Jeddah, the commercial center of Saudi Arabia and one of its largest cities, has become a top tourist attraction in the Middle East kingdom. Tourists from across the world visit the cosmopolitan city of Jeddah to see its ancient buildings and traditional middle-eastern “souqs” (markets). Jeddah is also the main gateway to the two holy cities of Islam – Makkah and Medina. The city is also famous for its resorts, stunning beaches and beautiful view of the Red Sea.
Best Places to Visit
Jeddah is quite urbane city with skyscrapers dotting its landscape. With the help of our Jeddah City Guide you will discover some of its important places of interest. These include the Sharbatly House, the Naseef House, Municipality Museum, Corniche, Al Salam Palace, Street of the Cemetery of the Foreigners, Jeddah Al-Balad, Al-Shafee Mosque, and Museum of Abdul Raouf Hasan Khalil.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Jeddah is during the winter season from October till March. The average temperature ranges between 20 to 30 degrees Celsius.
Best Dining Places
All kinds of cuisines, including the traditional Arabic, Asian and Western, are available in the restaurants spread across Jeddah. People mostly throng to the restaurants in the city centre.
Best Airlines to Reach
King Abdulaziz International Airport connects Jeddah with various parts of the world. Apart from the national carrier Saudia, other major airlines serving the city include United Airlines, Continental Airlines, Air France, Air India, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, China Southern Airlines and more.
Best Places to Stay
Jeddah abounds in accommodations of all ranges, from luxury hotels to budget hotels. Most luxury hotels are located in and around the Corniche. For cheap hotels in Jeddah visit the city centre for your stay.