An innovative Islamic Civilization Village is heading to Madinah

An innovative Islamic Civilization Village is heading to Madinah



The development promotes Saudi Arabia as an Islamic destination.

Saudi Arabia has been hitting the headlines with its tourism initiatives. Whether it's cities rising from the desert or blockbuster megaprojects, the Kingdom is transforming rapidly. Now, it has announced that Madinah will welcome an Islamic Civilization Village, and here’s how it will be a tourism destination.

The Islamic Civilization Village aims to encourage cultural tourism in Saudi Arabia. The development will be a part of the Rua Al Madinah project in Madinah, which promotes the country as a destination for Muslims.

Islamic Civilization Village

Islamic Civilization Village will span 257,000 square metres and eight zones. The zones cover Africa, Al Andalus, Arabian Peninsula, Islamic South Asia, Maghrib, Mashriq, Sean, and Silk Road. Plus, it will be home to shops, restaurants, shows and green spaces.

The area will also boast luxury hotels, which come courtesy of Accor. The hotels include 142-key Fairmont, 120-key Fairmont Residence, 466-key Swissôtel hotel and 328-key Novotel.

The Islamic Civilization Village project is all part of Saudi Arabia Vision 2030. The vision aims to bring 150 million tourists to the country by 2030. The Minister of Tourism, Ahemed bin Aqeel Al Khateeb, shared that the country is investing more than $800 billion in gigaprojects, which include Diriyah, Qiddiyah and Red Sea.

During the month of Dhu al-Hijjah in Hajj, Madinah welcomes more than three million pilgrims a year. During the month of Ramada, Madinah receives two million who perform Umrah. During the rest of the year, Medinah receives four million for Umrah.

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