5 FAB Things To Do In Jeddah This Ramadan

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Ramadan is upon us, and if you’re lucky enough to find yourself in Jeddah during this holy month, you’re in for a treat. Not only is Jeddah a vibrant and bustling city, but it truly comes to life during Ramadan. From traditional Iftar feasts to modern entertainment, there’s something for everyone in Jeddah this Ramadan.

1. Feel The Ramadan Vibes At Al Balad

Ramadan Season is being held in many cities around Saudi but the one in Jeddah that’s being held in the historic Al Balad is in a league of its own. As soon as you enter the Al Balad, you’ll be enveloped in a festive ambiance, and you can’t help but take note of the rich history and culture of the area. The freshly baked treats, traditional outfits, and vibrant lights make this a one-of-a-kind experience.

 

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2. Visit Jeddah’s Largest Mosque

The King Saud Mosque, designed by renowned Egyptian architect Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil, is a true masterpiece. Using traditional building techniques and minimal concrete, you’ll be astonished by the grand scale of the mosque that the builders achieved here. Entry to this mosque is open to non-Muslims too.

 

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3. Enjoy A Traditional Iftar By The Sea

Jeddah, being a hotchpotch of so many cultures, has been blessed with a unique cuisine.  Many dishes that are included in an iftar spread are normally reserved just for this month. You can try many of them at Ahlam that’s offering a sizeable iftar buffet for SR 99. So take in those beautiful views at sunset and break your fast with traditional delicacies at this place.

4. Take A Stroll By The Sea At Jeddah Art Promenade

The Art Promenade is hosting a 20-day celebration called Ramadaniat Promenade is chockablock with activities. There’s traditional storytelling, games for peeps of all ages, great shopping options, surprise gifts, and lots more.

 

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5. Get To Know Islamic Art At The Jeddah Islamic Arts Biennale

The Islamic Arts Biennale in Jeddah is not your typical art exhibit. It’s an explosion of colour, patterns, and geometry that will transport you to a world of beauty and spirituality. The biennale showcases works of art from all over the Islamic world, including calligraphy, ceramics, textiles, and metalwork. If you’re looking for a cultural experience that will leave you in awe, this is it. Just an FYI, it’s so huge that you’ll be walking for hours and still not be able to see everything that’s housed here.

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