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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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  • Authentic old suq. Wear your closed walking shoes and not only your abaya, but hijab, too, then enjoy walking all over and take in the hustle and bustle. Although taking photos is not "allowed" in Sau...  more »
  • It's a very good place for buying every thing starting from fresh fruits and vegetables to oud and house essents, also meswaak  more »
  • Each city its character and its authenticity and its beautiful downtown area in Jeddah of the most beautiful places to visit for all segments of society to enjoy the ancient and authentic cuisine and festivals past nice
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