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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: women
Saudi women generally pray at home. Usually they put on a prayer dress on top of what they are wearing. The prayer dress is a loose long simple dress that extends down to the floor, has long sleeves, a high … Continue reading
Saudi Arabian National Day is tomorrow, and this first sign in a shop window is in reference to the holiday. Many shops are having big sales to celebrate. This photo is at an open air mall here in Jeddah and … Continue reading
This highly embellished outfit in a Jeddah shop window caught my eye. There is gold and silver trim on the bodice and hundreds of small gold and silver metal embellishments all over the garment. The sleeves are belled, the … Continue reading
I often see many products offered here in Saudi Arabia that I really haven’t ever seen for sale in the US. This one is a product specifically for women who cover their hair. I had never really thought about the … Continue reading
Cosmetics are a huge business here in Saudi Arabia. Historically, culturally, and religiously, a female in Saudi Arabia had only one chance to make a good impression on a potential suitor – and it has always been largely based on … Continue reading
I think with everyone wearing face masks in this time of Covid, people who previously leery or apprehensive about Muslim women who wear veils may have changed their tune a bit. One big complaint I used to hear was how … Continue reading
Today’s post consists of an array of photos of various women’s wear shop windows that I liked as I walked by. The first one is from a maternity shop, and I just really loved the top on the left – … Continue reading
It’s gotten better over the years, but censorship of women’s faces and exposed skin still happens in Saudi Arabia. It’s common to see women’s faces pixilated as shown here, or totally blurred out, or blacked out with marking pens, or … Continue reading
Janadriyah is an annual cultural heritage festival celebrating the regions, history, arts, and culture of Saudi Arabia. It is held in an area on the outskirts of Riyadh for a period of several weeks during the winter months, with many … Continue reading