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Madina, or as Muslims call it “Taibah al Taibah”, is one of the main destinations for millions of Muslims around the world. It is the first capital of Islam in history, and the second holiest place for Muslims after Makkah al-Mukarramah. Madina is located in Hejaz Region in the west of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It has the Noble Prophet’s Mosque, which was built by the Prophet himself in the first year after Hijrah (622 AD.). It is one of the largest mosques in the world after the Holy Mosque. Millions of Muslims around the world visit Madina every year.


Anwar Al Madinah Mövenpick

Anwar Al Madinah Mövenpick Hotel is a 5-star hotel offering elegant accommodation less than a 5-minute walk from the Prophet's Mosque. The hotel features 4 restaurants on-site, and free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms. The elegant, air-conditioned rooms are spacious and modern, and come with a refrigerator, work desk, satellite TV and an en suite bathroom.

Dar Al Taqwa

Dar Al Taqwa hotel features air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV and a tea garden that serves snacks and sweets. It is less than a 2-minute walk from the Prophet's Mosque. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Dar Al Taqwa Hotel is a 15-minute drive from Madina Airport. There are many, many services and benefits offered by the hotel to guests and visitors.

Madinah Hilton

Madinah Hilton is located within walking distance of the Prophet's Mosque, in the heart of Madina's shopping district. The hotel offers comfortable rooms with satellite TV. All rooms are air-conditioned, and some have a seating area. The accommodations are fitted with a work desk and minibar. The hotel also has a range of shops on the ground floor. Guests can also enjoy a delicious meal of traditional Arabic food at the Madina Hotel's restaurant while overlooking the Prophet's Mosque.

Crowne Plaza

Crown Plaza hotel offers a view of the campus of the Prophet’s Mosque, so pilgrims can directly access the male and female entrances to the Prophet’s Mosque on foot or using the free shuttle service. Thanks to the property’s location in the Muslim-only area of Madina, the hotel is a convenient base for visiting Or for Hajj, with a warm Arabic welcome from the respectful and caring staff. There are also many, many services and benefits that the hotel offers to guests and visitors.

Frontel Harithia

The 5-star Frontel Harithia Hotel overlooks the Prophet's Mosque, just a few steps away from the Prophet's Mosque. It offers a gym and rooms with free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy breakfast in their rooms after a relaxing night. This hotel's restaurant serves traditional Saudi cuisine, and a variety of shops are also available on site. The hotel also provides many, many services and benefits for guests and visitors.

Millennium Al Aqeeq Hotel

Millennium Al Aqeeq Hotel is one of the closest hotels to the Prophet's Mosque, as it is located in the second row of the Holy Mosque and is a few minutes' walks from the Prophet's Mosque. When you stay in the hotel, you will feel all the comforts, as the hotel has 505 guest rooms, 5-star hospitality service and a range of amenities, and is characterized by its classic elegant design.

Rua Al Hijrah

Rua Al Hijrah Hotel is located in Madina, 80 meters from Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi, and accommodation with free WiFi. The property is 100 meters from Al Baqia Cemetery. The hotel offers a 24-hour front desk. The units in this hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV. The rooms include a private bathroom equipped with a shower, while some offer a seating area and partial views of the Haram. All units also provide a kettle and a wardrobe for guests.

Marriott Executive Apartments

Located in Madina, 8 km from Al-Masjid an-Nabawi and 300 meters from Al Rashid Mega Mall, Marriott Executive Apartments features a fitness center, spa, and wellness center and free WiFi. This 4-star hotel offers a free transfer service, as well as an indoor pool and a front desk It works around the clock.

Millennium Madina Airport Hotel

Millennium Madina Airport Hotel is Located in Madina, 17 km from Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, Millennium Madina Airport Hotel provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a fitness center, and a shared lounge area. This 5-star hotel also offers a concierge service and luggage storage area. 24-hour reception, airport transfers, room service, in addition to free Wi-Fi throughout the property, there are many, many services and amenities that the hotel offers to guests.


Mount Uhud

Mount Uhud is the place where Muslim forces led by the Prophet Muhammad battled Quraish army. The mountain rises about 3,500 feet (1,077 meters), and it can be climbed to better observe the battlefield. Nearby is the Uhud Martyrs Cemetery, where 85 of the fallen Muslim soldiers are buried. Mount Uhud is northeast of Madina’s city center.

Ar-Rawdhah Ash-Shareefah

It is the place between the house of the Prophet and his pulpit, as the Prophet, may peace and prayers be upon him, said: (Between my house and my pulpit is one of the gardens of Paradise). The shape of Ar-Rawdhah is rectangular, and its length from the pulpit to the Sacred Chamber is 53 cubits, equivalent to 26.5 m. It is now defined by green carpets different from the other carpets of the Mosque. It has a number of landmarks: The pulpit, the prophetic mihraab (prayer niche), and Al-Asateen [the pillars].

The Sacred Chamber

It is the house in which the Prophet, may peace and prayers be upon him, lived with the Mother of Believers Aisha bint Abi Bakr al-Siddiq, may Allah be pleased with them. It is located in the southeast side of the Prophet’s Mosque. The Prophet died and was buried in this Chamber in the direction of the Qibla. When Abu Bakr al-Siddiq died, he was buried behind the Prophet, and when Omar ibn Al-Khattab died, he was buried there, as well. The Sacred Chamber has six doors: The southern door, the Door of Repentance; the northern door, the Door of Tahajjud; the eastern door, the Door of Fatima; the western door, the Door of the Prophet or the “Door of Delegations”; in addition to 2 doors, one to the right and the other to the left of the triangle inside the Chamber.

Pulpit of the Prophet

It is the pulpit on which the Prophet, may peace and prayers be upon him, used to stand to deliver sermons. It was two cubits, one span, and three fingers long, and one cubit wide. It was developed over the years and received attention from the Saudi Government. About its virtues, the Prophet, may peace and prayers be upon him, said (Between my house and my pulpit is one of the gardens of Paradise.

Mihraab (Prayer Niche)

It is the place designated for imam during the congregational prayers in the mosque. During the time of the Prophet, the mihraab had no sign that distinguished it from other parts of the mosque, and the place where the Prophet stood to lead prayers was called a mihraab. The Prophetic Mihraab is located in the Ar-Rawdhah Ash-Shareefah, to the left of the pulpit. The imam of the Prophet’s Mosque stands in the Prophetic Mihraab to lead prayers.

Moving Domes and Umbrellas

They are the 27 openings innovated for natural ventilation to help provide an appropriate climate. When the sun heats up, these openings are closed to serve as fixed domes. They are opened and closed either automatically or manually. The manual opening takes half an hour while the automatic opening takes half a minute.

Minarets of the Prophet’s Mosque

The first person to construct a minaret at the Prophet’s Mosque was Omar bin Abdulaziz, during maintenance in the reign of Al-Walid bin Abd Al-Malik. He placed a minaret at every corner of the Mosque. With continued efforts through the ages, new minarets were constructed, and the total number amounts to 10 at the present time.

King Fahd Complex for Printing of Holy Qur’an

It is one of the major projects in Madina. It was founded by King Fahd bin Abdulaziz, may Allah have mercy on him, in 1403 AH, and it opened in 1405 AH. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia seeks to provide a great service to Muslims and the Islamic world by printing the Holy Qur’an in full and in separate parts, and producing records and books on the Quranic Sciences, and others. The annual production capacity reached by the Complex is more than 18 million different products. About the Complex, King Fahd said, at the opening ceremony: (I find that what was a dream come true at the best level. Therefore, every citizen in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia should thank Allah for this great blessing).

Dar Al Madinah Museum

This is a museum which contains many artifacts and shows history, heritage, urban culture and social life since ancient times. The museum targets visitors from inside and outside the Kingdom. The Museum has rich information on the biography of the Prophet, may peace and prayers be upon him, and it shows an image of the Kingdom of Tolerance and its most prominent works, to serve Islam and Muslims around the world.

Prophet’s Biography and Islamic Civilization

The International Fair and Museum is concerned with introducing the prophet’s biography, his great manners, his noble morals, and his flexible teachings, in a cultured comprehensive manner using the latest technologies, under the supervision of the Muslim World League. Click Here for more information.


Aliat Mall - Kinan

Aliat Mall is a new addition to the world of modern buildings in Madina, due to its stunning architecture and captivating designs, taking into account its proximity to the Prophet’s Mosque, since its initial launch in 2007, it has witnessed a great turnout, due to the new excellence that visitors to the center sensed, this is due to the presence of the finest international brands for the first time in Madina.

Al Noor Mall

Al Noor Mall has many options for visitors. In addition to the shops, there are fast food restaurants, prayer areas, children's play areas. There are also parking lots, and toilets. It also has very modern architecture and very nice designs.

Al Rashid Mega Mall

Al Rashid Mega Mall is the second largest mall in Madina and one of the largest and most famous malls in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It has several branches in many Saudi cities. The mall is located on King Abdullah Road in Madina and consists of one hundred and twenty-five diverse shops. It is also characterized by its elegant and exceptional design.

Al-Manar Mall

Characterized by its strategic location on King Abdullah Road and has an easy access to and exit. It includes many popular brands, and a dedicated area for restaurants and entertainment areas to enjoy an ideal shopping and entertainment experience.

Food & Drink


Tokushi, the authentic Japanese restaurant in Madina, is one of the best restaurants serving Asian and Japanese dishes. The restaurant's decor is impressive and takes you to Japan. The menu is full of delicious dishes including sushi sashimi, nigiri sushi, tem...


Getting to Madina

Traveling by Air

Visiting Madina from outside KSA

Whoever wishes to visit Madina from inside or outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia can book direct flights to Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madina.

Traveling by Road

Visiting Madina from inside KSA

Whoever wishes to visit Madina. from inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia can book direct flights to Madina Station at Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport via Al-Haramain Express Train, or can use the public buses to move from a city to another in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, or can reach Madina by land using private vehicles.