This aisle in a large supermarket in Jeddah houses children’s items, like school lunchboxes with images of Barbie, Snow White, and Winnie the Pooh on them. There are also Cinderella plates, Barbie hangers, Power Ranger books, and Batman cups. As much as Western influence is disdained by many people here, these familiar images seem to have a universal appeal to young consumers around the world. Batman, Spiderman, and Power Rangers action figures are available here, however Barbies themselves are not sold in KSA. A modest Islamic version of the Barbie doll, named Fullah, is available and quite popular with young girls.
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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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