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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Category Archives: Celebrations
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
Besides the lovely restaurant, Il Villaggio also has a lovely little shop where gourmet Italian food items can be purchased. They also provide cakes for special occasions – and the ones pictured here are samples of their work. I think … Continue reading
I’ve shown you photos of over-the-top evening gowns several times before. These were just so colorful, I just had to include them! For an explanation of when dresses like these are worn in Saudi Arabia, see this post and read … Continue reading
This is what my husband uses to rub on lamb before roasting it in the oven or a roasting pit. You can also add in some olive oil to make a paste and slather it on. Lamb is a favorite … Continue reading
Arabs are very gracious hosts and homes here are always stocked with sweets such as chocolates, dates, or cookies available in case visitors drop by. These goodies are always offered along with tea, juice or coffee. For those of you … Continue reading
Weddings are a big business here in Saudi Arabia. Quite often they are extremely lavish events held in elegant ballrooms where no expense is spared. All of the weddings I have attended here in Jeddah have been segregated functions attended … Continue reading
A few days ago women in Saudi Arabia came together in Jeddah to break the existing Guinness Book of World Records for the largest human Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon chain. See more photos and find out why this seemed … Continue reading
This was the setting for an outdoor gathering I recently attended at a friend’s home. She was hosting a group for dinner as part of the itinerary of the Sacred Caravan, an organized tour for mostly American Muslims making Umrah, … Continue reading
This Yemenese shopkeeper set up a special temporary booth in a large popular mall recently for the Eid celebration marking the Hajj, the religious pilgrimage that millions of Muslims make every to Makkah. This area of the mall was filled … Continue reading