Jeddah is a major city in the western region of Saudi Arabia, situated along the Red Sea coast, 900km southwest of Riyadh. With a population of 5.3 million inhabitants it is the largest city in Makkah Province and the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia.
Jeddah is known for its bustling port, which is one of the busiest in the region and serves as a gateway to the holy city of Mecca for Muslim pilgrims from around the world. The city is also a major commercial hub and an important center for international trade, with a thriving economy based on industries such as petrochemicals, construction, and tourism.
Jeddah looks back to a long history. It first achieved prominence around AD 647; in the 15th century it became the centre of trade between Egypt and India. The historic centre of Jeddah has been a UNESCO world heritage centre since 2014.
How to get to Jeddah
Jeddah has an international airport with flights to several international destinations. It also can be reached by train, ferry or car.
Accommodation
Jeddah has many hotels and other accomodation options bookable via the international booking portals.
01 Bab Makkah gate 02 Bab Makkah gate 03 Bab Makkah gate 04 Moroccan mosque 05 Al Jami street
06 Minaret of Al SHafei mosque 07 Old houses in Al Balad area 08 Old houses in Al Balad area 09 Al Balad district 10 Al Balad district 11 Al Amoudi exchange
12 Al Amoudi exchange 13 Arch 14 Yusuf Muhammad al-Naghi mosque 15 Allegiance square 16 Ministry of foreign affairs
17 Bicycle lane on Allegiance square 18 Jaffali mosque 19 Jaffali mosque 20 Jaffali mosque
21 Allegiance square 22 Allegiance square 23 Old Jeddah gate
24 Old houses in Al Balad area 25 Old houses in Al Balad area 26 Old houses in Al Balad area 27 Old houses in Al Balad area 28 Old houses in Al Balad area
29 Old houses in Al Balad area 30 Old houses in Al Balad area 31 Old houses in Al Balad area 32 Old houses in Al Balad area 33 Old houses in Al Balad area
34 Old houses in Al Balad area 35 Old houses in Al Balad area 36 Nassif house museum 37 Nassif house museum on cannon square
38 Excavations 39 Herbalists lane 40 Shops in Al Alawi street 41 Perfume shop 42 Shops in Al Alawi street
43 Al Balad district 44 Al Balad district 45 Perfume shops 46 Moroccan mosque 47 Cafe
48 Bazaar 49 Souk 50 Bazaar 51 Souk 52 Bab Makkah gate
53 Bab Makkah gate 54 Bab Makkah gate 55 Serafi Mega mall 56 Serafi Mega mall 57 Al-Hamra corniche waterfront
58 Al-Hamra corniche waterfront 59 Conference palace
60 Conference palace 61 Cars on the beach 62 Beach and Jeddah harbour
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