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Issue 38 March 2012

EDITORIAL Editor-in-Chief Enas Hashani

Editorial Director Dilara Hafiz

Art Director

Walaa Al Attas

Senior Graphic Designers Mohammed Rashad KK Bassem ElKassabi

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As the winter winds become a distant memory, I feel like throwing open my windows and welcoming the warmth of springtime into my home! March is a wonderful opportunity to spring-clean, which ties in perfectly with our ‘Green’ theme of the 3 R’s – reduce, reuse, and recycle. Once you’ve cleared away the cobwebs and indulged in some necessary de-cluttering, you may be tempted to buy some fresh new clothes, plant a garden, or visit some exciting new dining spots as part of turning over a new leaf. Active minds, active bodies, active hands – there’s no excuse not to get involved with one of the many incredible charities around Jeddah. Select a cause you’re interested in so that you’ll truly immerse yourself in the enjoyable experience of making new friends while helping others in need. If you feel like a change of scenery, Madein Saleh remains the top destination for visitors and locals alike. The opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the ancients is a humbling, yet inspirational experience. Closer to home, a visit to an authentic ‘attarah’ shop will transport you back in time in an entirely different manner – the scents and the sights are reminiscent of souks of a bygone era. After these expeditions, pick up ‘Sara’s Junk’ for a mental exploration inside a uniquely captivating mind. Jeddahahwis continue to push the envelope when it comes to art of all forms!

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Van Cleef & Arpels, Full Stop winner of 9 Creativity Awards

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Dr. Majdah Aburas: Jeddah’s Environmental Leader

Saudi Green Revolution Week & Jeddah Recycles

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Where are the Recycling Bins Around Here? Fed up with stacks of old newspapers and plastic grocery bags full of even more plastic grocery bags piling up around you? Do you feel like your trash is reproducing while you’re asleep? Moving to the Middle East from a country where recycling is de rigeur can seem like a shock to your routine – but Jeddah is jumping on the eco-bandwagon. You can begin by reducing the amount of waste you bring into your home by overseeing the bagging of your groceries & encouraging

the bagger to place more than 1 item into each plastic bag! Collect unwanted bags for deposit in Panda’s or Danube’s recycling bins. If you receive a daily newspaper – make sure to collect a week’s worth & then donate them to a recycling station. Arrange for a regular recycling pick-up of your reusable paper or plastic items – it’s more convenient and affordable than ever. Alternatively, raise awareness at your children’s school, your office, or your gym by encouraging them to station recycling bins for public usage on their premises. Awareness leads to action.

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Public Recycling Bins - Finally!

An exciting and encouraging step to sustain our city’s environment is the new recycling bins placed in the long park along Al-Andalus St. the one across from the wide spaced roundabout with the gigantic lanterns. Funded by the Saudi Envrionmental Society and SEPCO Environment and the Saudi Gov. (Al-Amana), three bins a set, each color designated to contain different types of trash: Paper/Plastic, Food/Plants and Cans. Many families gather there in the evenings in the lovely area where there are playgrounds and colorfully planted flowers. It’s highly encouraging that there will be kids there who will ask about these bins and will hopefully understand the significance of their purpose and perhaps make a habit out of using them.

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Littering - It’s Time To Stop

In our community, through decades of industrial developments, littering has become an unconscious habit. Citizens litter from cars, at parks and even into the sea. This pollution affects our health, reverses the efforts such as the parks, causes an awful stench and makes us resent this city we call our home. So it’s unfortunate that there isn’t a preventative system such as Saher against littering, taking a stricter approach could yield better results. Singapore and Malaysia have succeeded in doing it and so can we. Jeddah would be much lovelier with cleaner streets and fresher air; and people must remember that when they don’t litter, they are doing it for themselves. 8


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Country Fact Sheet

Min Temperature: 20°C-68°F Max Temperature: 32°C-90°F Sunshine Hours: 9 Probability of Rain: 6% Humidity: 60%


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 & 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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Fact Sheet

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 accidents)........................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

DJ NEWS Full Stop

Winner of 9 Creativity Awards

Van Cleef & Arpels

Immerse yourself in the world of Van Cleef & Arpels, the legendary French jeweler, in their new boutique on Tahlia St. in Jameel Square. Here you’ll find jewelry collections that evoke the sophistication and romance of a day in Paris or a night in New York.. glittering diamonds, sparkling silver and gold, and elegant designs combine to create contemporary, exceptional pieces.

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Full Stop garnered the highest number of awards the second year in a row at the Okaz Organization for Press and Publication’s Advertising event at the Jeddah Hilton. Prince Mish’al Bin Majed, the Governor of Jeddah, together with many local, Arabian and international advertising agencies attended the award ceremony. Qaswara Saria Al Khateeb, Full Stop’s GM, thanked God Almighty for the agency’s achievements - proof of the capabilities of young Saudis and their continuously growing and developing qualifications.

Huawei Launches the Honor Smartphone

The Honor is easy-to-use and allows users to easily share their digital photos, music and videos on Facebook and Twitter. With the longest battery life among smartphones in the 4-inch screen range and a Smart DataTraffic Manager that enables better management and overview of the phone’s data usage. Users will not want to put this phone down! STC is offering free Honor U8860s with a SR99 plan which includes 120 MB data usage, 100 free minutes of call time, 100 free minutes of video calls, 100 free SMS texts and 100 free MMS messages.

10 SR



your weekend will always be special a room with a morning view of the Red Sea a relaxing evening walk in the stunning private gardens a wonderful stay with memories of Jeddah to cherish forever

Your ideal stay is waiting at Park Hyatt Jeddah - Marina, Club and Spa. Where contemporary luxury and exceptional service meets unrivalled views of the Red Sea and King Fahd fountain. Book your stay during the weekend and enjoy the special packages of rooms and suites. All packages are inclusive of Breakfast at Nafoura Restaurant, and a free access to Seba Gentlemen’s Sports and Wellness Centre, and to Evania Ladies’ Spa. For more information, please contact us on +966 2 263 9666 The Equestrian Club, Southern Corniche, P.O.Box 5863, Jeddah 21432, KSA


Rosewood Corniche launched its new Rose Buds Children’s Programme which has been specifically designed to make their young guests feel like true VIPs with comfort and luxury. A personalised welcome letter, special bathrobe and slippers, crayons and books will be waiting for each child in their room, while their bathroom will be stocked with Baby Primrose bath products, a baby’s bath tub, sponge toys and baby games as well as a state of the art PlayStation or Nintendo Wii. A creative children’s menu offers choices from each of Rosewood Corniche’s dining outlets and in-room dining.

eXtra has expanded its home maintenance and repair services for electronics, home appliances and air conditioners. The “eXtra Care” service offers expert technicians who make home visits to inspect your purchase and eXtra’s “Pro Clean” service will keep customer’s air conditioning units in peak performance. Call: 8001240900

Cuir Noir

The new Armani Privé fragrance, is part of ‘La Collection des Mille et une Nuits,’ created to reveal the infinite splendours of the East and the perfumes of the Arabian Nights. Cuir Noir is a celebration of the supple, soft and velvety feeling of leather with Australian Sandalwood and the accents of Rose essence.

I.Zone Wins International Award

I.ZONE, KSA’s largest Apple Premium Reseller and member of Alireza Holding Co., received the Silver Achievement Award for best Audio/Video Retailer by Monster (Beats By Dre) for the 2nd year in a row! “To win such an award two years running is a credit to the staff on the ground,” said Najib Dagher, COO of Alireza Holding Co. “I.Zone’s dedication to making sure the Official Beats line is available everywhere and that the market is educated to the world’s fake replicas has been essential in maintaining our strong footprint in Saudi,” said Jehangir Khan, Regional Director Monster Middle East.


Body Shop debuted the newest addition to their family of products: Chocomania! The new line of decadent and lavish Bath and Body products includes Body Butter, Body Lotion, Body Exfoliator, Shower Cream and cute Heart Shaped Soaps. The Body Butter pleasurably melts into the skin and provides 48 hours of intensive moisture. Body Shop cares about the planet and included 13 community fair trade ingredients in this product. 14 DESTINATION JEDDAH

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Finished Unpacking?

Start Volunteering! By Dilara Hafiz

One of the best ways to become acclimatized to a new place is to meet the locals whenever possible…especially the people who are passionate about the topics which are near and dear to your heart. A great introduction to Jeddah’s environmentally conscious crowd is by volunteering with any of the ‘Green’ organizations which are springing up all over town – some have been quietly working for years as unsung heroes, while others are newer – but all of them have wonderful initiatives and ideas to help transform Jeddah into the ‘Greenest City by the Red Sea’. If eco-issues aren’t your priority, then try pitching in with any one of the worthy charitable organizations listed below, or start a collection drive to donate clothes, toys, or medicines which are always in high demand. Start small and dream big! Talk to your neighbors about recycling or read the newspaper to learn about city wide events such as a Corniche CleanUp, anti-pollution campaigns, and even youth-led marches which highlight causes around Jeddah. Keep an eye on your children’s schools as they are all committed to highlighting student’s efforts through education, school events, and extra credit projects. Businesses across Jeddah already incorporate eco-friendly programs as part of their overall Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, so investigate what’s going on in all the companies you come across. Hospitals and clinics are interested in tour guides, volunteers to staff


information booths, or even people to visit patients in open wards. Newcomers often send in questions to Destination Jeddah requesting information about non-profit groups or charities in Jeddah. Depending upon your unique skill set, people with a multitude of backgrounds are welcomed across all levels. The desire to volunteer is evident, sometimes it’s only a matter of learning about the myriad avenues which are available…so select a group, roll up your sleeves, and enjoy yourself! * Check next page for the charities list that accept volunteering.

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An Index of Charitable Organizations in Jeddah 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 Behind Al-Tahlia Station Tel: +966-2-6658384 King Abdul-Aziz Shelter for Abused Women & Children Tel: +800116066 Maharat Center Madinah Rd. Tel: +966-2-6656218


Majid Bin Abdulaiz Foundation for Development & Social Services Al-Shate’e Dist. Tel: +966-2-6062959

Charities/Organizations which also offer Volunteer Training Workshops: National Charitable Foundation for Blood Donation Tel: +966-2-6905008 National Society for Human Rights Tel: +966-2-6222261 Princess Fawziah Center for Women & Children Tel: +966-2-6369891 Saudi Environmental Society Murjaan Dist. Tel: +966-2-6996193 Society Friends Charitable Foundation Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6919999 Women’s Charitable Foundation in Jeddah Al-Nazla Dist Tel: +966-2-6369652


Jeddah’s Who’s Who

Dr. Majdah Aburas:

Jeddah’s Environmental Leader By Rayan Khayat

Dr. Majdah Aburas dreamt of creating an environmental committee in Saudi Arabia and in 2006, presented her proposal to Prince Turki bin Nasser. He told her that he had envisioned the creation of such an organization and the proposal had come at the right time. Dr. Aburas then went on to become the head of the women’s division and a board member of the newly created Saudi Environmental Society (SENS).

Profile: Who: Dr. Majdah Aburas What: Board member of SENS and Assistant Professor at KAU Education: Ph.D in Biotechnology and Environmental Microbiology, Honor Fellow of the International Federation of Professional and Business Women Family: Blessed with four children 20 DESTINATION JEDDAH

While finishing up her PhD in Biotechnology and Environmental Microbiology from Surrey University in 2010, she received the Honor Fellowship, a prestigious award which enabeled her to research solutions for KSA’s environmrntal problems. She returned to Jeddah and took on the responsibility of transforming SENS and reorganizing their ideas and priorities by placing educating the public at the very top of her agenda. Her work and passionate drive comes as a great and comforting relief to the community’s environmental concerns. Dr. Aburas is now the Deputy Executive Manager and President of the Women’s Division of SENS as well as an Assistant Professor in the Microbiology and Biotechnology Department at KAU. She has received international praise and recognition for her efforts and has participated in

different humanitarian projects. With her global outlook and invaluable input, SENS is now in tune with the environmental developments of the rest of the world and has a blueprint for environmental improvements throughout KSA. SENS organizes environmental forums in Jeddah which attract local and international environmental experts. They’re also in charge of Saudi’s Earth Day events and the prized Eco-Label stamp of approval. In the long-term, Dr. Aburas hopes the SENS will be able to influence nationwide laws and regulations on pollution.

strategy to acquaint younger generations with public transportation while reducing current levels of air pollution.

To achieve long-term results, SENS emphasizes on the education and awareness building among Saudis youth. One of Dr. Aburas’s and SENS’s most significant projects is the Environmental School SENSE. In collaboration with the Zainal group and invested by the national government, an awareness curriculum was created to be applied to all of KSA’s schools; so far it is implemented in 60 public schools in Jeddah and counting. The programs are customized for each grade and instill ‘green’ habits within the educational framework and with an emphasis on personal responsibility.

She would like to send out a message to the community that, while officials have their part, each person has a duty to their community, their family and themselves. Don’t underestimate the power we have over our country and home she says, and that anyone can join the SENS, but everyone should take care of our environment on their own. Dr. Aburas remainins optimistic about Jeddah’s present and future, and has high hopes for the people of her beloved city.

Dr. Aburas hopes to remind the citizens of Jeddah of their role in taking care of the environment as the city becomes a more congested urban space. People with actively negative behavior who not only liter, but also empty the new recycling bins, uproot flowers,.. etc. harmfully reverse the process. Dr. Aburas believes if these selfish habits don’t change then matters will become worse.

The program teaches children to recycle, avoid littering and wasting water and electricity, compost rubbish and learn how to plant. The school buildings will also be ‘green,’ minimizing waste, using low CO2 light bulbs and installing proper ventilation - thus teaching the kids to maintain a healthy living environment. There’s also an emphasis on voluntary work and how the environment is the longterm goal in order to foster sustainable health and wellbeing for the community. Dr. Aburas feels that the biggest environmental problems Jeddah faces are air pollution, water waste from factories, and the sewage system. Water waste also affects the soil and ruins the organisms in the sea, while increased traffic and mobility causes even more pollution with car exhaust. Initiatives for public schools to use school buses are in discussion as a DESTINATION JEDDAH 21

Events & Happenings

WHAT’S BEEN GOING ON... 25 YEARS OF DAWAH The Forum For Social Studies (FFSS), a UK based charitable organization, marked 25 years of Islamic outreach on February 2, 2012 at the residence of Dr. Abdullah Omar Nasseef, Chairman of FFSS. “I am glad the organization helped in spreading the message of Islam” he said. Yousef Deedat, son of Sh. Ahmed Deedat, received the lifetime achievement award on behalf of his father for the work he has done for Islam and Dawah.

SWISS TRAVEL AND TOURISM CONFERENCE A Swiss travel and tourism conference led by Jorg Peter Krebs of Switzerland Tourism (ST) was held at Park Hyatt Jeddah. Swiss representatives met with their Saudi Arabia counterparts to discuss increasing Saudi/Swiss tourism. According to ST, KSA ranks first among the GCC in terms of the number of tourists visiting Switzerland. CHINESE WEEK CELEBRATION NI HAO! As part of the AISJ pre-kindergarten class Chinese Week Celebration, teachers organized activities promoting Chinese culture. In cooperation with Chopsticks Restaurant, a kitchen tour was successfully conducted showing the students the Chinese way of cooking foods and eating them Chinese-style by using chopsticks. Chopsticks staff also taught the students some basic Chinese words.


NOUKIE’S, PARIS AND OLIVER, AND FORMS DEBUT Fashion Exposure debuted three internationally renowned mother and child clothing brands, Noukie’s, Paris and Oliver, and Forms at Stars Avenue Mall. A children’s clothing and accessories fashion show was held to mark the opening with 15 children sporting the latest, most modern, and elegant designs. Noukie’s, Paris and Oliver specialize in children’s clothing, while Forms offers a unique maternity collection. THE HOUSE OF PIERRE FREY Mr. Patrick Frey, of The House of Pierre Frey, a family-owned French luxury design house founded in 1935, was recently in town to introduce his brand and gave a visually captivating lecture on “The History of Textiles and Oriental Inspirations.” Mr. Frey discussed how the industry was inspired by Oriental cultures and how their prints, patterns and colors were integrated into the European aesthetic. SRI LANKA’S NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATIONS The 64th Sri Lankan National Day was marked by the Sri Lankan community at the consulate premises in Jeddah. Dr. Adambawa Uthumalebbe, Sri Lankan Consul General, hoisted the flag, which was followed by the singing of the Sri Lankan national anthem. He congratulated his fellow countrymen on the occasion and delivered President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s national message, while reminding them of their govermment’s slogan ‘Let us build up our country to be the wonder of Asia.’


Events & Happenings ‘ART OF LOVE’ INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION Hazem Zaqzouq, Executive VP of Bank Al-Bilad, inaugurated Aram Chaled Res’s solo art exhibit at the Atelier Jeddah Art Gallery. “I experienced a great exhibition today... Aram Res associates all the paintings with the love of the Lord, culture, reality, people and feelings,” said Zaqzouq Res said that he does not use one technique to express his love and feeling but uses several methods, from colors, calligraphy, pictures, symbols and other means of expressions.

JEDDAH BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Reza Food Services (McDonald’s Dev. Licensee for the Western and Southern regions of KSA) and Tokyo Games organized the Jeddah Basketball Championship as part of their CSR efforts. Mohammed Alireza, Marketing Director of Reza Food Services, and Mishaal Alireza, Co-owner of Tokyo Games, attended the event where guests received McDonald’s vouchers, gifts and jerseys. 32 teams participated with Team Cobra taking 1st place. SAUDI WOMEN - POWERFUL & POSITIVE A women’s delegation of Swiss travel and tourism experts met with their Saudi counterparts, businesswomen, and journalists at the Park Hyatt. The intellectual cultural exchange impressed the visitors as they found their perceptions changed in a surprising manner by the conclusion. “We found it totally opposite - Saudi women are much more independent decisions makers; we had great cultural and traditional exchange of views on one to one level,” said Karin Kunz, the leader of the delegation who also visited Saudi universities. 24 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Mark Your Calender Upcoming Events DJ Recommendations

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MARCH 2012

3rd Conference on Update & Recent Advances in General Surgery & Surgical Education

Jeddah Economic Forum

Venue: Le Meridien Hotel Tel: 00966-2-6677777 ext 65816 Web:


International Women’s Day

femi9 is celebrating International Women’s Day by dedicating a full day for women’s health and fitness, engaging women in a wide range of activities to enhance their wellbeing. Venue: Check Facebook group for location update. Theme: Women’s Well being Web:

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3rd - 6th

The Jeddah Economic Forum will convene for its twelfth edition, this year’s theme is ‘Beyond Borders Building Tomorrow’s Economies Today’. Venue: Hilton Jeddah Hotel Tel: +966 2 651 46 46 Web:

The Big 5 Saudi 2012


The Big 5 Saudi International Building & Construction Show will for the first time have a dedicated Concrete Zone – focusing on all areas of the concrete sector from admixtures to form work to block making machinery. Venue: Jeddah Center for Forums & Events Tel: 00966 2 6514646 Web:


Park Hyatt’s Seafood Boat Trip

A fishing boat trip followed by cooking the catch of the day with the chef. Price is SR 422 for singles and SR 750 for couples Tel: 00966-2-2639606 Email:


Jeddah Expansion 2012

The Jeddah Expansion 2012 Conference brings together the key contractors, architectural and engineering firms and government bodies to discuss the project pipeline for real estate in Jeddah. Venue: Park Hyatt Web:

Coming up in April

Human rights and humanitarian causes are the theme of the collection by famous saudi professional photographers, both male and female.

Venue: Athr Gallery, Serafi Mall Tel : 0568658888 Email:

Quilt Show & Artisans Fair

Photography Exhibition

The L’ Art Pur Gallery is accepting submissions from photographers for their “Saudi Arabia Goes Green” Earth Day exhibition. Deadline: March 21st Show: April 22nd - May 3rd Tel: +966 (0) 552717758 E-Mail: Web:

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Beautiful quilts on display and for sale. Vendors with handmade items Cafe with home-baked goodies, Mini Quilt Tombola, Lovely Zaran Abayas. Venue: The Quilting Arts Studio Time: 11 am - 8 pm Facebok: The Quilting Arts Studio DESTINATION JEDDAH 25

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Saudi Green Revolution Week

By Rayan Khayat

The Saudi Green Revolution Week was a virtual social initiative by Naqa’a Environmental Enterprise that took place from January 18th to January 26th, a movement of young people united to elevate the public’s awareness on the neglected environmental issues in Saudi Arabia.

Each day the initiative handled a different topic and provided relevant short, fun and straightforward tips, videos or articles and shared lesser-known facts about Saudi in both Arabic and English. The aim this year was to ‘break the ice’ for a large range of topics, from water and energy conservation and management to the environment and Islam. The Green Week was a campaign of awakenings, new beginnings and hope for a healthier and cleaner Saudi. The campaign may have been for a week, but the Green Revolution is an ongoing movement towards an eco-friendly society. They believe that caring for the Earth is a part of our Islamic principals before it became a modern movement. Yet environmental precautions have become a mandatory part


of life in other countries. Sadly, in Saudi ”Going Green” is not just a strange concept but perhaps a laughable idea. When in fact, Jeddah alone ranks among the highest polluted cities in the world. Every year millions of tons of resources that could be reused are wasted. It’s an issue that deeply affects us all; we all live in this environment together, and Naqa’a have helped us to protect it ourselves, and there’s no reason for the Saudi citizen not to take matters into their own hands.


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Maximizing the utilization of used materials and waste by processing them into new products.

Recycling Reducing pollution from the rapidly growing landfills. Reducing energy consumption when manufacturing new materials. Saving businesses money on new materials. Saving natural resources. Jeddah’s community is increasingly realizing the benefits of recycling, from households to businesses - and it has never been easier or more urgent. There is an overflow of garbage in the streets and landfills are threatening the quality of air and water we use, and the problem cannot be ignored. Recycling is a foreign practice that became common in other parts of the world when it had to, and as a prolonged result of the industrial revolution, it’s time for Saudis to be concerned as well. A safe and clean living space is about being at peace with our environment and present surroundings. No matter how much money someone has, it won’t make a difference to their comfort if they don’t maintain a healthy and pleasant living space. The environment is the larger living space that we all share together and people are mad that these simple polluting habits could be so damaging.

People are always complaining about the lack of maintenance on our environment, but we all have our own part to do and inspire others in the process. It’s very simple, do you like trash around you? Your children? In the air your breathe? To even look at in the streets? We already have a barren and overheated landscape. Why are we damaging what we already have and not maximizing the potential? It may not be the most convenient habit to pick up, but if enough people start recycling, an easier system could be implemented in the future. There are some amazing new recycling services that are making it easy for households and business to participate. Destination Jeddah has ccreated a comprehensive recyclying guide for you to show how easy recycling here can be. Find out what you can do and dont forget to encourage your friends and families!


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is a recycling company that produces a new wood and plastic composite used in construction. They have created a successful recycling campaign and have placed collection points across the city. Tetra Pak Arabia supported their successful recycling campaign, and was also recognized by the Ministry of Education for the nation-wide project titled “Feena Khair,” that teaches students about the importance of recycling. Tel: +966-2-6092240 Web: Facebook: Trewind Recycling Location: Industrial City

Nesma Recycling

is one of the largest wholesale processors of paper, plastic and scrap metals in Jeddah. They work with industrial manufacturing plants and over a third of recovered paper they recieve comes from households. Tel: +966-2-6581188 Web: Location: Al Nuzhah District, King Fahad Road

Naqaa helps your business attain environmental sustainability.They show you how to decrease waste, help develop a sustainable purchasing program, improve indoor air quality and lighting, and deliver long term energy efficient solutions. Tel: +966-2-2834507 Mob: +966-557853984 Web: Facebook: Naqa’a Environmental Enterprise Location: Level 9 Jameel Square, Corner of Tahliya St. & Al Andalus St.

Mawakib Alajer is an accomplished and notable charitable organization that will take your recycling and deliver it to the appropriate companies. It is also the place to take your donations of any kind. They accept clothes, furniture, electronics, toys, antiques, art and books, and neatly package them to be taken where they’re needed most. Tel: +966-2-6062433 Facebook: Mawakeb Alajer Location: Rawda St., behind Badriyya Towers

Recycling 2 Simple Steps Step1: Separate Your Recyclable Materials

This process could not be any easier. It’s just a slight change in the process of taking care of your home that takes getting used to. You just need to use your trash bins differently. It might seem like a hassle to have a lot of bins taking up space, but you could use smaller bins or a large garbage bag and place them in a convenient area.




Keep a bin by your desk, computer or printer. Make a pile of obsolete papers then toss them into that bin. It’s a vital practice for businesses and offices; so much paper is wasted from newspapers, magazines and printers. Paper is the most recycled medium here in Jeddah.


Find a space in the back of your kitchen or pantry big enough for a large cardboard box. Use this box to put your Tetra Pak and other cardboard products such as juice boxes, cereal boxes, food delivery boxes…etc.

Glass, Plastic & Aluminum

These require their own bin and could be placed right by the regular trash bin. This also happens to decrease the filth in your trash. Some of the aluminum cans that store food should be quickly rinsed before being tossed.

Step 2: Dropping It Off/Having It Picked Up

The final step is delivering your recycling to the factories and companies that will reuse them. It’s very important to establish a convenient and manageable routine for long-term success. You could either drop off your recycling to the collection points to be picked up or you could call tREWIND to come pick it up for a small fee.

Collection Points:

- Panda Supermarket Al-Safa - Panda Supermarket Al-Rawda - Panda Supermarket Al-Malik - Sheraton Hotel - United Doctors Hospital - American Compound - American School/AISJ - Wallstreet Institute1/Rawda - Wallstreet Institute2/Rawda - Wallstreet Institute3/Andalus - Wallstreet Institute4/Hera - Muwakeb Alajer - Manuel Markets - Naqaa Environmental Enterprise (see the map for the exact locations)


Explore KSA

In Madain Saleh, Reflections on Lost Civilizations By Zia Ahmed

The scenery was starkly serene, a surrealist’s vision of an alien world. Hillocks of reddish sandstone and fantastic rock formations occasionally broke the landscape’s uniformity. “Like Arizona,” someone said. “We’re in Madain Saleh, right?” We approached the first tomb, cameras ready in anticipation. The entrance was a gaping maw, almost as if it were a natural part of the rock. Atop, fading but 30 DESTINATION JEDDAH

still distinct, were Nabatean carvings: Sphinx-like guardians with wings, human heads, and the bodies of lions. The interior was plain but solemn, a spacious

cavern with four human-sized recesses. The walls bore signs of chiseling, like crosshatch artwork. Carved out of solid rock, the tombs were located in clusters of tens. We wandered from tomb to tomb, marveling at the designers’ skill and diligence. Some were larger than others, some more ornate, but all had the same basic architecture. However, Qasr al-Fareed, seemingly carved from a single monolithic rock, stood forlornly by itself in the middle of a plain. It was beautiful, but in a melancholic way. “All civilizations die,” we mused. “Will we one day be remembered for our architectural ingenuity, as we remember the Nabateans?”

We reminisced again of waning empires at the Madain Saleh Hejaz Railway station. Inside, a garishly renovated train engine was all that remained of the Ottoman dream of linking Mecca and Damascus by rail one day. On the road to Tabuk, we stopped for tea with our gracious police escorts. Outside, the moon darkened unhurriedly. Under a crisp desert sky, we silently witnessed a lunar eclipse and Saudi Arabia’s austere natural beauty…still withstanding the sands of time and echoing of the past grandeur of bygone civilizations. Mada’in Saleh GPS: Latitude: 26.800 - Longitude: 37.950


Special Places

ATTARAH: Exotic Drugstores of the Middle East By Ahdab Bari

Entering a traditional ‘attarah’ store is like stepping into Aladdin’s Cave…the sights and smells surround you with the atmosphere of a Middle Eastern souk. Selling a variety of herbal oils, natural remedies, and much, much more, attarah stores are a common sight throughout Jeddah, but many people are unfamiliar with the delights awaiting them inside! These stores are the earliest drugstores in the region as they stock natural remedies and alternative medicines based upon combinations of herbs and oils dating back to hundreds of years. The beautiful aroma of ginger and cinnamon assails me as I enter an attarah store in the Al-Alawi Center in Balad. The shelves contain bottles just waiting to release their scent into the air; I’m intrigued and as I wander into the interior, I pick up the delightful scent of ‘ma’a ward’ (the liquid of flowers.) Not only are these herbs wonderful to smell, but they have a myriad of medicinal and health-giving properties which the salespeople are eager to share with me. Proponents of attarah believe that there are natural remedies for every ailment…it’s just a question of pinpointing the appropriate combination of herbs to match your symptoms. Attarah has a long history which flourished under the scientific breakthroughs taking place in the early days of the Islamic empire. Practitioners of medicine were keen observers of nature and its effects upon the human body; curing ailments by using local plants proved successful and knowledge was transmitted via trade routes throughout the Middle East. The beneficial properties 32 DESTINATION JEDDAH

of honey are even mentioned in the Quran and Muslims are taught that honey was one of the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) favorite foods. It’s been discovered that honey has antiseptic qualities, preservative qualities, and cleansing qualities – truly a miracle of Nature. The Al-Shalabi store in the Al-Alawi Center stocks a wide variety of herbal remedies and ingredients. Everything for stomachaches, sore throats, and diabetes to beauty products such as organic foot scrubs, teeth whitening powders and natural lip balms are available. Olive oil-based products for medicinal purposes as well as hair and skin treatments are popular items – it’s easy to imagine that you’re stepping back in time and spotting the beauty products which past generations found effective – it’s fascinating! Herbal teas are also favorite items which fly off the shelves, with customers returning for their personal blends. Instead of cream toothpaste, the sage powder toothpaste called ‘Marmeya’ is the traditional Arab product. Fresh sage leaves are pounded into a paste with the addition of salt – a tooth whitener as well as a breath freshener all in one. Other products, such as their best-selling skin cleanser, are based upon a secret recipe which has been passed down through the years. Imagine a mixture of honey, lemon, yogurt, and ma’a ward plus a mystery ingredient – sounds heavenly! Visited an attarah store and explore the natural wonders they have to offer! DESTINATION JEDDAH 33

Arts &


Going Through Sarah's Junk By Rayan Khayat

It's a pleasant thing when someone from our community has written and published their own book, especially when it's from someone as young and creative as Ms. Sarah Taibah, *ahem* I mean Lastika. 'Kinda bilingual' and wholly composed of her own illustrations, Junk is a messy collage scrapbook of a diary to be shared. Part autobiography and part a letter to the world around her, Ms.Taibah uses clever expressions and black ball-point sketches to create this book of scattered ponderings and bittersweet musings. 34 DESTINATION JEDDAH

On a special Saturday over Turkish coffee with a skeptical friend, Ms. Taibah’s “brain was working in a sweet way…[she] could eat it.” She remembered some of her old scanned illustrations and decided to draw some more and maybe, just maybe, she could create a book *WHOA.* Her friend laughed, “Make a book?” Taibah said “Fine. I’ll make a book.” Unfortunately, she sometimes finds her doodles in the trash and once in the kitchen garbage can. “MAMA WHY?!!!” Her lovely mother replied “Sorry baby, I thought it was just junk.” That’s when Ms. Taibah realized she must organize all of these penned thoughts and ideas. And although she named it Junk, to appropriately encompass all of the randomness; the result is a disorderly harmonious and composed piece of work.

The comical illustrations in Junk are visually striking, with a style that’s half political cartoon and half school-day doodles, but as the book progresses we gain more of an insight into what these little stories are trying to reveal. Her quirky little characters seem to be fed up with the frivolities and contradictions of their society and are attempting to live through the perplexities of modern life by questioning and attempts at understanding.It’s as if they’re caught between a supposedly ‘real’ but bizarre world and their own imaginary yet sensible one. Characters along the way include the Lonely Ice-Cream Cone, Octopus Girl and a thieving ninja. Ms. Taibah also reconciles these illustrated conflicts with musical lyrics brightly come to life, whimsically detailed food recipes and more of what truly holds all of this clutter together.


In the introduction, Ms. Taibah recounts the story of a girl who used to live in this curious purple bubble where everything seemed to be almost too special and ideal. She had some really colorful and feathery friends with her but somehow it just didn’t quite work out. And even though she now has to make her way through a bleak and thorny wasteland, far from the purple perspective she’s familiar with, she’s able to share some of the wonderful things she saw in there with even better and ‘realer’ friends. And her so-called ‘junk’ is... actually what she brought with her. Web: Avilable at: Bridges & virgin Mega Store


Bookstores 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 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 Fun & Recreation Al-Hokair Tel: +966-2-6836666

Al-Shallal Theme Park Tel: +966-2-6063993 Bowling City Tel: +966-2-6690800 Bowling World Tel: +966-2-6744545 Chucky Cheese Tel: +966-2-6062608 Color Me Mine 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 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


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"Career Day"

Sunshine School encourages the kids to think about the kind of work they are interested in doing and what jobs they think are most important to help our community and environment.. Tel: +966 2 6060251 60601553 / 6060215 DESTINATION JEDDAH 37

Fashion & Shopping

Mother’s Day

GIFT GUIDE By Carol Keyrouz


There isn’t an occasion that goes by without flowers! Whether it’s a single rose, a bouquet or an arrangement of flowers, you can’t deny the power of the flower and what you can say with it. It is guaranteed to bring a smile to your mother’s face without a doubt! You can create beautiful bouquets at Gardenia


What better way for your mother to wake up on Mother’s Day than with her favorite breakfast in bed beautifully arranged on a breakfast tray by you?! After all, she started taking care of you before you were even born; the least you can do is take care of her on this special day… You can find colorful and practical breakfast trays at IKEA



A gift with a personal touch is far more valued than one that is expensive and impersonal, especially with moms. They are so happy with just the thought and effort that you have put into their gift! Trigger some emotion in your mom when you present her with an item of her favorite color, personalized jewelry, or even a hand painted mug by you! You can find precious personalized items at Tous


Every mother on earth has earned a well deserved “time-out” from being a mom and the perfect way to spend this “time-out” is by enjoying a full day at the spa being pampered! Book one or two treatments for your mom to help her unwind and not think about anything else just for one day. Book your spa treatments at Spa Lounge. For contact info check our healthy living directory.


The saying goes that “a picture is worth a thousand words”, so create the best souvenir for your mother that she will cherish forever! You could make a collage of old and recent photographs of you and your mother or whole generation of mothers in your family tree… You can find a pair of fancy picture frames at Swarovski DESTINATION JEDDAH 39

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Luis Morais 7,172 SR

By Carol Keyrouz

What better way to ease your way into spring and get rid of the dark and dull colors in your wardrobe than by adding a beautiful River Island fresh color of nature… GREEN! It’s the one color we saw on every 150 SR designer’s runway for “Spring / Summer 2012.” There are many different shades and moods and you can choose one to suit almost every skin tone. Kennith Jay Lane 1,724 SR

Jennifer 78,055 SRMeyer

Ralph Lauren 41,556 SR

WillowSR 2,594

Bottega Veneta 6,200 SR

Rosantica 900 SR

Top Shop 180 SR

e Try adding a few of th ur selected pieces to yoyo u will d an t tfi ou ay everyd chose re see why Mother Natulor! it as her signature co Zara 140 SR

Yves Saint Laurent 994 SR

Drakes 230 SR


Dolce & Gabbana 5,326 SR

Lanvin 5,312 SR

Ralph Lauren 436 SR Polo Ralph Lauren 53 SR

ECOFRIENDLY SHOPPING GUIDE If you love shopping and the idea of “going green” is one that is close to your heart, then follow these few eco-friendly shopping tips to make a difference! Make preserving the encvironment part of your daily routine!

River Island 77 SR

Vilebrequin available at Perdu 560 sr

River Island 185 SR


Use re-useable shopping bags instead of plastic bags. Plastic bags take up to 400 years to decompose!


Balenciaga 1,622 SR


Buy goods that have been made with recycled materials if possible. This way we can shift the market towards ecofriendly products!

Say ‘‘NO’’ to impulse buying! How many times do we buy things we already have or don’t even need?


Organize and plan your shopping trips. Save time and fuel by planning your shopping trips once a week.

Rummana 600 SR River Island 178 SR


Become a designer and reuse old clothing materials and accessories and reinvent them into whatever your fashion sense desires! River Island 148 SR


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Tanween Design Boutique, a brand new concept to the region from Tashkeil SAL, is a space for Middle Eastern designers to come together and showcase their work under one common theme. Four artists who have been inspired by the beauty and magnetizing allure of a floral garden have created works with mediums that complete a whole boutique. A dress designer, jewelry maker, handbag designer and painter display their work in a wide sunlit area with leaves and purple flowers dangling from the ceiling against white painted brick walls. Under the title ‘The Secret Garden,’ Tanween Design Boutique opened its doors to share the work of these talented artists.

A mar Al-Saffar – Fashion

An Iraqi British artist inspired by the strength of feminine beauty, Al-Saffar has created a collection of lavish and structured dresses with petal motifs and floral lace suited for formal occasions. He has had ten years of design experience and has achieved worldwide success.

Rania F. – Jewelry

Inspired by her experiences with the autumn season, Rania has created gold and silver earrings, necklaces, hair accessories broaches and even key chains. In the shape of butterflies, long leaves and small flowers with added pearls and semi-precious stones, Rania’s collection is an ode to the golden autumn garden. 42 DESTINATION JEDDAH

By Rayan Khayat

A ngeliqe Saboujian – Handbags

Sabouijan’s designs represent the wilder aspects of the garden. She uses black reptilian textures with sharp edges, leopard prints with gold studs and bright and bold colors to create petal shapes. Saboujian also puts together customized handbags, giving the client the freedom to choose her favorite shape and print.

M aha M ufti – Paintings

A local artist, Mufti experiments with different art materials and surfaces and attempts to break the conventions of traditional still life. On display is ‘Up Close and Personal,’ a set of paintings which disregards the realistic depiction of a flower in favor of celebrating its color, pattern and texture.

Tashkeil is an innovative organization that brings together and cultivates Middle Eastern artists and designers. By building a large network and community, designers are able to collaborate and create new opportunities. The Tanween Design Boutique is only one of their divisions and focuses on showcasing and retaling the designers’ collection. Its strategy is to exhibit the works of various independent designers every two months under one theme to expand their support and maintain an exciting customer experience in a museum-like arena. ‘The Secret Garden’ was hosted from December to January and the next theme, Nuqta, opens on February 13th till mid April, 2012. This event will feature a new dynamic group of up and coming designers and artists. Tashkeil hopes to give Middle Eastern designers a platform in the region to exercise and develop their designs and art without having to abandon their home and heritage. Tel: +966 2 6063011 Ext. 111 Email:


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Jeddah’s Own Stylist Model, stylist, fashionista…Carol Keyrouz is a multi-faceted businesswoman whose style sense makes total fashion sense. Her experience as an image consultant has given her the expertise in giving Jeddah’s women that much desired ‘model-ready’ look. Clients love working with Keyrouz; they say that Keyrouz is “always ahead of the crowd with her fashion sense” and “She is constantly wearing the most recent trends while still maintaining her own unique and simple style with a touch of elegance and class.” Keyrouz grew up in London where she earned A Levels in Business & Marketing, Media Studies, English Language and Literature from St Francis Xavier College. She received a BA in Communication Arts with a concentration in Radio and TV from Notre Dame University in Lebanon. Now she’s turned her attention to offering styling services to women who need a nudge in a more fashion-forward direction. She’ll reintroduce you to fashion in a way that helps bring out the joy and confidence of wearing your own clothes. If you want to know what to wear for a casual lunch with your family, a romantic dinner with your loved one or a crazy night out with the girls, Keyrouz will make you look fabulous! If it’s Gap or Gucci, she will choose the best outfit to fit your body shape, personal style and most importantly your budget. She can be your personal stylist, wardrobe warrior, gift grabber, top to toe makeover artist and fulfill all your fashion needs! Disclaimer: Carol Keyrouz works as the Fashion Editor for Destination Jeddah. Facebook: Twitter: @carolkeyrouz Email:



n questions, send If you have style or fashio destinationjeddah. them to Carol at fashion@


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Grass Charging Station SR 170 Unfortunately all those gadgets make a big mess with their power adapters and cables while they suck up lifegiving electrical juice. Now you can hide that charging cable disaster with scenic grass. The Grassy Lawn Charging Station provides you with realistic artificial grass to cushion your gadgets while they charge. Your gadgets will think they’re on a charging vacation. Available at Virgin Megastore



Hape Bamboo Pallina Game SR 120 Be careful when pulling out these sticks! To win, you need a very sensitive touch and thoughtful strategy. Excitement and challenge awaits 2-4 players. Each player chooses his or her own colored bamboo sticks. Develop your fine motor skills, visual thinking, and strategy with this challenging game! Available at Jarir Bookstore


AquaTek S for Iphone 4s Coming Soon This iPhone case protects your phone from the inevitable drops, falls, and accidental spills in life. Safely submerge your iPhone underwater for up to 20 feet if you can’t be parted from it while you’re swimming or diving! With a built-in solar battery and solar charger to keep you always prepared, you won’t want to leave home without this case. Available at iZone





Oster My Blend SR 111 The Oster My Blend is designed for your active, fast-paced lifestyle.The 20 ounce BPA-free plastic Sport Bottle comes with a powerful 250-watt motor which turns ice and frozen fruit into your favorite smoothies, health shakes, and diet drinks. When in use, you remove the blades in the lid and it becomes a mobile drink container! Available at Amazon


Solar Sound System SR 1,499 The Soulra XL Solar Powered Sound System is changing the way you listen to your iPod and iPhone. Harness the sun’s power and use it to play your favorite music. The Soulra XL is equipped with a 72 sq. inch enhanced monocrystal solar panel that, in combination with the rechargeable lithium ion battery pack, charges and plays over 5 hours. Available at Memega


Horn Stand SR 93 Slip the BONE Horn Stand onto your iPhone 4/4S for an easy power boost to your speakers. This silicone stand adds 13 decibels of sound pressure to your iPhone’s speakers without draining your battery juice. Also comes in handy as an iPhone stand. Available at iZone



MUST Green Outlet


Green Outlet helps you identify which of your household appliances are costing you the most energy to run so you can make informed decisions about your electric use.

Shopgreen rewards the user by calculating, logging and saving green actions taken to reduce your carbon footprint. Daily tips and great green suggestions help making the correct decisions easier.

iRecycle iRecycle provides access to more than 1,000,000 ways to recycle more than 300 types of materials, plus the latest in green news to match your lifestyle.


REVIEWS Dark Souls Dark Souls immerses you in a world filled with despair and darkness, where you must strategize, learn, and overcome unpredictable and unique challenges to determine your fate. Live through a million deaths and write your own legacy. Not for the faint of heart! Available on PC & Xbox 360

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Final Fantasy XIII-2 is a direct sequel to FFXIII starring lead protagonist Lightning. Explore a richly developed world featuring both new and familiar faces and an exciting and highly developed strategic battle system. In this ongoing saga, the future is about to change... Available on PC & Xbox 360 48 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Gifts & Souvenirs UNIQUE GIFTS Need to remind yourself of something but don’t want to write it on your hand? Why not wear a *Post-it* note *watch*, available at Unique Gifts. 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. Web:

HAMED CARPETS Hamed has just recieve a fantastic new selection of Oriental and Caucasian carpets, rugs, kilims & handicrafts made with natural dyes. These beautiful pieces are made of hand spun wool that give a natural sheen and the colors mellow and soften with wear, time and age. Mob: +966-50-568 3859 Location: 2nd Floor, Dome centrepoint, Prince Sultan St. Web:

RUMMANA Rummana is a new concept store filled with colorful oriental and modern furniture made of mother of pearl and vintage, home accessories, art, abbayas and a lot of fun colorful gift items. On the right: Mother of pearl on different color plexi coasters and a vintage art piece from Syria Mob: +966-544100066 / 54058891 Location: Al Hamra Dist, Al Shohada St, Villa 20 Farouk Tamer, behind Chamelle Plaza. P ROMOTION


Fashion & Shopping

Dimos Tel: +966-2-2830302 Domvs Tel: +966-2-6611447 Estikbal Tel: +966-2-6687511 Haba Tel: +966-2-6687084 Home Plaza Florists Tel: +966-2-6913659 IKEA Arabian Flower Tel: +966-2-6644403 Tel: +966-2-6633000 Boutiques La Maison Colonial Azhar Rima Tel: +966-2-2564001 Tel: +966-2-2616800 Al-Jadila Boutique Tasmeem Ligne Roset Eshrak Tel: +966-2-2841249 Tel: +966-2-6519014 Tel: +966-2-6643035 Tel: +966-2-6634158 Baby Fityani Toby Mazar Florina Tel: +966-2-6673971 Tel: +966-540576639 Tel: +966-2-6670719 Tel: +966-2-6642626 Cugini Yahya al Bishri Mourastarr Center Tel: +966-2-6612099 Tel: +966-2- 6604595 Flowers Tel: +966-2-6607391 Tel: +966-2-6980498 DADU MilaDora Flowers Queen Tel: +966-2-6633699 Tel: +966-2-6621779 Tel: +966-2-6615152 Jasmine Box Fashion Designers NV Gardenia Tel: +966-2-6685533 Tel: +966-2-6684686 Jungle Blue Tel: +966-2-6609220 Afaf Baflah Options Tel: +966-505660175 Jannati Tel: +966-505325251 Tel: +966-2-6824888 Lollipop Tel: +966-2-6984852 Amal Engawi Roche Bobois Tel: +966-2-6643295 Tel: +966-503613314 Al-Khidra Landscaping Tel: +966-2-6647272 Life Tel: +966-2-6913946 Visionnaire Basma Abuljadayel Tel: +966-2-2844266 Tel: +966-506634000 Alwan Tel: +966-2-6988591 Nawal Al-Maimani Tel: +966-2-6837239 Wahat Basma Al-Mouawad Tel: +966-2-6606502 Nado Tel: +966-533653333 Tel: +966-2-6636267 Noukies Tel: +966-2-6915335 Diala kabbara Tel: +966-2-2611200 Orkidia Tel: +966-508704799 Ext: 110 Tel: +966-2-6833136 Shopping Center Eman Joharjy Ondas Tel: +966-535687773 Nargis Flowers Est. Tel: +966-2-2611200 Tel: +966-2-6673008 Al-Khayat Center Fatima Abed Ext:105 Mob: +966-5535079744 Tel: +966-554369993 Petals Tahlia St. Gardenia Hafez Tel: +966-2-6642519 Tel: +966-2-6655558 Paris & Oliver Tel: +966-506666230 Rabya Tel: +966-2-2611210 Shops: BOSS, Burberry, Tel: +966-2-6602856 Chanel, Christian Dior, Mob: +966-5535079744 Hanaa Samman Tel: +966-505350958 Spring Flower Sabine Coach, DKNY, Dolce & Maha Ghalayeni Tel: +966-2-6651572 Tel: +966-2-6519684 Gabbana, Emporio Armani, Tel: +966-506661634 Sendian Flowers Sotra Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Manar Al-Rawi Tel: +966-2-6915082 Tel: +966-2-6835679 Gucci, Jacques Dessange Tel: +966-569169923 Sultan Garden Center Salon, Jamalouki, Louis The Neverland Circus Tel: +966-500398181 Meriam Arab Tel: +966-2-6686666 Vuitton, Roberto Cavalli, Pink or Blue Tel: +966-503333128 Rubaiyat, Sergio, Tiffany & Tel: +966-2-6634452 Mona Abulfaraj Co. & Co., Tods, TOUS , Yves The Wedding Shop Tel: +966-505652018 Furniture Saint Laurent Tel: +966-2-6690808 Nawal Maimani Abdul Latif Tel: +966-2-6606502 Tel: +966-2-6913750 Ana Special Niyaah Prince Sultan St. Custom Thobes Tel: +966-500545455 Al-Alameya Tel: +966-2-6649155 Tel: +966-2-6915188 Rania Khogeer Shops: Al-Mohra, Almayass, Al-Amer Bazerkaan Tel: +966-555532571 Basics, Buttons, Diva, Fox Tel: +966-2-6977767 Tel: +966-2-2560044 Rana Ismail Fibre, I Love Hishma, Kash Al-Fakhama HM Tel: +966-556666881 Kash, Vaniti, Lilies, Little Tel: +966-2-6355043 Tel: +966-2-6828064 Rotana Alhashimi Blossoms, Only For You, Al-Sabban Lomar Tel: +966-554598449 Sotra, Set Al-Hoson, Tefa, Tel: +966-2-6919900 Tel: 920000554 Sahar Serafi Flash Flare American Gallery Omar Azure Tel: +966-505622515 Tel: +966-2-6676031 Tel: +966-2-6921773 Salma Rudwan Aziz Mall SAB Thobe Tel: +966-504627012 Batal Design Prince Majed Rd. Tel: +966-2-6983288 Tel: +966-2-6162222 Tel: +966-2-6100009 Samah Khashoggi Sindi Tel: +966-505311588 Bin Shayhoon Supermarket: Panda Tel: +966-2-2574815 Shops: Accessorize, Adams, Tel: +966-2-6678587 Shaza Khayali Siraj Sanad Tel: +966-500909321 Bo Concept Al-Maghrabi, Al-Sawani, Tel: +966-2-6141418 Aldo, Aldo Accessories, Sue Abaya Tel: +966-2-6979720



Tel: +966-541151595 Thanaa Addas Tel: +966-504664288 Turki Jadallah Tel: +966-506677800 Wed Bogary Tel: +966-504634001

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 Badriyah Towers Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6062777 Shops: Babooche, Basket of Pearl, Blend, Boutque Mix, BSX, Denim, Diesel, DKNY, Entra, Free Days, Hawanim, Infiore, Kurta Boutique, Le Style, Levi’s Store, Nowar, Optics2020, Pharmwacy, Samuel and Kevin, Suite 966, T Shirt & Jeans, Tony G’s, U Right, Zearuci Basateen Center Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6611721 Shops: Al-Ghazali, Al-Moalim, Al-Sawani Department Store, Anne Klein, Baby Fitaihi, Bakhashwain, Bali, Benetton, Betty Barkley, Esprit, Courier, Glitter, Guess, La Perla, Max & Co., Max Mara, Noon, Opticals, Replay, Rubaiyat, Swish, XOXO Coral Mall Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6607624 Shops: Adawliah (Yamaha), Armani Jeans, Beach & Beyond, Calvin Klein, Color Be Mine, Ecko, Ed Hardy, FCUK, Geox, Killah, Lacoste,

Lindex, Lola et moi, Marlboro Classic, Miss Sixty, Patch Work, Primo, Quick Silver, Serb, St.Dupont, Sun Spot Etoile King Rd. Tel: +966-2-6973428 Shops: Al-Romaizan, Boss, Canali, Come As You Are, Emad Rizq, Fitoshi, Gentle Man, Lomar, Lo Spazio, My Fair Lady, Rawasy, 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 51

EVENING La Promenade Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6688737 Shops: Budget, Chic Boutique, Chole, Femi.9, Lerre, Lifestyles, Mavi, PaperMoon, Quik Sliver, Roxy, Sport Look

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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 Body Shop, The Museum, TPC, Twaila, Vero Moda, Vertbaudet, Viss, Wallis, Warehouse, White Company, Zahoor Al-Reef, Zara, Zoppini, ZYNG 52 DESTINATION JEDDAH Le Chateau on Tahlia St. +966-2-2511063 +966-540884744

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 DK, 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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LIVE GREEN Red Sea Coast



By Rayan Khayat


LIVE GREEN The Red Sea is undeniably one of our community’s treasures, it’s where we get away, cool off and have our adventures. Naturally, living in a desert means that taking tace of our water resources is vital and that we musn’t take them for granted. Due to its relatively small size, limited circulation and unique habitat, the Red Sea is particularly vulnerable to the damages of pollution. It’s such a simple and cost free effort to avoid littering the sea, but it becomes a price to pay in the future by hindering our dependence, and ability to enjoy our beloved sea. An increasingly urgent issue is the accumulating trash in the narrow Ubhur bay where many favorite resorts are. It’s consequently become a heavily polluted area that could quickly resemble a landfill. Because toxic addictives leach out from pollutants and drift into the sea and the pollution also increases the temperature of the waters, the waters will gradually spoil and won’t be a safe, clean or enjoyable area to swim in anymore. In addition, cabins and resorts are becoming ridiculously expensive because they have to maintain a clean beach, which requires a great deal of effort.


LIVE GREEN The coastlines are also piling up with marine debris. Oil, power, desalination and other industrial activities near the coast have led to sewage outflows. And if you’re wondering why it’s taking so long for the anticipated North Corniche developments to reach completion; one of the biggest reasons is removing the accumulation of trash that continues to pile up on the shoreline. Plastic bags and discarded food products have left a filthy coastline infested with cats and rodents. The health of marine life is another casualty. As the sea’s ecosystem is contaminated, the quality of marine food resources (that are a favorite in Jeddah), will deplete. What happens is that toxic and poisonous heavy metals, such as mercury and lead, commonly leach out from pollutants and are ingested by fish. The accumulation of trash piling up on the sea floor also damages the health of the plant life and decreases oxygen levels that is vital to the health of fish and various sea creatures. Reassuringly, the Saudi Marine Society was established last month to battle pollution in the Red Sea and conserve marine habitats. Initiatives and efforts are starting up all over the country, yet they’re all saying the same thing, that there wouldn’t be a problem if individuals and citizens were more aware of the larger problems they can cause. People tend to think that a seemingly small contribution won’t make a difference, but we know that’s not true. Cigarettes filters and beverage cans amount for most of water pollution, so if people manage to avoid tossing just those common items, it will make a significant difference. Think ahead and think of yourself, your family and friends. We depend on the Red Sea in the most essential ways, it’s a real shame not to preserve and appreciate this blessing.


WHAT YOU CAN DO? ......................... • Use a trash bag when picnicking by the

seacollect all your litter – watch out for the wind! • Ask the owner and staff of beach resorts to put up a sign prohibiting littering in the sea.

• Smokers should have something to use

as an ashtray.

• Contact SENS and find out about clean-up campaigns. SENS (Saudi Environmental Society) Tel: 02 6996193 Email:

• Rent Duffy Boats, which have zero gas

emissions and are electrically powered.

• Owners and employees of factories and

plants located on the coast must investigate the company’s waste methods. • Print out the flyer in the back of DJ map, distribute at the beach, marinas and dive shops.

Dive Shops & Dive Resorts

Directory Al-Khorayef Yamaha Marine Equpment Location: King Rd. next to Auto Mall Tel: +966-2-4202666  Opening hours:  Sat - Wed: 8 AM - 12.30 PM, 5.30 PM - 9 PM Thu: 8 AM - 1.30 PM Fridays closed!

Blue Reef Divers Location: Behind Danube, off Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6613931  Opening hours: Sat - Wed: 9 AM - 11 PM Thu - Fri: 7 AM - 11 PM Branch: Durrat Al-Arous (50km north of Jeddah) Tel: +966-546154356

Desert Sea Divers Location: On North Obhur Rd. (Creek), near Rose Village Compound GPS: N21°43.685’, E39°06.449’ Tel: +966-2-6561807 Fax: +966-2-6561288 Opening hours: Sat - Wed: 10 AM - 8 PM Thu - Fri: 7 AM - 8 PM Mondays closed!

Dream Divers

Location: King Rd. next to Auto Mall Tel: +966-2-2150019 Fax: +966-2-6644892 (for boat trips)  Opening hours:  Sat - Thu: 9 AM - 11 PM Fri: 6 PM - 11 PM

Red Sea Divers

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

Location: Opposite Danube, off Tahlia St. GPS: N21°32.743’, E39°09.727’ Tel: +966-2-6606368 Fax: +966-2-6602064 Opening hours: Sat-Wed: 9 AM - 11 PM Thurs & Fri: 7.30 AM - 11 PM

Opening hours: All week: 9 AM - 10 PM

Beach Resorts Andalus Resort: +966-2-6561444 Bahadur Resort: +966-2-2344400 Blue Beach: +966-2-2341900 Coral Beach: +966-2-6561343 Crystal: +966-2-6563032 Dive Village: +966-2-6561980 Durrat Al-Arous: +966-2-6180000 Fal: +966-2-656 0033 Movenpick: +966-2-6555550 Nakheel: +966-2-6066644 Obhur Resort: +966-2-6563030 Remal: +966-2-6561880 Reem Riviera: +966-2-2342332 Sheraton: +966-2-234 2264

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

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

Natlus Divers

Location: Behind Danube, off Tahlia St. GPS: N21°32.790’, E39°09.802 Tel: +966-2-6651304 Fax: +966-2-6608224


Pizza Fusion... a pizzeria that uses high quality organic ingredients and features an exciting menu has proved to be a tastier and healthier favorite for not only Jeddah’s pizza lovers, but also the ones who usually aren’t!



Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the owners wanted to create a restaurant where you could eat organically on-the-go, because there usually aren’t plenty of options. Pizza Fusion was developed to be an environmentally conscious and organic business with a perfectly healthy and rich menu. In 2009, Samir Food Co., Ltd. of the Samir Group brought the franchise to Saudi to introduce a more socially conscious approach to restaurant service. Saudi Arabia also happens to be the first and, so far, only international expansion of Pizza Fusion since being available in only 4 states in the US. So it’s a special deal that we have here! Why Saudi? Randy Romano, executive vice president of sales claims that “After much evaluation, Samir Food has shown to be a solid candidate with demonstrated business expertise and a socially conscious mindset,” while Georges Chaoul, business development manager at Samir Food Co, Ltd. claims that “Pizza Fusion combines a cutting edge concept, which we feel is the future of the pizza restaurant industry.” Their menu is as delectable and diverse as any restaurant could be. They offer salads, sandwiches and a good number of delicious and familiar pastas like carbonaras and lasagnas. For their fantastic pizzas, there’s the choice between original organic white and multi-grain crust and the usual tomato sauce or an adventurous BBQ basedversion. All of the pizzas have an original and delicious mozzarella, provolone and parmesan cheese blend and the pizzas are cut into perfectly proportioned square slices. Pizza Fusion has all your favorite pizza dishes like classic pepperoni and BBQ chicken, but their menu gives a new experience to eating pizza with their signature combinations. Their farmer’s market pizza is a veggie feast with roasted zucchini, artichoke hearts and roasted Portobello, and the founder’s pie has freerange chicken, kalamata olives, roasted red onion and gorgonzola. The sausage & tricolor pepper pizza has a great juicy flavor and texture with sweet Italian sausage, roasted tricolor peppers and chili flakes.

There are many great dishes and flavors to try on their menu but of course you can always create & build your own pizza as well. For dessert, they have all-natural flavored ice creams, along with carrot cakes, apple pies, homemade brownies and chocolate chip cookies. They also offer Boylan’s natural soda in root beer and black cherry flavors and different cocktails such as apple fusion sangria and Pizza Fusion cocktail. Pizza Fusion has proved to be a great success in the past two years and has developed 8 branches in Jeddah & Riyadh with a great reputation and a strong following. It is also quickly becoming a common opinion that Pizza Fusion has the freshest and most delicious pizza around! Jeddah: Location 1: Al Rawda Tel: +966 2 2616933 Location 2: King Road Tel: +966 2 6050698 Location 3: Palestine St. Tel: +966 2 2614033 Location 4: Al-Salama Dist . Tel: +966 2 6837258 Location 5: Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966 2 2343117 Location 6: Makarouna Road Tel: +966 2 6820692 Location 7: Prince Metaab branch Tel: +966 2 2655120 Riyadh Number Tel: +966 1 463-3329 P ROMOTION


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Adventurous Asian Cuisine

The new T.Y. Lounge is a sleek and modern addition to Jeddah’s selection of Asian cuisine, it’s a Chinese / Japanese fusion restaurant presented with European style. With high glass windows and black and red modern décor and graphics against the wall, T.Y. (which stands for tempura, yakatori) have developed a wholly conceptual restaurant. 60 DESTINATION JEDDAH


Chef Tarik Afifi Mohammad aims to create a unique and unexpected menu with experimental and unique flavors. He worked with customers from around the world at his time in Harrods in London to successfully concoct innovative dishes to suit his audience’s tastes. Along with the owner, Zaki Moustafa Idrees of local restaurants Tempura and Osaka, Chef Mohammad has scoped the range of Jeddah’s Asian restaurants to familiarize himself with what the community likes and says he feels confident that T.Y. Lounge offers an exciting and uniquely flavorful dining experience.

popular Tempura is a juicy and perfectly flaky new take on an old favorite. Mr. Idrees and Chef Mohammad work tirelessly to create a special menu sure to please diners with its originality, and even though they experiment with presentation for visual delight, their unique dishes aren’t just for the adventurous - they are created to satisfy their customer’s appetites in style. Tel : +996-5609-89762 Location: Malik Road, Zahra Dist.

Menu highlights include the Tarabani with Black Bean Sauce and the bursting and spicy Seafood Noodles. Chef Mohammad specializes in creating sauces that complement and enhance seafood flavors, and he always maintains the seafood’s freshness by avoiding frozen products. Their Sago Rice Fruit Shot dessert/appetizers are an unusually refreshing effort and their P ROMOTION


Dining Around Town

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If you’re fed up with boring sandwiches or looking for an alternative to greasy, fattening fast food, check out the latest concept to come out of Australia – Trios Wraps. With an exciting variety of exotic fillings, Trios offers a multi-cultural experience in a fresh, healthy package. Spicy, classic, exotic, or sweet – the wraps are all bursting with stuffing which miraculously remains happily in the wrap! The name ‘Trios’ derives from the three categories of food on offer: wraps, salads, and filled baked potatoes. The range of flavors is impressive; from Moroccan Lamb to Ragin’ Cajun Chicken to Vegetarian Antipasto to Avocado Chicken Schnitzel… you’re sure to discover something new each time you visit. Wraps can be grilled or toasted to your preference. Location: Mall of Arabia



yogette By Rayan Khayat

A new frozen yogurt shop that stands out is the irresistibly delicious and undeniably nutritious Saudi-based Yogette. They recently had a soft opening at the Furusya Marina and Yacht club and were greeted with great responses for their flavors, menu and style. Yogette has opened at a perfect AlHamra location where frozen yogurt shops are missing and it’s a great addition to the neighborhood. Yogette features refreshingly tangy frozen yogurt made at the shop with fresh and exciting toppings to create a nutritious dessert. Yogette’s most unique factor is that their all-natural nonfat frozen yogurt has all of yogurt’s natural goodness, such as calcium, protein and live and active cultures that are great for your body while being extremely delicious! Choose from pomegranate, mango and original flavors, and add the toppings that really make a difference. There’s an assortment of fresh fruit including berries, mango and kiwi, and also crumbled cookies, chocolates and nuts and more sweet goodness. What makes Yogette unique is that their menu is more diverse than other frozen yogurt

places, great for different tastes and a change during your next visit. They offer shakes, fantastic and healthy smoothies, bubble teas, hot drinks and even waffles and crepes. The atmosphere is also a fun hangout; the interiors are colorful and cool with computer screens projected onto the tables for touch screen games while the latest music is blasting from the speakers.

It’s a great place to stop by after dinner or during the day to enjoy the weather at the marina anytime of the day. They recently opened and are waiting for customer’s responses before their grand opening in May. So definitely check it out now for a healthy and delicious treat and let them know you loved it because we’re sure you will! Tel: +966-2-6504211 Email: Location: Marina Park Hayatt



GOT to try..

Morrocan Taste

As you drive around town, watch out for the up-and-coming kiosk franchise Morocco Café. Moroccan tea has been rapidly gaining popularity around town and people are buzzing that this is where you find the best blend. In a complicated and specific preparation process, green tea is steeped with spearmint leaves with added aromatic herbs to make this classic beverage. Along with service that is excellently efficient, Morocco Cafe offers regular teas, coffees and pastries and is definitely the place to enjoy a hot cup of the best Moroccan tea. Location 1: Zahra Dist / Helmi Kutbi St. Location 2: Tahlia St. / Before Extra


Ice cream Bites

These chocolate-covered ice cream bites from Dactylifera are made with a layer of luxurious Belgian and Swiss chocolate and have a delicious ice-cream filling. These little desserts burst in your mouth with creamy delight and come in 16 flavors, including different fruits, coffee, pistachio and tiramisu. They’re also the perfect size, one could be finished off in 2-3 bites. They’re the perfect balance between a scoop of ice cream and the usually plain stately chocolates. Tel: +966-2-6974333 Location: Prince Sultan St.


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 Chili’s Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6634760 Roshan Mall Tel: +966-2-6046800 Flap Jacks Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-2-6681191 Fuddruckers Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6686330 Manhattan Hilton Hotel Tel: +966-2-6590000 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 Wing Zone Rawda St. Tel: +966-2-6067233

Brazilian Rio De Janeiro Sari St Tel: +966-502330914

Annafora Cafe Intercontinental Hotel Tel: +966-2-6611800 Avezzano Cafe Serafi Mega Mall Spears Tel: +966-595122266 Intercontinental Hotel Campioni Sports Tel: +966-2-6611800 Cafe On The Border Batarji St. Malik Rd Tel: +966-2-6395695 Tel: +966-2-22150891 Cilantro Cafe Tahlia St. Chocolates Tel: +966-2-2611191 Al Pina Chai & Ba King Rd. Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-2-6905885 Tel: +966-2-6642084 Anoosh Coffee Bean & Sari St. Tea Leaf Tel: +966-2-6832209 Al-Shate’e Dist. Bon Bon Tel: +966-2-2753914 Andalus St. Coffee Republic Tel: +966-2-6697655 Chocolat Corniche Rd. Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-2-6637575 Tel: +966-2-6068830 Costa Coffee Chocolate Corner Sari St. Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6067741 Tel: +966-2-6630449 Craze Chocolate Sense Rawdah Star Center Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6653065 Tel: +966-2-2847740 Deera Cafe Chocolate Studio King Rd. Sari St. Tel: +966-2-2754491 Tel: +966-2-6985222 Joffrey’s Coffee Ganache Tahalia St. Rawadah St. Tel: +966-2-6677234 Tel: +966-2-6601390 Melange Caramel Tahlia St. Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6695619 Tel: +966-2-6688527 MillenniuM Chocoline Tahlia St. Tahlia St. Bugshan Center Tel: +966-2-2842846 Tel: +966-2-6614664 Dactylifera Pearls Cafe Prince Sultan St. Rawadah St. Tel: +92008182 Tel: +966-2-6642233 Miss Chocolate Soleil Rawda St. Rosewood Hotel Tel: +966-2-6638989 Tel: +966-2-2578888 Nesma Chocolates Tea Amo Prince Sultan St. Tahlia St./ Coral Mall Tel: +966-2-6947790 Tel: +966-2-6601738 Red Sea Mall Tea Gschwendner Tel: +966-2-2150141 Red Sea Mall Arafat St. Tel: +966-2-2150695 Tel: +966-2-2845820 Tea Rose Patchi Andalus St. Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6688233 Tel: +966-2-6695858 Teayana Voila Chocolate Andalus St. Millenium Ctr. Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6681660 Tel: +966-2-6684343 Uromshi Cafe Stars Avenue Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-2754411 Tel: +966-2-6066668

Coffee & Tea Shops


Bateel Tahlia St. 360 Cafe Tel: +966-2-6630373 Intercontinental Hotel Kingdom of Dates Tel: +966-2-6611800 Hera’a St.

Tel: +966-2-6590838 Salheya Prince Sultan St. Tel: +96 s6-2-6973281 Talah Date ss Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6837887 Tamraty Al Murjan St. Tel: +966-2-6637995

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 Hush Pizza Sari St. Mob: +966-564028330 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 DESTINATION JEDDAH 65

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 Migalgal Wa Mafroom Al-Zahrah Dist. Tel: +966-2-682-6324 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


Bert’s Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-2-6606633 66 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Brunch Malik Rd.,Dinner Square. Tel : +966 5609 89762 Café Aroma Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6605160 Cappuccino Grand Cafe

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

International Al-Amwaj Hilton Jeddah Tel: +966-2-6590000 Al-Safina Hilton Hotel Tel: +966-2-6590000 Al-Shurafa Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6602743 Al-Shurafa Lounge Qasr Al-Sharq Tel: +966-2-6599999 Andalusia Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6063210 Andalusian Cuisine Park Hyatt Tel: +966-2-2639666 Barnie’s Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6696201 Beaux Arts Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6983028 Black Rose Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6672953 Blue Diamond Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-2-6605301 /6605310 Bubbles Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6697655

Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-2891009 Cast & Crew Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-2616770 Chilli Grill Khalediya St. Tel: +966-2-6928383 Dardasha Park Hyatt Tel: +966-2-2639666 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 Tel: +966-2-6642330 Kick Zone Tahila St. / Solidaire Mall Tel: + 966-2-2613364 Mob: +966-540573729 Le Notre Coffee Shop Alhamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6517527 Lolita Café Obhur Tel: +966-2-6562369 Lost City Alhamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6655773 Mayrig Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-2616060 Melange Tahliah St. Tel: +966-2-6636214 Montarosa Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6391393 Oro Malek Rd., Dinner Square Mob: 0566630538 Papaya Next to Sawari Mall Tel: +966-2-2753425 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 Terrace Lounge Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6995676 Toasted Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-2616747 Baghdadia Dist. Tel: +966-2-6517883 Uptown 966 Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6995911 Vertigo Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6633241 White Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6068171 Zodiac Palestine St. Tel: +966-2-6607548

Ice Cream Baskin Robbins Musaediyya Tel: +966-2-6640574 Fresh Berry Tel: +966-2-2847443 Gelato Palestine St. Tel: +966-2-2631820 Marble Slab Creamery Mall of Arabia Tel: +966-2-2906803 Marcel’s Tahliah St. /Red Sea Mall / Basateen Mall Tel: +966-2-2613899 Movenpick Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6823366 Stickhouse Tel: +966-2-6927878 Mob: +966-515047184

Italian Angelicos Pizzeria Hamad Al Jaser St., 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 Tel: +966-2-6599999 Balsamico Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6633115 Balsamico Too Malek Rd., Dinner Square Tel: +966-565345317 Castello Khaled Ibn Al-Waleed St. Tel: +966-2-665228 Ciao Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6653710 il Gusto Palestine St. Tel: +966-2-6600337 il Gabiano Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6587042 il Villaggio Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6688233 il Porto Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6501024 Isabella Al-Zahrah Dist. Tel: +966-2-2566008 Lallo’s Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6614719 Obhur Tel: +966-2-6561113 Makaronah St. Tel: +966-2-2906441 La Promenade Café Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6688712 La Villa Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6673434 L’Olivo Arafat St. Tel: +966-2-6687494 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 Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-2-2616933 Pane Caldo Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-2-2150393 Pizza Lenou DESTINATION JEDDAH 67

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

Tel: +966-2-6222784 Tel: +966-2-6222779 Bhar Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6973420 Byblos Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6697655 Chez Siran Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-2-2616910 Cusine Halawani Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6688900 Crunchy Square Rawdah St. Tel:+966-2-6672977 Ghouzi Hera St. Tel: +966-6900004 Goodies Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6657721 Stars Avenue Tel: +966-2-2754527 Green Island Café Corniche Rd. Middle-Eastern Tel: +966-2-6990090 Kanz Obhur Obhur Abu Shakra Tel: +966-2-2902888 Al-Hamra Dist. Khayal Tel: +966-2-6645111 Prince Sultan St. Abu Zaid Tel: +966-2-6629999 Hera’a St. Manuosha Tel: +966-2-6936633 Sari St. Al-Dawwar Al-Masri Tel: +966-2-2565275 Red Sea Mall Mataam Al-Sharq Tel: +966-2-2150390 Qasr Al-Sharq Al-Fairouz Tel: +966-2-6599999 King Fahad St. Mathag Zaman Tel: +966-2-6703911 Khalideya St. Al-Nakheel Tel: +966-2-6067553 Corniche Rd. Nafoura Tel:+966-2-6066644 Park Hyatt Al-Wada’a Tel: +966-2-2639666 Corniche Rd. Palm Beach Tel: +966-2-6555550 Salamah Dist. Al-Rausha Tel: +966-2-6394007 Hera’a St. Redan Tel: +966-2-6541460 Tel: +966-2-6542949 Al-Seekh Roody Sari St. Mob: +966-500422255 Opp. Al-Shatee Souk Tel: +966-2-6919126 Al-Zawaqa Prince Sultan St. Sari St. Tel: +966-2-2388488 Tel: +966-2-6916004 Saddah Bab Al Yemen Tel: +966-2-6055982 Shate’e Dist. Semsom Tel: +966-2-2899090 Khalediya St. Bait Al-Buff Tel: +966-2-6068600 Prince Sultan St. Shami Tel: +966-2-6917578 Corniche Rd. Beiruiti Tel: +966-2-6065353 Tahlia St. Shawarmatac Tel: +966-2-6686354 Tahlia St. Obhur Tel: +966-2-6688994 Tel: +966-2-6562606 Sheesh Kabaab Belajio Tahlia St. Corniche Road


Tel: +966-2-6712047 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 Teen Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6689531 Yemeni Delights Tel: +966-5-38372874 Yildizlar Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6531150

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

Oriental CHINESE: Be One Maa’adi St. Tel: +966-2-6143753 Baytote Chinese Rawdah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6164442 China Gate Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6970672 China Hut Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6625898 Chopsticks Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6907575 Durrat China Prince Abdullah St. Tel: +966-2-2616885 Golden Palace Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6690377 Gulf Royal Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6653335 Noodles Rosewood Corniche Tel: +966-2-2578888 Toki Laylati, Malek Rd. Tel: +966-2-6060606 Xian Gong Sheraton Hotel Tel: +966-2-6992212

FUSION: Soy Rawadah St. Tel: +966-2-6643414 TY Lounge Malek Rd.,Dinner Square Tel: +966-2-6905848

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

JAPANESE: Benihana Sands Hotel / Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6686014 Ginza i Chome Rosewood Hotel Tel: +966-2-2578888 Hakkaido Tel: +966-2-6521234 Kome Al Marina on Hamra St. Tel: +966-2-6141616 Le Japonais Westin Jeddah Tel: +966-2-6588200 Ohayo Al-Kayyal St. Tel: +966-2-6836789 Oishii Sushi Al-Baterji St. Tel: +966-533575162 Sakura Crown Plaza Tel: +966-2-6611000 Sushi Yoshi Attallah Center Tel: +966-2-6944419 Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-2-2616734 Obhur Tel: +966-2-656156 Wakame Rawdah St. Tel:+966-2-6682003 Zn Lounge Roshana Mall, Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2634889 Mob: +966-535598855

THAI: Thai Thai Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6913808


Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6989081 Obhur Tel: +966-2-6562262 Minimoonz Tahlia Center Tel: +966-507702501 Munch Bakery Arafat St. Tel: +966-2-6605010 Pie Sweet Pie Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-533888959 Pink Berry Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-2-250436 Samadi Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6642424 Shake Licious Khalidiyah Tel: +966-2-6928208

Al-Khayam Hilton Hotel Tel: +966-2-6590000 Jahan Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6571427 Sultani Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6693898 Tikka Express Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6631825

Turkish Tike Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6832128

Seafood 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

Asia Restaurant Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6828525 Bharat Sari St. Tel: +966-2-2754606 India Gate Sharafiya Dist. Tel: +966-2-6440276 Mahrajah Palestine St. Tel: +966-2-6656558 Kohinoor Ramada Hotel Tel: +966-2-6670777 Marhaba Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6636201 Raj Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2632137 Shezan Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6621086 Taj Mahal Khalideyah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6979698 Sea View Shisha Play Area Delivery Wi-Fi Outdoor Seating


Reykjavik, Iceland

Travel Trends

The Most Eco-Friendly Cities in the World By Dilara Hafiz

Going green is going mainstream as environmentally-conscious people all over the world transform their lifestyles. Reuse, reduce and recycle is the mantra on people’s lips and minds - it’s only a matter of time before this green revolution impacts your city. Although you may not see rolling grass and wooded forests around you, your city can still rank high in eco-friendly issues that matter! 1. Reykjavik, Iceland The city uses

hydrogen-fueled buses and renewable energy provided by geothermal and hydropower sources. In addition, Reykjavik plans to be fossil-fuel-free by 2050!

2. Portland, Oregon This is the first

U.S. city to enact a plan to reduce CO2 emissions. It has 92,000 acres of green space, truly a ’green city’ in all senses of the word.

3. Curitiba, Brazil It boasts one of the best bus systems in the world, enabling residents to save on energy by using public transportation. Parks are kept tidy by grass-eating sheep roaming the city! 70 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Portland, Oregon

London, England

Copenhagen, Denmark

San Francisco, Calif 7. London, England Under London’s

Climate Action Plan, the city will switch 25% of its power to locally generated, more-efficient sources, cut CO2 emissions by 60% within the next 20 years, and offer incentives to residents who improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Plus the ubiquitous ‘Boris Bikes’ are hip and trendy means to peddle around the city without incurring the dreaded congestion tax!

4. Malmo, Sweden The city is known

8. San Francisco, Calif. Nearly 20% of the city is devoted to parks and green spaces. Also, more than half of all residents bike, walk or take public transportation to work every day…at least the skies are smog-free if not fog-free.

5. Vancouver, Canada The city draws 90%

9. Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador When natural disasters devastated the city in the late 1990s, the government instituted a plan to rebuild the city in a more sustainable way. The city is marketing itself as a destination for eco-tourists.

for its extensive green spaces and parks. New construction and renovations utilize innovative designs that employ green methods of building and design for maximum eco-impact.

of its power from natural sources and is the world’s largest user of hydroelectric power.

6. Copenhagen, Denmark It has won

awards for cleaning up its waterways. It also has one of the highest concentrations of cyclists in an urban environment.

10. Sydney, Australia The city employs

many green initiatives, including innovative food-waste management and raised awareness of global warming. Australia also was the first country to reduce usage of inefficient, energy-hogging light bulbs. DESTINATION JEDDAH 71


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Tel: +966-2-6923244 Gulf Air Tel: +966-2-6680303 Jet Airways Tel: +966-2-6602332 Kenya Airways Tel: +966-2-2633009 Kuwait Airways Tel: +966-2-6675415 Iran Air Tel: +966-2-6656975 Lufthansa Airlines/ Swiss International Airlines Tel: +800-1245550 Malaysian Airlines Tel: +966-2-6670011 Middle East Airlines Tel: +966-2-6449150 Nas Air Tel: +920001234 Nesma Airlines Tel: +966-2-2833102 Oman Airlines Tel: +966-2-6577979 Pakistan International Airlines Tel: +966-2-6422642 Qatar Airways Tel: 920001159 Royal Air Moroc Tel: +966-2-6502222 Royal Jordanian Airlines Tel: +966-2-6652195 Saudi Arabian Airlines Tel: +920022222 Singapore Airlines Tel: +920018081 Syrian Arab Airlines Tel: +966-2-6513077 Turkish Airlines Tel: +966-2-6636787 Wafeer Tel: +966-2-4202510 Yemenia Airlines Tel: +966-2-6445564

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

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

(4-star) Tel: +966-2-6633332 Al-Hofouf Hotel Tel: +966-2-6520100 Al-Janadreia Apartments Tel: +966-2-6173824 Al-Janoub Hotel (2-star) Tel: +966-2-6486844 Al-Kaki Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6310071 Al-Malekah Hotel Tel: +966-2-6751764 Al-Manea Hotel (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6823509

Al-Msaadeyah Hotel (3-star) Tel: +966-2-6603116 Al-Nahdha Hotel (3-star) Tel: +966-2-6471158 Al-Nakheel Hotel (3-star) Tel: +966-2-6475127 Al-Saaha Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6514121 Al-Waha Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6715043 Ascor Co Tel: +966-2-6066425 Avail Grand Tel: +966-2-6599000 Cairo Hotel (3-star) Tel: +966-2-6483870 Crom Airport Hotel (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6852222 Crown Plaza (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6611000 Dourat Cornich Hotel (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6561225 Habitat Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-2578800 Jeddah Hilton (5-star) Tel: +966-2- 6590000 Holiday Inn (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6314000 InterContinental (5-star)   Tel: +966-2- 6611800 Jeddah Marriott Hotel (5-star)   Tel: +966-2-6714000 Jeddah Orchid (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6070777 Movenpick (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6676655 Park Hyatt Jeddah (5-star) Tel: +966-2-2639666 Qasr Alsharq (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6599999 Radisson SAS (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6521234 Ramada (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6670777 Red Sea Palace (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6428555 Rosewood Corniche(5-star) Tel: +966-2-2578888 Sands Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6692020 Sand Dunes Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-2562020

Sheraton Hotel (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6992212 Sunset Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6605000 Westin (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6588200

Travel Agencies Ace Travel Tel: +966-2-6056002 Al-Tayyar Group Hotline: +920012333 Tel: +966-2-6577333 Al-Zouman Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6512525 Alireza Travel & Tours Tel: + 966-2-6481360 Altayar Tel: +966-2-6440100 Anan Tours Tel: + 966-2-6659916 Attar Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6611222 Bin Raffah Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6644111 Bin Mahfoudh Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6481055 Dnata Travel Hotline – 920 000 000 Tel : +966-2-6923244 Ejazati Tel: +966-2-6530055 Elaf Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6646559 www.elaf Fal Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6838999 Fernas Travel & Tourism

Tel: +966-2-6677472 Intercontinental Travel Company Tel: +966 -2- 6677988 Tel: +966 -2- 6834845 Mansour Al-Masaad Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6647066 Mawasim Tours Tel: +966-2-6657700 Nile Travel Agency Tel: +966-2-6645999 Portfolio Travel ltd. Tel: +966-2-6604500 T & TS Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6914465 Top Adventure Travel & Tourism Tel: +920022216 Saudi Travel & Tourism Bureau Tel: +966-2-6633737 Sakkap Travels Co. Tel: +966-2-6060018 Yasin Travel & Tourism Agency Tel: +966-2-6476276 Zahid Group Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6525670

Tour Operators Al-Samaklky foundation Tel: +966-2-6640662 Arabian Camp Tel: +966-505664137 Al-Shitaiwi Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-2-6794022 Platin Luxury Travel Services Tel: +966-2-6575266

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Healthy Living

Live Healthy Eat Healthy

By Rayan Karkadan

When someone says “live organic”… do you start imagining an idyllic green dream of a lush paradise with unicorns and soothing harp music? Can we find this in Jeddah? DJ takes you as close to that “organic land” as possible with an in depth exploration of Manuel and Danube supermarkets’ healthy/organic selections. Losing weight and living healthy can start at the supermarket. Change your groceries - change your habits. Here are 5 tips to shop smart, eat healthy, and enjoy your paradise on Earth.

Organic breakfast – granola or muesli?

The first meal of the day is important to raise your blood sugar levels, rev up your metabolism, and supply you with the energy to last till lunch! If breakfast means granola (fiber can help digestion, relieve constipation and prevent diseases like colon cancer), first read the list of ingredients to ensure you select a low-fat, low-calorie product. Sadly, many varieties of granola taste delicious because they are extremely fattening! In general, granola/muesli has more nuts, dried fruits and whole grains than the high sugars and preservatives in many of the commercial cereal brands. But choosing an affordable and healthy one can be a challenge. Dorset Flakes fits the bill in terms of taste, variety, and price. Get some fiber and lose all that sugar in one simple step!

Healthy snacks

Are you guilty of leaving chips, cakes, cookies, and chocolates lying around the house? Hit the fruits and veggies section and pick up some bananas, apples, and other favorite fruits. Also make sure you get some carrots and cucumbers and celery to cut up into snack-size pieces. Last but not least, head over to the dried fruit/nut section and stock up make your own creative mix. A variety of snacks will help you improve your intake of vitamins and fiber while reducing your intake of fats and sugars. Save the tempting ‘C’ treats as a weekend indulgence.


Healthy bread

The beauty of Manuel's is that they have their own bakeries…saving you from the big, bad monster of processed and refined breads. Their German baker Nikoulas Gosselk offers a selection of tastes including honey and walnuts, oats, raisins and more. The variety is interesting and soft, and you get to watch the men in action. Avoid the high glycemic index bland white breads in favor of a whole-grain variety chock full of nuts instead. Spoil your taste buds with something you've never tasted before – it’ll tempt you back into the world of healthy carbohydrates.

Organic lunches and dinners Many brands of brown rice and brown pasta taste similar to their white flour counterparts. Some actually impart an addictive nutty taste to your protein man-dishes. Reducing your consumption of ‘white’carbohydrates and replacing them with ‘brown’ alternatives, especially organic ones which are available at both Manuel’s and Danube, will save you calories while aiding your digestion, and still taste delish.

Spices Food Network star Emril Lagasse uses his catch phrase “BAM!” Naked Chef Jamie Oliver says there are three things that can make anything taste heavenly; lemons, chili, and olive oil – we can’t live without our spices! If you’re looking for something to dip your bread in or as a replacement for a fattening salad dressing, try olive oil and balsamic vinegar with the addition of chili and spices. Any brand of olive oil is preferable to mayonnaise-based salad spreads or salad dressings, plus you can mix up your own favorite flavors. Try marinating with tomatoes, basil, and rosemary instead of pre-mixed marinades.

Grocery list Meats: Turkey breast (Halawani) Frozen chicken breasts

Salmon (If you like), Tuna

Fruits: Apples






Dried fruits (unsweetened)

Veggies: Lettuce Celery






Frozen vegetables

Spices and Oils: Olive oil

Vinger (balsamic)



Black olive creme (Danube Deli) Green onion

Dairy: Skimmed Al-Maraai cheese slices Skimmed or low fat yogurt (depending on your goal) Low fat labneh Low fat or skimmed milk

Misc: Brown bread Granola Raisins Eggs Quaker Oats Sunflower Seeds Nuts (not salted or roasted) DESTINATION JEDDAH 75

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Naturally Beautiful: The Body Shop

Anita Roddick was a human rights activist and environmental campaigner who started the Body Shop in 1976. She wanted to start a business which would “Make Profit with Principal,” which is the underlying core of the business today. The Body Shop was one of the first to ban the use of ingredients tested on animals and one of the first to promote fair trade with third world countries. Over the years they have developed great products that are both effective and ethical. The Body Shop strongly believes that there is only one way to be beautiful, nature’s way. They constantly search for impressive ingredients from all four corners of the globe. They bring you skin care, body care and makeup full of effectiveness to enhance your natural beauty. Whilst doing this, they have always strived to protect the beautiful planet in which we live in today and the people who truly depend on it.

“I just want The Body Shop to be the best, most breathlessly exciting company – and one that changes the way business is carried out. That is my vision.” Anita Roddick - Human Rights Activist. Founder of The Body Shop. The Body Shop is different then most cosmetic companies. The way they do business, the way they make products, the way they source ingredients, the way they use their “voice”… they are different because of their values.





The Body Shop was the first international cosmetics brand to be recognized under the Humane Cosmetics Standard for their strict policies against testing on animals. Every single one of their products is animal cruelty free and vegetarian!


Deeply committed to the cause for over 20 years - The Body Shop set up their very own fair trade program called Community Fair Trade. Today Community Fair Trade works with over 30 suppliers in more then 20 countries, which provides over 25,000 people across the globe with essential income to build their futures.

water use. Every product they use has consequences for the planet, which is why they have the “ECO-Conscious” Symbol displayed at their stores. They respect the aquatic environment, meet strict biodegradable standards and limit packaging waste to name a few of their efforts. The Body Shop Jeddah has also been doing its part by sponsoring recycling projects around town and is keen to help local organizations, which will help to make Jeddah “more green”. The Body Shop Foundation was set up in 1990 as a registered charity, which supports pioneering front line organizations that often fall outside the scope of conventional fundraising. They focus on issues such as human rights, the environment and animal protection.

“For me, campaigning and good business is also about putting forward solutions, not just opposing destructive practices or human rights abuses. 3. ACTIVATE SELF ESTEEM

The Body Shop believes that true beauty comes from confidence, vitality and inner wellbeing. Their philosophy is that “looking good stems directly from feeling good”. They strive to bring products that enhance your natural beauty and express your unique personality.


Since 1994 The Body Shop has helped to raise funds and global awareness for domestic violence. Other campaigns, which The Body Shop funds are: fighting human trafficking and human, civil and environmental protection across the globe.


As a global business, The Body Shop is constantly seeking new ways to improve their business practices. They have strict targets to reduce energy, waste and

Anita Roddick New and exciting changes are coming to The Body Shop as they unfold their “new expression”. Not too much can be said now but their new “pulse” store concepts will be here in Jeddah in May. Pulse – represents a heartbeat in the community and with this brings a new direction to the brand. The new “pulse” stores are a vibrant place where beauty, creativity and activism combine. The beauty behind the Body Shop is what they do, why they do it and what makes them so different. Their products help their customers look good, feel good and DO good. Contact info: Facebook: thebodyshopjeddah Twitter: @thebodyshopjed P ROMOTION


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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’ve heard oil is great to rejuvenate skin and hair. There are so many different oils on the market, I don’t know which one is the best. Suggestions? Oils hold many benefits for the body, skin and hair. Olive oil & coconut oil generally are the most popular hair/skin oils, but a must try is jojoba oil as it is such a multi-purpose oil. It has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties and is very easily absorbed into the skin. Jojoba oil is the closest oil to which the body produces naturally. Apply it on your face, body and even in your hair - it is absorbed into the skin quickly and helps to moisturize skin, reduces breakouts, and even prevents hair loss!

Splurge or Save I LOVE: Julie Hewtt Camilla Balm SR80 STEAL DEAL: Labello SR9


Beauty Tip !


Turn you old cosmetic containers into pill containers for travelling, cases for carrying pins, or for taking samples from your favorite makeup counter.

Beauty Editors

Product of the Month! Braun Satin Hair 7 straightener and brush

Braun has discovered that straightening with temperatures over 200°C is irreversibly damaging the structure of the hair. True to our passion to care for the health of your hair, the Satin Hair 7 straightener operates with superior IONTEC which is a unique technology specifically designed to protect the hair plus and accurate temperature control up to 200°C. You can see and feel the difference as your hair will become shiny, glossy and smooth.

The UGLY Truth About Beauty Products By Nilo Haq

Organic and natural products are hitting the headlines as people are becoming more aware of what they apply to their skin. We take precautions to avoid second hand smoke and diligently wash off pesticides from our foods, but what we are applying on our bodies? Chemicals and preservatives in our daily deodorants, makeup and soaps can by absorbed by our bodies – do you know what they contain? The Benefits Of Using Natural Products: - Natural and organic products are safe and do not use animals in the production and testing of their products. - Organic products will not contribute to the deterioration of the Earth’s natural resources. - Natural and organic products contains substances that can be easily absorbed by the body enabling you to see results faster than chemically enhanced items. - Using natural products slows down the aging process by maintaining the skin’s healthy glow Did you know that 60% of what we put on our skin is absorbed into our body? Ingredients To Avoid: Quaternium 15: Found in some soaps and

Pthalates: Commonly found in nail

polishes, fragrance and many more products. This toxic chemical reduces fertility and is especially dangerous for pregnant women.

Triclosan: Found in anti-bacterial soaps. It is registered as a pesticide with the FDA and is linked to cancer and hormonedisruption. Talc: Found in baby powder, eyeshadow,

blush and foundations. It has been linked to uterine cancer and respiratory problems in infants as it literally suffocates the skin.

Methylparaben & Propylparben:

Preservatives that deposit in the human system that disrupt normal enzyme activity.

shampoo products

What to Look For:

Formaldehyde: A carcinogen

Try to look for cold-pressed natural and organic labels. Be an informed consumer, read up on ingredients and know what you are purchasing. Ask questions and write down names. Google can come in handy to research ingredients or products. Knowledge is power so be aware of what you are buying and putting on your skin.

FD&C Dye: Produced from coal tar and are documented to be carcinogens. Propylene Glycol: Look for it in shampoos, conditioner, deodorants, lipsticks, lotions and creams.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Myreth Sulfate: These ingredients are detergents that have been linked to cancer and strip the scalp of oils. They were originally designed for cleaning floors and engines and are now found in 95% of shampoos and body cleansers!

Carmine: Look for it in lipsticks, glosses, blushes and eyeshadows

Recommended Website: Find out everything you need to know about your beauty products. Are they safe or harmful? Which chemicals do they contain? Enter the name of the brand you use most often and see how your product rates on the scale. DESTINATION JEDDAH 79

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Cosmetic Companies Who Care L’Occitane

Luxurious brand L’Occitane is committed to limiting the environmental impact of their actions and products and to improve the wellbeing of both their customers and employees. They always create packaging to be environmentally friendly by controlling the amount of packaging used and focusing on keeping it recyclable. They don’t claim to be perfect but continually promise to improve themselves, to be open to the world around us in the broadest sense. For over 30 years L’Occitane has supported local producers using traditional production practices. They help them to increase their production’s value through A.O.C. controlled-origin labels and organic certifications. They have mastered the management of the quality and traceability of the natural ingredients used through the entire production chain, from the planning to the distillation of the plants. The preservation of cultures that are in danger is also one of their priorities. When a plant is over-exploited, they chose to source it from cultivated land rather than harvesting it from its natural and fragile environment. They strongly believe that the world of organic products holds great potential and there are many possibilities to be explored. L’Occitane available at Thalia Center, Jeddah Mall, Star Avenue, Mall of Arabia & Red Sea Mall.


MAC/ Recycling Program

By Nilo Haq

One of the most loved makeup brands in the world - M.A.C Cosmetics - is doing their part to promote recycling with their Back to MAC program. Simply return any 6 plastic or glass containers of any M.A.C Product to your local M.A.C Cosmetics Store and receive a lipstick of your choice. M.A.C Cares about the environment and takes back the containers to re-use for new packaging. MAC Stores: Red Sea Mall, Mall of Arabia, Thalia Center & Heera Mall

Yves Rocher

Over 50 years ago, in the attic of his family’s home in France, Yves Rocher created Botanical Beauty based on the potential of the treasures in the botanical world. Yves Rocher uses natural formulas never tested on animals and are derived from nonendangered plant species. Their Botanical Beauty researchers test every ingredient for safety and effectiveness. There are over 1100 botanical ingredients are studied in their laboratories to create a largely organic cosmetic products. They also have an exclusive Organic Skin Care line, which is comprised of up to 85% extracts from more than 25 organic plants. Yves Rocher have been harvesting their own organically grown plants for the past 50 years! They respect the environment

from the plant, the production process, and their product until it reaches your skin. Yves Rocher available at Red Sea Mall,Mall of Arabia, Roshan Mall, Haifa Mall, Aziz Mall, Serafi Mall, Andalus Mall & Jamea Mall.


UNE’s philosophy is to respect woman’s skin, to respect woman’s personality and to respect the environment. This brand seeks makeup that is radiant, natural and luminous. UNE respects every woman’s skin with the use of natural and organic ingredients. Their products are 98% to 100% natural formulas that are free from: Petrochemical oils, Paraben, Silicone, Phtalate, Polyethylen Glycol and Genetically modified organisms. They are also free from artificial coloring, artificial fragrances and animalderived raw materials. Best of all they are derma-tologically and/or ophthalmologically tested. These guys really go the extra mile to make sure their brand is totally environmentally friendly as they even use eco-friendly packaging! Furthermore, the majority of their products get the Ecological Label of ECOCERT.

the aquatic environment by choosing their raw materials carefully and only using ingredients known to be non-toxic to organisms living in water. They meet strict biodegradable standards and also limit their packaging waste by minimizing the amount of packaging materials used for products. They also use post-consumer recycled packaging when possible. Body Shop stores are located at all major shopping centers and Danubes across Jeddah.

UNE available only at Debenhams on Thalia St.

Body Shop

deeply values the environment and keeps the environment in mind in many aspects of their business. They genuinely respect DESTINATION JEDDAH 81

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You C Us, We C Your Teeth at IC Dental Center A visit to the dentist’s office isn’t what it used to be, at least at the IC Dental Center (Implant Cosmetic Dental Center), they are showing us how it should be. Long gone are the sterile and sparsely decorated asylum-like white walled dental clinics that we have all long feared. Now, welcome to the fresh new-era of dental practice in Jeddah, which begins at the IC Center located in the trendy new Bougainvillea building on King Abdulaziz Road. Providing elite dental cosmetic services using state of the art equipment, each suite is fitted with comfort elements, tip-top hygiene, soothing background music, relaxing ambiance, and internet connection. Established in 2010 by a diverse group of investors who shared the vision for the need to reform and upgrade the quality of health care services being offered to patients in Saudi Arabia; IC Center’s sole objective is to make available to private patients the superior level of care equal to that offered in the United States and Europe. In addition to targeting the implant niche, IC Center is also home to all of the main specialty branches in dental and cosmetic practice. Their services include: Preventive and Routine Dentistry; Restorative Dentistry; Periodontics (Gum Treatment); Prosthodontics (Prosthetics); Cosmetic Dentistry; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Pedodontics (Pediatrics). To further fulfill their commitment to provide patients with optimum care, IC Center has attracted and handpicked leading consultants and specialists from top institutions and hospitals. Many of the practitioners practice at international centers of



excellence and are consultants to governmental and global medical organizations. The team at IC Center is united by a vision of how medical and dental science can be used to make more out of our lives. Most of the practitioners at the IC Center have postgraduate degrees from North America, UK, Australia and Hong Kong. Your perfect smile awaits you at IC Center. Visit: IC Center, Bougainvillea Center, Third Floor, King Abdulaziz Road. Tel: +966 (0) 552200922, Email: Website:

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Hygiene Highlights & Dental Facts We Bet You Never Knew! Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different Women smile about 62 times a day compared to men who smile eight times a day on average You should always maintain a distance of 6 feet between the toilet and where you brush. The air borne particles from the flush can travel up to 6 feet More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones Teeth whitening toothpastes are no more effective than their normal counterparts The year Coke was launched, there was a

sudden surge of patients with tooth decay Swallowing toothpaste that contains fluoride can cause many harmful effects such as fluoride toxicity. Kids under 5 years should be given non-fluoridated toothpastes P ROMOTION


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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

rganic Shops

Supermarkets: Danube, Panda, Carrefour, Manuel, Geant, Bin Dawood Shops: GNC: Tahlia St. - Tel: +966-2-6641185 Abazeer Organic Products Souk Al Mussadia, No. 3, Madinah Road Tel: +966 2 6612285 Bait Al Seha (House of Health): Rawda St. - Tel: +966-2-6691003 Watania: Abdul Rahman Al Sudairi St. Tel: +966-2-6915082 Nofa Holdings: Al Shoalla Center, Madinah Road Tel: +966-2-6073890 Reyhan Gourmet Shop Al Andalus St. - Tel: +966-2-6688233 Body & Soul: Organic bath & Body care brand - Mall of Arabia Yves Roche: Natural Beauty Cosmetics Mall of Arabia - Red Sea Mall - Roshan Mall - Serafi Mega Mall - Aziz Mall Clothes: Giordano: Badriyya Towers - Mall of Arabia - Aziz Mall - Serafi Mega Mall - Roshan Mall Fox Fiber: I’m Special Mall (Ana Gher), Prince Sultan St. crossing Tahlia St. Kissy Kissy: Organic Babies clothes Rawda St., Pink or Blue shop Tel: +966-2-6634452

You can order online Bubs Boutique: Organic Babies clothes


EC -Gadget Ecozone Dryer Balls SR 75 Dryer Balls save money and time with any load. Using dryer balls will reduce drying time by 25% result in naturally soft clothes without resorting to using fabric softeners. Dryerballs are completely non-toxic and allergy-free, they are an enviromentally friendly way to soften your laundry. Scientifically tested and proven to soften fabric naturally, reduce drying time, make ironing easier and reduce lint and static. They are fully guaranteed for 2 years, though they are expected to last for 5 years. Avilable at

Green rganizations Alnabta

Tel: +966-2-2632013 Facebook: Alnabta Website: Email:

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

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

Teapot Lamp

Turn a collection of china castoffs into

a whimsical, conversation-starting lamp.


An assortment of china teacups, saucers, teapots, and bowls - the more colorful and patterned, the better! Or stick with one set for a more uniform look.

Method: 1. To create a balanced arrangement, choose

components that form a pyramid -with large, heavy items on the bottom and lighter teacups up top.

2. Fill the top cup with self-hardening clay or

plaster of Paris. While the clay is wet, press in a socket-and-cord unit and a lamp-shade holder and allow to harden for 24 hours.

3. Assemble the remaining elements together

with a thin line of Super Glue , letting each piece dry for a minute before adhering the next. Sandwiching saucers between the teapot & cups gives added stability. Then screw on a suitable lampshade as the final touch! The Teapot Lamp doesn’t require any drilling because the cord runs behind the lamp instead of through it. Keep the cord flush against the base with a few pieces of electrical tape, and then position the lamp against a wall.


Tel: +966-2-6510652 Al-Ansar Hospital Tel: +966-2-6825105 Al-Hamra Hospital Tel: +966-2-6653939 Al-Hayat Hospital Tel: +966-2-6367778 Al-Safa Tel: +966-2-6937262 Bakhsh Hospital Fitness Time Clinics Tel: +966-2-6479666 Tel: +966-2-6226369 Bugshan General Hospital Al-Ansar New Clinic Gold’s Gym Tel: +966-2-6691222 Tel: +966-2-6933379 Tel: +966-2-6912077 Dr. Erfan & Bagedo Al-Gadeer Polyclinic Hiltonia Gym Tel: +966-2-6820022 Tel: +966-2-6722535 Tel: +966-2-6590000 Dr. Ghassan N. Pharaon Power In Gym Al-Hamra Clinics Tel: +966-2-6823200 Tel: +966-2-6061516 Tel: +966-2-6655588 Dar Al-Shifa Saudi Ryan Polyclinic Al-Haramin Polyclinic Tel: +966-2-6822900 Tel: +966-2-6322848 Tel: +966-2-6474850 Dr. Siddiqa Hospital Seba Al-Madina Medical Clinic Tel: +966-2-6721763 Tel: +966-2-2639791 Tel: +966-2-6881288 Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Z-Club Al-Quds Polyclinic Tel: +966-2-6655000 Tel: +966-2-6690204 Tel: +966-2-6970224 Hai Al-Jamea Hospital Women Andalusia Dental Center Tel: +966-2-6806666 Bugshan Outpatient Tel: +966-2-2611111 International Medical Tel: +966-2-6691222 Clinic 21 (Specialized on Center Ext. 899 Physiotherapy) Tel: +966-2-6509000 Henaa Center Tel: +966-2-6067202 Jeddah Clinic Hospital Tel: +966-2-6714619 Mob: +966-506673533 Tel: +966-2-6313131 Chamelle Plaza Gym Jeddah Institute for Tel: +966-2-6634355 Dr. Edrees Podiatric Clinics Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Speech & Hearing Tel: +966-500506507 Tel: +966-2-6655000 Tel: +966-2-6675311 Dr. Effat Daghostani Clinics Ext. 1501-1503 King Abdul Aziz University Tel: +966-2-6601729 The Lift Tel: +966-2-6401000 Dr.Nashwa Radwan Clinic Tel: 8001247775 King Faisal Specialist Tel: +966-2-6633737 Ba’Azem Body Building Tel: +966-2-6677777 Mob:+966-560000702 Tel: +966-2-6448844 /6365028 Brazilian Jiu Jiutsu Hay Al-Sabeel Polyclinic Magrabi Eye & Ear Tel: +966-552065722 Hospital Tel: +966-2-6480792 B Well Gym Hera’a Polyclinic Tel: +966-2-6365000 Tel: +966-2-6066477 Tel: +966-2-6920724 Mostagbal Hospital KAI Gym Ideal Clinics Tel: +966-2-6875255 Tel: +966-2-6694466 Tel: +966-2-6635444 Mushrifah Medical Center Tel: +699-2-2753942 IC Center Tel: +966-2-6654366 Sport Tech Mob: 0552200922 New Al-Jedaani Hospital Tel: +966-2-6071129 Tel: +966-2-6368100 Star Power Club Magrabi Eye & Ear Clinic New Jeddah Clinic Tel: +966-2-6776177 Tel: +966-2-6655200 Hospital (NJCH) Kids Orthopaedic Specialty Clinics Junior Gym Tel: +966-2-6675000 Tel: +966-2-6922298 Tel: +966-2-6911925 Salam Medical Saudi American Clinic Sporty Kids Tel: +966-2-6603555 Tel: +966-2-6605050 Tel: +966-2-6993586 Saudi German Hospital Gym & Health Hospitals Tel: +966-2-682-9000 Center United Doctors Hospital Abdul Latif Jameel Tel: +966-2-6533333 Curves Gym Hospital Tel: +966-2-6638806 Pharmacies Tel: +996-2-6770001 Abo Dawood Body Zone Fitness Abuzinadah Hospital Tel: +966-2-6877210 Tel: +966-2-6611000




Al-Ajuwad Tel: +966-2-6473436 Al-Ameera Tel: +966-2-6055638 Al-Ansar Tel: +966-2-6050010 Al-Awad Tel: +966-2-6591800 Al-Atta Tel: +966-2-6773314 Al-Azizeyah Tel: +966-2-6206981 Al-Hamra Tel: +966-2-6440108 Al-Marzouki Tel: +966-2-2717136 Al-Nahdi Tel: +966-2-6658687 Al-Sudais Tel: +966-2-6737679 Tel: +966-2-6058962 Al-Wasfah Tel: +966-2-6826198 Alya Tel: +966-2-6449254 Amal Tel: +966-2-6429486 Amira Tel: +966-2-6746001 Asia Tel: +966-2-6390553 Bin Muteab Tel: +966-2-6890964 Daan Tel: +966-2-6284405 Jamjoom Tel: +966-2-6081111 Jehhar Tel: +966-2-6973401 Noura Tel: +966-2-6685500 Rana Tel: +966-2-6984972 Remedies Tel: +966-2-6563048


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 Myara Home Spa Tel: +966 2-2345499 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

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

Num: 0544408585 Tel: 0544408585

To add your business to the listing, please e-mail the name and number to DESTINATION JEDDAH 87


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Football Manager 2012

Nespresso Machine

Football Manger is a dream come true for football lovers like me. You play as the manager of any club from over 50 nations across the world. You control the tactics, substitutions, instructions and who plays and who sits – it’s perfect! You realize how good you are strategically and how much you really know about football.

The Nespresso system is excellent for making an outstanding cup of coffee. Better than any standard coffee machine, it warms up fast, is easy to use, mess-free and has a small ecological footprint. You can also use a large mug for more than an espresso. This machine’s a must if you love good and authentic coffee!



Matcha Green Tea

Matcha is finely ground quality green tea powder celebrated for Japanese tea ceremonies. It boosts metabolism and reduces stress with its antioxidants. Made into tea, baked goods and more. It could be a bit bitter with too much powder or to unaccustomed tastes. Drinking it makes me feel revitalized and a bit Japanese!

The site is as close to a real time machine as I’ve ever encountered! Its archive of photo albums is massive! A circus in the 1900s, imperial Russia in the 1910s, Egypt and England the 1920s, rebellious teens, high school dances and private parties from the 1940s and 50s. I’ve spent hours on Retronaut being fascinated by the past.


General Directory Banks

Auto Care Technology

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: +8001230000


Tel: +8001208000

Smart Care

Tel: +966-2-6518070

V. Cool

Tel: +966-2-6422111


Tel: +966-2-6741497 Banque Saudi Fransi

Tel: +8001242121

Islamic Development Bank

Tel: +966-2-6361400

National Bank of Kuwait

Tel: +966-2-6036300

National Commercial Bank

Tel: +800 2441005 Riyadh Bank

Tel: +966-2-6474777 SABB

Tel: +966-2-6512121 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

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

E: Tel: +966-1-4652600 AUSTRALIA

E: Tel: +966-1-4887788 AUSTRIA

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

Tel: +920001120

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

Tel: +920011755


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

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


Business Services


Venue Executive Club

Tel: +966-2-6621213



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

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

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

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


Tel: +966-2-6317177


Tel: +966-2-6856251

Tel: +966-2-6824556

Key Rent a Car

Tel: +966-2-2567998 SPS

E: Tel: +966-1-4503617 DENMARK


E: Tel: +966-1-4543182 C: Tel: +966-2-6621938 DESTINATION JEDDAH 91


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

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Belleview 2 Compound

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

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

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

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


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

Abir Compound

Garden City 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

Hera’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

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

North Abhor, Nr, Amir Abdullah Mosque. Tel: +966-2-6562166 M.M Al-Rumaih Compound

Al Shatee, On Corniche Rd., 3KM North of Hotel Sheraton Tel: +966-2-6991231 Al-Manar Compound

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

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

Tel: +966-2- 6910041 Nada Village

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

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

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

Opp. Saudi German Hospital Tel: +966-2-6518178 Corniche, Near A-Bilad Hotel Tel: +966-2-6943464 Reem Compound Al-Salamah, Saqr Al-Quraish St. Hiba Compound Tel: +966-2-6829196 Al-Hamraa, Ibrahim Adham Al-Salam Compound St., Near Tarik Binladen Al-Rehab, Palestine St., Hospital Between Dallah Tower& Tel: +966-2-6650819 Makkah Highway Kindi Housing Compound Tel: +966-2-6717121 Al Rabwah, North Jeddah Tel: +966-2-6916219 Al-Hajrayn Village

Lotus Compounds

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

Salamia Compound

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

Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6607590 sa/property/saripalm.html DESTINATION JEDDAH 93

Saudia City

My Little Kingdom School

Al-Khaledeyyah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6820030

Coral International School

Sunshine School

Dar Al Fikr School

Shaker Village Compound

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

Prince Majed St., North of Tel: +966-2-6910828 Siham Compund

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

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

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

Tel: +966-2-6060958 Up and Away

Tel: +966-2-6614791 Ministries

Disabled Children’s Association

Tel: +966-2-6523444 Tel: +966-2-6144101 ( KG )

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

Tel: +966-2-6723028/ 6444305

Ambassadors School

Information & Culture

Childhood Spring

Tel: +966-2-6607533 Creative Childhood Summer School

Tel: +966-2-6077224 Mob: +966-5-04390998 IPS (Innovators Private School)

Tel: +966-2-6980685 Mob: +966-569490403 Jack N Jill

Mob: +966-507369963 Junior’s & Mom’s

Mob: +966-504313440 Mob: +966-551796254 Kids Campos

Tel: +966-2-6642351 Kids Time Nursery

Tel: +966-2-6543111 Mob: +966-569693794 Little Smarties

Tel: +966-2-6061913 Mama et Moi

Mob: +966-550569333 94 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Dar Al-Ruwaad School

Tel: +966-2-6648315


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

Tel: 920029669

Communication & Transportation

ABC School

Building Blocks

Dar Al-Hanan School

Tel: +966-2-6592225

Tel: +966-2-6210002

Foreign Affairs

Tel: 800-124-9000 Web:

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

Agriculture & Water

Kindergartens Tel: +966-2-6988827

Tel: +966-2-6832002

Tel: +966-2-6047000

Dar Jana International School Global International School

Jeddah International School

Tel: +966-2-6061253

Jeddah Knowledge School

Tel: +966-2-6620174

Tel: +966-2-6970006

Jeddah Preparatory & Grammar School

Tel: +966-2-6514060/ 6476222

Manarat Jeddah School

Tel: +966-2-6542354

Tel: +966-2-6684000

Tel: +966-2-6730225

Tel: +966-2-6515111

Tel: +966-2-6652490


Jeddah Chamber of Commerce

My Little House

Water & Electricity

Thamer International School

Schools & Institutes

Young Entrepreneur School

Tel: +966-2-6725349

Tel: +966-2-6680747


Tel: +966-2-6611004

Tel: +966 -2- 6127670 Mob: +966 -5-60735670

Al-Fasial International School

Wall Street Institute

Tel: +966-2-6761955

Tel: +966 -02- 2833094 Tel: +966 -02- 2833095

Al-Waha International School

Tel: +966-2-6729660

The American International School

Tel: +966-2-6620051

The British International School

Tel: +966-2-6990019

Mawakeb Alajar Department of

Environmental Protection

Receives waste:

Paper - Cardboard Canned - Plastic Nylon - Metal Aluminum - Tin +966 2 6062430 +966 5522412167

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

National Society for Human rights

Tel: +966-2-6222261

Princess Fawziah Center for Women & Children

Tel: +966-2-6369891

Saudi Environmental Society

Murjaan Dist. Tel: +966-2-6996193

Madinah Rd. Tel: +966-2-6656218

Majid Bin Abdulaiz Foundation for Development & Social Services

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

King Abdulaziz University

Tel: +966-2-6400000 Prince Sultan Aviation Academy

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

Tel: +966-505558703 Wedad Charity Foundation

Tel: +966-2-2753377 Women’s Charitable Foundation in Jeddah

Al-Nazla Dist Tel: +966-2-6369652

Zamzam Foundation for Volunteer Health Services

Al-Sulaimaniya Dist. Tel: +966-2-2600000

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

Maharat Center

The School of Etiquette

Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6919999

Behind Al-Tahlia Station Tel: +966-2-6658384 Tel: +800116066

(KAUST)King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Tel: +966-2-6862997


King Abdul-Aziz Shelter for Abused Women & Children

Tel: +966-2-6914620

Society Friends Charitable Foundation

Al-Rowais Dist. Tel: +966-2-6535000 Friends of the Heart Foundation in Jeddah

Jeddah Teacher’s College

College of Business Administration (CBA)

Dar Al-Hekma College

Tel: +966-2-6303333 Effat College

Tel: +966-2-6364300

Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies

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

Prince Sultan College for Tourism and Hotel Sciences

Rabigh Wings Aviation Academy

Tel: + 966-2-0023032/ 02-2345505 Ext. 555-121

NOTICE If you have any complaints about services around Jeddah such as: * Pricing irregularities * Expired Items * Denied coverage of warranted items e.g. a mobile, car, etc. * Refusal of service * Unhygienic food / working conditions Complaints can be filed to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry Web Site or to their hotline.

Hotline: +8001241616 website: english/

Tel: +966-2-6370387

Jeddah Community College

Tel: +966-2-2870026


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I love reading books in Jarir Bookstore



I love the Macaron at Fab Sweets

I love riding waverunners on Obhur



I love the fudge cake at Cheesecake Factory

I love the palm trees bordering the roads

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I love the classic Indomie packs!

I love going to the parks in the daytime




I love the exclusive to the Gulf Kraft cream cheese!

I love weekend nights at Al-Nakheel

I love fruit-flavored malt beverages

Jeddah’s Going Green Be Part of it!

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DJ Issue 38 - March 2012