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Top Things to Do in Jeddah - Exploring the splendour of Arab

Saudi Arabia's biggest and the oldest city, Jeddah is bustling with historical sites, beaches, art galleries and a variety of restaurants. Here are some of the top things to do, see and experience in the city of Jeddah.


Municipality Museum – Bait Al Balad

The Bait Al Balad illustrates the history of Jeddah. The museum is built during the twentieth century and reflects the Hejazi architecture. There are various paintings and photographs displayed in the museum, which show the history of the city of Jeddah. It is said that the coral of the red sea was used to build the building. Those who enjoy exploring history will enjoy the Al Balad. Located in the heart of the city and is one of the top places to visit.


Jeddah Corniche

The Jeddah Corniche is also referred to, as the bride of the red sea is located along the elegant sea. The Jeddah Corniche has many interesting attractions including the world's largest fountain. You'll come across more than twenty-five shiny bronze sculptures designed beautifully. You can enjoy your meals from the range of restaurants located on the premises. Onto the north of the Corniche, you get the Fatima Al-Zahra floating mosque. When holidaying in Saudi many people choose hotel apartments in Jeddah such as the Spectrums Residence Jeddah instead of a resort, since its more spacious, private and a convenient option.


Fakieh Aquarium

The Fakieh Aquarium is the only one open to the public in Saudi. The aquarium is not only entertaining but it is also a great place to learn about the underwater world. The aquarium exhibits over 200 spectacular fish including sharks, sea horses, napoleon wrasse, groupies and many more from all parts of the world. The dolphin and sea lion shows are popular among adults and children.



If you are looking to take a long road trip during your time in Jeddah then Taif is your go-to place. A three-hour drive-passing mecca will take you to Taif, which is high above in the mountains. It's much cooler than the area you will leave behind and you will be in the company of wild baboons here.


Al Shallal Theme Park

One of the best amusement parks in Saudi Arabia, the Al Shallal theme park attracts more than one million visitors annually. The rides here are spectacular especially the ones such as double loop roller coaster and slingshot. The ladies night at the park on Wednesdays is a grand affaire among the females. You also get various dining options from cuisines around the world including Chinese and Lebanon.


Water activities

You can explore the beauty of the red sea through scuba diving excursions and boat rides. Beach bums visiting Jeddah is going to love the magnificence of the red sea. You get a few dive sites here and a short way off the Jeddah coast you can explore 30 meters into the depth of the sea. Apart from the myriad of sea creatures you also get shipwrecks and reef dives here.