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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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Jeddah down town

One of best places in jeddah for shopping . You can find restaurants , electronics shop ( Cameras... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mohamed D
via mobile
Quick visit to historical spots in old Jeddah

There are several spots in old Jeddah town which has history such as the city old fence and gates... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ghassan A
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jed, 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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old city” (34 reviews)
“gold market” (13 reviews)
“historical area” (14 reviews)
LOCATION
| Industrial Estate, Phase 3, Road 35, Street 33, Jeddah 21481, Saudi Arabia
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+966 53 605 2216
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"old city"
in 34 reviews
"gold market"
in 13 reviews
"historical area"
in 14 reviews
"world heritage site"
in 9 reviews
"dry fruits"
in 6 reviews
"amazing architecture"
in 5 reviews
"traditional food"
in 11 reviews
"street vendors"
in 7 reviews
"prayer times"
in 10 reviews
"shopping centre"
in 6 reviews
"old style"
in 6 reviews
"juice"
in 6 reviews
"saudi arabia"
in 23 reviews
"visit this place"
in 7 reviews
"jeddah city"
in 11 reviews
"nice place"
in 12 reviews
"during weekends"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of best places in jeddah for shopping . You can find restaurants , electronics shop ( Cameras , Mobiles etc) , clothes , gold . Its a nice place to visit ..

Thank Mohamed D
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There are several spots in old Jeddah town which has history such as the city old fence and gates. There is also old canon from Portugal imperial time where they tried to invalid this part of the world 18 century and failed . There are...More

Thank Ghassan A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice and worm area. Ols and authentic. Crowded on the weekends. The most negative thing is that you cant find parking easily. Use the paid parking. This place show you the old city and famous old traditions. Nice for tourists.

Thank Halima A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have recently moved to Jeddah for work and my visit to Balad was quite pleasant. Gave me a feel of a real old Arabian town (like what I saw in movies). Cheaper shopping and mixed variety of attractions.

Thank Tafsir A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the architectural heritage through a growing number of galleries and museums, Balad is starting to build momentum.

Thank David H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Balad sis one of the most visited places here in Jeddah, KSA. It is somewhat complete with cheap yet durable products good for presents to your families wherever you are in this world. Majority of the Overseas Filipino workers, along with other expats used to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Aside from the years of repurposing, this neighborhood is the nexus of an initiative to increase awareness of Jeddah’s historical significance to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A deep water port, it was attached by Portuguese Conquistadors and also served as a waypoint for travelers...More

Thank scottemac00
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

The Balad area is one of the top sights in Jeddah and is a very traditional Arabic market. Other reviewers will tell you about the sights you can see here. However, many people (including me at first) wonder which streets to aim for. So do...More

Thank Superpear
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

A heritage feel in contrast to ever-growing modern city of Jeddah. A must visit for the first timers. Traffic can be bad in this old part of the city and is comparitively conservative area. You can look at the old buildings with intricately carved windows,...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

It is one of the preserve Saudi old town with an old building Showing the Saudi life 70 years ago with traditional building and old style windows And little markets Also offer different little mall And out door market It is a must seen area

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christinenervz
10 April 2018|
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Response from Karim Z | Reviewed this property |
In Balad it seems its copy not original products. I suggest for this issue MAC - Makyagy - big known brands to gurantee quality
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Raffy L
8 February 2018|
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Response from Mohammad Israil S | Reviewed this property |
You can go near by restaurants, there are many it depend on your taste, and for DSLR camera, you can visit nearby Abdulwahed Store or Extra store .
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drdivyakt308
28 December 2017|
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Response from Ishtiaq R | Reviewed this property |
Verify carat of gold 21/22 and the amount they will charge for making ornaments separately . No specific We should advise . You may also look at Yamama gold market at Jeddah.
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