Category Archives: Tradition

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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Margarita Glasses

Alcoholic beverages are totally outlawed in Saudi Arabia, but that doesn’t stop them from utilizing fancy drink glasses for their beverages. The sweet colorful concoctions almost always contain a variety of fruit juices. I never knew so many different fruit … Continue reading

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Dry Rub Mix

This is what my husband uses to rub on lamb before roasting it in the oven or a roasting pit. You can also add in some olive oil to make a paste and slather it on. Lamb is a favorite … Continue reading

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Men’s Scarf Shop

There are many small shops like this one here in Jeddah that sell men’s traditional clothing and accessories. These ghutras (all white) and shemaghs (red and white) come in various sizes and designs. The igal (black hoop) worn on top … Continue reading

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Waiting for Business

If you look closely in this photo, you can see three men sitting outside these shops. More than likely they are shopkeepers waiting for customers to come along. This is a very common sight here in Jeddah, but you will … Continue reading

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Jeddah Street Prayers

These men are laborers in an industrial part of Jeddah. There is always one man who stands in front of the group to lead the prayer and the others follow. Notice the red prayer rugs/carpets they are standing on which … Continue reading

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Pink Ribbon World Record in KSA

A few days ago women in Saudi Arabia came together in Jeddah to break the existing Guinness Book of World Records for the largest human Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon chain. See more photos and find out why this seemed … Continue reading

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