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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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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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  • you will never know Jeddah's history if you didn’t visit Al Balad, it‘s a historical place, I usually go to it at Ramadan cause there’s always a festival. if you are going to visit al-Balad you should...  more »
  • This is the most important place to visit in Jeddah. Albalad -The old city. Full of old shops and restaurants and you can have a traditional food like kebda and balila. You can walk in the old zoqaq f...  more »
  • Balad is one of the markets I often visit during my stay in Jeddah. All the items we need from the cheapest to the goods with the famous brand we can get in the store around here. Around here we can a...  more »