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: 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
Posted in Culture, Food, Hospitality, Life, Photo, Religion, Saudi Arabia Tagged beverage, Jeddah, Religion 2 Comments
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
Posted in Culture, Food, Hospitality, Photo, Religion, Saudi Arabia, Tradition Tagged beverage, drink 2 Comments
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
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Food, Hospitality, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Jeddah, restaurant 5 Comments
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.
Posted in Hospitality, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Shopping Tagged home decor 2 Comments
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
Posted in Culture, Food, Hospitality, Life, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged picnic, vendor 9 Comments
This is another dining area of the Andalusia Restaurant on Sultan Road in Jeddah, which I featured yesterday and the day before that.
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Food, Hospitality, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged business, Jeddah, restaurant 5 Comments
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
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Food, Hospitality, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Architecture, business, Jeddah, restaurant 4 Comments
Gift Shop Interior
A beautiful gift shop in Jeddah with amazing chocolate baskets, cakes, and candies. Tomorrow I’ll show you the exterior.
Posted in Buildings, Food, Hospitality, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Shopping Tagged business, gifts, Jeddah, modern, shop Leave a comment
Toki Chinese Restaurant
I recently spent an enjoyable evening out with the girls at this upscale Chinese restaurant in Jeddah. I wasn’t allowed by the management to take photos of the interior – it was clean, elegant, modern, tasteful, minimalist, and very Feng … Continue reading
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Food, Hospitality, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Arabic, Architecture, business, Jeddah, modern, restaurant, signs 5 Comments
Qasr Al-Sharq Hotel Lobby
This room is part of an elegant hotel lobby which actually seems more like a lovely intimate living room in someone’s home. From what I have been told, the Qasr Al-Sharq Hotel was originally built as a private residence for … Continue reading
Posted in Buildings, Hospitality, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged business, Corniche, Jeddah, leisure, living, modern, Red Sea, resort, women 7 Comments