Arriving in Jeddah
King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) provides travellers with access to Jeddah, the second largest city in
The most notable feature of the airport is the Hajj Terminal, which was built to serve the millions of pilgrims who travel by plane to visit the Islamic holy city of
This special terminal features an unusual tent-like roof and covers an area of more than 100 acres, making it one of the largest airport buildings of its kind in the world.
KAIA is located to the north of Jeddah, although it is worth noting that its two main terminals are quite far apart. The south terminal is roughly 25 km from the city centre, while the north terminal used by foreign airlines is 35 km from the centre. Travellers generally travel to Jeddah from the airport by taxi.