Find your perfect hire car at King Abdulaziz International AirportArrive at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and pick up your rental.
With an Avis car hired from Jeddah, you’re free to set off on your journey across this extraordinary kingdom.
Plan your journey from King Abdulaziz International AirportTake Al Madinah Al Madinah Al Munawarah Road/Route 271 for 15 kilometres and you’ll arrive in downtown Jeddah.
Jeddah is considered Saudi Arabia’s commercial capital, but it’s also the most relaxed city in the entire kingdom. Most people come here to view the city’s old coral architecture, especially in the Al-Balad district. Fishermen used to fish here 2,500 years ago, and many of the homes date back to this time.
Other must-see attractions include the King Fahd Water Spring and the Floating Mosque, perched atop the Red Sea at the northern end of Corniche Road. History buffs should visit the Bab Medina Gate – one of the original city gates that formed part of the wall surrounding the ancient municipal. It’s made of limestone and embedded with pearls.
The whole way down Corniche Road – stretching along the waterfront for more than 60km – are beautiful sandy beaches and prime diving and snorkelling spots.
Jeddah also boasts a host of shopping options, with malls, boutiques and souks to wander through. Tahlia Street is where you’ll find all the designer labels, while Hira Street is where the locals hang out.
With your Avis car hired from King Abdulaziz International Airport, you get to explore it all.
Beyond JeddahAs the gateway to Saudi Arabia’s holy cities, travel just beyond Jeddah’s city limits and you’ll find yourself surrounded by exotic and spiritual sights.
Durrat Al-Arous is a tourist town just an hour’s drive from Jeddah via Al Madinah Al Munawarah Road/Route 271. Positioned on the edge of the Red Sea, this popular town offers resorts, boutique shopping, markets, cafes and restaurants. There are also plenty of fine beaches in the area, and no shortage of swimming pools.
Two and a half hours from Jeddah, along the winding route 15, you’ll reach Ta’if. Surrounded by the Al Sarawat Mountains, a cable car ride to the top of these peaks rewards you with awe-inspiring 360-degree views of the sprawling landscape below. Ta’if’s other attractions include a large natural park called Al Rudaf, as well as Shubra Palace set in a stunning 20th-century house. That’s not forgetting Okaz Souk, which sits in the ancient Rock Carving Site.
Whether you’re here to take in the scenery or get in touch with your spiritual side, exploring Saudi Arabia with an Avis rental car promises an unforgettable experience.