Amusement Park Gate

There is no Disneyland or Six Flags here in Saudi Arabia, but there are hundreds of smaller amusement parks for families with smaller children. Large malls often have their own amazing amusement centers. For some reason, many large fish eateries that are equipped with individual dining tents and occupy a fair amount of acreage also have their own amusement areas as well, often with ferris wheels and other rides. The city of Taif, which is set in the mountains and is a popular summer retreat for families because of its cooler temperatures, also has an abundance of amusement parks. This is the colorfully wild and fun looking entry gate to one of those parks. It’s not exactly what one might expect to see in an ultra conservative, ultra religious place like Saudi Arabia.


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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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17 Responses to Amusement Park Gate

  1. janice says:

    Very colorful.

    Did you go inside and take some pictures?

  2. Dina says:

    Do they call it “luna park”? It seems to be used in so many languages.

  3. Jerry M says:

    Is it possible to get some shots inside the amusement park?

  4. Uma por Dia says:

    It’s always good to find contrasts.

  5. Bill B. says:

    I am constantly amazed by the revelations you are giving me. My view of S.A. has certainly changed. Some time I will write you regarding the Kings visit to my former home town. Have a wonderful day!

  6. Brad says:

    Are you going to show us inside the park?

  7. Photo Cache says:

    That’s a cheerful arch/gate. I wonder what’s in store for the funseeker.

    • There are regular amusement park rides inside. Unfortunately we didn’t go in and I couldn’t take photos. Where there are families and women, I usually try to put my camera away anyway.

  8. Jacob says:

    There seem to be numerous contradictions in Saudi society…this is certainly an “amusing” one…

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