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A Surprise Catch

This is something you thought you might not ever see – a veiled Saudi woman clad in her black abaya fishing with her children. I snapped this photo in the late afternoon in a busy area of Jeddah’s Corniche, the … Continue reading

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Bike Riding

Three boys pedal their bicycles down a street in Jeddah. Every day I see boys or men here on bicycles. Many of the foreign workers use bicycles as their main form of transportation. Females are restricted from riding bicycles in … Continue reading

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Bowling Lanes in Jeddah

I had heard there was a bowling alley in Jeddah and was surprised when we drove past it recently. Many activities here in Saudi Arabia exclude women from participating, or they might have very limited hours/days when women and families … Continue reading

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Jet Skiers on the Red Sea

Water sports are popular in Saudi Arabia, especially in Jeddah which is situated right on the Red Sea.¬† Unfortunately women rarely¬†participate in any water sports when out in public, and if they do, they must be modestly covered from head … Continue reading

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Sandlot Soccer

Reminding me of sandlot baseball in America, neighborhood boys utilize practically every decent sized clear flat lot in Jeddah to play soccer. This lot looks like it may not be available much longer, judging by the big equipment dumping rubble … Continue reading

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Work Out Gym

There are several large chain gyms that flourish in Jeddah, mostly for men only. Gold’s Gym has a totally separate entrance and work-out area for women as well. Click on photo to enlarge image.

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March Madness in Arabia

Basketball is a popular sport here in the Kingdom. March marks the end of the season, complete with a big championship playoff. An official here is handing over the 1st place trophy to a member of this year’s winning team … Continue reading

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