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Al-Balad
Al-Balad

Al-Balad

9.59 reviews
Sights and Museums, Neighbourhood
Ranked #4 in Jeddah things to do
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Al-Balad, Jeddah Saudi Arabia
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Al-Balad is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the historical center of the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It was founded in the 7th century and has undergone a number of recent preservation projects.

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Local from Jeddah

The old town of Jeddah, every house or alley has a story.

I recommend you visiting on Jeddah season or on any holidays.

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Brooklyn

The highlight of Jeddah for history buffs. The old town is in disrepair but a few buildings hint at a more glamorous future. Plan to spend at least a half day there.

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Wonderful experience
I loved it

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Seattle

This is definitely one of the best "touristic" spots that Jeddah has to offer. I know this area has had a lot of ups and downs, but I loved seeing all of the old buildings and the unique culture of the people who live here (many of whom are immigrants).

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This is the old historic area of the city. It's really beautiful and nice to wander around. There are lots of really old buildings you should check out and definitely get photos of. This is also a good place to do some shopping and get some Asian or Indian food because a lot of immigrants moved here a lot time ago.

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