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. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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Monthly Archives: December 2008
When prayers are called five times daily here in Saudi Arabia, everything shuts down and people stop whatever they are doing to pray. This large open carpeted area in the Mall of Arabia is provided for men to do the … Continue reading
The beautiful brand new Mall of Arabia recently opened in Jeddah. It is truly a magnificent place to shop, and it will be even better once all of the stores are open. This photo was taken at about 6pm, during … Continue reading
Taken at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, Saudi Arabia, this photo shows some of the attractive umbrella shades which provide respite from the sun on really hot days. The umbrellas are fully detachable or can be closed upward – if … Continue reading
Most buildings here are finished in stone, tile, or marble, probably because it requires less maintenance and lasts longer in this brutal climate. I like the multi-colored stone that was used for this building. Typical Saudi-style residential apartment buildings here … Continue reading
I just love photos taken at dusk – when the sky seems to appears lit up and the neon lights are visible. This photo is just a typical business here in Jeddah, but I thought it looked so colorful that … Continue reading
These magnificent creatures – native Hamadryas Baboons – were photographed when we pulled our car off to the side of the road while we driving from Jeddah north through the rocky mountainous terrain to Madinah. All in all, there were … Continue reading
Businesses thrive right outside most mosques here in Saudi Arabia. Vendors set up shop in the parking lots right outside the mosques, selling footwear and all kinds of clothing. This photo was taken just before one of the prayer times … Continue reading