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Quick Facts

Jeddah is situated on the Red Sea coast and is home to the biggest waterfront area in Saudi Arabia, as well as offering prime access to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. A cosmopolitan city, Jeddah is a major destination for an array of experiences in the Middle East. Jeddah is the largest sea port and the second largest city in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Located on the west coast; it is the principal gateway to Mecca, Islam’s Holiest site and to Medina, the second holiest place in Islam.

POPULATION
3,400,000

POPULATION
3,400,000

POPULATION
3,400,000

POPULATION
3,400,000

POPULATION
3,400,000

Jeddah is situated on the Red Sea coast and is home to the biggest waterfront area in Saudi Arabia, as well as offering prime access to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. A cosmopolitan city, Jeddah is a major destination for an array of experiences in the Middle East.
Jeddah is the largest sea port and the second largest city in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Located on the west coast; it is the principal gateway to Mecca, Islam’s Holiest site and to Medina, the second holiest place in Islam.

More about Jeddah from Saudi Tourism
http://www.sauditourism.com.sa/en/provinces/news.aspx?NewsID=29

Roadside monuments

Bizarre as it may seem, no visit to Jeddah would be complete without a (guided) tour of the roundabouts and roadside monuments. Nearly every roundabout has one – sometimes artistic, sometimes garish and sometimes totally incomprehensible. Must-sees include the Aeroplane Roundabout with an original Dakota mounted on white clouds, the enormous Boat Roundabout littered with boats decommissioned from the Saudi Navy and the large block of concrete with Minis embedded in it – a testament to Jeddah driving? Hire a car and follow the main streets – Friday morning is the best time.

Visas

Visas are required by all visitors except nationals of the GCC countries (Gulf Cooperation Council: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and UAE).

Currency

The unit of money the Riyal (SR). It is available in 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 Riyal banknotes.

Credit cards are accepted in major hotels as well as shopping malls. Cash and travelers cheques can be exchanged in licensed exchange offices and international hotels.

Tipping

Tipping practices are similar to most parts of the world where tipping is common. A service may be included in the bill. Otherwise, a 10% tip is appreciated by the service provider