Discover the Enlightened City.
Known as “The City of the Prophet” and the second holiest Islamic city after Makkah, Madinah is situated in Central Hejaz, and is a popular destination for tourists looking to explore religion, heritage, and history. If you’re thinking of visiting, here’s a basic checklist.
1- Al Masjid Al Nabawi (The Prophet’s Mosque)
One of the largest mosques in the world, this is a must-visit in Madinah, especially now that it is newly expanded and renovated.
2- Take the train!
The Haramain High Speed Railway is now operational, taking passengers from Jeddah and Makkah straight to Madinah. Ticket fares range between SR63 to SR 125, depending on the station and seat class. Book your tickets online.
3- The Old Bazaar
Take a stroll through Madinah’s popular bazaar to shop for traditional trinkets, spices, jalabiyas, and more.
4- Madinah Eats
Saleeg, foul, manto, and yaghmoush are some of the best Hejazi dishes to try while you’re in town. A popular restaurant is Arabesque, that overlooks Al Masjid Al Nabawi.
5- Take a Tour
A Hop-On Hop-Off bus takes visitors to 12 attractions throughout the holy city. Book your tickets online.