The historical area is characterized by the openness of its alleys and streets to each other… and this makes it easier to pass through its old inns
In all its cases, the historical district of Jeddah (western Saudi Arabia) looks glorious, but its beauty is getting better, its neighbourhoods are becoming more and more enamored with its visitors, and its sky is adorned with antique worldly lamps during Ramadan. Thousands of years, and every year it tells a story to its visitors.
While you are in the historical area (included in the “World Heritage List”) you must slow down and do not hurry life; In every corner there is a story and in every step there is a scene, and what is in between are sellers who offer the finest dishes in the popular history of the city, which is known as “Hejazi cuisine”, as it is food that was famous in the region in different eras, including “liver, balila, and sweetness of Lado”, while he is waiting The city’s residents and visitors have many programs implemented by the concerned authorities to revive the folklore of Hijazi clothing, and songs embodying the inherited arts, while reviving the memory of the masharati who used to roam the streets to wake the public to the beating of the drums: “Wake up, sleep … unite the dime”, which is one of the Ramadan rituals in old Jeddah.
…and is famous for its fish restaurants (Photo: Abdullah Al-Falih)
During your tour between the neighborhood’s alleys, starting with Al-Sham and Al-Yaman neighborhood and Al-Mazloum neighborhood, which is not known why it was called by that name until now, and then you will be coming from “Qabel Street”, the beginning of your tour, you must divert your path to pass on Al-Nada market, and then you will have arrived on At the end of the night, it is preferable to pass by the side of the market intersecting with “Qabil” Street to see the contents of those outlets of men’s fabrics (fabrics, waxes) and other products. in this slit.
The Historic District of Jeddah is inscribed on the World Heritage List (Photo: Abdullah Al-Falih)
At this moment, you are struggling with yourself in which directions to go, and which foods appeal to “Rus Mandi”, which is one of the traditional meals in the city, as cattle heads and some pieces of meat are placed in a pit burnt on wood (miva), and cooked in this old way, and from Then it is served after it is cooked and done, with the meat, brain and tongue being emptied into a plate, and sprinkled with salt and black pepper (daqqa), and pieces of brown bread (hob), or is your choice to go to eat the fish that is famous on this side of the market?
And if you have set your compass on eating fish and its accessories, know that this street has been the most famous serving fish meal for decades, and it was home to the most skilled chefs for this meal, in addition to the ability of these restaurants to bring in the freshest types of fish that are served fried with various salads, While your trip will be decorated with the most luxurious and most important types of rice known in Jeddah, which is called “Sayadia”, which is cooked in a different way with an increase in onions to produce a unique color (brown).
After finishing the dinner, contemplate those houses made of prospective stone, which they used to extract from Lake Al-Arbaeen, and then modify it with manual machines to be placed in places appropriate to its size, along with the wood that was brought to them from neighboring areas, such as Wadi Fatima, or what they were importing from Outward through the port (especially from India), with their use of mud that is brought from the sea of mud to fix the veil and place it; each other to each other.
What distinguishes the historical area is the openness of its alleys and streets to each other, and this is what facilitates your passing through the old Jeddah khans (the market consisting of a group of shops that open and close to some), the most important of which are (Khan Al-Hunud, Khan Al-Qasbah for textiles trading, Khan Al-Dalalin, Khan Al-Attarin), and you can also visit Al-Shafi’i Mosque located in the Al-Mazloum neighborhood, whose minaret was built in the thirteenth century AD, and enjoy the market next to it, as well as the Othman bin Affan Mosque and the Al-Basha Mosque, to conclude your visit while you are in Bab Makkah, one of the oldest popular markets for food products in all its forms; The market is famous for selling municipal ghee, honey, and types of bread called “the Samoli” and “the municipal partner.”