Jeddah is one of Saudi Arabia’s primary resort cities and, given its proximity to the Red Sea, fishing, seafood and water-based activities dominate the culture unlike other parts of the country. Jeddah’s navigable waters are extensive and varied in form and constraints, from open sea and shallow coral reef to canal style environments.
Ultimately the JPTP Marine System seeks to utilize the exciting potential the red sea offers, both as a recreational destination in itself and an alternative commuter route along the city’s entire western edge.
The proposed Marine Network has been sub-divided into the following three regions based on nominal development boundaries and area characteristics:
Each of these regions will be served with the following three types of service:
The Network extends from Obhur Creek in the north, to Jeddah Bay in the south. It comprises 20 marine stations (6 in Obhur Creek, 9 along the Waterfront and 5 in Jeddah bay), an administration and maintenance depot and a fleet of 26 water buses and ferries.