Jul 11, 2009

Jeddah - Saudi Arabia

Jeddah (also spelled Jiddah, Jidda, or Jedda) is a Saudi Arabian city located on the coast of the Red Sea and is the major urban center of western Saudi Arabia. It is the largest city in Makkah Province, and the second largest city in Saudi Arabia after the capital city, Riyadh. The population of the city currently stands at over 3.4 million. It is considered the second commercial capital of Saudi Arabia

Jeddah is the principal gateway to Mecca, Islam's holiest city, which able-bodied Muslims are required to visit at least once in their lifetime.

Residents of Jeddah are called Jeddans. Jeddah has 24 sister cities, which are selected based on economic, cultural and political criteria.

King Fahad's Fountain on Jeddah Beach

Jeddah Chamber of Commerce & Industry Building

Famous Food Points in Jeddah

Jeddah residents are a mix of several different ethnicities and nationalities. This mixture of races has made a major impact on Jeddah's traditional cuisine.

Like other Saudi cities, The Nejdi Kabsa is the most traditional lunch for Jeddan people. The Yemeni Mandi is also popular as a lunch meal. Hejazi cuisine is popular as well and dishes like Mabshoor, Mitabbak, Foul, Migalgal, Kibdah, Ma'asoob can be acquired in many traditional restaurants around the city such as Althamrat, Abo-Zaid, Al-Quarmooshi, Ayaz, and Hejaziyat .

Grilled meat has a good market in Jeddah such as Shawarma, Kofta and Kebab. During Ramadan Sambousak and Ful are the most popular meals during Dusk. These meals are almost found in Lebanese, Syrian, and Turkish restaurants.

Saudi Khabsa

Saudi Khabsa

AlBaik is even more popular in Jeddah then Mc-Donald's and KFC

King Abdul Aziz University stadium

Jeddah Sea Port

Jeddah Beach at Nite

Tahlia Street Jeddah

Jeddah City at Nite

Durrah Beach Resort

Versace Jeddah

Mosque At Jeddah Beach

Corniche Center one of the Famous shopping Centers in Balad Jeddah

Pakistan Center for Hajj/Umra Arrival's at Jeddah Airport

Moevenpick Resort Al Nawras Jeddah

Park in Jeddah

Commercial Center Jeddah

National Commercial Bank building Jeddah

Jeddah at Nite


Jeddah Hilton Hotel

Jeddah City

Farsi Center Jeddah City

No comments: