About This Blog, and About Me: Susie of Arabia
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby and teenage son. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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Monthly Archives: November 2008
New medical school nearing completion A brand new state of the art medical center and instructional college is nearing completion in northern Jeddah. The facility could well become the largest of its kind in the entire Middle East. In addition … Continue reading
The Lion King in Arabic This photo was taken off the TV as it played a DVD of an Arabic version of The Lion King. The viewer has the option of hearing the dialogue in either English or Arabic, and also … Continue reading
Sun rays peek through the clouds This photo features the same beautiful wedding hall that I posted for last week’s Skywatch. The weather was unusually rainy this week, and the normally clear skies were full of heavy grey clouds. I … Continue reading
Display in the lobby of a juice bar/restaurant This photo was taken inside the lobby of a modern upscale juice bar/restaurant. The mosaic structure features running water that empties into a pool, providing soothing sounds. Most restaurants do not play piped in … Continue reading
Day Laborers Day laborers gather in certain places around the city of Jeddah in hopes of securing work for the day. Most of them are foreign workers. They all wear open toe sandals even though they will be doing mostly … Continue reading
Crazy about neon Jeddah is a city that seems to be crazy about neon lights. Aside from business names spelled out in neon in both Arabic and English, many buildings are decorated with and outlined in these colored glowing lights in … Continue reading
A rare sight in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia The first whole year I spent in Jeddah, I was beginning to think it never ever rained here. Imagine my surprise when I woke up one morning and looked out the window and saw … Continue reading
Adding On I happened to notice this building that was under construction – adding more floors onto the already existing structure. The addition is being carefully crafted to match the style of the building below. Many buildings here are built of … Continue reading
Woman in traffic This African woman dressed in her home country’s traditional clothing crosses a Jeddah street amidst many cars coming from every direction. She pushes a baby stroller, sans baby, loaded with various items she has picked up along the … Continue reading
This beautiful building is available for special events, mostly weddings. There are dozens of such places around Jeddah. The newer ones are magnificent, elegant and enormous. Inside there are many ballrooms with glittering chandeliers, stages, marble restrooms, and chambers where the … Continue reading