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King's Fountain, Jeddah

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Fountain Tourist Spot
Fed by saltwater from the Red Sea, King'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. Take a look at our Jeddah holiday planner to schedule your visit to King's Fountain and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The King's fountain is a remarkable sight, especially at dusk with the sun behind it. If you're in Jeddah, do pass by the corniche and take some snaps.  more »
  • The King Fahd Fountain is one of Jeddah's famous landmarks. It is located in front of a group of public parks, which are intended for visitors from inside and outside Jeddah. There is also more than o...  more »
  • Whenever at jeddah corniche don't forget to have selfies at King's Fountain, place for family or singles, only you need to bark far and continue walking  more »
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  • Built in the early 80's, The King Fahd fountain pumps saltwater vertically at speeds reaching 370 km/h to a height of +260 meters making it the world's tallest. It operates daily starting right before sunset and a must if you are visiting Jeddah.
  • This fountain is a " ICON " on Red Sea @ Jeddah Cornish. Its a beautiful land mark which can be viewed from long distance.
  • Staring such a huge fountain in the middle of the sea, even more when it's fully lighted during the night, is really impressive.
  • Nice view on Jeddah's corniche but usually very crowdy
  • King Fahad Fountain at Jeddah Corniche is a beautiful sight, specially during windy days where the wind blows the fountain shower to farther angular distance, creating a spectacular view. On the day of Saudi Arabia independence day, the Saudi flag is usually seen as projected on the fountain shower, creating an amazing view. It has indeed become a symbol for Jeddah.