WHAT IS THERE TO SEE IN JEDDAH?By Emily T
With lesser strictness as regards their women, there are quite a handful of places you can visit in the city of Jeddah.
Jeddah, unlike several other Saudi Arabian cities, plays host to a lot of fun places to visit and is not one city with strict women laws. Even Saudis prefer to live in Jeddah as they will now have more choices as regards fun places to visit.
There are various places you can visit in Jeddah.
- Old Jeddah: Al-Balad
This place plays host to various museums and has been the most photogenic location as well as one of Jeddah’s oldest visit sites.
- Old Coral Houses in Jeddah
Built with local corals and limestone, these ancient houses were homes of traders from as far back as the 19th century. This site is still a shopping mall, known as the best place to find electronic gadgets, foods, perfumes, oud, and toys.
- Souk al-Alawi
Located in the Eastern part of Jeddah, this Souk is the largest and traditional of all the souks in the country. This is invaluable evidence of historical and cultural value.
- Naseef House
After its restoration in 1990, this historical souk owned by one of the most powerful trading families in Jeddah is now a museum and cultural center with wealth from hundreds of ages past in it.
- Khaskeeya Market
This market is located in the main in the city of Jeddah. It is an embodiment of the diversities in Jeddah. This is the sole reason it attracts the interest of tourists from various countries.