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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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  • All you want to see how people survive long time in old house and know many of those famous people were living there  more »
  • The shopping in Balad is varied and interesting but it’s very dirty in there and there are a LOT of people and virtually no organization. So plan to spend a lot of time just poking around to discover....  more »
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