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Things to enjoy with Children in Jeddah -Family getaway

Jeddah, located in the Hijaz Tihamah region, is one of Saudi Arabia's most popular cities. This highly urbanized city is widely considered the gateway to Mecca and Medina, making it one of the most visited cities of Saudi Arabia.

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Beaches

Jeddah is a city filled with history and ancient traditions and being part of a deeply religious nation, it acts as a gateway for pilgrimages to the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina. While preserving its rich heritage, it is also a modern commercial hub. Leisure tourism is on the rise, with hotel apartments in Jeddah popping up to meet the demand. The city also boasts several archaeological landmarks, yearly cultural festivals and events, upscale commercial centres and some of the country's most stunning beaches. If you are staying at Citadines Al Salamah Jeddah, head to the shore at sundown to experience fiery sunsets accompanied by the sound of crashing waves. Bars, shops and eateries that are part of the complex also offer beachfront views. The walkway is lined with outdoor sculptures and you cannot miss the iconic King Fahd's Fountain, which is the main showpiece.

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King Fahd's Fountain

Built in 1985, the King Fahd's Fountain was donated to the city of Jeddah by King Kadh, as its name suggests. Located in the west coast of Jeddah this fountain is reputed as being the tallest fountain in the world. Easily one of the most unique attractions of Jeddah, the King Fahd's Fountain is an icon in Jeddah's skyline. How, you may wonder, is a fountain part of the skyline of a city? The answer is simple; the King Fahd's Fountain is the tallest water fountain in the world. Sending towering columns of water high into the air, making it visible all around the city, this fountain is unlike anything you will ever see. As the columns of water hurtle through the air, they are lit up with over 500 spot lights, creating a tower of sparkling water in the night sky! It truly is one of the most unique experiences Jeddah has to offer.

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Shop 'til you drop

When it comes to shopping, you can see a colourful environment here. The abayas come in various colours. You can also see various designs in various forms such as jewellery, sequins, embellishments and embroidery on them. Most Jeddah ladies of well to do families go shopping and choose a large number of dresses as party wear.

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Al-Shallal Theme Park

Al-Shallal Theme Park is one of the best places for families to visit because it has an amazing combination of children's and adult entertainment activities. This theme park has leisure areas including restaurants and a lake. Entrance fee is approximately SR25 to SR50 and some rides are included in this fee.

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