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Al-Balad, Jeddah

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The historic heart of Jeddah, Al-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. To visit Al-Balad on your holiday in Jeddah, and find out what else Jeddah has to offer, use our Jeddah.
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  • Better to visit with a guide, to really appreciate the history and to find points of interest. It has a potential for tourism but is still not well structured and organized. 
    Better to visit with a guide, to really appreciate the history and to find points of interest. It has a potential for tourism but is still not well structured and organized.  more »
  • As of Dec 2022, 1/3 of the old city is under restauration, another part is in very bad condition and the rest looks amazing. Don't expect the whole block to look great. I found that the left part... 
    As of Dec 2022, 1/3 of the old city is under restauration, another part is in very bad condition and the rest looks amazing. Don't expect the whole block to look great. I found that the left part...  more »

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