Proving once again that this is indeed a man’s world here in Saudi Arabia, the ratio of men to women in this typical night scene in Al-Balad, the oldest section of Jeddah, is about ten men to one woman. Men are mostly dressed in white or in regular street clothes while women are the ones who are mostly dressed in black. In modern and sophisticated shopping malls, the men to women ratio is more even. This photo was taken on a week night and the place was bustling with activity. Everything is available for sale here in Al-Balad, from shoes and socks to meats and milk. Prices are very reasonable.
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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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