From Incredible Historical Monuments to Great Adventures – Reasons to Visit Jeddah
Is Jeddah on your bucket list in 2018? If so, plan your Jeddah trip from October to March, as it is the best time to visit this beautiful city. You may ask why? Well, Jeddah – a diverse and exciting city boasts of the spell-binding vistas, incredible historic monuments, attractions, and fun-filled adventurous activities. What’s not to love? The scenic beauty comes alive during autumn season, the visitors rush is more, and airlines offer attractive discounts.
Even if flying at cheap prices is not only the reason, here we’ve gathered few more reasons why Jeddah must be on your cards in 2018:
#1 Explore Top Jeddah Attractions
Discover Jeddah and its rich historical & cultural heritage and colorful history by visiting its attractions. Well, the best way to explore the sights of this beautiful city is to embark on a sightseeing tour. So, go on and let your eyes feast upon Jeddah’s charms and beauty.
King Fahd’s Fountain – No trip to Jeddah is complete without photographing King Fahd’s Fountain. Yes, this saltwater fountain is illuminated at night and visible from all over Jeddah.
Untouched coral reefs– Enjoy Desert Sea Divers on weekends (Fridays and Saturdays) for guided snorkeling or diving trips to the untouched coral reefs of the Red Sea.
Traditional souks in Al-Balad – Wander through the narrow alleys of Al Balad, Jeddah’s historic center, and find traditional souks (markets) brimming with vibrant colors and aromas.
Red Sea water sports- Jeddah’s playground extends to the Red Sea, where jet skiing, fishing, windsurfing, and boating are few water sports you can participate in.
Al-Shallal Theme Park– Al-Shallal Theme Park is a great place to explore if you’re traveling with children. There are thrill rides catered for all ages, and there is even an ice skating rink.
#2 Have a Comfortable Stay in Jeddah
There’s accommodation that suits all budgets and tastes in Jeddah. The city boasts of lavish luxury hotels, and there are plenty of cheaper options as well. Travelers can also stay in hostels to enjoy the comfort of a friendly B&B, or even try camping in Jeddah.
Top best hotels in Jeddah are: The Ritz-Carlton Jeddah, Park Hyatt Jeddah – Marina, Assila Hotel, Mövenpick Hotel City Star Jeddah, and Le Méridien Jeddah.
#3 Marvel at Jeddah’s Free Attractions
Jeddah is home to some of the best shopping arcades, museums, galleries in the world – many of which are free. Here’s a list of top free things in Jeddah.
- Visit the Open Air Monuments Museum at the Prince Faisal Bin Fahad Street and wonder at the astonishing sculptures and monuments on display including the famous sculpture Bicycle Roundabout.
- Take a tour of the Obhur Creek, a huge area facilitated for yearlong entertainment, trade and commercial exhibitions located by the Red Sea.
- Relax on the sea shores at the charismatic Cornish Road and take part in barbecue, stroll along the shore or just see the beautiful sunset.
- Stroll through the Qabel Trail, Jeddah’s famous shopping arcade that boasts decades of history.
- Visit Jeddah’s landmark and tourist attraction, Jeddah Water Tower, an architectural marvel of gigantic built.
#4 Relish the Delicious Food in Jeddah
Jeddah boasts a long history as an important center for trade and cultural interchange. The city’s cuisine reflects this, blending the flavors of East and West to delicious effect. Take a culinary journey around the world with Jeddah’s diverse restaurants, ranging from lavish restaurants to traditional restaurants.
P.S: Don’t miss a meal at Al Baik.
#5 Shop Until You Drop in Jeddah
Shopping is one of the most famous activities to do in Jeddah. There is a wide range of high-end to outlet shopping available; you just need to know where to go! The famous shopping malls in the city are Red Sea Mall, N2, Heraa International Mall, Jeddah Mall, Aziz Mall, Makkah Hilton and others.
Pro Tip: As the temperature is usually high in Jeddah, ensure that you carry an umbrella and sunscreen.
Well, head to this vibrant city and find out what draws you the most!