Go shopping and scuba diving while savoring Saudi history, cuisine, and culture in Jeddah, a city that boasts the largest seaport on the Red Sea.
See the open-air art displays throughout the city, depicting elements from traditional Saudi culture such as coffee pots and palm trees. Not far from our Jeddah hotel, sunbathe on the Red Sea Corniche, swim in the Red Sea, and don't miss the highest fountain in the world, King Fahd’s Fountain. Stroll down Tahlia Street, now known as Prince Mohammad bin Abdul Aziz Road, and browse upscale brands like Gucci and Chanel. During your stay at our accommodations in Jeddah, be sure to sample sample the regional specialties of madhbi—chicken grilled on a stone––and magliya, a Hijazi version of falafel.
Examine artifacts at the Jeddah Regional Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography, and tour historic homes like the Nassif House, near your hotel in Jeddah. Art aficionados can visit the city’s Arts Heritage Museum. While exploring the ancient neighborhoods and mosques of Old Jeddah, don’t miss the 9th-century Othman bin Affan Mosque, known as the “Ebony Mosque.” While you’re in the area, barter for traditional wares in the picture-perfect Middle Eastern street markets and shops.