Jeddah is the second largest city in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after Riyadh, the capital. It is the main port of the Kingdom on the Red Sea and main gate through which most of the pilgrims arrive by air and sea to perform Umrah, Haj or to visit the two holy mosques in Makkah and Al Medinah. King Fahd Fountain is located inside the Red Sea, near the coast, is an outstanding feature of the port of Jeddah particularly during the night when it sends beautiful coloured water up to two hundred and sixty meters. The name Jeddah meaning the "Ancestor of Women" is attributable to the tomb in the city which is believed to belong to Eve, the tomb is no longer available. Jeddah which gained importance during the Ottoman rule, was incorporated into the Kingdom of Hejaz and later came under the British control. It joined the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1927 where it witnessed significant development which made the city recognized as the one of the biggest and beautiful cities facing the Red Sea.
How to travel to Jeddah:
Jeddah City can be reached from most International airports throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and USA. Several flights operating daily from Riyadh (the capital) to Jeddah. Jeddah City is connected to most of the Kingdom's cities by roads.
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