Nowadays, shopping malls are more than just a place to shop. Along with the shopping options, it is also a place to spend time with your family, to meet friends, to have a meal or two at the food courts or dine-in restaurants. It also allows you to spend a relaxing time at the spa. The Red Sea Mall, Jeddah in the country of Saudi Arabia is one such mall that offers a host of options to its visitors. It is not just a mall but practically a tourist destination. If you are a visitor to Saudi Arabia, this mall is most definitely worth a visit.
About The Mall
Conveniently located on Malik Road near the King Abdul-Aziz International Airport and the Red Sea Coast, it is the largest mall in the city of Jeddah and promises to make your shopping experience one to remember. The mall is built over a huge area of 242,000 square meters and is beautifully decorated with water fountains and so on. It has both indoor and outdoor parking areas, all of which can be accessed from the 18 entrances to the mall.
Within the mall grounds, you can also find a five-star hotel and a seven-storied office building. The main mall building comprises three floors. It is so large that the mall authorities have provided trams to carry shoppers from one point in the mall to another. To keep kids occupied, while their mothers’ shop, there is a huge activity zone for them offering many games and events specially designed for children.
There is a special feature in the Red Sea Mall of Jeddah, which is of interest to tourists wanting to know about the history of Saudi Arabia and history buffs. The mall has a history section that allows people to walk down heritage lane. This section is decorated with paintings of old-time Saudi Arabia and with local decorations. If you would like to buy a souvenir to remember our time in Saudi Arabia, the shops in this section sell local dresses and other decorative items too.
The operational hours for the Red Sea Mall are:
- Saturdays to Wednesdays: 10: 00 AM – 12:00 AM
- Thursdays: 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM
- Fridays: 1:30 PM – 1:00 AM
Some Brands You Can Find In The Mall
If you like to shop from high-end brands like Burberry and Coach, the Red Sea Mall is the mall for you and if not, they also have mainstream brands like Center point and H&M. HOM and Pottery Barn are some of the furniture brands that the Red Sea Mall has stores of. Gallery 1 is an art gallery, for art enthusiasts to browse and buy. There is even a large supermarket for your grocery needs – the Danube as part of the mall. For dining options, there is a large food court along with dine-in restaurants like Steak House, Pane Caldo, Applebee’s and more.
A Place For Family Time
Saudi Arabia is a country that has a lot of restrictions on women. One of the few activities they can do outside their own homes is to shop. Therefore, a mall becomes an ideal time for a Saudi woman to come to, sometimes with their kids in tow and spend time shopping and dining. It is also a place where the whole family can watch a movie or spend some time together.
The Red Sea Mall, Jeddah is the Mall of Arabia Jeddah – whether you want to shop or dine or spend some time browsing the stores or do the whole shenanigans.