Why Do Hotels Surrounding Masjid Al-Nabawi Look the Same? Here’s the Answer.

Have you ever wondered why the design of hotels in the central area of Madinah surrounding Masjid Al-Nabawi mostly looks the same?

According to the Twitter page of haramainarchive, during the beginning of the formation of the central area in the mid-90s, an order from Prince Abdul Majeed (رحمه الله) stated that the hotels and buildings adjacent to the Prophet’s Mosque should adhere to the Islamic style.

This includes the decorations and inscriptions as well as the aesthetic elements, simulating the old buildings of Madinah through Al-Rawashin (distinctive Hijazi designs on the wooden panels used to cover the windows).

Now you know.

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