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Al Khozama, KAUST

Al Khozama Hotel & Residences at KAUST

Al Khozama Hotel & Residences is strategically located at the heart of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in close proximity to the university, health centers and residential areas, providing a convenient location at the leading destination of scientific and technological education and research, the hotel features a range of accommodation options, dining, recreation, and business facilities.

Bay La Sun Hotel & Marina, KAEC

Bay La Sun Hotel is located in King Abdullah Economic City, an hour’s drive from Jeddah’s city center and within a walking distance to YAM Beach. It offers views of the Red Sea as well as a natural lagoon and mangrove. At Bay La Sun Hotel there is a buffet and à la carte restaurant along with banqueting and meeting facilities. Wi-Fi is available at an added charge. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology is 12 mi away and King Abdulaziz Airport is 51 mi away. The property offers free parking.

Views Hotel & Residences, KAEC

Set in King Abdullah Economic City, Views Hotel & Residences offers accommodation with a fitness centre and a garden. Featuring a terrace, this hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom. There is a restaurant.  A continental breakfast is available every morning at the hotel. A range of activities are offered in the area, such as cycling and hiking. Guests can also take advantage of the business centre and an ATM machine. Speaking Arabic, German, English and Spanish at the reception, staff are ready to help around the clock.

Crowne Plaza Jeddah, an IHG Hotel

Crowne Plaza Jeddah has an outdoor pool, sauna and fitness centre offering with treadmills and free weights. Located near Jeddah harbour, its rooms have flat-screen TV and free wired internet. All rooms feature deluxe bedding and have floor-to-ceiling windows, some overlooking the city. Al Zahra, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, has themed buffets and serves local and international cuisine made from regional produce. Crowne Plaza Jeddah is 3 km away from Jeddah city centre’s main shopping venues and restaurants. King Fahd’s Fountain is a short walk away. 

Novotel Jeddah Tahlia

Novotel Jeddah Tahlia is situated in the convenient access to Jeddah’s major business hubs, leisure attractions and luxury shopping areas. Guests can also enjoy beverages and light meals at Novotel lounge located in the lobby. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. The hotel is 2.6 km from Jeddah Mall and 5 km from Stars Avenue Mall. King Fahad Fountain is 5.3 km from Novotel Jeddah Tahlia, and Al Shallal Theme Park is 6.6 km away. The nearest airport is King Abdulaziz Airport, 12.9 km from Novotel Jeddah Tahlia.

ibis Jeddah City Center

Located in Jeddah, 3.6 km from Jeddah Mall, ibis Jeddah City Center provides accommodation with a fitness centre, private parking, a shared lounge and a restaurant. Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The accommodation offers a kids’ club, a business centre and luggage storage for guests. At the hotel, each room comes with a desk. The accommodation offers a sun terrace. Jeddah Corniche is 7.1 km from ibis Jeddah City Center, while Nassif House Museum is 8.9 km away. The nearest airport is King Abdulaziz International Airport, 15 km from the hotel.

Adagio Jeddah City Center

Set in Jeddah, 3.5 km from Jeddah Mall, Adagio Jeddah City Center offers accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness centre and a shared lounge. Among the various facilities are a terrace, a restaurant, as well as a bar. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can make use of the business centre or relax in the snack bar. Jeddah Corniche is 7.2 km from Adagio Jeddah City Center, while Nassif House Museum is 9 km from the property. The nearest airport is King Abdulaziz International Airport, 15 km from the accommodation.


How to reach the conference’s location?

King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) is in Thuwal, which belongs to the Governorate of Jeddah. Therefore, we recommend you reach the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at Jeddah Airport and then choose one of the following options:

The conference offers free transportation in 1 Big Bus from the following location and the conference’s venue (KAUST): Adagio, Jeddah

From the airport, you can take a 10-minute taxi ride to the Haramein High Speed Railway station of Jeddah Airport for 18-22$. Then you’ll take a 35-minute train trip to King Abdullah Economic City. Finally, you’ll take a 27 min taxi ride to KAUST for 45-55$.

This trip takes about 70 minutes.

Please note that this train trip takes off only 3 times per day. So make sure you follow up with the timetable.

From the airport to KAUST, you can take a 55-minute taxi ride for 120-150$.

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