joint capital (with Riyadh) of Saudi Arabia; located in western Saudi Arabia; as the birthplace of Muhammad it is the holiest city of Islam
a place that attracts many visitors;
"New York is a mecca for young artists"
- A pilgrimage to Mecca made by the faithful.
- The Muslim delegation is shortly going on a pilgrimage to Mecca.
- We met many pilgrims on their way to Mecca.