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Journey through Jeddah: The Bride of the Red Sea

Jeddah, a city teeming with life where old meets new. Traverse the ancient streets of Al-Balad and enjoy the bustling modern cityscape by the beach.

Jeddah, a city teeming with life where old meets new. Traverse the ancient streets of Al-Balad and enjoy the bustling modern cityscape by the beach.

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Jeddah, a Saudi Arabian port city on the Red Sea, is a modern commercial hub and gateway to the holy Islamic cities of Mecca and Medina. The city is known for its bustling souks, stunning coastlines, and historical landmarks like the Jeddah Corniche and King Fahd Fountain, the highest water fountain in the world.

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Ta'if is a city situated in the Mecca Region of Saudi Arabia. It is well-known for its cool climate, lush landscapes, and fragrant roses. It is steeped in history with several archaeological sites and monuments including Shubra Palace. It is also known for the Souk Okaz festival, offering cultural insights.

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Mecca is a city in the Hejazi region of Saudi Arabia. The city is located 70 km (43 mi) inland from Jeddah, in a narrow valley 277 m (909 ft) above sea level. Mecca is regarded as the holiest city in the religion of Islam and a pilgrimage to it, known as the Hajj, is obligatory for all able Muslims.

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Explore King Fahd Fountain

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Visit Jeddah Corniche

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Washington

Day 1

Air Drive

11,776 km

Jeddah

Day 2

5:00 PM

9:21 AM

16h 21m

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Jeddah

Day 4

Air Drive

184 km

Ta’if

Day 4

5:00 PM

7:21 PM

2h 21m

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Ta’if

Day 6

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91 km

Mecca

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5:00 PM

6:25 PM

1h 25m

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Mecca

Day 8

Air Drive

11,819 km

Washington

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5:00 PM

9:24 AM

16h 24m

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Travel Tips

Absolutely! Jeddah, Ta'if, and Mecca are beautiful cities in Saudi Arabia each with its unique charm. To ensure a trouble-free experience, these are some travel tips to consider:

Best Time to Visit:
The ideal time to visit these cities for sightseeing is between November and February as the weather is cool and pleasant. However, if your visit is for Hajj, that will take place between July and August depending on the Islamic calendar.

Route and Accessibility:
Jeddah has an international airport which is well-connected across the globe. From here, you can take a bus or a taxi to Mecca, which takes about an hour. Ta'if is a 2-hour drive from Mecca. Car rentals are also available.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
While Ta'if is located at higher altitude, it's not high enough for most people to experience altitude sickness. But it's always a good idea to stay hydrated and rest if you're feeling dizzy or short of breath.

Accommodation and Booking:
Peak seasons may witness heavy footfalls so it is advisable to book your accommodation well in advance. The choices range from luxury hotels to budget stays.

Clothing and Essentials:
Saudi Arabia is a conservative country. Women are advised to wear an abaya and it is recommended for men to wear similar modest attire. If you’re travelling for Hajj, you’ll be required to wear Ihram clothing. Sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats are helpful for the daytime.

Health and Safety:
Ensure you’re vaccinated for Meningitis before travelling. It’s advisable to drink bottled water and avoid raw or uncooked food.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Remember to respect the local culture and traditions. Non-Muslims are restricted from entering certain parts of Mecca. Always ask for permission before taking someone's photograph. Public display of affection is frowned upon and alcohol is strictly prohibited.