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Balad, Jeddah
(3.8/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • To see the older culture and buildings it's the place to go. While many buildings are falling into disrepair with having achieved UNESCO status the hope it they will be restored. 
  • A very important historical area and reflect the history of the old grandfather but need some important facilities like shghabih paper museums and popular markets to further the history of ancient alsenahat which prevailed in that period and be permanently and not just any historic area, seasonal task
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  • Beautiful area reflects the history of the places worth visiting but don't recommend going with young children for many cars and crowded place enjoy cheap merchandise.
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