Thursday, February 21, 2019

SkyWatch: Hollywood Nights on Jeddah's Waterfront


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


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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Jeddah - A Saudi Bee-ing


I saw this cute T-shirt in a shop window at the Red Sea Mall.  The graphic is of a bee wearing sunglasses and the traditional Saudi men's headgear.  I would have bought it for my son but it was quite pricey for a T-shirt...


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Yanbu Flowers Festival 2019 Scheduled


As usual, the dates for the 2019 annual Yanbu Flowers Festival are still murky at this point, but the event should be coming up soon.  The General Authority for Entertainment has put out the festival dates as running from Tuesday, March 14th through Saturday, April 8th, however other sites have differing information, starting as early as February 28 and ending March 30.  If I am able to confirm either way, I will let you know. 


The festival is free for all attendees and there are many nice places to stay in Yanbu.  Event timings are 4-11pm daily.  If you love flowers, you won't want to miss this colorful spectacle.  You can see my posts for lots more photos from some of the recent years festivals at these links:  Yanbu FF 2018 and Yanbu FF 2016.


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

Monday, February 18, 2019

Our World: WWE in Jeddah


Last April the WWE came to Saudi Arabia and put on a show for a mixed crowd of 60,000 men, women and children at King Abdullah Stadium in Jeddah.  That women were allowed to attend an event such as this was in itself historic.  Until recently, women were not permitted inside a sports stadium - period. 


Some of the WWE legends making an appearance in the first ever Greatest Royal Rumble 50-man event were:  John Cena, Shinsuke Nakamura, The Undertaker, Chris Jericho, Triple H, Kalisto, Rey Mysterio, and many more.  For a video and more information about the results of the matches, CLICK HERE. 


A big "Thanks" to my friend and amazing photographer Abdullah Yahya for allowing me to share these beautiful photos for today's post of this event which he attended.  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, February 17, 2019

Jeddah - Lulu Groceries


Lulu is a huge department store, much like SuperTarget in the US, except with a much larger grocery section.  One can find almost anything under the sun at Lulu.  Their fresh produce department is quite impressive. 


This is just a small part of the rice section, above.  Lulu also has a large deli section with a great selection of readymade dishes, such as salads adn casseroles. 


They also have a fabulous selection of fresh chilis, all kinds, all colors, all sizes.  Lulu's prices aren't bad either.


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Jeddah - Saudi Hospitality


It's not unusual at events, gatherings, some businesses, and Saudi homes to be offered a small cup of hot gahwa upon your arrival.  Gahwa is Arabic coffee made with cardamom.  

Friday, February 15, 2019

Jeddah - Plugged in to Lulu Appliances


Maybe it's been too long siince I've been in the market for new small appliances, but I neer imagined I would see them in the array of assorted colors they come in now.  Lavendar, cerulean, and raspberry blenders?


These irons look more like sporty athletic shoes to me than they do useful appliances.  If you needed to get all new small appliances, would you want to have them all in one color or would you prefer having them in a variety of colors?


These fashion forward small appliances can be found at Lulu Hypermarket - a really fun supermarket / department store in Jeddah where you can find just about anything under the sun.