Overview of Medina
Land of the Prophet
Medina means a city or town in the Arab world. It contains the oldest parts of Arab cities with adding a history of the Islamic community. Medina is the second most famous pilgrimage of Islam which has the regional capital of the western Saudi Arabian Province.
Places to Visit
Food in Medina
The food of Medina is very delicious, and the Saudis are mainly fond of fast food. But if you see the local dining scene in Medina then it’s far more varied than our imagination. Medina restaurant is well structured and designed with modern views as it serves Japanese, Italian, American, Indian, Middle Eastern and Chinese food.
Restaurants in Madina
Timber Lodge is a restaurant which is very famous for its seafood and varieties of other species. It’s an award winning restaurant which provides attentive services and eye-catching portions of delicious fresh food. Timber is a place where you can enjoy the best barbecue around.
Timing: Sat-Fri: 4 PM- 10 AM
Estimated Price: 30 - 50 SR
Cuisines: Seafood, Steak
Features: Private section, Family section, Delivery, Quick Services
Thyme 2 is a fantastic restaurant which includes varieties of a menu to fill up your appetizer. The duo concept of the restaurant featured fine dining and an independent chef-driven restaurant. The food service is quite amazing and exceeds all levels of your dining, food, service, and atmosphere.
Timing: Sat-Fri: 11 AM- 10 PM
Estimated Price: 30 - 50 SR
Cuisines: Contemporary American, Burgers
Features: Delivery, Quick Services, Pub and fine dining, Family & Private Sections
Dan’s Dogs is a beautiful place in Medina where you will see the amazing interior and the food served is very juicy and flavourful on the top of the buttery buns. You will see endless toppings and plentiful different options like Nacho Dog, Slawdog, Indian’s Dog and much more.
Timing: Sat-Fri: 11 AM – 8 PM
Estimated Price: 40 - 50 SR
Cuisines: American, Diner
Features: Delivery, Quick Services
Fiesta Jalapenos is a restaurant which prepares delicious food with adding the seasoning rice with saffron chiles and other Mexico spices. It is the best Mexican style restaurant where you’ll get the tasty food, well-prepared and attractive presentation.
Timing: Sat-Fri: 11 AM - 10 PM
Estimated Price: 50-100 SR
Features: Quick Services
Rose Hill Restaurant
Rose Hill provides one of the excellent services with serving fantastic food. The food is delicious and flavorful in taste and comes in varieties and different options. The cost is somewhat expensive but its value for money.
Timing: Sat-Fri: 12 PM- 12 AM
Estimated Price: 100 – 200 SR
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean
Features: Family, Private and single Sections, Quick Services
How to Reach Medina
Medina named as the second holiest city of Islam where the Prophet Muhammad migrated to Medina from Mecca. The Prophet builds the first state or government in this town. So explore your best journey to Medina with creating a perfect plan and select the best route to reach Medina safely.
How to enter Medina by Air
Now you can book your international flight tickets online if you’re planning to travel to Medina. There is a major airport nearest to Medina is Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport. It is the 4th busiest airport in Saudi Arabia located 16 km away from the center of Medina. Direct as well as connecting flights are available to thousands of other destinations worldwide. Direct flights to Middle East cities are Cairo, Doha, Istanbul, Dubai, Kuwait and much more.
If you want to try out another way, then you can land on the Jeddah International airport of King Abdulaziz and then take away special buses to the holy cities and then fly back to Medina. While booking the flights compare with the other websites online as there are websites which provides the cheaper rates.
How to reach Medina by road
There are private buses available which operate by the Saudi Arabia Public Transport company which includes Islamic community and connects with the Middle East cities. The SAPTCO is a terminal which is off limits to non-Muslims. It takes about 5 hours to reach Medina in a bus. You can also take a car from Medina to Jeddah, which is around 4 hours to cover the distance of about 416 km. But service your vehicle before driving and also take proper things needed for safety as driving cost you less.
How to Reach Medina by train
Saudi Arabia prepares never fail to surprise the people as recently the train called The Haramain trains opens with a whole new era for the transportation sector in the Kingdom. Saudi Arabia has people around the world that make sure to give the visitors a good experience and enjoy their trip with their family at little cost.
Best time to visit Medina
Medina is the desert city where you can see hot summer months and warm winter months. You can visit Medina from October-May as it would include Pleasant and limited rainfall. But November to May is the best months so you can grab the opportunity and plan your trip during these months. However, people have the choice as for when they want to visit the city. Whether the pilgrims need to visit Medina for Hajj, Umrah or visit during the time of Ramadan.
Medina during winter
During winter Medina max temperature remains 24 degrees and when it rains about 4% in January month. In February to April the climate is quite good and is the average of 32 degrees at afternoon, and in the morning it remains 23 degrees. The winter months of Medina are milder but still hot.
Medina during summer
In summer months between June-September, the climate remains about 41 degree and rains about 1mm. But the weather is perfect during the months of October to December with 22 degrees on average temperature and rains 3mm per month. At this time people avoid traveling to Medina as the server heat might reach above 100 degrees and afternoon are just unbearable.
Best weather of Medina: January, February, March, April, May, October, November, and December
Warmest Months: June, July, August and September
Dry Months: January, February, April-December
Cheapest Month: February
Where To Stay
About Hotels in Madina
Madina provides a huge range of Hotels to stay for all kinds of travelers. You will find here from cheap, budget lodges to the most luxurious hotels. The best luxurious hotels around the world like Le Meridien, Sofitel and Radisson can be found here. There are various budget hotels which are located to conveniently reach the attractions in and around Madina. These are ideal for the budget travellers.