Book flights to Madinah

Discover one of the holiest cities in Islam when you book flights to Madinah. This beautiful Saudi Arabian destination is an important point on the Hajj pilgrimage and flydubai can take you there from departure locations all around the world.

Jet off in luxurious fashion when you book into our premium Business Class cabin. Snooze in a reclining Italian leather seat, feast on delicious food and drink and receive friendly service from your dedicated member of cabin crew.

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Economy Class is packed with home comforts to ensure an enjoyable journey. Pass the time surfing the web with our award-winning WiFi, take advantage of your personal entertainment-stuffed HD touchscreen and pick up discounted goods from our onboard duty free shop.

We strive to ensure a smooth experience at the airport, too. You’ll find our online check-in service is a time-saving option, available at more than 50 of our departure locations. Plus, we’ve launched mobile boarding passes at a handful of airports so all you have to do is flash your device, then head aboard your aircraft.

Things to do

Visit a holy cemetery

Explore the grounds of Masjid al-Nabawi and visit the Garden of Heaven. Experience the powerful atmosphere as you walk between the graves of the Prophet Muhammad’s close relatives and companions.

Shop for local produce

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Pick up a bag of Madinah’s most famous export, dates, at the Central Date Market. Stalls are piled high with the top quality fruit, with more than 150 different varieties to choose between.

Explore ancient tombs

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Travel north of the city to Madain Saleh, a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to the 1st century BC. More than 130 Nabatean tombs are carved into orange-tinted cliff faces, with intricately decorated facades. Explore the archaeological city, tucked away in the desert, and discover the Nabateans’ artistry.

A guide to Madinah

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Surrounded by dramatic mountains, ancient Madinah is rich with religion, natural beauty and history. The Prophet Mohammed lived and died in this city, making it an incredibly important destination on the Hajj pilgrimage.

Visit historical sites

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Spectacular Masjid al-Nabawi is built on the site of the Prophet’s home and is a must-visit while in Madinah. Wander the mosque’s remarkable interior – its scale and beauty is incredible. The iconic green Dome of the Prophet rises above the sea of white domes, marking the resting place and sacred tomb of the Holy Prophet. Go here to pay your respects and truly experience this holy destination. Close to the central mosque, you’ll find Hejaz Railway Museum. Explore the Ottoman-style train station and wander through the exhibits of antique train carts and relics. Venture to the outskirts of the city to visit Quba Mosque, thought to be the oldest of its kind in the world. Its first stones are believed to have been laid by the Prophet Muhammad himself. Although rebuilt in the 20th century, the historic building retains some of its original architectural style.

Explore natural wonders 

Head north of the city and climb the slopes of Mount Uhud. From the top, you can enjoy brilliant views of the valley below, a burial ground for 70 martyrs who died in the Battle of Uhud. Further out of Madinah, you’ll discover Jabel Magnet - this mystical spot has been puzzling people for years. Gravity is said to have been reversed in this pocket of Saudi mountainside, mysteriously pulling you up the slope. Go there to experience this startling trick of the mind and try it out for yourself.

Indulge with a shopping trip

Soak up the hustle and bustle of the city’s traditional bazaars. Explore the open air markets and pick up souvenirs, including shoes, perfume and local produce. Contrast this with a shopping expedition at Al Rashid Mega Mall – a shopaholic’s paradise. Hit the boutiques, watch a movie and grab a bite to eat at one of the onsite restaurants.

Useful information

Visa

Before you fly to Madinah, contact your local embassy to find out whether you’ll need a visa to enter the country. Please note that parts of central Madinah are open to Muslims only. Check your itinerary before you depart.

Currency

While in Madinah, you’ll use the Saudi Riyal (SAR). Frequently used notes include: 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500.

Language

Arabic is the official language of Saudi Arabia, although English is also widely spoken throughout the country.

Weather

Temperatures peak during summer months, reaching an average of 40°C during August. It gets cooler throughout winter, with temperatures falling to an average of 18°C during February.

Getting around

Taxis are the best way to make your way around Madinah - look out for official ones whizzing around the roads.

Airport information

When you fly to Madinah, you’ll arrive into and depart from Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport (MED). It’s located close to the city centre, just a 25-minute car journey away.

Adults 12+ years
Children 12 - 2 years
Infants 7 days - 2 years

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