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Address: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Description: This imposing gate is the only remnant of the huge wall that used to...
This imposing gate is the only remnant of the huge wall that used to surround Jiddah.
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Jeddah Old Downtown

This is really the heart of Jeddah old town. Crowded area with a lot of stores and old malls and tall towers. A lot of governmental authorities are there too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Abdulmoez-Tahmaz
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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454 reviews 454 reviews
165 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This is really the heart of Jeddah old town. Crowded area with a lot of stores and old malls and tall towers. A lot of governmental authorities are there too.

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Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I consider its importance as it is a historical place...the grave of great grandmother of mankind...

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USA
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338 reviews 338 reviews
152 attraction reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It makes a good starting point for a tour of Al Balad district (Jeddah Old City) but as a tourist attraction itself, it is quite plain. The surrounding area is of much more interest.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My building is actually metres away from this historical gate...i have lived here for 20 years of my life..

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jeddah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

this where you could ride shared car to mekkah you may do omrah as well for about 10 SAR also there was traditional stores at this area i wanted to visit but i didn't have that much any way that is an old area or let's say center of jeddah .

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Jeddah
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is among the oldest shopping areas and theses days mainly focusing on food stuff, herds and species. Other items such as clothes and home appliances can also be found. This is located among the oldest areas of Jeddah and is mainly for walking with limited car accesses

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

it is a very old area where traffic jam is always there. hard to find the parking space, and lots of people come and go. for those who like to buy scarfs, veil, thobes and everything in a large number, this is the right place to go. they also sell a variety of honey, dates and habbatussauda. i recommend not... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

In 2005 we had Ummra to visit the holly city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia the spirtual city where prophet Mohamed was born. Holly Kabba was very beautiful and my soul was affect by remembering the first days of Dawaa and we had very special time there and visit many places around Mecca where the old shops sale different kind... More 

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manama,bahrain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Is a city in Hijaz Tihamah region on the coast of the red sea and is the major city living centre of western Saudi Arabia.It is the largest city in Makkah Province,the largest seaport on the red sea,and the 2nd largest city in Saudi Arabia after the capital city, of Riyadh .care of the economic and tourism capital of the... More 

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Bangalore, India
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75 reviews 75 reviews
42 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

A must for one who enjoys historic quarters of a city. Old heritage buildings, museums and traditional marketplace all wrapped up in one evening's stroll is a rewarding experience.

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