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A variety of sights can be visited in Jeddah, which reflects its rich heritage as a cosmopolitan port and trading city infused with Saudi Arabian tradition and culture.

The Concierge at our Al Hombra hotel can arrange for a personalised sightseeing tour of the city; however, tourists are advised to respect the local customs and laws.

Restaurants and public areas offer sections for families and ladies and a separate area for gentlemen. Shops and restaurants close for thirty minutes during the five daily prayer times. In Saudi Arabia men do not wear shorts in public (except for sports). In public, ladies have to wear a light black gown called Abaya and are not allowed to drive.

Al Balad, Old Town of Jeddah

The old town of Jeddah, Al Balad, is now a protected area where a few of the traditional houses are built of coral, taken from reefs in the Red Sea are still standing. The restored Sharbatly and the Naseef House, both formerly belonging to merchant families of Jeddah are of prime interest.  At the heart of the old town, the traditional souq Al Alawi is a bustling market street.

Museums of Jeddah

Jeddah boasts a number of museums including the Municipality Museum, the Jeddah Regional Museum within Khuzam Palace and the Abdul Raouf Khalil Museum.

All hold an impressive collection of artefacts retracing the history of Jeddah and the region. Contact the hotel Concierge for details.

Shopping in Jeddah

Just a few minutes’ drive from the hotel, Tahliya Road hosts an impressive collection of high-street brand names for luxury shopping enthusiasts. Close by, the luxury Ash Shu’lah shopping centre is also easily accessible from the hotel. Modern Jeddah is renowned for its lavish extent of shopping malls such as Jeddah Mall, Le Mall, Heraa Mall, Mega Mall, Al Sultan Mall and Red Sea Mall.

The Concierge at our Al Hombra resort will be happy to arrange for limousine transfers and provide advice on local traditions and customs.

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Al Hamra District , Southern Corniche, P.O. Box 5863, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 21432

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