Tag Archives: villas

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

Behind the villa gates… Private detached residences here in Jeddah are called villas.  The Saudis highly value their privacy, and security of the women is a concern.  All villas are surrounded by at least 8 foot walls and are accessible … Continue reading

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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.” (Click on photo to enlarge image)

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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 to … Continue reading

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