Medina also called Madinah, is the capital city of the Al-Madinah Region in Saudi Arabia. At the city's heart is al-Masjid an-Nabawi, also known as 'The Prophet's Mosque', which is the burial place of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad. Medina is one of the three holiest cities in Islam, the other two being Jerusalem and Mecca. Medina was Muhammad's destination of his Hijrah which is migration from Mecca, and became the capital of a rapidly rise as a Muslim Empire, under Muhammad's leadership, that served as the power base of Islam, and where Muhammad's Ummah (Community), composed of both immigrants and locals from Muhammad's original home of Mecca, developed.
Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport or Medina Airport is a domestic airport in Medina, Saudi Arabia. Opened in early 1950, it handles domestic flights, while it has scheduled international services to other destinations such as Istanbul, Dubai, Cairo, and Kuwait City. Medina Airport also handles international charter flights during the Umrah and Hajj seasons. The Pilgrims for Umrah and Hajj can enter Saudi Arabia through this airport or Jeddah Airport only. It is the fourth crowded airport in Saudi Arabia, handling 8,144,791 passengers in 2018. There are many flights available from Changi International Airport to Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport daily.
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Medina is a desert city with warm winters and very hot summers. From June until the end of September are hot and dry whereas October until the end of May are pleasant with uncommon rainfall. Though religious pilgrims are seen throughout the year regardless of weather, in November until the end of May can be a good time to visit Medina. Book your flights and hotels at least four months in advance to get cheaper and plenty of choices, especially the hotels.
Al-Masjid an Nabawi - Al-Masjid an-Nabawī is a beautiful mosque established and built by the Islamic prophet Muhammad, located in the city of Medina in the Hejaz region of Saudi Arabia. It was one of the first mosques built by Muhammad and is now one of the biggest mosques in the world. Al-Masjid an Nabawi is the second holiest place in Islam, after the Great Mosque in Mecca. It is always open, regardless of date or time.
Quba Mosque - The Quba Mosque is a beautiful mosque in the remote environs of Medina, Saudi Arabia. Originally, the mosque was built 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) off Medina in the town of Quba, before Medina got extended to include this town. Depending on whether the Mosque of the Companions in the Eritrean city of Massawa is elder or not, it may be the first mosque in worldwide that dates to the lifetime of the Islamic Nabi (Prophet) Muhammad in the 7th century CE.
Mount Uhud - Mount Uhud is a mountain located on the north of Medina, Saudi Arabia. It is 1.077 kilometre (3,533 ft) high. Mount Uhud was the site of the second battle between Meccan and Muslim forces. The Battle of Uhud was fought on mid-March, 625 CE, between an army from the small Muslim community of Medina which is now in north-western Arabia, and a force from Mecca.