our town

little town
on the coast

Jeddah - the bride of the Red Sea, has elements of an influential past intricately woven into an ambitious present. The tantalizing salty winds flowing into the city by the Red Sea shore bring along with them chronicles of unparalleled Islamic heritage. The 3rd Caliph of Islam, Othman ibn Affan established Jeddah as the official port pouring goods traveling through the trade routes of the Indian Ocean into Makkah.Delicately preserved among the new developments of Jeddah, we welcome you to witness elements of the past traceable to this day.

The Legend of the Land

Discover the origins of a profound legend with universal significance. The grandmother of humanity, Eve, is said to be buried in Ammariya’s cemetery, a small neighborhood located in the heart of Jeddah. This burial site is undeniably prehistoric, dating back to the 9th century. However, the exact burial ground of Eve has not been traced.  Many famed Arab travelers, including Ibn Jubairan in the sixth century AH and Ibn Battuta in the seventh saw an old dome that marked the existence of Eve's grave. Unravel this deep-rooted wonder as you explore Jeddah.

unesco world heratige

Artfully positioned between the Red Sea and Makkah, Jeddah was named the gateway to the Holy City. As it buzzed with the sounds of pilgrims coming to seek spiritual solace in Makkah and Madina from far and beyond, these same routes of Jeddah became a trade haven for spices, fabrics, perfumes, and precious metals and brought along cultures that flourished for the years to come.

Travel through this UNESCO World Heritage site, a  spectacle frozen in time, and witness distinctive architectural traditions, crafts, and cultures intertwined into one beautiful urban ensemble.

sights you don't want to miss

Shafi Mosque

Stroll through the vast courtyard of the oldest mosque in Jeddah. Located in the heart of the Al-Mazloum neighborhood, it is not only a place of worship but also a monument of Islamic history, with its roots stretching back to the time of the second Caliph of Islam, Omar Ibn-Al Khattab.


Noor Wali House

Explore the historic jewel of Jeddah's Al-Yemen neighborhood and marvel at a house built with an elaborate architectural plan uncommon in its time. The green limestone construction of this six-story structure made it stand out from afar during the late Ottoman era.


historic spring

Visit a precious freshwater resource of Jeddah, originated in 1684 AD. When water was scarce and sold publicly, this became the spring of life.Following a water supply interruption, it was restored by a trader named Faraj Yasr and called ‘The Eye of Faraj Yasr’ after him.