Cheap flights to Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED), Saudi Arabia
King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) is the main airport of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and the busiest airport of the kingdom. Situated in Al Madinah Al Munawwarah Road, the airport has four terminals, each serving a different purpose. The first one is the Hajj Terminal. It is an outdoor terminal designed to accommodate over two million Muslim pilgrims who come to Jeddah during the Hajj season.
The two other terminals, the South and North Terminal, are used for Saudi-based airlines and international flights respectively. Meanwhile, the fourth terminal called The Royal Terminal is reserved for the royal family of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and other VIP passengers such as foreign kings and presidents.
In addition to the four passenger terminals, King Abdulaziz International Airport features numerous facilities. These include a big mosque, duty-free shops, restaurants, airport lounges, as well as ATMs and currency exchange counters.
The airport is approximately 25 kilometres away from the city centre. It takes 25-35 minutes by car or taxi to get to the city. Taxi fares range from SAR45-100 (RM50-110), while a bus trip usually costs around SAR50 (RM55). You can also use Skyscanner airport transfers to choose from different car types and fare options.
Airlines that fly to Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED)
King Abdulaziz International Airport is the main hub for several Saudi-based airlines such as Saudia, Flynas, and Nesma Airlines. More than 70 foreign airlines also offer flights to Jeddah. Some of those with cheap flights to Jeddah include Malaysia Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines, and British Airways.
Travelling to Jeddah
Best time to visit Jeddah
Classified under the arid climate zone, Jeddah has warm weather almost all year round. The chance of rain is low, but rainfall with thunderstorm may occur in November and December. June to August are considered the hottest months of the year, so if you can’t tolerate the heat, you better avoid booking air tickets to Jeddah during this period.
The best time to visit Jeddah is from October to March. Throughout those months, the city enjoys pleasant weather with temperatures between 10 to 20 degrees Celsius.
Things to do in Jeddah
Jeddah has various interesting places to visit. As a popular destination for Muslims, the city has numerous mosques with magnificent, unique architecture. Some of the most famous ones are the floating mosque, Al-Rahmah, and King Saud Mosque, the city’s largest mosque.
Another must-see destination is the city’s landmark, King Fahd’s Fountain. This admirable fountain is claimed as the world’s highest water jet by the Guinness World Records. In addition, learn about Islamic cultural heritage in Abdul Raouf Khalil Museum, and shop till drop at the Red Sea Mall.
During your stay in Jeddah, make sure you taste their kabsa, the national dish of Saudi Arabia. This traditional cuisine consists of rice and chicken which are cooked with a number of spices including saffron, nutmeg, cinnamon, bay leaves, and black lime. The city’s street food is equally delicious as well. Try the folded pancake mutabbaq, the vegetarian falafel, and the shortbreads with dates ma'amoul.
Jeddah travel budget
The currency used in Jeddah is Saudi Riyal (SAR). As of 1 May 2019, SAR1 = RM1.10. On average, the daily budget for travelling to Jeddah is around SAR80-100 (RM88-110). The average cost for food ranges between SAR17 and SAR25 (RM18-28), depending on the restaurant type.
As for the accommodation, the average rate is around SAR250 (RM275) for a two-star hotel, and SAR350-450 (RM385-495) for a three or four-star hotel. Look up the rates of hotels in Jeddah while arranging the budget for your trip.
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia visa information for Malaysians
Malaysian travellers who book Jeddah flights or go on a pilgrimage must have a Saudi Arabia visa. Visa can be applied through the Saudi Arabia Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, while an e-Visa can be obtained online. The cost of a Saudi Arabia visa is around SAR2,000 (RM2,200).
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