Balad, Jeddah

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The historic heart of Jeddah, Balad is a World Heritage Site and charming maze of 7th-century architecture. Formerly the center of the city, the district contains lively piazzas, historic merchant houses, winding lanes, and ornate mosques. Find yourself a locally made bargain at one of the souks before stopping at a cozy eatery for some gems of traditional cuisine. To immerse yourself fully in the region's history, hook up a local guide. To visit Balad on your holiday in Jeddah, and find out what else Jeddah has to offer, use our Jeddah itinerary builder .
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  • 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 n...  more »
  • 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 wi...  more »
  • Popular area characterized by retaining the heritage of the old grandfather don't recommend visiting in times of festivals and events where more organized
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A major pilgrimage and commercial site with large numbers of visitors year-round, Jeddah offers a wide range of accommodations, ranging from low-budget to super deluxe. Hotels spread primarily along the north part of the town port, with another large cluster found in Mecca. Beachfront establishments can be found predominantly in Atallah Happy Land Park in the north, and in Al Hamra’a next to the port, while budget hotels are scattered around Al Faisaliyah. You can find most major international chain hotels throughout the city. Outside Hajj season, accommodation in Jeddah is generally cheaper than that in Riyadh.
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