by Ahmed Nagoor
July 17, 2003
Balad is one big market place that contains many specialized market such as Souq Al Nada showcasing glittering and eye catching Arabian, African and Asian design Gold And Silver ornaments; Textile market, Souq Al Jamia, named after the Bedouin tribes Who used to sell textiles, spices, grains at this place; the Souq Al Alawi, that cuts through Balad from East to West and Gabel Street Souq, selling an assorted variety of wares including spices, electronics, perfumes, dates, honey and household articles. The smell of the various spices and eateries sold in the market combine together to produce an exotic aroma that changes as you along through various markets in this area.
From journal Balad- The Soul of Jeddah