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Jeddah & Al Ula - 5N 6D

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Jeddah Corniche

The Jeddah Corniche, also known as the Jeddah Waterfront, is a 30 km coastal resort area of the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 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. The Jeddah Corniche derives its name from the original French and Italian term for a coastal road, especially a road along the face of a cliff.


It is home to numerous five star hotels, restaurants, and cafes. You will also find phone charging stations, beautiful fountains, gardens and play parks that make this area the perfect spot to spend a weekend with your family or friends to relax and have fun. One of the most popular attractions in the new Jeddah Corniche is the Al-Rahmah Mosque, previously known as the Fatimah Mosque; this mosque is famous for its beautiful architecture and scenic location. Constructed on stilts over the sea, at high tide, the mosque appears to hover over the waves of the Red Sea below, which is why it is also known as the floating mosque. It is also home to several sandy beaches, where locals and tourists come to relax and swim. There is also a man-made island, which is in the shape of a crescent moon that attracts tourists and locals alike and gets particularly busy during the weekends.


Jeddah Fountain

The fountain was donated to the city of Jeddah by King Fahd, hence its name. It was constructed between 1980 and 1983 and was launched in 1985. Located on the west coast of Saudi Arabia, the fountain jets water to a maximum height of 260 metres. It is popularly called King Fahd's Fountain. It is listed in Guinness World Records as the highest water fountain in the world. The fountain is visible throughout the vicinity of Jeddah. The fountain uses saltwater taken from the Red Sea instead of freshwater. Over 500 LED spotlights illuminate the fountain at night.


Al Balad Historical City

Al-Balad is the historical area of Jeddah, the second largest city of Saudi Arabia. Balad can literally be translated as "The Town. It is the historic center of the City of Jeddah.Al-Balad was founded in the 7th century and historically served as the centre of Jeddah. It dates back to the seventh century, when the third Muslim Caliph Uthman Ibn Affan made it the official seaport for the holy city of Makkah. It became the landing harbour welcoming all Muslim pilgrims who reached Arabia by sea. Walking through Al-Balad, one can marvel at the centuries-old coral tower houses the historic town is famous for. The intricately designed structures, built using coral from the depths of the Red Sea, feature captivating colourful wood-latticed rawasheen balconies, known as mashrabiyyahs. Al-Balad is dotted with numerous old souqs and bazaars, lined by charming small shops that sell everything from Arabian dates, to spices, honey, souvenirs, silver and gold ornaments and textiles. As the sun sets and the heat and humidity abate, these traditional marketplaces awaken and start buzzing with visitors and pilgrims who stroll through their narrow maze-like alleyways to get lost in the fragrant scents and vivid colours of open spice sacks, perfumes and dazzling gold woven textiles. Al-Balad is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Not only does this historic town define the architectural and historical identity of the region, but it also stands as a living witness to the early Islamic period and how it ties to the present day.


Open Air Museum

Over 2,000 years old and located in the north-west of Saudi Arabia is al-Ula, the world’s largest open museum. Al-Ula region is a rocky area which is home to numerous artefacts dating back to 900BC, making it one of the most important heritage sites in the kingdom.


Aquarium

Fakieh Aquarium is the first marine exhibition of its kind in Saudi Arabia, and it’s no coincidence that it finds itself within earshot of the city’s lapping Red Sea. The sprawling tunnels and vast tanks that make up the aquarium house over 200 species and around 85 percent of them are native to Jeddah’s undisturbed coral reefs. It makes this colorful window onto the Red Sea the next best way to experience the region’s vibrant underwater ecosystem without needing to squeeze into scuba gear. Accompanied by a meditative soundtrack and enclosed in cavern walls, a trip through the aquarium brings you face-to-face with some of the 800 Red Sea oddities that don’t exist anywhere else on the planet.


Red Sea

The Red Sea is 500km north of Jeddah, between the Saudi towns of AlWajh and Umluj. It contains some of the world's hottest and saltiest seawater. With its connection to the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal, it is one of the most heavily traveled waterways in the world, carrying maritime traffic between Europe and Asia. Its name is derived from the colour changes observed in its waters. It is home to over 1200 species of fish and 250 species of coral. Spinner dolphins, dugongs, turtles, mantas, and sharks are just some of the marine species that calls these waters home.


Dadan & Ikmah

Due to the proximity to incense trade routes, Dadan was one of the most developed 1st-millennium BCE cities in northern Arabia. One of the most exciting displays is more than a dozen tombs cut into the red-rock cliff faces, east of the city. From afar, these look like simple dark rectangles. Dadan was inevitably exposed to other cultures. Archaeologists found a whole fortified city buried under the sand, and influences from other cultures are apparent in their statues, decoration of their buildings, and tombs. The Dadan tombs were excavated in Jabel Dadan, the mountain rising beside the fortified city. These tombs tend to be smaller and simpler than those of the Nabataeans. Dadan tombs usually consist of square niches hewn into the rock. Jabal Ikmah, a mountain near to the ancient city of Dadan, the capital of Dadanite and Lihyanite Kingdoms, has been described as a huge open-air library. It is popular for fantastic rock formations and excellent surroundings. A visit to this magnificent site, with its inscriptions, thought to date as far back as the 1st millennium BCE, is a glimpse into the past. Gazing at its rock art of humans, musical instruments and animals, you can discover what was important in the daily lives of people in the Dadanite, Lihyanite and other civilisations of AlUla.


Maraya

Maraya, meaning mirror or reflection in Arabic, celebrates AlUla's significant role in history as a crossroads of cultures for centuries. The mirrors themselves become a contemporary canvas, reflecting the remarkable heritage of the area.


Ziplining

Zipline Adventure – This is once in a lifetime type of adventure and a great chance for people of Saudi Arabia. The Adventurers will have a chance of standing over 1200m above sea level. The Zipline is measured as 880M long and the speed of flying over 90km. Experience the Kingdom’s most thrilling zipline, racing a total of 1.5km at up to 120 km/h speed while enjoying the incredible scenery of the AlUla mountains. Whether you are an adrenaline junky or just looking for your next adventure, these ziplines are a ‘must do’ when visiting AlUla.


Hegra

Visit Hegra to experience Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you’ll explore over 110 remarkably well-preserved tombs set in a desert landscape, while learning about the ancient people and culture of AlUla. A majority of the remains date from the Nabataean Kingdom.


Musa bin Nusaye Castle

Often referred to as 'AlUla Fort', Musa Bin Nusayr Castle is a red sandstone fort that dates back to the 6th century BC. Due to its historical significance, the castle has gone through various preservation attempts over the years. It is 45 metres high and offers visitors a beautiful panoramic view of AlUla.



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