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The culture of Saudi Arabia is a rich one that has been shaped by its Islamic heritage, its historical role as an ancient trade center, and its Bedouin traditions.

Saudi society has experienced tremendous development over the past several decades. The Saudi people have taken their values and traditions – their customs, hospitality and even their style of dress – and adapted them to the modern world.

The Crossroads of the World

Located at the center of important ancient trade routes, the Arabian people were enriched by many different civilizations. As early as 3,000 BC, Arabian merchants were part of a far-reaching trade network that extended to south Asia, the Mediterranean and Egypt. They served as a vital link between India and the Far East on one side, and Byzantium and the Mediterranean lands on the other.

The introduction of Islam in the 7th century AD further defined the region’s culture. Within a century of its birth in the Arabian Peninsula, Islam had spread west to the Atlantic Ocean and east to India and China. It fostered a dynamic period of great learning in culture, science, philosophy and the arts known as the Islamic “Golden Age.”

And every year for the past 14 centuries, Muslim pilgrims from around the world travel to holy sites in Makkah and Madinah, further enriching the region’s culture. The pilgrims brought ivory from Africa and carpets from the East, and took local goods back to their homelands.

When the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was formed in 1932, King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman dedicated himself to preserving Arab traditions and culture, and his sons and successors have done the same.


Discover the incredible history and culture of Jeddah city. This trip will take you back to the past and its amazing representations of that period of time. Visit fascinating places that show the past’s beauty, such as the different historical areas, including old houses, neighborhoods, and Beit Saloum Museum. Package prices include options for individuals or groups.

What’s included

  • Licensed tour guide
  • Coffee break
  • What’s not included
  • Transportations

  • Accommodation

  • Meal

Itinerary Details

  • Day 1
    • 8:00 AMPick up at meeting point to start the tour.
    • 9:00 AMTour around the different historical areas which include houses, neighborhoods, and Beit Saloum Museum.
    • 10:00 AMVisit AlShafi Mosque.
    • 10:30 AMVisit Beit Nassif.
    • 11:00 AMCoffee break in the middle of the old town.
    • 11:30 AMVisit the local market (Souq Alawi)
    • 12:00 PMEnd of the trip.