Other archaeological studies have shown that the area was settled earlier by people in the Stone Age, as some Thamudi scripts were excavated in Wadi Briman (وادي بريمان), east of the city, and Wadi Boweb (وادي بويب), northwest of the city.The city of Jeddah was an important port during Nabataeans frankincense trade .
Accessing this world is a difficult undertaking for foreign journalists, granted only with the assistance of a few dedicated social workers who risk government opprobrium to expose the realities of life lived on the margins.
The Saudi state offers free health care and education, but little in the way of income assistance or food stamps.
It is the largest city in Makkah Province, the largest sea port on the Red Sea, and with a population of about 4 million people (as of 2017 Jeddah is the principal gateway to Mecca and Medina, two of the holiest cities in Sunni Islam and popular tourist attractions.
Economically, Jeddah is focusing on further developing capital investment in scientific and engineering leadership within Saudi Arabia, and the Middle East.
it is also believed that Sharifdom of Mecca; an honorary Viceroy to the holyland.
was first appointed in this period of the Islamic Caliphate.Prince Al Waleed bin Talal, Saudi Arabia’s richest investor, estimates that he has given several billions of dollars in charity over the past 30 years, much of it wired directly to the accounts of petitioners who apply to his office for assistance with paying back loans, buying a car or getting married.It’s not necessary, but most of those supplicants visit the prince in person as part of a weekly ritual dating back to the early days of the al Saud dynasty. Several pause to recite poems in praise of his generosity.The city has been labeled as "different" by the majority of Saudis in an effort to promote tourism in the city, that had been previously perceived as "most open" city in Saudi Arabia.There are at least two explanations for the etymology of the name Jeddah, according to Jeddah Ibn Al-Qudaa'iy, the chief of the Quda'a clan.The tomb was sealed with concrete by religious authorities in 1975 due to some Muslims praying at the site.