Jeddah is no more just a place of pilgrimage and Haj. It has been changing its tourist attractions in such a way that its culture and heritage come out in the best way possible. The natural beauty is being enhanced and the monuments and landmarks are being maintained in such a way that tourism in Jeddah is always the best.
If you are looking forward to a Jeddah travel as part of your holiday, then here are some places that will take your breath away at the first instance itself –
For all those sea lovers and those people who love aquariums, this place is a must visit and you will love it. The Fakieh Aquarium is the only aquarium that is open to the public and offers a wide range of marine life to view and adores. It has a wide range of marine animals from the Red Sea, other oceans and seas from all over the globe. It has over 200 species of dolphins, sea lions, sharks, Napoleon, sting rays, Murrays, sea horses, sea dragons and wrasses.
Silver Sand Beach
Beaches are always a blissful sight – be it early mornings or during sunsets, the view is always breathtaking and nothing can beat the peace one can get at the sandy sea shore. Out of all the beaches that are a part of Jeddah Travels, the silver sand beach is considered to be the best. It is one of the most well-maintained beaches and is an exclusive spot for all beach and nature lovers.
It is located at the backdrop of the famous Red Sea and has lovely palm trees among the sand of the silver sand beach. Since it is a raging spot for tourists, it also has amazing water sports and excellent swimming facilities; by the beach is an exotic club along with an in-house restaurant.
Souq Al Alawi
Once you go around Jeddah, you will notice that every monument and landmark has its own charm, and so does Souq Al Alawi. It is one of the oldest and most traditional monuments in the city of Jeddah. It is well located in the middle of the old city of Jeddah. This place has an amazing collection of Arabian Jewelry and also displays a whole lot of Islamic art to admire.
Since it is well located, it has a lot of tourists attracted to this place and lot of localities as well choose this place for shopping of local arts. The merchants in this souq are open to negotiation and bargaining of rates of their collection and thus make it an even more famous tourist attraction. This souq is quite friendly to pedestrians as people understand that shoppers love to adore the shops rather than taking care of bikes and cars.
Ballad is the oldest seaport in Jeddah. It is considered to be the only place where fishermen of Jeddah have established their very first settlement that too about 2500 years back. This port has witnessed tonnes of Hajj goers arriving in this city – those pilgrims who choose to come to this city by the sea, with lots of hopes and prayers that are to be offered at the famous holy site of Mecca and the Madina city.
If you happen to visit this place, you will be awestruck by its beauty where the architecture of this place showcases the traditional stones of coral and Roshan woodwork that is the speciality of Jeddah.
So, what are you waiting for? Plan your dates, book your tickets and pack your bags for the famous Tourism in Jeddah. It is going to worth every penny spent and you will never feel it as a waste of time.