Top Five Things To See When Visiting Jeddah

Published On December 13, 2019 | By Staff Writer | Travel Planning
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Saudia Arabia has recently opened its doors to the people around the globe which definitely made a lot of us get excited and thrilled. This country has a lot to offer as it caters to some of the best sights, foods, and vast amazing spots and diverse landscapes that any one of us can experience.  The last time I visited, I was able to get a direct flight on Airblue, which gave me a full four extra hours to explore the city.  This was great, as Jeddah has quickly become one of the places that you must visit when you are dropping by in the Middle East. It is becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations nowadays because of its rich culture. 

It is ranked as the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia which comprises a huge range of population and major commercial centers and buildings. You may not have considered going into this place yet but now is the time for you to try and check out the amazing tourist spots and sights along with this country. 

We’re going to discuss the top five things to see when visiting Jeddah. For a different kind of experience, visit these sceneries and landscapes that will eventually leave a memorable mark in your life! 

1. King Fahd’s Fountain

The top main tourist destination in Jeddah is King Fahd’s Fountain. This 853-foot fountain is said to be the tallest fountain in the world. This salt-water fountain was donated by the late King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz to the City of Jeddah. Having dinner with your partner near this fountain could be one of the most unforgettable experiences in your life. It is best to see this fountain during the night time where it is illuminated.  The last time I went, I made sure my flight booking was in the evening so that I could fly over the fountain at night to see it lit up from the sky. 

2. Al-Balad

Reaching to the second spot, Al-Balad is one of the must-see heritage when you go to Jeddah. I must say that this place is the center of it is the soul of the city. Al-Balad is a marketplace with multi-storied mud-brick and stone buildings. Each one of the stores sells everything from gold to silver ornaments, honey and spices and textiles too. Surprisingly, because of its vibrant area, it has been listed as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. 

3. Jeddah Corniche

Don’t miss this place if you want to unwind and relax around Jeddah. It is a unique place where a pedestrian interaction area points out directly to the Red Sea. There are a lot of things you can enjoy when you are in this place like walking, bicycling and jogging. Jeddah Corniche is described as a place that is full of energy which intensifies through a breathtaking view and a warm feeling. Jeddah Corniche may not be one of your lists now but you must have it sooner or later. 

4. World’s Tallest Unsupported Flag

If you’re fond of going to some unusual and odd places. Going here might surprise you at all costs. The World’s Tallest Unsupported Flag can be found in Jeddah, It might be quite a challenge that you’ll get excited just to witness a flag with an unsupported pole. But because it’s a kind and distinct spot or sight, being amazed by how the flag sways into the wind will definitely make your journey worthwhile. This kind of tourist destination is one of the most unusual scenes that you could ever have. In fact, other people have been labeling this kind of experience as a thrilling one. 

5. Floating Mosque

The floating Mosque of Jeddah is truly one of a kind. This mosque seems to emerge from the sea as it is being enveloped by the clear blue waters. It is recommended to go into this place during sunset to feel the moment with your partner and just reminisce about something between yourselves. It may sound romantic but this place is very historic in nature. This is a must-see place in Jeddah with its fourth rank in the best tourist destination to go into. People who have been here too have described their experience as an unforgettable, happy and calming one. 

Jeddah may not be in one of your bucket lists now but having it listed later won’t cost you any harm. There are still many more things you can do and unveil with this place. It may still be an emerging country to be discovered by a lot of people but going here will put you into a different kind of experience. A diverse landscape and sceneries with rich culture and religion.

 

 

 

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