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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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Jeddah: "Najd", a Saudi film featuring Kuwaiti actress Hayat Al-Fahad, will be premiered in Saudi Arabia, in line with the approval of the General ... The Saudi Arabian Society for culture and arts (SASCA) in Riyadh and the Union of Producers help attract young faces to participate in the film, and has ...
After the decree was issued, the company launched a series of 90-minute training sessions, in the Saudi cities of Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Khobar, targeting Saudi women who have already acquired valid driving licenses while abroad. Careem operates in 13 countries across the Middle East, North Africa, ...
Saudi Arabia's largest HVAC-R event to attract over 6,000 visitors ... 14-16 at the Jeddah Center for Forums & Events. ... Bringing together experts and decision makers, the event will address collaboration opportunities between Saudi Arabia and the EU on HVAC standards, certification and labeling.

It is run with the participation of Jeddah municipality, King Abdul Aziz International Airport and the General Authority for Tourism and National Heritage, ... "Let's Go to Jeddah" will combine shopping, Entertainment and tourism and aims to attract visitors from different parts of the Kingdom or from abroad, and ...
Cities in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have featured among the top 144 for the tallest skyscrapers completed in 2017, according to a ... And Saudi Arabia is currently building the Jeddah Tower, previously known as the Kingdom Tower, which aims to become the world's tallest building by ...
Saudi Arabia has approved India's plan to allow Haj pilgrims to take the sea route to Jeddah in a few years, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Monday. In its proposal for a New Haj Policy for 2018-'22, a Centre-appointed panel had in October said that the Saudi Arabian ...
Jeddah -- Saudi Arabia's largest dedicated indoor climate and refrigeration event, HVACR Expo Saudi, is expected to attract over 6,000 visitors from Jan. 14 to 16 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events. Following the success of the 2017 edition, "the event is back with a 20% increase in terms of ...
Within weeks, Mohammed bin Salman would become Saudi Arabia's crown prince and immediately set about a root-and-branch reform of his homeland. Even as Mr ... "We have a very magnificent area north of Jeddah, between the cities of Umluj and Wuj, there are almost 100 islands there, in one atoll.
Realizing the need for better understanding of the potentially disruptive technology for local stakeholders; Ateon, a member of Alhamrani Group of companies in Saudi Arabia, ran a weeklong Blockchain roadshow in Riyadh and Jeddah recently. The roadshow was attended by over 60 senior executives ...
Jeddah -- A high-level "EU-Saudi Arabia Energy Efficiency Meeting" is scheduled to take place in Jeddah on Jan. 14, 2018 as part of the initiative of the EU GCC Clean energy technology Network and the EU delegation to Saudi Arabia, with the participation of SASO (Saudi Standards, metrology and ...
With the opening of the new Jeddah airport in May 2018, many expect that drastic changes will take place in the employment of a large number of women ... In line with Vision 2030, many companies in Saudi Arabia are employing females in high numbers and anticipating a large turnout of future applicants.
FILE - In this July, 23, 2017 file photo, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman poses while meeting with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. This past year, Saudi Arabia laid the groundwork for momentous change next year in the conservative kingdom, defying its own ...
Jeddah: Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday met briefly with Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim during his visit to Saudi Arabia. ... jet and inviting Shehbaz especially, then it is a clear message that beyond Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz is acceptable to Saudi Arabia," added the TV anchor and ...
Customers visit a clothing store in the Al Yasmin mall in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday, Aug. ... Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which have long lured foreign workers with the promise of a tax-free lifestyle, plan to impose a 5 percent tax next year on most goods and services to boost revenue ...

Jeddah: The head of the General Authority for Civil aviation (GACA), Abdul Hakim Al-Tamimi, has announced that the initial opening and pilot ... speech, the GACA president stressed the importance of the new Taif International Airport, which will support the King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah.
Saudi Arabia Lifts 35-Year Ban On Cinemas; Movie Theaters Expected In March 2018 ... Saudi Arabia has officially declared that public movie theaters will return to the kingdom for the first time in more than 30 years. ... A Comic-Con event in Jeddah this February attracted more than 10,000 people. Today's ...
The Food and Beverages Division at Organic Life Est. recently participated in Foodex Saudi 2017 in Jeddah and HORECA 2017 in Riyadh along with ... is yet another feather in the cap of Organic Life Est. which has become the face and brand ambassador for premium Turkish brands in Saudi Arabia," he ...
27, before his departure to the Kingdom, he said: "Yanni in Saudi Arabia (KSA): Witnessing history in the making! Hi everyone, we are now in Florida getting ready to fly to Saudi Arabia … We are going to be experiencing history in the making and I would not miss it for anything in the world! First stop Jeddah ...
The Misk Art Institute, aims to "become Saudi Arabia's leading platform for grassroots cultural production, diplomacy and exchange". ... A virtual-reality film of artists' studios across the Kingdom is being commissioned and Saudi Arabia's first Art Book Fair will take place during Jeddah art week in February ...
Lei said: "Taajeer Group naturally was our best choice to be our partner in Saudi Arabia as they have the needed experience and knowledge in the Saudi market, in addition to the highest quality and efficiency of the service they provide to the customers. We are seeing positive growth globally and also see ...
Jeddah: Al-Qatt Al-Asiri was on Wednesday added to the Unesco Representative List of the Intangible cultural Heritage of Humanity. Al-Qatt Al-Asiri is an art form deeply rooted within the identity of the southern region in the Kingdom, and practiced exclusively by women. It can be seen decorating the ...
Mideast stocks mostly declined again, but Saudi Arabia rebounded on technical buying, with strong support around 7,000 points. Qatar continued ... In company news, Amiantit said a 50% owned affiliate had won a five-year, 100 million riyal ($26.7 million) contract to manage water utility services in Jeddah.
Jeddah: Athr Gallery's latest exhibition, "Pulse," opened its doors on Wednesday, showcasing the works of new artists from several genres. The biannual exhibit, in its fifth edition, hosts an array of artists who offered their version of the concept "Time -- past, present and future." Some of the 25 artists, both ...
Documents provided from inside Saudi Arabia and reviewed by The Times reveal that representatives for the buyer, Prince Bader, did not present him .... Together, the two approached Brent Thompson Architects, a firm based in Los Angeles, to design an elaborate resort complex near Jidda, according to a ...
He set off in his red jeep to join a volunteer rescue effort, knowing that Jeddah could soon be underwater. He was right: 15 minutes from home, he found about a dozen cars already stranded by the rising flood. Saudi Arabia may be under new management, but the scene in its second-biggest city was a ...
Jeddah: On the occasion of World Volunteer Day, the Ministry of Health initiated a campaign titled "My Volunteering is Health," to commemorate World ... Doctor Hind Faisal, from the department of academic affairs at Sharq Jeddah hospital, told Arab News: "Sharq Jeddah Hospital and many of its health ...
Now all four categories of licensed travel agencies in Jeddah (A, B, C and D) can provide a variety of services including the sale, purchase and issuance of travel tickets inside and outside the Kingdom through various means of transport, and to market tourist trips provided by the tour organizers in addition ...
The Amendment significantly broadened the scope of the Djibouti Code when it was adopted at a high-level meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in January 2017. It covers measures for suppressing a range of illicit activities, including piracy, arms trafficking, trafficking in narcotics, illegal trade in wildlife, illegal ...
A new $218m waterfront project in Jeddah spanning 700,000 sq/m has opened to the public, according to local media. The new 4.2 km development in Saudi Arabia's commercial hub adds new park areas, a 650 metre walkway as well as three new beaches in the area, Saudi Gazette reported. The new ...
The first concert was held on Thursday and Friday and saw the renowned Greek composer and pianist Yanni take center stage in Jeddah. The second concert was a first-ever ladies-only concert performed by the Yemeni-Emirati singer Balqees. Both concerts were held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, under the ...
Real estate investment opportunities abound in the Saudi Arabian hospitality sector despite the economic slowdown and increased property vacancies in general, according to the real estate agency Knight Frank. "Looking at the real estate market performance across Saudi Arabia, the general trend is that ...
Saudi government has opened to the public a 4.2-km-long waterfront in Jeddah city built at a cost of SR800 million ($218 million), said a report. Covering a 700,000-sq-m area, the development boasts vast green areas, advanced infrastructure and a 650-m-long walkway as well as three new beaches with a ...
Jeddah: Jeddah's new waterfront is now open for visitors. The colossal project was officially inaugu-rated on Wednesday during a grand opening ceremony led by Prince Khalid Al Faisal, the Emir of Mak-kah region. The new waterfront attractions--which spans an area of 730,000 kilometres along the city's ...
Greek musician Yanni performs at a concert in the King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia on November 30, 2017. ... Jeddah: Renowned Greek composer and pianist Yanni enthralled a sell-out crowd at King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) on Thursday in a concert held under the supervision of the ...
A Saudi woman drives her car along a street in Jeddah, on September 27, 2017. (AFP / REEM BAESHEN/File Photo). RIYADH: Special women's detention centers will be set up to hold anyone arrested after the ban on driving is lifted. Labor and Social Development Ministry spokesman Khaled Aba Al-Khail ...
Saudi Arabia has beheaded 130 prisoners this year with corpses reportedly dangled from helicopters as a warning to would-be criminals. A public execution saw six Yemeni men and a Saudi man die by sword on Tuesday - just a day before Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in the country.
Balqees Fathi shines at Saudi Arabia's first female-only concert. Jeddah: Renowned Greek composer and musician Yanni, on his first visit to the Kingdom, said in Arabic at a press conference on Thursday that he is "so happy to be in Saudi Arabia." "I'm so happy and relaxed, more than my other concerts.
More than 1,000 publishing houses from throughout the region will set up shop for the 10 festive days from Dec. 14 to Dec. 24. There will be 187 book signings ,and readers will have the chance to meet Saudi Arabia's flourishing literary talent. There will be a special evening to celebrate the life and work of ...
Jeddah: The Yemeni-Emirati singer Balqees Fathi captivated the audience during the first female-only concert in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. "Good evening, in the good land where my husband was born and my son will be from," she told the crowd at the Jeddah waterfront. The concert began with the ...
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia -- Change is coming to a kingdom once stuck firmly in the past. women are asserting themselves in ways that were unimaginable until recently. It's six months before Saudi women will finally be allowed to drive, but Noura al-Otaibi isn't waiting. A $170,000 Mercedes Benz takes her ...
Clean Energy Forum manager and SEC quality and performance manager Fouad Al-Saiedi told Arab News: "This is the first clean energy forum in the Kingdom, and we started with fuel additives since 90 percent of energy production in Saudi Arabia depends on fossil oil. That is a problem, and we are here ...
Jeddah: Physical education programs in schools for girls in Saudi Arabia begin next year and many questions have been raised about the ...
Greek musician Yanni arrived at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah on Tuesday along with his daughter. (Photo courtesy: social ...
12,082 foreigners are currently subject to procedures in expatriate detention centers, including 10,954 men and 1,128 women. (SPA) ...
Saudi Arabia has attempted, belatedly, to project its influence in Iraq. ... receives Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, July 31, 2017. ... meets Saudi King Salman in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, June 19, 2017.
Manama: Award-winning Greek composer and maestro Yanni has arrived in Saudi Arabia where he will be make history by holding four ...
They're one of the big names, and their latest store has just opened in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. If you liked what you saw from that show, here's ...


 

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