United Arab Emirates (UAE) astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi has shared a stunning video of Makkah, Madina and Jeddah sparkling in the night as seen from space. 

AlNeyadi has been posting images on his Twitter account since he went off to space in March. 

In his latest Twitter post, AlNeyadi wrote: “Dedication to the country of the Two Holy Mosques, the landing site of revelation and the land of the message, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”


The video shows a clear image of twinkling lights and many roads. 

“This is the city of Jeddah, often referred to as the Bride of the Red Sea,” says AlNeyadi as he moves the camera towards the second city. “… the holy city of Makkah, where the message of Islam took root with the Prophet (PBUH).” 

AlNeyadi then points out the light from the Masjid Al Haram which can be seen shining bright even from space. 

“They are shining like stars, and it is one of the most beautiful views I have ever seen,” he wrote.