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Balad

| Industrial Estate, Phase 3, Road 35, Street 33, Jeddah 21481, Saudi Arabia
+966 53 605 2216
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Down Town

The best place to look for a historical building and people selling on the street. It is amazing I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Saud I
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
A nice place

This is a nice place with few historic places to go. A lot of shopping places with nice economic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jawwad S
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old city” (35 reviews)
“historical area” (14 reviews)
“market area” (6 reviews)
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| Industrial Estate, Phase 3, Road 35, Street 33, Jeddah 21481, Saudi Arabia
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+966 53 605 2216
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The best place to look for a historical building and people selling on the street. It is amazing I used to go shopping with my father. But now longtime I didn't visit this place because now we go malls for shopping.

Thank Saud I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice place with few historic places to go. A lot of shopping places with nice economic options. When in Jeddah do visit for shopping.

Thank Jawwad S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Balad itself means Town, so this is the equivalent of any Old town in any city with traditional shopping areas, Gold shopping and money exchange. Good to visit and dining is available also around.

Thank Tahir M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go back in history to see how the people of Jeddah lived, worked and survived. Walk in the streets and taste freshly baked bread the old fashioned way. Stop at small boutiques and visit art gallerias. A trip that will meet your expectations.

Thank M Assad R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful old city with markets and buildings hundreds of years old. Very picturesque and easy on the eye contrasting the modern construction surrounding it. Must visit for shopping and just for nothing...

1  Thank Wish2GoPlaces
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

The Historical Old Jeddah is located in the heart of present Jeddah. According to sources its existence dates back to the era before Islam.  The historic Jeddah includes a number of monuments and heritage buildings of archeological interest, such as the Old Jeddah wall and its historical...More

Thank Elyes-Benachour
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Al balad down town area in jeddah having every thing you want in reasonable rates. A good place for everyone to enjoy. I & My family like it

Thank mh_shaikh2005
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We took our friends to Al Ballad during Hajj. They were in awe of the architecture that is Al Ballad. The people and the activities made this night magical... I highly recommend this as a must see while in Jeddah!

Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

It's such a great place to visit in Jeddah where you can see those simple buildings full of historical architecture everywhere. You can spend a great time walking and watching what's going on this place.

Thank Ayahajras
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This is well known place for the cheap and good gifts for the people of all ages Generally it's close after 12 pm to 4 pm in day time

Thank Mohammad Israil S
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Floreka
8 March 2017|
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Response from surayu75 | Reviewed this property |
Most shop open after 5pm. as for lunch, i prefer to have it somewhere else since most shop close on friday morning until after Asar prayer.
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karz03
13 May 2016|
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Response from Nawaf K | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend Al Baia hotel, it's decent cheap and clean, even the location is superb (in front of "al baia squire" the start point of al madinah road [main road] . you can walk a few steps and reach many spots down... More
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Mohyiden
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
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