"Journey to the West" Top 5 Page for this destination Jiddah by kenyneo

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Whirlwind tour of Saudi Arabia

The name Jeddah meaning the "Ancestor of Women" is attributable to the tomb in the city which is believed to belong to Eve.


The second largest city after Riyadh, it is the main port of the Kingdom on the Red Sea and main gate through which most of the pilgrims arrive by air and sea to perform Umrah, Haj or to visit the two holy mosques. Area inhabited is more than 1,500 km, and population is more than one and half million. Jeddah is an industrial and active commercial center, with modern features, squares and courtyards. It is an important tourism center, with an eighty kilometer long beautiful corniche on the Red Sea coast. Jeddah also comprises the King Abdul Aziz University, King Abdul Aziz International Airport and Jeddah Islamic Port. King Fahd Fountain is located inside the Red Sea, near the coast, is an outstanding feature of the port of Jeddah particularly during the night when it sends beautiful colored water up to two hundred and sixty meters.


I started my journey from Jubail the Industrial city of Eastern Province and move west to Riyadh and then to Yanbu ( in the western province ) the Industrial counterpart of Jubail.

And finally to Jeddah ( Jiddah ) ...so what do I think about Jeddah ? Look at the picture !

one word COLOURFUL !!!!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Its really a jewel of Saudi Arabia ....colourful life , nice people
  • Cons:Well guess its the traffic ! But which big city doesnt have this ?
  • In a nutshell:I am gonna come savour it again !
  • Intro Updated Aug 22, 2004
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2007 at 6:50 AM

    great tips!

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2005 at 11:44 AM

    I am tolerant of most things, but I am not tolerant of any paranoia against photography. Therefore, I would have secretly taken the photo anyhow. Nice accounting on Jiddah.

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2004 at 5:01 AM

    Very interesting page, Great colourful photos. I love the old architecture there. Well Done (~_~)

  • DunaKal's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2004 at 3:26 AM

    WOW kenny,,the picture of the beads and the old clourful house is just amazing! great shots!

  • trotador's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2004 at 8:03 AM

    wow, I guess everybody is surprised about the woman driver!!!

  • Mandy23's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2004 at 5:10 AM

    Lot's of interesting information. Thanks for all the tips :-)

  • lyricalblue's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2004 at 11:50 AM

    hello, love your pages ... tchuus... lb

  • Jun 2, 2004 at 6:24 AM

    That's a page! Stunning pics.

  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    May 30, 2004 at 1:48 AM

    What a lovely picture - the one with the necklaces, or are they prayer beads? Glad you liked my motto! Reading your pages, you do sound like an original, too!

  • a_university_student's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2004 at 12:35 PM

    hi there, u described Jeddah so beautifully, u made me wanna pack my bags and go visit for the weekend.. :) It's an easy going city with alot to see. truly paris of the Kingdom! wonderful pages,i enjoyed them all.. do visit my pages .


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