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Medina, Saudi Arabia: Overview
Medina, Madinah or Al Madinah Al Munawwarah means ‘The Enlightened City’. Medina is one of the the three holiest cities in Islam (along with Mecca and Jerusalem), and the capital of the Madinah Province of Saudi Arabia.
Nestled at the core of the Madinah Province in the western reaches of the country, the city spreads over 227 square miles (589 square kilometres). Out of the total, the share of urban area equals 293 sq. km. (117 sq. mi.), while the rest is occupied by the Hejaz mountain range, empty valleys, agricultural spaces, older dormant volcanoes and the Nafud desert.
Airport in Medina
Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport Location:
The airport is located about 9.3 miles or 15 kilometers from the city center
Medina Airport also handles charter international flights during the Hajj and Umrah seasons. The Pilgrims for Hajj and Umrah can enter Saudi Arabia through this airport or through Jeddah Airport only.
Operating Carriers from US Cities
- Royal Jordanian (RJ): Royal Jordanian Airlines is the flag carrier airline of Jordan with its headquarters and hub at Amman–Queen Alia International Airport (AMM). Hence, the departure flights from USA are likely to have their connection at AMM.
- Gulf Air (GF): Gulf Air is the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The airline has Bahrain International Airport (BAH) as its hub airport. Hence, carriers departing from USA to Madinah have their layover or stopover at this airport.
- American Airlines (AA): American Airlines is the flag carrier of the USA, and one of the best airlines in the North America by on-time performance. The airline operates its flights with connection at Amman (AMM) airport in Jordan. When it operates with British Airways, it may have its connection at the hub (LHR) of the latter’s.
- Etihad Airways: Etihad is the second largest flag carrier of UAE with its hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). All Etihad flights departing from OR heading to the USA have their stop or connection at AUH.
No carriers operate nonstop flights to Medina from any of the cities/airports in the USA.
Best Time to Visit Madinah
You might have the impression that deserts are dry and hot; indeed, they are, but they do have a very pleasant and cool winter. Summers see unbearable temperatures with the mercury reaching 50 degree celsius. Hence, the best time to visit Medina would be from late October to March when the weather is not extreme. The temperature hovers between 10 and 20 degrees so a perfect time to explore the destination to the fullest.
Top Attractions in Madinah
Considered as one of the largest mosques in the world, this was established and originally built by the Islamic prophet Muhammad. This is next to Masjid al-Haram in Makkah for pilgrimages and always stays open regardless of date or time.
This is also a holy place in Islam that dates back to the lifetime of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Legends believe its first stones were positioned by Muhammad as soon as he arrived on his emigration from the city of Mecca to Medina and the construction task was accomplished successfully by his companions.
Also referred to as Masjid-e-Khandaq, this is actually a set of six mosques, namely, AlFath, Salman Farsi, Abu Bakr Siddiq, Omar bin Khattab, Ali bin AbuTalib, Fatima, and the seventh is the combination of all. The holy structure is accompanied by shops selling antiques to help you pick some souvenir from your vacation.
Mount Uhud is a mountain north of Medina, Saudi Arabia that stands 1,077 m (3,533 ft) high. It’s recognized as the site that witnessed the second battle between Muslim and Meccan forces. The Battle of, Uhud was fought on 19 March, 625 AD, between a force from the small Muslim community of Medina and a force from Mecca.
Adventures in Madinah
It’s quite possible that you have taken several safaris, but this one is going to be an entirely different experience. The safari packages often contain pick up, dune bashing, Dune Driving, Sun Set Photography, Camel Rides, Belly Dancing , Fire show and Tanura show, Bar (On Payment basis), Henna Painting, Hubbllee Bubbles (shisha) – (on payment basis), Arabic Coffee (gahwa) and Fresh Dates, Traditional costumes, Unlimited soft drinks, tea coffee and mineral water, Buffet Dinner and B.B.Q.(vegetarian food also available on request) and much more.
Sometimes it’s good to relinquish luxury and embrace nature. Get a chance to have your dinner in the desert, but in a way that will be unforgettable. There is no scarcity of vendors that can do arrangements for you. The packages may contain Camel Rides, Belly Dancing ( NOT DURING RAMADAN), Fire Show and Tanura show, Bar (On Payment basis) – NOT DURING RAMADAN, Henna Painting, Hubbllee Bubblee, Arabic Coffee (gahwa) and Fresh Dates, photography in Traditional costumes and much more. Sounds interesting? Book your low-cost flight ticket to Medina, Saudi Arabia and experience the world with a difference.
3. Paragliding and Paramotoring
Looking at the sky ever felt envious of birds flying freely? Now don’t need to have the grudge. Taking paragliding or paramotoring activity you can explore the length and breadth of the open sky. All you need is the courage. Both sports take you to the sky but they have one difference. In the former the flight is controlled by wind, while in the latter it’s by a propeller that sits on your back. Got interested? Book a low-cost flight to Medina now.
4. Scuba Diving Adventure
If you love water and sea, it’s the time to take a flight to Medina and experience the world beneath the water that makes two-third of the world. There are many vendors offering the adventure package at an unbelievable rate, and they are ready to provide all sorts of safety equipment to help you make the most of your Medina vacation.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What cities in the USA have nonstop flights to Medina?
None of the US cities/airports have nonstop flight operations to Medina in Saudi Arabia. Only 1 to 3-stop flights operate. The possible connection cities/airports including Istanbul (IST) and Dubai (DXB).
2. How long does it take to fly to Medina?
The approximate distance and flight time between Medina and some popular US cities are as follows:
| Departure City || Flight Distance || Flight Time || Time Difference |
| New York (JFK) || 6,254 miles/100645 km || 13 hours 01 minute || Medina is 06 hours ahead |
| Los Angeles (LAX) || 8,152 miles (13120 km) || 16 hours 48 minutes || Medina is 10 hours ahead |
| Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) || 7,565 miles (12175 km) || 15 hours 38 minutes || Medina is 08 hours ahead |
| Denver (DEN) || 7,445 miles (11982 km) || 15 hours 23 minutes || Medina is 09 hours ahead |
| San Francisco (SFO) || 8,003 miles (12880 km) || 16 hours 30 minutes || Medina is 10 hours ahead | 3. Which airline has the cheapest ticket to Medina? 4. What is the minimum validity for travelers with US passport?
A minimum of six months’ validity beyond the date of travel is recommended.
5. Is tourist visa required for US citizens visiting Medina? 6. What is the currency restriction for US citizens to visit Medina?
More than 16,000 USD must be declared