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Address: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Description: Reminiscent of the Arabian nights fairytales, this vibrant marketplace...
Reminiscent of the Arabian nights fairytales, this vibrant marketplace with multi-storied mud brick and stone buildings sells everything from textiles and sparkling silver and gold ornaments to spices and honey.
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25 years of loneliness beats it out when I am in Balad

Balad as what they call in arabic is a place were different types of people from all walks of life go and mingle everyday but on weekends you'll see throngs of nationalities most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Very nice place I like to go there and enjoy in my weekend I recommend to my all friends and family member

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Balad as what they call in arabic is a place were different types of people from all walks of life go and mingle everyday but on weekends you'll see throngs of nationalities most specially from countries on Bangladesh, India, Pakistan as they compose mostly the bulk of the expat population in Jeddah. Balad has and will be a medicine to... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Be careful the prayer times. Everywhere is closed also try to go when the sunsets.. I like the old buildings and the stores..

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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Get down from ur taxi...take a walk around the old town by lanes for a millions photos... Its the real feel of an old town...one of the best places to see in Jeddhah...dont miss it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Want something awesome and proper, then you sir should quickly head to balad a place where you can everything from lame to best. Balad is a very good place to visit but the pollution over there is extreme and parking your car nearby is like bumping your head on the wall! Even the paid parking over there are horrible. When... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
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48 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It is kind of old merchant city of Jeddah, lot of small shop (some of them are good bargain shops) specially for perfumes and gold .. it is feel good place to witness the old market place walk.. there is multi-storey building dedicated to Perfumes and cosmetics the shopper swear they are original .. if so it is cheaper than... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Its all about street shopping in Ballad. The lanes are cramped but somehow you end up getting everything. Its a nice place for cheap stuff and Indian stuff.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

The old Jeedah is a must see place for residents as well as visitors. You will see some of the old buildings which are more then 100 years old. The shops nearby are wide variety of almost everything and reasonably priced gods. Visit the gold souq and qabel st. A modern malls like Mahmal & Corniche Center is close buy... More 

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Jeddah
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Great area for wholesale shopping: knock knacks, gift bags, ME souvenirs and trinkets, and organza cinch bags. Buy in bulk and save. Place order after 10am and pick up after 2pm. Off King Abdulaziz Rd. turn left at mosque, just past Islam Monetary Building on right.

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Parma, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is downtown at its best, as an expat you could think Saudi is all luxury and beaches but step back in time to see how the other half live. You can enjoy the souqs, shop and eat local food all very cheap.

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Address: Address: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Location: Middle East  >  Saudi Arabia  >  Makkah Province  >  Jeddah

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