Also known as the Jeddah Fountain, is the tallest of its type of fountain in the world. Located in the coast of Jeddah, west coast of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia just five minute driving distance from Elaf Jeddah Hotel. The fountain jets water 1,024 feet (312 m) above the Red Sea. It was donated to the city of Jeddah by King Fahd, hence its name. The fountain is visible throughout the entire vicinity of Jeddah. The water it ejects can reach a speed of 375 kilometers’ (233 mi) per hour and its airborne mass can exceed 18 tons. It was constructed between 1980 and 1983 and began operating in 1985. The fountain uses saltwater taken from the Red Sea instead of freshwater. It uses over 500 spotlights to illuminate the fountain at night.
Floating Mosque in Jeddah is one of the most loved and visited sightseeing spots in the city of Jeddah. Jeddah is a classic mix of ancient with modern, which is finely evident in its majestic architectures and buildings. The location of Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea and the beaches subsequently formed makes it a favored travel destination of the tourists.
Floating Mosque in Jeddah is one of the sacred sites in the city. The mosque is placed just next to the Red Sea, which gives the impression that the mosque is floating in water. It is henceforth named the Floating Mosque. Due to the shimmering white color of the mosque it is also referred as the White Mosque.
Situated opposite the National Commercial Bank headquarters in the old city, this is just one of Jeddah’s many museums that preserve precious artifacts from the city’s past. Inside the museum you will find photographs of Jeddah through the ages as well as rooms decked out in traditional Saudi style. Visitors need a permit to visit the museum, which can be easily arranged, and they should make an appointment with the curator in advance
The majority of the most spectacular sites in Jeddah’s old town lie along the old city walls. The wall was been demolished in 1940 but three city gates have been reconstructed, old houses were constructed from coral and reinforced with wood. Al Alawi St, a narrow lane, pedestrianized except for the odd camel, winds eastwards up a gentle hill to Bab (gate) Makkah and is a classic example of Old Jeddah.
Jeddah’s Corniche is one of the city’s most impressive and pleasing features. Stretching along the coast for over 20 miles, the Corniche provides recreational facilities and superb views of the Red Sea. Walking down the Corniche towards the city center, one can see the impressive Jeddah fountain that rises some 260 meters from the sea. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has the longest coastline on the Red Sea – over 79 percent of the sea’s eastern shoreline – and a wealth of diving possibilities.