Jeddah



The city of Jeddah dates back to nearly 3000 years by a group of fishermen who settled in it after the completion of fishing trips, and since the emergence of Islam in Arabia, the history of the city of Jeddah has been significantly associated with the development of Islamic history as the gate of the Two Holy Mosques from the sea direction has gained its status when The Caliph Othman bin Affan, in 25 AH selected it to become the port of Makkah and the importance of Jeddah has increased over time to become one of the largest and most important cities, and the city of Jeddah contains more than 330 centers and commercial markets, and Jeddah is known as the Open Museum and the presence of the largest number Of the stereoscope Aesthetic in their fields and beaches 360 stereo designed by international artists in the art of sculpture, perhaps the most beautiful characteristic of the city of Jeddah is Cornischha which stretches along the coast for more than twenty miles and featuring the latest luxury facilities and great views of the Red Sea.



Located on the coast of the Red Sea at the middle of the shore from the east, Jeddah is the tourist capital of the Kingdom. The old Jeddah was divided into its walls into several neighborhoods (Haret al-Mazloum) (Haret al-Sham) (Haret al-Yemen) (Haret al-Bahr) (Haret al-Karantina) and had doors outside the fence surrounding it which is Bab Makkah, Bab al-Madinah, Bab Sharif, Bab al-Jadid , Door punt, door Moroccans. The wall was removed in 1947.

Abruq Alrgamh: A place where King Abdul Aziz, when he entered Jeddah, a monument in memory of the founding King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman.

Jeddah Islamic Port: Established in 26 AH during the reign of Caliph Othman bin Affan, may Allah be pleased with him.

Jeddah Fountain: The highest fountain in the world with a length of 312 m.

Spread in its fields and streets, participated in the design of a number of artists and sculptors of the world, the most famous of these fields Astronomy Square, Bike Square, Globe Square, History Square, Engineering Square, Plane Square, Tariq Bin Ziyad Square, Al Nawras Square, Al Baya Square, Sawari Square Fist field.

Jeddah is the largest city in the Makkah region, the second largest city in Saudi Arabia, and also the largest seaport in the Red Sea.


With a population of 3,976,400, it is located in the Hijaz Tihama region on the Red Sea coast, with a tropical climate.

Jeddah attractions


Al Shafee Mosque

Beautifully restored and maintained, this historic mosque, one of the finest in Jeddah, is named after one of the four great imams of classical Sunni Islam. Most of the building dates from the 16th century.

CHOICE MUSEUM IN JEDDAH

Matbouli House Museum

With so many traditional houses in Al Balad, this privately owned museum in a beautiful three-storey property with stunning Hejazi mashrabiyya (wooden lattice balconies) is a real find.

Museums IN JEDDAH

Corniche

The corniche in northern Jeddah has been transformed into a pleasant walkway and leisure space. There are artificial swimming bays, lush green landscaping.

 Corniche IN JEDDAH

Souq Al Alawi

This souq runs off Al Dahab St and is the most extensive in the Kingdom. The market stalls cut into the heart of the old city and buzz with the activity of traders and pilgrims.



TOP CHOICE Markets IN JEDDAH

Al Tayibat City Museum for International Civilisation

This privately owned four-floor collection has displays ranging from pre-Islamic artefacts, exquisite Islamic manuscripts, old coins and weaponry to stunning furniture, pottery and traditional Saudi dress.

Museums IN JEDDAH

Al Rahma Mosque

This mosque in the north of Jeddah sits on stilts and seemingly floats on the Red Sea. Visitors come to wander in the open courtyard and enjoy the cooling sea breeze, especially at sunset.

Mosques IN JEDDAH

Naseef House

One of Jeddah’s best-restored old houses, Naseef House belonged to one of Jeddah’s most powerful trading families and was later a royal residency for King Abdul Aziz.

HISTORIC BUILDING IN JEDDAH

Bab Makkah

The Mecca gate was historically the most important gate for Jeddah, Arabia’s official pilgrim port. It stands at the start of the road that led to Islam’s holiest city. In the last 14 centuries, billions of pilgrims passed from here.

HISTORIC PLACES IN JEDDAH

Sharbatly House

Built in 1930, this historic structure boasts some lovely Hejazi mashrabiyya (wooden lattice balconies).

HISTORIC PLACES IN JEDDAH

Fish Market

The colourful and frenetic fish market – west of the corniche – has at least 50 species of sea creature on display, ranging from hammerhead sharks to grouper, parrotfish and squid.

MARKET IN JEDDAH

Little India

This square mile just off the King Fahd Rd. Clothes shops, Indian items, Indian Food.

AREA IN JEDDAH

Hanafi Mosque Minaret

This beautiful minaret is all that remains of the historic mosque named after one of the four great imams of Sunni theology, Abu Hanifah. It’s a wonderful example of medieval Ottoman architecture.

Mosques IN JEDDAH

Beit Al Balad

Built in the early 20th century as the British legation’s headquarters in Jeddah and serving in that role from about 1915 to the mid-1930s, Beit Al Balad is now a museum housing artefacts, photographs.

HISTORIC PLACES IN JEDDAH

North City Gate

This recreated historic gate marks the northern entrance to Al Balad, and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful historic houses, including the Sharbatly House.