The History of Jeddah

Saudi Arabia: Mecca - Medina - Riyadh

Historical Events

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1925-12-17 Sultan Abdulaziz Ibn Saud conquers Jeddah, the last major stand of the Hashemites against the Saudis

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud
  • 1927-05-20 Saudi Arabia becomes independent of Great Britain (Treaty of Jeddah)
  • 1991-07-11 Nigeria Airways DC-8 crashes at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, killing all 261 passengers and crew on board
  • 2009-11-25 Flooding in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia; powerful storm brings 3 years worth of rain in 4 hours, killing over 150 people and sweeping thousands of cars away during Hajj