Tag Archives: veil

Shopping for Veils at the Souk

While most Saudi women who wear the face veil called “niqab” usually wear black,  they do come in a variety of colors.  I once ran into a friend of mine who was wearing all pink – a pink face veil, … Continue reading

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Sightseeing on the Red Sea

Wearing a black cloak (called abaya), a black headscarf and a black veil wouldn’t be my first choice of what to wear on a sightseeing boat ride on the Red Sea in the blazing summer heat.  But this is indeed … Continue reading

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Picnic in the Park

Three veiled and abaya-clad women enjoy a picnic on the grass in a local park in Jeddah. The time is about 6:30pm in the month of May. Many days the temperature is still pretty warm at this time, making a … Continue reading

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Abaya and Veil

This women shopper strolling along a street in Jeddah is wearing something similar to what the majority of women here wear. The long black cloak is called an abaya, which is worn over her normal clothes, so as to not … Continue reading

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