Jeddah (sometimes spelled Jiddah or Jedda ; English pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛdə/; Arabic:جدةJiddah or Jaddah, IPA:[ˈdʒedda, ˈdʒidda]) is a city in the Hijaz Tihamah region on the coast of the Red Sea and is the major urban center of western Saudi Arabia. It is the largest city in Makkah Province, the largest sea port on the Red Sea, and the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia after the capital city, Riyadh. With a population currently at 3.4 million people, Jeddah is an important commercial hub in Saudi Arabia.
Jeddah is the principal gateway to Mecca, Islam's holiest city, which able-bodied Muslims are required to visit at least once in their lifetime. It is also a gateway to Medina, the second holiest place in Islam.
Economically, Jeddah is focusing on further developing capital investment in scientific and engineering leadership within Saudi Arabia, and the Middle East. Jeddah was independently ranked fourth in the Africa – Mid-East region in terms of innovation in 2009 in the Innovation Cities Index.
Jeddah (1895–1909) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. In a career that lasted from 1897 to 1899 he ran nine times and won three races. In the summer of 1898 he became the first horse to win the Epsom Derby at odds of 100/1, and followed up by winning the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot. He was retired to stud after a single, unsuccessful race in 1899, but had serious fertility problems and made no impact as a stallion.
Jeddah, a big, leggy chestnut horse standing 16.3 hands high, was bred at by his owner James Walker Larnach. at his Eaton Stud. His sire Janissary was an extremely well-bred colt who won the St James’s Palace Stakes in 1880, but, apart from Jeddah, had little success at stud. Jeddah’s dam, Pilgrimage was an exceptional racemare who won both the 1000 Guineas and 2000 Guineas in 1878. She had also been successful as a broodmare but had failed to produce a foal for several seasons and was thought to be barren, enabling James Larnach to buy her in 1894 for 160 guineas. Surprisingly, she proved to be in foal, and produced Jeddah, described by a groom at the stud as “biggest and weakest” foal he had ever seen, in the following year at the age of twenty. Pilgrimage died at the age of twenty-three, on the day that Jeddah won the Derby. Jeddah was sent into training with the royal trainer Richard Marsh at his Egerton House stable at Newmarket, Suffolk.
The potential launch of electric flying taxis in Riyadh and Jeddah is expected to occur by 2026 ... Almohanna pointed out that this partnership reflects the commitment of both companies to achieving national goals to neutralize greenhouse gas emissions by 2060 ... The partnership will ...
The partners will explore the possibility of starting eVTOL operations in Riyadh and Jeddah in 2026. “This partnership represents not only a milestone in our shared vision for sustainable air travel but also a commitment to shaping a more efficient, eco-friendly and accessible transportation landscape,” said Johann Bordais, CEO of Eve ... .
Riyadh. Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is in talks to invest at least $250 million in Chinese electric-vehicle maker HumanHorizonsGroupInc., people familiar with the matter said, as part of the kingdom’s efforts to build a domestic auto industry ... Read more ... agreed to develop a car assembly plant near Jeddah, in partnership with the PIF ... .
He added that the company’s strategic partnership with the top aircraft producers in the world continues with its plans to increase its fleet size ... Additionally, flynas will inaugurate a direct flight connecting Jeddah and Brussels as part of its ongoing partnership with the Air Connectivity Program and its international expansion.
Additionally, flynas will inaugurate a direct flight connecting Jeddah and Brussels as part of its ongoing partnership with the Air Connectivity Program and its international expansion. The route will see three flights a week, with the maiden trip departing from King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah on Dec.
JEDDAH. Preparations are in full swing to welcome the six teams taking part in the second preliminary regatta of the 37th America’s Cup on the Red Sea in Jeddah...Dalton said that the synergy between Jeddah and the America’s Cup was immediately evident, with a lengthy list of pros in the city’s favor.
... official real estate and presenting partner of the LIVGolfLeague in Jeddah ... “LIV Golf is thrilled to welcome back ROSHN as the presenting partner for the league’s regular season finale in Jeddah,” said Monica Fee, LIV Golf’s senior vice president and global head of partnerships.
Saturday sees Eastern Flames host Al-Ittihad at Dammam’s Al-Nahda ClubStadium while Al-Ahli welcome Al-Shabab to Jeddah. The SAFF has signed a three-year partnership with PepsiCo ... The partnership illustrates the federation’s commitment to empowering female footballers to ensure the league is at the forefront of Saudi Arabia’s evolving landscape ... ....