Some will make enough money in these few days to live on for the rest of the year.
At one of
Everywhere you look, someone is selling something.
Textiles are big business in
"This is a competition. Everyone wants to make money. Most of these people come and do the Hajj only once, so you either get them or you don't," he says.
"As you can see, many shops sell very similar products. If the customer is not satisfied with my prices, he goes elsewhere. That's why I always do discounts for this season."
Located between two important trade centres -
This is still the case today. Trade is what people of
But today's noticeable boom in the holy city is not just a result of pilgrims buying trinkets at local