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King Fahad's Fountain - Jeddah

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King Fahad's Fountain, Jeddah Saudi Arabia
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Description

Located on the west coast of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in Jeddah, King Fahad’s Fountain is so named because it was donated to the city of Jeddah by King Fahad. Constructed between 1980 to 1983 and opened to the public in 1985, King Fahad’s Fountain is the tallest of its kind in the world, with a maximum water height of 853 ft which is taller than the Eiffel Tower (without the antenna).

Design

Visible from across the city of Jeddah, King Fahad’s Fountain can eject a total of 16 tons of water in their air every day at a speed of 375 km/h. The fountain looks the best after nightfall when it is illuminated by over 500 lights built into the fountain's design. The water changes colors as it soars skywards against the night sky and makes for a mesmerizing sight that one has to see to believe. 

Best time to visit

If you can get there just before sunset you can easily find a good vantage point because most tourists get there after sunset. Plus you will be able to enjoy the view of the setting sun, shining over the sea as tiny water droplets from the fountain caress your skin and create a relaxing and soothing effect. 

Afterward, you can take a detour across the road to the Ritz Carlton Hotel street where food stalls, cafés, and restaurants serve some of the best coffee, sandwiches, and pastries in the city. 

Location

King Fahad's Fountain, Jeddah Saudi Arabia

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Bushra Jawad

Bushra Jawad

06/29/2022 10:39

Google review

beautiful place to spend the day at .. its a long stretch with a variety... some areas are dedicated for long walks, jog..some for cycling... some kids area.. they have place for families to sit down and watch the sea..sunset... its beautiful throughout!!
Dr.Faheem Khan

Dr.Faheem Khan

01/09/2022 21:35

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King Fahd's Fountain is listed in "Guinness World Records"as the highest water fountain in the world. The fountain is visible throughout the vicinity of Jeddah. The water ejected can reach a speed of 375 km/h (233 mph) and its airborne mass can exceed 16 tonnes (18 short tons).The fountain uses saltwater taken from the Red Sea instead of freshwater. Over 500 LED spotlights illuminate the fountain at night. The ideal time to visit it is in the months of December & January, when the temperature 🌡️ is ideal - just like Mediterranean climate - around 25 degrees Celsius ! Wonderful Skyline & Restaurants await you !
Mohammed Kasara

Mohammed Kasara

08/20/2021 22:25

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Ah yes the most iconic spot in all of Jeddah and now with all of the developments around it, its become a pleasurable experience to visit it.
Shafique Ahmed Awan

Shafique Ahmed Awan

06/09/2021 23:11

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World's highest fountain. Beautiful attraction in modern Jeddah. An Icon of Jeddah
Maro Moussa

Maro Moussa

12/18/2020 19:25

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2018, Nice attraction. It is a little entertaining with colorful splashes. In 2020 there was no colors but still nice attraction.
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