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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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An Alley Steeped in History!!!!

This market in downtown Jeddah is a part of the historic district that has seen a recent revamp and restoration exercise. Considerably improved and face-lifted, this old market... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Bangalore, India
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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This market in downtown Jeddah is a part of the historic district that has seen a recent revamp and restoration exercise. Considerably improved and face-lifted, this old market place is an experience in itself whether are not you shop anything. The strong waft of traditional and oriental spices and perfumes is an unmistakable identity of this narrow walkway. I always... More 

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Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is iconic to old Jeddah shopping area, nice to see old and historic Jeddah. Chain of traditional shops where one can do most of the shopping, surrounded by good restaurants where one can dine or have a cup of tea/ coffee.

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jedah saudi arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you go downtown or "Balad" as it is locally called, a trip to this souk (market) is highly recommended to get a flavor of old Jeddah and for some excellent 'local' shopping

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

It reminds me of my childhood days when Souq Qabil used to represent the main shopping center for the residents, with all sorts of merchants and vendors available ie moneychangers to shoe stores, groceries and household needs, in addition to sweets and cheese shops...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I have visited this beautiful location with friends many times. It is the best place to tour old and historic Jeddah. There are many traditional shops where you can do most of your shopping. There are also many nice restaurants where you can dine or have a cup of coffee. Beautiful location in Jeddah

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

One of old markets in jeddah with real western style still with the new malls jeddah pepole like to go the prices lower than mall and the end of it you see old jeddah houses

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Gable street are the best place to hang out with friends or family from gold to clothes to all what a man looking for can be found there And it's one of the places that must visit during night in ramadan

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Jeddah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

One of the old Jeddah markets. A lot of appropriate and cheap goods, makes you feel the spirit of the old Arab markets, the smell of incense and the calls of vendors. Narrow streets suitable to visit throughout the year

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Aveiro, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Is not the fanciest place on earth, but if you want to know the culture and walk around a little among the natives and their habits, this is one of the best places for you to visit. Here you can find the souvenirs (which is not very easy to find in malls for example).

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

This place is just to visit and do not buy anything from here, the products the shopkeepers are selling are of low and poor quality and prices are high and the place is most of the time dirty and unhygienic with sewer water flowing out of gutter giving fowl smell

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