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    Tourists Guide To Jeddah & General Information

    Jeddah is the largest City in the Makkah Province of Saudi Arabia. It is the second largest City in the Country, after the Nation’s Capital, Riyadh. The population of Jeddah is close on 3.5 million people and is the largest port on the Red Sea.

    An Overview & Informative Guide To Jeddah

    Jeddah was founded in the 6th century BC, and became part of Saudi Arabia in the mid 1200’s.

    What You Need To Know About Jeddah

    There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Jeddah.

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Jeddah?

    November to February are the best times to visit Jeddah, when the temperature is generally between 21 and 25 degrees Celsius.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Jeddah?

    You need a Visa to enter Jeddah and the rest of Saudi Arabia, and the policies are very strict, as your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months after the Visa has been granted/issued.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Jeddah?

    Depending on what time of year you are travelling to Jeddah will influence what you need to pack. Generally slightly warmer clothes, and some summer apparel are needed. Sunscreen, forms of identification and a camera should be taken with.

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Jeddah?

    You currently do not need any vaccinations when travelling to Jeddah. You should make sure by asking your Travel Agent a few months prior to your visit.

    Transport & How To Get Around Jeddah?

    King Abdulaziz International is Jeddah’s main airport, and is quite large. Getting around Jeddah can be done via taxi services and buses and one can rent a car or make provisions with your Hotel or place of residence during your stay for transport.

    Attractions and places to visit in Jeddah

    This beautiful city is a modern and majestic place to visit. The ancient city dates back to the 7th century and has some outstanding sites to see when in Jeddah. Lined with some stunning beaches and numerous outdoor sculptures, this city will be sure to provide you with ample entertainment and thrilling moments.

    Where to go when visiting in Jeddah?

    Jeddah is the principle gateway to the most holy city of Islam’s Mecca and second most holy city Medina. Jeddah is considered as Saudi Arabia’s prime resort city therefore ensuring you have the best options and availability in some outstanding accommodation sites in the country.

    As mentioned above some notable hotels and accommodation to stay at while in Jeddah is the Durrat Al-Arus integrated tourist village where there are countless activities and numerous things to do and places to see while at these impeccable resorts. To name but a few other exceptional hotels and resorts, Al-Nawras-Movenpick Resort, Crystal Resort, Radisson Blu, Al Murjan Beach Resort and the Sands. These places are considered world class and will certainly not disappoint.

    Interesting landmarks to make sure to see while in Jeddah is the King Fahd’s Fountain, which holds the Guinness world record for having the highest water jet in the world so make sure to look upon this spectacular fountain. Jeddah Flagpole, which is the tallest flagpole in the world with a height of 171 meters.

    This Majestic city is full of promise and is holds significant religious customs and history within and around its borders. There are well over 1300 mosques in the city. If you are looking for places to do some serious shopping then this city has it all in one street, literally. Tahliyah street is considered a very important fashion and shopping street in Jeddah with countless upscale department stores and classy boutiques this street will surely have all you could ever want and more all in one place.

    How old is the city of Jeddah?

    Jeddah as excavations suggest has been known to being founded in 522 BC as a fishing helmet by the Yemeni Quda’s tribe.

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