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| Industrial Estate, Phase 3, Road 35, Street 33, Jeddah 21481, Saudi Arabia
+966 53 605 2216
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A place touched by the past.

It's such a great place to visit in Jeddah where you can see those simple buildings full of... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
via mobile
Famous for street shopping

This is well known place for the cheap and good gifts for the people of all ages Generally it's... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Mohammad Israil S
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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold market” (13 reviews)
| Industrial Estate, Phase 3, Road 35, Street 33, Jeddah 21481, Saudi Arabia
+966 53 605 2216
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

It's such a great place to visit in Jeddah where you can see those simple buildings full of historical architecture everywhere. You can spend a great time walking and watching what's going on this place.

Thank Ayahajras
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This is well known place for the cheap and good gifts for the people of all ages Generally it's close after 12 pm to 4 pm in day time

Thank Mohammad Israil S
Reviewed 14 August 2017

once in jeddah, my family took me to balad, its a traditional souq and the most popular one. it was the bussiest place before the mall culture had come. its got hundreds of shopping center where shopping from the high end luxury product to the...More

1  Thank shanishkarim
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I've never been to KSA let alone Jeddah. I'm here to spend a couple of business days. It was by pure coincidence that I heard about an old historical Jeddah. Impressive! The old streets and buildings stand there like those rusty sculptures facing time and...More

1  Thank MichaelHabre
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is one of the most popular shopping places back in the old days. It was here during the 90's and still here today.

Thank jalunan
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

A great place to see the old gate of Makkah, gold market and mostly impressive its a coral reef city. Buildings were made of coral. It is a world heritage site.

Thank Ishtiaq R
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

If u r visiting jeddah, this is one of rare places in the kingdom which has real authentic taste, such will feel a different air there, great opportunity for shopping and meet kind people

Thank sherifmoharam
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I like to walk around the Balad area, lots of old traditional buildings , people are very friendly mostly old and hard working ., the time is summer it's very hot and very humid have a towel with you to keep wiping your face and...More

Thank khaled y
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I went exploring the old town. Found a fruit and vegetables market, street food very cheap, butchers, builders, traditions,friendly families who have lived here. Street games. Plenty of textile shops and antiquated buildings. Go for a bargain and historic buildings visit. Great to explore but...More

Thank Luke N
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Those who have been in the area for 30 years or more can appreciate the beauty of the place, the memories surrounding it and the things that have been changed to modernize the place, but it remains one of the best places to visit tourists...More

Thank Asim G
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7 March 2017|
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Response from surayu75 | Reviewed this property |
Most shop open after 5pm. as for lunch, i prefer to have it somewhere else since most shop close on friday morning until after Asar prayer.
13 May 2016|
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Response from Nawaf K | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend Al Baia hotel, it's decent cheap and clean, even the location is superb (in front of "al baia squire" the start point of al madinah road [main road] . you can walk a few steps and reach many spots down... More
28 November 2015|
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Response from Ausaf78 | Reviewed this property |
It's a historical town where mostly shop owners know everything about the area unless it is very specific technical heritage query. I had been to Balad few times, never stayed, and found people understanding but few areas... More