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: March 2022
Ramadan starts tomorrow and will run through the entire month of April. Ramadan is the religious observance for Muslims when they are required to fast during the daylight hours of each day for a whole month. No food or drink … Continue reading
What you see in the first photo is actually a housing garage for a large roll-out prayer rug. When prayer times come around, the unit is opened, and the prayer rug is rolled out. It can accommodate quite a few … Continue reading
The Cosmos is one of Jeddah’s largest public art sculptures. Therefore having to relocate it a few years ago because the large roundabout it was located on was replaced with an overpass proved to be a massive undertaking. But it … Continue reading
Jeddah looks a little different since I returned. Many businesses along main roads have been required to replace their signage by the municipality. Actually the new requirements for business signs look better and are more uniform. The signs look more … Continue reading
Mall window displays wishing a Happy Ramadan Ramadan is just around the corner. It is the month when Muslims fast during the day. Each day from sun up until sundown, food and drink cannot be consumed. The fast is broken … Continue reading
I just love men in uniform, don’t you? from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2022/03/entourage.html
A traditional Saudi breakfast is to be shared and savored. It consists of many small servings of a variety of food items such as breads, jams, eggs, olives, cheeses, veggie, fruits, dips, drinks, and sweets. This particular breakfast was shared … Continue reading
Besides the familiar Amazon of online shopping fame, Saudi Arabia is also home to other businesses called Amazon. There is a pet shop chain called Amazon and now there is a 5 riyal store chain called Amazon too. Well, it’s … Continue reading
Red, white and blue Ramadan banners in a supermarket Ramadan staples, like oatmeal, in supersized displays for stocking up Ramadan decor dresses up the produce section I recently returned to Saudi Arabia after spending seven busy months in the US. … Continue reading