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Jiddah Travel Guide: 717 reviews and 1,310 photos

Jeddah= Future and life style.

Welcome to Paris of Arabia.

Jeddah is one of the most ancient cities in Arabia going back as far as Adam & Eve.

Jeddah is the second largest city of Saudi Arabia.

It is also an important economical and portal location in the Middle East.

The main characteristic of this great town it is built by its own people.

Jeddah well known to have successful business people in many fields.

Jeddah remained a fortified, walled town for centuries of

Ottoman influence and was not released from Turkish rule until 1915.

Further evidence of Turkish influence can be seen in Jeddah's architecture.

The buildings of old Jeddah were tall and graceful, constructed of
coral limestone and decorated with intricately beautiful wooden
facades, known as rawasheen(singular roshan in Turkish means "light").

These were designed not only to break up the sun's glare, but also to
take advantage of the cooling sea breezes when the inner windows were opened.

The city was surrounded with a wall since 1506 to save
the city from the Portuguese attacks, built by Hussain Kurdi at first.
Then removed in 1947.

Jeddah= Heritage of Aladdin.

Spots to visit in Jeddah

Defiantly Old Jeddah!

This magical spots make you think of Sindbad & Aladdin legend

The old quarter of Jeddah is divided
into many sections or as we locals call it (harah).

1- Harat Al Mazlom

In English (The oppressed section).

The story behind the name goes at
the Ottoman Emperor when a
person called Abdul-Kareem Barzanji was oppressed and got
killed by the Ottomans.

This section contains some historical houses and mosques
such as the House of Ba Eshin
house, Qabil house, Al Shafiei mosque and Al Jamee mosque.

2- Harat al Sham

In English it means the northern Arab which are (Palestine, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon) are called the people of Sham.

It is located by the direction of Sham
because that it is called the Sham section or harat al Sham.

It contained the historical houses of
Zahid, Surati, Ba Najah and Al Sharif.

3- Harat Al Yaman

In English would be The Yemeni

It is located by the direction of Yemen that’s why it is called the Yemen section.

It contains old houses of Nasif and

4- Harat Al Bahar

In English it would be the Sea section.

It is located by the sea this is why it
is called the Sea section.

It contained the building of Karantena (Sadly enough not been
taken care of)

Jeddah= innocent Entertainment.

Jeddah Historical

Al Shafiei mosque

As I said it is located at al mazloom
section. The mosque minaret built
from the 13th century.

The mosque of Caliph Othman
bin Affan

Located at al Mazloom Section

Another name of the mosque is the
Abanos mosque because it has
very big minaret.

It was built in the 15th century.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Open minded people; understand other cultures, good prices.
  • Cons:The historic quarter need some attention, mad Taxi drivers.
  • In a nutshell:Simply Jeddah is the mermaid of the Red Sea
  • Last visit to Jiddah: Dec 2003
  • Intro Updated Aug 22, 2005
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  • Sep 13, 2008 at 12:43 PM

    What a wonderful picture. How sad that what belongs, really to all mankind, is hidden from us, by a group of bullies. I pray one day that the Saud's will let go of some of their iron control and relax.

  • john2perth's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2007 at 8:36 AM

    very helpfull pages, looking at working in Jeddah

  • nada1712's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2007 at 12:54 PM

    I wish I could go! Best wishes Nada

  • Jan 25, 2007 at 6:11 AM

    awwwsome pic..is that areal pic???..its sooooooooooooooooooooooo out of this world..its just beautifulllllllllllllllllllll

  • sarrahh's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2006 at 1:14 AM

    Ramadan Kareem

  • Aug 27, 2006 at 2:24 AM

    Marahaba Majid, I am wondering however, why you do not mention that there is in fact no tourism allowed in this country? The only way one can visit is as a foreign worker. One can visit Mecca of course, on Haj, but only Medina and Mecca. Is that not so?

  • islandslover's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2005 at 9:43 PM

    majid i salute you , you are showing us the real jeddah. THANK YOU.

  • Sep 3, 2005 at 12:45 AM

    Jeddah sounds like a great destination to explore. Your tips are well written and gave me a good virtual tour of this city. Thanks for your tips!

  • uglyscot's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2005 at 1:27 AM

    nice pictures. Unfortunately I couldn't take any pics in Saudi- was told it's not allowed. Husband returned yesterday and says security makes it impossible to photograph anywhere in the Kingdom now. Pity

  • Inga78's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2005 at 11:41 AM

    I love that globe it´s so butifaul I drove past it everytime I was going to the airport. Inga

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