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.
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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