Reasons To Visit Madinah
The holy city of Madinah is visited by pilgrims from across the world, with the main landmark in the city being the Masjid Al-Nabawi Mosque. The stunning mosque is celebrated as one of the most beautiful in the world and is the burial site of the prophet Mohammed. As a busy city, you can expect to find many interesting marketplaces alongside modern shopping malls, so you're sure to find plenty of shops to browse through. In addition to this, the city is known for its diverse culinary scene with cuisine from all across the world available.
Arriving In Madinah
Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport is situated around 20 km from the city center of Madinah and handles a broad range of flights including direct flights from the UAE. If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Madinah you will be able to make the journey out of Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Sharjah. If you are looking to fly out of Dubai you can make the journey with Emirates, flydubai, Flynas and Saudia, while those departing from Abu Dhabi can fly with Etihad Airways or Saudia. In addition to this, travelers based in Sharjah will be able to fly to Madinah with Air Arabia and Flynas.
Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport is home to a wide selection of services and amenities, so you’re sure to find many things to do while you wait for your flight. There are several restaurants available alongside cafés and eateries for hungry travelers, while you can also find shops to pick up any last-minute things you need. In addition to this, the airport provides travelers with free Wi-Fi for 30 minutes and is also home to a few luxurious airport lounges. From the airport there are public buses available which can take you into the city center in around 30 minutes, while there are also private taxis available if you would prefer a direct trip to your destination. At Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport there are a number of car rental agencies available, so you can rent a vehicle once you have landed.
Madinah Travel Information
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As a UAE national traveling to Saudi Arabia, you will be able to enter the country visa free provided that you can present a valid national ID card. In Madinah you can expect very hot temperatures over the summer on a similar level to the UAE with average highs of 43 degrees between June and September, while it still stays warm over the winter.
* This information is correct as of February 2018
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