Category Archives: Shopping

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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Textiles, Carpets, and Prayer Rugs

Jeddah has many textile shops like this that sell carpets, linens, prayer rugs, and towels. Shopkeepers tend to hover too closely to offer assistance in hopes of making a sale. Many shops are crammed with merchandise stacked from the floor … Continue reading

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