Friday, December 14, 2018

Jeddah Restaurant Door


Like any large city anywhere, Jeddah has its fair share of outstanding restaurants.  Shababik is a Lebanese / Meditterranean cuisine restaurant with large windows that look over a busy roundabout of the city.  It also offers outdoor seating and a menu of hookah selections.   

Thursday, December 13, 2018

SkyWatch: A Few Minutes Later on the Red Sea


Two beautiful shots of a mosque on the Red Sea in Jeddah taken by my friend and terrific photographer Abdullah.  The shots were taken from the same spot several minutes apart.


A big "Thanks" to my friend and amazing photographer Abdullah Yahya for allowing me to share these beautiful photos for today's post.  Stay tuned for more fantastic pics from around Saudi Arabia taken by Abdullah.  Follow him on Instagram and Twitter @ayaa1977

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Saudi Arabia Bowls with Arabic Script


I saw this set of bowls in a restaurant on display and I thought they were really cool.
@ Shababik Restaurant - Jeddah

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Jeddah's Belajio Resort and Restaurant


The expansive Belajio Resort and Restaurant is located right on the Red Sea coastline of Jeddah with lovely restaurants and beautiful sea views.  It also has a kid's entertainment area and lovely outdoor seating.   


A big "Thanks" to my friend and amazing photographer Abdullah Yahya for allowing me to share these beautiful photos for today's post.  Stay tuned for more fantastic pics from around Saudi Arabia taken by Abdullah.  Follow him on Instagram and Twitter @ayaa1977

Monday, December 10, 2018

Our World: No Doubt, This is Jeddah!


Jeddah's new attractve waterfront has become a haven for residents to spend relaxing time with their families.  One of the main attractions is the Jeddah sign, which spells out the city's name in larger-than-life turquoise blue letters.


The Red Sea is the sign's backdrop, accented with palm trees.  At night the large letters light up and can be seen from quite a distance.


A big "Thanks" to my friend and amazing photographer Abdullah Yahya for allowing me to share these beautiful photos for today's post.  Stay tuned for more fantastic pics from around Saudi Arabia taken by Abdullah.  Follow him on Instagram and Twitter @ayaa1977




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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Jeddah Waterfront Sculptures at Night


Here is another beautiful view of Jeddah's Red Sea at night.  The spherical sculptures, the palm trees, and the reflections of the lighting all work together to make a spectacular scene, don't you think?

A big "Thanks" to my friend and amazing photographer Abdullah Yahya for allowing me to share this beautiful photo for today's post.  Stay tuned for more fantastic pics from around Saudi Arabia taken by Abdullah.  Follow him on Instagram and Twitter @ayaa1977

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Jeddah Sculpture: Bride of the Red Sea


Jeddah has long been called "The Bride of the Red Sea."  It is located in the Hijaz region of Saudi Arabia and is the largest city of the Makkah Province, with about 4 million in population. It is the largest seaport on the Red Sea, is the gateway to two of Islam's holiest cities - Makkah and Medina - and is a shipping and commercial hub for the country.  Because of its location right on the Red Sea, Jeddah is also a popular tourist destination which also makes it considered one of the most open cities in Saudi Arabia.   The city's motto is "Jeddah Ghair" which translates to "Jeddah is different" - something I have heard over and over again when people talk about Jeddah. 

As far as the name of Jeddah itself, Jeddah actually means "grandmother" in Arabic.  The tomb of Eve is believed to be located in Jeddah and she is considered to be the grandmother of humanity. There have been many spellings of its name with Jeddah being the most common one.   

A big "Thanks" to my friend and amazing photographer Abdullah Yahya for allowing me to share this beautiful photo for today's post.  Stay tuned for more fantastic pics from around Saudi Arabia taken by Abdullah.  Follow him on Instagram and Twitter @ayaa1977