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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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Jeddah, a lively coastal city along the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia, serves as living proof to the intersection of tradition and modernity. Jeddah has long been a gateway to the Arabian Peninsula as well as a captivating city in its own right, offering something for everyone. The city is home to bustling souqs, contemporary shopping districts, pristine beaches and a remarkable nightlife.

 

Travellers must check out the enchanting architecture at Al-Balad district, where historic buildings adorned with intricate wooden latticework transport you to a bygone era. Surf through coral reefs, explore underwater wonders or simply unwind in the coastal breeze at beautiful beaches, overlooking the calm waters of the Red Sea.

 

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Discover Jeddah: Icons, Marvels, and Wonders

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Take a leisurely stroll along the Jeddah Corniche

A waterfront promenade

The best place to immerse yourself in the Arabian grandeur of yore is the Jeddah Corniche, a 2.6-mile stretch of recreational parks and picturesque waterfront promenades. Beyond the breathtaking coastal scenery and family-friendly fun, the Corniche is also your go-to spot to get acquainted with the city. Another activity that elevates the waterfront is the Jeddah Sculpture Museum.

 

And for the little adventurers, Atallah Happy Land Park g;uarantees plenty of thrills and spills. At Jeddah Corniche – every step is indeed a discovery!

 

From city centre: 13 km

Timings: 24 hours 

Time-taken: 1-2 hours

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Explore the historic Al-Balad District

A prominent heritage site in the city

Step back in time and wander through the narrow streets of Al-Balad, where traditional Saudi Arabian architecture and winding streets tell tales of the city's rich past, as far back as the 7th century AD! Marvel at the intricately designed coral houses adorned with wooden latticework, showcasing the heart of Jeddah's cultural heritage. You must also explore traditional souks, where the aroma of spices and the vibrant colours of fabrics create a true-to-form sensory feast!

 

From city centre: 0 km

Timings: 24 hours 

Time-taken: 2 hours

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Behold the holy gates of Bab Makkah

Bab Makkah, a majestic three-arched gateway, is a fortress of faith that holds immense cultural and religious significance for both locals and visitors – as it serves as the principal entrance to Mecca, Islam’s most sacred pilgrimage site, located just 40 miles east to the city. 

The fortification around Bab Makkah stands tall, whispering stories of devotion through the winds of time. Furthermore, gateway is a lively hub where pilgrims from around the globe converge. If you are ready for a journey through the ages, look no further than the ancient arches of Bab Makkah!

 

From city centre: 11 km

Timings: 08:30 am to 10:30 pm (Monday), 04:00 pm to 10:30 pm (Friday) 

Time-taken: 1-2 hours

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King Fahd’s Fountain – An aquatic marvel

A prominent fountain

When visiting Jeddah, don’t miss the chance to witness this aquatic marvel up close, as it will sprinkle just that right bit of magic into your travels! 

 

This majestic fountain, donated to the city by King Fahd, the longest-reigning Saudi King, is a colossal testament to royal generosity as well as the heights of engineering. Standing proud on the Red Sea shoreline, King Fahd’s Fountain is visible from every corner of the city, and currently holds the Guinness World Record as the tallest fountain of its kind globally, reaching up to an astounding 853 feet.

 

 

From city centre: 7 km

Timings: Monday to Friday - 09:00 am to 05:00 pm

Time-taken: 1 hour

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Witness the ‘floating’ Al Rahmah Mosque

Iconic Mosque situated on the sea

During high tide, the beautiful Al Rahmah Mosque offers a majestic phenomenon where it almost seems to be floating above the Red Sea. Built in 1985 on a water surface, the mosque’s bright white ethereal appearance is a testament to human ingenuity and visitors to its unique allure. The traditional Islamic architecture is also amplified by a state-of-the-art light-and-sound system, that elevates the experience to new heights. For an optimal experience, set your alarm for sunrise or plan an evening visit to witness magic as the sun bids adieu.

 

From city centre: 21 km

Timings: 24 hours 

Time-taken: 2 hours 

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