The oldest Mashrabiya was found in jeddah dates back to pre Islamic era .Jeddah first achieved prominence around AD 647, when the third Muslim Caliph, Uthman Ibn Affan (عثمان بن عفان), turned it into a port making it the port of Makkah instead of Al Shoaiba port south west of Mecca.The Caliphate of Baghdad kept expanding and ruled until 1258, while Hejaz only remained under the Abbasid throne until 876, when the Tulunids of Egypt gained control of the Emirate of Egypt, Syria, Jordon and Hejaz.

The Fatimids developed an extensive trade network in both the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean through the Red Sea.

Their trade and diplomatic ties extended all the way to China and its Song Dynasty, which eventually determined the economic course of Tihamah during the High Middle Ages.

The tomb was sealed with concrete by religious authorities in 1975 due to some Muslims praying at the site.

The Berber traveler Ibn Battuta visited Jeddah during his world trip in around 1330.

The city has been labeled as "different" by the majority of Saudis in an effort to promote tourism in the city, that had been previously perceived as "most open" city in Saudi Arabia.

There are at least two explanations for the etymology of the name Jeddah, according to Jeddah Ibn Al-Qudaa'iy, the chief of the Quda'a clan.

No historic records mentions important events have taken place in Jeddah during this period of history.

However, Jeddah has remained as key civilian harbor, serving fishermen and sea travelling pilgrims to Hajj.

Some archaeologists' studies suggest the existence of inhabitants in the region now known as Jeddah since the Stone Age seeing as they found some artifacts and 'Thamoudian' writings in Wadi (valley) Breiman east of Jeddah and Wadi Boib northeast of Jeddah.