Durat Al Arous, Jiddah

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  • Diving, fishing, water sport, and biking

    by Jeddah1234 Written Nov 19, 2011

    Last year my friend visited this resort and had the time of his life. His recommendition to me before I went there is to arrange for someone to guide me. The number he gave me was 0591544569. This person was very nice and had helped me with the best price on an apartment in which the family and I stayed for two weeks. He also help provide numbers for people who go on diving trips and fishing. Biking in the resort is breath taken. My recommendation is to call someone before you go and have him guide you.

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    • Horse Riding
    • Diving and Snorkeling

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  • a village in a town

    by Manyana Written Feb 12, 2007

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    My family usually goes there once in a while for fresh air, quiet place, turqouise ocean and sunny and warm beaches. It is like a small village outside the city, around 40 minutes North to Jeddah. It is kinda sufficient village by itself, health clubs, residential villas, grocery shops, watersports, restaurants and cafes. There's even a theme park that I haven't seen open yet!

    It is divided into several residential areas and islands; both for letting and sale. You do need a car to get around, though golf cars are available for rent. In some areas, there are games and plays for kids, though adults just take seats and enjoy.

    Not sure how many health clubs are there. But sure there is a separate section for women as well as men. The women's section has sauna, games room, a swimming pool and a play area for children and a little cafe.
    The most popular place to hang out is al-Marsa (the harbour), where the cafes and restaurants are. Many people have their boats and jetskiis parked in al-Marsa. You'll lots of people just wandering around, smoking shisha, loud music played, or just being there! such a busy place in the evening!

    Women are free to drive cars, take off their abaya and walk in tights. No wonder, why Jeddah's *girls* are the sinners of Saudi Arabia,lol. So I had a driving lesson there, it went well, not quite impressive driver myself though,lol. You'd rarely see women swimming in the beach, with long sleeves and trousers though!

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  • Red Sea diving, fishing & Swimming.

    by majed81 Written Jul 16, 2005

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    �� Najaco

    Red Sea diving location, fishing, golden
    sand beaches, speed boats, wind surfer, jet
    ski, motor boats, beach parasols and
    refreshments. Special children's
    playgrounds and pools with life attendants.

    What more you want?!

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    • Theme Park Trips
    • Spa and Resort
    • Water Sports

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  • Durrat AL-Arus

    by arabian10 Written May 6, 2005

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    The city is equipped with independent electric power generating and water desalination plants, sewage systems, telephones and mobile networks, satellite TV channels, security and guard systems operating day and night.

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  • Durrat AL-Arus

    by arabian10 Written May 6, 2005

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    The tourist villages have a wonderful overlooking to the see, some of which are called Dream Island, the marine apartment, the Golden beach, the happy and long beach, fun beach, the golf village, Sandy beach, etc.

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  • Durrat AL-Arus

    by arabian10 Written May 6, 2005

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    mosque

    The city in addition to the tourist villages includes mosques, schools, commercial centers, coffee shops, a hotel, golf club, an equestrian club, aqua park, theme parks, recreation parks and yacht/boat marina.

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  • Durrat AL-Arus

    by arabian10 Written May 6, 2005

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    Consultant Supervisor: The Saudi Company for Recreation Centers (SCRC)

    Builders: A number of Saudi companies

    Year of construction: 1994 AD

    Period of construction: Five years

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  • Durrat AL-Arus

    by arabian10 Written May 6, 2005

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    Total land area of the city: 2.100.000 square meter (phase one) after completing the residential expansion or enlargement, the area becomes nearly 8.5 million square meters.

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  • Durrat AL-Arus

    by arabian10 Written May 6, 2005

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    Durrat Al-Arus: An integrated tourist city on the coast of the Red Sea

    Common name: Durrat Al-Arus

    Property owner: Dallah Al-Baraka Group and the Saudi Company for Recreation Centers

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