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: labor
Our World: Adding On
It is common for additions to existing buildings in Jeddah to be built upwards, adding on more floors as it becomes affordable to the building’s owner. Be sure to visit OUR WORLD TUESDAY, where family-friendly bloggers share a unique glimpse … Continue reading
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Architecture, construction, Jeddah, labor Leave a comment
Bikes are a popular mode of transportation for many foreign male workers here in Jeddah – females are not allowed to ride bicycles in public because too much of the female form (her behind) would be visible and prove too … Continue reading
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Clothing, Culture, Life, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Architecture, dress, Jeddah, labor, living, transportation, villas, women, workers 5 Comments
Bra Salesman in Saudi Arabia
It’s rather ironic in ultra-conservative gender-segregated Saudi Arabia that women dressed in black tents from head to toe are placed in the embarassing and uncomfortable situation where they are forced to buy their undergarments from men who are so good … Continue reading
Posted in Clothing, contradictions, Culture, Middle East, Odd or Unusual, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Shopping Tagged business, Clothing, labor, shop, women, workers 3 Comments
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
Residential Building Construction
Most of the multi-family residential buildings in Jeddah are built in a similar fashion. I’ve compared them to long train cars lined up side by side lengthwise and stacked several traincars high. The only variations might be how many floors … Continue reading
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Architecture, business, construction, home, Jeddah, labor, living, residential, workers 6 Comments
Much of the signage here in Saudi Arabia is written in both Arabic as well as English. I’m guessing that all signage here is made by foreign workers who are not native speakers of either English or Arabic. I don’t … Continue reading
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Arabic, business, labor, market, shop, signs, workers 5 Comments
Hooray for HyperPanda!
Not only is HyperPanda Supermarket a pleasure to shop in, what with their clean wide aisles and their wide variety of products to choose from, but they deserve kudos for their new experimental policy of hiring females in cashier positions. … Continue reading
This is another example of how many construction sites here in Saudi Arabia appear to be unsafe for workers. These types of labor positions are all filled by foreign workers.
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Architecture, business, Jeddah, labor, safety, workers 1 Comment
Drive Thru Produce Shop
This is a section of an outdoor fresh produce market. You can drive up and just tell the employees what you want. They will bring you your items and you don’t even have to get out of the car.
Posted in Food, Life, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Shopping Tagged business, Jeddah, labor, market, shop, transportation, workers 1 Comment
I see many construction workers (more than likely, just about all of them are foreigners) whose jobs look pretty dangerous here in Saudi Arabia. Many employers do not seem too concerned with their workers safety. There are some government regulations … Continue reading
Posted in Buildings, Life, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Architecture, business, labor, workers 1 Comment