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Things to do in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Our most recommended things to do in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah Airport (JED): Premium Lounge Access

1. Jeddah Airport (JED): Premium Lounge Access

Enjoy your time at the airport in the Plaza Premium Lounge at Jeddah's King Abdul Aziz International Airport (JED). Treat yourself to delicious international cuisine including authentic Arabic and Asian dishes, and stay refreshed with coffee and tea. Take a load off in the spacious luxury lounge, located on the Departure Level (Within Airport Restricted Area). Ahead of your flight, the area offers comfortable seating, a tranquil atmosphere, and a delectable array of Arabic, Asian, and a live cooking station where chefs prepare their desired pasta upon request for an interactive airport dining experience. Sip on brewed tea and coffee, and soft drinks. Connect to the free WiFi, enjoy dedicated smoking rooms, and refresh with a relaxing private shower.

Jeddah: Old Town Highlights Tour with Transfer

2. Jeddah: Old Town Highlights Tour with Transfer

We will start our tour by visiting Old Jeddah. Our guide will tell you amazing stories about Jeddah and its surroundings . We will enjoy a wonderful walk-in Al-Balad, the old part of the city. This walking tour of the old town will take you along all the less known must-see local spots: Old Market hidden gems, Old Jeddah hidden galleries, local Jeddah food only for locals… While visiting Al-Balad, visitors will be taken to see Beit Nassif, one of the prominent renovated structures in the old city, which dates back to the mid-1800s. The five-story building provides a rare opportunity for visitors to experience the blend of traditional architecture with modernity. We will see also the Baghdadi house. We will also visit the Old gold market in Gabel street and the Ukash Mosque. We will end our tour driving towards the Jeddah Corniche which is the 30 km coastal resort area of the city of Jeddah. We will pass by the Al Rahmah Mosque. Located along the Red Sea, the corniche features a coastal road, recreation areas, pavilions, and large-scale civic sculptures as well as King Fahd's Fountain, the highest fountain in the world.

Jeddah: Al-Balad Historical Highlights City Tour

3. Jeddah: Al-Balad Historical Highlights City Tour

From the moment your tour starts, your tour leader will give you full attention. Once in the car, your tour leader will talk to you about all the things on the way as well as other aspects of your tour that will interest you. Start your tour to visit Jeddah’s historical downtown area (Al-Balad) which is the historical area well known as the “Old Town”, where many of the oldest families used to live and work. It boasts of old buildings, a traditional souk and many restaurants, where visitors get to walk amid the old streets and experience the traditional landscape of the old town. When you are in historical Jeddah we will take you back to the old era of Saudi Arabia, all your senses will be in action. You will hear and learn amazing stories about Jeddah and ride and walk through secret doors, Enjoy a wonderful walking Al-Balad. This history tour of Old Town will take you along all the less known must-see local spots: Beit Nassif, Makkah gate for a photo stop, Historical Jeddah north gate stop for a photo, other historical houses provide a rare opportunity for you to experience the blend of traditional architecture with modernity Old Market hidden gems, Old Jeddah hidden galleries and Local Jeddah food shops only for locals no tourists know about it. Then you will visit Al Shafi Mosque, The oldest mosque in Jeddah. Then you will visit Al Tayebat International City Museum, It’s a maze of different rooms covering Saudi history, architecture, interior decoration, Islamic art from Saudi and other Islamic countries. The museum itself is a great place for photos. Its four-floor collection has displays ranging from pre-Islamic artifacts, exquisite Islamic manuscripts, old coins and weaponry to stunning furniture, pottery and traditional Saudi dress. Replicas of home interiors from every region are also featured. Exhibits are accompanied by excellent information panels, as well as dioramas of the Kingdom’s provinces. End the tour by enjoying a ride along The New Jeddah Corniche is the 30 km coastal resort area of the city of Jeddah. Located along the Red Sea, the corniche features the coastal road, recreation areas, pavilions and large-scale civic sculptures for all to enjoy and take pictures.

From Jeddah: Taif Highlights & Mountains Tour with Transfer

4. From Jeddah: Taif Highlights & Mountains Tour with Transfer

We will start our journey towards the downtown of the city of Taif to take a stroll in its traditional market “Barhat Al Qazzaz Souq”, visit the stone-built house that is now transformed into a café, followed by a stop to see “Al-Kaki Palace”. From there we head back to mountains of Taif located over the Al Hada Mountains above Mecca and on the Eastern slopes of the Al-Sarawat mountains. We drive heading to have a traditional meal at one of the good local restaurants. The city of Taif is cool and green. In summer, Saudi people, as well as GCC citizens, travel to TAIF for its Green nature and its weather, its beautiful scenery, and the town’s relaxed atmosphere. Our tour will lead us on an enjoyable drive to the majestic panoramic view of al Hada mountain. We will pass by a Rose Farm and perfume factory. The old stone paths, cars that pass through the road from Al Hada, seeing the Cable Car. From there we move back on our way to the city of JEDDAH.

Jeddah: Old Town Historical Highlights Tour

5. Jeddah: Old Town Historical Highlights Tour

From the moment your tour starts, your tour leader will give you full attention. Once in the car, your tour leader will talk to you about all the things on the way as well as other aspects of your tour that will interest you. Start your tour to visit Jeddah’s historical downtown area (Al-Balad) which is the historical area well known as the “Old Town”, where many of the oldest families used to live and work. It boasts of old buildings, a traditional souk and many restaurants, where visitors get to walk amid the old streets and experience the traditional landscape of the old town. When you are in historical Jeddah we will take you back to the old era of Saudi Arabia, all your senses will be in action. You will hear and learn amazing stories about Jeddah and ride and walk through secret doors, Enjoy a wonderful walking Al-Balad. This history tour of Old Town will take you along all the less known must-see local spots: Beit Nassif, Makkah gate for a photo stop, Historical Jeddah north gate stop for a photo, other historical houses provide a rare opportunity for you to experience the blend of traditional architecture with modernity Old Market hidden gems, Old Jeddah hidden galleries and Local Jeddah food shops only for locals no tourists know about it. Then you will visit Al Shafi Mosque, The oldest mosque in Jeddah. Then you will visit Al Tayebat International City Museum, It’s a maze of different rooms covering Saudi history, architecture, interior decoration, Islamic art from Saudi and other Islamic countries. The museum itself is a great place for photos. Its four-floor collection has displays ranging from pre-Islamic artifacts, exquisite Islamic manuscripts, old coins and weaponry to stunning furniture, pottery and traditional Saudi dress. Replicas of home interiors from every region are also featured. Exhibits are accompanied by excellent information panels, as well as dioramas of the Kingdom’s provinces. End the tour by enjoying a ride along The New Jeddah Corniche is the 30 km coastal resort area of the city of Jeddah. Located along the Red Sea, the corniche features the coastal road, recreation areas, pavilions and large-scale civic sculptures for all to enjoy and take pictures.

Jeddah: Old City Half-Day Walking Tour with Hotel Pickup

6. Jeddah: Old City Half-Day Walking Tour with Hotel Pickup

Explore the traditional charm of Old Jeddah on a half-day guided sightseeing tour. Visit top architectural sites of Al-Balad. Learn about its history and culture, feast on food that locals love (at your own expense), and finish in Jeddah Corniche. Start the tour with a walk through the old part of the city, Al-Balad. Discover lesser-known spots such as the Old Market and hidden galleries. Relish authentic food and listen to fascinating stories from the guide. Visit Beit Nassif, a prominent renovated structure in the old city that represents a rare blend of classical and modern architectural styles. At present, it serves as a museum and cultural center. Next, visit the Baghdadi House, Old Gold market, and Ukash Mosque. To wrap up, drive towards Jeddah Corniche and pass by Al Rahmah Mosque.

Jeddah: Full Day Historical City Tour

7. Jeddah: Full Day Historical City Tour

We will start our tour by visiting Old Jeddah. Our guide will tell you amazing stories about Jeddah and its surroundings. We will enjoy a wonderful walk-in Al-Balad, the old part of the city. This walking tour of the old town will take you along all the less known must-see local spots: Old Market hidden gems, Old Jeddah hidden galleries, local Jeddah food only for locals… While visiting Al-Balad, visitors will be taken to see Beit Nassif, one of the prominent renovated structures in the old city, which dates back to the mid-1800s. The five-story building provides a rare opportunity for visitors to experience the blend of traditional architecture with modernity. We will see also the Baghdadi house. We will also visit the Old gold market in Gabel street and the Ukash Mosque. We will end our tour driving towards the Jeddah Corniche which is the 30 km coastal resort area of the city of Jeddah. We will pass by the Al Rahmah Mosque. Located along the Red Sea, the corniche features a coastal road, recreation areas, pavilions, and large-scale civic sculptures as well as King Fahd's Fountain, the highest fountain in the world. We will then head to a traditional Saudi restaurant to enjoy our lunch. In the afternoon we will start our tour with a visit to Abdul Raouf Khalil Museum which presents the local and Arabian heritage. A unique site. After that, we will visit The Floating Mosque, this single domed architectural marvel that sits literally on the sea symbolizes Jeddah’s bold storm into the modern age. Sitting in an enviable location, the mosque’s courtyard offers unencumbered views of the Red Sea. End of the tour.

Jeddah: Private 1-Way or Round-Trip Airport Transfer

8. Jeddah: Private 1-Way or Round-Trip Airport Transfer

Take the stress out of haggling for a taxi with a pre-booked, private transfer from the Jeddah Airport. Upon arrival at the airport, you’ll meet your driver, holding a signboard with your name on it. You will then be accompanied to your private vehicle and transferred to your hotel in air-conditioned comfort. Don’t worry if your flight is delayed; your driver will keep an eye on the flight information and adjust pickup time if needed. Choose between transfers from the city to the airport, from the airport to the city, or, for maximum convenience, a round-trip transfer.

Jeddah: Dinner at Al Nakheel Restaurant with Hotel Pickup

9. Jeddah: Dinner at Al Nakheel Restaurant with Hotel Pickup

Since its opening in 1986 as a local restaurant on the famous Jeddah Corniche, Al Nakheel Restaurant has grown into one of the city’s most popular landmarks. From spacious and inviting open-air spaces to spectacular sea views on the Terrace, the 11,000 sqm venue offers guests a variety of Hijazi-inspired settings in which they can enjoy our renowned local and middle-eastern cuisines. Throughout the years, Al Nakheel has continued to be highly regarded by both locals and ex-pats who have grown accustomed to the delicious food, fresh sea breeze, relaxed ambiance, and friendly hospitality that are unparalleled anywhere in the city.

Jeddah: Seafood Dinner at Al Multaqa Restaurant with Pickup

10. Jeddah: Seafood Dinner at Al Multaqa Restaurant with Pickup

Al Multaqua restaurant is part of the popular Leylaty restaurant group and is by many considered to be one of the most welcoming in Jeddah. The warm ambiance with great décor and welcoming staff makes this restaurant popular for tourists and locals alike. Al Multaqa is a great choice for every occasion, with friends and groups, family lunch, small celebrations, and a romantic dinner with your special someone. The menu includes plenty of choices but the pasta, salads, and especially desserts are the ones that get the highest praise from the guests. Al Multaqa is located centrally in Jeddah and close to one of the main roads leading through the city, King Abdul Aziz Road.” CUISINE: Seafood

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What people are saying about Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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3.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed everything and Saad was an excellent tour guide: very friendly, knowledgeable and he ensured that the time available was put to the best use. It has given me some fantastic memories and I would thoroughly recommend Saudia Arabia Tours to anyone looking to explore this part of the world. A big thank you for your organisation of this trip!

Abdullah was friendly, engaging, and knowledgeable. Great mix of history and current affairs as well as cultural information. Highly recommend!

The super nice and pleasant guide. Totally recommended!!