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Blueness of Red Sea

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I have seen many beaches and seen many waters ways, rivers and seas around the world, but none of them compares to beauty and aggressiveness of Red Sea. Red Sea is located in Arabian Peninsula and borders Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Sudan, Eriteria. The historic city which resides on Red sea shores is Jeddah.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excavations in the old city suggest that Jeddah was founded as a fishing hamlet in 500 B.C by the Yemeni Quada tribe, who left central Yemen to settle in Makkah after the destruction of the Marib Dam in Yemen. 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 west of the city, and Wadi Boweb, northwest of the city. It was visited by Alexander The Great (356 B.C. – 323 B.C.).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This city rose to its importance when the third Caliph of Islam Uthman bin Afan made it the gateway to Holy city of Makkah. Now Jeddah has the largest and oldest King Abdul Aziz Sea Port which is the business hub and stay point for the ships crossing the red sea going towards Suez Canal. This is also the entrance point for the pilgrims trying to enter Makkah through Sea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have got chance to visit and view the beautiful corniche of Jeddah; it was adventurous and mesmerizing experience. Sitting on the rock in the middle of sea and cold splashing waves of water trying to push you on the ground was the never forgetting experience.

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Written by Junaid

January 25, 2011 at 10:39 PM

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