Mahd adh Dhahab
in Al Madīnah al Munawwarah, Saudi Arabia
- 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: 08:46 AM (Sunday)
- Timezone: Asia/Riyadh
- UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 5:53 am and 6:47 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -20.783 and -138.550 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Safety Score: 2,5 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Saudi Arabia.
Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Saudi Arabia. Last Update: 2019-08-17 07:22:38
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 08:46 AM (Sunday). 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. Let's start with some photos from the area.
Local weather forecast
Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 41°C / 105 °F
|Morning Temperature||27°C / 80 °F|
|Evening Temperature||40°C / 103 °F|
|Night Temperature||30°C / 86 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||0%|
|Air Pressure||1003.8 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Gentle Breeze with 7 km/h (4 mph) from South-East|
|Cloud Conditions||Clear sky, covering 0% of sky|
|General Conditions||Sky is clear|
Monday, 19th of August 2019
39°C (102 °F)
28°C (82 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Tuesday, 20th of August 2019
39°C (103 °F)
27°C (80 °F)
Sky is clear, moderate breeze, clear sky.
Wednesday, 21st of August 2019
39°C (101 °F)
28°C (82 °F)
Sky is clear, 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.
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.
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”).
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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