Jeddah is the commercial capital of Saudi Arabia and is a shoppers paradise. The many shopping districts, malls and souqs offer something for everyone. Hunt for souvenirs and local artifacts in the old town of Balad,  Join the locals in the Heraa, Palestine and Gabel Street areas, or spend a day in the high fashion and exclusive boutiques of Tahlia Street, the cities Golden Mile. Alternatively, head for the large shopping malls such as Mall of Arabia, Roshan mall or the Red Sea Mall where international brands rub shoulders with regional favorite boutiques.

For designer clothes and accessories or other clothing, Jeddah has many modern shopping malls at your disposal. Some of the notable malls are the Red Sea Mall, Mall of Arabia and the older Al-Khayyat Center. For exclusive boutiques, head to Tahlia Street (also called Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Street) for the latest in fashion. This is Jeddah's equivalent of 5th Avenue Shopping.

Opening hours for the malls varies and is also seasonal. Generally, they are opened from 10am until midnight.

Friday and Saturday are the official weekend days and during prayer hours, stores will be closed for half an hour.

Shopping in Jeddah