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Ramadan series: The architecture of Islam’s second holy city

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This report explores the historical castles and fortresses in Saudi Arabia’s al-Medina al-Munawwarah, the Islamic faith’s second holy city.

Al-Medina holds Prophet Mohammad’s Mosque and is 450 kilometers north of Makkah.

Al Arabiya’s correspondent Khamis Al-Zahrani went on a mission to explore the city and discussed how urban expansions are posing a threat to its unique architecture.

This video is part of Al Arabiya News Channel’s series in Ramadan, shedding light on the historic significance of Islamic holy sites in Saudi Arabia.