An Umrah trip feels incomplete without spending time in Madinah, the second holiest city in Islam. Affectionately named “Madina Al-Munawarrah” in Arabic, it means “the Enlightened city” as it played a pivotal role in the life of our beloved Prophet Muhammed (Peace be upon him).

Located 450km away from Makkah, many pilgrims spend the last days of their Umrah or Hajj trip in Madinah. There are a number of significant sites in this city including the Prophet’s mosque where the Prophet (Peace be upon him) lived and taught following his migration from Makkah in 622 A.D., called “the Hijrah”.

Madinah is home to many other pious sites that include some of the historic mosques on one hand, and museums, hills, and shopping spots on the other.

Top 12 places to see in Madinah

  1. Al Masjid Al Nabawi (Prophet’s Mosque)
  2. Masjid Quba
  3. Mount Uhud
  4. Jannatul Baqi
  5. Masjid Al Qiblatayn
  6. Masjid Al Ghamama
  7. Dar Al-Madinah Museum
  8. Hejaz Railway Museum
  9. Al Noor Mall
  10. Battle of Khandaq site
  11. Battle of Badr site
  12. Yanbu beach

Ready to make your trip to “The Enlightened City”, a memorable one? Map out your itinerary with our guide to the top attractions and places to see in Madinah