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: Culture
I’m Ba-a-ack! And Ramadan is Coming
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
Posted in Celebrations, Culture, Food, Jeddah, Ramadan, Religion, Saudi Arabia, Shopping 2 Comments
Laundry detergents especially for black abayas – there are so many brands, it’s unbelievable. This is just a small sample of an entire aisle of abaya detergent in one shop. Be sure to visit OUR WORLD TUESDAY, where family-friendly bloggers share a … Continue reading
Posted in Clothing, Culture, Jeddah, Life, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Shopping 2 Comments
Even though lingerie shops are supposed to be staffed by women, there are still plenty of other small shops in souks that employ men in those positions. Since these shops also sell clothing items for men and children too, they … Continue reading
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Cute Incense Burners
I love the wide variety of incense burners I have seen in different shops around the city of Jeddah.
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Tiny Shop in Al Balad
I think the pop of colors of the purple crate with the yellow bananas on top makes this photo charming.
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Modern Buildings in Jeddah
An unfinished building in downtown Jeddah and a curvy blue glass building with a tribute to the king.
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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
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
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
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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