It is considered the Islamic World Port, and the biggest city of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), as well as the largest of its markets. It is marked by that it is near Makkah Al-Mukaramah, as it is about 70 Km. far from it. In addition, it has a speed and modern roads network on vast areas, as well as giant, air-conditioned hypermarkets designed to the highest standards of modernity and luxury. It is located on the Red Sea, which is internationally famous for the beauty and glamour of its coral reefs and the colors of its unique fish of several types, as it has more than 1,200 types of fish. Thus, it is a touristic attraction for many activities, such as diving and recreation. The local currency is the Saudi Riyal, as the exchange rate against USD is 3.75 S.R. . The local timing of KSA precedes the GMT by three hours.