Jeddah also spelled as Jedda, Jiddah or Jidda is a port city located in the Hejaz region of Saudi Arabia. It is the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia and the gateway to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.
Jeddah Airport (JED) also known as the King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) is the third largest and busiest airport in Saudi Arabia. It is named after the founder of Saudi Arabia, King Abdulaziz Al Saud, KAIA serves as the gateway for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims visiting the Holy Mosque of Makkah.
The airport has four terminals. North Terminal caters to international passengers and Terminal 1 handles both domestic and international flights with separate check-in as well as a boarding area for them. South Terminal is currently closed. The fourth and most important terminal is the Hajj terminal, being the Makka Air Gate, it is one of the largest terminals in the world. It has the world’s largest cable-stayed fabric roofed structure with a unique tent-like roof. With more than millions of pilgrims passing through it every year, the terminal is expected to serve 43 million Hajj Pilgrims by 2035
Services, Facilities and Things to do on an Airport Layover
ATM’s And Cash Machines– Need Cash? Don’t worry, ATMs are now available at both Terminals, North Terminal, and Terminal1. Fees may apply. For international passengers, it is advisable to notify your bank before traveling and to check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit.
Banking sources and Currency Exchange– There are many banking options available in the North Terminal and Terminal 1. Passengers can use both Al Rajhi Bank and National Commerce Bank (NCB) for currency exchange and other banking services.
Shop Dine and Relax– Duty-free shops and gift shops are available. Want to grab a quick bite to eat? Or relax and enjoy a scrumptious meal? Feel free to explore and enjoy the excellent culinary skills at high-end or budget restaurants and coffee shops available at the airport. Lounge access is also available.
Pharmacy– Al Nahdi Pharmacy is located in both Terminals.
Free Wi-fi is available in North Terminal and Terminal 1. There is a large mosque in the airport in case you want to offer a prayer.
The Hajj Terminal provides an ever-increasing number of pilgrims with various facilities including a general information desk, airline information counters, banks, currency exchanges, prayer areas, rest areas, telephone facilities, restaurants, medical clinics, and first-aid services.
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We provide effortlessly and time-saving passage throughout the airport and assist you with Arrival, Departure, and Transfer Services. We offer personalized packages and an array of services including Meet and Greet, Baggage Handling, Air Charter Services, Lounge Access, VIP Fast Track Clearance, VIP Terminal, and Airport Transfer to make your journey a seamless, memorable experience.
Meet and Greet
Our representative will meet you at a previously specified meeting point, with the name board, to greet you and to take you to the required gate for departure or transfer.
Porter Services are provided for collecting luggage from your vehicles to the check in counter and vice versa in the event of airport transfers.
Our representative will escort you to the airport lounge where you can just kick back and relax and enjoy the complimentary snacks and drinks.
VIP Fast Track Services
To provide a hassle-free travel experience by avoiding long queues at passport control and clearance, your assigned travel assistant will expedite you through the fast-track process.
We arrange safe transfer options for travelers from the airport to their final destination. Whether it be a hotel or a local place of interest.
Dine. Shop. Explore
A plethora of restaurants and coffee shops are available with dine-in options. you can go on a little shopping spree, with our representative who can guide you, provided you have enough time and are in the mood to do some exploring.
If you are staying in Jeddah or have enough time to spare due to airport layovers you can visit some famous historical sites including the Gate to Makkah, which is a UNESCO heritage site.
Taking care of Hajj and Umrah Pilgrims
Are you worried that your elderly parents or relatives traveling to perform Hajj may find it difficult to manage on their own at the airport? Worry no more because we take extra care of the elderly focusing on providing them with a comfortable and safe airport experience. There is an independent Hajj and Umrah Terminal provided by the authorities. Whether you are here for your annual Hajj pilgrimage or an offseason Umrah pilgrim we promise to assist you in every way possible.
Our client-friendly assistance team strives to ensure you a personalized travel experience by managing all your travel details and letting you relax and enjoy your journey in peace.