8 Things that Make Jeddah One of the Highlight Cities of Saudi Arabia

By Ihab Ou-ouda | 25, Oct, 2021
8 Things that Make Jeddah One of the Highlight Cities of Saudi Arabia

It takes only 1 hour to travel from Jeddah to the Honored Ka'bah, which is probably the most exciting thing that makes Jeddah one of the Best Cities of Arabia.

Aside from the religious significance of being close to Mecca, Jeddah is a rich city that never fails to impress travelers.

There's a lot that Jeddah has to offer to its visitors, both related to nature and culture. Let's explore the 8 most important things to do in Jeddah.


1. Mecca is Less than One Hour Away from Jeddah
Makkah Mecca Saudi Arabia Kaabah

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It's amazing how you can accommodate in one of Jeddah's hotels, enjoying all the fun activities of the city, knowing that you're only 1 hour away from the most sacred place for Muslims.

So, if you ever feel like being spiritual, you can go to Mecca, where you can pray and ask God for his guidance and forgiveness.


2. Witness some Grand-Scale Landmarks in Jeddah

The magnitude of some landmarks in Jeddah is dazzling to the eyes.

The three most prominent landmarks that first come to mind are The Bicycle Sculpture at Bicycle Square, the Fountain of King Fahd, and the Jeddah Flag Pole.

These three landmarks are all worthy of social media pictures that will impress your friends.


3. Visit Sea Mall & the Mall of Arabia
Mall of Arabia Jeddah Saudi Arabia

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If you ever care for some fancy shopping, all you gotta do is visit Sea Mall & the Mall of Arabia in Jeddah.

Both of these fantastic malls are full of life and activity, especially now since the covid pandemic isn't as severe as it was.

Aside from all the wholesome stores in the mall, there are many events that you might find while visiting.

Make sure not to spend too much money in the malls because there's a lot to explore in Jeddah.


4. Jeddah is home to some of the most impressive beaches

The Beaches of Jeddah are otherworldly in their beauty.

Although not a public beach, Silver Sands Beach is a place you don't want to miss on a trip to Jeddah. The entrance cost is $40, which is not too much for a great day on this Red Sea beach.

Enjoy a sunbathing session on the beaches of Jeddah whenever you want because the weather is always lovely in the city.


5. Worship God Almighty in Mosque Al Rahma
Masjid Al Rahma Mosque Jeddah Saudi Arabia

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Worshiping God can be done anywhere you want, as long as it's a clean place.

But that doesn't mean visiting different mosques all over the world is a waste of time.

Take Mosque Al Rahma in Jeddah, for example. It would be a mess if you visited the city without praying in one of its most majestic mosques.

Al Rahma Mosque is one significant testimony of how modern Islamic Culture has some of the most mesmerizing architectural ideas ever.


6. Take a Deep Look at the City and the Sea from The Jeddah Lighthouse

First of all, the people who designed and built Jeddah Lighthouse did something unique about visual art.

Before you get on top, you can look at the Lighthouse from far away and just admire how it looks.

Once you climb to the top, prepare yourself to see some more amazing visuals of the city and the vast sea in front of it.


7. Don't Forget the Old Parts of Jeddah: Al Balad
Al Balad Jeddah Saudi Arabia

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Al Balad is home to some old architectural and cultural landmarks that return to the ages before Jeddah became the modern city we know.

Back then, the culture was heavily centered around trade and commerce.

You can explore all of the old architectural and cultural landmarks like Perfumers Alley; you can only imagine how pleasant it smells down there.

Also, Khaskeyya Market in the heart of old Jeddah is a labyrinth you don't want to miss.


8. You Can Have More Fun in the Desert Of Jeddah than in any other place

The Desert might seem quiet and deserted, but believe me, that's not the case in Jeddah.

There are all sorts of organized trips to the Desert near Jeddah that include activities such as sandboarding, riding camels, and rallies with big vehicles.

If you're into more peaceful activities, you can enjoy your time in a desert camp near Jaddah with traditional Saudi tents and traditional customs. The night sky looks fascinating in the Desert.

We hope your trip to Jeddah will be a delightful journey that combines pleasure and spirituality simultaneously.

If you're a young couple looking for an excellent spot to honeymoon in, I'd recommend Jeddah.

As long as you can afford it, don't deprive yourself of visiting such a modern Muslim city.

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