Jeddah
Saudi Arabia
By Jennifer Levin

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is one of the largest and wealthiest cities in the country and is home to several unique historical and cultural attractions. Absorb the history of the city as you walk the streets and visit centuries-old structures. You’ll also want to save time in between sightseeing to spend a day on the beach and dip your feet in the Red Sea.

To get to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, you will most likely fly through the King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED). One of the four terminals in the airport, the Hajj terminal, is a special sight to see; it is covered in vast white tenting and was built to accommodate the hundreds of thousands of pilgrims that travel to Jeddah every year during the Hajj season. The terminal is intended to make the pilgrims comfortable, and includes a mosque. There are also trains to Jeddah. When you’ve chose the time you’d like to visit the city, book your flight here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php).

There are several lovely accommodation options in Jeddah. There are beautiful hotels with affording luxurious rooms located in the downtown area of Jeddah and on the sea’s coast. Jeddah is also a prime resort city. When you’ve decided where to settle for the duration of your travels, book your stay with WhatsCheaper.com here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

Jeddah is home to several well-known destinations for travelers. The Floating Mosque, also known as the White Mosque of Jeddah, is one of the most beautiful sites in the city and a must-see destination for tourists. From afar, the mosque’s construction makes it appear to be floating on the Red Sea, a truly incredible sight. Inside, the mosque is beautifully decorated. WhatsCheaper.com recommends making the Floating Mosque a stop in your itinerary; its ambiance is comforting and pleasing to worshippers and tourists alike. You should also try to visit Biet Nassif for a stunning glance at old Arabic architecture.

Jeddah is of great religious significance to Muslims. The city serves as a gateway to Mecca, a pilgrimage to which each able-bodied Muslim is required to make once within their lifetime, as well as an access point to Medina, Islam’s second holiest destination.

Jeddah is located on the Red Sea, and therefore the city is home to many beautiful beaches. Jeddah’s coastal areas also house some of the hottest nightlight spots in town, along with several culinary options. If you like water sport, try scuba diving in the Red Sea and check out some of the wondrous coral formations that live there.

Other cultural attractions sure to entertain include open-air art displays and markets, museums which contain countless historical artifacts, and sporting events. The city is also a prime destination for those who love to shop; there are several malls, and WhatsCheaper.com is sure you’ll have no trouble finding souvenirs for everyone on your list… and yourself as well!

As if all of the above weren’t enough, Jeddah also offers multiple parks, gardens, and amusement centers for its residents and tourists to enjoy year-round. Whether you are here for business, vacation, or to visit a loved one, Jeddah will keep you entranced from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave. WhatsCheaper.com reminds you to check the State Department website for any travel advisories in the area before booking.

MUST SEE IN Jeddah LIST:

  • 1. The Floating Mosque
  • 2. Red Sea Mall
  • 3. Balad
  • 4. Desert Sea Divers
  • 5. King's Fountain
  • 6. Biet Nassif
  • 7. Bicycle Square
  • 8. Mall of Arabia
  • 9. Silver Sands Beach
  • 10. Makkah Gate

Jeddah EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Islamic New Year - January
  • 2. Eid al-Adha - February
  • 3. Mawlid - April
  • 4. Food Arabia - May
  • 5. Ascension of the King - June
  • 6. Army Day - June
  • 7. Jeddah Summer Festival - July
  • 8. Isra wa al-Miraj - September
  • 9. Ramadan - November
  • 10. Eid al-Fitr - December

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Westin Jeddah
North Courniche, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
By Katelyn Mohney

The Westin Jeddah welcomes guests to experience Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and promises to make your stay pleasurable, whether for recreation, education or business. The hotel is located 15 miles from the King Abdulaziz International Airport. Upon the arrival of visitors, doormen will be happy to offer luggage assistance. Check-in lasts until 3 p.m. and check-out ends at 2 p.m.

Because the hotel is located along the Red Sea, guests can choose from rooms with many different wonderful views: pool, city, partial sea or full sea view rooms. The hotel offers specialized rooms as well; the WestinWORKOUT Room features exercise equipment, including a treadmill.  Royal, Diplomat and Tower Suites are available and feature additional luxuries. All guest rooms are furnished with the Westin Heavenly Bed. The spacious bathrooms are equipped with bathrobes, slippers, hairdryers, shaving/make-up mirrors, and bidets. All rooms include an iron, an ironing board, alarm clock (featuring CD player and radio options), telephone, data port, desk, fax machine, and a personal safe for your convenience. Guests may request a personalized wake-up call in order to be sure to be on time for important appointments. Wireless high speed internet access is available in guest rooms for a daily fee.

Join other hotel guests in the evening unwind program, where guests enjoy drinks, food and partake in relaxation exercises while transitioning from a hectic day to a peaceful evening. The hotel features a fitness center where guests can stay on track with exercise routines and a pool where guests can enjoy a swim. You may choose to have breakfast in the hotel lobby and dinner at the hotel’s Il Porto or Le Panoramic restaurants, or enjoy any meal in the privacy and comfort of your own room any time of the day with the hotel’s 24-hour room service.

The Westin Jeddah invites guests to make reservations today. WhatsCheaper.com can help you book a room today; simply follow this link: (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php). 

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Sheraton Jeddah Hotel
North Corniche, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
By Katelyn Mohney

This Sheraton® Hotel is located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, less than 7 miles from the King Abdulaziz International Airport. Upon arrival at the hotel, guests will be greeted by friendly staff members who are pleased to help guests with everything, from planning a day of sight-seeing to making sure you have enough towels. Check-in ends at 3 p.m. and guests may check-out until noon on the day of departure.

Guests are certain to get a good night's sleep and wake well rested on the signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed. Rooms feature flat screen televisions that offer standard satellite and cable channels. Guest suites feature CD and DVD players with which guests can enjoy favorite music and movies. Every room includes a personal safe, for storage of valuables and important belongings, an iron and an ironing board, an alarm clock with radio features, so you can enjoy music during the day and wake up to your favorite tune in the morning, a hairdryer, a bathrobe and slippers and a bidet in the bathroom. High speed internet access is available in guest rooms. The climate in guest rooms in controlled in the room, through access to air conditioning and thermostat to assure guests maximum comfort.

Guests who decide to choose a Club Room, gain extra perks, such as access to the Club Lounge where a complimentary breakfast buffet is served every morning and a large balcony off your room.

During your stay, cool down in the hotel's swimming pool and keep up with your fitness routine or start a new one in the hotel's fitness center.

The Sheraton® Jeddah Hotel welcomes guests and invites you to feel at home during your stay in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Please allow WhatsCheaper.com to help you make reservations by following this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Le Meridien Jeddah
Medinah Road, Jeddah, 21463 Saudi Arabia
By Katelyn Mohney

This Le Méridien Hotel is located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Home to one of the world's largest art galleries and situated on the Red Sea, Jeddah offers guests a world of opportunity. The hotel is less than ten miles from the King Abdulaziz International Airport. Complimentary self and valet parking is available upon arrival at the hotel. Guests will want to check out nearby attractions, such as the Sultan Mall, the Red Sea Mall, the Balad Center in Old Jeddah, and the International Marketplace. Upon arrival at the hotel, guests are be greeted and shown to their rooms by friendly staff members. Check-in ends at 3 p.m. in the afternoon and check-out is at noon.

No matter if you choose to stay in a guest room or suite, you will be comfortable, satisfied and find that everything you need and more is available at this Le Méridien Hotel. All rooms are furnished with a 27 inch television with satellite channels and the capability for guests to rent movies directly through the television with a few simple clicks on the remote control. Complimentary wireless high speed internet access can be found in every guest room as well as in the hotel's lounge. Every room supplies guests with an iron, an ironing board, a full body length mirror, a shaving and make-up mirror, an electronic safe for storage of personal valuables, a desk and chair as a work area, a bathrobe, a pair of slippers, and a telephone with voicemail and data port features, as well as a telephone in the bathroom. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

The Le Méridien in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia invites guests to relax along the Red Sea. WhatsCheaper.com can help you book a room today. Follow this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to get started. 

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