Introducing Al Madinah Al Munawwarah
The best experiences and tours in Al Madinah
Visiting Al Madinah province is a life-changing experience that you shouldn’t miss. And if you want to savor this rare opportunity, make sure that you book one of these tours:
- Umrah Group or Private Tours. Besides doing your Umrah and visiting Kaaba in Masjid al-Haram in Makkah al-Mukarramah, most Umrah Group or private tours provides an opportunity to visit Al Madinah Al Munawwarah and nearby pilgrimage sites.
- In the Footsteps of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). This multi-city tour of Saudi Arabia takes you to the most important spots in the country for the Islamic faith including Al Madinah Al Munawwarah, Riyadh, Jeddah, Ta’if, and Buraidah. The tour will give you an in-depth cultural experience like no other.
- The Heritage Tour. Experience the best of Saudi Arabian history and culture with a tour of significant destinations around the country including Madinah Al Munawwarah, Riyadh, Jeddah, and Al Ula.
The best things to see and do in Madinah Al Munawwarah
When you’re in Madinah Al Munawwarah, make sure to include these sites and activities in your itinerary:
- See the Prophet’s Mosque. The highlight of any visit to Madinah Al Munawwarah is the Al Masjid an Nabawi, the final resting place of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Consisting of 10 minarets with a capacity of 1 million visitors, this stunning mosque is a significant part of Muslim history since the Prophet helped in its construction. He also spent a lot of time teaching in this mosque, which is why it’s a dream destination for Muslims.
- Visit Mount Uhud. Another important pilgrimage site for Muslims is Mount Uhud, the site where Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) led the Muslim forces in the second most important battle in early Islamic history (3rd Shawwal 3 AH) to fight the Quraish troops from Makkah. The Muslims had an initial edge under the leadership of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). However, they lost for celebrating the victory too early by leaving their positions. You’ll also visit the Uhud Martyr’s Cemetery where 85 of the Muslim martyrs were buried.
- Experience the Quba Mosque. Before the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) built the Prophet’s Mosque, he laid the foundation for the first mosque in the world, which is now called the Quba Mosque, another significant site for Muslim pilgrims. After visiting the mosque, don’t forget to drop by the Quba city market where you can shop for dates, perfumes, and other products sold by local vendors.
The best time to visit Al Madinah
Since Al Madinah province is a desert region, temperatures in this area can be extremely hot during summer. This is why the best time to book a trip to Al Madinah is between the months of October and May when the weather is more tolerable, so you can explore the city without worrying about the heat.