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Address: Balad, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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The bustling Balad marketplace includes this specialized market that sells...

The bustling Balad marketplace includes this specialized market that sells electronics, perfumes, spices, dates, honey and household items.

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Really interesting experience going down the small corridors with different shops. Some areas are fairly modern and some are older which is very evident by the architecture... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Really interesting experience going down the small corridors with different shops. Some areas are fairly modern and some are older which is very evident by the architecture. Shops range from modern day machine manufactured items to food and hand crafted items. It's quite a scene with people of many backgrounds milling about. The best part for me was the photo... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

This souk is part of the big shopping area.The area consist of shops and food outlets. The gold here is of good price.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Al Balad is home to the main traditional souks in Jeddah – Gabel St leads east off the one way system and the treasures of the Gold Souk can be found off to the left. Gold is sold by weight (check the price daily in the newspaper for more bargaining power) and a small charge is added for workmanship. A... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

One of the oldest streets, traditional coffee shops and restaurants, shops are many and visiting is a must if you are visiting Jeddah

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

it nice old type of market and shopping area also you can get things cheaper then the rest of the city. but for me it not the worth the long trip and crowded road to reach there. but I'm sure any one who is coming fro western country will love the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Gabel Street is the last bastion of old Jeddah shopping. Don't look for the latest fashion and high-end offerings that have migrated north over the last couple of decades (I do believe that the high-end Gazzaz chain maintains a store in Al-Balad, however. Al-Balad and Gabel Street are what is left of a history of a Hejazi 'souk' - think... More 

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