- west of Al-Kournaish Rd Waterfront
Lonely Planet review for Fish Market
The colourful and frenetic fish market is located in Al-Balad, just over 1km south of the Red Sea Palace Hotel. It's well worth a wander if only to admire Saudi's Red Sea riches - there's at least 50 species of fish on display ranging from hammerhead sharks to grouper, parrot fish and squid.
Don't miss, if you can, the daily auction of the morning's catch (from 05:00 to 09:00), when the place really lights up. Note that as the market's situated close to the Coast Guard and Port, photos are not permitted.