The city of Jeddah is one of the cities located on the western coast of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, at the middle of the eastern coast of the Red Sea, as it is the bride of the Red Sea, which is famous for its diverse cultures and beautiful regions. The city is bounded on the east by the plains of Tihama, representing a depression of the Hejaz heights, and on the west by parallel chains of coral reefs along its coast.
Where to go in Jeddah
The city of Jeddah includes many natural, heritage, and popular areas, as well as areas distinguished by its architectural construction, and its beautiful coral beaches.
Natural and recreational areas
Tourists can visit many areas that highlight the natural beauty of Jeddah, including:
Set sail: Tourists can practice swimming and water sports, such as: diving, in addition to sailing boats and marine tanks. The region also includes 50 tourist resorts, providing the services provided by the most luxurious hotels, and it also has the largest marine marinas.
Jeddah Corniche: The northern Corniche in Jeddah extends along Salman Bay, located in the north of Sharm Obhur, to the southern Corniche. Many tourist hotels have been built on this beach, such as the Park Hyatt Jeddah, which includes a yacht marina. The Corniche is distinguished by its wonderful beaches, as it is distinguished by its proximity to the city center.
King Fahd’s Fountain: The King Fahd Fountain is located on the western shore of Jeddah, but it can be seen from all over Jeddah. It is the highest fountain of its kind in the world, it is registered in the Guinness Book of Records, as the height of the fountain reaches 312 meters, and the weight of water in it exceeds 18 tons, pushed into the air.
Green Island: Green Island is located in a vital area of the Red Sea, north of the Jeddah Corniche. There are three luxurious restaurants on the island.
Al-Shifa Park: The Al-Shifa Park is distinguished by its location in the center of the city, near a city for children’s entertainment. Families can enjoy the park’s social, cultural and entertainment atmosphere.
Architectural and historical areas
Architectural landmarks in Jeddah have a prominent position, as it includes many buildings distinguished by its beautiful architectural style, including:
Khuzam Palace: Khuzam Palace is one of the buildings distinguished for its architectural construction. Its construction began in 1928 AD and ended in 1932 AD. The palace was the first building built of cement and iron in Jeddah. Lavender plants grow on the sides of the palace.
The Historic Wall of Jeddah: The Jeddah Wall was built around the city during the reign of Sultan Abu al-Nasr Qansuh al-Ashraf, the last of the Mamluk Sultans al-Burjia. The wall contains 7 gates, and an eighth double gate was added to accommodate the passage of cars through it, at the beginning of the Saudi era.
The Open Museum: The museum is located on the central corniche of Jeddah. It includes 20 artworks made by the greatest plastic artists such as Henry Moore and La Fontaine.
Al-Rahma Mosque: The mosque was built in Al-Shati neighborhood in 2005, and it was the first mosque to be built on the surface of the sea.
King Abdullah Stadium: It is a football stadium called the Radiant Gem. The stadium has a capacity of 60,000 spectators, and there is an outdoor stadium with a capacity of 10,000 spectators, and it is a stadium dedicated to athletics. It also contains a closed hall, and a multi-use hall. The façade of the stadium was designed with the idea of mashrabiyas, to provide shade for the inner hallway of the stadium.
In Jeddah, tourists can visit many commercial areas in order to shop. Among the most important of these areas:
Tahlia Street: If a tourist wants to go to a vital place, and to go shopping, he must go to Tahlia Street. On both sides of the street, there are many shops, international brands, and luxurious restaurants. Tahlia Street divides the city of Jeddah in half, and is distinguished by its location as well as its beauty.
Red Sea Mall: The Red Sea complex is located in the northern suburbs of Jeddah, and it is the largest mall in the city, with an area of 242,200 meters. The complex is distinguished by its modern design, and it contains a five-star hotel.
Popular markets: The popular markets, with their old traditional traditional shops, extend for a distance of 1.5 km. Among the most famous of these markets are the Al-Alawi market, the Bedouin market, and the Al-Nada market. If you wanted a tourist to get the finest types of cloth, he went to the big market. As for the most beautiful tesbihs, they are sold in the Souk Al Sobhiya.
The Arab Complex: It has an area of 261 thousand square meters, and it can be accessed through 16 gates. The complex contains a shopping center, more than 300 international shops, and a ski arena.
Tourist elements of the city of Jeddah
Among the factors that support the tourist activity in the city of Jeddah are the following:
Location: It is located on the shore of the Red Sea, and it is considered a crossroads of land, sea and air routes.
Topography: The city includes marine coasts, eastern hills, valleys, and coastal atolls.
Its climate: the sun is always bright in Jeddah, with moderate temperatures, and few opportunities for rain. The city’s climate is also devoid of sudden climatic conditions such as storms, hurricanes, fog, and others. The climate is mild in winter, hot and humid in summer.