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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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  • The country's historical awalmnth area from areas that don't work Alavi has a holiday very old market.
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  • The historical section of Jeddah. A lot of it is being renovated and cleaned up. It's a work in progress, but it's still a interesting day/night out. Bring your GPS since the backstreets can be a litt...  more »
  • Had a great time walking through the market stalls - gold and silver jewelry, perfumes, pashmina and other shawls, markets with dates and spices! Everyone very friendly. And we loved the architecture ...  more »