What to do and see in Jeddah, Makkah Province: The Best Places and Tips

Jeddah (sometimes spelled Jiddah or Jedda; English: /ˈdʒɛdə/; Arabic: جدة‎ Ǧidda, Hejazi pronunciation: [ˈd͡ʒɪd.da]) is a city in the Hijaz Tihamah region on the coast of the Red Sea and is the major urban center of western Saudi Arabia. It is the largest city in Makkah Province, the largest sea port on the Red Sea, and with a population of about 4 million people (as of 2017), the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia after the capital city, Riyadh. Jeddah is Saudi Arabia's commercial capital.

1. Al-Balad

Jeddah 21481, Saudi Arabia Other, Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Neighborhoods More
Excellent
50%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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4.5 based on 948 reviews

Al-Balad

Reminiscent of the Arabian nights fairytales, this vibrant marketplace with multi-storied mud brick and stone buildings sells everything from textiles and sparkling silver and gold ornaments to spices and honey.

Reviewed By mytravelpages - Jakarta, IndonesiaJakarta, Indonesia

The Commercial Center

Balad or Corniche Commercial Center in Jeddah is one stop for all such as souvenirs, handicrafts, branded and local fashion retails, restaurants or cafes till the daily groceries stores in one complex.

2. Red Sea Mall

Malik Road, Jeddah 23612, Saudi Arabia Shopping, Shopping Malls
Excellent
48%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
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4.5 based on 831 reviews

Red Sea Mall

Red Sea Mall has a blend of international and local brands, has a variety of restaurants, cafes, diners, shops and entertainment for everyone.

Reviewed By binshakir - Jeddah, Saudi ArabiaJeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah mall with Cinema

This is the only mall in Jeddah with Cinema inside. Lots of options of eateries. Food court has from Five Guys to Canes.

3. King Fahd's Fountain

Corniche Street, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Sights & Landmarks, Fountains
Excellent
52%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1139 reviews

King Fahd's Fountain

This 853-foot fountain is reputed to be the tallest fountain in the world, and is best appreciated when illuminated at night.

Reviewed By mytravelpages - Jakarta, IndonesiaJakarta, Indonesia

The World Tallest Fountain

Jeddah Fountain or King Fahd's Fountain is one of the beautiful place to see specially during dusk where you can get awesome background for your pics or selfies. It is located west coastal of Red Sea around 15 minutes drives from Balad.During weekend ther

4. Jeddah Corniche

Al Hamra district, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
45%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 694 reviews

Jeddah Corniche

Reviewed By 7alaag - Cairo, EgyptCairo, Egypt

A very good place

The sea there makes you feel warm , cozy, happy, a lot of good feelings which you really will feel it there.There are a lot of places there, with a lot of different kinds of staying on ground, chairs, grass and so on. There is also some places you can bou

5. Mall of Arabia

Madinah Road, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Shopping, Shopping Malls
Excellent
39%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 218 reviews

Mall of Arabia

Reviewed By abdulrahman542 - Nejran, Saudi ArabiaNejran, Saudi Arabia

Very Crowded and Noisy

It’s very big mall but Red Sea Mall is bigger and more beautiful than this crowded and noisy mall even elevators are limited if you have baby or someone with special needs try to avoid this place as maximum The food course was no big choices so if your lo

6. Fakieh Aquarium

Al Kurnaysh Rd | Next to Al Nawras, Opp Al Shallal Theme Park, Jeddah 21312, Saudi Arabia Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums
Excellent
42%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
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4 based on 486 reviews

Fakieh Aquarium

Reviewed By Lamija303 - Jeddah, Saudi ArabiaJeddah, Saudi Arabia

Interesting place

Aquarium is very interesting place especially if you have a kids. You can take a good pictures inside and also there is a clean prayer room next to aquarium. You can enjoy time with family and friends.

7. Floating Mosque

2420 Corniche Rd, Jeddah 6826, Saudi Arabia Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
Excellent
47%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
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4 based on 380 reviews

Floating Mosque

This beautiful white mosque seems to emerge from the sea.

Reviewed By IrfanA64 - Aberdeen, United KingdomAberdeen, United Kingdom

Mosque on the sea

Standing in the red sea, it is a visible landmark on the corniche. (But it is not floating in water, rather standing on pillars !!!)

8. Al Salam Mall

Intersection of Prince Majed road and King Abullah road - As Sulaymania district, Jeddah 07123, Saudi Arabia Shopping, Shopping Malls
Excellent
47%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 63 reviews

Al Salam Mall

Reviewed By tajammali2017 - Jeddah, Saudi ArabiaJeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah Mall

In the vicinity there are two other Malls but this one is the best among those. Because you will find all the brand names here with more variety of goods than the others. Now IKEA is also opened in it. The area circulation is comfortable.In addition to th

9. Biet Nassif

Souq Al Alawi | Balad, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
59%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 156 reviews

Biet Nassif

See a 700-year-old flag mast and a 15th-century cannon at this restored building, one of several crumbling structures preserved by the government.

Reviewed By scottemac00 - Seminole, FloridaSeminole, Florida

Wonderful History

The entire old neighborhood of Balad offers fantastic examples of Arab architecture dating back to the 1920s and older. Biet Nassif is a superb example of an initiative to preserve historic homes, buildings, and artifacts from the era of King Abdul Azziz.

10. Silver Sands Beach

North Obhor, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Beaches
Excellent
43%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
12%
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4 based on 156 reviews

Silver Sands Beach

Reviewed By artdavid0805

INTERESTED

Hi Im interested to visit the place but how can we know the resort infor like for rooms and what time it opens and close? We are planning to visit 4pm friday.Dear Art, operations hours are 9 AM to Sunset for beach access.

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