Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Meeting Planning Overview
Located along the Red Sea in western Saudi Arabia, Jeddah is a modern port city and commercial center that often serves as the gateway to Islamic holy city pilgrimages. Jeddah's location along the Red Sea brings with it beautiful beaches, which complement the city's traditional souks, seafood cuisine, historical sites, and upscale shopping centers. Visitors can explore the area's diverse archaeological landmarks, as well as attend the city's many cultural festivals.
Visitors to Jeddah can arrive via King Abdulaziz International Airport, which sits about 12 miles north of the city. Meeting venues include the sprawling Jeddah International Exhibition and Conference Center (JIECC), a flexible complex set near Jeddah's financial and shopping districts. The JIECC features cutting-edge spaces and a business center, and can accommodate a wide range of gatherings.