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Address: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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This imposing gate is the only remnant of the huge wall that used to...

This imposing gate is the only remnant of the huge wall that used to surround Jiddah.

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Makkah Gate (bab Makkah)

Makkah Gate (bab Makkah in Arabic), is part of old Jeddah which is very famous for souvenir shopping. It's bit crowded and most of the low-fare taxis/ vans to Makkah leave from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Makkah Gate (bab Makkah in Arabic), is part of old Jeddah which is very famous for souvenir shopping. It's bit crowded and most of the low-fare taxis/ vans to Makkah leave from here. Many reviewers have mistaken this location with 'Quranic Symbol' landmark on Jeddah-Makkah highway!

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

it is a prominent landmark of Jeddah and Mecca, both together, it looks beautiful but to me it was not something special, although it is pity if you don't see such a landmark

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This one of the best landmark while driving from Jeddah to Makkah. The Makkah gate looks so beautiful especially when it lights in green at night. It represents the holy book of Alkoraan Alkareem which is the symbol of Islam and the holy city of Makkah.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We alighted slightly off and got ourselves lost on purpose. While walking we chanced upon this historic location. Many souq around to grab affordable traditional wear. This place is a must come if you're in Balad.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

A big gate made in stone in the Bab Makkah. This place is the hub of private Mini bus service. This gate is situated central of street .

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Jeddah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I took a photo of a man passing through the gates while on a tour with Nomad Tours. We visited the old Ballad.

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Mauritius
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

this place is historic and worth only a quick visit when in Jeddah; you can also find some old markets and shops for an experience.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

It’s on highway between Jeddah and Makkah. The structure is that of a huge book, representing the Quran, appears to be on a Rehal (Quran/book stand). Its stunning especially at night , the way its lit.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

this place is in old jeddah and there is nothing except some old market and shops nothing extraordinary about it,

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Awesome place to visit....can easily spend full day.....one of the best place to visit in life is Makkah and Madinha

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