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5 Places In Madinah That Deserve To Be Visited By Tourists

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Madinah welcomes millions of pilgrims yearly, most visit the Prophet’s Mosque, Quba mosque and maybe even Mount Uhud during their stay but they end up missing out on some amazing tourist sites that the city has to offer. Here are 5 of them.

P.S. Most of the sites mentioned on our list don’t even charge entry fees.

1. Hejaz Railway Museum

The legendary Hejaz Railway once ran from Damascus all the way till Madinah. This railway station was the last stop on the iconic railway line. Once used by thousand at its peak, the railway station has been converted into a museum and thrown open to tourists. A few interesting artifacts can be found here including rare manuscripts and age-old war weapons.

2. Dar Al Madinah

Housing one of the best private collections in the country the Dar Al Madinah is a site that has remained off the tourist grid for long. It is located a bit further away from the Prophet’s mosque but it is worth the journey. Here, one will get an idea of the glorious history of Madinah and the important role the city played in the early years of Islam.

3. Wadi Jinn (Wadi Al Baidha)

The magnetic hill is hugely popular on social media. Videos of the place have garnered millions of views on YoutTube for a seemingly gravity-defying stretch of road in the valley. Visitors to this place can be seen pouring water on a spot where the water is said to move against the natural descent of the slope. Plus, there is a body of water nearby that looks mesmerizing during sunsets.

4. The Holy Quran Exhibition

The Prophet’s mosque in Madinah is surrounded by multiple exhibitions and one of the most fascinating ones is the Holy Quran Exhibition. A crowd favorite inside is an ancient Afghani manuscript of the Quran. This manuscript weighs over 154 kg and is said to be one of the largest handwritten copies of the Quran.

5. Quba Fort

Located a stone’s throw away from Masjid Quba, this ottoman era fort is reminiscent of a bygone time. It has recently has been restored and is largely believed to have been used a military garrison in its heydays. It is, however, not open to tourists yet.

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Saudi Arabia to Allow Couples to Share A Hotel Room Without a Marriage Proof

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The Kingdom continues to make historic reforms as it opens up to tourists and this week, the tourism authority announced a revolutionary guideline which allows foreign women and men to share a hotel room without a marriage proof.

First, women were allowed to travel without a male guardianship and now the Kingdom is easing the regulations for foreign tourists after the launch of the first tourist visa scheme, all comes in light of the 2030 Vision that aims at diversifying the economy of Saudi Arabia. 

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage stated that women can now rent a hotel room using a proof of identity only, and without the need of a male approval.

The new visa allows tourists to enter the Kingdom for 90 days and this marks the Kingdom’s first time to open up for foreigners and in doing so, the tourism sector has already contributed with a 3% to the total GDP of Saudi Arabia and with these new reforms and easing of regulations, the government aspires to push the 3% to 10% in the upcoming period.

 

 

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France to Host An Exhibition Showcasing The Wonders of Al-Ula

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France is set to host the first intentional exhibition entitled “AlUla: Kingdom’s Wonder” which is dedicated to showcasing the natural heritage and rich history of Al-Ula in Saudi Arabia.

The exhibition will be held at the headquarters of the Arab World Institute (IMA) in Paris starting from October 9th to the 9th of January.

According to Jack Land, IMA’s president and former French minister of culture, the expo aims at introducing the visitors to the beauty of Al-Ula and display its unique archaeological formation and the breathtaking natural destinations.

“In partnership with the Kingdom, the exhibition will allow visitors to discover the beauty of AlUla area and its natural diversity, as well as to learn about its history and civilizations witnessed over 7,000 years through artistic works, paintings and archaeological sculptures.” He added.

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Travel Bloggers Coming From all Around the World To the Edge of it!

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Now that Saudi Arabia is ready to welcome more and more tourists each day, the Kingdom isn’t wasting anytime to boost its tourism and has already invited over a number of worldwide influencers who are making the hashtag WelcomeToArabia goes viral.

Visit Saudi is the official tourism page of the Kingdom and it’s putting Saudi Arabia on the map in no time as a hot touristic destination, and travelers are loving it! You can see how different nationalities came together to spend a couple of days in Saudi and got to witness the rich history that people were long deprived of but no more!

The hashtag WelcomeToArabia is tending now and in clicking on it, you will be amazed with the countless pictures showcasing the beauty of Saudi Arabia and the dessert life that will surely be put on everyone’s travel bucket list.

Egyptian/ Canadian Sara Sabry says she can’t believe she finally made it to all the way to Saudi and that it certainly won’t be her last visit.

Now, let’s click on the hashtag and visit beautiful Saudi from the eyes of travel bloggers!

 

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