About Jeddah

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is located along the coast of the Red Sea and is considered the economic and tourism capital of the country. With a population of 2.8 million, the city is the country’s second-largest (behind Riyadh, with 4.2 million). Jeddah has been a port and trading city for centuries, which is reflected in its cosmopolitan mix of inhabitants. Today, the city is known for its shopping districts, restaurants, and cafes, as well as the next world’s tallest building currently under construction, Jeddah Tower.

Along the coast, the city is connected by its famous Corniche, a meandering seaside avenue featuring recreation areas, pavilions, large-scale civic sculptures – as well as the King Fahd Fountain, the highest fountain in the world at 260 meters. Jeddah is also the main entry point, either by air or sea, for pilgrims making the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina, the two sacred cities of Islam. Both are a few hours inland from Jeddah.

View Tall Buildings in Jeddah


More information on Visas coming soon.



fallJeddah has a warm, sunny climate with hot temperatures for most of the year and low rainfall. October tends to be hot and humid, with temperatures ranging from 23°C (73°F) to 36°C (97°F).


Getting Around

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Currency: SAR

NYCMoney_ThumbIn Jeddah and throughout Saudi Arabia, the standard currency is Saudi Arabian Riyals (SAR). For the current exchange rate, and conversion to other world currencies, see a currency conversion guide.


Emergency Numbers

The telephone numbers for the emergency services of Police and Ambulance are “999” and “997,” respectively.

Traveling to the Middle East

Dubai benefits from a globally central location and Jeddah is just 2.5 hours away from Dubai by air.