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Issue 43 Aug 2012


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HAPPY EID Charity, generosity, equality… Ramadan is a physical and spiritual testing period which culminates in the joyous celebration of Eid al-Fitr. Muslim all over the world will open their homes and their hearts to share food and the festive spirit which permeates the air during this special occasion. As the holy month of Ramadan draws to a close, Jeddahwis turn their attention from purely spiritual concerns in order to prepare for the upcoming Eid holiday. Whether you’re anticipating sampling Jeddah’s new restaurants or splurging on new fashions, our city is buzzing with activity 24/7. The August heat and humidity may test you physically, but spiritually and emotionally, Jeddahwis are preparing to party! Remind yourself of the importance of the Eid prayer by reviewing our Spirituality section which we’ve devoted to higher concerns, then enjoy the Eid holiday with family and friends in true Jeddah style. This issue of Destination Jeddah is bursting with creative Eid ideas to make the upcoming holiday a memorable one! From gift-giving to interior decorating to holiday ideas…we’ve worked diligently to ensure that this Eid al-Fitr will be colorful, festive, and delicious. On a personal note, the DJ family is thrilled to welcome two new additions. Bayan and her husband were blessed with baby girl Nadia while Walaa and her husband were blessed with baby boy Abdulazeez…there is no greater gift than the safe delivery of a healthy baby. Ramadan Kareem and Eid Mubarak to all our readers from the growing DJ family! Enas Hashani Editor-in-Chief editor@destinationjeddah.com

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Featured Content

INDEX 6

Useful Information You Said It & City Facts

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DJ News

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Settling In

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Events & Happenings

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Special Features

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Art & Entertainment

50

Fashion & Shopping

64

Dining Around Town

79

Spirituality

88

Healthy Living

Nikon launches All-New D3200 Digital SLR Camera

Jeddah in Eid Mode

Al-Murjan Holding offers job opportunities to Saudi youth

What’s your Eid ritual?

Eid Carnival at Home

From Day to Night

Time to Eat! Plus - New Restaurants!

Lailat Al-Qadr

Get Rid of Post Eid Weight in Just 3 Days! 60 Fashion & Shopping 70 Restaurants 82 Travel 90 Health & Beauty 95 General

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Useful Information

THOUGHTS TO P O N D E R

Saying Prayers and Sending Aid to Syria Eid is just around the corner, and after a month of fasting we have earned the right to celebrate with our family and friends in every way we can. However, we must not forget about our fellow Muslim brothers in Syria. We must keep them in our thoughts during this holiday and try to spread the joyful Eid spirit by donating necessities such as clothing, food, and medicine to them. Keeping the children

in mind, we can contribute NEW clothes and toys as our Eid gifts to them. And of course, as always, our prayers for them should never cease – prayers for peace have no expiration date. TO DONATE: - NCB account No. SA231 00 000 201 88 888 000 100 - STC new line number (5565)

Thumbs up to...

The End of the ‘Sponsorship’ System

The Saudi Labor Ministry has removed the “sponsorship” system, which was unfair to foreigners. A Human Rights report showed it was full of abuses. Business owners were detaining the foreigners’ freedom of mobility by keeping their passports. Now, the system will be different, there will not be a transfer of sponsorship, but a transfer of services. The aim is to protect the rights of both foreign workers and employees. It doesn’t mean that migrants can enter Saudi Arabia in order to look for a job, only that they have freedom of mobility once they are legally employed.

Thumbs down to...

Targeting Underage Smokers Being part of society obligates us to do right by the people… no matter what our personal habits may be. At a local Internet café called Magha Net, a promotion for Marlboro Cigarettes took place where they were encouraging young guys to exchange their smokes with a new Marlboro pack with a cool lighter. The age range of the audience was no older than 18 years old, (selling cigarettes to kids under 18 is illegal in most countries.) Cigarettes should be sold to adults (18 and older) and identification should always be required when purchasing. Our kids’ health should be our first priority. 8

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Useful Information

City

August Weather

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Country Fact Sheet

Min Temperature: 28°C-82°F Max Temperature: 39°C-102°F Sunshine Hours: 9 Probability of Rain: 0% Humidity: 64%

Country:

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Capital: Riyadh

Head of State:

King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud Crown Prince: Prince Salman 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

Location:

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:

IMPORTANT DATES:

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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Useful Information

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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

Currency:

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. www.osnetwork.com ART: Premium Arabic, Western, and Asian Entertainment www.artonline. tv 12 DESTINATION JEDDAH

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 Qur’an Jeddah Radio AFN Panorama MBC FM Mix FM Alif alif

88.0 89.9 92.6 93.7 102.0 103.0 103.9 107.0 105.5 101.0

Ambulance...................................997 Electricity Emergency...............933 Fire Fighters..................................998 Natural Disasters.........................988 National Security........................989 Nijm “ Insurance Company for Car Accident “.........................920000560 Road Security..............................996 Traffic Accidents.........................993 Water Emergency......8004411110

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

Telephone, Mobile & Internet:

The main telephone service provider is STC – Saudi Telecom Company. The Main mobile service providers are STC, Mobily and Zain. They also offer mobile Internet solutions *STC: www.stc.com/ *Mobily: www.mobily.com *Zain: www.zain.com To block commercial SMSs for STC users: Call 800-2444455 toll-free (24 hr service SatWed) or e-mail: Ecare@stc.com.sa Internet Service Providers: *Orbit Satellite internet: www.orbitsatnet.com *www.zajil.net, *awalnet.net.sa, * www.naseej.com, *www.shabakah.net.sa, * www.sol.net.sa, *cyberia.net.sa, *Nesma: www.nesma.net.sa

Transportation:

Air: Saudi Arabian Airlines - Nas Airlines Land: Bus: SAPTCO: National Bus Company offering transportation between most Saudi cities. Inside the city: Taxis and Chauffeur companies. Railroad: Only one passenger train service between Riyadh and Dammam.


DJ NEWS Nikon

Launches All-New D3200 Digital SLR Camera

Nikon regionally launched its digital SLR camera D3200, a model that combines the best of Nikon digital imaging technology with unprecedented ease of use. The camera possesses a brand new CMOS image sensor with an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels.

16th Starbucks Annual GCC Polo Cup Summer Frappuccino

Starbucks announced the comeback of its celebrated Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino. A thirst quenching drink bursting with natural fruity flavors, this icy sensation is the perfect refreshment to chill you out on the hottest of summer days.

MARRIOTT & VISA Summer Offer

Marriott International has teamed up with VISA in the Middle East and Africa to offer a 3 nights stay for the price of 2 for the duration of the summer. The offer also includes 20% off all food and beverages at participating outlets.

On June 20th, an event was held for the 16th annual GCC Polo Cup charity tournament. Many guests from Jeddah attended along with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, and special guest of honor, Vice-Chairwoman of the Al-Waleed bin Talal Foundations, Her Highness Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel. The GCC Polo Cup event was in aide of the “Our Water, Our Life� initiative.

SHAZA AL MADINA

Welcomes Guests for Ramadan

During the holy month of Ramadan, Shaza Al Madina Hotel is offering a special 25% discount on suites for stays of 3 nights or more. And exclusive packages are available for guests staying during the last 5 and 10 days of Ramadan to celebrate Eid. 14 DESTINATION JEDDAH


DJ NEWS

JEWELRY NEWS

Mouawad Launches the New Hilal Collection

Pendant collection features Islamic iconic amulets to celebrate faith, goodness and protection Diamond

and the New Bridal Collection

Handmade in London, internationally celebrated Graff jewelry launched their line, The Love Collection in Dubai. The designs are delicate, graceful and feature fine white and yellow diamonds. Although unavailable in Jeddah, Graff is finally making headway in the Middle East.

The Diamond Bridal Classics, a collection of diamond pieces especially designed for brides, across its Gulf boutiques. Mouawad’s Diamond Bridal Classics captures the traditional elegance of diamond wedding jewelry within a collection of contemporary engagement rings, wedding bands, necklaces, earrings and bracelets.

BEAUTY NEWS

FASHION NEWS

Graff’s Lastest, The Love Collection

Fair & Lovely’s Multi Vitamin Moisture Plus

Fair and Lovely has launched their latest face cream Multi Vitamin Moisture Plus that not only guarantees you a blemish-free and fair skin, but also moisturizes. It also contains TriFair Vitamin Complex to help clear your skin, leaving it soft and protected.

The Body Shop’s First “Pulse” Store in Jeddah

The Body Shop officially opened the doors to one of the world’s first Pulse Boutiques in Aziz Mall, championing its ethical philosophy, Beauty With Heart. The Body Shop Pulse boutique is the ultimate beauty browsing experience, where gorgeous products, values and experts come together under one roof.

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With the growing number of Internet users in the Middle East, Lemuda is the next big player in the growing e-commerce industry of the region. Lemuda is the new and stylish online luxury-clothing store in the Middle East, and features a wide catalog of designers at up to 70% off.

SPORT-CHIC MEETS HIGH-TECH The Sport Class XL and XXL ceramic watches from Gc are bold trend-setting timepieces for self-confident and fashionconscious men, combining performance and sport chic design with authentic Gc style, accented in polished silver or rose gold PVD for maximum design impact.


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Useful Useful Information Information Settling In

Happy EID

JEDDAH IN EID MODE By Yousra Elwi

CITY OVERVIEW

If this is the first time you are spending Eid AlFitr in Jeddah, you need a general orientation in order to be prepared. Throughout the three Eid days, you’ll notice that the city goes into a state of repose during daytime and comes to life at night. Until around 7 pm, street noises are vastly reduced, traffic is incredibly pleasant, and it feels like everyone is just enjoying and relaxing at home. Technically during these hours, everyone is more or less settled somewhere, either visiting or hosting visitors, dining at restaurants, relaxing at home, or enjoying the beach! However, as night looms, the city brings out an entirely different face; the streets fill up with multi- destination cars moving around the celebrating crowds from one point to another. Jeddah’s Corniche is a major hot spot during Eid nights, where people will either be cruising around with friends or having seaside ‘picnics’ with their families. Aside from enjoying the outdoor setting, families gather at Corniche to watch the fireworks that usually light up the skies during Eid nights - kids have a blast and parents appreciate the festive mood. Speaking of picnics, they’re becoming widely popular throughout the past year with all the new parks around town (thumbs up to that!). So a lot of families head to their favorite parks where they can enjoy a more peaceful outdoor experience. Other than that, people will either be at restaurants or at home gatherings, that is, if they haven’t escaped the city from the first day of Eid and gone to North Obhur for a nearby breather. 18 DESTINATION JEDDAH

EID VACATIONS

As the case in all Islamic cities, Eid Al-Fitr is an official holiday in Jeddah. Generally, this Eid is celebrated over three days, however the number of working off-days vary according to numerous aspects. For working people, it mainly depends on whether they are in the public or private sector and which field they’re working in, but the norm is to find most working people on vacation for the three days of Eid. As for academic institutions, this Eid luckily falls within the summer holidays on most academic calendars, so they are already on vacation. Usuallyacademic institutions are granted longer Eid vacations than business entities and generally the last week of Ramadan is off for schools and universities too and end up having a nice long, seasonal break.


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GENERAL SERVICES

Services, particularly corporate ones, are quite limited during Eid. Banks, for instance, are closed for this period, hence you’ll find most people rushing to finish any bank transactions before the last day of Ramadan to avoid delays. As for consumer services, they’re mostly available from the second day of Eid, but some don’t keep us waiting and are open from the afternoon of the first day. So malls and stores, for example, are usually up and running starting the second day of Eid. The only exception is the food and beverage services. For restaurants, cafés and food outlets, Eid is a remarkably high season.

RESTAURANTS & CAFÉS

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stuck with a few undesirable options. Lunch and dinner are the peak times, with dinner being slightly higher, yet some early birds enjoy the long-awaited morning breakfast after Ramadan. The venue selection depends on whether the outing is with friends or family; some places are generally more familyoriented while others mainly attract the younger crowd. Cafés will usually fill up with the younger ones, for the Shisha availability and the overall relaxed ambiance; families will head to fancier restaurants or if with kids, they’ll choose a place that will better accommodate them. Hotel restaurants top the popularity list during Eid for their open buffets and special children entertainment. Open-air Corniche restaurants and cafes are always fully booked during Eid, which contributes to


After prayer, families gather to celebrate with a morning breakfast feast after the month of fasting. Traditionally, this feast takes place at the big family house (be it the grandparents, uncle’s, etc.), where the old and the young in the family come together to spend the festive morning. However nowadays, some people go to restaurants for breakfast and save the family reunion till lunch or dinner.

the evening’s high traffic in that area. People usually go to these places in big groups, and spend their entire evening there. Considering that Eid Al-Fitr is in August this year, people may not be able to handle the heat and humidity, thus indoor options may be more viable. However, Jeddah’s residents may surprise you when it comes to weather tolerance, they simply adapt in order to maintain an entertaining lifestyle!

THE CONVENTIONAL CELEBRATION

Starting from the last week or two of Ramadan, people begin preparing for Eid. They go shopping for the must-have ‘Eid outfits,’ they buy the special Eid desserts, and make the necessary arrangements for Zakat Al-Fitr (charity). Then the actual rituals start from the early morning of the first day of Eid with the distinctive Eid Prayer, which is performed in congregation at the mosques. Spacious outdoor areas also accommodate the large number of Muslims coming to perform this celebratory prayer with their families. Special sermons are delivered after performing the prayer, usually addressing the cherished values in Islamic teachings. It is Sunnah (the custom of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH) that people go to Eid Prayer well-groomed, so you’ll see the men in brilliantly white thobes, the women in neat abayas, and the children cheerfully dressed up. Some families further engage their children in the gracious spirit of Eid by having them give out candies and chocolates to other children present at Eid Prayer. 22 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Eideyas, or Eid cash gifts, are normally given during these breakfasts - the children eagerly wait fot the older family members to give them their beloved Eideyas, which does not just feel like money. The Eideya is valued not only for its amount, but also for the precious meaning it holds. Visits start taking place from the afternoon of the first day of Eid and go on until the last day. Families, friends and neighbors go over to each other’s houses all dressed up and bring with them platters of Eid desserts. Some visits are brief greetings, while others are more of a prolonged fiesta. However in all cases, the ultimate purpose is to share the joy and celebrate together. The second and third Eid days are basically a continuation of the first day, with more visit rounds and family unions. Yet people start filling up the restaurants for lunch and dinner, and enjoying more of the city outings, while others head to the beach to spend the day or stay overnight.


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Events & Happenings

WHAT’S BEEN GOING ON... AL-MURJAN HOLDING OFFERS JOB OPPORTUNITIES TO SAUDI YOUTH: On July 4th, Al-Murjan Holding Company led the private sector’s effort to offer more than 5,000 job opportunities to Saudi males and females at the 2nd Tawteen Exhibition. The effort is in association with the Ministry of Labor, Human Resource Development Fund and Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. CELEBRATED SAUDI CHEF CREATES UNIQUE DISHES AT ‘KNORR’ COOKING EVENT: On July 8th, Knorr celebrated Saudi Chefs Yousef Khumayes and Hani Zain organized one of the biggest cooking events in the Kingdom. Creative dishes prepared by Chef Yousef were presented as he shared essential cooking tips. Knorr has also recently launched ‘All-in-One’ seasoning powder, which easily mixes into all kinds of dishes. LIPTON ATTRACTS THE SAUDI PUBLIC WITH THE LONGEST FOOSBALL TABLE: On July 8th, Lipton organized the biggest championship of one of the longest Foosball tables, designed especially for this event. The games were played at Red Sea Mall, a large audience attended and enjoyed the challenging atmosphere with enthusiasm and the winners received valuable prizes.

AL-IHSAN CHARITY ORGANIZATION FOR HUMAN CARE HOLDS AWARENESS EVENT : On July 2nd, Al-Ihsan Charity Organization for Human Care organized an event at Red Sea Mall to explain their activities as part of their expansion plan. The organization aims to implement care programs for men, women and the elderly in various aspects of their well being. This includes their health, psychological state, and their social and economic status. 24 DESTINATION JEDDAH


COBONE.COM LAUNCHES ITS ENTERTAINMENT VALUABLE OFFERS FOR THE “JEDDAH GHAIR 33” FESTIVAL: On July 4th during a special paintball competition event, Cobone.com launched a wide range of valuable entertainment offers that reach up to 90% off. The event was organized by Cobone.com, which was attended by 32 teams who competed against each other over valuable prizes that reached up to 15,000 SR. RED SEA CLEAN UP DAY BY AL-JAMJOOM GROUP: On May 31st, Al-Jamjoom Group participated in an annual cleanup project for the Red Sea. A group of volunteer divers from places as far apart as Asia, Europe and America, sailed out of Desert Sea Divers marina on north Obhur, Jeddah, to revisit and clean up a section of Jeddah’s reefs.

To participate or for more information: Husain Al-Shmeiry - Tel: +966-5523990787

KENWOOD’S LIVE COOKING SHOW: On July 2012, Kenwood’s exclusive agent Ahmed Abdulwahed Co. organized a live cooking show with the international Lebanese Chef Richard Al-Khoury. The Event was held at Red Sea Mall, during which Kenwood showcased items from its wide electric food processor collection.

MASH, THE NEW SAUDI CLOTHING LINE On July 18th, Four Saudi Partners launched the first Saudi Casual cotton appeal store “Mash”. Their Main focus is to provide affordable products, excellent quality and comfortable designs for everyone. Mash is the perfect shop to get clothes that help you mix and match and is convenient for any occasion. 26 DESTINATION JEDDAH


Joyful celebrations in traditional style Eid Mubarak at Rosewood Corniche This Eid, we travel back to our roots to create a wondrous setting inspired by the Hijaz – a land full of heritage and beauty. Celebrate with family and friends, enjoying customary Hijazi decor and delicacies – including our unique Hijazi themed Eid Brunch. Come back in time with us and experience a truly traditional Eid.

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Special Features

What’s your Eid ritual? DJ Staff’s Eid Stories

Eid is a religious, yet merry holiday for Muslims. Each culture has its own unique rituals, but nonetheless you can’t ignore the festive and celebratory atmosphere, and even more importantly, the uncontainable happiness beaming from the faces of Jeddahwis. As Jeddah is full of different nationalities we all are unique, but when it comes to Eid, it shows how united Muslims really are. The atmosphere of Eid is really the same everywhere, no matter where you are from! Here at DJ some of our staff wanted to share their rituals and experiences of Eid. Please share your rituals and memorable Eid experiences via our Facebook or Twitter page. Rayan Khayat

FAMILY MOSQUE TRIP: Around 3am of the first day, my family and I all go to my grandmother’s house. All my aunts, uncles and cousins are there as well. We share stories, eat lots of candy, and take pictures. Afterwards we chaotically get ready to go and pray and put on our new thobes on. Then we go to the Masjid in a big congregation of around 5 cars. This is a special time because whilst praying and celebrating this religious festival, I get to see all my family. After prayer, we come back and have breakfast, and then it’s time to go home and finally get some sleep!

Angelic Salha

TREASURE HUNTING : One significant Eid ritual for me is when my cousin’s grandfather would make these small clay pots for his grandchildren every year. He would put in each pot different kinds of ‘Eidiyas’ (which would include money, silver coins or gold coins). After that he buries them in the garden and the grandchildren would have to look for them and dig them up. The fun part of the whole tradition was looking for the pots and being surprised by what was inside. Some would be lucky and get a 500 SR bill and some would get 50 SR. Some would get a gold coin and some silver.

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Happy EID Walaa Attas

EID BATH: During my childhood, the night before Eid we would all put on our brand new PJs. Then we would spend long hours in the shower pampering ourselves - I used to call this the ‘Eid bath.’ Treating ourselves would normally include coming up with new hair dos, hair coloring, manicures and pedicures. Why? Simply because it’s Eid! This was definitely the highlight of my Eid! After the prayer, we would head to our grandparents’ house where we meet up with the entire family and greet each other for the Eid and start taking pictures, then normally eat a traditional full Saudi breakfast. Then it’s ‘Edieyah’ time! This is when the older generations would normally give the younger generations money as a gift.

Bassem AlKasabi

NEIGHBORHOOD FUN: Back in Egypt, the Eid prayer was so beautiful. Being in the midst of the happy and celebratory atmosphere is amazing. You could hear the Takbeer in my local neighbourhood and I would watch and listen as all my neighbours and other familiar faces get together and make their way to the Masjid. We would then dress up in our new clothes and go to pray. After that we would have a family breakfast. I still remember all the neighbours opening their front doors in the early morning and exchanging dishes and great big smiles. It was a must, to go to the cinema during Eid as well, although it was extremely crowded. Nonetheless, it was tremendously fun.

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Joseph Kurashi

CULTURAL TRADITIONS:

Swalah Eshki

INTIMITABLE EID BREAKFAST:

Eid morning we would go to certain relatives as we were always invited for breakfast there, then in the afternoon it would just consist of visiting families of both my parents. During the second day, my cousins would come over to my house and we’d play games. Usually my Eid follows a similar pattern each year because as a family, we are used to our traditions and culture. My family follows a very traditional ‘Saudi Eid’ for the first two days.

During my childhood I used to go to Madinah with my family during Eid time, those trips were truly wonderful and memorable experiences that I will never forget. The night before we would sleep late, all the girls would take a shower and wear our new PJ’s. Sometimes we used to do henna on each other. Then after that, we would go to and from our relative’s house. The most fun and precious time is spending quality time with my immediate family whilst we having our ‘Eid Breakfast.’

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THE HEAPS OF GUESTS: The best part of the Eid prayer for me is seeing all the kids dressed up in their best clothes, getting in the festive mood by running around, playing, laughing, and some even giving out treats. When Eid prayer is over we all go back home and get ready for the 40 something guests for Eid breakfast! That is my absolute favorite part as our home tends to look and smell like a beautiful hotel, especially when we use special plates used only for Eid. That is when I truly feel the wonderful spirit of the holiday.

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Happy EID

COMPASSIONATE

GIVING IN

Eid

By Yousra Elwi

As part of our culture, most of us have come to perform Zakat Al-Fitr habitually and functionally, and perhaps we sometimes lose the spiritual engagement – the fundamentally intended purpose behind this deed. The first forms of Zaka (charity) we think of in the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr is money; we’ve become accustomed to giving out specific financial amounts for the receiver to use to his / her convenience. Now this is great, but wouldn’t it be much more meaningful if we engage our minds on a deeper level and feel the real virtue of this deed? Giving with genuine compassion will transform the entire experience from merely a must-do to a sincerely love to-do!

Money or food are both graciously charitable for Zakat Al-Fitr, however they are typically generic material and giving them does not usually require much thinking. Hence we need to actively engage our minds while planning for Zaka to actually feel what we are doing, and accordingly give with genuine empathy. Giving of Zakat Al-Fitr should be a mutual ritual, in which both the giver and receiver experience the spiritual depth of it. With the prevailing sense of positivity marking this time of year, we can definitely get inspired to put that cash in a thoughtful context, whether in terms of determining the amount or way of giving. If you put your mind to it, you can come up with pretty useful forms of charity for members of your community – all it takes is some heartfelt mental effort! To give with profound meaning, you need to actually take the time and think of the following aspects: 1. If you where to prioritize, who are the people that need support in your immediate community, any specific individuals or families? 2. Who are next on the list from the extended community? Under-privileged groups, people with special-needs, etc. 3. What can you do to truly make a difference? 4. How will you go about doing it? Will you give it directly to the beneficiary, or to an entity that handles Zaka distribution? The key question here is the 3rd one; if you figure out what it is that will make a difference, then you have certainly engaged your mind in the act of giving. For instance, if you have a widow or divorcee in your family whom you know may need support, find out how you can show compassion in this occasion and

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CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS IN JEDDAH:

do it. That family with the unfortunate circumstance may simply need to feel joy and companionship in Eid, then help provide just that. As for the materialistic support, provide it in the most appropriate way. It may be that it is easier if you give to the younger ones, or transfer an amount through the bank, but just make sure you are sensitive to the situation, and more importantly, do it with a smile. However, when it comes to the community at large you may need to exert higher mental energy. You need to look around and think of those who need support – and remember, giving charity can be done in the obvious materialistic sense, plus the further contribution with time and energy. Then realistically consider the society’s members to whom you can genuinely provide support for, it may be that your priority this year goes to orphans. If so, prepare the Zaka and dedicate some time to actually go and celebrate with them. You may have also noticed the overflow of construction workers around town, you can decide to give your Eid Zaka to the workers in your area to support them considering their relatively tough working conditions, and most probably, not very high wages. It is simple - just look around with a caring eye, think compassionately and give genuinely. In doing this, you’ll surely redefine the concept of Zakat Al-Fitr in your mental dictionary and will enjoy Eid with more authenticity. 34 DESTINATION 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 pcare.org.sa Enabling Marriage & Family Support Foundation Al-Nozla Dist. Tel: +966-2-6811168/ 920000900 Faisaliah Women’s Charitable Foundation Al-Rowais Dist. Tel: +966-2-6535000 Friends of the Heart Foundation in Jeddah Behind Al-Tahliah Station Tel: +966-2-6658384 King Abdul-Aziz Shelter for Abused Women & Children Tel: +800116066 Maharat Center Madinah Rd. Tel: +966-2-6656218 www.maharat.org Majid Bin Abdulaiz Foundation for Development & Social Services Al-Shate’e Dist. Tel: +966-2-6062959

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 www.sens.org.sa Society Friends Charitable Foundation Tahliah St. Tel: +966-2-6919999 Women’s Charitable Foundation in Jeddah Al-Nazla Dist. Tel: +966-2-6369652


Happy EID

Creative

Eidiyas By Angelic Salha

A popular and important tradition associated with Eid is the ‘Eidiya,’ which is usually money given to children and teens from the adults in the family as a gift. I remember one year, one of my aunts got creative and gave us toys instead. The happiness she filled us with was limitless, I still remember getting a teddy bear that I have until this day. The memory of that day stays with me every Eid holiday because of the special and sentimental value it carried. As an adult now, I would like to continue this important tradition and be more creative in giving gifts, that’s why here at DJ we compiled different ways to give the Eidiya and help continue our favorite tradition. Cash is usually the best way to go, but let’s add some creativity to make it more fun and exciting for both the givers and the recipients.

1. A Surprise in a Balloon

Purchase the right amount of balloons and place the money within it or within a small envelope that’s placed in the balloon. Then start inflating them – NOT with helium of course unless you’ll be attaching a weight and a string. Then bring them to your Eid gathering and place them all over the house for the kids to find. You could write their names on the balloons or on the envelopes to lessen confusion. Just make sure no one’s too bothered by all the popping!

2. A Treasure Box

I’m sure all of us have a lot of old books that we hardly read anymore, so why not put them to good use? Open up the book and glue each all of the pages together, then carve out the center of the book on the first page to create a hollow space. Put the Eidiya into the cavity and then gift-wrap the book box. This way you’ll surprise the recipients with a treasure box to keep and is also filled with cash!

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3. A Gift Card

With all the variety of shops and department stores in town, you can pick the recipient’s favorite store and purchase a gift card with the amount of money you want to give them. Buy a greeting card and put the gift card in the envelope, sign the greeting card and set a date to go shopping together. This way the gift is more personalized to each recipient and you get to plan a special day to spend together.

4. Money Tissue Box

This is recommended as a humorous gift for the practical jokers of the family. Get a small tissue box and carefully pull out the tissues. Exchange SR100 into tens and fives. Tape the money end to end, then roll it up and place the money back into the tissue box. Tape a tissue to the end of the money roll - keep the tissue hanging out slightly from the box. Stick a plain white sticker on the box and write something like “A Valuable Tissue Box” or just wait until someone sneezes and reaches for a tissue!

6. Treasure Box Hunting

“The thrill of the hunt”…this could be challenging for kids and teens, or even adults who are kids at heart. Get an old box that isn’t in use anymore, place the money inside it along with some gold shaped sweets. Bury the box in the backyard or hide it somewhere in the house. Buy a puzzle, put it together and then draw the instructions to the location of the box on the back of the puzzle. Break apart the puzzle and then put the pieces back in the box and give it to the recipients. The thrill of the puzzle followed by a treasure hunt will add to the excitement of the gift!

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5. Money Origami

Who doesn’t like art? The Japanese paper art called Origami is a perfect gift method. Origami gifts are creative and different at the same time. With simple steps, you can make cool shapes like a collared shirt or a flower from money. You can make any shape that the recipients love or would actually buy with the money. For instructions on how to create your own origami gifts, check out this http://www.homemade-gifts-made-easy.com/ money-origami.html

7. Money Soap

This is recommended if you really want to surprise the recipients. From the super market you can find scented bar soaps that come in a small plastic box. Choose a scent that the recipients love, take out the soap bar and place the amount of money you want to give, then place the soap bar back on top of the money. Gift-wrap the plastic box and pass them to each recipient. The expression on each one’s face after unwrapping the gift will be priceless…you may have to wait until they wash their hands before they discover the cash gift!


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Eid Festival at

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Home! By Yousra Elwi Photography by Rayan Nawawi

What is a celebration without decoration? Whenever we have a special occasion coming up, we plan and prepare to make sure we’re setting the right mood for it. Eid Al-Fitr should be no exception, in fact, we should put more effort and creativity in enlivening the spiritual and personal spirit of this occasion. It will allow families to engage together in a joyful activity and the festive ambiance of this occasion will fill the air! The Islamic Calendar has only 2 official Eids, so let’s add some colorful touches to spark that celebratory thrill!

Welcoming Eid at the door Use letter blocks to have a personalized Eid greeting at your front door you can have something fun like ‘Eid Al Ka’ak’ or ‘Busy Eiding’ – be creative, it is your front door after all! For a DIY option, get cardboard and cork, cut them into letters and stick the cardboard to the cork; or even better, just cut the cardboard and artistically design your Eid greeting with spray paint. Buy various colors of metallic paper, cut out stars and stick them all around to complete the scene. Get the kids in the family involved, they’ll absolutely love it!

Frames from Ikea

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Happy EID

Eid-inspired cupcakes and sweets With all the creative dessert caterers around town, this should be quite simple! Order cupcakes with Eid greeting messages like ‘Eid Mubarak’ or ‘Happy Eid,’ or even better, bake your own crescent and starshaped ka’ak (you can find cutters, pans and piping tips to do this in most supermarkets)! Share them with your visitors and neighbors – it will definitely spread the joy.

The Eid surprise package Wrapped boxes are always exciting! Whether you are a parent, spouse, sibling or child – prepare a wrapped box with a thoughtful gift inside for your family members. It doesn’t have to be expensive, it could just be something you know they love or want, even if it is a bar of their favorite chocolates! Parents, if you are giving Eidiya, creatively wrap it to add that element of suspense! This idea will thrill your little visitors as well. Try to choose things that are relevant for the occasion, oriental bangle bracelets for the girls and moneyboxes for the boys would be fantastic!

Colorful paper bags from Jarir book store

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Cake from Mooni’s bakery

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Stars under your roof On the last day before Eid, get star-shaped helium balloons and have the word ‘Eid’ written all over them! Having this done in Arabic will better manifest the theme. We know that Party Land can do this, but probably most gift shops can provide this service too.

Light up the festival Get some arabesque-design lanterns and candle holders and use them as the main lighting source to set the mood! Luckily in Jeddah, these are widely available; you can find a lot of options to suit your budget and your taste. Check out the big furniture stores (Pottery Barn, Ikea, Home Centre) and some specialized outlets like The Body Shop customize unique candleholders for the occasion. Again, making them yourself, with friends or family, makes it much more special! All you’ll need is empty glass jars, dimensional paint, glass paint and a paintbrush. Pour some glass paint in the jar, cover all sides using the paintbrush, design the external side of the jar with the dimensional paint, leave to dry and there you go! Whether you buy them or make them, it is guaranteed that they’ll create that authentic festive spirit.

Scented candles/artificial corolla from Ikea

The scent of Eid On the morning of the first day of Eid, aromatize your home with the oriental scents of Bukhoor (or candles if you prefer). Don’t underestimate the power of scents, they definitely elicit special sensations and diffuse a distinctive aura, in addition to the aromatherapy benefits associated with certain essences. For example, sandalwood is known to be an effective antidepressant, while musk gives a high sense of peacefulness. So make sure you spread those pleasant feelings all around your house!

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Host a Eid party Gather up all your loved ones and share the joy with a festive celebration! Prepare for it with your family and get the entire household involved in setting up for the gathering. Why not send special invitation cards if possible? Make sure to do some (if not all) of the ideas mentioned above to create that perfect festive atmosphere and don’t forget to have a camera ready!

Moon & Star night light from Ikea Glass jars and vases from AlShate’e

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Entertainment

The Talented Pens of Women Calligraphers

By Habib Shaikh

Abdullah ibn Abbas said, “Calligraphy is the tongue of the hand.” This basic form of writing became elevated to a high art throughout the Islamic empire. With its emphasis on learning and knowledge, combined with Islam’s strictures against idolatry in all forms; calligraphic artistry became the dominant form of art as well as communication. Women excelled in the art of calligraphy, yet their names are little known outside the world of academia. Historians have recorded that during the eight-hundred-year Muslim rule of Al-Andalus (Spain), there were over 20,000 female calligraphers and Qur’anic scribes! In the eastern quarters of Cordoba, there were one hundred and seventy women copying the Quran in the kufi script alone. Women calligraphers practiced this art all over the Islamic world, from Spain to Syria, Iraq, Persia and India. They even competed with each other in the copying of wonderful Qur’ans. During the Ottoman period, calligraphy gained a very high standing in society. Several women calligraphers flourished.

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Among them were Ibrat; Zahidah Salma Khanum; Sharifah Aishah Khanum; Silfinaz Khanum; Faridah Khanum, the Qastumonian; Khadijah Kuzaydah Khanum Celebi; and Nukhah Khanum. Many of the Ottoman sultans were themselves calligraphers, as were their mothers. Durrah Khanum, the mother of Sultan Mahmud Khan, copied a Qur’an in the year 1759AD. This Qur’an was held by the Mahmudiyah Library in Madinah. It is said that it was carried by the Ottoman Turks to Istanbul when they left the Hijaz. Among the most splendid works of the Turkish women calligraphers is a Qur’an copied by AlSharifah and hafizah Zulaykhah Khatimi AlSadi, the daughter of Al-Haj Abd Al-Karim Zadah Bisar-I Yari, in 1860AD.


In Spain, Al-Nuddar (985AD) was not only a poet, but also knowledgeable in mathematics, and was involved in all aspects of learning and in calligraphy. Lubna (1004AD), the secretary of AlMuntasir (977AD) produced a variety of fine calligraphic works. Muznah (969AD), the secretary of Nasir Al-Din, was one of the most distinguished calligraphers.

Al-Rida, the daughter of Al-Fath, was a well known writer in Baghdad. She was prolific writer and copier. Another well known woman in Baghdad was Shuhdah bint Al-Ubri. Nicknamed, ‘the glory of womanhood,’ she was a muhaddithah, a compiler of the hadith, who knew by heart the traditions of the Messenger of God (Pbuh). She penned beautiful calligraphy in the fashion of Fatimah bint Al-Aqra.

Fatimah, the daughter of Al-Hasan AlAqra, wrote in mansub style, following the manner of the great calligrapher AlBawwab. Calligraphers all over the Islamic world imitated her.

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From Day to Night

Sometimes it’s hard enough just deciding what to wear on any average day, let alone how to choose an outfit that could work for both day and night. But for the modern day woman, knowing how to maintain a balance with family, social life and work is essential. The following tips will help you pull off a successful transition between daytime and evening especially around this special time when you will be visiting family and friends.

Daytime Look

Evening Look

When getting dressed in the morning, plan ahead by choosing clothes that you know will work both in the daytime and at night. Wear a cute and sophisticated dress that is versatile and can be transformed easily. Keep a pair of heels in your car that will match your outfit as perfectly as your daytime pumps. These little changes will save you from a hasty trip home just to change.

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It’s amazing what a little embellishment can do. Fashionable accessories such as costume jewellery, sequined clutches, sparkly scarves, etc. help make your transition a breeze. Simply exchange your conservative watch for an oversized ring, your tote for a bedazzled clutch, your subtle studs for some sparkly danglers and you’ve easily created a completely different outfit.


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The extremely talented and creative Abaya designer Eman Joharjy has never failed to amaze us. With a combination of practicality, class and fashion, her stylish touch is apparent in a uniquely artistic manner. In her new collection, Eman has utilized organic and antimosquito fabrics which she had hand picked personally during her voyage through Europe. Her use of chic colors attracts women of sophistication who are of this generation, and also those who strive for fresh, voguish designs. For your convenience, Eman has also now put special emphasis on scarves, where she has introduced special fabrics that block out ultraviolet rays. They are fresh, elegant, comfortable and enclosed abayas which come with affordable prices. To see the full collection, please call Eman for an appointment. Tel: +966-535687773 Photography By Safi Jamalillail

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MOLLASPACE’S NINJA MAGNETS This magnetic Ninja shuriken is the cleverest way to grab the reader’s attention! It’s a definite method to let someone know of an important message or announcement or just a great way to scare the next person that passes by your refrigerator.

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BRANDO’S ILAUNCH THUNDER iLaunch Thunder is a little missile launcher! Wirelessly controlled by your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad to shoot foam missiles to up to 25 feet, the iLaunch Thunder combines the best of Bluetooth technology and extreme innovation with a bit of insanity!

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WINK’S POP BOTTLE OPENER Rock your bottle with a mega-sized ring! A sensational way to open a beverage, the ring’s sturdy, stainless steel construction opens your drink with ease and a sense of style! This fun bridal shower favor or bridesmaid gift is guaranteed to make your soda pop!


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PUTTY WORLD’S THINKING PUTTY The Thinking Putty’s squeeze will tempt your co-workers into grabbing it from you because you will never be able to put it down! Choose your favorite color and use as a toy, a stress ball, a squeeze toy or as therapy putty. 

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BENEVOLENCE LEAF

Whether it’s a gift for a friend from out of town or decorative items for your home, you’ll find fun and creative cultural items at Benevolence Leaf. The store encourages the appreciation of Saudi culture and specializes in products that are a cross between modern and traditional. Mob: +966-556868053 Location: Benevolence Leaf, Ana Special Mall. Ground Floor/Kiosk

HAMED CARPETS Hamed Carpets is offering an exclusive sale of up to 40% off of everything, from rugs, handicrafts, furniture, jewellery and textiles. RAMADAN SPECIAL: New arrivals in rugs, furniture and handicrafts! Exclusive offers at Hamed Carpets! Mob: +966-50-568 3859 Location: 2nd Floor, Dome centrepoint, Prince Sultan Street. Web: www.hamedcarpets.com

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: www.uniquegifts-sa.blogspot.com

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Bring back the look, feel and unpredictable beauty of the plastic cameras of the past! Hipstamatic keeps the quirks of shooting old school, but let’s you swap lenses, and flash settings.

Instead of sending regular text greetings for the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, choose from over 200 beautiful digital greeting cards from this app by isoftgames. Each one is unique with photos, graphics and sweet messages.

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Embark on Link’s greatest adventure with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword that’s set at the earliest point in the Zelda timeline.  Full motion control is supported by the Wii MotionPlus accessory and allows Link’s actions to mirror your movements on-screen, making it Link’s most exciting quest yet. Available for Nintendo Wii Price: SR 199

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Directory Boutiques Al-Jadila Boutique Tel: +966-2-2841249 AMK Boutique Mob: +966-530262831 Arwa Boutique Tel+966-505602685 Baby Fityani Tel: +966-2-6673971 DADU Tel: +966-2-6633699 Jasmine Box Tel: +966-2-6685533 Jungle Blue Tel: +966-505660175 Lollipop Tel: +966-2-6643295 Life Tel: +966-2-2844266 Nawal Al-Maimani Tel: +966-2-6606502 Noukies Tel: +966-2-2611200 Ext: 110 Ondas Tel: +966-2-2611200 Ext:105 Mob: +966-5535079744 Paris & Oliver Tel: +966-2-2611210 Mob: +966-5535079744 Sabine Tel: +966-2-6651572 Sassy Design Mob: +966-556977707 Sotra Tel: +966-2-6915082 The Neverland Circus Tel: +966-500398181 Pink or Blue Tel: +966-2-6634452 The Wedding Shop Tel: +966-2-6690808

Custom Thobes Bazerkaan Tel: +966-2-2560044 HM Tel: +966-2-6828064 Lomar Tel: 920000554 Omar Azure Tel: +966-2-6921773 SAB Thobe Tel: +966-2-6100009 Sindi Tel: +966-2-6678587 60 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Fashion Designers Afaf Baflah Tel: +966-505325251 Amal Engawi Tel: +966-503613314 Basma Abuljadayel Tel: +966-506634000 Basma Al-Mouawad Tel: +966-533653333 Carol Keyrouz Tel: +966-562633332 Diala kabbara Tel: +966-508704799 Eman Joharjy Tel: +966-535687773 Fatima Abed Tel: +966-554369993 Gardenia Hafez Tel: +966 567444274 Hanaa Samman Tel: +966-505350958 Maha Ghalayeni Tel: +966-506661634 Manar Al-Rawi Tel: +966-569169923 Meriam Arab Tel: +966-503333128 Mona Abulfaraj Tel: +966-505652018 Nawal Maimani Tel: +966-2-6606502 Niyaah Tel: +966-500545455 Rania Khogeer Tel: +966-555532571 Rana Ismail Tel: +966-556666881 Rotana Alhashimi Tel: +966-554598449 Sahar Serafi Tel: +966-505622515 Salma Rudwan Tel: +966-504627012 Samah Khashoggi Tel: +966-505311588 Shaza Khayali Tel: +966-500909321 Sue Abaya Tel: +966-541151595 Thanaa Addas Tel: +966-504664288 Turki Jadallah Tel: +966-506677800 Wed Bogary Tel: +966-504634001

Florists Arabian Flower Tel: +966-2-6644403 Azhar Rima Tel: +966-2-2564001 Eshrak Tel: +966-2-6643035 Florina Tel: +966-2-6670719 Flowers Center


Tel: +966-2-6607391 Flowers Queen Tel: +966-2-6621779 Gardenia Tel: +966-2-6609220 Jannati Tel: +966-2-6984852 Al-Khidra Landscaping Tel: +966-2-6913946 Alwan Tel: +966-2-6837239 Nado Tel: +966-2-6915335 Orkidia Tel: +966-2-6833136 Nargis Flowers Est. Tel: +966-2-6673008 Petals Tel: +966-2-6642519 Rabya Tel: +966-2-6602856 Spring Flower Tel: +966-2-6519684 Sendian Flowers Tel: +966-2-6835679 Sultan Garden Center Tel: +966-2-6686666

Furniture Abdul Latif Tel: +966-2-6913750 Al-Alameya Tel: +966-2-6915188 Al-Amer Tel: +966-2-6977767 Al-Fakhama Tel: +966-2-6355043 Al-Sabban Tel: +966-2-6919900 American Gallery Tel: +966-2-6676031 Batal Design Tel: +966-2-6983288 Bin Shayhoon Tel: +966-2-2574815 Bo Concept Tel: +966-2-6141418 Dimos Tel: +966-2-2830302 Domvs Tel: +966-2-6611447 Estikbal Tel: +966-2-6687511 Haba Tel: +966-2-6687084 Home Plaza Tel: +966-2-6913659 IKEA Tel: +966-2-6633000 La Maison Colonial Tel: +966-2-2616800 Ligne Roset Tel: +966-2-6634158 Mazar

Tel: +966-2-6642626 Mourastarr Tel: +966-2-6980498 MilaDora Tel: +966-2-6615152 NV Tel: +966-2-6684686 Options Tel: +966-2-6824888 Roche Bobois Tel: +966-2-6647272 Visionnaire Tel: +966-2-6988591 Wahat Tel: +966-2-6636267

Shopping Center Al-Khayat Center Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6655558 Shops: BOSS, Burberry, Chanel, Christian Dior, Coach, DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana, Emporio Armani, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Jacques Dessange Salon, Jamalouki, Louis Vuitton, Roberto Cavalli, Rubaiyat, Sergio, Tiffany & Co. & Co., Tods, TOUS , Yves Saint Laurent Ana Special Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6649155 Shops: Al-Mohra, Almayass, Basics, Buttons, Diva, Fox Fibre, I Love Hishma, Kash Kash, Vaniti, Lilies, Little Blossoms, Only For You, Sotra, Set Al-Hoson, Tefa, Flash Flare Aziz Mall Prince Majed Rd. Tel: +966-2-6162222 Supermarket: Panda Shops: Accessorize, Adams, Al-Maghrabi, Al-Sawani, Aldo, Aldo Accessories, Ann Harvey, Athletes Foot,, Aussino, B.Bush, Baby Shop, Barratts, Bata, Behavior, Bershka, Bhs, Camieu, Celina, Celio, Charles & Keith, City Max, Claire’s, Damas Jewelry, Dorothy Perkins, Etam, Faces, Femi.9, Gap, Kotton, La Senza, La Senza Girl, Many more... DESTINATION JEDDAH 61


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 62 DESTINATION JEDDAH

A Loeil, The Body Shop, Wallis, Zain, Zara Kids. Hera’a Intl. Souq Hera’a St. Tel: +966-2-6540097 Supermarket: Manuel 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 Pino, Naomi, Swatch, Trussardi, WAIPAI La Promenade Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6688737 Shops: Budget, Chic Boutique, Chole, Femi.9, Lerre, Lifestyles, Mavi, PaperMoon, Quik Sliver, Roxy, Sport Look Le Mall Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6600111 Shops: Accessorize, Claire’s, Fitaihi Jeweley, Karen Millen, la Senza, Musalli, Nine West, Rizq Jewellery, Rosyblue, Rubaiyat (Bags & Shoes), Showtime, Springfield, Swatch, The Body Shop 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, Many more... 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,, 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, Many more...

MAYSA

Abayas, Thobes and Fabrics

A One Stop Boutique

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, Many more... Stars Avenue Mall Malek Rd. Tel: +966-2-2754522 Super market: Manuel Shops: Agatha, AlGhazalo, Al-Humaidi, AlMutahajibah, Al-Othaim, Al-Shayiya Accessory, Arabian Oud, Argeterie, Art of Idea, Axiom, Baby Fitaihi, Batteel, BCBG, Benetton, Bonpoint, Borbonese, Breil, Carolina Herrera CH, Champion, Coach, Cole Haan, Guess by Marciano, Many more...

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, Many more.... Roshan Mall Malek Rd. Tel: +966-2-6226720 Supermarket: Hyper Panda Shops: Abdul Samad AlQurashi, Axiom, Bonia, Callem, Cavlo Rino, Cell Com, Cinnzeo, Claire’s, Colombia Sports Wear, Fendi, Gerry Weber, Giordano, Grand

Optics, Gucci, Herffy, Ikks, It’s Mine, Jacqueline Riu, Kashmir, Lingo, Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, Maghrabi, Mango, Mikyaji, Miss Fashion, Missha, Mothercare, Nayomi, Nectar, Many more...

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, Omega, Paris Gallery, Pierre Cardin, River Island, Rolex, Rubaiyat,Sanrio, Sephora, Swarovski, Many more...

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Dining Around Town

Le Notre Cafe

Paul

Le Notre Cafe

TimeTo

Eat! By Najwa Kaawach

After a long and rewarding month of fasting, it’s time to celebrate and fill yourself up! From the Annual Eid breakfast to the many family lunches and delightful dinners that will follow, here is Destination Jeddah’s top dining destinations on this magnificent holiday!

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RESTAURANTS: Le Notre Cafe:

If you know them for their delicious cakes, then it’s time to try out their breakfast! If you want to sit and relax at a small café and enjoy your breakfast, then the franchised Le Notre is the right option. Lounge out in an open space on one of the modern couches or tables. Dine at the international cuisine of sandwiches, salads, eggs and desserts of macaroons and cakes. Nothing can be better than having your family around you, tasty food and the light of the morning sun.

Paul:

Take a trip to an old French bakery that’s been standing since 1889, and has finally made its way to Jeddah! Experience the famous, vintage boutique themed restaurant for breakfast at Paul. Enjoy their dessert specialties of macaroons, cakes, crepes and many other delicious delights while taking a sip of tea or hot chocolate. The breakfast and lunch menu offer a variety of meals from your style of eggs and croissants to sandwiches and salads. The beautiful sunny atmosphere around you that shines through the many glass windows and doors will enlighten you, and the café spirit will put you in a relaxing and comfortable mood. If you don’t feel like getting out of the house, you can go in just to order some take away breads and pastries off the counter and make your own mini Paul breakfast at home!


Happy EID

Amara

Amara:

In the mood for casual dining? Then Amara would be the perfect choice. Romance fills the atmosphere while sitting in a floor to ceiling covered glass area that gives you an outdoor view. The bright and airy place is suitable for an enjoyable lunch or breakfast if you’re in the mood for a café. This would be the perfect stop after a meal to drink coffee or tea and enjoy the day with the family. The Mediterranean menu is filled with many choices, and the chef will also help recommend what will be suitable for each person. Amara is a non-smoking café with a relaxing and calming environment.

SemSom:

Enjoy the Lebanese atmosphere at SemSom while indulging yourself with their traditional food. There you will find a lot of favorites such as tabouleh, hummous and motabal. Be surrounded by the many black and white pictures of Lebanon and their famous idols. Go along with the vibe and enjoying a mix of Lebanese music and watching the staff work at the open kitchen - you will truly begin to feel the spirit of the Arabian nights.

Amara

SemSom

Amara

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HOTELS: Jeddah Hilton:

Hilton Jeddah

Habsburg, Rosewood

Come down to the Hilton for an all you can eat buffet at the Traditional Eid Breakfast. Get into the spirit with more than 100 guests who will join you for a formal morning as you celebrate the first day of Eid together. The Hilton Hall, where the breakfast takes place, is a large indoor area that will be covered with many round tables. The carpeted floor gives a hotel touch while you dine on an elegant tablecloths and are surrounded by the many people and waiters. This is definitely an elegant and enjoyable way to start your morning off with your loved ones.

Habsburg, Rosewood: The view of the Red Sea from the Corniche will leave you remarkably overwhelmed as you enjoy a quiet breakfast with your family. Open from 6 to 10:30 am, this modern designed restaurant will give your appetite a smile as its well known for its exquisite morning meals.

Park Hyatt: Park Hyatt

Park Hyatt Jeddah is a sanctuary that views the Red Sea and King Fahd fountain. During Eid, Nafoura Restaurant has a special breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet menus and a-la-carte menus. Lazurde Ballroom also offers a breakfast buffet from 5:00 - 11:00 am, especially for this occasion. The price per person is SAR 230.

Jeddah Marriott:

Jeddah Marriott

Jeddah Marriott’s restaurants and lounges welcome you to enjoy the traditional Eid Breakfast with your family, friends and loved ones. AlBassateen Restaurant features a city view with their famous buffets, special promotions and an a la carte menu is also available. You can also enjoy their Atrium Café that serves light snacks and refreshments.

Al-Nawras, Movenpick:

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Beach, breakfast and buffet! This stylish restaurant is a beautiful place to enjoy a wonderful breakfast buffet! Look out onto the sea while you sit on a private island on the Corniche and take a bite of their many colorful assorted dishes. View Jeddah’s natural treasures and appreciate the company of your friends and family.


Happy EID

Gold Sushi Bar

The Counter

Kalilah

Tartufo

NEW PLACES TO TRY!

Tartufo:

Hello, new restaurants! It feels like everyday Jeddah has a new place for us to eat at! Getting bored of the same restaurants that never get off your list? Well then, if you’re ready to be risky and want to try something new this Eid, go check out these oh so tempting places that have just arrived!

Travel to Italy at Tartufo with a completely new restaurant experience. This place will not only allow you to try the food from the Italian culture but interact and learn about it as well. You can visit the different ‘islands’ of food like ‘The cheese island’ or ‘the desert island’ and get to know the different types of varieties they have! Take a table next to them and watch as they prepare your meal.

Kalila:

The Counter Burger:

Get seduced by Kalila with a whiff of the fresh, warm bread that will tingle your taste buds. Enjoy the fine art of bread making in an organic atmosphere. The menu offers a variety of salads, soups and sandwiches. Their fine ingredients are imported from different places such as Morocco, Turkey, Lebanon and India. This oriental restaurant is perfect for a peaceful breakfast or lunch.

Gold Sushi Bar:

The name says it all! This sushi bar’s interior is decorated all in gold with a contemporary feel. Sit in a comfortable cushion booth and order from a menu filled with classic, rich sushi. If you want to enjoy your own sushi night at home, they do deliver. This is definitely a great choice if you’re craving Japanese!

WATCH OUT FOR

ASEEL: Trendy Saudi cuisine opening late September at the Court Yard.

QUIRINALE: An upcoming Italian restaurant opening in September at Le Chateau.

The Counter Burger, an all time American favorite, has come to Jeddah. From the moment you walk in you can’t help but notice the friendly atmosphere. All you need to enjoy these fresh amazing burgers is their special clipboard menu and a pencil. They have an extensive list of fresh mouth-watering ingredients that allow you build your own burger. We can say that their soft opening was good yet we can’t wait to see what more they have to offer with their official grand opening.

Square Meater: Who doesn’t wish that diners could go back in time to the way they were in the 50’s? Well we have just the place for you. Square Meater burgers are simply irresistible, it’s an experience that will shift you back in time to the great 50’s of LA or Manhattan diners yet set in modern times. Their delicious burgers are made fresh and can be topped with their unique sauce to make your experience so satisfying. Anyone can make a burger… only Square Meater can give you the perfect burger experience…. DESTINATION JEDDAH 67


You’ve

GOT to try..

Turkish Meshwiyat’s

‘Karisik’

Attention meat lovers! As we all know, Jeddah is full of Middle Eastern dining treasures, some tucked away and hidden from sight and mind. We all have our favorite local sharwarma and kebab spots; in most cases it’s not so much about the actual restaurant and its appearance… but the food. Let’s face it – it’s not always about fine dining, is it? Sometimes we just want to sit at home and curl up with a good old scrumptious kebab! The DJ crew hunted for the perfect ambrosial and divine kebab, where the mixture of beef and chicken is simply luscious. We recommend the dish ‘Karisik’ from Turkish Meshwiyat, which is available in different portions. So whether you’re eating solo or as a family, you can order accordingly. The plate consists of an assortment of different meats such as chicken, beef, kebab cubes, and lamb chops. The meat is fragrant and looks exquisite. As soon as you take a bite… you can taste the Mediterranean flavor, and the meal leaves you completely satisfied yet yearning for more. Location: Al-Salama Dist. Tel: +966-2-6621910

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Uptown 966’s Tomato Soup

For all tomato soup lovers we at DJ highly recommend the tomato basil soup at Uptown 966. Recently it has been our obsession and it’s definitely a must try! The soup is garnished with croutons and complemented with a panini bread/bun. Usually you would order it as a starter however, it’s a complete meal that will leave you full and satisfied. The tomatoes are roasted, mashed, and seasoned with basil and a bit of cream cheese to complete the flavor. It’s really affordable if you’re on a budget. Next time you visit Uptown make sure you try this amazing soup. Location: Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6995911


Mystery Diner Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf On my way to work one day, I decided to pass by Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf on Khalidyah St. to grab one of their yummy blueberry muffins, which are the best in Jeddah in my opinion. The coffee shop was very clean and inviting with a welcoming Saudi staff and soft jazz music playing in the background. I ordered the muffin and a hot Caramel Macchiato drink. Their prompt service really impressed me. When I received my order the cashier even advised me not to add sugar immediately, but to try my drink first. So I followed his advice and discovered that my drink was perfectly balanced. I appreciated the serving guy’s comment and thanked him. On the weekend I went with my husband to Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf in Al-Shate’e Dist. since it’s bigger and has an outdoor patio. We were looking forward to an enjoyable Thursday morning breakfast, I couldn’t wait for my husband to taste my favorite blueberry muffin. I have to say that I didn’t expect what I saw. The place had a dirty floor, dirty tables, and glass windows with fingerprints all over! In addition, the window display of the fridge was also dirty and empty with a few items that seemed to be leftover from last night, not to mention the Rotana music channel was playing. We

decided to carry on with our orders, but no one was at the cashier, so we had to wait for a few minutes for someone to show up. I ordered the ‘Brek O’ Day Hot Breakfast’ and my husband ordered ‘The Food for Thought’ and hot tea for the both of us. After ordering, we tried to find the cleanest spot to sit and I asked one of the workers to lower/mute the music since it was annoying. The order took too long, although we were the only people there. When the breakfast finally arrived, everything seemed to be okay; however I didn’t like the cheap quality of the jam, butter, or cheese. Not to mention the tea was too hot that we couldn’t even hold it with the cardboard sleeve around and they served us the weirdest type of red tea, which we replaced with regular red tea. When we finished our meal, my husband went to bring the car while I spoke to the cashier about my comments and told him about Khalidiah branch’s excellent food and service. As I was talking to the Saudi guy, he turned his back on me - not bothering to listen or respond to my feedback! I felt so upset and left with the urge to write about this unsatisfactory experience. Location: Al-Shate’e Dist. Tel: +966-2- 2753914

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Restaurants

Directory American 16 Hundred Le Chateau Mall,Tahlia St Tel: +966-2-2614415 Tel: +966-549302320 19th Century Burger Prince Sultan St. 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 Mega Mall Tel: +966-2-6573333 ext. 334 Outback Steakhouse Tahlia St. Tel: + 966-2-2892990 Ruby Tuesday Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6501999 Steak House Etoile / Al Malik Rd. Tel: +966-2-6829955 Red Sea Mall. Tel: +966-2-2151200 T.G.I Friday’s Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6529330 The Counter Etoile / Al Malik Rd. Tel: +966-2-754261 Tel: +966-2-754262 The Texan Meridien Hotel Tel: +966-2-6633333 Tony Roma’s Mall of Arabia Tel: +966-2-6123534 Uno’s Prince Sultan St. 70 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Tel: +966-2-6221320 Wing Zone Rawda St. Tel: +966-2-6067233

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

Chocolates Al Pina King Rd. Tel: +966-2-6905885 Anoosh Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6832209 Bon Bon Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6697655 Caramel Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6688527 Chocolat Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-2-6068830 Chocolate Corner Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6630449 Chocolate Sense Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2847740 Chocolate Studio Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6985222 Chocotala Arafat St. Tel: +966-2-6644284 Chocoline Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2842846 Dactylifera Prince Sultan St. Tel: +92008182 Ganache Rawadah St. Tel: +966-2-6601390 Miss Chocolate Rawda St. Tel: +966-2-6638989 Nesma Chocolates Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6947790 Red Sea Mall

Tel: +966-2-2150141 Arafat St. Tel: +966-2-2845820 Patchi Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6695858 Voila Chocolate Millenium Ctr. Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6684343 Stars Avenue Tel: +966-2-2754411

Coffee & Tea Shops 360 Cafe Intercontinental Hotel Tel: +966-2-6611800 Annafora Cafe Intercontinental Hotel Tel: +966-2-6611800 Avezzano Cafe Serafi Mega Mall Tel: +966-595122266 Campioni Sports Cafe Batarji St. Tel: +966-2-6395695 Cilantro Cafe Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2611191 Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Al-Shate’e Dist. Tel: +966-2-2753914 Coffee Republic Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6637575 Costa Coffee Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6067741 Craze Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-2-6653065 Deera Cafe King Rd. Tel: +966-2-2754491 Doppio Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-566974610 Joffrey’s Coffee Tahalia St. Tel: +966-2-6677234 Melange Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6695619 MillenniuM Tahlia St. Bugshan Center Tel: +966-2-6614664 Pearls Cafe Rawadah St. Tel: +966-2-6642233 Soleil Rosewood Hotel Tel: +966-2-2578888 Tea Amo Tahlia St./ Coral Mall Tel: +966-2-6601738

Tea Gschwendner Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-2-2150695 Tea Rose Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6688233 Teayana Rawadah St. Tel: +966-02-606 2646 The Lounge Park Hyatt Tel: +966-2-2639666 Uromshi Cafe Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6066668

Dates Bateel Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6630373 Kingdom of Dates Hera’a St. Tel: +966-2-6590838 Salheya Prince Sultan St. Tel: +96 s6-2-6973281 Talah Dates 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 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.

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 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 Marina Hyatt. /6605310 Next to Cappuccino Grand Cafe. Bubbles Andalus St. Al Hamra Corniche. Jeddah Tel: +966-2-6697655 Tel:+966-2-6501089 Café Aroma Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6605160 Tel: +966-2-6548890 Champs-Elysées Cappuccino Grand Andalus St. Cafe Obhur Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-2341962 Tel: +966-2-2845454 Tel: +966-2-2891009 Crêpe Café Tahlia St. Cast & Crew Tel: +966-2-6672917 Roshana Mall Rawdah St. Tel: +966 -2-2634989 Quiznos Sub Tel: +966-2-2616770 Stars Avenue Sari St. Chilli Grill Tel: +966-2-6068014 Delifrance Khalediya St. Tel: +966-2-2754522 Subway Tel: +966-2-6928383 Prince Sultan St. Khalideya Dist. Dardasha Tel: +920009950 Tel: +966-2-6063493 Corniche Rd. Park Hyatt Madinah Rd. Tel: +966-2-2639666 Tel: +966-2-2567196 Grand Prix Café Tel: +966-2-6120513 La Cuisine Tahlia Majra Alsail Tahlia St. Palestine St. Tel: +966-2-2631846 Tel: +966-2-6651377 Tel: +966-2-6630363 Fratelli Sultan Al Burger Le Ciel Prince Sultan St. Rawdah Dist. Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6907217 Tel: +966-2-6677344 Tel: +966-2-6525354 Harley Café Le Croissant Wonder Burger Tahlia St. King Rd. Delivery Tel: +966-2-6651010 Tel: +966-2-6694348 Tel: +966-2-6222861 Habsburg Le Traiteur Rosewood Hotel Corniche French Tel: +966-2-2578888 Tel: +966-2- 6556022 Java Lounge MoonMilk Bert’s Andalus St. Al-Shatee, Prince Naif St. Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-507533090 Tel: +966-2-6606633 Tel: +966-2-2886229 Tel: +966-2-6642330 Paul Cafe Lenotre Kick Zone Tahlia St. Tahila St. / Solidaire Mall Tahlia St. Tel: + 966-2-2613364 Tel: +966-2-2611222 Tel: +966-2-26671633 DESTINATION JEDDAH 71


Mob: +966-540573729 Le Notre Coffee Shop Alhamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6517527 Lite Bite Home Delivery Tel: +966-2-2901424 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: +966-2-2895427 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

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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 Haagen-Dazs Red Sea Mall / Stars Avenue Mob: +966-532651648 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

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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 Gabiano Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6587042 il Gusto Palestine St. Tel: +966-2-6600337 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 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 Tartufo Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6638248 Vera Pizza Batarji St. Tel: +920003213

Middle-Eastern Abu Shakra Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6645111 Abu Zaid Hera’a St. Tel: +966-2-6936633 Al-Dawwar Al-Masri Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-2-2150390 Al-Fairouz King Fahad St. Tel: +966-2-6703911 Al-Nakheel Corniche Rd. Tel:+966-2-6066644 Al-Wada’a Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6555550 Al-Rausha Hera’a St. Tel: +966-2-6541460 Al-Seekh Sari St. Mob: +966-500422255 Al-Zawaqa Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6916004 Bab Al Yemen Shate’e Dist. Tel: +966-2-2899090 Bait Al-Buff Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6917578 Beiruiti Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6686354 Obhur Tel: +966-2-6562606 Belajio Corniche Road Tel: +966-2-6222784

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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. Tel: +966-2-6990090 Kanz Obhur Obhur Tel: +966-2-2902888 Khayal Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6629999 Manuosha Sari St. Tel: +966-2-2565275 Mataam Al-Sharq Qasr Al-Sharq Tel: +966-2-6599999 Mathag Zaman Khalideya St. Tel: +966-2-6067553 Nafoura Park Hyatt Tel: +966-2-2639666 Palm Beach Salamah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6394007 Redan Tel: +966-2-6542949 Roody Opp. Al-Shatee Souk Tel: +966-2-6919126 Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-2388488 Saddah Tel: +966-2-6055982 Semsom Khalediya St. Tel: +966-2-6068600 Shami Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6065353

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visit us online www.jeddahfood.com Shawarmatac Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6688994 Sheesh Kabaab Tahlia St. 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: +966-538372874 Yildizlar Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6531150 Zaman Naheem Dist. Mob: 0544866979

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 www.ty-lounge.com

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 Gold Sushi Club Sari St. / Sari Gate Tel: +966-2-6068069 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: +966-2-6561566 Wakame Rawdah St. Tel:+966-2-6682003 Zn Lounge Roshana Mall, Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2634889 Mob: +966535598855

THAI:

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 Muse Jeddah Equestrian Club Tel: +966-2-6141616 The Manhattan Fish Market Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6141900 Sayadiyah Express For Delivery Tel: +966-566640660

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

Sweets/Desserts & Bakeries

Persian

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 Atayeb Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6642150 Berry Land Tahlia St. Tel: +966 2 661 6711 www.berry-land.com Cake-a-licious Al-Batarji St. Tel: +966-2-2889926

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

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 Edible Arrangments Batarji St. Tel: +920024070 Fab Sweets Stars Avenue Tel: +966-2-2754202 Helen’s Kitchen Kayyal St. Tel: +966-2-6977729 Kalila Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-2-6061723 La Fraise Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6511312 La Mamma For Delivery Mob: 550087444 Le Croissant Shop Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-2-6065184 Le Gourmet Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6605061 Le Notre Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2611222 Le Vendome King Rd. Tel: +966-2-6924606 Lite Bite Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6989081 Obhur Tel: +966-2-6562262 Minimoonz Tahlia Center Tel: +966-507702501 Munch Bakery Arafat St.

Tel: +966-2-6605010 Pie Sweet Pie Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-533888959 Pink Berry Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-2-250436 Rania’s Cheescakes Red Sea Mall Tel: 553358556 Shake Licious Khalidiyah Tel: +966-2-6928208 Sweet & Savory Sari St. Tel: 920001626

South-Asian Asia Restaurant Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6828525 Bharat Sari St. Tel: +966-2-2754606 India Gate Sharafiya Dist. Tel: +966-2-6440276 Mahraja Al Hamra Dist. 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 DESTINATION JEDDAH 75


Spirituality

Eid Prayer By Angelic Salha

“O children of Adam, we have provided you with garments to cover your bodies, as well as for luxury. But the best garment is the garment of righteousness. These are some of God’s signs, that they may take heed.” Al-Araf Verse 26

Ramadan is the month of fasting for Muslims, and the end of this special month is the beginning of Eid Al Fitr (Festival of the FastBreaking), which is celebrated on the 1st day of Shawwal (the 10th month of the Islamic calendar). So after the sun sets on the last day of Ramadan, people start searching for the new crescent moon. As soon as the moon (Hilal) is sighted - the celebration of Eid begins! Eid is the time to spread happiness, love, and joy among all the family members. On the Eid day, Muslims (men, women and children) wear new clothes and attend special Eid Prayer ceremonies in their nearby mosque to thank Allah for another successful completion of Ramadan. Salat Al Eid (Eid Prayer) begins when the sun reaches approximately two meters above the horizon until it reaches its highpoint before Duhur (Noon) prayer. Muslims wake up relatively early in the morning—always before sunrise—take a shower, put on new clothes, and apply (Oudh)

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perfume. It is recommended to have a small breakfast (as a sign of not fasting on that day) before attending the special Eid prayer. It is a Sunnah (custom of the Prophet Muhammad [PBUH]) that the Sadaqat-AlFitr, an obligatory charity, is paid to the poor and the needy before performing the ‘Eid prayer. After the prayers, families and friends gather for an Eid meal to celebrate the occasion together. Children in particular have a joyful Eid celebration as they get clothes, gifts, and sweets from all their relatives.

“Keep your prayers from the declining of the sun till the darkness of the night and the morning recitation; surely the morning recitation is witnessed.” Al-Isra’ Verse 78


Happy EID

The Eid Prayer

The Eid Prayer’s Sermon

The Eid prayer is similar to the Friday prayer – both have two rakaat (cycles) followed by a prayer recited out loud and a Khutbah (Sermon). However, unlike the Friday prayer, the Eid prayer’s khutbah follows the prayer. The second difference lies in its number of takbirs (when the prayer leader says, “God is the Greatest” which starts the prayer). In the ‘Eid prayer there are 6 additional takbir added to the original in the prayer’s first cycle, and 5 added to the second cycle of prayer after rising from the sitting position to stand for the second cycle. The first cycle: The opening takbir, then the prayer leader says “Allahu Akbar” [God is the Greatest] six times and then recites the opening surah from the Qur’an (Surat Al-Fatihah) followed by a short reading from another surah of the Qur’an or one of the smaller suwar. Arising for the second cycle - one says “Allahu Akbar” to arise and stand for the second cycle of prayer, then state “Allahu Akbar” 5 more times before reading the opening surah from the Qur’an again and so on like a regular prayer.

In addition to the normal recognized procedures related to the sermon, the Eid Khutbah is usually relevant to current affairs and provides the community with a feeling of empowerment and purpose. The speech is relevant to the attendees by drawing on valuable lessons that are practical and measurable. It also encourages the community to take part in the different committees and programs that are held in the local mosque. The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said, “Let the free women, the virgins, and the menstruating women attend the Eid prayer, and witness the good and the supplications of the believers. As for the menstruating women, they should stay away from the Musallah (i.e.. should not participate in the prayer itself).” (Saheeh al-Bukhari and Saheeh Muslim)

Note: if one is following the Imam (prayer leader) at a mosque, it’s much easier than remembering all these details.

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Famous Mosques in Jeddah: 1.Al-Sharbatly Mosque:

12.King Fahad Mosque:

Imam: Abdul-Aziz Ibrahim

Imam: Abd Al-Wale Al Arkane

Al-Shate Dist. Behind Hilton Jeddah Hotel

Al-Murjan Dist. Corniche Road

2.Al-Lami Mosque:

13.Taqwa Mosque:

Imam: Tawfik Al-Sayeg

Imam: Nabel Al-Refaei

Al-Rawdah Dist. Turath Al Fikr St.

3.Khadija Bint Khuwailed Mosque: Al-Zahra Dist. Batarji St.

Imam: Amer Al-Muhalhil

4. Abu Dawood Mosque: Al-Zahra Dist. Helmi Kutbi St.

Imam: Ibrahim Murad

5.Al-Sayyida Aisha Mosque: Al-Nuaim Dist. Behind Jareer Mall

Imam: Kahlid Abdul Kafi

6.Al-Rahma (Mercy) Mosque: Al-Murjan Dist. Corniche Road

Imam: Abdullah Al-Suliman

7.King Saud Mosque: Al-Madinah Road

Imam: Fahad Al-Qahbani

8.Al-Anany Mosque (Corniche Mosque): Al-Hamra Dist.

Imam: Ahmad Al Najrani

9.Prince Sultan Mosque:

Al-Shati Dist. Saeed Bin Salmah St.

Imam: Sahl Yassin

10.Prince Mite’b Mosque: Al-Jama’a Dist.

Imam: Mohammed Yousef

11.Al-Shu’abi Mosque:

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Al-Rawda Dist. Abd Al-Aziz Matar St.

14.Al-Gazawi Mosque:

Al-Zahra Dist. Omar Bajuned St.

Imam: Mohammad Al-Bayte

15.Hafiz Mosque:

Al-Shate’ Dist. Ali Abo Al-Ola St.

Imam: Ala’a Mazzjaje

16.Prince Abd Al-Aziz Bin Mohammad Mosque: Al-Shate Dist. Prince Nayef St.

Imam: Omar Bakeer

17.Prince Salman Mosque: Sari St. Infront of Al-Beyotat

Imam: Abdul-Aziz Al-Zahrani

18.Tujjar Jeddah Mosque: Tahliah St.

Imam: Mahdi Bukhari

19.Fakkih Mosque:

Southern Cornich. Al-Nawras Roundabout

Imam: Ahmad Naji Al-Zari

20.Al-Jaffali Mosque:

Al-Baghdadiyyah infront of Foreign Ministry

Imam: Mohammed Noor

21.Al-Kawther Mosque: Al-Nassim Dist.

Imam: Hasan Naeb


Happy EID

The Value of the

Last 10 days

of Ramadan and Lailat Al-Qadr By Aisha Zamir

“In the name of God, the Beneficent the Merciful Indeed we sent it (The Holy Quran) down on the Night of Power. What will convey to you what the Night of Power is like! Better Is the Night the angels and the Spirit descend By the permission of their Lord for every affair Peace it is, till the break of dawn” Chapter 97 Al-Qadr Lailat Al-Qadr (The Night Of Power) is an extremely important and special night because Muslims believe this is the night when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Although Ramadan is a holy month itself, Lailat Al-Qadr is considered the holiest night of the entire year. This night Allah invites His servants to come closer to His Divine Presence. Every worship and good deed is accredited, increased, and valued as one thousand months of worshipping. Allah Almighty has granted an enormous power to this night.

The Prophet (PBUH) said: ‘Seek Lailat ul-Qadr among the odd numbered nights of the last ten nights of Ramadan.’ [Bukhari, Muslim] Though all parts of Ramadan are full of blessings and rewards, its last ten days hold a special status as reflected in the recommendations and practices of the Messenger of Allah, salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam, and his companions. The last ten days are also known for Itekaf (spiritual retreat). The Prophet (PBUH) used to perform Itekaf in the mosque during the

last ten days of Ramadan, barely sleeping during that time. Itekaf requires a total devotion to Allah; it is a sort of vacation with Him. The time is spent worshipping, performing extra Salahs (ritual prayers) and going to the mosque every night and performing Taraweeh prayers, reciting Quran, making thikrs (remembrance of Allah) and duaas (supplications). Those who cannot perform Itekaf for ten days, should try to do it for a shorter time, if only for one night or a day or two.

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So for the most special time of the year, what could be more intriguing than a trip to Dubai with your loved ones that would offer you the experience of a lifetime? Plan your vacation with Grand Hyatt Dubai and experience an amazing luxurious holiday, as they say, “The best thing about a vacation is planning it.”ANDREW A. ROONEY

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For this special holiday you can enjoy Ramadan Iftar and Sahoor at Grand Hyatt Dubai’s variety of restaurants and lounges that are situated in and around the hotel’s spectacular atrium. Their endless choices of restaurants will keep you coming back for more, such as Awtar, Manhattan Grill, Wox, Peppercrab, iZ, Andiamo, The Market Café, Al-Nakheel Lounge, Cooz and many more.


Happy EID

JET AWAY THIS EID WITH FLYDUBAI Settling into Ramadan and getting fidgety over Eid holiday plans‌ no worries, we have just the plan for you! A short getaway for this exciting holiday to celebrate Eid could be an amazing idea for you and your family, and for that, Flydubai has the best deals for you and your family. Flydubai is Dubai’s first low-cost airline owned by the government, it has established an operational route network of more than 45 destinations across the GCC, Middle East, North Africa, Indian Subcontinent, Asia and Central and Eastern Europe. Flydubai provides all travellers with affordable deals to various destinations. It is also dedicated to quality service and comfortable travel, lowering costs by optimizing operational efficiencies, and offering the passenger more choices. Flydubai is considered one of the fastest growing start-up airlines in the world. For best deals with guaranteed quality services, Flydubai is the best choice for you. Flydubai has a daily back and forth flight from Jeddah to Dubai. Their price range for the month of August is between: 534.94 1269.94 SR Houda Al Kaissi, flydubai: Tel: (+971) 56 6830336 E: houda.alkaissi@flydubai.com Lucy Smith, DABO & CO: Tel: (+971) 50 915 5735 E: lucy.s@daboandco.comFor further DESTINATION JEDDAH 81


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Stay Sanitized, Fresh & Healthy during Ramadan & Eid

Ramadan and Eid are unique and special times for all Muslims, especially in Jeddah. As the gateway to Makkah and Madinah, Jeddah’s festive atmosphere is world- renowned. Millions of Muslims from all over the world pass through Jeddah in order to perform Umrah because it is said that performing Umrah in the holy month of Ramadan is equivalent to Hajj in merit and excellence. The Prophet (PBUH) himself insisted on the importance of the performance of Umrah during the holy month of Ramadan, especially in its last 10 days and during the night of Lailat Al Qadr. So, as Ramadan nears its conclusion, Jeddahwis tend to go more often to the mosque and pray taraweeh. During this time, the masjid can become extremely crowded, especially during the last 10 days. At DJ we want to help you end your Ramadan on a healthy note by staying clean, sanitized, and germ-free when you’re in these congested places. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) emphasized how vital it is to keep clean, but with millions of people passing through Jeddah, it is inevitable that they will bring numerous germs and viruses along with them. It is not something that can be avoided because of the vast amount of people coming into the country. Even though some precautions have been taken, such as the compulsory meningitis vaccination for those applying for an Umrah visa, other illnesses and germs are in the air during this season. It is fundamental to try to remain germ-free in order to avoid falling ill.

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NO-GERM SURFACE Sanitizer:

This is a perfect solution for when you are in Makkah and Madinah touching the same surface as millions of other people, therefore inviting infectious diseases. So when you’re picking up a Quran in Makkah and you are preparing to pray in the Holy Mosque, this product can be easily sprayed over your personal belongings. More importantly, this product can be sprayed over the toilet seats and taps, which are used by everyone.

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EID SALON AND SPA GUIDE

By Nilo Haq

After a month of fasting, Eid is time to unwind and celebrate! Pamper yourself this Eid and spend some time spoiling yourself. Change up your look with a new haircut or relax yourself with some much needed spa treatments. Check out our list of favorite Salons & Spas:

THE BEST...

URE MANICURE PEDIC

Oriana:

Oriana Salon & Spa is a sanctuary, its prime location at Jeddah’s Corniche gives your manicure and pedicure a plus because of its incredible view. Its our favorite relaxation spot for a luxurious mani/pedi. Tel: 920002132 , +966-2-6220773 Location: Tahliya Road, Corniche Road

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THE BEST...

SPA TREATMENT

Zouari:

Alexander Zouari is a French chain of salons, which has been in Jeddah since 2007. Zouari is 2 levels of heaven with a high-end salon and spa at one location. Their Spa is to die for with a large variety of massages, facials, waxing and other amazing spa services. A must try! Tel: +966-2-6656161 Location: Tahlia Road


Happy EID

THE BEST...

THE BEST...

HAIR COLOR

HAIR CUTS

Jamalouki:

Claude Maxime Mondial:

Well-known to those seeking the ultimate look, is a favorite for a quick and perfect hair color. With their large staff of stylists, there is little waiting and large groups of women can go together and be taken care of promptly. Tel: +966-2-6651888 Location: Al-Khayyat Center, Tahlia Road

THE BEST...

Recently opened French chain Claude Maxime Mondial opens in Jeddah. We love trying new places, and Claude Maxime was no disappointment. Great service, awesome hair cut. Tel: +966-2-6637450 Location: Tahlia Street, Behind Patchi

THE BEST...

HAIR TREATMENTS

HOME SERVICE

Bouthaina:

Mayara Home Spa:

One of the oldest salons in Jeddah Bouthaina is a well-known salon and spa. Their hair-treatments are fabulous as they provide a high standard service which leaves your hair silky soft. Tel: +966-2-6631809/6691803/6695086, /6680905/6693058 Location: Tahlia Street & Mousaidia

Mayara Home Spa is the most professional service we’ve tried this far in Jeddah. They have qualified staff, good customer service and best part of all they come to your home! Tel: +966-2-234 5499 Mob: +966-555838127 Book Online: www.mayarahomespa.com

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Get Rid of Post Eid Weight

IN JUST 3 DAYS! By Aisha Zamir

When the Eid season comes around, festivities, parties and food aren’t too far behind. Eid is the time of the year when everyone puts their diet on hold because of reasons like, “It’s a celebration, eat as much as you like!” or “There are no diets on Eid!” However, for most of us, while we’re only too happy to set aside diet promises, our indulgences will always come back and bite us right where it hurts - the thighs, stomach and buttocks. The good news is that Eid weight usually does not amount to a lot, making the goal to attain your pre-Eid weight much more attainable. Here are some things to chew on to get right back into shape after the holidays. This 3-day diet can be used as a quick detox diet and it had also been said to help you lose 10 pounds. This is perfect to get rid of any post Eid weight.

WHAT YOU CAN EAT:

The 3-Day Diet is a very specific food plan that must be followed precisely. Portions must be eaten exactly as specified and dieters are warned not to overeat. Otherwise, the promised 10-pound weight loss may not be achieved. It is a strict diet and must be followed as precise. Just remember it is only 3 days! Likewise, dieters should not undereat, even if they are not hungry. The detailed plan does not mention or recommend any exercise. However after finishing this diet it is important to follow a rigorous exercise in order to stop gaining weight quickly. This diet works by some unspecified magical force! The combination of the suggested foods included in this plan is supposed to create a unique metabolic reaction and boost fat burning.

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THE 3-DAY DIET MEAL PLAN:

Day one Breakfast

Black coffee or tea with 1/2 packets Sweet and Low or Equal 1/2 grapefruit or juice 1 piece toast with 1-tablespoon peanut butter

Lunch

1/2-cup tuna 1 piece toast Black coffee or tea, with 1-2 packets Sweet & Low or Equal

Dinner

3 ounces any lean meat or chicken 1-cup green beans 1-cup carrots 1 apple 1-cup regular vanilla ice cream


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Day two Breakfast

Black coffee or tea, with 1-2 packets Sweet & Low or Equal 1 egg 1/2 banana 1 piece toast

Lunch

1 cup cottage cheese or tuna - 8 regular saltine crackers

Dinner

- 2 beef franks - 1-cup broccoli or cabbage - 1/2-cup carrots - 1/2 banana - 1/2-cup regular vanilla ice cream

DETOX WATER

Jillian Michaels is an American personal trainer, reality show personality, talk show host and entrepreneur from Los Angeles. She is best known for her appearances on NBC’s The Biggest Loser and Losing It With Jillian. Jillian has come up with this detox recipe, which helps with digestion, and detoxification, which is important for those trying to lose weight. And here at DJ this recipe has been tried and tested and we think it’s just fantastic!

Day three Breakfast

Black coffee or tea, with 1-2 packets Sweet & Low or Equal 5 regular saltine crackers 1-2ounce-cheddar cheese - 1 apple

Lunch

Black coffee or tea, with 1-2 packets Sweet & Low or Equal 1 boiled egg 1 piece toast

Dinner

1-cup tuna 1cup carrots 1cup cauliflower 1 cup melon 1/2-cup regular vanilla ice cream

In addition to its strict daily food prescription, dieters drink 4 cups of water or non-caloric drinks daily.

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HOW TO MAKE JILLIAN’S DETOX WATER We’ve doubled the original recipe the more the better!

1. Take one gallon of bottled water. Preferably use spring or mineral water if it’s available.

2. Add in four tablespoons of lemon juice. 3. Add two tablespoons of pure cranberry juice. It’s

important that you get 100% juice, as juice blends and cocktails contain a lot of sugar and only consist of 10% juice. You might need to go to an organic food store, or process cranberries yourself in order to get the juice. 4. Then, add in two dandelion root tea bags. Most likely the only place in Jeddah you’ll be able to purchase this is from organic food stores such as Abazeer organic stores or GNC. This dandelion tea, as you can tell from the name, is slightly bitter therefore it may take some getting used too. Due to its detoxing excellence it could possibly cause a slight turmoil in your stomach. But nonetheless any sort of uneasiness simply means that the detox is working, and your body is detoxing itself.

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

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

Full Lashes Mascara

Baies Candle 

Angelic Salha

Walaa Attas

I love H&M and all it’s products, especially their cosmetics. The Full Lashes Mascara has a thick brush that gives lashes volume and fullness. It also gives your lashes a natural full look with out feeling the weight on them. It’s available at every H&M branch and it’s quite affordable.

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The Hunger Games

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General Directory Banks Al-Bilad Bank

Auto Care Technology

Tel: +966-2-6576217

Tel: +8001230000

Modacar

Tel: +8001208000

Smart Care

Tel: +966-2-6518070

V. Cool

Tel: +966-2-6422111

Courier

Alinma Bank

Tel: +920005555

Al-Jazira Bank

Tel: +966-533500077

Al-Rajhi Bank

Tel: +966-2-6396969

Arab National Bank

Aramex

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

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

Tel: +920009191

E: Tel: +966-1-4887788

Tel: +8003450000

E: Tel: +966-1-4801217

Tel: +966-2-6714636

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

DHL

AUSTRIA

Fedex

BAHRAIN

TNT Express

Tel: +966-2-6678888 UPS

BANGLADESH

Delivery

BELGIUM

Tel: +966-2-6392393 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 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

Avis

Al-Zaman Group Daleel

SAPTCO

Tel: +966-2-6719219

Tel: +966-2-6474900

Tel: +966-2-6714475

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

Discovery Fernas

Tel: +966-2-6595000

Te’le’ Car

Formula

Business Services

Hanco

Venue Executive Club

Tel: +966-2-6621213 Tel: +920001844 Hertz

Tel: +966-2-6040339 Hessen for Rent Car

Tel: +966-2-6430295 Khozama Est.

Tel: +966-2-6317177 Key Rent a Car

Tel: +966-2-6856251

BURKINA FASO BRUNEI

CAMEROON

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

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

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

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

CZECH REPUBLIC

DSL Net

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

Atheer

Tel: +966-2-6839333 Nesma

Tel: +966-2-2567998 SPS

Tel: +966-2-6824556

E: Tel: +966-1-4503617 DENMARK

DJIBOUTI

E: Tel: +966-1-4543182 C: Tel: +966-2-6621938 DESTINATION JEDDAH 95


EGYPT

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

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

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

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

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

E: Tel: +966-1-4567173 GAMBIA

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

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

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

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

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

E: Tel: +966-1-4568644 INDIA

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

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

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

E: Tel: +966-1-4882300 ITALY

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

E: Tel: +966-1-2881100 96 DESTINATION JEDDAH

C: Tel: +966-2-6670676 JORDAN

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

PAKISTAN

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

KOREA

PORTUGAL

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

QATAR

KENYA

KUWAIT

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

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

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

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

MALI

E: Tel: +966-1-4643982

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

SINGAPORE

MALTA

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

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

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

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

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

NEPAL

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

E: Tel: +966-1-4645170

SWEDEN

NETHERLANDS

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

SWITZERLAND

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

E: Tel: +966-1-4887481 TANZANIA

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

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


TUNISIA

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

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

E: Tel: +966-1-4544910 UKRAINE

E: Tel: +966-1-4508536 UAE

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

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

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

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

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

Belleview 2 Compound

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

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

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

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

Compounds

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 www.arabian-homes.com 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 www.hhaproperty.com.sa

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

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

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

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

Tel: +966-2- 6910041 Nada Village

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

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

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

Opp. Saudi German Hospital Tel: +966-2-6518178 Corniche, Near A-Bilad Hotel www.raytheon.com Tel: +966-2-6943464 Reem Compound www.alhajrayn.com Al-Salamah, Saqr Al-Quraish St. Al-Hajrayn Village

Hiba Compound

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

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

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

Tel: +966-2-6829196 Al-Salam Compound

Al-Rehab, Palestine St., Between Dallah Tower& Makkah Highway Tel: +966-2-6717121 www.alsalamcompound.com Salamia Compound

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

Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6607590 http://www.hhaproperty.com. sa/property/saripalm.html

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Saudia City

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

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

Prince Majed St., North of Tel: +966-2-6910828 www.sharbatlyvillage.com 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

My Little Kingdom School

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

Tel: +966-2-6060958 www.sunshineschool.edu.sa Up and Away

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

Tel: +966-2-6210002 Communication & Transportation

Tel: +966-1-4042928 Disabled Children’s Association

Tel: +966-2-66224080/ 8001241118 Education

Tel: +966-2-6723028/ 6444305

Kindergartens

Foreign Affairs

ABC School

Health

Tel: +966-2-6988827 Ambassadors School

Tel: 800-124-9000 Web: www.ambassadorsschools.com Building Blocks

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

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

Tel: +966-2-6077224 Mob: +966-5-04390998

Tel: +966-2-6047000 Tel: +966-2-6970006 Information & Culture

Tel: +966-2-6514060/ 6476222 Interior

Tel: +966-2-6684000 Jeddah Chamber of Commerce

Tel: +966-2-6515111 Water & Electricity

Tel: +966-2-6725349 Schools & Institutes Al-Bayan

IPS (Innovators Private School)

Tel: +966-2-6611004 www.al-byan.com

Jack N Jill

Tel: +966-2-6761955 www.alfaisal-school.com

Tel: +966-2-6980685 Mob: +966-569490403 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 98 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Al-Fasial International School

Al-Waha International School

Tel: +966-2-6729660 www.alwahaschool.com Hera International School

Tel: +966-2-6655411 Tel: +966-2-6688568

The American International School

Tel: +966-2-6620051 www.aisj.edu.sa

The British International School

Tel: +966-2-6990019 www.continentalschool.com Coral International School

Tel: +966-2-6832002 www.coralschool.net Dar Al Fikr School

Tel: +966-2-6311118 (Boys) Tel: +966-2-6311117 (Girls) www.fikr.sch.sa Dar Al-Hanan School

Tel: 920029669

Dar Al-Ruwaad School

Tel: +966-2-6592225

Dar Jana International School

Tel: +966-2-6648315 www.djis.edu.sa

Global International School

Tel: +966-2-6523444 Tel: +966-2-6144101 ( KG ) www.gis.sch.sa Jeddah International School

Tel: +966-2-6061253 www.jischool.org

Jeddah Knowledge School

Tel: +966-2-6620174 www.jks.edu.sa Jeddah Preparatory & Grammar School

Tel: +966-2-6542354 www.jpgs.org

Manarat Jeddah School

Tel: +966-2-6730225 www.manaratjeddahschools.com My Little House

Tel: +966-2-6652490 www.mylittlehouse-sa.com Thamer International School

Tel: +966-2-6680747 www.tis-edu.com

Young Entrepreneur School

Tel: +966 -2- 6127670 Mob: +966 -5-60735670 www.yes.sa.com

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Wall Street Institute

Tel: +966 -02- 2833094 Tel: +966 -02- 2833095 www.wsi-ksa.com Social Services Organization Charitable Society for the memorization of the Qura’n

Tel: +8002442777 www.qj.org.sa

Charity Society in Jeddah

Al-Zahra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6391100 Charitable Services for the Care of Cancer Patients

Al-Rowais Dist. Tel: +966-2-6511373

Committee for Social Services and Health

Tel: +966-2-6875521 firstwelfaresociety.org.sa

Committee for the Welfare of Prisoners and Their Families

Tel: +966-2-219 7767 / 920006065 pcare.org.sa Enabling Marriage & Family Support Foundation

Al-Nozla Dist. Tel: +966-2-6811168/ 920000900 Faisaliah Women’s Charitable Foundation

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

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

King Abdul-Aziz Shelter for Abused Women & Children

Tel: +800116066 www.7imayah.org Maharat Center

Madinah Rd. Tel: +966-2-6656218 www.maharat.org

Majid Bin Abdulaiz Foundation for Development & Social Services

Al-Shate’e Dist. Tel: +966-2-6062959

Ministry of Social Affairs

mosa.gov.sa/portal/ National Charitable Foundation for Blood Donation

Tel: +966-2-6905008 National Society for Human rights

Tel: +966-2-6222261 www.nshrsa.org

Princess Fawziah Center for Women & Children

Tel: +966-2-6369891 firstwelfaresociety.org.sa

Saudi Environmental Society

Murjaan Dist. Tel: +966-2-6996193 www.sens.org.sa

Society Friends Charitable Foundation

Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6919999

The School of Etiquette

Tel: +966-505558703 www.etiquetteschool-sa.com Wedad Charity Foundation

Tel: +966-2-2753377 www.wedad.org Women’s Charitable Foundation in Jeddah

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

Zamzam Foundation for Volunteer Health Services

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

Tel: +966-2-2159000/2159009 (Boys’ section) Tel: +966-2-6900671/6900238 (Girls’ section) www.cba.edu.sa Dar Al-Hekma College

Tel: +966-2-6303333 www.daralhekma.edu.sa Effat College

Tel: +966-2-6364300 www.effatcollege.edu.sa

Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies

Tel: +966-2-6355882/6356555 www.ibnsina.edu.sa

Jeddah College of Technology

Tel: +966-2-6370387 www.jct.edu.sa

Jeddah Community College

Tel: +966-2-2870026 www.jcc.kau.edu.sa

Jeddah Teacher’s College

Tel: +966-2-6914620

(KAUST)King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

www.kaust.edu.sa

King Abdulaziz University

Tel: +966-2-6400000 www.kau.edu.sa Prince Sultan Aviation Academy

Tel: +966-2-6862997 www.fo.sv.net

Prince Sultan College for Tourism and Hotel Sciences

Tel: +966-2-2844425 Tel: +920016165 www.pscj.edu.sa

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: www.commerce.gov.sa/ english/

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I love eating out for breakfast

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I love getting/giving the Eidiyas

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I love the dawn prayer time

I love the Eid treats

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I love family reunions

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I love watching and lighting up fireworks

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I love the new pajamas

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I love going to Shalal theme park

I love the new thobes

I love the new abayas



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