Right in the heart of old Jeddah in a fairly decrepit looking area is Al Balad. “Balad” means “town” in Arabic. Here you will find very old buildings that were made completely with corals from the Red Sea. This sort of buildings may sound daft now, but they are still in use. Al Balad used to be the heart of Jeddah and still has traditional souks that are worth visiting.
- Historic coral buildings
- Traditional souks and modern souks
- Authentic Arabic cuisine
- UNESCO World Heritage Site