Market in Jeddah
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Jeddah's souq, immediately south of King Fahd Rd, is well worth seeking out. It's subdivided into sections, some populated by different immigrant groups, such as Yemenis selling coffee and jambiyas (ceremonial daggers). Don't miss it if you're here around hajj season, when visitors from across the globe arrive to bargain in a thousand tongues and create a fascinatingly unique spectacle.