The port makes this city one of the busiest in Saudi Arabia. As the world's tallest building, the Jeddah Tower, under construction, will be the tallest in the world, as well as the Corniche, Souq Al Alawi, and the Al-Tayibat City Museum for International Civilization. Walking through Jeddah's old town, Al Balad, and listening to the different dialects and languages echoed along its twisting, the labyrinthine street is a beautiful experience. Nothing is better than visiting the street markets, full of colors and scents that will delight you.
There are many excellent museums and historical landmarks in Jeddah, the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia. Still, it is also famous for its modern attractions, as well as its Guinness World Records! Go sightseeing in Jeddah and set some records.
As the gateway to Mecca and Medina established by the 3rd Umayyad Caliph in 670 AD, Jeddah became the New York and London of the Islamic World. It is impossible to ignore the marks left by history over 17 centuries. It is primarily Ottoman buildings that survive today. This city strikes a perfect balance between preserving beautiful historical houses and maintaining the way of life of its inhabitants. Culture enthusiasts and photographers will find it a paradise.
The city of Jeddah is well known for its numerous high-end shopping malls selling international and local brands. There are too many to visit, so here are some to check out - Mall of Arabia, El-Khayyat Center, Red Sea Mall, Stars Avenue Mall, and Tahlia Shopping Center. As a Saudi Arabian tourist, you'll have the opportunity to purchase many unique items, such as Oud perfume, carpets, prayer rugs, copperware, nuts, and spices. There are no better dates in the world than those from Saudi Arabia, and they are a must-buy. Among the popular types of dates are Ajwa, Amber, and Safawi.
Makkah is a province that blends centuries-old cultures, traditions, and modern architecture with liveliness. Skyscrapers reaching the clouds and old souks can be found in the city. The Old Jeddah, Al Balad, is a great place to visit if you are looking for ancient architecture. As you stroll through the narrow alleyways and soak up the magnificently colored Mashrabiat and Rawashaan, you feel like you have stepped back in time. As part of its World Heritage List, UNESCO added the historical district of Al Balad. Because Jeddah is cosmopolitan and multi-ethnic, its cuisine brings together a variety of influences. A popular fast food chain headquartered in Jeddah is the Albaik chain.
Jeddah offers a wide range of activities and attractions. Starting with museums, you might want to check out Nassif House Museum and Matbouli House Museum. A popular attraction in Jeddah is the King Fahd's Fountain. It rises 853 feet above the ground. It is an unforgettable sight to see these streams of water illuminated at night. Apart from these, below are some other interesting spots to visit.
The Jeddah Lighthouse stands 436 feet tall, making it the tallest lighthouse in the world. One of the most popular attractions in Jeddah is this active lighthouse near the seaport's entrance on the northern side. The port is closed to tourists, but one can still see the tower from the Corniche Commercial Center or Central Fish Market. It is breathtaking at night when this 1990 architectural wonder is lit up.
Would you like to find out what outdoor activities there are in Jeddah if you are an outdoor enthusiast? You won't be disappointed with Moon Valley. An outdoor lover would love to explore Moon valley, situated in Jabal al Jadib. The place also offers camping options for those who want to sleep under the stars. In Jeddah, hiking Moon Valley is one of the most fulfilling activities, regardless of whether you're a hiking enthusiast or just want to admire the city's beautiful landscapes.
You can see many locals and expatriates doing shore fishing in Jeddah when you drive along the coast or walk along the north and south cornices. Whether fishing from the shore or wading knee-deep in the water, you see these fishermen, both amateurs, and professionals. Dawn and dusk are usually the best times to see them. Several people go fishing in the Red Sea early in the morning. You can charter a fishing boat for a diving trip by going to the diving shops and marinas listed in my article on shipwreck diving above.
This mosque was built in the 1990s and had breathtaking beauty. A full moon and sunset are ideal places to visit this picturesque attraction. Masjid Al Rahma is a great mosque located on Corniche Street in Jeddah. Being the only mosque on the sea, it is one of the most popular destinations in Jeddah. On a full moon, the mosque offers a picturesque view of the sunset and high tide during its Arabic architecture with its dome and minaret. If you are on vacation in Jeddah, you should visit the mosque at least once.
The waterfront of Jeddah is also known for its magnificent beauty and bliss, as is the Corniche of many other Middle Eastern cities. In Jeddah, the Jeddah Corniche is a popular place to visit, thanks to the wide ramp and the best cafes and eateries around. A prominent feature of the Corniche is the Nawras sculpture and the Tawheed mosque, which offer additional amenities to guests. Alternatively, you can grab a quick snack from a nearby café while strolling around nearby malls and mosques. Among the best attractions in Jeddah, the waterfront has a modern and excellent design.
Because it is located right on the Red Sea, this part of Saudi Arabia can be visited all year round. Visiting Jeddah in January or February is best when temperatures are relatively calm, and there is minimal humidity. It is best to avoid the months of May through October because the temperatures can reach 40 degrees Celsius/104 degrees Fahrenheit.