Medina, Saudi Arabia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Medina, Saudi Arabia? If you're planning to go to Medina, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Medina, Saudi Arabia

Based on the climate and weather in Medina, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Medina, Saudi Arabia by month

January

January in Medina very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts

February

February in Medina very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion

March

Traveling to Medina in March, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

April

April for Medina dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses

May

May for Medina very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Light dresses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Light shorts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Tank tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

June

Traveling to Medina in June, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Light dresses
  • Tank tops
  • Light shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

July

July here very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Light dresses
  • Tank tops
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light shorts

August

Traveling to Medina in August, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sarong
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Sandals
  • Light skirts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts

September

Traveling to Medina in September, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Tank tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light dresses
  • Light shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses

October

If you are traveling to Medina in October, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

November

If you go to Medina in November, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants

December

If you go to Medina in December, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Medina, Saudi Arabia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Medina, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types G
  • A SIM card that works in Medina
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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