Men should not wear shorts in public places.
Thursday and Friday are the weekend days and 23 September is the National Day of Saudi Arabia. Otherwise, the biggest events in Saudi Arabia are Ramadan, a month of fasting for Muslims; Eid Al Fitar, a three-day celebration after the month of fasting; Hajj, when Muslims from all over the world gather to perform special prayers in Makkah and Madinah; and Eid Al Adha, a three-day celebration for Muslims during Hajj. All Government offices, banks and schools are officially closed during these days. However, shops and local restaurants remain open and only close during prayer times.
Do not smoke near the Prophet (PBUH) Mosque as smoking is not allowed within the Mosque's boundaries.
Women should not smoke in public areas.
Ladies should cover their head and whole body when they are in any public place or in the company of men.
DID YOU KNOW ?
During Hajj and Ramadan, cars are not allowed to enter the central area around the Prophet (PBUH) Mosque.
Dates Ajwa Al Madinah
Following advice from the Prophet Mohamed (PBUH), Muslims use Ajwa dates as medicine for many diseases.
Madinah had the first government in the history of Islam.
People of Madinah
The people of Madinah are well-known for their hospitality, kindness and generosity.
WHAT TO PACK
Bring sunglasses and suncream as most of the year Madinah is very hot. Dress comfortably and bring slippers if you are going to pray.
You are advised to exchange at least 350 Saudi riyals (SAR) before you travel in order to cover transport from the airport to the hotel and incidentals.
Remember that the climate is hot and dry except in Winter. In Summer, temperatures can reach 30 - 40C but in Winter can be as low as 5 - 25C.