Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the Islamic state which is known for its religion, trade, food, shopping, historical monuments and the king size lifestyle of the people. Jeddah is one of the major urban city in Saudi Arabia and popular because it is the principal gateway for pilgrims of Mecca. Most of the people going to Mecca also Visit Jeddah to explore the historical places of the city mainly Old walls and gates, Mosques, etc. The six doors that are the major tourist attraction in the urban city are:
- Bab Makkah
- Bab AL- Medina
- Bab Shareef
- Bab Jadeed
- Bab Al- Bantt
- Bab Al- Magharba
- Bab Al- Subba and many such monuments that are the heritage of the Islamic religion.
Another major attraction of the tourists and local residents is shopping in Arabia. Arabs are known for their generosity and love for shopping. Gone are the days when the people used to shop at a flea market or from local shops; but now even in holy places like Macca and Medina shopping malls have taken the place of local retailers.
Shoperholics have found their paradise in the Best Shopping Mall in Saudi Arabia where not only traditional handicrafts are exhibited; even international brands like Channel, Mango, Mark N Spencers, etc. have marked their presence in the Arabian land. Some of the renowned shopping malls in the urban cities are:
Al Faisaliyah: It is one of the most upscale mall with restricted entries and rules, regulation that needs to be followed by female fraternity. It is one of the costliest malls owned by two brothers. It is known for its traditional outfits for women and delicacies like perfumes and accessories for women. It has its own apartments and inbuilt restraints and hotels.
Al Memlikah: It is the second largest mall and popular destination for women. The mall has an altogether different floor for women where women can remove their Abaya and can try their accessories and shop freely.
Granada Mall: Even though it is a small mall in comparison to other malls, but is popular because if the traditional gifts and antique shops. The shopping mall also has a vast bookstore with all the classics and historical books conserving the heritage of the country.
Sahara Mall: A mall that is not just a shopper’s paradise; but also a perfect destination to chill and enjoy a long walk with the friends and family. It is known for its vast woman collection, makeup, accessories, perfumes and organic grocery items. The mall consists of high end brands like Macy’s, Dolce N Gabbana, Ferari, Kelvin Clein, etc.
Hayat Mall: A mall known for the exquisite delicacies is a blend of traditional and International shops. Most of the shops in the mall are known for the formal dresses not just for marriage parties; but even for corporate meetings and western outfits. It is the ultimate family destination to shop, explore and enjoy the weekend with the family.