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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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
Fast food restaurants and indoor playgrounds go hand-in-hand in Saudi Arabia just like in other parts of the world. This is a great idea here because of the brutal heat a good part of the year. This post shows McDonalds, … Continue reading
Here in Saudi Arabia, the sexes are strictly segregated. Almost all restaurants have a separate entrance and eating area for families, and another entrance and eating area for men who are unaccompanied by women. All the weddings I have been … Continue reading
This is something you thought you might not ever see – a veiled Saudi woman clad in her black abaya fishing with her children. I snapped this photo in the late afternoon in a busy area of Jeddah’s Corniche, the … Continue reading
A family enjoys an outing on the Red Sea.
One thing that upsets me here in Saudi Arabia is how children are not buckled in when traveling in cars. Some young boys are even allowed to drive, and all the while women are restricted from doing so. Every time … Continue reading
It’s nice seeing families out enjoying the fresh air on the seaside. Typically they will spread out a big carpet and bring a picnic lunch. Men and kids can wear what they want, but women are always covered up in … Continue reading
There are long stretches along the Red Sea coast here in Jeddah where there are no facilities provided for families who want to enjoy spending time by the sea. Some areas have shaded areas, walkways, benches, or ramadas with seating … Continue reading