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For centuries, Jeddah has been a meeting point for traders, travellers, and pilgrims in the Red Sea. It is a major port, an important commercial centre and the second-largest city in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia--famous for its wealth of restaurants, cafes and shopping districts, as well as for its comparatively liberal social life. But to many, the city is more important because it is a gateway for millions of pilgrims on their way to the holiest places in Islam: Mecca and Medina. It is a grand city with history, personality, and tons of opportunity.

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The constant buzz of life on the 35km-long Corniche is a microcosm for the whole city. There is no better place in the city for people-watching, as throngs of students, lovers, families and elderly couples stroll along the coast or enjoy a picnic and the sea breeze.
Adresse: Al-Kournaish Rd, Jeddah


The city of Jeddah dates back to the 7th century, when it was founded by fishermen in what is now the Al-Balad neighborhood. The area still retains its ancient feel, boasting some of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in the city, made of traditional coral stones and wood.
Adresse: Al-Balad, Jeddah

King Fahd's Fountain

Located just off the Corniche in the waters of the Red Sea, King Fahd's Fountain is the tallest of its kind in the world. The water reaches a dizzying height of almost 300 metres. No walk along the Corniche would be complete without stopping to admire it.
Adresse: Corniche, Jeddah

Al-Rahma Mosque (Floating Mosque)

Also known as the White Mosque because of its beautiful while marble exterior, this impressive architectural feat juts out over the water, creating the illusion that it is floating, particularly when lit up at night. Pilgrims on their way to Mecca often make a point to stop here to admire the building and worship.
Adresse: Corniche Rd, Ash Shati, Jeddah

Fakieh Aquarium

For a look at the rich sea life in the area and around the world, check out the Fakieh Aquarium. It showcases a wide range of aquatic species, including turtles, sharks, an array of colourful fish and many more forms of marine life. There are also some entertainment options for children and a buffet restaurant in the complex. The dolphin show should not to be missed.
Adresse: N Corniche, Jeddah
Telefon: +966 12-6066144
Åpningstider: 10.00am-11.00pm Sun-Thur; 01.30pm-11.00pm Fri; 01.00pm-11.00pm Sat

City Gates

Jeddah's massive old walls were built to protect the city from Portuguese attacks coming from the Red Sea. Although the wall no longer stands, the six impressive gates and towers can still be admired throughout the city. The gates are attractively illuminated after dark, so a nighttime stroll through the old town in search of the gates is a great way to explore Jeddah.
Adresse: Jeddah

Central Fish Market

Seafood lovers will not want to skip Jeddah's famous fish market. It can get a bit hectic (not to mention smelly), especially during the morning's catch sale which takes place every day, where the absolute freshest specimens can be bought. Even if you end up not buying anything, the market is a unique experience.
Adresse: Al Kurnaysh Rd, Al-Baghdadiyah Al-Gharbiyah, Jeddah
Åpningstider: Daily 05.00am-09.00pm

Abdul Raouf Khalil Museum

The nearly 2,500-year old history of the Jeddah area is showcased in this superb museum, which has exhibitions on everything from pre-islamic history, though pre-modern civilizations, to the rich Islamic cultural heritage of the city. The complex also contains a mosque and the facade of an old castle.
Adresse: Al Madani, Al Andalus, Jeddah
Åpningstider: Daily 08.00am-12.00am / 05.00pm-09.00pm

Chennai Darbar Restaurant

This restaurant represents the ultimate combination of Indian, Indo-Chinese, Arabian and Tandoori flavours. It offers classical dishes from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The authentic taste and atmosphere may make you feel like you are on an exciting tour of South Indian culinary hot spots. The modest rates will make you want to come again.
Adresse: Al Aziziyah, Jeddah
Telefon: +966 12 287 0475
Åpningstider: Daily 07.30-12.30

Section B

Section B is a great burger bar that welcomes its guests with a familiar atmosphere. Food is made entirely of the finest and fresh ingredients. Having the caramelised onions topping with your burger is absolutely essential. Cold drinks are served old-school, and their tasty desserts will leave you wanting more.
Adresse: Hiraa Street, Jeddah
Telefon: +966 56 118 0005
Åpningstider: Daily 01:00 pm–12:00pm

Sakura Japanese Restaurant

Sakura Japanese Restaurant is located at the ground floor of the luxurious Crowne Plaza Hotel. Open seven days a week, it offers high quality Japanese dishes prepared by Sakura head chef and his team. Enjoy a variety of food and drink options throughout the day, from fine dining to lighter meals and relax in the comfortable and bright dining rooms.
Adresse: Al Ma'adi Road, Jeddah
Telefon: +966 12 661 1000
Åpningstider: Daily 01.00-04.00 / 07.00-11.30

Dar Al Qamar

The Belajio Resort's premiere dining option, Dar El Qamar offers a huge and varied selection of cuisine styles, ranging from Italian to Indian to Lebanese. Take advantage of the outside seating among the lush gardens that surround the area or the terrace with an enchanting sea view.
Adresse: Belajio, Ash Shati, Jeddah
Telefon: +966 92 000 3409
Åpningstider: Daily 10.00am-12.00am


Serving up Turkish and Lebanese dishes, Yildizlar has been a local favourite for some time now. Crowds throng here for lunch, and getting a table can be difficult, so it is best to arrive early to be able to savour the world-class grill dishes or the lighter options such as soup or salad.
Adresse: Al Andalus Street, Jeddah
Telefon: +966 2 2 653 1150
Åpningstider: Daily 01.00am-01.00pm

Asia Restaurant

Another local favourite, Asia serves East and Southeast Asian speciality dishes that keep guests coming back time and time again. The Thai dishes are particularly popular, none more so than the Tom Yum Kum, which regulars claim is the best in the world.
Adresse: Sary Street, Jeddah
Telefon: +966 53 906 7677
Åpningstider: Daily 1pm–12am

Caffe Aroma

In a city dominated by Lebanese-style cafes, Caffe Aroma offers a slightly different experience. Emulating the Italian cafe culture, the cafe decor will transport you to the Tuscan countryside, and the Mediterranean dishes and fresh coffee will leave you more than satisfied.
Adresse: Kurnaysh Road, Hamraa' District, Jeddah
Telefon: +966 9200 10163
Åpningstider: Sat–Thu 8am–3am, Fri 1pm–3am

Titanium Café

Titanium Café not only serves coffee and tea, along with some snacks and comfort food, but it is primarily a shisha café. Groups of friends gather here to spend an evening together around a hookah, enjoying the interesting flavours offered, the favourite of which is the special double apple, which uses ice to keep the smoke cool.
Adresse: Al Nahdaa, Al-Rawdah, Jeddah
Åpningstider: Sat–Fri 8:30am–2am


Papaya has a reputation for being a bit on the expensive side, but once you step inside and order you quickly realise why. The coffee is delicious and fresh, but the real star here is the food. The selection is huge and varied, and the hearty breakfasts are especially popular.
Adresse: Ahmad al Attas Street, Jeddah
Telefon: +966 9200 10164
Åpningstider: Tue–Thu & Sat–Mon 8am–1:30am, Fri 1pm–1:30am

Souq Al Alawi

There are few better experiences in Jeddah than strolling through the narrow ways of Souq Al Alawi, getting lost in the vivid colours of the traditional garments and textiles and the enticing scents of the spices and herbs. Browse the countless stalls at the largest souq in the country and go home with a real find in the form of jewellery or art (and be sure to bargain for a better price).
Adresse: Souq Al Alawi, Jeddah
Åpningstider: 08.00am-01.00pm / 05.00pm-09.00pm Sat-Wed

Tahlia Shopping Center

The much loved Tahlia Center may not be as large or glamorous as some of the other malls in Jeddah, but it is a favourite in the city, especially for those shopping for beauty products. There are also some designer abaya stores and places to buy fine jewellery and accessories.
Adresse: Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Street, Tahlia, Jeddah
Telefon: +966 22 634 661 / +966 – 022634662
Åpningstider: 10.00am-12.00am Sat-Thur; 04.00pm-12.00am Fri

Mall of Arabia

As one of the largest shopping centres in the city, Mall of Arabia is a very popular place for shopping, eating and entertainment among locals of Jeddah. With a wealth of restaurants and shops, including international brands and smaller boutiques, it provides everything shoppers need.
Adresse: Al-Nuzhah, Jeddah
Telefon: +966 12 612 3100
Åpningstider: Daily 09.00am-11.00pm

Thanaa Addas

Expert designer Thanaa Addas sells high-quality, custom-made abayas inspired in international fashion and textile traditions. With three locations in Jeddah, Riyadh and Dubai, her designs are much sought after, for buyers know they are getting a truly unique piece.
Adresse: Al Nahdha District, Jeddah
Telefon: +966 12 622 7213
Åpningstider: 05.00pm-10.00pm Sat-Thur

Cultural Norms

When strolling and exploring the city please make sure you wear the appropriate attire. Women should be covered from neck to ankle and in certain areas scarves are used to cover the face and head. Shorts and tank tops should not be worn outside of your accommodation by women. For men, loose clothing is recommended and shorts are prohibited. When visiting, please make sure you respect and abide by the laws and culture of the country.

Passport / Visa

Saudi Arabia introduced a new eVisa system in October 2019, dramatically simplifying visa applications for citizens of multiple world countries, including the USA, Canada, China, Japan, Australia, and much of Europe. The new multiple-entry visa will be processed within record time (as quickly as 30 minutes), issued for one year, and will allow visitors to stay in the country for up to 90 days during its validity period. This marks a watershed moment in the country’s history, as Saudi Arabia has historically been off limits to non-Muslim tourists, with visas notoriously difficult to secure. Citizens of countries not covered by the eVisa program will still need to turn to their nearest consulate to obtain a visa.

Best Time to Visit

Jeddah is well known for its dry and hot weather but surprisingly it has very pleasant and cool winters. Summers here are extremely hard to handle, as the temperatures rise over 45 degrees. Jeddah is also known for its dust storms which come from the deserts in the Arabian Peninsula. The best time to visit the city is from late October to March when the weather is not unbearable and temperatures are between 10 and 20 degrees.

King Abdulaziz International Airport

King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) is the largest airport in Saudi Arabia, located about 20 km north of the city of Jeddah. The famous Hajj terminal is specifically for the use of Muslim pilgrims on their way to Mecca. The two regular terminals are 8 km apart, and the only way to get between them is by taxi. This is also the best way to get to the city. Be sure to agree on a price with the driver before stepping into the vehicle.
Adresse: Medina Road, Jeddah
Telefon: +966 9200 11233

Public Transport

Taxis are by far the most common way to get around the city for tourists. Buses are not commonly used, but they are very cheap and can be a bit of a cultural experience. Larger buses are government-run and don't follow a schedule. Smaller buses are privately-owned and run and can be a more reliable option. Many chain hotels also have minivan services that take guests from the hotel to some of the commercial areas of the city.


Taxis are a fast and affordable way to move in Jeddah. There are two types: regular yellow taxis are cheaper, but tend to be quite old and sometimes dirty. Newer white taxis, known as "limousines" are air-conditioned and in very good shape. There are also unlicenced taxis, but these are illegal and it is not recommended to take them. One reputable taxi company is Makkah Taxi.
Telefon: +966 55 803 0464

Post Office

Saudi Post - Al-Balad
Adresse: Al-Balad, Jeddah
Telefon: +966 9200 05700
Åpningstider: Sat-Thu 7:30am-9pm


Outline Pharmacy
Adresse: Prince Saud Al Faisal, Al-Rawdah, Jeddah
Telefon: +966 55 647 9032
Åpningstider: Sat-Thu 10am-12am, Fri 5pm-11pm


Country code: +966 Area code: 2


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