Everyone concentrates on Ibadahs when traveling for Umrah, and it is the fundamental purpose of this journey. Furthermore, if you are traveling with your partner or family, you don’t spend much time with them. Especially, on an overseas journey do not pass up the chance to have some stopovers once Umrah is completed? In this way, most individuals attempt to retain the two countries separate. They want to perform Umrah in Saudi Arabia and then fly to the UAE, Turkey, or Jordan along with other viable possibilities for a layover. Have you considered a place in Saudi Arabia, where you are permitted to remain even on your Umrah visa? With your Umrah visa, you can stay in Jeddah and get mesmerized by its beauty and grandeur. You can avail 14 nights Umrah packages and after the performance of your Holy rituals, you can enjoy the rest of your time in Jeddah. But what precisely is there to do in Jeddah?
Although most shopping malls in Makkah and Madinah are “pilgrim-focused,” with poorer quality products for taking home as presents, Jeddah features shops that are “citizen-focused,” with higher quality and diversity. Therefore, hold on to your cash and use it in Jeddah for the further value of your money. Red Sea Mall, Mall of Arabia, and Al Salam Mall are just a few examples. Mojama’a Al Sharg, Mawakeb Al Ajer, Al Sawareekh, and Souq Al Shate’e are less expensive possibilities. If you want to buy gold then, head to the Gold Souk, where you can purchase gold by weight.
It is the greatest encounter to explore the alleyways of Al Balad, which are rich in Souks (markets), and observe people from all over the world with their own customs. The Red Sea may also be seen from the boats offered for rent at Obhur North Marina. If you enjoy scuba diving, the unspoiled reefs of the Jeddah Corniche have a lot to offer. One of the nicest spots in the Red Sea may be found around an hour’s drive away.
Getting Around in Jeddah
The majority of the hotels use what is colloquially known as “water taxis.” Because they are natives with awareness of Jeddah, this is the greatest method to enjoy shopping and touring. The white limos seem to be the most common in Jeddah. Moreover, there are a lot of other high-end cars which you can visit anywhere you want.
Despite the fact that cabs have meters, they are rarely used. As a result, it is recommended to barter with the taxi driver to agree on a fixed fee for the journey. Traveling in Jeddah, as in the rest of the Kingdom, is often inexpensive. The median ride costs are between SR10 and SR30. Note that taxis that do not have taxi signs are unlawful. Therefore, don’t take the chance of getting dumped off in the middle of nowhere. If you are acquainted with Jeddah and have already visited the city, you may also consider leasing a car from Avis or Budget. Given the low cost of gasoline in Saudi Arabia, this may provide more bang for the money. If you also have internet connectivity, you can also use Uber, Careem, and EasyTaxi. Buses are not extensively utilized, but if you’re like me and want to immerse yourself in the local customs, there’s nothing best approach rather than taking a bus journey.
In Jeddah, you can eat almost any delicacy you can think of. You may taste practically anything, from inexpensive Al Baik to world-class eateries. Furthermore, you must taste the local food. What could be nicer than tasting it from the hands of the locals? People who visit Jeddah love trying different sorts of food particularly the specialties of Saudi Arabia.
Choose a decent and inexpensive location to stay in Jeddah and have a pleasant stay. Before everything, your sole focus should be Umrah performance.