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Address: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Phone Number: 966544033564
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Reminiscent of the Arabian nights fairytales, this vibrant marketplace with...

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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A reflection of old Jeddah

If you want to roam around the part of the city to see how Jeddah used to look, Balad is the place to be. Balad caters people of all socio-economic status by having big malls to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the oldest places to visit in the Kingdom. A great place to walk around to get a true feeling of how jeddah looked like back in the day

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Thank Hussam A
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to roam around the part of the city to see how Jeddah used to look, Balad is the place to be. Balad caters people of all socio-economic status by having big malls to the road side shops. From cheapest products to very expensive items but bargaining is must. If you want cheap computers and phones accessories, Balad... More 

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Thank annu2502016
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

CITY CENTER where people from all walks of life meet and greet, enjoy shopping, et food, send money back home, buy the best bargain in town and just while the time away from the busy schedules of life. It is a place where you see the old and the new of Saudi Arabia. The place where you meet the pilgrims... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My favorite part of Jeddah. Balad is the ancient heart of of this Red Sea port where you can experience the Arabian Peninsula with dozens of different nationalities. The streets are winding and narrow and without cars. The shops are mostly small and packed full of all kinds of interesting things for the curious to explore. With Jeddah being the... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can feel it in the air, al ballad is one of the places that you feel so great just wandering or roaming around And above all is a place for every body and for all levels of shopping lovers

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Thank Marwan69
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

it is very pleasant to walk in the streets we delighted to see the old building but some of them need to be restored

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This good place same more center of many country but need more care from Saudi and need to renew some places

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Canada
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like historical places and old architecture then you must visit this place. I visited few times and each for a different purpose. First time was around 17:00 to be able to get around (before 17:00 was very hot) and see all shops. The second time I visited in the morning just to take pictures. I got in historical... More 

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Thank Sinclair-QL
Singapore, Singapore
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Balad is a place where you can get great buys for Jubbahs, Abayas, dates, raisins, and chocolates at an affordable price. A place that opens only in the late noon, Avoid the scorching heat of Saudi by visiting Balad between the hours of 4-5pm local time. Do take note that because it is a religious country, they abide strictly to... More 

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London
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197 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this area , I been always in love with this area , it carries lots of childhood memories. When you walk there you would feel you are somewhere else , everything taste and smell different , endless shopping . You can find local street foods and luxury brands items . After the opening of Friday souk it became... More 

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