Emirates now offers return flights to Medina, flying to and from Islam’s second-holiest city.
Known as “The Radiant City”, Medina is home to “Al Masjid Al Nabawi” (the Mosque of the Prophet), the site of the tomb of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). After the holy city of Mecca, Medina is a major place of pilgrimage for Muslims all over the world.
Medina is also home to many other sites of major significance in Islam, including the tombs of many of the Prophet’s closest companions and family, and the oldest mosque in the world, the Quba Mosque.
In addition, Medina is now developing into a thriving center for learning and commerce, building upon its thousands of years of history and tradition. Among the many projects under development is the Knowledge Economic City, one of Saudi Arabia’s major developments, designed to foster education and development in the country.
With existing services to Saudi Arabia’s other major hubs of Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam, Emirates flights to Medina mark our fourth destination in the country. Now passengers flying to Medina can travel to the holy city in comfort from more than 100 destinations with Emirates, via our Dubai hub.
While nationals of Gulf Cooperation Council countries should not require any specific visas to travel to Medina, passengers from other countries will normally require a dedicated Umrah visa to take a flight to Medina. If you are planning on taking a Medina flight, please contact your local Emirates office to confirm specific requirements.