Jeddah is Saudi Arabia’s oldest and busiest city, so it comes as no surprise that there’s an abundance of things to do and see when you travel to the historic city. Here are a few options you can add to your travel itinerary.
Jeddah served as an important seaport for a long time, so much so that is was known as the ‘Bride of the Red Sea’. Even today, this stretch of lands plays an important role in Jeddah, as it was revamped in 2017. Restaurants, parks, resorts are what you’ll find along this 730,000 kilometres of land and beach.
Al Shafee Mosque
This mosque is named after one of the four great imams of Sunni Islam. Beautifully maintained, this mosque is known to be one of the finest in Jeddah. Non-Muslim visitors can visit the mosque during non-prayer times, as long as they’re dressed decently.
Try Al Baik
Saudi Arabia’s popular fast-food chain- Al Baik, is a must-try when in Jeddah. Locals believe the fried chicken here is the best in the world. You can be the judge of that when you visit Jeddah, as it has several branches around the city. Those based at Spectrums Residence Jeddah and any other Jeddah accommodation can simply search for the nearest branch on google maps.
Al Balad, translating to ‘the town’, is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city of Jeddah. The neighbourhood served as the seaport of the region, with most of the structures remaining the same. If you’re looking to get some insight into ancient Jeddah, this is ideal for you.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+