"Jeddah has a history that predates modern Arabia. As one of the Gulf’s oldest seaports and the gateway to the holy city of Makkah, Jeddah has been welcoming the world for centuries: an act that has helped shape the city into the culturally rich melting pot it is today
For a fascinating delve into Jeddah’s long and cosmopolitan past, take a trip to the Tayebat Museum, where a superbly curated portrayal of the city’s 2,500-year history awaits. Located in the Al Faisaliyah district, the museum is housed in a multi-room complex that recreates the traditional Hijazi architecture of the old city, with bay windows overlaid with intricate wooden latticework and ornate coral masonry.
With three floors of in-depth exhibits, the museum is an excellent way to learn about the history and foundation of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and the wider Arabian Peninsula. There is also an entire floor dedicated to the city’s rich Islamic heritage."