CELEBRATING Heat, food and fireworks
A Jeddah Ramadan
Explore KSA Al-Fara’a revealed
Dining Iftars in town
Special Places Baab Makkah
Special Feature Fashion Red Sea Coast Flood-relief efforts Omar Azure Desert Sea
Saudi National Day
A Turning Point in Saudi Educational History
Explore KSA Red Sea Masturah Getaway Snorkeling
We LOVED It!
Through Our Lens Healthy Living plus Saudi Pride Cancer 101
Fashion Ashi: Iconic Style
Dining Sushi, Steak & More
Issue 21 Oct 2010
Wrecking Out Discover Jeddah’s Shipwrecks
Explore KSA Fashion Special Places Abha City in the Sky Urban Couture DJ’s Quick Picks
CIV IN SU IL PPOR SO T O CIEF TY
Paragliding over Jeddah
Looking Back Two Calendars, Two New Years, One City, One past.
What makes this city special:
Evenings of Hospitality
Special Food Reviews Arts & Ent. Special Places Jeddah’s Burgertown Hijazi Nights Al-Ammareyah
Religious Tourisim Following the Hijrah
Fashion Red Sea Coast Gucci Night Delight
Fashion Through Our Lens plus Festive Outfits Ramadan Entertaining
Dining Traditional Iftars
Issue 19 May 2010
A look at the volunteer groups of Jeddah Collector’ Edition s Best of 2010 Dining plus New: Mabu & Marhaba
Arts Athr Gallery
Fashion Jeddah’s finest
Special Feature Arts Fashion Speak Out & Speak Loud THINK Competition Ove & PEACE
Issue 24 Jan 2011
Issue 23 Dec 2010
Happy New Year 2011, this New Year calls for a new look at Destination Jeddah! As we celebrate our 24th issue, I think back to our humble beginnings two years ago, and I’m amazed at how quickly time has passed by during which we’ve enlightened and provided our readers with the best Jeddah has to offer. We hope you’ve enjoyed the ride as much as we have. I’m excited to introduce fresh new sections in DJ which include book reviews, a TV Guide, and new layouts to accompany several of our favorite featured columns. I would also like to introduce our young and talented stylist Hassnah, who will be pointing out the current trends of the Jeddah shopping scene. Of-course we’ll still continue to provide restaurant reviews, up-to-date events and news on the continuous growth of Jeddah, so make sure you don’t miss a single issue of DJ. I’d like to also take this chance to announce that the beta version of the new DJ website has been launched, to give you full access to our past issues and you can keep you in the loop with Jeddah’s developments no matter where you are around the world. We’re only as strong as our readership, hence I do encourage each of you to participate in future issues by sending us your feedback, comments, and suggestions. The more input we have from our readers, the more we can improve and excel in providing the best content and information possible.
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Dining Around Town: Chopstix, Salad Boutique
Readers’ Feedback, Poll, & City Facts
Events & Happenings Festivals, Exhibitions, and Openings
In The Spotlight
Saudi Racers, Speak Out and Speak Loud
Arts & Entertainment
Fashion & Shopping
Red Sea Coast
Dining Around Town
Entertainment/Useful Arabic Words
A Wadi of Foxes
DJ Omar Basa’ad , THINK Photography Competition
FASHION FINDS Hassnah Abousabah, Ove & PEACE
In The Spotlight: Saudi Racers
Fine Dining, Flap jacks, Salad Boutique, Chopstix
George V Paris, A Health Spa for Every Continent
Schools Win A+ For Awareness, Green Living: Saving Water
Movies, Series, YouTube Picks and Book Review
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Just Basic Black & White? Ladies, have you ever wanted to buy an abaya, but been bewildered by the styles and different components? Gentleman, have you ever wondered about the ubiquitous thobe and what you’re supposed to wear underneath it? DJ boldly goes to the heart of these common concerns – look no further for all your questions are answered right here.
Useful Information Word on the street
The tarha comes in many different variations of color, length, and decoration. Used to cover the hair and in some cases, the face. While many Saudi women simply wrap it around their head to cover their hair, the niqab is a face veil that is worn over the tarha and has a rectangular eye slit. The burqu, A similar to the niqab, has a vertical strip of CI VI LS fabric between the eyes which connects the OC IE the bottom sections together. top and TY
The bump deﬁnitely deserves its own section! This style consists of putting your hair into a high bun (or using a hair piece to enhance your tresses) and wrapping the tarha lightly so that it’s raised by the bun, affording a taller silhouette to your outﬁt.
To Ms. Enas Hashani “Destination Jeddah” is one of the popular magazines the youth just love to have since it has all they need and it is up to date. But I “The December have noticed something in the December 2010 Issue looked issue(23)Burqu page (8)... There is an article talking What makes this great!” Niqab city special: about Abayas and the writer is promoting “The Its People The ABC’s of Abayas The abaya is a loose, wide-sleeved Bump” !!! garment Sue S. that is usually black, but not necessarily. It plus According to Islam and Al-Sunna the bump is has become an extension of the wearer’s personality, often embellished and brightly prohibited, andof if any girl does it she is making colored and spawning a whole industry its own! The abaya can be worn elegantly sin...or over the on the shouldersaasbig an overcoat Dear Editor head. To prove what I am sayin here is Prophet greetings.i was writing to inquire from you Muhammad (peace be upon him) say: where do i get the web addresses for all the civil/charity organizations you featured on Caution ونساء ( :وسلم الهonوعلى صلي اهللandالنبي قال Be careful when كاسيات walking behind shopping carts, getting and offعليه elevators/escalators into cars your December DJ’s edition.kindly advice me that your abaya doesn’t get ال caught in any doors orكأسنمة wheels. May رؤوسهن be hazardousمائالت to health and/or prestige يدخلن املائلة البخت مميالت عاريات (any woman who has suffered these embarrassing situations knows exactly what we mean!) further ) اجلنة و ال يجدن ريحها وإن ريحها ليوجد من مسيرة كذا وكذا Thank you I wish to see future issues concerning more about DJ reader our Islamic values not just following trends, because we can do both. Dear DJ reader, IN
A look at the volunteer groups of Jeddah
Collector Edition ’s Best of 201 0
Dining Arts New: Mabu & Marhaba Athr Gallery
Fashion Jeddah’s finest
Issue 23 Dec 2010
The groups we featured in our December issues are all social and civil activists, they are individuals who work selflessly to better our society, most of these groups have a Facebook pages and they were listed at the end of their feature in DJ. We also have a list at the end of the magazine in the General directory section for the official charities in the city, you can find it under Social Service Organizations.
Dear Enas... I was in Jeddah last week and saw your lovely magazine. It attracted my attention with its style, rich info yet casual. I always dreamed of such city insights and activities updates. We need such sparks in our cities and societies. My question, do you plan for a similar one for the Eastern Providence, Dammam ? If not, pls do. Good luck and keep up the good work. Abdullah The Best Cheesecake you have had in Jeddah? S Sh The strawberry cheesecake from ganache is delicious.
Thank you, Asmaa Addas Dear Asmaa, Thank you very much for you comments, regarding the “The Bump” if you have noticed the article was part of the Settling In section, this section is directed to newcomers and visitors to the city to educate them about the different aspects of life and culture that they might encounter when they arrive to the Kingdom, it was by no means promoting the Bump, we were simply explaining to our readers what it is. We at Destination Jeddah strive to inform our readers and trust that they will decide for themselves how to use the information provided within our pages. Again we thank you, we value your comment and we will publish it. Best regards Enas Hashanah EIC Destination Jeddah Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Social Responsibility Starting With You Jeddah has been swept up in activism and social campaigns lately and it’s been wonderful to experience. However, next time you consider changing your profile picture on Facebook in support of Darfur or forwarding a BBM about the plight of Burmese orphans, keep in mind that charity begins at home. Rather than following the trend or doing the absolute minimum, DJ suggests seizing the moment and doing your part! How about next time you witness someone
littering, you politely ask them to dispose of it properly? Even better, why not not pick it up yourself and set an example for onlookers. The next time you’re in a situation where you can actually do something to right a wrong, no matter how seemingly trivial, go for it rather than depending on others to do it. Social responsibility doesn’t need an audience, it just needs one person willing to go out of their way to do the right thing.
Thumbs down to... Lax Garbage Collecting
Thumbs up to... Jeddah’s New
The signs are up – now it’s up to us to help beautify Jeddah. The Jeddah Municipality is trying to raise public awareness about littering by posting large banners all over town. Although the signs are predominantly in Arabic, the visual anti-littering picture is clear, no matter what language you speak. And the SR 150 fine is a good deterrent if you’re caught polluting the environment. Great to see these public campaigns in action! Encouraging local efforts to engage the population is a way to make all Jeddahwis proud of their city.
It is a sad but common sight to see the bright purple garbage bins of the Jeddah Municipality overflowing with trash...and moreover, surrounded by trash, tree debris, and foliage. These piles of trash can grow for days before the dumpsters are emptied - creating an unwanted eye-sore as well as distributing trash throughout our neighborhoods. While DJ commends the recent anti-littering campaigns, it doesn’t seem right that such an obvious problem has gone unaddressed. Those in charge of garbage bin servicing should reexamine the collection schedules in order to address this issue - the residents of Jeddah thank you in advance.
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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)
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.
Jeddah: King Abdul Aziz Int’l. Airport (Airport Code: JED) Madinah: Prince Muhammad Bin Abdul Aziz Airport / Riyadh: King Khaled Int’l Airport / Dammam: King Fahad Int’l Airport.
City: Jeddah Head of Region:
Prince Khalid Al-Faisal
West coast of Saudi Arabia, on the Red Sea Distance between Jeddah & Makkah: 80km Distance between Jeddah & Madinah:405km
1,500 sq. km - Largest urban center in the Makkah province Jeddah Population: 3.4 million and the 2nd largest city in Saudi Arabia.
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.
National Day: September 23, 2011 Ramadan (The Holy Month of Fasting): August 1 - August 29, 2011 Eid Al-Fitr (The Feast of Fast-Breaking): August 30, 2011 Eid Al-Adha (The Feast of Sacrifice): November 6, 2011 Calendar: The Hijri lunar calendar is the traditional measure of time and the Gregorian calendar is used as well in business. (1432/2011)
Business & Banking Hours: Cut this out and keep in your wallet 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
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 US Dollar (USD) = SR3.75 1.00 Euro (EUR) = SR5.23 1.00 British Pound (GBP) = SR5.94 1.00 Indian Rupee (INR) = SR0.079 1.00 Pakistan Rupee (PKR) = SR0.047 1.00 Phillippines Peso (PHP) = SR0.08
Time Zon e: GMT +3
International Information.......905 Telephone Maintenance.........904 Telephone Directory.................905 Speaking Clock.........................1222 Mobily..........................................1100 STC...................................................902 Zain..................................................959
Radio Stations FM Channel Rotana Quraan Jeddah Radio AFN Panorama MBC FM Mix FM
88.0 89.9 92.6 93.7 102.0 103.0 103.9 107.0 105.5
Ambulance...................................997 Electricity Emergency...............933 Fire Fighters..................................998 Natural Disasters ........................988 National Security .......................989 Nijm “ Insurance Company for Car Accident “.........................920000560 Road Security...............................996 Traffic Accidents .........................993 Water Emergency.......................939
Type Arabic pop Religious National News Western Music Arabic Pop Khaliji Music Western Music Techno Music Westren & Arabic Pop
Electricity: 110V and 220V
Riyadh: Jeddah and Makkah: Dammam, Dahran, Alkhobar and Jubail:
02 Telephone, 03 Mobile & Internet: Madinah and Yanbu: 04 The main telephone service provider is STC – Saudi Abha and Najran: 07 Telecom Company. The Main mobile service providers
Air: Saudi Arabian Airlines - Nas Airlines Land: Bus: SAPTCO: National Bus Company offering transportation between most Saudi cities. Inside the city: Taxis and Chauffeur companies. Railroad: Only one passenger train service between Riyadh and Dammam.
are STC, Mobily and Zain. They also offer mobile Internet solutions *STC: www.stc.com/ *Mobily: www.mobily.com/ *Zain: www.zain.com To block commercial SMSs for STC users: Call 800-2444455 toll-free (24 hr service Sat-Wed) or e-mail: Ecare@stc.com.sa Internet Service Providers: * Orbit Satellite internet: www.orbitsatnet.com *www.zajil.net, *awalnet.net.sa, * www.naseej.com, * www.shabakah.net.sa, * www.sol.net.sa, * cyberia.net.sa, *Nesma: www.nesma.net.sa
National TV: Saudi Channel 1/ Saudi Channel 2 (English)/ Saudi Channel 3 (Sports)/ Al Ekhbariya News Satellite TV: Thousands of free channels from across the Middle East, Asia and Europe can be viewed using a satellite dish and receiver. Premium Satellite Providers: Showtime Arabia: Premium Arabic and Western Entertainment. www.showtimearabia.com Orbit: Premium Arabic and Western Entertainment. www.orbit.net ART: Premium Arabic, Western, and Asian Entertainment www.artonline.tv DESTINATION JEDDAH 7
Useful Information Settling In
Savor The Settling In
Flavors of Jeddah
Moving to a new country is an adventure. The people, the scenery, the shopping, the language, the customs – it can seem overwhelming at times, but eventually you settle down and realize that the most important thing on your mind is…food! Either you’re enjoying all the new tastes or you’re desperately missing the familiar flavors of home, food can be the make or break element in your future happiness. DJ wants to help you settle in with the following food pointers. Forget about your iqama issues, your housing search, and your job transition while you savor the flavors of the Middle East. Jeddah is a gourmand’s delight if you know where to go.
· International Cuisine
No matter what country you call home, sometimes there’s nothing better than a juicy steak or a slice of greasy pizza to satisfy your hunger. Vegetarians searching for the ultimate salad won’t be disappointed with the variety of colorful, adventurous dishes on offer either. All these choices and more are easily found in the leading malls in Jeddah, as well as the numerous eating establishments in Rawdah, Tahlia St, and Andalus St. From the high-end hotel restaurants to the numerous international fast-food chains – Jeddahwis enjoy an enormous selection of different cuisines. 8
· Middle Eastern Cuisine
Since you are living in the Middle East, don’t hesitate to sample the delicious local cuisine. From classic Lebanese to simple Yemeni to authentic Saudi dishes – the variety of restaurants in Jeddah will have you eating out at a different spot for at least a year. The ubiquitous shwarma accompanied by freshly squeezed fruit juice is the most popular snack for many residents, but don’t overlook the utterly mouth-watering ‘fatayer’ or local version of pizza. Nothing beats freshly baked dough encasing melting cheese – delicious!
The sinfully sweet dessert category deserves a mention of its own. From Lenotre’s upscale French pastries to Saadiddin’s crisp baklawa to Kunafa House’s unbeatable cheesecake kunafa and the delightfully creamy jubneyah from Goodies – it’s easy to forget your diet vows when faced with the amazing desserts all over town. For a taste of paradise, don’t miss the freshly fried, hot jelebis on the streets of Aziziyah. Of course the wide availability of exotic fresh fruits is enough to satisfy your sweet cravings too. Pakistani mangos, Thai rambutans, American strawberries, and Jordanian figs/apricots – it’s all here for the picking. The health conscious can also indulge in an astonishing variety of nuts and dried fruits – Al Rifai is a one-stop shop for excellent nut mixes (plus their nougat is to die-for!)
· Food Faux-Pas
• Most coffee shops use long life milk- if that is an issue for you, be sure to ask them to show you the milk box as they usually can’t tell the difference. • When ordering juice, be sure to be clear about “1 cup” v.s. “1 Gallon”. They’ll usually ask, but pay attention in case they don’t. • No one orders baklawa by the piece…so be brave & go for a ½kg selection. • The main grocery stores will shell your shrimp while you shop – hurray! • Loose fruits/vegetables must be weighed & priced BEFORE you get to the check-out. • Saudis like to eat a late dinner, usually AFTER 9pm, so you’ll be alone in a restaurant if you show up at 6pm for a dinner party.
Do you have a ‘Settling In’ adventure to share with our readers? Help newcomers avoid the faux-pas you may have made as they adjust to life in Jeddah. Language barriers, rules of the road, cultural missteps...they’re all funny in retrospect. Send in your tales to DJ and we’ll republish them here in an upcoming issue. E-mail: email@example.com with the Title: Settling In
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Events & Happenings
OHAYO LAUNCHES NEW MENU: Ohayo is a contemporary Japanese restaurant offering modern variations on traditional sushi and noodle dishes. Ohayo recently invited media personalities to delight their culinary palettes as part of the launch of their new menu. Known for its diverse variety of dishes that span beef, vegetables, and seafood, Ohayo’s new menu retains old favorites and adds the spice of new dishes. Fresh soups and salads accent Ohayo’s new menu offerings of sashimi, nigiri sushi, tataki and soba noodles. Ohayo - a taste of Tokyo. QUARTET/SPECIALIZED FURNITURE ALLIANCE: The new Quartet Specialized Furniture (QSF) celebrated the opening of its first showroom in KSA. The exclusive representative of Kohler Interiors – Hospitality and famous international furniture brands such as Mark David, McGuire and Baker, Quartet offers high-end furniture for hotel and luxury real estate owners. Mr. Salem Bin Laden, General Manager of QSF, emphasized the company’s ability to supply the markets of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Jordan and Egypt, considering the recent construction boom that the region has witnessed, in addition to its ability to meet the increased demand for luxury furniture. The target market of QSF is large hospitality projects in the different sectors of the hospitality domain. SESAME WORKSHOP’S IFTAH YA SIMSIM: Representatives from the GCC Ministries of Education met at the Arab Bureau of Education for Gulf States in Riyadh on Dec. 11-12 to prepare for the upcoming Iftah Ya Simsim educational seminar, scheduled for March 2011. HE Dr. Abdul Khaleq Al Karni, Director General of the ABEGS said, “The meeting’s focus on developing the curriculum of Iftah Ya Simsim aims to set the best practical & educational framework for achieving educational gains for pre-school kids.” The curriculum includes the rich,diverse culture of the Arab heritage, the essential values of Islam, improving basic skills for reading, writing & math, as well as fostering creative & critical thinking skills, & the importance of girls’ education. 10 DESTINATION JEDDAH
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Happenings YAHOO! MAKTOOB LAUNCH: Yahoo! Middle East launched a new homepage that brings together the best of the Arabic & English Web with Yahoo! Maktoob. Yahoo! Maktoob’s 32 million users can select languages, easily add applications, and access them from any device. Rich Riley, SVP and Managing Director of Yahoo! EMEA, said, “Internet usage in the Middle East has grown more than 1000 percent since 2000. We aim to provide the millions of internet users in the Arab world with personally relevant content, making Yahoo! Maktoob the centre of their online lives by connecting them to the people and things that matter to them.” Visit maktoob.yahoo.com for Arabic speakers and en-maktoob.yahoo.com for English speakers. SUBWAY OPENS NEW RESTAURANTS: Shamel Food Co. announced the opening of 9 new Subway restaurants and 2 more on the way, making that a total of 43 Subway restaurants throughout KSA. This expansion is due to improved eating habits in Saudi society, with an emphasis on healthy eating. Subway acts as a healthy alternative to typical, high-calorie fast food. “2010 is a special year for us, because this has been the largest expansion for Subway KSA”, said Muhsen Mosa, Managing Director of Shamel Food Co. Subway has won the Saudi Award “Ambassador of Healthy Foods 2009” and the “Ambassador of Health Awareness” from the International Health Organization in Riyadh. DECOR FAIR 2010: The 2nd DecoFair Exhibition took place at the Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions from November 28 - December 2. The event was sponsored by Al-Sunaidi Expo & included a competition between five groups of young talents to help new designers establish their own projects. The winning team consisted of Dar Al-Hekma interior design fresh graduates - Ghazal Ka’aki, Radwa Kabli, Nadia Mandoora and Jumana Ezmarli. Interior designers presented their own personal style concepts which were distinctively elegant and unique. The fair was aimed at home-owners looking for style ideas, art gallery owners who presented works of art, & budding interior designers. 12 DESTINATION JEDDAH
HANCO LAUNCHES NEW BRAND: HANCO (Al-Tala’a International Transportation Co. Ltd) has rebranded its image. “Revealing our brilliant new look to the media brings our year of change to a fitting climax,” said Bob Farrow, CEO of HANCO.” The new logo symbolizes our transformation into a progressive 21st century company. The market potential is huge with KSA’s robust economy & the increasing number of women going out to work opens up a whole new market segment that HANCO is ready to serve with the finest fleet and best trained drivers at the best possible rates.” Founded in 1976 with headquarters in Jeddah, HANCO car rental operates a fleet of over 10,000 vehicles, 5 regional offices, 27 rental outlets & 8 workshop facilities. MERCEDES-BENZ WINNER: Mahmoud Khamis Abdulwahab of Riyadh won a GLK 300 Mercedes-Benz SUV in a random drawing organized by Juffali Automotive Co., the exclusive dealer of Mercedes- Benz in KSA, after he signed up for a test drive session. The 2 month-long contest marked the launch of the GLK-Class model 2010 in KSA. The drawing, which took place at the Juffali Showroom on Medina Rd, Jeddah, was held under the supervision of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry – anyone who signed up for a test drive was eligible to win. EFFAT UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS: Effat University announced the winners of the Department of Architecture Scholarship. Construction Products Holding Company (CPC) will provide 5-year scholarships. Winners can train in prestigious architectural and engineering offices in both Egypt and Qatar. Dr. Haifa Jamal Al Lail, Dean of Effat University, said, “The support of CPC to Effat University is an example of how national companies can contribute and support the educational process and help increase the quality of education to students that otherwise would not be able to afford it.
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January 2011 Jan 6 Effat University 3rd Open House
How do I chose my major? Effat University is your guide (Architecture, English & Translantion, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Psychology, Enterpreneurship, Computure Science, Information Systems) Venue: Effat University Time: 9 am to 5 pm Tel: +966-2-6364300
Jan 9 - Feb 9 Young Saudi Artists
In recognition of the lately growing energy of artistic expression by Saudi youth, Athr gallery is proud to present “Y.S.A”, a group exhibition of contemporary work by upcoming Saudi Artists. Venue: Athr gallery Tel: +966-2-2845009
Jan 9 - 11 1st Jeddah Nutrition & Obesity Conference
The conference aims to increase cultural awareness to improve in the field of nutrition and obesity. Venue: Park Hyatt Jeddah Contact Number: +966-564110503 - 0565119801 - 0555312726
Jan 11 - 12 The Graphic Design Senior Exhibition
Graphic design exhibition of Fall 2011 at Dar Al-Hekma college where 17 students will be exhibiting their work as seniors. ( Males require invitations ) Time: 7 pm - 10 pm 11th Jan: Families / 12th Jan: Companies Venue: Dar Al-Hekma College
Jan 11 - 12 The Second Social Medical Home Healthcare Conference
Under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rabiah , Minister of Health, The National Home Health Care Foundation is proud to announce its Second Social Medical Home Health Care Conference under the theme “Health & Humanitarian Partnership... Culture of excellence”. Venue: Jeddah Hilton Contact Number: +966-2-2572842
Jan 16 - 19 The Agencies & Franchise Exhibition
The Agencies and Franchise Exhibition (ATX) provides great opportunities to meet and find agents, sign new franchises, and explore the fastest growing market in the region - the Saudi Arabian Market. Venue: Al Harithy Company for Exhibitions (Jeddah’s Center for Events and Forums) Tel: +966-2-6546384
Jan 18 - 21 International Jewelry & Watch Show One of the premier exhibitions in Jeddah, the Jewelry and Watch Show will showcase the finest jewelry. Venue: Jeddah Hilton
Jan 24 - 26 MENA-EX 2010
Is an International Exhibition and Forum for Mineral Exploration, Investment and Applications. Venue: Jeddah Hilton Tel: +966-2-6915466
Send us information about your upcoming event to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will gladly announce it.
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Speak Out and Speak Loud!
December has been an extraordinary month in terms of the events that Jeddah has hosted. From celebrating female entrepreneurship to social media in learning, there has been a convention for every type of enterprising and active resident of Jeddah; here’s a brief summary for those who couldn’t attend each gathering:
Kingdom Women In Leadership Forum (WIL) December 7th - 8th, 2010 This extraordinary event held in the beautifully appointed Park Hyatt was truly an inspiring two days for female entrepreneurs in the Kingdom. Marketed as an event for “knowledge sharing, partnership opportunities, dynamic networking and opportunities”, the WIL Forum became a platform for some of the most influential females in the Kingdom to share their experiences. Highlights included Dr. Lama Al-Sulaiman, Vice Chairman of the JCCI; Muna Abu Sulayman, Secretary General of the Al-Waleed Bin Talal Foundation; Dr. Haifa Jamal Al-Lail, President of Effat University; and DJ’s very own Enas Hashani, CEO of Rumman Company. On a personal note, several of DJ’s female staff were in attendance; we were simply blown away by the eloquence, modesty, and sheer presence of the extraordinary presenters – great job! 16 DESTINATION JEDDAH
Khadijah bint Khuwaylid Business Center Forum November 29th - 30th, 2010 Under the auspices of Princess Adela bint Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center and the JCCI, the forum’s theme was “Realistic Participation of Women in National Development. The forum aimed to create a platform for successful prominent women to share their experiences. Audience members got a chance to discuss and analyze some of the more startling statistics of the role of women in the Kingdom and to share their opinions on a variety of issues. The team behind the event included notable personalities Maha Fitaihi, Dr. Lama Al-Suleiman, Dr. Basmah Omair and several other government officials and ministry heads.
Young Female Entrepreneur Showcase (YFE) December 6th, 2010 Organized by Effat University’s Effat Business Student Association (EBSA) and held at Effat Hall, the Showcase hosted influential female entrepreneurs and leaders in the Kingdom business world such as Dr. Lama Al-Sulaiman, Vice Chairman of the JCCI and Prince Abdullah Bin Faisal Bin Turki Al-Saud, former governor of SAGIA. The event acted as a bridge between emerging female entrepreneurs and established figures in the business world as an opportunity to share experiences and celebrate female leadership.
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Effat University 8th Annual Learning & Technology Symposium December 15th -16th, 2010 This annual event was held at Effat Hall & attracted Jeddah residents with the theme “Social Media: Platforms for Interactive Communities.” Sponsors included Destination Jeddah & Fainak. The series of workshops and Q&A covered topics like ‘Serving My Community: Lessons from the Jeddah Floods’ & ‘Social Media for Social Change.’ Keynote speaker, Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, who has become a fixture at the L&T Symposium, also gave a talk in addition to Dr. Khaled Al-Maeena, Editor in-Chief of Arab News.
ArabNet Roadshow: Speed Up Your Startup December 11th, 2010 This unique event concluded a three week whirlwind tour of the Middle East including stops in Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, & Egypt. Informative workshops aimed at advising emerging entrepreneurs on the practical aspects of starting up a business were held. Speakers included Kaswara Al-Khatib, CEO and Creative Chairman of Full Stop Advertising, and Osama Natto, founder and CEO of Innovative Business Solutions. ArabNet partnered with Fainak? & Destination Jeddah for these inspirational & educational workshops.
TedX Arabia December 2nd, 2010 An innovative event that featured distinguished guests such as Dr. Naif AlMutawa, the creator of the first Muslim comic book series, The 99. TED, which is a nonprofit organization devoted to “ideas worth spreading”, was a welcome addition to December’s events roster and was praised for launching the TEDx event in Arabic, making it much more accessible to a larger audience. The question on everyone’s mind was What Is Innovation? The fantastic group of speakers and the enthusiastic audience participation generated passionate and eloquent answers which will certainly germinate into innovative future enterprises. 18 DESTINATION JEDDAH
IN THE LEAD The checkered flag dropped behind Red Bull racing champion Abdul Aziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal as he streaked across the finish line in first place, clinching the Round 4 title of the Porsche Middle East Cup Championship held at the Bahrain International Circuit. He proudly displayed his trophy cup to his father, HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal, who attended the event to support him in his efforts to retain his title as reigning champion of the Middle East Cup â€“ he won 9 out of the 12 races held last season for this event. Prince Abdul Aziz is sponsored by Mobil 1; he combines extensive driving experience, strategic planning, and innate determination in a winning formula which proves his championship caliber status.Â The Porsche Middle East Cup Championship will move to Riyadh on January 19-10, then return to Manama, Bahrain on February 18-19, concluding in Abu Dhabi on April 8-9, 2011.
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Saudi racecar champion Alqassim Hamidaddin made history again by getting two trophies in two races (2nd and 3rd rank) with a best lap record of 1 min 18 seconds at the Chevrolet Middle East Super Car Championship held at the Bahrain F1 International Circuit. In the face of aggressive driving by the French champion Christopher, Alqassim succeeded in skillfully securing 2nd place by maneuvering through the crowded curves. The competition in the 2nd race was again between the Christopher and Alqassim – for over 20 laps they raced neck to neck. The race concluded with Christopher hitting Alqassim’s rear left wheel, causing considerable damage, but Alqassim’s determination won him 3rd place in this close race. After the race, the Saudi champion has declared, “This is a good start of this season, and I promise to continue raising up the Saudi flag in every single event.” Mr. Ahmed Al-Shargawi, Team Q Racing Manager, said, “Alqassim is a brave driver to continue such tough aggressive racing with damage to his car. I would like to thank all of our sponsors (Alrabee, Alwatan Saudi Auto, Destination Jeddah and FAINAK?) for their trust and support.” AlQassim Racing Telephone: UAE: +971-507906882 KSA: +966-533678717 Hamidaddin@AlQassimRacing.com
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A Wadi of Foxes
This is a story about a couple of South Africans, a fox, and a wadi (dry riverbed) in Jeddah. We first encountered our fox during one of our frequent rambles through a wadi in our neighborhood. Her sudden appearance surprises us as we never actually observed her entering or exiting her den, but she must have come to recognize our scent as she would then sniff around the ground if we happened to sit down. We started playing a mobile ring tone whenever 22 DESTINATION JEDDAH
Text & Photography by Ian & Caryl Mackintosh
she was with us - she obviously came to identify the sound with us as she would seem to ‘magically’ appear whenever we next approached her area. Caryl named our fox “Bambi” because of the way she looked when lying curled up with her back towards us...she looked so very small and cute and cuddly with her big Bambi deer-like ears. Of course the difference was when she turned round and opened her mouth. Well, that was no Bambi!
The Sand Fox or Ruppell’s Fox can be found in most areas of Saudi Arabia, (except the Empty Quarter), the desert and semidesert areas of North Africa, and most of the Arabian Peninsula. It’s actually a tiny creature, not much bigger than a cat in overall body size, but with much longer legs and an extremely long tail. Its natural camouflage coloring allows it to totally blend in with its desert surroundings - the only give away to its presence is usually a blur of movement or the flick of its white tail as it moves away from you. Apart from the white flash at the end of the Sand Fox’s tail, the other visible identifier is its ears, which move about on its head rather like radar dishes and can be quite amusing. It is these ears that you will probably spot at night if the fox is sitting on a high place watching you. However they tend to keep off the high points, preferring to move just below
the ridge-line so as not to be silhouetted. Their feline grace is exhibited when they are in movement - they simply flow along the ground in a beautifully breath-taking manner. One of our biggest surprises while observing Bambi over an 11 month period was the great number of facial expressions she showed, especially around her eyes. They would range from calm observation to truly wild glares. Another noticeable trait was her ‘body language’. On one occasion while sitting and photographing Bambi, some strangers approached nearby. Bambi actually stood up and simply glared at them, with her tail just beginning to curl and her ears going a little back on her head. Clearly a gentle warning that she was not prepared to have them near us – we actually felt rather pleased to be accepted into her ‘fox’ family.
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Our friendship with Bambi unfortunately came to a sad end. Workers from a nearby construction site accidentally dumped sand into the wadi, inadvertently burying Bambiâ€™s den. Sadly, one of the most habitable wadis was destroyed, along with the lives of many other animals such as hedgehogs, lizards, and snakes. We hope that in sharing our story with you, you will realize how special relationships, such as ours with little Bambi, could potentially be all around you...all you have to do is keep your eyes open for the wonders of the flora and fauna in KSA.
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Experience The Kingdom Like Never Before For reservations and further info email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Date 6th Jan. 6th Jan. & 4th Feb. 13th Jan.
Destination Horseback Riding ـEnjoy a traditional meal around a campfire
at one of the Kingdom’s oldest and most picturesque towns.
Historical Tour of Taif - Explore the majestic mountain
Thu. 14:30 - 20:00
city of Taif; tour includes the National Museum, Baboon Valley, and the rose and bee farms of this unique region.
Thu. 8:00 - 23:30
Explore Abha - Visit one of the Kingdom’s most spectacular regions and revel in stunning scenery, traditional architecture and a beautiful atmosphere. Hotel accommodation and meals included.
Thu. 5:30 - Fri.10:30
Camping In The Empty Quarter - Spend the night under the stars of the hauntingly beautiful Empty Quarter. Visit the largest fenced nature reserve in the world and top it off with a camel ride or some four wheel driving on the serene dunes. Meals included.
Thu. 6:00 - Fri.19:15
Red Sea Splendor at Al-Lith - Discover the beauty of
the Red Sea through this fishing and snorkeling trip to the stunning Al-Lith Island, part of the Farasan Banks archipelago. Boat trip and meals included.
Thu. 7:00 - Fri.17:00
Tour of Old Jeddah - Visit the historical and architectural
gems of Jeddah, from the Nasif House Museum and Camel Market to Eve’s graveyard and the towering structures that Thu. 8:00 - 15:30 once formed the walls of old Jeddah.
Mada’in Saleh - A beautifully preserved archaeological site,
Saudi Arabia’s first World Heritage Site is not be missed. Visit the ancient area of Al-Ula for a glimpse of history. Hotel accommodation, round-trip airfare (Y-class), and four meals included.
Thu. 8:00 - Fri.21:20
Najran: 6,000 Years of History - Delve into the Kingdom’s
heritage with a tour of Najran, one of the oldest cities of the Kingdom and in the region. This comprehensive tour includes trip to Al-Roum and Al-Aan Castles, the mud houses of Najran, the Camel Souq and the golden sands of the Empty Quarter
Dunes of Arabia - This trip will be the highlight of your
17th Feb. weekend: four wheel drives through the sand dunes of Bahra and than to top it off a campfire BBQ under the stars. Meal and refreshments included.
Thu. 15:00 - 20:30
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One of the youngest DJâ€™s to hit the music scene in the Middle East, Omar Basaad is a shooting star with a dedicated, worldwide fan base.Â Proving that musicians are truly born with the beat in their blood, Omar weaves together a magical mix of musical styles which result in his popular and unique remixes. His success on the live DJ circuit is also a testament to his ability to fuse Western influences with his Arab roots to supply the audience with an irresistible dance beat.
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1) What’s your favorite song/artist? “There is a lot of good music out there, but lately I am loving ‘Barbra Streisand’ by Duck Sauce, this song just sticks in your mind. My favorite artist is Steve Angello, although I get influenced by Timbaland, Kanye & Daft Punk.” 2) How do you come up with your playlists?
Cover for Omar’s New Single. Omar picked up a guitar when he was 12, and music quickly became his passion. Typical of most teenagers, this budding DJ became obsessed with music, especially fascinated at how music impacted mood and the mechanics behind music production. At 17, he experimented on his first beat maker, learnt the keyboard, and mastered the intricacies of becoming a DJ. From there he landed numerous sessions at clubs across Turkey, where he was pursuing a degree in sound engineering. This lead to his big break, when he was asked to produce a track for famous Turkish pop star Tarkan, working alongside international producers such as Tiesto. Omar now spends his time between Jeddah and Dubai, where he produces music and hosts a radio show on Panorama FM playing to an audience spanning across the Middle East.
Stay connected with me: - www.omarbasaad.com - www.facebook.com/Omarbasaadofficial - www.twitter.com/omarbasaad - www.youtube.com/OmiOBProductions - www.mbc.net/radio/p
“Well, it depends on the venue – where, when, what kind of event. I always brainstorm before the event and have many different cuts in the song and edit some of them, sometimes I’ll have 2 songs already mixed together so when I play it live, I’ll be able to mash up 2-3 more songs over them, so it’s like 5 songs play at once.” 3) Where can Jeddahwis hear you? They can always hear me live on Panorama FM Sunday-Thursday from 9-10pm, plus I do some private events in Jeddah. 4) Anything else you’d like to share with our readers? “I’ve been producing a lot of new songs lately and I want to show everybody that I am a good producer and that I enjoy what I’m doing. I’m releasing a new single on ITUNES worldwide this January featuring a cover by a Saudi artist. Huda Beydoun, she is one of the most talented young artists in Saudi, so yeah, it’s all green, all Saudi.” 5) Any advice for aspiring DJs? How much basic equipment is required to get started? “The technology is making it much easier to DJ, and you hear everyone in the hood is a DJ! But that doesn’t mean you stop working hard and learning it the right way… you should take it to the next level. It’s getting your own production plus mixing and creating new grooves while playing live... to be different out there.” DESTINATION JEDDAH 27
Photo By Abdulmajeed Ali Althiban / Sand Waves
DESTINATION JEDDAH’S FAVORITES of the THINK PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION The SAGIA National Photographic Competition 2010 presented by THINK Magazine, a SAGIA publication, invited photographers to submit pictures on the theme Think Saudi Arabia: Capturing Advancement in Design, Economy, and Society.
There is no better means of communication than the art captured by the lenses of the talented people living in Saudi”. Fahd M. Hamiddadin (Marketing and Communication Manager, SAGIA) For more info: www.thinksaudiarabia.com/ Photo by Hussein Al Haddal/ Crystal City
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Photo By Lina Saleh Malaika / Crossover
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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 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 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 Kidâ€™s Castle Tel: +966-2-6988000 Moon Toon Tel: +966-2-2844855 Oceanica Tel: +966-2-2150723 Smart Kid (Al-Hokair) Tel: +966-2-4202370 Sparks Tel: +966-2-6162144 Stationery Fantasies Tel: +966-2-6827730
Museums & Art Venues Al-Alamia Gallery Tel: +966-2-6635107 www.alalamiagallery.com Al-Tayebat International City Museum for Sciences & Knowledge Al-Jazeerah St. Tel: +966-503601376 Art Frame Trading Est. Macarona St. Tel: +966-2-6722339 ATHR Gallery Tel: +966-2- 2845009 www.athrart.com Darat Safeya Binzagr Tel: +966-2- 6571030 www.daratsb.com Ebdaa Gallery Center Tel: +966-2- 2154480 www.ebdaagallery.com Jeddah Atelier Tel: +966-2-6530812 Mansoojat Foundation www.mansoojat.org Rochan Gallery Tel: +966-2-6655630 Ext.236 Saudi Center for the Fine Arts Tel: +966-2-6696786
Darat Safeya Binzagr Art Gallery Tel: +966-2-6571030 www.daratsb.com Call or email to check opening and closing times. DESTINATION JEDDAH 33
RUBAIY AT 930 SR
Fashion & Shopping
By Hassnah Abousabah
CREAM 246 SR
I am in love with this quirky Anna Wintour t-shirt by Lula & Clara, that I picked up from Cream Boutique. It puts a smile on my face every time I wear it. This one is sure to sell out pretty quickly so pick one up while they last.
Introduction: DJ is extremely excited to introduce our newest contributor, Hassnah, a fearless fashion writer, and her take on what Jeddah fashionistas need to know. An avid lover of all things style-related, Hassnah joins Destination Jeddah from Instituto Marangoni London with a degree in fashion design. Everything you need to know about the city’s shopping scene in one place - Hassnah’s Picks will offer you a taste of what’s to come and show budding fashionistas how to navigate the most current trends, and look good doing it.
P SHO TOP SR 195
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This contemporary geometric Kara by Kara Ros ring is elegant and refreshingly unique. The simple gold setting beautifully compliments the shiny opaque trio of pyramid cut Hematite stones This is a great transition piece which will add interest to everything from a plain white tee to an evening gown.
NEWBURY 798 SR
This studded wallet caught my eye recently; the contrast between the classically shaped leather and the edgy severity of the gold studwork creates a subtle and unexpected elegance.
Skinny jeans have been a major fashion trend over the past few years and despite a few bellbottom near-misses they have thankfully remained strong. I cannot live without my Jamie jeans from Topshop and was delighted to discover that their perfect cut and surprising durability put most of my pricey designer denims to shame.
I personally adore grey nail polish and was excited to see that grey was a runway favorite this season. Yves Saint Laurent’s ‘Stormy Grey’ is a lovely literal take on the trend, as is Essie’s ‘Mink Muffs’, a subtle grey with beige undertones that will warm up your everyday look. For the more daring ladies out there, the much talked about ‘Black Pearl’ by Chanel is the ultimate hue of the season.
Peepers By Hassnah Abousabah
I am happy to announce that the 50â€™s and 60â€™s are set to reign supreme this season and from extreme retro shapes to subtle cat eye styles an on trend pair of shades are an effortless way to stay fabulously on trend in 2011. If you have a round face you will find that a larger frame and sharper lines will create a beautiful contrast. For those with a more angular face the rounded cat eye frame works particularly well. Whatever your choice, you will find that the right pair of retro sunglasses are a worthwhile investment adding a perfect vintage hint to many an outfit.
1. Mango, 89 SR/ 2. TopShop, 120 SR / 3. Francis Klein (The Counter), 1595 SR/ 4. Mango, 89 SR/ 5. Marni (The Counter), 1445 SR/ 6. Thakoon (The Counter), 1295 SR/ 7. Oliver Gold Smith (The Counter), 1845 SR/ 8. Dolce & Gabbana, 1780 SR/ 9. Prada (Maghrabi), 1005 SR/ 10. Louis Vuitton, 1990 SR
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Where Vogue Meets The Skin Ove, the latest line from Farsi Jewelry, is a newly created, unique collection of contemporarily designed gold jewelry and accessories that perfectly suit today’s stylish and vivacious lady.
Deema Farsi, the creator and designer of Ove, exemplifies the versatility of fine jewelry that can be ‘hipped up’ to be worn everyday by combining contemporary designs of white and yellow gold with leather, rubber and silk for a trendy, casual look. Preserving the Farsi heritage as one of the pioneer jewelry crafting and trading houses in the Hijaz region, Ove continues to maintain the three basic traits of any Farsi Jewelry piece: Superb Quality, Artistic Craftsmanship and Reasonable Pricing With an appreciation for cultural tradition, Ove leverages beautiful Arabic calligraphy by incorporating it in designs and engravings to customize uniquely charming and memorable jewelry pieces. The Ove collection is locally crafted at the Farsi Jewelry atelier in Jeddah, to proudly follow and continue the tradition of Farsi Jewelry. Location: Stars Avenue Mall, Sari St. Web: www.ovecollection.com
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Fashion & Shopping
Latest Product Launches & New Releases
Stay current with DJ’s updates on all the new and exciting products to hit the market. For all your current purchases – you’ll find it all right here, right now.
OMAR AZURE : Bringing something new to the scene, Omar Azure’s flair for fashion and his architectural background are inherent in his structured designs. Creatively complex, the designs are impeccably tailored and finished. With bold, sophisticated designs, Omar Azure is able to transform yesterday’s traditional thobe into today’s fashion must-have.His fresh perspective on the staple item of a man’s wardrobe is appreciated by discerning men throughout the Middle East. Location: Al-Tahlia New Town Center Tel: +966-2-6921773 www.omarazure.com
SAMSUNG WINNER OF BEST NETBOOK 2010 : PC Pro, a leading, UK-based IT Magazine, has awarded Samsung the Best Netbook Manufacturer of 2010. Over 12,000 readers took part in the PC Pro Reliability & Service Survey; Samsung scored 100% in the satisfaction ratings based upon reliability, quality, & repeat business. Samsung Netbook Models N150P & N210 remain customer favorites with over 75% of their components produced in-house by Samsung, thus assuring adherence to their high standards of quality.
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PEACE be upon you Mr. Christian Louboutin & Designer Hatem Alakeel
Mr. Cezar Arzo Football Star
Mr. Andy Wong - Businessman
Internationally acclaimed Saudi Arabian fashion designer Hatem Alakeel debuted his ‘PEACE’ bracelet at Dubai and Abu Dhabi Fashion Week. The word PEACE appears in red, white and green on a black & white cuff; Swarovski crystals are optional. Designer Alakeel has been hailed as a genius and dubbed the Middle Eastern Tom Ford. Recognized as ‘The King of Thobes’, he is now being heralded as Fashion’s ‘Man of PEACE.’ The PEACE bracelet from Toby by Hatem Alakeel has become the latest ‘must have’ accessory of the fashion world. It’s been seen adorning the wrists Mrs. Haya Alsunaidi of royals, high society jet-setters, diplomats, and - Creator of Al sunaidi Expo business men/women. The entertainment world Princess Barbara of Yugoslavia of actors, singers, models, athletes, designers, and artists, has welcomed the PEACE bracelet with its simple, yet bold message.It has been featured in leading newspapers, fashion, life style & society magazines, television programs and even spotted in music videos. The PEACE bracelet was created to further the designer’s message of PEACE and his desire for global harmony regardless of one’s nationality, race, religion or status. Not only is PEACE the the best option...it is the only solution. The entire proceeds from the PEACE bracelet from Toby by Hatem Alakeel go to various international children’s charities. Mr. Iwan Baassiri - Singer Lujain Omran MBC1
All Peace Cuffs Can be purchased at Toby Boutique on Prince Sultan Street Tel: +966-506385534 Taymour & Salman Ismail - Salim Medical
Ms Alanoud Bader - It-Girl Fashionista Mr.Qusai -Saudi Rapper
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Jeddah is truly a shopper’s paradise, IF you know where to look. While most people check out the main malls...let DJ introduce you to the hidden gems of Jeddah where you can discover unique gifts, memorable souvenirs, and one-of-a-kind handmade treasures. This boutique stocks elegant women’s shoes and handbags like this retro-glamor clutch perfect to complement a fun daytime outfit or a dressy evening suit. These one of a kind bags start from SR450. Their shoe selection is equally unique and irresistible. With feminine fashions that are fresh and fun, La Moda is a great find for Jeddah’s fashionistas. Location: Chamelle Plaza and Khayatt Centre Tel: +966-2-6637807 ext. 313
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Gifts & Souvenirs
Fashion & Shopping
ZEENAH ACCESSORIES COOKIE LADY
A modern, hip collection of jewelry from around the world, this boutique has eye-catching pieces for women whose tastes range from classical to cuttingedge. Many items are one-of-akind, so your style will remain your own. These elegant drop earrings pair jade with pearls and crystals for SR500, while these cute rose earrings are SR80. Mob: +966-544477105
Eman Showailâ€™s charmingly delectable creations that have been available for the cookie-loving masses for the last ten years have become a fixture of the Jeddah sweets scene. Offering several varieties of cookies, including double chocolate, original, truffle, and cookie sandwiches, these elegantly wrapped confections are customizable for every type of event, be it a birthday, wedding, or just a personal treat! Mob: +966-548105035
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Fashion & Shopping
Saitek Eclipse Touch Mouse - SR 225
The Eclipse Touch Mouse sports an advanced feature set and streamlined ergonomics in an elegant, brushed-aluminum finish. Three button operation, 1600dpi laser technology and Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity ensure that this unique mouse can cope with a multitude of home and office tasks. The touch scroll module’s default mode offers four-way, on-screen scrolling, activated by simply moving your finger, while the quicktouch™ technology provides you with a host of instantly accessible commands through a combination of mouse button and movements. For example, you are able to move back and forward through web pages or even able to open a web browser window simply by pressing and holding the touchscroll module and moving the mouse in one of four directions
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. We’ve also found you a great App to add to your collection every month and a game review that will entertain you in the doctor’s waiting room!
Available at: memega
GADGETS Germ Killing Ultra Violet Cutting Board System - SR 560 Do you only use one cutting board to do it all at your house? Beware - your fresh vegetables could be picking up bacteria from last night’s chicken dish. Avoid this problem with the super effective Germ Killing Ultra Violet Cutting Board System. More than just an ordinary kitchen cutting board, this is a germ killing system that uses UV light to eradicate germs and bacteria. You get 4 polypropylene boards, one each for fish, meat, fruits and vegetables. This unique cutting board set stays in a self-storing UV holder that effectively kills 99.9% of germs in between usage. Mounts easily to any wall or use free standing.
Available at: www.amazon.com
FRING FOR MOBILE
what is fring? fring is a free mobile application that lets users communicate with friends on popular networks over their mobile phone’s internet connection. fring users make FREE mobile video calls, calls & live chat from their mobile phone with all their friends on fring & other internet services like MSN Messenger, GoogleTalk, AIM, ICQ, Facebook & Twitter, all through one central integrated phone book. Also, users can make low cost calls to any landline or mobile worldwide users can make low cost calls to any landline or mobile worldwide for just halalas per minute with fringOut. fring has tens of millions of users in more than 200 countries, and is growing exponentially adding a million new users every month. fring is completely free to download, start fringing today!
Available at: www.fring.com
GAME REVIEW Angry Birds The next time somebody asks me why I love gaming on an iPhone, I am going to show them Angry Birds. For the sale price of just 99 cents (it’s normally $1.99 – and still worth every penny), you get a funny little puzzler about flightless birds that attack egg-stealing pigs via a slingshot. The pigs hide in wooden, metal, and glass houses. Your power and trajectory determines the success of your birds’ attacks. A direct hit at a critical weak point can bring an entire structure down on top of a pig’s noggin, resulting in lots of pained oinks. Angry Birds outstrips that addictive puzzler in personality.
Available at: App Store
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Fashion & Shopping
Fashion & Shopping
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 SAB Thobe Tel: +966-2-6100009 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 44 DESTINATION ATION JEDDAH
Florists, Plants Gardenia Hafez Tel: +966-506666230 Hanaa Samman Tel: +966-505350958 Maha Ghalayeni Tel: +966-506661634 Manar Al-Rawi Tel: +966-569169923 Meriam Arab Tel: +966-503333128 Mona Abulfaraj Tel: +966-505652018 Nawal Maimani Tel: +966-2-6606502 Niyaah Tel: +966-500545455 Rania Khogeer Tel: +966-555532571 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
Al-Khidra Landscaping Tel: +966-2-6913946 Alwan Tel: +966-2-6837239 Arabian Flower Tel: +966-2-6644403 Azhar Rima Tel: +966-2-2564001 Eshrak Tel: +966-2-6643035 Florina Tel: +966-2-6670719 Flowers Center Tel: +966-2-6607391 Flowers Queen Tel: +966-2-6621779 Gardenia Tel: +966-2-6609220 Jannati Tel: +966-2-6984852 Orkidia Tel: +966-2-6833136 Nargis Flowers Est. Tel: +966-2-6673008 Petals Tel: +966-2-6642519 Rabya Tel: +966-2-6602856 Spring Flower Tel: +966-2-6519684 Sendian Flowers Tel: +966-2-6835679 Sultan Garden Center Tel: +966-2-6686666
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Furniture Abdul Latif Tel: +966-2-6913750 Al-Alameya Tel: +966-2-6915188 Al-Amer Tel: +966-2-6977767 Al-Fakhama Tel: +966-2-6355043 Al-Sabban Tel: +966-2-6919900 American Gallery Tel: +966-2-6676031 Batal Design Tel: +966-2-6983288 Bin Shayhoon Tel: +966-2-2574815 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
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 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
Al-Haddab Center Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6942888 Shops: Centrepoint (Baby Shop, Splash, Shoe Mart, Lifestyle), Home Center, Koton, Mobily, Natuzzi, Sedar, Warde Badriyah 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 Style, Levi’s Store, Nowar, Optics2020, Pharmwacy, Samuel and Kevin, Suite 966, T Shirt & Jeans, Tony G’s, U Right, Zearuci 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, Benetton, 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 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, Wallis, Zain, Zara Kids. Hera’a Intl. Souq Hera’a St. Tel: +966-2-6540097 Dining: Al-Musbah, AlUmda, Baskin Robbins, Cinnabon, Hot & Crispy, Juice Island, Starbucks. Supermarket: Danube. Shops: Adams, Al-Attar, Al-Dahham, Al-Humaidi, Al-Maghrabi, Al-Mualim, Barkley, Benatton, Bershka, Bhs, Celio, Claire’s, Diesel, Esprit, Faces, Giordano, Guess, Health Lines, Jacadi, La Moda, La Senza, Mango, Milano, Mothercare, Naomi, Nectar, Next, Next Kids, Nina, Nine West, Panasonic, Paper Moon, Promod, Quick Silver, River Island, Sisley, Sony, The Body Shop, U2, Zara, Zain, Zimas Jama’a Plaza Jama’a Dist Tel: +966-2-6024580 Shops: Adams, Camaieu Charles & Keith, Giordano, Guess, La Senza, Mikyaji, Nayomi, Promod, Sergent Major, Tape A Loeil Jamjoom Center Palestine St. Tel: +966-2-6685388 Dining: Ice Cream Movenpick. Shops: Abd Al-Samad AlQurashi for Perfumes, Celio and Longen and Dior, Cileo, Claire’s , Fareed Musalli for Gold and Jewelery, Gazzaz for Perfumes and Make Up, Geox, Jennyfer, Kuwait Airlines, La Senza, Malaysian Airlines, Marks & Spencer, Mikyaji, Milano Shoe, Mother Care, Nayomi, Next, Nectar, Aldo, Promod, Raymond Weil Watches, Starbucks, The Body Shop, The International for Watches, Tokyo Games DESTINATION JEDDAH 45
Jeddah Mall Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6678666 Dining: Al-Tajin, Basket of Cookies, Baskin Robbins, Costa Café, Cinnabon, Hawaii, Hijaziyat , Hot & Crispy, Joffrey’s, Le Gadin Suzette, Mongo, Padovana, Panino’s, Steak & Bake, Sushi King Shops: Al-Musali & Al- Raies, Barakat Jewellery, Damas, Elite, Eye2eye, Faces, Gosh, Karen Millen, Kipling, Luxury, Maria Pino, Naomi, Swatch, Trussardi, WAIPAI La Promenade Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6688737 Dining: Al-Forn, Carmel, Gelato, La Promenade Café, Lifestyles Café. Shops: Budget, Chic Boutique, Chole, Femi.9, Lerre, Lifestyles, Mavi, PaperMoon, Quik Sliver, Roxy, Sport Look Le Mall Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6600111 Dining: Cerebe Express, Layla’s, Le Croissant shop, Starbucks. Shops: Accessorize, Claire’s, Fitaihi Jeweley, Karen Millen, la Senza, Musalli, Nine West, Rizq Jewellery, Rosyblue, Rubaiyat (Bags & Shoes), Showtime, Springfield, Swatch, The Body Shop Mall of Arabia Al-Haramein Rd Tel: +920009550 Dining: Al-Saaj Al-Refi, Brioche Doree, Burger King, Café Larica Espresso, Café Verganano , Cinnabon, Charley’s, Conton, Costa Coffee, Hardee’s, KFC, Krispy Kreme , Kudu, London Fish&Chips, McDonald’s, Mongo, Pans, Roma way, Shawermar, Starbucks, Sushi King, Taco Hut, Thai Express, The Pizza Company, T.G.I Fridays, Tony Roma’s, Zyng (Asian Grill) Supermarket: Panda Shops: Abu Sharaf, Accesorize, Adams, Adidas, Ahmad Abdulwahed, Alpha Opticals, Alshaya, Balad, 46 DESTINATION JEDDAH
Bershaka, Blue Age, Bonia, Boots, Brics, BSB, BSX, C&B, C&K, Cameui, Camille’s Sidewalk, Carters, Celio, Chad Valley, Coast, D-F-P-T, Debenhams, Diesel, Desigual, 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’s Secret, Sarafia, Shalky , Smash,Tanagra, Vincci Red Sea Mall King Rd Tel: +966-2-2151551 Dining: Applebee’s, Al- Baik, Al- Nabulsi, Baskin Robbins, Bonnon Cup, Burgerino, Burgerking, Café Larica, Canton, Cheese Cake Factory, Chinese Pearl, Crepe Suzette, Cup & Cino, Häagen-Dazs, Hardee’s, Hijaziyat, House of Donuts, Indian Express, KFC ,Krispy Kreme, Kudu, London Fish, Magic Wok, McDonald’s, On the Border, 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, Etro, 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, La Perla, Lazourdi, Levis, Life Line, Life Styles, Limited Too, MAC, Mac PC’s, Maghrabi, Maghrabi kids, Mikyaji, Milano, Mommy Me, Montblanc, Mother Care, Naomi, Next, Noon, Nokia, Oasis, Obaji, Occasions, Occulis, Optic Center, Panasonic, Paris Gallery, Patchi, Puma Watches, Replay, Rubaiyat, Rolex, Rouj, S & K (Samuel & Kenvin), Samsonite, Sephora, Sergio Rossi, Sony, Sports Wear, Swatch, Tea Gschwender, Tiffany & Co., Tihama (Stationery), Top Shop, Top Man, Versace, Vision Express, XOXO, Zuhur, Zoopini, AlReef Roshana Center Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2635114 Dining: Cinnabon, Crepe Café, Virgin Restaurant & Café Shops: 4U4Ever, Abdul Ghafour Amin Co., 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, Little Book Bookstore, Tuctuc, Zoppini, Zumorrodah Roshan Mall Malek 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, KrispKreme , Kudu, McDonald’s , Mugg & Bean, Seattle’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 Malek Rd. Tel: +966-2-2754522 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, Karen Millen, Khider Rizek, Kohar, Kurt Geiger, La Perla Palace, Lacoste, Lide X, Liujo, L’ Occitane, Lyne’s, Magrabi, Majesty, Mama’s and Papa’s, Marc by Marc 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 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, Al-Saadami, Al-Dham Watches, Athlete’s Foot, Attitude, B-Bushh, BGN, Bossini, Cardial, Casa Rossi, Cerruti 1889, 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 Mikyajy, Nayomi, Orbit, Paris Gallery, Parkadello, Passion De Mode, Pierre Cardin, Pretty Fit, Rieker Antistress, Riyadh Lady, Samsonite, Sayadyah, Simi, Skin Bijoux, Soccer Scene, Spring Field, Teen o Teen, The Body Shop, Tokyo Games, U-mark, Vincci Tahlia Center Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2634662 Dining: Al-Nabulsi Sweets, Burger King, Canton, Hot & Crispy, Indian Express, Krispy Kreme, Kudu, La Creperie, Mana’ish, Manarat Marakesh, Minimoonz, Mirador, Panino’s, Starbucks Shops: Al-Humaidi, Al-Rayes, Armani Exchange, Bakhsh Jewellery, Birkenstock, Coach, Claire’s, Cope Copine, Daniel Hechter, Du Pareil Au M’em, Emad Rizq, Esprit, Evans, Giordano, Lacoste, La Moda, Laura Ashley, LoraChilli, Laurel, Limited Too, Longines, Make Up Forever, Mac, Mikyajy, 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 DESTINATION JEDDAH 47
Red Sea Coast
The Authority on Red Sea Adventures Jeddah . Al Lith . Jizan . Yanbu
“Life abounds in bank after bank of exuberant coral structures, second only to those of the Great Barrier Reef in extent and exceeding it perhaps in splendor.” These are the legendary words of famed oceanographer Jacques Yves Cousteau when he visited the Red Sea coast. Let Al-Ahlam Marine Tourism Group introduce you to the wonders of the Red Sea through their extensive marine operations head-quartered in Jeddah. They are the largest and most diversified dive operators in the Middle East, as well as full service marina operators. Follow in Costeau’s footsteps and visit AlLith Dive Village in the Farsan Banks; it is one of the most beautiful and unique dive bases in the Red Sea. Located 180 km south of Jeddah, Al-Lith is the starting point for one of the world’s last diving frontiers and a wonderful place for fishing and observing sea life, particularly sharks and sea-turtles. This island getaway is perfect for a weekend trip or an extended marine adventure. Al-
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Lith acts as a port to the Farasan Banks, an archipelago of islands where Al-Ahlam Tourism Group is also planning a future dive site on Jizan. In addition to recreational diving, AlAhlam works with the Royal Saudi Navy to instruct groups of trainees in Rescue & Safety Diving. They also train employees of the Department of Civil Defense as well as other government agencies, ensuring that skilled dive/marine experts will be available across a spectrum of KSA’s agencies. As the first local organization specializing in sea navigation and sea rescue, Al-Ahlam is a holder of the international quality certificate from the Bureau Veritas (ISO 2009-9001) and has accomplished their goal of becoming the pioneer in KSA’s marinebased tourism.
Al-Ahlam Marine Tourism Group continues to expand; they recently signed an agreement with Emaar E.C. to build and operate a 23,000 sq. mtr. yacht club in the Bay La Sun Village in King Abdullah Economic City. Another existing option for those who prefer above-water experiences is their floating restaurant which seats over 240 people. With an extensive menu, luxurious on-board amenities which include professional medical services for emergencies, and stunning views of the Jeddah coastline, the dinner cruise remains a popular option for residents and visitors to the Kingdom. The professionals at Al-Ahlam Marine Tourism Group cater to dive enthusiasts and nature lovers alike â€“ donâ€™t miss experiencing the wonders of the Red Sea with their enthusiastic guidance. Their marine expertise combined with their extensive local knowledge is a guarantee of quality service unmatched by their competitors. Al-Ahlam Marine Tel: +966-2-4209590 Fax: +966-2-4209592 Dream Diver King Road: +966-2-2150018 Fax: +966-2-2150021 Corniche: +966-2-6949942 Yanbu: +966-4-3573444 Jizan: +966-7-3400333 Al-Lith: +966-7-7425800 Al Furooseya: +966-2-6526063 Marketing Manager: Ahmad Al-Disoqi Mobile: +966-50438522 Website: www.alahlam-marine.com
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Red Sea Coast
Saudi International Boat Show: Come Rain or Come Shine Although the first two weeks of December brought overcast clouds and light showers to Jeddah, the inclement weather did not overshadow the flash and lights of the Saudi International Boat Show 2010. The glamourous event was organized by the Dubai World Trade Center (WTC), endorsed by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, and venue managed by Al-Ahlam Marine Tourism Group. This was the second occurence of the Boat Show with over 37,000 avid boating enthusiasts in attendance. Among the participating local and international brands and manufacturers were Al-Ahlam Marine Tourism Group, Al-Khorayef Commercial Co. Ltd., ART Marine LLC, Blue Limits, Chehab Marine, Garmin, KB Marine, Mega Marine, Princess Yachts, Westport and many more.
Although the second day of the show was cut short dut to the stormy weather, the Boat Show delighted participants with its comprehensive exhibition of everything nautical. The event is expected to be conducted on a greater scale in the future, in the hopes of contributing to the Kingdom’s tourism industry. Prince Sultan Bin Salman, President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities expressed his future vision for the boat show, “We also hope to make it a national [event] as well, in that it will provide a platform for local tourism by attracting public from abroad. Marine tourism in the kingdom is a treasure trove we need to invest [in], so we will be launching a range of maritime tourism projects soon.” 50 DESTINATION JEDDAH
The four day event attracted boating enthusiasts from throughout the region, both locally and globally. Regional dealers and distributors brought top-of-the-range models from the world’s leading boat manufacturers in the largest display of super yachts, leisure crafts, fishing boats, power and sailing boats in the Kingdom. Boating fans agreed that the variety and selection of products on offer surpassed industry standards for boat shows internationally.
& Dive Resorts
Directory AL-KHORAYEF YAMAHA MARINE EQUIPMENT Location: King Rd. next to Auto Mall Tel: +966-2-4202666 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com www.desertseadivers.com Opening hours: Sat - Wed: 10 AM - 8 PM Thu - Fri: 7 AM - 8 PM Mondays closed!
Location: King Rd. next to Auto Mall Tel: +966-2-2150019 Fax: +966-2-6644892
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com (for boat trips) www.alahlam-marina.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.arabcircumnavigator.com Opening hours: All week: 9 AM - 10 PM
Beach Resorts Andalus Resort: +966-2-6561444 Bahadur Resort: +966-2-2344400 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 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
Dream Beach: +966-2-2342266 Al-Nakheel Village: +966-2-6562101 Red Sea Marina: +966-2-2340117
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Seating over 240 people. Complete with an air conditioned hall, terrace and special VIP deck for dignitaries, this floating restaurant is the ideal getaway for you & your guests! Al-Ahlam Marine Tel: +966-2-4209590 Marketing Manager: Ahmad Al-Disoqi Mob: +966-50438522
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Fine Dining Jeddah Style:
The Best of the Best
By Dina Ismail
When you’re planning your next fine dining evening to honor that special person, a birthday celebration, or landing a new job, Jeddah boasts some amazing restaurants of international caliber at which to enjoy your upcoming celebrations. Spanning the spectrum from Lebanese to Chinese to French; this month, DJ brings you the best of Jeddah’s fine dining establishments. So whether it’s a special occasion or just an excuse to treat yourself after a long week, the following restaurants all promise to tantalize your taste buds and provide you with a luxurious dining experience.
Location: Malek Rd. (Leylaty Compound) Tel: +966-2-6681080
Location: North Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6599999
Often referred to as “the best Chinese in Jeddah”, Toki is the place to see and to be seen. Part of the high-end Leylaty group of restaurants, Toki opened in 2002 as an elegant alternative to the many casual Chinese and Japanese restaurants already available in Jeddah. Their gorgeous interior and generally flawless service are complimented by their delicious food. The Peking duck and soufflé in particular are not to be missed. Reserve a visit to Toki for those special occasions as their prices match the high quality of their food and service. However, no self-respecting Jeddah foodie has not dined at least once at Toki – possibly Jeddah’s first and most famous high-end eatery.
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The beautiful Qasr Al Sharq hotel, part of the Waldorf-Astoria collection next to the Jeddah Hilton, also provides luxury restaurants which are high on any Jeddahwi’s list of fine dining restaurants. Mataam Al-Sharq is Middle Eastern cuisine like you’ve never had it before; “a gastronomic journey of ancient tastes and bouquets of smells.” Al-Shurfa lounge is a “boutique café” offering light refreshments in a beautifully tranquil and opulent setting. The gleaming, gold-accented tableware accents the elegantly prepared, delicious regional delicacies. The overall experience is one of high-end glamour, a traditional Middle-Eastern setting which has been tastefully updated to suit modern style.
Location: Muhammad Ibn Abdul Al-Aziz St. Tel: +966-2-6604300
Location: Palestine St. Tel: +966-2-6630363
A relative newcomer to Jeddah’s fine dining scene, Mabu has quickly secured a place as one of those restaurants offering quality international cuisine in a charming, elegant atmosphere. Their fusion menu includes Japanese, French, Italian, and American selections all prepared to a high standard, beautifully presented by attentive waiters. The modern interior is trendy, yet soothing with soft music and hidden alcoves offering plenty of private dining options – this is the place for a special night out.
For those in the know, La Cuisine is the be-all and end-all of French cuisine in Jeddah. The authentic French feel of this restaurant is immediately obvious, from its tasteful décor to its luxuriously presented food. The crème brulee, cordon bleu, and escargots (yes, snails in Jeddah!) are not to be missed. For all those Francophiles in Jeddah, try La Cuisine for an authentic taste of everything French.
Ginza I Chome
Japanese food lovers will be in sushi heaven at the Rosewood Corniche’s Ginza restaurant. Elegant modern decor with wood and natural stone accents add to the Zen-like ambience, while no expense has been spared when it comes to the food. Delicious cooked dishes which reflect impeccable culinary expertise are paired alongside a wide selection of raw dishes - there is something to suit even the least adventurous palate. Their novel ‘Omakase’ approach where you place yourself in the talented hands of their chefs will result in a unique, one-of-a-kind dining experience. Location: Rosewood Corniche Tel: +966-2-2578888
Bubbles & Byblos
Location: Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6697655
Location: Malek Rd. (Leylaty Compound) Tel: +966-2-6066666
Two more favorites from the Leylaty Group, Bubbles opened in 2005 to great fanfare. A favorite for both Jeddah families and the younger crowd, Bubbles offers a selection of American, Italian, Middle-Eastern, and French food. One of the few higher-end dining spots where customers can enjoy shisha, Bubbles is a beautifully decorated location that really does deserve its well-earned reputation. Don’t miss out on the shrimp kunafa on your next visit! Equally popular amongst business people and those searching for quality Lebanese cuisine in a classy environment, Byblos delivers delicious food, attentive service, and wonderful ambience. Their Jellab (rose-flavored, date juice) pairs well with the extensive variety of excellent food on offer.
For anyone who’s ever attended a wedding at the Leylaty ballrooms, you know how devastatingly delicious the food can be. Now your ticket to a delicious meal doesn’t have to come attached with a wedding invitation! Al-Multaqa provides diners with possibly the best selection of buffets in Jeddah. Everything from lobster and creamy pastas to chocolate mousse and fruit tarts is available and utterly delectable. A sumptuous interior, flawless service, and the presence of a talented pianist, when available, all add to the decadent experience of dining at Al-Multaqa.
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flapjacks Jeddah’s Eclectic Answer to IHOP
Located in the trendy Rawdah Star Plaza just off Rawdah St, Flapjacks’ intriguing exterior provides an inviting backdrop which raises expectations of a very rewarding culinary experience to come. These feelings are reinforced by a cozy and colorful interior surrounded by bright murals. A strong scent of sheesha pervades the restaurant; despite its comfort food title, this is more of a young hangout. The banquette seating is comfortable, large tables with builtin menus and copies of the latest DJ are freely available. However, as no pictures or descriptions of dishes are available, ordering is something of a gamble which forces you to rely upon the descriptive skills of the server. The breakfast combination of Eggs Floriantina with fresh OJ and cup of tea/coffee is clearly the best deal at SR31. Savoury flapjacks ranged from SR26 –SR39. With choices such as the Shrimp Special and the Chicken Curry Pancake, there’s something for everyone, although most of the savory pancakes benefit from extra sauce, which is available upon request. For dessert, try the traditional Jack Pancake, which was served with maple syrup, a dash of butter and whipped cream. Although the quality and consistency of the batter needs to be improved, overall the experience is a fun, uniquely novel one. New combination menus will soon be available on ‘Family Friendly Thursdays’ when no sheesha will be offered. They are also introducing a new range of sandwiches (priced betweenSR28-SR45) including BLT, Club, Mom’s Steak, Quesadillas and Pizza Cake which will widen Flapjacks’ appeal. It’s difficult not to be satisfied at Flapjacks since it offers so much choice to its wide audience, however, with a bit of tweaking of ingredients and presentation, it could easily become so much more enjoyable and fulfill its true potential. Location: Rawdah Star Plaza. Tel: +966-2-6681191 54 DESTINATION JEDDAH
Salads With Style:
Salad Boutique comes to Jeddah! By Dina Ismail Photo By Silwan Eshki
Salad Boutique, a concept from Kuwait’s restaurant scene, is one Jeddah’s fresh arrivals this month and is already causing quite a stir. From the restaurant’s lovely seaside location on Corniche, to the opulent purple and cream decor to finally, one of the most unique concepts to grace Jeddah, Salad Boutique should definitely be on the radar of any self-respecting Jeddah foodie.
The brainchild of three young Kuwaiti entrepreneurs: Ghadeer Khajah, Laila Al-Kandrai, and Mohamed Qabzard, Salad Boutique launched in April of 2009 in Kuwait to resounding success. The idea of a healthconscious boutique eatery where generous portions of the freshest and most innovative salads were the main course definitely made 56 DESTINATION JEDDAH
waves in the restaurant scene and others in the region took notice. Brought to Jeddah by Eng. Mohamed Khawandanah, Salad Boutique is unique in that it is unlike any other restaurants and this is in no small part to its creators. “The most important of the experience at Salad Boutique is that the customer feels special,”
said the vivacious Al-Kandrai. “Whether we’re in Kuwait or Saudi Arabia, what matters to us that our quality and our brand are consistent no matter where the customer is . We set high standards for every aspect of the boutique - the identity, the decor, the ingredients, the menu - everything. And the end result is that we absolutely love what we did.” There is very little not to love about this quirky restaurant, which is sure to resonate with Jeddah food-lovers. Ladies who lunch will love the sophisticated atmosphere, the iPad menus, the customizable salads. Business lunchers will appreciate the high quality of service, the intimate atmosphere, and the stunning views.
Everything from the spotless kitchens, charmingly elegant dining area to the outdoor seating are beautifully designed. Ghadeer Khajah was responsible for every little aspect of the decor, right down to it’s packaging. “I wanted it to be intimate and elegant,” said the smiling Khajah. All kinds of diners will fall in love with the cushy purple velvet couches, the twinkling chandeliers, and the soft creams and rich woods of the seating area. Salad Boutique has the distinction of having one of the few truly unique and trendy atmospheres among other Jeddah eateries, thanks to Khajah’s signature style and small but significant touches to the elegant boutique.
Another unique aspect of Salad Boutique is the manner in which the food is presented. Upon being seated, diners are handed the ever elegant iPads, which function as the menu, which is quite comprehensive. Said Al-Kandrai of the unique menu style: “I really think it’s a beautiful way to experience our beautiful menu at a very high quality standard.” Diners are invited to peruse the vast arrays of salads (divided into Green, Pasta, Chicken, Beef, and Seafood) in addition to other offerings such as delectable sounding risottos, and mini burgers and sandwiches. International cuisine is well represented - with one little twist. Customers also have the option of selecting a salad from the ‘Salad Boutique By Me’. This section is made up of salads specially created by Salad Boutique customers. When a customer comes up with a innovative salad, they are invited to submit their ideas and after the head chef approves the recipe, diners can enjoy the delicious creations of other customers. With names like ‘Arso by Maryam’ and ‘Lovable Rocca by MJ’, diners can’t help but be charmed by this new way to interact with their food.
Salad Boutique really does seem the next star of the Jeddah restaurant scene. Diners will enjoy feeling that every meal at the restaurant is truly an experience on its own and the wonderful menu and cozy atmosphere is sure to bring back all salad-lovers (and otherwise!) for a return visit. Tel: +966-2-6515656 Location: Equestrian Club. Al Hamra Corniche
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Chinese cuisine is nothing new in Jeddah - it’s been offered in a variety of styles and traditions from high-end gourmet to buffetstyle dinner. Chopsticks enters this competitive market and makes a bold statement in terms of its high standards of food, quality, service, and contemporary ambience. From the high, airy ceilings to the rich woods and grey and red accents that comprise the dining area, Chopsticks distinguishes itself from other restaurants with its elegant aesthetic. Their interior design hints at the taste sensations to follow. Chopsticks was established in Lebanon in 1998 as an elegant introduction to the delectable world of Chinese cuisine. The restaurant is currently expanding into Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE. After receiving their ‘welcome shots’ of delectably fruit smoothies (the variety on offer is constantly changing), diners are invited to have an optional tour of the kitchens and witness how each and every order is consistently prepared to perfection. Guests can see their order being cooked live on the televisions nestled amid eye-catching, stylized renderings of cherry blossoms on the walls. It takes a confident restaurant to open up their kitchen to the inquiring eyes of their customers, and Chopsticks doesn’t disappoint. The comprehensive menu encompasses vegetable dishes, noodles, beef, chicken, and a variety of seafood dishes. In order to suit your own palate, you may modify the ingredients of any dish, select the quantity of sauce in any platter,or adapt the level of spiciness to your taste. Chopsticks also aims to please health conscious guests with a range of tasty, low-calorie dishes. Do not miss out on Chopstick’s signature dishes the Jing Do Crispy Beef, the Crispy Shrimps with Kindo Sauce and the duck dishes will delight the palate and keep diners coming back for more. The warm Prawn Salad and sizzling platters are also standouts on this already quite impressive menu. Delivery, takeout, and full-scale catering services that include on site live cooking are also offered, and each aspect is carefully maintained to uphold a consistent quality of food and service. For a wholly new Chinese cuisine experience in Jeddah, Chopsticks will appeal to discerning diners who prefer a full dining environment, in which all of their senses are stimulated and satisfied. Location: Prince Sultan St. - La Terra Mall Tel: +966-2-6907575
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By Maisoon Marzouki
If you only have 5 mins & SR 3, then Shawerma Al-Rabea is the meal that can’t be beat it’s the most unique shawarma in Jeddah! This is your perfect place to take your best friend, everyone will enjoy this original Yemeni creation that offers an alternative traditional taste of chopped beef or chicken. One sandwich will tease your taste buds with its flavor, both the meat and the sauce are memorable. Their mysterious sauce leaves a customer knowing that, for better or for worse, this sandwich was no accident. The excellent sharwama, with its fatless crispy meat laying on a bed of fresh samooly bread soaks up the sauce, yet still stays crispy on top. Overall the taste and the texture are heavenly. An order of fresh juice perfectly complements the hot sandwich. Shawerma Al-Rabea serves the best fresh juices in town, they are really desirable,and fresh.The restaurant is famous for mango juice - that’s why it’s known as “Malik AManga.” You won’t be disappointed with a visit to this place! Al Balad District Tel: +966-2-6421267
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Katayef These mouth-watering little treats are mini-pancakes stuffed with cream, then deep-fried before they’re drenched in a sugar syrup. Traditionally served during Ramadan, they’re welcome anytime as they’re quick and easy to prepare. Best eaten hot, then followed by a strong cup of Arabic coffee!
1 can or 170 g of Nestle cream 2 cups milk 1/2 cup cornflour 1 tbsp rosewater 20 large slices of katayef readymade dough 2 cups frying oil 3 cups sugar syrup 2 tbsps ground pistachio
Mix Nestle cream with milk and cornflour in a pot. Heat while constantly stirring until the mix is brought to a boil and thickens. Add the rosewater and stir well. Put aside until cool. Stuff each slice of gatayif dough with one tablespoon of the Nestle cream mix after it has cooled down. Seal the slices and fry in preheated oil until golden brown. Remove using a slotted spoon to drain excess oil. Immediately dip in sugar syrup for a few minutes and then place in a sieve. Decorate katayef with ground pistachio.
GOT to try..
Mystery Diner Asia Restaurant Nestled in a busy corner of Sari St in Rawdah, Asia Restaurant is a family-owned place which caters to people yearning for some authentic Thai/Asian food. Its clean, down-to-earth surroundings focus on service and food over fancy ambience – it’s a popular locale with the Asian population in Jeddah.
Iced Macaroons at Lenôtre Macaroons have the distinction of being what are possibly the trendiest pastry out there. For those who remain uninitiated to the world of pastry, a macaroon is a meringue-like, baked pastry made out of ground almonds and sometimes filled with ganache. Lenôtre have taken this chic dessert and put a unique spin on it with their iced macaroons. The dish comes in various flavors such as our favorites which are golden vanilla and strawberry macaroons arranged on a minimalist plate with an artful splash of raspberry syrup. This dessert is the perfect conclusion to a long day at the office or a wonderful way to kickstart your week-end. For those dreaming of Paris’ Ladurée, Lenôtre will satisfy your macaroon craving right here in Jeddah. Disclaimer: this divine desert will keep you coming back for more, so don’t say you weren’t warned. Teatro Mall - Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-2611222
The varied menu features familiar Thai dishes which hit the spot, especially the Thai Fried Noodles with Shrimp, the Sauteed Fish Fillets with Basil Leaves, and the Spicy Grilled Catfish Salad with Mint Leaves. Affordable entrees are priced between SR15–SR45, while the tempting appetizers are only SR15-SR25. Our favorites include the Sizzling Beef Hot Plate and the Chicken with Spicy Green Curry. The minimal dessert menu leaves us searching for sweets elsewhere, but luckily the Kunafa House is just around the corner! With a bustling ‘take-out’ service, this place tends to be busy throughout the week, but the waiters are attentive and turn-over is brisk. Add Asia Restaurant to your list of cheap and cheerful dining spots when you’re not in the mood for a 5-star meal with its 5-star price…we’re always pleased to receive the budget-friendly bill. Tel: +966-2-6828525 Off Sari St. in Rawdah, west of Madinah Rd. & next to Hanco Rent-A-Car We want to get your feedback on the places you love or love to hate. Send us an e-mail at: email@example.com DESTINATION JEDDAH 61
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: +966-2-6681191 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
Hanviv Sultan Mall Tel: +966-594276234 Spears Intercontinental Hotel Tel: +966-2-6611800
Voila Lounge Millenium Center Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6684343 DESTINATIONJEDDAH JEDDAH 62 62 DESTINATION
Chocolates 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 Chocolate Studio Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6985222 Ganache Rawadah St. Tel: +966-2-6601390 Caramel Rawdah 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 Chocolates Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6947790 Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-2-2150141 Arafat St. Tel: +966-2-2845820 Patchi Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6695858 Voila Chocolate Millenium Ctr. Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6684343 Stars Avenue Tel: +966-2-2754411
Chinese 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 Chopsticks Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6907575 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 Avezzano Cafe Serafi Mega Mall Tel: +966-595122266 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 Rawdah 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 Tea Amo Tahlia St./ Coral Mall Tel: +966-2-6601738 TeaGschwendner Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-2-2150695 Tea Rose Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6688233 Uromshi Cafe Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6066668
Dates Bateel Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6630373 Kingdom of Dates Hera’a St. Tel: +966-2-6590838 Salheya Prince Sultan St. 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 Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6613356 Kudu Tel: +8001240061 Little Caesar’s Hera’a St. Tel: +966-2-6823018 Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6749687 McDonald’s Rawdah St. Obhur Tel: +966-2-6560017 Mister Burger Al-Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6822223 New York Cab Pizza Mohammadyah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6947972
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 Philly’s Kayyal St. Tel: +966-2-6394146 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
French 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 DESTINATION JEDDAH 63
International Al-Amwaj Hilton Jeddah Tel: +966-2-6590000 Al-Safina Hilton Hotel Tel: +966-2-6590000 Al-Shurafa Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6602743 Al-Shurafa Lounge Qasr Al-Sharq Tel: +966-2-6599999 Andalusia Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6063210 Barnie’s Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6696201 Beaux Arts Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6983028 Black Rose Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6672953 Blue Diamond Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6605301 /6605310 Bubbles Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6697655 Café Aroma Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6605160 Casper & Gambini’s Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6672020 Cast & Crew Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-2616770 Gelato Palestine St. Tel: +966-2-6635524 Chilli Grill Khalediya St. Tel: +966-2-6928383 Fratelli Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6907217 Green Island Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6941234 /6940999 DESTINATIONJEDDAH JEDDAH 64 64 DESTINATION
Not Just fine Chocolate
Location: Inside Teatro Mall on Tahlia Street Tel: +966-2-2611222
Le Chalet Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6642330 Le Notre Coffee Shop Alhamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6517527 Lolita Café Obhur Tel: +966-2-6562369 Lost City Alhamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6655773 Mabu Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6604300 Montarosa Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6391393 Pearls Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6642233 Salad Boutique Alhamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6515656 Tche Tche Cafe Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6223091 Toasted Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-2616747 Baghdadia Dist. Tel: +966-2-6517883 Vertigo Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6633241 White Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6068171 Zodiac Palestine St. Tel: +966-2-6607548
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
Baskin Robbins Musaediyya Tel: +966-2-6640574 Gelato Palestine St. Tel: +966-2-6635524 Movenpick Corniche St. Tel: +966-2-6823366
Italian Angelicos Pizzeria Hamad Al Jaser St. in Rawdah Dist Tel: +966-2-6622964
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Available at Nesma Chocolate
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Red Sea Mall (Gate 5) Tel:+966-2-2150141. Arafat St. Tel: +966-2-2845820. Prince Sultan St, North Of Heraa St. Tel: +966-2-6947790
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 Castello Khaled Ibn Al-Waleed St. Tel: +966-2-665228 Ciao Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6653710 il Gusto Palestine St. Tel: +966-2-6600337 il Gabiano Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6587042 il Villaggio Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6688233 il Porto Westin Hotel Tel: +966-2-6588200 Isabella Al-Zahra Dist. Tel: +966-2-2566008 Lallo’s Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6614719 Obhur Tel: +966-2-6561113 il’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
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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 Mabu Al Andalous Dist. Tel: +966-2-6604300 Ohayo Al-Kayyal St. Tel: +966-2-6836789 Osaka Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6645956 Sushi Yushi Attallah Center Tel: +966-2-6997854 Wakame Rawdah St. Tel:+966-2-6682003 Zn Lounge Roshana Mall, Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2634889 Mob: +966-535598855
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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
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 Siran Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-2616910 Cusine Halawani Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6688900 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 Kanz Obhur Obhur Tel: +966-2-2902888 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 Opp. Al-Shatee Souk Tel: +966-2-6919126 Rawdah St. Tel: +966-6067341 Saddah Tel: +966-2-6055982 Shami Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6065353 Shawarmatac Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6688994 Sheesh Kabaab Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6712047 Sheikh Manqoush
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Moroccan Nosh Lounge Hera’a St. Tel: +966-2-6543888
Persian Al-Khayam Hilton Hotel Tel: +966-2-6590000 Jahan Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6571427 Sultani Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6693898 Tikka Express Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6631825
Sea Food Al-Danah Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6990090 Al-Hori Restaurant & Amusement Park Tel: +966-502724033 DESTINATION JEDDAH 67
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
Sweets/Dessert &Bakery Al-Emad Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-2575268 Al-Mahawi Sari St. Tel: +966-2-2575739 Al-Samadi Sweets Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6642424 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 Crunchez Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-2-2150145 Crusty Rawdah St. Tel: +920026633 Dactylifera Prince Sultan St. Tel: +920008182 Helenâ€™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 68 DESTINATION JEDDAH
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Royal Hospitality at
George V Paris
Located just off the Champs-Elysees, Four Seasons George V is a splendid blend of the grandeur of the past and magnificence of the present. This eight-storey landmark, which originally opened in 1928, offers 245 guest rooms and suites that are so spacious that they are considered to be the largest in Paris. At least 30 of these rooms offer a breathtaking view of the City of Romance through private balconies and terraces.
While the renovation work has restored the pristine glory of the original George V hotel, the 21st century amenities have been added for the luxury and comfort of the guests. The 13,000-squre-feet meeting space – the most extensive and luxurious of any five star hotels in Paris – preserves the original Normandy wood paneling and richly textured fabrics. Its cozy and private library known as Salon Anglais offers an intimate setting. Four Seasons gives royal treatment to its guests. In line with this tradition, George V Paris has the honor of commissioning the world’s only Hermes-inspired hand-built Rolls Royce Phantom custom-made to the hotel’s specifications for airport pick-up, day trips or business.
with a prestigious address
Its suites as well as deluxe and superior rooms are not only spacious but also offer home-like comfort where privacy is of prime importance. This is exactly what owner Joel Hillman wanted when he asked his advisers to eliminate the word ‘hotel’ from George V. The objective was to offer private rooms with a prestigious address. The guest rooms and suites display Parisian flair together with a range of modern amenities and services, and are equipped with three dualline speakerphones, voice mail and high-speed Internet access, LCD color display panels, side projectors, multi-image dissolve units, mixers, CD players to list just a few.
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A variety of fine cuisine is available at four dining venues here. Besides, in-room dining service, the hotel offers traditional French cuisine in its Le Cinq restaurant, which has been awarded two prestigious Michelin stars. The Le Cinq menu changes with each season to highlight seasonal products. Guests can also enjoy eating “a la carte.” You can enjoy your food in the garden courtyard or amongst the Flemish tapestries in La Galerie.
The 850-square-meter spa is the best retreat for guests after a hectic day of business or sightseeing. Its 11 treatment rooms, including one for couples, a 9x6m pool, saunas, steam baths, two hairstyling rooms, and those for makeup, manicure and pedicure, as well as a relaxation room, fitness areas and a juice bar cater to each guests needs. Celebrated skincare brand L. Raphel is also making its French debut in March at the multi-award winning spa, which also offers Sodashi’s new Samadara Ultimate Age-Defying Facial. The spa has also created a beauty package using gold in all different forms in its two-hour-long “24 Karat Treatment.”
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By Dilara Hafiz
“We are Spanish, we are all Spanish – even though I am a Muslim, I have many Jewish and Christian friends.” Leyla, the elegant proprietress of the Dar Ziryab teteria, an Arab-style teahouse, is most emphatic in sharing her experience of a peaceful life spent in Granada, Spain. Although her ancestors are Spanish going back for eight generations, her dark hair and almond-shaped eyes whisper of her original Berber/ North African roots. The teteria’s delicate lattice-work stone arches atop slim marble columns are reminiscent of the intricate stone artistry to be found in the breath-taking Alhambra which looms above the Avenue Calderia Nueva of Granada’s Albacion or Arab district.
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Built in 1236 by Ibn Ahmar, founder of the Nasrid dynasty, the famous ‘Red Fort’ or Alhambra is often referred to as a ‘memory palace’ for it remains one of the most enduring legacies of the 800-year Muslim rule of Andalusia, Spain. In The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain by Maria Roza Menocal, 13th century Granada is described as ‘one of the Shangri-Las of the West’. Dr. Menocal, a professor at Yale University, describes the fruitful intermingling that these three Abrahamic faiths enjoyed during the centuries of largely peaceful interaction in southern Spain. Vestiges of this coexistence can be seen everywhere in present-day Granada. Tourist shops sell T-shirts emblazoned with Arabic calligraphy next to colorful, hand-painted ceramic platters with a prominent Star of David motif in their centers. Crucifixes hang from every wall and glass rosaries as well as tasbihs can be found decorating the entranceways of these Aladdin-style shops. Visitors to the Alhambra are given a glimpse of a bygone age when the economic, political, and social interactions of the ruling class emphasized tolerance and peaceful coexistence for the greater good of the entire citizenry, be they Muslim, Christian, or Jew. However, between the 13th and 15th centuries, the Islamic Empire saw Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, and then finally Granada, fall under Christian rule. Weakened by in-fighting and a lavish life-style, the Muslim rulers bowed to the inevitable and retreated from Spain to North Africa and the Middle East. The Spanish Inquisition sought to eradicate all trace of Arabic and the legacy of the Muslims from the continent, but a visitor to Andalusia will
not be surprised to see evidence of countless Muslim artisans remaining in the key-hole, arched doorways, minarets now being used as bell-towers, and Arabic calligraphy decorating window-frames. Scholars look back to the Muslim reign in Spain as a Golden Age during which the Islamic civilization reached its zenith. The intellectual achievement of translating the Greeks’ storehouse of knowledge of philosophy, medicine, and statesmanship into Arabic for further study, advancement and eventual translation into Latin, French, Spanish, and English provided the intellectual spark which jump-started the European Renaissance. In Dr. Menocal’s words, “Even when political and ideological circumstances are characterized by strife, artistic and intellectual life prospers and reinvents itself in spaces created by cultural tolerance.” American Muslims visiting Granada are captivated by their surroundings. They muse aloud, “Our Spanish books in school mentioned the Alhambra of Granada, the Mezquita of Cordoba, and the Alcazar of Seville, but the emphasis was on their importance as Spanish monuments, not as examples of jewels in the crown of the Islamic empire. We wish more Muslims knew about this rich heritage!” In a far corner of the last room of the Alhambra Museum, there hangs an exquisitely carved, metal lamp. The lamp’s delicate bell-shape reveals its original use as a bell that once chimed in a church in Granada. Subsequent Muslim artisans adapted the discarded bell into a delicate vessel from which light once poured thru the intricate cut-outs onto worshippers streaming into a mosque for their evening prayers. Although the light has long been extinguished, who is to say that it will not be rekindled in another corner of the world? DESTINATION JEDDAH 73
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(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
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“Whoever recommends And helps a good cause Becomes a partner therein: And whoever recommends And helps an evil cause, Shares in its burden: And God hath power Over all things.” 4:85 Yusuf Ali Quran Translation
Green Deen: What Islam Teaches about Protecting the Planet
Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, author of “Green Deen: What Islam Teaches about Protecting the Planet,” uses narratives, research, and scripture to show a long standing connection between Islam and active environmentalism. In his book, Abdul-Matin creates a step by step guide for American Muslims looking to green their everyday lives. He emphasizes that living a “Green Deen means understanding that God created us directly from the Earth and that we must do all that we can to take care of it, protect it, and manage all of its bounty in a sustainable way” . “Green Deen: What Islam Teaches about Protecting the Planet” is a great read for anyone looking to incorporate “Green Living” into their religious and spiritual outlook of the world. 76 DESTINATION JEDDAH
Easy on the eyes, easy on the ears, fountains have been an integral and magical part of gardens for over a thousand years. They became a cornerstone of Islamic architecture, and Muslim architects slaved over the physics behind fountains to bring the magic one step further. Some of the more ingenious of these architects are the Persian Banu Musa brothers in the early 9th century. They devised a way to create fountains that continuously changed shape, as well as unique wind-powered fountains. Two millennia later, these mystic fountains still amaze us.
A Breathtaking View
of the Ka’ba Makkah Clock Royal Tower:
A Fairmont Hotel
Fairmont Hotel & Resorts announced the recent opening of the Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel, located only a few steps away from the Masjid Al-Haraam and the Holy Kaaba, Islam’s most sacred site. The unique and distinctive features of this landmark hotel are a beacon of warm and welcoming hospitability. The tallest concrete building in the world, the Tower is made up of 858 rooms and suites over 76 stories. An integral feature of the development - the 40 meter clock is visible from 17 kilometers away and will announce daily prayers through amplifiers. The Tower houses a lunar observatory center, in addition to a museum for Islamic icons and objects of arts, serving to preserve and promote the region’s culture and heritage. The hotel demonstrates smart technology design and offers high speed internet for guests. The property’s 76 state of art elevators will provide comfortable transfers during prayer times and high-volume Umrah and Hajj seasons. Guests can enjoy a range of international cuisines and even experience local flavor at Al-Dira restaurant, which introduces diners to oriental Saudi cuisine. The Makkah Clock Royal Tower will appeal to pilgrims and business visitors alike - in addition to large prayer facilities for both males and females, a 24 hour full-service business center is available for use. For a luxuriously spiritual experience, the Makkah Clock Royal Tower will not disappoint. Visit
www.fairmont.com/makkah for more information.
Or contact: Muawia Samir, +966-548070113 Muawia.Samir@Fairmont.com (Jeddah) Ahmad Traifi, +966-556911773 email@example.com (Jeddah) DESTINATION JEDDAH 77
By Sea, By Air, By Land.. By Bicycle By Dilara Hafiz
“And proclaim the Pilgrimage among men: they will come to thee on foot and (mounted) on every kind of camel, lean on account of journeys through deep and distant mountain highways” 22:27 Qur’an translation by Yusuf Ali 78 DESTINATION JEDDAH
South Africa’s Nathim Cairncross, 28, and Imtiyaz Ahmad Haron, 25, completed an incredible Hajj journey. They traveled across 12 countries over 9 months…by bicycle! It was Haron’s idea to emulate the arduous journeys which pilgrims in the past used
to undertake – journeys which involved traveling by camel or horse or even foot, not by the jet planes most Hajjis take today. Although neither man is a professional cyclist, they trained their minds and bodies for this incredible journey which began on February 7, 2010 from Cape Town, South Africa. Averaging 80-100 km/day, they thoroughly enjoyed the adventures which each new day brought, from explaining about Hajj and Islam, as well as dealing with punctured tires and bicycle malfunctions. Some of the biggest challenges they faced included language barriers, hilly terrain, and muscle fatigue, but their determination and faith ensured their success. “On the ground you can speak to the people,” Cairncross said. “You get an opportunity that
traveling by plane or car you don’t get. And you learn much more, you discover much more about yourself. It was an existential experience. I think anyone who will do something like this will benefit tremendously, inshallah.” Both men agreed that the most memorable part of their journey was when they finally reached Makkah and entered the Haram for the first time. Their first glimpse of the Ka’aba will remain in their mind’s eye forever. Another special memory is the opportunity they had to complete their salah in the Masjid Nabawi in Medinah – a truly spiritual experience which every Muslim should try to have at least once in their lives. Blog: www.cape2mecca.blogspot.com
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Accommodations Close to the Two Holy Mosques:
Madinah Al-Ansar Golden Hotel (4-star) Few steps away from Al-Haram Tel: +966-4-829-0177
Al-Ansar New Place (4-star) Al-Siteen St. Tel: +966-4-820-7770
Al-Ansar Silver Hotel (4-star) Al-Siteen St. Tel: +966-4-820-7117
Al-Haram Hotel (5-star) Abi Zar Rd Tel: +966-4-818-2300
Al-Karam Hotel (4-star) King Abdulaziz St. Tel: +966-4-815-5500
Andalus Classy Hotel (4-star) King Fahad St. Tel: +966-4-829-0000
Andalus Dar Al-Khair Hotel (4-star) Few steps away from Al-Haram Tel: +966-4-818-1114
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
Makkah Ajyad Makkah (4-star) Ibrahim Al-Khalil St. Tel: +966-2-572-0500
Al-Kadesia Hotels (3-star) Ajyad St. Tel: +966-2-570-0866
Al-Shohada Hotel (5-star) Ajyad St. Tel: +966-2-574-4401
Anwar Al-Madinah Movenpick (4-star) in the Courtyard of Al-Haram
Dar Al-Manasek Hotel (4-star) Ibrahim Al-Khalil St.
Barakat Andalus Hotel(4-star) Al-Siteen St.
Elaf Ajyad Hotel (4-star) Al-Masafi St.
Dallah Taibah Hotel (4-star) King Fahad St., crossing Al-Siteen St.
Elaf Al-Sud Hotel (4-star) Ajayad Al-Sud St.
Dar Al-Hijra InterContinental (4-star) King Fahad St.
Elad Kindah Hotel (5-star) Al-Messyaal St.
Dar Al-Iman InterContinental (5-star) Off Al-Siteen St.
Hawazen Hotel (3-star) Gazzah St.
Dar Al-Taqwa InterContinental (5-star) Off Al-Siteen St.
Hilton Makkah & Towers
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
Hilton Madinah (5-star) 80 DESTINATION JEDDAH
InterContinental Dar Al-Tawhid (5-star)
Ibrahim Al-Khalil St. 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.
Qur’an Care Center:
Ramada Makkah Hotel (5-star) Ajyad St.
Have a well-used Qur’an which needs some TLC? Send them to us & we’ll refurbish them for distribution to those who would welcome Qur’ans! We accept Qur’ans from every city in KSA - we also collect books, tapes, & pamphlets on Islamic jurisprudence for redistribution to: Syria, Egypt, Sudan, Palestine, Oman, Bangladesh, Indonesia , Pakistan & Africa.
Ramada Makkah Shubaika (5-star) Al-Shubaika St.
Donation account number (Rajhi) 129608010146526
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 Tel: +966-2-577-1448 Tel: +966-2-546-0024
Sheraton Makkah Hotel and Towers (5-star) Gazzah St.
The Muslim World League Foundation also collects used Qur’ans.
Zam Zam Grand Suites (5-star) Adjiad St.
Tel: +966-2-576-0000 Tel: +966-2-571-5555
Islamic Education Sources 1) One Way to Paradise - Abu Mussab Wajdi Akkari delivers fortnightly lectures at the IMC & Aqeedah Wasatiyyah classes on Sat. at Islamic Education Foundation. Fri. 9:30 AM Tafseer class at Jeddah Dawah Center. Website: www.onewaytoparadise.net 2) Islamic Education Foundation - Ladies’ Section in Alhamra, Corniche and Balad. Tel: 691-7515; 691-7533 3) Islamic Cultural Center for Ladies - Next to Manarat School. Classes Sat. and Weds. evenings. Tel: 617-2179 4) Western Nationalities Dawah Organisation Various social events for expats. Website: www.aljamah.org or www.wndo.org 5) IMI (Ideal Muslim Institute) - Holds classes on understanding the Qur’an and Tajweed in English, Urdu and Bengali. Off Khalid Bin Waleed Road, Sharafiyah, next to Al-Abeer Polyclinic. Tel: 614-3001 6) Jeddah Arabic Center - Arabic classes Located in Hay Salamah, or Sari St. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 7) Jeddah Dawah Center - Website: www.jdci.org 8) Cultural Exchange Center - Arabic classes for men. Website: www.cec.org.sa All information thanks to Saudi Life : http://www. saudilife.net/spotlight/85-events/237-islamicactivities-in-jeddah.html
Healing Body & Soul
Your Guide to Holistic Wellbeing Following Islamic Teachings By Amira Ayad revised and edited by Jamila Hakam
Hajj & Umrah Visa: www.hajinformation.com
Useful websites: 1- www.biblioislam.net 2- www.tvquran.com 3- www.rasoulallah.net 4- www.islamonline.com 5- www.quranexplorer.com 6- www.islam-guide.com 7- www.islamweb.net 8- www.islamicity.com 9- www.theholyquran.org 10- www.al-mawrid.org
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Schools Win For Awareness
By Serene Feteih
Just a couple of years ago, you wouldn’t find recycling bins in school hallways or classrooms. Children didn’t know what the word “recycle” meant…but things have changed. Many of Jeddah’s schools are now taking the lead in educating their students about the importance of “our environment.” Jeddah Knowledge School was one of the first schools to emphasize student awareness of a better world through recycling campaigns. JKS students have recycling bins distributed throughout the hallways, enjoy “Hat Day” using only reusable materials from home, and design their own pamphlets about the importance of saving water (and the best design gets printed and passed out to all the parents!) JKS succeeds in encouraging and boosting their students with confidence and responsibility to be the change they seek in their world. 82 DESTINATION JEDDAH
Other schools such as Dar Alfikr and My Little House have taken it a step further by adding an extra-curricular program within the school hours for students. “Our Environment, Our World” by Al-Nabta co-founders Sawsan Alim and Anwaar Abulkhair have created this program specifically designed for primary year students. By incorporating environmental issues into the curriculum, students naturally embrace care for their surroundings as part of the learning process.
ECO BOY STRIKES AGAIN By Serene Feteih
The Ambassadors School is in the process of structuring a program for their students at all levels involving the concept of “going green.” Some of the concepts that will be tackled are trash-free lunches, recycling and “turn it off”, all topics which children can incorporate into their daily lives. As Haifa Al-Sabbab, Ambassadors Supervisor, puts it, “We aspire to see a young generation being environmentally conscious.” Here are a few tips to get you started in your school: 1. Install recycling bins in classrooms or hallways. 2. Introduce the four R’s - Reduce,Reuse,Recycle,Rethink 3. Be water-wise. Report water leaks. 4. Organize a trash-free lunch day at school. It’s fun! 5. Collect paper scraps and left-over art materials for projects.
Following the debut of “The Amazing Adventures of Eco Boy”, Lana Sultan releases her second volume of the series. Volume 2 features the emergence of Bio Girl fighting side by side with Eco Boy against a villain named Bottlexo. The writing evolved into a rhyming style with catchy phrases to facilitate children to remember important facts. As part of her environmentally conscious agenda, Lana wanted to be the first Saudi to release her book as an Apple application to be run on iPhones, iPads, and touch iPods. The application is available on the iTunes Appstore and has a read alone option and a listening option. Lana also promises to have her first book released as an application in both Arabic and English before the end of 2010. Lana will kick off a series of reading and signing in the Khobar in the month of November before 3 confirmed readings in Jeddah in December. The Jeddah reading schedule is: Wednesday December 22, 2010 at “Little Book” starting at 6 pm
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GREEN LIVING: A WAY OF LIFE.
Green living can be easily achieved in today’s world with ever-improving technology and a wealth of resources available to those who are interested.
Green Quote of the Month “We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.” — Jacques Cousteau
This palm-sized pebble takes the guesswork out of water conservation by tracking how much water you use in your shower. Once you’ve programmed this pebble with your desired shower duration, it signals a yellow light at your half-shower mark and flashes red when it’s time to turn off the faucet. The real genius...this pebble incrementally shortens its suggested stop time, training you over weeks to use less water. Have fun with your timer by turning it into a clean game of race-against-the-pebble! To program your pebble, click the restart button on its base, then place it near your shower drain. It measures your water usage on the first try and flashes future finishing times against this benchmark, reducing suggested stop times by 5-7 seconds each shower. Available at: www.amazon.com
Drink Water Timing Matters Dr. Oz offers his opinion on the importance of drinking water at the correct time for maximum impact. Do your body a favor and supply the fluids it needs when it needs it. 2 glasses of water after waking up helps activate internal organs 1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal helps digestion 1 glass of water before taking a bath helps lower blood pressure 1 glass of water before going to bed avoids stroke or heart attack
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rganic Shops Stores in Jeddah that stock organic food:
Bait Al-Seha (House of Health)
Rawdah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6691003 Mob: +966-54608108
Mob: +966-500571717 Tel: +966-2-6707111
Watania Organic 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 Al-Shoalla Center - Madinah Rd Tel: +966-2-6073890
Danube, Bin Dawood Supermarkets Provides a variety of organic products 84 DESTINATION JEDDAH
Or is it? By Salma Al-Amoudi
While Jeddah, the Bride of the Sea, has long been associated with water, abundant fresh water is a surprisingly recent commodity. Until the 1970’s, fresh drinking water was limited and expensive. Although water availability has increased, the population of Jeddah has grown rapidly while water wastage has also been rising. This untenable situation implies rising water costs or even water shortages may lie in our city’s future. Since Jeddah does not have any water resources other than the sea, most residents depend on desalination plants to provide potable water, which has recently put a strain on water availability. Jeddah’s water problems range from misuse to incorrect disposal to sheer wastage, and often leave the environmentallyaware dumbfounded. So what can you do to decrease your water consumption easily and effortlessly?
1. While you may enjoy flexing your finger muscles, try to do it away from the faucet dials. Let the water flow only as much as you need, not at full blast, and when you’re not using it, turn the faucet off. 2. When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run while rinsing. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water. 3. Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month! 4. If you wash your car everyday, try to decrease the frequency to once a week. Granted, the air is full of sand, and you want your car to look slick and clean, but once a week will pull off the job just as well. 5. Shorten your shower by a minute or two, and you’ll save up to 150 gallons per month.
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Gym & Health Centers
Al-Safa Tel: +966-2-6937262 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 Power In Gym Tel: +966-2-6822900 Clinics Tel: +966-2-6061516 Dr. Siddiqa Hospital Ryan Polyclinic Tel: +966-2-6721763 Al-Ansar New Clinic Tel: +966-2-6322848 Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Tel: +966-2-6933379 Z-Club Tel: +966-2-6655000 Al-Gadeer Polyclinic Tel: +966-2-6690204 Hai Al-Jamea Hospital Tel: +966-2-6722535 Women Tel: +966-2-6806666 Al-Hamra Clinics Bugshan Outpatient International Medical Tel: +966-2-6655588 Tel: +966-2-6691222 Ext. Center Al-Haramin Polyclinic 899 Tel: +966-2-6509000 Tel: +966-2-6474850 Henaa Center Jeddah Clinic Hospital Tel: +966-2-6714619 Al-Madina Medical Clinic Tel: +966-2-6313131 Chamelle Plaza Gym Tel: +966-2-6881288 Jeddah Institute for Tel: +966-2-6634355 Al-Quds Polyclinic Speech and Hearing Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Tel: +966-2-6970224 Tel: +966-2-6675311 Tel: +966-2-6655000 Andalusia Dental Center Ext. 1501-1503 King Abdul Aziz Tel: +966-2-2611111 The Lift University Dr. Edrees Podiatric Clinics Tel: 8001247775 Tel: +966-2-6401000 Tel: +966-500506507 Men King Faisal Specialist Dr. Effat Daghostani Clinics Ba’Azem Body Building Tel: +966-2-6677777 Tel: +966-2-6601729 Tel: +966-2-6448844 /6365028 Hay Al-Sabeel Polyclinic Brazilian Jiu Jiutsu Magrabi Eye & Ear Tel: +966-2-6480792 Tel: +966-552065722 Hospital Hera’a Polyclinic B Well Gym Tel: +966-2-6365000 Tel: +966-2-6066477 Tel: +966-2-6920724 Mostagbal Hospital KAI Gym Ideal Clinics Tel: +966-2-6875255 Tel: +966-2-6694466 Tel: +966-2-6635444 Mushrifah Medical Tel: +699-2-2753942 Magrabi Eye & Ear Clinic Center Sport Tech Tel: +966-2-6655200 Tel: +966-2-6654366 Orthopaedic Specialty Clinics Tel: +966-2-6071129 New Al-Jedaani Hospital Star Power Club Tel: +966-2-6922298 Tel: +966-2-6368100 Tel: +966-2-6776177 Saudi American Clinic New Jeddah Clinic Kids Tel: +966-2-6605050 Hospital (NJCH) Junior Gym Tel: +966-2-6675000 Tel: +966-2-6911925 Gym & Health Saudi German Hospital Sporty Kids Centers Tel: +966-2-6829000 Tel: +966-2-6993586 United Doctors Hospital Fitness Time Tel: +966-2-6533333 Hospitals Tel: +966-2-6226369 Gold’s Gym Pharmacies Abuzinadah Hospital Tel: +966-2-6912077 Tel: +966-2-6510652 Hiltonia Gym Al-Ansar Hospital Abo Dawood Tel: +966-2-6590000 Tel: +966-2-6825105 Tel: +966-2-6877210 Hummer Gym Al-Hamra Hospital Al-Ajuwad Tel: +966-2-6671212 Tel: +966-2-6653939 Tel: +966-2-6473436 King Faisal Specialist Al-Hayat Hospital Al-Ameera Tel: +966-2-6677777 Tel: +966-2-6367778 Tel: +966-2-6055638
Health & Beauty
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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
Spa & Beauty Centers
Spa & Beauty Centers Al-Megayena Tel: +966-2-6655763 Alexandre Zouari Tel: +966-2-6656161 Beauty Alliance Tel: +966-2-6681381 Body Line (men only) Tel: +966-2-2631859 Bouthaina Tel: +966-2-6631809 /6691901 Carmen Center Tel: +966-2-6648122 Chamelle Plaza Tel: +966-2-6656807 Ciate Tel: +966-2-2611250 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 Tel: +966-2-6066628 Massage on line Tel: +966-530116729 Mervat Center Tel: +966-2-6630676 Miracle Parlour Tel: +966-2-6739597 Nadoleen Center Tel: +966-2-6633972 Nail care Tel: +966-544426264 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 Spa to go Tel: +966-544408585 The Spa by Clarins Paris Tel: +966-2-6599999 U Beautes Tel: +966-559891555 Viva La Vie Tel: +966-2-6929163 Tel: +966-2-6060338 Zowaina Tel: +966-2-6656311 7L House Tel: +966-2-6532812
Our services: Nail, Foot, Body SPA Manicure, Pedicure Artificial Nails: False, Acrylic and Gel Nails Hair Removal: Waxing, Halawa and Thread Body Care: Moroccan Bath, SCRUB, Mask, Facial, Whitening, Paraffin and Massage Hair Care: Coloring, Cut, Brushing and Treatment
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
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What DJ staff will be watching.. FOR JANUARY 2011
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FRIENDS (Season 5)
On: MBC 4 Showing Time: Monday 23:00 KSA 20:00 GMT
On: MBC 4 Showing Time: Thursday & Friday 18:00 KSA 15:00 GMT
TWO AND A HALF MEN
GREYS ANATOMY (Season 5)
On: MBC 4 Showing Time: Thursdays & Friday 17:30 KSA 14:30 GMT
On: MBC 4 Showing Time: Saturday 23:30 KSA 20:00 GMT
On: MBC 4 Showing Time: Saturday & Wednesday 18:00 KSA 15:00 GMT
On: MBC ACTION Showing Time: Saturday 06:00 KSA 03:00 GMT
On: America Plus Showing Time: Saturdays 20:00 KSA 17:00 GMT
On: Showtime Showing Time: Saturday 01:00 KSA 22:00 GMT
LIE TO ME
On: America Plus Showing Time: Saturday, Tuesday & Wedneday 21:00 KSA 18:00 GMT
On: MBC 4 Showing Time: Saturdays 09:00 KSA 06:00 GMT
THE EVENT On: OSN Series Showing Time: Monday & Tuesday 14:00 KSA 11:00 GMT
MONK On: MBC MAX Showing Time: Saturday 21:00 KSA 18:00 GMT
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Away from the lights of the world of celebrities, Jenny McCarthy is being a pure mother of a child with autism, one of the most puzzling disorders nowadays. The book tells the story of Evan starting with the first seizure he experienced. As a mother, Jenny tries in this book to document every strong feeling she had that was “louder than words”. She tells the story of a brave mom who has tried various types of intervention and who has been visiting different therapists to help her son; she also talks about family problems that she and Evan have encountered, including marital problems. What makes this book different from other books written by parents of children with disabilities is that Jenny McCarthy talks about how she could “heal” Evan’s autism. Is that possible? And how? Find it in this mother’s journey! Mothers of children with disabilities as well as mothers of typically developing children, psychologists, autism specialists and counselors are encouraged to read this book. If you spend 15 minutes of your time (before going to sleep for example, or work), you will finish this book in about a month. Fantastic, 30 days and you will broaden your knowledge with a totally new prospective for difficulties and life in general. Iqra’a Ummah Iqraa.email@example.com "Iqra’a... is not a mere word" DESTINATION JEDDAH 89
Useful Arabic Words & Pronunciations
Arabic is the world’s 5th most commonly spoken language with almost 300 million native speakers. It is one of the six official languages of the United Nations and belongs to the Semitic group of languages. The three main classifications are: Classical Arabic, also known as the language of the Qur’an, Modern Standard Arabic, used in books, newspapers, and media, and Local dialects, which vary by country and region. Arabic words are constructed from threeletter “roots” which convey a basic idea. For example, k-t-b conveys the idea of writing. Addition of other letters before, between and after the root letters produces many associated words: not only “write” but also “book”, “office”, “library”, and “author”. The Arabic alphabet consists of 28 consonants and three vowels – a, i, u; it is written from right to left. Some of the glottal sounds are unique to Arabic. The Arabic words presented opposite reflect the Hijazi dialect.
* when waw or ya is used as a consonant
Where did this word Which spelling? come from? Using the Google search engine, we Did you know that many English words have Arabic origins? Algebra, alchemy, and algorithm are easily identifiable by the ‘al’ which means ‘the’ in Arabic, but how about these words… crimson - قرمزيqirmazi: a red dye widely used in medieval times. related to the qirmiz, the insect that provided the dye. giraffe - زرافةzarāfa: Entered Italian and French in the late 13th century. As a verb it means to jump or to hurry, leading to the noun one who walks swiftly.
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checked for the most common spellings of some Arabic names ... Muhammad Mohammed Mohamed Mahomet
41% 32% 25% 3%
Quran Koran Qur’an
44% 37% 19%
Mecca Makkah Mekkah
85% 14% 1%
Jeddah Jiddah Jedda Jidda
91% 4% 3% 2%
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Dates, Time & Pronouns
Most of the time
Aglab al waget
Enta (m) Enti (f )
Hagak (m) Hagek (f )
Walad , Awlaad
Girl , Girls
Bint , Banaat
Rejaal , Rejaal
Hurrma , Hareem
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By Amanullah Vadakkangara A unique course in spoken Arabic for beginners helps you to practice reading, writing and speaking in just one month. The introduction of useful phrases and structures along with a communicative approach will enable all language learners to acquire the necessary skills, even without the assistance of a teacher.
Your First 100 Words Arabic
By Jane Wightwick This book is designed to teach the beginner a basic vocabulary of 100 Arabic words-covering 8 everyday topics: around the home/ clothes/ around town (including transportation)/ countryside/ essentials/ opposites/ animals/ parts of the body.
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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 Saudi 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
Car Services Abu Diyab Est. Tel: +966-2-6677779 Alpha Rent a Car Tel: +966-2-6974459 Avis Tel: +966-2-6855544 Al-Zaman Group Tel: +966-2-6914693 Daleel Tel: +966-2-6719219 Discovery Tel: +966-2-6714475 Fernas Tel: +966-2-6595000 Formula Tel: +966-2-6621213 Hanco Tel: +920001844 Hertz Tel: +966-2-6040339 Hessen for Rent Car Tel: +966-2-6430295 Khozama Est. Tel: +966-2-6317177 Key Rent a Car Tel: +966-2-6831236 92 DESTINATION JEDDAH
Modacar Tel: +920005555 Smart Care Tel: +966-533500077 V. Cool Tel: +966-2-6396969
Embassies & Consulates E: Embassies C: Consulates
ALGERIA E: Tel: +966-1-4887171 C: Tel: +966-2-6985035 Aramex Tel: +920027447 C: Tel: +966-2-6985034 Clex ARGENTINA Tel: +920009191 E: Tel: +966-1-4652600 DHL AUSTRALIA Tel: +8003450000 E: Tel: +966-1-4887788 Fedex AUSTRIA Tel: +966-2-6714636 E: Tel: +966-1-4801217 TNT Express BAHRAIN Tel: +966-2-6678888 E: Tel: +966-1-4880044 UPS C: Tel: +966-2-6076770 Tel: +966-2-6392393 BANGLADESH E: Tel: +966-1-4195300 Delivery C: Tel: +966-2-6878465 Autlob w Atmanna BELGIUM Tel: +920001120 E: Tel: +966-1-4880044 Khedmaty Khedmtak C: Tel: +966-2-6076770 Tel: +966-500777773 BRAZIL Yalla Utlob E: Tel: +966-1-4880018 Tel: +920011755 C: Tel: +966-2-6603874 Tedalal C: Tel: +966-2-6603866 Tel: +966-2-6580000 BRITAIN Ground E: Tel: +966-1-4880077 C: Tel: +966-2-6225550 Transportation BURKINA FASO Alo Sayyara E: Tel: +966-1-4652244 Tel: +966-2-6677621 C: Tel: +966-2-6744547 Tel: +966-505657387 Apex Luxury Chaffeur Service BRUNEI E: Tel: +966-1-4560814 Tel: +920011755 C: Tel: +966-2-6724343 SAPTCO CAMEROON Tel: +966-2-6474900 Te’le’ Car E: Tel: +966-1-4880022 Tel: +966-2-6679689 C: Tel: +966-2-6804541 Tel: +966-534050910 CANADA E: Tel: +966-1-4882288 Business Services C: Tel: +966-2-6530434 Venue Executive Club CHINA Tel: +966-2-6061010 E: Tel: +966-1-4832126 www.venueint.com C: Tel: +966-2-6605113 DSL NET CZECH REPUBLIC Atheer E: Tel: +966-1-4503617 Tel: +966-2-6839333 DENMARK Nesma E: Tel: +966-1-4880101 Tel: +966-2-2567998 C: Tel: +966-2-6672222 SPS Tel: +966-2-6824556 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
Belleview Executive Compound Al-Amal St., Near Jeddah Preparatory School Tel: +966-2-6547666 www.belleviewcompund. com Belleview 2 Compound Near King Faisal Specialist Hospital Tel: +966-2-6642636 Binzagr Villa Compound Al Azizeyyah, Madinah Rd., One block after Lexus Showroom Tel: +966-2-6642636 Elite 2 Compound Near Jeddah International Souk Tel: +966-2-6681111 www.elitecompounds.com Elite Compound Near Jeddah International Souk Compounds Tel: +966-2-6610930 www.elitecompounds.com Abir Compound Fatima Compound Prince Sultan St., Near Corniche, Behind Near Saudia City Business Park Tel: +966-2-6522358 Tel: +966-2-6515416 Al-Andalus Luxury Villas Garden City Compound Tahliyah St. behind Suzuki Palestine St., Behind AlShowroom Nakheel Bldg Tel: +966-2-6695154 Tel: +966-2-6607590 Al-Aoun Village www.hhaproperty.com.sa Al Bawadi, Near Al-Mirabi Al-Hajrayn Village Mercedes Benz Corniche, Near A-Bilad Hotel Tel: +966-2-2563381 Tel: +966-2-6943464 Arabian Homes www.alhajrayn.com Al Bawadi Dist. Hiba Compound Tel: +966-2-6822201 Al-Hamraa, Ibrahim Adham www.arabian-homes.com St., Near Tarik Binladen Aromary Village Hospital Heraâ€™a St., Behind Al-Rajhi Tel: +966-2-6650819 Tel: +966-2-6940086 Kindi Housing Compound Al Basateen Village Al Rabwah, North Jeddah Next to Continental Tel: +966-2-6916219 School, Off Prince Sultan Lotus Compounds St. Al Hamra, Al-Naeem, AlTel: +966-2-6944015 Rihab, Contact PMDC 94 DESTINATION JEDDAH
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 North of Hotel Sheraton Tel: +966-2-6991231 Al-Manar Compound Al Safa, Prince Metab St., Near Al-Jedani Hospital Tel: +966-2-6938770 Al-Mubarakiah Village East Jeddah, King Abdullah St. Near Abraq Al-Raghama Tel: +966-2-6400158 Mura Bustan Compounds Tel: +966-2- 6910041 Nada Village Prince Majed St., Near Baud Telecom Tel: +966-2-6920099 Al-Najia Compounds Madinah Rd., Besides SAS Radisson Hotel Tel: +966-2-6518178 Nueva Andalucia Al-Rawdah, Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6823434 www.andalucia.com Raytheon Compound Opp. Saudi German Hospital Tel: +966-2-6518178 www.raytheon.com Reem Compound Al-Salamah, Saqr Al-Quraish 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 Hypermarket Tel: +966-2-6400253 www.salmiacompund.com Sari Palms Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6607590 www.hhaproperty.com.sa/ saripalm. Saudia City Al-Khaledeyyah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6820030 www.saudicity.com Shaker Village Compound Al-Hahdah, Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6991840 Sharbatly Village Prince Majed St., North of Jeddah Tel: +966-2-6910828 www.sharbatlyvillage.com Siham Compund Al-Rawdah, Near Saudi Binladen Group Tel: +966-2-6426431 Sunset Residence Al-Rowdah St., Near Jeddah Int. Market Tel: +966-2-6604276
Kindergarten ABC School Tel: +966-2-6988827 Ambassadors School Tel: 800-124-9000 Web: www.ambassadorsschools.com Building Blocks Tel: +966-2-6060755 Mob: +966-5-41525616 Childhood Spring Tel: +966-2-6607533 Creative Childhood Summer School Tel: +966-2-6077224 Mob: +966-5-04390998 IPS (Innovators Private School)
Tel: +966-2-6980685 Mob: +966-569490403 Jack N Jill Mob: +966-507369963 Junior’s & Mom’s Mob: +966-504313440 Mob: +966-551796254 Kids Campos Tel: +966-2-6642351 Kids Time Nursery Tel: +966-2-6543111 Mob: +966-569693794 Little Smarties Tel: +966-2-6061913 Mama et Moi Mob: +966-550569333 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 www.al-byan.com Al-Fasial International School Tel: +966-2-6761955 www.alfaisal-school.com Al-Waha International School Tel: +966-2-6729660 www.alwahaschool.com The British International School Tel: +966-2-6990019 www.continentalschool.com Coral International School Tel: +966-2-6832002 www.coralschool.net Dar Al Fikr School Tel: +966-2-6311118 (Boys) Tel: +966-2-6311117 (Girls) www.fikr.sch.sa Dar Al-Hanan School Tel: 920029669 Dar Al-Ruwaad School Tel: +966-2-6592225 Dar Jana International School Tel: +966-2-6648315 www.djis.edu.sa Global International School Tel: +966-2-6523444 Tel: +966-2-6144101 ( KG ) www.gis.sch.sa Jeddah International School Tel: +966-2-6061253 www.jischool.org Jeddah Knowledge School Tel: +966-2-6620174 www.jks.edu.sa
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Jeddah Preparatory & Grammar School Tel: +966-2-6542354 www.jpgs.org Manarat Jeddah School Tel: +966-2-6730225 www. manaratjeddahschools.com My little house Tel: +966-2-6652490 www.mylittlehouse-sa.com Thamer International School Tel: +966-2-6680747 www.tis-edu.com
Social Service Organizations Charitable Society for the memorization of the Qura’n Tel: +8002442777 www.qj.org.sa Charity Society in Jeddah Al-Zahra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6391100 Charitable Services for the Care of Cancer Patients Al-Rowais Dist. Tel: +966-2-6511373 Committee for Social Services and Health Tel: +966-2-6875521 firstwelfaresociety.org.sa Committee for the Welfare of Prisoners and Their Families Tel: +966-2-219 7767 / 920006065 pcare.org.sa Enabling Marriage & Family Support Foundation Al-Nozla Dist. Tel: +966-2-6811168/ 920000900 Faisaliah Women’s Charitable Foundation Al-Rowais Dist. Tel: +966-2-6535000 Friends of the Heart Foundation in Jeddah Behind Al-Tahlia Station Tel: +966-2-6658384 King Abdul-Aziz Shelter for Abused Women & Children Tel: +800116066 www.7imayah.org Maharat Center Madinah Rd. Tel: +966-2-6656218 www.maharat.org 96 DESTINATION JEDDAH
Majid Bin Abdulaiz Foundation for Development & Social Services Al-Shate’e Dist. Tel: +966-2-6062959 Ministry of Social Affairs Tel: +966-1-4778888 mosa.gov.sa/portal/ National Charitable Foundation for Blood Donation Tel: +966-2-6905008 National Society for Human rights Tel: +966-2-6222261 www.nshrsa.org Princess Fawziah Center for Women & Children Tel: +966-2-6369891 firstwelfaresociety.org.sa Saudi Environmental Society Murjaan Dist. Tel: +966-2-6996193 www.sens.org.sa Society Friends Charitable Foundation Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6919999 The School of Etiquette Tel: +966-505558703 www.etiquetteschool-sa.com Wedad Charity Foundation Tel: +966-2-2753377 www.wedad.org 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
Universities College of Business Administration (CBA) Tel: +966-2-2159000/2159009 (Boys’ section) Tel: +966-2-6900671/6900238 (Girls’ section) www.cba.edu.sa Dar Al-Hekma College Tel: +966-2-6303333 www.daralhekma.edu.sa Effat College Tel: +966-2-6364300 www.effatcollege.edu.sa Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies Tel: +966-2-6355882/6356555 www.ibnsina.edu.sa
Jeddah College of Technology Tel: +966-2-6370387 www.jct.edu.sa Jeddah Community College Tel: +966-2-2870026 www.jcc.kau.edu.sa Jeddah Teacher’s College Tel: +966-2-6914620 (KAUST)King Abdullah University of Science and Technology www.kaust.edu.sa King Abdulaziz University Tel: +966-2-6400000 www.kau.edu.sa Prince Sultan Aviation Academy Tel: +966-2-6862997 www.fo.sv.net Prince Sultan College for Tourism and Hotel Sciences Tel: +966-2-2844425 Tel: +920016165 www.pscj.edu.sa
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