Saudi Arabia

Jeddah, Makkah

Jeddah. Photo: Mohammad Bahareth


Jeddah, on the Red Sea coast, is the most cosmopolitan and tolerant city in Saudi Arabia, and home to many foreigners.

The city has lots of open air art and sculptures – mainly of traditional cultural items such as coffee pots and incense burners – some of which are by internationally recognized artists, and many of which are set along the corniche, and is also home to the highest fountain in the world – King Fahad’s Water Spring.

Balad is a mixture of high end malls and traditional street markets, and there are state-run museums such as the Jeddah Regional Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography, as well as private enterprises such as the Arts Heritage Museum.

There are also numerous private beaches.

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