Tag Archives: bedouin

Desert Living

This is a typical scene in a sparsely populated area in the outskirts of the city of Jeddah. With a few buildings and palm trees of varying heights in the background, several white tents and lots of trash are visible … Continue reading

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CDP Theme Day: Red

This was the setting for an outdoor gathering I recently attended at a friend’s home. She was hosting a group for dinner as part of the itinerary of the Sacred Caravan, an organized tour for mostly American Muslims making Umrah, … Continue reading

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MyWorld: Bedouin Life

When you drive out of the cities here in Saudi Arabia, it is not uncommon to see tents where bedouins live. Bedouins are the desert dwelling nomads of the Middle East. Many of the tents I have seen are equipped … Continue reading

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Bedouin Style

This is a very traditional Bedouin style seating arrangement. Cushions are covered in a colorful tribal print and are paired with beautiful Persian carpets. The cushions are usually placed on the floor or ground, but sometimes an elevated wooden frame … Continue reading

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Desert Dwellers

Just a few miles outside of the city of Jeddah, I snapped this photo as we drove by on the highway.  A small community of tents which are home to desert dwellers called Bedouins were set up here during the cooler winter … Continue reading

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Deserted Desert

This desert area north of Jeddah was home to many Bedouin tents during the winter months. But now in the warm month of May, all that remains is the trash they left. The desert nomads migrated toward the mountains in … Continue reading

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Saudi Wedding Display

This colorful display of various trinkets and traditional Bedouin jewelry sits atop a table in the lobby right outside the main entrance to the ballroom where a Saudi wedding takes place. It represents gifts to the bride upon her marriage. … Continue reading

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