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.
Jeddah has many hotels and other accomodation options bookable via the international booking portals.