The very name of Jeddah goes back to time immemorial where legends and reality mingled together, when this city was chosen to be the place where the tomb of Eve would rest. So it was quite logical that her name would be given to Jeddah, meaning "grandmother" in Arabic, this city that was originally a small fishing port on the road to Mecca.
As one of the most prominent cities on the banks of the Red Sea, Jeddah is an oriental dream where the splendors of Saudi Arabia can be discovered. Between expanses of desert and spectacular coastlines, the Saudi city is an inimitable place that could only be found on the Arabian Peninsula.
However, to truly appreciate all its greatness you must leave the city center behind and head out to the Nabatean site of Madâin Salih. Faced with the splendor of the ancient facades carved into the rock, the weight of many centuries is laid out before your very eyes. This old-fashioned place has a longevity and finesse that will send your head spinning. To get back to a bit of tranquility, spread out your towel on Jeddah's beach of incredibly fine silver sand where you can delight in the translucent waters in front of you and the sea spray in the air. An invigorating place of well-being, this popular beach so loved by local hedonists promises you some utterly Saudi moments of serenity. The only thing left for you to indulge in will be the most famous activity of the Red Sea: scuba diving. With its microclimate and biodiversity that is unique in the world, Jeddah is the dream place to rise to the challenge of the depths.
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Jeddah • Saudi Arabia
SOFITEL JEDDAH CORNICHE
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