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Gabel Street Souq

Balad, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Not what it used to be, but good to visit once...............

Gabel Street Souq used to be the heart of Jeddah business district. The hustle and bustle is not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
theachabacha1
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
excellent

this street one of the famous streets in jeddah if the not the famous ind consider historical place... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
daralaman
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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The bustling Balad marketplace includes this specialized market that sells electronics, perfumes, spices, dates, honey and household items.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“old market” (4 reviews)
“old style” (2 reviews)
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Balad, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gabel Street Souq used to be the heart of Jeddah business district. The hustle and bustle is not what it used to be. Lots of "made in china" stuff dot the place. The once booming place was home to small currency exchange shops that did...More

Thank theachabacha1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this street one of the famous streets in jeddah if the not the famous ind consider historical place really very nice to visit especially at the holly month ramadan nights

Thank daralaman
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This historic old market has been named after the gabel family name. It's an old street with some street shopping all over the place. It's 2017 and Saudi is a very hot country. Don't go to any street shopping in a hot country. I try...More

Thank sadig d
Reviewed 11 July 2017

good for gold shopping and spices and Arabic herbs, a lot of shops for perfume (not all are original).

Thank Sayah K
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Nowadays we have lots of malls in Jeddah, but back in the days we had Gabel Streets for all thing shopping. It is still standing, and still populated and for me a visit to Gavel Street every now and then is a must as it...More

1  Thank ayaa1977
Reviewed 11 June 2017

It's so nice to visit Balad in Ramadan nights, you'll see all kind of quick food corners and enjoy cheap as well as luxury shopping from many different shops. Also, you'll see in the other areas a Ramadan festival.

Thank Khalid A
Reviewed 28 May 2017

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 !

Thank Malih D
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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 ....

Thank A F
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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

Thank Bari1945
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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...More

Thank sandfilledboots
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