Mahd adh Dhahab
in Al Madīnah al Munawwarah, Saudi Arabia

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
23.500 and 40.884 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 23° 29' 58" and E 40° 53' 2"
Currency and Currency Code:
Rial - SAR
Spoken languages:
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 08:54 PM (Monday)
Timezone: Asia/Riyadh
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:36 am and 6:48 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-20.783 and -138.550 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Saudi Arabia in Western Asia

Safety Score: 3,8 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Saudi Arabia.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Saudi Arabia. Last Update: 2021-05-10 08:22:32

Delve into Mahd adh Dhahab

Mahd adh Dhahab in Al Madīnah al Munawwarah is a town located in Saudi Arabia about 377 mi (or 607 km) west of Riyadh, the country's capital town.

Time in Mahd adh Dhahab is now 08:54 PM (Monday). The local timezone is named Asia / Riyadh with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 3 airports closer to Mahd adh Dhahab, of which two are larger airports. The closest airport in Saudi Arabia is Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport in a distance of 104 mi (or 168 km), North-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Medina, Mecca, Al Bahah, Unayzah and Ha'il. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 39°C / 102 °F

Morning Temperature 28°C / 83 °F
Evening Temperature 36°C / 97 °F
Night Temperature 29°C / 84 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 8%
Air Pressure 1010 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 12 km/h (7 mph) from North-East
Cloud Conditions Scattered clouds, covering 48% of sky
General Conditions Scattered clouds

Tuesday, 11th of May 2021

37°C (98 °F)
30°C (87 °F)
Sky is clear, fresh breeze, clear sky.

Wednesday, 12th of May 2021

38°C (100 °F)
32°C (90 °F)
Sky is clear, fresh breeze, clear sky.

Thursday, 13th of May 2021

37°C (99 °F)
33°C (91 °F)
Sky is clear, fresh breeze, clear sky.

Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


Al-Hejaz, also, Hijaz is a region in the west of present-day Saudi Arabia. It is bordered on the west by the Red Sea, on the north by Jordan, on the east by Nejd and on the south by Asir. Its main city is Jeddah, but it is probably better known for the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina. As the site of Islam's holy places, the Hejaz has significance in the Arab and Islamic historical and political landscape.

Located at 23.5036, 40.8597 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Megalithic monuments in the Middle East, Geography of Saudi Arabia


Havilah (literally meaning "Circular" ; also spelled Evilas, Evilath via LXX) is in several books of the Bible referring to both land and people. The story of the Garden of Eden in Genesis 2:11: And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.

Located at 23.5036, 40.8597 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Biblical places, Hebrew Bible people, Book of Genesis

Mahd adh Dhahab

The Mahd adh Dhahab, also known as the Cradle of Gold, is the leading gold mining area in the Arabian Peninsula. It is located in the Al Madina province of the Hejaz region of Saudi Arabia. Gold was first mined in Saudi Arabia c. 3,000 BC. A second period of activity was during the Islamic Abbasid period between 750 and 1258 AD. The latest activities by Saudi Arabian Mining Syndicate began in 1936 using both open-pit and underground mines at Mahd adh Dhahab (the “Cradle of Gold”).

Located at 23.5036, 40.8597 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Geography of Saudi Arabia, Populated places in Al Madinah Province, Gold mining

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Cradle of Gold, Mahad Dhahab, Mahd el-Dahab, Mahd Dhahab, Mahd adh Dhahab