Situated in the Hejaz region of western Saudi Arabia, Madinah is the second holiest city in Islam. With a population of around 600,000 people, Madinah is a Muslim only city, which means non Muslims won't be able to live or work here.

The long form of the Arabic name for Madinah (Madinat Rasul Allah) means "City of the Prophet of Allah." It was to Madinah city that Muhammad fled when he was initially driven out of Mecca, and it's the place where he attracted his first followers. Madinah currently has a population of about 600,000 people and is the home of "The Prophet's Mosque."

Given that the accommodation is paid for, and that rates of pay are excellent, many Muslim expats choose to work in for a period to save money and return home having done exactly that. Being located in the Middle East also means many holiday destinations in Africa, India, Australia and South East Asia are much closer than from Europe. The official language is Arabic but English is widely understood and always used by Pulse staff in their place of work.

Local attractions

Madinah is home to the second holiest site in Islam (the Al-Masjid an-Nabi) and is considered one of the holiest cities in Islam. It boasts many impressive mosques, holy sites and the UNESCO protected, world heritage site the Madain Saleh Tombs.

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Jobs in Madinah

Pulse has opportunities for registered general nurses (RGN), certified midwives (CNM), medical nurses, allied health professionals, consultants, registrars and specialist doctors in Madinah. Please note you must be a Muslim to work in here.

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Madinah has a cold season between November and February where the average daily high is 27°C. The coldest time of the year is January, with an average low of 12°C and a high of 23°C. From May to October, the average daily high is 39°C.

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