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Balad

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Address: | Fax Number, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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+966 54 403 3564
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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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Good Shopping experience

Excellent place for shopping, this place has been there for ages, you can use your bargaining skills here, good deals on watches and toys, good jewellery and gold shops.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
kazam2
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place for shopping, this place has been there for ages, you can use your bargaining skills here, good deals on watches and toys, good jewellery and gold shops.

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Jeddah
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26 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oldest Bazaar of Jeddah. Near the seaport. Quite busy area. Unfortunately timings of shops are broken in morning and evening shifts so difficult to visit for most of office workers working during same hours.

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Jeddah,Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Albalad in Jeddah is the most popular area which you can buy anything Brands with less money . In Balad there's two Malls and so many cafes some of them sell a traditional food,also there's money exchange. Albalad is suitable for big family's so they could buy clothes or school supplies and tools and also wedding dresses.if you are in... More 

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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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77 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this is old Jeddah witch is famous for old market and life style. you can get pure honey, spices, herbs, coffees and oils.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the closest image you will ever find to match your vision of the traditional middle-east. Very bustling and full of numerous south Asian expats. Great for dirt cheap cafes, sheesha and watching the hustle as people compete for space along the crowded souks. Like all of Jeddah it is exceptionally safe; a definite evening visit if you are... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You start the trek at the Arch that carries the UNESCO sign claiming it as a world heritage site, and the first thing you come to are a group of men playing dominoes on the ground outside a house. Families with kids linger around outside, the sound of laughter and small feet running. Around you are dozens of old buildings,... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old part of town, mainly shops. Every weekend there are pop-up cafes in the area by Al Baia Roundabout.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having a stroll in Balad during weekend evenings is enchanting. Being mixed with peoples of various nations, doing some kind of window shopping, dipping into the fragrance of Al Baik, Fakieh BBQ, Shawarma or various fresh juices.... gives you a feel of nostalgic. Best place for shopping any commodity poped up in your mind while a short visit.

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Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our travel agent brought us here. After going to souks in Turkey and Jordan, this pales in comparison. The food is average and the shopping even less so. However, for the adventurous, try to walk into the less obvious alleys to look for good bargains for jubahs and abayas. They are pretty and of pretty good quality!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here we got some good bargains on chocolates and clothes, however, it's not really a nice souq or traditional market, quite dirty in fact, so don't expect nice views.

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