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JEDDAH’S GREAT OUTDOORS 10 great ideas for outdoor fun & more Around Town plus Dining 31 Hot 2011 Eateries, Ginza i Chome, Sakura

Special Features Who’s Who Outdoor Fun, Dr. Ghassan Hiking, Parks Al-Sulaiman

Issue 35 Dec 2011

The End of One Year…The Beginning of a New Year Beginnings and endings. At this time of year, my thoughts turn towards all of the many blessings which I am abundantly grateful for…family, friends, work, love, laughter. This year-end issue of Destination Jeddah is a celebration of life! A celebration of this complex, vibrant city of Jeddah which I am privileged and honored to call home. From prominent Businessmen like Dr. Ghassan Al-Sulaiman to aspiring artists like Fahad Ayad, and so many other talented people contribute to the life-blood of Jeddah - we’re fortunate to reap the benefits of their vision. A few friends of mine were recently lamenting about their perceived lack of activities here in Jeddah, which got me thinking about all the amazing opportunities which abound around us. Be it indoors at some of the world’s most exclusive shopping venues or fine-dining destinations to the bounty of the Red Sea and the plethora of outdoor options…Jeddah is actually bursting at the seams with exciting familyfriendly adventures of all kinds! Martial arts, golf, horse-back riding, go-karting; the list seems endless for those in the know. Not to mention art galleries, restaurant openings, classes in all subjects, etc - who has the time to be bored in Jeddah? We decided to do a short article about some new dining spots of 2011, so imagine our delight when this article quickly grew to over four pages! Even more exotic cuisines and fusion restaurants are in the planning stages for 2012 - completely vindicating our suspicion that Jeddah is fast becoming a gourmand’s destination. Japanese, Italian, Frozen Yoghurt…if you can imagine it, then you can find it right here, right now! As always, our pages are full of information for the busy city-dweller, the young jet-setters, and everyone in between. As this year draws to a close, I must thank all of our loyal readers for their continuing support and feedback. Without you, there would be no magazine to record the monthly highs and lows of this marvelous city… this city which I have come to call home… Jeddah. Thank you :) Enas Hashani Editor-in-Chief

EDITORIAL Editor-in-Chief Enas Hashani

Editorial Director Dilara Hafiz

Art Director

Walaa Al Attas

Senior Graphic Designer Mohammed Rashad KK

Graphic Designers Yousef Kurashi


Sarah Taibah

Editorial Associates Mayda AlHashani Nazeeha Jacobs Swalah Eshki

Fashion Editor Carol Keyrouz

Beauty Editor Nilo Haq


Abdullah Alsalih Adilla Saman Yousef Kurashi

Contributing Writers Dalya Bajunaid Fouzia Khan Yousra Elwi Rayan Khayat Rayan Karkadan

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Featured Content


UsefulInformation Readers’ Feedback & City Facts


Settling In


Special Features


Arts & Entertainment


Fashion & Shopping


Dining Around Town


Travel Trends


Healthy Living


Time Busters


10 Things

Settiling In... For kids

Outdoor fun for the Whole Family

Fahad Ayyad., Moona Al-Qahtani

Fashion Trends , Look for less, Dos & Donts

2011 Eateries, Ginza i Chome, Pinkberry, Sakura

Travel News

Beauty, Drink You Fruits & Vegetables, Green Tea

TV Shows & Book review

We Love About Jeddah 45 Art & Entertainment 54 Fashion & Shopping 67 Restaurants 73 Religious 78 Travel 86 Health & Beauty 91 General




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Reader’s Feedback We’re always happy to hear from you! Opinions, stories, comments, feedback and suggestions from our readers are what made DJ what it is today. Dear Editor,

Greetings from Makkah. I recently got ahold of your magazine and it was very helpful as I was unaware of the restaurants and “things to do” in Jeddah. The magazine is well organized, lively and colorful, so keep up with good work. Also, on the website if you could use “Google maps”, to pinpoint the locations of the restaurants or other “Outlets”, then it would be really easy getting to the desired location. Thank you. Mubashar Greetings,

I first extend my warmest congratulations to the staff and management of Destination Jeddah Mag. You know what? The first thing I did when I got back from my vacation was to find a copy of your magazine. We’re happy that we are a part of the August issue. Some of my friends already have a copy from the Saudia Arabian Airlines library. We introduced this magazine to the Saudia flight attendants and they were amazed and impressed, saying that it was a total package with fashion, culture, tradition, adventure, restaurants, malls and other services found in the directory. We also shared your magazine on Facebook. Eric Guillermo Paloma of Saudi Arabian Airlines Dear Eric, Thank you so much for your nice email. We at DJ strive to provide our readers with the best possible information and it is really wonderful seeing people appreciating it, we are really glad that we have a fan base at Saudia Airlines and we hope to be on board so visitors can enjoy it and benefit from its information. Please keep in touch and your feed backs are always appreciated. DJ Team Please send to 6



Today, my fiancé and I thought it would be nice to visit Zodiac for shisha and drinks. Since the weather is starting to be nice and lovely, we thought that Zodiac’s balcony would be the perfect choice. I’m afraid we were wrong. First of all, after we settled down and started enjoying the cool breeze and the nice view, the waiter said that we have to have dinner and the minimum charge was 120 per person (which is a bit too much in my opinion). We weren’t hungry at all so we asked him if we could only have drinks and shisha but he strictly refused, even if we went indoors. We felt uneasy because we really weren’t hungry for a meal. Nevertheless, we couldn’t resist the lovely view and decided to stay, and after a while we ordered sushi and their famous chicken pastry with spinach konafa shells. Okay, so the dishes were poorly made, the creamy sauce was too greasy, and the waiter was too pushy all the time. It’s nice when a waiter recommends a popular dish, but it’s annoying when he makes the decision for you! In conclusion, the minimum charge was over priced, the waiter made us feel uncomfortable, the food wasn’t as good as I remember it, and they should give people the choice of either dining in or having a relaxing shisha time. But after all... the weather and the view were amazing tonight. Luji

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to Ponder Parental pressure for better schools Although the calibre of academics and teachers are always important factors while selecting a school for your child, the safety of your child must remain a priority. Always find out if necessary health and safety measures are implemented in your school of choice, and that they have adequate resources to tackle emergencies should the occasion arise – such as fire extinguishers and staff trained in CPR and First Aid. While the incidence of a tragedy is rare, schools with proper safety measures will set your mind at ease and

minimize the chances of your child’s safety being jeopardized. Also ensure that you keep your contact details valid and up to date on your child’s registration, so that you can be directly informed when alarming situations occur. A secure environment is imperative to both the learning and wellbeing of your child. Parental pressure can be the necessary impetus to ensure school reform - schools will quickly adopt all necessary safety measures if they see that they are losing their students to more responsible schools!

Thumbs up to... Schools with adequate safety measures Institutions that have been licensed and inspected by the Fire Department provide us with greater reassurance. The Jeddah Knowledge School, for example, adheres to all safety and health standards stipulated by the Kingdom and runs regular fire drills with exit plans posted throughout the building. Security guards patrol the campus and the playground equipment is frequently inspected for hazards. Thanks for looking after our kids, JKS! We hope other schools will incorporate comprehensive safety measures like this too.

Thumbs down to... Schools with inadequate safety measures In light of the recent fire that occurred at a local girls’ school, several issues have been raised with regards to school safety. Schools are entrusted with not only the education, but also the welfare of our kids, and should up the ante in providing a secure atmosphere to prevent such devastating circumstances. We never want the safety of our kids to be compromised simply due to the incompetency of school staff or facilities.




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December Weather


Country Fact Sheet

Mini Temperature: 20°C - 68°F Max Temperature: 31°C - 88°F Sunshine Hours: 8 Probability of Rain: 6% Humidity: 63%


Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Capital: Riyadh

Head of State:

King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud Crown Prince: Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz 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


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

Inhabited Area:

Major Arabic Newspapers:

Al-Watan , Al Hayat, Al-Iqtisadiya, AlMadinah. Okaz & Al Alsharq Al Awsat.

1,500 sq. km - Largest urban center in the Makkah province

3.4 million and the 2nd largest city in Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah Population:

Major English Newspapers:

Official Language:


Eid Al-Adha (The Feast of Sacrifice):

Saudi Gazette, Arab News.

National Day: Sept 23, 2012 Ramadan (The Holy Month of Fasting): July 20 - August 18, 2012

Eid Al-Fitr (The Feast of Fast-Breaking): August 19, 2012 10 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Arabic. English is the second official language.

October 26, 2012

Calendar: The Hijri lunar calendar is the traditional measure of time and the Gregorian calendar is used as well in business. (1433/2012)

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Cut this out and keep in your wallet

Business & Banking Hours:

8/9AM - 4/5PM Sat-Wed, some are open on Thursdays for half a day 8/9AM - 1/2PM.

Weekend: Thursday- Friday. Shopping Hours: 10AM - 1PM 5PM - 10/11PM


Saudi Riyal (SR) - divided into 100 Halalas; Notes printed in 1 (one), 5 (five), 10 (ten), 50 (fifty), 100 (one 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

Electricity: 110V and 220V Country Code: 966 City Codes: Riyadh: 01 3 GMT+

Time Zone:

Jeddah and Makkah: 02 Dammam, Dahran, Alkhobar and Jubail: 03 Madinah and Yanbu: 04 Abha and Najran: 07

TV 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: OSN (Orbit Showtime Network): Premium Arabic and Western Entertainment. ART: Premium Arabic, Western, and Asian Entertainment www.artonline. tv

Emergencies : Information/ Maintenance: 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

Telephone, Mobile & Internet:

The main telephone service provider is STC – Saudi Telecom Company. The Main mobile service providers are STC, Mobily and Zain. They also offer mobile Internet solutions *STC: *Mobily: *Zain: To block commercial SMSs for STC users: Call 800-2444455 toll-free (24 hr service SatWed) or e-mail: Internet Service Providers: *Orbit Satellite internet: *, *, *, *, *, *, *Nesma:


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. DESTINATION JEDDAH 11

Useful Information Settling In

Settling In… For Kids

By Dilara Hafiz

Your parents made the decision to travel halfway around the world and drop you in a foreign country, probably against your will. If you’re between the ages of 0-18…your first instinct is to complain about the heat and the absence of your friends! But instead of reveling in your misery, why not embrace the adventure of life in an exotic country – you can learn a new language, make new friends, and have a wealth of amazing stories to relate to your family and friends back home via Facebook, it all depends upon your attitude. If you are deposited in one of the many international compounds around Jeddah, look to your neighbors to form a solid base for your new social life. BBQs, pool parties, and weekend get-togethers are all wonderful opportunities to meet and mingle with kids of your age. Life within compounds can be as hectic or calm as you desire – you’ll find people welcome newcomers with open arms and are quick to suggest the best shops and restaurants around town to help you settle in. Weekend bus trips and outings are convenient ways to navigate the city if the family driver is monopolized by your parents; embrace these opportunities for independence, especially if you’re a teenager. School life will become inordinately important to your happiness, so put a smile on your face and put your best foot forward in making a good first impression. The international student bodies at Jeddah’s many international schools guarantee that you will find someone who speaks your language and understands your situation. Bonding with your school friends is an important first step in your future happiness; invitations to the beach, parties, dinners, and shopping trips will all revolve upon your circle of friends, so cast your net as wide as possible to include a variety of interesting people! If you’re lucky enough to already have family in Jeddah, use their contacts to kick-start your social life. 12 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Profile ByCheck Gary Avila Destination Jeddah would like to recognize the challenges and rewards foreign workers face working in KSA. In this section, we will feature expats from all walks of life who share their stories with us. Watch this might be next! Clubs, sports, arts, music – these are all wonderful activities which will also keep you busy and involved. The trick to settling down in a new country is to appreciate the new opportunities which present themselves…don’t waste your time comparing, instead spend your time celebrating! Keep a journal filled with souvenirs Buy a camera and create an epic photo album Fill up a diary with your adventures Learn Arabic Take weekend trips and explore the country Sample different cuisines – Jeddah is full of gourmet eateries Socialize, socialize, socialize! Throw a party Participate in your compound activities Learn scuba-diving or sailing Begin a Saudi stamp or rock collection Have a traditional Saudi outfit customsewn just for you!

Name: Fayerolla Jacobs Age: 42 Nationality: Australian Occupation: Teacher at Jeddah Knowledge School Years of stay in Jeddah: 5 years What do you miss most from your country? Public beaches and recreation facilities. What do you love most about Jeddah? Shopping Is there anything you can find in Jeddah that you don’t have in your country? Being close to the holy cities Makkah and Madinah, and the fact that you can pray anywhere and everywhere. Describe Jeddah in one word: Sensational! Do you have any suggestions to improve Jeddah as an ideal workplace? More organised systems.



Who’s Who

A Visionary Entrepreneur with Business in His Blood

Dr.Ghassan Al-Sulaiman By Yousra Elwi


Who: Dr.Ghassan Al-Sulaiman What: Chairman of Ghassan AlSulaiman Holding Company Where: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Qualifications: MA in Business Administration, University of San Fransisco, 1980. PhD in Business Administration, Hull University, UK, 2004


With a clear mindset and a visionary approach, Dr. Ghassan Al-Sulaiman makes distinctive footprints in a variety of industries in Saudi Arabia and neighboring countries. Be it retail, food and beverage, investment banking, real estate, or advertising and marketing, Dr. Al-Sulaiman has managed to establish entities that are successfully operating within their markets or are excelling as leaders with renowned names. IKEA for instance, is a retail landmark in Saudi Arabia that was launched by Dr. AlSulaiman in the early 1980’s. Securing the IKEA franchise was a coup which only hinted at the bright future in entrepreneurship for this ambitious businessman. Today, Dr. Al-Sulaiman is the chairman of numerous reputable companies that are operating powerfully in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain; all exceptionally dominant brands and franchises. IKEA in furniture, Margherita and Semsom in food and beverage, Emara and Siraj Capital in real estate, Venture Capital Bank and Saudi Venture Capital in investment banking, and the list continues. All his companies carry his hallmark of his vision to capitalize upon existing business vacuums in order to create and sustain long-term business success. The key driver behind Dr. Al-Sulaiman’s investment in these diverse industries is his ‘entrepreneurship mindset’; his passion lies in “building a company from scratch rather than getting involved in an already existing one,” as he clarifies. And up until today, Dr. Al-Sulaiman refers to himself as an ‘entrepreneur who delves into novel initiatives and takes considerable

Tourism was founded within the past 10 years), there are notable opportunities for breakthrough investments. “This year, we’ve had 20 million people coming for Hajj and Umrah; yet the vast majority came and left without seeing much of what this country has to offer.” An opportunity for Al-Jazira to provide comprehensive touristic services in order to promote domestic tourism and provide a richer experience for international tourists as well? Dr. Al-Sulaiman thinks so... hence the motivation behind Al-Jazira is built first and foremost upon the certainty of his business acumen.

risk’ - he personally relates to this title more than as chairman or CEO or any other position he may have held considering the nature of his professional accomplishments. Realizing that his strength is in ’finding new opportunities, fulfilling visions, and building business models’, Dr. Al-Sulaiman knew how to best leverage his skills and expertise and utilize them efficiently. “I truly add value when the business is in its early development stages, when it is at the beginning of its life cycle, regardless of the industry,” elaborates Dr. Al-Sulaiman as he modestly explains the most effective role he plays in the professional arena. “I am not an executive man,” he bluntly states; operational management of his projects is handled by his teams who excel in these tasks, leaving him the key role of strategist. One of the essential investment strategies that Dr. Al-Sulaiman believes in and adopts is ‘to invest when people are not investing’, referring to a concept first articulated by billionaire Warren Buffett. Dr. Al-Sulaiman is currently applying this strategy in Bahrain with his new real estate investment in a mixed-use development. To this farsighted entrepreneur, his investments are generated from macro outlooks with long-term visions and a full understanding of the socio-economic dynamics at play in the constantly changing global economy.

Aside from the commercial opportunity, Dr. Al-Sulaiman also envisions Al-Jazira’s role as fulfilling specific community service objectives that are key priorities for his country’s development. The first is diversification in economy – it has been integral for the country to develop other sectors besides oil to support the economy; and Saudi Arabia happens to be exclusively fortunate with the geographical treasures, Makkah and Madinah, which are significant landmarks that continue to attract religious tourists from around the world. The second community service that AL-Jazira will present to the country is employment; “tourism is considered the largest employer in the world,” as Dr. Al-Sulaiman points out. Given the human- based nature of this industry, businesses operating within it actively contribute to reducing unemployment by creating jobs for people with different qualifications and skills. In addition to tackling the well-documented male

Another innovative, macro project that Dr. Al-Sulaiman is launching soon is Al-Jazira; an all-inclusive tourism company that will offer diverse services to tourists in Saudi Arabia with a holistic approach. Considering the novelty of this sector in the country, (the Ministry of DESTINATION JEDDAH 15

unemployment dilemma, he plans to increase the number of women in the workplace through Al-Jazira and all his other companies. It’s recognized that women can play an important role in all sectors of Saudi Arabia’s continued growth strategies. Commitment to social development is a personal pledge to this entrepreneur. “I try to find the community benefit in my work, even if I am the only one who sees it,” he states. Regardless of the industry he is investing in, Dr. Al-Sulaiman always finds a way to serve the community while offering beneficial products or services. Al-Jazira is definitely one clear manifestation of his genuine dedication. Serving the community is an issue on the top of his agenda, and at one point in his life he spent most of his time with non-profit organizations. However, the civil society in the country today needs to develop further in order to support NGOs. Accordingly, Dr. Al-Sulaiman realized that he can “add more value to the community through profit organizations with strong corporate social responsibility activities.” In fact, when deciding on investing in a new business, Dr. Ghassan considers three key factors: differentiation, community service, and profitability/risk. To him, differentiation is the basic make-it or break-it of all new businesses; “ideas can be borrowed, however they have to be developed in one’s own way to ultimately create a unique offering.” As for profitability and risk, he rightfully states that “evaluating risk comes with experience” and every entrepreneur must go through a couple of failures in order to gain that expertise. The restaurant business, for example, is a deceptively risky one; it is quite common 16 DESTINATION JEDDAH

for entrepreneurs to invest in it given the low barriers to starting up a restaurant. However, this is a challenging industry, as it is easy to enter yet challenging to maintain. Dr. Al-Sulaiman’s food and beverage company, Al-Mathaq, is behind the recent openings of Margherita and Semsom. Naysayers poised to pounce upon these new restaurants, yet since both opened their doors, their dining rooms have been overflowing with satisfied customers. Due to their differentiated concepts, they have successfully established their popularity in Jeddah’s competitive dining scene. Not one to rest upon his laurels, Dr. Al-Sulaiman is planning upon opening more restaurants under his Al-Mathaq umbrella. Four different dining concepts will be launched throughout 2012, one of which is an original bakery concept. Distinctiveness is fundamental, especially in this market, given the competitive scene and sophisticated consumer appetites. Al-Mathaq ensures that it offers novel concepts to ensure that it is always one step ahead. Dr. Al-Sulaiman proudly confesses, “I am a workaholic. I love my work because there is always something new.” This passionate, selfmade entrepreneur has recognized his innate business strengths and utilized them in his areas of interest. Although at first glance, the link between real estate, investment banking, food and beverages and his other industries may not be clear; when a true entrepreneur explains the connecting thread, outsiders can also discern his patterns of success. Since Dr. Al-Sulaiman is more concerned with the timing and reasons behind his investment descisions rather than the country or the industry, his varied business interests span global industries with equal success, proving that excellence can be achieved anytime, anywhere... it’s just a matter of vision.


Events & Happenings

WHAT’S BEEN GOING ON... INTERNATIONS: The Community for Expatriates and Global Minds Jeddah Chapter organized their first ‘Polyglot Event’, a language exchange get-together at Bridges Café. Expats and global minded Saudis attended; members of InterNations contributed tips on how to bridge the gap between the cultural differences between nationalities to better understand each other’s norms and traditions. Live InterNations spirit… ”Nobody stands alone!” Log on to SIEMENS STUDENT AWARDS: The Siemens Student Award 2011 asked for the best answers to one of the world’s toughest questions, “How can you build sustainable cities in the desert?” The winning team from Egypt received $25,000 and the 1st runner-up, Ms Noura Chehab from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), was awarded $15,000. Her idea titled “Transferring A Desert Into A Haven” proposed an integrated system which simultaneously desalinates salt water, produces electricity and treats wastewater. The system promises significant advantages as it does not require extensive energy inputs or high water pressure. SAVOLA HR TAKE PART IN PROGRAM TO TRAIN PERSONS WITH DISABILITES : Savola’s production managers and HR team recently flew to Amsterdam to attend the training program, “The Concept and Implementation of the Mentor and Buddy System in HR.” Coinciding with Savola’s aim to train and employ persons with disabilities, the program included segments on how to identify disabilities, how to deal with them, and offering moral support to employees with special needs. Faten Al Yafi, Senior Executive Director said, “By organizing these training programs, Savola aims to effectively integrate the persons with disabilities in the workplace as part of the Makeen initiative.” 18 DESTINATION JEDDAH

GERMAN-BAVARIAN FOOD FESTIVAL : From the 10th to 17th of November, Jeddah Hilton proudly hosted the German-Bavarian Food Festival in celebration of Lufthansa German Airlines’ new route from Jeddah to Munich. Chef Fabian from Munich prepared a selection of traditional dishes such as apple strudel, bread and potato dumplings, roasted veal shank, and kaiserchmarren dessert. “The food festival will add to the culinary experience of the guests and visitors of Jeddah Hilton, and help in exploring the culture of other countries,” said Alexander Musch, Director of Operation. A giant pretzel was also prepared to commemorate the event. THE POND’S ARABIA BRAND COUNCIL: Pond’s, a pioneer in beauty and skincare secrets, was excited to announce its ‘Arabia Beauty Council’ on November 16th. The council consists of Simone Heng, Dana Hamdan, Rosemin Manji and Amira Al Fadl — four empowered women within the fashion, beauty, art and media industries across the Gulf. Each member has been selected based on their innovation, achievements and ability to portray the aspirations of today’s women, and will be featured in a variety of upcoming campaigns. “We are extremely excited to be associated with such an impressive group of women who are beyond doubt positive and strong role models, representing the cultural diversity of our region,” said Tina Chikhani, Marketing Director. 33RD SAUDI INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW: November saw the presentation of Toyota’s full line-up at the 33rd Saudi International Motor Show (SIMS) held at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events. “This year’s highlights are Toyota’s latest FT-86 concept car and the reveal of the all new Camry 2012 model for the first time to the Saudi public,” said Faisal Abdullah, Vice President of Abdul Latif Jameel. Toyota hosted the largest booth at the show, and made the experience exciting with an array of competitions targeted at the youth, accessorized versions of cars for Toyota fanatics, and a Toyota Café for visitors to relax. DESTINATION JEDDAH 19

Events & Happenings STC ESTABLISHES INVESTMENT FUND TO ENRICH INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGY : STC Group recently announced its $50 million self-financed investment in the Venture Capital Fund. The fund specializes in start up, small, and medium sized telecommunication and IT companies operating in Saudi and internationally. Eng Saud bin Majed Al Daweesh, CEO, explained “This Fund targets the local market and invests in local Saudi expertise, talent, and venture capital ideas. It comes as part of the Kingdom’s strategic drive to transform to a knowledge-based economy by enriching the spirit of both initiative and innovation.”

SUNSHINE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SPORTS DAY 2011: On the 23rd of November, Sunshine International School held its annual sports day, with nursery and kindergarten students participating in various activities such as archery, football, basketball and tennis. In the spirit of the vibrant occasion, children dressed in football uniforms and other sporting attire. Each student received a certificate at the end of the exciting day, commending them on their cooperation and teamwork. THE BLESSINGS OF SIGHT: Makkah Clock Royal Tower- A Fairmont Hotel - initiated their ‘Feel Your Senses’ program to support people who are losing their eyesight. They collaborated with the Ebsar Foundation, an organization which helps the visually impaired. Surrounded by spiritual serenity, the first patient removed his bandages in the heart of the most scared land for Muslims…Makkah. Upon removing the bandages, the first sight Wael witnessed was the Holy Kaabah. 20 DESTINATION JEDDAH

PAUL’S SAUDI DEBUT : PAUL Bakery and Restaurant celebrated the grand opening of its first Saudi branch on the 22nd of November. The event attracted many high profile personalities such as His Excellency the French Ambassador, Consul General, diplomats, Saudi businessmen and celebrities. “PAUL embodies the best of French culture,” said Mr. Christian Raimbault, PAUL’s International General Manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa. “We were keen to come to you and present our famous tasty breads, baking, gourmet pastries and main courses.”

CLASSIC MUSIC, CONTEMPORARY JAZZ & THE SOUNDS OF ARABIA: A musical evening at the behest of the German Consul General, Dr. Rolf Theodor Schuster, took place on November 22 at the Italian Cultural Center. German brothers Johannes Tonio Kreusch and Cornelius Claudio Kreusch, classically trained artists of the guitar and piano, combined the European legacy of classical music and contemporary jazz. Their recent Jeddah concert invited musicians from all over Arabia to join them on the stage in a unique, musical fusion experience. Johannes débuted at New York’s Carnegie Hall in 1996, while Cornelius was selected as the youngest pianist for the Concours International de Piano Jazz Martial Solal in Paris in 1989 and was one of five finalists at the Great American Jazz Piano Competition in 1994. Music lovers were able to appreciate the new sounds as the expert musicians merged the classical tradition with an Arabian flair. Artistic collaborations such as these are hallmarks of Jeddah’s international appeal and cosmopolitan audience. DESTINATION JEDDAH 21


Starting Locally…Thinking Globally

The technology era has an enormous impact in breaking the barrier of distance while encouraging participation in international programs and initiatives. It sparks the passion of individuals in the international community to learn about the culture of Saudi Arabia through the variety of civil society initiatives which flourish via Facebook and Twitter.

“It is commonly known that Saudi Arabia is the source of black gold, but what else do others know about us?!” says Mohammad Bakhrieba. “This is why I decided to launch the ‘Call of Culture’ initiative, a call for individuals to take the lead in fulfilling their natural mission towards the global society.” He explains that influential initiatives are usually based on scientific studies in order to quantify goals, therefore he devised a questionnaire to measure Saudi youth’s understanding of their Saudi culture. Unfortunately, the dominance of western culture in media and social networks has resulted in misconceptions about local Saudi culture. This idea is the first social project of an international group founded by Globcal 22 DESTINATION JEDDAH

International to advance intellectual communication. The word ‘Globcal’ is a combination of the words Global and Local. This means that everyone has a role locally and globally; the duty to answer this global call is imperative in order to unify the world. This all volunteer project hopes to empower the youth of Saudi Arabia to communicate proudly and effectively on the world stage. Bakhrieba first promoted the idea in Italy, then came back home and re-launched it in TEDx. The project will be launched in Naples 2.0 – International Social Innovation Conference, organized by the EU Commission for Social Development. After the project is completed, he plans to send CDs to all Saudi students abroad to learn about their culture and start their role in promoting it internationally. “It’s a BIG BANG project and we are looking forward to making it happen!” he says enthusiastically. “Just remember, every one of us has a role in the development and well being of world societies…both locally and internationally.” pages/Ambassador-MohammadBakhrieba/172235456448

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Mark Your Calendar December 2011 GET OUT!!



Always give back...




Complimentary class by Pottery Barn “Set up your new home”


Gift registry Specialists will provide tips and demonstrations on how to select tablewear, bedding and bath items for your new home. Red Sea Mall: +966-22150191 Mall of Arabia: +966-26123199

RIYADH: annual Women in Leadership



Date: 4 -5 Dec Venue: Al Faisaliah Hotel. Info:

Magali Jeantelot art exhibition



Date: 11 - 13 Dec Venue: French Consulate, AlShoura Street. Info:

RIYADH: Media Industry Exhibition

Interactive discussion water and food

Learning and Technology Conference








Date: 12 -13 Dec Venue: Effat University The 9th Learning and Technology Conference “Learning by Design: Purpose, Art & Motion”





Friday family lunch

Date: 6 Dec Venue: Jeddah Hilton Hotel. Discussion on the challenges, solutions and opportunities for water and food in Saudi Arabia.


Date: 21 - 23 Dec Venue: Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Info:











NewYears resolution



Complimentary class by Pottery Barn “wedding and

gift registry”



Learn about gift registry and let their experts help you create the home of your dreams. Red Sea Mall: +966-22150191 Mall of Arabia: +966-26123199 24 DESTINATION JEDDAH

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Sugar Vintage at Maison Bo-M

Leila Al Marashi’s Art exhibition features a series of canvases derived from her popular fashion label, SugarVintage. Inspired by her Emirati heritage and celebrating her passion for 1940s vintage fashion icons, SugarVintage was founded in April 2008. Marashi’s current exhibition, taking place at Maison Bo-M in Stars Avenue Mall, features iconic images from her ‘Turathi’ collection. She mixes elements of authentic UAE cultural heritage such as the Burqa masks, with film stars and pop culture references like Marilyn Monroe & Audrey Hepburn, fully embroidered with pearls, sequins and stones. Imaginative, playful, and irreverent creations which are delights to behold! The exhibition will run until January 2012 – a wonderful opportunity to begin the new year with some new art to grace your walls. Location: Stars Avenue, Malik Road Contact: +966-12021205


Special Features


for the Whole Family By Serene Feteih


Stay at one of Jeddah’s many beach resorts for a weekend and enjoy some quality time with the family; swimming, jet skiing, volleyball, snorkeling, building sandcastles or just lazing about in the sun and enjoying the view.


If you’re searching for an adrenaline rush, head with your older kids to Al-Rawdah District for an hour of fun! 26 DESTINATION JEDDAH


There are many parks all over Jeddah. Most of them have a playground, some have a basketball area too and plenty of grass to run around on. So pack your picnic basket, toys, and bikes and don’t forget to pick up your litter before leaving.


Downtown is so much fun this time of year. The colors, the souks, the products are just so vibrant and busy. Grab your camera and make an album in a day, plus treat yourself to some cool gadgets at amazing bargain prices!


Although this place is not outdoors, it’s definitely worth going with your family. With all types of entertainment from go-karting to bowling , wall-climbing to archery, In10so will keep you moving for hours! Located in Serafi MegaMall and Red Sea Mall.


As the weather is becoming more pleasant, this is a great time to take the whole family for something different and exciting! Try out activities you wouldn’t normally do in the summer heat. Riding is fun for the whole family at (Mutabbagani) Trio Ranch or Al-Aseel.


Drop by Fayfa and check out the new animals. Young kids especially will love seeing and learning about animals that are not familiar to them. DESTINATION JEDDAH 27


Moonlight Mountain is great for you with your older kids if you’re into mountain climbing. Reward yourself with some meditation and an amazing sunset view before heading back home.


Camel rides are fun! Head to the Hamra Corniche and try out a new experience with your kids. The colorful decorations on the camels’ “hawdaj” (saddle/shade structures) will make memorable photo snaps and draw smiles galore. 28 DESTINATION JEDDAH


Now that the weather is getting cooler, get your family moving and sign up for basketball, football or tennis lessons.


A smooth 3 hour drive to Taif and you can enjoy some wildlife along with great weather and scenery.

Not really… Located on the Corniche underneath a 24 meter high sail that covers a large pool, this place is a great choice for the whole family to spend the day while the kids splish splash in the water and the parents enjoy the seating area with cool cocktails.


If you haven’t yet tried the dinner buffet cruise… Marsa Al-Ahlam’s floating restaurant is not to be missed. Great weather, wonderful food, and a boat ride thrown in for good measure!


Golf …yes we have golfing in Jeddah! Desert Lakes Golf Course. Test your analytical mind skills and physical prowess with this challenging sport. Or take the kids biking along the Corniche and through neighborhood parks to maximize the joy of the breeze in your face and the cool weather. DESTINATION JEDDAH 29

Special Features

ON, ON! By Rayan A. Karkadan

Hiking? In Jeddah? Like a real hike? Where…the mall? These are some of the responses I usually get when I tell people I go hiking in Jeddah. Yes, hiking - even running! What’s even more shocking is that this Thursday marks the 1,601 consecutive week that this hike has been conducted, right here in our hometown. Let me repeat that number again: 1601 consecutive weeks. And since a large number of this group is non-Saudi, they find it amusing that Saudis living in Jeddah have not experienced a hike in their own backyard. New comers are usually greeted with smiles, a humorous Introduction ,and the question “Where have you been all this time?!“ The group is called “Jeddah Hash House Harriers”. Originally a British social running club, Harrier clubs can be found all over the world and have evolved into a relaxed, expat-oriented weekly get-together. Personally, I’ve been a member for about a year and a half now, and have gone from a casual sight-seer to a dedicated runner in the different hills, mountains and locations we visit each week. Here is what you need to know to become a HASHer:


I’ve found it quite peaceful and therapeutic to dedicate Thursday of every week to this natural outing. The hike is usually a 5-7 km trail of ups and downs at various locations east and north of the borders of Jeddah. Locations include Usfan, Briman and Mersal


village. Tell everyone around you that Thursdays are yours. A great boost to clear your mind and feel that you still own part of your busy week to fill with some fresh air and beautiful people.


Another thing I’ve come to like is guaranteeing that a week will not pass without me getting some physical activity. The age of people ranges from 7-70 yrs old. You must always remember to stretch and warm up. The trail can take a toll on your joints and body if you’re not an active person. But don’t worry, you’ll get used to it with time. I remember being out of breath after the first kilometer, but now, I strive to make sure I’m among the top 10 finishers. Don’t forget to hydrate all day long leading up to the hike as well.


The good people of the “HASH” go a day earlier and mark the trails with chalk to make sure it’s safe and to add a little fun. They occasionally mark the wrong ways on purpose as to mislead you. You have to find the right trail, and the first person to do so yells “On, on!” This famous phrase has become closely related to all HASHers. That being said, the HASHers mark two trails - a more family oriented ‘Mini HASH‘, and the long run, which involves longer, advanced running. I suggest newbies start with the mini to test the waters (and their physical prowess.)


I ask this because the answer in my case is “Yes!” If you’re the competitive type, you’ll enjoy the friendly, competitive nature of your fellow HASHers, so don’t worry if your first attempt is only the mini-run, (my first was the mini as well.) However, I often went for a brisk jog during the week to improve my speed and stamina. Having so many fit hikers around really helps you get the best out of yourself.


After everyone has completed the course, the group usually divides into smaller groups to socialize and enjoy a casual BBQ. Firewood, meat, marshmallows, and a good ole’ guitar…nothing like some good food, good music, and good laughs with good people under the stars right here in your hometown!



A Greener Jeddah:

Parks, Picnics, and Playtime By Dina Ismail

There is no shortage of family-friendly outings in Jeddah. Amusement parks, beaches, and everything in between are available in town and most residents have become pretty familiar with what is available. There are even plenty of green parks for the enterprising families who need a little more greenery in their lives, especially in the cooler winter months when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s positively pleasant to spend time outdoors. In September of last year, Jeddah Mayor Hani Abu Ras introduced the mayoraltyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan of establishing public parks throughout Jeddah. The development initiative also included plans to further improve existing parks in the city. The project was coordinated through the Parks and Beautification Department which has also been overseeing the addition of thousands of trees and other greenery in the city. 32 DESTINATION JEDDAH

What does this mean for you and your family? Simply put, there is no simpler and more pleasant way to spend an afternoon than picnicking with family friends in a park. Over 90 parks have already been implemented in various areas and districts around Jeddah – each including a differing range of facilities such as seating areas, playgrounds, car parking, shaded areas, and football and basketball courts, so be sure to plan a visit before temperatures soar and the idea of a day spent outside starts to seem a little less appealing. The Jeddah parks project has made it easier than ever to take advantage of Jeddah’s beauty as a city. Rather than spending all day cooped up in an over air-conditioned, underwhelming location, be creative about your outings and take your family to one of

the many parks that now proudly dot the Jeddah landscape. Pack a picnic, a deck of cards, and some toys and head out in the late afternoon when the sun is not as strong - also the perfect time to enjoy a spectacular Jeddah sunset. The artistice sand dunes and impressive deserts of the Middle East may not immediately bring images of lush greenery to mind - but Jeddah has managed to make it why not try it out and start enjoying Jeddah’s scenic outdoors? DESTINATION JEDDAH 33

Special Places

KABABISH Market: Gateway to Aziziyah By Fouzia Khan

San Francisco has a world-famous Chinatown, London has a world-famous Southall (India/Pakistan town) â&#x20AC;Śand Jeddah has Aziziyah. The largest concentration of Indians and Pakistanis in the entire Kingdom, this neighborhood has its origins in two schools which relocated to the area in the mid-1980â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. The Pakistan International School Jeddah and the International Indian School together have a student body approaching 30,000 students! As families clustered into the area in order to be close to these schools, the neighborhood took on a distinctively South Asian flavor. Today, Aziziyah is THE place to visit for authentic Indian and Pakistani food, clothing, and groceries, and the Kababish Market (named after one of the earliest Pakistani restaurants in Jeddah) is the center of Aziziyah. 34 DESTINATION JEDDAH


Located between Amir Majed Street and Moalifeen Street, Kababish Market comes alive in the evenings when men, women, and children throng the streets to enjoy freshly fried pakoras, samosas, and jilebis (tasty meat or vegetable fritters and sweet, crispy snacks, respectively). Sidewalk vendors display their wares ranging from toys and trinkets, home goods, and the luscious fresh fruits and vegetables necessary for truly authentic regional dishes. Women crowd the fabric stores to purchase the latest designs from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, either ready-made garments or the fabrics which they can get tailored to their specifications, while single men frequent the many excellent kabab, nihari, and take-away curry stalls. If you’ve never been to Aziziyah, prepare yourself for a step into a different culture where you will hear Urdu, Hindi, and the myriad regional dialects of the subcontinent as well as see people from all over the world. It’s a popular destination for visitors to Jeddah who are performing Umrah and Hajj – simply to enjoy a spicy meal or pick up some gift items unavailable elsewhere in the Kingdom. The famous hand-made leather slippers called ‘khussas’ can be found here, as well as glittering glass 36 DESTINATION JEDDAH

bangles, costume jewelry, and even bridal wear to adorn both the bride and groom from head to toe. The weeks leading up to both Eids are an especially busy time as people from outlying areas such as Rabigh and Yanbu also frequent the markets in Aziziyah for all their food and shopping needs. Beauty parlors offer intricate henna designs to decorate ladies’ hands and feet, in addition to beauty treatments from the subcontinent. Threading, waxing, turmeric face masques, hot-oil hair massage, and henna hair-dyes are just a sample of the specialties on offer. Jewelry stores stocked with gold, silver, and precious stones from the region present delicate daily wear to ornate bridal sets – Aziziyah is a one-stop shopping and dining experience where you can travel to Pakistan and India without a passport! End your visit with a freshly-made ‘paan’ – it’s a customary treat which is popular after a meal to aid in digestion and as a breath-freshener. Made of crushed betel nuts, cardamom, spices, (sweet paan contains desiccated coconut and sugar), and herbal pastes wrapped in a betel-leaf; paan is a delicious, unique taste of the region. For those searching for a sweeter taste, try the golden, pretzel-shaped jilebis which emerge crispy from hot oil and an immersion in sugar syrup…it’s impossible to stop after just one bite.


Arts &


FAHAD AYYAD By Rayan Khayat

What’s Up Jeddah’s resident photographer Fahad Ayyad mostly works in his wood paneled, sound-proof, home-recording studio. His colorful collection of acoustic and electric guitars are perfectly aligned against a wall. With comfy couches and dim lighting, it looks like a classic recording studio…except that multi-talented Ayyad is switching gears from music to photography. Both remain passions of his; he has installed large lighting fixtures placed high against the walls and an interesting variety of different props fill up the shelves and corners. It’s truly an atmosphere built for creativity.


Music has been a major inspiration for Ayyad’s work, he was in a band that stood out from the heavy metal Jeddah scene. His experiences led him to explore the use of images. Ayyad’s photographs clearly show a meticulous dedication to creating and achieving a certain picture he has in his mind. Ayyad’s photographs are of things that are out of place, hazy implausible situations that are almost dreamlike. Like a perplexing collage that’s also slightly melancholic, perhaps of situations that only exist in the mind. Except they do for him, being so driven and resourceful. It could be a propladen story in his studio or more ambitious endeavors such as a challenging underwater adventure. It isn’t something the viewer always understands, but it is there to be seen and experienced thru Ayyad’s eyes. Within the space of a few years, Ayyad had

developed technically as a photographer. With his reliable Cannon 1DS Mark III, Ayyad has done personal requests, fashion spreads, and his ads are featured in the streets of Jeddah. Although usually hired for his technical skills, Ayyad prefers to be more involved. He would rather keep editing to a minimum and only what he can do in a dark room. This dedication stems from his love of the art of photography, collecting vintage cameras and his dream of having a darkroom of his own. In the future, Ayyad is hoping to create videos. It will be exciting to see what he can create with his inventiveness and motivation to simultaneously use the two mediums he loves best…music and photography E-mail: Phone: +966-558333339 website: DESTINATION JEDDAH 39



Arts &


MOONA Al-Qahtani: Fashion Illustrator & Artist Rayan Khayat

Moona Al-Qahtani grew up in an atmosphere of freedom to explore her innate curiosity for life…a formative experience where she was afforded the opportunity and tools to pursue her passions. As an experimental artist trying out different mediums, she found school guidelines restrictive; her home was the place where she found the artistic support and freedom to thrive. 42 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Her mother, who owns a craft and sewing class shop, was her initial source of inspiration. She used to make dresses for her daughters and used patterns and cuts she would find in Vogue and McCallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, magazines which were always around the house. Moona took cues from the world of fashion and applied her skills to oil paintings, but the efficiency and immediacy of digital art soon became attractive to her. Fashion designers such as Galliano and Vogue illustrators such as Rene Bouche and Rene Grau become her new influences. Moona wanted to become a part of this world with its colors and she soon became a digital fashion illustrator. She found that it was a method to maximize creativity to create something real and was the foundational element of the fashion process. Her style is glamorous and luxurious, reminiscent of a time when intricate details and quality were a part of clothes. She takes her cues from old Hollywood and Egyptian cinema, touches which are transported into her modern designs. Women with bountiful constructions of lavish fabrics, sparkling, large shapes of jewelry and sophisticated up-dos are her visions of beauty. DESTINATION JEDDAH 43

Other works of Moona’s include graphic illustrations which exhibit the art of collaging and styling. Some of her work resembles pop art, with its cultural references, bright bold colors and print screen-like qualities. She has also leaned towards including common images from the Arab community. Her brightly colored ensembles of camels with Louis Vuitton bags and fully veiled women by an Eiffel Tower in the desert reveal a different vision of Mona’s - one with a sharp eye on social habits and a satirical sense of humor. Alongside a prolific interest in fashion illustration, Moona also exposes society’s use of beauty affectations; layers upon layers masking and covering, out-ofplace styles, and clown make-up. Moona hasn’t completely abandoned making art with her hands, creating large canvas paintings using knives for experimentation. Her latest series, ‘Shanab,’ features large towering portraits of men with scraggily moustaches and colorful faces. She updates regularly on her blog and portfolio, It is the joy of creating art that continues to motivate her.


Arts & Entertainment

Directory Bookstores

Fun & Recreation

Al-Fanous Bookstores Tel: +966-2-6553897 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 Art Frame Trading Est. Macarona St. Tel: +966-2-6722339 ATHR Gallery Tel: +966-2- 2845009 Darat Safeya Binzagr Tel: +966-2- 6571030 Ebdaa Gallery Center Tel: +966-2- 2154480 Jeddah Atelier Tel: +966-2-6530812 Mansoojat Foundation Rochan Gallery Tel: +966-2-6655630 Ext.236 Saudi Center for the Fine Arts Tel: +966-2-6696786 Basmoca Virtual Museum

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Fashion & Shopping



Always up to date with the latest in fashion, DJ’s Fashion Editor Carol Keyrouz is ready to teach readers what’s in and what’s not. From tips to new trends, this fashion editor never misses a beat, and focuses on ensuring that you look your best wherever you go.


ZARA Kimono 279 SR


Jasmine Box, a new luxury lifestyle boutique in Jeddah, offers customers a superior selection of fashion choices, feminine home accessories and furniture all under one roof! Selling an exclusive but diverse range of internationally-sourced products, Jasmine Box aims to bring customers special products not available elsewhere in Saudi Arabia. Long-lasting scented candles, funky cushions, ornate vases as well as trendy clothing and fashion accessories are displayed in a mix and match fashion. Everything in this unique and charming shop, from the hangers to the lovely seating arrangement, is for sale or available to order.


This is one trend you can’t ignore this season! Exotic prints are seen everywhere from the Fall/Winter 2011 runways to gracing the shelves of every store. Animal print continues to be huge, with snakeskin being a sophisticated update to leopard print. Easily update your existing wardrobe by adding a touch of snakeskin to your outfit for that instant glamorous look!


OASIS shirt 180 SR




ZARA 129 SR OASIS shirt 180 SR

YSL cuff 4656 SR

Tel: +96626685533 Email:: Website: Location: Stars Avenue Mall and on Rawdah Street 46 DESTINATION JEDDAH

ZARA shoes 479 SR






Warm yourself up stylishly with Marc by Marc Jacobs matching hat and gloves set, as well as Alexander McQueen’s red skull scarf. Instantly go from day to night in black crystal Lanvin cufflinks, organize your personal items into a small chest wallet by Bottega Veneta, smarten up your casual look with Converse’s leather sneakers and cover up in a beautifully unique wool and leather coat by Alexander McQueen!






VICTORIA BECKHAM Former “Posh Spice” has always been in the spotlight as a style icon. Over the years she has left us guessing as she periodically reinvents herself, yet has never failed to look every inch the glamour star. Whether on the red carpet or at soccer practice with her family, Victoria always looks polished. Here’s how you can achieve one of her stylish outfits for less! TOPSHOP 210 SR DEBENHAMS 60 SR










Strut your stuff in Christian Louboutin’s metal pumps, rock your world in a studded leather dress by Versace for H&M, carry your essentials in an oversized colored clutch by Valentino, warm up your beautiful hands with exquisite embroidered fingerless gloves by Alexander McQueen, feel like the star that you are in Prada’s unique shades and cover up in style with a funky abaya from Cream! VERSACE for H&M 1500 SR



COLIN FARELL Colin Farell the Irish actor has always been more famous for his rowdy behavior than his fashion sense, however here it looks like he has made an effort to polish up his looks! Although it’s still part of his care-free sense of style, he is right on track with the plaid trend and he pairs it up with a neat navy cardigan.









modern abaya Abaya by Diala Kabbara

It has been obvious to see that Leather is one of the top fall trends this year! On the runways we saw a variety of luxury skins, textures and colors for men such as black brown caramel and cognac. Nothing makes a man look sexier and tougher than the biker boy look! DIESEL 574 SR



Do add your own personal style to your abaya! Different colors, designs and fabrics can make your abaya unique and let you stand out from the crowd.





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Don’t overdo it! Keep the designs and colors on your abaya simple and don’t wear Burberry or Fendi print abayas!




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.


Unique Gifts offer the latest range of stylish and modern gifts from around the world. Your one-stop shop for innovative gadgets and homeware you won’t find anywhere else. Mob: +966-500257579 Location: Qurtobah center, Arafat Road, Al Hamra’a dist.


There are also a variety of other products on as such as greeting cards, gift bags, trays, trinket boxes and notebooks... all decorated with recycled tea bags. This unique and creative touch results in charming, eco-friendly gifts sure be appreciated and cherished.

Delicately handmade, these coasters carry with them the comforting vibe of being made in a home-based studio in Jeddah. A set of 6 comes priced at 150 SR, and a coaster box at 80 SR. Email: madewithlove.hmgifts@ Facebook: https://www.facebook. com/madewithlove.hmgifts 32 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Hatem Alakeel: REACHES NEW HEIGHTS WITH TOBY By Nazeeha Jacobs

Hatem Alakeel, the designer behind the iconic Toby brand, continues to build up his fashion empire. 2011 saw him open a second boutique in Jeddah, heralded for both its stylish interior as well as the masterfully executed clothing adorning the hangers. In addition, he oversaw the strategic placement of his line in the Saks Fifth Avenue store in Dubai, launched his HA Design Company for corporate uniforms, and recently unveiled his new line of dress shirts...leaving fans to wonder what 2012 will bring! While Alakeel’s Toby brand is well-known locally and fast becoming a presence upon the international style scene, kudos to illustrious shoe-designer Christian Louboutin for wearing a Toby shirt in the French Marie Claire’s October issue! Although Hatem has previously mentioned being a close friend of Louboutin – their acquaintance even preceding Hatem’s days as a designer – it came as a pleasant surprise when the fashion mogul exhibited his shirt for the magazine photoshoot. Hatem originally presented Louboutin with the shirt as a gift, but never expected such a thrilling response. To be endorsed by such a prominent designer has certainly been a major honour for Toby, providing the brand with further international exposure at a time when it is already receiving wide recognition abroad. Hatem

previously collaborated with Louboutin in 2009 when his models sported Louboutin shoes at Fashion Expo Arabia in the UAE. Hatem’s new line of shirts continue to convey his already well-established penchant for artistically fusing Middle Eastern and Western style into a genre all his own. Steeped in aesthetic flair, males of all ages can now enjoy Hatem’s iconic clothing and proudly join the thobe revolution – looking edgy and refined in Hatem’s contemporary twist to the traditional Arabian robe. Store 1 Location: Prince Sultan Street, across the street from the fist statue Tel: +966-2-692 3215 Mob: +966-54 057 6639 Store 2 Location: Rawda Street, between Ultimate Power Gym and Domvs Tel: +966 2 664 6671



Fashion & Shopping

POTTERY BARN Now in Jeddah

With the recent launch of the new store in Mall of Arabia, Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids now boast a total of seven stores in the Kingdom – evidently flourishing despite only being introduced to the Saudi market in April. Offering exceptional furnishings and home décor for every living space – from bedrooms and bathrooms to home offices and outdoors – Pottery Barn aims to provide customers with the opportunity to transform their homes into a reflection of their personalities with stylish, high quality furniture and decorative accessories. Pottery Barn’s main focus for this season is Diwaniya style sofas, allowing customers to create a perfect cosy setting


according to the size of their space and personal tastes. Also operated by Alshaya International Trading Co., Pottery Barn Kids is a brand that accommodates the furnishing needs of babies and kids, seeking to provide appealing spaces that are both comfortable and functional. Its furnishings ensure child-friendly bedrooms and nurseries that retain a superior element

of style. A wide range of gifts for children and expectant mothers are also available, and these can be personalized with names or unique messages as part of the Pottery Barn monogramming service. In addition to their premium furniture ranges, Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids also offer a variety of extra services. A few of these include complimentary design classes, in-store events for children, and in-home consultation through which an associate is able to visit customerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homes and personally assist in planning their spaces. In equipping customers with these services, the two brands aim to guarantee an enjoyable shopping experience and supply customers with all the necessary resources to create their ideal living space. The excellent aesthetics, value and service of Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids are what distinguishes them from other furniture stores and what has made them so popular in a mere few months. With a steady growth in consumer demand, they eagerly anticipate further expansion throughout the Kingdom in the upcoming year. Location 1: Red Sea Mall Contact: +966-2-2150191 Location 2: Mall of Arabia Contact: +966-2-6123199



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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 Noukies Tel: +966-2-2611200 Ext: 110 Ondas Tel: +966-2-2611200 Ext:105 Mob: +966-5535079744 Paris & Oliver Tel: +966-2-2611210 Mob: +966-5535079744 Sabine Tel: +966-2-6651572 Sotra Tel: +966-2-6915082 The Neverland Circus Tel: +966-500398181 Pink or Blue Tel: +966-2-6634452 The Wedding Shop Tel: +966-2-6690808

Afaf Baflah Tel: +966-505325251 Amal Engawi Tel: +966-503613314 Basma Abuljadayel Tel: +966-506634000 Basma Al-Mouawad Tel: +966-533653333 Diala kabbara Tel: +966-535687773 Eman Joharjy Tel: +966-508704799 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 Samah Khashoggi Tel: +966-505311588 Shaza Khayali Tel: +966-500909321 Thanaa Addas Tel: +966-504664288 Turki Jadallah Tel: +966-506677800 Wed Bogary Tel: +966-504634001

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 54 DESTINATION JEDDAH

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 Florists Tel: +966-2-6611447 Al-Khidra Landscaping Estikbal Tel: +966-2-6913946 Tel: +966-2-6687511 Alwan Haba Tel: +966-2-6837239 Tel: +966-2-6687084 Arabian Flower Home Plaza

Tel: +966-2-6913659 IKEA Tel: +966-2-6633000 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

Shopping Center 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, TOUS , 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, Little Blossoms, Only For You, Sotra, Set Al-Hoson, Tefa, Flash Flare 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

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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,


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, 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 Jeddah Mall Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6678666 Shops: Al-Musali & Al- Raies, Barakat Jewellery, Damas, Elite, Eye2eye, Faces, Gosh, Karen Millen, Kipling, Luxury, Maria Pino, Naomi, Swatch, Trussardi, WAIPAI DESTINATION JEDDAH 55

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 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-F-P-T, Debenhams, Diesel, Desigual, Dorthy Perkins, Forever21, Evans, Exit, Faces, Gap, GBK, Girls, H-Flow, H&M, Hokair, Hush Hush, I Style, Jennyfer, Kikik, LaSenza, 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 AlReef, Zara, Zoppini, ZYNG 56 DESTINATION JEDDAH

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 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, Miss Sixty, Mommy Me, Montblanc, Mother Care, Naomi, Nara Camicie , 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, AlGhazalo, Al-Humaidi, Al-Mutahajibah, AlOthaim, 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 Al-Sahra, Karen Millen, Khider Rizek, Kohar, Kurt Geiger, La Perla Palace, Lacoste, Lide X, Little Book, Liujo, L’ Occitane, Love Sac, Lyne’s, Maison Bo-m 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 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

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Dining Around Town


2011EATERIES Jeddah’s international dining scene is constantly evolving; 2011 was no exception. Blink and you’ll miss the hot new spot in town! From Indian fusion to rustic Italian to Armenian cuisine...Jeddahwis are truly spoilt for choice in the food scene. Whether you crave down home Lebanese or cordon bleu French, it’s all available if you know where to look. DJ covers the best of 2011’s new restaurants, so discover the delicious dining options on your doorstep. And be sure to check out the upcoming new eateries planned for 2012 – DJ shares the inside scoop after tracking down the rumors around town. Casual







Date opened: June Location: Abu Al Abbas bin Abdel Mutaleb Street, near Corniche Our take on it: Classy ambiance with high quality food.




Date opened: January Location: Equestrian Club,

Date opened: February Location: Jeddah Hilton Our take on it: One of the

Date opened: September Location: Diners Square,


Al Hamra, Corniche

Our take on it: Love the

outdoor patio, and endless salad choices. Dressing flavors could use more variety.


French Date opened: August Location: Equestrian Club, Al

Hamra, Corniche Our take on it: Creative plating and interesting flavor combinations, but we’re still waiting for it to officially open. 58 DESTINATION JEDDAH


best fine dining Italian restuarant in town.


Malik Road

Our take on it: All day breakfast for us who love to sleep in!


Date opened: April Location: Mall of Arabia Our take on it: Great for a quick Italian bite at the end of a long shopping day.

MARGHARITA Italian pizzeria

Date opened: February Location: The Courtyard, Bin

Sulaiman Center, Rawdah Street Our take on it: Still holding on as one of Jeddahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hot spots.



Date opened: July Location: Etoile Mall, Malik

Date opened: September Location: RedSea Mall,




Malik Road

Our take on it: Love their

complimentary appetizer, and thumbs up for not allowing smoking.

Our take on it: Simple concept that presented great chocolate in fountains with various dipping goodies.

MayrigLebaniese fusion


Date opened: February Location: Mohammed Bin

Date opened: March Location: Etoile Mall, Malik


Abdul Aziz St, Al Andalus Our take on it: Good foodjust wish that they would utilize their outdoor area.



Our take on it: Love

their pizzas and take-home ingredients.

STUDIO MASRSouth Egyptian

Date opened: August Location: Solidaire Mall,

Tahlia St. at intersection between Madina Rd & Magra El Seel Rd. Our take on it: You are sure to leave stuffed. DESTINATION JEDDAH 59



Date opened: January Location: Equestrian Club.

Date opened: August Location: Equestrian Club,



Al Hamra Corniche. Our take on it: Take me their any time, never have enough.

Al Hamra, Corniche Our take on it: One of Jeddah’s must-try sushi hubs.




Indian Fusion

Date opened: January Location: Rawdah Street,

Date opened: February Location: Stars Avenue Mall,

previous location of Toki Our take on it: Best duck in town, and they are making their mark in the dining scene.

Malik Rd & Sari St Our take on it: An ultra chic restaurant presenting traditional Indian cuisine with an upscale modern twist.



Date opened: March Location: Al Batterji St,

Date opened: March Location: The Courtyard,


Near Saudi German Hospital Our take on it: Delicious sushi and teppanyaki on the go.

TIKKICasual dining


Date opened: October Location: Abdul Aziz Street, Al Ruwais

Our take on it: About time Jeddah has a decent Turkish restaurant.


Date opened: September Location: RedSea Mall Our take on it: Flavorsome

traditional cuisine in a modern setting.


Lebanese fusion

Bin Sulaiman Center, Rawdah Street Our take on it: LOVE their lunch specials.

ALBALADitalian Lebanese

Date opened: April Location: Mall of Arabia Our take on it: Why isn’t it the same as the one in Beirut?


Date opened: Febrauary Location: Equestrian Club. Al

Hamra Corniche Our take on it: Can’t beat their Mezza.



Date opened: May Location: Le Chateau Mall,

Date opened: October Location: Teatro Mall,

Steak house

Tahlia Street.

Our take on it: If you are

trying to impress - this is the place to dine!


French bistro Date opened: August Location: Sands Hotel, Abdul-

Rahman Al-Tubayshi St. Our take on it: Breakfast, Brunch, lunch or lite treat, Paul is the place.


Tahlia Street

Our take on it: Onion blossom is so addictive that it should come with a warning.


South American bistro Date opened: July Location: Prince Naif Street Our take on it: Best take away grilled chicken and love their avocado sauce.



WILL 2012


Date opened: August Location: Prince Sultan


Our take on it: The new bully on the block, watch out burgers.

MARCELâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Frozen yogurt

Date opened: July Location: Opposite Danube

Supermarket, Tahlia Street Our take on it: Endless choices of ice cream and frozen yogurt.

FROZEN YOGURT Frozen yogurt

Date opened: June Location: Red Sea Mall and

Mall of Arabia

Our take on it: Delicious,

filling, sweet and healthy! What more can we ask for?

BRING? PINKBERRY Frozen yogurt

Date opened: November Location: RedSea Mall. Our take on it: Finally has


International with an Indian Twist


arrived! We love healthy competition.

Sea food


Sea food




Date opened: August Location: The Courtyard,


Bin Sulaiman Center, Rawdah Street Our take on it: An unprecedented experience with chocolate. Sensual, refined and oh, so good!

American Sea food


PINK CAMEL Pastry shop


Dining Around Town

Ginza i Chome

By Dalya Bajunaid

Japanese cuisine is a trend in Jeddah that shows no signs of slowing down. It certainly has come a long way this millennium with newer and more creative selections that cater to Jeddah tastes. With its increased popularity and growing demands, new Japanese restaurants are opening up, from casual to fine dining, and even delivery based. One of these restaurants which offers a great dining experience is Ginza i Chome located in the ritzy Rosewood Corniche Hotel. As one would expect, the setting is unrivaled. Modern, yet with natural textures, the décor exudes quality, somehow reminding one of entering an Asian-inspired spa. Choose a seat at the sushi bar where Saudi Arabia’s award winning sushi chef can gratify your unique requests; or go for the “Omakase” (As Per the Chef) and let him take the lead and make something for you. A quick conversation with him and you won’t be disappointed. Or, if sitting at a bar isn’t your style, the seating for two offers a more intimate and relaxing first rate view of the Red Sea. The scenery alone during sunset will get your taste buds all wound up. Tables for more private gatherings are also available. Soft music and a 62 DESTINATION JEDDAH


friendly and knowledgeable staff are only the beginning of the pleasantries of the outing. Servers are well-versed regarding the items on the menu, as well as having impeccable timing. They offer many classic sushi rolls such as California and Unagi, as well as twists to some favorite items. Instead of a miso soup, we tried a pumpkin soup infused with Japanese flavors. Creamy, yet subtle, it was a flavor that can only be experienced here. A shredded cucumber and crab salad in a light dressing leaves you wanting more. Also, if eating raw fish isn’t your cup of tea, this would be the place to brave up and give it a try. It’s all extremely fresh and of a high-

quality. The salmon and tuna sashimi are like butter and practically melt in your mouth. As with true Japanese restaurants, there is no smoking at this restaurant, as it compromises the integrityof the sushi, so don’t expect to sit next to any smokers or find shishas anywhere. Choices for a main course include different tempuras, teppenyakis, teriyakis and noodles, so the variety is offered for those who don’t fill up on sushi alone. Or, starting this December, go for the All-You-Can-Eat Sushi, and really get your money’s worth! For dessert, the banana tempura arrives warm, drizzled with a berry sauce, and served with a scoop each of vanilla and

chocolate ice cream. You will find that it is the perfect end to a satisfying meal. With all of the competition sushi restaurants are facing, Ginza i Chome stands out as a must-try for sushi and sashimi lovers. More on the pricier side, yet definitely worth the experience as the focus is on the quality of the ingredients as well as on the impeccable service. Treat your loved ones to a superior dining experience. This place is fast becoming THE place for quality Japanese food in Jeddah. Location: Rosewood Hotel on the Corniche Contact: +966-2-257 8888



Dining Around Town

Pinkberry is Here!! There is frozen yoghurt…and then there is Pinkberry. This gourmet, luscious brand from California carries the superstar touch as it’s the frozen yoghurt of choice among Hollywood stars. Alshaya opened Jeddah’s first Pinkberry at Red Sea Mall, with more locations across KSA already in the planning stages. Non-fat, but full of exquisite flavor, Pinkberry comes in six mouth-watering flavors: Original, Chocolate, Passion Fruit, Pomegranate, Mango, and Coconut. Rich in calcium, vitamins and minerals, yoghurt gourmands can customize their serving with the addition of toppings ranging from fresh fruit, decadent chocolate, nuts, or crushed cookies. “Pinkberry brings a fresh and appealing new taste experience to KSA and we are delighted to open our first store here in Jeddah,” said Nader Hallal, Head of Marketing for the brand. “We are sure that Pinkberry will win the hearts of local consumers.” Pinkberry is headquartered in California with a large number of outlets spread across Southern California and New York and a

strong fan base among Hollywood stars. The first Pinkberry store was introduced to the Gulf region in Kuwait in 2009 and is now widely available throughout the Middle East. The concept began in 2005 when co-founders Shelly Hwang, a restaurateur, and Young Lee, a Parsons-trained designer with a fascination for desserts and frozen treats, blended past inspirations from an Italian gelato store with fond memories of mixing fruit with soft serve at a Hawaiian pineapple plantation. Pinkberry is made with real non-fat milk and real non-fat yogurt, among many other natural ingredients, that gives it a refreshing, tart taste. It’s more than just a dessert…it’s a social experience. Location: RedSea Mall, Malik Road. Tel: +966-2-250436



By Nazeeha Jacobs

Deriving its name from the Japanese cherry blossom, the Crowne Plaza’s Hotel new Japanese restaurant Sakura embodies every aspect of its namesake – charming, elegant and unique. Japanese cuisine at its best, Sakura delivers high-quality dishes in a refined, contemporary atmosphere. Formerly located on the mezzanine floor of Crowne Plaza, the restaurant has been recently renovated and relocated to a premiere position in the hotel where it is now accessible from the street and thus convenient to diners who are not hotel guests. Sakura’s interior is both contemporary and upscale, featuring a sushi bar and skilful attention to every detail. This is evident throughout the restaurant, from its matchless décor to elaborate table settings. It boasts an extensive menu with vibrant pictures of each individual dish, providing visual examples of the culinary delights that await the diner. Aside from the regular varieties of sushi and teppanyaki, Sakura has made its menu distinctive by offering dishes such as Japanese curry and a simmering ‘hot pot’, complex dishes not found in other Japanese restaurants in Jeddah.

vivid potential to become one of the city’s favourite food hubs for Japanese cuisine, with its enticing ambience and exotic menu. Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel Contact: +966-2-6611000

Although only in its soft opening stages, Sakura’s service is exemplary, with waiters eager to satisfy and possessing insightful knowledge into each dish served. Its grand opening is currently scheduled for early February, and Sakura already displays the P ROMOTION



Mystery GOT Diner to try.. Taking a break... Three friends and I went out for tea and dessert to Chai N Ba, but as soon as we walked in the manager said, “No, no…we don’t have shisha.” I don’t know why he immediately assumed that we wanted shisha, so we assured him that we didn’t want any. He then proceeded to inform us that there is a minimum charge of 50SR! We agreed to his odd demand, but when we tried to order, the waiter informed us that they had ran out of everything except 3 or 4 types of panini sandwiches (no dessert, no pizza, no nothing else!) So we ordered tea for 16SR. When we asked for our bill, we were shocked to receive a bill for 200SR…just for tea! I called the manager and asked him how he could charge us for that amount when his restaurant didn’t even have most of their menu items available. He was very rude and responded, “That’s how we are. We only have sandwiches – which one do you want?” I replied that we had wanted tea and dessert; if he wanted to charge us the minimum cover charge, then he should have had ALL the menu items available, otherwise don’t have the nerve to overcharge us just for tea. He then complained about his rent and overhead and told us “Nobody is forcing you to stay here.” So we left 20SR to cover our tea. He quizzed us before we left to check if we had paid, then sent a waiter to our car to return our money with the message, “The manager says he doesn’t want your money.” Although we heard they just closed for renovation or maybe even permanently, that’s not an excuse to have such a bad experience. We want to get your feedback on the places you love or love to hate. Send us an e-mail at: feedback@ 66 DESTINATION JEDDAH

SHRIMP BLAST Popular with Chopsticks lovers throughout Jeddah, the shrimp blast captivates your tastebuds with its crispy batter draped in a unique spicy mayonnaise. It’s the perfect start to any meal, light yet sumptuous with a nutty hint. The shrimp blast truly lives up to its name, awakening the appetite with a blast of unparalleled flavour distinctive to anything you’ve tasted before. A definite musttry for those who haven’t yet, and a steady favourite for those existing shrimp blast fans. Take it from us; you won’t regret it! Location: Prince Sultan St., Tel: +966-2-6907575


Directory American


16 Hundred Le Chateau Mall,Tahlia St Tel: +966-2-2614415 Tel: +966-549302320 19th Century burger Tel: +966-920019819 Americano Burger Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6728488 American Corner Khalideya St. Tel: +966-2-6060188 Applebees Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6610012 Crowne Grill Tel: +966-2-6611000 Chili’s Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6634760 Roshan Mall Tel: +966-2-6046800 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 Outback Steakhouse Tahlia St. Tel: + 966-2-2892990 Ruby Tuesday Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6501999 Steak House Malek Rd. Tel: +966-2-6829955 Red Sea Mall. Tel: +966-2-2151200 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

Rio De Janeiro Sari St Tel: +966-502330914 Spears Intercontinental Hotel Tel: +966-2-6611800 On The Border Malik Rd Tel: +966-2-22150891

Chocolates Al Pina King Rd. Tel: +966-2-6905885 Anoosh Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6832209 Bon Bon Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6697655 Chocolate khaldia Tel: +966-2-6068830 Chocolate Corner Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6630449 Chocolate Sense Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2847740 Chocolate Studio Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6985222 Ganache Rawadah St. Tel: +966-2-6601390 Caramel Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6688527 Chocoline Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2842846 Dactylifera Prince Sultan St. Tel: +92008182 Miss Chocolate Rawda St. Tel: +966-2-6638989 Nesma Chocolates Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6947790 Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-2-2150141 Arafat St. Tel: +966-2-2845820 Patchi

Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6695858 Voila Chocolate Millenium Ctr. Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6684343 Stars Avenue Tel: +966-2-2754411

Chinese 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

Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2611191 Chai & Ba Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-2-6642084 Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Al-Shate’e Dist. Tel: +966-2-2753914 Coffee Republic Corniche St. Tel: +966-2-6637575 Costa Coffee Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6067741 Craze Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-2-6653065 Deera Cafe King Rd. Tel: +966-2-2754491 Joffrey’s Coffee Tahalia St. Tel: +966-2-6677234 Melange Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6695619 Pearls Cafe Rawadah St. Tel: +966-2-6642233 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 Teayana Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6681660 Uromshi Cafe Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6066668


Bateel Tahlia St. Al Mashrabia Café Tel: +966-2-6630373 Tel: +966-2-6611000 Kingdom of Dates 360 Cafe Intercontinental Hotel Hera’a St. Tel: +966-2-6590838 Tel: +966-2-6611800 Salheya Annafora Cafe Intercontinental Hotel Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6611800 Tel: +966-2-6973281 Avezzano Cafe Talah Dates Serafi Mega Mall Sari St. Tel: +966-595122266 Campioni Sports Cafe Tel: +966-2-6837887 Tamraty Batarji St. Al Murjan St. Tel: +966-2-6395695 Cilantro Cafe Tel: +966-2-6637995 DESTINATION JEDDAH 67

Fast Food


Albaik Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6060244 Al-Tazaj Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6683371 Big Bite Rawdah St. Tel: +920001219 Burger King Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6394375 Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6836062 Capo Grillo Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-2-69829152 Domino’s Pizza Shate’e Tel: +966-2-6065633 Obhur Tel: +966-2-6561888 Forn Wa Saj Rawdah Dist. Tel: +966-2-2574747 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

Bert’s Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6606633 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 Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-2567196 La Cuisine Palestine St. Tel: +966-2-6630363 Le Ciel Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6525354 Le Croissant King Rd. Tel: +966-2-6222861 Le Traiteur Corniche Tel: +966-2- 6556022 MoonMilk Al-Shatee, Prince Naif St. Tel: +966-2-2886229 Paul Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-26671633


Khalidya Market Tel: +8001240061 Little Caesar’s Hera’a St. Tel: +966-2-6823018 Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6749687 McDonald’s Rawdah St. 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: +966-2-6064717 Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6676991 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 Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6672917 Quiznos Sub Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6068014 Subway Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-2-6063493 Madinah Rd. Tel: +966-2-6120513 Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6651377 Sultan Al Burger Rawdah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6677344 Wonder Burger Delivery Tel: +966-2-6694348

International Al Zahra Tel: +966-2-6611000 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 Andalusian cuisine Park Hyatt Tel: +966-2-2639666 Barnie’s Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6696201

!"#$"%&'()$*++ ,$"%-.'/ Movenpick Corniche St. Tel: +966-2-6823366 Pink Berry Tel: +966-2-250436 Stickhouse Tel: +966-2-6927878 Mob: +966-515047184



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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 Brunch Malik Rd.,Dinner square. Tel : +966 5609 89762 Café Aroma Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6605160 Cappuccino Grand Cafe Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-2891009 Casper & Gambini’s Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6995911 Cast & Crew Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-2616770 Chilli Grill Khalediya St. Tel: +966-2-6928383 Dardasha Park Hyatt Tel: +966-2-2639666 Gelato Palestine St. Tel: +966-2-2631820 Grand Prix Café Tahlia majra alsail. Tel: +966-2-2631846 Fratelli Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6907217 Harley Café Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6651010 Habsburg Rosewood Hotel Tel: +966-2-2578888 Java Lounge Andalus St. Tel: +966-507533090 Joooss Corniche St. Tel: +966-2-2757090 Le Chalet Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6642330 Le Notre Coffee Shop Alhamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6517527 Lolita Café Obhur

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Bait Al-Jawi Hera’a St. Tel: +966-2-2367666 Gado Gado Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6514774 Obhur Tel: +966-2-6560787


Angelicos Pizzeria Hamad Al Jaser St. in Rawdah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6622964 Aldente Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6970220 Al-Forn Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6612874 Aromi Qasr Al-Sharq Terrace Lounge Tel: +966-2-6599999 Corniche St. Balsamico Tel: +966-2-6995676 Tahlia St. Toasted Tel: +966-2-6633115 Rawdah St. Balsamico Too Tel: +966-2-2616747 Baghdadia Dist. Malek Rd. Tel: +966-2-6517883 Tel: +966-565345317 Vertigo Castello Andalus St. Khaled Ibn Tel: +966-2-6633241 Al-Waleed St. White Tel: +966-2-665228 Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6068171 Ciao Zodiac Andalus St. Palestine St. Tel: +966-2-6653710 Tel: +966-2-6607548 il Gusto Palestine St. Ice Cream Tel: +966-2-6600337 Baskin Robbins il Gabiano Musaediyya Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6640574 Fresh Berry Tel: +966-2-6587042 Tel: +966-2-2847443 il Villaggio Gelato Andalus St. Palestine St. Tel: +966-2-6688233 Tel: +966-2-2631820 Marble Slab Creamery il Porto Mall of Arabia Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-2906803 Tel: +966-2-6501024 Marcel’s Isabella Tahliah St. / Red Sea Al-Zahra Dist. Mall / Basateen Mall Tel: +966-2-2566008 Tel: +966-2-2613899 Tel: +966-2-6562369 Lost City Alhamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6655773 Mayrig Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-2616060 Melange Tahliah St. Tel: +966-2-6636214 Montarosa Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6391393 Pearls Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6642233 Promenade Cafe Tahliah St. Tel: +966-2-6688712 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


Lallo’s Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6614719 Obhur Tel: +966-2-6561113 Makaronah St. Tel: +966-2-2906441 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 Monta Rosa Prince sultan st. Tel: +966-2-6391393 Olio Stars Avenue Tel:+966-2-2754811 Piatto Etoile / Al Malik Rd Tel:+966-2-6922501 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 Rossopomodoro Etoile/ King Rd Tel: +966-2-6926318 Salues Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6680335 Sbarro Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6067449 Scalini Habitat Hotel Tel: +966-2-2578800 Vera Pizza Batarji St. Tel: +920003213 70 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Al-Dawwar Al-Masri Red Sea Mall Benihana Tel: +966-2-2150390 Sands Hotel / Tahlia St. Al-Fairouz King Fahad St. Tel: +966-2-6686014 Tel: +966-2-6703911 Ginza i chome Al-Nakheel Rosewood Hotel Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-2578888 Tel:+966-2-6066644 Al-Wada’a Hakkaido Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6521234 Tel: +966-2-6555550 Kome sushi bar Al-Sunobarah Tel: +966-2-6141616 Sari St. Le Japonais Tel: +966-2-6609720 Westin Jeddah Al-Zawaqa Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6588200 Tel: +966-2-6916004 Mabu Areej Zaman Al Andalous Dist. Sultan Bin Salman St. Tel: +966-2-6604300 Tel: +966-2-6597122 Ohayo Bab Al Yemen Shate’e Dist. Al-Kayyal St. Tel: +966-2-2899090 Tel: +966-2-6836789 Bait Al-Buff Oishii Sushi Prince Sultan St. Al-Baterji St. Tel: +966-2-6917578 Tel: +966-533575162 Beiruiti Tahlia St. Osaka Tel: +966-2-6686354 Rawdah St. Obhur Tel: +966-2-6645956 Tel: +966-2-6562606 Sakura Belajio Crowne Plaza North Corniche Road Tel: +966-2-6611000 Tel: +966-2-6222784 Tel: +966-2-6222779 Shogun Lounge Bhar Tel: +966-2-6062288 Sari St. Mob: +966-559662288 Tel: +966-2-6973420 Sushi Yushi Byblos Attallah Center Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6697655 Tel: +966-2-6944419 Chez Siran Rawdah St. Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-2616734 Tel: +966-2-2616910 Obhur. Cusine Halawani Tel: +966-2-656156 Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6688900 Wakame Crunchy Square Rawdah St. Rawdah St. Tel:+966-2-6682003 Tel:+966-2-6672977 Zn Lounge Foul wa Dugga Roshana Mall, Tahlia St. Murjaan Dist. Tel: +966-504814385 Tel: +966-2-2634889 Mob: +966-535598855 Ghouzi Hera St. Middle-Eastern Tel: +966-6900004 Goodies Abu Shakra Tahlia St. Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6657721 Tel: +966-2-6645111 Stars Avenue Abu Zaid Tel: +966-2-2754527 Hera’a St. Green Island Café Tel: +966-2-6936633


Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6990090 Kan Ya Makan Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6697777 Kanz Obhur Obhur Tel: +966-2-2902888 Khayal Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6629999 Manuosha Sari St. Tel: +966-2-2565275 Mataam Al-Sharq Qasr Al-Sharq Tel: +966-2-6599999 Mathag Zaman Khalideya St. Tel: +966-2-6067553 Nafoura Park Hyatt Tel: +966-2-2639666 Palm Beach Salamah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6394007 Redan Tel: +966-2-6542949 Roody Opp. Al-Shatee Souk Tel: +966-2-6919126 Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-2388488 Saddah Tel: +966-2-6055982 Semsom Khalediya St. Tel: +966-2-6068600 Shami Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6065353 Shawarmatac Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6688994 Sheikh Manqoush Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6837330 Shoro Quraish St. Tel: +966-2-6626246 Sindian Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6678189 Studio masr Tel: +966-2-2615752 Taktaka Khalideyah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6064148/ 6060790 Yemeni delights Tel: +966-5-38372874 Yildizlar Andalus St.

Tel: +966-2-6531150

Sea Food Amou Hamza Safa Dist. Tel: +966-2-6677070 Al-Danah Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6990090 Al-Hori Tel: +966-502724033 Al-Multaqa King Rd. Tel: +966-2-6066666 Atlantis Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6611800 El Bengala Tel: +966-2-6166332 Fish Market Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6611800 The Manhattan Fish Market Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6141900 Sayadiyah Express For Delivery Tel: +966-566640660

Sweets / Dessert & Bakery Al-Emad Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-2575268 AL-Forn Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6642388 Hail Street Tel: +966-2-6612874 Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6990352 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 Crepe Factory Al-Shati Dist Tel: +966-2-6995676 Crunchez

Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-2-2150145 Crusty Rawdah St. Tel: +920026633 Dactylifera Prince Sultan St. Tel: +920008182 Edible Arrangments Batarji St. Tel: +920024070 Helen’s Kitchen Kayyal St. Tel: +966-2-6977729 La Fraise Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6511312 Le Croissant Shop Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-2-6065184 Le Gourmet Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6605061 Le Notre Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2611222 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 Marble Slab Creamery Tel: +966-557616616 Pie Sweet Pie Tel: +966-533888959 Samadi Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6642424 Saadeddin Pastry Tel: +966-920017070 Shake Licious Khalidiyah Tel: +966-2-6928208


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


TheWellof ZAMZAM: A Contemporary Miracle By Habib Shaikh

Visitors to Makkah invariably depart this holy city with containers full of water. But this is no ordinary water; Zamzam water is considered one of the miracles bestowed upon the land. It started gushing out nearly 4,000 years ago in a spontaneous way to meet a dire need. The story began when Prophet Ibrahim set forth on a mission and left his wife Hajar and baby son Ismail in the barren lands of the Makkan valley upon God’s command. When they ran out of water, Hajar feared her young son would die of hunger and thirst, so she frantically ran between the hills of Safa and Marwa in search of water. She ran between these points seven times (a journey which is recreated by pilgrims to Makkah during the Sai), only to discover that a bubbling spring of fresh water had sprung up from the ground where Ismail had struck his heel! Muslims believe that upon God’s command, Archangel Jibril caused the Zamzam spring to provide sustenance for Hajar and Ismail. The name of the well comes from the phrase Zomë Zomë, meaning ‘stop’, a command repeated by Hagar during her attempt to contain the spring water. The Zamzam well is located approximately 20m east of the Kaaba. Electric pumps draw the water, which is available throughout the Masjid al-Haram, via water fountains and dispensing containers. Since then, millions and millions of pilgrims coming for Hajj and Umrah from every part of the world have not only drank it to their heart’s content, but also carried it with them back to their homes. Despite the long years and heavy usage, the well remains clean with steady levels – a miracle of the desert. The well has never been infected by germs or microbes, nor has it been polluted by floodwater or drainage. No one has ever contracted any disease whatsoever over the ages due to harmful bacteria in the water. 72 DESTINATION JEDDAH

“Zamzam is the best water on the face of the Earth,” according to Dr. Hamdi Saif, a professor of Alexandria University who has conducted extensive research of the chemical and physical properties of Zamzam water. He found that it contains the perfect balance of electrolytes and also essential trace minerals that are vital for good health. Zamzam water is believed useful in aiding the treatment of kidney and heart diseases, eye problems, migraine headaches, and a number of other chronic conditions. “Unlike any other water, Zamzam contains appreciable amounts of calcium, magnesium, and fluoride,” said Saif.



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Hawazen Hotel (3-star) Gazzah St.

Accommodations Close to the Two Holy Mosques: Tel: +966-4-829-1114

Tel: +966-2-575-5575


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

Green Palace Hotel (4-star) Abi Zar St.

Al-Ameen Crom Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-4-826-9040 Hotel Elaf Taibah (3-star) Markazeyah al Gharbiyah Saad Bin Maaz St. Tel: +966-4-819-8000 Tel: +966-4-818-0050 Al-Ansar Golden Hotel (4-star) Hilton Madinah (5-star) Few steps away from King Fahad Road Al-Haram Few steps away from Tel: +966-4-829-0177 Al-Haram Al-Ansar New Place (4-star) Tel: +966-4-820-1000 Al-Siteen St. Le Meridien Madinah (4-star) Tel: +966-4-820-7770 Khalid Bin El-Waleed St. Al-Ansar Silver Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-4-846-0777 Al-Siteen St. Marriott Madinah (5-star) Tel: +966-4-820-7117 Omer Ibn Al-Khatab St. Al-Haram Hotel (5-star) Tel: +966-4-818-0000 Abi Zar Rd

Hilton Makkah & Towers (5-star) Hijrah St. Tel: +966-2-534-0000

Tel: +966-2-541-1111

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

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

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

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

Tel: +966-4-818-2300

Movenpick (5-star)

Tel: +966-2-570-2212

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

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

Andalus Dar Al-Khair Hotel (4-star)

Few steps away from Al-Haram Tel: +966-4-818-1114

In front of Al-Safeya Bridge Opposite Al-Haram

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

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

Mouta Hotels (4-star) Asshibikah Jobal St.

Ramada Al-Qibla(5-star) Islamic Court St.

Ramada Makkah Hotel (5-star) Ajyad St.

The Madinah Oberoi (3-star) Abi Zar St.

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

Tel: +966-4-828-2222

Anwar Al-Madinah Movenpick (4-star) in the Courtyard of Al-Haram


Barakat Andalus Hotel

Tel: +966-2-572-0500

Tel: +966-4-818-1000

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

Al-Siteen St.

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

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

Al Jaad Crom Hotel Naqa Al-Sulaimaneyah St.


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

Durrat Andalus Hotel (4-star) King Fahad 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

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

Hajj & Umrah Visa:

Tel: +966-2-574-4401

Useful websites:

Al-Shohada Hotel (5-star) Ajyad St. Dar Al-Manasek Hotel (4-star) Ibrahim Al-Khalil St. Tel: +966-2-539-4444

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

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

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

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Travel Trends


Abu Dhabi - Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Festive Season Offers

QUEST offers contemporary cuisine with an Asian twist with 360 degree panoramic views of the Abu Dhabi cityscape, Arabian Gulf and Corniche 24 December: Festive four-course set dinner menu inclusive of soft beverages and a glass of bubbly for AED 750. 25 December: Four-course set lunch for AED 450 (AED 630 with two glasses of bubbly.) New Year’s Eve: Welcome reception at Ray’s Bar with gourmet canapés from 7-8pm, followed by an indulgent five-course set menu. ROSEWATER offers international cuisine with al fresco dining options also available. 24 December: Delicious festive buffet inclusive of a glass of bubbly for AED 450. 25 December: Buffet for the whole family with kids’ corner and a special guest from the North Pole! AED 350 (AED 575 with free flow of bubbly.) New Year’s Eve: Sumptuous buffet designed to tantalize the most sophisticated palates. AED 750 (AED 900 inclusive of wine, beer and soft drinks.) LI BEIRUT offers modern Lebanese cuisine with European touches in a chic designer setting offering sea views with both indoor and al fresco terrace seating. New Year’s Eve: Welcome the New Year with a gourmet Lebanese five-course set menu inclusive of a glass of bubbly for AED 1100.


Abu Dhabi - Anantara Middle East Expansion Plans

Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa, Abu Dhabi by Anantara is a new luxury five-star hotel in Abu Dhabi’s Eastern Mangroves District, situated just 15 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport and 10 minutes away from downtown. The hotel, expected to open in the second quarter of 2012, consists of 222 hotel rooms and suites, five food and beverage outlets, including a Thai restaurant, an all day dining restaurant with live kitchens serving seafood, Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine, a pool bar, a lobby lounge and a rooftop lounge providing exquisite views of the mangroves, combined with authentic Arabian/Emirati hospitality. The two Lodges, Al Yamm and Al Sahel, are set to open in the second quarter of 2012, bringing two new experiences to Sir Bani Yas Island. Each comprising of 30 luxury villas, Al Yamm Lodge is situated on the eastern sandy shores of the island, while Al Sahel Lodge can be found in the heart of the Arabian wildlife park.

For more information on Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, please visit:

Switzerland - Crans-Montana’s 33 Carat Special

The two neighbouring resorts of Crans and Montana are situated at an altitude of 1500m on a sun-drenched plateau above the Rhone Valley. Idyllic mountain village or alpine town? Crans-Montana embodies both and combines all the comforts of a holiday resort with natural landscape and panoramic views of the Valais Alps. The modern side of Crans-Montana offers the most extensive alpine shopping for miles around. Enjoy a

reduction of 33% off hotel accommodation, ski pass, ski hire and skiing lessons. Valid from 4 nights and 3 days skiing during the period from Nov. 19 – Dec. 24, 2011, from Jan. 7 – Feb. 11, 2012 and also from March 10 - April 6, 2012. Other Highlights of the 33 Carat Gold Offer: · Golf: 18-hole Severiano Ballesteros and 9-hole Jack Nicklaus golf courses offer panoramic views · Shopping: Crans and Montana comprise the most extensive alpine shoppers’ paradise· · Plaine Morte: huge glacier stretching for 10 square kilometres at an altitude of 3000 m · Sierre: town with the most hours of sunshine in Switzerland is a popular nearby excursion with its beautiful old quarter and museums. A funicular railway links Montana with Sierre. · Grottensee near St-Léonard: boat trips across this underground lake between Sion and Sierre from March to November.

answer: Santa’s exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, shoppers will be able walk the Mile of Style under a canopy of glittering lights whilst seeking that special gift from the wide array of flagship stores along Regent Street, including Omega, Gant, Ferrari, Banana Republic, Armani Exchange, Anthropologie, Jaeger, Liberty, Apple, Hamleys, and Michael Kors.

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First Class celebration for British Airways in Saudi Arabia

To launch its new First class cabin, British Airways hosted a reception at the Riyadh British Embassy last month. The new seats were showcased, and the airline announced that the Riyadh route will begin to fly daily to meet increasing demand.

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UK - Arthur Christmas Brings The Regent Street Christmas Lights to Town

World famous shopping and lifestyle destination Regent Street, London W1 is pleased to announce its annual switch-on of Christmas lights, this year adorned with extra festive flair as it celebrates the release of the family movie, ARTHUR CHRISTMAS, starring a stellar line-up of UK talent including Bill Nighy, James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie and Ashley Jensen. Released on 11th November 2011, the 3D, CGI-animated comedy reveals the never-before-seen answer to every child’s question: “So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?” The

New features of the cabin include a 60% wider bed at the shoulders; personal wardrobe; personal electronic blinds; 15” in-flight entertainment screen; USB port, ambient mood lighting, and a leatherbound writing table.

For further information on British Airways visit , KSA press office, Younus Inayat, Action Arabia. T: +966 569000014, Email: DESTINATION JEDDAH 75

Abu Dhabi â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cristal Salam

Cristal Hotels and Resorts announces the opening of its new Abu Dhabi hotel. The hotel is just a few minutes from Abu Dhabi Airport and within convenient distances to most malls, offices and tourist locations. Guests can enjoy sumptuous cuisines and snacks in the restaurant or lounge, enjoy the swimming pool, keep in shape at the health club or pamper themselves at the spa.

A healthy pipeline of hotel projects remains in place for 2012 with a focus on budget hotels and commercial tourism across the GCC. This is being driven by religious tourism demands in Saudi Arabia, the associated accommodation requirements of the Qatar World Cup 2022, increased tourist arrivals to the UAE and development plans to position Oman as a top tourist destination.

All the properties belonging to Cristal Hotels and Resorts are environmentlyfriendly hotels emphasizing corporate social responsibility and representing contemporary style, distinctive architecture, bold interiors, as well as state-of-the-art technology.

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New Lufthansa Airlines flights from Jeddah to Munich

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Lufthansa German Airlines recently celebrated the launch of its three weekly service connecting Jeddah to Munich, Germany. Lufthansa operates its new Munich service with an Airbus A340- 300 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, offering 8 first class, 48 business class and 165 economy class seats. In Munich, exclusive lounge facilities await passengers in transit.

UAE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Hotel Show

Organisers of The Hotel Show 2012 have experienced a surge in interest from companies wanting to tap the anticipated growth in the GCC hospitality sector. At Dubai World Trade Centre from May 15-17, 2012, The Hotel Show is seen as the gateway to reach the vast business opportunities in the region. The GCC hospitality industry is expected to enjoy high growth in 2012 as hotel chains establish new properties to support increases in inbound tourism. 76 DESTINATION JEDDAH

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Beauty !

DJ’s Beauty Editor Nilo shares her knowledge and expertise with our readers. Her goal is to impart confidence, share tips, revamp beauty routines, and let you in on Jeddah’s latest beauty news and great finds - enjoy!


Q: I work from 9-6 in a busy office environment. How can I refresh my makeup without looking overdone but still remain professional? A: Many women end up adding more powder to their face to make themselves look fresh and at times it ends up looking cakey and overdone. Don’t add more makeup until you’ve sprayed your face with some mineral water, rose water or a hydration spray. Then separate a tissue and gently blot. Then proceed with applying your lipstick, blush, concealer or powder. This will help to avoid the “dry” look and give you a fresh face! Try Givenchy’s Mist Me Gentle Spray

Splurge or Save I LOVE: Chanel’s Peridot Nail Polish is one of the most sought after hues of the season. (120SR) Available at Sephora, Faces, Debenhams, Gazaz, Va Va Voom and Paris Gallery STEAL DEAL: Sephora Brand: Diving in Malaysia (35SR) Available at Sephora


Beauty Tip ! For red lips that don’t look retro, fill in lips with a red pencil, add a clear balm and blot for the perfect natural red lip color.

Beauty Editors

Product of the Month! Soleil Tan De Chanel Women love looking bronzed, but with all the information available about the damage of the sun why not fake it? Totally LOVE this product as it naturally makes the skin look sun-kissed. Wear it on its own to enhance your complexion or under your favorite foundation as a makeup base.

Is Keratin Hair Treatment Safe? By Nilo Haq

Thick, frizzy coarse hair can be hard to maintain. Women are always looking for easy solutions to tame their unruly hair...especially in Jeddah’s humid environment. Keratin is an expensive but popular treatment not only in Jeddah, but all over the world. Little do people know that all Keratin treatments, including Brazilian blow dry and Brazilian Keratin Treatments, contain a straightening agent called formaldehyde which is a chemical typically used for preserving bodies and cigarettes! Formaldehyde may straighten the hair, but it can be dangerous to your skin, respiratory tract, cause hair loss and has even been linked to cancer. There are no formaldehyde-free formulas for straightening hair on the market – no matter what they say – so beware. If you still decide you must get it done, please ensure you wear a mask, close your eyes and try not to inhale the fumes. Let’s face the FACTS FACT: Formaldehyde is toxic. Period. This chemical can cause short-term irritation to the eyes and upper respiratory tract. Long-term effects include possible links to nasal cancer and leukemia according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Many women claim hair loss due to repeated treatment. Many universities studying the effects of this chemical including Berkeley say, “All products containing it should be banned.”

FACT: Hair treatments are unregulated. No health agency regulates ingredients in cosmetics - it’s up to the manufacturers to police themselves. The profit motive rarely takes consumer safety into consideration. FACT: Keratin Treatments cannot work without Formaldehyde

Many companies claim their products are Formaldehyde-free, but they still contain glycol or formalin (which becomes formaldehyde gas after being heated or dried). Even the Brazilian Blow-dry (which claims to be Formaldehyde-free) still contains over 12% of the chemical. Many women dream of soft silky “Pantene Pro-V” model hair. But if the reality is that you have curly, frizzy or coarse hair - don’t ruin your hair by trying to permanently change it; invest in a top of the line hair straightener and smoothing/styling products to work with what you already have. DESTINATION JEDDAH 81

Healthy Living

Green Living


It’s not a color. It’s a state of


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


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EC -Gadget Globetrotter Solar Charger SR 83 The ultimate travellers’ power pack, Globetrotter comprises the Freeloader Portable Solar Energy System, complete with connectors/connection cables, the Freeloader Supercharger for all weather, and a tough carry pouch. Freeloader is an advanced portable charging system that can power ANY hand held device anywhere, anytime. Freeloader takes power from its solar panels, the supplied Supercharger or via its charge cable that plugs into a computers’ USB. Once charged, Super Charger will fully power a FreeLoader in as little as 4 hours in sunshine. Useful for all your electronic power needs - iPod, phones, etc. Available at


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Friends of Jeddah Parks Tel: +966-2-6579572 Facebook: Friends of Jeddah Parks Website: Email:


rganic Shops

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Stores in Jeddah that stock organic food:

Saudi Environmental Society Tel: +966-2-6996193 Website:

Green Quote o f the


There is none plants a tree, or amongst the believers who sows a seed, an or a person, or an animal eats d then a bird, is regarded as thereof, but it ha [for which ther ving given a charitable gift e is great reco mpense

[Al-Bukhari, II I:513]


Abazeer Organic Products Tel: +966-2-6612285 / +966-2-6676157 Al-Shoula on Madineh Road 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

Lanterns Can Tin Turn unwanted cans into beautiful lanterns using this safe and easy

technique. Start collecting tin cans of different sizes because once you see how pretty these little lanterns are...You’ll be busy making them for all your friends and family!

What you need:

1. The design template. 2. A sharp nail. The bigger the nail the bigger the holes. 3. A clean tin can. The template is made for a 4.5 inch tall can. 4. Scissors. 5. An old rag. You really only need this if you’re working on cement. It helps keep your can from getting scratched up. 6. A hammer. 7. Tape.

4. Once the water in the cans is frozen, take the cans out and start to hammer out the dotted designs. (The ice inside the cans acts as resistance, so the can won’t crumple or dent when you hammer it.) 5. When you finish hammering out your Method: designs, run the cans under warm water to 1. Wash the cans, remove the labels, and melt the ice. smooth any rough or jagged edges. 6. Give the cans a coat of bright paint, then let 2. Using the marker, mark out designs using them dry dots and lines. Be as creative as you’d like! 7. Insert a candle and light them up - they are 3. Fill the cans with water until they are almost beautiful in the house or garden. full, then put the cans in the freezer. photos courtesy of

2011 Ford Motor Company Conservation and Environmental Grants

Last month, Ford Middle East honoured the recipients of its 2011 Conservation and Environmental Grants, with 12 projects receiving a total of US$100,000 in a ceremony held in Dubai. This year’s projects include volunteerism to collect and segregate plastic waste in Kuwait, saving coral reefs in the UAE, and many more. Each year, Ford Grants makes US$100,000 available to individuals and non-profit groups with projects in nature preservation, environmental education and conservation engineering. The programme is open to applicants from KSA and other gulf countries. For more information about Ford Grants, supported by UNESCO, visit DESTINATION JEDDAH 83

Healthy Living

Green Living

Drink Your Fruit& Vegetables By Dilara Hafiz

Food-savvy Jeddahwis know that consuming at least five servings of fruit and vegetables on a daily basis is the smart way to long-life and good health…but did you know that you can quickly and easily satisfy a serving with a daily glass of delicious fresh juice? Fresh fruit juice bars can be found all over Jeddah and offer a mind-boggling variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables available for immediate juicing. Purists enjoy their one-flavor juices while adventurous types request custom-made mixes (ever tried apple/grape, carrot/ watermelon, or banana/kiwi?!) Juice should be consumed immediately or by the end of the day in order to maximize vitamin and mineral absorption. Freshly juiced fruits and vegetables also contain vital enzymes which trigger the body’s digestive and immune systems to operate at maximum efficiency. While juice is lacking in the fiber found in whole fruits and vegetables, the immediate benefits of regular consumption is evident in higher energy levels, a stronger immune system, and improved skin clarity.

Juice Places

• Juice World Heraa St. +966-56926677 • Fkehat lebnan +966-2 6658023 - +966-2 6608909 • Goodies Tahlia St. and King Road +966-2 2847333 • Halawani Sultan St. +966-2 6688900

Fresh Juice Facts • One cup of carrot juice = nutrition of four cups of raw, chopped carrots! • One 4-oz glass of 100% juice provides a full serving of fruit. • Jeddahwis favorite juices: orange, fruit cocktail, carrot, apple. • Drinking grape juice prevents cardiac problems and improves cardiovascular function. • Orange juice is rich in Vitamin C, folic acid, and potassium


green tea:

Overhyped or Nature’s Miracle Drink?

Green tea originated in China thousands of years ago and spread throughout East Asia. It’s now the drink de rigueur all over the world…but does it really deliver on all its life-extending promises? For a start, don’t expect all green teas to taste the same, just because they’re all one color doesn’t mean that they’re identical. Different kinds of green tea have different flavors depending on the type of leaves selected and how they were processed. Popular for its fresh, light flavor, green tea can be drank hot or cold and is a fashionable flavoring for ice creams, soft drinks, and even as a spice. Green tea’s medicinal properties have also been proven anecdotally as well as scientifically. It’s known to lower the risks for a wide range of diseases, from simple infections to chronic degenerative conditions such as cardiovascular disease and even cancer. It may also help prevent or slow weight gain by limiting fat absorption in the body; hence it’s recent popularity as THE weight loss drug of the 21st century. A version of green tea called ‘matcha’ is made from the powder of ground green tea leaves. Originally from Japan, matcha can be bitter for those unaccustomed to its bitter taste. However it is rich in nutrients, antioxidants, fiber and chlorophyll. Tea drinkers all over the world are making the switch from black to green – experience the rejuvenating properties of green tea for yourself. DESTINATION JEDDAH 85

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Al-Ameera Tel: +966-2-6055638 Al-Ansar Tel: +966-2-6050010 Al-Awad Tel: +966-2-6591800 Al-Atta Tel: +966-2-6773314 Al-Azizeyah Tel: +966-2-6206981 Al-Hamra Tel: +966-2-6440108 Al-Marzouki Tel: +966-2-2717136 Al-Nahdi Tel: +966-2-6658687 Al-Sudais Tel: +966-2-6737679 Tel: +966-2-6058962 Al-Wasfah Tel: +966-2-6826198 Alya Tel: +966-2-6449254 Amal Tel: +966-2-6429486 Amira Tel: +966-2-6746001 Asia Tel: +966-2-6390553 Bin Muteab Tel: +966-2-6890964 Daan Tel: +966-2-6284405 Jamjoom Tel: +966-2-6081111 Jehhar Tel: +966-2-6973401 Noura Tel: +966-2-6685500 Rana Tel: +966-2-6984972 Remedies Tel: +966-2-6563048


SPA & Beauty Center 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 Evania- Ladies Spa Tel: +966-2-2639792 EVE Salons Tel: +966-2-6581977 Tel: +966-2-6581455 Garra rufa Tel: +966-2-2635018 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

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

Num: 0544408585 Tel: 0544408585

Seba Gentelman’s Sports & Wellness Center Tel: +966-2-2639791 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 Toni and Guy Tel: +966-2-261 6230 Mob: +966-537859588 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

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

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What DJ staff will be watching.. FOR DECEMBER 2011 The American Dad On: OSN Comedy Showing Time: Every Wednesday 10:00 pm KSA

On: FOX Showing Time: Every Saturday 09:30 pm KSA

Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Army Wives (Season 4)

On: OSN Comedy Showing Time: Every Saturday 9:00 pm KSA

On: FOX Showing Time: Every Wednesday 10:00 pm KSA

The Ellen DeGeneres Show


On: OSN Comedy Showing Time: Every Sunday 05:00 pm KSA

On: MBC4 Showing Time: Every Thursday & Friday 09:00 am KSA

Boardwalk Empire (Season 2)

Ringer (Season 1)

On: OSN First Showing Time: Every Monday 09:00 pm KSA

On: MBC 4 Showing Time: Every Tuesday 11:00 pm KSA

Once upon a time (Season 1)

The Secret Circle (Season 1)

On: OSN First Showing Time: Every Wednesday 07:00pm KSA

On: MBC 4 Showing Time: Every Wednesday 11:00 pm KSA

The Killing (Season 1)

The Mentalist

On: OSN First Showing Time: Every Saturday 8:00 pm KSA 88 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Cougar Town (Season 1)

On: MBC Action Showing Time: Every Saturday 09:00 pm KSA

Staff of the Month TV Selection: Yousef Kurashi

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS Never trust a pretty girl with an ugly secret. Teen drama/mystery involves Aria, Emily, Spencer, and Hannah reunited and they have constantly been receiving messages (usually via cell phone text) from the anonymous “A”, who knows all the four girls dark secrets. They believed it was their missing best friend, Alison who also shared her secrets. However her corpse is found, yet again “A” continues stalking and watches their every move.



Game of Thrones By: George R.R Martin Game of Thrones is the first book in his ambitious A Song of Fire and Ice series – 5 books and counting. Already made into a vivid HBO series, this saga of kings, princesses, dragons and magic isn’t your typical fantasy novel. It’s more like a fascinating soap opera set in an alternate reality; a world where greed, ambition, and honor motivate the characters. Lord of the Rings fans will welcome this series as a gripping return to a finely detailed world, while Harry Potter fans will appreciate the independence of the young heroes and heroines who battle for survival in a hostile world. Martin’s writing style is unique – he devotes chapters to different characters so that you move through the story from differing points of view. Once you become vested in the story-line of a character, you can’t wait for them to reappear and take up the thread of the narrative once more!

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Blockbuster book sales in the US and England have critics hailing Martin as the ‘American Tolkien’. While Martin sometimes gets bogged down with excruciating personal genealogies, his story is gripping. The HBO series is lush and dramatic; fascinating viewing which will have you impatient for the 2nd season. DESTINATION JEDDAH 89

DJ Staff Pick of the Month DJ staff are out and about bringing the best of Jeddah to DJ readers. Here are some of their latest picks – maybe you’ll spot something you have been looking for!



NINTENDO WII! is the only interactive video game that requires you to be active and therefore makes the games fun and entertaining for the whole family! Wii Fit is an excellent way to keep fit and healthy as it records your daily activities and provides you with a virtual personal trainer! Wii Resort helps both you and your kids engage in some physical activity while making it super fun. Creating your own Wii characters makes it entertaining as you challenge your opponents and beat their scores.



My pick of the month is the 2011 Ducati Diavel - it’s a dramatic departure for the Italian manufacturer known for their sport-oriented bikes. Translating to “devil” in English, the Diavel combines sportbike powertrain and lightweight construction with a cruiser-like layout. A Carbon model is 7 pounds lighter, and has carbon fiber trim and lighter weight Marchesini wheels.

For the past few years I have tried many different scrubs and finally i found a good one! St.Ives apricot scrub made my skin so soft and the oiliness went away. Yes, the beads are kinda big- that’s why you have to be very gentle when you use it so it won’t leave your face irritated. I love this product and I don’t think that I’ll ever switch to another scrub. Not too expensive, pretty package, and works beautifully removing dead skin cells and dirt.


MAC’s Studio Moisture Tint has recently become one of my favourite make up products. It evens out skintone while hydrating the skin, and feels soft and light on my face. With SPF 15 protection included, it really has all the characteristics of a good facial product packed into one. It comes in a variety of shades making it great for all skintones.

General Directory Banks

Auto Care Technology

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Smart Care

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V. Cool

Tel: +966-2-6422111


Al-Bilad Bank

Tel: +966-2-6576217

Alinma Bank

Tel: +920005555

Al-Jazira Bank

Tel: +966-533500077

Al-Rajhi Bank

Tel: +966-2-6396969

Arab National Bank


Tel: +966-2-6741497 Banque Saudi Fransi

Tel: +8001242121

Islamic Development Bank

Tel: +966-2-6361400

National Commercial Bank

Tel: +800 2441005 Riyadh Bank

Tel: +966-2-6474777 SABB

Tel: +966-2-6512121 Saudi Cairo Bank

Tel: +966-2-6608820 Saudi Hollandi Bank

Tel: +966-2-2368844

Saudi Investment Bank

Tel: +966-2-6531010 Samba

Tel: +966-2-6533555

Car Services

Tel: +920027447 Clex

Tel: +920009191 DHL

Embassies & Consulates ALGERIA

E: Embassies C: Consulates

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Tel: +8003450000

E: Tel: +966-1-4801217

Tel: +966-2-6714636

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


TNT Express

Tel: +966-2-6678888 UPS

Tel: +966-2-6392393

Delivery Autlob w Atmanna

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Khedmaty Khedmtak

Tel: +966-500777773 Yalla Utlob

Tel: +920011755 Tedalal

Tel: +966-2-6580000



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

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

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

E: Tel: +966-1-4880077 C: Tel: +966-2-6225550

Tel: +966-2-6677779

Ground Transportations

Tel: +966-2-6974459

Alo Sayyara

E: Tel: +966-1-4652244 C: Tel: +966-2-6744547

Apex Luxury Chaffeur Service

E: Tel: +966-1-4560814 C: Tel: +966-2-6724343

Abu Diyab Est.

Alpha Rent a Car

Tel: +966-2-6855544

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

Tel: +966-2-6914693

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Al-Zaman Group Daleel

Tel: +966-2-6719219 Discovery

Tel: +966-2-6714475 Fernas

Tel: +966-2-6595000


Tel: +966-2-6474900 Te’le’ Car

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Venue Executive Club

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

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

Tel: +966-2-6061010



Hessen for Rent Car


Khozama Est.

Tel: +966-2-6839333

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

Tel: +920001844 Tel: +966-2-6040339 Tel: +966-2-6430295


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Tel: +966-2-6856251

Tel: +966-2-6824556

Key Rent a Car

Tel: +966-2-2567998 SPS

E: Tel: +966-1-4503617 DENMARK


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E: Tel: +966-1-4810464 E: Tel: +966-1-4831275 C: Tel: +966-2-6605205 ERITREA

E: Tel: +966-1-4801731 C: Tel: +966-2-6740592 ETHIOPIA

E: Tel: +966-1-4824055 C: Tel: +966-2-6653444 FINLAND

E: Tel: +966-1-4881515 C: Tel: +966-2-6438235 FRANCE

E: Tel: +966-1-4881255 C: Tel: +966-2-6681544 C: Tel: +966-2-6681563 GABON

E: Tel: +966-1-4567173 GAMBIA

E: Tel: +966-1-2052158 C: Tel: +966-2-2573193 GERMANY

E: Tel: +966-1-4880700 C: Tel: +966-2-6996436 GHANA

E: Tel: +966-1-4545122 C: Tel: +966-2-6601429 GREECE

E: Tel: +966-1-4801975 C: Tel: +966-2-6674088 GUINEA

E: Tel: +966-1-4881121 C: Tel: +966-2-6637540 HUNGARY

E: Tel: +966-1-4568644 INDIA

E: Tel: +966-1-4884144 C: Tel: +966-2-6500104 INDONESIA

E: Tel: +966-1-4882282 C: Tel: +966-2-6711271 IRAN

E: Tel: +966-1-4881444 C: Tel: +966-2-6676132 IRELAND

E: Tel: +966-1-4882300 ITALY

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

E: Tel: +966-1-2881100 92 DESTINATION JEDDAH

C: Tel: +966-2-6670676 JORDAN

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


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

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

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



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




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

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

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

E: Tel: +966-1-4826964 E: Tel: +966-1-4825544 C: Tel: +966-2-6945666 RUSSIA

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

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


E: Tel: +966-1-4643982

E: Tel: +966-1-4195640 C: Tel: +966-2-6514940



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

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

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

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

E: Tel: +966-1-4803855 C: Tel: +966-2-6073980 SOUTH AFRICA

E: Tel: +966-1-4429728 C: Tel: +966-2-6060299 SPAIN

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

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


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

E: Tel: +966-1-4645170



E: Tel: +966-1-4883100 C: Tel: +966-2-6529615 Ext 204

E: Tel: +966-1-4880011 NEW ZELAND

E: Tel: +966-1-4887988 C: Tel: +966-2-6512109 NIGERIA

E: Tel: +966-1-4823024 C: Tel: +966-2-6716865 NORWAY

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

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


E: Tel: +966-1-4881291 C: Tel: +966-2-6510772 SYRIA

E: Tel: +966-1-4887481 TANZANIA

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

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


E: Tel: +966-1-4887900 C: Tel: +966-2-6605328 TURKEY

E: Tel: +966-1-4820101 C: Tel: +966-2-6601607 UGANDA

E: Tel: +966-1-4544910 UKRAINE

E: Tel: +966-1-4508536 UAE

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

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

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

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

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

Al-Andalus Luxury Villas

Tahliyah St. behind Suzuki Showroom Tel: +966-2-6695154 Al-Aoun Village

Al Bawadi, Near Al-Mirabi Mercedes Benz Tel: +966-2-2563381 Arabian Homes

Al Bawadi Dist. Tel: +966-2-6822201 Aromary Village

Heraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;a St., Behind Al-Rajhi Tel: +966-2-6940086 Al Basateen Village

Next to Continental School, Off Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6944015 Belleview Executive Compound

Al-Amal St., Near Jeddah Preparatory School

Tel: +966-2-6547666 www.belleviewcompund. com

M&M Compound

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

M.M Al-Rumaih Compound

Belleview 2 Compound

Binzagr Villa Compound

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

Near Jeddah International Souk Tel: +966-2-6681111 Elite Compound

Near Jeddah International Souk Tel: +966-2-6610930 Fatima Compound

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

Palestine St., Behind AlNakheel Bldg Tel: +966-2-6607590 Al-Hajrayn Village

North Abhor, Nr, Amir Abdullah Mosque. Tel: +966-2-6562166 Al Shatee, On Corniche Rd., 3KM North of Hotel Sheraton Tel: +966-2-6991231 Al-Manar Compound

Al Safa, Prince Metab St., Near Al-Jedani Hospital Tel: +966-2-6938770 Al-Mubarakiah Village

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

Tel: +966-2- 6910041 Nada Village

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

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

Al-Rawdah, Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6823434 Raytheon Compound

Opp. Saudi German Hospital Corniche, Near A-Bilad Hotel Tel: +966-2-6518178 Tel: +966-2-6943464 Reem Compound Hiba Compound

Al-Hamraa, Ibrahim Adham St., Near Tarik Binladen Hospital Tel: +966-2-6650819 Kindi Housing Compound

Al Rabwah, North Jeddah Tel: +966-2-6916219 Lotus Compounds

Al Hamra, Al-Naeem, AlRihab, Contact PMDC Lotus 1: Al-Hamraa Dist Tel: +966-2-6980145 Lotus 2: Al-Nayeen Dist Tel: +966-2-6541107 Lotus 3: Al-Nayeem Dist Tel: +966-2-6548808

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 Salamia Compound

Al-Sulaymaneyyah, Near Carrefour Hypermarket Tel: +966-2-6400253 Sari Palms

Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6607590 DESTINATION JEDDAH 93

saripalm. Saudia City

Al-Khaledeyyah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6820030 Shaker Village Compound

Al-Hahdah, Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6991840 Sharbatly Village

Mob: +966-550569333

Tel: +966-2-6393951 Tel: +966-2-2575909

Tel: +966-2-6311118 (Boys) Tel: +966-2-6311117 (Girls)

My Little Kingdom School Up and Away

Tel: +966-2-6614791 Ministries Agriculture & Water

Tel: +966-2-6210002


Communication & Transportation

Tel: +966-2-6910828

Disabled Children’s Association

Prince Majed St., North of

Siham Compund

Al-Rawdah, Near Saudi Binladen Group Tel: +966-2-6426431 Sunset Residence

Tel: +966-1-4042928 Tel: +966-2-66224080/ 8001241118 Education

Tel: +966-2-6723028/ 6444305

Al-Rowdah St., Near Jeddah Int. Market Tel: +966-2-6604276

Foreign Affairs


Information & Culture

ABC School

Tel: +966-2-6988827 Ambassadors School

Tel: +966-2-6047000 Health

Tel: +966-2-6970006 Tel: +966-2-6514060/ 6476222 Interior

Tel: 800-124-9000 Web:

Tel: +966-2-6684000

Tel: +966-2-6060755 Mob: +966-5-41525616

Water & Electricity

Building Blocks

Jeddah Chamber of Commerce

Tel: +966-2-6515111 Tel: +966-2-6725349

Childhood Spring

Schools & Institutes

Creative Childhood Summer School


Tel: +966-2-6607533 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

Tel: +966-2-6611004 Al-Fasial International School

Tel: +966-2-6761955 Al-Waha International School

Tel: +966-2-6729660

The American International School

Tel: +966-2-6620051

Dar Al Fikr School

Dar Al-Hanan School

Tel: 920029669

Dar Al-Ruwaad School

Tel: +966-2-6592225

Dar Jana International School

Tel: +966-2-6648315

Global International School

Tel: +966-2-6523444 Tel: +966-2-6144101 ( KG ) Jeddah International School

Tel: +966-2-6061253

Jeddah Knowledge School

Tel: +966-2-6620174 Jeddah Preparatory & Grammar School

Tel: +966-2-6542354

Manarat Jeddah School

Tel: +966-2-6730225 My little house

Tel: +966-2-6652490 Thamer International School

Tel: +966-2-6680747

Young Entrepreneur School

Tel: +966 -2- 6127670 Mob: +966 -5-6073 5670 Wall Street Institute

Tel: +966 (02) 2833094 Tel: +966 (02) 2833095

Mawakeb Alajar Department of

Environmental Protection Receives waste:

Little Smarties

Tel: +966-2-6990019

paper - cardboard Canned - Plastic Nylon - Metal Aluminum - Tin

Mama et Moi

Tel: +966-2-6832002

+966 2 6062430 +966 5522412167

Kids Time Nursery

Tel: +966-2-6543111 Mob: +966-569693794 Tel: +966-2-6061913


The British International School

Coral International School

Social Services Organization Charitable Society for the memorization of the Qura’n

Tel: +8002442777

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

Committee for the Welfare of Prisoners and Their Families

Tel: +966-2-219 7767 / 920006065 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

National Society for Human rights

Tel: +966-2-6914620

Princess Fawziah Center for Women & Children

Tel: +966-2-6222261

Tel: +966-2-6369891

Saudi Environmental Society

Murjaan Dist. Tel: +966-2-6996193

Society Friends Charitable Foundation

Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6919999

The School of Etiquette

Tel: +966-505558703

Al-Shate’e Dist. Tel: +966-2-6062959

Ministry of Social Affairs

Tel: +966-1-4778888 National Charitable Foundation for Blood Donation

Tel: +966-2-6905008

Tel: +966-2-6862997

Prince Sultan College for Tourism and Hotel Sciences

Tel: +966-2-2844425 Tel: +920016165

If you have any complaints about services around Jeddah such as:

Zamzam Foundation for Volunteer Health Services

* Pricing irregularities * Expired Items * Denied coverage of warranted items e.g. a mobile, car, etc. * Refusal of service * Unhygienic food / working conditions

Al-Nazla Dist Tel: +966-2-6369652 Al-Sulaimaniya Dist. Tel: +966-2-2600000 Universities College of Business Administration (CBA)

Tel: +966-2-6303333

Majid Bin Abdulaiz Foundation for Development & Social Services

Prince Sultan Aviation Academy

Women’s Charitable Foundation in Jeddah

Maharat Center

Madinah Rd. Tel: +966-2-6656218

Tel: +966-2-6400000


Tel: +966-2-2753377

King Abdul-Aziz Shelter for Abused Women & Children

Tel: +800116066

King Abdulaziz University

Wedad Charity Foundation

Tel: +966-2-2159000/2159009 (Boys’ section) Tel: +966-2-6900671/6900238 (Girls’ section)

Behind Al-Tahlia Station Tel: +966-2-6658384

(KAUST)King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Dar Al-Hekma College Effat College

Tel: +966-2-6364300

Complaints can be filed to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry Web Site or to their hotline.

Hotline: +8001241616 website: english/

Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies

Tel: +966-2-6355882/6356555 Jeddah College of Technology

Tel: +966-2-6370387

Jeddah Community College

Tel: +966-2-2870026

Jeddah Teacher’s College


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I love to sit on the Corniche at 2 in the morning and just watch the moon and listen to the waves




I love the art exhibitions that pop up all the time


I love the beach resorts in obhur

I love Danube’s manageesh

I love the most beautiful largest glowing globe I have ever seen. It still fascinates me till this day.



I love the heat, I don’t like cold weather

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I love that we dont have taxes


I love taking my time reading in Virgin Megastores


I love that Jeddah is a city that never sleeps. I can go out at anytime

I love wearing my Abbaya saves time when you unexpectedly plan to go out.

Is Back Just like the blooming cherry blossoms it is named after, Sakura, Jeddah's foremost Japanese restaurant is once again in full bloom in a new location and decor, as well as a new chef. Chef Ho Dinh son, who's culinary experience spans eighteen years spent between Japan and Vietnam, has been flown in to titillate the most discerning palates with the best that Japanese cuisine has to offer.

Tel: +966 (2) 661 1000 Ext. 1111 Fax: +966 (2) 660 6326 E.mail:

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