The city of Medina is famous for its dates and those visiting the city should definitely visit the Date Market when here. Saudi Arabia as a whole is the second largest producer of dates in the world, however most visitors to the country tend to buy their dates in Medina as it is of a high quality. The famous Central Date Market; also known as Souq Al Tumor, is a major attraction among visitors to Medina as Medina dates are known worldwide. Those visiting the market will find over 150 kinds of dates available for sale. Located a short distance away from Masjid al-Nabawi, a visit to the market is highly recommended for those who are interested in getting a selection of the world renowned dates to take back home.
Free of charge
Some of the shops in the market are open 24 hours however it is best to check with the locals before visiting the market.
Around an hour or two
Senior visitors, adults, families, young adults
Explore all the shops and take a look at the many varieties of dates available
Muslims visiting the Date Market in Medina can locate prayer facilities without much difficulty as it is situated close to Masjid al-Nabawi. The market is about 2 kilometres away from the mosque, which means that visitors will be able to walk from the market. For those who are unable to do so, taxis are available too.
Finding Halal food in Medina is not a problem as all the hotels and restaurants in the city are Muslim-friendly and serve only Halal food. Most of the pilgrims visiting the city stay at hotels close to Masjid al-Nabawi and the surrounding area, which has plenty of restaurants serving a diverse array of cuisines. Those visiting the Date Market are in close proximity to these food outlets too.