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True Spirit of Saudi Arabia by Jamie Rigwell
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Coined the Paris of Arabia,
Jeddah is one of the few remaining cities in the region to conserve the
traditional roots that make it the city it is today. The effort to retain
Jeddah's history results in one of the most interesting Saudi Arabian cities
which is no doubt a modern metropolis, but is also lined with authentic
features, pilgrim-thronged streets, souks and coral architecture.
|Jeddah is situated mid-way
down the country's Red Sea coast. For many centuries this seaside spot
has acted as a meeting point for pilgrims and traders, so the city is no
stranger to visitors of various cultures.
The foreign influence that
infiltrates the city is reflected in the faces of the inhabitants, the
extensive range of restaurants and astounding array of souks and shops.
When it comes to food you won't be stuck for choices with options ranging
from Chinese to Lebanese, Asian and of course, Middle Eastern.
are equally extensive and there are plenty of options to keep everyone
happy. The Al-Balad district lies at the heart of Old Jeddah and is a nostalgic
testament to the olden days.
Sculpture along Corniche, Jiddah, Saudi Arabia
This area is well worth a
walk around, so you can get up close and personal with the beautiful and
unique coral architecture. The souks that run below the streets make an
authentic stop off where you can pick up all sorts of wares and goods.
|Jeddah has some of the best
souks in the kingdom. Of particular noteworthiness is the Souk Al-Alawi
which runs east off Al-Dahab Street and winds its way through the old city.
A few hours could easily be wiled away here, just soaking up the atmosphere
and perusing the products on offer.
The souk located immediately
south of Al-Amir Fahd Street and Al-Balad is also worth a look due to the
huge choice of goods ranging from Yemeni coffee to traditional tribesmen's
daggers. The hectic and colourful fish market located in Al-Balad is an
interesting sight to behold even if you don't plan to buy anything. With
over fifty different species of fish you really can see some of the Red
Seas finest offerings.
Once the shopping is done
and dusted you might want to go visit some sights. Jeddah has an extensive
selection of museums including the Municipality Museum, which is located
in a 200-year-old restored traditional house built from Red Sea coral.
The Al-Tayibat City Museum
for International Civilisation is quite a mouthful to pronounce, but worth
The palace in which the museum
is based has over 300 rooms and house a collection built over a local merchant's
lifetime, thus providing a true insight into life in Jeddah. Whilst it
may prove difficult to spot The Al-Tayibat City Museum when you are arriving
from your flights
to Jeddah, you can be sure that once you land-in you will immediately
begin soaking up the Saudi Arabian spirit.
Whether you want to explore
the shopping districts, involve yourself in sightseeing opportunities or
simply relax, you can do so in Jeddah.
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About the Author: Jamie Rigwell
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appeal goes beyond its location just five minutes from downtown and the
commercial district. Tahlia Street boutiques, the Old Town of Al Balad,
Jeddah Fountain and scuba diving in the Red Sea are a few of the popular
attractions nearby. The holy cities of Makkah and Madinah are short drives
away. Ferdaus offers delicious á la carte and buffet cuisine for
breakfast, lunch and theme night dinner. Fish Market has lunch and dinner
options for seafood lovers while Spears will satisfy the appetites of meat
lovers. For more casual dining, stay poolside and enjoy traditional shisha
and snacks under the night sky at 360 Café. Annafora Café
in the lobby area serves light snacks and beverages.
Jeddah Marriott Hotel offers
everything for the discerning traveler - a great location, superb meeting
facilities and luxurious accommodations. Our centrally located hotel in
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is near businesses, exhibition centers, consulates
and shopping malls. Situated on the highway to Mecca and near such mid-town
attractions as the Jeddah Fountain, old town and traditional souks (markets).
Unwind in our swimming pool or health club. Send the kids to the Fun Club.
And, enjoy Al Bassateen for International cuisine. You'll find a perfect
venue for meetings and social events with reputable catering and event
team. The Marriott hotel in Jeddah features the best services to make your
Hyatt Jeddah - Marina, Club and Spa
Park Hyatt Jeddah – Marina,
Club & Spa is one of the most innovative luxury hotels in Jeddah. A
5 star hotel combining exceptional service with unrivalled views of the
Red Sea and King Fahd fountain, Hyatt Jeddah enjoys a prime location in
the very heart of the city, within the esteemed Al Hamra District at the
Equestrian Club of Jeddah, and just minutes away from the central business
district. The multi-faceted Jeddah resort is a remarkable engineering feat
having reclaimed prime waterfront land from the Red Sea, while retaining
the delicate surrounding marine life. The 34.5-acre (140,000 sqm) complex
overlooks sweeping views of the sea and the world-famous King Fahd fountain
with its more than 1,000-foot-high (312 meters) plume of water.
Blu Hotel, Jeddah
Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah
is a business-friendly hotel located in Jeddah, close to Qishla of Jeddah,
Souk Al Alawi, and King Fahd's Fountain. Additional points of interest
include Nasseef House and Makkah Gate. Dining options at Radisson Blu Hotel,
Jeddah include 2 restaurants and a bar/lounge. Room service is available
24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include a health club, a sauna,
a fitness facility, and a steam room. Spa amenities include massage/treatment
rooms and a hair salon. Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet
access is available in public areas. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional
property amenities include a coffee shop/café, a concierge desk,
and multilingual staff.
Blu Royal Suite Hotel Jeddah
The Radisson Blu Royal Suite
Hotel, Jeddah offers 83 high-end suites and rooms, individually designed
in varying style and colors. Discerning guests have a plethora of choices
that suit every preference and desire. There are seven different types
of suites available and range from the standard royal suite to the extra-decadent
princely suite. The superior and royal rooms will surely complete a traveler
s taste and desire of comfort. The suites and rooms blend luxury and convenience
and are ideal for business and leisure travellers. The bathrooms in all
suites and rooms feature exquisite amenities and are luxurious in design.
Rosewood Corniche is a flawless
combination of the latest technology, spectacular design and unprecedented
sophistication. The hotel is situated in the heart of Jeddah’s Corniche
in the fashionable northern corner of the city and is within easy reach
of key business, diplomatic and designer shopping districts. Ginza I Chome
has chosen a new and exciting gastronomic path to ensure guests enjoy an
exceptional dining experience. Exuding quality and style, as well as a
matchless setting, the restaurant certainly has no culinary equal in Jeddah.
The Long Bar is the central feature of the restaurant, where the chef entertains
by preparing tantalizing cuisine at each individual setting.
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