Brief Highlight of Saudi Vision 2030

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is quite committed and dedicated in achieving the desired results and outcomes set through the Saudi Vision 2030. The core objective of introducing the Kingdom Vision 2030 is to put the reduction of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s dependence on Oil generating revenue source. The purpose was to diversify the country’s economy and properly develop the public service sectors which include Health, education, infrastructure, recreation, and tourism. It also includes increasing non-oil industry trade between Saudi Arabia and other countries through goods and consumer products as well. Travel to Madinah on Camel

Keeping in view the aforementioned Saudi vision 2030, the Government has been providing real changes in the way of services being offered to the Saudi citizens, Saudi expats and the visitors of the Saudi Arabia with respect to its advancement and modernization. Travel to Madinah on Camel

Announcement by Makkah Region Development Authority

THE MINISTRY OF HAJJ AND UMRAH IS FINALIZING A VERY EXCITED PROJECT FOR THE PILGRIMS VISITING SAUDI ARABIA ON HAJJ AND UMRAH VISAS AND AS WELL AS FOR THE SAUDI VISITORS WHICH WILL ENABLE THEM AS WELL AS SAUDI CITIZENS AND SAUDI EXPATS OF THE KINGDOM TO TRAVEL TO MADINAH BY RIDING ON CAMELS FOLLOWING THE SAME ROUTE WHICH PROPHET MUHAMMAD (PEACE BE UPON HIM) HAD TAKEN DURING THE PERIOD OF HIJRAH (MIGRATION) TO MADINAH.

Other Alternatives of Reaching Madinah, In Case If Someone Not Interested in Camel Riding

The ministry in its recent briefing also claimed that there would be several other alternatives available for the pilgrims on Hajj and Umrah Visas, Saudi visitors and as well as Saudi citizens and Saudi expats of the Kingdom to travel to Madinah through the following means: Recommended: 400 Smart Buses Coming to Saudi Arabia’s Makkah Region in 2020  Travel to Madinah on Camel

  1. 4 Wheel Drive Vehicles.
  2. Fire Balloons.
  3. and Motorbikes as suitable to them.

Famous Places to Experience During the Journey from Makkah to Madinah

The visitors to Madina would be able to experience different religious and historical places during their journey from Makkah to Madinah. It includes all those routes and famous places which came during the Hijrah of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). Some of them enlisted below for our readers to know it in details:

1. Thaniyat Al-Wada

In line with the upcoming project of traveling from Makkah to Madina by the visitors, the Ministry plans to title the Road to “Thaniyat Al-Wada”, a plateau near Madinah.  The travelers will be able to follow the same footsteps by taking the same route which Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) had taken during his migration from Makkah in 622 AD. Read more: History and Importance of Prophet’s (Peace Be Upon Him) First Visit to Taif

2. Ghar-e-Thor

The caravan will begin its journey from Ghar-e-Thor, the cave on Mount Thor in Makkah where the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)   and his closest companion Abu Bakr (May Allah Be Pleased With Him) had stayed hidden from the eyes of the enemy. Both of them stayed there for about three days before starting out their journey to Yathrib (The ancient old name which became famous as Al-Madinah Al-Munawwara, the enlightened city, after the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) migrated and settled there). Read: Umm-e-Habiba (رضي الله عنها) Wife of Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم)

4. Tent of Umm-e-Maabad

After Ghar-e-Thor, the caravan will then stop at the location of the tent of Umm-e-Maabad, who had hosted the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)   on his way to Yathrib and where he had milked her sheep. Travel to Madinah on Camel 

       a) Brief Background Details About Umm-e-Maabad

Umm-e-Maabad’s place was very famous at that time and it always used to provide excellent hospitality to the travelers, but due to the year of scarcity there was a very little and the drought had adversely affected people and cattle and Umm-e-Maabad had left with no food to offer to her visitors any more, however, The Prophet rubbed the udder of the sheep, glorified God and prayed to Him. He then added a special prayer: “My Lord, bless her sheep for this woman.” The sheep’s udder was soon full of milk. The Prophet asked Umm Maabad for a large pan and he milked the sheep. The pan was full of milk. He gave first to Umm Maabad and she drank as much as she could. Then he gave it to his three companions, one after the other. He was the last to drink. He said: “The server drinks last.” Everyone had their fill. The Prophet then milked the sheep again and filled the pan to the brim. The incident has come to be known as a miracle of the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him). Read: The First Murder in the Islamic History

5. Location Where Suraqa Bin Malik Met the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him)

The caravan will then pass through the location where Suraqa Bin Malik met the Prophet. Suraqa had reached the location after following the Prophet’s (Peace Be Upon Him) footprints in the hope of winning the reward, the Quraysh had placed on the head of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).  Travel to Madinah on Camel

6. Location Where the Camel Had Tumbled Down

The Caravan will also go through the sites where the camel of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) had tumbled down and then took a shortcut pointed out to the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) by the Bedouin guide Masoud Al-Aslami. Read: Maymunah (رضي الله عنها) Wife of Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and the One Who Devoted Herself for Islam

After completing the abovementioned routes, which started from the Makkah to reach Madina taking Saudi visitors and Umrah and Haj Pilgrims along with the Saudi citizens and the Saudi expats as the case may be, the caravan will stop at “Thaniyat Al-Wada” completing the journey to Madinah.  Travel to Madinah on Camel

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Source: Saudi Gazette