King Fahd's Fountain, Jeddah

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Fed by saltwater from the Red Sea, King Fahd'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. Plan your King Fahd's Fountain visit and explore what else you can see and do in Jeddah using our Jeddah sightseeing tool.
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  • Nice views of the fountain at night. It looks really nice and you can take nice photos as well. The fountain it seems only comes on when it gets dark out. Definitely worth the time to come here to... 
    Nice views of the fountain at night. It looks really nice and you can take nice photos as well. The fountain it seems only comes on when it gets dark out. Definitely worth the time to come here to...  more »
  • The fountain was closed, but the walking path was very clean, I loved it . The weather was perfect 🥰. I don't mind going back 
    The fountain was closed, but the walking path was very clean, I loved it . The weather was perfect 🥰. I don't mind going back  more »
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  • Located on the west coast of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in Jeddah, King Fahad’s Fountain is so named because it was donated to the city of Jeddah by King Fahad. Constructed between 1980 to 1983 and opened to the public in 1985, King Fahad’s Fountain is the tallest of its kind in the world, with a maximum water height of 853 ft which is taller than the Eiffel Tower (without the antenna). Design Visible from across the city of Jeddah, King Fahad’s Fountain can eject a total of 16 tons of water in their air every day at a speed of 375 km/h. The fountain looks the best after nightfall when it is illuminated by over 500 lights built into the fountain's design. The water changes colors as it soars skywards against the night sky and makes for a mesmerizing sight that one has to see to believe. Best time to visit If you can get there just before sunset you can easily find a good vantage point because most tourists get there after sunset. Plus you will be able to enjoy the view of the setting sun, shining over the sea as tiny water droplets from the fountain caress your skin and create a relaxing and soothing effect. Afterward, you can take a detour across the road to the Ritz Carlton Hotel street where food stalls, cafés, and restaurants serve some of the best coffee, sandwiches, and pastries in the city.
  • Chill place to visit and look at the fountain, sea, hotel and family in Saudi Arabia. We like it and have great time here (plenty carpark, convenient store are there).

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