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Living in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Jeddah, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked nine people living in Jeddah what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Anyone moving to Jeddah should keep the city’s 30 best restaurants in mind. The beaches are a must and the amusement parks are sure to keep you entertained. Although the fuel is cheap, you must keep track of your expenses, lest you find yourself penniless in Red Sea Mall with 15 bags weighing your arms down.

Consider that the people here are not as open than in other countries. We must respect their rights and culture if we’re visiting their city. Second is their weather, it’s always hot outside, and rain is seldom to pour. Malls and establishments are visibly around because this city is a very well to its many businesses.

Jeddah is a metropolis with a cultural density that is the basis of its character. It is always full of life at ay time of day (or night), with people belonging to many nationalities, ethnicities, and cultures going about their daily lives. It is also a transition point for pilgrims visiting the Muslim holy cities.

Hadiyah, says: 2020

Jeddah is a unique pace The city is known for its delicious food, beautiful tourist spots and the people’s love for football. The city also resides near to Makkah so pilgrims from all across the world come first to Jeddah and then proceed further.

Jeddah is the port city of Saudi Arabia, it’s also one of the most popular tourism spots in the country. It’s open to the red sea, so the seafood here is amazing. The cost of living is getting higher gradually but it’s still a nice city harboring great malls and restaurant spots.

Jeddah city is the most modern city in Saudi Arabia. When it comes to Saudi citizens, citizens living in Jeddah have a more open mindset towards foreigners. Jeddah has nice places to go to including beaches, international restaurants, and historical places. The weather though is a little warmer than other cities in the country.

Being a huge city, it would be wise to befriend a long-time resident for a quick familiarization of the place. It is the home to the tallest flagpole, tallest fountain and soon-to-be tallest building in the world to mention some of its interesting spots to spend time on. Jeddah Waterfront is one of the bests bay walks in the world.

Shafath, says: 2020

If you want to come to Jeddah, you are supposed to know the following: It is a port city. It is in the Western part of Saudi Arabia. It is too crowded. It is one of the hottest places on earth. The temperature reaches up to 45 °C during summer.

Ebenezer, says: 2020

Living in Jeddah is difficult if you don’t own a car because unlike other cities public transport is not readily available. Apart from that, rent prices might be high. Hospitality is a policy in Jeddah and the scenery is absolutely stunning.

Ibrahim, says: 2020

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