Medina

Medina

Things to do - general

The enlightened city of our Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the second holiest city in Islam is in the Hejaz region of Western Saudi Arabia. It is that sacred place where our Prophet migrated to and then the preaching of Islam had gathered pace. Pilgrims from all over the world visit Medina as a part of the performance and fulfillment of one of the five pillars of Islam called Hajj.

The historical evidence of Medina is lucid to the entire Muslim community and they hold it sacred for this city being the home of Muhammad (PBUH) after migration from Medina. The three oldest mosques in Islam namely Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, Quba Mosque and Masjid al-Qiblatain are in Medina and the Muslims never miss the visit (ziyarah) to these mosques that refresh in their thoughts with the history of Islam and the sacrifices made by our beloved Prophet (PBUH). Yathrib was this city’s former name and later it was renamed to Medina by Muhammad (PBUH) himself.

Medina is a home to 1,300,000 people (recorded in 2006) and millions of Muslims visit it during different parts of the year. It is noteworthy here that it is strictly prohibited for non-Muslims to enter the central part of Medina, except the outskirts and many parts of the city including the Medina airport which are open to all. The pilgrims coming for the purpose of Hajj are allowed to enter Saudi Arab either through the Jeddah airport or through Medina’s Prince Muhammad bin Abdul Aziz Airport and from the airport they are carried by the luxurious and comfy buses which are prohibited for use by non-Muslims. Apart from the buses, the only public transport available throughout the city is the taxi.

Like the entire region of Saudi Arab, the city of Medina exhibits a very hot weather throughout the year and most people are not well acquainted with the climatic conditions if they come from a place having moderate or cold temperature so you must keep yourself hydrated from the moment you step out from the plane.

For Muslims, there is so much to do and look around in Medina. Whatever purpose they come for- work, education, business, tourism, Hajj or Umrah, their heart and thoughts are overwhelmed by the love of Allah and the city of His Beloved Prophet. Al-Masjid an-Nabawi is loved the most by all the visitors. Only the person who gets there can describe the true feelings of his heart. The peace, sacredness and the purity is not possible to explain in words. You cannot imagine the feeling when it is inevitable to stop the tears that stream down your face when you go at the Roza e Rasool (SAWW).

The people who visit Al-Masjid an-Nabawi also like to see the other two mosques mentioned before. Other places to see in Medina include the Old Bazaar, Mount Uhud, Jannat ul Baqee and Jabal Magnit. Each of these places carries a narration in them that is worth knowing not only for the lovers and followers of the religion Islam but for the ones who are non-Muslims and keen to be familiar with the knowledge and history of Islam.

Overall, Medina is a well developed city with sophisticated and comfortable accommodation choices, a vast array of huge shopping malls and the restaurants that serve amazing food from different cultures. There are specialties like the dates, prayer mats and beads that you can take back with you for your friends and family as the souvenirs from the Holy City.

Country Saudi Arabia
Languages spokenArabic
Currency usedSaudi Riyals
Al Eiman Al Nour

Al Eiman Al Nour

6794 طريق الملك فيصل - الدائري الاول, 12345 Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia, Medina
250 Meters from Masjid NabwiMore info
Al Eiman Al Qibla

Al Eiman Al Qibla

Prince Abdul Al Mohsen Bin Abdul Aziz Road , Centeral Area, 99999 Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia, Medina
Ideally located near to Haram in the Southern area. 160 rooms & suites, very spaciousall tastefu More info
Al Eiman Ohud

Al Eiman Ohud

Al Salam Street-Western Central, 20012 Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia, Medina
Ideally located near to Al Salam streetat central westrn Area, 250m to Haram.150 rooms most of them More info
Al Eiman Royal Hotel

Al Eiman Royal Hotel

Central Area North, Al Madina, 20012 Medina, Saudi Arabia, Medina
Ideally located near Haram. Northern central area and just a few steps from the main gate of women e More info
Al Eiman Taibah

Al Eiman Taibah

Central North, Medina Saudi Arabia, Medina
Ideally located near to Haram. Northern central Area and close to shopping arcades and commercial ce More info
Al Haram Hotel

Al Haram Hotel

Central Area, 99999 Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia , Medina
Located in Al Madinah Al munawarah, Nothern Central Area, 100m from Haram. 606 Rooms, Traditions ele More info
Al Madina Shaza

Al Madina Shaza

Opp Masjid Al Nabawy, PO Box 25517, Central District, 21452 Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia , Medina
Located in Al Madinah Al Munawarah, on Al Masiid Al Nabawi direct view. 469 rooms & suites elega More info
Al Rawda Royal Inn

Al Rawda Royal Inn

Central Area, 20012 Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia –, Medina
100 Meters From Masjid-e-NabwiMore info
Al Salihiya Golden

Al Salihiya Golden

Saad Abu Moaaz Street , Central Area, 41421 Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia, Medina
400 Meters from Masjid NabwMore info
Al Waha Al Rawdah

Al Waha Al Rawdah

Abu Dejana Al Ansary Street , Northen Central Area, 99999 Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia, Medina
Located in Al Madinah Al Munawara, Southern Central Area, 300m away from Al Masjid Al Nabwi. 180 roo More info
Crowne Plaza

Crowne Plaza

King Faisal Street - Central Area, 20012 Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia, Medina
5 Minutes Walk from Masjid Nabwi. Located in ALl Munawara, Central Southern Area, few steps from Har More info
Dar Al Eiman Intercontinental

Dar Al Eiman Intercontinental

Central Area, 42311 Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia , Medina
Located in Madinah Al Munawarah, few steps away from Al Masjed Al Nabwi.278 rooms & suites elega More info
Dar Al Taqwa

Dar Al Taqwa

Off All Sitten Street-Facing Prophet Masjid -King Fahd Gate(23), 30921 Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia, Medina
Located in Al Madinah Al Munawarah, Direct Haram view. 194 Rooms and suites mostly view, Arabic eleg More info
Elaf Meshal Al Salam

Elaf Meshal Al Salam

Western Area, Al Salam Street, 20012 Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia, Medina
An Outline Ideally located in the heart of Medina on Western Area, Al-Salam Street, Elaf Meshal Al S More info
Grand Mercure Majlis

Grand Mercure Majlis

Central Area- Madina, 99999 Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia , Medina
Located in Al Madinah Al Munawara, 250 away from Al madjed Al Nabwi. 354 rooms and suites elegantly More info
Leader Al Muna Kareem

Leader Al Muna Kareem

Obaidah Bin Al Jarrah Street, 99999* Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia , Medina
70 Meters from Masjid NabwiMore info
Madiah Hilton

Madiah Hilton

Opposite Prophet Mosque, King Fahd Str, Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia –, Medina
Facing Masjid NabwiMore info
Millennium Al Aqeeq Madinah

Millennium Al Aqeeq Madinah

Musab Bin Omair Street, North Central Region, 41442 Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia, Medina
An Outline Treat yourself with extraordinary luxury and comfort, and see from close-up the real conc More info
Moltaqa Al Zowar

Moltaqa Al Zowar

Al Salam Street, 00696 Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia , Medina
250 Meters from Masjid NabwiMore info
Nozol Royal Inn

Nozol Royal Inn

North Central Area , Abi Obaida ibn Aljarrah Street, 99999 Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia , Medina
50 Meters from Masjid NabwiMore info
Pullman Zam Zam Madinah

Pullman Zam Zam Madinah

Amr Bin Al Gmoh Street, Medina, Saudi Arabia., Medina
An Outline In the heart of the Holy City of Medina Al-Munawwarrah lies the establishment of Pullman More info
Ramada Al Hamra

Ramada Al Hamra

Al Siteen Street, Central Area, 21452 Medina, Medina
300 Meters from Masjid Nabwi RestaurantMore info
The Oberoi Madinah

The Oberoi Madinah

North Al Markaziya Area, 20012 Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia, Medina
20 Meters From HaramMore info
Ramadan Last 10 nights Madinah

Ramadan Last 10 nights Madinah

Medina
5 Star Makkah, 5 Star Madinah 5* Dar Al Eiman Royal Makkah, Right next to Masjid Haram, 15th-20th R More info

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