Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Saudi Female Store Employee


This female employee of a large supermarket in Jeddah greeted us at the entrance as she dispersed sweet smelling incense in the area.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Ramadan Special Packaging


Many products sold during Ramadan are presented in special Ramadan themed packaging, like this beautiful tin box of chocolate covered nuts by Jewels.  The blue and gold design is very appealing and I love how the shape of the box itself curves along with crescent moon.  Ramadan ended a couple of days ago for this year.



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Monday, May 25, 2020

Ramadan Store Displays


For the monthlong Ramadan period here in Saudi Arabia, grocery stores will usually carve out an area for special Ramadan treats and sweets.  It is a time when families generally get together to break the day's fast at sunset. 


The day's fast is often broken with dates and buttermilk, followed by prayer, and then a full on feast of Ramadan favorites.  This year's Ramadan was different for most families due to the strict Covid-19 curfews in place, prohibiting people from being out and about hours before sunset.


Sunday, May 24, 2020

Friday, May 22, 2020

Modern Jeddah Highrise


One of the modern highrise buildings dotting the city of Jeddah's landscape.  

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Thursday, May 21, 2020