Authentic architectural style with 'Al-Rawashin balcony.
Authentic architectural style with 'Al-Rawashin balcony.
Al-Balad: UNESCO's World Heritage site in Jeddah

Historic Jeddah, known as Al-Balad, was built on a beautiful coastal land, where ancient homes were transformed using the latest technologies and expertise into art galleries, gathering people from different cultures. Al-Balad’s authentic architectural style with ‘Al-Rawashin balcony’ hanging overhead on every building, was listed on UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site in 2014. Al-Balad unveils a human heritage with eight gates, each is known for its historical stories, in addition to various ancient houses praised for their distinctive designs and the names of their families. —KUNA

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