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Gabel Street Souq

Balad, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Nice market

This is a nice market near the older part of town. Nothing I would like to buy really but worth a... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Scott8446
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Jeddah Traditional

This street was the heart of jeddah since more than 50 years. Now, you can see old building and... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
mamdouh1977
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • 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 12 May 2018 via mobile

This is a nice market near the older part of town. Nothing I would like to buy really but worth a look for the old buildings and atmosphere. Good shwarma also.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This street was the heart of jeddah since more than 50 years. Now, you can see old building and cheap shops for normal and traditional saudi dresses, gold and well as most items. ENJOY THERE

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

It was the old centeral shooppping for the people of jeddah before the spread of malls,,, but now for cheap or low quality goods!

Thank ProfSalim
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

this is historic city of jeddah.shopping street for jeddah gold market also here i like this place ...

1  Thank Shihab C
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Madinat Al Taibat is built as a museum for the Hijazi Heritage. It has all the traditional Saudi customs but the architecture of the building was done as per the original Hijazi

Thank 271amals
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

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
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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
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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
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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
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