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Explore Jeddah

What You should Know

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Legend has it that the first woman to have ever stepped foot on this earth took hers in Jeddah. Thus the word "Jaddah" takes it root from the Arabic word "grandmother", referring to Eve, the grandmother of humanity. Jeddawis believe Eve was finally buried in Jeddah city itself!

Along the west coast of the Kingdom, the city thrives with its enchanting coral reefs and delectable seafood. Jeddah serves as the cultural melting pot for its diverse population and a magnet for avid divers. Moreover it is the main gateway to the two holy cities of Mecca and Medina.

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A Little Bit About The People

Very often, what makes a place are the people. Jeddawis are well-known for their friendly nature. Since time immemorial, Jeddah has opened its arms to pilgrims from all around the world, thus making the people of Jeddah one of the most open-minded and welcoming in the country.

Jeddah is rich with culture, history, legends, and fairytales. It’s also a youthful and artistic city, rife with writers, filmmakers, artists, and musicians. Jeddawis love fun and beauty. Come be a part of a vibe unlike any other!

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Fun Things About Jeddah

So here’s what you probably didn’t know about Jeddah:

Historic Jeddah with its charming traditional architecture is currently a UNESCO heritage site. The structures, which are characterized by Roshans (large protruding wooden windows) and lower coral stone houses, are among the rare vestiges of this style of architecture found in the world.

Did you see the fun flag pole at the end of Al-Andalus street? Inaugurated on National Day, September 23rd, 2014, it achieved the Guinness world record for being the tallest flagpole in the world. The pole is a staggering 170 meters high!

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Fun Facts About Jeddah

  • Jeddah’s history dates back to the Stone Age.
  • A hamlet was founded and grew from its source of fishing.
  • It is known as the city of both ease and hardships.