Located in the Hijaz Tihamah region on the coast of the red sea, Jeddah is the largest city in the Makkah province and the second largest city in Saudi Arabia.
Origin of Jeddah & Pre Islamic era
There is evidence that humans have inhabited these lands as early as the Stone Age and some historians believe that it was home to a well-developed civilization that existed over 9000 years ago.
According to scriptures and inscriptions, the city of Jeddah has been originally founded during 522BC by the Yemeni tribesmen of Quda’a tribe who left Yemen to settle in Mecca due to the destruction of the historic Marib Dam.
Post Islamic era
After the birth of Islam in the 7th century, the region underwent drastic changes. As most of the people here started to convert themselves to Islam, various reformations had to be amended by the governing bodies that had control over the region.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
After several years of wars and uprisings, Ibn Saud, who was the leader of a clan that originated in the central Nejd province, took control over Jeddah and Medina during the second battle of Jeddah via an agreement with Jeddans.
The city today
Being a popular tourist destination, the city is home to a number of accommodation options the likes of Spectrums Residence Jeddah and many other hotel apartments. In Jeddah, guests can also visit many places of interests such as museums, malls and other attractions.
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