Category Archives: Hospitality

Looks Like a Full Bar

At first glance, one might assume that this resembles a fully stocked bar. However in Saudi Arabia, alcoholic beverages of any kind are strictly forbidden by religious law. Popular beverages here include sodas, coffee and tea, and a variety of … Continue reading

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Margarita Glasses

Alcoholic beverages are totally outlawed in Saudi Arabia, but that doesn’t stop them from utilizing fancy drink glasses for their beverages. The sweet colorful concoctions almost always contain a variety of fruit juices. I never knew so many different fruit … Continue reading

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Il Villaggio Restaurant – Stained Glass Dome

When I enter the beautiful Il Villaggio Restaurant in Jeddah, I feel as though I am stepping into a gorgeous Italian villa. The stained glass dome (above) is spectacular sight at the entryway of the restaurant. Just beneath the stained … Continue reading

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Home Accessories Shop

There are many home decor shops like this one in Jeddah, with a great selection of products for the home stacked from the floor to the ceiling. As a rule, Saudis love to entertain and are wonderful hosts.

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Our World: Sidewalk Picnic

Every evening the man on the left tends to his roadside fruit stand on a very busy street in Jeddah. This particular evening a friend joined him for a meal of pita bread, tea, olives and lubna, a type of … Continue reading

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Intimate Dining

This is another dining area of the Andalusia Restaurant on Sultan Road in Jeddah, which I featured yesterday and the day before that.

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Andalusia Restaurant

The interior of the Andalusia Restaurant on Sultan Road in Jeddah feels like you are a guest in your best friend’s living room. It is comfortable, relaxing, and informal, with Old World charm and beautiful Middle Eastern design elements in … Continue reading

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