Old Jeddah has been an open-air museum for generations. Its heritage conveys the history of Jeddah. It is located in the city-center of Jeddah and embraces many historical landmarks. Because of its location, it was used as a port for Holy Makkah facilitating regional commerce as well as receiving Hajj and Umrah pilgrims.
Historic Jeddah’s most distinctive features are, the Old Jeddah wall, which was built to protect the city against external aggressions; the small districts that narrate the story of a beautiful past, as well as a number of historic mosques and markets that are visited by locals until today.