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Address: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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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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The gateway to Old Ballad

I took a photo of a man passing through the gates while on a tour with Nomad Tours. We visited the old Ballad.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Jeddah
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Jeddah
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104 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took a photo of a man passing through the gates while on a tour with Nomad Tours. We visited the old Ballad.

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Mauritius
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178 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

this place is historic and worth only a quick visit when in Jeddah; you can also find some old markets and shops for an experience.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1,202 reviews
723 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 969 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

It’s on highway between Jeddah and Makkah. The structure is that of a huge book, representing the Quran, appears to be on a Rehal (Quran/book stand). Its stunning especially at night , the way its lit.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

this place is in old jeddah and there is nothing except some old market and shops nothing extraordinary about it,

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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82 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Awesome place to visit....can easily spend full day.....one of the best place to visit in life is Makkah and Madinha

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535 reviews
294 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to see with very big gate and great design Many people are going through that gate daily You can stop at any time to have you photo

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Muscat, Oman
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42 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

The Makkah Gate, is one of the oldest structures in Saudi Arabia, and has been preserved carefully, probably because of its connection with the Holy City. It provides an interesting subject for photography, especially given the fact that it is at the edge of the bustling Balad market, and still acts, in a way, as a gate for this area.The... More 

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Makkah Al-Mukaramma
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68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Since known times, a place from where people would go & come from Makkah after leaving ships for UMRA/ Haj or trade tour. Used to be and still a business hub. Crowded always. It's really beautiful to see and enjoy this historical place

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

This is the place that i loved.this place that i go to it almost once per months.this place that i have to go because my grandfather lives there by the way its not bad its somewhat good and you can see old houses there and you can find everything you want

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Jeddah
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's a taxi and bus stop from where taxis can be hired for holy city of Makkah mukarramah . It has old city and old whole sale shops nearby.

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