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 Jeddah (Jiddah, Jidda, Jedda), Saudi Arabia

Jeddah (also spelled Jiddah, Jidda, or Jedda) is a Saudi Arabian city located on the coast of the Red Sea and is the major urban center of western Saudi Arabia. It is the largest city in Makkah Province, and the second largest city in Saudi Arabia after the capital city, Riyadh. The population of the city currently stands at over 3.4 million. It is considered the commercial capital of Saudi Arabia[1].


Jeddah is the principal gateway to Mecca, Islam's holiest city, which able-bodied Muslims are required to visit at least once in their lifetime.


Residents of Jeddah are called Jeddans. Jeddah has 24 sister cities, which are selected based on economic, cultural and political criteria.

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In a television interview with Bloomberg, a fast-talking Alwaleed said: "I am for the anti-corruption that took place in Saudi Arabia. Now ... He said: "It says the following: 'Saudi Binladin Group would like to assure Jeddah Economic Company that it remains committed to the completion of the Jeddah project."
Saudi students sit for their final high school exams in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah on May 24, 2015. ... RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is revamping its education curriculum to eradicate any trace of Muslim Brotherhood influence and will dismiss anyone working in the sector who sympathises with the ... Arabia

The route to Jeddah from Sohag will further contribute to the travel and tourism growth of Egypt and Saudi Arabia offering direct connectivity between both cities," commented Adel Al Ali, group CEO, Air Arabia. Air Arabia currently operates flights to over 147 routes across the globe from five hubs ...
Nabeel Al Amoudi, Minister of Transportation and Chairman of the Saudi Railway Organisation, was quoted by Jeddah-based daily Arab News as saying that the new train service will be ready to serve the public this year, following final safety checks and operational readiness carried out for ...
Netflix will hold a public event for the first time in Saudi Arabia, while famous DC universe characters will make an appearance, including Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, the Joker and the Flash. There will be many competitions, including a gaming league on Thursday, and a cosplaying competition ...
1 Singaporean killed, several injured in bus accident in Mecca, Saudi Arabia ... "Our Consul-General in Jeddah has visited the injured at the King Faisal Hospital, and the Singapore Consulate in Jeddah will continue to provide the necessary support to the injured and their families, as well as to ...

JEDDAH -- Khaja Banda Nawaz College of Engineering (KBNCE) Gulbarga Alumni JEDDAH Chapter celebrated its annual general meet at a restaurant here by felicitating their chief patron Dr. Syed Shah Gesudaraz Khusro Hussaini, president Khaja Education Society, during the event upon receiving ...
Opening the Times Higher Education MENA Universities Summit in Jeddah, Professor Arthur said: "There is huge social capital that goes with being educated in a university. This is the same around the world - people who go to university generally are a public good for the country, they contribute ... China
JEDDAH: In line with the artistic awakening that Saudi Arabia is experiencing, the Italian business group IBG put on a breathtaking dance show which ... Before the show Elizabitta Martini, Consul General of Italy in JEDDAH, said: "Entertainment is the new industry in Saudi Arabia and it is where more ... Saudis
Among the major cities in the region, Riyadh had the highest rate of mobile bookings at 32 percent of all transactions there, with Jeddah close by at 31 percent, the report said. Mobile bookings in the kingdom also comprised almost a third of all tickets purchases in the kingdom last year, Cleartrip added. Saudi Arabia
Their performance in Jeddah was their second in Saudi Arabia, following a well-received show at the Janadriyah festival in Riyadh two years ago. With their gentle guitar sound and soulful singing, Mellow Maroc's music really resonated with the crowd, combining reggae and soul that evoked joyful feelings ... Saudi Arabia
Women at Jeddah's Effat University took their first driving lessons on Wednesday, March 7, ahead of the lifting of the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia. Women will be legally allowed to drive in June and thousands are signing up to driving schools across the kingdom. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince ... Saudi Arabia
Terrifying footage has emerged showing a lion attacking at small girl at a festival in Saudi Arabia. The animal's trainer has reportedly been questioned over the incident. In the clip, the young lion can be seen surrounded by children inside a large cage. Some children can be heard laughing as they run ... Saudi Arabia
From February 19-25, Brookings Senior Fellow Tamara Cofman Wittes traveled to Saudi Arabia with Brandeis University's Crown Center for Middle East Studies. The group visited Riyadh, Jizan, and Jeddah. The photos in the gallery below illustrate Saudi Arabia's rapid urbanization, rising national identity, ... Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund recently announced a separate $4.8 billion redevelopment of the corniche that will add 1,200 acres of beach, retail stores, museums, a marina and more than 10,000 residential housing units. Construction is set to begin early next year and is expected to be completed ... Saudi Arabia
Opening up? A historic building in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia's main Red Sea port / Saudi Tourism ... Saudi Arabia has traditionally welcomed pilgrims making the Hajj to the holy city of Mecca, but mainstream tourism is a recent, controversial development that has been criticised by some clerics. The Kingdom ... Saudi Arabia
The GDT had earlier announced that it would add a number of violations to its automated traffic-monitoring system (Saher). The system began spotting violators in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam on Monday. Violations will be recorded against vehicle owners or those officially authorized to drive them. Saudi Arabia

Libyan national Hussein Zayet has escaped from Saudi Arabia after being holed up in the Libyan Consulate in Jeddah for several months, Alnabaa TV reported on Sunday, citing a close source of his family. Zayet took refuge in the Libyan Consulate in Jeddah after the arrest of two of his roommates by ... Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia's high-speed Haramain train to generate over 2,000 jobs, says official ... He said the SR60 billion ($16 billion) project included four train stations in Makkah, Jeddah, King Abdullah Economic City and Madinah, in addition to a fifth station at the new King Abdul Aziz Airport, and could help to ... Saudi Arabia
Now cruise boats in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, can be booked through a smartphone app. A license to this effect was issued by the Public Transport Authority (PTA) to ride-hailing app company Careem. The new app service is expected to reduce the cost of renting a cruise boat by 50 percent compared to the ... Saudi Arabia
The General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia has supported the group by opening up its training facilities around Jeddah and at the King Abdullah Sports City, Rasha says. “They have also shown willingness to collaborate with us and support us with legal issues and permits.” Bliss Runners hopes to start a ... Saudi Arabia
A model of Jeddah Tower is seen at the office of Jeddah Economic Company, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia February 6, 2018. Reuters. Saudia Arabia will continue construction of the world's tallest skyscraper after financial difficulties and technical challenges have delayed the project over the past couple of ... Saudi Arabia
The facility to book cruise boats through a smartphone app will be available at Jeddah Corniche. Saudi Gazette report. RIYADH — Now cruise boats in Jeddah can be booked through a smartphone app. A license to this effect was issued by the Public Transport Authority (PTA) to ride-hailing app company ... Saudi Arabia
Schools in parts of Saudi Arabia remain closed for 4th day due to bad weather. JEDDAH: Schools in parts of Saudi Arabia will be closed Thursday, for the fourth straight day, to. Saudi Arabia
Days after London-based Vue International said they were planning to build up to 30 multiplexes in Saudi Arabia, the Kuwait National Cinema ... Jeddah was where, last month, “The Emoji Movie” and “Captain Underpants” became the first titles screened in Saudi Arabia – albeit in a makeshift movie theater ... Saudi Arabia
Whiting resident Susan Duncan, who taught English as a second language to graduate students for 2½ years at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, presented “An American Woman's Observations of Daily Life in Saudi Arabia” at the Hammond Rotary Club luncheon Tuesday at Purdue ... Saudi Arabia
JEDDAH: Saudi authorities have denied rumors on social media of an airplane landing on a busy highway due to adverse weather conditions. The video showed a plane racing through a powerful sandstorm in Jeddah, in western Saudi Arabia, with vehicles speeding next to the aircraft. Social media users ... Saudi Arabia
A video of a plane landing on a highway has been doing the rounds on social media in Saudi Arabia. Social media users allege that the plane landed on Jeddah-Makkah highway. In the video, we can see the plane struggling to take control as a sandstorm hits Jeddah and visibility is at an all-time low. Saudi Arabia
Manama: Police in Saudi Arabia are looking for the driver of a shovel truck who smashed two cars parked in the western city of Jeddah. The accident in Prince Fawaz neighbourhood in southern Jeddah resulted in injuries for one driver while the second one was not harmed, Saudi news site Al Marsad ... Saudi Arabia
Changi Airports Saudi Arabia (CASA) has hailed the “overwhelming response” to its call for proposals for food & beverage (F&B) concessions at the new Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA). As reported, CASA, the management company for the new airport, recently issued a Request for ... Saudi Arabia
Leading exhibitor Vue International is to open 30 cinemas in Saudi Arabia after striking a landmark deal with real estate group Abdulmohsin Al Hokair Holding. ... While the first multiplexes are still a way off, a makeshift moviehouse was sponsored at the state-run Culture and Arts Society in Jeddah. Sony's ... Saudi Arabia
Traffic came to a crawl and people stayed in their houses as a sandstorm swept across the western region of Saudi Arabia on Monday afternoon. ... Defense said sandstorms had severely restricted visibility in various areas of Makkah province on Monday, including Jeddah, Makkah, Bahra, and Al-Jamoum, ... Saudi Arabia
Jeddah Education announces that schools in Jeddah, Rabigh and Khulais will be closed tomorrow, Monday 12 Feb. 2018, for safety and ... JEDDAH: Jeddah's Education Authority announced that schools will shut down on Monday citing bad weather conditions across Saudi Arabia. Jeddah Univeristy also ... Saudi Arabia
The Saudi Geological Survey denied social media allegations that an earthquake warning was issued for the city of Jeddah. ... tremors have been detected and also confirmed that the National Center for Earthquakes and Volcanoes, part of SGS, had not detected any seismic activity in Jeddah either. Saudi Arabia
Misk Art Institute (MAI), founded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, collaborated with Crossway Foundation, Fully Booked and Bricklab to create Saudi Arabia's first art book fair. MAI supports Vision 2030, empowering the art scene in Saudi Arabia and particularly women, as they make up 50 percent ... Saudi Arabia
In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia's Red Sea city, one woman who has witnessed the rules relax throughout her life – and led much of the charge herself – is 41-year-old Halah al Hamrani, who fights for women's right to exercise. Born to a Saudi father and American mother, al Hamrani grew up encouraged by her ... Saudi Arabia
LONDON — Several exhibitors, delegates and sponsors across many countries have shown a great interest in taking part in the 7th Annual Gulf Education Conference and Exhibition scheduled to be held in Jeddah on Feb. 20-21. The University of Business and Technology (UBT), Jeddah, is hosting the ... Saudi Arabia
The new hotels will add more than 1,150 guestrooms to Rotana's portfolio, which already includes four hotels with 1,258 guestrooms in Riyadh, Jeddah and Makkah. Two of these hotels are in the midscale sector. Four Centro by Rotana hotels are slated for Riyadh, Jeddah, Al Khobar and Medina, while the ... Saudi Arabia
Jeddah airport to play critical role in Saudi Arabia's tourism offensive. JEDDAH: Passenger traffic at King Abdul Aziz International Airport (KAIA) set a new record in 2017. The number reached 34 million passengers, rising by 9.4 percent compared with 2016, in which there were 31 million. The statistical ... Saudi Arabia
RIYADH — Unfolding in three venues in Jeddah, this year's Jeddah art exhibition, one of the most important events on the Saudi arts calendar, ... in the dynamic world of contemporary art, and to actively support collecting activity,” expressed Ali Janoudi, Vice-Chairman of the Board, UBS Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia
“We're more excited about this year's choice as we wish to introduce 21st century Korea, specifically the youth, to Saudi Arabia. In Korea, young men have to enlist in the military for two years, and the movie we picked depicts the difficulties and adjustments the young returning soldiers undergo as they ... Saudi Arabia
Well, this looks like it's going to be gorgeous. Saudi Arabian non-profit Art Jameel has commissioned a generously proportioned multi-purpose arts centre to be built in Jeddah. SUBSCRIBE. FOLLOW US. Designed around a central courtyard, it's going to be full of light and air. Just right for encouraging a bit ... Saudi Arabia
He was arrested after being implicated in the attempt to carry out a terrorist attack at Al Jawhara Stadium in Jeddah. Saudi Arabia has been actively involved in combating terrorism both at home and abroad. The kingdom has also been steadily working on improving its anti-terror laws to deal with loopholes ... Saudi Arabia
Jeddah corniche wedding celebration generates societal debate ... Manama: A bride and groom celebrating their wedding on the Jeddah Corniche has stirred up debate on social media. ... “What happened at the Corniche does not constitute a violation in Saudi Arabia,” he said, quoted by Al Hayat daily. Saudi Arabia
Civil Defense personnel extinguishing a fire that broke out at the electricity power transmission station in Jeddah on Monday. ... The Saudi Electricity Co., meanwhile, apologized to customers in Jeddah for the disruption of the electricity service on Monday morning due to some technical failure of the electric ... Saudi Arabia
Fady Mohammed Jameel, President of Art Jameel, said, “We are delighted to support our home, Saudi Arabia, and its fast-growing cultural scene through the development of Hayy: Creative Hub, which is set to become a base for Saudi Arabian talent, and help nurture a new generation of creative people, ... Saudi Arabia
JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia's sky will witness on Wednesday the first phenomenon of partial lunar eclipse in 2018 in conjunction with the presence of the ... of the Earth's shadow, which is seen by all the population of the Kingdom after the end of the partial eclipse until it ends at 7:08 p.m. Saudi Arabia time. Saudi Arabia
Art Jameel is set to open Hayy: Creative Hub, a roughly 55,800-square-foot complex in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, that aims to be a community-based incubator for contemporary art, comedy, theater, and filmmaking. The three-story development, which will open in 2019, is designed by Dubai-based architecture ... Saudi Arabia
A Saudi woman drives her car along a street in the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah. Photo: REEM BAESHEN/AFP/Getty Images. Saudi Arabia began a series of reforms last year to its ultraconservative social dictates, including bringing back movie theaters and, most notably, announcing that women will be allowed to drive ... Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia's economy is entering a post-oil era in which the kingdom's mega-cities, a number of which are under construction, will provide the country's future growth, ... A scale model showing the plans for the eventual size of the King Abdullah Economic City on April 07, 2016 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia


 

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