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The Medina Region

The Medina Region, largely surrounded by harsh – if stunning – desert, contains a number of surprisingly fertile oases, producing crops that are consumed throughout the country and abroad. Indeed, a significant portion of the region lies along the coast of the Red Sea. This sea-side location contributes to the character of the cities in the region, many of which are known for their laid-back nature and their rich culture of watersports and beach-going. The presence of significant shipping ports in these cities has also added an international, wayfaring flavor to the region seen most prominently in its diverse architecture and vibrant marketplaces.

Travel Advisory

API HAS NOT DEVELOPED ANY HIKING TRAILS IN THE MEDINA REGION AND CANNOT ADVISE TRAVELERS ON THE SAFETY OR PERMISSIBILITY OF TRAVEL IN THE REGION.

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