1 Hour Activities


BIN DAWOOD
Abraj al-Bait, ground floor
+966-12-571-9218
bindawood.com

MY FAIR LADY
Abraj al-Bait, 2nd floor

LOMAR
Abraj al-Bait, 11th floor
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REEM
Abraj al-Bait, 11th floor

ABDUL SAMAD AL-QURASHI
Abraj al-Bait, ground floor
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DHURAIBAH
Abraj al-Bait, 11th floor
+966-12-571-9157
duraibah.com

SEEK OUT ONE-OF-A-KIND SOUVENIRS

  • Explore the higher-end shops of the Abraj al-Bait complex, right near the Conrad
  • Find stylish contemporary takes on traditional items

The Great Mosque is surrounded by shopping malls featuring familiar brands and chains, but you didn’t come all this way to stock up on Sephora products, did you? Instead, do a targeted loop through the shopping centers in the Abraj al-Bait mall complex—home to the famous Makkah Royal Clock Tower skyscraper, and just steps from the Conrad—to seek out the highest-grade religious-themed souvenirs. Reem sells tasbih—prayer beads—from its plush showroom; My Fair Lady has quality abayas and scarves at reasonable prices; Lomar is where dapper Saudi men buy tailored thawbs; the Bin Dawood grocery store carries a wide range of dates; and Abdul Samad al-Qurashi stocks high-end scents in agarwood and amber (just be prepared for the price: some offerings cost upwards of $2,000 USD an ounce). If you’re looking for something more artistic and cutting-edge, Makkah-based design outfit Dhuraibah sells contemporary takes on traditional items: think minimalist prayer rugs, colorful Pop Art–inspired illustrations of the Kaaba, and Korans sheathed in jackets adorned with modern calligraphy.

All of these shops are located in the Makkah Royal Clock Tower complex, along the perimeter of the Great Mosque, about a five-minute walk from the Conrad Makkah.

BIN DAWOOD
Abraj al-Bait, ground floor
+966-12-571-9218
bindawood.com

MY FAIR LADY
Abraj al-Bait, 2nd floor

LOMAR
Abraj al-Bait, 11th floor
facebook.com/lomarthobe

REEM
Abraj al-Bait, 11th floor

ABDUL SAMAD AL-QURASHI
Abraj al-Bait, ground floor
store.asqgrp.com/stores/saudi

DHURAIBAH
Abraj al-Bait, 11th floor
+966-12-571-9157
duraibah.com

GO FOR THE GOLD

  • Book a private appointment at the Conrad with a renowned Saudi jewelry designer
  • Browse exquisite pieces inspired by kiswah calligraphy and the sacred Black Stone

For a truly unique memento to mark your journey, ask the Conrad concierge to summon Saudi jewelry designer Wessam Hassanin for a private visit. He’ll arrive at the hotel with a range of his stunning pieces inspired by the kiswah (the black cloth covering the Kaaba): exquisite necklaces, cufflinks, and magnets embossed in the kiswah’s signature calligraphy motifs or modeled after the sacred Black Stone. Hassanin has even designed a remarkable pendant incorporating a piece of actual kiswah cloth, delicately framed in gold. The designer is also an official photographer for the two Holy Mosques, which means he has an archive of breathtaking color prints on offer as well. He’ll bring his wares straight to the lobby or your suite, along with a credit card machine, so you can browse and purchase from the comfort of your room.

Contact the Conrad concierge to arrange a private hotel visit by Wessam Hassanin.