Al-Balad is the historic center of the City of Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). A walk through the souks in Al-Balad is a wonderful journey back in time.
As the call to prayer started, I shot this quick video as I strolled through the area. About five minutes later the streets resembled a ghost town as everyone had left to pray. (I have traveled to a number of countries throughout the Muslim World. Nowhere else is there such strict adherence as in the KSA where Sharia is the law of the land).