Historic Old Jeddah has been an open museum for generations. Its heritage conveys the history of Jeddah city itself. This historic district is located in the heart of Jeddah and embraces many historical landmarks. Because of its location, Old Jeddah was used as a port for the Holy Makkah facilitating regional commerce as well as receiving Hajj and Umrah pilgrims. 
Historic Jeddah’s most distinctive features are, the Old Jeddah Wall, which was built to protect the city against external aggressions, and its small districts and alleys that narrate the story of a beautiful past.  There are a number of historic mosques and markets that are visited by the locals even today.