Jeddah - Post Report Question and Answers

Is this a "shopping post"? Are there interesting handicrafts, artwork, antiques, or other items that people typically buy there?

Not really. You can buy almost anything you can get at home in Jeddah, including designer fashion (usually marked up). The souqs and markets had some lovely fabrics and dresses for women (both abayas as well as the garment under), but nothing particularly unique. Jeddah has great public art, but I saw little art to purchase, and almost nothing unique. - Oct 2022

Its just like the US with high-end designer clothes and products. You can also find hand made crafts in the old city and many carpet options. - Aug 2022

There are now many western style indoor shopping centers in Jeddah. Old Jeddah offers a variety of interesting items unique to this region. We found rugs were particularly affordable. Several unique fabric patterns and fashion styles. Yemeni-made jewelry is quite interesting. - Nov 2020

No. It is not a shopping post. - Oct 2019

Probably, but I've been in the region a while so nothing really stands out. - Mar 2019

Bazaars are big for women. Lots of events organized around shopping, but it's all imported from India/Pakistan/Afghanistan/Lebanon so prices are much higher. - Jan 2019

Rugs - Apr 2016

Travel, restaurants, going to the beach. - Oct 2015

Carpets. - Oct 2015

Before coming here, we thought that it would be easy to find neat Middle Eastern decorations, but we have yet to find something we like. We have found a few things we liked, but the cost has been a lot higher than expected. Some people buy dresses, carpets here, but we've heard that other Middle Eastern countries have even better prices and selection. - Aug 2015

Carpets and travel, go to the beach, domestic service, camping in the desert, extra sport activities for the kids. - Feb 2014

Airline tickets, dates, carpets, sheep skins, perfume, knock-off sunglasses, kitsch. - May 2013

I don't think there's much unique in Saudi anymore. You can get carpets etc, shish pipes.. but it's not like you're getting them handmade in tehran, i'm just not certain this is a destination for that type of thing. - Nov 2010

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