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The Nassif House: Family Oriented Fun & a Lil Jeddah 101

The Nassif House
The Nassif House was built in the 1870s for the Nassif family, one of Jeddah’s oldest and most respected merchant clans. It was home to 100 members of the family and their staff. The building has four floors at the front, seven at the back and until the 1970s it was the tallest building in Jeddah.

King ‘Abdul ‘Azeez requisitioned the house in 1925 while his palace was being constructed – hence the name of its location, King ‘Abdul Historical Square. The King and his army were welcomed here by the people of Jeddah September 23rd 1924.
Note the tree in front of the house – until 1920 this was the only one in Jeddah (but now one of 10 million).
In 1964 the government bought the house and converted it into a museum, now housing an interesting cultural and heritage exhibition.

The Nassif House
Saturday – Thursday
Hours: 9AM – 1PM
Admission: Free.
Location: Al Alawi St.
Source: The Virtual Tourist

4 thoughts on “The Nassif House: Family Oriented Fun & a Lil Jeddah 101

  1. Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatuallah wa barakatoh my ukhti!!!i love you for the sake of Allah!!!lately i realized that i know almost nothing about Saudi Arabia the country i defend almost everyday of my life in sha’Allah!!and now i am tryin to learn more!!in sha’Allah you can help me with this!

  2. Wa ‘alaikumus salaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh ukhtee. May He for whom you loved me for love you!

    I’m still learning about this blessed country myself. I’m willing to help you within my means In Shaa Allaah….just let me know what you need assistance with. I found some interesting info and will share it soon bi idhnillaah.


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