The governor of Madinah, Prince Salman bin Sultan, has inaugurated the new As Safiyyah Museum and Park which is located close to Al Masjid An Nabawi.

This project covers an area of 4,400 square meters and is divided into several sections including: a museum showcasing the Story of Creation, a public garden, waterways as well as shops and restaurants.

The project aims to enhance the cultural experience of Hajj and Umrah pilgrims, in line with the goals of Saudi Vision 2030 to promote the heritage of Madinah and restore Islamic sites boosting religious tourism to The Holy Cities.

Inauguration of As Safiyyah Museum & Park

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The city of Madinah, renowned for its spiritual significance, is taking strides in enhancing its cultural landscape. The latest addition to the city's vibrant cultural scene is the As Safiyyah Museum & Park, also known as Al Safiyyah Museum & Park.

The inauguration ceremony of As Safiyyah Museum & Park was a prestigious event attended by several dignitaries. Prince Saud bin Khalid Al-Faisal, the deputy governor of Madinah, and Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, Minister of Hajj and Umrah, graced the event with their presence.

During the ceremony, Prince Salman bin Sultan was briefed on the major components of the Al-Safiyyah Museum and Park. He also toured the museum, viewing a collection of rare artifacts and museum exhibits.

The Location of As Safiyyah Museum & Park

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Located in the southern central area of Haram, As Safiyyah Museum & Park spreads over an area of 4,400 square meters behind the five star Pullman Zamzam Madina hotel

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The As Safiyyah Museum & Park is a blend of culture, heritage, and modernity, offering an immersive experience to its visitors. 

As Safiyyah Museum & Park comprises three main regions:

The Public Garden

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The public garden is designed to offer a tranquil environment for visitors. It is adorned with strategically placed palm groves and water fountains, providing a serene and relaxing atmosphere.

The Story of Creation Museum

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The cultural museum titled "Story of Creation" forms the heart of the As Safiyyah Museum & Park. It offers an integrated presentation of the story of creation from the beginning of the universe through to the Stories of the Prophets and Messengers (Peace Be Upon Them All).

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The As Safiyyah Museum & Park employs state-of-the-art audio-visual techniques, relying on cognitive narrative to provide an immersive experience to visitors.

The Commercial Facilities and Waterways

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Complementing the cultural aspects, the project also houses commercial facilities. These include souvenir shops, restaurants, and cafes, catering to the diverse needs of the visitors.

A Joint Venture

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The As Safiyyah Museum & Park is the result of a partnership between the Madinah Region Development Authority and Samaya Investment Company in collaboration with 15 global consulting firms, namely:

  • Buro Happold
  • Al Madinah Al Munawarah Development Authority
  • Samaya Holding
  • Madinah Municipality
  • Sanaya Investment Group
  • Atelier Bruckner GmbH
  • Solaiman Abdullah El Khereiji Consultants (SAK)
  • X Architects
  • Openfabric
  • Specialised Engineering Consultants
  • PMK International
  • Rider Levett Bucknall
  • Tenable Fire Engineering Consultancy
  • LightAlliance
  • JLL
  • Mace Macro
  • ThyssenKrupp
  • Green Consulting 

The Vision Behind As Safiyyah Museum & Park

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The project aligns with the Kingdom's Vision 2030 – a strategic framework to reduce Saudi Arabia's dependence on oil, diversify its economy, and develop public service sectors such as health, education, infrastructure, recreation, and tourism. 

In this context, the development of As Safiyyah Museum & Park underscores the Kingdom's efforts to boost its cultural and tourism sectors.

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The aim of the project is to enrich Madinah's cultural offerings and improve the experience of the Hajj and Umrah pilgrims visiting the city. It also seeks to enhance the quality of life for the local residents, thereby contributing to the Vision 2030 goals.

The Cultural Impact of As Safiyyah Museum & Park

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The As Safiyyah Museum & Park is expected to significantly impact Madinah's cultural scene. It represents a new source of civilization and knowledge and serves as a distinctive mark in the history of Madinah. 

Moreover, the museum and park aim to enhance the city's historical dimension and cultural value. By providing exceptional services in accordance with the highest standards, they reflect the aspirations of the Saudi leadership within the objectives of the ambitious Saudi Vision 2030.

Enriching Cultural Experience

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The As Safiyyah Museum & Park is a testament to Saudi Arabia's commitment to cultural development. As the project unfolds, it promises to make Madinah a city that harmoniously blends tradition and modernity, offering an enriching cultural experience for both pilgrims and residents alike.

More Upcoming Madinah Projects

Rua Al Madinah

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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman launched the Rua Al Madinah project in August 2022. It covers 1.5 million square meters and dedicates 63 percent of its space to open and green areas.

This ambitious project will provide 47,000 hotel rooms and is projected to contribute SAR140 million ($37.3 million) to the Kingdom's gross domestic product upon completion.

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Additionally, it is expected to generate 93,000 job opportunities directly and indirectly from the construction and development phase until 2030.

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The project's goal is to redefine the standards of hospitality, offering luxurious hotels, the best restaurants in Madinah, and various entertainment options. This project will set a new benchmark for excellence in the industry.

Islamic Civilization Village

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The Rua Al Madinah Holding Company in Saudi Arabia has unvieled the Islamic Civilization Village Project with the aim to enrich the experience of pilgrims in the Holy City of Madinah. 

It spans more than an area of 257,000 square meters and will be near Al Masjid An Nabawi. It will feature eight distinct zones that will showcase the rich history of Islam from various time periods.

Seven’s Entertainment Destination

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Saudi Entertainment Ventures Seven announced its plans to construct an entertainment complex in Al Madinah worth 1.3 Billion Riyals. 

This upcoming development aims to be a center for enjoyment, excitement, and high-quality attractions, with the goal of improving the quality of life for the local residents. 

The project will span over 100,000 square meters, with a built-up area of 84,000 square meters. The park will also include picturesque walkways that will seamlessly connect with the planned open paths and gardens within the destination.

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