Jeddah is the second largest city in Saudi Arabia, with a population of approximately 3.4 million. It is also the commercial capital of the country. For centuries, it has been the point where pilgrims, traders, and travellers converge. This explains why the city is so cosmopolitan in nature. Jeddah is a relatively relaxed city with an easy going social life buzzing with shopping districts, cafes and restaurants. There’s opportunity aplenty for the enterprising.
This is a city with a colourful history and over the years has gained importance as being the annual gateway for the millions of pilgrims proceeding to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. The highpoint of Jeddah is the Corniche, which is surrounded by offices, beach resorts, shopping malls, and hotels. Further to the north you’ll see several compounds which play host to a vibrant social scene.