Madinah Sightseeing

Madinah tul Munawwarah, the city in western Saudi Arabia and known as the Prophet’s city, has plenty of places for its visitors to visit and admire. Noori travel has compiled a list of must see and breathtaking attractions for the pilgrims to go and explore on their own. It is essential to know that when you book your transport for Hajj and Umrah with us, you can also sign up for sightseeing (ziyarat) with Noori travel.

*Please note, upon visiting some sacred sights, the viewing(s) will be done whilst seated within the bus/car. 


This city's main attraction, the Masjid-al-Nabawi (The Prophets Mosque), located in the Hejazi region of Madinah and the third mosque built in the history of Islam, which is the resting place of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him). It is said to be the biggest mosque in the world and thousands of people from various regions in the world come to visit this beautiful mosque every year. 



Jannat-ul-Baqi, translated as the Garden of Heaven, is located at the southeast of the Masjid-al-Nabawi. It is the main cemetery of Madinah and it holds a very significant value for Muslims because many of the Sahabahs (around ten thousand) and relatives of Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) are buried here. Please note, there are specific visiting hours for the cemetery, and it is not open 24/7.


Quba Masjid

Quba mosque also holds a very significant place in the hearts of Muslims because of its unique religious history. This is the place where the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) spent fourteen days praying while waiting for Hazrat Ali (a.s) to arrive in Madinah. The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) also used to go there every Saturday to offer two rakat nafil and guided the Ummah to do the same, as it contains reward of performing an Umrah. According to some narrations, its first stones were positioned by Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) as soon as he arrived on his migration from the city of Mecca to Madinah, and the mosque was completed by his companions.  



Located on the north-west of Madinah, this is the mosque where, according to the historic Islamic traditions, the direction of the Qibla was changed by the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) while he was leading the Zuhr prayers. The Qiblatayn mosque is amongst the earliest mosques along with Masjid-al-Nabawi and Quba mosque.


The Seven Mosques

Also known as the Saba mosque is a beautiful built around the area which serves as one of the historical and archeological sites in Madinah. Founded on the western edge of Sela mountain, this mosque marks the victory of Muslims against the Quresh in Battle of Khandaq where the Muslims dug trench to defend Madina. People continue to visit this historic site from all over the world. 



The Mount Uhud

Also known as the mountain of Paradise, it is located at the north of Madinah. The Battle of Uhud was fought right besides it in the plains of Uhud. This is also the place where the Prophet Muhammad's (Peace be Upon Him) beloved Uncle, Sayidunna Hamza was martyred. This was the battle where the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) got injured. It is regarding this very mountain that the Prophet said, ' Uhud is a mountain that loves us and we love it."