Jeddah, located on the banks of the Red Sea is a city in Saudi Arabia. It is the second largest city in the country besides being its major urban centre and commercial capital. The population of the city stands at over three million inhabitants. Jeddah is the chief gateway to Mecca.
The climate of Jeddah is mainly dry and hot. Summers are extremely hot and winters do not hold much promise with warm temperatures dominating even this season. Monsoon is a rare event in Jeddah with very little rain, usually in December.
Jeddah has a 2,500-year old history as a port and entryway to Mecca. Earlier established as a fishing village, it is now considered as the most cosmopolitan city of Saudi Arabia and receives millions of visitors annually.
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Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, is the capital city of the Makkah Province, which is located in the Sirat Mountains. The city is considered to be the holiest place of Islam because it is...