Al–Balad is one of the oldest parts of Jeddah, Saudi’s biggest city.
Balad can literally be translated as “The Town” and was founded in the seventh century
It used to be the centre of Jeddah, historically, and while Jeddah has developed a LOT since then, in some ways it is still the heart of the city.
Here are 7 pictures that show why visiting Al Balad is a must for anyone in Jeddah:
1. It is a living piece of history
One of Jeddah’s prime landmarks, Al-Balad’s Rawasheen are buildings covered with wooden coverings. These pieces of architectural beauty have made Al-Balad a must see if you’re visiting Jeddah. #SaudiArabia pic.twitter.com/QymJY99Wc0
— Saudi Arabia (@saudiarabia) April 18, 2018