It is located 50 km south of Jeddah. Historical sources say that Al-Shu’aibah was the main port for the Arabian Peninsula before the Islamic era. It was believed that Caliph Uthman Ibn Affan (may Allah be pleased with him), in 26 AH / 616 AD, had established the current Jeddah port for receiving caravans of pilgrims to the Holy cities.