Jeddah, located in the Hijaz Tihamah region, is one of Saudi Arabia’s most popular cities. This highly urbanized city is widely considered the gateway to Mecca and Medina, making it one of the most visited cities of Saudi Arabia. The city is known for being different to the rest of Saudi Arabia, and is rich culture and attractions, such as the Kingdom Tower and Old Jeddha, make it a popular tourist destination as well. For a stay in luxurious hotel apartments in Jeddah, make a reservation at Citadines Al Salamah Jeddah.
Easily one of the most unique attractions of Jeddah, the King Fahd’s Fountain is an icon in Jeddah’s skyline. How, you may wonder, is a fountain part of the skyline of a city? The answer is simple; the King Fahd’s Fountain is the tallest water fountain in the world. Sending towering columns of water high into the air, making it visible all around the city, this fountain is unlike anything you will ever see.
Built in 1985, the King Fahd’s Fountain was donated to the city of Jeddah by King Kadh, as its name suggests. Located in the west coast of Jeddah this fountain is reputed as being the tallest fountain in the world. The actual height to which the fountain blasts columns of water is disputed; with some saying it it reaches 260m, while others say it reaches 312m. But whatever the height is, what is clear is that it is still the tallest fountain in the world by far, the Gateway Geyser fountain reaching 162m, which is in fact the second tallest fountain in the world. Using saltwater instead of freshwater, this fountain is one of the most amazing sights to witness at night. As the columns of water hurtle through the air, they are lit up with over 500 spot lights, creating a tower of sparkling water in the night sky! It truly is one of the most unique experiences Jeddah has to offer.
Shehera Fioni is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Catalina Forbes. Her content is based on many thrilling escapades offered to travellers across the world. Google+