Top things to do in Medina

Top Choice Mosque in Medina

Prophet’s Mosque

One of only two mosques in the world that can accommodate a million people, the Prophet’s Mosque holds deep significance for Muslims all over the world. It was built by the Prophet himself in AD 622 and not only enc…
Top Choice South Indian in Medina

Meraj Hyderabadi Restaurant

The astonishing takeaway traffic tells its own story at this cosy South Indian restaurant, just north of the centre. It's popular with locals, and you'll see every section of Saudi society tucking into the restauran…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Medina

Abu Zaid

The ultimate spot for an authentic taste of what has become classic Saudi fare. Fuul (thick broad-bean soup), masoob (a Yemeni sweet of bread, banana and honey) and muthabbak (omelette pancake) are the staples here.…
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in Medina

Madina Made

The products in this shop are of real quality and are guaranteed to be made in Medina by locals. Purchasing something here means supporting the small businesses of Medina that produce the items stocked here. These i…
Mosque in Medina

Masjid Miqat

The biggest miqat (pilgrim station) complex in Saudi Arabia, this fort-like mosque rises up like a North African kasbah on the southwestern edge of Medina, marking the point at which would-be pilgrims have to assume…
Mosque in Medina

Masjid Al Qiblatain

The Arabic word qibla means 'direction' of prayer, and this mosque is said to have two. One facing Mecca, and another above the entrance (look where everyone is staring). According to popular Muslim history, during …
Museum in Medina

Ottoman Hejaz Railway Station

This beautiful station was part of the extensive Hejaz Railway that brought pilgrims to Medina from as far away as Damascus in Syria. Built on the orders of Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II, it has since been tastefull…
Museum in Medina

Dar Al Madinah Museum

An excellent guided tour in English takes visitors through this private museum's interesting collection, which includes models showing the evolution of the Prophet's Mosque, and one revealing the layout of the inter…
Mosque in Medina

Quba Mosque

This was once the village of Quba, where the Prophet Muhammad and his companions, migrating from Mecca to Medina, stopped in AD 622, and where the Prophet reportedly laid the foundation stone for the world's first m…
Cemetery in Medina

Uhud Martyrs Cemetery

This is an important site in Islam's prophetic narrative. Around 85 martyred soldiers from the Battle of Uhud lie here in graves surrounded by a tall fence. Uhud was a battle the Muslims lost because a group of arch…