Masjid Quba: the oldest mosque in the world
A trip to Medina would not be complete without a visit to Masjid Quba, the world's oldest mosque. As Muhammad's first official prayer site after arriving in Medina on the Hijra, Masjid Quba is one of the holiest places in the city.
The five star Al Muna Kareem Radisson Blu Hotel, Al Madinah is just a short drive from Masjid Quba. Located in the heart of the city centre, this hotel in Madinah is the ideal base for exploring the city's many fascinating sights.
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Visiting the Quba Mosque and Other Medina Attractions
As one of the Prophet Muhammad's regular prayer sites, Masjid Quba is an important site in Islamic faith. In the Qur'an, the Quba Mosque is said to have been founded on piety as a place where men can go to purify themselves. Prayers also carry greater significance when offered at Masjid Quba and performing two raka'at prayers is equal in value to having completed an entire pilgrimage to Mecca.
While Masjid Quba and other religious sites are the prominent features of Medina's tourism trade, the city is also home to unique shops and open-air markets. Medina is famous for its dates and over 150 varieties of the delectable fruit can be found at the Central Dates Market.
Visitors on the hunt for souvenirs can also purchase a range of vibrant textiles from Medina's shops, including cross-woven rugs and handmade scarves.
Staying at the Al Muna Kareem Radisson Blu Hotel, Al Madinah
Just a 12 minute drive from Masjid Quba, the Al Muna Kareem Radisson Blu Hotel, Al Madinah is an ideal base for sightseeing in Medina. This five star hotel is also only a short walk from Masjid Nabawi, the Prophet's Mosque and the Central Dates Market.
Book a room at the Al Muna Kareem Radisson Blu Hotel, Al Madinah.