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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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  • This is the most important area to see in Jeddah Unforgettable experience. Better to visit in the evening as many shops are closed in the morning. For photography you need to go in the mornings  more »
  • Walking around the there's ruins of traditional houses and shops and buildings. The Historic Jeddah is part of UNESCO World Heritage site. It's a must to see.  more »

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