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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 and teenage son. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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Tag Archives: souk
Gold is sold by weight here in Saudi Arabia – design doesn’t really matter as far as the price goes. Gold is almost always given to Saudi brides and is commonly found in 18K, 21K, or 24K.
This painting of a Middle Eastern street scene is a huge wall hanging that covers an unoccupied mall shop’s window. Sorry I don’t have any particulars about this artwork.
The old souks, or markets, of Jeddah are located in the oldest part of town called Al-Balad. Many of the buildings are crumbling and are in peril. Fires are common in this area because of shoddy electrical workmanship, much of … Continue reading
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
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
The entrance to this cramped little shop is in the oldest souk in Jeddah called Al-Balad. Many of the shops in the souk are overflowing with abundant merchandise in very small quarters. This shop sells textiles, including sheets, blankets, bedspreads, … Continue reading