Monthly Archives: November 2020

Scenes from KAEC, north of Jeddah

King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) is a planned multibillion dollar city complex intended to promote economic growth, industrial endeavors, and investment opportunities. Conceived by King Abdullah in 2005, one of the purposes of KAEC was to relieve urban congestion in … Continue reading

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Jeddah Evening Magic

Somehow at night, magic happens Boring becomes interesting LINKING TO – SKYWATCH  TIMELESS THURSDAYS   from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/11/jeddah-evening-magic.html

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Jeddah – Old Can be Beautiful

Remnants of Ramadan decor Could use some TLC  Pretty bouganvilla entrance LINKING TO – WORDLESS WEDNESDAY    from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/11/jeddah-old-can-be-beautiful.html

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Faces of Arabia 1

Happy Fisherman Flower Children  Old Man and Camels A big THANK YOU to my friend, tour guide Mohammed at Najran Tours,  for allowing me to showcase these lovely portraits for today’s post.   Visit his Instagram page  @NajranTours. LINKING TO –  OUR WORLD … Continue reading

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Saudi Seating and Decor

Traditional Saudi style utilizes a variety of patterns and colors, which I find quite charming.  Somehow it all works together to create a delightful, whimsical effect. The use of geometric shapes in traditional decorating ideas is a telltale feature of … Continue reading

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Jeddah Random Photos

Business signs here are often written in both Arabic and English – so it’s actually unusual to see 3 signs next to one another without English on them.   Watermelon season in Jeddah – lots for sale out of trucks and … Continue reading

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Art in Abha, Saudi Arabia

“T” is for TRIBES – The first king of Saudi Arabia, Ibn Saud, gained control of the various Tribes of the region, uniting them to form the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This mural of him is located in Abha, in … Continue reading

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What Saudi Men Wear

This post shows the variety of Saudi men’s traditional clothing. I think Saudi men look quite dapper in their native dress.   from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/11/what-saudi-men-wear.html

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Jeddah Mosques Variations

Saudi Arabia is abundant with mosques every few blocks or so.  Along the freeways, places to pray are provided for travelers, even in the middle of nowhere.  Some mosques are enormous and stately, while others are tiny and old and … Continue reading

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Jeddah Signs of the Times

I chuckled at the first photo – a fitness center located above an ice cream shop and a donut shop. Arabic calligraphy still looks like beautiful art to me – hard to imagine it actually says something.  LINKING TO –  … Continue reading

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