Medina located in the west of Saudi Arabia, is the second holiest city in the country after Mecca. With the entry of thousands of pilgrims during the Hajj season each year, Medina nestled against the Uhud Mountains, is a breathtakingly beautiful city with its twisting alleyways and absolutely fresh air. Home to the Al Masjid-An-Nabawi and the Quba Mosque, which is thought to be the oldest mosque in the world, you have people flocking in from world over to see these sites each year. So if you want to visit this city that is steeped in history then get in contact with your travel agents in UK to book last minute flights or cheap flights to Medina.
During your visit to Medina you must make sure to visit other interesting sites such as Jannat-al-Baqi, Al-Medina Museum and the Madain Saleh Tombs.
The public transport system in Medina consists of luxury buses that run at frequent intervals within the city limits. They are quite cheap and will take you anywhere you want to go. But another option for you is the taxis which is the most popular mode of transport.
The Saudi Arabian Riyal is the local currency that is used in Medina and you will be required to make all of your transactions using this.
The cuisine in Saudi Arabia has a healthy mix from all of its neighboring countries. The main focus of these cuisines is the nutritional value as well as the high calorie content, which is included with the intention of providing energy for the laborers who work under the scorching sun. Some popular dishes include Masoob, Motabbaq, Arikah and Laban.
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