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Balad

| Industrial Estate, Phase 3, Road 35, Street 33, Jeddah 21481, Saudi Arabia
+966 53 605 2216
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Its very good Looking Masjid and One of the Famous in Jeddah on Main Street of Balad Area

Great Location and Great Islamic Design, very neat and Clean atmosphere around the Masjid and in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
janab152
An awesome experience of historic life still intact.

Although the town changed more into a large museum, there are still activities that relate to the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Hannes K
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Reminiscent of the Arabian nights fairytales, this vibrant marketplace with multi-storied mud brick and stone buildings sells everything from textiles and sparkling silver and gold ornaments to spices and honey.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old city” (36 reviews)
“gold market” (13 reviews)
“historical area” (15 reviews)
LOCATION
| Industrial Estate, Phase 3, Road 35, Street 33, Jeddah 21481, Saudi Arabia
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+966 53 605 2216
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"old city"
in 36 reviews
"gold market"
in 13 reviews
"historical area"
in 15 reviews
"world heritage site"
in 9 reviews
"dry fruits"
in 6 reviews
"traditional food"
in 11 reviews
"street vendors"
in 7 reviews
"street food"
in 6 reviews
"prayer times"
in 10 reviews
"shopping centre"
in 6 reviews
"old style"
in 6 reviews
"juice"
in 6 reviews
"saudi arabia"
in 23 reviews
"visit this place"
in 7 reviews
"jeddah city"
in 11 reviews
"nice place"
in 12 reviews
"bargain"
in 38 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

Great Location and Great Islamic Design, very neat and Clean atmosphere around the Masjid and in the Middle of Shopping hub of Jeddah

Thank janab152
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Reviewed yesterday

Although the town changed more into a large museum, there are still activities that relate to the days it once use to be. There are much to learn from historic-life then and architecture in Saudi Arabia many many years ago. It is a town one...More

Thank Hannes K
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Jeddah's Historical District is a UNESCO Registered World Heritage Site. If you visit Jeddah you must visit it. The old historical homes where Jiddawis lived 100 years ago are beautiful. Also take a scroll in the old souq where you can buy Gold jewelry, silk...More

Thank aalaama
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

But avoid in peak summer, high humidity and hot weather. There’s local food kiosk, try to be sure about food safety and hygiene.

Thank Adi Z
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent food and good atmosphere - the view is good as it is a rotating restaurant. Parking is available

Thank Rizwana N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

recently this area was devloped to be a tourism attraction. lots of activities and shops around. it is the old jeddah and building are old with uniqye archetecture.

Thank Ahmed A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Al Balad is a shopping and eating spot. You can find anything: dress (Abaya haven),shoes,electronics, jewelries, perfume, home decor, accesories, anything. There's a park that are filled with goodies and bargains. The food stalls that we saw are mostly Asian.

Thank zoaqui
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meeting people from all around the globe may one of the highlight in this place, people hang around, shopping and eating in different resto the price of commodities in market is very affordable.

Thank limraced
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting Balad. Some lovely buildings history Street food and markets. Pretty relaxed and saw some people walking around in shorts.

Thank Scott8446
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

It is a must to visit this historiacl area. Unfortunatefy, it needs renovation, because all previous renovation work is gone.

Thank BDV12
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Eress Allen D
7 June 2018|
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Response from aggarwalaparna | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I travelled to balad by taxi on both occassions. Sorry to say that I m clueless about the bus service connecting the areas. Hope someone else can help u.
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christinenervz
9 April 2018|
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Response from drkarimzanaty | Reviewed this property |
In Balad it seems its copy not original products. I suggest for this issue MAC - Makyagy - big known brands to gurantee quality
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Raffy L
8 February 2018|
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Response from Mohammad Israil S | Reviewed this property |
You can go near by restaurants, there are many it depend on your taste, and for DSLR camera, you can visit nearby Abdulwahed Store or Extra store .
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