Saudi Arabia wholeheartedly embraces state-of-the-art technology. It seems that everyone here has the latest electronic gadgets from cell phones and bluetooth to huge flat screen TVs and laptops. New businesses are sleek and clutter free environments with the most modern cool lighting fixtures and cutting edge design and graphics. Yet it still strikes me as strange and contradictory that businessmen here always wear the traditional white dress (called thobe) and headgear (called ghuttra or shumagg). Very rarely will you see a Saudi businessmen in a western suit and tie. Younger Saudis will often wear jeans and t-shirts, but for all business and formal occasions, the traditional garb will always be worn.
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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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