Mintaqat al Madinah Travel Guide

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Medina

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Yanbu` al Bahr

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Mada'in Salih

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Al `Ula

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Hasa

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Khaybar

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Medina

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  • Local Market Around the Masjid al Nabawi

    Medina Shopping

    i love the scarf sellers. I always return with a bag full of beautiful scarves. At 5 SRs (about $1.50) each, a real bargain. Scarves, prayer carpets, Qur'ans, abayas, gold, bakhoor Bargain!

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  • Madina Oberoi

    Medina Hotels

    My family and I got a chance for 2 connecting rooms,it`s few steps to the Grand mosque(al Masjid Al...

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  • Shopping in Madinah

    Medina Things to Do

    I won’t pretend that there is a wide variety of shopping in Madinah. Unlike many other cities in Saudi Arabia, the centre of this particular one is not dominated by a large shopping mall or high-end stores catering to wealthy Saudis and expats. Certainly, there are plenty of places on the outskirts of the city, but the shops that are found around...

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Yanbu` al Bahr

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  • Visit the seaside in Umluj!

    Yanbu` al Bahr Off The Beaten Path

    Umluj is a approximately 150Km north of Yanbu al Bahr. The people of the town are warm and friendly. A great place to go for fresh seafood, to sit by the sea or to soak up some local atmosphere.

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  • VERY POOR SERVICE AND FOOD.

    Yanbu` al Bahr Restaurants

    I DONT KNOW WHATS WRONG WITH TASTE OF SOME PEOPLE.HOW CAN ONE BE SO BLIND AND WRITE REVIEWS THAT WILL DIRECT PEOPLE TO WRONG PLACES.I ALSO SAW SUCH COMMENTS ON DIFFERENT WEBSITES AND WENT TO SHAHEEN RESTAURANT (YANBU INDUSTRIAL), BUT VERY SORRY TO SAY THE FOOD WAS NOT GOOD ENOUGH AND THE SERVICE WAS SO POOR.WE USUALLY GET BETTER SERVICE THEN THAT...

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  • A Classic! 33 years in Yanbu...

    Yanbu` al Bahr Restaurants

    A pretty little restaurant located in Camp 5 Royal Commission. It has a lovely family section. Food is delicious and plentiful. a combination of Pakistani, Chinese and International favorites . Menu includes spaghetti bolognaise, beef stroganoff and good old American chopsuey. Luscious desserts include banana split,bananas foster and leechy with...

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Mada'in Salih

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  • Cities of Saleh

    Mada'in Salih Local Customs

    Although Hegra in Arabic is "al-Hijr", the archaeological site itself is known in modern times as Mada'in Saleh, i.e. "Cities of Saleh." This naturally begs the question: who is Saleh and what "cities" are these? Saleh is a pre-Islamic Koranic prophet who was sent by God to preach to his people, Thamud, a pagan tribe in western Arabia, who were...

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  • Jebel Khraymat: Tombs Nº87, Nº88 & Nº89

    Mada'in Salih Things to Do

    Far less grand than the tombs on the opposite side, façades numbers 87, 88 and 89 were carved in the simple "Single Row of Merlons" style. Despite their small size and simple style, Nº87 and Nº89 actually come with inscriptions, the only two in this area. Below is a summary of each inscription:– Nº87 has a very long legal inscription that is etched...

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  • Jebel Ithlib: Niches of the Siq

    Mada'in Salih Things to Do

    Several cult niches framed by aedicules are carved into the walls of the Siq. They are similar to those found in the Siq of Petra, but smaller in scale, and once contained statues of deities. In some cases, sculptures carved into the rock are still visible, such as the eagle in the main attached photo. One of the niches has a Nabataean inscription...

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Al `Ula

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  • Khaybar

    Al `Ula Off The Beaten Path

    Located 2.5 hours south of al-Ula, on the road to Medina, Khaybar is another ancient oasis town in the Hijaz with a lot of history. Although not developed for tourism, the town's old quarter remains as it has for centuries, albeit crumbling. Much like Old al-Ula, Khaybar's historic town was abandoned some 40 years ago for newly built modern...

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  • Hijaz Railway

    Al `Ula Things to Do

    Al-Ula was a stop along the Hijaz Railway, which connected Medina with Damascus and eventually Constantinople. It was built by the Ottomans in the early 20th century to speed up the journey to Mecca during the pilgrimage season, but the railway was only in use for a short period. During WWI, Lawrence of Arabia and his Arab allies blew up the...

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  • al-Aswad Lion Tombs

    Al `Ula Things to Do

    Located a short distance north-east of al-Ula, on the cliffs within the valley in an area known as al-Khurayba, these tombs are evidence of 2600 years of settlement in al-Ula, originally called Dedan. They are known as al-Aswad Tombs and were carved around the 6th century BC by the Lihyanites, the people who inhabited the oasis and created the...

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Hasa

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  • The towering limestone of Jebel Qara

    Hasa Things to Do

    greets us when we set our foot there ....what did you see ? did you see the faces of the presidents ? its is believed that this place was walked by several prophets long before time .....shall we follow their trail ? Let go ....

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  • Look what you see ..Jebel Qara at night

    Hasa Things to Do

    when I came out of the cave around 6 pm ...the sky is already dark ..I was a little worry as the path is not really a smooth one ..but all that dissappear the moment I step out and look at the limestones at night ...gosh ..it looks like Stonehenge..or perhaps more captivating ....with the back drop dark blue sky ......for a second I was actually...

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  • Dates everywhere ...but where is the...

    Hasa Things to Do

    Well al Hasa is said to be major produres of dates for the Eastern region , well with so many dates tree around ...I can argue much about it !

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Khaybar

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  • The Jews of Khaybar

    Khaybar Local Customs

    Upon the arrival of Islam, Khaybar was a Jewish town inhabited by as many as eight Arab Jewish tribes. The fortress of Khaybar is often referred to as the Fortress of the Jews, while an ancient Jewish cemetery exists somewhere in the vicinity. Some of these tribes are thought to have settled the area as early as the 6th century BC, but others...

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  • Tourism in Khaybar

    Khaybar Local Customs

    Saudi Arabia seems in no rush to promote tourism or archaeological excavation to Khaybar likely because of its Jewish roots. This is in part politically motivated, perhaps in fear of recalling the "Greater Israel" dream of some early Zionists, who had hoped to create a Jewish state from the Nile to the Euphrates, including northwestern Arabia....

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  • Modern Khaybar

    Khaybar Things to Do

    Although not at all a tourist place, the modern town of Khaybar is unexpectedly pleasant. The motorway from Medina to Tabuk runs right through town where it turns into a well-kept tree-lined road, flanked manicured lawns, known as King Abdul Aziz Road. Surprisingly for a provincial town, Khaybar is dotted with a few beautiful modern sculptures,...

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