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How to make the most out of 24 hours in Jeddah

Make the most of a day…

Only in Jeddah for a day? Here is the guide you need to get the most out of 24 hours in the beautiful city of Jeddah. Head out for breakfast, visit the oldest city in Jeddah and make the most of your day.

Here is how to make the most of the 24 hours in Jeddah.

Start the day with a hearty breakfast

Cafes are all over Jeddah, at just about every street corner you’ll find a drive-thru coffee shop. While you could start your day with a caffeine boost, they say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, which is why we’d recommend you start your morning at the beautiful Urth Caffe in Le Prestige Mall. The stunning interiors make it a treat to visit, that and of course the delicious bites. Try out their matcha pancakes if you’re up for a sweet breakie.

Urth Caffe, Le Prestige Mall, Mitab Ibn Awf, Ash Shati, open Sat to Thu 7am to 1am, Fri 6am to 1am. Tel: (9200) 07498 @urthcaffesaudi

Have a wander through the corniche

After breakfast it’s time to get in your steps and where better to do it than along the corniche? A jetty that sits pretty on the water, the corniche is 30 kilometres of walkway, cafes and restaurants that sit atop the Red Sea. If you fancy you can rent a bike and cycle along the stunning waterfront. Stop in at a food truck for a refreshing drink, visit the aquarium or just catch some rays as you wander along.

A rush of adrenaline

Conveniently located near the Jeddah Corniche, Al Shallal Theme Park is the ideal spot for those looking to get a little boost of adrenaline. Rollercoasters, a flying carousel, bumper cars, ice skating, the list goes on. You could make a whole day of the theme park, or stop in for arcade games, work up an appetite and get ready to head out again for lunch.

Al Shallal Theme Park, Al Kurnaysh Br Rd, Ash Shati, opem Sat to Wed 4.30pm to 1am, Thu and Fri 4.30am to 1.30am. Tel: (0)12 606 3993 alshallal.com.sa

It’s lunchtime

Ready for lunch? We definitely would be. It’s unassuming but it’s one we can guarantee the locals love. Adani Bar is your next pit stop for lunch. The menu is small but the flavours that the items pack are mighty. Classic kebabs, sandwiches and of course coffee to boot.

Adani Bar, various locations in Jeddah @adani.bar

Spot a fancy roundabout

Yes, we know how it sounds, but Jeddah has a certain charm when it comes to their roundabouts. It’s no secret that Jeddah’s driving is chaotic but what you won’t want to miss out on when you’re on the roads are the absolutely stunning roundabouts. Sculptures are at the centre of most roundabouts and some are more outrageous than others. We’re talking giant Turkish coffee pots, cars protruding out of a wall, a protractor and a compass. They are not to be missed.

Can’t have the new without the old

Jeddah Al Balad

Did you even visit Jeddah if you didn’t experience the city’s oldest neighbourhood? Al Balad dates as far back as the seventh century and was once the centre of Jeddah. Step back in time and visit what once was. Explore the village Majlis, experience Jeddah’s oldest mosque and revel in the wonders of a town that is still bustling with life.

Do you have space for dinner?

 

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If you do, there are plenty of restaurants to check out. If you’re looking for a light bite, try the salad bar Sprout. Would you rather splash out on a big meal? The Yacht Club and Marina that has recently opened welcomed with it the likes of Le Vesuvio, Le Comptoir de Nicole or Mashi No Mashi. They might not be light on your wallet but they will be entirely worth your while.

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