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Neighborhood Vegetable Market

Sidewalk neighborhood vegetable markets are set up just about anywhere here in Jeddah. They are convenient and inexpensive. Many of these little stands are mobile and can be moved easily from one place to another. While prices for fresh produce … Continue reading

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Hanging Purses

This is a very typical example of many of the small shops here in Saudi Arabia. The shop space is oftentimes so small and crammed with merchandise that many shops cannot even be entered by browsing customers and you have … Continue reading

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Detailed Home Decor

I love the elaborately painted details on this small table and the footstool next to it, as well as the carved out design on both of them. Seems to be more Moroccan design than Middle Eastern.

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Grand Opening

Panda and Hyper Panda makes up a large chain of supermarkets in Saudi Arabia, along the lines of Super Target. In the past couple of years, the company has also gobbled up other big stores that were its competition. This … Continue reading

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Mall Mural: Merchant

This painting is of an obviously wealthy Middle Eastern merchant. It is part of a group of lovely wall murals. The man depicted in the painting wears a turban, which many men in Saudi Arabia do, however the most common … Continue reading

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Market Sign

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

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Al-Balad Textiles

Al-Balad is what the oldest section of Jeddah is called. It is home to the old souks (markets) of the city and is a very popular place to shop because merchandise is very reasonably priced here. This shop sells textiles … Continue reading

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CDP Theme Day: Open Air Market

This is the oldest open air market in Jeddah – it’s called Bab Makkah, which means Gateway to Mecca. City Daily Photo is an online group of photo bloggers who post photos of their cities so we can all be … Continue reading

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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

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Old Souk at Night

Al-Balad is the oldest section of Jeddah and is also where the oldest souks are as well. Every night, the old souks are full of people (mostly men) shopping – and this is where the best bargains can be found. … Continue reading

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