- the seaport of Mecca, in W Saudi Arabia, on the Red Sea.
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The view from the enormous marble palaces in Riyadh and Jidda is becoming grim.Why the Saudi Royals are Scared
March 8, 2011
If these had run out we should have had to go back to Jidda for coal, or else gone ashore in a boat and trudged up to Suez.Sport in Abyssinia
Long settled in Jidda, the head of the family removed to the Sudan about 1800 and founded the Morgani sect.
The great majority of pilgrims for Mecca arrive by sea at Jidda.
At the same time it gave a great impulse to the pilgrim traffic which is now regarded as the annual harvest of Jidda.
One refractory village only, of the Jidda tribe, withholding its impost of a single horse, paid the penalty of its folly.The Highlands of Ethiopia
William Cornwallis Harris