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Address: | Industrial Estate, Phase 3, Road 35, Street 33, Jeddah 21481, Saudi Arabia
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536052216
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Reminiscent of the Arabian nights fairytales, this vibrant marketplace with...

Reminiscent of the Arabian nights fairytales, this vibrant marketplace with multi-storied mud brick and stone buildings sells everything from textiles and sparkling silver and gold ornaments to spices and honey.

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Balad is well known for the street shopping, You can buy gifts for your relative and very reasonable price, you need to bargain also with some hawkers, if you have the plan to buy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Palembang, Indonesia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Balad is one of the markets I often visit during my stay in Jeddah. All the items we need from the cheapest to the goods with the famous brand we can get in the store around here. Around here we can also enjoy the uniqueness of the old building with windows and doors antique typical of the middle east. There... More 

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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is not only about shopping. The history of Jeddah is beautiful and and informative. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Angela M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Balad is well known for the street shopping, You can buy gifts for your relative and very reasonable price, you need to bargain also with some hawkers, if you have the plan to buy gifts and you are in Jeddah, it highly recommended to visit Balad.

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

To see and experience ancient history of Jeddah, MUST visit Balad... The buildings and streets are restored to the original state as much as possible...

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time I passed by this place, I found it boring and nothing to buy, dates and lots of non useful old fashion stuff!

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Thank Malih D
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live in jeddah and this is a standard tourist destination. Good nearby shops. gold souk, naseef house, juffali mosque interesting places to visit besides the shops

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Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

If you want to go there for shopping or to see historical Jeddah go at night through day time. It will be a nice experience. All type of shops available in different areas. Please pring with you Halals or bundle of one riyal to pay for the parking as the free parking is unavailable there.

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Thank malik I
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Balad is a meeting spot for many, very heart of Jeddah and best place for shopping for many years, the old town and many tourist attractions are nearby.

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Thank Shafi A
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

main attraction in the old Jeedah, You can found many shops for everything. many events placed near to this area. Best place to buy perfume and clothes.

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Thank Rakan D
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Authentic old suq. Wear your closed walking shoes and not only your abaya, but hijab, too, then enjoy walking all over and take in the hustle and bustle. Although taking photos is not "allowed" in Saudi Arabia, if you don't point the camera at anyone specifically, you can get interesting pictures. If you want a photo of a specific person... More 

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