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Al-Balad

Al-Balad

Al-Balad

Al-Balad (Jeddah) – this is one of the oldest neighborhoods of Jeddah. “Al Balad” simply means “the town” in Arabic, and was founded back in the 7th century AD (acting as the region’s sea port). Many of the streets and houses are still the same as ancient times, which makes this a “must see” for history buffs that are curious about Arabia’s past (which few know about).