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Sightseeing in Jeddah - what to see. Complete travel guide

Jeddah is a large political, trading and industrial center of the Saudi Arabia. This is also one of the most beautiful towns of the country. Unique look of old quarters, large number of buildings referring to different styles and epochs, modern restaurants and entertainment centers – all these factors have made this city very attractive for tourists. For decades Jeddah welcomes visitors from all over the world and every traveller leaves this magnificent place in deep amazement because of unparalleled national heritage and color.
Jeddah will never disappoint fans of haute cuisine. Fans of various culinary trends will easily find a suitable place to dine in this wonderful city. Byblos is one of the most famous … Open
There are old quarters in simply each part of the city, so you can have an enjoyable walk on pavements and streets, looking at unusual houses and squares that have been the witnesses of significant historical events. The quarter located in the southern part of the city is among the most famous ones. Here are located two amazing mansions – Nasif and Sharbatly. Many years ago they were owned by noble tradesmen, so their inner decorations resembled a royal palace. Just next to these beautiful buildings are located modern office centers that absolutely don’t spoil the look of this amazing architectural ensemble.
In the local Municipal Museum you will find a large exhibition of historical artifacts. Painting lovers should move their feet to The Museum of Abdel Raouf Hassan Khalil that exhibits a collection of paintings referred to 17-19 centuries. Jeddah Museum is the place to see priceless founds of archeologists. One of the halls of this museum is devoted to an ethnographic collection. The majority of leisure tourists call Jeddah “the city of monuments and markets”. Indeed, there are many hospitable sellers in this place. They offer simply everything – from home-made sweets and fruit to souvenirs and handcrafts. The biggest markets of the Saudi Arabia are located in Jeddah as well. On the central square of the city you will find Al-Alawi market. When it comes to viewing statues and monuments of the city, tourists usually have hard time as in Jeddah there are around four hundred of them. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Interesting and multifaceted religious traditions of the local people have found reflection in various spheres of their life. The locals are very sensitive to their customs and they do all … Open
The favorite promenade for many guests of the city is the beautiful Corniche promenade. It is completely dedicated to pedestrians and has a length of more than 35 km. On the waterfront, there are popular shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. Many comfortable recreation areas with benches are also positioned here. On the embankment, there are a huge number of sculptures, the study of which can become an incredibly exciting event.
One of the highest fountains in the world, which was named after King Fahd, is located in Jeddah. The height of the fountain is 312 meters. With the onset of darkness, this fountain highlights 500 floodlights. This gorgeous fountain can be admired endlessly. It is one of the most photographed places in the city.
Jeddah is an incredibly beautiful port city, a popular beach resort and world-renowned center of pilgrimage. Al-Balad district is considered the oldest part of the city. First buildings in … Open
The Al-Rahma Mosque, which is also known to many travelers as the Floating Mosque, is considered to be the most beautiful architectural monument. The thing is that it is located near the coast, so the bases of the building are washed by sea waves. The main building material for the construction of the mosque was marble. The building looks incredibly spectacular and is considered a true example of national architecture.
Preserved elements of the old defensive structures, remain an important historical symbol for the city. From the fortifications, there are six gates, the most beautiful of which are the Bab-Mecca and Bab-Sharif. It is important to note that the ancient fortress existed in the city until the middle of the 20th century and was destroyed quite recently. Subsequently, many defensive buildings and the ancient gates of the fortified city were reconstructed, but the genuine historical buildings still have a greater interest.
Many travelers associate Jeddah primarily with colorful Oriental markets and rich choice of shopping centers. This is indeed a major trading city, but apart from interesting shops the city … Open
Of great interest from a historical point of view, is the ancient Christian cemetery preserved on the territory of the city. It was closed less than a hundred years ago. However, today the cemetery attracts a huge number of pilgrims from all over the world. According to one of the legends, Eve's grave is located in this area. Pilgrims from all over the world come to bow to the burial place.
JEDDAH • Art lovers should definitely visit the Abdul Rauf Khalil Museum. Within its walls is a very interesting collection of paintings and tapestries. The age of some works of art reaches more than 500 years.
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♥   Shopping area ' Al-Balad' Jeddah, 4.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Tahlia Street' Jeddah, 9.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Prince Sultan Street' Jeddah, 13.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Jeddah from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Tower Abraj al-Bait

From the series “The Highest Buildings in the World”
This unique skyscraper was completed in 2012. It became the world champion on a number of parameters. First of all, the complex is the heaviest in the world and the second in height; it’s only behind the Burj Khalifa. The planet's tallest hotel is a part of the architectural structure, as well as the highest clock tower. This large-scale architectural complex is located in close proximity to Al-Haram, which is considered a major religious landmark of Mecca. … Read further

Abraj Al-Bait Towers

From the series “Elegant Architectural Structures for Fans of Skywalks”
Construction of the architectural complex was completed in 2012. Today, along with significant historical and religious sites of Mecca, it is one of the most popular tourist sites. There are several options to look at the Mecca from a height. You can rent one of the rooms in the hotel and enjoy the attractions, or reserve a table by the window in one of the restaurants and have a romantic dinner. In addition, there is an amazing Islamic Museum and the Lunar Observation Center, which are also open to the public. … Read further

Sightseeing in Saudi Arabia: things to see

Several important tourist objects are located in the capital of country, the city of Riyadh. Here travellers are recommended to visit the Masmak Fortress that was built in the middle of the 19th century. The fortress was a witness of many important historic events, and since its building it changed owners several times. Initially, the fortress was used as a warehouse, and later a museum was opened in it. … Open
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