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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Category Archives: Culture
I was recently sitting in a waiting area of a local hospital here in Jeddah and the African woman seated next to me was wearing these furry thongs and the tips of her toes were hennaed in black. I had … Continue reading
I’ve never seen a mosque such a bright color as this one! This is a brand new mosque near downtown Jeddah. I’m guessing that it was built by a businessman who also built the matching colored apartment building behind and … Continue reading
This piece of art was part of a display of the Young Saudi Artists group, which recently had an exhibition at the Athr Gallery in Jeddah. To see more of the unique and interesting art that was featured, please see … Continue reading
Normally you can see this type of merchandise in shops all over Saudi Arabia, but in February of each year around Valentine’s Day, there is a ban on selling items such as this. This year alone, religious police arrested over … Continue reading
You can see huge incense burners like these outside many stores and shops in Jeddah. Usually there are smaller incense burners on top of ones like these where the incense is burned. People like to stop by and wave the … Continue reading
Most large malls here in Jeddah have full scale family entertainment centers. The Mall of Arabia’s play area includes a rock climbing wall, various rides, water rafting, and a soon to be open Snow Village. There are not many activities … Continue reading
At first glance, one might assume that this resembles a fully stocked bar. However in Saudi Arabia, alcoholic beverages of any kind are strictly forbidden by religious law. Popular beverages here include sodas, coffee and tea, and a variety of … Continue reading
Just a scene of Jeddah’s Mall of Arabia lower level taken from the second level.
I was waiting in the car for my husband when I looked over and saw this group of young men just hanging out. The man in the traditional dress seemed a little older and was dominating the conversation. All of … Continue reading