Riyadh -: The spotlight is on every year. In the blessed month of Ramadan, on a number of sites, landmarks and attractions in Makkah Al-Mukarramah and Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, with an increase in the number of visitors from inside and outside the Kingdom, and a distinction that draws attention in the infrastructure and the total services and facilities provided to ensure a smooth, inspiring, enjoyable and safe experience; Whether the visit is for religious or tourism purposes, or to enjoy and explore.
Makkah Al-Mukarramah: Makkah Al-Mukarramah is the first destination for visitors from all over the world to perform the rituals of Umrah and prayer, as it is considered the most sacred city in the world for Muslims, as it embraces the Grand Mosque with its honorable Kaaba, and combines the spirituality of religion, the nobility of the past and the modernity of the future, which contributed to its inclusion in the list The most attractive cities in the world for travelers; Makkah Al-Mukarramah also includes a number of famous sites and landmarks, and many options for expanding perceptions and knowledge, in addition to recreational activities, which attract attention and visitors to it.
Maqam Ibrahim: It is one of the most prominent sites in Makkah Al-Mukarramah. Which contains the stone on which the Prophet Ibrahim, peace be upon him, stood when raising the bases of the Holy Kaaba through a glass room.
Mount Arafat: As for Mount Arafat, it is one of the most important religious sites that can be visited in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, and this mountain is located between Taif and Makkah Al-Mukarramah.
Jabal Al-Nour: Among the religious places worth visiting is Jabal Al-Nour, which is located in the northeast of the Grand Mosque, and reaches a height of 642 meters, all the way to the cave of Thawr, which sheltered the Prophet Muhammad during one of his lives stages, and is located in a mountain of the same name.
Abraj Al-Bayt: It is one of the most important tourist places in Makkah, as it is a complex that includes seven tall towers, six of which are residential and the seventh is a hotel.
The Two Holy Mosques Architecture Exhibition: It is considered one of the most important Islamic cultural edifices in the whole world. Some of them date back to the first century AH, and there is a hall for manuscripts that includes a copy of the Ottoman Qur’an dating back more than 1400 years, as it was written during the reign of Caliph Othman bin Affan.
Makkah Museum: One of the most important tourist destinations in Makkah, it includes several halls that display to the public artifacts from Makkah Al-Mukarramah and from Saudi Arabia as a whole, some of which definitely date back to prehistoric times all the way to the modern era, and it contains galleries for the geological and natural history of Makkah Al-Mukarramah, and others for preserving the purified Prophet’s biography In addition to the halls that display the history of the development of writing, the history of currencies, the history of Hajj, the history of the architecture of the Grand Mosque, the history of the Saudi state, as well as the masterpieces of Islamic art, in addition to a lecture hall and a library.
Al-Azizia Mall: The entire Al-Azizia neighborhood is one of the most prominent landmarks in Makkah, and it houses a huge shopping center that bears the same name as the neighborhood. In clothing, jewellery, perfumes, cosmetics, and leather goods, in addition to the many independent arenas for children’s amusement parks and entertainment.
Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah: From Makkah Al-Mukarramah to Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, which hosts many sacred and famous monuments visited by millions, the most prominent of which is the Prophet’s Mosque, as well as the Quba Mosque, which is the first mosque built by Muslims. The sides of Medina are full of attractive and distinctive sites:
Mount Uhud: It is one of the most prominent sites in Medina, and it is the largest mountain in it. It is made of red granite, and includes other historical monuments, such as the Martyrs’ Cemetery, in which 70 companions of the martyrs of the Battle of Uhud were buried.
Dar Al-Madina Museum: It contains the features of Islamic civilization and the Islamic and urban heritage of Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, where its visitors learn about the historical periods that the city passed through, starting from the era of the Prophet and his noble chamber, as well as the homes of the Companions and how they developed, in addition to many holdings related to the history of Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah.
Library of the Prophet’s Mosque: The visitor can enjoy reading Islamic books available in the huge library of the Prophet’s Mosque, visit the nearby Medina bazaar to buy souvenirs, and participate in the Ramadan banquets located in the courtyards of the Prophet’s Mosque, as well as inside the many corridors of the mosque, throughout this auspicious month, where There are kiosks outside the mosque serving various meals, drinks and other dishes in the courtyards surrounding the mosque. Residents, travelers and visitors gather to eat breakfast, and it is served to the pilgrims and worshipers of the mosque throughout the generations throughout the holy month of each year.