This colorful scene is a small section of the largest outdoor fruit and vegetable market in Jeddah. The entire market occupies a huge area of about 3 city blocks wide by 3 blocks long. There are hundreds of vendors selling an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables. Foreign workers dressed in yellow jumpsuits push around small flatbeds filled with the customers’ purchases which they then load into their cars for a small tip.
The areas containing the merchandise are shaded. However the wide aisles where customers walk are not shaded, so on a warm day and dressed in black from head to toe, it can be a grueling experience. I prefer going to this market during the cooler winter months. Prices are unbelievably cheap. For example, a bag of 19 full garlic heads/bulbs costs 2 riyals, which is 50 cents (US). Herbs are sold in bulk here and are a real bargain.
Be my guest and enjoy some previous posts I did on this amazing place by clicking on the links below:
Shopping at the Fruit & Vegetable Souk
Fresh Vegetable Market
Old Men at Vegetable Market
Outdoor Vegetable Market
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