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
I recently had the pleasure of visiting the home of a well known expert on traditional Islamic architecture and social activist, Dr. Sami Angawi. He spent more than ten years building this place, which is partially open to the public, … Continue reading
The Intercontinental Hotel in Jeddah is located on the Corniche with rooms offering gorgeous views of the Red Sea. This lovely tiled fountain sits in the middle of the hotel lobby surrounded by many sturdy columns topped with decorative palm … Continue reading
Ramadan is the month each year when Muslims worldwide fast from sun up to sun down as required by one of the five pillars of Islam. When it concludes, there is a three day celebration called Eid when food and … Continue reading
Ok, I realize that posting photos of elevator doors is really not very exciting, but these are the first segregated elevators that I have ever seen in my life, so I thought you might find it interesting too. In Saudi … Continue reading
The hookah shops here in Jeddah are filled with amazingly beautiful water pipes which are like works of art. Some are painted, some are etched, some have embossed metal detailing. Some are clear glass, some are colored glass, some are … Continue reading
Meat dishes served at a lavish party, these are chicken kabobs in the front and grilled chicken pieces in the back, both beautifully garnished.
This minimalist modern resort lobby setting is located just outside of Jeddah. It overlooks one of the beautiful pools of the resort, where western women can dress normally, without covering their hair or wearing the abaya.
Yummy food served at a house party in Jeddah for women only recently, includes lamb and rice, sambuseks, salad, and stuffed grape leaves.
Arabic writing above the front door of a Jeddah villa, loosely interpreted says “Whatever God wills, he shall put blessings into it.”