Under HRH Crown Prince's Directives, Restoration Project for Historic Jeddah District's Old Buildings Completed

The road leading to Makkah from Jeddah Named After Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince
The road leading to Makkah from Jeddah Named After Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince

In the implementation of directives from His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Crown Prince, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Ministry of Culture, represented by the Jeddah Historic District Program, has announced the completion of work in the project to restore ramshackle buildings in the Historic Jeddah District under the generous donation of SAR50 million from HRH Crown Prince.

The project came within the context of HRH the Crown Prince's keenness to preserve and rehabilitate historical sites to achieve the Saudi Vision 2030 goals, which seek to reflect the Arab and Islamic depth of the Kingdom.

The project aimed to highlight the heritage landmarks that the Historic Jeddah District is abundant in as a site containing more than 600 heritage buildings, 36 historical mosques, and five main historical markets, in addition to ancient corridors and squares and sites with important historical connotations, such as the ancient Waterfront, which was a main route for pilgrims, and will be rebuilt to tell visitors the great story of the Hajj since the dawn of Islam.

HRH the Crown Prince has directed the implementation of the project to strengthen and rescue historic Jeddah buildings by five specialized Saudi companies.

These companies carried out the work and conducted studies under the supervision of technicians with experience in historical buildings.

The implementation was carried out according to the unique design and distinctive urban structure of the Historic Jeddah District and its unique architectural elements, as some buildings, which belong to Jeddah families, contain archaeological landmarks dating back 500 years.