The Jeddah Corniche
The Jeddah Corniche, is located on the western part of the city and it stretches for almost 100 kilometers along the Red Sea coastline. The corniche is a major tourist attraction, but also locals are very likely to be seen here. The elegance of the Red Sea coast and the beauty of the Corniche make it one of the best places to spend your holidays in Jeddah. From the Corniche you also have a superb view over the Red Sea, or you can enjoy the beautiful lights of the city.
Every day after the Mahgreb, the sunset prayer, the Corniche springs into life, with a lot of Saudi families enjoying their selves. They are playing sports on the beach or enjoying a dinner at one of the picnic sites. They spend time together while they enjoy the beauty of the city and the Corniche.
One of the major sites that can be seen from the Corniche is the magnificent King Fahd Fountain. Especially by night you must have seen it at least once. And because the fountain is lighted it can be seen from miles away.
Also on the Corniche is an open art gallery with a wide collection of sculptures and modern artworks that attract the tourists. There are a lot of different designs, themes and materials of sculptures displayed but they are all inspired on the Arabian culture. The works have been made by various artists, ranging from international stars to local artist. The magnificent sculptures can be enjoyed all throughout the day but also during the night because they are lighted with spots.
There are a lot of private beaches, restaurants, playgrounds and amusement parks besides and on the Corniche. Lay back and enjoy the beautiful views or facilities of the Cornice or simply relax while you’re having a walk over the beach. But pay attention that many beaches and amusement parks are segregated by gender.
Source Information : The Signature Hotels
Photos By : Lucie Debelkova