Jeddah is a city in the regions of Hejaz near the coast of the Red Sea and is known to be a major urban centre of western Arabia. It is also the largest city in Makkah with total inhabitants of around 4 million people and is the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia next to Riyadh. The city is also known to be the gateway to get into Mecca and Medina, the Muslims' two holiest cities. Also named as a Beta world city, it is one of the region's primary resort cities with fishing and food industries dominating its economics alongside tourism.
The best time to fly to Jeddah is from October to March when the weather is less scorching hot. June until August is considered to be the region's hottest time, which also means less tourist traffic. Your main concern when travelling to Jeddah is to avoid the heat and the congestion, so the best time to visit the city would be around October to March. Be sure to book your travel quickly to avoid price increase and accommodation unavailability.
King Abdulaziz International Airport - This airport has four passenger terminals where one is specifically built to receive the Hajj pilgrims up to 2 million individuals when the Hajj season comes. Hence, this airport is the busiest airport in Saudi Arabia and the third-largest airport in the region. Because of the airport's proximity to the holy city of Mecca, the newly built terminal was designed for the Muslim pilgrims for their ease and comfort during their pilgrimage.
Jeddah undergoes an arid climate where it experiences tropical temperatures. Unlike other cities in Saudi Arabia, Jeddah is still warm in winter ranging around 15 degrees Celcius at dawn and 28 degrees Celcius in the afternoon. Summer is scorching hot and temperatures often reach 40 degrees Celcius and above. Rainfall is quite rare and only occur in small amounts in November and December.