Jet Ski on the Red Sea

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Two jet skiers have just returned from an outing on the Red Sea. Jeddah’s winter weather is quite moderate, lending itself to the enjoyment of water sports year round. Unfortunately most women do not participate in such fun – full Islamically correct attire would be required, meaning that women must have everything covered except their hands and faces, which discourages most Muslim women from enjoying water sports here. I don’t know – shucks! That turquoise blue water looks awfully inviting!

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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8 Responses to Jet Ski on the Red Sea

  1. Abdur Rahman says:

    whats the cost per person ?

  2. banks says:

    can any one give me the location of jet ski in jeddah

  3. Hatim says:

    Hi Susie

    I come form Jeddah City, and accidentally I found your blog that displays an amazing photos about my hometown, some of which I just saw for the first time. Regards your comment about most women don’t Jet Ski in Jeddah, it used to be the case, but if you visit one of Jeddah sea resorts located far north side of the city (Northern Obhor) you will be surprised how it is popular that Saudi women participate in such sea sport and uncovered. You can see moderate number of them during the year, but during the two EID breaks (Alfitter and Al-Adha) you will find tens of women enjoying the see. Some popular sea resorts are “Alnakeel”, “Durat Alaroos” (60 Km away north side), and many others. There are also some of which are all rented by non Saudi’s who can conformably wear bathing suit following American way on the beaches.

  4. Elaine says:

    I remember seeing a nature program about sharks in the Red Sea. They showed a fish that lives there as well, and that it emits a chemical that effectively repels sharks. They even caught a shark on film as it opened its mouth to consume the fish, but froze open-mouthed before chomping down, and the fish just swam away unconcerned! There was speculation about using the chemical to sell as a product for divers to wear, but I don’t know if they ever did that.

  5. JM says:

    The red sea looks amazingly blue! Fantastic colour!

  6. ruhsablogger says:

    wouldn’t a “burkini” work? i saw them being sold in bahrain (seef mall)

  7. Geogypsy says:

    What a drag not being able to play in the beautiful blue water. Yet I suppose following customs are also important if you live there. I assume tourists don’t comply.

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