The first of every month, City Daily Photo members participate in a worldwide theme day. This month’s theme is “Empty.” I chose this photo of an empty mall. In Saudi Arabia, all businesses are required to close during prayers five times a day. Some businesses open and close with each prayer time, and other businesses might be open from 9am-12pm, and then close all afternoon and open up maybe at 5pm, closing again for the sundown prayer and the final evening prayer. Many businesses stay open late into the evening past midnight. Many malls have designated but separate places where men and women can pray, as well as places for them to wash up properly before praying. All shops must close during prayers for about 30 minutes to one hour.
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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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