Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Population approximately 4 million, located on the Red Sea, a two-hour drive from the Asir mountain range, which is popular for hiking.
Jeddah has preserved some of the old architecture in the heart of the city, while building wonderful, classic villas and modern high-rise towers. The city is rich in restaurants with cuisine from all cultures and in all price ranges (the best are the Yemeni restaurants).
Saudi Arabia, population of approximately 34 million (2020 est.; 62% Saudis, 38% expatriates), with mountains and the Red Sea on the west coast, the Arabian Gulf on the east coast, and the Empty Quarter in the middle.
Mecca and Medina, the two most holy cities in Islam, are located north of Jeddah. The country's majority religion is Sunni Islam. Common recreational activities pursued by Westerners: desert camping, swimming and diving in the Red Sea, running, tennis, hiking in the mountains. more
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