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Joyful Celebrations!

Eid al-Fitr & National Day In plus Settling Eid Traditions

Through Our Lens Explore KSA Children’s Festivities The Adventure Begins

Issue 20 Sept 2010

Eid Is Here !


Jeddah excitedly ushers in Eid Al-Fitr and Saudi National Day this month! With so many festivities to choose from, let Destination Jeddah highlight some of the special events to look forward to as well as take you down memory lane as we glimpse Eid through the eyes of Jeddah’s children. Eid is a time to treasure with your friends and family, although we miss our loved ones who are far away during this special time…we also give thanks for all the blessings of the past month of fasting and prayerful contemplation. Our Eid Al-Fitr holiday gives way to a fun-filled season of family visits, delicious feasts, and hopefully some quiet moments as well. Whether you’re entertaining at home or enjoying meals at a relative’s house, you’ll find plenty of fashion ideas beginning on p.36. If sand dune bashing is more your style, then our Explore KSA article about Jeddah’s favorite sand dune day-trip will help you stay safe while you enjoy the exciting experience. Try a new restaurant for brunch or return to a Saudi favorite – wherever you go, you’ll be treated to some of the city’s finest cuisine. Perhaps this Eid is the time to sample some of Jeddah’s local food scene by taking the advice of our two food experts, Rashed Islam and Chef Yasser Jad on p.58. Restaurants will be bustling during this season, so make sure you plan ahead with reservations where necessary. Wishing all of our readers “Kul a’am wa antum bikhair” (May each year be full of goodness) Eid Mubarak! Enas Hashani Editor-in-Chief

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Readers’ Feedback, Poll & City Facts

In The Spotlight

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Events & Happenings


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Healthy Living


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Makkah’s New Clock Tower

Festivals, Exhibitions and Openings

Explore KSA

The Adventure Begins

Haas Dennaoui’s Re-Volt Radio

Designers: Siraj Sanad, Arwa, Gifts & Souvenirs, Hi Tech Gadgets Beat The Heat Boat Trips

Brunch Spots, Kinda, Ta’temat Jastaniah, Ohayo

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Useful Information Word on the street

Eid Memories

We asked our readers to share their favorite part of the Eid Holiday with us! Faigah My favorite memory is the “Takbeer” which is the praising of Allah that mosques perform after the Fajir prayer and until the Eid prayer on the 1st day of Eid. It brings peace to my soul listening to it all around the city. Sulafa Abudawood Eid has always been about the Eid prayer, 1st day’s breakfast, visiting relatives, eadiyah and the beach! After praying we choose a great place for breakfast or stay in at my grandparents. Then visit mom’s relatives one by one, her aunts, uncles and cousins. We live on juices, coffee, chocolates, sweets and maybe a fast food meal on the way back home. On the 2nd day, we expect all our relatives to come visit. The 3rd day, we visit dad’s relatives. We usually can’t wait for the 4th day to come, to go to the beach. And that’s about it =) May you all have a blessed month!

Hass Dennaoui

This Ramadan will be special for me. Simply thanking God for all the blessings. He has granted me & remembering the soul of my father, may he rest in peace. God Bless. Salam

Deema The best part

of my Eid is when we go to the Eid Prayer in the morning and meet all of my aunts and cousins in the mosque. While waiting for the prayer, we talk, laugh and enjoy the scene of the little girls in dresses and little boys in thobes giving and receiving candy. It just feels so warm and cozy!

Ulfat N.A its all about the money nowdays lol ,we see family,eat sweets,have BF and wear new clothes on daily or weekly basis but we don’t get 3eedya except at 3eed al fitr.

Reader’s Feedback DJ received so many inquiries about the lovely table settings in our Aug. issue! We must thank our hostess Majdah Abdul Shakour for her gracious hospitality.

To the Editor: Why do we have to pay for your excellent City Insight guide in a major supermarket chain even though it is free in many of your other stockists?    Kind regards, Brenda, a happy expat from Scotland living and working in Jeddah

Dear Destination Jeddah, I’ve lived in London for over 30 years & I think your magazine is wonderful. It’s useful & informative well done! It’s the best English publication I’ve come across in Jeddah (I’ve been a frequent visitor to KSA for the past 20 years.) Sincerely, Safia B. Dear DJ, I have read your latest issue, June, which had a piece on sports in Jeddah. Most of the sports mentioned were for men. I have lived in Jeddah my whole life, and I would love to know places in Jeddah where a woman can ride her bicycle freely and walk confidently without being harassed or bothered. Looking forward to your reply.    Sincerely, Jawaher Walid Dear Jawaher, The only places we can think of for ladies bicycle riding are the Durrat Al Arous Resort, private compounds, or the stationary bike at your local gym. Hope that helps you – don’t give up your quest! The DJ Team



Dear Brenda, We’re only able to provide limited quantities of Destination Jeddah free of charge to restaurants & shops around Jeddah, but you can always be assured of finding it at Danube. The DJ Team The Buttons boutique in Ana Special Mall was inadvertently misidentified as Niyaah boutique in Issue 19 – the DJ Team regrets the error.

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Destination Jeddah’s RTM: Go Green on Saudi National Day!

(Recommendation of The Month)

September 23, 2010 is Saudi National Day. Ok, you probably already knew that...but did you know that last year, many stores offered 50% discounts on ANY green item? DJ was thrilled to learn about this exciting, yet little known fact! So show your patriotic spirit - paint your face green, sport a green afro, and stock up on green apparel (apparently the discount was given on most items of clothing that had even the teeniest bit of green in them.) We sincerely hope this discount will be repeated (Jeddah stores – are you listening?) So this National Day, get out there and shop ‘til you drop! But as far as DJ knows, this sale is limited to apparel only, so if you’re trying to get 50% off on that green Mercedes, you probably won’t have too much success, sorry. (But if you are successful - we want to know about it so we can line up outside the Mercedes showroom for next National Day!)

Thumbs up to...

Pringles ‘Give an Orphan a Gift for Eid’ campaign

Pringles has stepped up the Ramadan spirit this year by organizing and sponsoring many activities for charity organizations. Pringles is manning a charity kiosk in the Red Sea Mall in the shape of a glass house. People are encouraged to donate children’s gifts to the glass house, whether they’re new or second hand items. A wrapping expert will beautifully gift-wrap the presents free of charge. Children can write their Eid wishes to the gift recipient. These lovely Eid presents will be presented at the end of Ramadan to the orphans of Al-Ber Organization. Pringles is also handing out 480 Iftar meals and providing entertainment zone access during Ramadan for 40 orphans in Al-Nawras restaurant, Jeddah and Golden Tulip Hotel, Riyadh for 6 days.

Thumbs down to...

Lack of water conservation awareness in Jeddah How often is your car washed? Your lawn watered? Your tap turned off while you brush your teeth? If you answered ‘Every day’ to the first two questions, you’re in the majority of Jeddahwi residents who remain woefully ignorant about the consequences of their daily actions. But if you’re in the minority who actually turn off the water while they brush their teeth or shampoo their hair – congratulations! Saudi Arabia is the 3rd highest consumer of water in the world (after the US & Canada). We all need to do our part to reduce water wastage on a daily basis – would you prefer to have a dusty car and food on your plate…or a sparkling clean car and an empty plate?

POLL OF THE MONTH Q: What’s your favorite part of Eid?

a- Visiting Family 43% b- Eideyah 21% c- Eating Sweets (Chocolates) 7% d- Wearing New Clothes 14% e-Enjoying Breakfast 14% f- Going To The Beach 0%

Next Month’s Question: Q: If you found out you have a history of cancer in the family, how would that affect your lifestyle?


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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: 29،207،277 (72% Saudi, 27% foreign) Population Growth: 1.75% (approx. 2% per year) (55% are under the age of 20) Birth rate: 28.29 births/1,000 population (2010 est.) 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: September 23, 2010 Ramadan (The Holy Month of Fasting): August 11 - September 9, 2010 Eid Al-Fitr (The Feast of Fast-Breaking): September 10 -12, 2010 Eid Al-Adha (The Feast of Sacrifice): November 16 - 19, 2010 Calendar: The Hijri lunar calendar is the traditional measure of time and the Gregorian calendar is used as well in business. (1431/2010) Time Zone: GMT+3



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 Indian 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 Radio Stations Quraan Jeddah Radio AFN Panorama MBC FM

FM Channel

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Religious National News Western Music Arabic Music Arabic Music (Khaliji) Western Music Techno Music

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 Police .............................................999 Road Security...............................996 Traffic Accidents .........................993 Water Emergency.......................939


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Eid! It’s

The 411 on the Islamic Holiday By Dilara Hafiz Holidays are often the highlight of the year. A time to relax and unwind from the stresses of daily life, we all look forward to them. Although we may overindulge in good food, gift-giving, and extended family time – it’s still a wonderful way to break up the daily routine of school and work. In terms of religious holidays, Muslims are fortunate to have two major celebrations each year; Eid al-Fitr, which comes at the end of Ramadan, and Eid al-Adha, which marks the completion of Hajj. Depending upon the sighting of the new moon to herald the beginning of the next month according to the Islamic lunar calendar, Eid al-Fitr will probably begin on September 10, 2010. So get ready for four full days of fun & festivities – here’s what to expect:

Most Muslims, both men and women, in Jeddah will make it a point to attend the Eid prayer in congregation at their local mosque. Since prayers customarily begin at 7am, don’t be surprised to see the traffic piling up at this early hour! Mosques will be full to overflowing – many people will pray on the streets and pavements outside, yet the air of thankfulness and gratitude which swirls throughout the city on Eid will erase any feelings of hardship. Some people say that 8


Eid prayers should be observed in the open air, while others prefer the air-conditioned comfort. Men will be attired in new, pristine white thobes, and the women may display new abayas, while their festive Eid clothes remain hidden from the public eye underneath their abayas, only to be revealed in the privacy of family homes. The elusively mysterious scent of oud will perfume the air around the men, reminiscent of bygone days prior to designer label scents.

Upon the completion of prayers, everyone will turn to their neighbor and enthusiastically bestow Eid greetings in the form of a series of symbolic kisses. Now this topic could be expanded into an entire book, for depending upon one’s ethnicity, the order and number of kisses vary from country to country. Suffice to say, most Saudis will air-kiss once to the left, followed by two more quick air-kisses in succession to the right. After Eid greetings have been exchanged with the surrounding people, most people gather at the home of the elders of the family for a celebratory breakfast/brunch, followed either by a long nap or more visiting amongst family members. Lately, it’s become popular to have breakfast out - some hotels transform their wedding halls into a huge dining buffet. It’s

a unique experience to begin the holiday with an Eid breakfast and see all the dressed up people, but it usually starts around 7:30am, and all the popular restaurants will be packed, so make reservations in advance. People then venture out in the evenings for dinners in restaurants, dinners at family or friend’s houses, and yet more Eid visiting. Repeat these activities for the next 3 days (other than the morning Eid prayers, of course) and that sums up a typical Jeddahwi’s Eid! Some people make day trips to the beach or surrounding tourist sites, but in general, Eid is a family-focused holiday where people are genuinely grateful for completing the more spiritually and physically demanding month of Ramadan.

Celebrating Eid… Saudi Style vs Visitor Style Saudi Style

Visitor Style

Your Eid is spent with family.

You wear new clothes.

Your Eid is spent trying to be ‘adopted’ by a Saudi family. You wander the malls & return to work early. You wake up at your regular time (7am), watch satellite TV all day, & try to get invited to some Eid parties. You wear regular clothes.

You give & receive Eideyah!

Eideyah? What’s Eideyah?

You run frantically from one relative’s house to the other.

You sit down, relax, & enjoy the day off.

Your days are full of festivities. You stay up till 3am & sleep till noon.

You consume enough chocolate to put Switzerland to shame.

Is that where all the chocolate has gone???

You celebrate for 4 days straight!

You merrily join in the Eid celebrations – how often will you spend Eid in Saudi? DESTINATION JEDDAH 9

In The


Tick,Tock It’s Makkah Time Dubai’s Ibn Battuta Mall may have a reconstruction of Al-Jazari’s famous 13th century Elephant Clock, but Makkah now has the world’s largest clock tower housed in the world’s 2nd tallest building! Towering 577m over the Haram, the Royal Makkah Clock Tower, which began ticking during the beginning of Ramadan, is the largest clock tower ever built.

The actual clock has four faces emblazoned with the Saudi emblem of the two crossed swords and a palm tree. Each face is six times larger in diameter than the iconic face of London’s Big Ben and its spire is topped with a 75-foot wide golden crescent moon. Five times a day, 21,000 green and white LED bulbs flash as a visual prayer time announcement visible from up to 30km away. Over 2 million LED lights illuminate the clock itself. On special occasions, 16 vertical flashlights will project powerful light beams 10km into the sky.

Also known as the Abraj Al-Bait Towers, the clock tower and surrounding complex will have seven towers in total when completed, encapsulating a 7-star hotel, 4-story shopping malls, massive parking garages, and oversized conference centers. The proposed prayer room can hold over 10,000 worshippers. In addition, the residential towers will house permanent residents and sport a helipad to facilitate business and personal travel. In total, up to 100,000 people can be comfortably accommodated within the tower complex.


Events & Happenings LAUNCH OF ‘A WOMAN’S STAND’ BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN : HRH Princess Reema bin Bandar bin Sultan launched ‘A Woman’s Stand’ – a local Saudi initiative to help raise breast cancer awareness efforts in the KSA. Dr. Modi Batterjee, spokesperson for the campaign, explained, “The campaign climax will take place in Jeddah on October 28, 2010. Women ages 12 and up are invited to form a human chain in the shape of a ‘Pink Ribbon’ – the international symbol of breast cancer awareness. This is an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Human Awareness Ribbon.”

ROSEWOOD CORNICHE NAMED ONE OF SAUDI ARABIA’S LEADING HOTELS : The Saudi Commission of Tourism and Antiquities identified the Rosewood Corniche as one of Jeddah’s few five star hotels due to its unique location on the Corniche and its world-class service and facilities. Hans-Peter Leitzke, Managing Director at Rosewood Corniche said, “Jeddah is more than a business hub, it is also the Kingdom’s favorite leisure destination. We are anticipating holidaymakers and honeymooners from across the GCC and the Middle East.” MABU GRAND OPENING : The first branch outside Beirut, MABU restaurant, located in AL Tahlia near the Jordanian Consulate, celebrated its opening in July. MABU provides its customers with a stellar dining experience characterized by a splendid fusion of international cuisines, from American, Italian and French plates in addition to famous Japanese dishes. The eye-catching interior design is modern elegance that will satisfy the tastes of both families and singles as well. MABU encompasses a restaurant, a sushi bar, and a terrace grill with a lounge ambience. MABU restaurant was named after a rare butterfly that was recently discovered in Africa. Its logo resembles the purple color of the butterfly’s body and its yellow wings.


AL-RESALAH’S RAMADAN PROGRAMS : Al-Resalah Channel unveiled its upcoming Ramadan program on August 7. Dr. Tareq Al-Suwaidan, the General Manager of the channel, stated that the programs were shot in many different Arabic and Islamic countries in order to provide a unique blend of Ramadan shows. They successfully enhance the spirituality of the month with thoughtful entertainment and education. Al-Resalah’s theme for this Ramadan, “AlTa’ah Ahla”, or ‘Devotion Is Better’, upholds their commitment to provide an alternative to current programming on other channels. RED SEA MALL CONTEST: Red Sea Mall announced the winners of the art contests it held in collaboration with Al-Arabia Company for Events and Projects, SADCO, Nile Art, and Fatimah Ba’atheem as part of the Jeddah Ghair 31 Festival. The contests were titled Jeddah: Bride of the Red Sea. The winners, in their respective order, are Firas Abdul-Aziz Bakhrebah, Mohammed Ahmed Mu’minah, and Khaled Mahdi Al-Rasheed.

PANASONIC 3D TV: Panasonic has introduced its new line of 2010 VIERA Plasma HD televisions, which includes the new Full HD 3DTV featuring a 50-inch screen and the company’s new Blu-Ray player. The 3DTV offers crisp, clear high quality moving pictures and improved picture quality in both 2D and 3D. “With the growing popularity of HDTV’s and the availability of high quality content, TV was yet again taken to a new level. Now, with Full HD3D technology, it has turned into a device that delivers an immersive viewing experience and has literally moved into an era of the next dimension,” said Toshiaki Asakura, Manager of Consumer Products. DESTINATION JEDDAH 13

Events & Happenings

UN INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY : The UN International Youth Day was observed on August 12 for the first time in Saudi Arabia. Fainak? organized the event, which marked the beginning of UN’s International Youth Year and Frico sponsored it. Fainak? is an event-organizing group aimed at providing educational and entertaining events for youth. Three successful speakers inspired the audience with their stories of entrepreneurship, author activism, and health concerns. Local comedians performed stand-up acts and skits. The event ended with a call to action involving water conservation and safe driving.

9TH ANNUAL ALBAIK ‘YOU ARE THE HOUSE HERO’ SUMMER PROGRAM : Over 500 kids ages 12-18 registered for Al Baik’s innovative summer program designed to improve skills while providing factual, useful know-how. The boys’ sessions included Intro to Workshop Basics, Car Maintenance, Electrical Basics and Safety, Plumbing Basics, First Aid Procedures, and Fire Safety/Prevention. The girls’ sessions were in Décor, Arts & Crafts, Basic Health Advice, Personal Grooming/Etiquette, Basics in Home Economics, Physical Fitness, and First Aid Safety Procedures. TOKYO GAMES RELEASE : Tokyo Games, part of Alireza Holding Co, opened their latest store in Andalus Mall, Jeddah. Tokyo Games is gearing up for the launch of Xbox project ‘Kinect’ in the coming months along with a few huge game releases including Kane & Lynch 2, FIFA 2011 and Pro evolution 2011. “This is set to be a big year for us at Tokyo Games with the launch of XBOX project KINECT. Stay tuned….we truly believe it will revolutionize gaming in the Kingdom,” said Najib Dagher, COO of Alireza Holding Co.


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September: Saudi International Book Fair in The Jeddah International Exhibition & Convention Center. Tel: +966-2-6546384 1 Aug-31st Oct: THINK Magazine’s first Saudi National Photography Competition. A committee of international judges will be selected to choose the best photos and announce the winners, who will receive prestigious awards . The photographs will be exhibited in Jeddah and Riyadh. Winning photographs will also be published in Think magazine. 10 Sep: Eid Al-Fitr 23 Sep: Saudi Arabia National Day


A Woman’s Stand

Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Save The Date: October 28, 2010 ‘Human Pink Ribbon’ Formation by Women of KSA Under the patronage of HRH Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz, the Minister of Defense and the Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud Foundation. Organized by HRH Princess Reema bin Bandar, Al Bidayah Breast Feeding Resource & Women’s Awareness Center for the Zahra Breast Cancer Assoc. In partnership with Avon and MBC Group

Through Our Lens

Memories of Eid Photography by Michael Bou-Nacklie

Share in the innocent pleasures of Eid as seen through the eyes of Jeddah’s youngest residents. Eid to them is a candy-filled season of balloons, laughter, & celebrations! Makes you yearn to return to those carefree days of childhood… even though today’s festivities may include fireworks, family visits, and sumptuous meals in Jeddah’s finest restaurants. The first Eid was celebrated in 624 CE by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) with his friends and relatives. These traditions continue to live on amongst Muslims all over the world. However you choose to spend your holiday, may all your Eids continue to live up to your memories.






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Eid Visiting

Don’tGo EmptyHanded Y

ou’ve probably noticed that the Saudi culture is one of hospitality, generosity, and social traditions. Stepping into someone’s house guarantees that you will be overwhelmed with food and drink. This beautiful custom of treating visitors as honored guests does have a similar tradition of reciprocity - visitors rarely arrive empty-handed.  So whether it’s a bouquet of fragrant flowers, a tray of honey-drenched baklava, or a sinful box of chocolates, you’re sure to find something suitable to place into your host’s hands in our list of ideas. Don’t forget that crisp new bills in any denomination are traditional Eideyah for kids of all ages! 24 DESTINATION JEDDAH




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1.Ta’temat Jastaniah Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6989039 2. Nesma Chocolates Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-2-2150141 3. Cookie Lady Tel: +966-054810 5035 4. Lavande Rawda St. Tel: +966-2-6636970

5. Asghar Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-2-2151050 6. Miss Chocolate Rawda St. Tel: +966-2-6638989 7. Jasmine Box Rawda St. Tel: +966-2-6685533

8. Voila Chocolates Stars Avenue Tel: +966-2-2754411 9. Saadeddin Pastry Sari St. Tel: +966-2-27526100 10. Kayla Tel: +966-2-6605402


Saudi Arabia’s Edible Gold By Dina Ismail

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is home to 13 million date palm trees. Symbolizing vitality and generosity, the date palm tree is the essence of tradition within the Kingdom and appears on the Saudi national emblem (two crossed swords with a palm tree between the blades) as well as on each Saudi Riyal note, regardless of denomination. Phoenix Dactylifera, one of the oldest trees in the world, has thrived in the Arabian Peninsula for the past 10,000 years and has been transplanted to many other countries, including Spain, Mexico and the United States. An elegant and imposing palm, the appeal of this palm tree is furthered by the sweet and uniquely flavorful date. Saudi Arabia is considered to be one of the world’s largest producers of dates, with an annual production of 800,000 tons, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. Within the Kingdom, the most important dateproducing regions are Medinah, Riyadh, Qasim, and Asir.  Dates have taken their place in the religion, 26 DESTINATION JEDDAH

culture, and day-to-day life of Saudi Arabia. One famous kind of date, Ajwah, is named after the town of Ajwah in KSA and was referenced in this well-known hadith: Amir b. Sa’d b. Abu Waqqas reported Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) as saying: He who ate seven ‘Ajwa’ dates in the morning, poison and magic will not harm him on that day. (Sahih -Book 23, Number 5081) Dates are served at nearly every occasion, including weddings, birth celebrations or funerals. An appropriate gift for almost any event, dates are high in fiber and an excellent source of potassium. Five dates (approx. 45 grams) contain about 115 calories, nearly all from carbohydrates. Bedouin Arabs who eat them on a regular basis show an extremely

low incidence of cancer and heart disease. It’s called the “Bread of the Desert” for its sustaining virtues, plentiful abundance, and ease of transport. Dates can be made into ma’amoul, a crumbly cookie with a date paste filling, or into cakes or juice. In recent years, shops specializing in selling dates have revolutionized the way dates are enjoyed by incorporating them into unexpected products such as ice cream, or sparkling date juice. Even peanut butter-filled dates

and chocolate-covered dates are becoming trendy, new treats. Of course some traditionalists stick to the rituals that have been passed down over centuries, preferring a cup of Arabic coffee and a date or two as the typical way to enjoy these succulent fruits; a subtle combination that brings out the elusive flavors of the fruit. “And from the fruit of the date-palm and the vine, ye get out wholesome drink and food: behold, in this also is a sign for those who are wise” [16:67]


Explore KSA


Begins By Ahmed Sahab

Join the Discover Saudi team as they share their exploits with Destination Jeddah each month. From hidden caves to dry wadis to lush valleys – Saudi Arabia has a surprising variety of environments. Explore on your own or with an organized tour group, Destination Jeddah will point the way. So let the adventures begin…first let’s meet our guides, The Three Travelling Amigos: Mahmoud Al Shanty - the person in charge of the caving and the desert studies of the official Saudi Geological Survey. He led the first organized trip to cross the Rub’ al Khali (The Empty Quarter) with over 28 SUVs and a chopper. Stay tuned for an in depth description of his expedition in an upcoming issue. Raid Basrawi - the professional photogra28 DESTINATION JEDDAH

pher and active trip organizer. He is a natural born adventurer who is always willing to explore the unknown which lies beyond the horizon. Last but not least, my name is Ahmed Sahab and I am a media guy. I have been in the TV business more than 15 years as a grid planner, moved up to be the head of a TV channel, and now I own a production

company and am an executive producer of a TV channel. I produce documentaries about the wild outdoors, which is how we got together and formed Discover Saudi. We share the same passion to explore and reveal the unknown from our base in Jeddah. Chapter 1: Bahra Bahra - also known as ‘the dead bridge’. It’s the bridge right after the Bahra exit on the way to Makka. Head south to discover a great place for sand dunes – an ideal half-day trip that is only 25 minutes away from Jeddah. This is the place to test your SUV, your sand dune driving skills, and your courage.

The first time I went there, it was so thrilling that my heart was pumping and jumping out of my chest! To avoid getting stuck in the sand, you need to let A LOT of air out of your SUV’s tires (e.g. pressure should be at most 12psi instead of 35 or 40psi). The most important tip to remember is: don’t drive too fast or make fast turns, otherwise your tires may come off the rims.  Don’t ever make a complete stop when you are on the top of a sand dune otherwise you will get stuck with both front and rear tires spinning in the air! Requirement: You MUST have a 4X4 SUV to challenge the sand dunes! If you get stuck, just switch on your SUV’s flashers


and someone will come to your rescue. Try putting your jeep into reverse and gently ‘rock’ the vehicle back and forth to see if you can get some traction to climb out. Don’t let your tires spin too long otherwise you’ll only dig yourself in deeper. Make sure you throw a strong, towing rope into your SUV before you head out – you’ll need it if you get stuck or if you are pulling someone else out. Musings: I think the most beautiful thing is watching the sunset in the desert. It is a sight everyone should see…indescribable. We hope to keep our beautiful KSA in a pristine condition by living our motto every time we venture out into nature: Take away only memories & leave behind only footprints. The Adventure Continues… next month. Chapter 2: Um Jersan Caves Facebook: Discover Saudi ‫اكتشف السعودية‬



Arts &



Bringing Underground Music Into The Light By Marriam Mossalli Interview By Imran Hafiz

Saudi music enthusiast and activist, Hass Dennaoui has been quite busy since his online debut in 2009. He’s taken his blog, Re-Volt, not only to the next level, but also to the international stage. Re-volt’s first event was held in Beirut this July and showcased a number of talents from the Arab region, among them, Jeddah’s very own Qusai (Don Legend). 32 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Hass is special. You can tell this from your first conversation with him. Generous and sincere, he’s doing this for the music – he’s not in it for the fame, the glory, or the money. “My goal is to attempt to enlighten and elevate the minds of listeners and give them a varied choice of what is really out there,” reveals Hass. He creates playlists of underground music, conducts interviews with international artists and has already built an international cult following. “I try to give these artists the exposure they deserve,” states Hass. He believes that

Arabs have a lot to say, whether it’s political or social. “Arabic hip-hop is emerging and mind-elevating. Just listen to what the artists are saying, it’s more than just music—it’s a movement; it’s a message that we as Arabs should support.” This seems like the just the beginning for Hass, whose blog and Twitter page seem to be growing exponentially in popularity as he helps the Arab music scene reach its full potential.   For more information visit:

Hass’s unique “Re-Volt” radio is a portmanteau of “revolution” and “voltage” and Hass takes both of these ideas to the next level. Fascinated and enthralled, we invited Hass to come to our office for a quick chat about his supreme understanding of music’s role in the shaping of culture

Imran: Where did Re-Volt radio come from? Hass: I started the Re-Volt blog because I was sick of the radio.  Payola (record labels

bribing radio stations to play and popularize their music) was a big deal in the States in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s), and it still happens here. I have no problem with any type of music, but the industry is set up to reject independent music and free thought.  The overproduced, overhyped music is played repeatedly on the radio stations and nobody knew about any other music.  That’s where Re-Volt radio comes in.  I believe in music liberation; music that can elevate us and push us in new directions.

Imran: What genres of music do you play? Hass: In the beginning, I played all types of music that wasn’t getting airtime.  Over

time, I began to focus more on interviewing hip-hop artists, because these guys are saying something that just isn’t being heard. There’s something about hip-hop that allows their creativity to explode.  I really feel that the Arab experience meshes very well with hiphop.  Hip-hop allows these people to have a voice and reach people; something that has been denied to them all their lives.

Imran: I see hip-hop as a ‘verbal intifada’.  How has hip-hop been shaped by the Arab experience? Hass:  Yes!  It’s power in the hands of the people.  You go down to the refugee camps in Lebanon and you can find these Palestinian kids with a couple of car batteries, a computer, and a microphone recording massive sh*t.  Hip-hop was created in America, with a lot of Muslim roots; most of the original hip-hop pioneers were Muslim.  It came out of that oppression of the slave experience, of the frustration of not having a voice.  A lot of Arab musicians can really relate to that.  Although hip-hop was created in the United States, the Arab world has the power to define hip-hop as much as hip-hop can shape the Arab world.  What is most important is the message: kids don’t want to hear just another love song, or a “rap” song about drinking and going clubbing.  They want to hear music with a message, and that is what I can offer them.  I don’t force people to listen to this music; I’m just letting people know what’s out there.  It’s up to you to make the choice. Stay revolted!  DESTINATION JEDDAH 33



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 Al-Raquia Tel: +966-2-6635985 Al-Maktaba Stores Tel: +966-2-6713143 Al-Obeikan Bookstores Tel: +966-2-6927018 / 920020209 Dar Al-Mareekh Bookstores Tel: +966-2-6524682 Jarir Bookstores 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 Tihama Bookstore Tel: +966-2-6970690 Rawaea Al-Maktabat Tel: +966-2-6827730 Virgin Tel: +966-2-2633886 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 Color Me Mine Coral Mall Tel: +966-2-2847447 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 Al-Tayebat International City Museum for Sciences & Knowledge Al-Jazeerah St. Tel: +966-5-03601376 Art Frame Trading Est. Macarona St. Tel: +966-2-6722339 ATHR Gallery Tel: +966-2- 2845009 Darat Safeya Binzagr Tel: +966-2- 6571030 Ebdaa Gallery Center Tel: +966-2- 2154480 Jeddah Atelier Tel: +966-2-6530812 Mansoojat Foundation Saudi Center for the fine arts Tel: +966-2-6696786

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

Fashion & Shopping

Siraj Sanad Abayas, Accessories & More

Primarily a men’s designer, Siraj Sanad is branching out into women’s fashion – his bold vision for ladies’ abayas is sure to find quick success. The attention to detail on the sleeves, as well as the visionary mixing of modern elements within the framework of traditional apparel renders his abayas beauty in motion. His new showroom onPrince Sultan Street showcases some readyto-wear, while his more unique designs are made-to-order by appointment only.



If you’re tired of the same old styles which are seen all over town, then pay a visit to Siraj Sanad. You’ll be inspired to step out in styles which are cutting edge without going over the edge. His innovative use of newsprint fabric covered with sheer fabric is a clever concept which is easy to imagine, but difficult to achieve in reality…but Sanad’s flair for the impossible makes all things possible. His elegant evening abayas with ruffles and crystals ensure that heads will turn when you enter the room. Stylish, elegant, confident – these are the hallmarks of the woman who wears a Sanad design.

Location: Jeddah : Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6979720 - ext 101-0534411323 Ladies showroom ext 107 Riyadh: Showroom :Tissuti -Al Tahlia St. Tel: +966-1-4660826 Makkah: Makkah Hilton Hotel Tel: +966-2-5390805 Al Khobar: King Khaled St. Tel: +966-3-8677878 Website Please Visit Our Group on Facebook



Fashion & Shopping

Tunics From Beachwear

to Eveningwear

Tunics are the perfect ‘must-have’ wardrobe staple of any Jeddahwi who is searching for style without sacrificing comfort. Flowing, cool, and always in fashion, tunics have been worn in Mediterranean climates for centuries. While tunics can be casual wear perfect for the beach or low-key entertaining, select one with some crystal embellishments or metallic threads to pair with co-ordinating leggings/pants for elegant evening wear. Accessorize with a bold necklace or dangling earrings to complete the look – cool comfort has never been simpler. Arwa Location: New Town Mall (behind Center Point and opposite Meridian Hotel) Tel: +966-5-05602685




Photos by Silwan Eshki

Fashion & Shopping


Mob: +966-563434346

Stuff 4 da Stuff has a unique assortment of ladies’ accessories and home goods. These wallets are just an example of the fun, cute ‘stuff’ on offer. With sequins and embroidery – these clutches are functional and decorative. From crocheted phone covers to jeweled handbag hangers, Stuff 4 da Stuff has a variety of gift items to suit any occasion.


Ambrah specializes in all-natural handmade soaps. Their Herbal, Treatment, and uniquely ball-shaped Honey Herbal soaps are a visual and scent-full delight. Whimsical soap assortments are SR35 while the crochet-covered soap balls are SR58. They also offer soap necklaces and ingenious decorative hangings incorporating soap cubes, beads and knick-knacks.


Mob: +966- 556000827 Mob: +966-540766663

Ezar, a home-based boutique, is a source of trendy items from around the globe. Their Indian-style bags will be a cute addition to any girl’s wardrobe for SR60. Ezar also sells pearl bracelets with gold-plated charms and emerald pieces for SR400. They also have colorful bracelets made from Indian string for SR15-30 buy an assortment for maximum impact!


Fashion & Shopping

Hi-Tech Tips & Tools

Get your quick tech fix for the month with DJ’s news and reviews. Here you’ll find the latest and greatest gadgets and gizmos guaranteed to keep Jeddah plugged in and on the go.   Check us out before you head out to make sure you get your tech on - the coolest, freshest tech picks in the KSA.  

Audiovox Homebase Message Center– SR 135

A combination 7” LCD digital picture frame, erasable white board, and microphone; the Audiovox Homebase Message Center is the perfect item for your fridge to replace all those household notes you leave. The video version goes a step further with a tiny camera that lets you leave full-color video messages. Accessories include dry erase marker, Post-it pad, and color matching wire management strip to match your refrigerator color. Available at

3M Pocket Projector MPro150- SR 1699

This projector is hand-held, battery-operated, wireless, and best of all, pocket sized! Enabled with an on-board operating system and 1 GB internal memory, you can download and organize your files onto this device. It also supports the most popular apps in the Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe PDF, as well as movies and other file formats. You can also connect and project from PCs, DVD players, iPods, iPhones, digital cameras, and cellphones. So whether you’re making an impromptu business presentation or sharing photos with friends, with the 3M Pocket Projector you can project images and videos on any wall, anywhere, anytime! Available at Jarir BookStore

Canon SELPHY CP790 Compact Photo Printer – SR 450

The PIXMA MP490 Photo All-In-One makes for superb overall print quality. It’s compact, stylish, and versatile, and it will print great borderless photos, documents, and more. You don’t even need a computer - just print directly from compatible memory cards, digital cameras and Bluetooth devices, and print anytime with its optional NB-CP2L battery. Available at 42 DESTINATION JEDDAH

DREAM MACHINE TechTamer’s The GlideTV Navigator

The GlideTV Navigator is here to solve all your TV-surfing problems! It combines the functionality of a keyboard, mouse, and AV remote in one elegant device that fits in the palm of your hand. GlideTV is the easiest way to surf the net from your TV...relaxing while sitting back on your sofa. Available at

Dell Inspiron Zino HD- SR 1799

Dell’s Inspiron Zino HD mini desktop will reinvent your home entertaining experience. It’s designed to fit just about anywhere, and with the option to interchange a choice of 7 vibrant colors plus 3 unique designs, the Zino HD can either blend in or stand out. This lean, mean mini desktop provides outstanding performance! Available at Jarir BookStore

Swan Automatic Teasmade -SR 273

Brighten your day by waking up with a freshly made cup of piping hot tea ready at your bedside with Swan Automatic Teasmade. Its all-new 21st century version of the classic signature teamaker uses modern state-of-theart technology to ensure the experience is even better than ever. It includes a multifunction Tea Maker Clock and Alarm built-in for convenience. Available at

What’s in your pockets?

Yara Borhan

t#VJMUNY bag

We persuaded Yara to emty out her pockets (well, hanbag). In amongst the lint, change and sweet wrapers, this is what we found...





1 iPad & Incipio Feather Case

My favorite accesory of the year! My lovely iPad 32GB


support on emails and texts, browsing the internet and hundreds of amazing APPS the way they should be viewed and used. As for the case; Incipio’s feather line is my favorite. Thinnest and brightest around!

2 Coloud Hello Kitty

Needless to say, I’m obssesed with Pink and Hello Kitty. So when I saw these at, I had to have them. Only problem is, they come in many colors and designs and I WANT THEM ALL. The quality on these are simply

3 DEOS Diamond & Sport

These clips are amazing. During the day, I cover my APPLE earphones with the sport silicone line and use whatever color I’m wearing. At night, I wear the crystal Jet Black Diamonds and the Pink Rose Diamond line. Yes I know, I’m obsessed with Fashion!


iPod Touch & Incipio Dotty

Who doesn’t know what an iPOD Touch is. Only the best music and enterainment player ever. After my iPad

5 Fruitshop USB Memory

Whenever I travel, I need a memory USB stick. This Fruitshop model is my favorite cause its like a mini iPod. its soo cute. Mine is a 4gb size which is perfect for travelling and for School work.

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a member of Alireza Holding Co

What’s in your pockets?

Nader Abdullah What gadgets does he refuse to be parted from? We demand answers...






1 Pico Projector

This is the coolest product I have bought this year. With it, I have been able to watch my iPhone/iPod/laptop videos onto a huge wall through Pico’s ‘always in focus” projector. I take it everywhere, cause its so small and amazing.

2 Jawbone


Zagg Sparq

I love this product. Not only is the noise assasin a great feature, but being able to play my music on my iPhone while im not on the phone is brilliant. I also enjoy being able to chose the characters voice that speaks to me.

Put it this way. If your looking for something ultra powerful, reliable and capable of re-charging any device using USB including my iPad & iPhone, and do it faster then any AC point, then this product is neccesary when travelling anywhere! 4 charging outlets, one Super charged! NICE!

3 APPLE MacBook


Monsters Beats

Glass Multi-Touch Trackpad. Plenty of room to navigate and more innovative ways to interact with your MacBook. I just love this product. The perfect laptop for School.

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These were created when rapper Dr. Dre wanted to faithfully reproduce his studio recordings. Noise cancelling tech blots out any noise around me. Love them. Although the new Diddy Beats look Amaaazing! Might have to get a pair as well.

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Fashion & Shopping

Directory Boutiques Baby Fityani Tel: +966-2-6673971 Cugini Tel: +966-2-6612099 DADU Tel: +966-2-6633699 Jasmine Box Tel: +966-2-6685533 Jungle Blue Tel: +966-505660175 Lollipop Tel: +966-2-6643295 Life Tel: +966-2-2844266 Nawal Al-Maimani Tel: +966-2-6606502 Sabine Tel: +966-2-6651572 The Neverland Circus Tel: +966-500398181 Pink or Blue Tel: +966-2-6634452 The Wedding Shop Tel: +966-2-6690808

Custom Thobes Bazerkaan Tel: +966-2-2560044 HM Tel: +966-2-6828064 Lomar Tel: 920000554 Omar Azure Tel: +966-2-6921773 Sindi Tel: +966-2-6678587 Siraj Sanad Tel: +966-2-6979720 Tasmeem Tel: +966-2-6519014 Toby Tel: +966-540576639

Fashion Designers

Afaf Baflah Tel: +966-505325251 Amal Engawi Tel: +966-503613314 Basma Abuljadayel Tel: +966-506634000 Basma Al-Mouawad Tel: +966-533653333 Eman Joharjy Tel: +966-535687773 Fatima Abed Tel: +966-554369993 Gardenia Hafez 46 DESTINATION JEDDAH

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 Rana Ismail Tel: +966-556666881 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

Florists, Plants 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 Bo Concept Tel: +966-2-6141418 Dimos Tel: +966-2-2830302 Domvs Tel: +966-2-6611447 Estikbal Tel: +966-2-6687511 Haba Tel: +966-2-6687084 Home Plaza Tel: +966-2-6913659 IKEA Tel: +966-2-6633000 Kare Tel: +966-2-6901443 La Maison Colonial Tel: +966-2-2616800 Ligne Roset Tel: +966-2-6634158 Mazar Tel: +966-2-6642626 Mourastarr Tel: +966-2-6980498 MilaDora Tel: +966-2-6615152 NV Tel: +966-2-6684686 Options Tel: +966-2-6824888 Roche Bobois Tel: +966-2-6647272 Visionnaire Tel: +966-2-6988591 Wahat Tel: +966-2-6636267

Fashion Designers

Florists, Plants


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. Ana Special Prince Sultan St 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.

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

Aziz Mall Prince Majed Rd 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: Panda . 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

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 Rd Tel: +966-2-6973428 Dining: Steak House. Shops: Al-Romaizan, Boss, Canali, Come As You Are, Emad Rizq, Fitoshi, Gentle Man, Lomar, Lo Spazio, My Fair Lady, Rawasy, Rubaiyat, The Wall. Hera’a Avenue Hera’a St. Tel: +966-2-6942236 Dining: Agadir, Baskin

Shopping Malls

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.

Sizing Chart

Women’s Blouses & sweaters

US 23 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 Europe 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52

Women’s Shoes US Europe UK Japan

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 1.5 2.5 3.5 4.5 5.5 6.5 7.5 8.5 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Women’s Dresses US Europe UK Japan

4 6 8 10 12 34 36 38 40 42 6 8 10 12 14 7 9 11 13 15

14 44 16 17

16 46 18 19

18 48 20 21

Men’s Shirts US/UK Europe Japan

15 15.5 16 16.5 17 37 38 40 41 42 97 102 107 113 117

Men’s Suits, Coats & sweaters US/UK Europe Japan

34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 68 S --- M L ---- LL ---- ----

Men’s shoes US Europe UK Japan

6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 5.5 6.5 7.5 8.5 9.5 10.5 11.5 12.5 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32

Children’s Clothing: US Europe UK Japan

2 4 6 8 10 12 16/18 20/22 24/26 28/30 32/34 36/38 40/45 50/55 60/65 70/75 80/85 90/95 90 100 110 120 130 140

Children’s Shoes (Toddlers/Children) US UK Europe Japan

5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 4.5 5.5 6.5 7.5 8.5 9.5 10.5 11.5 20 22 23 24 25 27 28 30 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Children’s Shoes (Youth) US UK Europe Japan

13 12.5 31 19

1 13.5 32 20

2 3 4 5 1.5 2.5 3.5 4.5 33 34 36 37 21 22 23 24

* Japanese sizes are measured in centimetres


Hera’a Intl.Center Jamjoom Souq Hera’a St. Street Palestine Tel: +966-2-6540097 Tel :+966-2-6685388 Dining: Al-Musbah, AlDining: Ice Cream Umda, Baskin Robbins, Movenpick. Cinnabon, Hot & Crispy, Shops: Abd Al-Samad Juice Island, Starbucks. Supermarket: Al-Qurashi for Danube. Perfumes, Shops: Adams, Al-Attar, Celio and Longen and Al-Dahham, Al-Humaidi, Dior, Cileo, Claire’s , Al-Maghrabi, Al-Mualim, Fareed Musalli for Gold Barkley, Benatton, Bershka, and Jewelery, Gazzaz Bhs, Celio, Claire’s, Diesel, for Perfumes and Make Esprit, Faces, Giordano, Guess, Health Lines, Jacadi, Up, Geox, Jennyfer, La Moda, La Senza, Mango, Kuwait Airlines, La Senza, Milano, Mothercare, Naomi, Malaysian Airlines, Marks Nectar, Next, Next Kids, & Spencer, Mikyaji Nina, Nine West, Panasonic, Milano Shoe, Promod, Mother Care, Paper Moon, Nayomi, Next, Nectar, Quick Silver, River Island, Sisley, Sony, The Body Aldo, Promod, Raymond Shop, U2, Zara,Starbucks, Zain, Zimas. Weil Watches, The Body Shop, The Jama’a Plaza International Jama’a Dist for Watches, Tokyo Games. Tel: +966-2-6024580 Shops: Adams, Camaieu Jeddah Charles Mall & Keith, Giordano, Tahlia Guess,Street La Senza, Mikyaji, Tel: +966-2-6678666 Nayomi, Promod, Sergent Major, A Loeil. Dining:Tape Al-Tajin, Basket of Cookies, Baskin Robbins, Jamjoom Center Costa Café, Cinnabon, Palestine St. Hawaii, Hijaziyat , Hot Tel: +966-2-6685388 & Crispy,Ice Joffrey’s, Dining: Cream Le Gadin Suzette, Mongo, Movenpick. Shops: AbdPanino’s, Al-SamadSteak AlPadovana, Qurashi for Perfumes, & Bake, Sushi King. Celio and Longen and Dior, Shops: Al-Musali & Al-Cileo, Claire’s , Fareed Musalli for Raies, Barakat Jewellery, Gold and Jewelery, Gazzaz Damas, Elite, and Eye2eye, for Perfumes Make Faces, Gosh, Karen Millen, Up, Geox, Jennyfer, Kuwait Airlines, La Senza, Malaysian Kipling, Luxury, Maria Airlines, Marks & Spencer, Pino, Naomi, Swatch, Mikyaji Trussardi, WAIPAI. Milano Shoe, Mother Care, Nayomi, Next, Nectar, La Promenade 2 Aldo, Promod, Raymond Tahlia Street Weil Watches, Starbucks, Tel: +966-2-6688737 The Body Shop, The Dining: Al-Forn, International for Carmel, Watches, Tokyo Gelato,Games. La Promenade Café, Lifestyles Café. Jeddah Mall Chic Shops: Budget, Tahlia St. Chole, Femi.9, Boutique, Tel: +966-2-6678666 Lerre, Lifestyles, Mavi, of Dining: Al-Tajin, Basket PaperMoon, Quik Sliver, Cookies, Baskin Robbins, Roxy, Sport Look. Costa Café, Cinnabon, Hawaii, Hijaziyat , Hot & 48 DESTINATION JEDDAH

LeCrispy, Mall Joffrey’s, Le Gadin Suzette, Mongo, Padovana, Tahlia Street Panino’s, Steak & Bake, Sushi Tel: +966-2-6600111 King. Dining: Cerebe Express, Shops: Al-Musali & Al- Raies, Layla’s, Le Croissant Barakat Jewellery,shop, Damas, Cinabbon, Starbucks. Elite, Eye2eye, Faces, Gosh, KarenAccessories, Millen, Kipling, Shops: Claire’s, Luxury, MariaKaren Pino, Naomi, Fitaihi Jeweley, Millen, Trussardi, WAIPAI. la Swatch, Senza, Musalli, Nine West, Rizq Jewellery, Rosyblue, La Promenade 2 Rubaiyat (Bags & Shoes), Tahlia St. Showtime, Springfield, Tel: +966-2-6688737 Dining: Al-Forn, Carmel, Swatch, The Body Shop. Gelato, La Promenade Café, Mall of Arabia Lifestyles Café. Shops: Al-Haramein Road Budget, Chic Boutique, Tel: +966-9-2000-9550 Chole, Femi.9, Lerre, Lifestyles, Mavi, PaperMoon, Dining: Al-Saaj Al-Refi, Quik Sliver, Sport Look. Brioche Doree,Roxy, Burger King, Café Larica Espresso, Café Le Mall Verganano Tahlia St. , Cinnabon, Charley’s, Conton, Costa Tel: +966-2-6600111 Coffee, Hardee’s, Krispy Dining: CerebeKFC, Express, Layla’s, Le Croissant Kreme , Kudu, London shop, Starbucks.McDonald’s, Fish&Chips, Shops:Pans, Accessories, Claire’s, Mongo, Roma way, Fitaihi Jeweley, Karen Millen, Shawermar, Starbucks, la Senza, Musalli, Nine West, Sushi Taco Hut, Thai RizqKing, Jewellery, Rosyblue, Express, The(Bags Pizza&Company, Rubaiyat Shoes), Showtime, Springfield, T.G.I Fridays, Tony Roma’s, Swatch, The Body Shop. Zyng (Asian Grill). Supermarket: Geant. Mall of Arabia Shops: Abu Sharaf, Al-Haramein Rd Accesorize, Adams, Adidas, Tel: +966-9-2000-9550 Ahmad Abdulwahed, Alpha Dining: Al-Saaj Al-Refi, BriocheAlshaya, Doree, Burger Opticals, Balad, King, Café Larica Café Bershaka, BlueEspresso, Age, Bonia, Verganano , Cinnabon, Boots, Brics, BSB, BSX, C&B, Charley’s, Conton, Costa C&K, Cameui, Camille’s Coffee, Hardee’s, KFC, Krispy Sidewalk, Celio, Kreme , Carters, Kudu, London Chad Valley, Coast, D-FFish&Chips, McDonald’s, P-T, Debenhams, Diesel, Mongo, Pans, Roma way, Shawermar, Starbucks, Disigula, Dorthy Perkins, Sushi King, Taco Hut, Thai Forever21, Evans, Exit,Express, Faces, TheGBK, Pizza Company, Gap, Girls, H-Flow,T.G.I Fridays, Tony Roma’s, Zyng H&M, Hokair, (Asian Grill).Hush Hush, I Style, Jennyfer, Kikik, La Supermarket: Panda. Senza, LaAbu Senza Gril, La Vie Shops: Sharaf, Adidas, EnAccesorize, Rose, LadyAdams, Bird, Life Kids, Ahmad Abdulwahed, Alpha Limited Too, Liz Claiborne, Opticals, Alshaya, Balad, Lynnes, Mango, Maghrabi Bershaka, Blue Age, Kids, Mini Modu, Miss Bonia, Boots, Brics, BSB, BSX, C&B, Selfridge, Miss Whatever, C&K, Cameui, Camille’s Mothercare, Nectar, Celio, New Sidewalk, Carters, Yorker, NilD-F-P-T, Yarz, ChadNext,Nike, Valley, Coast,

Debenhams, Diesel, Disigula, Dorthy Perkins, Forever21, Evans, Exit, Faces, Gap, GBK, Girls, H-Flow, H&M, Hokair, Hush Hush, I Style, 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 St Shops: Adidas, Al-Badr 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 Rd Tel: +966-2-2151551 Dining: Apple Bee’s, Al- Baik, 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, Noon, 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, Al-Falona 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 Rd 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

Cracking the vault

of US purchases Buying online from the US has never been easy. Saudi Arabia’s lack of a real postal service and the limited compatibility of local credit cards both don’t help when you try to make an online purchase. But even if that goes through you might still get the dreaded US billing address requirement! Got a US Aramex address? Even that’s starting to become a problem as more and more companies are refusing to ship to package forwarders.

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Register with the Web Site and you can apply for your own prepaid US debit card or use their personal shopping service, but the great thing about it is that USunlocked also gives you a US billing address. So ordering that those hard to get items couldn’t be easier and are now within your reach in Saudi Arabia. Once you make your purchase your order is shipped to the address at USunlocked and then its repackaged to reduce costs and reshipped to your local address. If a store wont let you access it’s website because you don’t have the right IP address, USunlocked even lets you download a program to help with that. What more could anyone want! DESTINATION JEDDAH 49

Dining: Bert’s Restaurant, Café Italia, Café Ceramique, Crep Café, Deera Café, Goodies, Haagen Dazs, Joe’s Diner, Krispy Kreme, Lina’s Café, Olio. Supermarket: Carrefour. Shops: Agatha, AlGhazalo, Al-Humaidi, AlMutahajibah, Al-Othaim, Al-Shayiya Accessory, Arabian Oud, Little Book 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. 50 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Designer Abayas

Tel: +966-5-35687773 Sultan Mall Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-2758992 Dining: Al-Baik, Baskin Robbins, Burger King, Capo Grillo, Casper & Gambini’s, Cinnabon, Coffee Maker, Conton, Hot & 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, AlRayes, 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, Nectar, Omega, Paris Gallery, Pierre Cardin, River Island, Rolex, Rubaiyat,Sanrio, Sephora, Swarovski, Swatch, T.S. Dupont, Terranova, The Body Shop,Tiffany &Co., Tina Tailor,Top Shop / Top Man.


Red Sea Coast

Beat the Heat

Boat trips from Jeddah for diving, snorkeling and fishing By Hans Sjoeholm The full brunt of summer is almost over and it’s a great time to look for outlets from the heat other than seeking refuge in air-conditioned shopping malls. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to a day of fun on the Red Sea. Whether you are looking for an easy cruise on the water or adventure filled snorkeling/diving trip, there is something for you Venturing out on the sea for scuba diving and snorkeling: If you charter your own boat, the cost will certainly be higher but you can also pretty much set your own schedule. Fees usually cover a set number of hours and you can plan out your trip as you see fit. A less expensive approach would be to book a seat 52 DESTINATION JEDDAH

aboard a one-day dive or snorkeling trip on the weekends at one of the many diveoperators in Jeddah. Advance reservation is required. Diving on a dedicated dive trip is convenient because everything is setup for diving. Also, reputable operators will provide a boat crew and a captain that knows the best diving spots to suit the skill level

of all divers and have the appropriate safety and first aid training. Day Charter boats in Jeddah mostly depart from Sharm Obhur a.k.a. “the Creek” located immediately north of Jeddah. Remember to bring your national ID, iqama or passport for departure registration with the Coast Guard. All scuba divers must also present their diving licenses and logbook s for proof of scuba certification and qualification. Rusty divers (the ones that haven’t been diving for a long period of time) would greatly benefit from taking a Scuba Review class with a qualified instructor or divemaster before going out on these boat trips. Go to bed early on the night before the trip and get a good night’s rest. Also, drink plenty of fluids starting at least the night before to avoid dehydration. Stay away from caffeine products which can worsen dehydration. Stick to water and fruit juices. A good source of substitute caffeine energy is a banana. They are also full of potassium and help prevent muscle cramps. Make sure you bring along a good camera – either regular or underwater. To be fair, a pod of pilot whales is a rather rare sighting. They rarely show up in places scuba divers would normally be (near reefs). Do not try to touch the animals or get excessively close to them as they may interpret this as aggressive

behavior on your part. Let them come to you if they so choose and you will get some fantastic pictures out of the experience. It is important to keep some safety precautions in mind while snorkeling or diving on a boat trip. Enter and exit the boat only at the instructions of the crew or captain. When getting back on the boat, pay attention to the boat propellers and stay far away if the engines are still running. Just like at shore, jet skies and swimmers are like water and oil: they do not mix well together, so keep a safe distance from jet skiers. Venturing out on the sea for fishing and bird sighting: Boats operated from marinas can also be chartered for deep-sea fishing trips and bird watching. Trawling and angling are popular fishing methods. For the action seekers, trawling trips may help you land tuna, bonitos, mackerels, barracuda, rainbow runners and perhaps even a swordfish. For birdwatchers, bring your binoculars and bird charts. The buoys and maritime navigation markers make popular landing areas for sea birds, such as Brown Boobies, Cormorants, Seagulls and Terns. During migratory seasons, land birds may choose your boat as a resting perch. Common sightings are tiny warblers, swallows and more. Ducks, geese and flamingos can also be seen flying

A pod of dolphins surf in front of the bow.


Snorkelers admiring a colorful Red Sea reef.

Brown Boobies Sula leucogaster and Lesser Crested Terns Sterna bengalensis perch on exposed reef

into the wind only a few meters above the sea surface. Do your part: To fully appreciate this opportunity to enjoy nature, it also our responsibility to interact with the sea in a non-destructive way. Don’t touch or move anything in the water apart from the boat and yourself and do not leave behind anything that you brought with you. Another way you can help is by participating in this year’s Project AWARE Coastal and Under Water Clean Up Day on September 25, 2010. Worldwide, seas have endured lots of abuse, but that does not mean that the underwater environment is indestructible. We are seeing the impact of years of pollution. Sea temperatures worldwide are rising, and this is having a damaging effect on sensitive underwater habitats, 2010 has been one of the warmest years on record since 1880. The Red Sea is the most northerly of coral reefs in the world. Will it be the last one enduring the stress of global warming? Take care of this precious resource and enjoy it whilst it is still healthy. 54 DESTINATION JEDDAH

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Dive Shops

& Dive Resorts

Directory AL-KHORAYEF YAMAHA MARINE 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: +966-2-6563032 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. PRO UW Photo and Videographer Contact: +966551070190 55 DESTINATION JEDDAH JEDDAH 55 DESTINATION


Around Town


Breakfast/Brunch Spots Mmm, once Ramadan is over and the festivities of Eid begin – one thing everyone is excited about is the ability to once again eat in the daytime! And since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, here’s a roundup of some of DJ’s favorite cafes & restaurants which all offer a delicious variety of foods perfect to satisfy that breakfast/ brunch craving.


“Lovely atmosphere, fresh and healthy sandwiches, delicious iced teas!” – these are just some of the most frequent comments about Teayana. Their executive business lunch is good value at only SR45 for soup/ salad, a sandwich, dessert and your choice of

cold drink. Their classic lunch for SR40 has different sandwiches on offer. Catch brunch here from 8am-12pm. Location: Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6688233

Deli France

If you want to momentarily be transported back to the smells of a Parisian bakery, then step into Delifrance. The freshly baked croissants, breads, and pastries are all heavenly! Quiches, sandwiches, and hot entrees are also available, but their ‘English Breakfast Special’ is the deal of the day. You get a cheese omelet accompanied by sausages and baked beans, as well as bread, jam, butter, orange juice & tea/coffee – amazing value at only SR25. This special is served from 7am-11am. Location: Prince Sultan St. Tel: 920009950


Mugg & Bean Famous for their delicious breakfast platter of creamy eggs and smoked salmon, this is also the place for ‘comfort food’ hot entrees like chicken potpie, lasagna, and steak. So if you have a big group who can’t decide if they want breakfast or lunch – you’re sure to find something to satisfy everyone at Mugg & Bean. Location: Serafi Mega Mall Tel: +966-2-2844886

Crepe Café Savory and sweet crepes with a variety of fillings such as chicken, cheese, mushrooms, smoked salmon and every imaginable combination in between makes this place a gourmand’s delight! The savory fillings are tasty and generous, while the sweet crepes are all offered with a side of ice cream to top off the dining experience – how can you go wrong? Breakfast specials from opening until 11:30am include crepes, omelets or pancakes accompanied by coffee for SR20-SR33. Location: Stars Avenue Tel: +966-2-2754522

American Corner

This is THE place if you’re looking for a traditional American breakfast in a typical American diner setting. Although their pancakes and waffles are reliably good, go for their signature American Corner Breakfast. It consists of 2 eggs, sausages, and hash browns, in addition to toast with jam, butter, coffee with unlimited refills, and a glass of orange juice! All this for only SR20, it’s available till 2am. Location: Khalidyah St. Tel: +966-2-6060188 DESTINATION JEDDAH 57


Around Town

Local Flavors:

The Battle of Cuisines By Afifa Jabeen Quraishi

The Kingdom’s dining scene is bursting with options when it comes to eating out. A quick glance at the Restaurant Directory of Destination Jeddah lists numerous choices for trying out international cuisines. But what if you’re in the mood for local food? Is the new generation of Jeddah gastronomes finding Saudi cuisine to be passé? The past few years have seen a dramatic change in the culinary landscape of the Kingdom. Fusion and eclectic cuisines have found takers of all ages, while Thai, Korean, Japanese and Italian restaurant franchises are flourishing. Has this resulted in regional flavors taking a back seat? Rashed Islam, founder of, a popular food website, doesn’t think so. “International franchises are exactly that, international. These franchises and fast food joints can be found all over the world. So it’s certainly not specific to our region,” he says. “Most people get their regional fix at home, something that rings true particularly in Ramadan when many of these international franchises struggle to stay open due to lack of customers. Convenience also plays a large part. People want fast food as they are always in a hurry. But that’s not to say you can’t pick up a bag of foul, or a delicious, authentic kibda (liver) sandwich on most of Jeddah’s streets.” 58 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Some residents complain that a lack of genuine, Saudi food spots, the popularity of adventurous eating, and the fact that well-traveled Saudis are easily jaded with the typical food offerings, result in Jeddah’s dining scene reflecting the chain choices on offer in other cosmopolitan cities around the world. Saudi Chef Yasser Jad, Senior Manager of the in-flight kitchen of Saudi Arabian Airlines Catering, and president of the Saudi Arabian Chef Association, points out that an important factor is also the lack of professional Saudi chefs in the market. “It is dominated by expatriate chefs who make Saudi-style dishes,” in his opinion. One noticeable trend is that many Saudi dishes, such as kibda, foul, and tamia, are more popular at breakfast time. Another reason for the younger generation to prefer Italian styled-cafes or Japanese Sushi joints

is because of the extremely hospitable staff and the exotic ambience – definitely not the case with traditional restaurants. Islam adds, “There are still new restaurant concepts and franchises opening here that are inspired by local and regional flavors, Egypt and Lebanon being prime exporters of such concepts. For example, Abu Shakra is one that has been around for a while, and more recent additions to the scene include Café Blanc, and Mayrig. Not to mention Yildizlar, that has stood the test of time. But even Saudi startups are beginning to focus on local flavors. Most recently we saw Crunchy Square (oven-baked Motabag), which is an excellent example of local flavors being updated for the 21st century, with a more health-conscious approach. Deera Café’s ‘local’ Saudi take on modern coffee culture is also impressive.”

Islam believes that the popularity of international cuisine will continue to rise in the Kingdom “as people cannot eat one thing all the time, and as they say, variety is the spice of life”. To bring about a resurgence of regional cuisine, “more hotel and tourisms colleges should come up to produce professional Saudi cooks,” said Jad, adding “SARCA can be the center to gather all the concerns of those in the food industry, their problems and solutions for the improvement of Saudi cuisine.” “As long as the recipes are kept, there is certainly no old cuisine dying out,” affirmed Islam, adding “but there is nothing to stop a Saudi restaurant having the same level of success - in many cases it is already happening.”

Islam and Chef Jad give you their pick on the best Saudi restaurants in Jeddah: · For main lunch/dinner meals: Redan,

Jareef, Al-Fatah, Mandi House, Al- Bahaar, Al-Khalzam

· For light Hijazi breakfast/dinner:

Garmosshi, Ba-Neamah, Abu Zaid, Cafeteria Al-Qariyat Al-Zahabiya for breakfast; specialty: kibda sandwiches

· For modern style lunch/ dinner/ snacks: Bukhari Express, Al-Bangla –specializing in seafood. Nagi Al Harbi: Kofta-kebab restaurant in Balad. Ghozi: On Hera’a Street for local and regional dishes; serves the best Chicken Muthbi and Mathlootha Rice. Redan: For Kabsa and Saleeq. Taktaka: Local Hijazi dishes.



Around Town

KINDA Restaurant

Located on the Mezzanine level of the Elaf Hotel in the Red Sea Mall, the Kinda Restaurant has a breathtaking panoramic view of the Jeddah Corniche and the Red Sea. The interior décor is reminiscent of an upscale New York or London boutique hotel – soothing dark browns punctuated by stripes of azure blue. In fact, the entire Elaf Hotel boasts tastefully chic interiors which recall a trendy, urban vibe. Kinda offers a daily breakfast buffet, and a la carte lunch and dinner. For Ramadan and Eid, their generous buffet tables are laden with a variety of delectable foods from around the world, as well as the traditional favorites for those with less adventurous palates. The obligatory ‘hot’ stations are present – don’t miss the crispy shrimp tempura! The versatility of the chefs is evident in the high level of quality and execution of the more technically difficult dishes such as beef roulade, shrimp creole, and Moroccan chicken couscous. Desserts encompass the range of Arabic favorites, French patisseries, and creative inventions of the chef such as the ‘Jazz’ offering which incorporated white and dark


chocolate mousse, raspberry syrup, and freshly whipped cream – delicious. Location: Elaf Jeddah Hotel - Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-2-2150525

Ta’temat Jastaniah Laddo


Ta’temat Jastaniah specializes in the Hijazi Ta’temah, an array of small dishes that combine the best of sweet and salty flavors. While Ta’temah has always been a complement to many Hijazi celebrations as well as a sign of hospitality, unfortunately this lovely custom has been on the decline. Ta’temat Jastaniah is a cultural food store working to revive this tradition by perfecting these Hijazi delicacies. So enrich your Eid breakfast with a Ta’temah or serve your Eid guests Hijazi-style with Ta’temat Jastaniah. Ta’temat Jastaniah offers a wide range of sweets, including Halawat Ma’joon, a desert made out of dates, Labaniah, a sweet made out of milk and rosewater, Hareesa, and Lado, a round, nutty treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. Ta’temat Jastaniah also caters party packages and assorted platters.

Halawat Ma’joon

Location: Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6989039



Around Town

Muffins, cupcakes and cookies,

Oh My!

Indulge the child within you! The next time you’re ready for a sugar ‘pick-meup’ at the Red Sea Mall, make sure you stop in at Crunchez. Their open window kitchen allows you to peek at the chef who is whipping up the latest batch of tempting cupcakes and rich, decadent cakes and cookies. With flavors ranging from the usual chocolate fudge and carrot cake to the more sublime cinnamon and lemon bundt cakes, you’re going to be tempted to sample more than one delectable dessert. Cheesecake and coffee cake are also available to accompany your coffee break – box a few treats to take home and share the goodies with your friends and family…they may return the favor!


Strategically located at the intersection of one of the main hubs of the mall, Crunchez catches your eye whether you’re windowshopping, riding the elevator, or dashing between shopping destinations. The coffeeshop atmosphere is a welcome interlude between the hustle and bustle of the mall – now you can have your cake and eat it too. Location: Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-2-2150145



Around Town


A Slice of Downtown Japan

Striving to bring its customers an authentic Japanese culinary experience with a friendly, casual ambience, the owners of Ohayo have made quite an effort…and it shows. Step into the restaurant and you are transported into a downtown Japanese street-scene which comes alive in a beautifully visual manner. From the black, tar-like flooring to the red, black, and white walls which are lined with pictures embellished with sentences in elegant Japanese script with their accompanying English translations, the attention to detail is evident in every element of the restaurant. The concept of Ohayo was born when its owners returned to the Kingdom inspired by their trip to a similarly-themed restaurant in downtown Japan.

policy of using only home-made noodles, a chief staple of Japanese cuisine, as well as ingredients that are freshly available in the market.

The generous serving sizes ensure that you are getting a great deal as compared to other Japanese restaurants. The standard order of sushi is eight pieces versus the usual six pieces in most other places. Still in its soft opening phase, Ohayo’s chefs will soon be supplemented by a team of additional chefs experienced in traditional Japanese cuisine. The restaurant also keeps an updated menu to suit local taste buds. What makes Ohayo stand out from other similar restaurants is its

The ambience is relaxed and the warm color scheme used in the decor gives this restaurant a cozy feel, making it perfect for walk-in, casual dining, and ideal for the freshest Japanese take-away in town. Ohayo may well win some loyal customers in Jeddah who will follow the advice of the restaurant’s final message which is inscribed in graphic red Japanese characters on its main door – ‘See you soon’!


Location: Al-Kayal St. Rawdah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6836789



Around Town

Bab Al Yemen

Bab Al Yemen sets itself apart by taking the Yemeni dining experience to the next level. The exterior of Bab Al Yemen hints at the authentic experience which awaits you inside. The simple clay-covered walls are adorned with decorative stonework that continues throughout the interior, while the stark white décor is accented with Spanish tiles and colorful hand-embroidered cushions. Imported hand carved, pre-seasoned stone pots are used as both the cooking pot and the serving dish, so you’ll receive a steaming hot Yemeni classic in the same pot it was cooked in. Your meal begins with a complimentary bowl of typical Yemeni soup – a clear broth. The succulently tender shredded beef Fahsa, and huge Gulf shrimp with tomatoes Gamber Mughash, competed as our favorites, while the ground lamb with potatoes Selfa was a traditional favorite from Sana’a. Three dips accompany


your meal – a salsa, a salsa with cheese, and a green herb-based dip, which is an acquired taste. Delightful Yemeni bread is cooked to order – definitely a highlight of the experience, as it is flaky, soft, and delicious. Complete your meal with either the popular banana bread pudding Masoob, which comes drenched in cream and honey, or the dense, rich date-cake Fatit Tamr. Adili Chai is tea prepared with evaporated milk, cardamom, and spices – a perfect way to bring your visit to an end. Location: Al Shate’e Dist. Tel: 02-289-9090


Sonobra Authentic and reliable Lebanese fare with a flair. Named after the humble ‘pine nut’, this Jeddah restaurant has been around for over 20 years. Dishing up mouth-watering mixed grills and fresh shawarmas may seem easy, but their commitment to quality and quantity has ensured Sonobra’s enduring success. The main entrance showcases the open kitchen with friendly staff who are quick to customize your shawarma or charcoal grill orders to your taste. Make sure you sample the chicken in particular – it’s succulent, flavourful, and plentiful. The family section upstairs is surprisingly spacious and bright. With frosted glass enclosures to ensure privacy, the booths are roomy and nicely accented with blue interior décor which temporarily transports you to the seaside of Lebanon or Greece with a little imagination. You can’t really go wrong with any of the traditional items on the menu. Even the crème caramel for dessert is a notch above the standard fare (but with Saadeddin Pastry just next door – nut lovers may opt for a tray of baklawa instead!) Friendly service, spotless cleanliness, and reliable food combine to make Sonobra one of those places that you’ll find yourself returning to over the years. Eat in or take away - you won’t go wrong either way. Location: Sari St. Mob: +966-2-6826912 68 DESTINATION JEDDAH


By Samar Al-Shami

Molokhia is a famous Arab dish historically attributed to Egypt. Molokhia can be prepared and served in a variety of different styles. Molokhia Mowarega is the Lebanese version of the popular Egyptian Molokhia Khadra. Traditional Jeddahwis prefer Molokhia Nashfa, which is very similar to the Khadra version except that dry molokhia leaves are used instead of fresh.


1 Whole Chicken (skinned & cut-up) 1 Onion (whole) 3 Molokhia Bundles (finely minced) 6 Garlic Cloves (finely minced) 2 Maggie Cubes 1 teaspoon black pepper 6 cups of water

Preparation Method: Boil the chicken pieces with the onion and the 2 Maggie cubes in the 6 cups of water. Add the molokhia and pepper after 1/2 hour and simmer another 10 minutes. On the side, fry the garlic till it browns, but do not burn it. Pour the garlic over the molokhia/chicken mixture. Stir the mix gently and serve with rice or bread.

Mystery Diner Chopsticks


By Chef Ali Nozha

Ma’mool filled with dates is a special delicacy for Eid. Simple, yet bursting with flavor, this easy recipe was provided by Chef Ali Nozha, the executive chef at Al Wadaa Restaurant of Mövenpick Resort Al Nawras


100 g flour 50 g ghee 10 g sugar 10 g water 5 g yeast 1 tablespoon sugar syrup 50 g powdered sugar


500 g crushed dates 50 g ghee 1/2 cup water

Preparation Method:

Prepare the pastry as follows: first mix the flour and ghee together well & set aside. Separately, mix the water, sugar, yeast, and sugar syrup together, then gradually add it to the flour/ghee mixture. Prepare filling by gradually adding water to the dates, and then mix in the ghee. Divide the pastry into balls, and fill each one with the date mix. Place in a pan to take the shape of the pan, and then remove. Bake the pastries in a 180C oven for 7 minutes, sprinkle with powdered sugar and then enjoy!

In the mood for solid, affordable Chinese food? Check out Chopsticks, the relatively new spot on Sultan St. On a recent visit with my family, we all agreed that Chopsticks is a welcome addition to the Oriental restaurant scene in Jeddah. The restaurant’s airy interior is enhanced by the entrance wall of glass decorated with pink cherry blossoms. Beautiful fresh flowers floating in water adorned each table. We were presented with a complimentary shot of a potent ‘juice’ which we could drink straight or mix with 7-Up. A new flavor every day ensures your taste buds will be in for a treat – both the cherry and lemon/mint offerings were guzzled down by everyone at our table. I’d highly recommend their chicken corn soup – flavorful, rich, and creamy smooth. Try the delicious shrimp balls as an appetizer. The chicken and beef dishes we sampled were all solid representations of Chinese food – a bit generic, but nothing to complain about. All in all, Chopsticks satisfied our craving for Chinese food admirably. It’s also affordable for a family restaurant meal in an upscale setting without breaking the bank.



Directory American

Americano Burger Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6728488 American Corner Khalideya St. Tel: +966-2-6060188 Applebees Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6610012 Chili’s Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6634760 Flap Jacks Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6605020 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



Al-Emad Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-2575268 Al-Zawaq Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6605061 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: +966-2-6065184 Le Gourmet Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6605061 Le Notre Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6602803 Le Vendome King Rd Tel: +966-2-6924606 Lite Bite Sari St Tel: +966-2-6989081 Obhur Tel: +966-2-6562262 Minimoonz Tahlia Center. Tel: +966-507702501 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


Al Pina King Rd Tel: +966-2-6905885 Anoosh Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6832209 Chocolate Corner Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6630449 Chocolate Sense Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2847740 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 Nesma Chocolate Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6947790 Red Sea Mall Arafat St. Patchi Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6695858 Studio Chocolate Khalideya St. Tel: +966-545426500 Voila Chocolate Millenium Ctr. Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6684343 Stars Avenue Tel: +966-2-2754411


Baytote Chinese Dlv. 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,Malek Rd. Tel: +966-2-6060606 Xian Gong Sheraton Hotel Tel: +966-2-6992212

Coffee & Tea Shops

Best Cup Khalideya St. Tel:+966-2-6063619 Book Cafe Prince Sultan St. Tel:+966-2-66831830 Campioni Sports Cafe Batarji St. Tel: +966-2-6395695 Cappuccino Grand Cafe Hamra Dist. Tel:+966-2-2891009 Cilantro Cafe Tahlia St. Tel:+966-2-2611191 Chai & Ba Khalideya 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 Rd Tel: +966-2-2754491 Joffrey’s Coffee Tahalia St. Tel: +966-2-6677234 Melange Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6695619 MoonMilk Al-Shatee, Prince Naif St. Tel: +966-2-2886229 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 Uromshi Cafe Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6066668


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 Burger King Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6394375 Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6836062 Capo Grillo Khalideya 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: +966-2-6613360 Herfy Corniche Rd Tel: +966-2-6829276 Hot Waves Corniche Rd Tel: +966-2-2757241 Jan Burger Hera’a St. Tel: +966-2-6924679 Joe’s Diner Khalideya Dist. Tel: 920005637

Jollibee Khalideya Souq Tel: +966-2-6984043 Jeddah Intl. Mall Al-Balad Al-Qetar Square Kayyal St. Kaddoura Palestine St. Tel: +966-2-6683844 KFC Tahalia St. Tel: +966-2-6613356 Kudu Tel: 8001240061 Little Caesar’s Hera’a St. Tel: +966-2-6823018 Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6749687 McDonald’s Rawdah St. Obhur Tel: +966-2-6560017 Mister Burger Al-Rawdah St. 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: +966-2-2568116 Peruvi Shate’e Dist. Tel: +966-2-6923393 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 71


Bert’s Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6606633 Black & White Palestine St. Tel: +966-2-6610611 Cafe Lenotre Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2611222 Champs-Elysées Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-2845454 Crêpe Café Roshana Mall Tel: +966 -2-2634989 Stars Avenue Tel: +966-2-2754522 Delifrance Prince Sultan St. Tel: 920009950 La Cuisine Palestine St. Tel: +966-2-6630363 Le Ciel Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6525354


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 72 DESTINATION JEDDAH

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Café Aroma Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6605160 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 Chilli Grill Khalediya St. Tel: +966-2-6928383 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: +966-507533090 Joooss Corniche St. Tel: +966-2-2757090 Le Chalet Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6642330 Le Notre Café Alhamra Dist Tel: +966-2-6517527 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 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

White Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6068171 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

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Italian Angelicos Pizzeria Hamad Al Jaser St in Rawdah Dist 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 Rd 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 l Gusto Palestine St. Tel: +966-2-6600337

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l Gabiano Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6587042 l Villaggio Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6688233 l 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’Olivo 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 Olio Stars Avenue Tel:+966-2-2754811 Pizza Fusion Rawda Star Center Tel: +966-2-2616933

Pane Caldo Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-2-2150393 Pizza Lenou Corniche Rd 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 Scalini Habitat Hotel. Tel: +966-2-2578800


Benihana Sands Hotel / Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6686014 Ginza i chome Rosewood Hotel Tel: +966-2-2578888 Le Japonais Westin Jeddah Tel: +966-2-6588200 Ohayo Al-Rawda, Al-Kayal St. Tel: +966-2-6836789 Osaka Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6645956 Shogun Lounge Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6062288 Sushi Yushi Attallah Center Tel: +966-2-6997854 Tempura Yakituri Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6392468 Wakame Rawdah St. Tel:+966-2-6682003

Middle-Eastern Abu Shakra Al-Hamra Dist Tel: +966-2-6645111 Abu Zaid Hera’a St Tel: +966-2-6936633 Al-Dawwar Al-Masri Red Sea mall Tel: +966-2-2150390 Al-Fairouz King Fahad St. Tel: +966-2-6703911 Al-Nakheel Corniche Rd Tel:+966-2-6066644 Al-Wada’a Corniche Rd 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 Bab Al Yemen Shate’e Dist. Tel: +966-2-2899090 Bait Al-Buff Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6917578 Beiruiti Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6686354 Obhur Tel: +966-2-6562606 Bhar Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6973420 Byblos Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6697655 Chez Siram Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-2616910 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 Grand Prix Café Corniche Rd Tel: +966-2-2631846 Green Island Café Corniche Rd 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 Mathag Zaman Khalideya St Tel: +966-2-6067553 Palm Beach Salamah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6394007 Redan Tel: +966-2-6542949 Roody Across from Al-Shatee Souk Tel: +966-2-6919126 Free Delivery: 8007555544 Saddah Tel: +966-2-6055982 DESTINATION JEDDAH JEDDAH 7474DESTINATION

Shami Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6065353 Shawarmatac Tahlia St. Tel:+966-2-6688994 Sheesh Kabaab Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6712047 Sheikh Manqoush Imam Malik Rd off Sari St.

Tel: +966-2-6837330 Shoro Quraish St. Tel: +966-2-6626246 Taktaka Khalideyah Tel: +966-2-6064148/ 6060790 Yildizlar Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6531150


Nosh Lounge Hera’a St. Tel: +966-2-6543888


Al-Khayyam Hilton Hotel Tel: +966-2-6590000 Jahan Andalus St.

Play Area


Sea View

Tel: +966-2-6571427 Sultani Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6693898 Tikka Express Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6631825

Sea Food

Al-Danah Corniche Rd Tel: +966-2-6990090 Al-Hori Restaurant & Amusement Park Tel: +966-502724033 Al-Multaqa King Rd 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.


Outdoor Seating

Tel: +966-2-2575739 Al-Samadi Sweets Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6642424 Cheesecake Factory Tahlia St. Tel:+966-2-6690895 Crunchez Red Sea Mall Tel:+966-2-2150145 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


Asia Restaurant Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6828525 India Gate Sharafiya Dist. Tel: +966-2-6440276 Mahrajah Palestine St. Tel: +966-2-6656558 Kohinoor Ramada Hotel Tel: +966-2-6670777 Marhaba Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6636201 Raj Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2632137 Shezan Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6621086 Taj Mahal Khalideyah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6979698


Location: Equestrian Club ,Corniche al Hamra next to park hyatt hotel

for reservation: 02-2891009

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

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Boutique Len么tre Sands Hotel Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6602803

Caf茅 Len么tre inside Teatro Mall on Tahlia St Tel: +966-2-2611222 DESTINATION JEDDAH 75


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 Ethiopian Airlines Tel: +966-2-6512996 Egypt Airlines Tel: +966-2-6449007 Etihad Airways Tel: +966-2-6640026 Garuda Indonesia Tel: +966-2-6656121


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 Nesma Airlines Tel: +966-2-2833102 Oman Airlines Tel: +966-2-6577979 Pakistan International Airlines Tel: +966-2-6422642 Phillipine 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 Singapore Airlines Tel: +966 9200 18081 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(5-star) Tel: +966-2-2150525 Al-Amin Hotel (2-star) Tel: +966-2-6482874 Al-Andalus Toppna Delux Villas

(4-star) Tel: +966-2-6632369 Al-Aziziah Hotel (3-star) Tel: +966-2-6492900 Al-Bader Hotel (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6310000 Al-Bay’ah Hotel (3-star) Tel: +966-2-6444446 Al-Balad Hotel (3-star) Tel: +966-2-6442179 Al-Bustan Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6692164 Al-Bilad Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-694 4777 Al-Dar Al-Baydaa (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6827771 Al-Fayrouz Hotel (3-star) Tel: +966-2-6270696 Al-Hamra Sofitel Hotel (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6602000 Al-Haya Jeddah Continental

(4-star) Tel: +966-2-6633332 Al-Hofouf Hotel Tel: +966-2-6520100 Al-Janadreia Apartments Tel: +966-2-6173824 Al-Janoub Hotel (2-star)


Tel: +966-2-6486844 Al-Kaki Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6310071 Al-Malekah Hotel Tel: +966-2-6751764 Al-Manea Hotel (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6823509 Al-Msaadeyah Hotel (3-star) Tel: +966-2-6603116 Al-Nahdha Hotel (3-star) Tel: +966-2-6471158 Al-Nakheel Hotel (3-star) Tel: +966-2-6475127 Al-Saaha Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6514121 Al-Waha Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6715043 Ascor Co Tel: +966-2-6066425 Cairo Hotel (3-star) Tel: +966-2-6483870 Crown Plaza (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6611000 Dallah Airport Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6857788 Dourat Cornich Hotel (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6561225 Habitat Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-2578800 Jeddah Hilton (5-star) Tel: +966-2- 6590000 Holiday Inn (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6314000 InterContinental (5-star)   Tel: +966-2- 6611800 Jeddah Marriott Hotel (5-star)   Tel: +966-2-6714000 Jeddah Orchid (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6070777 Le Meridien Jeddah (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6633333 Movenpick (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6676655 Park Hyatt Jeddah (5-star) Tel: +966-2-2639666 Qasr Alsharq (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6599999 Radisson SAS (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6521234 Ramada (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6670777


Red Sea Palace (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6428555 Rosewood Corniche

(5-star) Tel: +966-2-2578888 Sands Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6692020 Sand Dunes Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-2562020 Sheraton Hotel (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6992212 Sunset Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6605000 Westin (5-star) 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: +966-2-6512525 Alireza Travel & Tours Tel: + 966-2-6481360 Anan Tours Tel: + 966-2-6659916 Attar Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6611222 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 Tel: +966-2-6838999 Fernas Travel & Tourism

Travel Agencies

Tour Operators

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 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: +966-505664137 Arabian & Expat’s Tours Tel: +966-2-6580663 Al-Shitaiwi Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6794022 Platin Luxury Travel Services Tel: +966-2-6575266



Eid Al-Fitr

Literally the “Festival of Breaking the Fast�, Eid al-Fitr is one of the two most important Islamic celebrations (the other occurs after the Hajj, or pilgrimage to Makkah). This holiday marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. By: Salma Al-Amoudi 78 DESTINATION JEDDAH

You may hear the phrase ‘Eid Mubārak (“Blessed Eid”) or ‘Eid Sa‘īd (“Happy Eid”) resonating throughout the city on this special day. Children in particular are quick to offer Eid greetings in anticipation of the small monetary gifts called ‘Eideyah’ which adults reciprocate with. Since generosity is one of the hallmarks of a Muslim…it’s lucky that the definition of a ‘child’ can be stretched well into your 30’s or 40’s! Make sure your pockets are full of SR50 – SR200 notes, depending upon your budget, because you’re sure to encounter some children this Eid.

BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR -Take over a plate of food/dessert to share with your neighbors – no conversation required! -Inquire about their family & extended family, especially if you’ve noticed lots of cars outside their home. -The weather: A classic and somewhat clichéd beginning to a conversation, but it’s a safe, timeless tactic that affects everyone. -The weekend: Ask about their holiday plans especially their Eid celebrations. -News & Current Events: Always of interest to political types. -Anything you share in common with them… something new about the neighborhood, state of the roads, park maintenance etc.

Although charity and good deeds are always important in Islam, they have special significance at the end of Ramadan. As the month draws to a close, Muslims are obligated to share their blessings by feeding the poor and making contributions to mosques and charities. At Eid al-Fitr, people customarily dress in new clothes, adorn their homes with lights and decorations, give treats to children, and enjoy visits with friends and family after the congregational Eid morning prayer.

So whether you’re new to the area or a veteran of the neighborhood, Eid is a great excuse to get to know your neighbors and build bridges! Fast Facts : Islamic Religious Holidays:

• Eid Al-Fitr (Festival of Fast Breaking) 1 Shawwal/September 10, 2010 •Eid Al-Adha (Festival of Hajj Sacrifice) 10 Dul Hijjah/November 16, 2010

Eid is traditionally a family-focused holiday, with the 3 days of Eid dedicated to immediate and distant relatives. But it’s also a wonderful opportunity to meet your neighbors if you don’t already know them.




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 Rd Tel: +966-4-818-2300

Al-Karam Hotel (4-star) King Abdulaziz St.

Hilton Madinah (5-star) King Fahad Road Few steps away from Al-Haram Tel: +966-4-820-1000

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 Madinah Oberoi (3-star) Abi Zar St. Tel: +966-4-828-2222

Tel: +966-4-815-5500


Tel: +966-4-829-0000

Ajyad Makkah (4-star) Ibrahim Al-Khalil St.

Andalus Classy Hotel (4-star) King Fahad St. 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

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 80 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Tel: +966-2-572-0500

Al-Kadesia Hotels (3-star) Ajyad St. Tel: +966-2-570-0866

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. Tel: +966-2-574-5555

Hawazen Hotel (3-star) Gazzah St. Tel: +966-2-575-5575

Hilton Makkah & Towers (5-star)

Hijrah St.

Tel: +966-2-534-0000

InterContinental Dar Al-Tawhid (5-star)

Ibrahim Al-Khalil St.

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Tel: +966-2-541-1111

Le Meridien Makkah (5-star) Ajyad St. Tel: +966-2-575-1111

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

Manazel Al-Ain Mesrcure (4-star) Al-Azizia St. Tel: +966-2-557-8000

Mercure Grand Um Al-Qura (5-star) Al-Jamaiza St. Tel: +966-2-570-2212

Mercure Hibatullah Hotel (4-star) Um Al-Qura St. Tel: +966-2-549-8855

Mouta Hotels (4-star) Asshibikah Jobal St. Tel: +966-2-543-5553

Ramada Makkah Hotel (5-star) Ajyad St.

Available at Jarir Bookstore

HAJJ SERVICE ALERT Society’s Friends is offering a

Tel: +966-2-577-1448

Ramada Makkah Shubaika (5-star) Al-Shubaika St. Tel: +966-2-546-0024

wonderful Hajj service free of charge to transport elderly people between 60-70 years of age who would like to perform Hajj but are financially unable to do so. Call +966-2-6919999 for more information.

Sheraton Makkah Hotel and Towers (5-star) Gazzah St. Tel: +966-2-576-0000

Zam Zam Grand Suites (5-star) Adjiad St. Tel: +966-2-571-5555

24 hours Islamic Call Centers:

Tagalog Tagalog Tagalog Tamil

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.

Useful websites: Mohammed Moshfiq Al-Rahman

Asadullah Othman



Hajj & Umrah Visa:


1- 2- 3- 4- 5- 6- 7- 8- 9- 10- DESTINATION JEDDAH 81

Healthy Living

Not Another Article About Ramadan/Eid Weight Worries… Tired of reading about the obligatory Ramadan weight gain? The flabby muscles due to lack of exercise? The early-onset diabetes from the sugary excesses of Eid? Don’t worry, this is NOT another article about the above issues – you’re probably as tired of them as we are. Enjoy the last few days of Ramadan and celebrate Eid with the customary overabundance of food – it’s ok to relax your vigilance once in a while.

Long-term health relies on sensible eating

habits, regular exercise, and good genes. Yes, you can impact all of these factors to a certain extent…but it’s primarily your ‘food state of mind’ which will guarantee your success. Follow these 3 rules to a fun-filled, heart-attack free future, seriously. • Listen to your mother in all things EXCEPT when she told you to finish all the food on your plate. Serve yourself small portions, eat slowly and savor each bite, then stop eating when you satisfy your initial hunger pangs. Give your food time to reach your stomach so that your brain receives the “Stop eating – I’m full” message from it. • Don’t be embarrassed to ask waiters to pack up leftover food to take home. Too many people think, “Well, I’ve paid for this food – I have to stuff myself otherwise I’m wasting my money.” Just take it home for a second meal or give it away to those in need, 82 DESTINATION JEDDAH

but you don’t have to pack on extra pounds in order to avoid asking for food to be boxed. Restaurant-size portions are usually enough for 2 adults. • Never diet! Dieting implies a temporary state where you are depriving yourself of food that you really, really want. Instead of falling into the trap of yo-yo dieting where you struggle to lose a few pounds, only to immediately regain them once you return to your normal eating habits, try giving in to temptation. Eat half a piece of cake, a smaller serving of ice cream, or just one piece of baklawa. It’s all about satisfying the craving before it grows out of proportion in your mind. If you deny yourself chocolate for an entire month, you’ll think you deserve twice as much when you finally succumb. It’s much healthier to have a small taste now rather then overdo it later (plus you’ll find yourself in a better overall mood once you’re free of the “I’m punishing myself by dieting” mentality.)

Look Good… Feel Good

Women of Jeddah – your search for a functional, yet stylish gym is over! Gold’s Gym Celebrity for Ladies in The Lift is the fitness destination of choice for discerning women of all ages. With a long successful history in the fitness industry, Gold’s Gym is branching out into a lifestyle forum venue in Jeddah which will soon include relaxing lounges, a game room, and a reading room. Attractive membership discounts are now available, so don’t hesitate to check out the range of new exercise equipment and fitness classes on offer. Take advantage of the experienced personal trainers ready to customize a lifestyle program which will suit your schedule and your goals. The state-of-the-art facility with the latest in circuit training, cardio machines, and aerobic classes turn your workout into a timeout from your hectic day.

Gold’s Gym can be your go-to destination in Jeddah as the premier fitness club. Their world-class reputation ensures that their staff, facility, and customer service reflect their commitment to excellence. Check it out before it’s too late to get in…guarantee your mental and physical fitness in one visit. Location: Rawdah St. Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-2-26063253



Healthy Living

Green Living


Going-Green Tips

It’s important to realize that green living shouldn’t really be a second thought in today’s world, with ever-improving technology and a wealth of resources available to those who are interested.

Eid is the season of gift giving. But instead of spending as much on the wrapping as the gift itself…get creative with gift-wrap. Don’t rush to the specialty gift shops that tempt you to purchase pricey paper only to see it ripped and discarded on the ground moments after the gift has been opened. Rummage through your cupboards and closets for the raw materials necessary to transform everyday items into works of art. Be boldly confident and create your own signature style!

A way of life

Green Quote of the Month “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors…we borrow it from our children.” - Native American Proverb

EC -Gadgets Chamelon 6 in 1 Solar kit

The Chameleon is a new 6 in 1 solar toy that’s perfect for the young ones. This versatile toy set is both fun and educational. Children can learn about the power of the sun and solar energy by creating 6 different solar powered models that come to life when exposed to sunlight. The models include a boat, car, windmill, plane, dog, and standing fan. The Chameleon comes with simple multi-language instructions accompanied by clear pictures to help build the models step by step. Price: SR 72 php?cat=Eco_Toys

Celebrate the eco-friendly way!

1. Newsprint, colorful pages from magazines (ok – you can even use last month’s issue of DJ if you must!), and grocery store flyers can be used to create unique wrapping paper. Go for a collage effect if you like the mixing of texts and colors, or just use each piece of paper straightforwardly to cover your gift. 2. Fabric is a trendy, new option. Either new fabric from the souk or recycled linens, pillowcases, or tablecloths all make lovely wrapping material, especially for that unusually shaped gift. 3. Plain brown paper bags which you block print using cut potatoes/onions/squashes can be as much fun to create as it is to give as a gift-bag. Who knows – someone may spot your creation and offer to help you set up your own business!

rganic Shops

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

Al-Shoula on Madineh Road Tel: +966-2-607 3890

Organic Shop Nofa Holdings

Provides a variety of organic products Alshoalla center - Madinah Rd Tel: +966-2-6073890 84 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Danube, Bin Dawood Supermarkets Provides a varietyof organic products

Linked to Nature By Rozana Banawi

According to researchers, children who interact with their natural surroundings and mingle with living beings (e.g.; animals or plants) are more environmentally friendly as individuals and more eco-friendly in their behavior and thinking patterns than children who engage in materialistic activities on a daily basis. It makes sense that kids who grow up in concrete jungles, never feeling the grass beneath their bare feet, will be disconnected from the world of nature. Follow some of the tips below to transform your children from consumerist toy-addicts into touchyfeely children of the world. Any activities that promote interaction with nature and the eco system are surefire successes with kids – after all, what child doesn’t like to get their hands dirty? Walking around in the garden / on the beach / in the sand Cooking a meal (or baking) Shopping at Fish Market / Vegetable Market Caring for a pet Gardening/Tending a potted plant indoors or outside Gathering samples of insects, fossils, seeds, shells, logs, rocks, leaves & branches Reading library books that focus on topics in natural history Watching TV programs/documentaries about wild life & natural habitats Looking at magazines such as National Geographic Exploring a natural environment such as a deserted beach area, a forest or even the zoo. It is vital to have an open and creative attitude when children engage in such unstructured and imaginative activities – allow them to set the pace. So, while your children are engaged in spontaneous and free flowing experiences that involve natural aspects, sit back, enjoy the moment, and focus on the happy feelings that emerge from giving them time with Mother Nature.

Creating a World Without Poverty By Sharia Walker Although living standards are rising globally, world poverty remains an urgent concern. Economists, financial experts, and activists have written books on the solution to world poverty. However, Dr. Muhammad Yunus, in his book Creating a World Without Poverty, has offered a revolutionary idea to help people lift themselves out of poverty. The 2006 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and founder of Grameen Bank, Dr. Yunus proposes a concept he calls “social business” as a solution to poverty. This bold concept innovatively employs the power of the capitalist market by replacing the ‘profit motive’ with the ‘potential good’ motive. Thus a social business is a private business which aims at predominantly providing a social benefit, “doing good”, as opposed to primarily focusing on earning profits. Dr. Yunus points out what he feels are the two main pit-falls of modern economic theory. The first is that people are not one-dimensional, but rather, made up of “a variety of emotions, attributes, and values”. We possess the ability to focus on a variety of goals simultaneously, a skill which many businesses fail to capitalize on. The second shortcoming of modern economic theory is that it has made profit maximization the exclusive goal of a business. Dr. Yunus believes that this obsession with the profit motive as the driving engine to economic development has caused the poor to become marginalized even further. If you are interested in understanding world poverty and looking for ideas on how to overcome it - then this book is an ideal place to start. DESTINATION JEDDAH 85

Health & Beauty

Directory Clinics Al-Ansar New Clinic Tel: +966-2-6933379 Al-Gadeer Polyclinic Tel: +966-2-6722535 Al-Hamra Clinics Tel: +966-2-6655588 Al-Haramin Polyclinic Tel: +966-2-6474850 Al-Madina Medical Clinic Tel: +966-2-6881288 Andalusin Dental Center Tel: +966-2-2611111 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 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 King Faisal Specialist Tel: +966-2-6677777 Power In Gym 86 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Tel: +966-2-6061516 Ryan Polyclinic Tel: +966-2-6322848 Z-Club Tel: +966-2-6690204 Women Bugshan Outpatient 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 The Lift Tel: 8001247775 Men Ba’Azem Body Building Tel: +966-2-6448844 Brazilian Jiu Jiutsu Tel: +966-552065722 B Well Gym Tel: +966-2-6066477 KAI Gym Tel: +966-2-6684466 Spot Tech Tel: +966-2-6071129 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: +966-2-6367778 Al-Safa Tel: +966-2-6937262 Al-Quds Medical Dispensary Tel: +966-2-6970224 Bakhsh Hospital Tel: +966-2-6479666 Bugshan General Hospital Tel: +966-2-6691222 Dr. Erfan & Bagedo Tel: +966-2-6820022 Dr. Ghassan N. Pharaon Tel: +966-2-6823200 Dar Al-Shifa Saudi Tel:+966-2-6822900 Dr. Siddiqa Hospital Tel:+966-2-6721763 Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Tel: +966-2-6655000 Hai Al-Jamea Hospital Tel: +966-2-6806666 International Medical Center Tel: +966-2-6509000 Jeddah Clinic Hospital Tel: +966-2-6313131 Jeddah Institute for Speech and Hearing Tel: +966-2-6675311 King Abdul Aziz University Tel: +966-2-6401000 King Faisal Specialist Tel: +966-2-6677777 /6365028 Magrabi Eye & Ear Hospital Tel: +966-2-6365000 Mostagbal 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

Gym & Health Centers

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: +966-2-2717136 Al-Nahdi Tel: +966-2-6658687 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

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Tel: +966-2-6656161 Beauty Alliance Tel: +966-2-6681381 Body Line (men only) Tel: +966-2-2631859 Bouthaina Tel: +966-2-6631809 /6691901 Carmen Center Tel: +966-2-6648122 Chamelle Plaza Tel: +966-2-6656807 Dar Al-Moda Tel: +966-2-6526660 Dr. Edrees Foot Spa Tel: +966-5-00506507

E Spa Tel: +966-2-2632093 EVE Salons Tel: +966-2-6923131 Garra rufa Tel: +966-2-2635018 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 Mana Center

Spa & Beauty Centers

Tel: +966-2-6066628 Mervat Center Tel: +966-2-6630676 Miracle Parlour Tel: +966-2-6739597 Nadoleen Center Tel: +966-2-6633972 Nail care Tel: +966544408585 Nirvana Tel:+966-2-6681634 Oriana Tel: +966-2-6220773 Planet Beach Tel: +8001247776 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 Tel: +966-2-6532812

Veterinary Clinic Al-Seleouly Veterinary Tel: +966-2-6312169 Ext 103 European Veterinary Clinic Tel: +966-2-6676330 Emergency:+966-506530565 Happy Pet Vet Clinic Tel: +966-2-6164030 Jeddah Veterinary Clinic Tel: +966-2-6912896 North American Veterinary Tel: +966-503671822/ 0562111786 Tahliah International Tel: +966-2-6695554 Emergency: +966-504698810 Veterinarian@yourservice Mob: +966-562111786 Waleed Veterinary Clinic Tel: +966-2-6656084 DESTINATION JEDDAH 87

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

Eid al-Fitr Matching Game

• Sadaqa • Tarha • Hajji • Kaaba • Ghutra • Shawwal • Zakat • Salat Al-Mashhad • Eideyah • Date • Eid al-Fitr • Eid al-Adha • Salat


One who has completed Hajj Prayer Eid prayers Festival of Sacrifice Festival of Fast-Breaking Headcloth/scarf worn by women Eid al-Fitr is celebrated in this month Central focus of tawwaf Headcloth/scarf worn by men Third pillar of Islam Eid gift to children Money given to poor Traditionally eaten to open your fast

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.

AmusementPark Breakfast Bukhoor Candies Chocolate Clothing Coffee Dates Debiyaza Desserts Dress Eideyah Festive Guests Holiday Jewelry Mosque Occasion Oud Restaurant Thobe

Education Knowledge 1. When do people celebrate Eid al-Fitr? 2. What is celebrated during Eid al-Fitr? 3. How is Eid al-Fitr celebrated? 4. How many Eids are celebrated in a year? 5. Is it customary for every Muslim to pay ‘Zakat al-Fitr’ (alms for the month of Ramadan?)

Test Your Perception: pg. 59 Education knowledge: 1. The end of Ramadan is marked by a big celebration called ‘Eid al-Fitr’ following the sighting of the new moon. 2. Muslims celebrate the end of fasting, but also give thanks to Allah for the help and strength that He gave them throughout the previous month to help them practice self-control. 3. Muslims dress in new clothes, give gifts to children and spend time with their friends and family. 4. Two 5.Yes, before Eid it is obligatory to give a set amount of money to charity to be used to help poor people buy new clothes and food so they too can celebrate.


Useful Arabic Words & Pronunciation

Linguists acknowledge that pronunciation is one of the most challenging steps in learning a different language. For example, spoken Arabic has many different dialects, slangs and accents. Some of these dialects can’t be understood by all Arabs. The most common dialects are the Egyptian and the Lebanese. In this article we attempt to shed some light on the traditional Hijazi accent. To illustrate this, we’ve added a picture of a throat to show how the different Arabic letters are pronounced.

Eid Al Fitr

Eid Al Fitr

Festival of Fast-Breaking (End of Ramadan)

Salaat Al Eid

Eid Prayer

Eideyah Is there a parking lot?

Gifts of money given to children during Eid Fee mawagef seyaraa?

Khutbah Zakat

Sermon in a mosque Third pillar of Islam. Alms-giving



Blessed Eid

Eid Mubarak




Al Ahel


Al Ashaab











The needy


Extremely poor

Al Masakin

Hurry up


Don’t be late

La tetakhari

Where are you?

Fainak (m) Fainek (f )

What are you doing?

Esh betsawe?

Where shall we eat?

Fain momken nakul?

We’re going out?

Ehna kharjeen?

Nice clothes

Malabes helwa








Etasel (m) Etasli(f )





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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: 800 2441005 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 92 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Tel: +966-2-6430295 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 Clex Tel: +920009191 DHL Tel: 8003450000 Fedex Tel: +966-2-6714636 TNT Express Tel: +966-2-6678888 UPS Tel: +966-2-6392393


Tedalal Tel: +966-2-6580000 Yalla Utlob Tel: +920011755 Ground Transportation Alo Sayyara Tel: +966-2-6677621 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 93

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 94 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Al Basateen Village Next to Continental School, Off Price Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6944015 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 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

Distribution Design & Print Publicity Gifts Stands Billboards (external-internal) For Marketing & Advertising +9665101699998 Fax: 08111156619 First Class for Marketing, Adv & Gifts Items

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DESTINATION 95 DESTINATION JEDDAH JEDDAH 95 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

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. Tel: +966-2-2600000


College of Business Administration (CBA) Charity Society in Jeddah Tel: +966-2-2159000/2159009 Al-Zahra Dist. ( Boys’ section ) Tel: +966-2-6391100 Tel: +966-2-6900671/6900238 Charitable Services ( Girls’ section ) for the Care of Cancer Patients Dar Al-Hekma College Al-Rowais Dist. Tel: +966-2-6303333 Tel: +966-2-6511373 Enabling Marriage Effat College & Family Support Tel: +966-2-636 4300 Foundation Al-Nozla Dist. Ibn Sina National College for Tel: +966-2-6811168/ 920000900 Medical Studies Faisaliah Women’s Tel: +966-2-6355882/6356555 Charitable Foundation Al-Rowais Dist. Jeddah College of Technology Tel: +966-2-6535000 Tel: +966-2-6370387 Friends of the Heart Foundation in Jeddah Jeddah Community College Behind Al-Tahlia Station Tel: +966-2-2870026 Tel: +966-2-6658384 Majid Bin Abdulaziz Jeddah Teacher’s College Foundation for Tel: +966-2-6914620 Development & Social (KAUST)King Abdullah Services University of Science and Al-Shate’e Dist. Tel: +966-2-6062959 Technology National Charitable Foundation for Blood King Abdulaziz University Donation Tel: +966-2-6400000 Tel: +966-2-6905008 National Society for Human Prince Sultan Aviation Academy rights Tel: +966-2-6862997 Tel: +966-2-6222261 96 DESTINATION JEDDAH

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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Saudi Arabia  

DJ Issue 20 - September 2010

Saudi Arabia  

DJ Issue 20 - September 2010