The market of old Jeddah is exactly that. The area is a warren of old buildings and narrow alleyways. Some of the streets are covered to protect against the hot sun. Unfortunately, I was there twice during the afternoon siesta. I am told that after dark the streets are crowed. Still I was able to seem some of the old architecture, which has been run down and in renovation for more than twenty years. There were enough people around to give me some photo ops.