Al Balad – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - Atlas Obscura

Al Balad

For centuries, Jeddah’s old town was a major trading port and a point of entry for Hajj pilgrims traveling by sea. 

5
16
This entry is a stub
Help improve Atlas Obscura by expanding Al Balad with additional information or photos.

Al Balad, meaning “Old Town,” is the historical site of Old Jeddah, now under UNESCO World Heritage Protection. Constructed during the 7th century, some buildings that remain from that period are made from corals from the nearby Red Sea–reinforced with limestone, and intricately decorated with teal, mahogany, and sisam brought from India and Africa as ships passed the port.

Community Contributors
Added by
Izy

July 18, 2022

Make an Edit Add Photos
Want to see fewer ads? Become a Member.
From Around the Web