Madinat sat next to the harbor of Furdah Rustauk. It was considered to be the heart of Dhaztanar. As the nickname of the Round City implied, Madinat formed a perfect circle.
Surrounded by a moat and a strong outer and inner wall, Madinat was the most fortified section of the city. An open courtyard stretched behind the outer walls until it reached a third inner wall. This wall protected the houses of notable citizens, gardens, temples, and the palace of the caliph.