Situated in the Hejaz Region of western Saudi Arabia, Madinah boasts a wealth of Islamic heritage. This city holds significant pilgrimage importance for Muslims globally, ranking as the second holiest site following Makkah. Madinah was chosen by the Prophet as the site for the first Muslim community after his flight from Makkah, and it now serves as the resting place of his revered remains.
Things to do on a Madinah holiday
Prominent cultural landmarks that can be visited in Madinah include the historic Quba Mosque, recognized as the earliest Islamic mosque. The magnificent Prophet’s Mosque was originally established during the Prophet's era and today contains his place of burial. Travellers can also visit Masjid Al Qiblatayn, where it is believed the Prophet received divine instruction to change the direction of prayer toward Makkah from Jerusalem. Delve into history at Mount Uhud, the grounds of the momentous Battle of Uhud, a pivotal event in Islamic history. Head south to see the historic Quba Castle set on a hilltop in Al-Duwaima neighbourhood.