Medina – a large city in the western part of the Saudi-Arabia, located in the Hijrajaz Mountains. Despite the generally desolate climate of the region, Mudeena is a fertile oasis.
In ancient times, the oasis was used extensively by the nomadic peoples of the Arabian Peninsula, and the ancestral city of Medina; Yscrib – was considered the center of cultivation and farming. The name Madinah in Arab countries means city, village. The name of the city was established during the time of Islam. The prophet Mohammed left Mecca and established himself in Ysreib, where he actively promoted the new religion. Under him, the city was called Medina al-Nabai (The Prophets City), or al-Medina al-Nuwara (The Noble, Venerable City). Here, too, Koran was formed. From there Mohammed began his conquest of Mecca and other cities of the Arabian Peninsula. Medina became the core of the Arabian state, which over time expanded throughout the Middle East, Northern Africa and Central Asia. The Prophet Mohammed lived his days in Medina, where he was buried. In the 16th century the city came under the rule of the Ottoman Empire, but since the rise of Islam, Medina has not been subjected to destruction or warfare.
Because of its sacred importance to the world, Medina is the second most sacred city of the Međimété Médine. Only the righteous are allowed to enter it, and any actions contrary to the Koran are severely punished. Although Medina is not considered a place of worship during holy days, millions of pagans travel to the city to experience the religions of Islam.
Medina, as a cultural center, is full of many churches and sacred religions for all Muslims. The first temple of Islam in the world is considered to be the Al-Quba Church (622), located outside the city. The present church was built in the 20th century, and all that remains of it is a foundation laid by Mohammed. However, Al-Qubba – one of the most famous mosques on the planet.
The Mosque of An-Nabawli (The Prophets Mosque), also known as the Holy Basil (622) – is the second most important holy place of Islam. Mohammed was also involved in its construction, and the church itself stands on the site of the house where the prophet lived.
- Air quality: 203 US AQI Very Unhealthy. Health alert: The risk of health effects is increased for everyone.
- Tap water: No, not drinkable
- Religious government: Religious
- Population: 1,200,000 people
- GDP: $19,817 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 115V230V60Hz
- Internet: 11 Mbps
- Best wireless: STC
- Tipping: Tipping is expected to be between 10% and 15% for good service, unless there is a service charge added to the bill. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip, unless the service was exceptional. If your food is delivered you should tip between 1 and 3 SAR.
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- Apartments: Airbnb
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- Best taxi: Careem
- Best short-haul air carrier: Qatar
- Best intl air carrier: Emirates
- Monthly costs for expat: $550
- Monthly costs for family: $1300
- Monthly costs for local: $370
- Meal: $8
- Small Cola: $1.3
- Beer 1 Pint: $4
- Coffee: $2.5
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