J444+4V, Ash Shati, Kornish, Jeddah
Jeddah’s 4.2-kilometer corniche has been transformed into a place of piers, swimming bays, restaurants and lushly landscaped walking and cycle paths. Jeddah’s winters are mild and dry, with temperatures ranging from 20 to 32 C, making it comfortable to stroll past iconic sculptures. See pieces by the likes of Henry Moore and Joan Miró, which first arrived in the city in the 1970s, that are dotted along the waterfront. For many, coming here is about watching the sun set over the Red Sea then seeing the launch of the 300-meter King Fahd’s Fountain, the world’s tallest, with its great jet of water lit up until midnight and visible across the city year-round.