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General Information about Jeddah

King Fahd's Fountain, Jeddah Click to view high resolution version

King Fahd's Fountain, Jeddah

Jeddah, widely known as "the Bride of the Red Sea", is the Kingdom's second largest city. The population of Jeddah is cosmopolitan, with many nationalities living together and creating a varied mix of shops and restaurants. Jeddah today is a thriving commercial center. As port-of-entry for more than two million Muslim pilgrims a year, Jeddah airport (King Abdul Aziz International Airport) provides good connections to most major cities. With its location on the Red Sea, Jeddah is also renowned for providing some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities in the world. Jeddah has a tropical climate - warm in winter and hot and very humid in summer (average temperature in July is 32 degrees Centigrade). The humidity can reach 98% in summer on occasions. Even in winter the climate is warm, comparable to that around the Mediterranean in summer. Average temperatures are 23 degrees Centigrade in January.

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