This souq runs off Al-Dahab St and is the most extensive in the Kingdom. The market stalls cut into the heart of the old city and buzz...
General Directory for Culture & Tourism in Jeddah
The General Directory for Culture & Tourism in Jeddah organises an excellent 'lecture and walking tour' of Jeddah's history and...
Sadly, Jeddah's old coral houses are in a very sorry state. Shorbatly House boasts some lovely mashrabiyya (balconies with perforated...
Restaurant Ful & Hummus
For a filling breakfast of bread and fool , do as the locals do and head here. It lies a couple of doors down from Khayyam Al-Rabie...
Lonely Planet review
Sadly, Jeddah's old coral houses are in a very sorry state. Almost unique among the sea of dilapidation, however, is the restored Naseef House, which once belonged to one of Jeddah's most powerful trading families. It's set back from souq al-Alawi.
Look out for the wide ramps installed by King Abdul Aziz in place of staircases so that camel-mounted messengers could ride all the way to the upper terrace in order to deliver messages. The house is also home to the General Directory for Culture and Tourism in Jeddah.