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Issue 12, Jan 2010


EDITORIAL Hope For the New Year and Possibly a New Era

One of the main missions of Destination Jeddah is to bring to our readers the best of Jeddah and all it has to offer.

However, what happened to our beloved city on November 25, 2009 is something that has left a huge scar in all of us; Jeddah with all its beauty was wounded deeply. But with every disaster comes hope; and what I have witnessed at the Jeddah Center for Forums and Exhibitions is something we have all been yearning to see for a long time. I witnessed Saudis, with their diversity, unite for one cause; a humanitarian cause to aid their brothers and sisters in need. Men and women, young and old, from different socio-economic backgrounds and ideologies, work hand in hand to save Jeddah; a scene I believe with all my heart will change many things, a scene that gives hope for the future of Jeddah and the nation at large. We can no longer hide our heads in the sand and pretend that nothing has happened since November 25th; we cannot continue to live on our unaffected side of the city, in our comfortable homes, sending our children to safe schools, shop in our luxurious malls, eat in our nice restaurants, and get treated in first rate hospitals. Even though some of us try to be compassionate by collecting donations or volunteering, at the end of the day I want you to ask yourself is this enough?

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Enas Hashani

GENERAL MANAGER Nour Tamimi

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Michael Bou-Nacklie ART DIRECTOR Bayan Esam Abuzinadah ACTING CREATIVE DIRECTOR Maha Alkhalawi GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Lina Malaika Mohammed Rashad KK MARKETING DIRECTOR Noura Ismail PHOTOGRAPHY Abdullah Kurashi Ahmed Sabri Hans Sjoeholm Maria Mahdaly Hans Sjoeholm Khaled Al-Dahlawi Michael Bou-Nacklie Silwan Eshki Turki Shoaib CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Dina Ismail Hans Sjoeholm Serene Feteih Turki Shoaib EDITOR-AT-LARGE Jessica Stockwell EDITORIAL ASSOCIATES Silwan Eshki PUBLIC RELATIONS Sultan Soufi

May God bless and protect our country in this New Year Enas Hashani Editor-in-Chief editor@destinationjeddah.com A Special Thank you:

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FEATURED CONTENT

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SPECIAL FEATURE

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THROUGH OUR LENS

Jeddah, The Mother of Prosperity & Adversity Viva civil society!

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EVENTS & HAPPENINGS

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LOOKING FORWARD

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EXPLORE KSA

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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Almost

Festivals, Exhibitions, and Openings Upcoming events we’re looking forward to

Wadi Khadrah: The Green Valley From hilltops to valleys: A French photographer ‘discovers’ the Kingdom


FASHION & SHOPPING

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Gifts & Souvenirs

FEATURED CONTENT

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Omar Azure: Reaching new heights in Saudi fashion Gadgets

RED SEA COAST

Al-Ahlam Tourism Group Desert Sea: Project Aware Cleanup Day

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DINING AROUND TOWN

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HEALTHY LIVING

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USEFUL ARABIC WORDS

Restaurant Reviews

Dr. Edrees Foot Spa The pronunciation of different Arabic Letters.

60 Arts & Entertainment Fashion & Shopping

Beach Resorts & Dive Shops Restaurants Travel

Health & Beauty

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General

DIRECTORY

Religious Tourism

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!‫ ملخصات بالعربية لمحتويات المجلة‬:‫باإلضافة‬

Plus: Arabic captions for content!

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Useful Information

City&

Country

Fact Sheet

Name: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - KSA Capital: Riyadh Head of State: King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud Crown Prince: Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud Population: 28.7 million (72% Saudi, 27% foreign) Population Growth: 3.39% (approx. 3% per year) (55% are under the age of 20) Area: 2,149,640 sq. km Major Cities: Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam. Holy Cities: Makkah, Madinah International Airports: Jeddah: King Abdul Aziz Int’l. Airport (Airport Code: JED) Riyadh: King Khaled Int’l Airport / Dammam: King Fahad Int’l Airport Name: Jeddah Head of Region: Prince Khalid Al Faisal Location: West coast of Saudi Arabia, on the Red Sea Inhabited Area: 1,500 sq. km Largest urban center in the Makkah province Jeddah Population: 3.4 million and the 2nd largest city in Saudi Arabia. Official Language: Arabic. English is the second official language. Major Arabic Newspapers: Al-Watan , Al Hayat, Al-Iqtisadiya, Al-Madinah Major English Newspapers: Saudi Gazette, Arab News Important Dates: National Day: 23rd September Ramadan (The Holy Month of Fasting): August 11 - September 9 2010 Eid Al-Fitr (The Feast of Breakfast / End of Ramadan): September 10 -12 2010 Eid Al-Adha (The Feast of Sacrifice): November 16 - 19 2009 Calendar: The Hijri lunar calendar is the traditional measure of time and the Gregorian calendar is used as well in business. (1430/2009) Time Zone: UTC+3 4

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Currency: Saudi Riyal (SR) - divided into 100 Halalas; Notes printed in 1 (one), 5 (five), 10 (ten), 20 (twenty), 50 (fifty), 100 (one hundred), 200 (two hundred), 500 (five hundred) Riyal denominations. Currency Exchange Rates: 1.00 United States Dollar (USD) = SR3.75 1.00 Euro (EUR) = SR5.23 1.00 British Pound (GBP) = SR5.94

1.00 India Rupee (INR) = SR0.079 1.00 Pakistan Rupee (PKR) = SR0.047 1.00 Phillippines Peso (PHP) = SR0.08

Business & Banking Hours: 8/9AM - 4/5PM Sat-Wed, some are open on Thursdays for half a day 8/9AM - 1/2PM. Weekend: Thursday- Friday. Shopping Hours: 10AM - 1PM 5PM - 10/11PM Telephone, Mobile and Internet services: The main telephone service provider is STC – Saudi Telecom Company. The Main mobile service providers are STC, Mobily and Zain. They also offer mobile Internet solutions *STC: www.stc.com/ *Mobily: www.mobily.com/ *Zain: www.zain.com Internet Service Providers: * Orbit Satellite internet: www.orbitsatnet.com *www.zajil.net, *awalnet.net.sa, * www.naseej. com, * www.shabakah.net.sa, * www.sol.net.sa, * cyberia.net.sa, *Nesma: www.nesma.net.sa National TV: Saudi Channel 1/ Saudi Channel 2 (English)/ Saudi Channel 3 (Sports)/ Al Ekhbariya News Satellite TV: Thousands of free channels from across the Middle East, Asia and Europe can be viewed using a satellite dish and receiver. Premium Satellite Providers: Showtime Arabia: Premium Arabic and Western Entertainment. www.showtimearabia.com Orbit: Premium Arabic and Western Entertainment. www.orbit.net ART: Premium Arabic, Western, and Asian Entertainment www.artonline.tv Major Sport: The most popular national sport in Saudi Arabia is Football (Soccer). The two main football clubs in Jeddah are Ittihad and Ahli. Electricity: 110v and 220v.

Transportation:

Air: Saudi Airlines - Sama Air - Nas Airlines Land: Bus: SAPTCO: National Bus Company offering transportation between most Saudi Cities. Inside the city: Taxis and Chauffer companies. Railroad: Only one passenger train service between Riyadh and Dammam.

Country Code: 966 City Codes: Jeddah and Makkah: 02 / Dammam, Dahran, Alkhobar and Jubail: 03 / Riyadh: 01 / Abha and Najran: 07 / Madinah and Yanbu: 04

Emergencies : Information/ Maintenance:

International Information.......905 Telephone Maintenance.........904 Telephone Directory.................905 Speaking Clock.........................1222 Mobily..........................................1100 STC...................................................902 Zain..................................................959

Ambulance...................................997 Electricity Emergency...............933 Fire Fighters..................................998 Natural Disasters ........................988 National Security .......................989 Nijm “ Insurance Company for Car Accident “.........................920000560 Road Security...............................996 Traffic Accidents .........................993 Water Emergency.......................939

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Jeddah, The Mother of Prosperity & Adversity

‫جدة أم الرخاء و الشدة‬

Special Feature 25.11.09

THE RISE OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN AN EMERGENCY

Volunteers in action at JCFE, the temporary headquarters for the relief efforts.

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Photo by Khalid Al Dahlawi

By Michael Bou-Nacklie


Photo by Michael Bou-Nacklie

Several volunteers unload a truck with items to be seperated into smaller boxes for flood victims.

Not long ago, just a few hours of rain changed everything for Jeddah. Without missing a heartbeat, Saudis and a patchwork of other nationalities pulled Jeddah up by its bootstraps and created something Saudi had never seen before. A few days after the flood an explosion of relief work took center stage at the Jeddah Center for Forums and Exhibitions (JCFE) with the community service organization Muwatana at the helm in association with the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce (JCCI). After the rains which started on Nov. 25, Khalid Mohammed Al-Dahlawi and Rasha Hefthi, co-founders of the community service organization Muwatana and some friends decided to go and investigate the damage people were talking about. While trying to get to Guwaiza (an area rumored to be the most heavily affected), meandering streets blocked off by police forced them by accident all the way to Kilo 10 and then Kilo 14.

“We went Further East and got into Kilo 14. As soon they saw us, I heard the people screaming, ‘reporters, reporters.’ Someone approached us and started showing us around, Al-Dahlawi said. “We asked them, if anyone had come to help them and they said no we were the first people to enter the neighborhood. They took us for a tour, we found cars literally fully covered with water. We didn’t see anyone trying to help those people. From that we decided to do something because we have an obligation, we are Saudis.”

Photo by Michael Bou-Nacklie

Dividing flour from larger sacks into family-sized rations to be distributed to the affected areas.

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After visiting Kilo 14 Al-Dahlawi and his team were determined to visit Guwaiza. On Dec. 28 they made it to Guwaiza. “We didn’t believe the damage we saw was from rain. It looked like an earthquake (or a bomb) struck the area. The roads were ripped apart,” he said with a heavy tone. The day after , the Muatana board members met to figure how they could do something and raise awareness about Kilo 14 as well since it was not covered in the news. They started to call friends and family and explain the situation, refusing to accept money for aid. “We wanted things, food, blankets.”

Slowly the items being collected overflowed the home where they were being kept and later the JCCI provided a room inside their facility to store the items; but soon even that was too small. Eventually the JCFE was provided as a means to coordinate and send out help. The JCCI later called a committee bringing together all sorts of charity groups to organize donations. The JCFE is packed with items donated from companies but also from private donors. After that the number of volunteers swelled to 5,000. The amount of coordination and cooperation is something completely unparalleled for Saudi but the results are even more striking.

Photo by Ahmad Sabri

Volunteers create a human chain to quickly move bags of donated clothes from the JCFE to waiting trucks.

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Khalid Mohammed Al-Dahlawi with children of the affected areas.

Companies as well as private donors have donated furniture, blankets, kitchenware to bring some form of normalcy to the flood victims.

Photos by Khalid Al Dahlawi

Volunteers of all ages sorting out items into boxes and loading them into trucks.

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Photos by Khalid Al Dahlawi

Volunteers worked tirelessly from 10AM to 10PM to get items broken down from their wholesale portions to portions appropriate for families.

“Up till now we’ve helped........,” he pauses and scratches his head. “We’ve covered over 80,000 (people).” “What we wanted to do was make this a learning experience,” he insisted. “We could have contracted companies to come and run all these things but we didn’t want to do that. We wanted young Saudis to start these things, to learn and explore themselves. To really have a chance to think out of the box.” Al-Dahlawy leans forward and a grin creeps over his face, “is there chaos here? Of course there is, but we want that organized chaos.”

Without the chaotic nature of the relief efforts, he says, the volunteers would not learn. We give them a set of rules, guidelines and instructions, and let them come up with their own system, and this is exactly what turns these volunteers into leaders. “Since these young volunteers are not forced to do things a certain way, you can see them learning, thinking. and trying to improve day after day ” He pauses. “This is the first time this kind of volunteerism has existed (in the Kingdom) in this form and this magnitude.”

‫ دون تردد �أو تباط�ؤ هرع ال�شباب اجلداوي لإنقاذ جدة‬.‫ غريت كل كل �شيء يف جدة‬،‫ عدة �ساعات من املطر‬،‫منذ وقت لي�س ببعيد‬ ‫ حيث �صرح‬،‫ دي�سمرب‬24 ‫ جهود الإغاثة ا�ستمرت مبركز جدة للمعار�ض وامل�ؤمترات حتى‬.‫وخلقت حالة مل ت�شهدها ال�سعودية من قبل‬ .‫الدهلوي قائ ًال ب�أن دور حركة مواطنة قد انتهى الآن حيث �أن هدفه الرئي�سي كان هو ال�شروع يف عملية الإغاثة‬

Photo by Michael Bou-Nacklie

Hundreds and hundreds of boxes line the inside of the JCFE all to be broken down into 2,000 boxes per day.

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Volunteers wait for residents to return to their homes so they can deliver the needed aid.

Photos y Michael Bou-Nacklie

A volunteer speaks with a father about his current situation after having aid delivered to the furnished apartment where he and his family are staying temporarily. (above) Laborers stack bags of rice for distribution to affected homes. (below)

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Photo by Michael Bou-Nacklie


! y t e oci ens

C a v Vi

S ur L l i O iv ough Thr

Civil society is a must, and it even becomes a greater necessity when there is an emergency. When the official institutes in any country fail to do their main jobs, the civil society has no option but to stand up immediately to cover as much as possible of its ethical responsibilities, without waiting for anyone, and without waiting for any permission. I took a step back and tried to see how the volunteering situation was going on... And I felt like crying. I saw everyone in the field work: my family, friends, and classmates. I saw volunteers from all age groups, from both sexes, from different nationalities, and from different ideological backgrounds. I saw volunteers coming from Holy Makah & Medina, Taif, Albaha, Riyadh, Southern province, Eastern province, and Alqateef. I saw a whole community coming together, and I thought to myself: I saw Jeddah, I saw Islam being practiced, and I saw us. From now on, we shall never stop. Viva civil society! Ahmad Sabri

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14 DESTINATION JEDDAH Video-grabs from video by Abdullah Kurashi


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Photo by Michael Bou-Nacklie


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Photo by Michael Bou-Nacklie


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Photos by Khalid Al Dahlawi


This Photograph, of a man smiling even though he has suffered many losses, has inspired many to take action and join the relief efforts.

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Photo by Michael Bou-Nacklie


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Events &

Happenings

SAUDIA EMPLOYEES COOPERATIVE PLANS NEW HQ: Celebrating its twenty-fifth year, the Saudia Employees Cooperative announced that it is planning to build a commercial office tower as a permanent headquarters. The announcement was made the Jeddah Hilton hotel on Dec. 13 where Director General Khalid Bin Abdullah Al-Melham spoke on the occaision. The Cooperative works to provide employees

of Saudi Arabian Airlines the necessary items like purchasing a car, furniture and other necessities of life. The new building will house all of Saudia’s needs in one location as part of its more modern image. “The new headquarters will be created in the form of a huge tower built on administrative business of the organization -owned land in a prime location in Jeddah,” said Alawi Fadaq, vice-chairman of Saudia Employees Co-Operative, in a press statement.

‫ عام�أ على ت�أ�سي�سها‬25 ‫ دي�سمرب احتفا ًال مبنا�سبة مرور‬13 ‫�أقامت املجموعة التعاونية ملوظفي اخلطوط ال�سعودية يف قاعة هيلتون يوم‬ ‫ حتدث يف احلفل مدير عام‬،‫حيث �أعلنت يف االحتفالية انها تخطط لبناء برج جتاري ليكون مقر ًا رئي�سي ًا دائم ًا لها للمكاتب التجارية‬ .‫اخلطوط ال�سعودية خالد بن عبداهلل امللحم‬

PANASONIC LAUNCHES 360 IRON: The new irons released by Panasonic hope to make your ironing 25 percent faster saving you time and money. The new Panasonic 360 Quick Steam Iron features a rugby ball-shaped base allowing movement of 360 degrees easily without having to turn the unit on corners. Manager of Consumer Products, Takahiro Kiyama said at a press conference on Dec. 19, held in the Jeddah Hilton hotel, the new device featured “an ergonomic design making it easier to use on cuffs and collars.” The iron also has extra steam holes built in to allow more steam as well as both steam and dry ironing options. 22 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Manager of Consumer Products, Takahiro Kiyama demonstrates the Panasonic 360 Quick Steam Iron.

‫ اجلديدة للأ�سواق التي‬360 ‫طرحت �شركة بانا�سونيك املكواة‬ ‫ وتوفر من اجلهد واملال املكواة‬%25 ‫�ست�ؤدي �إىل تقليل وقت الكي‬ ‫ اجلديدة بالبخار تتميز بتقنية كرة الرجبي الأمر الذي ي�ؤدي‬360 ‫ درجة دون احلاجة �إىل �إدارة املكواة �إىل‬360 ‫�إىل حرية احلركة‬ .‫الزوايا اجلانبية‬


GHASSAN MOTORS ART EXHIBITION: Expanding on the concept Bentley started by exhibiting art alongside their cars, now Lambourghini and Lotus have local art displayed among them as well. With style ranging from abstract to collages, the luxury cars are made even more beautiful by their new showroom companions. The exhibition went on for a week starting from Nov. 18 Nov. 25.

‫على خطى املفهوم الذي ابتدعته بنتلي والذي يظهر ال�سيارات‬ ‫ قامت ملبورجيني ولوت�س بعر�ض‬،‫جنب ًا �إىل جنب مع الفن‬ ‫�سياراتها الفاخرة اجلميلة يف معر�ض يرتاوح بني الفن‬ .‫التجريجي والت�صويري‬

CESAR PACIOTTI OPENS THIRD KSA STORE: On Nov. 18 Cesar Paciotti opened its third store in the Kingdom, with its first in Jeddah. The store features the trademark unisex casual wear, 4US developed for both outdoor activity and relaxation comprising both footwear and clothing.

.‫املحل الثالث يف اململكة والأول يف جدة‬  ‫�سيزار باكيوتي افتتح‬ 4US ‫ كما تقدم‬،‫يتميز باكيوتي باملالب�س الكاجوال للجن�سني‬ ‫والتي تقدم املالب�س والأحذية املريحة والتي ميكن ارتداءها‬ .‫لال�سرتخاء �أو ممار�سة الأ�شطة اخلارجية على حد �سواء‬

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DAC HELPS IN H1N1 AWARENESS: DAC launched its “DAC Protect” campaign in malls, hotels and public places in Makkah to educate the public on ways to prevent contracting H1N1. DAC representatives handed out pamphlets and offered preventive advice to visitors. General Manager for Henkel Saudi Arabia, Memosh Khawajah said the companies objective is to keep its customers safe from diseases so they decided to launch the campaign to further their mission.

‫قامت (داك) بحملة توعوية وتقيفية وت�سويقية يف مراكز الت�سوق والفنادق والأماكن العامة يف مكة املكرمة لتثقيف املواطنني ب�ش�أن‬ .‫ حيث وزعوا ن�شرات تثقيفية وقدموا ا�ست�شارات ون�صائح قيمة ملكافحة الفريو�س‬، H1N1 ‫الو�سائل الكفيلة مبكافحة فريو�س‬

B DESIGN OPENS: Specializing in retro 60’s and 70’s decor Bandar Al-Sudairi, B Design founder inaugurated the opening of the prestigious interior design studio. Al-Sudairi, fresh from his studies in Paris and Geneva he brings a fresh new approach to interior design. With large retro wallpaper motifs and discrete lighting both in the walls as well as in tables, Al-Sudairi hopes to establish himself as a force in interior design in the Kingdom.

‫مهند�س الت�صميم الداخلي والديكور بندر ال�سديري يفتتح ا�ستوديو الت�صميم الداخلي الراقي والذي متيز ب�أوراق احلائط املزخرفة‬ .‫والإ�ضاءات املدرو�سة والطاوالت اجلميلة‬ MASOUD KURTIS LAUNCHES “BELOVED” ALBUM AT VIRGIN: Music fans and media gathered on Nov.23 for the launch of Masoud Kurtis’ new album named Beloved. His hymns focus on portraying the charisma of the Prophet (peace be upon him). Kurtis originates from Macedonia and Turkey and sings traditional Islamic nasheeds about the prophet and islamic ideology.

‫جتمع حمبو الطرب وو�سائل االعالم الطالق م�سعود كورتي�س الألبوم‬ ‫ تركز �أنا�شيده على ت�صوير �صفات النبي‬،‫اجلديد امل�سمى باحلبيب‬ ‫ كورتي�س ين�ش�أ من مقدونيا وتركيا ويغني‬.)‫(�صلى اهلل عليه و�سلم‬ .‫الأنا�شيد الإ�سالمية التقليدية حول الر�سول والعقيدة الإ�سالمية‬

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Featured Travel Provider

ARABIAN EXPLORER & EXPATRIATES TOURS

Year-long programs

Jeddah

Bedouin Night in the Desert (Sword dancers – Henna Tattoos artist – Camels – Traditional food )

Riyadh

Desert Diamond or fossil Hunt. Visiting golf course ( Horse Riding – sanddunes buggies )

Taif

Baboon Valley – Natural parks – Summer Camel Race. Camping out at the volcanic Wahba Crater.

Abha

Museums – Natural parks – Traditional markets - Painting Exhibition – Hanging Village – Historical stone palace

Gizan & Farasan Islands

2nd world war forts - Diving or snorkeling in Farasan Islands – Turtles – Flamingos and pelicans.

Najran

The historical dungeon & trench, sightseeing of more than 4000 years of history, traditional mud houses.

Meda’in Saleh

The Nabatians historical city Meda’in Saleh – Al Ula – Old Lava valley – Hejaz Railway.

Hail

The city of ancient history and rock art.

Mecca

Umra and visiting the Islamic sight seeing, the Holy Ka’aba, dress factory and the 2 Holy Mosques museum.

Important Notes

* If you like Adventures and you have 4WD. Car and you want to be a member in our new Weekends destinations excursions( Fifa Mountain – Hafof & Al Hasa, Diba & Al Wajh – Bani Haris, Bani Saghif & Wadi Al Agig ) contact us. * Departure is From Jeddah and special arrangement for participants from out of Jeddah. * Diving trips in Farasan Island – Yanbo – Umluj – Al-Wajh upon groups request. *All above costs are for one person in a double room for trips including hotel accommodation. Singles should expect to pay between SR200–300. Camping accommodations can be organized depending on the destination. * For Medain Saleh, Najran, Sekaka, diving trips, and Tabuk government permission is required and a copy of your Iqama and a letter from your sponsor may be required. * All trips involving air travel must be booked 2-3 weeks before and paid for a minimum of seven days prior to departure. Cancellation will result in risking forfeit of any refund. Cancellation less than 36 hours will result in no refund. Trips not involving air travel must also be fully paid for a minimum of seven days in advance. Cancellation after this period will mean a less than a full refund. * For trips from the Jeddah airport: To avoid difficulties caused by lateness groups will have a set meeting point at the airport. Transportation can be provided for an extra charge. * If you require a special meal (vegetarian, allergies, etc) prior notice is required. * All booking/payment must be finalized five days prior to departure. * For more information please contact Arabian Explorer at +966-50 767 8139 / Email: trailcheeta@yahoo.com. Please provide your full contact and location information. DESTINATION JEDDAH 25


Looking Forward Upcoming events

we’re looking forward to

January Golden Bazzar to support productive families Date: 9-1-2010 ~15 -1- 2010 Venue: Gold’s Gym. Contact: +966-564013242

Saudi Facilities And Asset Management

Date: 23 -1-2010 ~27 -1- 2010 Venue: Park Hyatt Jeddah

Red Sea Mall Bazzar ( Mamlakat Al-Mara’a ) Date: 12-01-2010 ~ 15-01-2010 Venue: Red Sea Mall Contact: +966-562900069

MENA-EX 2010

Date: 24-01-2010 ~ 26-01-2010 Venue: Hilton Jeddah

EO Saudi Arabia College committee Date: 18-1-2010 ~22 -1- 2010 Venue: Hilton Jeddah

January

February

March

February Venice: Door to the Orient

Food tasting. Deli Market & exhibit. Confrences. Cooking lessons Date: 1-2-2010 ~ 6-2-2010 March Venue: Il Villagio Contact: +966-2-6688233 Gulf Environment Forum www.mediterraneans.me Date: 7-3-2010 ~ 9-3-2010 2010 ALumni Gathering Venue : Hilton Jeddah

(Franklin College)

Date: 2-2- 2010 Venue: Jeddah Hilton Hotel

Middle East Education & Training Exhibition & Symposium

Date: 13-02-2010 ~ 16-02-2010 Venue: Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events (JCFE)

Autocare & Transport Arabia 2010

Jeddah Economic Forum 2010

7th Jeddah International Skydiving Championship

Date: 14-3-2010 ~ 17-3-2010 Venue:JCFE

Date: 22-3-2010 ~ 25-3-2010 Venue: JCFE

Venue: Jeddah, KSA DATE:10-2-2010 ~ 18-2-2010 Contact: Championships General Secretariat Tel: 966 2 6529522 Email: alswilim@hotmail.com OR aswadally@yahoo.com

MEETES 2010

The 7th scientific conference for medical students in the GCC Countries

Jeddah Dermatology & Cosmetics Conference

Date: 13 ~16 -2 - 2010 Venue: the Faculty of Medicine, King Abdul Aziz University (KAU). 26 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Date: 22-3-2010 ~ 25-3-2010 Venue: JCFE

Trade Show: FASHION ARABIA 2010

Date: March 2010 Venue: Jeddah International Exhibition & Convention Centre Contact: +966-2-6546384 Date: 29 -3-2010 ~ 1-4-2010 Info: www.jeddaderm.com


April Saudi Building Interiors Exhibition 2010 Date: 4-4-2010 ~ 7-4-2010 Venue: Jeddah International Exhibition & Convention Centre

Saudi Building Industries Exhibition & Symposium

Date: 18-4-2010 ~ 22-4-2010 Venue: Jeddah International Exhibition & Convention Centre

Jeddah Flying show

Date: 9-4-2008 ~ 16-4-2008 Venue: Jeddah coast

6th International Conference on Psychaitry “ New Models of Psychiatric Management “ Date: 13-4-2010 ~ 15-4-2010 Venue: Intercontinental Hotel

April

May

June

May Saudi Healthcare 2010

Date: 2-5-2010 ~ 5-5-2010 Venue: Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events

SHASH 2010

Saudi Healthcare And Saudi Hospital shows Date: 3-5-2010 ~ 6-5-2010 Venue: Jeddah International Exhibition & Convention Centre Info: international@acexpos.com

June

Saudi Hospital 2010

Cityscape Saudi Arabia 2010

Date: 15-5-2010 ~ 18-5-2010 Venue : Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events

Saudi Wellbeing 2010

Date: 15-5-2010 ~ 18-5-2010 Venue: Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events

Saudi Arabia’s International Event for Production, Processing, and Packaging Plastics and Chemicals Date: 24-5-10 ~ 27-5-10 Venue: Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events

Food & Hotel Arabia

Date: 24-5-10 ~ 27-5-10 Venue: Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events

International Property Investment And Development Event Date: June 05 - 07, 2010 Venue: Jeddah International Exhibition & Convention Centre Info: tel: +966 2 654 6384

1stAsiania Technical & Safety Symposium in Asia & Middle East Date: 22-6-2010 ~ 24-6-2010 Info: asiania@bigpond.com register through the website www.jisdc.com

Sponsorship opportunities

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July Jeddah Gair

A yearly summer festival that takes place all over Jeddah

July

August

September

October

November

December

August Start of the Holy Month ( Ramadan ) Date: 11-8-2010 ~ 9-9-2010

November Eid Al-Adha

Date : 16-11-2010 ~ 19-11-2010

September Eid Al-Fitr

Date : 10-9-2010 ~ 12-9-2010

Saudi International Book Fair

Venue: Jeddah International Exhibition & Convention Centre Contact: +966-2-6546384

Saudi National Day Date : 23-9-2010

December Glamour Arabia

Luxury products & cars. Date: 6-12-2010 ~ 8-12-2010 Venue: Jeddah Hilton Hotel

Saudi International Motor Show

Date: 26-12-2010 ~ 30-12-2010 Venue: Jeddah International Exhibition & Convention Centre Contact: +966-2-6546384

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Explore KSA

WADI

KHADRAH The Green Valley

By Turki Shoaib

Hidden in the deep gorges and lava plains off Madinah Road, lies a unique wadi like no other. A tributary of Wadi Mur and located on the historic Higrah Trail, the area is a hotbed of history, trade and natural beauty and is definitely worth a visit. 30 DESTINATION JEDDAH


Being accustomed to Saudi Arabia’s arid environment, it is always a surprise when you come face to face with an area that is abundant in standing water and lush natural vegetation. Not that Saudi lacks the natural diversity or interesting landscapes of other countries, but because it is usually so understated, or out of the way that no one actually knows it exists. Wadi Khadrah is such a place. Traveling to Rabigh’s Wadi Mur is always an enjoyable experience; exploring the deeper wadis that regular visitors don’t usually visit is a treat for anyone interested in a bit of adventure and photography. Still there is a limit to how far into the wadi you can go, even with a four-wheel drive. Although Wadi Mur stretches from the town of Rabigh on the Yanbu Road all the way to Madinah Road, it is almost impossible to cross the distance through the wadi, limiting accessibility as you get further away from Rabigh. Photos by Turki Shoaib

Describing Wadi Khadrah to someone and telling them of lush palm groves and the many springs of the area would certainly getattention; either the person will be filled with excitement or take it with a pinch of skepticism. It is hard to envision Wadi Khadrah without actually seeing it with your own eyes. For that, all one needs is an able 4x4, directions and a GPS navigation system. The route to the wadi is extremely straightforward; north on Madinah Road from Jeddah, pass Al-Abyar to the Mahd Exit (Exit 15), reach the village of Al-Akhal and follow a dirt trail parallel to the end of Wadi Mur.

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Main GPS Points Al-Abyar: 22°35.288N 39°38.408E Mahd Turn off, Exit 15: 23°18.985N 39°55.502E Halfway point and trail to side valley: 23°11.714N 39°45.562E Wadi Khadrah entrance: 23°07.044N 39°42.656E

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Describing Wadi Khadrah to someone and telling them of lush palm groves and the many springs of the area would certainly getattention; either the person will be filled with excitement or take it with a pinch of skepticism. It is hard to envision Wadi Khadrah without actually seeing it with your own eyes. For that, all one needs is an able 4x4, directions and a GPS navigation system. The route to the wadi is extremely straightforward; north on Madinah Road from Jeddah, pass Al-Abyar to the Mahd Exit (Exit 15), reach the village of Al-Akhal and follow a dirt trail parallel to the end of Wadi Mur. The road to the wadi is not a boring driving marathon. Stopping at Al-Abyar, you can climb up to the ruins of an old fort near the highway before continuing on to the Mahd Exit. At Al-Akhal, you will need to drive to the end of the paved road and move on to a wide trail that stretches towards the southwest. The opening to Hadabah Mountain can be spotted from 10 km down the trail; a unique formation in the shape of a ring of mountains with interesting peaks. Continuing on for another 10 km, the wide trail will come to an end, leading you straight to the wadi. Like a mirage appearing out of nowhere, the greenery peeking out of the lava cliffs is mesmerizing. The opening to the valley will leave your heart beating faster as it is a sight to behold. Consisting of palm groves with a little stream running through it, the wadi is a deserted place except for ruins of old buildings, supposedly a historic market for dates and a mosque. The shade from gorge cliffs makes the heat somewhat bearable. Driving down the wadi, a water stream will greet you with its myriad of inhabitants; small fish and frogs. The stream, narrow and

rain-hungry, is surrounded by reeds and wild palms. The trail gets rougher after pressing on, with the ground littered with stones. The beauty of the valley hidden deep in Wadi Mur is enough to entice any adventurer for a return visit. Leaving the vehicle to hike deeper into the valley and then watching the sun set from a higher elevation are just some of the more interesting things to do in Wadi Khadrah; a perfect place for a day trip or camping.

‫ ويقع‬، ‫ �أحد روافد وادي مور‬،‫ وادٍ نادرال مثيل له‬، ‫يقع وادي خ�ضرا خمتبئ ًا يف الأودية العميقة و�سهول احلمم على طريق املدينة املنورة‬ .‫ ي�ستحق وادي خ�ضرا الزيارة فهو يعد منطقة تاريخية جتارية تزخر باجلمال الطبيعي‬.‫على خط الهجرة التاريخي‬ ‫) لت�صل �إىل قرية‬15 ‫ مرور ًا ب�أبيار على �إىل املهد �إىل (خمرج‬،‫ اجته �شماال ً يف طريق املدينة من جدة‬:‫للو�صول �إىل وادي خ�ضرا‬ .‫الأكحل ثم اتبع الطريق الرتابي املنتهي بوادي مر‬


Arts &

Entertainment

From hilltops to valleys: A French photographer ‘discovers’ the Kingdom By Michael Bou Nacklie

After a long day of work/school few Jeddahwis have the urge to go out and explore the areas surrounding the city. Yann Jules Gayet is not your everyday Jeddahwi. Regularly venturing off to unknown places and meeting isolated people Gayet has built up an impressive repertoire of images of the Kingdom’s varying climates and cultures. Recently exhibited a sample his work at Pearls’ Cafe in an effort to bring a little piece of Saudi Arabia to us all. The exhibition featured 30 images on display from Nov. 19 Dec. 3, which Gayet collected over a year of traveling.

Photo by Yann Jules Gayet

Born in Paris in 1981, he has studied Arabic in Cordoba, Paris, Damascus and Marseille and researched French translations of classical Arabic Poetry in Marseille, France. Before he arrived he said he had very little idea of what the country he was heading into was about.

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“My imagination was limited to a very common stereotype. I was excited by the idea to have my own experience of this country. So many people talk about it from afar,” he said in an E-mail interview. A year later with coaxing from a friend working at the National Wildlife Research Center in Taif, he set off on his initial trips observing the varying wildlife of the Kingdom. While crossing rocky mountain roads and speeding through wadis, Gayet said his Arabic has improved and “I’ve learnt to enjoy kabsa with my fingers. People outside the cities have kept alive an amazing tradition of hospitality,” Gayet said. He started photography at 14 and even built a photo development studio in his parents bathroom. Poor ventilation in the room forced


him to give up his hobby when he was 18 after becoming sensitive to the chemicals used in developing film. He rediscovered his passion for photography in the mountainous landscape of Saudi Arabia. Hidden in the mountains Gayet said there is more than just good camping. “These mountains have many things I like: fantastic landscapes, beautiful people; proud of their land and culture and a lot of birds.” Unpacking camping benches as his bed and setting up behind his Jeep he sleeps with the stars in the “billion-star hotel,” with the mountains as his headrest. “I’m not an explorer. I just found myself more comfortable among those people, in those places, than in my apartment.”

His next step is to document more of the stories of the people he meets. “I miss taking more portraits, I want to tell stories.”

‫عر�ض يان جول جايت جمموعة وا�سعة من ال�صور من خمتلف‬ ‫�أنحاء اململكة و�صحاريها وثقافاتها املتنوعة يف مقهى بريلز‬ .‫كافيه ليجلب لكل فرد ي�شاهدها قطعة من معامل ال�سعودية‬ For more information: yannjules.gayet@gmail.com To see more of Gayet’s work visit: www.yannjulesgayet.com

“Somehow, I feel home, there. Perhaps because it reminds me the mountains of “Haute-Provence” (south of France) where I’ve spend most of my holidays since I was born, and almost a full year before I came to Saudi Arabia.” His primary goal was to show his friends and relatives the hidden beauty Saudi Arabia has outside of the news headlines. “Even in Saudi Arabia, I’ve found out that very few people know how the country looks like,” Gayet said. “It became a delicious hobby bringing people a wider picture than the one they have in mind when they think about this region of the world. It shows me how powerful a few images can be. It’s fascinating.”

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Ahmed

AKA “The Janitor”

Photos courtesy of Todd Nims

Almost: A story of

troublemakers and fun By Omar Bahabri

Getting the chance to see an independent production from Saudi is rare and rarer still as a collaboration between Saudis and Americans. The sitcom “Almost” is one of those rarities, written and co-produced by Ali Al-Kalthami, it centers on the lives of young mischievous Saudis in Riyadh. Last month during the LOL comedy tour in Riyadh the pilot episode was aired and DJ had a chance to sit down with the producers. Ali Al-Kalthami and Todd Nims, co-producers of Almost, first met when Nims was being interviewed for an earlier project (HOME - The Aramco Brats’ Story). Al-Kalthami was working as a translator for Al-Arabiya, where the two hit it off almost immediately. The two said they realized they had an opportunity to combine their two separate passions. The first being working with young

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Saudis; and second using comedy to create a TV series with global appeal.  The sitcom, directed by Nims, follows four young Arab boys living in Riyadh whose vivid imaginations crash after they come to terms with the harsh reality of real-life in the capital. In order to change their fortunes, one of the characters decides to enlist the help of a magic cucumber which he uses to hypnotize people while singing. The cast of Almost is made up of local residents giving it an interesting twist. All filming for the pilot took place in the Riyadh; however Nims said they have plans to film in the eastern provinces. Interestingly enough its unconventional appeal was born out of a somewhat unconventional brainstorming place. “It came up while I was driving five months ago with my co-producer Todd, and we’re still developing it until this day. There is another project but I rather to keep it to our crew, but I can tell you it is as unique and

creative as “Almost”.” Given Saudi Arabia’s reputation as a difficult place to film, Al-Kalthami said while on location there were few problems. “We didn’t have any problems but it wasn’t easy.” Al-Kalthami said. “It took a lot of work and effort to finish the first episode, bearing in mind that we shot it in seven different locations.” The next thing for the group is to find investors and get their project off on the running start they’ve built up for themselves.

‫ والأندر م�شاهدة �إنتاج‬،‫م�شاهدة انتاج �سعودي م�ستقل �أمر نادر‬ ‫ م�سل�سل (تقريب ًا) �أحد هذه احلاالت‬،‫م�شرتك �سعودي �أمريكي‬ ‫النادرة والتي �ألفها و�شارك يف �إنتاجها علي الكلثمي والذي‬ .‫يتمحور حول ال�شباب ال�سعودي يف الريا�ض‬

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My Library Photo by Serene Fetih

By Serene Feteih

Not so long ago finding a decent book was near impossible in Jeddah. In recent years libraries have been popping up across town and demand for books has steadily begun to increase. My Library is the first library in Jeddah to be opened by a group of nine working mothers. At first starting each mother brought 20 new books, the collection now ranks upwards of 10,000 books. For a minimal fee of SR500 per year, a family can get unlimited book rentals. “We wanted to make renting books as easy as possible,” said Sherry Naseef, one of the founders.

Photo Courtesy of Mynch Bakery

The library color scheme and design is appealing to children as well as mothers. “We chose purple for knowledge and wisdom and orange for creativity and self-

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discovery,” Naseef said. Learning doesn’t stop with reading at My Library. With educational and fun programs all year round for children ranging from art and Spanish classes as well as writing competitions and story-telling sessions twice a day, the learning never stops. Located on Rawdah st and with a second branch opening in Red Sea Mall, children will keep on reading and developing a lifetime hobby. For information: www.mylibraryjed.com E-mail: info@mylibraryjed.com Tel: +966-2-2631709

Fridays are usually reserved for family time and quiet in the afternoons. Don’t know where to take your kids for some entertainment? Good news! Munch bakery has a kids magic show every Friday from 5-6 PM. Your munch-keteers can join along in the singing and win a prize with the magician! For parents, they can socialize and order fresh baked cupcakes and other goodies for the perfect family Friday afternoon. Location: Arafat st. Al-Hamra dist. Tel: +966-2-6605010


Bookstores

Libraries

Fun & Recreation

Museums & Art Venues

Arts & Entertainment

Directory Bookstores Al-Fanous Bookstores Tel: +966-2-6553897 Al-Khair Bookstores Tel: +966-2-6936318 Al-Maktaba Stores Tel: +966-2-6713143 Al-Obeikan Bookstore Tel: +966-2-6927018 / 920020209 Dar Al-Mareekh Bookstore Tel: +966-2-6524682 Jarir Bookstore Sari Street Tel: +966-2-6827666 Prince Sultan Street Tel: +966-2-4202050 Little Book Roshana Center Tel: +966-2-2634817 Stars Avenue Tel: +966-2-2754689 Madina Bookstores Tel: +966-2-6659045 Mamoun Bookstores Tel: +966-2-6446614 Mansour Bookstores Tel: +966-2-6985376 Tihama Bookstore Tel: +966-2-6444444 Rawaea Al-Maktabat Tel: +966-2-6827730 Virgin Tel: +966-2-2635084 Libraries CBA Library Tel: +966-2- 6900671 

Dar Abdul-Qasim Tel: +966 2-6714793 Effat Library Tel: +966-2-6364300 Jeddah Public Library Tel: +966 2-6363920 Mirza Library Tel: +966-2-6726773 My Library Tel: +966-2-2631709 Fun & Recreation Al-Hokair Tel: +966-2-6836666 Al-Shallal Theme Park Tel: +966-2-6063993 Bowling City Tel: +966-2-6690800 Bowling World Tel: +966-2-6744545 Chucky Cheese’s Tel: +966-2-6062608 Funtime Pizza Tel: +966-2-6555992 Ice Land Tel: +966-2-6626666 IN10SO Tel: +966-2-2844992 Jungle Land Tel: +966-2-2881111 Kid’s Castle Tel: +966-2-6988000 Moon Toon Tel: +966-2-2844855 Oceanica Tel: +966-2-2150723 Smart Kid (Al-Hokair) Tel: +966-2-4202370

Sparks Tel: +966-2-6162144 Stationery Fantasies Tel: +966-2-6827730 Museums & Art Venues Al-Alamia Gallery Tel: +966-2-6635107 www.alalamiagallery.com Art Frame Trading Est. Macarona st. Tel: +966-2-6722339 Al-Tayebat International City Museum for Sciences & Knowledge Al-Jazeerah st. Tel: +966-5-03601376 Color Me Mine Coral Mall Tel: +966-2-6640710 Darat Safeya Binzagr Tel: +966-2- 6571030 www.daratsb.com Jeddah Atelier Tel: +966-2-6640710 Jeddah Gallery of fine arts Tel: +966-2-6640710 Mansoojat Foundation www.mansoojat.org

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Fashion & Shopping

Reaching new heights in Saudi fashion

By Marriam N. Mossalli By Marriam Mossalli Photos by Mokhtar Chahine

Omar Azure may have recently opened its boutique’s doors, but the Saudi fashion brand has been garnering a loyal following for quite some time. With bold, sophisticated designs, Omar Azure is able to transcend yesterday’s traditional thobe into today’s fashion must-have.

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Photos by Mokhtar Chahine

Omar Azure designs are creatively complex, as is revealed in its impeccable tailoring and calculated finishing. The brand boasts, “The sky is the limit” as the creative mantra it swears by. This consciousness can be viewed in its unconventional application of constructed proportions that turn otherwise simple designs into pieces that are both

striking and envy-inducing. Omar Azure transforms the established man into the ultimate man of taste with its sophisticated lines and daring colors. Azure also produces a line of robes that every man deserves to be wrapped and spoiled in. Azure’s high attention to detail ensures an immaculate product of stylish design.

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“From the pebbled streets of Solidaire to the Meat Packing District, Omar Azure is a design concept that transcends boundaries and rejects conformity,” proclaims the brand. Clients sporting their Azure designs even while abroad make its dedication to luxury even more evident. With high-quality imported materials, the designs are not only attractive, but also especially comfortable and chic. The creations are the ten-year old aspiration of the brand’s namesake. A design connoisseur, Omar Azure has always had a flair for fashion. His architectural background is inherent in his structured designs that range from the minimalistic to the dramatic. One thing for sure, regardless the style, every design is bold and eyecatching.

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Location: Boutique No. 5 Al-Tahlia New Town Center on Majra El-Seil St. South of Le Meridien Jeddah Hotel Tel: +966-2-6673138 www.omarazure.com

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Fashion & Shopping

& S FT

GI

S R I EN

V U O S

Jeddah’s rich historical background manifests itself in the handcrafted arts and souvenirs, exhibiting both Eastern and Western cultural influences. A visit to Hamed Carpet Corporation can easily reveal the products of this influence. 44 DESTINATION JEDDAH


HISHMA

I LOVE

Imagine using traditional Arabian Head Wear (Shomag) textiles for feminine accessories. Well, no need to imagine. “I Love Hishma” store has it!

“I Love Hishma” offers many female Western Fashions accessories that are made by Eastern Fabrics. One of our favorite is the lovely brooch, which is priced at SR50 In addition, Arabian Scarves are eye catchy item. The Arabian Scarves are reasonably priced at SR350

You can find a beautiful wide range of necklaces. Garnished with different types and colors of stones, the necklaces that we picked is priced at SR1,247. Location: Ana Special Mall Tel: +966-2-6658297

DES OTTOMAN

COLLECTION

One of the good stores that caught our attention is Collection Des Ottoman. As the name implies, the boutique specializes in Turkish Accessories that is imported directly from Turkey. The designs are a mixture of Arabic and Turkish designs. The Store sells all type of accessories from rings to necklaces. The store also has a section for home accessories, which is the perfect place for families who are looking for stylish pieces of arts. Items sold at Collection Des Ottoman can be used either for decoration or adorning yourself with a touch of heritage.

HAMED

ESTABLISHMENTS

Location: Ana Special Mall Tel: +966-5-05623065

Hamed Carper Corporation is one of our favorite stores. Hamed’s store offers all types of home and personal accessories for everyday use. This time we visited the store again looking for new gift ideas. This month we picked up the mobile sleeve as our “most wanted gift”. Fairly priced at SR24, this colorful sleeve comes in many styles and lines. It’s a good choice for un-occasional gifts between sisters and friends. In addition, the tea coaster is a good gift for our beloved moms. This hand made coasters are SR25 each. Showroom: Dome City Plaza (2nd. Floor) Prince Sultan Street Tel: +966-2-63900086

Showroom: Jeddah Marriot Hotel (Mezzanine Floor) Plaestine Street Tel: +966-2-6752402

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Fashion & Shopping

TechTamer’s Gadgets

Hi, TechThamer here. I love gadgets and new technology designed to make everything a little bit easier. From Star Wars toasters to the latest smartphones, I’m all over it. If it blinks, bleeps or whistles I’ve probably seen it and played with it a little. Here’s a small selection of stuff that’s caught my eye this month.

LZR Aquabeat 2GB Underwater MP3 Player - SR 1,200 What would fish use if they wanted to listen to their iPods? Well if they had pockets to hold them they’d probably check out the new LZR Aquabeat Underwater MP3 Player. Designed specifically with active people in mind (and fish with pockets) it’s built to be compact with a sleek and sophisticated look in LZR Racer colors. The MP3 player works safely up to 3m underwater and should you drop it by accident it’ll float to the surface. With a 2GB built in memory its simple to use and has large ergonomic buttons, which make it easy to use while swimming.

Available at Memega

Korg Nano Digital Music Controllers– SR600 Now that the laptop has become the new desktop it’s tempting to do everything on the go. But try composing or editing music while enjoying a latte at Starbucks and you’ll find yourself seriously lacking in the tactile input department. There’s a reason why musicians generally need racks of equipment at their disposal... you just cant play music so well with a keyboard and mouse. The new Korg Nano Digital Music Controllers aim to remedy this musical dilemma by providing three different portable USB versions of common musical input devices that fit perfectly with your laptop. The nanoKEY gives you a mini velocity sensitive keyboard. The nanoPAD provides you with velocity sensitive drum-pads and a Kaossilator style x-y control pad while the nanoKONTROL gives you nine faders, nine knobs and eighteen switches for your mixing pleasure.

Available at shopping.com

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TechTamer’s

DREAM MACHINE

Samsonite Trolley Luggage with MicroScooter Whoever invented luggage really never thought how boring dragging a suitcase behind is. It’s about as fun as watching erosion (and not even good erosion). Ever thought of riding your luggage? No? Well someone at Samsonite did apparently and I want to high-five whoever that person is. Instead of being weighed down by your 50 pairs of socks and sunglasses you can now whiz by slow people with normal boring luggage. Just make sure you don’t wipe out and scatter your 50 pairs of socks across the airport. Although when folded down it looks small enough to count as carry-on. It’s still really new so I can’t tell you how much it costs or how user-friendly it is.

Blackberry Storm2 9550 - SR 1,575 The original Blackberry touchscreen phone gets a second wind with the Blackberry Storm2 9550. The awkward feeling and difficult to use Sure Press technology that had you actually pushing your screen like a keypad has been left behind thankfully giving this phone a more streamlined feel. It’s also packed with wi-fi features including a 3.2 megapixel camera, GPS and a full HTML browser.

Available at Amazon.com

Professional MX-6000 Home Theater Remote Contro – SR 4,613 If you’re like me you’ve got about 4 remote controls for your TV. Well you don’t need to flip couch cushions looking for those missing remote controls. The MX-600 is the first remote control device to use two independent communication and control methods simultaneously. With a 418 MHz transmitter for controlling conventional home theater components as well as a wi-fi transmitter for high speed data transfer of things like cover art, artist and album name.

Available at Memega

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Fashion & Shopping

Directory Fashion Designers

Florists, Plants

Afaf Baflah Tel: +966-505325251 Amal Engawi Tel: +966-503613314 Basma Abuljadayel Tel: +966-506634000 Basma Al-Mouawad Tel: +966-533653333 Eman Joharji Tel: +966-535687773 Fatima Abed Tel: +966-554369993 Gardenia Hafez Tel: +966-506666230 Hanaa Samman Tel: +966-505350958 Maha Ghalayeni Tel: +966-506661634 Manar Al-Rawi Tel: +966-569169923 Meriam Arab Tel: +966-503333128 Mona Abulfaraj Tel: +966-505652018 Nawal Maimani Tel: +966-2-6606502 Niyaah Tel: +966-500545455 Rania Khogeer Tel: +966-555532571 Rotana Alhashimi Tel: +966-554598449 Sahar Serafi Tel: +966-505622515 Salma Rudwan Tel: +966-504627012 Shaza Khayali Tel: +966-500909321 Thanaa Addas Tel: +966-504664288 Turki Jadallah Tel: +966-506677800 Wed Bogary Tel: +966-504634001

Al-Khidra Landscaping Tel: +966-2-6913946 Alwan Tel: +966-2-6837239 Arabian Flower Tel: +966-2-6644403 Azhar Rima Tel: +966-2-2564001 Eshrak Tel: +966-2-6643035 Florina Tel: +966-2-6670719 Flowers Center Tel: +966-2-6607391 Flowers Queen Tel: +966-2-6621779 Gardenia Tel: +966-2-6609220 Jannati Tel: +966-2-6984852 Orkidia Tel: +966-2-6833136 Nargis Flowers Est. Tel: +966-2-6673008 Petals Tel: +966-2-6642519 Rabya Tel: +966-2-6602856 Spring Flower Tel: +966-2-6519684 Sendian Flowers Tel: +966-2-6835679 Sultan Garden Center Tel: +966-2-6686666

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Furniture Abdul Latif Tel: +966-2-6913750 Al-Alameya Tel: +966-2-6915188 Al-Amer Tel: +966-2-6977767 Al-Fakhama Tel: +966-2-6355043

Al-Sabban Tel: +966-2-6919900 American Gallery Tel: +966-2-6676031 Batal Design Tel: +966-2-6983288 Bin Shayhoon Tel: +966-2-2574815 Dimos Tel: +966-2-2830302 Estikbal Tel: +966-2-6687511 Home Plaza Tel: +966-2-6913659 Ikea Tel: +966-2-6633000 La Maison Colonaile Tel: +966-2-2616800 Ligne Roset Tel: +966-2-6634158 Mazar Tel: +966-2-2844277 Tel: +966-2-6642626 Roche Bobios Tel: +966-2-6647272

Shopping Malls Al-Khayat Center Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6655558 Shops: BOSS, Burberry, Chanel, Christian Dior, Coach, DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana, Emporio Armani, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Jacques Dessange Salon, Jamalouki, Louis Vuitton, Roberto Cavalli, Rubaiyat, Sergio, Tiffany & Co. & Co., Tods, Yves Saint Laurent.


Fashion Designers

Ana Special Prince Sultan Street Tel: +966-2-6649155 Shops: Al-Mohra, Almayass, Basics, Buttons, Diva, Fox Fibre, I Love Hishma, Kash Kash, Vaniti, Lilies, Only For You, Set Al-Hoson, Tefa. Aziz Mall Prince Majed Road Tel: +966-2-6162222 Dining: Al-Saaj Al-Refi, AlThawaaq, Baskin Robbins, Burger King, Cinnabon, Conton, Durrat China, Fish World, Hardee’s, Harfi, Indian express KFC, Krispy Kreme, Kudu, McDonald’s, Mongo, Panino’s, Roma way, Sheesh Kabab, Shawermar, Starbucks, Sushi King, Taco Hut,Trios. Supermarket: Geant. Shops: Accessorize, Adams, Al-Maghrabi, Al-Sawani, Aldo, Aldo Accessories, Ann Harvey, Athletes Foot, Aussino, B.Bush, Baby Shop, Barratts, Bata, Behavior, Bershka, Bhs, Camieu, Celina, Celio, Charles & Keith, City Max, Claire’s, Damas Jewelry, Dorothy Perkins, Etam, Faces, Femi.9, Gap, Giordano, Howard, Kids, Kotton, La Senza, La Senza Girl, La Vie En Rose, Mango, Mexx, Mikyaji, Milano, Miss Selfridge, Mothercare, Naomi, Nectar, New Look, Next, Nine West, Okaidi, Orchestra, Pans & Co, Paris Gallery, Pom Cherry, Promod, Pull & Bear, Pumpkin Patch, River Island, Riyadh Bank, SGT Major, Showtime, Sports City, Starbucks, Stradivarius, Swatch, Tape A L’Oeil, Terranova, The Body Shop, Urban, Vero Moda, Xanka, Zara. Al-Haddab Center Tahlia st.

Florists, Plants

Furniture

Shopping Malls

Tel: +966-2-6942888 Shops: Center Point (baby shop, Splash, Shoe mart, Lifestyle), Home Center, Koton, Mobily, Natuzzi, Sedar, Warde.

Shops: Al-Romaizan, Boss, Canali, Come As You Are, Emad Rizq, Fitoshi, Gentle Man, Lomar, Lo Spazio, My Fair Lady, Rawasy, Rubaiyat, The Wall.

Badrya Towers Rawdah st. Tel: +966-2-6062777 Dining: Le Croissant shop, Quattro Café. Shops: Babooche, Basket of Pearl, Blend, Boutque Mix, BSX, Denim, Diesel, DKNY, Entra, Free Days, Hawanim, Infiore, Kurta Boutique, Le Croissant Shop, Le Style, Levi’s Store, Nowar, Optics2020, Pharmacy, Quattro, Samuel and Kevin, Suite 966, T Shirt & Jeans, U right, Zearuci.

Hera’a Avenue Hera’a st. Tel: +966-2-6942236 Dining: Agadir, Baskin Robbins, Cinnabon, Hot & Crispy. Shops: Adams’ Kids, Aldo, Alhomaidhi, Barrats, Bershka, Camieu, Charles & Keith, Faces, Early Learning Center, Jennyfer, La Senza, La Senza Girl, La Senza Shop, La Vie en Rose, Marks & Spencer, Mikyaji, Mansoon, Nayomi, Nine West, Sergent Major, Sports City, Spring, Swatch, Tape A Loeil, The Body Shop, Wailis, Zain, Zara Kids.

Basateen Center Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6611721 Dining: Assaj, Baskin Robbins, Krispy Kreme, La Cerpelrie, Nutellina, Takada. Shops: Al-Ghazali, Al-Moalim, Al-Sawani Department Store, Anne Klein, Baby Fitaihi, Bakhashwain, Bali, Benatton, Betty Barkley, Esprit, Courier, Glitter, Guess, La Perla, Max & Co., Max Mara, Noon, Opticals, Replay, Rubaiyat, Swish, XOXO. Coral Mall Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6607624 Dining: Goodies , Tea Amo. Shops: Adawliah (Yamaha), Armani jeans, Beach & Beyond, Calvin Klein, Color Be Mine, Ecko, Ed Hardy, FCUK, Geox, Killah, Lacoste, Lindex, Lola et moi, Marlboro Classic, Miss Sixty, Patch Work, Primo, Quick Silver, Serb, St.Dupont, Sun Spot. Etoile King road Tel: +966-2-6973428 Dining: Steak House.

Hera’a Intl. Souq Hera’a st. Tel: +966-2-6540097 Dining: Al-Musbah, Al- Umda, Baskin Robbins, Cinnabon, Hot & Crispy, Juice Island, Starbucks. Supermarket: Danube. Shops: Adams, Al-Attar, Al-Dahham, Al-Humaidi, Al-Maghrabi, Al-Mualim, Barkley, Benatton, Bershka, Bhs, Celio, Claire’s, Diesel, Esprit, Faces, Giordano, Guess, Health Lines, Jacadi, La Moda, La Senza, Mango, Milano, Mothercare, Naomi, Nectar, Next, Next Kids, Nina, Nine West, Panasonic, Paper Moon, Promod, Quick Silver, River Island, Sisley, Sony, The Body Shop, U2, Zara, Zain, Zimas. Jama’a Plaza Jama’a District Tel: +966-2-6024580 Shops: Adams, Camaieu Charles & Keith, Giordano, Guess, La Senza, Mikyaji, Nayomi, Promod, Sergent Major, Tape A Loeil. DESTINATION JEDDAH 49


Jamjoom Center Palestine st. Street Tel :+966-2-6685388 Tel: +966-2-6685388 Dining: Ice Cream Movenpick. Shops: Abd Al-Samad Al-Qurashi for Perfumes, Celio and Longen and Dior, Cileo, Claire’s , Fareed Musalli for Gold and Jewelery, Gazzaz for for Perfumes Perfumes andand Make Make Up, Up, Geox, Geox, Jennyfer, Jennyfer, Kuwait Kuwait Airlines, Airlines, La Senza, La Senza, Malaysian Airlines, Marks & Spencer, Marks & Spencer, MikyajiMikyaji Milano Shoe, Mother Care, Nayomi, Care, Nayomi, Next, Next, Nectar, Aldo, Promod, Nectar, Aldo, Promod, Raymond Weil Watches, Raymond WeilStarbucks, Watches, The Body Shop, Starbucks, The Body The International Shop, The International for Watches, Tokyo for Watches, Games. Tokyo Games. Jeddah Mall Tahlia st. Street Tel: +966-2-6678666 Dining: Al-Tajin, Basket of of Cookies, Baskin Cookies, Baskin Robbins, Robbins, Costa Café, Costa Café, Cinnabon, Cinnabon, Hawaii,, Hot Hawaii, Hijaziyat Hijaziyat , Hot & Le & Crispy, Joffrey’s, Crispy, Joffrey’s,Mongo, Le Gadin Suzette, Gadin Suzette, Mongo, Padovana, Panino’s, Steak Padovana, Panino’s, & Bake, Sushi King. Steak Bake, Sushi King. Shops:&Al-Musali & AlShops: Al-Musali & AlRaies, Barakat Jewellery, Raies, Jewellery, Damas,Barakat Elite, Eye2eye, Damas, Elite,Karen Eye2eye, Faces, Gosh, Millen, Faces, Gosh, Karen Kipling, Luxury, Maria Millen, Kipling, Luxury, Pino, Naomi, Swatch, Maria Pino,WAIPAI. Naomi, Trussardi, Swatch, Trussardi, WAIPAI. La Promenade 2 La Promenade Tahlia Street 2 Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6688737 Tel: +966-2-6688737 Dining: Al-Forn, Carmel, Dining: Al-Forn, Carmel, Gelato, La Promenade Gelato, La Promenade Café, Lifestyles Café. Café, Lifestyles Shops: Budget, Café. Chic Shops: Budget, Boutique, Chole,Chic Femi.9, Boutique, Chole,Mavi, Femi.9, Lerre, Lifestyles, Lerre, Lifestyles, PaperMoon, QuikMavi, Sliver, PaperMoon, Quik Sliver, Roxy, Sport Look. Roxy, Sport Look. 50 DESTINATION JEDDAH

LeLe Mall Mall Tahlia Street Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6600111 Tel: +966-2-6600111 Dining: Cerebe Express, Dining: Cerebe Express, Layla’s, LeLe Croissant shop, Layla’s, Croissant Cinabbon, Starbucks. shop, Starbucks. Shops: Accessories, Claire’s, Shops: Accessories, Fitaihi Jeweley, Millen, Claire’s, FitaihiKaren Jeweley, la Karen Senza,Millen, Musalli, West, la Nine Senza, Rizq Jewellery, Musalli, Nine Rosyblue, West, Rizq Rubaiyat (Bags & Shoes), Jewellery, Rosyblue, Showtime, Rubaiyat Springfield, (Bags & Swatch, Body Shop. Shoes),The Showtime, Springfield, Mall of Arabia Swatch, The Body Shop.Road Al-Haramein

Tel: +966-9-2000-9550 Mall of Arabia Dining: Al-Saaj Road Al-Refi, Al-Haramein Brioche Doree, Burger King, Tel: +966-9-2000-9550 Café LaricaAl-Saaj Espresso, Dining: Al- Café Verganano , Cinnabon, Refi, Brioche Doree, Charley’s, Conton, Burger King, CaféCosta Coffee, LaricaHardee’s, Espresso,KFC, CaféKrispy Kreme , Kudu,, London Verganano Cinnabon, Fish&Chips, McDonald’s, Charley’s, Conton, Costa Mongo, RomaKFC, way, Coffee,Pans, Hardee’s, Shawermar, Starbucks, Krispy Kreme , Kudu, Sushi King,Fish&Chips, Taco Hut, Thai London Express, The Pizza Company, McDonald’s, Mongo, T.G.I Fridays, Pans, RomaTony way,Roma’s, Zyng (Asian Grill). Shawermar, Starbucks, Supermarket: Geant. Sushi King, Taco Hut, Shops: Abu Sharaf, Thai Express, The Pizza Accesorize, Adidas, Company,Adams, T.G.I Fridays, Ahmad Abdulwahed, Tony Roma’s, Zyng Alpha Opticals, Alshaya, Balad, (Asian Grill). Bershaka, Blue Age, Bonia, Supermarket: Geant. Boots, Brics, BSX, C&B, Shops: AbuBSB, Sharaf, C&K, Cameui, Adams, Camille’s Accesorize, Sidewalk, Carters, Celio, Adidas, Ahmad Chad Valley, Coast, D-FAbdulwahed, Alpha P-T, Debenhams, Diesel, Opticals, Alshaya, Disigula, Dorthy Perkins, Balad, Bershaka, Blue Forever21, Evans, Exit, Faces, Age, Bonia, Boots, Gap, GBK, Girls, H-Flow, Brics, BSB, BSX, C&B, H&M, Hokair, Hush Hush, C&K, Cameui, Camille’s I Style, Jennyfer, Kikik, La Sidewalk, Carters, Celio, Senza, La Senza Gril, La Chad Valley, Coast, Vie EnD-F-P-T, Rose, Lady Bird, Life Kids, Debenhams, Limited Liz Claiborne, Diesel,Too, Disigula, Dorthy Lynnes, Mango, Maghrabi Perkins, Forever21, Kids, MiniExit, Modu, Miss Evans, Faces, Gap, Selfridge, Miss Whatever, GBK, Girls, H-Flow, H&M, Mothercare, Nectar, Hokair, Hush Hush,New I Yorker, Nil Yarz, Style,Next,Nike, Jennyfer, Kikik,

La Senza, La Senza Gril, La Vie En Rose, Lady Bird, Life Kids, Limited Too, Liz Claiborne, Lynnes, Mango, Maghrabi Kids, Mini Modu, Miss Selfridge, Miss Whatever, Mothercare, Nectar, New Yorker, Next,Nike, Nil Yarz, Nose, Oasis, Okaidi, Opt. Centre, Party Princess, Pride of Kashmir, Principle, Pull & Bear, Puma, Pumpkin Patch, Quiz, Ribbon, Rina, Salhiya, School, Sgt.Major, SIA, Spring, Stradivarius, Sun & Sands Sports, Swiss Corner, Tally Wejil, TCF, Terranova, Terranova Kids, The Museum, TPC, Twaila, Vero Moda, Vertbaudet, Viss, Wallis, Warehouse, White Company, Zahoor Al-Reef, Zara, ZYNG. Nojoud Center Tahlia Street Shops: Adidas, AlBadr Optical, Alcott, Alhomaidhi, Bonia, Cortefiel, Emad Rizq, Faces, , Feni 9, , Gerry Weber, GS Big & Tall, I Zone, Pumpkin Patch, Lora Lina Sfera, Magrabi, Mango, Mobily, Women secret, Sarafia, Shalky , Smash,Tanagra, Vincci. Red Sea Mall King Road Tel: +966-2-2151551 Dining: Apple Bee’s, AlBaik, Al- Nabulsi, Baskin Robbins, Bonnon Cup, Burgerino, Burgerking, Café Larica, Canton, Cheese Cake Factory, Chinese Pearl, Crepe Suzette, Cup & Cino, Hagen Duz,Hardee’s, Hijaziyat, House of Donuts, Indian Express, KFC ,Krispy Kreme, Kudu, London Fish, Magic Wok, McDonald’s, On


the Broder, Pana Caldo, Pan’s & Co, Roma Way, Santino’s, Second Cup, Shamiana, Starbucks, Steak House, Swensen’s, Taco Hut, Tajin, Tea Amo, Teayana, Trios. Supermarket: Danube. Shops: Adidas, Aigner, All Star Converse, Al-Mussali, Al-Refaie, Al-Sawani, Axiom, Barove, Beach &Beyond, Benetton, Bhs, Body Action, Body Shop, Bomby, Bonia, Boroue, Boss, Burberry,Calvin Klein, Change, Claire’s, Coach, Coast, Diesel, Diorucci, Divisage, Dorothy Perkins, Early Learning Center, Elaf (Travel Agency), Escada & Loriel, Esprit, Etre ea, Evans, Eye Fashion, Faces, Faith, Fanateer, Fashion Top, FCUK, Ferragamo, Fetaihi, Foot Locker, Giordano, Givenchy, Go Sport, Guess, Guess Accessories, Guess Kids, G2000, Izzue,Lacoste, Laperla, Lazourdi, Levis, Life Line, Life style, Limited Too, MAC, Mac PC’s, Maghrabi, Maghrabi kids, Makyaji, Milano, Mommy me, Montblanc, Mother care, Naomi, Next, Nokia, Oasis, Obaji, Occasions, Occulis, Optic Center, Panasonic, Paris Gallery, Patchi, Puma Watches, Replay, Rubayat, Rolex, Rouj, S & K (Samuel & Kenvin), Samsonite, Sefora, Sephora, Sergio Rossi, Sony, Sports Wear, Swatch, Tea Gschwender, Tiffany & Co , Tihama (Stationery), Top Shop, Top Man, Versacie, Vision Express, XOXO, Zuhur Al-Reef.

Roshana Center Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-2635114 Dining: Cinnabon, Crepe Café, Virgin Restaurant & Café. Shops: 4U4Ever, Abdul Ghafour Amin Co.Shoe, Abo Moammar, Abotche, Adawliad, Adnan Jewelery, Adolfo Dominguzs, Ahmed Abdulwahed, Ahmed Adgaish Electronices, Al-Falona Stores, AlHamary, Al Garmooshi for Matches, Al-Togbi, Al-Yasr, Al-Arabi Optics, Al-Dawliyah, AMH, Baby, Bajsair, Bayana, Blanco, Change, Courir, Damas, Extra Ordinary, Fayrooz, Fityani, Giordano, Guess, Halawani Audi Visual, Hamza Abd El Rizk Jewelery Damas, Home Appliances & Electronics, Hussain Trading Co., Jeddah International Market, Jollibee, Korloff, LG, Light, Linen Chest, Mohsen, My Fair Lady, Nof Jewelery, On Time Plus, Orange Bed Bath, Plug Ins, Pretty Shoes Yalghi Couture Qeuess, Said Ahmed Al-Ajou (JVC), Saloon Tamim, Samsung, Sandwich, Sarwat, Scholl, Sid, Sony World, Sunglasses Hut, Tamim Shoes, The Wall, Littel book Bookstore, Tuctuc, Zumorrodah. Roshan Mall King Road Tel: +966-2-6226720 Dining: Al-Baik, Baskin Robbins, Chilis, Donut House, Fish World, Fuddruckers, Hardees, KFC, Kudu, McDonald’s, Second Cup. Supermarket: Hyper Panda.

Shops: Abdul Samad AlQurashi, Axiom, Bonia, Callem, Cavlo Rino, Cell Com, Cinnzeo, Claire’s, Colombia Sports Wear, Fendi, Gerry Weber, Giordano, Grand Optics, Gucci, Herffy, Ikks, It’s Mine, Jacqueline Riu, Kashmir, Lingo, Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, Maghrabi, Mango, Mikyaji, Miss Fashion, Missha, Mothercare, Nayomi, Nectar, Panda, Royal Mandaina, Samuel & Kevin, Sayadyah Express, Sensi, Show Time, Stadivarious, Sun & Sand Sports, Swatch, The Body shop, Timberland, Tom Tailer, Toys R Us, U-Qote, Vavavoom, Versace. Serafi Mega Mall Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-2844886 Dining: Al-Baik , Baskin Robbins , Blend , Burger king , Costa Coffee, Gelato , Hot & Crispy , Krispe Kreme , Kudu, Mc’Donald’s , Mugg & Bean, Seatle’s Best, Subway. Supermarket: Danube. Shops: Al-Sawani, Baleno, Claire D K, Claire’s, Faces, Go Sport, Life Style, Maghrabi, Pepe Jeans, Samuel & Kevin, Sensi, Swatch, Voyage. Stars Avenue Mall King Road Tel: +966-2-2754522 Dining: Bert’s Restautant, Café Italia, Café Ceramique, Cerepe Café, Deera Café, Goodies, Haagen Dazs, Joe’s Diner, Krispy Kreme, Lina’s Café, Little Book, Olio. Supermarket: Carrefour. Shops: Agatha, AlGhazalo, Al-Humaidi, AlMutahajibah, Al-Othaim, AlShayiya Accessory, Arabian Oud, Argeterie, Art of Idea, DESTINATION JEDDAH 51


FATIMA ABID

Haute Couture

Le Chateau, Tahlia st. Tel: +966-5-54369993 www.fatimaabid.com 52 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Axiom, Baby Fitaihi, Batteel, BCBG, Benetton, Body Shop, Bonpoint, Borbonese, Breil, Carolina Herrera CH, Champion, Coach, Cole Haan, Collci, Courier, Custo Barcelona, Cute, Derby X, Destination Maternity, Faces, Faith Connexion, Farsi Jewelry, Fayandra, GBK, GC Watches, Geox, Guess Accessory, Guess by Marciano, Hang Ten, Issam Jamal, Jarkas, Jasmine Box, Jimmy Choo, Kanz Al-Sahra, Karon Millen, Khider Rizek, Kohar, Kurt Geiger, La Perla Palace, Lacoste, Lide X, Liujo, Loccitane, Lyne’s, Magrabi, Majesty, Mama’s and Papa’s, Mark by Mark Jacobs, Masagh, Max Mara, Mikayaji, Mimosa, Moschino, Mutamiez, My Accessory, Nayomi, Nectar, New Look, Odd Molly, Oliver and Company, Painegonda, Patchi, Paul and Joe, Paul Smith, Penny Black, Petit Bateau, Pomellato, Paul Frank, Pucci, Quick Silver, Replay, Rubaiyat, Rumaizan, Saks Fifth Avenue, Samuel and Kevin, Sensi, Shalky QQ, Space Toom, Stella McCartney, Swarovski, Swatch, Tara Jarmon, Teen2Teen, The Counter, Tiffany, Tipity Toes, Tumi, Vertu, Voila, Waed, Wahat Al-Jalabiya, Wazer Pharmacy, XOXO, Zanotti.

& Crispy, Kudu. Shops: Al-Mashat, AlSaadami, Al-Dham Watches, Athetes Foot, Attitude, B-Bushh, BGN, Bossini, Cardial, Casa Rossi, Cerruti 189, Chin Chin, Coton, Cute Make Up, Dadida, Dearson, Eyat, F&f, Fashion Shop, Feel Free, Giordano, Go Bo, i2 Telecom, International Styles, R&R, Kodak, LA Lanidar, Lamar, Life Style, Lolet, Lora Lina Paris, Mag, Majed, Majesty, Manash, Mastiha Mikyaje, Nayomi, Orbit, Paris Gallary, Parkadello, Passion De Mode, Pierre Cardin, Pretty Fit, Rieker Antistress, Riyadh Lady, Samsonite, Sayadyah, Simi, Skin Bujoux, Soccer Scene, Spring Field, Teen o Teen, The Body Shop, Tokyo Games, U-mark, Vincci.

Tahlia Center Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-2634662 Dining: Al-Nabulsi Sweets, Burger King, Canton, Hot & Crispy, Indian express, Krispy Kreme, Kudu, La Creperie, Mana’ish, Manarat Marakesh, Minimoonz, Mirador, Panino’s, Starbucks. Shops: Al-Humaidi, Al-Rayes, Armani Exchange, Bakhsh Jewellery, Birkenstock, Coach, Claire’s, Cope Copine, Daniel Hechter, Du Pareil Au M’em, Emad Rizq, Esprit, Evans, Giordano, Lacoste, La Moda, Laura Ashley, LoraChilli, Laurel, Limited Too, Longines, Make Up Forever, Mac, Mikyaji, Milano, Moawad, Naoumi, Sultan Mall Nectar, Omega, Paris Gallery, Prince Sultan st. Pierre Cardin, River Island, Tel: +966-2-2758992 Rolex, Rubaiyat,Sanrio, Dining: Al-Baik, Baskin Sephora, Swarovski, Swatch, Robbins, Burger King, T.S. Dupont, Terranova, The Capo Grillo, Casper & Body Shop,Tiffany &Co., Gambini’s, Cinnabon, Coffee Maker, Conton, Hot Tina Tailor,Top Shop / Top Man.


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Red Sea Coast

Al-Ahlam

Tourism Group

Make diving more than a dream

Photos by Michael Bou Nacklie

By DJ STAFF

Bring the Red Sea to you with Al-Ahlam Tourism Group, the country’ s only full service dive marina operator offering everything from boat sales to off-road buggies to a full range of scuba diving equipment.

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Established in 1996 by Prince Abdullah Bin Saud Bin Mohammed Bin Abdul Aziz AlSaud as part of his dream to create a service to both the local community and the world, to enjoy some of the best diving locations. Al-Ahlam’s diving services come in the form of Dream Divers, established in 2001 and it remains the largest dive operator in the Middle-East. With bases in Yanbu, AlLith, projects under construction in Jizan. As the largest Al-Ahlam offers full accommodation packages, water sports. Want to see a local dive spot? Or visit more rare locations? Dream Drivers can take you to see them all. Dream Divers is the exclusive importer to some of the world›s best diving equipment. From Scubapro in the US to Beuchat from France and IST from Taiwan, Dream Divers brings the best to give the best possible diving experience.

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Desert Sea Project AWARE Cleanup Day

By Hans Sjoeholm

Despite a day of rain and flooding streets participants risked flooded streets and heavy rain to lend a helping hand at cleaning up, the sea. Started 24 years ago by the Ocean Conservancy foundation and later partnering with the PADI Project AWARE foundation, the project aims to “(conserve) underwater environments through education, advocacy and action” according to projectaware.org. 56 DESTINATION JEDDAH


Every year dozens of divers flock to the Desert Sea Divers port in the early morning to help keep Jeddah’s most prized asset clean for the rest of us to enjoy. This year was no different divers from around the Gulf and the Middle-East as well as Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas all eager to clean-up the stressed reefs around Jeddah that are suffering from our insensitive lifestyle. For 11 consecutive years DSD has taken the initiative to host this clean up campaign sparked by the exemplary leadership of Abubacker Panichal, together with his dedicated staff. Abubacker always stresses that we are fortunate to have the Red Sea as our working area and we have to take initiative to save and sustain the environment that we are making a living from. Jamjoom group was the main sponsor for the event with Husam Agha, of the perfume and luxury department on hand to provide necessary material, shades, food, beverages collection materials and extra support staff. Plastic may not be much of a bother to you and me but when Eastward winds pick up and blow, large quantities of plastic are blown into the Red Sea and the ecosystem can suffer tremendously.

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Damage can range from fish and other aquatic life like Sea Turtles ingesting plastic and then possibly choking to death. Floating plastic can land on coral and prevent coral from feeding on the plankton they need to survive. By bringing up plastic bags and litter out of the sea we are only attacking a small symptom of a much larger problem.

The cleanup time was cut short with the Coast Guard cautioning that severe weather was on its way again and all diving needs to be completed by noon.

The solution would be to start using reusable bags made of cloth, avoid littering the outdoors, eliminate plastics and make the general public aware of what is happening to an extremely valuable resource.

This garbage snares marine turtles, shells and even moray eels that have faced death in floating garbage.

To bring on an extra challenge and fun for the volunteers the cleanup was organized as a competition in three categories with the focus on bringing up plastics, aluminum cans and wood. The categories ranged from: most peculiar, the most collected and the biggest item. The still undefeated Mohammed Al-Laz found a toy helicopter winning the prize for the most pecular. Hiro and a team of Japanese divers found a garden set of plastic chairs and tables winning them the prize for the most items collected. Lastly, the DSD boat crew recovered a children’s slide which was floating in the Abhur creek, probably from the heavy rain. 58 DESTINATION JEDDAH

The amount of garbage collected in only a couple of hours was astounding, heaps of plastic trays, cutlery, cans, illegal fishing nets, building materials and fishing lines.

During Earth day last April, The Saudi Environmental Society hosted several educational seminars and also cleaned up the desert from plastic and trash in the North Obhur area. As part of the education campaign several schools and youth organizations as well as help centers and the Jeddah municipality joined in.

‫على الرغم من الأمطار والفي�ضانات التي غمرت ال�شوارع‬ .‫بادرت جمموعة من امل�شاركني اىل امل�ساعدة يف تنظيف البحر‬ ‫و يعدجمع الأكيا�س البال�ستيكية والقمامة من البحر ح ًال لأحد‬ ‫ �إال �أن امل�شكلة الأكرب من ذلك بكثري �سيكون‬،‫جوانب امل�شكلة‬ ‫حلها ببدء ا�ستخدام �أكيا�س م�صنوعة من القما�ش التي يعاد‬ ‫ وجتنب رمي النفايات يف الطرقات والق�ضاء على‬،‫ا�ستخدامها‬ .‫املواد البال�ستيكية وزيادة وعي النا�س مبا يحدث‬


Dive Shops

& Dive Resorts

Directory

Jeddah’s dive shops are the city’s resource for water sports and activities. They are in the know about the latest rules and regulations, do’s and don’ts and offer sound safety advice with a smile.

Beach Resorts

AL-KHORAYEF YAMAHA MARINES EQUIPMENT Location: King Rd. next to Auto Mall Tel: +966-2-4202666 divingjd@khorayef.com  Opening hours:  Sat - Wed: 8 AM - 12.30 PM, 5.30 PM - 9 PM Thu: 8 AM - 1.30 PM Fridays closed!

DREAM DIVERS Location: Andalus Resort: +966-2-6561444 King Rd. next to Auto Mall Blue Beach: +966-2-2341900 Tel: +966-2-2150019 Coral Beach: +966-2-6561343 Fax: +966-2-6644892 marketing@alahlam-marina.com  Crystal: +966-2-656 8888 Dive Village: +966-2-6561980 eric_fwd@yahoo.com (for Durrat Al-Arous: +966-2-6180000 boat trips) Fal: +966-2-656 0033 www.alahlam-marina.com  Movenpick: +966-2-6555550 Opening hours:  Nakheel: +966-2-6066644 Sat - Thu: 9 AM - 11 PM Obhur Resort: +966-2-6563030 Fri: 6 PM - 11 PM Remal: +966-2-6561880 BLUE REEF DIVERS Reem Riviera: +966-2-2342332 RED SEA DIVERS Location: Sheraton: +966-2-234 2264 Location: Behind Danube, off Tahlia st. Opposite Danube, Tel: +966-2-6613931  off Tahlia st. info@bluereefdivers.com  GPS: N21°32.743’, E39°09.727’ Opening hours: Tel: +966-2-6606368 Sat - Wed: 9 AM - 11 PM Fax: +966-2-6602064 Dive Village: +966-2-6561980 Thu - Fri:   7 AM - 11 PM redseadivers@arab.net.sa Dream Beach: +966-2-2342266 Branch: Durrat Al-Arous: +966-2-6180000 Durrat Al-Arous (50km north Opening hours:  Sat-Wed: 9 AM - 11 PM Fal Diving: +966-2-6560033 of Jeddah) Thurs & Fri 7.30 AM - 11 PM Ext. 624 Tel: +966-546154356 Red Sea: +966-2-6562199 THE ARAB

Dive Resorts

DESERT SEA DIVERS Location: On North Obhur Rd. (Creek), near Rose Village Compound GPS: N21°43.685’, E39°06.449’ Tel: +966-2-6561807 Fax: +966-2-6561288 info@desertseadivers.com www.desertseadivers.com Opening hours Sat - Wed: 10 AM - 8 PM Thu - Fri: 7 AM - 8 PM Mondays closed!

CIRCUMNAVIGATOR Location: Behind Danube, off Tahlia st. GPS: N21°32.790’, E39°09.802 Tel: +966-2-6651304 Dream Beach: +966-2-2342266 Fax: +966-2-6608224 Al-Nakheel Village: +966-2-6562101 www.arabcircumnavigator.com Red Sea Marina: +966-2-2340117 Opening hours: All week: 9 AM - 10 PM

Jeddah Marinas

Hans Sjoeholm Dive Coordinator

Looking for the basics or instructor level courses? Hans, a 25-year-veteran diver, is the most qualified in the Kingdom for you to learn from. Contact: +966551070190 hans@destinationjeddah.com DESTINATION JEDDAH 59


Dining

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Melange: Rich with taste & design

Located on the second floor of the Food Court center at the beginning of Tahlia st. Melange is a fusion of mediterrean and european cuisine.

With a Portugese chef on hand, the menu is littered with rich Iberian dishes as well as a mix of several of other dishes. What makes Melange different is its setting. With walls that soothingly change colors and a rich interior laden with rich lattice work and lush dark furniture. The outdoor seating area is the real pleasure of Melange. Now that Jeddah’s weather is cooler for the next few months, sitting outside, smoking some sheesha and enjoying the cool breeze and a cool drink is a real treat. Melange’s menu has a little bit of everything for everyone from steaks to salads to rich deserts. The Pain Perdu is something you should try should you wander into Melange. Its rich caramel flavor and the texture of the desert is unparalleled. Location: Next to Capo Grillo on Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6695619

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A feast of true Japanese innovation Family fun and the tantalising taste of Japan

Ginza i Chome welcomes you to sample authentic ‘Omakaze style’ masterpieces, as our chef shares a myriad of imaginative dishes at the new show kitchen. Open Sunday to Friday for dinner (7pm - 1am)

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL ROSEWOOD CORNICHE TEL +966.2.257.8888, FAX +966.2.257.8111 OR VISIT ROSEWOODHOTELS.COM

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Goodies: Restaurant. Delicatessen. Market.

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A longtime favorite of Jeddahwis, Goodies is the perfect place for family dining and now has a new place to enjoy its delicious menu. At the bottom of Stars Avenue facing Malek road the experience is even more enjoyable with one of the best ambiances in Jeddah, both fresh and lively in a space designed to resemble a market. Stalls fill the space with different kinds of olives, pickles, herbs, sweets, fruits and vegetables. If you want to enjoy something sweet there are several bars of fresh fruit juices, ice cream, coffee and a variety of Arabic pastries. Whatever you order, you can’t go wrong. The selection at Goodies is always fresh and delicious, added to the fact that the selection is always large and varied, you’re sure to find something to please you. One of our favorites has always been the seafood selection because of its freshness and taste. The Hamoor fillet with its several sauces makes for a superb meal as well as grilled shrimps smothered in teriyaki sauce. Finish off the meal with some pomegranate juice and some pistachio ice cream and you’re sure to be satisfied by the end of the evening. Portions at Goodies are always very generous so if you have a small appetite we recommend ordering appetizer and sharing your main meal. Great value for your money, quick service, and a very friendly staff, all in all Goodies ranks one of the top casual dining in the city. Location: Stars Avenue facing king road Tel: +966-2-2754527

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Tony Roma’s:

Steaks, salads and then some

Made famous with it’s flame-grilled award-winning steaks, the American chain first made a name for itself by pioneering the concept of Baby Back Ribs. Serving a widerange of goodies from Boneless Buffalo Bites, to exotically garnished salads, to menu staples like big beefy burgers. Started in 1972 by, you guessed it, Tony Roma; the chain prides itself on its authentic and juicy grilled delicacies the branch in Mall of Arabia is faithful to its namesake. With burgers rich in taste and thick juicy steaks, Tony Roma’s is ideal for a tasty meal while on a quick break from that marathon shopping spree you got dragged into. The advantage Tony Roma’s has is its smaller location. Instead of serving 30 tables, the location has only a dozen places for customers giving waiters more time to spend with each table. Whether you’re out for steak or just want a quick bite Tony Roma’s should be on your list. Location: Mall of Arabia, Airport road Tel: +966-2-612 3534

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Roody’s: Hefty meal on-the-go! A new take-away style Lebanese restaurant opened recently in Al-Shatee district, offering the usual affair of Lebanese appetizers of humus, stuffed grape leaves, soups and salads. In addition to appetizers the main meal is rich with grilled meats and a variety of stews. Not forgetting their shawarmas and the wide selection of sandwhiches from cheese to kebabs to liver and sausages. Befitting any place claiming to be Lebanese, large drums spin several different kinds of freshly squeezed juices. For SR28 the daily dish is a great offer, giving you a choice of a soup, an appetizer, and one main dish with a side order of rice as well as a dessert. The offer is ideal for students, singles and businessmen looking for a quick bite to eat. Roody’s offers a free delivery option. The interior has no family section but the seating area that is available is modest. Location: Across from Al-Shatee Souk Tel: +966-2-6919126 Free delivery: +8007555544 66 DESTINATION JEDDAH

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Mugg Bean:

Great food, great service, great place

Why this franchise never chose to expand is beyond me. By far one of the best chains in the city, Mugg & Bean delivers on both ambiance, service and quality of food. With a broad ranging menu likened to that of a coffee shop in an early 40’s style of Americana, the place is brandished with signage and decor from another century. Although images of San Francisco and images of middle class workers dot the walls, the brand is actually South African. “It is neither fast food nor casual dining,” reads the Mugg & Bean Web Site. That much is true. While offering a range of coffee but also rich and delicious items like flapjacks (pancakes for the rest of us) Mugg & Bean is a treat for anyone. So much so that there is an actual part of the menu labeled comfort food. Its non-classifiable classification works as far as it not having a target market which helps in making it seem less pretentious than other restaurants which try and do too much too fast with making customers feel comfortable.

Located inside Serafi Megamall it provides “the perfect refuge from a busy days shopping or a quick break from the office.” While both are true, many Jeddahwis simply go out of their way to get some of their delicious breakfast platter, with rich creamy eggs and fresh Salmon to their rambunctiously delicious milkshakes. If you want good food without breaking the bank but having it at least taste like you are, check out Mugg & Bean. Location: Serafi Megamall. Ground floor, Tel: +966-2-657333 - ext 334

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In our mystery diner review of Fuddruckers last month, we commented on the standards of the chain. Management at the Arabian Food Supplies objected to our review and wanted to voice their response. As part of our mission as a community service to Jeddah, the Mystery Diner section aims to make restaurants improve on the product they bring to us. Fuddruckers is one of our favorite chains since it has grown with Jeddah over the last decade as one of the best-known international chains in the Kingdom. In this issue we want to bring you their rebuttal to our comments about the quality of the food.

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Anoosh: Chocolates or cookies

Beautiful packaging, delicious chocolate indulgence and a variety of flavors. Anoosh has it all. Although it functions as a dedicated chocolaterie, it has become famous for its mouth-wateringly soft chocolate chip cookies. Despite Jeddah lacking in cookie bakeries that would make excite Cookie Monster; Anoosh is still the perfect place to sink your teeth into Jeddah’s most famous moist and delicious cookies. Location: Sari st. across from Jarrir Bookstore Tel: +966-2-6832209

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Ashoriah

SHATER Shawarama’s for everyone Located just opposite Gold Moor Mall, Shater caters to the shawarma lovers of Jeddah by offering the usual and expected selections of falafels, shawarma and other favorites as well. It’s bright and colorful interior gives this place an advantage of looking more professional than your average corner eatery. Bright orange and cool browns fill the space with rows after rows of metal chairs for customers. The entire place is taking the idea of shawarma eatery and bringing it to another level, one thats more precise and more professional. Behind the counter up to six employees scurry around operating different stations: slicing meat, chopping up vegetables, filling sandwhichs, so you won’t be kept waiting too long for your order. English menus are obviously absent but the staff have a working knowledge of English so making an order isn’t too complicated. Overall Shater is working to make local cuisine something more than it already is, despite their food being rather slim on the taste-side it’s still a place worth visiting. Location: Behind Gold Moor Mall on King Road Tel: +966-2-6946199 70 DESTINATION JEDDAH

By Samar Al-Shami

A traditional dessert served for breakfast on the tenth day of first month of the Hijra calendar, Ashoriah is famous in most of the Arab world particularly Egypt, Syria and the Hijaz region.

Ingredients

1 cup whole wheat grain, washed and soaked in water over night 6 cups water ½ cup dry garbanzo beans soaked over night ½ cup dry white beans soaked over night ½ cup milk (optional) 2 tbl spoon rose water 2 tbl spoon kadi water 1 cup sugar ¼ cup pealed pistachios ¼ cup pine nuts ½ cup 2 hours soaked raisins ½ cup soaked and pealed almonds

Preparation Method: 1. Drain the whole wheat grain and place in a large pot, add water, cover and let it boil for 1 hour. 2. In another pot, boil the white beans until cooked, the same with the garbanzo beans. 3. Add washed and drained garbanzo and white beans to the wheat pot and continue cooking for another 15 minutes or until wheat and beans are fully cooked (add water if necessary). 4. Add milk, rose and kadi water to pot. 5. Add sugar and ¾ of all the remaining ingredients (pistachios, almonds, pine nuts and raisins). 6. Cook and stir for 10 minutes or until mixture is thick. 7. Pour mixture in individual serving dessert glasses or in one large bowl. 8. Add remainder of nuts on top as a garnish. Refrigerate and serve cold.


Mystery Diner Prosciutto Ravioli

By Isabella’s Ristorante Italiano Isabella’s is proud to present to you one of the

first of many authentic Italian recipes we will be presenting to you in Destination Jeddah. Our

introductory dish is a meatless ravioli recipe for

6 servings that will add a flavorful Italian taste to your dining room table. L’amore di cucinare!

Ingredients

1/15 ounce container of whole milk ricotta cheese 1/10 ounce package of frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed dry 4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped 2 large egg yolks ¾ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 48 square wonton wrappers 1 stick of unsalted butter 1 ½ teaspoon dried oregano

Freshly Grated Pecorino Cheese

Whisk the ricotta, spinach, prosciutto, egg yolks, salt and pepper in a medium bowl till blended. Place 1 tablespoon of the ricotta filling in the center of a wonton wrapper. Brush the edge of the wrapper lightly with water. Fold the wrapper in half point to point, enclosing the filling completely and forming a triangle. Pinch the edges to seal. Transfer the ravioli to a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining filling and wrappers. The ravioli can be prepared up to 2 hours ahead and refrigerated. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the ravioli in batches until tender, stirring it occasionally, 4 minutes per batch. Transfer the ravioli to a large bowl. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the oregano and stir for 1 minute. Season to your tasting with salt and pepper. Pour the oregano butter over the ravioli and toss gently to mix. Sprinkle with the Pecorino cheese and serve.

Yet again another new feeding ground for the hip and trendy has opened its doors to the public in Jeddah. The current restaurant fever in J city continues to elevate at high temperatures, implying that the economic crises has had no impact on restaurant growth in the area.

Nosh Lounge, a new restaurant on Hiraa Street, provides its goers with an interesting atmosphere encompassing warmth and impressive decorative touches. The outdoor area on the roof, a must see, boasts a Moroccan style set up with dim lighting. Very cozy. Unfortunately, Nosh has followed a trend that has been common among many newcomers in the local industry. It seems that great emphasis and energy was put into the atmosphere and decorative aspects of the restaurant with a major derail, however, from the quality food track. The restaurant has a SR 150 minimum charge for those being seated. This is understandable, but only when the quality of food has reached a certain standard. Nosh has definitely not met the SR 150 minimum charge standard when it comes to fine cuisine. The food lacked taste in most dishes, including the Jumbo Shrimps, Mixed Appetizer Platter, and Chicken Sandwich, as well as the Ravioli Dish. Considering the minimum charge, which puts Nosh in the price range of restaurants such as Toki, Bice, Bubbles, etc.. the food was average with the mixed appetizer platter ranking significantly way below average. The majority of the staff was courteous, the hosts were generaly very polite and smiling, however one individual really took the prize for obnoxiousness and outrageousness. The mentioned host was extremely rude to my guests and I when we had an unexpected addition to our table, he did not seem to like it and decided to share his grief out loud with the rest of the guests. Such a person is a major liability to any serviceoriented establishment. Overall the decor is interesting but the food needs to improve drastically. The potential is there and I am confident that the management will work out the kinks in quality, especially since excellence is what they are obviously aiming for. As of my last visit Nosh gets a 4 out of 10. DESTINATION JEDDAH 71


Restaurants

Directory American

American Burger Prince Sultan st. Tel: +966-2-6728488 American Corner Khaledeya st. Tel: +966-2-6060188 Applebees Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6610012 Chili’s Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6634760 Fuddruckers Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6686330 Manhattan Hilton Hotel Tel: +966-2-6590000 Muchos (Latin Grill) Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6613111 Mugg & Bean Serafi Megamall Tel: +966-2-6573333 ext. 334 On The Border Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-2150841 Ruby Tuesday Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6501999 Steak House Malek Rd. Tel: +966-2-6829955 T.G.I Friday’s Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6529330 The Texan Meridien Hotel Tel: +966-2-6633333 Tony Roma’s Mall of Arabia Tel: +966-2-6123534 Uno’s Prince Sultan st. Tel: +966-2-6221320

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Asian Fusion

Voila lounge Millenium center Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6684343

Bakery

Atayeb Rawdah st. Tel: +966-2-6642150 Bonbon Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6697655 Crusty Rawdah st. Tel: 920026633 Cheesecake Factory Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6690895 Helen’s Kitchen Kayyal st. Tel: +966-2-6977729 La Fraise Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6511312 Le Croissant Shop Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-2-6061010 Le Gourmet Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6605061 Le Notre Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6602803 Le Vendome King Road Tel: +966-2-6924606 Munch Bakery Arafat st. Tel: +966-2-6605010 Samadi Rawdah st. Tel: +966-2-6642424

Brazilian

Hanviv Sultan Mall Tel: +966-594276234 Spears Intercontinental Hotel Tel: +966-2-6611800

Chocolates

Anoosh Sari st. Tel: +966-2-6832209 Chocolate Corner Rawdah st. Tel: +966-2-6630449 Ganache Rawadah st. Tel: +966-2-6601390 Caramel Rawda st. Tel: +966-2-6688527 Chocoline Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-2842846 Dactylifera Prince Sultan st. Tel: 92008182 Miss Chocolate Rawda st. Tel: +966-2-6638989 Patchi Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6695858 Voila chocolate Millenium center Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6684343 Stars Avenue Tel: +966-2-2754411

Chinese

Baytote (Chinese Delivery) Rawdah dist. Tel: +966-2-6164442 China Gate Sari st. Tel: +966-2-6970672 Durrat China Prince Abdullah st. Tel: +966-2-2616885 Golden Palace Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6690377 Gulf Royal Rawdah st. Tel: +966-2-6653335 Noodles Rosewood Corniche Tel: +966-2-2578888 Toki Laylati Complex, Malek Rd. Tel: +966-2-6060606

Xian Gong Sheraton Hotel Tel: +966-2-6992212

Coffee & Tea Shops Best Cup Khaledeya st. Tel:+966-2-6063619 Chai & Ba Khaledeya Dist. Tel: +966-2-6642084 Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Al-Shate’e Dist. Tel: +966-2-2753914 Coffee Republic Corniche st. Tel:+966-2-6637575 Costa Coffee Sari st. Tel: +966-2-6067741 Craze Rawda Star Center Tel: +966-2-6653065 Melange Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6695619 Starbucks Sari st. Tel: +966-2-6067790 Tea Amo Tahlia st./ Coral Mall Tel: +966-2-6601738 TeaGschwendner Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-2-2150695 Teayana Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6681660

French

Bert’s Rawdah st. Tel: +966-2-6606633 Black & White Palestine st. Tel: +966-2-6610611 Crêpe Café Roshana Mall Tel: +966 -2- 2634989 Delifrance Prince Sultan st. Tel: 920009950 La Cuisine Palestine st. Tel: +966-2-6630363


Le Ciel Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6525354 Champs-Elysées Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-2845454

Fast Food Al-Tazaj Tahlia st Tel:+966-2-6683371 Big Bite Rawdah st. Tel: 920001219 Burgarino Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6647928 Burger King Sari st. Tel: +966-2-6394375 Prince Sultan st. Tel: +966-2-6836062 Capo Grillo Khaledeya dist. Tel:+966-2-69829152 Domino’s Pizza Shate’e Tel: +966-2-6065633 Obhur Tel: +966-2-6561888 Forn Wa Saj Rawdah dist. Tel: +966-2-2574747 Gado Gado Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6514774 Obhur Tel: +966-2-6560787 Hardee’s Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6528338 Jan Burger Hera’a st. Tel: +966-2-6924679 Joe’s Diner Khaledeya dist. Tel: 920005637 Jollibee Khaledeya Souq Tel: +966-2-6984043 Kaddoura Palestine st. Tel: +966-2-6683844 KFC Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6613356 Kudu

Tel: 8001240061 Little Caesar’s Hera’a st. Tel: +966-2-6823018 Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6749687 McDonald’s Rawdah st. +966-2-2563981 Obhur Tel: +966-2-6560017 Panino’s Obhur Tel: +966-2-6561911 Arafat st. Tel: +966-2-6654264 Khalideya Dist. Tel:+966-2-60647171 Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6676991 Papa John’s Hera’a st. Tel: +966-2-6999624 Pizza Hut Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6513113 Al-Naeem Dist. Tel: +966-2-6548890 Obhur Tel: +966-2-2341962 Quiznos Sub Sari st. Tel: +966-2-6068014 Subway Khalideya dist. Tel: +966-2-6063493 Wonder Burger Delivery Tel:+966-2-2830808

International

Al-Safina Hilton Hotel Tel: +966-2-6590000 Al-Shurafa Al-Hamra dist Tel: +966-2-6602743 Al-Shurafa Lounge Qasr Al-Sharq Tel: +966-2-6599999 Andalusia Prince Sultan st. Tel: +966-2-6063210 Barnie’s Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6696201 Beaux Arts Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6983028 DESTINATION JEDDAH 73


Black Rose Rawdah st. Tel: +966-2-6672953 Bubbles Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6697655 Café Aroma Al-Hamra dist. Tel: +966-2-6605160 Café Céramique Malek Rd. & Sari st. Tel: +966-2-7541668 Cast & Crew Rawdah st. Tel: +966-2-2616770 Gelato Palestine st. Tel: +966-2-6635524 Java Lounge Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6693393 Le Chalet Rawdah st. Tel: +966-2-6642330 Harley Café Tahlia st. Tel:+966-2-6651010 Le Notre Café Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-2611222 Lolita Café Obhur Tel: +966-2-6562369 Pearls Rawdah st. Tel: +966-2-6642233 Senses Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6514375 Sibon Prince Sultan st. Tel: +966-2-6063143 Toasted Rawdah st. Tel: +966-2-2616747 Vertigo Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6633241 Waterlemon Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-2848999 Zodiac Palestine st. Tel: +966-2-6607548

Ice Cream

Baskin Robbins Musaediyya Tel: +966-2-6640574

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Gelato Palestine st. Tel: +966-2-6635524 Movenpick Corniche st. Tel: +966-2-6823366

Italian

Aldente Sari st. Tel: +966-2-6970220 Amore Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-2847779 Al-Forn Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6612874 Balsamico Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6633115 Balsamico Too Malek road Tel: +966-565345317

Bice Qasr Al-Sharq Tel: +966-2-6599999 Casper & Gambini’s Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6672020 Castello Khaled Ibn Al-Waleed st. Tel: +966-2-6652281 Ciao Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6653710 Il Gusto Palestine st. Tel: +966-2-6600337 Il Gabiano Corniche st. Tel: +966-2-6587042 Il Villaggio Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6688233

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Il Porto Westin Hotel Tel: +966-2-6588200 Isabella Al-Zahra dist. Tel: +966-2-2566008 Lallo’s Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6614719 Obhur Tel: +966-2-6561113 l’Olivio Arafat st. Tel: +966-2-6687494 La Promenade Café Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6688712 La Villa Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6673434 Pizza Fusion Rawda Star Center Tel: +966-2-2616933 Pizza Lenou Corniche Road Tel: +966-2-6140663 Pizza Napoli Rawdah st. Tel: +966-2-6927796 Portofino Rawdah st. Tel: +966-2-6655855 Salues Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6680335

Japanese Benihana Sands Hotel / Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6692020 Ginza i chome Rosewood Hotel Tel: +966-2-2578888 Le Japonais Westin Jeddah Tel: +966-2-6588200 Shogun Lounge Prince Sultan st. Tel: +966-2-6062288 Sushi Yushi Attallah Center Tel: +966-2-6997854 Tempura Yakituri Sari st. Tel: +966-2-6392468 Wakame Rawdah st. Tel:+966-2-6682003


Middle-Eastern Areej Zaman Sultan Bin Salman st. Tel:+966-2-6597122 Abu Shakra Al-Hamra Dist Tel: +966-2-6645111 Al-Nakheel Cornhice st. Tel:+966-2-6066644 Al-Rausha Hera’a st. Tel: +966-2-6541460

Al-Wada’a Corniche Road Tel: +966-2-6555550 Al-Zawaqa Sari st. Tel: +966-2-6916004 Abu Zaid Hera’a St Tel: +966-2-6936633 Bait Al-Buff Prince Sultan st. Tel: +966-2-6917578 Beiruiti Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6686354 Obhur Tel: +966-2-6562606 Bahar Sari st. Tel: +966-2-6973420 Byblos Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6697655 Café Blanc Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-2848777 Cusine Halawani Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6688900 Goodies Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6657721 Stars Avenue Tel: +966-2-2754527 Green Island Café Corniche Tel: +966-2-6990090 Kan Ya Makan Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6697777 Mataam Al-Sharq Qasr Al-Sharq Tel: +966-2-6599999 Manuosha Sari st. Tel: +966-2-2565275 Palm Beach Salamah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6918896 Redan Tel: +966-2-6542949 Roody Across from Al-Shatee Souk Tel: +966-2-6919126 Free Delivery: 8007555544 Saddah Tel: +966-2-6055982

Shami Corniche st. Tel: +966-2-6065353 Shawermatak Tahlia st. Tel:+966-2-6688994 Yildizlar Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6531150

Persian

Al-Khayyam Hilton Hotel Tel: +966-2-6590000 Jahan Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6571427 Sultani Andalus St Tel:+966-2-6693898

Sea Food

Al-Danah Corniche Road Tel: +966-2-6990090 Al-Multaqa King Road Tel: +966-2-6066666 Al-Hori Restaurant & Amusement Park Tel: +966-502724033 Atlantis Tahlia st. Tel:+966-2-6611800 Fish Market Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6611800 The Manhattan Fish Market Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6141900

Sweets/Dessert

Al-Samadi Sweets Rawdah st. Tel: +966-2-6642424 Al-Mahawi Sari st. Tel: +966-2-2575739 Cheesecake Factory Tahliya st. Tel:+966-2-6690895 House of Donuts Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6675224

House of Kunafa Sari st. Tel: +966-2-6918125 Krispy Kreme Stars Avenue Mall Tel: +966-2-2754744 Sa’d Al-Deen Sweets Sari st. Tel: +966-2-2752600 La Vendome Tel: +966-2-6924606

South-Asian

Mahrajah Palestine st. Tel: +966-2-6656558 Marhaba Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6636201 Raj Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-2632137 Shezan Sari st. Tel: +966-2-6621086 Taj Mahal Khaledeya Dist. Tel: +966-2-6979698

Thai

Papaya Next to Sawari Mall Tel: +966-2-2753425 Thai Thai Prince Sultan st. Tel: +966-2-6913808 Delivery Outdoor Seating Play Area Shisha Sea View Wi-Fi

TAKING CARE Leftovers? Fa’ed Ta’am is a local charity association that will visit your home to collect leftover meals. For more information please call: 0554053053 DESTINATION JEDDAH 75


Religious

Directory

Accommodations Close to the Two Holy Mosques:

Madinah

Al-Ansar Golden Hotel (4-star) Few steps away from Al-Haram Tel: +966-4-829-0177

Al-Ansar New Place (4-star) Al-Siteen st. Tel: +966-4-820-7770

Al-Ansar Silver Hotel (4-star) Al-Siteen st. Tel: +966-4-820-7117

Al-Haram Hotel (5-star) Abi Zar Road Tel: +966-4-818-2300

Al-Karam Hotel (4-star) King Abdulaziz st. Tel: +966-4-815-5500

Andalus Classy Hotel (4-star) King Fahad st. Tel: +966-4-829-0000

Andalus Dar Al-Khair Hotel (4-star) Few steps away from Al-Haram Tel: +966-4-818-1114

Anwar Al-Madinah Movenpick (4-star) in the Courtyard of Al-Haram Tel: +966-4-818-1000

Barakat Andalus Hotel(4-star) Al-Siteen st. Tel: +966-4-820-8884

Dallah Taibah Hotel (4-star) King Fahad st., crossing Al-Siteen st. Tel: +966-4-829-0180

Dar Al-Hijra InterContinental (4-star) King Fahad st. Tel: +966-4-820-7777

Dar Al-Iman InterContinental (5-star) Off Al-Siteen st. Tel: +966-4-820-6666

Dar Al-Taqwa InterContinental (5-star) Off Al-Siteen st. Tel: +966-4-829-1111

Durrat Andalus Hotel (4-star) King Fahad st. Tel: +966-4-829-1114 76 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Green Palace Hotel (4-star) Abi Zar st. Tel: +966-4-826-9040

Hotel Elaf Taibah (3-star) Saad Bin Maaz st. Tel: +966-4-818-0050

Hilton Madinah (5-star) King Fahad Road Few steps away from Al-Haram Tel: +966-4-820-1222

Le Meridien Madinah (4-star) Khalid Bin El-Waleed st. Tel: +966-4-846-0777

Marriott Madinah (5-star) Omer Ibn Al-Khatab st. Tel: +966-4-818-0000

Movenpick (5-star) In front of Al-Safeya Bridge Opposite Al-Haram Tel: +966-4-818-8888

Ramada Al-Hamra(4-star) Abi Zar st. Tel: +966-4-820-8084

Ramada Al-Qibla(5-star) Islamic Court st. Tel: +966-4-816-0008

The Medina Oberoi (3-star) Abi Zar st. Tel: +966-4-828-2222

Makkah Ajyad Makkah (4-star) Ibrahim Al-Khalil st. Tel: +966-2-572-0500

Al-Kadesia Hotels (3-star) Ajyad st. Tel: +966-2-570-8066

Al-Shohada Hotel (5-star) Ajyad st. Tel: +966-2-574-4401

Dar Al-Manasek Hotel (4-star) Ibrahim Al-Khalil st. Tel: +966-2-539-4444

Elaf Ajyad Hotel (4-star) Al-Masafi st. Tel: +966-2-572-2200

Elaf Al-Sud Hotel (4-star) Ajayad Al-Sud st. Tel: +966-2-570-8586


Elad Kindah Hotel (5-star) Al-Messyaal st.

Mercure Grand Um Al-Qura (5-star) Al-Jamaiza st.

Tel: +966-2-574-5555

Tel: +966-2-570-2212

Hawazen Hotel (3-star) Gazzah st.

Mercure Hibatullah Hotel (4-star) Um Al-Qura st.

Tel: +966-2-575-5575

Tel: +966-2-549-8855

Tel: +966-2-534-0000

Tel: +966-2-543-5553

Tel: +966-2-541-1111

Tel: +966-2-577-1448

Tel: +966-2-575-1111

Tel: +966-2-546-0024

Mouta Hotels (4-star) Asshibikah Jobal st.

Hilton Makkah & Towers (5-star) Hijrah st.

Ramada Makkah Hotel (5-star) Ajyad st.

InterContinental Dar Al-Tawhid (5-star) Ibrahim Al-Khalil st.

Ramada Makkah Shubaika (5-star) Al-Shubaika st.

Le Meridien Makkah (5-star) Ajyad st.

Sheraton Makkah Hotel and Towers (5-star) Gazzah st.

Le Meridien Towers Hotel (5-star) Rawabi Ajyad road Tel: +966-2-539-9999

Manazel Al-Ain Mesrcure (4-star) Al-Azizia st.

Tel: +966-2-576-0000

Zam Zam Grand Suites (5-star) Adjiad st.

Tel: +966-2-557-8000

Tel: +966-2-571-5555

24 hours Islamic Call Centers:

If you have any questions, need a certain Fatwa, or are just curious about Islam in general, the Cooperative Office for Call and Guidance at Al-Badiah under the supervision of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs offers a 24-hour call service in several languages.

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Useful websites: Mohammed Moshfiq Al-Rahman

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Bengali

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Urdu

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Travel

Directory Airlines Airport Information Tel: +966-2-6855526 Air Algerie Tel: +966-2-6515232 Air Arabia Tel: 920013322 Air Canada / United Airlines Tel: +966-2-2632959 Air France Tel: +966-2-6512000 Air India Tel: +966-2-2632994 Air Sahara Tel:+966-2-6641233 American Airlines Tel: +966-2-6651333 Ariana Afghan Airlines Tel: +966-2-6611222 Austrian Airlines Tel: +966-2-6644222 British Airways Tel: +966-2-92000 2215 Biman Bangaladesh Airlines Tel: +966-2-6652733 BMI-British Midland Tel: +966-2-263 3009 Cathay Pacific Airways Tel: +966-2-6670224 Continental Airlines Tel: +966-2-6693376 Cyprus Airways Tel: +966-2-6696304 Dallo Airlines Tel: +966-2-6513008 Delta Airlines Tel: +966-2-6570555 Egypt Airlines Tel: +966-2-6449007 Etihad Airways Tel: +966-2-6640026 Garuda Indonesia Tel: +966-2-6656121 78 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Gulf Air Tel: +966-2-6680303 Jet Airways Tel: +966-2-6602332 Kenya Airways / Korean Airlines Tel: +966-2-2632959 Ext. 108 Kuwait Airways Tel: +966-2-6675415 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Tel: +966-2-6512000 Ext.43 Iran Air Tel: +966-2-6656975 Lufthansa Airlines/ Swiss International Airlines Tel: +966-2-6514000 Malaysian Airlines Tel: +966-2-6670011 Middle East Airlines Tel: +966-2-6449150 Nas Air Tel: 920001234 Oman Airlines Tel: +966-2-6577979 Pakistan International Airlines Tel: +966-2-6422642 Phillipine Airlines / Singapore Airlines Tel: +966-2-2632959 Ext.100 Qatar Airways Tel: +966-2-6652942 Royal Air Moroc Tel: +966-2-6502222 Royal Jordanian Airlines Tel: +966-2-6652195 Sama Tel: 920005588 Saudi Arabian Airlines Tel: 920022222 Syrian Arab Airlines Tel: +966-2-6513077 Thai Airways Tel: +966-2-6613524

Turkish Airlines Tel: +966-2-6636787 Wafeer   Tel: +966-2-4202510 Yemenia Airlines Tel: +966-2-6445564

Hotels AB for Elaf Hotel Co Tel: +966-2-6635871 Al-Amin Hotel Tel: +966-2-6482874 Al-Andalus Toppna Delux Villas Tel: +966-2-6632369 Al-Aziziah Hotel Tel: +966-2-6492900 Al-Bader Hotel Tel: +966-2-6310000 Al-Bay’ah Hotel Tel: +966-2-6444446 Al-Balad Hotel Tel: +966-2-6442179 Al-Bustan Hotel Tel: +966-2-6692164 Al-Bilad Hotel Tel: +966-2-694 4777 Al-Dar Al-Baydaa Tel: +966-2-6827771 Al-Fayrouz Hotel Tel: +966-2-6270696 Al-Hamra Sofitel Hotel Tel: +966-2-6602000 Al-Haya Jeddah Continental Tel: +966-2-6633332 Al-Hofouf Hotel Tel: +966-2-6520100 Al-Janadreia Apartments Tel: +966-2-6173824 Al-Janoub Hotel Tel: +966-2-6486844 Al-Kaki Hotel Tel: +966-2-6310071


Airlines

Al-Malekah Hotel Tel: +966-2-6751764 Al-Manea Hotel Tel: +966-2-6823509 Al-Marwah Hotel Te: +966-2-6428148 Al-Msaadeyah Hotel Tel: +966-2-6603116 Al-Nahdha Hotel Tel: +966-2-6471158 Al-Nakheel Hotel Tel: +966-2-6475127 Al-Saaha Hotel Tel: +966-2-6514121 Al-Waha Hotel Tel: +966-2-6715043 Al-Waleed Hotel Tel: +966-2-6690448 Ascor Co Tel: +966-2-6066425 Asdaf Hotel Tel: +966-2-6391112 Bahuddin Furnished Hotel Tel: +966-2-6479252 Cairo Hotel Tel: +966-2-6483870 Crown Plaza Tel: +966-2-6611000 Dallah Airport Hotel Tel: +966-2-6857788 Dourat Cornich Hotel Tel: +966-2-6561225 Habitat Hotel Tel: +966-2-2578800 Jeddah Hilton Tel: +966-2- 6590000 Holiday Inn Tel: +966-2-6314000 InterContinental   Tel: +966-2- 6611800 Jeddah Marriott Hotel   Tel: +966-2-6714000 Jeddah Orchid Tel: +966-2-6070777 Le Meridien Jeddah Tel: +966-2-6633333 Movenpick Tel: +966-2-6676655 Park Hyatt Jeddah Tel: +966-2-2639666 Radisson SAS

Hotels

Tel: +966-2-6521234 Ramada Tel: +966-2-6670777 Rosewood Corniche Tel: +966-2-2578888 Sands Hotel Tel: +966-2-6692020 Sand Dunes Hotel Tel: +966-2-2562020 Sheraton Hotel Tel: +966-2-6992212 Sunset Hotel Tel: +966-2-6605000 Westin Tel: +966-2-6588200

Travel Agencies Ace Travel TEL: +966-2-6056002 www.ace-travel.com Al-Tayyar Group Hotline: 9200 12333 Tel: +966-2-6577333 www.altayyargroup.com Al-Zouman Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6533444 www.alzouman.com.sa Alireza Travel & Tours Tel: + 966-2-6481360 www.Alirezatravel.com Anan Tours Tel: + 966-566688161 www.anantours.com Attar Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6611222 www.attar-travel.com Bawadina Travel Agency Tel: +966-2-6493198 Bin Raffah Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6644111 Bin Mahfoudh Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6481055 Ejazati Tel: +966-2-6530055 www.ejazti.com Elaf Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6646559 www.elaf group.com Fal Travel & Tourism

Travel Agencies

Tour Operators

Tel: +966-2-6838999 www.faltravel.com.sa Fernas Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6677472 www.fernastravel.com Intercontinental Travel Company Tel: +966 2 6677988 www.itc-Icc.com Kanoo Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-2632959 www.kanoogroup.com Mansour Al-Masaad Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6647066 Mawasim Tours Tel: +966-2-6657700 Miraj Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-5-4514266 www.mirajtravel.com Nile Travel Agency Tel: +966-2-6645999 Portfolio Travel ltd. Tel: +966-2-6604500 T & TS Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6914465 Top Adventure Travel & Tourism Tel: 920022216 Saudi Travel & Tourism Bureau Tel: +966-2-6633737 www.sttb.com Sakkap Travels Co. Tel: +966-2-6060018 Speed Flight Travel & Tourism Agency Tel: +966-2-6440100 Yasin Travel & Tourism Agency Tel: +966-2-6476276 Zahid Group Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6525670

Tour Operators Al-Samaklky foundation Tel: +966-2-6640662 www.samallaghi.com Arabian Camp Tel: +966-2-6900059 www.arabiancamp.com Arabian & Expat’s Tours Tel: +966-2-6580663 trailcheta@hotmail.com Al-Shitaiwi Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6794022 www.alshitaiwitours.com Platin Luxury Travel Services Tel: +966-2-6575266 www.platin.com.sa DESTINATION JEDDAH 79


Healthy Living

Photos courtesy of Dr. Edrees Foot Spa

By DJ STAFF

Caring for your skin has the obvious beauty advantages. But caring for it can also benefit your health believe it or not. At the Dr. Edrees Foot Spa, comfort starts with your feet. To help both ladies and gentelmen become more comfortable the spa offers several options all-ranging from 30 minute to 1-hour treatments.

Using the latest technology, spa professionals can remove excess skin around the nails and soles of your feet. Some people, like diabetics, need to take extra care of their skin and nails for medical reasons, so such treatments are recommended by doctors.

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Periodic and Cosmetics Foot Care: A. Marine Spa Pedicure (1 hour) Dead Sea salts with spectacular topical effects applied to the feet to remove swelling. Using four steps starting with a peel, cooling foot mask, saturating and hydrating cream for dry cracked heels, and ending with a thorough foot and leg massage. B. Raw Earth Pedicure (1 hour) Starting with emulsions full of vitamins and minerals that help to relieve muscle and foot fatigue, followed by a warm sugar peeling, then a volcanic mud mask, and ending with a thorough foot and leg massage. C. Solar Spa Pedicure (1 hour) A rich nutritional cream to help remove excess skin is applied to your body, followed by sweet almond oil peeling mixed with natural sea salts, ending with a relaxing and rejuvenating foot and leg massage.

C. Natural Fruit Aroma Manicure (30 minutes) Starts with a thorough hand purification, followed by a deep penetrating and hydrating lotion to give you a refreshed feeling. Available in a multitude of flavors for all tastes.

Medical Massage (Reflexology): This ancient Chinese method of treatment uses pressure points in the feet and hands to affect all organs and glands of the body. This results in stimulation and regulation of these organs with an added comfort and relaxation. A. Feet or Hand Massage (15 minutes) Starts by cleansing and sanitizing followed a deep massage. B. Feet or Hand Massage (30 minutes) Start your session by cleansing and sanitizing followed a skin peeling therapy and a deep massage.

D. Natural Fruit Aroma Pedicure (30 minutes)

C. Feet or Hand Massage (45 minutes)

Starting off with a thorough foot cleaning followed by a deep penetrating and hydrating lotion to give you a refreshed feeling. Also available in a multitude of flavors in all tastes.

This is your pampering therapy which starts a ten minutes soaking of the feet in our special mixture of salts followed by a skin peeling therapy and a deep oil massage.

Periodic and Cosmetic Hand Care: A. Citrus Fruits Hand & Nail Spa (1 hour) Indulge your hand and nails in this rejuvenating mixture of citric acids, mixed with collagen and elastin, which help to renew and nurture skin cells. This mixture also very effective in the treatment of wrinkles and sun damaged skin. Starting with a peeling that stretches the skin by penetrating and hydrating the deep tissues, ending with a rejuvenating almond oil and vitamin massage. B. Solar Spa Manicure (1 hour) Start with a rich nutritional cream that helps to remove dry skin, followed by sweet almond oil peeling mixed with natural sea salts, ending with a relaxing and rejuvenating massage using hazelnut butter especially formulated for dry skin. * Kindly have a consultation session with our spa specialist to create your own care based on your individual needs.

Shoes Sanitation Services: Using top of the line equipment, utilizing ozone particles and a carbon filter to kill a multitude of germs from bacteria to funguses. This process also helps to eliminate unwanted odors from your shoes and feet. Dr. Edrees Podiatric Clinics Tel: +966-5-00506507

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Te a f o r y o u r h e a l t h

Located on the first floor of Red sea mall this upscale, modern tea shop provides a wide selection of impressive teas from around the world, The shop offers variety of black, green, white and oolong teas, rooibush, herbal & fruit blends and their slimming tea is also very appealing to the health conscious. What makes TeaGschwendner even more appealing is their friendly and helpful staff well versed in the multitudes of teas available and want to teach you about the subtle differences between each. TeaGschwendner is not only an experience for the mind but for your taste buds as well with free tasting of their exotic blends available to customers. Although selections can get rather pricey, this place is a must for tea-lovers. If you love tea and are looking for a certain kind after scouring all of Jeddah for it, TeaGschwendner is the place to go. 82 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Location: Red Sea Mall , first floor Tel: +966-2-2150695 Email: www.teagschwendner.com

Photos by Maria Mahdaly

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Health & Beauty

Directory Clinics Al-Ansar New Clinic Tel: +966-2-6933379 Al-Gadeer Polyclinic Tel: +966-2-6722535 Al-Hamra Clinics Tel: +966-2-6651487 Al-Haramin Polyclinic Tel: +966-2-6474850 Al-Madina Medical Clinic Tel: +966-2-6881288 Dr. Edrees Podiatric Clinics Tel: +966-5-00506507 Dr. Effat Daghostani Clinics Tel: +966-2-6601729 Hay Al-Sabeel Polyclinic Tel: +966-2-6480792 Hera’a Polyclinic Tel:+966-2-6920724 Ideal Clinics Tel:+966-2-6635444 Magrabi Eye & Ear Clinic Tel:+966-2-6655200 Orthopaedic Specialty Clinics Tel: +966-2-6922298 Saudi American Clinic Tel: +966-2-6605050

Gym & Health Centers

Al-Shabab Building Tel: +966-2-2600236 Fitness Time Tel: +966-2-6226369 Gold’s Gym Tel: +966-2-6912077 Hiltonia Gym Tel: +966-2-6590000 Hummer Gym Tel: +966-2-6671212 Khalil Training Gym Tel: +966-2-6934129 King Faisal Specialist Tel: +966-2-6677777 Power In Gym Tel: +966-2-6061516

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Ryan Polyclinic Tel: +966-2-6322848 Women Al-Nisf Al-Akhar Tel: +966-2-6710754 Bugshan Outpatient Clinics Tel: +966-2-6691222 Ext. 899 Henaa Center Tel: +966-2-6714619 Chamelle Plaza Gym Tel: +966-2-6634355 Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Tel: +966-2-6655000 Ext. 1501-1503 Men Ba’Azem Body Building Tel: +966-2-6448844 Body Master Tel: +966-2-6652772 Brazilian Jiu Jiutsu Tel: +966-552065722 KAI Gym Tel: +966-2-6684466 Star Power Club Tel: +966-2-6776177 Kids Junior Gym Tel: +966-2-6911925 Sporty Kids Tel: +966-2-6993586

Hospitals Abuzinadah Hospital Tel: +966-2-6510652 Al-Ansar Hospital Tel: +966-2-6825105 Al-Hamra Hospital Tel: +966-2-6653939 Al-Hayat Hospital Tel: +966-2-2681012 Al-Safa

Tel: +966-2-6200129 Al-Quds Medical Dispensary Tel: +966-2-6970224 Bakhsh Hospital Tel: +966-2-6479666 Bugshan General Hospital Tel: +966-2-6691222 Dr. Erfan & Bagedo Hospital Tel: +966-2-6820022 Dr. Ghassan N. Pharaon General Hospital (GNP) Tel: +966-2-6823200 Dar Al-Shifa Saudi Hospital Tel:+966-2-6822900 Dr. Siddiqa Hospital Tel:+966-2-6721763 / 6721764 Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital Tel: +966-2-6655000 Hai Al-Jamea Hospital Tel: +966-2-6806666 Jeddah Clinic Hospital Tel: +966-2-6313131 Jeddah Institute for Speech and Hearing Tel: +966-2-6675311 King Abdul Aziz University Hospital Tel: +966-2-6408202 King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research, Jeddah Tel: +966-2-6677777 / 6365028 Magrabi Eye & Ear Hospital Tel: +966-2-6365000 Mostagbal Hospital


Gym & Health Centers

(formerly Dagastani Hospital) Tel: +966-2-6875255 Mushrifah Medical Center Tel: +966-2-6654366 New Al-Jedaani Hospital Tel: +966-2-6368100 New Jeddah Clinic Hospital (NJCH) Tel: +966-2-6675000 Saudi German Hospital Tel: +966-2-6829000 United Doctors Hospital Tel: +966-2-6533333

Hospitals

Pharmacies

Address: King Road / Tel: +966-2-6922298

Pharmacies Abo Dawood Tel: +966-2-6877210 Al-Ajuwad Tel: +966-2-6473436 Al-Hamra Tel: +966-2-6440108 Al-Nahdi Tel: +966-2-6976208 Amal Tel: +966-2-6429486 Amira Tel: +966-2-6746001 Asia Tel: +966-2-6390553 Daan Tel: +966-2-6284405 Jamjoom Tel: +966-2-6081111 Noura Tel: +966-2-6685500 Remedies Tel: +966-2-6563048

- Poriodic foot care. - Foot massage (Reflexology). - Shoe sanitation and disinfection. - Nail trimming by latest technologies.

www.DrEdrees.com For reservations : 0 500 506 507

Dip yourself in something irresistable this Season

Lamasat

Spa

Spa & Beauty Centers

Al-Megayena Tel: +966-2-6655763 Alexandre Zouari Tel: +966-2-6656161 Beauty Alliance Tel: +966-2-6681381

New in Lamasat Only

Chocolate Massage Location: Prince Sultan st.Tel:+966-2-6834002

Spa & Beauty Centers

Body Line (men only) Tel: +966-2-2631859 Bouthaina Tel: +966-2-6631809 Carmen Center Tel: +966-2-6648122 Chamelle Plaza Tel: +966-2-6656807 Dar Al-Moda Tel: +966-2-6526660 Dr. Edrees Foot Spa Tel: +966-5-00506507 E Spa Tel: +966-2-2632093 EVE Salons Tel: +966-2-6985787 Jaques Dessange Tel: +966-2-6695458 Jamalouki Tel: +966-2-6651888 Lamasat Tel: +966-2-6834002 Lila’s Beauty Parlour Tel: +966-2-6622676 Lucie Saint Clair Tel: +966-2-2832020 Majestic Tel: +966-2-6609940 Mana Center Tel: +966-2-6066628 Mervat Beauty Center Tel: +966-2-6630676 Miracle Beauty Parlour Tel: +966-2-6739597 Nadoleen Beauty Center Tel: +966-2-6633972 Oriana Tel: +966-2-6220773 Serenity Center Tel: +966-2-6648353 Soleil d’Or Spa Tel: +966-2-2842233 Spada Tel: 920010099 The Spa by Clarins Paris Tel: +966-2-6599999 Zowaina Tel: +966-2-6656311 7L House of Beauty & SPA Tel: +966-2-6534898 DESTINATION JEDDAH 85


GAMES

SUDOKU Complete the grid so that every row, column and 3x3 box contains every digit from 1 to 9 inclusive

Test your Perception! Locate the origin of this photograph cut-out within the magazine pages

Memory Buster

What was the name of the What was the name of ADNAN & LINA’s best friend? FLINTSTONE family pet?

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What was the name of the female SMURF?


Puzzle Words Find the listed hidden words, the words may be hidden in any direction. Once you have found all the words, the remaining letters will spell a secret message.

Bells Carnival Celebration Clock Colorful Cultures Customs Dancing Events Festival Fireworks January Midnight Music New New year Outdoors People Places Technology Twelve

Test your education knowledge! 1. The capital city that stands on the river Danube is? 2. The Japanese call their country as? 3. The length of the English channel is? 4. The world’s oldest known city is? 5. The city which is also known as the Canals is? 6. The country in which river wangchu flows is? 7. The city which is the biggest center for manufacture of automobiles in the world is? Memory Buster: Absi, Dino, Smurfette Test Your Perceptopn: pg.10 Education knowledge: 1. Belgrade; 2. Nippon; 3. 564 kilometers; 4. Damascus; 5. Venice; 6. Myanmar; 7. Detroit, USA DESTINATION JEDDAH 87


Useful

Arabic Words

& Pronunciation

Directions

Right Left Straight Downtown Street

Yameen Yasaar or shemal Tawwali Al-Balad Share’a

Hotel Museum Mall Restaurant Hospital Airport

Fondog Mathaf Soug Mat’am Mustashfa Mataar

Restaurant

Breakfast Lunch

Fatoor Gadaa

Dinner

Ashaa

Coffee Tea

Gahwa Shahi

Juice

Aaseer

Water

Moyah

Milk

Haleeb

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Food

Food Soup

Akil Shorrba

Salad

Salata

Bread Chicken

Khubz Dojaj

Beef

Laham

Fish

Samak

Salt

Milh

Pepper

Felfel Aswad

Sugar

Sukkar

Desserts

Hala It’s known worldwide that pronunciation is one of the most challenging steps in learning different languages. For example, Arabic has many dialogues, slangs and accents. Some of these dialogues can’t be understood by all Arabs. The most common dialogue is the Egyptian dialogue and the Lebanese dialogue. In this article we will try to show our reader some of the Traditional Saudi dialogue. To illustrate that, we added a picture of a throat to show the pronunciation of different Arabic Letters.

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General

Directory Banks Al-Bilad Bank Tel: 8001230000 Alinma Bank Tel: 8001208000 Al-Jazira Bank Tel: +966-2-6518070 Al-Rajhi Bank Tel: +966-2-6422111 Arab National Bank Tel: +966-2-6741497 Banque Saaudi Fransi Tel: 8001242121 Islamic Development Bank Tel: +966-2-6361400 National Commercial Bank Tel: +966-2-6609265 Riyadh Bank Tel: +966-2-6474777 SABB Tel: +966-2-6512121 Saudi Cairo Bank Tel: +966-2-6608820 Saudi Hollandi Bank Tel: +966-2-2368844 Saudi Investment Bank Tel: +966-2-6531010 Samba Tel: +966-2-6533555

CAR SERVICES

Abu Diyab Est. Tel: +966-2-6677779 Alpha Rent a Car Tel: +966-2-6974459 Avis Tel: +966-2-6855544 Al-Zaman Group Tel: +966-2-6914693 Daleel Tel: +966-2-6719219 Discovery Tel: +966-2-6714475 Fernas Tel: +966-2-6595000 Formula Tel: +966-2-6621213 Hanco Tel: +966-2-6684666 Hertz Tel: +966-2-6040339 Hessen for Rent Car Tel: +966-2-6430295 90 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Khozama Est. Tel: +966-2-6317177 Key Rent a Car Tel: +966-2-6831236

Car Wash

Modacar Tel: 920005555 Smart Care Tel: +966-533500077 V. Cool Tel: +966-2-6396969

Courier

Aramex Tel: +966-2-6910000 TNT Express Tel: +966-2-6678888 DHL Tel: 8003450000 Fedex Tel: +966-2-6714636

Delivery

Tedalal Tel: +966-2-6580000 Yalla Utlob Tel: +966-2-6580000 Ground Transportation Alo Sayyara Tel: +966-26677621 Tel: +966-505657387 Apex Luxury Chaffeur Service Tel: 920011755 SAPTCO Tel: +966-2-6474900 Te’le’ Car Tel: +966-2-6679689 Tel: +966-534050910

Business Services

Venue Executive Club Tahlia street Tel: +966-2-6061010 www.venueint.com

DSL NET Atheer Tel: +966-2-6839333 Nesma Tel: +966-2-2567998 SPS Tel: +966-2-6824556

Embassies & Consulates E: Embassies C: Consulates ALGERIA E: Tel: +966-1-4887171 C: Tel: +966-2-6985035 C: Tel: +966-2-6985034 ARGENTINA E: Tel: +966-1-4652600 AUSTRALIA E: Tel: +966-1-4887788 AUSTRIA E: Tel: +966-1-4801217 BAHRAIN E: Tel: +966-1-4880044 C: Tel: +966-2-6076770 BANGLADESH E: Tel: +966-1-4195300 C: Tel: +966-2-6878465 BELGIUM E: Tel: +966-1-4880044 C: Tel: +966-2-6076770 BRAZIL E: Tel: +966-1-4880018 C: Tel: +966-2-6603874 C: Tel: +966-2-6603866 BRITAIN E: Tel: +966-1-4880077 C: Tel: +966-2-6225550 BURKINA FASO E: Tel: +966-1-4652244 C: Tel: +966-2-6744547 BRUNEI E: Tel: +966-1-4560814 C: Tel: +966-2-6724343 CAMEROON E: Tel: +966-1-4880022 C: Tel: +966-2-6804541 CANADA E: Tel: +966-1-4882288 C: Tel: +966-2-6530434 CHINA E: Tel: +966-1-4832126 C: Tel: +966-2-6605113 CZECH REPUBLIC E: Tel: +966-1-4503617 DENMARK E: Tel: +966-1-4880101 C: Tel: +966-2-6672222 Ext 1163


Banks

CAR SERVICES

DJIBOUTI E: Tel: +966-1-4543182 C: Tel: +966-2-6621938 EGYPT E: Tel: +966-1-4810464 E: Tel: +966-1-4831275 C: Tel: +966-2-6605205 ERITREA E: Tel: +966-1-4801731 C: Tel: +966-2-6740592 ETHIOPIA E: Tel: +966-1-4824055 C: Tel: +966-2-6653444 FINLAND E: Tel: +966-1-4881515 C: Tel: +966-2-6438235 FRANCE E: Tel: +966-1-4881255 C: Tel: +966-2-6681544 C: Tel: +966-2-6681563 GABON E: Tel: +966-1-4567173 GAMBIA E: Tel: +966-1-2052158 C: Tel: +966-2-2573193 GERMANY E: Tel: +966-1-4880700 C: Tel: +966-2-6996436 GHANA E: Tel: +966-1-4545122 C: Tel: +966-2-6601429 GREECE E: Tel: +966-1-4801975 C: Tel: +966-2-6674088 GUINEA E: Tel: +966-1-4881121 C: Tel: +966-2-6637540 HUNGARY E: Tel: +966-1-4568644 INDIA E: Tel: +966-1-4884144 C: Tel: +966-2-6500104 INDONESIA E: Tel: +966-1-4882282 C: Tel: +966-2-6711271 IRAN E: Tel: +966-1-4881444 C: Tel: +966-2-6676132 IRELAND E: Tel: +966-1-4882300 ITALY E: TEL: +966-1-4881212

Embassies & Consulates

C: Tel: +966-2-6421454 JAPAN E: Tel: +966-1-2881100 C: Tel: +966-2-6670676 JORDAN E: Tel: +966-1-4880039 C: Tel: +966-2-6607630 KENYA E: Tel: +966-1-4882484 C: Tel: +966-2-4881238 KOREA E: Tel: +966-1-4882211 C: Tel: +966-2-6681990 KUWAIT E: Tel: +966-1-4883500 C: Tel: +966-2-6604898 LEBANON E: Tel: +966-1-4804060 C: Tel: +966-2-6690599 MALAYSIA E: Tel: +966-1-4887100 C: Tel: +966-2-6727740 MALI E: Tel: +966-1-4195640 C: Tel: +966-2-6514940 MALTA E: Tel: +966-1-4615315 C: Tel: +966-2-6991599 MAURITANIA E: Tel: +966-1-4646749 C: Tel: +966-2-6297722 MEXICO E: Tel: +966-1-4808822 C: Tel: +966-2-6495332 MOROCCO E: Tel: +966-1-4811858 C: Tel: +966-2-6695234 C: Tel: +966-2-6695238 NEPAL E: Tel: +966-1-4645170 NETHERLANDS E: Tel: +966-1-4880011 NEW ZELAND E: Tel: +966-1-4887988 C: Tel: +966-2-6512109 NIGERIA E: Tel: +966-1-4823024 C: Tel: +966-2-6716865 NORWAY E: Tel: +966-1-4881904 C: Tel: +966-2-6611222 Ext 300 OMAN

Ministries

Social Service Organizations

E: Tel: +966-1-4823120 C: Tel: +966-2-6996838 PAKISTAN E: Tel: +966-1-4884111 C: Tel: +966-2-6692371 PHILIPPINES E: Tel: +966-1-4880835 C: Tel: +966-2-6696797 C: Tel: +966-2-6693254 PORTUGAL E: Tel: +966-1-4826964 QATAR E: Tel: +966-1-4825544 C: Tel: +966-2-6945666 RUSSIA E: Tel: +966-1-4811432 C: Tel: +966-2-6659212 SENEGAL E: Tel: +966-1-4880146 C: Tel: +966-2-6690275 SIERRA LEONE E: Tel: +966-1-4643982 SINGAPORE E: Tel: +966-1-4803855 C: Tel: +966-2-6073980 SOUTH AFRICA E: Tel: +966-1-4429728 C: Tel: +966-2-6060299 SPAIN E: Tel: +966-1-4880606 C: Tel: +966-2-6607000 SRI LANKA E: Tel: +966-1-4606906 C: Tel: +966-2-6065414 SUDAN E: Tel: +966-1-4828857 C: Tel: +966-2-6475108 C: Tel: +966-2-6471273 SWEDEN E: Tel: +966-1-4883100 C: Tel: +966-2-6529615 Ext 204 SWITZERLAND E: Tel: +966-1-4881291 C: Tel: +966-2-6510772 SYRIA E: Tel: +966-1-4887481 TANZANIA E: Tel: +966-1-4542833 C: Tel: +966-2-6657528 THAILAND E: Tel: +966-1-4881174 C: Tel: +966-2-6655317 DESTINATION JEDDAH 91


TUNISIA E: Tel: +966-1-4887900 C: Tel: +966-2-6605328 TURKEY E: Tel: +966-1-4820101 C: Tel: +966-2-6601607 UGANDA E: Tel: +966-1-4544910 UKRAINE E: Tel: +966-1-4508536 UAE E: Tel: +966-1-4881227 C: Tel: +966-2-6670307 C: Tel: +966-2-6515436 USA E: Tel: +966-1-4801831 C: Tel: +966-2-6670080 URUGUAY E: Tel: +966-1-4620739 C: Tel: +966-2-6633300 YEMEN E: Tel: +966-1-4881769 C: Tel: +966-2-6896444 C: Tel: +966-2-6898555

Compounds Abdullah Compound North of Jeddah, Near British Consulate Tel: +966-2-6515416 Abir Compound Prince Sultan St., Near Saudia City Tel: +966-2-6522358 Al-Andalus Luxury Villas Tahliyah St. behind Suzuki Showroom Tel: +966-2-6695154 Al-Aoun Village Al Bawadi, Near Al-Mirabi Mercedes Bens Tel: +966-2-2563381 Arabian Homes Al Bawadi Dist. Tel: +966-2-6822201 www.arabian-homes.com Aromary Village Hera’a st., Behind Al-Rajhi Tel: +966-2-6940086 92 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Al-Basateeb Village Next to Continental School, Off Price Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6944113 www.albasateen-village.com Belleview Executive Compound Al-Amal St., Near Jeddah Preparatory School Tel: +966-2-6547666 www.belleviewcompund. com Belleview 2 Compound Near King Faisal Specialist Hospital Tel: +966-2-6642636 Binzagr Villa Compound Al Azizeyyah, Madinah Rd., One block after Lexus Showroom Tel: +966-2-6642636 Elite 2 Compound Near Jeddah International Souk Tel: +966-2-6681111 www.elitecompounds.com Elite Compound Near Jeddah International Souk Tel: +966-2-6610930 www.elitecompounds.com Fatima Compound Near Corniche, Behind Business Park Tel: +966-2-6515416 Garden City Compound Palestine st., Behind AlNakheel Bldg Tel: +966-2-6607590 www.hhaproperty.com.sa Al-Hajrayn Village Corniche, Near A-Bilad Hotel Tel: +966-2-6943464 www.alhajrayn.com Hiba Compound Al-Hamraa, Ibrahim Adham St., Near Tarik Binladen Hospital Tel: +966-2-6650819 Kindi Housing Compound

Al Rabwah, North Jeddah Tel: +966-2-6916219 Lotus Compounds Al Hamra, Al-Naeem, AlRihab, Contact PMDC Lotus 1: Al-Hamraa Dist Tel: +966-2-6980145 Lotus 2: Al-Nayeen Dist Tel: +966-2-6541107 Lotus 3: Al-Nayeem Dist Tel: +966-2-6548808 M&M Compound North Abhor, Nr, Amir Abdullah Mosque. Tel: +966-2-6562166 M.M Al-Rumaih Compound Al Shatee, On Corniche Rd., 3KM from Hotel Sheraton toward north Tel: +966-2-6991231 Al-Manar Compound Al Safa, Prince Metab St., Near Al-Jedani Hospital Tel: +966-2-6938770 Al-Mubarakiah Village East Jeddah, King Abdullah St. Near Abraq Al-Raghama Tel: +966-2-6400158 Mura Bustan Compounds Tel: +966-2- 6910041 Nada Village Prince Majed st., Near Baud Telecom Tel: +966-2-6920099 Al-Najia Compounds Madinah Rd., Besides SAS Radisson Hotel Tel: +966-2-6518178 Nueva Andalucia Al-Rawdah, Sari st. Tel: +966-2-6823434 www.andalucia.com Raytheon Compound Oops. Saudi German Hospital Tel: +966-2-6915380 www.raytheon.com Reem Compound Al-Salamah, Saqr AlQuraish st.


Compounds

Tel: +966-2-6829196 Al-Salam Compound Al-Rehab, Palestine St., Between Dallah Tower& Makkah Highway Tel: +966-2-6717121 www.alsalamcompound. com Salamia Compound Al-Sulaymaneyyah, Near Carrefour Haypermarket Tel: +966-2-6400253 www.salmiacompund.com Saudia City Al-Khaledeyyah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6820030 www.saudicity.com Shaker Village Compound Al-Hahdah, Prince Sultan st. Tel: +966-2-6991840 Sharbatly Village Prince Majed st., North of Jeddah Tel: +966-2-6910828 www.sharbatlyvillage.com Siham Compund Al-Rawdah, Near Saudi Binladen Group Tel: +966-2-6426431 Sunset Residence Al-Rowdah st., Near Jeddah Int. Market Tel: +966-2-6604276

Kindergarten ABC School Tel: +966-2-6988827 Ambassadors School Tel: 800-124-9000 Web: www.ambassadorsschools.com Building Blocks Tel: +966-2-6060755 Mob: +966-5-41525616 Childhood Spring Tel: +966-2-6607533 Creative Childhood Summer School Tel: +966-2-6077224 Mob: +966-5-04390998

kindergarten

IPS (Innovators Private School) Tel: +966-2-6980685 Mob: +966-5-69490403 Junior’s & Mom’s Mob: +966-5-04313440 Mob: +966-5-51796254 Kids Campos Tel: +966-2-6642351 Kids Time Nursery Tel: +966-2-6543111 Mob: +966-5-69693794 Little Smarties Tel: +966-2-6061913 My Little Kingdom School Tel: +966-2-6393951 Tel: +966-2-2575909 Thinker Tinkers Young Skills Development Tel: +966-2-6923715 www.thinkertinkers.com Up and Away Tel: +966-2-6614791

Ministries Agriculture & Water Tel: +966-2-6210002 Communication & Transportation Tel: +966-1-4042928 Disabled Children’s Association Tel: +966-2-66224080/ 8001241118 Education Tel: +966-2-6723028/ 6444305 Foreign Affairs Tel: +966-2-6047000 Health Tel: +966-2-6970006 Information & Culture Tel: +966-2-6514060/ 6476222 Interior Tel: +966-2-6684000 Jeddah Chamber of Commerce Tel: +966-2-6515111 Water & Electricity Tel: +966-2-6725349

Schools

Universities

Schools Al-Bayan Tel: +966-2-6611004 www.al-byan.com Al-Fasial International School Tel: +966-2-6761955 www.alfaisal-school.com Al-Waha International School Tel: +966-2-6729660 www.alwahaschool.com The British International School Tel: +966-2-6990019 www.continentalschool.com Coral International School Tel: +966-2-6832002 www.coralschool.net Dar Al Fikr School Tel: +966-2-6311118 (Boys) Tel: +966-2-6311117 (Girls) www.fikr.sch.sa Dar Al-Hanan School Tel: 920029669 Dar Al-Ruwaad School Tel: +966-2-6592225 Dar Jana International School Tel: +966-2-6648315 www.djis.edu.sa Global International School Tel: +966-2-6523444 Tel: +966-2-6144101 ( KG ) www.gis.sch.sa Jeddah International School Tel: +966-2-6061253 www.jischool.org Jeddah Knowledge School Tel: +966-2-6620174

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www.jks.edu.sa Jeddah Preparatory & Grammar School Tel: +966-2-6542354 www.jpgs.org Manarat Jeddah School Tel: +966-1-6730225 www. manaratjeddahschools.com My little house Tel: +966-2-6652490 www.mylittlehouse-sa.com Thamer International School Tel: +966-2-6680747 www.tis-edu.com

Society Friends Charitable Foundation Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6919999 Women’s Charitable Foundation in Jeddah Al-Nazla Dist Tel: +966-2-6369652 Zamzam Foundation for Volunteer Health Services Al-Sulaimaniya Dist. Tel: +966-2-6675951

Social Service Organizations

College of Business Administration (CBA) Tel: +966-2-2159000/2159009 ( Boys’ section ) Tel: +966-2-6900671/6900238 ( Girls’ section ) www.cba.edu.sa Dar Al-Hekma College Tel: +966-2-6303333 www.daralhekma.edu.sa Effat College Tel: +966-2-636 4300 www.effatcollege.edu.sa Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies Tel: +966-2-6355882/6356555 www.ibnsina.edu.sa Jeddah College of Technology Tel: +966-2-6370387 www.jct.edu.sa Jeddah Community College Tel: +966-2-2870026 www.jcc.kau.edu.sa Jeddah Teacher’s College Tel: +966-2-6914620 (KAUST)King Abdullah University of Science and Technology www.kaust.edu.sa King Abdulaziz University Tel: +966-2-6400000 www.kau.edu.sa Prince Sultan Aviation Academy Tel: +966-2-6862997 www.fo.sv.net

Charity Society in Jeddah Al-Zahra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6391100 Charitable Services for the Care of Cancer Patients Al-Rowais Dist. Tel: +966-2-6511373 Enabling Marriage & family support Foundation Al-Nozla Dist. Tel: +966-2-6811168/ 920000900 Faisaliah Women’s Charitable Foundation Al-Rowais Dist. Tel: +966-2-6535000 Friends of the Heart Foundation in Jeddah Behind Al-Tahlia Station Tel: +966-2-6658384 Majid Bin Abdulaziz Foundation for Development & Social Services Al-Shate’e Dist. Tel: +966-2-6062959 National Charitable Foundation for Blood Donation Tel: +966-2-6905008 94 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Universities

Prince Sultan College for Tourism and Hotel Sciences Tel: +966-2-2844425 Tel: 920016165 www.pscj.edu.sa

NOTICE If you have any complaints about services around Jeddah such as: * Pricing irregularities * Expired Items * Denied coverage of warranted items e.g. a mobile, car, etc. * Refusal of service * Unhygienic food / working conditions Complaints can be filed to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry Web Site or to their hotline. Should the company not respond to the complaint from the Ministry, all transactions with the government in the labor office, the passport department and the Chamber of Commerce will be stopped.

Hotline: 8001241616 website: www.commerce.gov. sa/english/

NOTICE To report any issues that concern the Jeddah Municipality, such as: * Road Maintinance * Dumping sites * Illegal Building

Please call 940

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God Bless Our Dead What to say when Calamity strikes Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’oon. Allahumma’jurni fi musibati wa akhlif li khairam-minha “Whenever an affliction strikes a muslim and he says: To Allah we belong, and to Him will we return - O Allah, reward me for my affliction and replace it for me with that which is better,” Allah will then surely replace it for him with that which is better.”

Supplication for the dead by praying for them Allahhum maghfirlahu warhamhu wa’fu ‘anhu wa ‘afihee waakrim nuzuluhu wa was-si’ mudkhalahu, waghsilhu bil maee wath thalji wal bardi, wa naq-qihi minal ‘khataya Kama yunaqqath thawbul abyadu minad danasi, wa abdilhu daran Khayram min darihi, wa ahlan Khayram min ahlihi wa zawjan khayrum min-zawjihi, wa adkhil hul jan-nata, waqihi fitnatal qabri wa ‘Azaban nar O Allah! Forgive him and have Mercy on him and give him strength and pardon him. Be generous to him and cause his entrace to be wide and wash him with water and snow and hail. Cleanse him of his transgressions as white cloth is cleansed of stains. Give him an abode better than his home, and a family better than his family and a wife better than his wife. Take him into Paradise and protect him from the punishment of the grave (and of the fire). [Muslim; 2:663] Allahum maghfir lihayyina, wa mayyitinaa, wa shaahidina, wa ghaa-’ibina, wa sagheerina, wa kabeerina, wa dhakarrina wa untha. Allahumma man ahyaitahu mina fa ahyihi ‘alal Islami wa man tawaf-faytahu mina fatawaffahu ‘alal imani. Allahumma la tahrima arjahu wa la tudhillana ba’dahu O Allah! Forgive our living and our dead, those who are with us and those who are absent, our young and our old, our men and our women. O Allah! Whomever you keep alive from us keep him alive on Islam, and whomever you take away from us, take him as a believer. O Allah! Do not leave us bereft of his good and do not send us astray after them. [Ibn Majah 1:480, Ahmad 2:368]


DONATE NOW People who want to contribute to flood relief efforts can find information at:

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920002285 Send financial donations to: (NCB Bank) Al-Bir Charity Society

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Destination Jeddah Jan/Feb 2010 Issue