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Issue 27 April 2011


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Celebrating Beautiful Weather March saw Jeddahwis spoilt for choice with all sorts of fun festivals and events to enjoy…many of them held outdoors to take advantage of the lovely weather. From the Fainak Festival to the American School of Jeddah’s Annual Festival to the thoroughly enjoyable Coffee Fest – there was plenty for families to enjoy. The Jeddah Twestival was rather more a edifying event, but it was exciting to learn about the power of global social networking. Harnessing the positive energy of individuals is the goal behind a new section in DJ called ‘Jeddah’s Change-Makers’; we will introduce a local visionary and celebrate his/her accomplishments, this issue we introduce Dr. Walid Fitaihi. Watch this space every month for a glimpse into the possibilities ahead... As we celebrate April, our thoughts naturally turn to Earth Day which is celebrated on April 22. Let’s pledge to make every day ‘Earth Day’ by doing something positive. Whether it’s picking up trash or recycling or simply conserving electricity...every little bit helps preserve our planet. This issue’s collection of articles span a wide spectrum of topics, so there’s something exciting for everyone. From a first-person narrative of a trip to Madain Saleh to a review of a Saudi doctor/artist’s Ahmed Mater latest collection, in addition to the latest style trends, new restaurant reviews, and travel tips – you’ll find DJ’s April full of ideas to keep you busy. Think outside the box and explore a new neighborhood of Jeddah or spend time enjoying the Red Sea coast…so let us help you uncover some hidden treasures this month…Jeddah is on your doorstep just waiting for you to explore.

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Featured Content

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Dining: Belajio

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Style Gets Edgy with LG

Readers’ Feedback, Poll, & City Facts

In The Spotlight

Fainak festival, Jeddah Twistival and Coffee festival

Business

Jeddah’s who’s who, Dr. Walid Fitaihi

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Explore KSA

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Arts & Entertainment

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Fashion & Shopping

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Red Sea Coast

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Dining Around Town

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Travel Trends

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Healthy Living

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Time Busters

Madain Saleh & Yanbu

Ahmed Mater

Men & Women Fashion Picks

Marsa Al-Ahlam, Whale Sharks

Foul & Dugga, Sushi, El-Porto, Belajio

Plan your summer!

Green Living

TV Shows, Youtube Channels & Book review! Useful Arabic Words

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DIRECTORY

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Useful Information

Fashion & Shopping:

36 Arts & Entertainment 48 Fashion & Shopping 57 Beach Resorts & Dive Shops 68 Restaurants 76 Travel 79 Religious Directory 86 Health & Beauty 92 General

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Useful Information Word on the street

Reader’s Feedback

We’re always happy to hear from our you! Opinions, stories, comments, feedback and suggestions from our readers are what made DJ what it is today. Ms. Enas and the DJ Team, Good day and Mabuhay! What a heart warming issue you have for this month. Yes its very important to honor our mom and celebrate mother’s day and do something special for them. But i believe mother’s day must not be celebrated only once a year but everyday of the year. Lets all be reminded that our mother gave us the most significant gift in this wold, and that is what we called LIFE! A Loving Son, Gary A. Ayuste

POLL OF THE MONTH Q: What do you crave most when you’re out of town ?

Albaik 32% Shawarma 19% Home made food 35% Foul + Tamees 6% Kabsa 0% Other 6%

Next Month’s Question: Q: How far in advance do you plan your summer vacation? To participate in next month’s poll, visit the Destination Jeddah Magazine page on Facebook. 4

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Dear DJ, I wanted to tell you that you people are doing a great job bringing out the real beauty of Jeddah. I was always in love with Jeddah, but my heart caught a new sight of it since I started reading your magazine. Sahil A. Dear DJ, I wanted you to know that I really enjoyed reading your magazine during my brief visit to Jeddah. I used it as my city guide!! I imagine that even as a local, I would still find it useful! Great Job! Alexia

DJ Suggests… Keep a First Aid Kit in Your Car

The definition of an emergency is any situation which poses an immediate risk to life or property – a situation which requires urgent action.  Your best chance of surviving an emergency unscathed is to be prepared.  One easy solution is to keep a first aid kit in your car…it may sit unopened for years, but the one time you need it will be the time you thank God for your foresight. Here’s a quick list of first aid essentials to stock your kit: flashlight, blanket, water bottle, whistle, reflective warning sign, bandages, gauze and medical tape, tweezers, antiseptic ointment, cotton balls, tissues, aspirin, instant ice pack, and last but not least, a first aid instruction manual.  A pen and pad of paper are also handy in an emergency for taking down instructions or directions. 

Please send to feedback@destinationjeddah.com


Thoughts

to Ponder Clean water, clean air, clean food - we’re all concerned with cleanliness in our daily lives. But what happens when we step outside of our homes and are confronted with trash on our streets or in our children’s parks? The street cleaners hired by the municipality are underpaid and under-supervised, with the result that they are constantly searching for other sources of income, which is understandable under the circumstances. However this results in them neglecting the job for which they have been hired...trash continues to litter our streets and parks. DJ is inspired to raise this topic in the hopes that community leaders will address these ongoing concerns. The current anti-littering campaign highlights the responsibilities of all Jeddahwis to put trash where it belongs… in the trashcan. Cleaners employed by the municipality are charged with the job of street and park maintenance, no matter which neighborhood they’re deployed in – they should not be bribed or tipped in order for them to complete the job for which they’ve been hired. Supervisors should be vigilant in ensuring that the daily assignments of their team are completed to a high standard in order to fulfill the contract which the municipality has tendered. We look to Jeddah’s municipality to examine the current situation and do their utmost to raise the bar in this regard. Firm action is needed to implement immediate improvements in ALL of Jeddah’s streets and neighborhoods.

Thumbs up to... Fitaihi jewelry

The Fitaihi Jewelry line is a hallmark of their dedication to excellence. From their humble origins in 1887 as silversmiths in Makkah to one of Jeddah’s leading luxury retailers today, the Fitaihi family has proven their acumen in business. However it is their progressive move in 2003 of exclusively hiring women (as managers and employees) for their retail jewelry outlet in KSA which earns a Thumbs Up. Women are entering the workforce in greater numbers than ever before – they are intelligent, hardworking, and enthusiastic – they just need the opportunity to prove themselves. Let’s hope more companies follow the Fitaihi lead…especially retailers of lingerie, beauty products, and women’s clothing/accessories!

Thumbs down to... the presence of beggars in Jeddah

Beggars are a reality of life in cities around the world. Their existence can be a result of several factors: socio-economics, demographics, underdevelopment, corruption, poor governance, organized crime etc. or none of the above. People emigrate from poor countries to wealthy countries in order to improve their lives and lives of their children. This flow is impossible to completely prevent. So what is the solution? Jeddah, as the gateway to Islam’s two holiest cities, holds a unique status which unfortunately results in an inordinate number of underprivileged visitors who outstay their visas. Some of these people are reduced to begging on Jeddah’s streets for their survival.  As sad as their situation is, as often as generous Jeddahwis open their wallets…it is ultimately up to the municipality to humanely deal with this issue. They regularly repatriate illegal residents, but more must be done to reduce both the numbers of beggars and their continued presence on Jeddah’s streets. DESTINATION JEDDAH 5


Useful Information

City&

Country:

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - KSA Capital: Riyadh

Country

Fact Sheet

Head of State:

King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud Crown Prince: Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud Population: 29،207،277 (72% Saudi, 27% foreign)

Population Growth:

1.75% (approx. 2% per year) (55% are under the age of 20) Birth rate: 28.29 births/1,000 population (2010 est.) Area: 2,149,640 sq. km Major Cities: Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam. Holy Cities: Makkah, Madinah.

International Airports:

Jeddah: King Abdul Aziz Int’l. Airport (Airport Code: JED) 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

Location:

West coast of Saudi Arabia, on the Red Sea Distance between Jeddah & Makkah: 80km Distance between Jeddah & Madinah:405km

Inhabited Area:

1,500 sq. km - Largest urban center in the Makkah province Jeddah Population: 3.4 million and the 2nd largest city in Saudi Arabia.

Official Language:

Arabic. English is the second official language.

Major Arabic Newspapers: Al-Watan , Al Hayat, Al-Iqtisadiya, Al-Madinah. Major English Newspapers: Saudi Gazette, Arab News.

Important Dates:

National Day: September 23, 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)

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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:

Information/ Maintenance:

$$$$$$$$$$$$$

10AM - 1PM 5PM - 10/11PM

Currency:

Saudi Riyal (SR) - divided into 100 Halalas; Notes printed in 1 (one), 5 (five), 10 (ten), 20 (twenty), 50 (fifty), 100 (one hundred), 200 (two hundred), 500 (five hundred) Riyal denominations. Currency Exchange Rates: 1.00 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

Country Code:

966

City Codes:

01

Riyadh: Jeddah and Makkah: Dammam, Dahran, Alkhobar and Jubail:

Emergencies :

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 Alif alif

88.0 89.9 92.6 93.7 102.0 103.0 103.9 107.0 105.5 101.0

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......8004411110

Type Arabic pop Religious National News Western Music Arabic Pop Khaliji Music Western Music Techno Music Westren & Arabic Pop Arabic mix

Electricity: 110V and 220V

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

Transportation:

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.

TV

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

Bill$ The Basics of

By Dilara Hafiz

You’re settled in your job, your apartment, and your life. The money is coming in and all is well…but wait - you do remember that you have monthly bills to pay, right? All those niceties which you’re enjoying like electricity, water, satellite TV, telephone and even a car – all these services have a fee associated with them, just like in any other country of the world. Luckily, there are several options where bill-paying is concerned to make your life easier, so read on

. Pay in Person . Online Banking . Pay at ATM . Use SADAD Payment System

Pay in Person is pretty self-explanatory. You visit each individual utility office in order to pay your bills in person. This method is obviously the most timeconsuming as it requires trips to offices all over town, with the hassles of battling traffic, prayer time closings, unfamiliarity with navigating each office etc. Verdict: NOT RECOMMENDED Online Banking is a convenient, computerized approach to bill-paying which many people will already be familiar with based upon their home country’s practices. This method allows you to deal with bills in the privacy of your own home. It may take time to set up the initial payments, but once that’s done, then you can arrange for the bills to be paid automatically each month without having to lift a finger. But of course you must ensure that there are sufficient funds in your bank account to cover your monthly expenses. Verdict: RECOMMENDED 8

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Pay at ATM is a quick and easy method

of paying your bills when you’re at an ATM machine withdrawing money. Just click on ‘Other Services’ and then select ‘Bill Payment’. A directory of common utilities will appear and you click on the bills you want to pay. You must have your account number or bill number handy in order to complete these transactions, so clearly you need to think ahead and carry your paper bills with you at all times. Verdict: NOT REALLY RECOMMENDED

The SADAD Payment System is a relatively new, centralized system which seeks to facilitate the payment of bills using a variety of means: ATM, online banking, phone banking, and branch banking. You can set up all your payments through their website http://www.sadad.com/English/ SADAD+SERVICES/PayBills/ It’s self-explanatory and nationwide, plus includes all the major banks in KSA in order to expedite transfers and payments by individuals and businesses. Electronic bill paying is here to stay and SADAD makes it easy to do so, whether you bank at the branch where you pay your bills is no longer relevant. E-bill paying saves time and money – it’s the smart way to conduct commerce. Verdict: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Readers’ Settling In Adventures

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My dear Grandfather came to visit me in Jeddah recently, (he is 83 years old and has a long, white beard.) When we visited the big vegetable market, suddenly a Saudi security guard appeared and grabbed my Grandfather’s hand, touched his shoulder and started gently talking to him in Arabic!  Several other people approached him and behaved exactly the same way...we were very surprised by this behavior until a Saudi friend told us that these people thought that he was an important Imam or Sheikh from abroad!! Sandy Gisler

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It happened a year ago during my third day of stay here in Jeddah. I went to the nearest store from our villa to buy something to eat. When it was my turn to pay i asked the cashier how much do i have to give. He grabbed the food, looked at me and said ‘’SITA’’.Worried, confused, and blushing, I grab the vacant chair next to him and politely SIT. A young little boy approached me while laughing and said,’’ sadik, he was just asking you for six riyals sita means six’’. Still blushing, I walked back home practicing basic arabic counting from 1-10. The Blushing Shopper, Gary Ayuste

Do you have a ‘Settling In’ adventure to share with our readers? Help newcomers avoid the fauxpas 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: feedback@destinationjeddah.com with the Title: Settling In DESTINATION JEDDAH 9


Imported Goods

Big Tom Spiced Tomato Juice The spicy new flavor with a bold, satisfying taste - it’s a liquid, lowcalorie meal in itself or a perfect mixer for a fun, new drink.

Coffee-Mate Hazelnut Biscotti Coffee Creamer Coffee-Mate in an exciting new flavor combination - nutty hazelnut & savory biscotti. Transform your daily cup of coffee into an Italian experience.

Horlicks Malt Beverage A family favorite, try England’s famous hot bedtime drink for a deep, restful sleep. That familiar taste will transport you back to a simpler time... suitable for all family members

Sweets

Fizzy Sweet Fizzy Sweet gummy rope candy will be the candy of choice in your house once you open the bag. Sticky, sweet, and totally addictive - buy two bags because once they’re open - they’ll simply disappear!

Michel Cluizel’s Fine Chocolates A seductive, indulgent variety of premier chocolates...select from Michel Cluizel’s delicious dark chocolates or try the slab of Bovettis artisan chocolate studded with hazelnuts and noisettes.

Fruit Roll-Ups Treat your kids to a healthy snack instead of reaching for chips or candy. They’ll love these Fruit Roll-Ups full of Vitamin C and natural fruit flavor with only 50 calories per serving.

Organic Products

James White Organic Carrot Juice Bring this terrific new juice made from freshly pressed carrot juice home to your family! Lively and sweet - you’ll get a healthy portion of your daily requirement of fruits and vegetables from just one glass of juice.

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Gut & Gerne’s Knackebrot A delicious wholemeal rye crispbead which is the perfect vehicle for your favorite dip. Or try putting cheese, coldcuts, or vegetable spreads on top for a fun, new snack food. They’re crispy and strong enough to stand up to whatever topping you choose!

Gut & Gerne’s Creamer Kaffeesahnetheir Gut & Gerne’s Creamer Kaffeesahnetheir pourable creamer Kaffeesahne is the perfect addition to your coffee. Smooth, indulgent, and totally drinkable - you’ll find it difficult to stop after just one cup.


Manuel - Jeddah’s newest gourmet grocery store to satisfy all your imported luxury needs. From famous brands to organic products, come and explore what Manuel has to offer to enhance your weekly grocery shopping. The best of Europe, America, Australia, and Canada are now available on your doorstep!

Location: Heraa Mall . Tel: 026581555 Opening soon in China Town

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In The Spotlight

F is for... FAINAK, FESTIVAL & FUN!!!

Social event innovators Fainak recently organized an incredible event - The Equestrian Festival at the Al-Aseel Club. The festival spanned two evenings full of stage performances, booths, family activities, and civil society initiatives; over 3000 visitors were engaged and entertained beyond their wildest dreams. Sponsored by Saudi Airlines, but the brain-child of the visionaries at Fainak, this fun festival proves what is possible when a passionate, talented, and committed team of young people decides to be the change they want to see in the world.

Sponsored By

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Jeddah’s clearly full of talented performers… including Waheed Michel, an impressive Michael Jackson impersonator with all the right moves, a 10-member, hip-hop dance group from Makkah called West Side Soldiers, a guitarist all the way from Damam, and even a magician who performed jaw-dropping magic tricks. A wrestling team gave wonderful simulations of ‘Monster’ wrestling matches. One of the highlights of the talent show was Taneen Jeddah (Jeddah’s Dragon), the fire eater, who gave a daring, fire eating performance. The enthusiastic audience spread their blankets on the ground and enjoyed the evening’s entertainment while the cool breezes off the coast ensured comfortable DESTINATION JEDDAH 13


temperatures for the duration of the festival. Judging by the calls of “Encore! Encore!”, Jeddah’s entertainment scene will definitely be showcasing some of these performers at future events! There was so much to see and do at the festival, from the variety of food vendors filling the air with the tempting aromas of shawarmas, popcorn, and maneesh… to the lavish kids’ entertainment activities including jumping castles, face painting, pony rides, and arts and crafts tables. The ‘Princess Walk’ corner was popular amongst little girls – they had the chance to dress up in fancy dresses and tiaras and walk around the festival, ending up on stage for their ‘Princess Walk’. A big hit of the event was 10 year-old Dana Natto who debuted her ‘Dana Art’ arts and craft business to the public – she proves that you’re never too young to start your own business. There was also a tattoo corner for willing audience members, as well as graffiti artists who painted a huge board in a wonderful display of live art. The Jeddah Dance Crew, a well-loved, local dance crew, and Jeddah Fam J-Fam, one of the best hip hop and R&B bands, entertained the crowds with their unique sounds. A used book corner, where proceeds went to Mawakib Alajir, and a used items corner, where proceeds went to the Cancer Society, were opportunities for people interested 14 DESTINATION JEDDAH


in making useful purchases which would benefit those less fortunate members of society. The ever popular Bazaar section had an interesting variety of products on offer as well, from clothing, jewelry, and custom made t-shirts, edible goodies such as cupcakes and crepes. The festival would not have been possible without the help of several volunteer groups – thanks to ‘Change Your Life’ and Lil-Meastro, and the volunteers from Jeddah Knowledge School. Naqa’a thoughfully provided recycling bins to encourage green habits naturally and easily. Events such as this are great opportunities to recognize and reward talent in all its many forms – from onstage to behind the stage. It takes dedication and hard work to pull off such a successful event. Two thumbs up to Fainak! Jeddah is looking forward to more events like this. Sponsored By

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In The Spotlight

By Mohannad Sharawi

Jeddah hosted the first ‘Twestival’ – literally a ‘Twitter Festival’, a growing, global, social media event which combines information, entertainment, and fund-raising in one event. It took place at Bridges Café & Library on March 24, 2011 and was attended by people from all walks of life including charitable societies, educationalists, academic students, marketing figures, media representatives, and entrepreneurs . Twestival events are 100% organized by local volunteers in cities around the world and 100% of the money raised from these events goes directly to support local charities. The four dynamic speakers were Maha Taher, head of media relations at The Society of Majid Bin Abdul-Aziz for Development and Social Services, Hani Sabbagh, a social media expert, the marketing and communication expert, Ziad Jarrar and marketing guru, Said Aghil Baaghil.

According to Maria Mahdaly, the organizing supervisor of the event, “The Jeddah Twestival was only approved by the founder Amanda Rose less than a month ago. She said that she is very proud that the volunteers in Saudi Arabia could manage to successfully organize both the Jeddah and Riyadh Twestivals in such a short time.” Maria added, “I would like to thank all who have taken part in making this global event for fund raising successful and in turn brought it to the limelight in the Kingdom.” The speakers highlighted the various issues surrounding the use of social media in the public sphere – either for spotlighting humanitarian causes, encouraging communication, or even potentially political usage. The event ended with an open discussion where speakers fielded questions from the audience and offered their input on the future of social networking tools such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. The Twestival would not have been possible without the help of generous sponsors such as Twitemail, TDA, STC, Fainak, and Destination Jeddah. In addition, video sponsors Flip Video gave away 2 Minos, plus KAI GYM gave away 5 free one-month memberships. 16 DESTINATION JEDDAH


Coffee Week

Photography by Yousef Kurashi

Festival By Mohannad Sharawi

Have you ever sampled the many different kinds of coffee from the Middle East and Africa…all in one visit? Coffee from Saudi’s Western, Eastern and Central regions, along with coffees from Yemen, Sudan, Palestine, and Ethiopia were all available for sampling and purchase at the Coffee Week Festival held at the Westin Hotel. Organized by the JCCI, hundreds of coffee aficionados thronged the booths and enjoyed the cultural displays of folkloric shows, traditional dances, and competitions. According to Salima, an Ethiopian lady who was cooking traditional Ethiopian coffee, “We boil the coffee in a big kettle for ten minutes and serve it without sugar in the mornings and afternoons.” Sudanese coffee, sometimes called ‘Al Jabana’ is prepared in a totally different manner. The ground beans are put in a special pot called a ‘Sharagrag’. Ginger is added and the mixture is slowly cooked as the hot water is added gradually. Fatimah, a Sudanese expatriate participant, said, “The coffee maker usually sings traditional songs as he cooks the coffee.” Saleha, a Saudi lady from Makkah, talked about the special ‘Makkawi’ coffee called “Almond Coffee” which is only made and known in the Makkah region. “We add the medium roast ground coffee to milk, sugar, ginger, almond and cardamom,” she said. The Saudi ‘blonde’ coffee is popular across regions; however, the coffee in the Eastern area is little different because it is boiled with saffron. Coffee connoisseurs delight in coffee celebrations such as these where the aroma of fine blends mingles with the sounds of the coffee drinker’s sips of pleasure from the delicious black drink they covet on a daily basis. DESTINATION JEDDAH 17


Events & Happenings

Charity Garage Sale

By Rima Al-Mukhtar

The Linjawi residence has been hosting a charity garage sale since 2007. This effort is part yard sale and part charity drive and 100% about giving back to children who suffer from cancer.

“This is a brilliant way to urge people to clean their houses and see what they don’ t need anymore and donate it to people who might need it,” said Lamia Al-Yafi, coordinator of the garage sale. “Organizing a garage sale is like blending a social/fun activity and doing good at the same time,” she added. “The idea was my friend, Niveen Linjawi’s idea, she is driven by the passion to help other people in a creative way.” The yard sale contains second hand items ranging from handbags (designer brands and non-designer brands), women’s accessories, sunglasses, toys, books and magazines, CDs and DVDs and home accessories. “We never sell shoes or clothing for hygiene reasons,” said Al-Yafi. “All proceeds from the sale are donated to Al-Eman Cancer Society.” They are the umbrella which allows those involved with the garage sale to reach children suffering from cancer, therefore raising awareness and encouraging social responsibility. This event unites people together for a good cause. “It’s about letting people have the opportunity to actually get involved and do something productive for the community,” said Al-Yafi. “We also aim to teach people how to recycle, reduce and reuse through this sale because obviously, people are buying things that were previously owned by others, so nothing goes to waste. This shows that it’s 100% beneficial to both the society and the cancer society.”

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WHAT’S BEEN GOING ON...

Photography by Silwan Eshki

75,000 ENDORSE DOVE: Unilever Arabia’s Dove confidence campaign resulted in the collection of over 75,000 signatures from Saudi women in less than 60 days! On display was a large banner containing all of the signatures; Dove also provided free samples and gifts to the audience. Aqeel Angawi, Marketing Director of Unilever Saudi Arabia said, “This campaign emphasizes the quality of Dove, where we strive to provide the best.”

Photography by Yousef Kurashi

JEDDAH QUILT SHOW & ARTISANS FAIR: The 5th Annual Quilting Bees of Jeddah Quilt Show & Artisans Fair was another huge success. The variety and beauty of the handmade quilts on display were stunningly breathtaking. Vendors and customers alike enjoyed the lively atmosphere which was a celebration of the skillful talents of Jeddah’s residents.

ART & FASHION EXHIBITION AT ANA SPECIAL MALL: Ana Special Mall recently hosted an art exhibition collaboration between its tenants and the Arts & Skills Institute of Riyadh. Students from both the Diploma of Visual Art and the Diploma of Fashion Design created works that were on exhibition throughout the mall and in individual shops as well. Arts & Skills Institute is accredited by the Saudi Education Ministry and affiliated with Box Hill Institute in Australia.

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Photography by Silwan Eshki

Events & Happenings

LOLLIPOPS!: The opening of a new Lollipops store in Stars Avenue Mall was celebrated with a whimsical, fun tea party event. The latest in children’s designer wear and accessories is all available at this location - plus their unique interior decor is worth seeing in person. Both you and your kids will enjoy a visit to Lollipops.

AMERICAN SCHOOL CARNIVAL: Hundreds of people enjoyed the Annual American School Carnival on February 24, 2011. Events included a live Harley Motorcycle show, a car show, a talent show, food court and an around the world craft bazaar. Attendees played games, socialized, and enjoyed camel rides. FREE CLASSES BY WALL STREET INSTITUTE: The Wall Street Institute has offered one free month to all of its current students to celebrate the safe return of King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. The Executive Director, Sahal Sami Hefzi stated, “This step comes from our sense of social responsibility towards the citizens and to encourage them to pursue education to become leaders, develop their educational skills in English language and move them towards bright future prospects.” 20 DESTINATION JEDDAH


FASHION SHOW: Celebrated Saudi designer Yahya Al Bishri exhibited his new collection inspired by the juxtaposition of equestrian beauty with the human form. His long career in fashion has culminated in his desire to draw connections between cultures. He chose to focus on lesser known elements of Arabian culture through his depiction of the link between art and culture in a global context. DESTINATION JEDDAH 21


Events & Happenings UNIVERSAL MOTORS AGENCIES HOSTS AUSTRALIAN MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Universal Motors Agencies (UMA), the leading GM automobile dealership in KSA, hosted an Australian delegation headed by Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Mr. Kevin Rudd and Australian ambassador to KSA, Mr. Kevin Magee. The delegation was received by Shaikh Mohammed Salahuddin Abduljawad, UMA’s Chairman of the Board alongside senior executives from UMA. “The interest shown by the Australian delegation depicts the rapidly improving business and investment climate of KSA,” said Mr. Abduljawad. 

THAMER INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL & INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: The Thamer International School celebrated International Women’s Day. Red ribbon bracelets were distributed to all and inspirational paper flowers decorated the school’s campus. The history department directed a presentation about influential women, past and present. Ms. Najiha, school counselor and psychology teacher, said “This event was a way to honor the women who have influenced the world and to make everyone feel special.” EWAAN’S AL FAREEDA PROJECT: Ewaan Al Fareeda signed the infrastructure contract for Al Fareeda Project (Phases 1 & 2) with Al Basaami Trading & Contracting Co.  Ewaan’s CEO, Engineer Fahed Bin Mohammad Al Moutawe, said, “The company has always had a vision to serve the middle class by providing residential services with competitive prices.” The project aims to establish a modern, residential environment in the rapidly growing northern Jeddah - the project will offer all the basic lifestyle needs with elegance while providing a social coherence with Saudi values and traditions.

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Apr 3 - Apr 5 Saudi Healthcare and Hospital Forum

April 2011

Saudi Healthcare and Hospital Forum has the most developed healthcare system in the Middle East and one of the world’s highest per capita health expenditures. Venue: Jeddah Hilton Contact Number: +966-2-6590000 For more information: www.biztradeshows.com/trade-events/saudi-healthcare-hospital-forum

Apr 3 - Apr 5 Wellbeing / Saudi Healthcare

Wellbeing is the 3rd International Event of Products, Equipment and Services for Health, Fitness & Wellness targeting medical professionals and beauty consultants. Venue: Al Harithy Company for Exhibitions (Jeddah’s Center for Events and Forums) For more information: www.biztradeshows.com/trade-events/wellbeing

Apr 6 - Apr 15 My Project

An Initiative to Support Saudi Families Entrepreneurial Ambitions - this event will showcase locally made goods & services in order to encourage ‘Made in KSA’ products. Open from 5pm-12am daily. Venue: Serafi MegaMall Call: +966-562445588 Email: fatma@good-idea.com.sa

Apr 7 Access MBA Tour

The Access MBA One-to-One event offers quality, personalised services for MBA candidates. MBA, GMAT, TOEFL and Career counselling available, as well as One-to-One meetings. Venue: Movenpick Hotel Email: candidate@accessmba.com For more information: www.accessmba.com/?id=2110

Apr 7 - Apr 9 French Laser Show

Organized by the Biladi Group, for the 1st time in KSA, a Laser Show by a professional French team will be at Roshan Mall! Venue: Roshan Mall Contact: Yasser Hamzah 0541692255 or 0568426721

Apr 10 - Apr 13 2nd Annual District Cooling Saudi Arabia Summit

Explore potential cost/sustainability benefits, benchmark against regionally successful projects, learn regulatory/contractual requirements, see project economics, optimize planning/design & network with industry peers. Venue: Park Hyatt Jeddah For more information: www.iqpc.com/Event.aspx?id=450708

Apr 17 - Apr 20 HSDA Annual Design Symposium

The ultimate design conference by & for graphic designers & interior designers Time: 7pm -10pm Venue: Dar Al-Hekma College Facebook: HSDA: Annual Design Symposium

Apr 22 Earth Day

Apr 25 - Apr 28 Saudi Building & Interiors Exhibition

The (SBIE) is a significant event for producers and suppliers of gift and decoration products. Venue: Al Harithy Company for Exhibitions (Jeddah’s Center for Events and Forums) For more information: www.eventful.com/jeddah/events/saudi-building-interiors-exhibition-/ E0-001-029965799-3 Apr 27 - Apr 29 7th International Conference on Psychiatry Organized by Saudi German Hospital, Al-Amal Hospital, Saudi Psychiatric Assoc., Motmaenna Psychiatric Centre & in collaboration with Arab Fed. of Psychiatrists, World Psychiatric Assoc., Inst. of Psychiatry- Ain Shams Univ. & Egyptian Psychiatric Assoc. Venue: Intercontinental Hotel Call: +966-507377541 For more information: www.sghgroup.com/sghg-Events-en-Jeddah-55

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Business

Jeddah’s Who’s Who Dr. Walid Fitaihi, A Change Maker Jeddah’s Bridge-Builder Doctor, Administrator, Writer, Public Speaker, Interfaith Bridge-Builder… these labels all describe Dr. Walid Fitaihi, founder of the International Medical Center (IMC) in Jeddah, but perhaps the moniker which he is most proud of is simply ‘Muslim’.  He attributes his personal and professional success to God’s blessings; ultimately he is guided by the desire to please his Creator.

Profile: Who: Dr. Walid Fitaihi What: Founder & CEO of IMC, Doctor, Administrator, Visionary, Interfaith Leader, Writer, Speaker Where: Saudi Arabia & United States Qualifications: BS Structural Engineering, MD, MA Public Health Family: Married, blessed with 5 children 24 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Dr. Fitaihi combines his faith with his leadership to form a powerful base from which he envisions a bright future for not only his city, but for the global community at large.  An exemplary student who distinguished himself from his early days as a student in the US, he graduated first in his class (Magna Cum Laude) from George Washington University, followed by a medical degree which gave him the honor of being the first Saudi national to earn an M.D. from the US. He is board certified in Internal Medicine as well as Endocrinology and Diabetes, as well as the holder of a Master’s of Public Health in Health Policy and Management from Harvard School of Public Health, USA.


every member of staff, and by the ethos of excellence which proves that a paradigm shift in healthcare service is achievable in Saudi Arabia…it only requires vision and the dedication of people such as Dr. Fitaihi.

As Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of IMC, Dr. Fitaihi’s vision is “To pioneer a unique approach of healing the body, mind and soul by applying the best global healthcare standards and pursuing divine ethics.” To enhance the establishment of centers of excellence in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Fitaihi believes that IMC and future projects must set the right examples and make sure that these examples are clear and loud through perfecting them as modules of efficiency and excellence.  A visitor to Jeddah’s IMC will not fail to be impressed by the attention paid to the patient, by the overall quality of care provided by

Aspiring to serve Islam while in the US, Dr. Fitaihi took great pleasure in spending time engaged in interfaith dialogue in churches, synagogues, schools and universities after 9/11. He spearheaded programs to serve the communities in which he resided, as well as served on the Board of a new Islamic Society in Boston, Massachusetts. “ISB is a unique project. It’s a cultural center in all senses of the word. It has a school, a mosque, an interfaith center, and a media center. I felt the need to build bridges between the two cultures and I was able to see the beauty of all cultures I’ve been to. In the US, I spent a good amount of time trying to practice the concept in Islam which is “So you get to know each other.”

“O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other.” 49:13 Yusuf Ali Translation

“However, I believe that one’s true achievement is actually in his relations to others: his relation to His Creator, his relations to people close to him, and to all human beings around him” says Dr. Fitaihi. “Only then we are able to be the change we want to see in the world around us.” DESTINATION JEDDAH 25


Explore KSA

MyTripto

Madain Saleh & Yanbu with DiveXtreme

By Ben Leibing Photography by Thamer Habis

DiveXtreme, a group of local Jeddah diving instructors and natural adventurers, recently put together a weekend trip to the ancient site of Madain Saleh, followed by a day of diving off the coast at Yanbu. It was a whirlwind of excitement, visual awe, ancient sights, and magnificent diving. 26 DESTINATION JEDDAH


Day 1: Our multi-national group left in a car caravan, destination: The Radisson Blu at Yanbu. We were all a flurry of excitement until, about an hour and a half in to the trip, one of the cars died on the side of the highway outside of Thuwal. Mild panic from some of the ladies ensued upon being seemingly stranded in the middle of the night on a dark Saudi highway...but about 10 minutes later, the solution was found. Fuse Box. Reconnected. No problem. We reached the industrial town of Yanbu at about 9:30 pm Wednesday night, and were immediately struck by the almost eerie, futuristic glow of the gargantuan Aramco complex which accounts for not only half of the city’s size, but also for most of its economy. As we left the glow of the lights of the oil drums behind, old Yanbu greeted us with a feeling of serenity - more apropos of a small port town. Thamer Habis, our friend, driver, and leader of the group, pointed out some Yabu landmarks and gave us a minihistory of the town he grew up in. We arrived at the posh Radisson Blu and immediately dove into the savory outdoor buffet that awaited us tired group of roadtrippers. Excellent food, especially for a small town hotel. Thumbs up to the Radisson in Yanbu!

Day 2: After a 6am wake up, we loaded up to depart for another 4-hour leg to our anticipated destination: Madain Saleh, just on the outskirts of the ancient town of Al Ula. Shaking the tiredness off as the sun came over the rocky dunes, we got an up close look at some great sights: remote Bedouin society, rich palm tree gardens contrasting picturesquely against red rock mountains, and of course, the inevitable wild camels strolling across the road. But all this was just an appetizer. Pulling up to the archaeological preserve of Madain Saleh, the guards checked our ID’s carefully as Madain Saleh has been prone DESTINATION JEDDAH 27


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to break ins by illegal treasure hunters and archaeologists in the past. When the gates opened and we entered, my eyes immediately widened in wonder. The place was expansive! Highly reminiscent of the American SouthWest - but painted by the colors of an ancient world gone by. Some 2600 years old, Madain Saleh was built as the last settlement of the Nabateans, after the sister town of Petra in modern day Jordan to the north. To complement the size of Madain Saleh are the 40-plus ancient homes carved into the gigantic sandstone cliffs. These were truly incredible to see. Looming grand facades stood as the doorways to each house, decorated with perfectly symmetrical design of everything from pillars, to arches, to architecturally perfect step designs - all painstakingly carved into the rock face! And as you step through the immaculately carved doorways into the dimly lit houses of old, one can truly feel the history. Some people even say the place is haunted, and I can believe it. I half expected Indiana Jones to come strolling out at any minute…such was the ancient atmosphere of the place. Madain Saleh: it is as grand as it is mythical.

Day 3: We took off the next day from AlAhlam Marina just as the morning sun started to heat up, heading out in two boats for the hour’s ride to the Iona wreck. I was stoked, as this was my first wreck dive! The wreck was massive, some 20 meters in length, and just as deep. Some of the more advanced divers descended to the dark depths while I - still the resident newbie - had to content myself with tooling around the upper deck. But just seeing the mass and size of the thing, in addition to spotting a few beautiful Parrot and Clown fish, was thrill enough for me. PS: The first time I met Thamer was outside of the Red Sea Divers shop on King Abdulaziz St. He was smiling, smoking a cigarette, and wearing a shirt that read: “I’ve been single, married, and divorced. Now I just dive.” I immediately thought, “This is my kind of guy!” As he showed me into the shop to begin training, I was immediately impressed with his demeanour of warm professionalism - a characteristic that I’ve seen him continue to display as we have embarked on several great group dive trips over the past few weeks. Thanks Thamer! DESTINATION JEDDAH 29


Arts &

Entertainment

Shellatna: Our Group…Our Voice By Rima Al-Mukhtar

Launched in 2009, Shellatna is a show made especially for young Saudis between 15 and 25 currently airing on Al-Aan Channel. Shellatna in means “Our Group” – this youth-focused-show is presented by a group of ten Saudi young men and women who aim to broadcast their voices to the local Saudi community and then to the whole world. Each of the young TV presenters discusses a specific topic according to his/her knowledge. Terad, one of Shellatna’s presenters says, “Our team is trained for the purpose of speaking without fear or hesitation, expressing our opinions, and different point of views, as well as, the opinion of the public, especially the youth generation.”   Shellatna’s main topics are the issues and obstacles that Saudis face growing up. The hosts try to encourage honest and bold opinions with possible solutions. “The show’s diversity juggles between fashion, design, make-up, music, movies, and culture, to an opposite extreme, such as, cars, race, sport, video games and travel,” says Haneen, another Shellatna host. So far, Shellatna have aired 83 episodes, plus some special episodes aired in response to events like Jeddah’s floods, Saudi National Day and other events held in Jeddah, Riyadh and Saudi’s Eastern region. 30 DESTINATION JEDDAH

 All ten presenters are Saudis, which makes them emotionally and mentally closer to their target audience. “As part of Saudi society, we know exactly what the youth are looking for. This way we talk about everything they want to hear, say, and discuss, and give the youth a free space to express their feelings, interests and deliver their voice to the community,” said Amal, Shellatna’s presenter.   Social media plays an important role in Shellatna’s show as it connects the show’s presenters to the public. “The facebook fan page reached over 17,000 members. The majority of them are active and are constant supportors of the show,” said Salma, Shellatna’s presenter. “We have opened a window for them to share their feelings, opinions, and thoughts without fear of objection or rejection.”


Pets In Need By Nour Al Saleh

 Pets in Need – an organization that works towards improving the welfare of ALL Jeddah’s animals.

A non-profit-based organization started by Sonja Svensek; PIN is on a mission to spread the message of ethical treatment towards animals and to help re-home them in better shelters. Sonja tired of hearing pet abuse stories, so she decided to do something to make a difference. “In  2008, it became clear to me that people needed to be informed about the responsibilities involved in treating an animal, taking care of a pet and their options if they could no longer care for their pet, ‘’ says Sonja. She contacted veterinary clinics in Jeddah and went on photography missions to take pictures of the animals that were left there, homeless and abused. PIN’s facebook group started posting their own pictures along with information of petsthey had or knew that needed help. PIN is not only targeted at those who own animals, on the contrary, many people who don’t own a pet are still concerned about the way animals are treated. Members of PIN frequently check pet stores to visit the animals and ensure water is available at all times,

that food is given and to encourage that animals must be taken out of their cages and played with. These animals cannot speak for themselves. They cannot tell you the excruciating conditions they were put through or how they were unable to swallow food because their owner kept their collar so tight or beat them into submission where they suffered a life full of pain, or were tied to a tree in their back garden where scraps were thrown to them. Sonja believes that PIN is the change the community will benefit from by raising awareness to ensure that people know that abusing an animal is not correct – from any perspective. According to the spirit and overall teachings of Islam, causing unavoidable pain and suffering to the defenseless and innocent creatures of God is not justifiable under any circumstances. Islam wants us to think and act in the positive terms of accepting all species as important members of communities… just like ours.

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Arts &

Entertainment

Magnetism II

Physician & Artist Extraordinaire Ahmed Mater Al-Ziad Aseeri was born in 1979 in Tabuk, a city in the north west of KSA. Married to fellow artist Arwa Yahya Al Neimy, he now lives and works in Abha in southern KSA. He combines his two talents apparently effortlessly and has achieved international recognition for his work as one of KSA’s pre-eminent artists. But it is his passion for his fellow man which inspires his greatest work‌his work as a doctor. He spent the first part of 2010 working with the World Health Organization (WHO) on the militarized border between Yemen and Saudi Arabia, treating injured soldiers from both sides of the conflict. 32 DESTINATION JEDDAH


Evolution of Man

His work is in the collection of the British Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art and is inspired by his education and life as a medical doctor, as well as by his traditional upbringing in Saudi culture. His journey from a rural community to becoming a successful practicing doctor and contemporary artist brings a compelling originality to his impressive body of work. Ahmed’s ‘Yellow Cow’ and ‘Evolution of Man’ series showcases his originality as well as his desire to return to the roots of an idea in order to fully explore the implications of modern culture on traditional imagery and concepts.

After graduating from King Khalid University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S), he achieved overnight fame when his X-Ray painting was purchased by the British Museum. The following year, Ahmed was invited by the US State Department to take part in the International Visitor Leadership Program in Washington, D.C. He was instrumental in co-curating the ‘Edge of Arabia: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia’ exhibit which is currently touring the world. www.ahmedmater.com Yellow Cow

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CC TV

Antenna Blue

Ahmed Mater plans for 2011 include:

· Book Launch in New York (March) · Book launch in Dubai (March) · Participation in Edge of Arabia Dubai and Traffic Gallery at Art Dubai.(March) · Donation of artwork to Christies Auction to benefit Edge of Arabia (April) · Exhibition in Germany (May) · Inclusion in LA County Museum of Art exhibition ‘Gifts of the Sultan’ (June) · Inclusion in exhibition in Venice Biennale (June) Illumination XV & XVI

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Bookstores

Libraries

Fun & Recreation

Museums & Art Venues

Arts & Entertainment

Directory Bookstores

Fun & Recreation

Al-Fanous Bookstores Tel: +966-2-6553897 Al-Khair Bookstores Tel: +966-2-6936318 Al-Maktaba Stores Tel: +966-2-2562187 Al-Obeikan Bookstores Tel: +966-2-6927018 / 920020209 Dar Al-Mareekh Bookstores Tel: +966-2-6524682 Jarir Bookstores Tel: +920000089 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

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 Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-2-2180081 Funtime Pizza Tel: +966-2-6555992 Fun Day Tel: +966-2-2635487 Ice Land Tel: +966-2-6626666 IN10SO Tel: +966-2-2844992 Jeddah Lanes Tel: +966-2-6636381/ 6690343 Jungle Land Tel: +966-2-2881111 Kid’s Cafe Tel: +966-2-2634888 Mob: +966-555651653 Kid’s Castle Tel: +966-2-2634760 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 Vi Kids Club Tel: +966-2-2616899 Vortex Tel: +920009550

Libraries CBA Library Tel: +966-2- 6900671 Effat Library Tel: +966-2-6364300 Jeddah Public Library Tel: +966 2-6363920 Mirza Library Tel: +966-2-6721063 My Library Tel: +966-2-2631709

Museums & Art Venues Al-Alamia Gallery Tel: +966-2-6635107 Al-Tayebat International City Museum for Sciences & Knowledge Sitteen St. Tel: +966-503601376 www.altayebatcity.com 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

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Fashion & Shopping

Stella McCartney Iris wool blazer SR 4,482

ANITA KO spike 14-karat gold stud earrings SR 1,125

LG P2010 Available at Extra SR 2,999

Diane kordas 18-k rose gold diamond necklace SR 3,732

Who says technology has to be clunky? With LG’s newest offering, the P210, sharp minimalist style is at your fingertips every day. Think of this digital addition to your wardrobe as a style staple! With a revolutionary Slim Bezel design, the P210 maximizes screen space and acts as the perfect accessory to for any female who likes her professionalism with a dash of business-chic. Pair with this sharp Antonio Berardi Houndstooth dress for a new take on the digital clutch - just as practical as it is stylish. As for the shoes, who can say “No” to these delicious Jimmy Choo leather pumps? Stella McCartney Jasmine tailored Another fantastic option is this sharp neutral Stella McCartney pants straight-leg pants suit paired with this gorgeously airy chiffon top. For those on-the-go SR 1,969 meetings, tuck your notebook into Fendi’s luxurious Peekaboo tote.

Antonio Berardi Houndstooth stretch-cotton dress SR 6,506

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The P210, which is the winner of the prestigious iF Product Design Award, is the must-have for fashionistas who value function and form equally. With uncompromising performance, a 4 GB memory, longlasting battery, this style revolution in computing runs Windows 7 Home Premium, making sure you’ll get the job done and look good doing it.

P ROMOTION

Jimmy Choo Lennox patent-leather pumps SR 1,857

Fendi Large Peekaboo brushed-python tote SR 25,575


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Fashion & Shopping

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FALCONIERE Chanelier Swarovski embellished necklace SR 2, 210

CUTLER AND GROSS Oval-frame acetate sunglasses SR 1, 687 FALCONIERE Swarovski embellished leather cuff SR 2, 266 DAISY KNIGHTS 22-karat gold-vermeil ball stud earrings SR 600

MUI MUI MatelassĂŠ leather clutch SR 5, 437

MULBERRY Bayswater leopard-print bag SR 9, 035 VIONNET Sequin-embellished suede and satin flat sanda

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ONE VINTAGE Caitlyn Dress SR 8, 493

JIMMY CHOO Private patent-leather sandals SR 3, 562


AURÉLIE BIDERMANN 18-karat gold-dipped swan feather earrings SR 4, 875

ROBERTO CAVALLI Serpent brass bracelet SR 1, 960

VERSACE Krios watch

LANVIN Happy Medium python shoulder bag SR 9, 459

LANVIN Patent-leather ballerina flat SR 1, 856

AURELIE BIDERMANN 18 Karat gold dipped lace cuff SR 5, 661

BOTTEGA VENETA Knot intrecciato satin clutch SR 4, 575 REED KRAKOFF Faux-wrap satintwill dress SR 4, 390

JIMMY CHOO Mercury calf hair sand SR 3, 650

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SELIMA OPTIQUE Red-Framed Optical Glasses SR 1,339

TOBY SR 1200, price can range from 400 to 800 depends on fabric ALFRED DUNHILL Side Car Leather Briefcase SR 4,960

COLE HAAN Air Adams SR 742

LG MOBILES SR 366

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SAMSUNG’s New Value-Packed, Compact Cameras SR 399

BALENCIAGA Lightweight Quilted Gilet SR 3, 543

PERSOL Steve Mcqueen Folding Sunglasses SR 1,441

YVES SAINT LAURENT Straight Jeans SR 1, 681

FOUGERE ROYALE for Men ASTON MARTIN Virage Check with dealership

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Fashion & Shopping

Gifts & Souvenirs 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.

AMAL AL-SULTAN

By Silwan Eshki

If you’re looking for unique, hand-crafted home accessories or that perfect baby gift, keep Amal Al Sultan’s website in mind. She has created beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces using quilting techniques, embroidery embellishments, and appliques to items ranging from coasters, bibs, blankets & much more. Prices for coasters begin at SR1200, while most of the doilies begin at SR500.

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JASMINE BOX

Jasmine Box is a lovely home accessories store with feminine touches. Find this charming tea pot with accompanying cup for SR220 - compact, yet stylish and unique - it’s the perfect gift or indulgent purchase for yourself. These Oriental dolls will add a colorful, exotic touch to a desk or dressing table for SR80

NAHLA ELKHEREIJIl

Location: Rawdah St , Stars Avenue Mob: +966-2-6685533

These all-in-one, versatile prayer garments keep you covered and modest while you pray. In comfortable stretch fabrics such as cotton jersey - keep a few handy for visitors as well. Available in a variety of colors and styles to suit all ages - only SR280. facebook: Nahla Elkhereiji Tel: +966-504608082

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Fashion & Shopping

APPLE’S NEW iPAD 2

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!

You have to check it out! With front and rear cameras and a 1GHz dual-core A5 chip with blazing fast graphics at the same old price, this new gadget is the must-have item for all techies. It’s thinner, lighter, and its new cover is basically a magnetic flap which not only protects the front, but automatically wakes and puts the iPad to sleep according to whether it’s open or closed.

GADGETS

SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB - SR 2,449 The new Samsung Galaxy Tab is fully equipped with Arabic as a native language, it may even influence the importance of the Arabic language worldwide, especially amongst Muslims. It offers Arabic content in applications on social media and access to Islamic websites. One of the main features is the Samsung’s Noor Applications, which include 10 apps to help enhance the lifestyle of Muslims in the MENA region. This application comes with the Al Sunna, Al Doaa, Mobile Quran, Prayer Times, and others. Technology, Arabic and the Muslim lifestyle all in one device...Samsung may have gotten it right! 44 DESTINATION JEDDAH


APP MUST FRUIT NINJA Ninjas swords are sharp enough to cut through anything. Technically only one rule, hack and slash all varieties of fruits. Swipe your finger across the screen to slash and splatter fruit like a Ninja slashes with a katana. But beware of bombs — hit one and your juicy quest ends. That is the way of the true, juicy “Fruit Ninja.”

GAME REVIEW NEED FOR SPEED SHIFT 2: available for PC, PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 The follow-up to 2009’s Need For Speed: Shift takes one more step away from the franchise’s arcade roots, focusing heavily on a more authentic racing experience. Shift’s signature feature is a helmet camera that simulates jarring crashes. The racing simulation Shift 2 Unleashed has just been released.

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Fashion Designers

Florists, Plants

Furniture

Shopping Malls

Fashion & Shopping

Directory Boutiques Al-Jadila Boutique Tel: +966-2-2841249 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

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Fatima Abed Tel: +966-554369993 Gardenia Hafez Tel: +966-506666230 Hanaa Samman Tel: +966-505350958 Maha Ghalayeni Tel: +966-506661634 Manar Al-Rawi Tel: +966-569169923 Meriam Arab Tel: +966-503333128 Mona Abulfaraj Tel: +966-505652018 Nawal Maimani Tel: +966-2-6606502 Niyaah Tel: +966-500545455 Rania Khogeer Tel: +966-555532571 Rana Ismail Tel: +966-556666881 Rotana Alhashimi Tel: +966-554598449 Sahar Serafi Tel: +966-505622515 Salma Rudwan Tel: +966-504627012 Shaza Khayali Tel: +966-500909321 Thanaa Addas Tel: +966-504664288 Turki Jadallah Tel: +966-506677800 Wed Bogary Tel: +966-504634001

Florists, Plants

Furniture

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

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

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Jeddah Mall Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6678666 Shops: Al-Musali & AlRaies, 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 Shops: Budget, Chic Boutique, Chole, Femi.9, Lerre, Lifestyles, Mavi, PaperMoon, Quik Sliver, Roxy, Sport Look Le Mall Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6600111 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

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Evening Summer Collection

Mall of Arabia Al-Haramein Rd. Tel: +920009550 Supermarket: Panda Shops: Abu Sharaf, Accesorize, Adams, Adidas, Ahmad Abdulwahed, Alpha Opticals, Alshaya, Balad, Bershaka, Blue Age, Bonia, Boots, Brics, BSB, BSX, C&B, C&K, Cameui, Camille’s Sidewalk, Carters, Celio, Chad Valley, Coast, D-FP-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. Tel: +966-2-2571217 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

JEDDAH 48 DESTINATION Le Chateau on Tahlia St. +966-2-2511063/+966-540884744

King Rd. Tel: +966-2-2151551 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, Roshana Center Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2634899 Shops: 4U4Ever, Abo Moammar, Adolfo Dominguzs, Aire Barcelona, Al Homaidi Watches, Al Naghi Jewellery, AMH, Armand Basi, Baby Fitaihi, Bayana, Biggie Best,Bimba & Lola,


Blanco, ByBasi, Comfort Zone, Dandara, Diktons Barcelona, Extra Ordinary, Fairooz, Fityani, Gara Roufa, Her Majesty, Jade Jewellery, Jounah, La Femme Chic, Lights, Linen Chest, Little Book, Lolaetmoi, Lorina, Majed Saleem Jewellery, Mario Zegnoti, Memories Gifts, Mr. Mohammad Rizq, My Fair Lady, Nail Spa, Nof Jewelery, On Time Plus, Pretty Shoes Yalghi Couture, Reem Spoosa,Ruben Perlotti, Sabaya, Samsung, Sarwat, Scholl, Seasons Perfumes, SID, Virgin Megastore Roshan Mall Malek Rd. Tel: +966-2-6226720 Supermarket: Hyper Panda Shops: Abdul Samad Al-Qurashi, 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 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 Super market: Carrefour. Shops: Agatha, Al-Ghazalo, Al-Humaidi, Al-Mutahajibah, Al-Othaim, Al-Shayiya Accessory, Arabian Oud, Argeterie, Art of Idea, Axiom, Baby Fitaihi, Batteel, BCBG, Benetton, Body Shop, Bonpoint, Borbonese, Breil, Carolina Herrera CH, Champion, Coach, Cole Haan, Collci, Courier, Cream, Custo Barcelona, Cute, Derby X, Destination Maternity, Faces, Faith Connexion, Farsi Jewelry, Fayandra, Fityani, GBK, GC Watches, Geox, Guess Accessory, Guess by Marciano, Hang Ten, Issam Jamal, Jarkas, Jasmine Box, Jimmy Choo, Kanz AlSahra, Karen Millen, Khider Rizek, Kohar, Kurt Geiger, La Perla Palace, Lacoste, Lide X, Little Book, Liujo, L’ Occitane, Love Sac, Lyne’s, Magrabi, Majesty, Mama’s and Papa’s, Mango, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Masagh, Max Mara, Mikayaji, Mimosa, Moschino, Mutamiez, My Accessory, Nayomi, Nectar, Newbury, 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, Victoria Casal, Voila, Waed, Wahat Al-Jalabiya, Wazer Pharmacy, XOXO, Zanotti Sultan Mall Prince Sultan St.

Tel: +966-2-2758992 Dining: Al-Baik, Baskin Robbins, Capo Grillo, Casper & Gambini’s, Coffee Maker, Conton, Hot & Crispy, Kudu, Sayadiyah express 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 Shops: Al-Humaidi, AlRayes, Armani Exchange, Bakhsh Jewellery, Birkenstock, Coach, Claire’s, Cope Copine, Daniel Hechter, Du Pareil Au M’em, Emad Rizq, Esprit, Evans, Giordano, Lacoste, La Moda, Laura Ashley, LoraChilli, Laurel, Limited Too, Longines, Make Up Forever, Mac, 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 49


Red Sea Coast

Yanbu:

The New Dive Destination Dive enthusiasts and lovers of marine activities have an exciting new destination to head for: Yanbu! Enjoy the facilities at Yanbu’s new Marsa Al-Ahlam resort marina for your next weekend getaway – located only 350km north of Jeddah. As KSA’s leading marine operators, you can put yourself in Marsa Al-Ahlam’s experienced hands. Their resort provides chalet accommodation, a fully-operational, 24-hour marina, a dive showroom stocked with all the dive necessities, and a gourmet restaurant. Royal suite accommodation is also available for those who would like to enjoy their diving getaway in style.

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Yanbu’s natural harbour is protected on both sides by wide coral reefs. These reefs remain mostly untouched, making them excellent areas for diving in the clear waters of the Red Sea. As the main port for Medinah, the harbor bustles with life for post-dive adventures as well. Yanbu is considered to be one of the best untapped diving sites in the Kingdom; Marsa

Al-Ahlam will be organizing weekly trips and excursions both for families and singles to this spectacular new destination. Their marina can accommodate over 120 yachts/boats, so consider hiring a boat from Jeddah to enhance your time on the water. For a unique way to discover the bounties of the Red Sea, Marsa Al-Ahlam invites you to Yanbu.

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: +966-504385223 Website: www.alahlam-marine.com

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Red Sea Coast

Join the Dots  

And Have a Whaleshark of a Time

Text & Photography by Hans Sjoeholm

Some of the best diving and snorkeling experiences are the sightings of large marine animals. Whale sharks are amongst the most charismatic of the Red Sea’s megafauna. Whalesharks favor our encounters with curiosity and much tolerance, and it is important that we return the favor.

Right Landmarks: The base of the dorsal fin and (marked) the top and the bottom of the last gill slit of the shark. The photos need to be taken perpendicular to the shark and on the right side, as the spot pattern is different from the left to the right side. Photo ID from the right side of an area in front of the Dorsal fin up to the last gill slates

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o, are whalesharks whales or sharks? They could be mistaken for whales since they are so big and docile. Like whales, they filterfeed on plankton by taking large mouthfuls of water near the surface. The biggest confirmed whaleshark was 13 metres long and weighed 36 tons, but there are unconfirmed reports of them growing to 18 metres long. Unlike whales, however, they are fish not mammals. Despite the size of the whaleshark, little is actually known about them. They are difficult to monitor as they migrate across great distances and dive to great depths. There is no recorded information on their worldwide population - a low estimate is between 5,000- 25,000. In fact, the whaleshark species Rhincodon typus is listed as vulnerable to extinction according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. DESTINATION JEDDAH 53


Truncation of the upper caudal fin. Photographs showing the distinctive patterning and scarring on whale sharks are used to uniquely identify individuals for long-term monitoring.

Little is known about their reproductive behavior, how they breed, where they give birth or where their babies grow up. Age estimates for whale sharks are as high as 60 years, but no one really knows how long this species lives. It is shocking that we know so little about these magnificent animals, but bridging the knowledge gap is a dedicated team of scientists at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal. Professor Michael Berumen of the KAUST Red Sea Research Center has established the world’s largest whaleshark tagging project.

The KAUST team employs a wide variety of whaleshark tagging and tracking techniques, including the use of satellite geo-location technology. The critical task is to able to identify whalesharks by their unique features so as not to count the same ones over and over again. Most of the tracking techniques involve installing a device or marker on the shark in a harmless way, but there are non-invasive techniques that even you can use to help these scientists. How to shoot a Whaleshark with a camera: First, know the correct landmarks that you must capture, from the base of the dorsal fin

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and the top and the bottom of the last gill slit. The photos need to be taken perpendicular to the shark and on the right side as the spot pattern is different from the left to the right side. Specialized computers will analyze the landmarks and measure the relative distance between the spots, which are like a unique fingerprint. Because the spot patterns are specific to each animal, they can be used as a tool to identify each whaleshark. Ecotourists can photo-tag whale sharks and help track individual whale sharks worldwide by submitting pictures to www.whalesharkproject. org and http://www.sharktrust.org/sd/ Whalesharks gather during spring in the Al Lith area 270 KM south of Jeddah. Scientists don’t yet understand why this occurs, but they are working on it. This is the only place in the world where the gender ratio is an unusual 50/50! Whalesharks are important creatures for Ecotourism. It is important to remember that big fish such as Whalesharks ,Humphead Parrotfish and Napoleon Wrasses are a boon for the travel industry as they are worth much more alive than dead. On your next whaleshark adventure… be ready to join the dots and help to solve the remaining mysteries of these amazing creatures with Photo Id. Your efforts will be rewarded.


Dive Shops

& Dive Resorts

Directory

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

AL-KHORAYEF YAMAHA On North Obhur Rd. (Creek), near Rose Village Compound MARINE EQUIPMENT Location: King Rd. next to Auto Mall Tel: +966-2-4202666 mmumtaz@alkhorayef.com  Opening hours:  Sat - Wed: 8 AM - 12.30 PM, 5.30 PM - 9 PM Thu: 8 AM - 1.30 PM Fridays closed!

GPS: N21°43.685’, E39°06.449’ Tel: +966-2-6561807 Fax: +966-2-6561288 info@desertseadivers.com www.desertseadivers.com Opening hours: Sat - Wed: 10 AM - 8 PM Thu - Fri: 7 AM - 8 PM Mondays closed!

BLUE REEF DIVERS

DREAM DIVERS

Location: Behind Danube, off Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6613931  info@bluereefdivers.com  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:

Hans Sjoeholm

Dive Coordinator Looking for the basics or instructor level courses? Hans, a 25-yearveteran diver, is the most qualified in the Kingdom for you to learn from.

PRO UW Photo and Videographer Contact: +966-551070190

hans@destinationjeddah.com desertsea2000@yahoo.com

Location: King Rd. next to Auto Mall Tel: +966-2-2150019 Fax: +966-2-6644892 marketing@alahlam-marina.com  eric_fwd@yahoo.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 redseadivers@arab.net.sa 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 Resorts

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

Jeddah Marinas

Dream Beach: +966-2-2342266 Al-Nakheel Village: +966-2-6562101

Experience Al-Ahlam Floating Restaurant

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: +966-504385223

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Dining Around Town

Best for... TO GO WAKAME Sushi House is the number

OHAYO

one choice for delicious, expertly prepared sushi that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home through their convenient pickup service! The extensive menu and knowledgeable wait staff are only part of the appeal at Wakame; the rest lies in enjoying a fresh selection of temaki or tempura while in your pajamas on the couch! The standouts on the menu include the Hot & Spicy Tuna Salad, a salad that pairs tuna cubes with an unforgettable crunchy tempura dip, and the Crazy Crispy California, a maki roll made up of crab and tobiko (roe).

The Best of Jeddah’s Sushi: Sashimi and Maki and Toro, Oh My!

Over the years, sushi in all its forms has been an increasingly popular choice among Jeddah foodies. If you remain one of the uninitiated, start off slow with an avocado or crab maki...for the more adventurous, unagi sashimi (eel) will definitely hit the spot. For every occasion and for every budget, DJ brings to you the best of Jeddah’s sushi! As always, don’t forget to check out our Dining Directory for a comprehensive list of all your favorite restaurants.

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Best for... EATING OUT Roshana Mall’s ZN SUSHI LOUNGE is the perfect sushi destination for those looking to enjoy a pre or post-shopping elegant dining experience. ZN Lounge, a relative newcomer to Jeddah’s sushi scene, is already proving to be stiff competition for other more established restaurants. If the immense menu options seem lost in translation to you, be sure to ask one of the staff for recommendations - you will not be disappointed. Must try dishes include the always popular edamame (soybeans), some of the most delicious unagi available in Jeddah, and the extremely hard to find toro (fatty tuna). Another great option to enjoy a night on the town is OHAYO. A beautiful setting combined with live cooking and some of the most delicious nigiri sushi in Jeddah come together to make any dinner out a generally extraordinary experience.


Best for... INTIMATE DINING For enjoying a more personalized dinner experience, pay a visit to old favorite, Benihana, for a reassuringly familiar menu, enjoyable live cooking, and intimate separate dining rooms. Although Benihana focuses on Japanese cuisine as whole rather than just specifically on sushi, there are some fantastic options on the menu, particularly for those new to this delicacy. Indulge in a crash course on sushi by starting with the avocado maki and work your way up to the more exotic varieties. One of the more appealing aspects of BENIHANA is the wide range of Japanese dishes available: in addition to sushi are the tamer (but just as delicious) options of teppenyaki and mixed grill plates.

OHAYO

Best for... CASUAL DINING Sushi Yoshi has managed to create a middle ground for sushi spots in Jeddah by offering a more casual option that’s perfect for an impromptu lunch with friends or coworkers. Although not as traditional as the other options listed in this article, SUSHI YOSHI combines a more a playful approach to Japanese cuisine with some really unique dishes that you would be hard pressed to find in other similar restaurants. Similarly, BE ONE is a great option when you’re looking for a quick meal during your lunch break. With a dedicated business buffet concept, a mix of contemporary Asian cuisines, Be One is the perfect place to indulge in some delicious sushi as a quick break from the daily work grind.

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Best for... UPSCALE DINING GINZA I Chome is one of the newer additions to sushi offerings in Jeddah and is a truly beautiful overall dining experience. Located in the luxurious Rosewood Corniche, Ginza i Chome offers Japanese cuisine in addition to a standalone sushi bar. What sets Ginza apart is its beautiful decor and a unique approach to dining based on the concept of Omakase, where both diners and staff are involved in certain aspects of the meal through recommendation and relaxation. Another indulgent option is the recently opened MABU, which is still enjoying rave reviews from diners. A chic lounge-like ambiance and dedicated sushi bar give Mabu a unique atmosphere and the playful names of the sushi dishes will appeal to even the most jaded Jeddah diner/sushi enthusiast.

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Dining Around Town

Foul & Dugga When you think of comfort food, you want something that makes you feel warm and indulgent. Something that brings back memories from the past and the joys of childhood meals reawakened. That’s where Foul w Dugga comes in. Foul is a local traditional bean dish, and dugga is the spices you pepper it with to enhance the flavor. Together, they make the perfect dip for the local “tamees” bread. The interior of this restaurant reflects the warmth and comfort associated with this traditional dish, only modernised and “cleaned up”, in comparison with your local foul shop. The concept makes tradition young, hip, and edgy, while the intro and names on the Arabic menu reflect a charming sense of local humor. Other items on the menu include variations of the foul, kibda (liver), maasoub (banana-flourhoney dish), and mutabag (the local ancestor of the crepe, with its various fillings). All confirmed traditional “comfort foods”. Keeping up with the tradition of opening right after dawn, and staying open till noon, it suggests the best time to eat such energypacked meals. At great, wallet-friendly prices, this place may not be for the calorie conscious, but it’s definitely the answer for the delicious-conscious.

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Location: Malik Rd. Al-Murjan Dist. Tel: +966-504814385


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Dining Around Town

Jeddah’s Own Trattoria Photography by Lina Malaika

The secret to great Italian cuisine has been debated over for centuries. What food-lovers can agree on, however, is that for an Italian dish to truly shine, it must emerge as more than the sum of its parts.  Il Porto, Jeddah’s first and very own trattoria, accomplishes this lofty goal and then some.  

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How can a dish become more than the sum of its parts? Take a pizza for example. Any layman will tell you the components of this dish - dough, cheese, tomato sauce, and a few toppings if you’re feeling adventurous. Il Porto’s take on an Italian classic, the margherita pizza, somehow becomes a symphony of airy dough, flavorful tomato sauce and delicious mozzarella cheese - definitely a departure from your average, greasy pizza.   This locally developed concept was first opened in January of 2011 and has transformed itself since then into a charmingly sophisticated pizzeria located on the picturesque marina of the Park Hyatt. Echoing the tradition of seaside trattorias worldwide, Il Porto lives up to its name by offering beautiful terrace dining that complements the appealingly fresh menu options.  The signature dishes of Italian cuisine are all standouts at Il Porto - including the Penne Arrabiata, the Pasta Alfredo, and the Pasta di Mari (seafood) in addition to a mouthwatering selection of pizzas (that includes all the traditional favorites as well as a few interesting spins such as the Chicken Caesar Pizza). Upon entering Il Porto, diners are greeted by a tempting salad bar that is invitingly difficult to resist. Few people will be able to say ‘No’ to these lovely fresh salads and vegetables. One of the most appealing aspects of Il Porto is also one of the most difficult to put into words. The restaurant offers a warm rustic atmosphere oozes hospitality and elegance. The walls play host to an eclectic assortment of paintings, most of which come from the owner’s own private collection, the staff are effusive and friendly and will gladly offer their recommendations on the menu. The food could have come straight out of any corner trattoria in Sicily, but the service is truly at a global standard; quality is not spared in the name of authenticity and vice versa.  Out of the many staff recommendations came a Lychee Bellini, one of the most unique and refreshing spins on a mocktail you’ll find in Jeddah, and the Duca del Dulche, a sweet spin that turns pizza into a decadent dessert. Between this and the Mini Flirts, a selection of three mini desserts that includes tiramisu, dark chocolate mousse, and caramel pannacotta, dessert is one of the more stressful choices to make at Il Porto, (but this is a delicious kind of stress!)   For the discerning diner who’s become just a little tired of overly complicated menus with too much description and not enough personality, Il Porto will satisfy those cravings and maybe even transport you to the marinas of Italy with just a few delicious bites.  Location: Epiestran club next to caapuccino grand cafe Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6501024 P ROMOTION

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Dining Around Town

Belajio

By Salma Al-Amoudi

One location… Four Choices

Only at the Belajio Resort can you choose between four different settings and cuisines, all while enjoying a consistently high quality of food, service, and attention to detail. The fact that you can experience the delights of a Red Sea view is the icing on the cake!

The Belajio’s diverse cuisines are well matched to the diverse cultures found in Jeddah. Crystal Restaurant offers international cuisine. The romanticly lit indoor setting combined with the soothing fountain drizzle add to a sense of serenity and act as a perfect getaway for a relaxing night out. Layalina, on the other hand, transports you to a lively

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restaurant that could be located on the streets of Lebanon. Outside, Dar Al-Qamar gives you the chance to enjoy an open seaside view, Saudi style. With Khaleeji music playing and sheeshas available, Dar Al-Qamar›s location between the palm trees and the ocean makes it an oasis for both diner and socializer. The Tea Garden is an indoor/outdoor blend. Its glass-


wall setting allows you to enjoy nature indoors - a paradise contained. The lush trees and crisp air make it possible to enjoy this classical setting at anytime of the year. There’s also Belajio Square, dedicated just for kids, with outdoor games and an indoor arcade. Belagio Resort is also planning an exquisite banquet hall to open in the near future. The Belajio Resort has only been open for a year, but has already achieved great success in this short while. The reason lies behind the resort’s dedication to its main values: quality in food, hygiene, and service. The Belajio’s Lebanese chefs are dedicated to serve superb meals, while the diverse staff members are well-selected and well-trained. Marketing Manager, Jad Kassas adds that, “Belagio extends royal service to each and every customer.”

Belajio’s unique services are also available for rent. Reserve any of the four restaurants, the Belagio Square, or the exhibit center for an upcoming party or special event. Belagio Resort is dedicated in giving only the best to its customers and offers party-planning and event management services as well. General Manager, Sam Jabraouti commented, “Belajio is a modern, comfortable place and people want to be a part of it because of its positive energy. It’s the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy an invigorating meal.... relaxing, dining with stunning sea views and enjoying the natural breeze.” Visit the Belagio Resort to experience firsthand what their motto promises: “A panoramic view and exquisite cuisine.” Location: North Corniche Road, after Al farisi new towers Tel: +966-2-6222784/ +966-2-6222779

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Shakshuka Ingredients

Ghazel Bel Wared At Semsom Imagine rose water flavored ice cream topped with a generous scoop of cream ice cream (yes, a purist’s dream flavor!), then a fanciful topping of cotton-candy like strands of spun sugar called ‘Ghazel Al Banat’ – Girl’s Yarn. This 12” tall, multi-layered concoction is then drizzled with exotic rose water syrup, resulting in a unique indulgence which must be experienced in all its glory! The combination of soft, edible, angel hair yarn contrasts with the smooth ice cream in a novel taste sensation…a truly rosy, velvet ice cream dessert which is perfected at the new Semsom Restaurant. Take it from us; you won’t regret it! Location: The Courtyard at Bin Sulaiman Center, intersection of Pr. Sultan & Rawda st. Location: Sari St. Rawdah – 2 blocks west of Madinah Rd.

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2 spoons of olive oil or vegetable oil 1 large chopped onion 1 large tomato, cut into cubes 6 eggs 2 green hot chili peppers (add more or less according to taste) 1 spoon of tomato paste 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil Salt and pepper (according to taste)

Preparation Method: Heat the oil in a frying pan, and then add the onion. Saute until the onion is golden clear, then turn the heat down to medium. Add the tomatoes, chili peppers, tomato paste and mix well. Cover the pan and simmer the mixture over low heat for 15 minutes. Add the basil, salt, pepper and mix together. Gently crack open the eggs without breaking the yolks, and drop them on the mixture. Cover the pan and continue cooking the mixture for another 5 minutes or until the eggs are set. Serve with warm pita bread.


Mystery BHARAT Diner Were our expectations met?

The Leylati Group has done it yet again! Although the high expectations were not completely met, Bharat still delivered an exciting and entertaining evening of Indian fusion cuisine. From the first step into the restaurant, the Leylati signature is evident everywhere i.e. the décor, the ambiance, the chic staff uniforms, and of course, the warm welcome at the entrance.

some succulent, herb marinated ‘Najel’ fish – a lovely presentation of delicate flavor and consistency, The desserts were definitely one of the major highlights of the evening specially the Pudding and the Cardamom Crème Brulee with Coconut Pancakes - simply exceptional. The remaining items included traditional desserts with a twist, which also stimulated our taste buds intriguingly.

Bharat largely offers contemporary Indian cuisine with a nod to the tastes of the Arab or foreign customers – dishes unheard of in a traditional Indian menu appear on their tables. Truffle Naan with Wild Mushrooms and Truffle Oil, Blue Cheese Naan, Lobster Roll, Raw Mango and Coconut Sauce, and Iced Chocolate Finger with Ginger and Masala Pineapple are among their unique creations. Even their samosas were exceptionally different, with fillings ranging from wild mushroom, goat cheese with smoked cashew nuts and the standard potatoes and green peas. The Seafood platter included

The décor, although beautiful, was somewhat confusing. It included a mix of high-end items with very ordinary looking additions - the cups and certain cutlery were more on the simple / casual end and did not fit the luxurious surroundings. Was this intended to give a slightly more casual feel to the restaurant? If so, it definitely worked. Overall, the experience was excellent; however please remember this is an Indian Fusion restaurant. Hardcore Indian food lovers expecting a pure Indian cuisine experience might not be fully satisfied.

Location: Stars Avenue Mall - Malik Rd & Sari St. Tel: +966-2-2754606

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Restaurants

Directory

American

Chocolates

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 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

Al Pina King Rd. Tel: +966-2-6905885 Anoosh Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6832209 Bon Bon Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6697655 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

Brazilian

Hanviv Sultan Mall Tel: +966-594276234 Spears Intercontinental Hotel Tel: +966-2-6611800 DESTINATIONJEDDAH JEDDAH 66 66 DESTINATION

Chinese Be One Maa’adi St. Tel: +966-2-6143753

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 Soy Rawadah St. Tel: +966-2-6643414 Toki Laylati,Malek Rd. Tel: +966-2-6060606 Xian Gong Sheraton Hotel Tel: +966-2-6992212

Coffee & Tea Shops

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 Avezzano Cafe Kingdom of Dates Serafi Mega Mall Hera’a St. Tel: +966-595122266 Tel: +966-2-6590838 Best Cup Salheya Khalideya St. Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6063619 Tel: +966-2-6973281 Book Cafe Talah Dates Prince Sultan St. Sari St. Tel: +966-2-66831830 Tel: +966-2-6837887 Campioni Sports Cafe Tamraty Batarji St. Al Murjan St. Tel: +966-2-6395695 Tel: +966-2-2902385 Cilantro Cafe Tahlia St. Fast Food Tel: +966-2-2611191 Al-Tazaj Chai & Ba Tahlia St. Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-2-6683371 Tel: +966-2-6642084 Big Bite Coffee Bean & Rawdah St. Tea Leaf Tel: +920001219 Al-Shate’e Dist. Burger King Tel: +966-2-2753914 Sari St. Coffee Republic Tel: +966-2-6394375 Corniche St. Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6637575 Tel: +966-2-6836062 Costa Coffee


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 67


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 Cappuccino Grand Cafe Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-2891009 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 Harley Café Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6651010 68 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Habsburg Rosewood Hotel Tel: +966-2-2578888 Java Lounge Andalus St. Tel: +966-507533090

Joooss Corniche St. Tel: +966-2-2757090 Le Chalet Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6642330

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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 Shadow Lounge Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-2614777 Tche Tche Cafe Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6223091 Tenidor Zahra Dist. Tel: +966-2-2754144 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

Ice Cream

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


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 Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6501024 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 Margherita Khalediya St. Tel: +966-2-6061100 Olio Stars Avenue Tel:+966-2-2754811

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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 Sbarro Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6067449 Scalini Habitat Hotel Tel: +966-2-2578800

Japanese

Indulge Your

Senses

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

Middle-Eastern

www.saladboutique.com • Kuwait • Jeddah • Bahrain

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

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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 Belajio North Corniche Road Tel: +966-2-6222784 Tel: +966-2-6222779 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 Foul wa Dugga Murjaan Dist. Tel: +966-504814385 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 70 DESTINATION JEDDAH

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

Imam Malik Rd off Sari St.

Tel: +966-2-6837330 Shoro Quraish St. Tel: +966-2-6626246 Taktaka Khalideyah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6064148/ 6060790 Teen Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6689531 Yildizlar Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6531150

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 Tel: +966502724033 AlMultaqa 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 Cake-a-licious Al-Batarji St. Tel: +966-2-2889926 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 Helen’s Kitchen Kayyal St. Tel: +966-2-6977729 La Fraise Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6511312 Le Croissant Shop Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-2-6065184 Le Gourmet Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6605061

Exciting news news for gourmet Exciting food lovers lovers of Jeddah! food

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Le Notre Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2611222 Le Vendome King Rd Tel: +966-2-6924606 Lite Bite Sari St Tel: +966-2-6989081 Obhur Tel: +966-2-6562262 Minimoonz Tahlia Center Tel: +966-507702501 Munch Bakery Arafat St. Tel: +966-2-6605010 Pie Sweet Pie Tel: +966-557616616 Samadi Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6642424

South-Asian Asia Restaurant Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6828525 Bharat Sari St. Tel: +966-2-2754606 India Gate Sharafiya Dist. Tel: +966-2-6440276 Mahrajah Palestine St. Tel: +966-2-6656558 Kohinoor Ramada Hotel Tel: +966-2-6670777 Marhaba Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6636201 Raj Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2632137 Shezan Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6621086 Taj Mahal Khalideyah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6979698

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Papaya Next to Sawari Mall Tel: +966-2-2753425 Thai Thai Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6913808 Delivery Play Area Shisha Sea View Wi-Fi Outdoor Seating DESTINATION JEDDAH 71


Travel Trends

Where Are YOU Spending the Summer?

Start Planning Now By Dilara Hafiz

Summer is around the corner…are you all set with your holiday plans in place? If you think it’s too early to begin thinking about summer vacation, then think again. Some of the best hotel and airfare deals are snapped up by savvy travel agents and their customers, so get a jump on the crowds by considering the following issues: -Decide on the destination: romantic European holiday for two or Disneyland with the kids? Relaxing by the beach or enjoying a mediterranean cruise? What you want to do on your holiday will dictate where you go, so make sure all the travelers agree on some common themes such as sight-seeing, shopping, aventures, family fun etc. in order to keep everyone happy. -Decide on the timing: keep in mind that Ramadan will fall between August 1-29, 2011, while school holidays start June 23, and end Sept. 9th, 2011. Timing can affect where you go as the weather conditions differ from place to place – pack accordingly. 72 DESTINATION JEDDAH

-Decide on a budget: change currency before you travel. Take credit cards, travelers checks, and cash! -Start searching now: the best airline, hotel, and car rental offers are available the earlier you book and buy your ticket. Check out popular travel sites. -Make sure you know your airline’s baggage allowance. Some airlines are extremely strict and will charge you exorbitant fees for overweight luggage...even for 1 or 2kg. -Check visa requirements: sometimes they take longer than anticipated. Make sure everyone’s passports are valid for travel.


-First time visiting? Get to know the place before you go. Search online or visit the consulate in Jeddah - they all carry current guidebooks and travel information. -Start a packing list: add essential travel items to it as you remember them (medicines, adapters, toiletries etc.) You’ll be less stressed as your departure date approaches. -Organize your electronics: make sure you have spare batteries, memory cards, cords, adapters etc. -Look after the home front: set up autobill payments, leave a spare set of keys for emergencies, arrange for someone to check up on your house while you’re gone.

Last but not least, consider travel insurance: unforeseen emergencies can drain your wallet, so plan ahead with comprehensive travel insurance which covers cancellation, theft, illness, and natural disasters. Global travelers are increasingly relying on private health insurance to cover all their medical needs when they leave their home country. Rates are in the SR80/ month range for comprehensive care. You only pay for the duration of your travel, so it’s a smart move which caps your maximum payments to an amount which you can factor into your budget. With health care prices on the rise worldwide, especially in Europe and the US, it makes sense to insure the whole family before you board a plane. Most local and international insurance companies offer a variety of medical plans – check out some of the local and international agencies.

DJ's Top Travel Websites:

www.expedia.com www.kayak.com www.travelandleisure.com/articles/best-travel-websites-2010 www.consumersearch.com/travel-sites www.online-travel-sites-review.toptenreviews.com/

US Visa Fraud Alert!

The latest internet scam is about the US Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery, so be on guard for fraudulent emails asking for money or bank details in order to process your winning visa. The Department of State’s Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) does not send e-mail notifications regarding status – they will only direct applicants to their official website www.dvlottery.state.gov. KCC NEVER requests money for lottery participation! Images of U.S. emblems such as flags, eagles, monuments, or official seals do not necessarily indicate an official US Government website, so if in doubt, check with the US embassy or consulate. DESTINATION JEDDAH 73


Travel

Directory Airlines Airport Information Tel: +966-2-6855526 Air Algerie Tel: +966-2-6515232 Air Arabia Tel: +920013322 Air Canada / United Airlines Tel: +966-2-2632959 Air France Tel: +966-2-6512000 Air India Tel: +966-2-2632994 Air Sahara Tel:+966-2-6641233 American Airlines Tel: +966-2-6651333 Ariana Afghan Airlines Tel: +966-2-6611222 Austrian Airlines Tel: +966-2-6644222 British Airways Tel: +92000 2215 Biman Bangaladesh Airlines Tel: +966-2-6652733 BMI-British Midland Tel: +966-2-2633009 Cathay Pacific Airways Tel: +966-2-6670224 Continental Airlines Tel: +966-2-6693376 Cyprus Airways Tel: +966-2-6696304 Dallo Airlines Tel: +966-2-6513008 Delta Airlines Tel: +966-2-6570555 Emirates Airlines Tel: +966-2-6106698 Ethiopian Airlines Tel: +966-2-6512996 Egypt Airlines Tel: +966-2-6449007 Etihad Airways Tel: +966-2-6640026 74 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Garuda Indonesia Tel: +966-2-6656121 Gulf Air Tel: +966-2-6680303 Jet Airways Tel: +966-2-6602332 Kenya Airways / Korean Airlines Tel: +966-2-2632959 Ext. 108 Kuwait Airways Tel: +966-2-6675415 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Tel: +966-2-6512000 Ext.43 Iran Air Tel: +966-2-6656975 Lufthansa Airlines/ Swiss International Airlines Tel: +966-2-6514000 Malaysian Airlines Tel: +966-2-6670011 Middle East Airlines Tel: +966-2-6449150 Nas Air Tel: +920001234 Nesma Airlines Tel: +966-2-2833102 Oman Airlines Tel: +966-2-6577979 Pakistan International Airlines Tel: +966-2-6422642 Phillipine Airlines Tel: +966-2-2632959 Ext.100 Qatar Airways Tel: +966-2-6652942 Royal Air Moroc Tel: +966-2-6502222 Royal Jordanian Airlines Tel: +966-2-6652195 Sama Tel: +920005588 Saudi Arabian Airlines Tel: +920022222 Singapore Airlines Tel: +920018081 Syrian Arab Airlines Tel: +966-2-6513077 Thai Airways

Tel: +966-2-6613524 Turkish Airlines Tel: +966-2-6636787 Wafeer   Tel: +966-2-4202510 Yemenia Airlines Tel: +966-2-6445564

Hotels AB for Elaf Hotel Co (5-star) Tel: +966-2-2150525 Al-jaad Crom Suites (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6912999 Al-Amin Hotel (2-star) Tel: +966-2-6482874 Al-Andalus Toppna Delux Villas

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

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


Airlines

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 Crom Airport Hotel (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6852222 Crown Plaza (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6611000 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

Hotels

Sands Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6692020 Sand Dunes Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-2562020 Sheraton Hotel (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6992212 Sunset Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6605000 Westin (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6588200

Travel Agencies Ace Travel Tel: +966-2-6056002 www.ace-travel.com Al-Tayyar Group Hotline: +920012333 Tel: +966-2-6577333 www.altayyargroup.com Al-Zouman Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6512525 www.alzouman.com.sa Alireza Travel & Tours Tel: + 966-2-6481360 www.Alirezatravel.com Anan Tours Tel: + 966-2-6659916 www.anantours.com Attar Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6611222 www.attar-travel.com Bin Raffah Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6644111 Bin Mahfoudh Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6481055 Ejazati Tel: +966-2-6530055 www.ejazti.com Elaf Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6646559 www.elaf group.com Fal Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6838999 www.faltravel.com.sa Fernas Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6677472 www.fernastravel.com Intercontinental Travel Company Tel: +966 -2- 6677988 www.itc-Icc.com Kanoo Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-2632959 www.kanoogroup.com Mansour Al-Masaad Travel &

Travel Agencies

Tour Operators

Tourism Tel: +966-2-6647066 Mawasim Tours Tel: +966-2-6657700 Nile Travel Agency Tel: +966-2-6645999 Portfolio Travel ltd. Tel: +966-2-6604500 T & TS Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6914465 Top Adventure Travel & Tourism Tel: +920022216 Saudi Travel & Tourism Bureau Tel: +966-2-6633737 www.sttb.com Sakkap Travels Co. Tel: +966-2-6060018 Speed Flight Travel & Tourism Agency Tel: +966-2-6440100 Yasin Travel & Tourism Agency Tel: +966-2-6476276 Zahid Group Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6525670

Tour Operators Al-Samaklky foundation Tel: +966-2-6640662 www.samallaghi.com Arabian Camp Tel: +966-505664137 www.arabiancamp.com Arabian & Expat’s Tours Tel: +966-2-6580663 trailcheta@hotmail.com Al-Shitaiwi Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6794022 www.alshitaiwitours.com Platin Luxury Travel Services Tel: +966-2-6575266 www.platin.com.sa

Notes

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Spirituality

Blessed Waters:

Zamzam Project Launched

By Dina Ismail

The blessed waters of the Well of Zamzam hold strong spiritual significance among Muslims as a divine source of water and a true miracle of modern times. It is a much coveted commodity both both inside and outside the Kingdom and a recent purification project has facilitated both access and quality standards for pilgrims in Makkah. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah, inaugurated the SR 700 million Zamzam purification project in October of last year. Located in Makkah, the center was established in order to maintain the cleanliness and distribution of the holy water. The state of the art purification process system monitors the water from start to finish to ensure quality standards. The Ministry of Water and Electricity coordinated the mega project as a means to solve distribution issues within the Haram as well as to the other 42 distribution stations around Makkah; pilgrims can obtain containers of the water from specially designed machines. For those within the Haram itself, another plan has

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been undertaken to facilitate access to the Zamzam distribution points located in the Grand Mosque. Zamzam water is an important aspect to the millions of Muslims who perform the yearly umrah (pilgrimage). It is considered a blessed water with healing properties and spiritual prominence. The Zamzam well plays a significant role in Islamic history. It is stated that the wife of the Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him), Hagar, was searching for water for her son in the dry valleys of Makkah. After running back and forth between the Safa and Marwah hills seven times, the water miraculously rose out of the arid ground after Ismail scraped the land and the site became the well of Zamzam.


Spirituality

The International Association For New Muslims

Boosting Our Faith    By Dina Ismail

In coordination with the Muslim World League comes an inspiring initiative here in Jeddah: the International Association for New Muslims. This ladies-only center located in Khaldia provides services for newly converted Muslim women in a welcoming atmosphere. Founded in 2002, this non-profit association established the women’s center in 2003 to “assist new Muslims worldwide and to provide them with on-going support.”    The objectives of the International Association for New Muslims include setting up initiatives to help new Muslims enrich their knowledge of Islam and information on how to adjust to the routines of Islamic daily life. By supporting social educational events, both locally and internationally, the center also invites volunteers to participate in introducing new converts to Islam and various events.  Ongoing projects include the establishment of a library aimed at providing relevant information to Muslims; the distribution of gift packages to new Muslims (a Quran, books on Islam, prayer set, and an Adhan clock); Arabic lessons; facilitating Hajj and Umrah trips and various other activities aimed at enriching and easing the adjustment into a new way of life. The Association also hosts lectures from Islamic scholars from all over the world which are open to women in Jeddah.  78 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Although the initiatives that the center endorses are impressive, what really makes this a special place is the extraordinary team of women from all over the world who are behind the helm. Their sincerity, warmth, and knowledge are the driving force behind this inspiring center. Website: www.4newmuslims.org


Religious

Directory

Accommodations Close to the Two Holy Mosques:

Madinah Al-Ameen Crom Hotel

(4-star)

Markazeyah al Gharbiyah Tel: +966-4-819-8000

Al-Ansar Golden Hotel (4-star)

Few steps away from AlHaram Tel: +966-4-829-0177

Al-Ansar New Place (4-star) Al-Siteen St.

Elad Kindah Hotel (5-star) Al-Messyaal St. Tel: +966-2-574-5555

Hawazen Hotel (3-star) Gazzah St.

+966-2-575-5575 Durrat Andalus Hotel (4-star) Tel: Hilton Makkah & Towers (5-star) King Fahad St. Hijrah St. Tel: +966-4-829-1114 Tel: +966-2-534-0000 Green Palace Hotel (4-star) InterContinental Dar Abi Zar St. Al-Tawhid (5-star) Tel: +966-4-826-9040

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

Hilton Madinah (5-star) King Fahad Road Few steps away from Al-Haram

Tel: +966-4-820-7770

Tel: +966-4-820-1000

Tel: +966-4-820-7117

Tel: +966-4-846-0777

Tel: +966-4-818-2300

Tel: +966-4-818-0000

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-Ansar Silver Hotel (4-star) Le Meridien Madinah (4-star) Al-Azizia St. Khalid Bin El-Waleed St. Al-Siteen St. Tel: +966-2-557-8000

Al-Haram Hotel (5-star) Abi Zar Rd Al-Jaad Crom Hotel (4-star) Markazeyah Al-Gharbiyah Tel: +966-4-819-2020

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

Marriott Madinah (5-star) Omer Ibn Al-Khatab St. Movenpick (5-star) In front of Al-Safeya Bridge Opposite Al-Haram

Tel: +966-2-570-2212

Ramada Al-Hamra(4-star) Abi Zar St.

Mouta Hotels (4-star) Asshibikah Jobal St.

Tel: +966-4-818-8888

Andalus Classy Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-4-820-8084 King Fahad St. Ramada Al-Qibla(5-star) Tel: +966-4-829-0000 Court St. Andalus Dar Al-Khair Hotel Islamic Tel: +966-4-816-0008 (4-star) The Madinah Oberoi (3-star) Few steps away from AlAbi Zar St. Haram Tel: +966-4-818-1114

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

Barakat Andalus Hotel

Tel: +966-4-828-2222

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

Al-Siteen St.

Al-Kadesia Hotels (3-star) Ajyad St.

Dallah Taibah Hotel (4-star) King Fahad St., crossing AlSiteen St.

Al Jaad Crom Hotel Naqa Al-Sulaimaneyah St.

(4-star)

Tel: +966-4-820-8884

Tel: +966-4-829-0180

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

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

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

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

Tel: +966-2-570-0866 Tel: +966-2-570-5555

Al-Shohada Hotel (5-star) Ajyad St.

Tel: +966-2-574-4401

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

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

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

Mercure Hibatullah Hotel (4-star) Um Al-Qura St. Tel: +966-2-549-8855 Tel: +966-2-543-5553

Ramada Makkah Hotel (5-star) Ajyad St. Tel: +966-2-577-1448

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

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

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

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 DESTINATION JEDDAH 79


Healthy Living

Having a Baby?

Prenatal Education in The KingdomBy Andy Mayer Once upon a time it was the duty of the family and extended family to teach and support a woman through pregnancy and birth. Mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, and friends would encourage and share information to allow a woman to birth well. Today it is all about sharing horror stories and advice of “just leave it up to the obstetrician” or “there is nothing you can do anyway.”

“It has been an extraordinary experience and I will do it again for my 2nd baby Insha’Allah” Jeddah 2011 Prenatal Education is almost a prerequisite for childbirth in many countries. Education about labour and delivery provides a better understanding of how the body works in labour so parents have confidence leading up to and during the birth. Fortunately these days we have access to superior medical assistance should we Parents choose prenatal education for a variety of reasons - Understand what will happen in labour -Initiate bonding with their baby - Allow their birth partner to know what to do - To know when labour actually starts -Meet other mothers - Learn how to communicate with OB or midwives - Stop feeling anxious or scared - Avoid intervention or understand how caesarean works.

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require it for our baby and have the comfort of hospitals equipped with wonderful delivery suites. We also have highly trained and experienced childbirth educators to transfer up to date information about birth. It is essential we take responsibility for the way we approach our baby’s birth and leave the obstetricians and midwives to do their jobs effectively. What you learn in prenatal classes Breathing techniques Relaxation techniques Positions to encourage labour Bonding with baby Birth partner’s role (daddy or other) How the body works during labour When to go to hospital In most things in life we spend many hours researching, understanding, learning and preparing especially for events that change our lives, enhance our lives and are supposed to be so special and memorable. Consider how many hours you have spent on “google”, Why? Because we crave information. How much preparation and research went into planning your wedding, your last holiday or choosing furniture for your home even?


Knowledge and preparation are fundamental to making choices in pregnancy, labour and delivery. In the Kingdom professional prenatal preparation is very difficult to find unless you know people. Saudi women and fellow pregnant expatriates are highly educated and seek information for a relaxed pregnancy and safe comfortable birth. There are options for birth prenatal education that will clarify the birth process for expectant parents so you can look forward to that special day you meet your baby.. Jeddah has many women who offer support and information for you and will help you prepare.

“from feeling overwhelmed and underprepared to now being confident, relaxed and excited at our coming journey” Australia 2010

Prenatal Education and Support in Saudi NobleBirth- prenatal education for natural birth or c-section www.noblebirth.com.au” www.noblebirth. com.au ph.0562 768 007 Al Bidayah - breastfeeding and women’s resource Centre www.facebook.com/group. php?gid=40319501472” http:// www.facebook.com/group. php?gid=40319501472 Your True Nature- prenatal education and birth support www.yourtruenature1.wordpress.com/” \t “_blank” www.yourtruenature1. wordpress.com Doulas in Arabia www.facebook.com/#!/group. php?gid=349219435927” http:// www.facebook.com/#!/group. php?gid=349219435927

LABOUR PROGRESSION CHART 2 cm

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2nd Stage Birth/Pushing

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10 cm

Surges 60 seconds Surges 45 to 60 seconds


Healthy Living

Green Living

GREEN LIVING: It’s not a color. It’s a state of mind.

Living Green is easy, fun, and necessary for the future of our world. Pollution, dwindling resources, and environmental issues impact us all - catch the green spirit and help ensure a better future for yourself, your children, and all the generations to follow

Green rganizations

EC -Friendly

PepsiCo has developed the world’s first plastic bottle made entirely from plant-based, fully renewable resources. PepsiCo’s “green” bottle is 100% recyclable and is made from bio-based raw materials like switch grass, pine bark and corn husks. Orange peels, potato peels, oat hulls and other agricultural byproducts may be used in future. Environmentally-friendly bottles which are created of the byproducts of their own food business – good for their bottom line AND good for the planet. Arriving in 2012 to stores everywhere, you won’t be able to tell the difference. A big ‘Thumbs Up’ to PepsiCo in the hopes that more companies will follow their visionary green initiative!

Alnabta

Tel: +966-2-2632013 Facebook: Alnabta Website: www.alnabta.org Email: alnabta@gmail.com

Faseelah

PepsiCo

Facebook: Faseelah Website: www.faseelah.blogspot.com Email: faseelah@effat.edu.sa

Friends of Jeddah Parks

Tel: +966-2-6579572 Facebook: Friends of Jeddah Parks Website: www.fjpsa.org Email: bghuname@fipsa.org

Greenation

Facebook: Greenation Website: www.greenationksa.com Email: greenjeddah@gmail.com

Green Dahlia green production Tel: +966-535339395 Facebook: Green Dahlia Email: Facebook: Green Dahlia

Saudi Environmental Society Tel: +966-2-6996193 Website: www.sens.org.sa

Green Quote of the Month “Take care of the earth and she will take care of you.” — Author Unknown

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rganic Shops Stores in Jeddah that stock organic food:

Abazeer Organic Products

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

Al-Shoula on Madineh Road Tel: +966-2-6073890

Bait Al-Seha (House of Health)

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

Organic Bakery

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

Organic Shop Nofa Holdings

Provides a variety of organic products Al-Shoalla Center - Madinah Rd. Tel: +966-2-6073890

Reyhan Gourmet shop Al-Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6688233

Watania Organic Products Abdul Rahman Al- Sudairi St. Tel: +966-2-6915082

Danube, Bin Dawood Supermarkets Provides a variety of organic products


What NOT to Recycle By Serene Feteih

Green Tips for Cool Days Turn it off! Living in a hot country has us turn on the AC for long hours of the day and night. But these days the weather is perfect for spending time outdoors and keeping windows open all day. · NO heaters here…but if you want to warm up, then a good hot cup of cocoa or tea should do the trick rather than turning on any type of electric heater Or curl up with a loved one with a Snuggie. · Let the sun shine in! Maximize Jeddah’s sunlight into your room and house while you can. · No matter how cold or chilly it gets, the sun is always shining. Since there’s less dust at this time of year, try hanging your clothes outside on a rack, instead of using a dryer. · Grab a blanket, picnic basket and head to the park for some fun in Jeddah’s fantastic weather!

The recycling process is not as simple as it may seem. It’s not about throwing all recyclable materials in a bag and expecting a company to categorize it for you. Most people may think they know all they need to know about recycling…but here are some surprising things you can’t recycle. Pizza Boxes: Yes they’re made of cardboard, but they’re also tainted with sticky cheese, tomato sauce and grease. Wet Paper: It’s less valuable to paper recyclers because the paper fibers that have been soaked are shorter. Plastic Bags full of random trash or more plastic bags: Workers cannot open plastic bags to check what’s inside, so they get trashed. Instead, reuse these plastic bags at home for your wastebaskets. Wire Hangers: Jeddah doesn’t have any recycling centers that handle wires, so just reuse them in your closet or better yet, take them back to the dry cleaners for reuse! Paper Napkins or Towels: Like used pizza boxes, food contamination often puts this material off the recycle list. Try to use wash clothes instead of generating mountains of paper waste. Styrofoam: It’s highly flammable and a danger to most recycling centers. Avoid throwing this in any recycling bin. *Mawakib Al-ajr accepts all recyclable items. For further info, call: 02-2560834 Or visit the facebook group: Mawakeb Alajer

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Healthy Living

Green Living

Jeddah On the Cutting Edge of Aeroponics Technology Harnessing Humidity to Grow Crops

By Salma Al-Amoudi

Jeddah is a humid city with scarce water sources. But it is this very humidity that has made possible an exciting new farming technology: Aeroponics. Aeroponics is a process that grows plants in mist. First, the seeds are sown into a porous support and are sprayed with mist and nutrients. This method, where even run-off mist is reused, uses significantly less water compared to soil-based methods and re-circulates nutrients. Plants are grown in a reusable and durable cloth medium, which results in an efficient harvest of a dry and clean product. Aeroponic grown plants are also pesticide-free. Unlike hydroponics, which uses water as a growing medium, aeroponics literally uses mist-laden air in which to grow plants. AeroFarms, the company behind this technology, has paired aeroponic technology with a water vapor harvestor, called Airto-Water Technology. This water vapor harvester takes water found in the air and condenses it to liquid form in order to grow plants, which is a good idea, since our hot weather and coastal location act as a dynamic duo for such a project. AeroFarms systems use less than 20% of the water used in traditional soil-based agriculture. Not only does AeroFarms capitalize on humid weather, it also plays along to the bustling city scene, where vast farms are not an option, yet a constant food supply 84 DESTINATION JEDDAH

is necessary. By using an indoor, vertically stackable design, aeroponically grown plants can be grown anywhere, even inside buildings! This method is extremely land-efficient, since it uses less than approximately 3% of the land required to grow plants conventionally. This green initiative can be visited at a farm near Jeddah sponsored by Sheikh Saleh Bugshan in cooperation with Adawat International. The installed units have been functioning since January 2011. Aeroponic technology is a promising new technology, especially with water resources dwindling and farming land relatively insufficient for growing populations. In the world of agriculture, Jeddah’s farming initiative could be the start of something new.


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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 Tel: +966-2-6822900 Power In Gym Clinics Dr. Siddiqa Hospital Tel: +966-2-6061516 Tel: +966-2-6721763 Ryan Polyclinic Al-Ansar New Clinic Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Tel: +966-2-6322848 Tel: +966-2-6933379 Tel: +966-2-6655000 Z-Club Al-Gadeer Polyclinic Hai Al-Jamea Hospital Tel: +966-2-6690204 Tel: +966-2-6722535 Tel: +966-2-6806666 Women Al-Hamra Clinics International Medical Bugshan Outpatient Tel: +966-2-6655588 Center Tel: +966-2-6691222 Al-Haramin Polyclinic Tel: +966-2-6509000 Ext. 899 Tel: +966-2-6474850 Jeddah Clinic Hospital Henaa Center Al-Madina Medical Clinic Tel: +966-2-6313131 Tel: +966-2-6714619 Tel: +966-2-6881288 Jeddah Institute for Chamelle Plaza Gym Al-Quds Polyclinic Speech and Hearing Tel: +966-2-6634355 Tel: +966-2-6970224 Tel: +966-2-6675311 Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Andalusia Dental Center King Abdul Aziz Tel: +966-2-6655000 Tel: +966-2-2611111 University Ext. 1501-1503 Dr. Edrees Podiatric Clinics Tel: +966-2-6401000 The Lift Tel: +966-500506507 King Faisal Specialist Tel: 8001247775 Dr. Effat Daghostani Clinics Ba’Azem Body Building Tel: +966-2-6677777 Tel: +966-2-6601729 /6365028 Tel: +966-2-6448844 Brazilian Jiu Jiutsu Hay Al-Sabeel Polyclinic Magrabi Eye & Ear Tel: +966-552065722 Tel: +966-2-6480792 Hospital B Well Gym Hera’a Polyclinic 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 Mushrifah Medical Center Tel: +966-2-6635444 Tel: +699-2-2753942 Tel: +966-2-6654366 Magrabi Eye & Ear Clinic Sport Tech New Al-Jedaani Hospital Tel: +966-2-6655200 Tel: +966-2-6071129 Tel: +966-2-6368100 Orthopaedic Specialty Clinics Star Power Club Tel: +966-2-6776177 New Jeddah Clinic Tel: +966-2-6922298 Kids Hospital (NJCH) Saudi American Clinic Junior Gym Tel: +966-2-6675000 Tel: +966-2-6605050 Tel: +966-2-6911925 Saudi German Hospital Sporty Kids Gym & Health Tel: +966-2-682-9000 Tel: +966-2-6993586 Centers United Doctors Hospital Tel: +966-2-6533333 Fitness Time Hospitals Tel: +966-2-6226369 Pharmacies Gold’s Gym Abuzinadah Hospital Tel: +966-2-6912077 Tel: +966-2-6510652 Abo Dawood Hiltonia Gym Al-Ansar Hospital Tel: +966-2-6877210 Tel: +966-2-6590000 Tel: +966-2-6825105 Al-Ajuwad Hummer Gym Al-Hamra Hospital Tel: +966-2-6473436 Tel: +966-2-6671212 Tel: +966-2-6653939 Al-Ameera King Faisal Specialist Al-Hayat Hospital Tel: +966-2-6055638 Tel: +966-2-6677777 Tel: +966-2-6367778 Al-Ansar

Health & Beauty

Directory

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Hospitals

Tel: +966-2-6050010 Al-Awad Tel: +966-2-6591800 Al-Atta Tel: +966-2-6773314 Al-Azizeyah Tel: +966-2-6206981 Al-Hamra Tel: +966-2-6440108 Al-Marzouki Tel: +966-2-2717136 Al-Nahdi Tel: +966-2-6658687 Al-Sudais Tel: +966-2-6737679 Tel: +966-2-6058962 Al-Wasfah Tel: +966-2-6826198 Alya Tel: +966-2-6449254 Amal Tel: +966-2-6429486 Amira Tel: +966-2-6746001 Asia Tel: +966-2-6390553 Bin Muteab Tel: +966-2-6890964 Daan Tel: +966-2-6284405 Jamjoom Tel: +966-2-6081111 Jehhar Tel: +966-2-6973401 Noura Tel: +966-2-6685500 Rana Tel: +966-2-6984972 Remedies Tel: +966-2-6563048

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Pharmacies

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: +966-500506507 E Spa Tel: +966-2-2632093 EVE Salons Tel: +966-2-6581977 Tel: +966-2-6581455 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 Lounge Tel: +966-2-2630904 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

Veterinary Clinics

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

Notes

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Time Busters

What DJ staff will be watching.. FOR APRIL 2011 HELLCATS (Season 1) On: MBC 4 Showing Time: Every Saturday 23:00 pm KSA

On: Dubai One Showing Time: Every Sun -Thurs 15:00 pm KSA

GOSSIP GIRL (Season 4)

CSI: NY (Season 6)

On: Dubai One Showing Time: Every Saturday 18:30 pm KSA

On: FOX Showing Time: Every Friday 23:00 KSA

ARABS’ GOT TALENT (Season 5)

NIKITA (Season 1)

On: MBC 4 Showing Time: Every Friday 21:00 pm KSA

On: MBC Action Showing Time: Every Monday 20:00 pm KSA

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (Season 6)

LIE TO ME (Season 2)

On: FOX Showing Time: Every Sat - Wed 21:00 pm KSA

On: FOX Showing Time: Every Sat-Wed 22:00 pm KSA

GLEE (Season 1)

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Season 2)

On: FOX Showing Time: Saturday-Wednesday 20:00 pm KSA

On: MBC Action Showing Time: Every Monday 21:00 pm KSA

LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN (Season 18)

SUPERNATURAL (Season 4)

On: MBC 4 Showing Time: Everyday 4:45 am KSA 88 DESTINATION JEDDAH

THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL (Season 8)

On: DUBAI ONE Showing Time: Every Sunday -Thursday 13:00 pm KSA


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While most people understand the benefits of breastfeeding infants, the practice is not always supported in all cultures. A Fading Art by Dr. Modia Batterjee is a personal and highly researched exploration of breastfeeding in Saudi Arabia. A lactation consultant, Batterjee saw firsthand how the Arab culture encourages breastfeeding, yet does not support it, making it difficult for Saudi women to feed their children the way they should. Interlaced with chapters on breastfeeding during Ramadan and birthing practices are Batterjee›s own fascinating experiences with prenatal education and breastfeeding counseling. Warmly written and informative, A Fading Art explores how and why breastfeeding is so beneficial, from its rich supply of antibodies and nutrients to the way it bonds mothers and infants together. Batterjee also examines communities and how they work, or don›t work, to help families. Batterjee and her family opened the Al-Bidayah Center, the first breastfeeding resource and women’s awareness center in Saudi Arabia, providing counseling for mothers and training for nurses and health care workers. By giving breastfeeding a hip and cool image, Batterjee hopes to encourage future generations to consider the ultimate feeding practice for infants. A fascinating foray into a different culture and an exploration of the best, most natural nutrition for newborns, A Fading Art is both a thought-provoking study of a practice that is not as easily accepted as it should be and a personal story of an extraordinary woman and her efforts. About the Author: Dr. Modia Batterjee holds a Doctorate degree in Health Administration; she is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and a member of La Leche League International, WABA, ILCA, and IBFAN. DESTINATION JEDDAH 89


Time Busters

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.

Arabic/English Equivalents’

alif

a

tah

t

ba

b

zah

z

ta

t

ayn

tha

th

ghayn

gh

jim

j

fa

f

ha

h

qaf

q

kha

kh

kaf

k

dal

d

lam

l

dhal

dh

mim

m

ra

r

nun

n

zay

z

ha

h

sin

s

waw

w*

shin

sh

ya

y*

sad

s

dad

d

* when waw or ya is used as a consonant

Where did this word Hijazi Proverb come from? Want to spice up your Arabic with a 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…

‘guitar’  ‫ قيتارة‬qītāra, a kind of guitar. “The name reached English several times, including 14th century giterne from Old French. The modern word is directly from Spanish guitarra, from Arabic qitar.” (Etymonline. com). The Arabic is descended from ancient Greek kithara (which might be connected to ancient Persian Tar meaning string, and string instrument).

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proverb? Wrap your mind around this:

“Mud rjoolak ‘ala gad lehafak” Meaning: Extend your legs as far as your blanket will go. Use: When you want to advise a person not to live beyond their means or spend beyond what their budget will allow. So it’s like saying: don’t pursue a lifestyle that you cannot maintain.


Outdoor Finds

Bee’a

Environment

Shams

Sun

Gamar

Moon

Shajara

Tree

Ward

Flowers

Arrd

Land

Sama

Sky

Jabal

Mountain

Bahar

Sea

Shati

Beach

Muheet

Ocean

Nahr

River

Buhaira

Lake

Sahraa

Desert

Moya 

Water 

Khashab

Wood

Hadeed

Iron

Hajar

Stone

Ramel

Sand

Teen

Mud

Nabtah

Plant

Nadeef

Clean

Kawkab

Planet

Ma’eesha

Living (noun)

Hadeega

Garden

E’adat Al Tasnee’

Recycling

Hemayah

Protection

Qathara

Dirt

Taga

Energy

Akhdar

Green

Warag

Paper

Zebalah

Trash

Ensaan

Human

Hayawanaat

Animals

Hasharaat

Insects

Tabe’ee

Natural

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General

Banks

Directory

Al-Bilad Bank

Tel: +8001230000 Alinma Bank

Tel: +8001208000 Al-Jazira Bank

Tel: +966-2-6518070 Al-Rajhi Bank

Car Wash Modacar

Tel: +920005555 Smart Care

Tel: +966-533500077 V. Cool

Tel: +966-2-6396969

Embassies & Consulates E: Embassies C: Consulates ALGERIA

Tel: +966-2-6422111

Courier

Tel: +966-2-6741497

Tel: +920027447

E: Tel: +966-1-4887171 C: Tel: +966-2-6985035 C: Tel: +966-2-6985034

Tel: +920009191

E: Tel: +966-1-4652600

Tel: +8003450000

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Tel: +966-2-6714636

E: Tel: +966-1-4801217

Tel: +966-2-6678888

E: Tel: +966-1-4880044 C: Tel: +966-2-6076770

Arab National Bank

Aramex

Banque Saudi Fransi

Clex

ARGENTINA

DHL

AUSTRALIA

Fedex

AUSTRIA

TNT Express

BAHRAIN

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

UPS

Tel: +966-2-6392393

Tel: +966-2-6608820

Delivery

Tel: +966-2-2368844

Tel: +920001120

Saudi Hollandi Bank

Autlob w Atmanna

Saudi Investment Bank

Khedmaty Khedmtak

Tel: +966-2-6531010 Samba

Tel: +966-2-6533555

Car Services Abu Diyab Est.

Tel: +966-500777773 Yalla Utlob

Tel: +920011755 Tedalal

Tel: +966-2-6580000

BANGLADESH

E: Tel: +966-1-4195300 C: Tel: +966-2-6878465 BELGIUM

E: Tel: +966-1-4880044 C: Tel: +966-2-6076770 BRAZIL

E: Tel: +966-1-4880018 C: Tel: +966-2-6603874 C: Tel: +966-2-6603866 BRITAIN

Alpha Rent a Car

Ground Transportation

Avis

Alo Sayyara

BURKINA FASO

Apex Luxury Chaffeur Service

BRUNEI

Tel: +966-2-6677779 Tel: +966-2-6974459 Al-Zaman Group

Tel: +966-2-6677621 Tel: +966-505657387

Daleel

Tel: +920011755

Tel: +966-2-6855544 Tel: +966-2-6914693 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

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SAPTCO

Tel: +966-2-6474900 Te’le’ Car

Tel: +966-2-6679689 Tel: +966-534050910

Business Services Venue Executive Club

Tel: +966-2-6061010 www.venueint.com

DSL NET Atheer

Tel: +966-2-6839333 Nesma

Tel: +966-2-2567998 SPS

Tel: +966-2-6824556

E: Tel: +966-1-4880077 C: Tel: +966-2-6225550 E: Tel: +966-1-4652244 C: Tel: +966-2-6744547 E: Tel: +966-1-4560814 C: Tel: +966-2-6724343 CAMEROON

E: Tel: +966-1-4880022 C: Tel: +966-2-6804541 CANADA

E: Tel: +966-1-4882288 C: Tel: +966-2-6530434

CHINA

E: Tel: +966-1-4832126 C: Tel: +966-2-6605113 CZECH REPUBLIC

E: Tel: +966-1-4503617 DENMARK

E: Tel: +966-1-4880101 C: Tel: +966-2-6672222 Ext 1163


Banks

Embassies & Consulates

CAR SERVICES

Ministries

DJIBOUTI

JAPAN

PAKISTAN

EGYPT

JORDAN

PHILIPPINES

E: Tel: +966-1-4543182 C: Tel: +966-2-6621938 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: +966-1-2881100 C: Tel: +966-2-6670676

E: Tel: +966-1-4880039 C: Tel: +966-2-6607630 KENYA

E: Tel: +966-1-4882484 C: Tel: +966-2-4881238 KOREA

E: Tel: +966-1-4545122 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

E: Tel: +966-1-4826964

E: Tel: +966-1-4883500 C: Tel: +966-2-6604898

RUSSIA

E: Tel: +966-1-4804060 C: Tel: +966-2-6690599

SENEGAL

E: Tel: +966-1-4887100 C: Tel: +966-2-6727740

SIERRA LEONE

E: Tel: +966-1-4825544 C: Tel: +966-2-6945666

LEBANON

E: Tel: +966-1-4811432 C: Tel: +966-2-6659212

MALAYSIA

E: Tel: +966-1-4880146 C: Tel: +966-2-6690275

MALTA

GHANA

PORTUGAL

KUWAIT

E: Tel: +966-1-2052158 C: Tel: +966-2-2573193 E: Tel: +966-1-4880700 C: Tel: +966-2-6996436

E: Tel: +966-1-4880835 C: Tel: +966-2-6696797 C: Tel: +966-2-6693254 QATAR

MALI

GERMANY

E: Tel: +966-1-4884111 C: Tel: +966-2-6692371

E: Tel: +966-1-4882211 C: Tel: +966-2-6681990

E: Tel: +966-1-4567173 GAMBIA

Social Service Organizations

E: Tel: +966-1-4195640 C: Tel: +966-2-6514940 E: Tel: +966-1-4615315 C: Tel: +966-2-6991599 MAURITANIA

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

E: Tel: +966-1-4646749 C: Tel: +966-2-6297722

SPAIN

E: Tel: +966-1-4808822 C: Tel: +966-2-6495332

SRI LANKA

E: Tel: +966-1-4811858 C: Tel: +966-2-6695234 C: Tel: +966-2-6695238

SUDAN

E: Tel: +966-1-4645170

SWEDEN

MEXICO

E: Tel: +966-1-4880606 C: Tel: +966-2-6607000

MOROCCO

E: Tel: +966-1-4606906 C: Tel: +966-2-6065414

NEPAL

E: Tel: +966-1-4828857 C: Tel: +966-2-6475108 C: Tel: +966-2-6471273

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: +966-1-4883100 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: +966-1-4882300

E: Tel: +966-1-4881904 C: Tel: +966-2-6611222 Ext 300

E: TEL: +966-1-4881212 C: Tel: +966-2-6421454

E: Tel: +966-1-4823120 C: Tel: +966-2-6996838

E: Tel: +966-1-4881174 C: Tel: +966-2-6655317

IRELAND ITALY

OMAN

E: Tel: +966-1-4542833 C: Tel: +966-2-6657528 THAILAND

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

Al-Amal St., Near Jeddah Preparatory School Tel: +966-2-6547666 www.belleviewcompund. com Belleview 2 Compound

Lotus 3: Al-Nayeem Dist Tel: +966-2-6548808 M&M Compound

North Abhor, Nr, Amir Abdullah Mosque. Tel: +966-2-6562166

UKRAINE

Near King Faisal Specialist Hospital Tel: +966-2-6642636

E: Tel: +966-1-4508536

Binzagr Villa Compound

UAE

Al Azizeyyah, Madinah Rd., One block after Lexus Showroom Tel: +966-2-6642636

Al-Manar Compound

E: Tel: +966-1-4881227 C: Tel: +966-2-6670307 C: Tel: +966-2-6515436 USA

Elite 2 Compound

Al-Mubarakiah Village

E: Tel: +966-1-4801831 C: Tel: +966-2-6670080

Near Jeddah International Souk Tel: +966-2-6681111 www.elitecompounds.com

East Jeddah, King Abdullah St. Near Abraq Al-Raghama Tel: +966-2-6400158

Elite Compound

Tel: +966-2- 6910041

Near Jeddah International Souk Tel: +966-2-6610930 www.elitecompounds.com

Nada Village

UGANDA

E: Tel: +966-1-4544910

URUGUAY

E: Tel: +966-1-4620739 C: Tel: +966-2-6633300 YEMEN

E: Tel: +966-1-4881769 C: Tel: +966-2-6896444 C: Tel: +966-2-6898555

Compounds Abir Compound

Prince Sultan St., Near Saudia City Tel: +966-2-6522358

M.M Al-Rumaih Compound

Al Shatee, On Corniche Rd., 3KM North of Hotel Sheraton Tel: +966-2-6991231 Al Safa, Prince Metab St., Near Al-Jedani Hospital Tel: +966-2-6938770

Mura Bustan Compounds

Prince Majed St., Near Baud Telecom Tel: +966-2-6920099

Fatima Compound

Al-Najia Compounds

Near Corniche, Behind Business Park Tel: +966-2-6515416

Madinah Rd., Besides SAS Radisson Hotel Tel: +966-2-6518178

Garden City Compound

Nueva Andalucia

Palestine St., Behind AlNakheel Bldg Al-Andalus Luxury Villas Tahliyah St. behind Suzuki Tel: +966-2-6607590 www.hhaproperty.com.sa Showroom Al-Hajrayn Village Tel: +966-2-6695154 Corniche, Near A-Bilad Hotel Al-Aoun Village Al Bawadi, Near Al-Mirabi Tel: +966-2-6943464 www.alhajrayn.com Mercedes Benz Hiba Compound Tel: +966-2-2563381 Al-Hamraa, Ibrahim Adham Arabian Homes St., Near Tarik Binladen Al Bawadi Dist. Hospital Tel: +966-2-6822201 www.arabian-homes.com Tel: +966-2-6650819

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

Aromary Village

Kindi Housing Compound

Al Basateen Village

Lotus Compounds

Salamia Compound

Al Hamra, Al-Naeem, AlRihab, Contact PMDC Lotus 1: Al-Hamraa Dist Tel: +966-2-6980145 Lotus 2: Al-Nayeen Dist Tel: +966-2-6541107

Al-Sulaymaneyyah, Near Carrefour Hypermarket Tel: +966-2-6400253 www.salmiacompund.com

Hera’a St., Behind Al-Rajhi Al Rabwah, North Jeddah Tel: +966-2-6916219 Tel: +966-2-6940086 Next to Continental School, Off Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6944015 Belleview Executive Compound 94 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Sari Palms

Sari St.


Compounds

Kindergarten

Mob: +966-569693794 Tel: +966-2-6607590 www.hhaproperty.com.sa/ Little Smarties Tel: +966-2-6061913 saripalm. Mama et Moi Saudia City Mob: +966-550569333 Al-Khaledeyyah Dist. My Little Kingdom School Tel: +966-2-6820030 Tel: +966-2-6393951 www.saudicity.com Tel: +966-2-2575909 Shaker Village Compound Al-Hahdah, Prince Sultan St. Up and Away Tel: +966-2-6614791 Tel: +966-2-6991840 Sharbatly Village

Ministries

Prince Majed St., North of Jeddah Agriculture & Water Tel: +966-2-6910828 Tel: +966-2-6210002 www.sharbatlyvillage.com Communication & Transportation Siham Compund Tel: +966-1-4042928 Al-Rawdah, Near Saudi Disabled Children’s Binladen Group Association Tel: +966-2-6426431 Tel: +966-2-66224080/ Sunset Residence Al-Rowdah St., Near Jeddah 8001241118 Education Int. Market Tel: +966-2-6723028/ Tel: +966-2-6604276 6444305 Kindergarten Foreign Affairs Tel: +966-2-6047000 ABC School Health Tel: +966-2-6988827 Tel: +966-2-6970006 Ambassadors School Information & Culture Tel: 800-124-9000 Tel: +966-2-6514060/ Web: www.ambassadors6476222 schools.com Interior Building Blocks Tel: +966-2-6684000 Tel: +966-2-6060755 Jeddah Chamber of Mob: +966-5-41525616 Commerce Childhood Spring Tel: +966-2-6515111 Tel: +966-2-6607533 Water & Electricity Creative Childhood Tel: +966-2-6725349 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

Schools

Universities

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 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

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 DESTINATION 95 DESTINATION JEDDAH JEDDAH 95


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 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

96 DESTINATION JEDDAH

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

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

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


Mob: +966-540576639. Tel: +966-2-6923215 Location: Prince Sultan St. vv Dist. Across the street from the Big Fist

www.urtoby.com

by Hatem Alakeel


Saudi Arabia  

DJ Issue 27 - April 2011

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