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Al-Safiyyah Museum and Park Inaugurated by Madinah Governor, Prince Salman bin Sultan
Al-Safiyyah Museum and Park Inaugurated by Madinah Governor Prince Salman bin Sultan

Madinah’s governor, Prince Salman bin Sultan, has inaugurated the new As Safiyyah Museum & Park in the Blessed City of Madinah which is located close to Al Masjid An Nabawi.

The project spans over 4,400 square meters and includes a story of creation museum, which offers an insight into the origin of the universe using audio visual technology as well as the stories of The Prophets. The museum is located close to the five star Pullman Zamzam Madina hotel.

The project aims to enrich the cultural experience of Hajj and Umrah pilgrims, aligning with Saudi Vision 2030’s goals to enhance Madinah’s heritage appeal and restore Islamic history sites in the Kingdom.

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Al-Safiyyah Museum & Park Project

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Madinah, a city rich in cultural and religious heritage, has been the focus of numerous development projects to enhance its appeal to locals and pilgrims. 

One such initiative is the Al-Safiyyah Museum & Park, a significant cultural park recently inaugurated by Prince Salman bin Sultan, Madinah’s governor, with the attendance of Prince Saud bin Khalid Al-Faisal, the deputy governor of Madinah and deputy chairman of the authority.

This integrated cultural complex embodies the city’s identity while offering various recreational and educational facilities.

Al-Safiyyah Museum & Park’s Design

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The Al-Safiyyah Museum & Park design pays homage to Madinah’s urban identity while incorporating modern amenities for the visitors’ convenience. Much attention has been paid to the project’s creative design, blending seamlessly with the city’s aesthetic and cultural landscape.

The Three Main Components

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The Al-Safiyyah Museum & Park contains three main components: a public garden, a cultural museum, and commercial facilities. Each component is designed to offer a unique experience to the visitors while contributing to the overall cultural value of the project.

Public Garden

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The public garden is a natural retreat within the city’s heart, providing visitors a tranquil space to relax and enjoy the scenery. It features strategically spread palm groves and terraces surrounded by water fountains, offering a serene environment amidst the bustling city.

Story of Creation Museum

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The cultural museum, aptly named the “Story of Creation,” provides an integrated presentation on the story of creation from the beginning of the universe to the stories of the prophets and messengers. 

It employs audio-visual technologies to engage visitors in a cognitive narrative journey within the museum.

Waterways & Commercial Facilities

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The commercial facilities include a range of souvenir shops, restaurants, and cafes. These establishments offer retail and dining options and the overall cultural experience, allowing visitors to purchase memorabilia and taste local cuisines.

Innovative Technology at Al-Safiyyah Museum & Park

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The Al-Safiyyah Museum & Park leverages digital technology to enhance the visitor experience further. Digital museum displays with integrated audio-visual capabilities attract tourists and visitors, offering an immersive cultural journey in the central area of Madinah.

A Collaborative Effort

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The project results from a collaboration between the Madinah Region Development Authority and Samaya Investment Company, along with 15 international consulting offices, which are:

  • 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

This partnership reflects the Saudi government’s commitment to enhancing the city’s cultural and recreational offerings while promoting private sector involvement.

Al-Safiyyah Museum & Park’s Vision

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This innovative development is geared towards enriching the cultural experience of the Hajj and Umrah pilgrims visiting the city and improving the quality of life for locals. 

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It aligns with the goals of Saudi Vision 2030, a strategic framework aimed at diversifying the Kingdom’s economy and developing various sectors, including tourism and culture.

Preserving Cultural Heritage

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The Al-Safiyyah Museum & Park is a testament to Saudi Arabia’s dedication to preserving its cultural heritage while embracing modernity. As a new source of civilization and knowledge, this innovative development marks a distinctive milestone in Madinah’s history. 

It enriches the cultural and religious experience of the visitors to the Prophet’s Mosque and contributes to the city’s urban development, embodying the ambitious aspirations of the Saudi Vision 2030.

More Projects in Madinah

Rua Al Madinah

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The Rua Al Madinah project, launched by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in August 2022, spans 1.5 million square meters, with 63 percent dedicated to open and green spaces, the project will offer 47,000 hotel rooms.

Upon completion, this project is expected to contribute $37.3 million (SAR140 million) to the Kingdom’s gross domestic product. 

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Moreover, it is expected to create 93,000 direct and indirect job opportunities, allowing recruitment throughout the construction and development phase until 2030.

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From luxury accommodations to world-class restaurants and entertainment options, Rua Al Madinah project aim to redefine hospitality standards, marking a benchmark for excellence in the industry.

Islamic Civilization Village

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The Rua Al Madinah Holding company in Saudi Arabia has introduced a new project called the Islamic Civilization Village Project. This initiative aims to enrich the experience of pilgrims in the Holy City of Madinah. 

Spanning over an area of 257,000 square meters, the project will be situated near Al Masjid An Nabawi and will consist of 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 has revealed its plans to build a 1.3 Billion Riyal entertainment destination in Al Madinah. This new destination will be a hub of fun, excitement, and top-notch attractions, aiming to enhance the lives of the city’s inhabitants. 

The project is due to cover an area of over 100,000 square meters, with a built-up area of 84,000 square meters. The park will feature beautiful paths seamlessly blending with the planned open paths and gardens in the destination.

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