Category Archives: Shopping

Abaya Detergent

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

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Souk Shopping

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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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

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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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Sleep High

This is a chain of mattress outlets here in Jeddah. The business name is … interesting!

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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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Spacious Mall

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

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Cool Sign for Thobe Shop

The thobe (or thawb) is the long usually white dress that many Saudi men wear. Most Saudi men probably have at least a dozen thobes hanging in their closets, especially those who wear thobes to work. Most thobes shops will … Continue reading

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