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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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
Many business signs in Saudi Arabia have graphics to make the type of business more easily identifiable for those who don’t read Arabic. A lot of signs display text in Arabic as well as English. from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/09/jeddah-storefront-signage-jdp.html
I adore looking in the bakery at the beautiful displays of cakes and other sweets. Saudis in general have a real sweet tooth. Saudi hospitality dictates that sweets and tea or juice are automatically offered to guests. So it’s no … Continue reading
Things have opened back up here but I wouldn’t say things are back to normal. Most shops have signs for social distancing rules. Some limit the number of customers allowed in smaller shops, and there are signs requiring masks as … Continue reading
Besides the amazing assortment of fresh squeezed juices available in Saudi Arabia, another very popular drink here is sugar cane juice. You can see the stalks of sugar cane standing to the left of the shop’s door. from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/07/sugar-cane-juice.html
It’s gotten better over the years, but censorship of women’s faces and exposed skin still happens in Saudi Arabia. It’s common to see women’s faces pixilated as shown here, or totally blurred out, or blacked out with marking pens, or … Continue reading
There are many small open air fresh produce markets all over Jeddah. My husband likes to shop at these smaller markets for produce because it’s generally much cheaper than buying the exact same thing at a big supermarket. Lots of … Continue reading
There are many shops in Jeddah that just sell oud and perfumes, like this one. It’s common for the business to advertise by burning samples of their incense in an oversized incense burner outside to attract customers. Oud is a … Continue reading