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: traffic
Jeddah is home to hundreds of works of art that grace the landscape of the city. Many of the sculptures used to occupy the space in the center of traffic circles, many of which have been replaced in recent years … Continue reading
This is a very typical street scene here in Jeddah and a good example of what the traffic is like at any given time.
I have written quite a bit about the fact that women are not allowed to drive here in Saudi Arabia, while allowing little boys who can’t even see over the steering to drive here seems to be no problem at … Continue reading
This is a typical example of what happens at most red lights here in Jeddah. The car I am in is the first car stopped in our lane at a red light. You can see that there are two vehicles … Continue reading
Taxi services are a real money-maker here in Saudi Arabia – and it’s no wonder, considering that half of the population (women) are not allowed to drive in this country. From what I have read, taxis do such a thriving … Continue reading
There are many of these Traffic Police Umbrellas strategically placed at busy intersections about the city of Jeddah to provide protection and shade from the blazing hot sun. Most often, there is no one in position at these umbrellas keeping … Continue reading
One thing that upsets me here in Saudi Arabia is how children are not buckled in when traveling in cars. Some young boys are even allowed to drive, and all the while women are restricted from doing so. Every time … Continue reading
We were driving along the streets of Jeddah the other day when suddenly traffic slowed to a crawl for several blocks. The reason for the traffic slow-down turned out to be a block long array of date stands where vendors … Continue reading