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: November 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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