Jeddah city centre
King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED): 12 mi from city centre
Flights to Jeddah: practical information
Cheap airlines to Jeddah
Planning a holiday in Jeddah? Saudi Arabia's resort city on the Red Sea is waiting! Search for cheap flights to King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED), the largest airport in Saudi Arabia. Emirates, Royal Jordanian, Air France and Saudi Arabian Airlines offer cheap flights from the UK to Jeddah.
When to book flights to Jeddah
Jeddah is the main entry point for pilgrims heading to Mecca and Medina which means that at certain times during the Islamic calendar, Jeddah get really busy. For the cheapest fares, best to avoid booking flights to Jeddah during Ramadan and other Islamic holidays.
- Peak season: Ramadam and Islamic holidays.
- Low season: The rest of the year.
Direct flights to Jeddah take 6 hours from London.
Experience Jeddah: what to see, what to do
Jeddah, sitting on the coast of the Red Sea, has always been a major trading port and today it's a huge commercial centre for Saudi Arabia. Shopping, restaurants and cafes, the Jeddah Corniche on the waterfront and fantastic beaches all await.
Essentials in Jeddah
Al-Balad: The city's top sight is the old town, filled with ancient homes and buildings, traditional souks and the coral houses that Jeddah is famous for. Coral however isn't such a strong building material so you'll find many of the houses in disrepair.
Scuba diving: People flock from around the world to go scuba diving in Jeddah. Being in the Red Sea, diving conditions here are very similar to what you'd find in Egypt, just without the crowds of tourists!
Al-Shalal Theme Park: Ready for a thrill while in Jeddah? Head to this theme park and take a ride on the largest double-loop roller coaster in Asia! You can go ice skating, roller skiing, go on an Amazon Ride and more.
Find more information on Jeddah Tourism.
Accommodations in Jeddah
During Hajj season it's almost impossible to find hotel rooms in Jeddah. But outside of that, rooms are considerably cheaper. You'll find all the major international hotel brands here, many of which are located along the corniche.