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Makkah Gate

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Ranked #11 of 15 attractions in Jeddah
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description:   Makkah Gate is a historic place as well as a populous, business centre that is busy round the clock. Surrounded by mosques, it’sthe old... more »
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manama,bahrain
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7 reviews 7 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This area is located in the old part of Jeddah (aka South Jeddah). The Buildings are old architecture and clearly one can see that they are deteriorating each day with no one to care for them and no one who cares about them anymore. This area is worth a visit only for a quick visit. Foreigners would not feel comfortable... More

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

You see how old jeddah looked, the heratige of jeddah, there is a tour group named 'Jeddah's Heart' that runs on foot guided tours therough old town historical sights.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

when you are entering the city, you will be very happy to see it, but when you leave , you will miss Makkah as soon as you see this gate. you will pray to come back again. everybody goes there, please pray for us too.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

as the title said, it's huge and located in the middle of motorway road. you'll want to drive yourself to see the best out of it and (maybe you dont wanna do this cuz its quite dangerous) you need to do ILLEGAL PARKING in the shoulder of the road and enjoy your illegal 5 minute time to praise its beauty... More

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Cairo,Egypt
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

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, KSA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is an old place in Makkah, which was famous for getting a shared cab to Makkah from Jeddah. As visited this place 1st to pick someone from here, who came to Makkah for Umra and then had dropped them back. There is a big shopping area around this place called Baab Makkah. There are lot of small restaurant nearby.... More

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Denia, Spain
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Nice traditional style architecture, worth a (Quick) visit to see. Area is NOT comfortable to be in for foreigners, but is safe. Always remember that Jeddah isnt a foreign/non Muslim tourist town...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

It is only a replica of old Makkah Gate and not original I think the original was erased by the authorities and later they realise to make the replica..

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