Things to do
Jeddah is a popular place for tourists, holiday makers, shoppers and families looking for a break. It’s ideal location and comfort of the city makes it a favourite amongst a lot of travellers.
This is because the city offers various things to do like parks, amusement parks, food courts and other activity destinations that attracts both kids and grown-ups alike.
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Al-Shallal Theme Park
A great theme park for families, is often referred to as “Fakieh Poultry Farms”, which is the name of the owners of the park. It is one of the largest companies in the world with a huge number of assets and employees.
Al Amwaj Amusement Park
A small but fun amusement park for families and kids this place is a must-do if you are travelling with family. It is full of kids-friendly rides, bumper cars, concessions and other old-fashioned games, we all love.
For a taste of charming Arabian hospitality, get onboard a Dhow Cruise over the Dubai creek for a buffet dinner with live music.
Stationary Fantasies Waterpark Jeddah
Featuring child skill development centre, department of accessories and gifts, a fun water park and a stationary section that attracts both kids and grown-ups.
Atallah Happy Land Park
It’s called Happy Land Park for a reason as it is a venerable amusement park. It features indoor/outdoor rides, games, ice skating rink and a food court. So, you can happily spend a full day here with friends, family and kids.
The weather is mostly warm and hot here, with long summers and not so cold winters. Jeddah features a tropical arid climate. July is the hottest month here, but also the best time to swim in the sea with an average temperature of 32°C (90°F) and the coldest is January at 23°C (73°F). Rainfall is sparse here and usually occurs in November and December. Thunderstorms are common in winter and dust storms mostly happen in summers.
The official language of the UAE is Arabic. However, in Jeddah region the distinctive speech pattern is called the Hejazi dialect, it is among the most recognizable accents within the Arabic language. Plus, English is widely spoken here, and most shops, hotels and commercial businesses deal with their clients in English.
The hot climate makes car rentals and hiring very popular in this area. You can hire the car and explore the city if you have your passport and a valid international driving license or a temporary local license for car rental.
Buses: Local buses also operate here and can be used as a mode of transportation to make things more budget-friendly.
Taxis: Taxis are the most popular and convenient way of travelling in this city and seeing things around. Some good taxi companies are Careem, Mondo Ride, TaxiPixi and Uber. You can download their apps and reserve as well as pay for these taxis through the apps. Here you can choose the type of car you wish to ride. Taxi fares are reasonable in this area. You can even hail a local cab on the streets here. Taxi drivers are legally required to have and abide by to go by meter.
Car Rentals: You can hire a car here with a valid passport and international driving license. Women are not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia.
Jeddah Metro: Under construction and expected to operate by 2020.