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Souq Al Alawi

Traditional Souq goods. © Arnaud 25
Traditional Souq goods. © Arnaud 25

The oldest and most traditional market in Saudi Arabia, the Souq Al Alawi in Jeddah is a wonderful way to immerse oneself into local culture and see how shopping among traders and pilgrims is truly done in this unique part of the world.

Visitors will find anything from beautiful Islamic art, to one of a kind Arabic jewellery in this bustling market. Crowded and abuzz, the market has made a name for itself and is truly a site to behold. Visitors are encouraged to bargain; haggling here is the name of the game.

Address: Al Alawi Lane