The Jeddah Islamic Seaport, also known as the King Saud International Seaport, is a major international point of trade located on the Red Sea in western Saudi Arabia. The seaport serves not only the the Arabian peninsula, but also as a stop-off on other international trade routes.
Near to Jeddah Seaport, visitors can find comfortable accommodation amongst the 83 rooms and suites at the Radisson Blu Royal Suite, Jeddah. This hotel in Jeddah also places guests near to many prominent city centre attractions, including the Jeddah Corniche.
Further details of Jeddah Seaport
The city of Jeddah itself originally served as the seaport for the nearby city of Mekkah, the regional capital and an important centre of Islam. Over the years, Jeddah developed into a major city in its own right, and modernisation brought the sophisticated Jeddah Seaport into existence.
The Saudi Kingdom established a Seaport Authority for the nation in 1976, providing a body to oversee the operations in Jeddah. Today, the seaport has 58 berths for ships, more than five times the original 10 just 30 years ago. The Seaport now has special facilities for a variety of different cargo, including grain, oil and livestock, and handles a significant portion of imports to the country.
Jeddah Seaport also staffs a variety of support vehicles for marine craft, including tugboats and boats to fight fires and sea pollution.
Stay near Jeddah Seaport at the Radisson Blu Royal Suite, Jeddah
Guests of the Radisson Blu Royal Suite Hotel, Jeddah can easily reach the Jeddah Islamic Seaport from their hotel room. This hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, also offers premium services to its guests, including on-site dining and a full fitness centre, complete with spa facilities.