Facts and Data
Official Unesco Page
Unesco World heritage since: 2014
Size of heritage: 18 ha
- Buffer zone: 114 ha
Historic Jeddah is situated on the eastern shore of the Red Sea. From the 7th century AD it was established as a major port for Indian Ocean trade routes, channelling goods to Mecca. It was also the gateway for Muslim pilgrims to Mecca who arrived by sea. These twin roles saw the city develop into a thriving multicultural centre, characterized by a distinctive architectural tradition, including tower houses built in the late 19th century by the city’s mercantile elites, and combining Red Sea coastal coral building traditions with influences and crafts from along the trade routes.
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Hotels and places to stay
Holiday Inn JEDDAH - AL SALAM
Jeddah Radisson Blu Royal Suite Hotel
JEDDAH TRIDENT HOTEL
Jeddah Nahrawas Hotel
Red Sea Palace Hotel
Jeddah Radisson Blu Hotel
Golden Hotel Jeddah
Safari Jeddah Hotel
Grand Al Saha Hotel
Qasr Al Hamra Waly Al Ahd
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Large airport - 14 mi (22 km) Taif Airport
Medium airport - 87 mi (141 km) Al Baha Airport
Medium airport - 178 mi (287 km) Port Sudan New International Airport
Medium airport - 190 mi (306 km) Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport
Large airport - 215 mi (346 km)
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These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.