About This Blog, and About Me: Susie of Arabia
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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Monthly Archives: April 2012
Typical School in Jeddah
It’s taken me a while to be able to spot schools here in Jeddah. Most look nothing at all like the schools I am used to seeing in the states. Many of the schools in KSA seem to be old … Continue reading
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Photo, Religion, Saudi Arabia Tagged Architecture, education, Jeddah, Religion, signs 14 Comments
Sasquatch of Arabia?
I was recently sitting in a waiting area of a local hospital here in Jeddah and the African woman seated next to me was wearing these furry thongs and the tips of her toes were hennaed in black. I had … Continue reading
Posted in Clothing, Culture, Life, Odd or Unusual, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Clothing, dress, henna, Jeddah, women 6 Comments
IMC – Lovely Hospital in Jeddah
This is an exterior shot of the beautiful International Medical Center (IMC) in Jeddah. It was designed by famed Saudi architect Sami Angawi. The interior is as lovely as the exterior.
Posted in Architecture, Landmarks, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Architecture, business, hospital, Jeddah, modern 7 Comments
SkyWatch: Yellow Mosque
I’ve never seen a mosque such a bright color as this one! This is a brand new mosque near downtown Jeddah. I’m guessing that it was built by a businessman who also built the matching colored apartment building behind and … Continue reading
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Culture, Life, Odd or Unusual, Photo, Religion, Saudi Arabia Tagged Architecture, business, Islam, Jeddah, living, mosque, Muslim, Religion 8 Comments
Minaret Topper Shop
Mosques are distinctive by their minarets. Most minarets are topped off with a crescent moon shape, which has come to symbolize Islam. The crescent moon plays an important role in the religion. The sighting of the new crescent moon with … Continue reading
This piece of art was part of a display of the Young Saudi Artists group, which recently had an exhibition at the Athr Gallery in Jeddah. To see more of the unique and interesting art that was featured, please see … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Culture, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Sculptures Tagged business, fine art, Jeddah Leave a comment
Our World: Red Okay if Not Valentine’s Day
Normally you can see this type of merchandise in shops all over Saudi Arabia, but in February of each year around Valentine’s Day, there is a ban on selling items such as this. This year alone, religious police arrested over … Continue reading
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Celebrations, Culture, Life, Odd or Unusual, Photo, Religion, Saudi Arabia, Shopping Tagged ban, Religion, religious police, Valentine 1 Comment
Incense at Storefront
You can see huge incense burners like these outside many stores and shops in Jeddah. Usually there are smaller incense burners on top of ones like these where the incense is burned. People like to stop by and wave the … Continue reading
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Culture, Life, Middle East, Odd or Unusual, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Shopping Tagged Arabic, Architecture, business, incense, Jeddah, living, mall, market, modern, shop, signs 1 Comment
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Arabic, Architecture, business, hotel, Jeddah, modern, signs 4 Comments
This is a chain of mattress outlets here in Jeddah. The business name is … interesting!
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Shopping Tagged Arabic, Architecture, business, Jeddah, market, shop, signs 2 Comments