Jeddah also spelled Jiddah, Jidda or Juddah, is a city and a major port in the central Hejaz region, western Saudi Arabia. Jeddah is considered to be Saudi Arabia’s commercial center.
Today we look at the Top 10 Things to Do in Jeddah.
1. Take in the Sunrise at Jeddah Silver Sands Beach
Picture this: it’s your first day in Jeddah; you wake up bright and early, excited for all the adventures to come. Wouldn’t it be great to start the day with the Sun shining on your face and the sand between your toes? If you agree, you should head on over to Silver Sands Beach to watch the Sun come up over the ocean. The entrance to the beach is around USD 40 or 150 Saudi Riyal. The beach also features a small café serving drinks and light meals, so you can get your morning coffee.
2. Capture some wonderful shots at Jeddah Bicycle Square
After soaking in some sun at the beach, we head on over to Bicycle Square. Located near King Fahd Road, this roundabout bears a 50 ft sculpture of a bicycle. Breathe in and snap some pictures of one of the city’s most famous art installations.
3. Get your adrenaline rushing at one of Jeddah’s theme parks
What says fun more than theme parks? Almost nothing. So, after our trip to Bicycle Square, we head to one of the many exciting theme parks the city has to offer. We could head to Al Shallal Theme Park. One of the best amusement parks in the KSA, with rides and games for everyone. Atallah Happy Land Park could be another great spot, being the largest amusement park in Jeddah with more than a hundred rides. If you seek something more exotic, the Jungle Land Theme Park, or Mersal Village, is one of Jeddah’s most unique theme parks. Furthermore, it features live lion shows and circus performances.
4. Refuel at Al Baik
After a long and surely tiring day at one (or all) of the amusement parks, you must be famished. This is why we make our way to one of the many Al Baik locations in Jeddah. One of Saudi Arabia’s oldest fast-food chains. Like, Al Baik serves a delicious variety of chicken, fries, and seafood with their iconic sauces.
5. Witness the magic of marine life at Fakieh Aquarium
Saudi Arabia’s only public aquarium, this will become one of the most memorable parts of your trip, with over 200 species of marine life.
6. Practise gratitude at the Al Rahma Mosque
Located at the edge of the Jeddah Corniche, this beautiful mosque appears floating during the high tide. A trip to this mosque will bring positivity, thankfulness and overall good energy to your trip.
7. Shop your heart out at the Mall of Arabia
No outing would be complete without a good dose of shopping. So we head to the Mall of Arabia for shopping, food, and culture.
8. Witness the magic at King Fahd’s Fountain
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Jeddah is the King Fahd Fountain. Which blasts water in the air up to the height of 800 m. This fountain is sure to make your evening like no other.
9. Marvel at the Globe Roundabout
A day in Jeddah would not be complete without a trip to the Globe Roundabout. This giant metal globe is placed on an intersection and is surrounded by Saudi Arabian flags. It looks even more impressive at night, as it gets lit up with blue and green lights, displaying a map of the world.
10. Pose with the Jeddah Flagpole at the Saudi Flag Roundabout
Last but certainly not least, we finish our trip with goofy poses next to the Jeddah Flagpole. That is situated at the Saudi Flag Roundabout. It holds a Guinness World Record for being the largest unsupported flagpole globally and is truly a sight to look at.
Jeddah is the second-largest city in the KSA after Riyadh and the eighth-largest in the Middle East. The Jeddah Islamic Port is the thirty-sixth largest seaport globally and the second-largest and second-busiest seaport in the Middle East. Mecca, Islam’s holiest city, is located just 65 km to the east of Jeddah. Jeddah has a population of 4,697,000 as of 2021. Being such a big city with so many people, Jeddah offers many fun activities to tourists and natives alike, and these were just a few of them. We hope you try out all these activities and more on your next trip to Jeddah!