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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Tag Archives: thobe
Just Hangin’ Out
I was waiting in the car for my husband when I looked over and saw this group of young men just hanging out. The man in the traditional dress seemed a little older and was dominating the conversation. All of … Continue reading
Posted in Clothing, Culture, Life, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged dress, Jeddah, leisure, thobe, youth 2 Comments
Cool Sign for Thobe Shop
The thobe (or thawb) is the long usually white dress that many Saudi men wear. Most Saudi men probably have at least a dozen thobes hanging in their closets, especially those who wear thobes to work. Most thobes shops will … Continue reading
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Clothing, Culture, Life, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Shopping, Tradition Tagged Arab dress, signage, signs, thobe 3 Comments
Thobes are the long, usually white dresses that are the traditional garb for men in Saudi Arabia. Most thobe shops here in Jeddah are small businesses where one can have a thobe custom tailored to fit. The walls of the … Continue reading
Posted in Buildings, Clothing, Culture, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Shopping Tagged men, shop, thobe 12 Comments
Gold Salesman in Saudi Arabia
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.
Prayer on the Red Sea
It’s late afternoon and low tide on the Red Sea. This couple is standing at the base of the Floating Mosque, which is on the Red Sea in Jeddah. At high tide they would not be able to stand where … Continue reading
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Clothing, Life, Photo, Religion, Saudi Arabia Tagged abaya, Architecture, Corniche, dress, Islam, Jeddah, mosque, prayer, Red Sea, Religion, thobe 10 Comments
CDP Theme Day: Photo of the Year 2010
It’s always hard choosing a favorite photo, especially now with digital affording us so many more possibilities to choose from. My pick for my favorite photo that I took in 2010 was this one – a very simple shot taken … Continue reading
Posted in Clothing, Culture, Life, Middle East, Nature, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged beach, Corniche, dress, ghuttra, Jeddah, leisure, Red Sea, thobe, traditional 9 Comments
Arab Boy Doll
If you press his hand, he dances to music.
Posted in Clothing, Culture, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Clothing, dress, thobe, toys, traditional 2 Comments
Typical Street Scene
This is a very typical street scene in a business section of Jeddah. In this man dominated society, it’s not unusual to just see mostly men only on the streets. One man is walking in the street while talking on … Continue reading
Old Souk at Night
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
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Clothing, Culture, Life, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Shopping Tagged Architecture, business, Clothing, dress, Jeddah, living, market, shop, souk, thobe, women 5 Comments
This is the third photo in a series of small businesses I snapped while out for a walk one evening. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of custom thobe shops in Jeddah. Thobes are the long white traditional dress that … Continue reading
Posted in Buildings, Culture, Life, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged business, Clothing, dress, Jeddah, shop, thobe, traditional 11 Comments