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or Jid·dah  (jĭd′ə) or Jed·dah (jĕd′ə)
A city of west-central Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea, ruled by the Turks until 1916. It is a port used by Muslim pilgrims making the journey to Mecca.


(ˈdʒɪd də)

also Jedda

the seaport of Mecca, in W Saudi Arabia, on the Red Sea. 1,500,000.
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Noun1.Jidda - port city in western Saudi Arabia on the Red SeaJidda - port city in western Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea; near Mecca
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia - an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy
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And a visit to visit the Red Sea town of Jidda (Jeddah), where the only tourists will be Saudi families enjoying the sun and sea, the capital Riyadh and the Sarawat Mountains, close to the border with Yemen.
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Six months ago, he met with Prince Mohammed in Jidda to discuss the kingdom's vision for the new city.
The ban has affected foreign-carrier planes flying from 10 countries to America: Amman, Jordan; Cairo; Istanbul; Jidda and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia; Kuwait City; Casablanca, Morocco; Doha, Qatar; and Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
24) Shagimardan Miriasovich Ibragimov (1841-91), from the Bashkir nobility of Orenburg Province, for instance, served in the Turkestan governor-generals office before he was posted as the first Russian consul to Jidda in 1891.
Discutire de manera extensa varios casos--de Pikine (Senegal), Winterveld (Sudafrica), Doula (Camerun) y Jidda (Arabia Saudita)--.
At this very moment," Alhaji Baba Ahmad Jidda, the secretary to the Borno state government, told The Independent newspaper last week, "most parts of Borno state are being occupied by Boko Haram insurgents.
Borno government representative Jidda said the attackers were suspected to be members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.