Friday, 27 April 2012
Jeddah is a blooming city on the red sea coast. As Maccah and Madinah are the religious centre of the kingdom and Riyadh the capitol, Jeddah is the economical and touristic heart of the country. Come to the land where shopping has become a tradition and stay at The Signature Al Murjan beach resort in Jeddah to live the best shopping experience.
Jeddah is a two fold city, typical in Saudi cities. The old is mixed with the new like a trip down two different eras united in one peculiar city. For your shopping fix, this diversity is actually a great advantage and allows enthusiast shoppers to choose the place where their innocent credit cards will be handled, stroke and fiddled with. The most traditional will go to the typical souks of Jeddah hidden all around Al Ballad, the old part of the town. Now, Saudi Arabia is also well known for its spectacular mega malls and every person visiting the city must stop by too see all the brands and boutiques. It has actually become a common tourist sight to see when coming in the kingdom, like the Corniche or the fountain.
Our advice for the best shopping experience is Tahlia Street. It is the fashion heart of Saudi Arabia. The latest trend can be found there, along with the most famous designers. To only mention Giorgio Armani, Versace, Prada, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Gucci and more all along the palm-lined Tahlia Street. It is famous for being the wealthiest street of the kingdom and it is often called the Champs Elysées of Saudi Arabia.
In the entertainment section, malls of Jeddah, and Tahlia street included go sometimes overboard. To attract shoppers and offer the best quality entertainment, commercial centres offer full scale of amusement parks inside their facilities. Spectacles and water-works are on the program. When the fabulous shopping festival opens fire-eaters were brought to warm up the incredulous audience.
Everyone knows that tourism and especially shopping is no vacation. When your feet hurt because you have been looking for the perfect present to bring back your entire family for too long, the cure is to stop and grab a bite to eat. You might be a little overwhelmed by the number of restaurant, coffee shops and snack stands all around you but ,don't fear, you will find the perfect place to rest and replenish your energy. You have to decide first what you feel like eating or drinking as you can find virtually every type of food from every country. Whether you are going local and choose the famous Al Baik chicken or you prefer eat French or sushi, you will find it on Tahlia Street. Once you have narrowed down a bit your choices, find the most comfortable seats and enjoy a good meal.
The ambiance of the street at night is especially full of life. If you are looking for a place to dine out, Tahlia is animated with all the locals on their evening walk. As it is the dynamic centre of the city, soccer fans drive around the street to celebrate their winning team. It creates a happy and excited atmosphere that grabs everyone during the evening stroll. It is the nightlife’s centre of the city.
So, even if it is only to escape the heat of a warm Jeddahian day, the most rebel clothing lovers should come in and be blown away by the spectacular size and design of the stores. Whether you are a local, a tourist or a pilgrim, Tahlia Street is an unforgettable step in the Jeddah tour. Come to our beach hotel and resort in Jeddah and experience some Saudi shopping.