SCULPTURES of JEDDAH

I have posted many photos of the amazing sculptures of Jeddah, so for those of you interested in just the sculptures, I’ve collected the links for them here on one easy page. Clicking on the link takes you to the actual post with any information I might have about the piece of art itself. Clicking on the thumbnails below enlarges the photo only, but there are not thumbnails for each sculpture. Enjoy!

If you’re interested in seeing SLIDESHOWS of many more of the photos I have taken of the sculptures of Jeddah, just click on the Slideshow links immediately below. The Slideshows not only include the artwork I have featured on this blog, but also many more photos of these and other sculptures taken from different angles and different times of day. The slideshows are just the photos with no commentary. Here are the slideshow links: Sculptures of Jeddah Slideshow 1;

Sculptures of Jeddah Slideshow 2;

Sculptures of Jeddah Slideshow 3.

Engineers’ Tools Sculpture
A Step Forward: Modern Bronze Sculpture (right)
Solidarity/Tall White Graceful Sculpture (left)
Flag Bookend Sculpture
Totem Pole/Computer Mother Board
Saguaro Cactus Sculpture
Very Unusual Sculpture

Al-Saroukh I Mechanical Steel Sculpture
Cross Section of the Heart Sculpture
Arab Knight Sculpture
Alterations in Space Sculpture (left)
Sails Sculpture (right)

The Mameluke Lanterns at Night (left)
The Fisherman’s Net II
The Fountain of Shells
Tall Stained Glass Sculpture (right)
The Big Fish Sculpture
The Flower Fountain
Sculpture in Makkah

Unity is Strength Sculpture
Al-Kibla Sculpture
Sunflower Field Fountain (left)
The Accident Sculpture
Boat and Sail Sculpture (right)

Tall Camel Sculpture
Illusion of a Second Cube (left)
Milkcan/Lighthouse Sculpture
Koranic Verse Sculpture
Science and Religion
The Wave
Large Spindle Piece: Henry Moore Sculpture (right)

The Fisherman’s Net
The Eye (left)
The Verse Boat Sculpture
The Mameluke Minarets
The Dallah Fountain (right)

Mechanical Bronze Totem Pole Sculpture
Frustration Sculpture
Half Moon Modern Sculpture (right)
Early Cubism: Modern Bronze Sculpture
Symbols of Victory Sculpture
Tiled Art Sculpture (left)
White Sculpture “Motherhood”

The Fist (left)
The Fruit Boat Sculpture
Circle and Square Sculpture
Allah in Calligraphy Artwork (right)
Tall Stained Glass Sculpture

Spare Wheel (accompanies Bicycle Sculpture)
Inkwell, Pen & Paper Sculpture
The Travellers Post
Aircraft Sculpture
The Supplication Sculpture
The Cosmos Sculpture (right)
Bronze Sculpture: Curves and Points (left)

Mameluke Lanterns (daytime)
The Structure of the Atom Sculpture
The Train (left)
Engineers’ Tools Sculpture
The Bicycle Sculpture (right)

Camel Sculpture
Sea Shell Sculptures
The Illuminated Globe (at night)
Personage II/Red Sea Bronze (left)
Dialogue (at sunset) (right)
Alterations in Space Sculpture
Stalks of Wheat Sculpture

The White Horse Sculpture
Open Koran, Gateway to Makkah
Mosque and Sculpture at Night (right)
The Illuminated Globe (Daytime)
Conch Shell Sculpture (left)

Shahadat al Tawhid Sculpture (left)
Marble Sphere Sculpture
Al Sholla “The Flame” Sculpture
Magic Lamp Sculpture (right)
Swords of God Sculpture

Lighthouse Sculpture
Unusual Fountain
The Cosmos Sculpture (sideview) (left)
Family Sculpture (right)
Birds in Flight Sculpture
Sculpture Maintenance: Science and Religion
The Seagull and the Astrolabe

All Five Hungry Horses Sculpture
Government Sign
KAUST Sculptures (left)
KAUST Swiss Cheese Sphere
KAUST Star Projector Sculpture
KAUST Art Hall (right)

Red Sea Mall Fountain
Modern Red Beam Sculpture
The Sundial / Moon and Bow Sculpture (left)
Geometric Sphere
The Seagull Sculpture
Modern White Marble Sculpture (right)
Modernistic Sculpture

Modern Bronze Sculpture
Half Moon Sculpture
Perspective: Sculpture Size (left)
CDP Theme Day: Graffiti (right)
Dusk on the Corniche
Map of Jeddah Sculpture

Five Fan Palms Sculpture (left)
Large Ball Bearing Symbols Sculpture
The Condenser II Sculpture and Smokestacks
Banners in the Wind Sculpture (right)
The Essence is Gold Sculpture

The Supplication at Night
Water Well Sculpture
The Hungry Horses Sculpture (left)
Large Clock Sculpture
Builders Plumbline Sculpture (right)

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Glass Sculpture at KAUST
Giant Faucet Sculpture (right)
Unusual Seashell Minaret Sculpture (left)
White Discs Fountain Sculpture
Sky Filled Heart Sculpture
Another Sails Sculpture

DSCF4851 (2)DSCF0642 Jeddah_Sculpture_CamelsSails Sculpture on White Horse Circle
Globe in Scrap Iron Sculpture (left)
Camel Sculpture of Obhur
Camel Sculptures (right)
Construction Tools Sculpture

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45 Responses to SCULPTURES of JEDDAH

  1. Mary Jane Jodry says:

    Thanks for sharing these incredible treasures. Art is definitely the Universal language, and it’s much easier to take than the spoken word. I am not an Art major, and can’t even draw a simple pictures, but I admire people who can. They give so much to the rest of us. I guess I’m saying, More art, less talk.

  2. zafar says:

    u didnt post cycle sculpture…… its a huge cycle

  3. nirobartonaad says:

    Thank you much Mam! This has been a very help for us here in Bangladesh. The radical clerics claim that sculptures of living being are prohibited in Islam. While it is not. Only idolatry is. I used two of your pictures with your link below. Hope it is OK.

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  5. Ivana says:

    Dear Susie! Thank You for documenting sculptures of Jeddah. It has been really interesting to see them. I am a sculptor and I didnยดt know at all about the art in Jeddah. I was just looking for some information about Saudi Arabia. It was a surprise to find your blogg and all those sculptures! Do you think there is a chance for me – woman artist- to offer some sculptures to someone responsible in Jeddah? Probably women are supposed not to work outside home… I am a stone sculptor, so I am very different from muslim women. Please, could you tell me your opinion. Iยดd really appreciate an advice how to introduce art, made by a woman, to arab countries because it seems a little complicated ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you.
    Your Sincerely
    Ivana
    P.S. Some information about my work can be seen on ivana.stenkonst@gmail.com

    • Hi Ivana – I have forwarded you information to a person on the committee for the Jeddah Restoration Project. I’m not sure if they are purchasing or commissioning new works at this time. By the way, your sculptures are lovely. Living creatures are not depicted in their entirety in art in Saudi Arabia due to religious reasons. Best Wishes!

      • Ivana says:

        Hi Susie! Thank you very much for your reply and for forwarding of my information. I can send pictures of my sculptures that do not depict living creatures if somebody would like to see. I am afraid that my blog with photos of myself and the sculpture Fish was not the most suitable presentation.
        A friend of mine moved to Riyadh recently to work for period of time. I hope to visit the country one day but I have to learn at first how the muslim system works to understand how to behave. Thank you for your blog!
        Your sincerely
        Ivana

      • My pleasure, Ivana. I love the sculpture of the fish!

  6. Harlene says:

    Hi Susie ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m going to move to Jeddah on the 23rd of this month and I will be working at King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital. Seeing your photoblog took away some of my anxieties on taking photos in Jeddah. I love taking pictures but some said that its forbidden to take pictures there. I’m glad I saw your blog ๐Ÿ™‚ I will surely visit your page from time to time ๐Ÿ™‚

    Be safe always

    • Hi Harlene – Just exercise discretion, especially when taking photos with people in them. Women here particularly do not appreciate having their photos taken. I do try to ask but it’s not always possible. Also be careful taking photos around government buildings. You will see signs that prohibit photos in certain areas. I wish you all the best in your new adventure here in Saudi Arabia!

  7. tariqk2 says:

    JEDDHA IS VERY BEAUTIFULL CITY . I LIKE IT . IN JEDDHA VERY BEAUTIFULL SEA AND VERY BEAUTIFULL PARK AND MANT PLACE THERE . LIKE OLD CITY IN BALAD AND BAAB MAKHHA . ALSOO THERE IS MANY MOMERIES OF OLD JEDDHA CITY . KORNISH IS VERY BEAUTIFULL SITE . ALHUMRHA AND NEW KING ABDULLA ROAD IS VERY BEAUTIFULL .

  8. F.Zaman says:

    it is really a nice page packed with information ,I have visited Jeddah very recently,it seems to be a beautiful city in all respect. I know we have obey the rules of the country we use to visit,same to Jeddah,so its okay about the veil etc. I took a few photographs of Jeddah….link below. THAN YOU SO MUCH

  9. mohamed Bayoumi says:

    This is one of the many works of Mohamed Bayoumi and Doctor Ali Bayoumi. It was built in 1977 under the rule of Doctor Mohamed Saide Farsey. I recently sent an email telling you this is my work but you never updated the site to show the artist behind this work. Thank you for the site and showing the art if juddah. If you can please update the current information and email me back at bayoumi3636@yahoo.com.

  10. Oh, this just screams of nostalgia! Hi, Miss Susie! I LOVE your blog! I’m a 19-year old filipina who was born and raised in Jeddah. And it’s been 5 years since I’ve been there ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Feels like a lifetime ago. And I’m very very happy that I found your blog! And because I’ve almost forgotten stuff about Jeddah, you made me remember soooo much! And you’ve been a really big help with my thesis ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll look forward for more (especially about food. HAHA.)
    THANKYOUSOMUCH!!!

  11. Yasir Imran says:

    Great photo blog. Love your work… !

  12. iqra says:

    if i could stay in jeddah i would i love tht place thnks for showin the place around since i cant see it my self……………

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  14. FARHANA says:

    Hi,
    Loved your pictures!! iam staying in Jeddah for the past nine years and love to take photographs but some how im still hesitant to take photos in public coz of the rules here, dont want my camera to be snatched by a crazy policeman!! Ihave shared your link to my facebook account. I wanted to save these photos in my laptop, can you guide me how can i do that?? can i also upload photos taken from my camera??
    Best Wishes!!

    • Hi Farhana – Thanks! I did just write about an incident that recently happened to me taking photos here on my other blog, Susie’s Big Adventure. It worked out fine, but it made us a little uneasy because you never know what could happen. If you just right click on the photo, then click COPY, and past it into a photo file – that should work. As far as uploading from my camera, I just take the SmartCard out of the camera and can stick it into a slot on my laptop – it’s very easy.

  15. Beth says:

    Hi Susie,

    I just came across your website while searching for Jeddah sculptures. I’ve got a similar comment to Sally Prosser’s, as I lived in Jeddah from 1998 – 2000 and was afraid to take photos of the many beautiful sculptures which were a highlight of my stay there. I did take a walking tour of old Jeddah and took many photos since they were “allowed” on the tour. I haven’t had a chance to look very closely at your photos yet, but appreciate the information you have found on the sculptures. I’m looking forward to having some time to look at them more closely. Would it be OK to copy the photos for my personal use only?

    Thank you.

    • Hi Beth – I hope you enjoy the pictures of the many sculptures that I have published here. I am actually approaching my 1000th posting in the next couple of months! I don’t mind if you use some of my photos for your personal use – and thanks for asking. Many people here still have quite an aversion to cameras, even though taking photos in public now is supposed to be perfectly legal. Best Wishes!

  16. tanny says:

    Hi. I love your blog. it’s got all the pictures I want of jeddah! even tho i am an expat i was born here in jeddah, and jeddah will always hold a special place in my heart. that’s why I really really love your photos, it will always give me a chance to show people where I grew up.

    thank you once again. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Ramy says:

    Oh my god this is soo cool !! I’m new in jeddah (Was in Montreal, Canada before) and I’m always amazed by those sculptures ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for those photos and I’m glad I fell on your blog.. I’ll fwd it to my wife as well ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. Mohamed Bayoumi says:

    salamo alico
    please if y have any pic about art in beach st (art open musim)

  20. Abdallah Daouk says:

    hi Susie,

    I am glad to meet you on this web, pls I am interested about red sea and I used to be in riyadh , recently I moved to jeddah , I don’t know much about the beautiful reef places on the great sea , and the beach where we can swim and have fun .

    pls can you advice and you will be truly appreciated

    thank a lot and my best wishes of success ,

    yours ,

    Abdallah Daouk

    • Hi Abdallah –
      Many resorts and beaches cater to expats, and some do not allow Saudis.
      For Anyone Interested in Beaches in the Jeddah area โ€“ I picked up a brochure that lists several JEDDAH BEACH RESORTS:

      2-656-8888 Crystal
      2-606-6644 Nakheel
      2-656-1880 Remal
      2-656-1980 Dive Village
      2-618-0000 Durrat Al-Arous
      2-656-0033 Fal
      2-234-1900 Blue Beach
      2-655-5500 Movenpick
      2-656-0702 Coral Beach
      2-656-1444 Andalus Resort
      2-656-3030 Obhur Resort
      2-234-2264 Sheraton
      2-234-2332 Huda Beach

  21. aylarox says:

    thanks for all the pictures you’ve posted here. it makes me feel closer to home. it’s great to hear that taking pictures in the public is now legal there. I was actually figuring out how you were able to take those pictures without being reprimanded by a mutawa, now i know. ๐Ÿ™‚ by the way, there’s this sculpture i really liked that was near the seaside (i guess that’s the Red Sea), it’s a large arabic calligraphy that’s surrounded by water and erected in the middle of a ring-a-round road. i’m not sure if you’ve uploaded it here, i was looking for it but i couldn’t find it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    and is it ok if i post your pics on my blogs? i’d like to show it my friends who always asked me what Jeddah looked like. Don’t worry, I’ll tell them these pictures are yours. ๐Ÿ™‚ No copyrights infringement intended.

  22. Sally Prosser says:

    Your pictures brought back so many memories of living in Saudi Arabia. I am intrigued though as photography was very haram when I lived there 1995-2000 and I do not have many pictures outside the compound where I lived. Love all the roundabout sculpture pics and the censored hair product packs etc. Glad I am viewing this all from afar though!

    • Hi Sally – I’m glad you are enjoying the pics and they are bringing back memories for you. I still get nasty looks with my camera, although supposedly it is perfectly legal to take photos out in the open now, but people still have this repulsive aversion to it, even when I’m just taking pics of the scenery! Best wishes.

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