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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 a great historic site to visit. I rented a little cart and the driver was a really good friendly person who explained the whole tour to me very well showing me the whole old city and telling me.....  more »
  • I had been to Al Balad several times. It is one of my favorite places in Jeddah. It is historic, full of nice corners and you can shop from perfums to magnificent jewelry.  more »

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