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SkyWatch: Dusty Days

This year the wind and resulting dust storms have been the absolute worst and the windy season has lasted much longer than it has since I moved here in 2007. Hospitals have been filled with people suffering from asthma or … Continue reading

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Skywatch: Dust Storm

This time of year the dust storms in Jeddah can be awful. On a normal day you would be able to see a mountain range in the distance. Jeddah has been plagued by high winds and dust storms for about … Continue reading

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Rare Umbrella Sighting

It hardly ever rains here in Jeddah, but this past week, there has been rain on several days. In fact I don’t recall ever seeing anyone using an umbrella until I saw this guy out the window of our apartment. … Continue reading

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Fruit Stand

There are many small fresh produce stands outdoors like this one in Jeddah. It’s a little surprising that in the severe heat, fresh products survive being outdoors. Much of the produce comes from the fertile lands in the region, like … Continue reading

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Made in the Shade

During break times from work, hard laborers try to head for a place with shade to get out of the blazing sun here in Saudi Arabia. It’s not uncommon to see these workers congregated underneath large trucks or flatbeds like … Continue reading

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Cloudy Skies

We got more rain in Jeddah in November and December than we have in the entire two years I have been living here. Cloudy skies and rain just aren’t that common here. I liked seeing these clouds this day… (sigh)

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SkyWatch: Deadly Rains

Last week, Jeddah experienced torrential rains in the period of just a few hours which caused severe flooding and chaos in the city. In the two years that I have lived here, rain has been a very rare occurrence and … Continue reading

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