established for more than 30 years with two locations. In 1414 AH another site was opened in Al-Ghaleel and then Hira Street in the heart of Jeddah’s high neighborhoods. The site of Hera was not only a great success but also great exposure for both tourists and Umrah visitors.

Cuisine

Middle Eastern

Address

Prince Abdulmajeed Ibn Abdulaziz, Medina 42316, Saudi Arabia

Meals

Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal

Restaurant features

Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly

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The Oberoi

is an all-day dining restaurant located on the 12th floor offering international specialties ranging from Asian culinary gems to artfully-prepared European fare. For an experience of local flavors and traditional Arabic dishes.

Cuisine

International, European, Asian, Middle Eastern

Address

King Abdul Aziz Rd, Gate 9601, Abraj Al Bait Ajyad Street, Mecca 24247, Saudi Arabia

Meals

Breakfast, Brunch

Restaurant features

Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

Good for

Groups

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Alromansiah

Alromansiah Restaurant is a restaurant located in Medina, serving a selection of Arabic Dishes that delivers across Bu Ghazal.

Their bestselling dishes are Madghout Chicken, Chicken Madhbi, Makloba Meal and Zorabian Chicken, although they have a variety of dishes and meals to choose from, like Chicken, Chicken, Chicken and Chicken.

Cuisine

Arabic, Rice, Middle Eastern

Address

King Abdul Aziz Rd, Al Iskan, Medina 42317, Saudi Arabia

Restaurant features                                           

Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible

Good for

Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats

Opening times

Mon-Sun: 1pm-2am