Fed by saltwater from the Red Sea, King Fahd's Fountain represents one of the tallest fountains in the world, shooting into the sky a single plume of water. Visible across Jeddah, the fountain was completed in 1985, donated to the city by King Fahd. The iconic landmark is visible from many vantage points, but remains most impressive when viewed from the shoreline. Head to the water's edge and see the sheer force of the single fountain jet, lit up as the sun goes down for that picture-perfect moment. Plan your King Fahd's Fountain visit and explore what else you can see and do in Jeddah using our Jeddah sightseeing tool .
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This is the best nightout and mustsee place in Jeddah. Lots of cafes, restaurants, shopping places, etc. everything you will need in your visit. more »
the waves and the lights esp at night relax the mind even by simply just sitting on the benches or walking throughout the length of the shoreline... more »
King Fahd's Fountain (Arabic: نافورة الملك فهد) also known as the Jeddah Fountain, is a fountain in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the tallest of its type in the world. The fountain was donated to the city of Jeddah by King Fahd, hence its name. It was constructed between 1980 and 1983 and was launched in 1985. Located on the west coast of Saudi Arabia, the fountain jets water to a maximum height, according to different sources, of either 260 metres (853 ft)or 312 m (1,024 ft)above the Red Sea. Whichever figure is considered the actual height for the fountain, it is the world's tallest. The second-tallest is the World Cup Fountain in Seoul, South Korea, with a water height of 202 m (663 ft). 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 spotlights illuminate the fountain at night
One of famous landmark in Jeddah... It shoots sea water more than 300m up. SETE SAUDIA has design, construct and been maintaining this fountain since it's completion.
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