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Ideal place for shopping

Went there couple of times with the family and other times with friends. There are many clothing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ahmed B
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Worth visiting if you come to Jeddah

Old part of the city, full of traditional shops and the taste of how things were before shopping... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2019
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there couple of times with the family and other times with friends. There are many clothing, perfumes and jewelery shops available in there. It is a good place for shopping.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ahmed B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The old houses of Jeddah city called Alballed" or down town is amazing with its wooden Rwashan where ladies can enjoy sitting and observe the street without being exposed and no one can see them. The buliding style is very unique to the westren province.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank nonatan50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After my Haj I stayed in jeddah for 2 nights that was a time to remember and the shopping in the Balad area was I very good. Great bargains good quality if you look but for middle range of ppl its a great place to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Zora K
Reviewed August 9, 2019

Old part of the city, full of traditional shops and the taste of how things were before shopping malls. Area is safe, conservation works on certain iconic buildings is taking place. You will sure leave having bought something local.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ignacioa887
Reviewed August 7, 2019

Great Shopping area of Jeddah City Centre you will find all you need in one place with variety of small shopping markets for garmet clothes house holds souvenirs gold as well as old ancient buildings in a great friendly sales person.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank _iliswi
Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

Very nice walk in the old town center. Many old structures, some restored and open for visitors,others are still functioning as residences. Best time to visit is from November to April, otherwise, the hot weather may make it less joyable.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank alfa r
Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

I went with a couple of my clients, who are local to Jeddah. It was great to have some of the Arabic writing translated for me. It was a photographic dream walking around snapping away. We bumped into a couple of people working for the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MarcMLondon
Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

AL Balad is not only a commercial area but also a historical place to visit. It has a great museum where you can be educated on the history of the country. The museum also has place where you can find some of the oldest books.The...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank fahima_12
Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

It was an ok event. The number of organizers was higher than that of visitors. There were new things, but nothing extraordinary. The show on the wall was short and sweet. The lighting was nice.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MohammedHakim74
Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

Not a big soul area Worth a look though Very safe No hassle You need a car to get around Lots of usual stuff for sale

Date of experience: June 2019
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Eress Allen D
June 7, 2018|
Response from aggarwalaparna | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I travelled to balad by taxi on both occassions. Sorry to say that I m clueless about the bus service connecting the areas. Hope someone else can help u.
April 9, 2018|
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Response from drkarimzanaty | Reviewed this property |
In Balad it seems its copy not original products. I suggest for this issue MAC - Makyagy - big known brands to gurantee quality
February 8, 2018|
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Response from misrails | Reviewed this property |
You can go near by restaurants, there are many it depend on your taste, and for DSLR camera, you can visit nearby Abdulwahed Store or Extra store .