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| Industrial Estate, Phase 3, Road 35, Street 33, Jeddah 21481, Saudi Arabia
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Jeddah Downtown

The only place to see old architecture of Al Hejaz and Jeddah you will find buldings up to 100... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hasan A
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Most of the good bargains are in this area.

This is a downtown area of the city of jeddah where most of the traditional culture and products... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold market” (12 reviews)
| Industrial Estate, Phase 3, Road 35, Street 33, Jeddah 21481, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The only place to see old architecture of Al Hejaz and Jeddah you will find buldings up to 100 years old. In addition, most of the wholesale stores are their so, you could buy things with very good prices but you have to be smart...More

Thank Hasan A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a downtown area of the city of jeddah where most of the traditional culture and products are found at a good price. It is, however, starting to see a mix of both old traditional culture and the new modern day products in same...More

Thank Abdulelah11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to chamber of commerce in Al Malka Bldg..i advise everybody going there to have coin with him for parking machien..it not accept paper money.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy but great bargain place. When you are looking for gold and other jewelries, plus other Arabic souvenirs, this is the place to be. Just be ready with your nice bargaining haggles, then you will save much in your shopping budget.

Thank Jay C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was very colourful and entertaining time.. Great photo opportunities people, places and buildings all for the shutterbug in you. The kiosks had the run of the mill everything from cheap underwear, to cheap make-up, to cheap shoes, to cheap cheap and barter everything, it...More

Thank Majdi S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Balad historic district is a great place to visit. Rich history and traditions are showcased to enlighten the visitors.

Thank khalids315
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can call It as heart of Jeddah. you can see all the nationalities here. very good shopping area, you will all kind of branded items here in a reasonable price. Mostly Asian people are here and you can enjoy all type of food here.

Thank Sajith K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is the first time of my friend from Riyadh to visit Jeddah and he has his check list of places to go to. One of which is the hitoric old Balad. Before going to the site, we had a quick picture taking at the...More

Thank Riyadhventourista
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

The Balad quarter is a rare example of how Saudi Arabia, or better the Hijaz with its rich culture and social mixture, was before the years of the chaotic economic growth. It is a pity that restoration of many buildings is apparently done without any...More

1  Thank DvdB
Reviewed 11 June 2017

you will never know Jeddah's history if you didn’t visit Al Balad, it‘s a historical place, I usually go to it at Ramadan cause there’s always a festival. if you are going to visit al-Balad you should wear walking shoes, if you like Photography you...More

Thank Njoud S
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8 March 2017|
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Response from Hosam A | Reviewed this property |
5PM max! If you want lunch, I'd recommend you to go to Al-Hamraa area, have lunch and hit the road to Balad after Asr prayer time!
13 May 2016|
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Response from desertdiablo | Reviewed this property |
The Red Sea Palace is nice, but a little expensive. Al Morooj Kareem is even closer, clean and cheap. There are some more hotels around Morooj Kareem.
28 November 2015|
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Response from Ausaf78 | Reviewed this property |
It's a historical town where mostly shop owners know everything about the area unless it is very specific technical heritage query. I had been to Balad few times, never stayed, and found people understanding but few areas... More