Saudi Arabia is a beautiful country rich in history, culture and ancient architecture. Jeddah, a Saudi Arabian port city on the Red Sea, is a modern commercial hub and gateway for pilgrimages to the Islamic holy cities Mecca and Medina.
Resort hotels, beaches and outdoor sculptures line the Corniche; a seafront promenade anchored by the iconic King Fahd’s Fountain. The city’s Al-Balad historic district dates to the 7th century and retains traditional homes built from coral.
Al Balad is home to the main traditional souks in Jeddah. Reminiscent of the Arabian nights fairy tales, this vibrant marketplace with multi-storied mud brick and stone buildings sells everything from textiles and sparkling silver and gold ornaments to spices and honey.
Visited by millions every year, the Floating Mosque also known as Masjid Al Rahma and Fatima Al Zahra Mosque, is one of the most popular attractions of the city of Jeddah. Constructed on the coast of the Red Sea, the majestic mosque appears to be floating as it is built on pillars. The beautiful white mosque is a must-see for those visiting the city of Jeddah. The mosque is fully functional and is used by many for prayers along with those who are just visiting.