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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




Jeddah Hilton Hotel




Jeddah City




Farsi Center Jeddah City




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