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September 23rd is Saudi National Day!

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

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Girls’ Formal Dress Shop

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

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Jeddah Storefront Signage #JDP

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

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Sweets for the Sweet Tooth

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

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Jeddah Social Distancing Signs

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

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Sugar Cane Juice

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

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Pixiliated Woman

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

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Jeddah Fruit & Veggie Market

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

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Jeddah Oud Business

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

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Jeddah Produce Market

This is a typical display in a small neighborhood outdoor produce market here in Jeddah.  These markets are conveniently located in residential areas and the produce is generally cheaper than buying it from a large air conditioned supermarket. from Blogger … Continue reading

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