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Introducing Hejaz

Meaning ‘barrier’, the region derives its name from the great escarpment that runs along Hejaz, separating it from the great plateaux of the interior. Historically, Hejaz has always seen itself as separate from the rest of the Kingdom. Outward looking and cosmopolitan, the Hejazi are fiercely proud of their heritage – a few even mutter about independence. Explore the Red Sea coastline and make time for languid Jeddah.