Known as the gateway to Mecca, Jeddah has been an influential cultural hub since early Islamic times. With such rich history comes a number of hidden attractions. Discover the essential sights of Jeddah, and witness an oasis of ambition built in the formidable desert.
Abdul Raouf Khalil Museum
Abdul Raouf Kalil’s museum is one of the most visited museums of Jeddah. It includes several large buildings: a mosque, the front of the citadel, the house of Saudi Arabian Heritage, the House of Islamic Heritage, the House of the International Heritage, and the Public Heritage Exhibition.
Opening Hours : Daily - 8am - 12pm / 5pm - 9pm
Bait Al Balad
Built in the early 20th century to be the British legation’s headquarters in Jeddah, and serving in that role from about 1915 to the mid-1930s, Beit Al Balad is now a museum housing artefacts, photographs and ephemera documenting Jeddah’s history. The structure is a typical cream-coloured example of Hejazi architecture.
Open 24 hrs.
Al-Shallal Theme Park
AlShallal, is an ideal location for the family to enjoy themselves, be it on the thrill rides of the new Sling Shot or the Roller Coaster, or having a fun skate on the ice rink, or taking a boat ride around the lake. They can also enjoy a dinner in our themed Chinese and Lebanese restaurants.
Opening Hours : Sunday to Thursday : 5pm to 1am / Friday & Saturday: 5pm to 2am
King Fahd's Fountain
No trip to Jeddah is complete without photographing King Fahd’s Fountain. This saltwater fountain is illuminated at night and visible from all over Jeddah. It is the world’s tallest fountain, shooting water over 300 metres (1,000 feet) in the air.
Jeddah’s old coral houses are in a sorry state. Unique among the sea of dilapidation is the restored Naseef House, which belonged to one of Jeddah’s most powerful trading families