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Jeddah: 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.

Sightseeing opportunities 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. 

Boat Sculpture along Corniche, Jiddah, Saudi Arabia
Boat 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.
Shorbatly House, Traditional Local Architecture, Jiddah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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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 effort. 

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 writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.


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InterContinental Jeddah
InterContinental Jeddah's 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. 
Marriott Jeddah
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 trip memorable.
Park 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.
Radisson 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. 
Radisson 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 Medina
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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