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

There are lot of shops available in this area. You can buy type of materials like cloth, gold... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Syed S
via mobile
a gem for a relaxing stroll

Al Balad is a gem in this otherwise not so attractive city. No cars, easy to walk, interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Berlin, Germany
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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)
“market area” (6 reviews)
| Industrial Estate, Phase 3, Road 35, Street 33, Jeddah 21481, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are lot of shops available in this area. You can buy type of materials like cloth, gold, watches, household items extra. The rates are reasonable and you can bargain with them.

Thank Syed S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Al Balad is a gem in this otherwise not so attractive city. No cars, easy to walk, interesting little shops and art galleries.

Thank eleblue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free place to visit for bachelors , even young couple can also visit for shopping as we know Saudi are basically job populated by bachelors so you will get each and every corner to them, But don’t worry in Jeddah you can find some of...More

Thank Azimullahshah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only truly nice place in the city where you can feel an arabic atmosphere. It is a bit dirty but nothing you won't see in other parts of city.

Thank Amila S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The little old streets are great to wander around, and the old crumbling buildings are very pretty. There is a lot of history and culture in this area. Good souvenirs too. Visit Cafe Magad and speak to Ahmed, he is very knowledgeable about the area...More

Thank Yasmeen M
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Went to Balad to get some nice thing in Corniche Centre. This is a very old place but you can buy lots of perfume and Eue de Toilette for your better half 😉.. Just Renner to go to the fifth floor and negotiate....

Thank AAW A
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Al Balad - Downtown jeddah have a fantastic taste of history with old islamic building style - Narrow roads - toomany markets - Crowd areas - Parking available pay to park system by hour 3SR/HR You will enjoy once you can take a round on...More

Thank Karim Z
Reviewed 16 October 2017

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 11 October 2017 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 5 October 2017

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
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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.
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
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