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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. Arrange your visit to Balad and discover more family-friendly attractions in Jeddah using our Jeddah trip generator.
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  • I have been down there a couple times over the last five years. Wish I had more time to spend there. There are a lot of unique historical sites tucked away in unexpected places. The Suuq is good to vi...  more »
  • The country's last authentic area marks the present! The heart of Jeddah needs a catheter and revive! Historical country undoubtedly deserves more than that,
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  • Any person visiting Jeddah must visit Balad to get a local flavour of culture , bazaar , old houses & enjoy local shopping which you cant by visiting malls . please ensure to buy the cultural Knife as...  more »