Things to do in Jeddah

Jeddah’s nickname is the “Bride of the Red Sea” and it’s well justified. The Red Sea is the city’s playground, complemented by the Corniche which runs for 60 km along the waterfront with beaches on either side. Underwater you’ll find wonderful coral reefs and spectacular marine life, making this a great destination for scuba diving and snorkelling.

Make time to discover Jeddah’s historic centre, see King Fahad’s Fountain and head to Mall of Arabia for modern shopping and family entertainment options.

Explore history at Al Balad

Step back in time and explore Jeddah’s old historical district, which features traditional houses. 

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Dating back to the 7th century
  • Traditional houses, markets and souks 
  • Wonderful photographic opportunities 

Dive and snorkel in the Red Sea

Discover the marine life of the Red Sea, rated as one of the world’s top 10 diving destinations.

  • Water experiences for novices and experts 
  • Day or night diving 
  • Snorkelling
  • Fishing

Shop at Mall of Arabia

Spend a few hours in this upscale shopping, dining and entertainment environment.  

  • Variety of shops
  • Dining and fast food 
  • Children’s entertainment

Opening hours: from 10.00 am to 11.30 pm (opens 2.30 pm on Friday)