10 Things to Do in Jeddah That You Shouldn't Miss

August 30, 2017 Almeta Stockton

Jeddah (sometimes spelled Jiddah or Jedda; English: /ˈdʒɛdə/; Arabic: جدة‎ Ǧidda, Hejazi pronunciation: [ˈd͡ʒɪd.da]) is a city in the Hijaz Tihamah region on the coast of the Red Sea and is the major urban center of western Saudi Arabia. It is the largest city in Makkah Province, the largest sea port on the Red Sea, and with a population of about 4 million people (as of 2017), the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia after the capital city, Riyadh. Jeddah is Saudi Arabia's commercial capital.
Restaurants in Jeddah

1. Balad

Industrial Estate, Phase 3, Road 35, Street 33, Jeddah 21481, Saudi Arabia +966 53 605 2216
Excellent
49%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 797 reviews

Balad

Reminiscent of the Arabian nights fairytales, this vibrant marketplace with multi-storied mud brick and stone buildings sells everything from textiles and sparkling silver and gold ornaments to spices and honey.

Reviewed By Francis S - London, United Kingdom

Al Balad is beautiful. I’ve been visiting for a few years and it has changed beyond recognition since Unesco status. It is a unique place of wonky houses, coral bricks and real life going on in it’s streets. Visit early morning to see one side of life and in the evening to see another. In Ramadan it is a joyful place of lights and food stalls and Jeddawis on the streets. Highly recommended

2. King's Fountain

Corniche Street, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia +966 50 600 5058
Excellent
53%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 993 reviews

King's Fountain

This 853-foot Fountain is reputed to be the tallest Fountain in the world, and is best appreciated when illuminated at night.

Reviewed By Kkristen70 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

In front of the newly opened Ritz Carlton. Magnificent Fountain shooting water incredibly high. Quite stunning view.

3. Red Sea Mall

Malik Road, Jeddah 23612, Saudi Arabia +966 2 215 0525
Excellent
45%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 637 reviews

Red Sea Mall

Reviewed By Ishvik - New Delhi

It's a lively place where shopping merges with modern & rich Arabic visitors. The number of restaurants and spectacular food court take care of your appetizer very well! By Design, it is one of the best malls and very well situated in Jeddah.

4. Floating Mosque

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Excellent
47%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 334 reviews

Floating Mosque

This beautiful white mosque seems to emerge from the sea.

Reviewed By Syed S

Very nice masjid, Masha Allah. You can visit here to see this masjid and superb surrounding. Thank you.

5. Biet Nassif

Souq Al Alawi | Balad, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia +966 12 647 2280
Excellent
61%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 130 reviews

Biet Nassif

See a 700-year-old flag mast and a 15th-century cannon at this restored building, one of several crumbling structures preserved by the government.

Reviewed By Malih D - Istanbul Province, Turkey

located in the old part of Jeddah, at Gabel street, contain of old furnitures and dishes aged 100 years, boring a litle bit.

6. Jeddah Corniche

Al Hamra district, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia +966 50 600 5059
Excellent
41%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 557 reviews

Jeddah Corniche

Reviewed By SandyWest - Bangalore, India

This place is an exquisitely designed and painstakingly built sea-side walkway along the Red Sea in Jeddah. A happening place in the mornings and evenings, especially in the weekends!!!! Al Hamra Corniche has been recently redone totally and the looks and feel are like that of a Mediterranean boulevard in Europe!!!!!!!!!
The beautiful walkway snakes through several niches of relaxing pockets for families and singles with an unhindered sea view. Public convenience spots and even mobile recharge posts enable all to spend some quality time here. Restaurants and other kiosks nearby fill you in on a gourmet meal or snacks as per your needs. A favorite place for families to relax and kids to unwind with their bicycles, skates and the football, of course!!!!!

7. Fakieh Aquarium

What3words: Topping.printer.forms | next to Al Nawras, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 966228802081
Excellent
42%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 382 reviews

Fakieh Aquarium

Reviewed By Melissa W - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The Fakieh aquarium is a fun time for the whole family. The aquarium is like a huge tunnel surrounding you and you can see all the fish so well. During the weekdays especially the morning there are no crowds and it is almost like you have the whole aquarium to yourself. Also the dolphin show is very entertaining but it is with an additional fee. I would definitely recommend the Fakieh aquarium and will visit again.

8. Mall of Arabia

Madinah Road, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia +966 53 441 5380
Excellent
36%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 156 reviews

Mall of Arabia

Reviewed By abdallahrandyi - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Mall of Arabia doesn't fail my expectations:
Good and plenty of parking spaces.
A lot of high brand shops and different types of resto in the foodcourt.
Its a good place not only for families but also for group of friends.its really a bvery busy place.

9. World's Tallest Unsupported Flagpole

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia +966 50 835 8635
Excellent
44%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 393 reviews

World's Tallest Unsupported Flagpole

Reviewed By Joecastro - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

It is the world's tallest and makes you realize that you will not get lost in Jeddah with the largest landmarks not only in the city but in the whole world.

10. Gabel Street Souq

Balad, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Excellent
49%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 87 reviews

Gabel Street Souq

The bustling Balad marketplace includes this specialized market that sells electronics, perfumes, spices, dates, honey and household items.

Reviewed By ayaa1977 - Jeddah

Nowadays we have lots of malls in Jeddah, but back in the days we had Gabel Streets for all thing shopping. It is still standing, and still populated and for me a visit to Gavel Street every now and then is a must as it takes me in a trip down Memory Lane when my late Father used to take me and my brothers to buy us cloth and shoes. I hope I am gonna do the same one day with my child.

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