The traditional coral houses of Old Jeddah may be a little time-worn, but there is ample charm in the architecture and history contained in these ancient dwellings. The best preserved among them, Nasseef House, can be found near Souq Al Alawi. Once owned by one of the most powerful trading families in Jeddah, the house even has its own camel ramps for messengers, installed by King Abdul Aziz.
Take a trip to Jeddah and discover the souqs of Old Town, some of the city's most popular attractions. At the heart of the city, Souq Al Alawi, the most extensive of all the city’s markets, is always buzzing. Traders ply their wares of brightly coloured clothing, rugs, spices and more against the backdrop of the evening call to prayer at sunset. A day spent exploring Al Balad is the perfect way to absorb the sensory diversity of Old Jeddah.