This is a candid shot of several customer service representatives at one of the beautiful modern new malls here in Jeddah, and they are all men. Women are not allowed to work in any malls, except as janitors in the females restrooms, and you would NEVER find an actual Saudi woman working in this capacity. The men are all attired in the traditional Saudi dress. The long crispy white dress is called a thobe. The white scarf used as a head covering is called ghuttra, while the red and white checked one is called shemagh. The black loop over the headscarf is called an egal and it holds the scarf in place. I’m not sure what services are offered at the mall, but as you can see, they do provide wheelchairs.
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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. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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