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“terrible place to be” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Balad

Balad
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Ranked #3 of 29 things to do in Jeddah
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Owner description: 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.
Arusha, Tanzania
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“terrible place to be”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

chaotic and to me dangerous. You can lose your valuables to pickpockets. Although goods are cheaper than in Jeddah's posh neighborhood.

Visited December 2012
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“An average shopping centre..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

I enjoy the shops, but I dislike the toilets...they should make it better....the shops outside are better with bargaining price, and the area is easy to reach...

Visited November 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Reasonably Priced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Reasonably priced shops offering a large variety of goods for sale. Do check out most of the shops before considering to buy

Visited October 2012
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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“Balad zouk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Very authentic neighborhood with a real zouk. Try to get the back streets with wonderful houses, unfotunately they are falling down and nobody seems to care about it.

Visited September 2012
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“If a bit more cleaner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

It is the downtown of Jeddah city, it gives you the flavor of being in the Middle East different to many other locations in the city which makes you feel as being on any other mega city in the world. The street merchants selling carpets and perfume imitations gives you the feel. Gabel street is a old bazaar souk style, with plenty of kitsch and lots of gold shops.
It is definitely a must see, but if it only would be a little bit more cleaner.

Visited September 2012
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