A Glance at Tourism in Jeddah!

So, what happens when we think about Saudi Arabia? The first thought that comes to our mind that it is a holy place and not a holiday destination. We look at it as holy only because it is a kingdom that has the two most important cities called Mecca and Medina. And this is where the Muslims go for Hajj. Many of you will be surprised to know that this part of Saudi Arabia is a tourist paradise.

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Want to know how then read on further. Apart from being called a spiritual home, Saudi Arabia is also a place that is rich in tourism. We have the capital city called Riyadh which is a masterpiece of the kingdom’s ancient culture and if you wish to find something modern then you definitely have to visit Jeddah. That’s right; this place here is rich in tourism and is also the gateway to Mecca and Medina.

It is termed to be old that is completely made of coral and has the beautiful Red Sea flowing by. For others, it is definitely a place for tourism but for Muslim visitors, it is the home of sacred places. Let us now take a glance about the places that are meant for Tourism in Jeddah.

All available at the same place!

When we talk about Jeddah tourism, the only things that we like to do is to eat, visit, shop and rest. This is what a vacation is complete with. So, I will be discussing some of the best places that you definitely need to visit. In case you are crazy for food, then there are some of the famous food chains available here.If you are foodies, then Jeddah is just meant for you. It has food from different cultures such as Lebanese, Syrian, Turkish, Yemeni, Indian and much more that are you are craving for.

If you want to visit the big food chains, then you have McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Dominos and much more. In case you wish to go in for the local ones then Al Baik is the most famous for its authentic food in chicken and if you are visiting it you certainly need to have Chicken nuggets that will leave you speechless for sure.

The other thing that we love to do when we are on a vacation is shopping. And the best place to do this is the Red Sea Mall. This mall here is considered to give the best shopping experience in Jeddah in case you never had one. I think no visit is complete if you fail to visit this largest shopping mall in Jeddah.

The reason for calling it largest is the area of 242,200 square meters that it carries covered by the largest glass ever used in the whole of Saudi Arabia. It has everything such as a variety of shops, area for kids to enjoy, various eateries, biggest indoor fountain, five-star hotel Elaf Jeddah and much more.

It also has the Danube hyper market which is considered to be a huge chain and a selection of non-food items and international foods that you must have never seen.It is a huge place with some of the famous brands in clothes such as Levi’s, Calvin Klein, Adidas, Virgin Mega Store, Hugo Boss, Coast, Mother care, Nike, Next and many others that you cannot even ever imagine.

Now, that you are aware how wonderful Tourism in Jeddah can be, find a travel agent today and plan this trip to remember for a lifetime. Jeddah is surely a once in a lifetime holiday destination.

Tourism in Jeddah can never disappoint a vacationer

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.

Tourism in Jeddah

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 –

Fakieh Aquarium

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

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.