About Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Jeddah, the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia, is the biggest seaport on the Red Sea. Known for centuries as a destination for travelers and merchants, it is the main gateway to Islam's holiest city, Mecca. A busy commercial hub, many high-end shops and major company headquarters call Jeddah home.
Exploring the cityA curious mix of ancient and modern culture makes exploring the streets of Jeddah a rewarding experience. The city’s business area, King Abdullah Street, stretches from the waterfront in the west, to the eastern edge. Business and commerce is also prevalent in the Al-Balad area. Here company headquarters rub shoulders with some of Saudi Arabia's most ancient buildings, mosques and souks.
For bargain hunters, Tahlia Street is a magnet. With high-end boutiques, chain stores and shopping centers dotted along its length, the street has a reputation for providing a top-quality shopping experience. Alternatively, the International Market offers over 200 stores selling produce and items from countries across the globe. This is the ideal place for anyone who likes a good bargain.
Nearby, the Corniche seaside promenade offers great views of the Red Sea as you walk along the seafront. Here you will also find amusements, recreational areas, cafés and one of the city’s icons, King Fahd's Fountain, the tallest in the world.