I’ve heard about Saudi gold from my friends before when I was not yet an expat. Until I went to Saudi Arabia’s most vibrant city and old market in Arab’s world-  The Corniche in Al Balad market. Balad is the commercial center of Jeddah which home to millions of expats from across the world including myself.

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Gold is a good investment for expats and Jeddah City is the best  option to buy. I went to Al Balad and for the first time I checked a lot of shops you can chose from. Jeddah City is undisputed commercial center of Saudi Arabia however shopping golds is something I am excited about.

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Al Balad is an old market in Jeddah and historic center of Saudi Arabia. I don’t need to rush buy golds because I am not in hurry- I want my mom would love it once I go back to Philippines for a vacation. Well, It is for an investment too!

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I had to check different shops for a better price offer. It is where my negotiation skills were tested instead of saying “khalas” in Arabic or “done close the deal” in English.

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I went to 10 shops and there were a lot of them to check. I closed the deal and bought 750 Saudi Riyals for an 18 carats of gold. Not bad!

 

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Hafiz is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Travel with Hafiz. He is an expat turned travel blogger, self-taught photographer and digital entrepreneur. He speaks Spanish, Arabic, and Filipino.
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Hafiz is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Travel with Hafiz. He is an expat turned travel blogger, self-taught photographer and digital entrepreneur. He speaks Spanish, Arabic, and Filipino.

3 Comments

  1. Hello my name is Hussein Mohamed I am perspective student from U.S.A who is interesting traveling to Jeddah to experience the culture of Saudi Arabia and history of Jeddah thanks Hussein.

    • Salam Hussain! Thank you for your message, Jeddah is a great city. Welcome to Saudi Arabia!

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