Al Tayebat International City

Al Tayebat International City, Jeddah: Address, Phone Number, Al Tayebat International City Reviews: 4.5/5

Al Tayebat International City

Al Tayebat International City
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Kira Louise
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia3 contributions
Nice place if you're into museums and artifacts
Nov 2020
Operating hours 8am-12 pm, 5-9pm
Sunday-Thursday for groups (3 or more persons)
Friday closed
Saturday for Individuals
Entrance Fee as of November 2, 2020 - 80 Sar/person

Huuuge collection of artifacts. Took me about 3 hours to explore the whole place.
Went there on a Monday morning on my own but the manager was kind enough to let me tour inside. I was accompanied by a guide named Mustafa who was kind enough to take photos of me as I was alone.
Written November 13, 2020
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grandprixmad
Swindon, UK77 contributions
Hidden gem.
Mar 2020 • Solo
Blown away by the 4 floors of unique artefacts from the history of the culture and the region. The amount of priceless books and pottery dating back hundreds of years is amazing and a wonderful record of the different regions of KSA. May need several hours if you have them to study the many many rooms of exhibits. Not sure of the opening hours but we’ll worth the 80 SARs for the tour.
Written March 11, 2020
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veronicamgb
London, UK22 contributions
Well worth a visit to Al Tayebat International City Museum
Mar 2019 • Friends
This is an amazing museum - it’s a maze of different rooms covering Saudi history, architecture, interior decoration, Islamic art from Saudi and other Islamic countries etc etc. It is full of artefacts, is well laid out and clean and just amazing in terms of the volume of content. The staff are lovely and very helpful. The exterior of the museum is interesting in itself.

It’s open 8am - 12 midday and then from 5pm
Written February 26, 2020
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Bob A
Stockport, UK429 contributions
Abdul Raouf Khalil Museum - brilliant to visit in Jeddah
Jan 2020
I visited the Abdul Raouf Khalil Museum here on my own as part of my trip to Saudi Arabia. I was the only visitor during the entire time I was at the museum. Such as shame as this is a treasure trove of interesting things to see and learn about.

The museum is within the Al Tayebat International City complex and is well worth visiting. Its’ is an absolute Aladdin’s cave of things to see and experience, from Islamic beliefs and art through to all manner of historic and cultural items.

Spread over hundreds of rooms and with 60000 exhibits you cannot possibly see it all so ask for advice on which bits you are interested in.

I was shown around by an Egyptian man Mustafa who works there with his colleague from Eritrea. It's a private collection built up over many years and with exhibits from all over the Islamic world. They opened up rooms for me and turned the lights on, showing me the bits of greatest interest to me. And I loved it. My only regret is that I had not arrived earlier and not seen more.

Many rooms are set out like tableau, bringing to life the traditional houses that various people in the region lived in during older times. Fascinating.

Lots of the explanations are in both Arabic and English so it is possible to learn about so much. However, there is so much information that it would be easy to get overwhelmed.

I was charged SAR80 for entrance and you will need cash.

Also, worth a little wander around are the wider buildings in the city complex which show recreations of old a variety of buildings from the region, complete with a mosque. It’s not a big area and will only take a few minutes, plus it is peaceful. Outside the complex is a number of antique shops and places to eat, although at the time I was there they were all closed.
Written February 6, 2020
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FaisalShb
London, UK143 contributions
Amazing collection!
Apr 2019 • Family
The artefacts are simply amazing. The museum is housed over several floors and we had a very knowledgeable guide to explain everything to us. Do not miss this place.
Written April 25, 2019
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marlises2015
Auckland, New Zealand133 contributions
Exquisite Museum in Jeddah
Apr 2019
This is a wonderful hidden gem. It is laid out over 4 floors and it is best to start at the top where replicas of village life are depicted. Walking through the rooms it is hard to know where to look because the richness of the furnishings is quite wonderful. I was particularly drawn to the gowns of the women, such beauty, luxury and OTT embellishments. Fabulous. We had a guide with us explaining the displays and that was immensely helpful.
Written April 23, 2019
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Charles L
New York40 contributions
Great Museum
Dec 2018 • Family
Museum had a friendly guide, explained Saudi and Islamic history in depth. The museum does a great job recreating old Bedouin houses and clothes. This museum is also known as the Abdul Raouf Khalil Museum.
Written December 24, 2018
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Dawn W
Bozeman, MT115 contributions
Amazing museum in Jeddah!
Oct 2018 • Couples
Our group was very pleasantly surprised by the museum! The architecture is traditional Hijazi, we had an English speaking guide, and most of the exhibits are in English and Arabic. Don't miss this!
Written October 23, 2018
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ricshanshibly1986
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia1,252 contributions
Historical masjid & Museum
Aug 2018 • Friends
Place to learn about culture and science. Al Tayabat city museum for international civilization adjoined with Masjid Rahma which one of the oldest masjid in Jeddah with many historical memories. must visit place in jeddah. feel like you are entering to old jeddah which 100 years back. well maintained museum. located in between Sari and Rawdah close to Dr.Erfan Bagedo hospital. many people not aware about this hidden location and its history.
Written August 3, 2018
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Hamza E
Muscat Governorate, Oman9 contributions
Nice atmosphere, Good services and Delicious food
Jun 2018 • Family
Had iftar in Tayebat, has a big variety of different type of dishes, grill was excellent, dessert is really good and more importantly the service was excellent, Hannah took good care of us and was very helpful.
Written June 2, 2018
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