Jeddah is situated on the Red Sea in western Saudi Arabia about 75 km from Makkah.
The “Bride of the Red Sea” is the second largest city in Saudi Arabia. Jeddah means “Grandmother” legend has it that Jeddah is actually the particular place where Eve is buried.
Jeddah has been a port and trading city for centuries, which is reflected in its cosmopolitan mix of inhabitants.
Today, Jeddah is a major commercial center in Saudi Arabia and known in the kingdom for its shopping districts, restaurants and cafes. It also hosts the Jeddah Corniche which is the largest in the Kingdom with a great bunch of hotels, beaches and resorts clustered around it.
Jeddah is also the main entry point, either by air or sea, for pilgrims making the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina. Both are a few hours inland from Jeddah.
Jeddah is a huge city that sprawls along the coast of the Red Sea, connected together by the Corniche, a seaside avenue full of bizarre sculptures and nearly 30 km long.
Is one of the largest airport in the Kingdom and is well served by airlines from around the world. It is the gateway for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims to the Holy Mosque in Makkah with the world’s fourth largest terminal in the world: the Hajj terminal.
King Abdulaziz International Airport is an aviation facility located 19 km to the north of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The airport is named after King Abdulaziz Al Saud and is Saudi Arabia's third largest air facility.