Starting from a fish village on the edge of the Red Sea, Jeddah is currently grow rapidly becoming the main port city as well as the largest city in Makkah Province. The city of Jeddah plays an important role for the country of Saudi Arabia, both in terms of business, tourism, and economics. This city even became the commercial capital and the main resort city for Saudi Arabia.
In matters of religion, Jeddah became the entrance of Muslims from worldwide to the Holy City of Mecca and Medina. Therefore, people who buy flight ticket to Jeddah are people who want to perform the Hajj or religious tours to the holy city.
As one of the arteries in the business, economy and tourism of the world, Jeddah has a large airport to accommodate the movement of visitors go and come from outside the city. The main airport is called King Abdulaziz International Airport. The airport has four passenger terminals with one terminal reserved specifically for Hajj groups.
As a highly developed city, Jeddah has many interesting attractions. Tourist attractions in the city show a blend of coastal and cosmopolitan cities. The most popular destinations are:
Location: Meeza International Tourism Services Co. Ltd. ، Al Andalus.
Established since 1985, this king fountain is the oldest fountain in the world. The fountain which is on the Red Sea Coast is capable of emitting seawater up to 312 meters high. The height beats the height of the Eiffel Tower, and so this fountain can be seen from all corners of the city. Therefore, it is not surprising if this attraction is listed as the highest fountain in the world. When night falls, anyone can see this attraction more stunning with the lights.
Location: Al Kurnaysh Rd, Ash Shati.
Travelers who have vacation in Jeddah with family will definitely feel very pampered in this park. This 6-hectare playground presents a variety of fun and challenging rides. The available games are fairly complete, ranging from carnival rides, arcade games, ice skating, to various shopping stalls. Complementing recreation, Al-Shalla Theme Park also provides Middle East, Lebanon, China and America restaurants in this giant playground.
Location: Al Dahab St, Al-Balad.
This attractive spot is the best place to find a Middle Eastern urban atmosphere. This place is a traditional market that resides in the old town. Tourists love to visit this market because they can enjoy the sights of local community activities, hunt photos, and shop cheap products. The sight of colorful shops that sell a variety of traditional fabrics, clothing, jewelry, up to spices does look very impressive, especially during the Hajj season.
Speaking of eating, the city offers a very diverse choices of culinary spots. Tourist favorite places include:
Location: Al Kurnaysh Rd, Hilton ، Jeddah.
Open daily, 19:00 - 00:00.
TripAdvisor designates this Indian restaurant as number 1 restaurant in Jeddah. The fine-dining restaurant is inside the Jeddah Hilton Hotel and features the feel of a Mughal palace-style restaurant. The main menu offers authentic Indian flavors, highlighting the freshness of spices. Dining in this place does make people feel like they are guests of the royal family's honor.
Location: North Corniche Road, Waldorf Astoria Jeddah Qast al Sharq.
Open daily, 12:30 - 00:00.
This luxury restaurant in a 5-star hotel is a favorite destination for tourists who want to hold a private banquet. Mataam al Sharq offers luxurious palace-style dining that is specifically available for private dining with 10 to 40 guests. While tasting a variety of the best Middle Eastern nuances, guests will be spoiled for stunning views of the Red Sea.
Location: Various strategic points in the Jeddah City.
Open every day, 11:00 - 2:00.
Existed since 44 years ago, Al Baik has now developed into the most popular fast food restaurant chain in Jeddah. Currently, Al Baik has 25 branches in various parts of the Jeddah city and has always managed to pamper anyone. The main menu is garlic flour fried chicken, burgers and fries that anyone can definitely eat. There are also a variety of crispy seafood, ice cream and soft drinks. Many people make this food as their mandatory food for its cheap price during their vacation in Jeddah.