touring madinah

We went out for a visit to main attractions around Madinah. There were several interesting spots for us to see: Masjid Quba, date farm, Mount Uhud, Masjid Qiblatain and date market. Let the photos tell you the story!






(1) Masjid Quba

It was the first mosque that was built in the name of taqwa.

A bit of history lesson.

Entarance to ladies solat area. 

At the parking lot, there were many peddlers selling many things...

...including freshly cut watermelons – perfect for a sunny day!





(2) Date Farm

Arrived at Abdul Aziz Date Farm.

Want a date with me?

I got many!

Outdoor sofas for visitors to chill and enjoy Arab tea.

We saw the trees. Time to buy the fruits.

Clockwise: Dates, nuts, chocs and others.





(3) Mount Uhud

The mount was the site of Battle of Uhud. The gated area on the left was Shuhada Uhud, where the fallen heroes (including Hamzah bin Abdul Muttalib) were buried.

Archers Hill, where Muslim archers were positioned. It was their mistake of disobeying Rasulullah’s order that caused the defeat.

A reminder to visitors about the dos and don’ts of visiting graveyards.

What did they sell at the mountain’s foot?

Ostrich oil...

...and snake oil!





(4) Masjid Qiblatain

Just a short stop to see how the mosque looked like...

...and perhaps to get an ice cream or two.





(5) Date Market

I was imagining something like a wet market. Pleasantly surprised to see a row of air-conditioned shops instead.

Our mutawwif suggested this shop.

A kilo of this, a kilo of that. Wait, those are nice too, another kilo please!

They would help to pack everything in a box...

...just be sure you could carry it home!

12 comments:

JaJa'Z said...

comel sungguh model dok kat pokok kurma tu..heheh..wah borong sakan ek...tahun ni kita makan kuram yusufffff taiiiyooobbbbbbbbb jek..heheh

dieya said...

k jaja,
awww.. thank u :-)
dieya tak borong pun, beli sikit jek. org2 lain tu yg beli berkotak2. agaknya nak lawan yusuuufff taiyoooobbb!

ahkakbatik said...

masyaAllah.. itu ari ente sudah pergi europe.. kali ini ente pergi makkah... ente sudah tidak duduk di tanah melayu kah?
ana sangat cemburu laaa...

dieya said...

kaktek,
ya habibi.. ke mana ente menghilang???
ana jalan2 cari makan laaa.. sudah ke gurun arab.. nanti ana cari ente di gurun texas laa

PatinPasta said...

Dieya,
Ostrich oil? Uiks! Untuk apa gamaknye ek?

Bestnye tengok macam2 jenis kurma. Nak kalo, tunjuk jek.

Messy Mummy said...

jom date! starbucks jom? hahaha...

bestnya tengok gambar dieya... lori eskim tu comel bebenor.

anywa, ostrich n snake oil tu untuk apa ntah? first time tu tengok...

cik selamah kundang said...

untungnya muda2 dah boleh pegi sini...i wish someday sampai jugak..

Mamamya said...

wahhwahhh..kemain lagik posing dibawah pohon kurma tu yer...nasib baik xder pelepah dia jatuh...hehehe...

snake oil..erkkk...

eB said...

hadiah aed dh sampai, tq yer dieya... tapi dh jadik aerish punyer ... brebut smalam. hik3...

kami sgt2 suker :)

slmat berpuasa yer...
maafkan segala slh & silap
halalkan segalanyer. aminnnn

dieya said...

aida,
tatau laa utk apa, maybe utk bagi lari laju mcm ostrich kot? ke nak bg mata besar mcm mata ostrich?
lagi best, kurma2 tu semua all you can eat tau! makan laa sampai kenyang kat situ. boleh rasa semua. tapi takleh tapau ;-)

mm,
jom! hey i did go to starbucks at makkah and madinah!
lori aiskrim kat sana kiut miut.. warna warni gitu. aiskrim dia pun sgtlah sedap. maybe coz cuaca panas, lg bertambah sedap.
tatau laa kenapa ada jual minyak pelik2 kat situ.. first time jugak dieya tgk menda2 tu

csk,
inshaAllah, semoga u'll reach there very soon!

k lieya,
rasa macam hindi movie gitu.. tapi versi arab.. hihihi.. kalu pelepah jatuh, dieya main tarik upih!
akak nak snake oil buat mengurut lps bersalin? :-p

eB,
u r most welcome :-) happy dgr eB, aerish n aed suka. slmt berpuasa kat eB juga, maaf zahir batin!

Lelord said...

ingat kan minyak dhab aje yg ada ropanya minyak ostrich n minyak ulor pun ada yek

dieya said...

k lela,
itulah.. mmg tergezut tgk ada pulak diorg jual minyak ostrish n minyak ular.. ntah apalah khasiatnya kan?