The first capital in the history of Islam

Considered one of the three holiest cities in Islam, Madinah is special to Muslims because it's where Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was given refuge after his exile from Makkah. Originally known as Yathrib, Madinaah was once an oasis city with a history that dates back to the 6th century BCE. Muslims have always had a special attachment to this city because it is where the Prophet lived, fought crucial battles, built his famous mosque and also where he was finally laid to rest. It is centred around the Prophet's Mosque and other monuments that attract pilgrims from all over the world.


Please note: Some attractions may be currently closed due to mobility restrictions. Some photos have been used for illustrative purpose only.

Best time to visit

Travel to Madinah between November and March to enjoy outdoor attractions and good weather 

Visa requirements

Not applicable

Flight duration

From Riyadh to Madinah:  Around 1 hour and 30 minutes

From Jeddah to Madinah: Around 1 hour