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Issue 13, Feb 2010

If life is a journey, wouldn’t it be sad not to savour every mile of it? The new Porsche 911 Turbo.

500 hp at only 11.4 litres per 100 km. Impossible? No, the new engine with Direct Fuel Injection (DFI), Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG) and VarioCam Plus produces enormous power with improved efficiency. The combination with the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) reduces fuel consumption by up to 16% and CO2 emissions by up to 18%. Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with locking differential enhances the driving dynamics and stability. Used for the first time in a standard Porsche, it provides a variable torque distribution on the rear axle.

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Haiti is grappling to return to a basic sense of normalcy. The scale of the tragedy is one not often seen with an entire capitol city turned upside down destroying nearly everything in its wake. We are reminded everyday just how fragile our social structure really is as the images of rescuers work day and night to save trapped victims weeks after the tragedy occurred. To learn from the tragedy Jeddahwis can benefit by taking advantage of cooler weather to enjoy some Jeddah fun that isn’t going to the beach or shopping. Jeddah has more to offer and hopefully in the years to come it will have more. In January Saudi Arabia’s very first paintball arena opened up giving Jeddah its first taste of the fun and the pain that comes with firing hard balls of paint with compressed air at Jeddah Strikers located in Abhur. The cooler temperatures also mean desert outings can be enjoyed more fully and for longer periods of time. Recently 130 entrepreneurs from around the world were treated by Fainak to a 5-star experience of traditional music and dance, horseback riding as well as other events showcasing local talent like Saudi rapper Qusai and comedian Rami Salameh. In this issue we’ve highlighted two different horse riding places for you to consider next time you’re at a loss for things to do. Horse riding is an excellent exercise both for your body as it stimulates close to every muscle in your body. Thanks to the physical benefits, children with cerebral palsy and autism can benefit with programs like the Jeddah Open Skies program allowing them to interact with horses as well as stimulate cognitive and muscular development at Al-Seel Stables. We’ve also taken a quick look at graffiti in and around town because when it is done well, it adds a different flavor to our fair city. Despite everything that is happening in the world we at DJ hope you have a great February and one where you’ll discover something new. Enas Hashani Editor-in-Chief



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 ACCOUNT MANAGER Saleem Zeidan PHOTOGRAPHY Hany Soliman Sami Omar Almoudi Lina Malaika Hans Sjoeholm Maria Mahdaly Michael Bou-Nacklie Silwan Eshki Turki Shoaib CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Dina Ismail Hans Sjoeholm Sameen Anis Arwa Siraj Serene Feteih Sobia Javed Turki Shoaib EDITORIAL ASSOCIATES Silwan Eshki

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130 global entrepreneurs come to Jeddah. Saudi Fast Growth 100: Kingdom’s companies to take note of. Cappuccino Grand Cafe, Avon donates and more. Upcoming events we’re looking forward to.


Marking Beirut, Qusai’s new album, Paintball in Jeddan, and Ather Gallery.














Sid, Life and Studio1 a story of entrepreneurs. Coral bleaching and how you can help stop it. Al-Ahlam Tourism Group. Restaurant Reviews.

Yanbu’s oasis of luxury. Green Living: Not a fad, A way of life. The pronunciation of different Arabic Letters.

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we love hearing from you, so let us know what you think! Please send to “25.11.09” Issue 12

Jan issue 2010: one of the best concept covers I’ve ever seen. good job Bader Saleh Memari

below: Great photo. and to us who were there it captures the energy well done! Fadwa Obaid

Jan issue 2010: Alf mabrook! I love it and I’m glad you went with your gut instincts! Manahil Mani Jad Dear Enas Congratulations on your excellent editorial and the coverage of the “flood” in the new edition of your magazine. “Ordinary” people suffer things we don’t even know about, but we all share a common humanity. I was very shocked by this – I have put “flood” in inverted commas, as it was in reality a heavy rainstorm, and to lose so many people in this case was nothing short of criminal. God bless HM King Abdullah (Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques) for taking it so seriously. John

I was in Jeddah Hilton recently just for a couple of days and happened to go through your magazine - Destination Jeddah. Excellent work and I must congratulate your team for an interesting handbook very informative and interesting. Immediately I asked for earlier copies and the hotel was ready to give me a few more copies. As a visitor to Jeddah I went around the Old city and found some fascinating architecture. I think Jeddah has a traditional architectural language which the local authority should insist on the upcoming new buildings. We need new building but not at the cost of the “Arcology” (Architecture+ Ecology). You will agree with me that the recent devastation in Jeddah due to heavy downpour is a signal for what we have been doing to nature and it is high time that the cities like Jeddah take note of both “Architecture and Ecology”. Architecture I mean not just building buildings but to create manifestations of Culture and Heritage which the disciplined society needs as reference points. I am sure your magazine will take this message across to the people who feel that this identity is essential for future generations. Jaffer AA Khan RIBA

When once a man had something...

Now he has almost nothing. He lives with his wife, six children - and thousands of other families - in the Haitian capital’s central plaza, the Champs de Mars. They cook meals on the sidewalk and hang clothes to dry on the gates of the crumbled presidential palace. Their only shade comes from a green umbrella. This is how it is now in Haiti, help them!

By public goodwill ambassador, Mohammad bakhrieba. to help in donation please visit 4


Thumbs down to... STC

Thumbs up to...

Al-Baik For their constant efforts to social and community services that are always geared towards improving our everyday lives. During the Jeddah floods which shook Jeddah to its very foundations, Al-Baik was there to provide families with warm meals after the first day of damage. Al-Baik CEO, Rami Abu Ghazaleh was also on site to supervise the operations. What was more impressive is that Al-Baik did this genuinely without advertising their goodwill. Few other organizations were able to react so quickly but Al-Baik was there to help the people in need. Previously Al-Baik launched the Nazeeh & Wartan campaign which aimed to increase awareness about environmental responsibility. In the initial campaign in 2005, more than 300,000 participants signed a pledge to confirm their support for anti-littering, while over 1100 people participated in the clean-up activities.

This month we give a big thumbs down to STC. The nations largest telecom company is also the one with largest problems from a customer service point of view. STC has been experiencing severe glitches causing customers to get bills for three months at a time, even when some had been paid. What is more disappointing is that STC never offered a real answer to its customers who had to endure painfully inefficient customer service centers. They should not make their customers suffer for a server glitch and not hold themselves accountable for mistakes they could have easily remedied with a public apology. In the past STC used to provide quality service to its customers and we hope they will revive their old standards soon.

POLL OF THE MONTH Q: Whats your mobile service provider and how do you feel about their service? We asked 108 readers and these are the results... STC

Unhappy Neutral Happy

Destination Jeddah’s RTM: (Recommendation of The Month)


Toast’ed Salads: Toast’ed, a local concept that specializes in delivery of soups, salads and sandwiches has really done well with their menu. The wide selection of salads they offer is interesting and addictive. so for those of you who enjoy tasty, fresh, crunchy and satisfyingly wholesome meals, its perfect for your lunch break!


Next Month’s Question:

What’s your favorite Italian restaurant in Jeddah? Send your answer to:, or visit Destination Jeddah Magazine group on facebook.

AWeQuick Tea Break... know the DJ team is hooked...


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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 6


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 India Rupee (INR) = SR0.079 1.00 Euro (EUR) = SR5.23 1.00 Pakistan Rupee (PKR) = SR0.047 1.00 British Pound (GBP) = SR5.94 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: *Mobily: *Zain: To block commercial SMSs for STC users: Call 800-2444455 toll-free (24 hr service Sat-Wed) or e-mail: Internet Service Providers: * Orbit Satellite internet: *, *, * www.naseej. com, *, *, *, *Nesma: 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. Orbit: Premium Arabic and Western Entertainment. ART: Premium Arabic, Western, and Asian Entertainment 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


Useful Information Settling In

Calling all Ex-pats in Jeddah...

By Sobia Javed

You’ve done it! You finally took the plunge, said goodbye to your Western surroundings and made the move to Jeddah. You did all the hard work involved in relocating to a new even made it through the tiresome visa process! Hurray! You think the hard part is over, right? Sorry to be the one to break it to you, but WRONG! Now that you’re here in Jeddah, there are countless things you need to do, from attaining your Iqama to getting a Saudi driving licence and hiring a car (this bit’s for the men!). So, now what? We at Destination Jeddah know the difficulties faced by ex-pats, and are here to lend you a helping hand. Not only will you find our magazine packed with useful information, guides, restaurant reviews and handy maps, we are going to take it a step further by providing you with easy, no-nonsense ways to complete your transition to Jeddah and settle in as quickly as possible. Moving to a new land is nerve wracking to say the least and you’re caught up in the preparations to leave your home land; getting certificates legalized; packing up your belongings; getting vaccinated against every disease going – and more; visiting the Saudi embassy more times than you care to remember; booking flights; booking travel insurance; getting medical cover...and the list goes on and on. Your board your flight, finally arrive at Jeddah International Airport 8


and as you walk out into the 30 degree temperatures and look around you at the never-ending row of taxi drivers, gazing at you with a glint of hope that you might board their taxi and... ..BAM! It hits you like a ten tonne articulated lorry going at 150km/hr on Medina road...this is Jeddah. This is what all your preparations have been for. This is the place you sought out all those months ago. This is your new home.


Get your Iqama! The importance of this cannot be stressed enough. If you are going to rent an unfurnished apartment, you will be asked for it. If you want to open up a bank account, you will be asked for it. If you want to get a phone line, you will be asked for it. Do you get the picture? The process for getting an iqama is fairly straightforward. You will need: - About 6 – 8 personal photographs. These need to be a particular size, passport sized photographs will not be accepted. If you go to any photo studio in Jeddah and ask for photos for your Iqama, they will know what you are talking about. It will cost you about SR20 - Medical Exam. Although you will have had extensive medical tests done in your home country as part of your visa process, they will not be accepted when it comes to your Iqama. Most polyclinics in Jeddah provide this service and it costs around SR70. You will need to take along a passport sized photograph - You will need to obtain an Iqama application form from your employer, which needs to be completed, stamped and signed by your manager

Now that you have your Iqama, you can stop living out of your suitcase and finally get a place to live! If you are here on a work visa, your employers might have already provided you with accommodation. If they haven’t, then you have a choice between a furnished apartment, an unfurnished apartment and a compound. Furnished apartments tend to be quite expensive, although they are very convenient as you can move straight in. The most popular ones include: Abu Zaid furnished apartments, Al-Sitteen Street, +966-2-6633332 Al Dana furnished apartments, Macarona Street, +966-2-6701112 Abu Diyab furnished apartments, Tahlia Street, +966-2-611733

If you opt for an unfurnished apartment, be warned that when they say unfurnished – they mean completely bare. You will need to buy everything, from air conditioning units to a cooker. Depending on the area you’re looking at, you can get a 3 roomed apartment for around SR20,000/annum. The best way to source an unfurnished apartment is through word of mouth. Ask around. Alternatively, you can ask a taxi driver to drive you around a district that you like, and look around for signs of availability of apartments in buildings (tip: If you see from the outside that an apartment that does not have air conditioning units installed, this is a very good indication that the apartment is available!)

- An Iqama processing fee of approximately SR520 is required When you have all of the above, take them to your employer who will then get them processed for you. DESTINATION JEDDAH 9

If you’re going to go for a compound, which many ex-pats do, there are a number available. The drawback is that you will live in surroundings which are quite westernised, so you might not get a real feel of living in Jeddah. The upside is that you will be living amongst other ex-pats, and can share your experiences. A few include: Garden City Compound, Junction of Medina road and Falasteen Road, +966-2-6607590 Shaker Village Compound, Prince Sultan Street, +966-2-6941129 ext 401 Al-Aoun Village, Sitteen Street, +966-2-6833909 ext 229

For more compounds please refer to General Directory.

Bank account A bank account is essential whatever situation you’re in. To open one, pop along to the branch of your choice and fill out an application form (which will be in English). You will need to provide a copy of your employment contract, a letter from your employer to say that you work there, and a copy of your iqama. You will also need to provide a PO box so that your correspondence can be sent there. Provided that you do all of this, you will be able to open your bank account on the same day. 10 DESTINATION JEDDAH

PO Box You can go to your local branch of the Saudi Post and obtain a PO box. This costs about SR100 for the year and is very useful, as Jeddah does not have a postal system similar to the UK or US. The only way to get your post is to go to the post office and check your PO box at regular intervals

Saudi driving licence If you are male, already have a driving licence from your home country, and would like to get a Saudi driving licence, you will require: - 4 passport size photos - Your original driving licence from your home country - A copy of your passport - A copy of your Iqama (If your Iqama is dependent on another person, e.g your wife, you will require a copy of their iqama too) - Knowledge of your blood type - Around SR650

Procedure: Go to the driving school on Dallah street, and go towards the back entrance where you will find a cabin. Here, you pay SR450 and fill out an application form. - Enter the building, and from the relevant counter, get your licence translated into Arabic. This will cost you around SR70. - Get a medical check done, which basically comprises of a sight test. The relevant location will be signposted within the building. - Go and book yourself in for a practical driving test, which you will do on the same day. After successfully completing that, you will need to go and book your theory test, which you will also do on the same day. You might need to pay around SR100 for the tests.

Rent a car

Renting a car is very easy in Jeddah, and you will find most car rental shops on Falasteen Road. Firstly, set a budget in mind, and try to find a car that will suit your budget. On average, the costs are as follows: Chevrolet Aveo (manual) costs SR1800/month Toyota Corolla (automatic) costs SR2500/month Chevrolet Caprice (automatic) SR5000/month Large GMC (automatic) starts at SR500/day

For car rental agencies, look them up in our General Directory, page 90. Fuel here is very cheap, costing less than SR0.45/litre. And most fuel garages give you a free bottle of water or box of tissues for every SR10! Can it get any better?!

- Upon successful completion of the above, you will be required to return after 2 days to collect your driving licence.

That should be enough to get you started. In future editions, we will tell you about the cheapest markets for furniture, the best places to buy air conditioning units from, where to buy kitchenware from and much much more!


Our Guests

EO: Building bridges

through entrepreneurship

By Michael Bou-Nacklie Photos by Hans Sjoeholm Rayan Nawawi

This month 130 entrepreneurs from around the world descended on Jeddah to have an “entre-spiritual experience,� said Samer Kurdi, organizer and representative of the Entrepreneurship Organization in Saudi Arabia.


These entrepreneurs came from different fields and have different aims for coming to Saudi but the aim of the trip Kurdi said was to come and see “the good the bad and the ugly (and) decide for themselves whether what they see here is the same as what they see on TV in their countries.” From Medain Saleh to the Aramco oil fields the EO members were given a little taste of Saudi Arabia. Dressed in a dark grey thobe with a matching vest he said with a smile, “I have no doubt that they’ll say its 100 times better thn what they expected compared to what they’ve been bombarded with for god knows how many years.”  

from a social point of view as well as an economic point of view.   “There’s the political world and there’s the business world and its commerce that really pulls the world together.”

Graphic Designer and entrepreneur Jamie Douraghy said the trip was important both

As an added bonus the guests were given the chance of having personalized thobes

His brother, Bejan Douraghy said the perception of the Kingdom is a case of projected reality by the Western media.  “What the reality is, is what we’ve experienced, and the spirit of entrepreneurship is nothing of what is depicted,” he said. “There’s a spirit of fear, but here there isn’t.  It’s about relationships, it’s about people and it’s about humanity and thats what we’ve experienced.”


made for them by the Saudi designer Sara Bin Hejela, Kurdi said it was part of making the trip more personal and genuine. “We told them ‘listen, if you want to come to Saudi you can’t ignore the social aspect, the social aspect is as important as the business aspect, you cannot do business without the social side,” Kurdi said. On their last night in Jeddah the EO members were treated to a sample of local talent, from comedian Rami Salameh and Jeddah Legends rapper Qusai; aka Don Kamelion. “Thats one side of (the trip) but on the other side its a chance for Saudi entrepreneurs to mingle and interact and learn from experiences of over 100 different countries,” Kurdi said. “That shared experience will definitely enrich them there’s no doubt about it.”

‫ �شركة نا�شئة من جميع �أنحاء‬130 ‫جتمع ال�شهر املا�ضي نحو‬ ‫العامل يف مدينة جدة يف جتربة مثرية حيث ا�ست�ضاف ال�سيد‬ ‫�سامر كردي ممثل ال�شركات النا�شئة يف اململكة العربية ال�سعودية‬ ‫ حيث ا�ستمتعوا بركوب‬،‫ليلة حجازية من تنظيم فينك يف ع�سفان‬ ‫ والرق�ص احلجازي ال�شعبي على �أنغام‬، ‫اخليول العربية الأ�صيلة‬ ‫املو�سيقى احلجازية �إىل جانب معر�ض لل�صور الفوتوغرافية كل‬ .‫هذا مع التمتع ب�شوكوالتة لينت الغنية اللذيذة‬



In The


Saudi Fast Growth 100:

Jeddah home to entrepreneur boomtown

Recognizing everything from start-ups, companies founded by entrepreneurs, male and female who are young and aggressive, the Saudi Fast Growth 100 released its list of entrepreneurs who form the future of business in the Kingdom. Picked from over 500 companies, 100 were selected and presented at the SAGIA Fourth Annual Global Competitiveness Forum in Riyadh with close to 40 percent based in Jeddah. “This vital group of emerging growth companies provides the oxygen of the economy. The winners of the Saudi Fast Growth 100 list will be the guides to our future,” said Amr Al-Dabbah, SAGIA’s governor in a press statement. “These trail-blazers will be the most potent signal that Saudi Arabia is a dynamic economy full of creativity and opportunity,” he said. A survey of Saudi Fast Growth 100 CEOs outlined a picture of business dynamism and CEO optimism.  In the five-years surveyed from, 2004 - 2008, 45 Saudi Fast Growth 100 companies created more than 28,000 jobs since their founding, with 15,000 jobs created in the last five years.   The companies grew at a 41 percent average compound annual growth rate, with revenues ranging from SR4 million to SR1 billion. 16 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Interestingly enough the average age of these entrepreneurs at start-up was 33-years and many have continued to found other companies which are still in operation.  Of the 15 industries represented many focused in technology and the telecommunication industries followed closely by Health and Education, Public Relations, Media and Publishing and construction and engineering. The highest concentration of companies is in High Tech and Telecommunications followed by Health & Education, Public Relations, Media & Publishing, and Construction & Engineering. Analysts have said the industries represented a culture of entrepreneurs seeking out opportunities unrepresented in the market. A majority of the entrepreneurs have started more than one company and many plan to establish another in the next two years.

Scientist Ghada Al-Mutairi

Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf

SAGIA’s Governor, Amr Al-Dabbagh awarding the three winners in the Saudi Fast Growth 100:

1st place: Fahad T. Al-Tamimi (WorleyParsons Arabia Ltd)

Professor Michael Porter of Harvard Business School

2nd place: Kaswara Alkhatib (Full Stop)

3rd place: Jawad Anwar Ali and Ihab Elsamannoudi (SecuTronic)

Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Michael Dell, CEO and founder of Dell Inc.

Amr Al-Dabbagh, SAGIA’s Governor - Professor Michael Porter - Hatim Mouminah, CEO of Al-Watan - Abdulkarim Abu Al-Nasr, CEO of NCB awarding Enas Hashani, CEO of Rumman Company, which placed first in the Start-Up category.


Events &


NESPRESSO UNVEILS CITIZ DESIGN COFFEE: Nespreso launched its “greatest machine innovation yet” at Amore restaurant on Tahlia st. in January. Using Nespresso’s 16 blend capsule system the CitiZ coffee machine combines a love of coffee with the simplicity of pushing a button. Designed in two styles, retro and high tech, the new devices are meant to fit in a “smaller urban space...(evoking) an urban vibe and have a daring style,” read the press release.

‫ دي�سم‬13 ‫�أقامت املجموعة التعاونية ملوظفي اخلطوط ال�سعودية يف قاعة هيلتون يوم‬ ‫حيث �أعلنت يف االحتفالية انها تخطط لبناء برج جتاري ليكون مقر ًا رئي�سي ًا دائم ًا له‬ .‫اخلطوط ال�سعودية خالد بن عبداهلل امللحم‬

General Manager of Al-Soukya International، Rafat El-Azzeh speaks at the press briefing about Nespresso’s new CitiZ design.

SEATBELT STUDY FINDS CHILD SEATS INCREASE SURVIVAL ODDS IN CRASH: As part of its awareness raising efforts, SAFRA Academy For Safe Driving has teamed up with a group of Saudi companies to educate car drivers and passengers about the importance of using child and infant safety seats to protect children in case of impact or sudden stop. Simultaneously, professionals have said that incorrectly fastening a child’s safety seat can lead to serious injuries and may even be fatal in case of an accident. Children that are seated in, and attached properly, to a safety seat placed on top of the car seat can help avoid serious injury when in a road accident.

Photo by Sami Omar Almoudi

‫ فقد حتالفت مع جمموعة من ال�شركات ال�سعودية لتوعية �سائقي‬، ‫كجزء من جهود التوعية التي تبذلها �أكادميية �سفرا للقيادة الآمنة‬ .‫ال�سيارات والركاب حول �أهمية ا�ستخدام مقاعد �أمان الأطفال والر�ضع حلماية الأطفال يف حالة التوقف الفجائي �أو اال�صطدام‬

CAPPUCCINO GRAND CAFE OPENS: After a great success in Mallorca, Spain Cappuccino Grand Cafe opened in Jeddah right on the marina of the equestrian club next to the Hyatt Park hotel. With 1500 guests at the opening, it was a celebration of taste, quality and sophistication. 18 DESTINATION JEDDAH

‫بعد النجاح الكبري يف ملوركا با�سبانيا فتحت كابوت�شينو غراند‬ ‫كافيه فرعها يف جدة على املارينا يف نادي الفرو�سية بجوار‬ ‫ زائر يف حفل‬1500 ‫فندق بارك حياة حيث �شارك �أكرث من‬ .‫االفتتاح لالحتفاء باجلودة والذوق الراقي‬

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS DRUG APPROVED: People who suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis can now seek relief from a new drug recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Roche Pharmaceuticals held a briefing to explain the benefits of the drug to patients suffering from medium as well severe cases of Rheumatoid Arthritis. There are no official estimates on the number of Saudi patients suffering from the condition but hospital estimates put the figure at close to 1 percent (180,000 patients). Mark Genovese, Professor of Medicine and Co-Chief of the Division of Immunology and Rheumatology at Stanford University Medical Center, commented: “For many RA patients, treatment with existing therapies does not resolve the painful and debilitating symptoms of the disease. However, the data from the clinical development program clearly establishes the new drug and its unique mechanism of action as an important new option for RA patients.”

‫ يفتح معر�ض الفاند‬، ‫م�ستوحاة من زهرة الالفندر الأرجوانية‬ ‫�أبوابه ال�ستقبال العرائ�س و�أ�صحاب املنازل حيث يقدم ت�شكيلة‬ .‫كبرية وراقية ومتنوعة من الإك�س�سوارات املنزلية والزهور‬ ‫حيث يعك�س الت�صميم اجلميل للمعر�ض وتن�سيق الزهور املبهر‬ .‫كل �شيء عن نوعية اخلدمة املميزة وجودة املنتجات يف الفاند‬

Photo Courtesy Of GolinHarris

TOUCH OF CLASS FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS & HOME ACCESSORIES OPENS IN JEDDAH : Inspired from the purple Lavender flower, Levande open its doors for brides and home owners to view their latest range of home accessories and flower arrangements. Inside its luxurious interior and dazzling flower arrangements reflects what Lavande is all about. The new shop is located on Khaledia st. in a newly designed modern building measuring 600 sqm, Aysar Kayal, founder and general manager of Lavande have organized a number of events for disabled children association. “Lavande will be a leader in wedding and events industry, also we are opening a special department for home accessories that are imported from Spain, Belgium, Turkey and Holland.”

‫بعد النجاح الكبري يف ملوركا با�سبانيا فتحت كابوت�شينو غراند‬ ‫كافيه فرعها يف جدة على املارينا يف نادي الفرو�سية بجوار‬ ‫ زائر يف حفل‬1500 ‫فندق بارك حياة حيث �شارك �أكرث من‬ .‫االفتتاح لالحتفاء باجلودة والذوق الراقي‬


‫وقعت �شركة �آفون العربية ومنتزه ال�شالل اتفاق ًا �سنوي ًا يوم‬ ‫ يناير يعطي املر�أة الفر�صة يف متثيل �شركة �أفون كجزء من‬16 .‫برنامج ع�ضوية‬

AVON SPONSORS THERAPUTIC RIDING: Avon beauty in Jeddah sponsored 10 children to receive therapeutic riding lessons once a week, for a year at Al-Seel stables through Open Skies Jeddah, an organization helping disabled children. Coordinator Judy Houry said the program aims to help disabled students interact with horses as well as take part in cognitive exercises designed to stimulate their minds and muscles. Avon donated funds to Open Skies Jeddah as part of its sponsorship program.

Photo courtesy of Avon

From left to right: Enas Temraz, Avon marketing supervisor; Ghada Alsobahi, Avon media & PR supervisor; Tom Denham, Avon general manager; Nehad Esmail, Al-Shallal executive manager; Nouf Alsaed, Avon sales manager.

Photo by Michael Bou Nacklie

AVON AND SHALLAL SIGN AGREEMENT: Avon Beauty Arabia and Al-Shallal Theme Park signed an annual agreement on Jan. 16 giving women the opportunity to become Avon representatives as part of the membership opportunity. Avon said the plan is part of their commitment to “transforming (the) lives..for women to enjoy economic independance (in order) to support their families and (their) communities.”

From left to right Avon general manager Tom Denham, Avon media & PR supervisor; Ghada Alsobahi and theraputic riding coordinator Judy pose with a check donated by Avon.

‫ لذا يتيح الربنامج لهم هذه الفر�صة عدة مرات‬،‫الأطفال الذين يعانون من ال�شلل الدماغي �أو التوحد من حقهم مترين �أج�سادهم‬ ‫�أ�سبوعي ًا ح�سبما �صرحت من�سقة الربنامج جودي والتي �أفادت �أن جميع التمرينات تتم على ظهور اخليل وم�صممة لتحفيز ع�ضالت‬ .‫الأطفال وتنمية املهارات املعرفية له�ؤالء الأطفال الذين يعانون من ال�شلل الدماغي‬

COLOR YOUR PAVEMENT: Under the VSA-arts of Saudi Arabia, the Help Center organized on the Corniche on Jan. 13 gave disabled children a chance to splash color into the lives of everyone on the Corniche as part of the Color Your Pavement program. Over 300 disabled people took part, representing over 15 different specialized centers along with close to 150 specialists and volunteers supervising. Everyone was given a chance to draw and 20 DESTINATION JEDDAH

color the pavement with the chalk even people confined to wheelchairs. Executive Director of VSA arts-KSA, Maha JuffaliGhandour, said the program was repeated after the success of last years event so that more people could take part.

‫للفنون ال�سعودية فعالية‬VSA ‫�أقام مركز العون بالتعاون مع‬ ‫ يناير تتيح الفر�صة للأطفال ذوي‬13 ‫على كورني�ش جدة يوم‬ ‫االحتياجات اخلا�صة لإ�ضفاء لون على حياة كل �شخ�ص يف‬ .‫الكورني�ش �ضمن برنامج لون ر�صيفك‬

Mark Your Calendar Feb 1 - 10 Legends of the Arab World

Feburary 2010

Feb 1 - 6


Tel: +966-2-2845009 Venue: Serafi Mega Mall, fifth floor

A new journey into the food-history at Jeddah – Saudi Arabia. Food tasting, Deli Market and Exhibit, Conferences, Coking Lessons, Gala Dinner, Special lunches, Tea-times, Food performances. Tel: +966-2-6688233 or Venue: II Villagio Restaurant

Feb 2

Feb 10 - 18 The 7th Jeddah International

ATHR Gallery will present a joint exhibition of the pop art duo Hamad Al-Saab & Ali Sultan and Bassem Al-Sharqi, a pop artist from Saudi Arabia.

2010 Alumni Gathering (Franklin College)

Franklin College, with the help of alumni volunteers will be organizing alumni gatherings in various locations around the world. Tel: +966-2-6590000 Venue: Jeddah Hilton Hotel

Skydiving Championship

Team and Individual Accuracy, 4 Way Formation Skydiving.

Feb 13 - 16 The 7th Scientific Conference for Medical Students in GCC Countries

This event will attract science undergraduate and post-graduate students from all over the world and will include keynote presentations from renowned international scientists, workshops, a scientific exhibition and a variety of exciting social events. Venue: The Faculty of Medicine, King Abdul Aziz University

For more info, please call at +966-2-6529522 or +966-505700383 or Venue: Jeddah Center for Events and Forums

Feb 13 - 16 Jeddah Economic Forum 2010 Under the patronage of Makkah Governor, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, the JEF has attracted a truly elite group of speakers as well as delegates from diversified backgrounds and representing more than 160 countries. Venue: Jeddah Center for Events and Forums

Feb 1 - 28 Photo Competition: Red Bull Illume comes back

The first-ever international photography competition celebrating the world of action and adventure sports, Red Bull Illume returns for a second competition in 2010. Amateur and professional photographers are invited to enter their best shots into Red Bull Illume to share their passion for this incredible genre with the masses and for the chance to have their images displayed for millions of people to see.

FOR FURTHER MEDIA INFORMATION CONTACT: Younes Enayat Communication Assistant - Red Bull Saudi Arabia Mobile: +966-506501698 Tel: +966-2-6223615 Ext. 107 E-Mail:


Explore KSA

Photos by Turki Shoaib

HADDA The Forgotten Caravan Stop


By Turki Shoaib

Although steeped in history, little is known locally of the town of Hadda except that you pass through it on the way to Taif via the Sail Road. It was on such a trip that the town first came to our attention. The Hada Escarpment road was closed due to expansion so our only alternative route was the northern Makkah bypass. Driving through the small town with its small shops and factories, something caught my eye. Something so out of place that I first thought I must have been mistaken. Standing in the middle of an open area off the road was a strange mausoleum type structure, very out of place in Saudi Arabia. We veered off the road to explore a little and came to a beautifully built well and watering trough. Although the well was dry we were quite surprised that the building was intact and was in decent condition. Another similar structure could be seen next to some animal pens nearby. As it was getting late, we headed back to Jeddah with the promise to do some research and visit the site again soon. DESTINATION JEDDAH 23

Hadda was a major stopping point for caravans between Makkah and Jeddah due to the availability of abundant water, and was the site of the Hadda Agreement between the British and King AbdulAziz in 1925 which outlined the borders between Jordan and Najd. With the increase of Hajj pilgrims and goods arriving at the port of Jeddah by boat, the short caravan route between Jeddah and Makkah had become more important leading to more services and protection. On visiting the area again, we were surprised to find two types of historic wells in the area, the two 15th century wells we saw on our earlier trip, possibly built in the time of Turkish Ottoman Empire based on the architecture and four AlSaud Era wells, all considered Sabeels, which are wells built for charity. Two of the AlSaud wells have inscriptions stating that they were built by King Abdul Aziz in 1942/1361H. One of the wells can be found after the Makkah checkpoint right at the boundary of Makkah but falls in the “Muslim Only” area but is similar to the two near Hadda. The last well can be found as you leave the town of Bahrah about one kilometer to your right. The area also includes a ruined mosque surrounded by a fence. Although no information has been found on its history, the architecture seems to point to Turkish origins restored in early AlSaud times. The wells and Mosque are easily accessible from Jeddah and involve only a small amount of two wheel drive offloading. GPS of Points of Interest: Turkish wells: 21°27.591N - 39° 33.856E 21°27.481N - 39° 33.820E AlSaud wells: 21°26.801N - 39° 34.194E Ruined Mosque: 21°27.175N - 39° 54.077E


To reach Hadda, take the Bahrah exit when leaving Jeddah towards Makkah. At the old Makkah road take a right and continue until the road forks. Continue to the right to see the AlSaud wells to your right or continue following the road to the left towards AlJamoum and Talf and you will see the Turkish wells on your right. The old Mosque is located between both locations and is visible from the Turkish wells.

‫للو�صول �إىل الهدى من جدة اجته نحو مكة املكرمة و�صو ًال‬ ‫�إىل خمرج بحرة يف طريق مكة القدمي ثم انعطف ميين ًا �إىل‬ ‫ ا�ستمر يف اليمني �إىل �أن ت�صل �إىل �أبار �آل‬،‫�أن يتفرع الطريق‬ ‫�سعود على ميينك �أو اتبع الطريق يف الي�سار لت�صل �إىل اجلموم‬ ‫ امل�سجد القدمي‬.‫والطائف و�سرتى الآبار الرتكية على ميينك‬ .‫يقع بني كال املوقعني وميكن ر�ؤيته من الآبار الرتكية‬


Arts &

MARKING BEIRUT: Tala Saleh sees the city through its street art branding By Michael Bou-Nacklie

Modern art comes in many forms. None are more potent than street art like graffiti. Often forged in the fires of self-expression or discontent the content may change by the idea stays the same. Tala Saleh a young 25-year-old graphic design graduate from the American University of Beirut recently finished a book focusing on the graffiti of Beirut in Lebanon in her book “Marking Beirut: A city revealed through its graffiti” Modern art comes in many forms. None are more potent than street art like graffiti. Often forged in the fires of self-expression or discontent the content may change by the idea stays the same. Tala Saleh a young 25-year-old graphic design graduate from the American University of Beirut recently finished a book focusing on the graffiti of Beirut in Lebanon in her book “Marking Beirut: A city revealed through its graffiti” In the last 30 years Beirut has seen some quite remarkable changes from its battle scarred ruins after a civil war to a new European centre-ville springing up in the same place neighbors once shot each other balcony to balcony. Despite this violent 26 DESTINATION JEDDAH

history, Lebanon’s political spirit has never faded giving Saleh ample material to document. Beirut has a history of being a city of “endless cycle of civil strife,” she said in the introduction to the book. In an E-mail interview Saleh explains how the same scars from conflict have morphed to create a different kind of struggle. One that takes center stage on the walls and buildings of city streets branding the city and the people who live in and around these symbols. “The graphics in the book represent this war and civil strife from the point of view of art. The graphics re emphasize the split and political stronghold within the city. At the point of my documentation (2005-2008) the political situation in Lebanon was extremely unstable, and the graphics in the book represent this instability,” she said. “But I don’t think its so much a graphic war, rather a call for recognition and a way to represent the ongoing existence of these political parties and their areas.” The book spans the graffiti and street art visible in Beirut from 2005-2009, consisting mostly of political imagery and slogans. At the peak of the Israel/Lebanon conflict

Photos courtesy of Tala Saleh

Entertainment Book

in 2006 graffiti was a popular medium for expression. Arofish, is one artist in particular who was more prominent in his designs where he “commented on the deaths of the war, immortalized those who had passed away as martyrs through his stencils as well as kept in memory the children who died due to the attacks in south Lebanon by relating the situation in the south to that of Palestine,” Saleh said. Within the book several pages are reserved for stencils of political logos but mostly to bring the reader an ownership of graffiti self-expression. “The stencils in the book are part of the interactivity of the concept behind the book, allowing readers, whether they are in Jeddah or anywhere else to experience the process of making stencils and spraying them and re using them. If the stencils in this book encourage the people of artists of Jeddah to crate their own, the book is successful in its message of encouraging self-expression. I hope that any reader of this book is taken on a journey through its pages as well as inspired to express and create on their own, whether they make stencils or find that hidden artist inside them.” Like in Jeddah street art in Beirut has been a recent trend and is done by a few select artists Saleh said. With stenciled logos and slogans forming the bulk of the political expressionism representing the civil strife, covering Beirut’s walls. “All together they represent how the civil strife and political division has led to a younger generation asking for unity and peace, and one Lebanon.”

Tala Saleh

Given how communities, both religious and political, are intertwined in the cities narrow streets many of the neighborhoods have clear political or religious affiliations. “The political party symbols mark the territory of specific areas and there is no disrespect or trespassing in those areas by other parties that don’t ‘belong’ there. Its sort of like an unspoken understanding and respect of territory between the parties.”


Arts &

Entertainment Music

Experimental Edutainment: Don Legend’s

Second album hits the shelves

By Serene Feteih

After the success of his first album “Don Legend the Kamelion,” Saudi rapper Qusai aka Don Legend, has recently launched his second album “Experimental Edutainment.” Keeping up with traditional Saudi issues and rhythm in his songs, Qusai’s familiar tone is back in “The Job.”

Q: Your new album has strong social messages. How do you think this can help in solving some of the social issues the youth struggle with nowadays?


A: Hip-hop is a culture, an art. In my songs I talk about stuff that relates to our culture. There always has to be a message in hip-hop because it’s an expression towards what you’re exposed to in life. And people have to relate to what you’re saying. In “the Job” for example, my message is addressed to the youth and to the parents as well. Fathers need to be more supportive with their sons and businessmen need to be more encouraging with ambitious graduates.

Q: Everyone has highlights throughout their career. What are the most memorable for you?

Q: It must be frustrating not being able to perform in your own hometown. Has this affected your bond with your Saudi fans?

A: Creating Jeddah Legends back in December 2006. When I was holding a pen and about to sign a record deal is one of the best moments in my life. Also, the day my father called me over the telephone to tell me how proud of me he was. This meant the world to me. I’ve had his blessing all along but to hear him say it and mean it is another feeling. I’ve had many blessings, and if my father taught me one thing, it’s important to always remain humble.

A: It is disappointing. I’ve performed in Dubai, Egypt, Lebenon...but when it comes to Jeddah, every single event has been shut down in the last minute. It’s frustrating and disappointing. So I make the best out of what I can. I find other ways to bond with my fans such as CD signings. And our studio is open for visitors too.

Q: How have you managed to gain an audience of three different generations in a society where western music is taboo (for a Saudi singer)? A: I make sure that my music and video clips are appealing. I have a variety of rhythms in my new album; some are mixed arabic and English, some are just in English and some are in Arabic keeping Hejazi music in most songs because it’s our identity. What grabs the fans’ attention is not just my music, it’s the lyrics, the words I say. Some fans come up to me and express how much they loved a certain song (because they managed to read between the lines) they understood my message.

Q: What’s your mission and future plans? A: My mission is not fame. It’s making history. I want to create leaders. I want them to take this legacy and continue with it. As for my future plans, I want to expand Jeddah Legends and capitalize on the name in other Arab countries and do international tours with other bands whether local or international. I’d also like to start another TV show with my co-host Fredrick. But you never know, those are my plans but I want to see what 2010 has to offer. Q: What inspires your songs and lyrics? A: Life itself and what it has to offer. Everyday life issues inspire me to write and produce. Experimental Edutainment is available at Virgin Megastore, Roshana Mall.


Arts &

Entertainment Family Fun

Say yes to paintball! Finally, Jeddahwis can enjoy paintballing without having to travel to Dubai. Located in Obhur near Kunz Obhur, Jeddah Strikers is a football field sized paintball arena complete with professional paintballing equipment from pads to helmets. The location also has billiard table in the recreation center which guests can enjoy while they wait for their game to start. For SR60 one player can receive equipment and 100 rounds of paintball ammunition and with a group of 10 you can reserve for up to an hour at a time. Jeddah Strikers is located in Obhur just before the first public beach near Kunz Obhur.



Graffiti artist Mazin Muhammad ‘tagged’ the outer wall as well as the paintball arena with graffiti and is an accomplished street artist himself with his work visible around town. Search Jeddah Strikers on Facebook to find a map to the location.



Arts &

Entertainment Gallery

Legends of the Arab World

A Pop Art Exhibition 24 January – 10 February 2010 ATHR Gallery has on display a joint exhibition of the pop art duo Hamad AlSaab & Ali Sultan - the former from Kuwait, while the latter from Iraq and Bassem Al-Sharqi, a pop artist from Saudi Arabia.

* ATHR Gallery in Jeddah, KSA

ATHR: A leading contemporary art gallery in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, committed to create a thriving environment for artists from the Kingdom to achieve their full potential.

The gallery is actively involved in promoting the contemporary art scene in Saudi Arabia professionally as well as academically through each of its participation in a worldwide collection of contemporary artists to the art society of Saudi Arabia.

Abdulhalim Hafez

ATHR has participated in Art Dubai 2009, Edge of Arabia in London 2008 & Venice Biennale 2009. * Concept & Artists

Creating a brilliant reflection of Arab culture, Hamad & Ali’s recent work shows a stylistic split from the familiar and into a more explorative genre. The pop-art themes which have garnered the artist their early fame are now approached with a new awareness and delightfully gaudy boldness. The colour palate trimmed, the subject matter sincere, the newest installments have a story to tell. Saudi Arabian artist Bassem Al-Sharqi’s work explodes in a flood of colours. AlSharqi’s art reflects the vintage style of Pop Art through a mixture of media to create novel iconic symbols that represent a new generation of Arabs. Explains Al-Sharqi, “These images are universal; their subjects are more a part of my heritage than the dalla (traditional teapot) which is considered to be a symbol of Saudi culture.” * Details: EVENT: “Legends of the Arab World” by Hamad AlSaab, Ali Sultan & Bassem Al Sharqi. 34 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Omar El-Sharif

‫معر�ض �أثر يقدم معر�ض ًا م�شرتك ًا لثنائية فن البوب الزجاجي‬ ‫ �إىل جانب فنان‬،‫للكويتي حمد احلداد والعراقي علي �سلطان‬ ‫ حيث يعزز املعر�ض امل�شهد‬.‫البوب ال�سعودي با�سم ال�شرقي‬ ‫الفني املعا�صر يف اململكة العربية ال�سعودية فني ًا و�أكادميي ًا‬ ‫من خالل م�شاركة فنانني معا�صرين من جميع �أنحاء العامل‬ .‫وتقدميهم للمجتمع الفني ال�سعودي‬ LOCATION: ATHR Gallery 5th floor Business Center, Wing B. Serafi Mega Mall. DATES: Jan. 24 – Feb. 10 OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, Jan. 24 7:30PM – 9:30PM CONTACT: Tahlia St., Jeddah, K.S.A. Tel.: +966-2-2845009 Fax: +966-2-2844913 Email:



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 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 Jeddah Atelier Tel: +966-2-6640710 Jeddah Gallery of fine arts Tel: +966-2-6640710 Mansoojat Foundation

Darat Safeya Binzagr Art Gallery Tel: +966-2-6571030 Call or email to check opening and closing times. DESTINATION JEDDAH 35

Fashion & Shopping

Al-Amna Group: Retailing with a quirk By Dina Ismail

Photos by Michael Bou-Nacklie

At the forefront of the Kingdom’s retail scene are three stores - Sid, Life and Studio1. These three seemingly different venues have an important common factor. Any guesses? All have introduced a fresh outlook on fashion, whether it be apparel, home furnishings, or an entire lifestyle to the Kingdom. All are immensely popular with those in Jeddah and Riyadh who are in the know. All are owned by Al-Amna Group. Finally, all have two extraordinary individuals as part of the team at the helm – Yasmeen Al-Sudairy and Reem Abbar.


An overhead view of Studio1

The beginning of this business relationship started with the opening of Life in 2003. Life began as the brainchild of Al-Anoud Al-Sudairy, Yasmeen Al-Sudairy’s elder sister and longtime friend of Abbar. It’s inception began in an unlikely place – a business plan for a gadget/home accessories store written as a graduation project by Al-Anoud. The girls’ mother, an entrepreneur in her own right with Studio 1 (which also opened in 2003), was so impressed that she immediately began drawing up plans to bring what started off as a simple school project to reality. Life became so successful that a second branch was opened in Riyadh as well as a monobrand Paul Frank store in Jeddah based on it’s success in Life. Both women bring very unique skill-sets to their partnership. Al-Sudairy, an art major, becomes the most animated when discussing her admiration for craftsmanship of a wellmade piece and the technical aspects behind it. Abbar, who graduated from the London College of Fashion as a fashion management major, is the self-confessed fashion-addict. “Reem adores fashion. She really knows how to put pieces together creatively while keeping up with the current season’s trends. I really admire her for it.” Al-Sudairy said of her long time friend and business partner. In the midst of their success, both women, while exceedingly eloquent and knowledgeable about their respective roles within the organization and their target markets, have maintained a very appealing modesty. “There are many boutiques like ours in Jeddah. Dado, Lo Spazio, Mayass, especially Al-Mayass which was kind of Sid

for our mothers. Our marketing style has been what made us unique.” Both women perform extensive research botxh regarding the individual brands towards the customer target and purchase and sell accordingly. Take for example, Life and Sid. Life’s lines of home accessories, gadgets, publications and apparel appeal to the quirky creative youth who above all wants to be an individual.

Abbar summed Life it up perfectly, “it’s not what you need, it’s what you want!” Sid, in contrast, is Life’s older more elegant sister, which speaks to luxury and maturity in terms of fashion. Both stores are very different and yet both speak to a very specific customer. Through diligent work and a strong sense of entrepreneurial spirit, Yasmeen Al-Sudairy, Reem Abbar and their families have not only managed to make their stores reach the forefront of the Kingdom’s highly competitive retail market, but to do it with style. Location: Life & Studio1: Rawda st. Tel: +966-2-6642186 Sid: Roshana Mall, Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-2634782 Paul Frank: Khayyat in Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-2754686


Fashion & Shopping

Dania Al-Sayed

Abaya's, rings and so much more By DJ Staff

As a 2008 Graphic Design graduate from Dar Al-Hekma College, Dania Al-Sayed said she was always fascinated with the world of fashion, beauty and jewelry. She started her career in design with a local advertising firm in Jeddah where she has been for a year. 38 DESTINATION JEDDAH

She said that her initial interest in abaya design was something she fell into and was not planned. “Initially, I developed my interest by coming up with my own unique designs for myself and sometimes for others on random occasions such as birthdays,” Al-Sayed said. “As I became more engaged in the process with several unique designs, I envisioned an opportunity for meaningful work existing by presenting customers with the experience of a lovely abaya.” She also design different things like rings which she said has always been of great interest to her. “Embarking on a graphic design journey in my college years with multiple opportunities and challenges, I felt the need to share my creativity with my customers through jewelry. The “double” ring was the ideal image for what I had in mind,” she said. She also plans to branch out into necklaces and bracelets in the future. Using varying scripts of calligraphy from Diwaniya to Riqa to Nash she customizes her designs to what her customers want crafting them to their “wants, needs, and tastes.” At the end of the day Al-Sayed wants to give her customers a unique experience and takes the utmost care of her creations wrapping them in cloth to keep them safe from damage while being transported. E-Mail: Tel: +966-503630677 DESTINATION JEDDAH 39

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Everyone wants to get their friends and family something unique when they visit a place. Jeddah is no exception in having things to bring back. We've selected a few of our favorites around town for you in case you want something that really is Jeddah. 40 DESTINATION JEDDAH


Recently businesses specializing in eastern perfumes have started to sprout around Jeddah’s busy commercial cityscape. Asgahr Ali, well known in Bahrain with Sandals Bahranian House, has opened his first branch in Red Sea Mall. With a wide selection of cologne’s and aroma’s, along with Ali’s famous sandal’s gel available in different shapes and colors.

The cream based sandal suitable for special occasions where the scent of fresh sandal’s is important. In the perfume section, Pearls cologne is a balanced mix of Sandal, Musk and a variety of spices.

Location: Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-2-2151050


While we brought you Finery in a previous issue, we still believe that it is one of Jeddah’s best souvenirs stores. The thermos is a great idea for a gift that is both practical and beautiful, reasonably priced at SR1360. The collection of handpainted Arabic coffee cups come in a variety of colors and designs ideal as a cultural gift. In addition Finery has an all new collection for 2010, which we highly recommend.


Location: Mall of Arabia Tel: +966-506021777 Location: Rawdah st. Tel: +966-2-668-5533

Jasmine Box offers high quality, high value home accessories like the Arabic Sauces Tray. Made from blow glass and hand painted with silkscreens and priced at SR1300. A Knit Candle Holder is also something special for home decorations and comes in a variety of colors priced at SR55 each. The beanbags come in a variety of colors and are made in the traditional style all priced at SR1100 each.


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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.

WOWWEE ROVIO WI-FI R/WEBCAM - SR1029 Rovio is the groundbreaking new Wi-Fi enabled mobile webcam that lets you view and interact with its environment through streaming video and audio, wherever you are! With Rovio, you will always be just a click away from the people and places that are important to you. Available at MeMega

Son of Hibachi Combo with Snuff out Pouch - SR300

Son of Hibachi is one of the most versatile charcoal barbecuing systems for home and travel. The ingenious blast furnace concept with the chimney effect enables you to be cooking in less than 10 minutes and assures consistent heat under the grills. With 170 sq. in. of cooking surface and a convertible roasting oven, this power house barbecue can cook anything from hamburgers and hot dogs to a Chateaubriand. Whether its breakfast, lunch or dinner, when you are finished cooking this grill folds into a self-cleaning oven and self-extinguishing barbecue. Available at




I hate a dead battery as much as the next person, but imagine if you didn’t have to lug around that annoying charger. Thankfully some computer manufacturers (especially ones who have white accessories) have kept consumers in mind by making them smaller and more practical. But during one of my many procrastination sessions at my computer I came across this little marvel. Imagine charging your battery on your phone or your laptop using…wait for it….Wifi signals. No this isn’t a joke or some sci-fi dream. RCA claimed at the Consumer Electronics Show that they have a device which can do just that: take Wifi energy and convert it to battery power. At the CES, RCA claimed to have charged a Blackberry from one-third to fully charged in roughly 90 minutes. Don’t take my word for it check out, search for RCA Airnery and see for yourself. Not yet available

Zeiss Conquest 8x40 T ABK Binoculars - SR7100 A best-in-class solution for those who need brilliant daylight performance, the sharpest, clearest, brightest view, and the best possible twilight performance in a full-sized glass • Includes neck strap, case, and eyepiece cover •P* phase coated prisms for bright, high contrast • Rubber armored for maximum durability • Fully waterproof and nitrogen purged • Ergonomic focus and diopter control • Twist-up eyecups Available at Al-Rimaya in Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-2-2150792

Moonrays Rock Spotlight with Key Hider - SR93 Extra bright. Extra smart. The Moonrays Rock Spotlight with Key Hider triples as a stylish yard accent, a bright night light, and a covert key-hiding spot. As a yard decoration, it’s crafted from durable polyresin to last for years and to duplicate the look of real rock. Four LEDs are included to ensure extra brightness, meaning kids get home safely and intruders are scared away. And here’s the tricky part - turn it over to find a sneaky way to hide keys for the house-watcher. What more could you possibly ask for in a spotlight? NiCD batteries included. Available at

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Directory Fashion Designers

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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


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.

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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, Zoppini Al-Haddab Center Tahlia st.

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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 45

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. 46 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,Zoppini, 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,

Zoopini, 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, AlFalona Stores, Al-Hamary, Al Garmooshi for Matches, Al-Togbi, Al-Yasr, Al-Arabi Optics, Al-Dawliyah, AMH, Baby Fitaihi, 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, Zoppini, 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, Al-Ghazalo, Al-Humaidi, Al-Mutahajibah, Al-Othaim, Al-Shayiya Accessory, Arabian Oud, DESTINATION JEDDAH 47


Haute Couture

Le Chateau, Tahlia st. Tel: +966-5-54369993 48 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Argeterie, Art of Idea, 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.

Red Sea Coast


Foundation of life and the seas

Photos By Hans Sjoeholm

By Hans Sjoeholm

Corals provide shelter for other creatures; 25 percent of all marine species and act as a nursery as well as hosting the biodiversity of life in the oceans. Yet coral reefs cover less than 0.2 percent of the oceans.

Despite the variety and colorful diorama of life in the sea; from the dreaded jellyfish to the shell scraping parrotfish, none of this would be possible without the coral reefs we enjoy so much in Jeddah. The fact of the matter is that corals themselves form the basis of life in the seas and oceans. Without themŘŒ the aquatic show we so enjoy would have no performers. Consequently, humanity wouldn’t survive very long without an ocean of fish. Most novice divers and snorkelers see the scleredian (hard) corals as static and merely as background to the seas. Their role goes largely unrecognized and uncredited. Corals in actuality are a nursery for juvenile fish, a natural water-filter, a sub-sea protector against wave damage to shorelines, a huge carbon sink (source absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere) and a producer of oxygen. Like many natural wonders on our world,

corals are under attack and abused from acidification, overfishing, pollution, sedimentation, ozone depletion and numerous other types of stress. We continue this destructive pattern and never seem to realize the risks. The hard rocks most know as coral are a deposit left behind by a miniscule sea organism, polyps. Alone they form less DESTINATION JEDDAH 49

than a drop of water in the ocean. But when trillions combine in one location they form coral reefs and one of the largest animal colonies on the planet. These same polyps form a mutually beneficial relationship with algae which colors the reef and provides nutrients to polyps through photosynthesis. The polyps in turn deposit calcium carbonate which forms what we see as corals today and in turn provides shelter for thousands of species of fish. If either of these organisms is damaged, the other dies and the reef stops forming. Despite their size and expansive reach across the world, reef building is a painfully slow process. Those large brain corals you see when you dive deep down the coral walls at your local beach, once started from a miniscule speck and only grow millimeters a year. Even basic estimates show that the great mountain corals were here thousands of years before our grandfathers were even born and hopefully will last a few more generations.

Without their symbiotic algae, coral tissues become colorless as they reveal the white of their calcium carbonate skeletons, an event known as coral bleaching.

Even the lightest touch can damage corals let alone seabound vandals who carve into corals.

Cnidarians (corals, soft-corals, sea anemones, gorgonians etc) are the most wellknown organisms containing symbiotic zooxanthellae, but they are also found in other invertebrates such as the Giant Clams (Tridacna) and many nudibranchs. The zooxanthellae (algae) live in a symbiotic relationship with these immobile living creatures, the hard corals, this vital algae helps keep these invertebrates alive and can provide up to 90 percent of a coral’s energy requirement. In return, the coral provides the zooxanthellae with protection, shelter, nutrients and a constant supply of carbon dioxide required for photosynthesis. Reef-building corals largely depend on zooxanthellae limiting the coral growth to the photic zone (light zone); most reefs grow in water 30 m or shallower. Corals provide shelter for other creatures; 25 percent of all marine species live in or around coral reefs; they host the greatest diversity of life in the ocean. They provide nursery grounds for 25 percent of known marine species but coral reefs cover less than 0.2 percent in area of the marine environment. It is a very concentrated resource 50 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Corals grow at a painfully slow pace growing milimeters every decade.

indeed and therefore the slightest damage has a disproportionately large impact on the coral.

Coral Surival 101 Corals need clean water to survive. A major threat is sedimentation, waste and storm water. Trash will block the sunlight reaching the corals causing starvation and suffocation. Under high environmental stress, coral will also die if the water temperature changes by more than a degree or two beyond its normal range or if the salinity of the water drops. If any of the two of these conditions occur, the zooxanthellae contained inside the coral will be expelled or digested by the coral leaving

Little Bluegreen chromis (Chromis viridis) float near an Acropora coral which they use as shelter from predators.

treme situations can entirely dissolve those skeletons. Without deep and immediate cuts in anthropogenic CO2, many scientists fear that ocean acidification will result in the severe degradation or destruction of coral species and ecosystems.

How Corals Die

Cup corals (Tubastrea coccinea) lacks the symbiotic Zooxanthallae and feed at night by catching zooplankton with their stinging tentacles.

behind the white calcium carbonate giving the coral a white appearance, also known as coral bleaching. Without their symbiotic algae, coral tissues become colorless as they reveal the white of their calcium carbonate skeletons, an event known as coral bleaching. The increased atmospheric carbon dioxide has lowered the ocean›s pH value (acidity) in a process known as ocean acidification. Lowered pH reduces the ability of corals to produce calcium carbonate and in ex-

Ghost nets abandoned from illegal fishing operations droop down on corals covering and cutting them off from their food supply consequently suffocating them and killing them.

“In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, we will understand only what we are taught” Senegalese environmentalist Baba Dieum, 1965. Physical damage to reef architecture comes from impact by propellers and anchors that can break apart and crush coral, destroying years, if not decades, of coral growth. Negligent and poorly informed divers also harm corals by touching and standing on them. Even if a coral is not visibly harmed, even the lightest touch from hands or equipment human touch can make them more vulnerable to death and disease. Larger debris, coming from both the land and the sea, can break apart coral and strangle and suffocate marine life. Plastics are an especially large threat, as they


often wrap around smaller branching coral entangle marine life and kill animals such as seagulls and turtles. As an example, the half-lives of disposable diapers is about 500 years, plastic bottles 450 years.

Why Does It Matter? All storm runoff water alters the chemical composition of near shore waters and causes increased turbidity and sedimentation. This is especially harmful to corals, as they only thrive in clean, clear nutrient rich waters. If anyone needs a reason to take care of this vast natural resource apart from the fact that it provides a carbon sink and source of oxygen, many modern pharmaceuticals were developed from naturally occurring substances from dwellers on reefs. Heart drugs, cancer-cure medicines, anesthetics and bone transplant materials are but a few. More than half new anti-cancer drug research is focused on marine organisms. There are many more waiting to be discovered. Apart from the invisible value of the reefs, tourism and fishing provide hard economic value. However، both have to be carefully monitored to maintain the wellbeing of the reefs or tourists will have nothing to see and there will quite simply be no fish. Reefs act as spawning grounds and nurseries for many species of pelagic (deepwater) fish that sustain the world fishing industry. No reef; no fish. Ancient corals, such as those that underlie Jeddah, have provided a rich source of building material. Mined for to make the characteristic cube shaped building stone used in Jeddah’s old town area, diverse corals and shells are clearly visible in the walls of old dwellings. The sheer extent and diversity of marine species is mind-boggling. Currently, we know of about 1.5 million different species on our planet and scientists estimate that the oceans are likely to contain 100 million forms of life yet to be discovered. With some 60 percent of the world’s coral reefs seriously at risk from human activities, 33 percent of coral species are already listed as threatened on the IUCN Red list, it is likely that many species will disappear before they have been identified all with the potential to form part of possible cures to diseases like cancer and H1N1. 52 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Corals that have expelled their zooxanthella are interspersed with healthier corals.

How can we help mitigate this problem? Plastics prevent sunlight to reach to the polyps and the will starve and die: Stop using plastic bags. The Saudi Environmental Society organized a clean up in the desert in North Obhur during Earth day in April 2009. Four days of seminars and field trips encouraged people to begin use reusable bags for shopping, which would cure some of the ailments we imposed on the environment. Ocean cleanups, bring up plastics and other trash from the sea bottom, but that is not the solution. We need to change our habits; start using garbage bins and not drop trash from car windows. Start to recycle, reuse and reduce. Divers should avoid contact with the ocean bottom, and only use the weight needed and practice proper buoyancy control. Lifeless areas may support new growth, if left undisturbed.

Use coral sense: * Stop vandalism-name carving into hard coral and coral collecting. * Do not to drop boat anchors on the reef, use mooring buoys when available. * Enforce the local rules; stop the illegal use of spear guns that shatters the reefs. * Don’t touch and stand on or corals, be a reef lover always hovers. * Stop illegal fishing of decorative fishes * Avoid buying reef souvenirs * Help remove ghost nets, baskets gaffs –use of illegal-fishing techniques. * Select seafood wisely For more information: SOS at Participate in Project AWARE programs EPOCA European Project on Ocean Acidification IUCN Red list of threatened species

Dive Shops

& Dive Resorts

Directory AL-KHORAYEF YAMAHA MARINES EQUIPMENT Location: King Rd. next to Auto Mall Tel: +966-2-4202666  Opening hours:  Sat - Wed: 8 AM - 12.30 PM, 5.30 PM - 9 PM Thu: 8 AM - 1.30 PM Fridays closed! BLUE REEF DIVERS Location: Behind Danube, off Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6613931  Opening hours: Sat - Wed: 9 AM - 11 PM Thu - Fri:   7 AM - 11 PM Branch: Durrat Al-Arous (50km north of Jeddah) Tel: +966-546154356

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 Opening hours Sat - Wed: 10 AM - 8 PM Thu - Fri: 7 AM - 8 PM Mondays closed!

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.

DREAM DIVERS Location: King Rd. next to Auto Mall Tel: +966-2-2150019 Fax: +966-2-6644892 (for boat trips)  Opening hours:  Sat - Thu: 9 AM - 11 PM Fri: 6 PM - 11 PM RED SEA DIVERS Location: Opposite Danube, off Tahlia st. GPS: N21°32.743’, E39°09.727’ Tel: +966-2-6606368 Fax: +966-2-6602064 Opening hours:  Sat-Wed: 9 AM - 11 PM Thurs & Fri 7.30 AM - 11 PM THE ARAB CIRCUMNAVIGATOR Location: Behind Danube, off Tahlia st. GPS: N21°32.790’, E39°09.802 Tel: +966-2-6651304 Fax: +966-2-6608224 Opening hours: All week: 9 AM - 10 PM

Beach Resorts Andalus Resort: +966-2-6561444 Blue Beach: +966-2-2341900 Coral Beach: +966-2-6561343 Crystal: +966-2-656 8888 Dive Village: +966-2-6561980 Durrat Al-Arous: +966-2-6180000 Fal: +966-2-656 0033 Movenpick: +966-2-6555550 Nakheel: +966-2-6066644 Obhur Resort: +966-2-6563030 Remal: +966-2-6561880 Reem Riviera: +966-2-2342332 Sheraton: +966-2-234 2264

Dive Resorts Dive Village: +966-2-6561980 Dream Beach: +966-2-2342266 Durrat Al-Arous: +966-2-6180000 Fal Diving: +966-2-6560033 Ext. 624 Red Sea: +966-2-6562199

Jeddah Marinas Dream Beach: +966-2-2342266 Al-Nakheel Village: +966-2-6562101 Red Sea Marina: +966-2-2340117

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 DESTINATION JEDDAH 53

Red Sea Coast

Marsa Al-Ahlam Tourism Group

The institute offers courses and programs to trains and prepare young graduates from various educational backgrounds, for jobs in marine shipping companies, shipping companies and tourism companies and ports in both the public and the government. The Institute also offers training for graduates looking to join the civil defense, border guards and naval forces. Marsa Al-Ahlam is the first local organization specializing in sea navigation and sea rescue. The institute is supported by the General Organization for Technical and Vocational Training under license number (1689 / 214). The first marine institute is holder of the international quality certificate (ISO 2008-9001) from the Bureau Veritas. Chairman of the Marsa Ahlam Board of Directors, Abdullah bin Saud Bin Mohammed

bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud said he wants Marsa Ahlam to become a pioneer and leader in marine-based tourism so Jeddah can use its most precious resource, the Red Sea, to its fullest potential.

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Al-Ahlam Marine Contact: Marketing Manager Head Office - King Road Dream Diver King Road +966-2-2150018 Tel: +966-2-4209590 Ahmad Al-Disoqi Tel: +966-2-2150023 Corniche +966-2-6949942 Fax: +966-2-4209592 Mobile: +966-504385223 Fax: +966-2-2150021 Website: Yanbu: Tel: +966-4-3574333 Al-Lith: Tel: +966-7-7425800 54 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Dining out, on the Red Sea

Bring the Red Sea to you with Al-Ahlam Tourism Group, the countries only full service dive marina operator offering everything from boat sales to off-road buggies to a full range of scuba diving equipment. Fancy a dinner on the Red Sea? With Marsa Ahlam’s floating restaurant you can. Seating over 240 people, complete with an air conditioned hall, terrace and special VIP deck for dignitaries this floating restaurant is the ideal getaway from the monotony of Jeddah’s dining scene.

An upper deck with an uncovered hall with the capacity for 120 people.

Fully equipped medically for every outing you can rest assured that if anything happens you’ll be in good hands.

‫ يت�سع‬.‫�أول و �أفخم مطعم عائم متحرك يف البحر الأحمر‬ ‫ ويتكون من �صالة‬، ‫ �شخ�ص‬250 ‫مطعم الأحالم العائم لعدد‬ ‫مكيفة الهواء و�صالة علوية وترا�س علوي لكبار ال�شخ�صيات‬ ‫ وهو جمهز ب�أجهزة مالحة عاملية ونظام �صوتي ومرئي‬. ‫يتنا�سب مع منا�سباتكم ال�سعيدة وذلك ب�إقامة احلفالت‬ ‫ كما �أنه جمهز بخدمة طبية جلميع الرحالت‬. ‫والعزائم‬ ‫ ليال‬12 ‫بالإ�ضافة �إىل رحلة الع�شاء وال�سهرة ليوم اخلمي�س من‬ .‫�إىل الواحدة و الن�صف �صباحا‬

An airconditioned hall wide enough for more than 150 people.

Al-Ahlam Marine Tel: +966-2-4209590 Fax: +966-2-4209592 Contact: Marketing Manager Ahmad Al-Disoqi, Mobile: +966-504385223 Website: DESTINATION JEDDAH 55



Around Town

Taste and class

Simple on the outside, elegant on the inside; Maggiano’s is a new Italian restaurant located on Tahlia st. bringing you the modern Italian experience. A clean contemporary Italian interior is what greets you along with dark wood, white upholstery and crystal chandeliers all the while bringing you a European-like dining experience.


As Frank Sinatra’s voice croons, you’re automatically put in the mood for a laidback meal laden with class and timelessness. Completing the ambiance, the food is rich and has that extra special flavor that comes with using fresh herbs and spices. With a range of delicious dishes like cheese baked spinach and a selection of pizzas and pastas backed with an array of fruit drinks chilled to perfection, this is one place you don’t want to miss out on. If you’re afraid of calories, take a stab at the apple cinnamon


pie anyway because its worth every bite of the crisp deliciousness. Coupled with other delicious desert treats like a four layer chocolate slice of cake with chocolate mousse in-between each layer topped off with a chocolate and caramel sauce topping, you’re just going to have to visit this place to see what we mean. Add in friendly service and it gives you a place you’ll be going back to regularly. Location: Tahalia st. in front of Tahalia Center Tel: +966-2-6606625



WHITE: Flavor served with distinction



Sitting snugly in Sari Gate, White is international dining experience geared towards giving you the best from around the world while never leaving its pristine white patterned walls. Serving a rich blend of food from around the world, the taste is matched by its richly designed interior. Resembling something taken out of an interior decoration magazine everything from the arabesque wall designs, White is as much a delight for the eyes as the palette. With well presented food and their own unique energy drink blends White is sure to become a local favorite. Location: Sari Gate on Sari st. behind Krispy Kreme. Tel: +966-2-6068171



Borrowing something from the Burger King, but still one of the best shawarama places around. From their juicy falafels to the long list of meat platters Shoro is a great place for a quick bite made your own way. Run like your ordinary shawarma stop, with a little more organization and less of a headache, Shoro has several juices and the usual affair of chicken or beef shawarmas. Without sounding too cliche this place does it different, the meats are full of taste and every platter comes with a side of fresh veggies and several pieces of bread all wrapped up and ready to go.

Locations: Quraish st. Tel: +966-2-6626246 Heraa st. Tel: +966-2-6053300 Arbaeen st. Tel: +966-2-6717711 Hai-Thayareen st. Tel: +966-2-6160559


Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

With several locations across town it’s hard to go anywhere without seeing a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf somewhere.

Functioning more as a cafe than a coffee house, CBTL is one of the most popular places around town for young people because of its many locations just as much as for its ice blended lattes and thick juicy double fudge chocolate cake.


On their menu CBTL has a great few meals for a light lunch and dinner but first and foremost we recommend the caesar salad. Whether you want to relax with friends, smoke a little sheesha along and enjoy a good cup of tea or coffee, or you want one of their delicious salads it’s all possible at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Location: Al-Shate’e Dist. Tel: +966-2-2753914

What makes the perfect Friday brunch? A table overlooking the Red Sea and entertainment for the children are important, but what make it special are the Italian, Asian and seafood cooking stations, the yummy desserts and the best French soufflés. Join us for Jeddah's most enjoyable brunch every Friday at Al Waddaa restaurant.

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Friday family brunch and a funtastic location.


By Marwa Daaboul

Ever wanted to learn how to cook chocolate? Now you can with Lindt’s Advisory Chef, George Germann, who will help you learn the secrets of how to handle, temper and melt chocolate in the brand new Chocolate Cooking Class. Learn to craft premium Swiss chocolate for your own home and dazzle your guests. Germann has traveled the world and worked in Hong Kong, Singapore, Manilla, Miami, as well as many others before finally arriving in Jeddah. Germann has won close to 40 gold medals in cooking from major cooking competitions around the world and by attending Chocolate Cooking Class you too can learn tips from the best in the field.


Another one of LIndt’s exciting projects is the Studio Chocolate. Administrated by Haneen Hayan, you have the chance to graduate with a full knowledge of chocolate after just a four day course. In addition to the graduating certificate you will also receive a one of kind chocolate cooking book.

For further information and reservation - Tel: +966-545426500. DESTINATION JEDDAH 63

Sheikh Manqoush

By Samar Al-Shami

Rooz Bel Addas - Rice and Lentils

Biting into traditional perfection

Traditional Hijjazi dish often cooked in winter especially during rainy days.

If you’ve never had manaeesh or manousha it is quite possibly one of the best traditional Arab snacks around. Sheikh Manqoush is probably one of the better places in town to find some.

2 large onions

What’s manaeesh? It is lightly tossed Arabic bread smeared in cheese. Then baked in an oven quickly on a wooden tray making the cheesy treat come out piping hot which is then sliced into four pieces. The bread is so thick and the cheese so creamy that it tastes a bit like biting into a cloud with how fresh and fluffy the texture is right out of the oven. Unfortunately the menu for the traditional food is all in Arabic and none of the staff speak English so bringing along an Arabic speaking friend is probably a good idea. However there is an English menu with burger and sandwhiches but the manaeesh is by far the main reason you should stop by Sheikh Manqoush. Location: Imam Malik rd. off Sari st. Tel: +966-2-6837330 64 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Ingredients 1 Maggie cube

2 cloves of minced garlic

1 cup long grain white rice 1 cup yellow lentils

1 tablespoon turmeric ½ teaspoon slat

2 cups of hot water

Preparation Method: 1. Pour the oil into a deep pot and heat to a medium temperature, add the chopped onions and garlic. Cook until the mixture turn brown. 2. Wash the rice and lentils aside. Then, add the rice and the lentils to the pot. Pour the hot water to the pot. Finally, add the turmeric, salt and the Maggie’s cube. Steer gently for 20 second and cover the pot. Let the mixture get cooked well. 3. Pour the rice to a deep plate, garnish the plate with some fried onions.

Mystery Diner Mirza Ghasemi By Mohsen Mesripour


* Chef de Cuisine, Al-Khayam restaurant at the Jeddah Hilton hotel Mirza Ghasemi is a traditional comfort food from the Caspian region area of Iran. It is most often enjoyed as a main course during lunch served over rice or with bread. The dish has grown in popularity since it is healthy.

Steadily many restaurants in jeddah start to lose the flare they had when they open.  Senses has suffered this same fate.

2 kg Eggplant 6 pcs Egg 100 grm Garlic Chopped 1 tsp Tomato paste 1/2 kg Tomato fresh Chopped 6 tbsp Corn oil 1 tbsp Salt 1 tsp Tumeric Powder

However some things do stick out which ruin an otherwise enjoyable place as well as the dining experience.



1. Grill the eggplant evenly on all sides on a wire rack over fire (same like for babaganoush). 2. Let it cool eggplant and then remove and discard the charred skin and chop the remaining. Flesh to a fine grain of approximately 5 mm. 3. Heat a frying pan and add 3 tbsp corn oil and then add the garlic, let all heat together until the garlic is bubbling but don’t let color. Add the chopped eggplant and now fry in the pan stirring often for 5 minutes. 4. In another pan add the balance of the corn oil, heat and add the six eggs, stir lightly while frying. When the eggs are cooked add to the eggplant mix in the other pan. Mix thoroughly. 5. Now add the fresh chopped tomato, tumeric and seasoning and cook another 8-10 minutes. 6. Remove from stove and leave to rest 5 minutes. Serve with white rice.

When it first opened it was the place to go and in a sense it still is a favorite of the Jeddah dining scene.

One common complaint is the music. Blasting music in a restaurant is never a good idea as it starts to grate on your nerves if it drowns out your own conversation from across the table. Coupled with slow service, probably caused by a visibly understaffed team, it doesn’t add anything good to the experience.  To it’s credit Senses is not all bad though. We give them credit for having good soups, an enjoyable club sandwich as well as a really good paella.  The fondant also comes highly recommended by several people for its rich texture and its intense chocolate taste. But even the most delicious food is never good enough when a place feels like a crowded night club.

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Directory American

Americano 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 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


Asian Fusion

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


Atayeb Rawdah st. Tel: +966-2-6642150 Bonbon Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6697655 Cheesecake Factory Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6690895 Crusty Rawdah st. Tel: 920026633 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


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


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 China Hut Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6625898 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 Book cafe Prince sultan st. Tel:+966-2-66831830 Campion sports cafe Batarji st. Tel: +966-2-6395695 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 Deera cafe King road Tel: +966-2-2754491 joffrey’s coffee tahalia st. Tel: +966-2-6677234 Melange Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6695619 Soleil Rosewood Hotel Tel: +966-2-2578888 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 Tea rose andalus st. Tel:+966-2-6688233


Bateel Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6630373

kingdom of dates Tel: +966-2-6590838 Salheya Tel: +966-2-6973281 Talah Dates Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6837887 Tamraty Al Murjan St. Tel: +966-2-2902385

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 Herfy Corniche Road Tel: +966-2-6829276 Hot Waves Cornihce Road Tel: +966-2-2757241 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 Tel: +966-2-6683844 KFC Tahaliast 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. Obhur Tel: +966-2-6560017 Mister Burger Al-Rawdah Tel: +966-2-6822223 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 DESTINATION JEDDAH 67


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


Al-Amwaj Hilton Jeddah Tel: +966-2-6590000 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 Black Rose Rawdah st. Tel: +966-2-6672953 Blue Diamond Rawdah st. Tel: +966-2-6605301 /6605310 Bubbles Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6697655 Café Aroma Al-Hamra dist. Tel: +966-2-6605160 68 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Café Céramique Malek Rd. & Sari st. Tel: +966-2-2754668 Cast & Crew Rawdah st. Tel: +966-2-2616770 Gelato Palestine st. Tel: +966-2-6635524 Green Island Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6941234 /6940999 Harley Café Tahlia st. Tel:+966-2-6651010 Habsburg Rosewood Hotel Tel: +966-2-2578888 Java Lounge Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6693393 Le Chalet Rawdah st. Tel: +966-2-6642330 Le Notre Café Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-2611222

Lolita Café Obhur Tel: +966-2-6562369 Lost City Alhamra Dist Tel: +966-2-6655773 Montarosa prince sultan st. Tel: +966-2-6391393 Pearls Rawdah st. Tel: +966-2-6642233 Senses Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6514375 Sibon Prince Sultan st. Tel: +966-2-6063143 Tche Tche cafe Prince sultan st. Tel: +966-2-6223091 Toasted Rawdah st. Tel: +966-2-2616747 Vertigo Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6633241

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Waterlemon Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-2848999 Zodiac Palestine st. Tel: +966-2-6607548

Ice Cream

Baskin Robbins Musaediyya Tel: +966-2-6640574 Gelato Palestine st. Tel: +966-2-6635524 Movenpick Corniche st. Tel: +966-2-6823366


Angelicos Pizzeria Hamad Al Jaser St in Rawdah District Tel: +966-2-6622964 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

Tempura Yakituri Sari st. Tel: +966-2-6392468 Wakame Rawdah st. Tel:+966-2-6682003

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 Maggianos Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6606625 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 Uromshi cafe prince sultan st. Tel: +966-2-6066668



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

Open 7 days a week. Lunch 1-4 pm, Dinner 8 pm - 1 am Tel: 02 652 5354 or 055 553 5555

Abu Shakra Al-Hamra Dist Tel: +966-2-6645111 Abu Zaid Hera’a St Tel: +966-2-6936633 Al-Fairouz King Fahad St. Tel: +966-2-6703911 Al-Nakheel Cornhice st. Tel:+966-2-6066644 Al-Wada’a Corniche Road Tel: +966-2-6555550 Al-Rausha Hera’a st. Tel: +966-2-6541460 Al-Zawaqa Sari st. Tel: +966-2-6916004 Areej Zaman Sultan Bin Salman st. Tel:+966-2-6597122 Bhar Sari st. Tel: +966-2-6973420 Bait Al-Buff Prince Sultan st. Tel: +966-2-6917578 Beiruiti Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6686354 Obhur Tel: +966-2-6562606 Byblos Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6697655 Café Blanc Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-2848777 Cusine Halawani Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6688900 French toast Tel: +966-2-6397773 Goodies Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6657721 Stars Avenue Tel: +966-2-2754527 DESTINATION JEDDAH 69

Green Island Café Corniche Tel: +966-2-6990090 Kan Ya Makan Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6697777 Manuosha Sari st. Tel: +966-2-2565275 Mataam Al-Sharq Qasr Al-Sharq Tel: +966-2-6599999 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 Sheesh Kabaab Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6712047 /6742934 Taktaka Khalidiyah Tel: +966-2-6064148/ 6060790 Yildizlar Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6531150


Al-Khayyam Hilton Hotel Tel: +966-2-6590000 Jahan Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6571427 Sultani Andalus St Tel:+966-2-6693898 Tikka Express Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6631825 /6615149 70 DESTINATION JEDDAH


T: 02 2566008 Al Zahra Dist. behind Sierra Compound

Sea Food

Al-Danah Corniche Road Tel: +966-2-6990090 Al-Hori Restaurant & Amusement Park Tel: +966-502724033 Al-Multaqa King Road Tel: +966-2-6066666 Atlantis Tahlia st. Tel:+966-2-6611800 El Bengala Tel: +966-2-6166332 Fish Market Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6611800 The Manhattan Fish Market Andalus st. Tel: +966-2-6141900


Al-Mahawi Sari st. Tel: +966-2-2575739 Al-Samadi Sweets Rawdah st. Tel: +966-2-6642424 Cheesecake Factory Tahliya st. Tel:+966-2-6690895 Dactylifera Prince Sultan St. Tel: 920008182

Dunkin Donuts Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6919652 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 Shakuna Desserts Rawdah Dist Tel: +966-540409144 La Vendome Tel: +966-2-6924606


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


Papaya Next to Sawari Mall Tel: +966-2-2753425 Thai Thai Prince Sultan st. Tel: +966-2-6913808

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 Delivery Outdoor Seating Play Area Shisha Sea View Wi-Fi


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Getaway for the weekend: Movenpick Yanbu’s oasis of luxury


Outside of the hustle of Jeddah’s busy streets and stressful traffic, sits a brand new 5-star resort on the Red Sea. A 3-hour drive northward will get you to the newly completed Movenpick in Yanbu. Destination Jeddah was lucky enough to be able to get a chance to preview the place and see just what the newest 5-star hotel on the coast really was like. What we saw was the perfect getaway for stressed out Jeddahwis as well as soothing relaxation destination.

“Our guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to recreation,” Habbab added. “To begin with, there’s our spectacular infinity or zero-edge pool overlooking the sea. We also have our own private, sandy beach, and a well-equipped marina where you can set off for a refreshing day of diving, fishing, snorkeling or just relaxing. In addition, we have a superbly-equipped gym and fitness center.”

With a total of 201 rooms, it was first introduced with a soft opening in September 2009, it brings together a unique location, ingenious design as well as stunning views.

The hotel’s unique design allows guests to both enjoy serene and colorful Red Sea sunsets alongside maintaining privacy without sacrificing on any of these qualities. “With every imaginable comfort here, including an on-site bank, book shop, gift shop, sport and diving shop, travel agency, rental car service and barbershop, you really won’t want to leave,” Habbab added.

Located directly on the Red Sea, the hotel offers 141 rooms ranging from junior to royal suites, a dozen duplex villas as well as a range of individual apartments.

The hotel is unlike any other in the region, offering a true 5-star experience both in dining as well as in customer service.



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 74 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


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


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 Al-Tayyar Group Hotline: 9200 12333 Tel: +966-2-6577333 Al-Zouman Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6533444 Alireza Travel & Tours Tel: + 966-2-6481360 Anan Tours Tel: + 966-566688161 Attar Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6611222 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 Elaf Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6646559 www.elaf Fal Travel & Tourism

Travel Agencies

Tour Operators

Tel: +966-2-6838999 Fernas Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6677472 Intercontinental Travel Company Tel: +966 2 6677988 Kanoo Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-2632959 Mansour Al-Masaad Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6647066 Mawasim Tours Tel: +966-2-6657700 Miraj Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-5-4514266 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 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 Arabian Camp Tel: +966-2-6900059 Arabian & Expat’s Tours Tel: +966-2-6580663 Al-Shitaiwi Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6794022 Platin Luxury Travel Services Tel: +966-2-6575266 DESTINATION JEDDAH 75



Accommodations Close to the Two Holy Mosques:


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

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.

Tel: +966-2-546-0024

Tel: +966-2-575-1111

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.

Tagalog Tagalog Tagalog Tamil

Useful websites: Mohammed Moshfiq Al-Rahman

Asadullah Othman



Hajj & Umrah Visa:


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Healthy Living

Green Living

GREEN LIVING: Not a fad, a way of life.

It’s important to realize that green living shouldn’t really be a second thought in today’s world. With ever-improving technology and the wealth of resources available to those who are interested in ‘going green’, it’s becoming easier than ever to make green living second nature to all of us. Unsure of how to get started? These simple tips and stories will help you to realize that green living isn’t so hard after all. So now that there’s no excuse, it’s time to start going green!

rganic Shops Why eat organic? With the growing attention organic food is garnering these days, you have to ask yourself that question. By eating organic foods, you will give your body more nutrients, less chemicals and help improve the environment. These are some stores in Jeddah that provide organic food:

Bait Al-Seha (House of Health)

Rawdah dist. Tel: +966-2-6691003 Mob: +966-54608108

Organic Bakery

Mob: +966-500571717 Tel:+966-2-6707111

Watania Organic Products

(fruits & vegetables, dairy, meat, seeds, and manufactured products) Abdul Rahman Al- Sudairi St. Tel: +966-2-6915082

Abazeer Organic Products

Tel: +966-2-6612285 / +966-2-6676157

Organic Shop Nofa Holdings Provides a varity of organic products Alshoalla center - Madinah Road Tel: +966-2-6073890

Danube, Bin Dawood Supermarkets Provides a varity of organic products 78 DESTINATION JEDDAH

rganic Dining

And for those of you who would rather have organic goodness delivered to your doorstep or enjoy it dining out: Pizza Fusion Rawdah Star, Al-Rawdah st. Tel: +966-2-2616933

Going-Green Tips Forming new eco-friendly behaviors is simply a process of time, repetition and growth. There may be a period of adjustment as you turn certain habits into BETTER ones. All you need is an alternative. Every month we’ll be suggesting new alternatives and ideas for you in this box.


RECYCLE YOUR PHONE (a Nokia initiative)

Nokia holds its first recycling awareness campaign Jan. 4 in collaboration with the residency of Meteorology and Environment. Nokia is launching the Take Back Program increase awareness on recycling old mobile devices and accessories. Only 3 percent of people recycle their mobile phones despite the fact that we have old devices at home that are no longer used or want. Care Manager for Nokia Saudi Arabia Hani Ghibeh said, “many people are simply unaware that these old and unused mobiles can be recycled. Most people don’t even know where or how to recycle their unwanted mobiles.”

Turn off the water when brushing your teeth.

Gadgets Solar Powered Plant Pot

Do you have a garden or a patio? Yes, then you definitely will like the solar power plant pot that glows in the dark. During the day the pot absorbs the sun light and stores it as energy in the internal battery that powers several built-in LEDs. At night the pot starts to glow giving any outdoor space a beautiful incandescent light. The pot comes with an electric wire to use it if there lack of sunshine. Price: SR120 Available at

“If each of the 3 billion people globally owning mobiles brought back just one unused device, it could save 240,000 tons of raw material” Ghibeh added. Up to 80 percent of a Nokia device can be recycled to make new products such as kitchen kettles, park benches and even musical instruments. Today, consumers can drop off their old and unwanted devices, chargers and accessories in the recycling bins available at the Nokia Care Centers. To find the nearest take back point, please visit DESTINATION JEDDAH 79


The next generation of Greenzies

By Serene Feteih

It is no secret that most of the damage to the environment comes from our behavior. Few people take responsibility and try and make a difference to change old habits. Sawsan Alim and Anwaar Abulkhair saw this and did what they could to change this mentality by establishing Al-Nabta in 2005.

Both are mothers and housewives filled with the busy schedule that consumes every mother. Twice a week they would meet with other mothers to discuss books and other topics. “After 8 years we came to the realization that we should start widening our circle of influence,” Abdulkhair said. “After brainstorming about important issues in our community we decided we wanted to focus on the environment.” Alim admits that the work is not easy and that it is a full-time job, “but seeing the change is what keeps me going.” One of the biggest successes for Al-Nabta was its workshop “The Smart Shopper” geared towards teaching consumer to be smarter about their purchases. Set up as a mini market in school or event the workshop aimed at making children flip over products to see what it contains in order for them to become responsible about what they are ingesting. Al-Nabta also aims to teach children to be more environmentally conscious at the same time by educating them about the dangers of using non-ozone friendly aerosol sprays 80 DESTINATION JEDDAH

and dropping plastic outdoors. The children are taught by using environmentally friendly items. One of their new programs is the “Our Environment, Our World” program to be launched in local elementary schools during extra-curricular periods will teach children that every action they take will have an effect on their immediate environment. “Our programs are all interactive, hands-on workshops,” explains Alim. “This enables children (to have a) a better understanding of the concepts addressed, (therefore) having a more powerful impact.” Muath Aldabbagh recently joined Al-Nabta as the marketing director and said “The biggest reward as a volunteer is seeing the change and effect on the children after our workshops. Parents are happy and that’s worth all our effort. We are now seeking to get more support from the private sector to continue with our curriculum and expansion,” AlDabbagh said. For more information: E-mail: Or visit facebook group: Alnabta

Saudi Writer & a Green Hero

By Serene Feteih

Lana Sultan, 30, has turned her life around by going green. “It all started when I stayed in Vancouver for 45 days,” Sultan said. “While there I got into the habit of using canvas shopping bags, reusable water bottles and buying organic food.” After returning to Saudi she continued the habit and felt it was a part of her life that eventually rubbed off on her husband, son and even the housekeeper. “One day when my 6-year-old son and I were out shopping, he told the cashier we don’t need a bag, my mommy will put it in her bag. It suddenly hit me that a child this young can understand this concept.” Lana decided to write her very first children’s book. “The Amazing Adventures of Eco Boy” is a story of a boy who becomes a green superhero. Saddened by the garbage all around him, Eco Boy transforms his town to save his beloved planet earth by using the three R’s (reduce,

Dont forget to ask for your recycleable bags at Carrefour supermarkets!

reuse and recycle). The is geared is to spread awareness about living a greener life amongst kids in order to engrain certain positive habits at a very young age. Sultan wanted to introduce the phenomena of superheroes to relate to little kids and make the reading both beneficial and exciting. Sultan elected to go with children instead of teenagers because once concepts and practices are engrained at such a young age, it becomes part of their everyday life. The book also attempts to promote reading in our communities to create a well-read generation. For people new to a green lifestyle she recommends babysteps. Each household should try to adopt a new habit once a month like buying a blue paper recycling bin is the easiest first step. It should be accesible to the entire house. Once it is full of used paper, you can take it to a paper recycling company. Another idea is to switch to re-usable canvas bags for your shopping which are sold almost everywhere now. Sultan will have a book signing from Feb. 10 at Little Book, Roshana Mall, Tahlia, 6.30 PM and Feb. 11 at My Library, Rawda st., 11 AM. The book will be available in Little Book stores. The book is printed on FSC certified paper from mixed resources. (FSC is the mark of responsible forestry). How greener could it get? For more information visit

Lana Sultan and her son. DESTINATION JEDDAH 81

Healthy Living

Firefly Natural Energy Drink

“The only premium drink that gives you an energy boost using natural healthy ingredients” Life’s short, and to get the most out of it, you need energy, bags of it. But what if you want to stay healthy too? Then it’s time for a Firefly: natural energizing ingredients, in a delicious, healthy drink. Each bottle is packed full of botanical extracts, to avoid that afternoon lull, try the “Wake Up”, it contain peaches, red grapes, green tea, kola nut, yerba maté. Or for cleansing the system and clearing your head, “ Detox” is your choice; it’s a mix of lemons, limes, ginger, nettle, dandelion, and Burdock. You need to restore your energy when you run down; “Recharge” is what you need, it’s a blend of pomegranate, blood orange, thyme, kola nut, liquorice, and some Chili. How about sharpening your mind and memory for a change? Then you should seek “Sharpen Up”, it’s a combination of grapefruit, passion fruit, yerba maté, guarana, and Rosemary. We say NO to sugar and artificial ingredients. Fundamental and the result: Firefly Tonics, Healthy drinks that give you natural energy.



Still water Fruit juices from concentrate: White Grape (19%) Apple (5%) Aronia (2%) Pomegranate (1%) Lime (1%) Lemon (1%) Apple Juice Extract Botanical Extracts (0.3%) Natural Flavouring

De-tox Still Water Fruit juices from concentrate: White Grape (22%) Lemon (4%), Lime (3%) Apple juice extract; Botanical extracts (1%) Natural flavouring

Sharpen up

Wake up Still Water Fruit juices from concentrate: White Grape (18%) Peach (6%) Red Grape (6%) Lemon (2%) Apple juice extract; Botanical extracts (0.75%) Natural flavouring

Still Water Fruit juices from concentrate; White Grape (18%) Grapefruit (12%) Orange (4%) Passionfruit (3%); Apple juice extract; Botanical extracts (1%) Natural flavouring


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


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



Beauty: Dermalogical, Hair Care, Manicure, Pedicures: Nailtique products, Gel & Arcrylic nails: Young Nails. Eye care, Massage, Waxing. Home Service available. * Now Doctor Fish Manicure & Pedicure

Al-Rawdah Dist. Al-Kayal st. Tel: +966-544408585

Pharmacies Abo Dawood Tel: +966-2-6877210 Al-Ajuwad Tel: +966-2-6473436 Al-Ameera Tel: +966-2-6055638 Al-Ansar Tel: +966-2-6050010 Al-Awad Tel: +966-2-6591800 Al-Atta Tel: +966-2-6773314 Al-Azizeyah Tel: +966-2-6206981 Al-Hamra Tel: +966-2-6440108 Al-Marzouki Tel; +966-2-6780538 Al-Nahdi Tel: +966-2-6976208 Al-Sudais Tel: +966-2-6737679 Tel: +966-2-6058962 Al-Wasfah Tel: +966-2-6826198 Alya Tel: +966-2-6449254 Amal Tel: +966-2-6429486 Amira Tel: +966-2-6746001

Asia Tel: +966-2-6390553 Bin Muteab Tel: +966-2-6890964 Daan Tel: +966-2-6284405 Jamjoom Tel: +966-2-6081111 Jehhar Tel: +966-2-6973401 Noura Tel: +966-2-6685500 Rana Tel: +966-2-6984972 Remedies Tel: +966-2-6563048

Spa & Beauty Centers Al-Megayena Tel: +966-2-6655763 Alexandre Zouari Tel: +966-2-6656161 Beauty Alliance Tel: +966-2-6681381 Body Line (men only) Tel: +966-2-2631859 Bouthaina Tel: +966-2-6631809 Carmen Center Tel: +966-2-6648122

Spa & Beauty Centers

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 Nail care Tel: +966-544408585 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 Viva La Vie Tel: +966-2-6929163 Tel: +966-2-6060338 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

Crosswords ACROSS 1. Yellow 4. Stores 5. Sunblock 6. BBQ 10. Push 11. Nap 13. Pickles 14. Plastic 16. Instant 17. Toss DOWN 2. Shade 3. Sting 7. Picnic 8. Rest 9. Paper 10. Takes Two 12. Dogs 15. Treats 86 DESTINATION JEDDAH

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.

Beach Bench Camera Campfire Cloud Flower Fountain Grass Insects Kite Picnic Playground Rain Skateboard Sand Wind Tree Tent Slide Rock Rainbow Swing

Test your education knowledge! 1. The longest highway in the world is? 2. The highest mountain in the world is? 3. The country which is the largest producer of rubber in the world is? 4. The volcano Vesuvius is located in? 5. The country which is the largest producer of tin in the world is? 6. The lowest point on earth is? 7. The country known as the Sugar Bowl of the world is?

Crosswords: Across: Mustard, Cooler, SPF, Grill, Swing, Hammock, Relish, Utensils, Polaroid, Frisbee Down: Umbrella, Wasp, Park, Bench, Boats, SeeSaw, Leash, Smores Test Your Perceptopn: pg. 41 Education knowledge: 1. Trans-Canada; 2. Everest; 3. Malaysia; 4. Italy; 5. China; 6. The coastal area of Dead sea; 7. Cuba DESTINATION JEDDAH 87

Useful Arabic Words & Pronunciation 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.


Good luck! Happy birthday!




Say hi to Mohammed

Salem a’ala Mohammed (M) Saleme a’ala Mohammed(F)

Bless you (when sneezing)

Yerhamak Allah (M) Yerhamek Allah(F) Antabih a’ala nafsak (M) Antabhi a’ala nafsek (F)

Take care


Eid meelad sa’eed

Outdoor Activity



Jog /Jogging

Aharwel/ Harwala









Amusement Park










On A Picnic















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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


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


Aramex Tel: +920027447 TNT Express Tel: +966-2-6678888 DHL Tel: 8003450000 Fedex Tel: +966-2-6714636


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

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



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


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 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 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 Elite Compound Near Jeddah International Souk Tel: +966-2-6610930 Fatima Compound Near Corniche, Behind Business Park Tel: +966-2-6515416 Garden City Compound Palestine st., Behind AlNakheel Bldg Tel: +966-2-6607590 Al-Hajrayn Village Corniche, Near A-Bilad Hotel Tel: +966-2-6943464 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 Raytheon Compound Opp. Saudi German Hospital Tel: +966-2-6518178 Reem Compound Al-Salamah, Saqr AlQuraish st.


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 Saudia City Al-Khaledeyyah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6820030 Shaker Village Compound Al-Hahdah, Prince Sultan st. Tel: +966-2-6991840 Sharbatly Village Prince Majed st., North of Jeddah Tel: +966-2-6910828 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: 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


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 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 Al-Bayan Tel: +966-2-6611004 Al-Fasial International School Tel: +966-2-6761955 Al-Waha International School Tel: +966-2-6729660 The British International School Tel: +966-2-6990019 Coral International School Tel: +966-2-6832002 Dar Al Fikr School Tel: +966-2-6311118 (Boys) Tel: +966-2-6311117 (Girls) Dar Al-Hanan School Tel: 920029669 Dar Al-Ruwaad School Tel: +966-2-6592225 Dar Jana International School Tel: +966-2-6648315 Global International School Tel: +966-2-6523444 Tel: +966-2-6144101 ( KG ) Jeddah International School Tel: +966-2-6061253 Jeddah Knowledge School Tel: +966-2-6620174

DESTINATION 93 DESTINATION JEDDAH JEDDAH 93 Jeddah Preparatory & Grammar School Tel: +966-2-6542354 Manarat Jeddah School Tel: +966-1-6730225 www. My little house Tel: +966-2-6652490 Thamer International School Tel: +966-2-6680747

Social Service Organizations 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

Society Friends Charitable Foundation Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6919999 The School of Etiquette Tel: +966-505558703 Women’s Charitable Foundation in Jeddah Al-Nazla Dist Tel: +966-2-6369652 Zamzam Foundation for Volunteer Health Services Al-Sulaimaniya Dist.

Universities College of Business Administration (CBA) Tel: +966-2-2159000/2159009 ( Boys’ section ) Tel: +966-2-6900671/6900238 ( Girls’ section ) Dar Al-Hekma College Tel: +966-2-6303333 Effat College Tel: +966-2-636 4300 Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies Tel: +966-2-6355882/6356555 Jeddah College of Technology Tel: +966-2-6370387 Jeddah Community College Tel: +966-2-2870026 Jeddah Teacher’s College Tel: +966-2-6914620 (KAUST)King Abdullah University of Science and Technology King Abdulaziz University Tel: +966-2-6400000 Prince Sultan Aviation Academy Tel: +966-2-6862997

Prince Sultan College for Tourism and Hotel Sciences Tel: +966-2-2844425 Tel: 920016165

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: sa/english/

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

Please call 940

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