Category Archives: Middle East

Incense at Storefront

You can see huge incense burners like these outside many stores and shops in Jeddah. Usually there are smaller incense burners on top of ones like these where the incense is burned. People like to stop by and wave the … Continue reading

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Rafting at the Mall

Most large malls here in Jeddah have full scale family entertainment centers. The Mall of Arabia’s play area includes a rock climbing wall, various rides, water rafting, and a soon to be open Snow Village. There are not many activities … Continue reading

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Our World: Adding On

It is common for additions to existing buildings in Jeddah to be built upwards, adding on more floors as it becomes affordable to the building’s owner. Be sure to visit OUR WORLD TUESDAY, where family-friendly bloggers share a unique glimpse … Continue reading

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Spacious Mall

Just a scene of Jeddah’s Mall of Arabia lower level taken from the second level.

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SkyWatch: In the Ghetto

Jeddah is a modern city with lots of new construction everywhere, but the city also has some very old and rundown areas as well. Many of the poor foreign workers live in places like this. Though you can’t see them … Continue reading

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Just Hangin’ Out

I was waiting in the car for my husband when I looked over and saw this group of young men just hanging out. The man in the traditional dress seemed a little older and was dominating the conversation. All of … Continue reading

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Our World: Busy Signs & Store Fronts

In Jeddah, many shops that offer similar products and services are often right next door to one another for blocks and blocks. My theory is that because of the close proximity of these similar businesses, it causes the signage and … Continue reading

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