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.
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Tag Archives: Culture
Saudi women generally pray at home. Usually they put on a prayer dress on top of what they are wearing. The prayer dress is a loose long simple dress that extends down to the floor, has long sleeves, a high … Continue reading
On September 23, 2020, Saudi Arabia celebrates its 90th birthday! For many years there were only two official holidays here in Saudi Arabia – and both of them were religion based. It was only a few short years ago when … Continue reading
The store windows of this little girls’s dress shop caught my eye. I liked the colors and the fanciful Asian theme. These dresses might be worn for holidays or weddings or other more formal events. There is no shortage of … Continue reading
My husband and I resumed walking laps at the mall a month ago for exercise. Boy, it feels good to be moving again after months of being couch potatoes. But it’s amazing how exhausting it is for us! It’s still … Continue reading
Prada. Chanel. Gucci. And many more. Most world renowned high end designers have outlets in Saudi Arabia. Many Saudi women – and Saudi men too – are extremely fashion forward. This post links to – SKYWATCH from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/09/jeddahs-high-end-designers-jdp.html
Private residences here in Jeddah are always surrounded by tall walls, which means they all require gates as well. Privacy is of the utmost importance to Saudis. The inner courtyard allows the women of the house an outdoor space where … Continue reading
The Saudi man’s headdress can be worn in many different styles – up, down, flipped back, draped over the head, wrapped around turban style, one sided, two sided – well, you get the picture. The red and white patterned cotton … Continue reading
Cosmetics are a huge business here in Saudi Arabia. Historically, culturally, and religiously, a female in Saudi Arabia had only one chance to make a good impression on a potential suitor – and it has always been largely based on … Continue reading
I think with everyone wearing face masks in this time of Covid, people who previously leery or apprehensive about Muslim women who wear veils may have changed their tune a bit. One big complaint I used to hear was how … Continue reading