Jeddah is an emerging modern city, fly with Qatar Airways. Award-winning hospitality and a 5-star experience await you onboard.
Explore the Coral made houses with wooden balconies and window shutters in the old section of the city; Al Balad. Visit Naseef House where King Abdulaziz resided. Tour the remarkable Floating Mosque on the coast of the Red Sea; a spectacular sight at night when it's basked in the dusk glow and becomes enchanted.
The Makkah Gate; the oldest gate in the country made from coral limestone walls, illuminated at dusk is a truly remarkable sight. King Fahd's Fountain projects water 1024 feet above the Red Sea and is visible anywhere in Jeddah.
Balad is a shoppers paradise with upscale shopping centres selling high end fashion brands alongside traditional street vendors and open air souq's. This is a lively market area filled with street hawkers and traders; inside Balad Market you will find Souq Al Jamia selling textiles. grains and spices.
The Red Sea Mall is the premier shopping, dining and entertainment venue in Jeddah including a 5* hotel. The Mall Of Arabia offers leading, international, regional and local brands, a full scale amusement park and many hands-on workshops in cooking, magic, puppet shows and theatre.
In the evenings head to Al Corniche for some traditional Arabic cuisine; the area gets very lively and the atmosphere is enthralling. The Corniche is alive with energy in the evenings, the beach is well lit; enjoy the view of King Fahd's fountain and take in the open air sculptures in the vicinity, participate in Shisha; a famous Arabic water pipe infused with flavoured tobacco, such as apple, mint, grape and strawberry.
The Red Sea Mall is a popular entertainment venue with an arcade amusement centre, go-karting, climbing wall, bowling, billiards and an activity centre.
Currency: Saudi Riyal (SAR)
Voltage: 220 V
Plugs: 3 pin, flat
Timezone: GMT + 3 hours
International dialing code: +966 2
Distance from Doha: 1,327 km
Flight time: 1 hours 30 minutes