Featuring a rich heritage and modern attractions, Jeddah offers something new to discover on every visit; here are some of the key things to do in the commercial capital of Saudi Arabia.
Wander Around Al Balad
Providing glimpses into the past, Al Balad is the old city which dates back to the seventh century. Within a 15-minute drive from Ascott Tahlia Jeddah, this locale with its winding lanes is perfect for exploring; you will find houses made from coral, colourful souqs, the oldest mosque in the city (Masjid Shaffie) and more.
Explore the Jeddah Corniche
Located beside the Red Sea, the Jeddah Corniche is ideal for the whole family. Those staying at a hotel or studio apartment in Jeddah within each reach can enjoy the best of this area; it features beach and recreation areas, sculptures, dining options and King Fahd’s Fountain, the highest fountain on the planet!
Enjoy a Shopping Spree
One of the best things to do in Jeddah is to indulge in some retail therapy; amongst the hotspots are the Mall of Arabia and Red Sea Mall which offer plenty of family activities too. The Bin Homran Centre is also popular, while traditional souqs such as Souq Al Alawi offer a more traditional shopping experience.
Visit the Floating Mosque
Amongst the key attractions in Jeddah is the Fatima Al-Zahra Mosque which is also known as the Floating Mosque due to its unique design and location; it is built on pillars that reach underwater and when the tide is high, the mosque gives the impression that it is indeed floating on water!