Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah Corniche

The Jeddah Corniche is the signature run in Jeddah. The Corniche itself is the 30 km coastal resort area of the city of Jeddah, featuring parks & recreation areas, pavilions, large-scale civic sculptures, and King Fahd’s Fountain — the highest fountain in the world. A wide, palm tree-lined waterfront path runs for 11 km from the Al Rahma Mosque south to City Park, where the Al Kurnaysh Road turns inland. There are great views of the Red Sea the whole way. Along the Corniche, there’s also the Jeddah Waterfront — a dedicated running & cycling track.

For variety, the Walk Of Prince Faisal Bin Fahad runs just inland from the Corniche path for 3.4 km from Al Nawras Park north to Happy Landing Park. Some key points along the way, from north to south:

0 km:    Al Rahma Mosque, north end of Corniche Path
1 km:      North Corniche
2.5 km:  Garden
4 km:     Atallah Happy Land Park (north end of Walk Of Prince Faisal Bin Fahad)
4.3 km:  Waterfront Viewing Deck; Beginning of ‘New Corniche’
4.6 km:  Open Gym & Swimming Area
5 km:     Jeddah Waterfront
6.1 km:   Al Rimal Plaza
6.6 km:  Island Mosque
7.3 km:   Al Nawras Park –‘The Seagull’ sculpture, & South end of Walk Of Prince Faisal Bin Fahad
8 km:     Abdul Qadir Faqih Mosque
9.7 km:  Aquarium
10.1 km:  Planetarium & Amusement Park
11.3 km:   City Park, south end of Corniche Path

Essentials
  • Up to 11.3 km (7 miles) one-way
  • Flat
  • Any point on Corniche. North end: Al Rahma Mosque; South End: City Park
  • Many access points along the path