With Barbie dolls banned in Saudi Arabia because Barbie does not live up to the high moral standards here in the Kingdom, Islamic dolls are available for parents to purchase for their young impressionable daughters to play with. Dressed very modestly in a long sleeved ankle length dress and hijab (head covering), the culturally correct Fulla doll is one of the hottest selling toys in the Middle East. Designed to be in the image of traditional conservative Muslim women, the Fulla doll is the antithesis of that popular Western favorite, the Barbie doll. The Fulla doll also has long black hair underneath her hijab, and she also has blue eyes, which is really not that common among real women in this part of the Arab world. Some dolls even come with their own mini prayer rug. Many parents feel that this doll might encourage their daughters to be more receptive to wearing the hijab when the time comes.
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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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