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Jeddah Airport

Jeddah Airport, known as King Abdulaziz International Airport was opened in 1981, and is today the third largest airport in Saudi Arabia. Located about 20 kilometer to the north of Jeddah, it is also the kingdom’s busiest airport. The airport particularly caters to the pilgrims headed to the Mecca with a dedicated Hajj terminal. In its new phase of development, the airport is touted to become the largest in the world.

jeddah Airport Information

King Abdulaziz International Airport Address
King Abdulaziz International Airport
Jeddah 23631
Saudi Arabia

Enquiries Number: 966 9200 22222

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King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah

King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA Airport) or the Jeddah Airport is the busiest airport of Saudi Arabia and the third largest in the country. It is located 19 km north of Jeddah. The KAIA Airport was inaugurated in 1981 and is named after King Abdulaziz Al Saud. It is known for its Hajj Terminal, which is built to help thousands of Islamic pilgrims going to Mecca every year.

Terminals Trivia

Jeddah-KAIA airport has an exclusive Hajj Terminal, a South terminal and a North Terminal. The South Terminal was exclusively used by Saudia till 2007, when Flynas and Sama Airlines were given access. Now the terminal is also used by Kenya Airways, Korean Air, and Garuda Indonesia. The North Terminal at the airport is used by all other foreign airlines. The Hajj Terminal is for the exclusive use of Hajj Pilgrims. This is popular because of its close proximity to Mecca. This terminal can accommodate about 80,000 travelers at the same time. The majority of this complex is open air and not enclosed by walls, allowing natural ventilation. The Hajj Terminal was awarded the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1983.

Shop, Eat, and Relax

The Jeddah KAIA Airport has good facilities for the passengers. There are ATMs and cash machines for your convenience; duty free and a number of other shops selling books, souvenirs, and other items are available for you to browse though. You can also sit and relax and enjoy some refreshments in the coffee shops and restaurants. Other than these, there are luggage storage and lockers, currency exchange counters, as well as a prayer room inside the airport. Free Wi-Fi is available at the airport. Public telephones and a 24-hour post office are also available. The airport is wheelchair accessible.

There is a First Class Lounge in the North Terminal and Al-Fursan Golden Lounge in the South Terminal, which are open for passengers. You can access them through membership or by buying a pass.

Transport Facilities

A short as well as long term parking are available outside the terminal. There are a plethora of car rental services including Hertz, Budget, and Avis that have counters in the main arrival halls. Other local operators are also present.

Are you looking for a place to stay?

If you are looking for a decent accommodation near the airport or in the city, there are plenty of options to choose from. Radisson Blu Royal Suite Hotel, Royal Casablanca, or Crowne Plaza Jeddah are some of the luxury hotels you can opt to stay in. Some budget hotel options include Sonaa Al Reyadah Hotel Apartments, Sultan Palace for Hotel Suites 2, and Worood Residence.

Explore Jeddah!

Jeddah is a city on the coast of Red Sea and the second largest city in Saudi Arabia. It has 1300 mosques spread all over the city. There are also dozens of museums or collections in the city. Go around the city and enjoy the views of the King’s Fountain and Balad, which is a market place and the architecture will remind you of Arabian Tales. The Floating Mosque is a piece of art and magnificence. The beautiful beaches, magnificent sculptures, and the wonderful architecture of the city make it a place worth visiting.

FAQs

Q.  What are the must-see attractions of Jeddah?
A. Al Shallal Theme Park, King Fahd’s Fountain, Nasseef House, Abdul Raouf Khalil Museum, Fakieh Aquarium, Bab Jadid, Al Amwaj Amusement Park, North Corniche, Jungle Land Theme Park, and Allegiance Square.

Q.  What are the different types of transport available in Jeddah?
• Rented car
• Taxi
• Public Bus

Q. What is the local cuisine to try in Jeddah?
A. Do try Nejdi dish Kabsa, Yemeni dish Mandi, Mabshoor, Mitabbak, Foul, Areika, Hareisa, Kabab Meiroo, Shorabah Hareira (Hareira soup), Migalgal, Madhbi (chicken grilled on stone), Manzalah (usually eaten at Eid ul-Fitr), Ma'asoob, Magliya (a local version of falafel), Saleeig (a local dish made of milk rice), hummus, Biryani, Ruz Kabli, Ruz Bukhari, and Saiyadyia.

Q.  What is the currency used in Jeddah?
A. Saudi Arabian Riyal is the local currency of Jeddah.

Q.  Is there any nightlife in Jeddah?
A. Saudi Arabia, being a Muslim country, has strict laws. Do not expect a glam nightlife in Jeddah.

Q. What are some popular eating joints in Jeddah?
• Texas Roadhouse
• Maison de Zaid
• Fuddruckers
• Khayal
• Café Aroma

Q. Which are some good restaurants for Indian food in Jeddah?
A. Choose from: Zaika, Ginger Leaf, Bar B Q Tonight Restaurant, Chennai Darbar Restaurant Aziziyah, Tanoori.

Q. What are the best places to visit with kids in Jeddah?
A. Best places for kids in Jeddah are – Al Shallal Theme Park, Fakieh Aquarium, Nasseef House, and King Fahd’s Fountain.

Q. Which are the best shopping areas in Jeddah?
A. Few shopping malls you can choose from are: Red Sea Mall, Al Salam Mall, Mall of Arabia, Aziz Mall.

Q. Can I get a Jeddah tour online on Yatra?
A. Options will be added soon.

Q. Are credit cards accepted in Jeddah Airport?
A. Mostly, yes.

Q. How far is North Corniche from Jeddah Airport?
A. North Corniche is approximately 22 km from the airport with a ride time of around 30 minutes.

Q. How long does a Kolkata to Jeddah flight take?
A. Jet Airways takes 10 hours 35 minutes to reach Jeddah via Mumbai with a stopover time of 2 hours 10 minutes.

Q. What is Jeddah famous for?
A. It is known for its art galleries and the famous Red Sea.

Q. Are there buses available from Jeddah Airport to Fakieh Aquarium?
A. No. You can take a taxi or hire a car.

Q. Are there any attractions near the Jeddah International Airport?
A. Almost all the attraction points are at a distance from Jeddah Airport. But if you have a long layover, you can go to Mall of Arabia, Floating Mosque or simply hire a taxi and take a trip around the city.

Q. Are there some good 3-star hotels near Al-Shallal Theme Park?
A. Yes, you can choose from among the following:

• Issham Hotel
• Shayah Suites
• Auris Alfanar

Q. What are some budget hotels near King Fahd’s Fountain in Jeddah?
A. Few options are:

• Mercure Jeddah Al Hamra
• InterContinental Jeddah
• Landmark Suites Thahliya, Jeddah
• Wakan Luxury Villas And Suites
• Orient Hotel Jeddah

Q. How many terminals are there in Jeddah International Airport?>
A. There are 3 terminals – North, South and Hajj.

Q. What are the top rated 5 star hotels in Jeddah?
A. You can opt from:

• Le Meridien Jeddah
• Sofitel Jeddah Corniche
• Casablanca Grand Hotel
• Rocco Forte Assila Hotel
• Mövenpick Hotel City Star Jeddah

Q. How much approximately will a 4-star hotel room in Jeddah cost?
A. A double bedroom in a 4-star hotel in Jeddah will cost approximately between Rs. 4500 to Rs. 10,000.

Q. What are some budget friendly hotels in Jeddah where one can stay with family?
A. You can choose between –

• Orient Hotel
• Al Shahbaa Hotel
• Shate Al Hayat Hotel Suites
• Ramada Continental
• Auris Al Fanar Hotel

Q. Will I get to buy international SIM cards at Jeddah Airport?
A. Yes, you can buy international SIM cards from the airport.

Q. Is there free Wi-Fi in Jeddah Airport?
A. Yes, the Jeddah Airport offer free Wi-Fi services.

Q. What is the ground transportation available at Jeddah International Airport?
A. Taxis, buses, and Limousine service are easily available from the airport.

Q. What is the best time to visit Jeddah?
A. The best time to visit Jeddah is between late October and March.

Q. How far is Mecca from Jeddah International Airport?
A. Mecca is approximately 107 km from Jeddah airport and takes around 1 hour 12 minutes to reach by car.

Q. How can I travel from Jeddah Airport to King Fahd’s Fountain?
A. You can take a taxi from the airport which will take you around 30 minutes to reach.

Q. How far is Mövenpick Al Nawras Jeddah - Family Resort from Jeddah airport?
A. It is approximately 20 km from the airport and a roughly 25 minutes’ drive.

Q. What are some budget hotels near King Abdulaziz International Airport?
• Hayat Revan Hotel Suites
• Crom Airport Hotel
• Mena Airport Hotel Jeddah
• Happy Beach Group - Al Basatin
• Casablanca Grand Hotel

Q. What are the most popular airlines that operate from Jeddah airport?
A. Saudia, Flynas, Lion Air, and Garuda Indonesia are the most popular airlines that operate from Jeddah Airport.

Q. Which are the cheap flights that operate from Jeddah airport?
A. Saudi Arabian Airlines and Lion Air are the cheap flights that operate from Jeddah Airport.

Q. What is the airport code for Jeddah airport?
A. The airport code for Jeddah Airport is JED.

Q. Which is the most frequent international route from Jeddah airport?
A. Jeddah to Sydney is the most popular international route.

Q. Which is the first flight from Jeddah airport?
A. The first flight from Jeddah Airport is Saudi Arabian Airlines 708 that takes off from the airport at 12:05 am to Karachi.

Q. Which is the last flight from Jeddah airport?
A. The last flight to depart from Jeddah Airport is Flynas 54 that leaves the airport at 11:49 pm to Riyadh.

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