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.
Please be sure to also visit my other blog, SUSIE OF ARABIA (formerly SUSIE'S BIG ADVENTURE), which relates my experiences, thoughts, and observations about living in Saudi Arabia.
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Category Archives: Shopping
Red, white and blue Ramadan banners in a supermarket Ramadan staples, like oatmeal, in supersized displays for stocking up Ramadan decor dresses up the produce section I recently returned to Saudi Arabia after spending seven busy months in the US. … Continue reading
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
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
I love the wide variety of incense burners I have seen in different shops around the city of Jeddah.
I think the pop of colors of the purple crate with the yellow bananas on top makes this photo charming.
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
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
This is a chain of mattress outlets here in Jeddah. The business name is … interesting!
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
Just a scene of Jeddah’s Mall of Arabia lower level taken from the second level.