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Address: Balad, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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The bustling Balad marketplace includes this specialized market that sells...

The bustling Balad marketplace includes this specialized market that sells electronics, perfumes, spices, dates, honey and household items.

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This is the 1st & oldest commercial site in Jeddah, a vivid place, and very dynamic, it mixes the old'n new. If you happen to visit Jeddah, please devote an evening to visit this... read more

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nothing special ! Outdoor markets consist of many gold shops, dates, spices, cheap watches, cheap toys, cheap clothes and so many shops contains of unuseful products made in China !

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Thank Malih D
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the 1st & oldest commercial site in Jeddah, a vivid place, and very dynamic, it mixes the old'n new. If you happen to visit Jeddah, please devote an evening to visit this place and you'll not be sorry. Have fun ....

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Historical location in Jeddah, preserved as a historical site... Excellent place to shop for local items and gold jewelry... Must visit the Gold Souq...

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a pleasure to visit. Be prepared to haggle and even walk away but only to be swayed back with a fair price. Lots of cheap stuff but also a lot of interesting local, regional and even further beyond.. Like textiles, decorative items, kitchen items and more. Don't be shy. Ask for the final price and then ask AGAIN for... More 

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Thank sandfilledboots
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I was born around this place I miss all my life and all freind to this place , really when I pass from this place I remember all my life before and where I am how i was Thanks gad

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Thank majid4u
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

It was a good chance to visit some of the ancient buildings, alleys, and shops of Jeddah. By chance I was going downtown for personal matter and ceased some time to inspect the place.

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Thank Saad Z
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Gabel Street Souq - souq means market. the oldest market in Jeddah. lots of shops and specially shops seeling spices are treat to watch. u can find lots of spices in Gabel street. good place to visit in Balad, Jeddah

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Thank Taha1549
Muscat, Oman
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320 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Gabel Street Souq is the in the center of old Jeddah. Lots of alleys covered from the sun and have all kinds of whole salers , money exchanges and spices ...lots of old style restaurants especially the fish restaurants. Right next to it you will find the newer shopping malls that have a lot of good deals in terms of... More 

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Thank FIbrahim
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This souq is in Balad which is the reflection of old Jeddah. The street is crowded from tourists from all over the Jeddah, starting from local to foreigners of different countries. You will find everything in these small shops catering people from all walks of life. This souq depicts the true picture of traditional markets of Saudi Arabia

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Thank annu2502016
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

A great area for shopping if you like bargaining but dirty in places - really good for clothes, gold and lots of traditional food.

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