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What to do in Jeddah
Jeddah is the second largest city in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It’s known as the gateway to the incredible Hajj pilgrimage cities of Mecca and Medina, but don’t think that Jeddah doesn’t have anything else in store for you. The city has amazing shopping districts, restaurants, cafes, beaches, and more.
Start your trip in this amazing city at Al-Balad or old town, which is the historical area of Jeddah. It’s filled with ancient buildings, bustling souqs, and the colourful multi-story coral houses.
Marvel at the sight of the King Fahd Fountain, which is the world’s tallest fountain. Stop by the Naseef House, where you can see great views of the city from the top floors.
You can spend time and your Riyal as you bargain your way around the seemingly endless souqs. Find some great items at Souq Al Alawi. Bring your wallet to Mall of Arabia, Tahlia Shopping Center, El-Khayyat Center, and Stars Avenue too.
Of course, the best souvenirs are incredible memories of the trip, and you’ll have that and more when you go scuba diving at the Red Sea. Are you travelling with family? Then you’ll love the water park at Sial Island, Atallah Happy Land Park, and AlShallal Theme Park.
Whin in Jeddah, you have to travel to Mecca and Medina. Experience the culture and heritage of Saudi Arabia at the breathtaking Masjid al-Haram and its Grand Mosque. Don’t forget to visit the fascinating Mina or “Tent City” and to hike the Mountains of Mecca. Then travel to Media to see Masjid an-Nabi, Quba Mosque, Masjid al-Qiblatain, and many more.
So what are you waiting for? Explore the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and start planning your trip with this Jeddah travel guide.
When to visit Jeddah
The best time to visit Jeddah is during the city’s winter season from November to March, so you can enjoy the weather and temperature when exploring outdoors. Even though it can be hot, you can also be tempted to plan your trip during July and August for even hotter deals, because they’re the cheapest times to fly to Jeddah.
Australians need a visa to fly to Saudi Arabia and travel to Jeddah. You can apply for your tourist visa through Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. Don’t forget to check if your passport is valid for at least six months when you leave Jeddah, and to visit Smartraveller for more info.
Travelling to and around Jeddah
After your touchdown to King Abdulaziz International Airport, just hop on a taxi to get to the city. You can easily travel around Jeddah by taxi and bus.
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