Jeddah continues to boom with new construction projects. The economy here has not suffered as badly as many areas of the world, like Dubai, for example. I recently read that some 80% of Dubai’s new construction has come to a screeching halt, compared to only 20% of planned construction projects in Saudi Arabia. Seemingly the larger ostentatious projects here have been put on hold, but smaller individual projects, like these apartment buildings shown in the photo, continue to spring up everywhere. Most of these types of buildings are built of brick which is then finished completely in tile, marble, or stone. Since paint doesn’t fare well in the harsh climate of Saudi Arabia, not too many building are finished off in stucco and then painted. (Click on image to view enlargement in greater detail.)
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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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