330. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
This is a fascinating city and although my visit was only the airport, I look forward to the country easing visa requirements in 2018 so I can pay it a proper visit.
Jeddah is located on the west coast of Saudi Arabia. It’s south of Medina and southwest of Riyadh.
How To Get Here
The closest major airport is the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah (JED). It’s the home of Saudia (SV).
The following airlines has service to the King Adbulaziz International Airport in Jeddah (JED):
Aegean Airlines (A3), Airblue (PA), Air Algerie (AH), Air Arabia (G9), Air Cairo (SM), Air Caucasus (UY), Air India (AI), AlMasria Universal Airlines (UJ), Atlasglobal (KK), Badr Airlines (J4), Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BG), British Airways (BA), Daallo Airlines (D3), Emirates (EK), Eritrean Airlines (B8), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Etihad Airways (EY), FG, FlyDubai (FZ), Garuda Indonesia (GA), Gulf Air (GF), Jazeera Airwys (J9), Jet Airways (9W), Jubba Airways (3J), Kenya Airways (KQ), Kuwait Airways (KU), Links Air (W2), Lion Air (JT), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), MS, Malaysia Airlines (MH), Middle Eastern Airlines (ME), Nas Air (XY), Nile Air (NP), Nouvel Air Tunisie (BJ), Nova Airways (O9), Oman Air (WY), Onur Air (8Q), Pakistan International Airlines (PK), Philippine Airlines (PR), RQ, Royal Air Morac (AT), Royal Brunei Airlines (BI), Royal Jordanian (RJ), Samara Airlines (E5), Saudia (SV), SriLankan (UL), Sudan Airways (SD), Tiger Airways (TR), Tunisair (TU) and Turkish Airlines (TK).
If you are already in the region. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
There are ferries from Port Sudan. You can find information at http://travelafricaoverland.com/nl/ferry-sudan-to-saudi/. But check to ensure its up-to-date before you go.
Where To Stay
Jeddah has no shortage of fine hotels from the top hotel chains worldwide. Plus there are local brands as well.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
Lot of varied food choices here.
What To Do
Here are a few things to consider seeing while there:
- The Kings’ Fountain
- Al Balad District
- Red Sea Mall
- The Floating Mosque
- The Jeddah Corniche
- Old Jeddah
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here is some additional information from Lonely Planet.
Language Spoken: Arabic
Currency: Saudi riyal (SAR)