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Jeddah Typical Villa

Here is another typical villa in Jeddah – large residence and tall walls surrounding it.   from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/07/jeddah-typical-villa.html

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Jeddah Villa Unusual Design

Family villas in Jeddah are usually quite large to accommodate large families, plus household help like maids and drivers.  All villas that I have ever seen here are surrounded by high walls to afford privacy for the women of the … Continue reading

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Jeddah Villa Gate

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Combined Architectural Elements

This villa has quite a variety of different architectural design elements and finishes. There is so much to look at!  I’m not sure I quite understand the unusual angled white overhang in front, and the use of so many different … Continue reading

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Inside the Villa Walls

All private villas here in Jeddah have tall walls surrounding them, so it is rare to get a glimpse of what exactly is behind those walls. Oftentimes only the home’s roof is visible from the outside. This villa has a … Continue reading

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Bike Rider

Bikes are a popular mode of transportation for many foreign male workers here in Jeddah – females are not allowed to ride bicycles in public because too much of the female form (her behind) would be visible and prove too … Continue reading

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Behind the Villa Gates

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Privacy

Individual homes here in Arabia, called villas, are usually quite large and generally have a solid 8-10 feet tall wall around the perimeter of the property. The home takes up most of the space inside the walls. There is likely … Continue reading

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Welcome to Our Home

Arabic writing above the front door of a Jeddah villa, loosely interpreted says “Whatever God wills, he shall put blessings into it.”

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Next Door Neighbor

  It is not unusual to see lovely villas here in Jeddah with rubble filled lots right next door.  The rubble remains until the owner of the lot develops it, when he clears the rubble, only to transfer it all … Continue reading

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