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.
Please be sure to also visit my other blog, SUSIE OF ARABIA (formerly SUSIE'S BIG ADVENTURE), which relates my experiences, thoughts, and observations about living in Saudi Arabia.
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Tag Archives: shop
Theft is not a big problem here in Saudi Arabia. Many shops have minimal security when they close for the day or for prayer times. No doors, no locks, no alarms. Just big pieces of cloth over the inventory. … Continue reading
There are still things that surprise me here in Saudi Arabia – things that are totally unexpected. One would think that nothing would surprise me any more at my age. Many people would be surprised to learn that Saudi women like … Continue reading
A Jeddah dress shop Shop window Many shops here are packed tightly with products from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2022/04/small-jeddah-shops.html
Tiny shop with Ramadan lanterns and banner Ramadan banner under colorful fish shop sign Walking by, dressed in white from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2022/04/ramadan-banners.html
I like the festive banners in this shop. Can you spot the employee in the photo above? She’s rather hard to see, but she’s right in the middle of the pic. Whimsical Ramadan decor at a local mall from … Continue reading
Ramadan banners adorn the front of this shop Colorful print abayas and matching scarves More Ramadan decor – moons, stars, teapots from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2022/04/around-shopping-center.html
When smaller kiosks close for prayer times or non-business hours, many of them simply cover up and drape their merchandise with large cloths. It’s common to see workers pray outside shops in malls. Often prayer rugs are available for whoever … Continue reading
The familiar red Ramadan banners hang in front of many businesses during Ramadan. from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2022/04/decked-out-for-ramadan.html
Many malls and businesses have huge incense burners like these, measuring well over three feet tall and filling the air with delicious scents. from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2022/04/ginormous-incense-burners.html