Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Yanbu Crowds at Flower Festival


The Yanbu Flowers and Gardens Festival opens daily at 4pm, and before dark, the place is packed with crowds of people. There are various designated sections at the event, like a Recycling Center, a Butterfly Garden, and an enormous colorful floral carpet attraction.


This is the 11th annual flower festival is operating now through April 7th.  

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Our World: Yanbu Festival Face Painting


Here is another scene from the 2017 Yanbu Flowers and Gardens Annual Festival happening now through April 7th. Like children everywhere, Saudi kids too enjoy having their faces painted for special occasions or events.  This scene could take place just about anywhere around the world - the only difference being that the face painting artist is totally veiled in black and even wears black gloves.



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Monday, March 27, 2017

Yanbu Festival Poolside


A beautiful new addition to the Yanbu Flowers and Gardens Festival this year is the huge pool and fountain areas, complete with flower covered islands and bridges.  There is poolside seating where visitors can enjoy the scenery and weather while relaxing or having a drink or picnic.  

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Scenes from Yanbu Flower Festival


There have been times living in this country when I have complained that if it involves fun here in Saudi Arabia, then it is considered "haram" (which means forbidden).  Well, times have changed, and now there is even a Ministry of Entertainment.




Most of the people of Saudi Arabia are starved for events and entertainment, as is evident by the enormous turnout and support for the 11th annual Yanbu Flowers and Gardens Festival.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Yanbu Festival Recycling


Recycling is one of the attractions at the Yanbu Flowers and Gardens Festival, going on now in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, and running through April 7th.  The garden art pictured in this post is made of old automobile tires which have been cut and painted to form the birds above and the fish below.



The race cars below are made of recycled barrels and equipped with old bicycle tires. Aren't they cute?



Friday, March 24, 2017

SkyWatch: Yanbu Flower Festival


Right now through April 7th, the Yanbu Flowers and Gardens Annual Festival is underway in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, an industrial coastal city along the Red Sea.  The turnout for this event is strikingly enormous as it appeals to people of all ages. To me, it is evident that Saudis want to enjoy themselves and have fun, just like people everywhere.


In every direction one can see people taking photos and selfies with the colorful flowers behind them. This is the 11th year for this event, which has grown in size by leaps and bounds.


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SkyWatch: Yanbu Flower Festival


This past week, my husband and I visited Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, to see the Yanbu Flowers and Gardens Festival. This is the 11th year for this increasingly popular family event and is attended by thousands of visitors. Yanbu is located on the west coast of Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea, about a four hour drive north of Jeddah. One of the amazing focal points of the festival is the colorful Floral Carpet which covers a vast area of the park.  This festival is scheduled to operate through April 7th.


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