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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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  • Try to catch it before the sunset so you can enjoy the colors both day and night. So far it got around 4 houses that you can visit some you have to pay and some you do not have to pay. I would...  more »
  • Nice walk, lots of businesses, great place for some nice “old Saudi” pictures. Recommended to go on winter (great weather). Lots of cats...  more »

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