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Issue 44 Sep 2012

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EDITORIAL Back To Reality

Editor-in-Chief Enas Hashani

Back to school, back to work, back to reality. The excitement of Eid and the memories of vacations are fading into the distance as Jeddahwis prepare themselves for the serious days of September. The thrill of new beginnings permeates the air, so take a deep breath and prepare for new adventures, new friends, and new challenges.

Editorial Director

Saudis were glued to their TV screens along with the rest of the world as the London 2012 Olympic Games unfolded in August. Cheering on the local heroes as they took the world stage and proudly paraded alongside athletes of every nationality was a beautiful sight to behold. “The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat” sums up the once-in-a-lifetime experience which these games represent to so many talented young people; viewers of the 2012 Games may be participants in 2016 after watching the inspirational achievements of every single athlete.


This issue is full of useful tidbits prepared by DJ’s staff of summer interns; young people who chose to dedicate their holiday to learning the ropes at a media company. Their youthful exuberance fills the pages, while their quest for perfection is evident from the wide variety of subjects covered to the in-depth guides for ensuring academic success. The entire staff at DJ congratulate you on a job well-done!

Interns Editor: Aisha Zamir Editor: Najwa Kaawach Designer: Dina Al Amoudi

It’s clear that Jeddah is the city which never sleeps now that Ramadan is over - there are new restaurants and new exhibits popping up all around town. From bookstores to stationary stores, cafes to art galleries, there’s no excuse to succumb to boredom if you know where to look. Of course exotic destinations like Kathmandu beckon if you’re already planning your next holiday!

So whether you’re headed back to school or back to work, keep DJ handy as your guide for all the special places which make Jeddah the City by the Red Sea. Wishing you success in all your endeavors. Enas Hashani Editor-in-Chief

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Savola support to our Syrian Brothers

Picking the right school in Jeddah

Mouawad’s New Boutique opens in Jeddah

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Talking to Kids About Bullying... Bullying is part of the child’s experience when learning how to socialize and knowing what’s right and wrong. When a child is put under the pressure of so many strangers, like in school, insecurities are increased and defenses come up, but kids usually lack enough empathy, so they take any means possible to feel confident and comfortable. As much as parents are able to, talking to kids about what to do when faced

with adversity at school is vital. It’s merely a lesson on what’s right and what’s wrong. It’s important for them to know that the people who are hurting others are the ones who are losing, that they can defend themselves if they wish but it’s better to forgive, and that there’s nothing wrong with them just because another kid is pointing out meaningless flaws.

Thumbs up to...

Increasing sport activities for children after school

By allowing our children to watch and play on the ‘idiot box’ (TV) constantly, it is inevitably bad for them and their health. Due to the vast amount of energy that they carry in comparison to adults, they need physical outlets. Fortunately, there are a growing number of sport activities that cater specifically to children. There are many schools in Jeddah that have after school sport activities, which help children become active. An added benefit is that they may discover a hidden talent for a sport! There are also many private coaches specializing in certain sports such as tennis and judo etc. Children who grow up in an active environment will boost their self-confidence, improve their concentration at school, and more importantly, may avoid major diseases in the future.

Thumbs Down to... Obesity in children

Obesity is a major problem in Jeddah due to the countless fast-food joints, unhealthy eating habits, and overall lack of exercise. It is scientifically proven that from a young age, once children start to eat healthy, they will grow up and adopt the same habits and therefore reduce their chance of heart disease. Did you know that the infamous Hardee’s Double Thick Burger has 1,250 calories in it? We are naive to these hidden calories, but by allowing your children to consume these kinds of foods on a regular basis, you are encouraging a risk of a heart attack. It is important to explain the importance of healthy eating and an active life-style to children so that they will grow up to become fit adults. 8



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September Weather


Country Fact Sheet

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


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


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

Inhabited Area:

Major Arabic Newspapers:

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

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

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

Jeddah Population:

Major English Newspapers:

Official Language:


Eid Al-Adha (The Feast of Sacrifice):

Saudi Gazette, Arab News.

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

Eid Al-Fitr (The Feast of Fast-Breaking): August 19, 2012 12 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Arabic. English is the second official language.

October 26, 2012

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

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Fact Sheet

Cut this out and keep in your wallet

Business & Banking Hours:

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

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


Saudi Riyal (SR) - divided into 100 Halalas; Notes printed in 1 (one), 5 (five), 10 (ten), 50 (fifty), 100 (one hundred), 500 (five hundred) Riyal denominations. Currency Exchange Rates: 1.00 US Dollar (USD) = SR3.75 1.00 Euro (EUR) = SR5.23 1.00 British Pound (GBP) = SR5.94 1.00 Indian Rupee (INR) = SR0.079 1.00 Pakistan Rupee (PKR) = SR0.047 1.00 Phillippines Peso (PHP) = SR0.08

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

Time Zone:

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

TV National TV: Saudi Channel 1/ Saudi

Channel 2 (English)/ Saudi Channel 3 (Sports)/ Al Ekhbariya News Satellite TV: Thousands of free channels from across the Middle East, Asia and Europe can be viewed using a satellite dish and receiver. Premium Satellite Providers: OSN (Orbit Showtime Network): Premium Arabic and Western Entertainment. ART: Premium Arabic, Western, and Asian Entertainment www.artonline. tv 14 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: *Mobily: *Zain: To block commercial SMSs for STC users: Call 800-2444455 toll-free (24 hr service SatWed) or e-mail: Internet Service Providers: *Orbit Satellite internet: *, *, *, *, *, *, *Nesma:


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


Finally in Jeddah


Astonishing news for Jeddahwis! Godiva Belgium 1926 has finally arrived to Jeddah. Enjoy the amazing selections of chocolate assortment, chocolate truffles and many more. Don’t miss out on the heavenly taste.

support to our Syrian Brothers In response to the request of King Abdullah to support Syrian people, Savola Group is participating by donating SR 2 million worth of cooking oils, sugar produced and food products by Savola Group subsidiary company Savola Foods Al-Azizia Panda United.

Air Arabia World’s Second Best

Air Arabia has been named the second best performing airline. Air Arabia, the only Middle East airline to claim a spot in the Aviation Week TPA Study, demonstrated sustained profitability and solid growth margins in 2011, placing it at number two among all airlines worldwide.


Rosewood Corniche’s specialty restaurant Habsburg hosted a breakfast buffet then transformed into a scrumptious celebratory Eid brunch. Guests enjoyed a live cooking station where they could see Rosewood’s chefs in action preparing the delicious Eid breakfast. Don’t miss it next year...

McLaren nine 12C GT3’s

On August 6th, nine stunning examples of the McLaren 12C GT3 lined up for the famous Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps to contest the Total 24 Hours of Spa. Each car showed its strength, five of them began in top 20, Von Ryan claimed 4th place in the Pro-Am class. This race was especially significant for McLaren. 16 DESTINATION JEDDAH


Jeddah Tel: 02-6391620 | E-mail: Al-Khobar Tel: 03-8828943 | E-mail:


Vertu Black Neon Hyundai Vertu, the luxurious mobile phones, has unveiled its latest addition, the Constellation Black Neon. Created to seamlessly complement and enhance a selective lifestyle, the touchscreen model strikes the perfect balance between a supreme art of craftsmanship and modern technology offering an unrivalled range of category leading exclusive services.


Paris Gallery welcomes

ESCADA on board

ESCADA has announced a launch for its debut line of jewelry and watches across select Paris Gallery outlets in the UAE. Displaying the vibe of the luxe brand, the intimate signing between ESCADA and Paris Gallery was a luxurious ceremony that was held at the Capital Club in Dubai International Financial Centre.


The Hyundai Veloster has been named one of the “10 coolest new cars under $18,000” by the leading US automotive valuation company, Kelly Blue Book. It applauded it for its unique three-door styling and technology, which have also contributed to the new model in the prestigious 2012 Middle East Motoring Awards.

BEAUTY NEWS The new face of Olay in the Middle East Middle Eastern actress Nour has been named as the new Regional Brand Ambassador for Olay. The big movie screen star now joins 20 million women around the world – who adore the brand especially since Olay’s Total Effects cream has become an all-in-one anti-aging solution and gain visibly younger looking skin.

Vaseline Healthy Ever Tone Vaseline’s new Healthy Even Tone helps you restore your natural healthy even skin in 2 weeks with 24 hours of all over body care. The lotion contains Vitamin B3 that restructures excess melanin and provides your skin with the nutrients and minerals it needs. 18 DESTINATION JEDDAH


Useful Useful Information Information Settling In

Picking The Right


In Jeddah By Aisha Zamir

An important decision which will have long-term ramifications for your family is deciding which school to enroll your children in. Make the right decision and you could put them on a path toward lifelong learning, a prestigious college education, and a successful career. Choose wrong, and you will regret the consequences. Jeddah has a growing variety of schools, so take the time to investigate location, credentials, curriculum, and the student body to make sure that the school will be a good fit for your child. Popular schools in Jeddah are usually the ones that follow the British or American curriculum since these two types of systems are well-recognized worldwide. Besides the main American and British schools which are sponsored by their own countries, there are many international schools in Jeddah which also promote the same structure of education.


If you are just looking for a kindergarten, then Ambassadors School may be for you. Based on the philosophy of Dr. Marie Montessori, which encourages independence 20 DESTINATION JEDDAH

at an early age, Ambassadors is a popular Montessori school. Their Jeddah location is their second branch, the first being in Riyadh. Here is a quote from The Ambassadors School team “Montessori certified and fully bilingual in Arabic/ English. Our exclusive Kindergarten curriculum expands beyond academics to cover all areas of intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development of your child. Our children are also taught Islam in a seamless way that goes beyond teachings and Quran to learning about our noble Islamic values and living them in our daily life.� Tel: +966-2-6622199


Jeddah Preparatory & Grammar school, also known as JPGS or the British-Dutch school, is widely recognized by Jeddahwis as a school of luxury and academic excellence. Here’s a quote from the JPGS website which sums up the school “We have long made a virtue of being, on principle, academically selective, but not exclusive. Our pupils are encouraged to work to their capacity and to develop diverse interests beyond the classroom which enrich their own lives and thereby, the life of the school.” Location: Al Naeem Dist. Al-Amal St. Opp Prince Sultan Street Tel: +966-2-6542354


Jeddah Knowledge International School: Jeddah Knowledge International School is a recently opened school highly regarded for its innovation. It is known for its quality of education, well-rounded environment catering to all aspects of a student›s needs, and its commitment to academic excellence. Location: Amir Sultan St. Al Salamah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6917367

AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF JEDDAH: American International School of Jeddah: The vision of the American International School of Jeddah is to be an educational institution that is highly regarded for its focus on academic excellence, innovative practices, community service, and global citizenship. It follows the American curriculum. Location: North Jeddah, Near Arabian Homes Tel: +966-2-6620051



Manarat Jeddah Schools for Boys and Girls: This school provides quality education to both boys and girls of various ethnicities. It follows the British curriculum of IGCSE’S and A levels. This school also focuses on Islamic values as it is well segregated and also includes Islamic studies and Quran in the curriculum. Location: Differs for both boys and girls Tel: +966-2-6742402


PISJ-ES is a place where students, staff, parents, and the community work cooperatively to create an integrated curriculum and flexible educational program that meets the intellectual, emotional, physical, and social needs of an ever-expanding and diverse student population. The English section of this school follows the British curriculum; it has been awarded and praised with many for its students receiving top grades and scholarships. Location: Al Azizeyyah Dist. Taj Al-Deen Al Makki St. Tel: +966-2-6720622, +966-2-6738670


AL - FALAH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL: Al-Falah International School - Al Falah DPS, Jeddah seeks to serve the needs of the diverse expatriate community by providing an all-round, modern, and comprehensive education to children from Nursery to Year 12. Al Falah International School DPS Jeddah aims to honor the heritage of DPS Society by grooming its students to become complete individuals and responsible members of society. Location: Old Okaz Building, Al-Rehab Dist. Tel: +966-2-6754400/6740197


British International School of Jeddah – The Continental School: In a nutshell, this school strives to recognise, celebrate, and encourage a spirit of internationalism. It caters for children from KG-Year13 and has in excess of 1,500 students from over 60 countries. It is one of the largest international schools in Saudi Arabia. Established in 1977, BISJ provides a British-style education. Further information can be found on at about the Upper and Primary sections of the school. Location: 4 Km North of Tareekh Sq. West of Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6990019


Global International School is an independent school open to all expatriates in the Jeddah community. Many expats send their children here, making it a school of different faces. If you want your child to be more cultured and to mix in with all kinds of people from all over the world, then Global is the school for you. Location: Al Ruwais Dist. Behind Baroom Centre Tel: +966-2-6525054, +966-2-6523444


Jeddah Tel: +966 2 662 9050/45

P.O.Box 14552

Jeddah 21434 KSA

Riyadh Tel: +966 1 419 1913/30

P.O.Box 62877

Riyadh 11595 KSA


TIPS FOR YOUR CHILD ON SETTLING IN A NEW SCHOOL: 1. Familiarize yourself with their teachers

and ask them as many questions as you want.

alities. You’ll find people that share common interests once you begin to network.

Always be patient with schools and 2. Inquire about the annual fees, the teach- 8. teachers; schools differ in terms of organizaers’ credentials, and the school’s education and physical curriculum.

3. Make sure to call up each school, ask

them which curriculum they follow, which exam board they follow, how many students they have, and the timings of the school.

4. Ask them what transportation they

provide for the children, and the costs of it, most school provide buses that travel to your local area

5. Make sure to visit each school before

you make a final decision. Check out their facilities and what other extra curriculur activities they provide.

6. After you’ve made your choice, find out

the application deadline, assemble all the necessary documents and apply. Have a plan B in case you don›t get your first choice.

7. Once you’ve picked a school, get to

know some parents. Most international schools have children from all kinds of backgrounds, hence a wide range of nation-


tion, curriculum, and teaching methods.

9. Teach your child to obey laws and to

respect people from different backgrounds and religions.

WHAT’S BEEN GOING ON... HEKAYAT ABAYA: On August 7th, the two fashion designers Alia and Abeer Oraif introduced a new meaning to the Abaya that matches our current rhythm. They launched their exclusive line “Hekayat” that adds glamour to the traditional abaya. “We provide abayas for Saudi women with gathered meanings that become a beautiful abaya and the stories behind it” – Alia Oraif. MOUAWAD’S NEW BOUTIQUE OPENS: On August 9th, Mouawad, the luxury jeweler and watchmaker, officially opened the doors of its new flagship boutique at Jameel Square in Jeddah. The new showroom is the fourth and largest Mouawad boutique to open in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

CPC CELEBRATED THE COMPLETION OF ITS SUMMER TRAINING INTERNSHIP: On August 4th, Construction Products Holding Company (CPC) celebrated in its headquarter in Jeddah the graduation of Saudi female students from both King Abdul-Aziz University and Effat University who participated in CPC’s Summer Training Internship Program. The program offered training for female students majoring in Engineering and Information Technology.

AL-TAZAJ 200,000 SR CHICKEN SANDWICH CONTEST : On August 2nd, Al-Tazaj restaurants announced the winner for the Chicken Sandwich Recipe Contest. Dania Muwaffag won the first prize (200,000 SR) that was given to her by Waleed Abu Rashid the Executive Director of the restaurants. The event took place at Al-Shallal amusement park in Jeddah. 28 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Mark Your Calendar Academic Calendar E-mail:

Upcoming Events

5-7 Sep

SEP 2012

Speed-reading course

Wisdom of knowledge for training Center provides Speed Reading course - with Abdullah El Zoraki in Jeddah. Venue: Jeddah – Wisdom of Knowledge for training center Tel: +966-581088814 - +966-581088815 Website:

22-25 Sep

Jeddah – Public relations Course

23-27 Sep

Social Media Week

Wisdom of knowledge for training Center provides public relations course with Dr. Abdul Ilah mutilation in Jeddah. Venue: Jeddah – Wisdom of Knowledge for training center Tel: +966-581088814, +966-581088815 Website:

Connecting people and content to promote conversation on emerging trends Email: Website:

25-26 Sep

1 SEPT. 2012 Beginning of School Year

3 NOV. 2012

School Starts After AL Adha Holiday

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Self-esteem course

This training gives you more than 40 ways to increase selfconfidence in the Course self-esteem in Jeddah with Dr. Ali Obaid Venue: Jeddah – Wisdom of Knowledge for training center Tel: +966-581088814 - +966-581088815 Website:

18-19 Sep

Saudi National Day

Course of analysis personal by Projects

Wisdom of knowledge for training Center provides Course of analysis by personal handwriting Graphology in Jeddah with Dr. Ali Obaid. Venue: Jeddah – Wisdom of Knowledge for training center Tel: +966-581088814 - +966-581088815 Website:

16-17 Sep

23 SEPT. 2012

Flame Initiative to Support theYouth Projects

The initiative is to support young people, their ideas and talent developments. Venue: Jeddah – Park Hyatt Tel: +966-2-2639666 Website:

10-12 Sep

and Important Dates

4th Medical Nutrition Therapy Symposium

Specializes in Clinical Nutrition Department. Venue: Jeddah Hilton Hotel Tel: +966-2-6677777 ext. 67830/68485 Email:

. 2013 19 JAN- Year Mid n Vacatio

5 JAN. 2013 Final Exams 1st. Semester

26 JAN. 2013

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Business Who’s Who

Standing Ovations

By Dilara Hafiz

The first Olympic Games were held in 776BC. At that time, both the participants and the spectators were men; strictly no women allowed! Fast-forward 2,000 years to 1900, the first Olympic Games which women participated in. Saudi Arabian women proudly joined the ranks of these select few athletes in the 2012 London Olympic Games with the presence of 19 year-old Sarah Attar and 16 year-old Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani. It’s no surprise to see Muslim women taking part in a celebration of excellence. As one of the most progressive religions of the time, Islam awarded women the right to own property, the right to retain their own name, and the right to vote in the seventh century. Indeed, Khadijah, the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) first wife, was a successful businesswoman and widow prior to her second marriage. She remains the quintessential role model for Muslim women – the first convert and the first Muslim woman entrepreneur. Who can fault Saudi women for following in such illustrious footsteps?


“This is such a huge honor and an amazing experience, just to be representing the women,” Attar said in an interview with The

“I know that this can make a huge difference for women in Saudi Arabia; I think this can really spark something to get more involved in sports, to become more athletic.”

Associated Press.

Although neither women brought home a medal, they did bring home the admiration and well-wishes of thousands of fans who proudly watched their performances. “To

see how the crowd reacted to her when she was running was very touching and very exciting,” Attar’s father, Amer, told the AP.


“I am happy to be at the Olympics. Unfortunately, we did not win a medal, but in the future we will and I will be a star for women’s participation.” She complied with Shaherkani said,

the rules of both the International Olympic Committee as well as Sharia law with her insistence upon wearing the hijab customtailored to comply with the IOC’s safety concerns. Her father, Ali, a judo referee, told The Associated Press he “cried like a baby” watching his daughter compete.

”She was happy and smiled when she finished the fight. She hugged me and said: ‘Daddy, I did this.’ I was so proud,” he said.

In the face of opposition and nay-sayers, Shahrkhani exhibited grace under pressure in her bout and left no room for doubt that in the future, Saudi women will be a force to be reckoned with.

“Today highlighted how much of a winner she is. In the face of not having any facilities, in the face of swimming upstream like a salmon she still had the ability to make it here,” said Rafid Fatani, an enthusiastic Saudi gentleman who attended her match in London and walked out of the stadium


afterwards proudly waving his nation’s flag. Saudi Arabia’s equestrian team, which included Prince Abdullah al Saud, brought home the bronze medal in team show jumping. Future Olympic Games will see greater participation from both genders in the years to come. Attar and Shaherkani are two brave young women who faced down critics by representing their country with honor and pride. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud, gave permission for these women to join the Saudi Arabian Olympic Team. Their presence on the international world stage defies the stereotype of the oppressed Arab woman and replaces it with the inspirational message of woman’s empowerment and strength. Their ground-breaking steps as female athletes actually represent the beginning of a marathon journey for Muslim women around the world. Judo, track, and any other sport imaginable are now open to women without the barrier or excuse of race, religion, or nationality. Way to go, ladies!



Lifelong Employability

Innovative, High Quality, and Affordable Learning The Executive Education and Community Services Institute (EECSI) at Effat University offers a wide range of courses and Diplomas in partnership with some of the world’s most reputable institutions such as the Sorbonne University; Cisco Networking Academy; Microsoft; NCB; ICDL International; German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD); Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University; the Ecole Superieure des Affairs; Institute of International Education, and Prince’s School of Traditional Arts. The programs offered by the EECSI are supervised by the three Colleges of Effat University: College of Engineering, College of Business, and College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The University is accredited by the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA). The EECSI receives support from the Human Resources Development Fund and the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation. Our clients include Dallah, NCB, Binzagr Company, Okaz, in addition to a number of international schools and charitable organizations. The EECSI offers the following programs through its 5 centres: 1. Foreign Languages, College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Diploma of French Language and Civilization, English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, and Arabic for Non-Native Speakers. The Center also runs a tailor-made English program English for Workplace Effectiveness which is intended to meet the needs of small and large enterprises. All foreign languages are taught by native speakers with several years of experience in teaching the language to foreign learners. The Center in collaboration with the Department of English and Translation provides certified translation and interpreting services. 2. Information Technology, College of Engineering: Certified training and testing centre for CISCO, A+ Certification Exams Prep, and ICDL Tests. 34 DESTINATION JEDDAH


3. Business studies, College of Business: Provides a range of executive courses and preparation for international examinations: Management of Employee Retention and Engagement, Project Management Fundamentals and PMP Test, Decision Making under Uncertainty, Certified Human Resources Professional, Certificate in Leadership and Supervisory Skills, Strategic Planning,and Entrepreneurship. The Center’s Entrepreneurial Clinic provides consultancy services. 4. Art and Design, College of Engineering: Provides training and testing for Adobe Certified Expert, Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel Draw, Dreamweaver, Flash, Image Ready and other professional software, in addition to 3D Max and AutoCAD. Applicants may opt for a Diploma in Graphic Design. 5. Preparation Centre for International Exams, supervised by the three colleges: Provides prep courses for international exams: SAT, iBT TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, IGCSE, IELTS, and the National Test (Qiyas). Members of the EECSI Alumni Association benefit from the facilities provided by Effat University.

Tel: +966-2-6364300 Ext: 1731 Mob: +966-554136469 / +966-590120281 Email: Facebook: Executive Education & Community Services Institute Twitter: @EffatEECSI LinkedIn: EECSI Effat University

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For The Sake of Your Children


High By Najwa Kaawach

It’s a new school year, meaning a new start. Are you slacking around while you watch your friends get involved with school life? Are they aiming high, while you are hanging low? Well, it’s time to move out of your comfort zone and be daring to try new things to make this year at school unforgettable and successful!

Start now and you will be prepared to make the best out of the new school year.

Here are 6 steps:

1. Get Involved!

One of the easiest ways of taking part in your school and doing something new is by getting involved with school activities. Make sure to keep your eyes open for any notices going around up at your school for things such as soccer try-outs, school show auditions, and afterschool activities. If you need a little push, ask a friend to tag along. Once you put yourself out there, you will gain new experiences and make new friends in the process.


2. Volunteer!

If someone is looking for help in a subject or a teacher needs a student to write a speech for an assembly etc., then do it! You won’t only be helping them, but also helping yourself. People will appreciate your selfless volunteering, you will have a good time, and you will create stronger bonds within the school community.

5. Stay Organized

At the start of the year make sure to keep track of all your homework and assignments. You don’t want to have so much clutter and leave everything to the last minute before deadlines as this is going to cause stress and drive you crazy. Plan ahead, write down important due dates, and be prepared!

In order to keep track of everything, here are a few simple ways to stay organized: • Have a special folder that is dedicated to keeping all your assignments and tasks or keep a separate folder for each subject.

3. Expand Yourself!

Expanding yourself academically is an even better way to give this New Year great success. Say you need to improve your grades in Math? Set a target for yourself to get a higher grade than last year and work on it (get tutoring, spend more time studying, or form a study group.) Organize your time and place your targets as your priority, then leave the extra time for guilt-free fun.

4. Be Realistic!

When setting goals, make sure they are realistic. Don’t just say “I want to do better in so and so,” instead be specific and say “I want to get 90% on my next Math exam.” If you make unrealistic targets you will only be disappointing yourself when you start finding them impossible to achieve.

• Get a small carry on calendar that you can readily access. When something comes up, you can easily write it down. The calendar will tell you when you need to do what. You can find these things from Jarir or Tihama Bookstores • Make a ‘to do’ list that tells you what you need to complete each day, Then when you are done, you can mark it off and get a sense of satisfaction. • If you own an iPhone or iPad, then the application “iProcrastinate” is great as it will help you keep track of what you need to do and remind you of deadlines.

6. Remember

Think about your last school year, what did you like about it? Was there anything you wanted to change? Do differently? Act on those questions to help guide you to a better year – Good Luck! DESTINATION JEDDAH 37


To School Shopping!

By Najwa Kaawach

At the start of a new school year everyone is always out rushing for last minute supplies! School shopping always seems like a hassle and you always end up going to the same place and paying the same prices. Read this and your life will be made much simpler as these tips will guide you on when, where and how to shop!

Tips to guide you where and when to shop! 2. Make a list

1. Be an Early Bird The first tip to survive the rush is to go early in the morning! A lot of people usually go out at night, and sleep in all day. Don’t be lazy -be first. You can leave at 10 am and get all you need before the shops close for prayer at 12:30 pm Also, don’t start your school shopping at the last minute, try and get it done a month earlier. Do this and you will be saving yourself a whole lot of trouble.


Be sure to know what you are looking for so you don’t miss out on anything while you’re shopping You don’t want to be running around trying to figure out what you or your child needs last minute. Have a small list with you so that you can tick the things you bought in order. Organize before hand if you or your child already has things you can re-use instead of buying new ones such as an old backpack etc. Then put down all the necessities and be specific, two blue pens, one box of pencils and an eraser. Most of the times student are given a list of things to get from their school, which helps a lot, but make sure you know where to find these things so you can buy them all at once. This is more efficient and fast!

3. Know your bookstores! The most important part is to always know where to go before anything! Check out the list of well-known bookstores in Jeddah.


TOP Bookstores in Jeddah!

2. Jarir Bookstore:

1. Tihama Bookstore: Tihama is excellent with supplies for school, especially when it comes to bags, pens, folders and the main accessories. They have a wide range of supply, but the book section is quite small and does not have a large variety as Jarir and is mostly filled with Arabic books for children and a few for adults. If you want to do solo shopping then Tihama would be fine, as they do not have employees that are helpful. Overall, if you are shopping for your children then this shop is great for kids, toys and things they would love to have in their backpacks for school!

This is the go to place for books and supplies. It has everything you need and everyone loves Jarir! You can find amazing art supplies, laptops, mobiles and books etc. if you are looking for a specific book, Jarir would be the best place to go to. The customer service there is excellent as the employees are very helpful and know where to find everything. The problem is that since everyone goes to Jarir, you might get caught in a crowd of people if you shop for your supplies at the wrong time or too late. Even though the one in Sari Street is more accessible, usually the one in Jarir Mall is less crowded and the space is much bigger, so even if there were a lot of people, you probably wouldn’t notice.


4. Obaikan:

If you need an alternative to Jarir, a place, which people may not always go to and is half the price, then we recommend Al Fanoos. It has an endless supply and not only that but it’s cheap! It consists of only one floor; the one located behind Souq al Shate is huge while the one in Tahliah is like a small corner store. If you need good art supply, then Fanoos is the definite place to go. However there are not many employees so at times you will find yourself searching for something on your own, yet if you get the chance to ask, they know where everything is. Another downer is that this bookstore is not good at all with books.

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The name says it all “Stationary”. If you’re looking to buy stationary and supplies then this would also be a good place to go to. Go up to the first floor to find an endless supply from stickers, cards and other accessories. The prices are around the same as Jarir Bookstore and are fair. Next to it is a small bookstore called “Little Books” which has a wide variety of children’s books. The stationary store itself is not the place to go to for electronics, DVDs and books. However, it has a larger stationary supply than Jarir. The service is all right, they lack in employees as it is a large store but if you come to ask for anything they will kindly help you.

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A large one-floor store, this bookstore is best for its Arabic books, although it still has a small variety of English books; it isn’t as well stocked as Jarir. The English books they have are more educational rather than entertaining. They have books for different scientific studies, languages and other subjects. It has a large amount of stationary although wouldn’t be a place to go to for electronics as they lack in that area. It is one of the largest bookstores in Jeddah, a part from Jarir. The service there however is not very helpful. There aren’t many employees and they don’t know where everything is. The atmosphere is very dull and the shopping experience is not enjoyable.

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Thinking of Getting a


Here’s what you should know... By Aisha Zamir

Getting a pet is an exciting event in the life of a child, but it is a decision, which will involve the entire family. Be sure to select the right animal by researching its food needs, life span, size etc. before you head out to the pet store. First things first, check out Pets In Need as an option since they have many abandoned kittens and dogs that are in need of new home. Unlike the major pet stores, they also provide the correct information you need about each pet such as its vaccinations, whether the animal has been castrated or spayed yet, etc. You can visit their Facebook or Twitter to look at the animals’ availability. As Jeddah’s only non-profit pet charity, they do their best to ensure the animal is healthy before they give it away to the new owner, and if it is a ‘rescue’ pet, then they will tell you step by step what to do and where to go to provide the proper treatment your new pet needs. Twitter: @PIN_Jeddah Facebook:

Getting a Puppy?

Owning a puppy brings a great deal of pleasure and whilst you will want yours to have a long, happy, and healthy life, it is almost inevitable that your puppy will need veterinary treatment at some point. 42 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Health checks Puppies need to be taken to a vet for an initial health check and to be registered with a veterinary practice. You need to check your puppy’s body regularly for lumps, swellings, rashes, cuts, grass seeds etc. You will also need to keep an eye on its teeth, gums, limbs, nails, dew claws, eyes, ears, and for testicular or mammary lumps, so get your puppy used to being gently touched all over and examined on a daily basis. Find a Vet service: The best vet clinics that we have come across in Jeddah are the ‘Happy Vet’ (026164030) and ‘Jeddah Vet’ (026912896)

• Your vet will advise you on vaccinations, worming, micro chipping and health issues. It is vital you follow your vet’s advice. Puppies can receive their first vaccination at proximately eight weeks, however this may vary depending on the normal practice of your vet. • Your vet will start your puppy on a course of vaccinations against the four main infectious diseases: Canine Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus. and Leptospirosis. All of these diseases can be fatal, so after its first course of vaccinations, it will need re-vaccinating annually. Keep the vaccination certificates safe, as you may need to show them at boarding kennels, dog- training classes, or if you take your dog abroad. Until your puppy is fully vaccinated, you should not take it anywhere it might come into contact with dogs or ground that may be infected, but you can take it out in your arms or in the car to get it used to different places and situations. Your puppy will also need regular worming and treatment for fleas and ticks, so follow the advice of your vet.

Additional Considerations for KidFriendly Cats 1. Adopt an older cat: When you adopt an older

cat, her temperament is fixed, so you'll get a much clearer picture of whether or not she's kid-friendly. When you adopt a kitten, you can't be sure that her playful scratchy-bitey behavior is due to youthful exuberance or ingrained in her personality.

Also, if you have very young children, an older cat is a better choice because children could accidentally hurt small kittens.

2. Spay/Neuter: Forget about providing a way for

Getting a kitten?

The kitten or cat should approach your kids readily and display affection. Purring is a very good sign. When handled, the cat should not nip or scratch. Handle the cat yourself, fairly aggressively. Don't hurt the cat, but pet firmly all over to make sure it doesn't bite when touched. Does the cat cringe or try to hide when subjected to sudden loud noises? If so, then it might not be the best choice for families with very young children. If the cat cowers or hides in a corner, it might not be a good choice in a raucous family environment.

your kids to witness the miracle of birth. Spaying or neutering your cat is the single most important action you can take to ensure that the cat will not lash out at one of your children. Toms are territorial and queens are unpredictable when in heat; either situation increases the chance that the cat might bite or scratch your child.

Kittens bred commercially, indiscriminately, and carelessly are likely to… • Develop disease • Have temperamental problems • Be difficult to housetrain • Find adjusting to family life hard • Suffer physical defects and have hereditary weaknesses Think carefully before buying and do not buy the pet because you feel sorry for it. If you buy from an unscrupulous breeder or dealer, you will be supporting their trade in misery. Every one you buy, another takes it place.

It's never too early to ingrain in your children the importance of spaying and neutering as part of responsible pet ownership. Raising your kids with cats will teach your children a lifelong love and respect for animals beyond what they'll get from watching Animal Planet. Selecting a cat with just the right temperament for your family will ensure a rich and rewarding experience for everyone. DESTINATION JEDDAH 43

Jeddah’s Top 3 Most Popular Small Animal Pets:

The top three small animals sold according to Jeddah’s pet stores are rabbits, hamsters and gerbils! So if you are considering buying your child one of these small rodents, here’s a few things you should know about taking care of one.


are most likely to die. Although life spans vary, rabbits generally live for about 10 years, which means getting a pet rabbit is a significant commitment. Rabbits are social animals that generally do best when paired or grouped with other rabbits, but be sure that all rabbits are neutered or spayed to avoid unintended breeding. Rabbits generally do not like to be held or picked up; incorrect handling can result in a rabbit’s nails scratching a child, or a rabbit’s back or legs being injured or broken.

Soft and furry rabbits are available in many breeds. If you have a fairly large, secure garden, then rabbits are free to run around and play with your children. But be careful; only put them out during late afternoon, or when it is not too hot. Keep their cage in the shade or preferably inside, and always keep a bottle of cold water in their cage, this is so the rabbits can rest against something cool. The best way to encourage a rabbit health and wellbeing is by providing unlimited access to hay and water. A common rabbit diet is also to offer fresh dark leafy greens, and high-quality pellets daily. Treats can be given in proportion too, and this includes fruit such as bananas, apples, and grapes etc. But remember these are very high in sugar for rabbits, so be careful how much your rabbit consumes. Rabbits also need access to fresh water, in a special water bottle, which is available in pet stores. Water keeps them going - especially in Jeddah’s hot weather. If they don't have any food or water, they


However, the bigger the breed, the more tolerant it is of being held! So if you have children that are hands on, pick a larger rabbit. Regular vet checks are needed also, especially for their nails and teeth. Lifetime Commitment: High Needs A Companion: High Likes To Be Held: Low Grooming: Low for shorthaired breeds; High for longhaired breeds

Gerbil: The playful gerbil is busy, smart, and likes to hang out with people. Although gerbils only live for about 2-3 years, they pack a lot of living into that time. Acrobatic and social, gerbils usually do best if housed as same-sex pairs/groups.

Hamster: The charming, busy hamster is a pet that’s fun to watch. The life span of hamsters ranges from 1-3 years, with the Syrian variety living the longest. The largest and most popular breed is the Syrian, which must always be kept in its own habitat because adult Syrians usually fight, sometimes to the death. The dwarf breeds can do well in groups, but might occasionally get into fights that require housing them in separate habitats too.

Occasionally, gerbils might need separate housing if fighting occurs. With gentle handling, gerbils learn to trust their owner and enjoy interacting. Gerbils are another self-grooming pet and do not require regular grooming from their owner. However, gerbil owners should offer a dust bath to the gerbils weekly and always provide items for the gerbils to chew to keep their ever-growing teeth trimmed. Gerbils are known for their chewing ability! Lifetime Commitment: Low Needs A Companion: High Likes To Be Held: Medium Grooming: Low

While hamsters don’t usually object to being held, they usually won’t sit and cuddle. Hamsters are the busy bees of the pet world and are usually on the go. It’s most fun to watch them play in their habitat or in a play area. One drawback to hamsters is their sleep schedule, which is the opposite of a child’s. Hamsters are awake and busy at night and sleep during the day. Hamsters are self-groomers that rarely need an owner to do anything except provide an occasional dust bath with the special dust sold by pet retailers. As rodents, hamsters have constantly growing teeth that are kept in check by chewing appropriate food or toys. Lifetime Commitment: Low Needs A Companion: Low Likes To Be Held: Low Grooming: Low


Arts &


‘And It Remains’ Arabic calligrapher Nasser Al-Salem had his first solo exhibition at Athr Gallery. He explores new, non-conventional, and fresh mixed media ways of producing his calligraphic designs, which use unique wooden columns and neon rods. In the past, the most traditional source of calligraphy has been ink on paper. On the contrary, Nasser’s training has been traditional, but he was inspired to do more. It was not enough to just inscribe words on paper; he needed to give the words justice, more of a meaning and creativity behind it by the use of other means than just mere inscription. This exhibition will portray Nasser’s unique and tri-partite approach to calligraphy-The word, the medium, and the aesthetic. With the specialized work of architecture under his sleeve, it allows him to incorporate both design and perspective into his work, giving it stunning 3D properties. This dynamic method provides viewers with a multi – layered path with which to approach the artwork.


One of his pieces consists of the Quran verse

‘And do you not see within yourselves?’ (Surah51, verse 21) It has been converted

into a style reminiscing the Kufic script, using reflective stainless steel. The verse has a diverse meaning to encourage ones self to contemplate themselves in order to discover the wonder, and total perfection of God’s creation. Through this use of stainless steel, it emphasizes the message of the verse, for whilst reading the work the viewer will literally also see a reflection of themselves, this in turn, encourages them to reflect upon their own creation. Inspired by his faith, Nasser’s work is devotional. It is inspired by the Quran and the tenets of his faith. Although, looking at his work, they are far from the usual scripts of ‘Alhamdulillah’ & ‘Bismillah’. His work ventures far outside calligraphy’s traditional box of contents, as it sheds light on verses and concepts that lies outside the mainstream. ‘And it remains’ is subject proof of the timeless and undeniable power of calligraphy along with prompting the viewers to re-think the norm, and the definition of calligraphy as they know it. It acknowledges its far-reaching conceptual possibilities and the impactful role that it has to play by contemporary artists such as Nasser.


Arts &


Creative Saudi Youth Explore UK By Angelic Salha

Edge of Arabia created a golden chance to Saudi Arabia’s residents to compete in the Create & Inspire 2012 Competition. The competition had a unique topic that defined it, this concept is mainly “Hajj: a journey to the Heart of Islam”. The art competition was about the Hajj, known as a journey of purification to the heart of Islam, Makkah. The proposition of the contest was planned by Edge of Arabia and then fully organized by Off-screen Expeditions and Crossway Foundations. Contestants had to be between 16 – 25 years old working in photography, painting and mixed media. The winners were chosen amongst hundreds of participants who took part in the nationwide creative competition, Most Competitive Youth, run throughout Saudi Arabia in 2011. The prize was a cultural journey of a lifetime during which they had the chance to work with professional artists, designers, museum custodians, social entrepreneurs and filmmakers to develop the key skills of leadership, communication and creativity. The prize also included a special 48 DESTINATION JEDDAH

exhibition of the winner’s artwork in the British Museum’s Addis Gallery alongside the Museum’s landmark Hajj exhibition. The work of the young winners is on display in The Arab British Centre until November 2012. One of the artist/Photographer among the rest of the winners is Mario El Khoury who is a part of the Saudi youth though he is not Saudi, however he was born and lived among a multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-religious environment. Winners also were invited to the GCF (Global Competitiveness Forum) in Riyadh. They were proudly congratulated in front of a multinational CEOs and entrepreneurs from around the world.

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Directory Bookstores

Al-Fanous Bookstores Tel: +966-2-6553897 Al-Maktaba Stores Tel: +966-2-2562187 Al-Obeikan Bookstores Tel: +966-2-6927018 / 920020209 Dar Al-Mareekh Bookstores Tel: +966-2-6524682 Jarir Bookstores Tel: +920000089 Little Book Roshana Center Tel: +966-2-2634817 Stars Avenue Tel: +966-2-2754689 Madina Bookstores Tel: +966-2-6659045 Mamoun Bookstores Tel: +966-2-6446614 Tihama Bookstore Tel: +966-2-6970690 Rawaea Al-Maktabat Tel: +966-2-6827730 Virgin Tel: +966-2-2633886 Libraries CBA Library Tel: +966-2- 6900671 Effat Library Tel: +966-2-6364300 Jeddah Public Library Tel: +966 2-6363920 Mirza Library Tel: +966-2-6721063 My Library Tel: +966-2-2631709

Green Leaves Playgroup OUR MISSION

To Provide Kind and Loving care in a developmentally appropriate environment, along with (Your Baby Can Read) curriculum that empowers children to develop early language, a positive self-image and a love of learning.

CLASSES: Saturday- Wednesday Half Day: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm Full Day: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

AGES: 5 months to 5 years 5 months to 1 year (Seeds) Toddlers 1 year to 2 years ( Roots) Nursery 2 years to 3 years (Stems) KG1 3 years to 4 years (Branches) KG2 4 years to 5 years (Leaves) KG3


Due to our limited enrollment, children will be admitted on a “First come First Serve” basis.

Tel: +966-2-6744545 Chucky Cheese Tel: +966-2-6062608 Color Me Mine Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-2-2180081 Funtime Pizza Tel: +966-2-6555992 Fun Day Tel: +966-2-2635487 Ice Land Tel: +966-2-6626666 IN10SO Tel: +966-2-2844992 Jeddah Lanes Tel: +966-26636381/ 6690343 Jungle Land Tel: +966-2-2881111 Kid’s Cafe Tel: +966-2-2634888 Mob: +966555651653 Kid’s Castle Tel: +966-2-2634760 Moon Toon Tel: +966-2-2844855 Oceanica Tel: +966-2-2150723 Smart Kid (AlHokair) Tel: +966-2-4202370 Sparks Tel: +966-2-6162144 Stationery Fantasies Tel: +966-2-6827730 Vi Kids Club Tel: +966-2-2616899 Vortex Tel: +920009


Museums & Art Venues

Fun & Recreation Al-Hokair Tel: +966-2-6836666 Al-Shallal Theme Park Tel: +966-2-6063993 Bowling City Tel: +966-2-6690800 Bowling World E-MAIL: FACEBOOK: “Green Leaves Playgroup, a safe, loving, place to learn”

TELEPHONE: 0505340002 - 0506612191 LOCATION: Khaldya Dist.

Al-Alamia Gallery Tel: +966-2-6635107 Al-Tayebat International City Museum for Sciences & Knowledge Sitteen St. Tel: +966-503601376 DESTINATION JEDDAH 49

Fashion & Shopping

Inside Anna Dello Russo’s I m a g i n at i o n

By Rayan Khayat

DJ had the opportunity to interview the famous fashion editor turned designer, Anna DelloRusso. Anna is a passionate fashionista who is currently the Editor at Large and Creative Consultant for Vogue Japan. She spent 18 years at Conde Nast Italia as a Fashion Editor for Vogue Italia and then as the Editor of L’Uomo Vogue. Her latest collection will be available worldwide October 2012, which will allow H&M customers to experience her unique creations at an affordable price.

what are your favorite styles and aesthetics? where does your imagination go when you’re putting together an outfit? I love excess: color, bold prints, decoration. It has a lot to do with my Southern Italian roots, but I also believe that nothing succeeds better than excess. I have no pre-set scheme when I put together an outfit. I follow my instinct. Sometimes you start with an earring, and build everything around it. Other times the dress is bold enough to speak by itself. I always like to add a personal touch to my outfits, in the form of bold accessories: stiletto heels, hats, and jewelry. WE’VE READ THAT YOU LOVE ACCESSORIES AND YOU THINK THEY’RE VITAL FOR GREAT FASHION. WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FASHION ACCESSORY? AND WHAT IS THE MUSTHAVE ACCESSORY FOR THIS SEASON? The most important accessory, for a woman, is a pair of high-heel shoes: they are vital, and also the best anti-depressant around. When you put on a pair of high-heels, you immediately feel better - stronger, more glamorous, more powerful. The must-have accessory for this season is the ADR 52 DESTINATION JEDDAH

range for H&M. There is everything in it: high heels and glistening jewelry, glasses and clutches, a feathered hat, and even a turquoise trolley to carry it all around when you travel. It’s a real must-have! WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR YOUR H&M COLLECTION? I wanted to recreate the excitement of the fashion weeks, a time when you enter a dreamy fashion bubble that is almost like a parallel reality. I tried to capture that sense of freedom, joy, and excitement in a collection that is feisty, colorful, and playful, with a precious feel. The collection is all about fun, color, and is extremely decorative. WHAT IS NEXT FOR ANNA DELLO RUSSO? I am up for any challenge. That’s what I love the most about fashion - its constant change, its unlimited possibilities.. Anna Dello Russo for H&M is available at H&M stores everywhere.


Fashion & Shopping

SCHOOL GADGETS Available at Virgin Megastore

1 Cupcake Paperclips Why use regular paper clips when you can use a delicious cupcake clip? It is useful and you won’t have to hit the gym afterwards.

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2 Keyboard Keys

Stationery Set

The perfect desktop accessory, the Keyboard Stationery Set is a practical and stylish addition to any work area, freeing up space and reducing clutter.

3 Jumbo Cassette Eraser

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These cassette shaped erasers are a monstrous 5x7 inches! They come in four colors, let us choose which you receive and enjoy the surprise!

4 Babushka Stationery

You will love this adorable Stationery Set. It includes 20 pushpins & 6 binder clips. Add some fun to your office with these pretty Russian dolls!


5 Kitty Cat Pen If you’re a cat lover then you will love these Kitty Cat Pens. They are a set of 12 pens with different 4 colors.



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Gifts & Souvenirs

Fashion & Shopping


Isn’t it great finding products you didn’t know you needed? Al-Hal provides that for you with these useful products. To keep fresh the WC Smellkiller for fresh bathroom, Body-Sponge for fresh skin, Zilosaop for fresh hands, Zilopet the animal brush and the XL for odor killer with a rubber shell. Mob: +966-552444931 +966-552483334 Location: Al-Hal, Ana Special Mall. Ground Floor/Kiosk

HAMED CARPETS Hamed Carpets has new astonishing arrivals of Oriental carpets, Handicrafts, metal and Camel bone Jewellery from 7 different countries. Pass by and check out the latest items they are offering. Mob: +966-50-568 3859 Location: 2nd Floor, Dome centrepoint, Prince Sultan Street. Web:

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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 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-

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D-F-P-T, Debenhams, Diesel, Many more... 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...

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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 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,

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simply, the perfect burger! When you crave a burger, there is a certain mental image that pops in your head of that perfectly round layered sandwich, just the way you like it. To get that impeccable image on a plate, you must hit Square Meater – the latest burger diner in town! Located in the Courtyard, Square Meater finds its comfy spot between Semsom and Margherita, with a cozy 2-floor setup separating the Singles and Families sections. Before you even enter, you’ll realize that this is a place with character; the hip, young and friendly energy seeps right through the door. The neon signboard pointing to the door takes you to a busy street in LA for a split of a second; and the bright-lit interior reflects quite a lively ambiance. Once inside, you’ll get the full-on experience; starting from the simple red and white décor, the lounge music, the sociable waiters, to the straightforward menu and unfussy food presentation, you’ll immediately realize that this is the place to drop by with your friends when you want to chill out and enjoy absolutely tasty burgers. The bun, the beef and the sauces used in Square Meater burgers guarantee that each bite you take is just perfect. Ingredients are all of premium quality; the soft buttery buns are freshly baked, the juicy burgers are made with natural Angus beef and the sauces are pungently flavorsome. The end result is so rewarding that your mouth won’t stop moving until you’ve wiped off any traces of your ordered burger!



The Cheese Meater and the Shroomz Melt are definitely their signature items, must-try them! Cheese Meater is for the classic burger-addicts, who don’t like to mess around with their original definition of THE burger; Shroomz Melt, on the other hand, is for those who always expect more, those who relish an innovative twist. The menu also offers a couple of other options to satisfy the diverse taste buds, including the Crispy Bacon, The Heater (spicy, and when Square Meater says spicy, they mean it!) and Chicken Out for the chicken lovers. As for the side fries served, they just cannot be crispier! They look and taste gourmet, deliciously complementing your burger meal. Square Meater also offers some great starters and salads in case you want to go for the full course; got to try their Mozzarella Squares with thousand island dip – a guaranteed happy-tizer! And what can be better than having a sweet finale after the burger-craving fix? The ultimate indulgence will be in the Fudge Brownie, served with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce; but if you’re not really a chocolate person, top off your dining experience with the Apple Crumble – a lusciously fabulous delight. Location: The Courtyard, Prince Sultan St.,

P.O.Box 126666 Jeddah 21352 Saudi Arabia

Tel: 02 606 1441 Facebook: Twitter: @squaremeater Email:



Real Flavors That Bring People Together Applebee’s Grill and Restaurant is the world’s largest casual dining restaurant company. With more than 2,000 restaurants in 19 countries around the globe, it is a well-recognized brand and a leader in the casual dining segment. Applebee’s opened its first restaurant in Jeddah in 2003. AECL owns the franchise rights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It currently operates restaurants in all major cities in KSA with further expansion plans into other potential markets. AECL is the largest franchisee for Applebee’s in the Middle East with multiple locations across the country. AECL was awarded the “Franchisee of the Year” award for two consecutive years in 2006 and 2007. There are more Applebee’s restaurants in KSA than any other core casual dining restaurants making it the most recognized brand in the market.

from other casual dining restaurants. Guests enjoy hearty portions of their favorite food at “great value” delivered by people who are passionate about quality service and guest satisfaction. Applebee’s offers a variety of delicious items on the menu ranging from high quality fajitas to sizzling steaks, specially designed kids menu and a premium desserts selection.

All Applebee’s restaurants have a friendly and family setting atmosphere with something exciting on the menu for all age groups with great emphasis on freshness and quality. They are ideal places for business gatherings and special occasions offering a variety of American and Tex-mex cuisines. Chefs and development teams keep the menu up to date, introducing two to three menu changes throughout the year. This is one of the strong differentiating points

Applebee’s success in Saudi Arabia could not have been possible without the great support from local communities. The team is committed to being socially responsible and involved in giving back to the neighbourhood, working closely with local charity organizations and by allowing guests to be directly involved as well.





GOT to try..

Pizza Cone Are you in the mood for a pizza with a twist? If you are up for the extraordinary adventure, then we recommend you try Hush Pizza, the first of its kind in Jeddah. This creative pizza is the art of Italian Pizza; it brings the original pizza to a whole new level. They offer customers a pizza in a cone. Yes, that’s right - pizza in a cone! These unique creations are a combination of the delicious and the whimsical; delectable pizza toppings wrapped in a savory cone. From vegetarian to chicken fajita, there are flavors to suit all taste buds; even sweet varieties filled with cream are available. The handy, non-messy eating experience of the pizza cones makes them especially suitable for parties or catering, providing a fun yet fulfilling snack or meal, as it’s great for kids to enjoy the cone without the mess. Hush Pizza prepares their meal daily using only fresh ingredients in addition to original new combinations upon request. Hush Pizza provides Jeddahwis with this one-of-a-kind treat and proves that ice cream isn’t the only thing that tastes great in a cone!

Location: Sari St, Facing Burger King Tel: +966 564028330


Tuscan Spinach Dip The Tuscan Spinach Dip at TGI Fridays was suggested by one of our readers, Anas Tahir Khan. After sampling it ourselves, DJ completely agrees with him. The combination of rich, tangy Parmigianino and Romano cheese with spinach, artichoke hearts, sautéed onions and bell peppers is absolutely mouthwatering. Definitely a diet-buster, this rich, satisfying dip is served warm and accompanied by TGI Friday’s signature red and white corn tortilla chips. This is definitely a must try to share with a group of friends! Location: Andalus St. Tel: +966-2- 6529330

Mystery Diner Glow It’s Ramadan, and just like many other Jeddahwis. It’s the best time for me to try out new places. I had heard of glow before, but hadn’t heard anything about the food. One night, my friends and I decided to go there for Sahoor.

Clearly I managed to eat my “meal” in two minutes! I have nothing against the high prices of the menu as that is the standard of the restaurant especially in its location. However, is it crazy of me to expect my money’s worth?

As I walked in, I admired the modern, light-hearted atmosphere. It felt a lot more like a lounge then a restaurant, although it lacked the dim lighting of a lounge, which for me was a disappointment.

It’s a shame really, as I have experienced this over and over again with restaurants in Jeddah. They seem to spend so much money on the decor, location, branding etc. However for a unapparent reason they tend to forget the one thing that makes or breaks a restaurant, the food.

I reached the table where my friends were waiting for me already, each with a shisha in her hand. Personally, I don’t like to eat heavy for Sahoor so I chose to order an over-priced Panini sandwich with what was mentioned as some kind of sauce, fries and a salad on the side, sounded perfect. The “meal” arrived in decent time but I was in shock from the ridiculous tiny portion as I found the sandwich to actually be three teeny tiny pieces with about 5 to 10 pieces of french-fries and what seemed like a barley visible single peace of celery as the “salad”.

At Glow, I appreciated the effort put into the decor, as well as the well-trained waiters who were friendly and professional at serving us. I hope they prove me wrong next time by presenting me with the cuisine that’s well worth spending every riyal in my wallet.

Location: Ana Special Mall Tel: +966-533880060

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Directory American 16 Hundred Le Chateau Mall,Tahlia St Tel: +966-2-2614415 Mob: +966-549302320 19th Century Burger Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-920019819 Americano Burger Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6976357 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 Crown Grill Crown Plaza. Tel: +966-2-6611000 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 Square Meater Burger Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-2-6061441 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: +966-2-2754266 The Texan Meridien Hotel Tel: +966-2-6633333 Tony Roma’s Mall of Arabia 66 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Tel: +966-2-6123534 Uno’s Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6221320 Wing Zone Rawdah 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 Arafat St. Tel: +966-2-6637005 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 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: 920008182 Ganache Rawadah St. Tel: +966-2-6601390 Miss Chocolate Rawda St. Tel: +966-2-6638989 Nesma Chocolates

Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6947790 Tel: +966-2-2150141 Arafat St. Tel: +966-2-2845820 Patchi Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6525961 Voila Chocolate Millenium Ctr. Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6684343 Stars Avenue Tel: +966-2-2754411

Coffee & Tea Shops 360 Cafe Intercontinental Hotel Tel: +966-2-2295555 Annafora Cafe Intercontinental Hotel Tel: +966-2-2295555 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: +966-2-6928142 Coffee Republic Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6688712 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. Mob: +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: +966-2-2607111 Teatro Lounge Cafe Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2610150

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: +966-2-6062646 The Lounge Park Hyatt Tel: +966-2-2639666 Uromshi Cafe Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6066668

Dates Bateel Red Sea Mall. Tel: +966-2-2150144 Kingdom of Dates Hera’a St. Tel: +966-2-6590838 Salheya Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-2634612 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

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 Marina Hyatt. Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-2-6605301 Next to Cappuccino Grand Cafe. /6605310 Al Hamra Corniche. Jeddah Bubbles Tel:+966-2-6501089 Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6697655 Café Aroma Hamra Dist. Tahlia St. Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6513113 Tel: +966-2-2611222 Tel: +966-2-6605160 Cappuccino Grand Al-Naeem Dist. Champs-Elysées Cafe Tel: +966-2-6548890 Andalus St. Hamra Dist. Obhur Tel: +966-2-2845454 Tel: +966-2-2891009 Tel: +966-2-2341962 Crêpe Café Cast & Crew Tahlia St. Roshana Mall Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6672917 Tel: +966 -2-2634989 Tel: +966-2-2616770 Quiznos Sub Stars Avenue Chilli Grill Sari St. Tel: +966-2-2754709 Khalediya St. Tel: +966-2-6068014 Delifrance Tel: +966-2-6928383 Subway Dardasha Prince Sultan St. Park Hyatt Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-2-2567196 Tel: +966-2-2639666 Tel: +966-2-6063493 Corniche Rd. Grand Prix Café Madinah Rd. Tel: +966-2-6303672 Tahlia Majra Alsail Tel: +966-2-6120513 La Cuisine Tel: +966-2-2631846 Tahlia St. Palestine St. Fratelli Tel: +966-2-6651377 Tel: +966-2-6630363 Prince Sultan St. Sultan Al Burger Tel: +966-2-6907217 Le Ciel Rawdah Dist. Harley Café Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6677344 Tel: +966-2-6525354 Tahlia St. Wonder Burger Tel: +966-2-6651010 Le Traiteur Delivery Habsburg Corniche Rosewood Hotel Tel: +966-2-6694348 Tel: +966-2- 6556022 Tel: +966-2-2578888 MoonMilk Java Lounge French Al-Shatee, Prince Naif St. Andalus St. Tel: +966-507533090 Tel: +966-2-2887050 Bert’s Tel: +966-2-6642330 Paul Rawdah Star Center Kick Zone Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6606633 Tel: +966-2-26671633 Tahila St. / Solidaire Mall Cafe Lenotre Tel: + 966-2-2613364 DESTINATION JEDDAH 67

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


Zodiac Palestine St. Tel: +966-2-6607548

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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 Mob: +966-538911100 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 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 Luigi II villgo. Tel: +966-2-6688233 Maggianos Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6606625 Margherita Khalediya St. Tel: +966-2-6061100 Monta Rosa Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6391393 Ozone III villgo Tel:+966-2-6688223 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 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 Shawarmatac Tahlia St.

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visit us online 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: Bamboo Rawdah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6642999 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: +966-2-6502762 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 Orient Pearl Hail St. Tel: +966-2-6442231 Toki Laylati, Malek Rd. Tel: +966-2-6060606 Xian Gong Sheraton Hotel Tel: +966-2-6992212

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

INDONESIAN: Bait Al-Jawi Hera’a St. Tel: +966-2-2367666 Gado Gado Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6514774 Obhur Tel: +966-2-6560787 Putri Sri Wijaya Madinah Rd. Tel: +966-2-6526206


Benihana Sands Hotel / Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6686014 Ginza i Chome Rosewood Hotel Tel: +966-2-2607111 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 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 shogun Ameer Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6062288 Wakame Rawdah St. Tel:+966-2-6682003 Zn Lounge Roshana Mall, Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2634889 Mob: +966-535598855

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

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

Turkish Tike Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6832128 Tukish Meshwiyat Salama Dist. Tel: +966-2-6621910

Seafood Al Safina Jeddah Hilton. Tel: +966-2-6590000 Al Segala South Obhur. Tel: +966-2-2890575

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 Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6616444 Fab Sweets Stars Avenue Tel: +966-2-2754202 Helen’s Kitchen Kayyal St. Tel: +966-2-6977729 Kalila Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-2-6061723 Sweets/Desserts La Fraise & Bakeries Andalus St. Al-Emad Tel: +966-2-6511312 Sultan St. La Mamma Tel: +966-2-2575268 For Delivery AL-Forn Mob: +966-550087444 Rawdah St. Le Croissant Shop Tel: +966-2-6642388 Khalideya Dist. Hail Street Tel: +966-2-6065184 Tel: +966-2-6612874 Le Gourmet Prince Sultan St. Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6990352 Tel: +966-2-6605061 Al-Mahawi Le Notre Sari St. Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2575739 Tel: +966-2-2611222 Al-Samadi Sweets Le Vendome Rawdah St. King Rd. Tel: +966-2-6642424 Tel: +966-2-6924606 Atayeb Lite Bite Rawdah St. Madinah Rd. Tel: +966-2-6643414 Tel: +966-2-2901424 Berry Land Munch Bakery Tahlia St. Arafat St. Mob: +966-566912922 Tel: +966-2-6605010 Mashrabia Cake-a-licious Crown Plaza. Al-Batarji St. Tel: +966-2-6611000 Tel: +966-2-2889926 Pie Sweet Pie

Al zahra Crown Plaza. Tel: +966-2-6611000 Amou Hamza Safa Dist. Tel: +966-2-6677070 Al-Danah Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6990090 Al-Hori Mob: +966-502724033 Al-Multaqa King Rd. Tel: +966-2-6066666 Fish Market Intercontinental Hotel. Tel: +966-2-2295555 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 Kenz Obhur Tel: +966-2-2909888

Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-533888959 Pink Berry Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-2-2150436 Pink Camel Tel: +966-2-6982175 Mob: +966-504456245 Rania’s Cheescakes Red Sea Mall Mob: +966-553358556 Shake Licious Khalidiyah Tel: +966-2-6928208 Sweet & Savory Sari St.

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 71 DESTINATION JEDDAH JEDDAH 71

Red Sea Coast

Earth Day Dive Against Debris Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s most beautiful countries, however, the pollution that is increasing takes away from its beauty. It seems to spread out to all its beautiful places, from a silent desert, a brilliant mountain ridge, a calm wadi, an exciting downtown, to its wonderful Red Sea. When ever you get irresponsible enough to throw your waste of soft drinks or candy wraps on the floor or in the sea... trust that someone will follow in your footsteps and do the same. Saying ‘NO’ to littering isn’t enough, but instead “Actions speak louder than words.” The earth is and sea are connected to one another. Whatever waste is on dry land will travel it’s way to the sea, whether it’s on the surface near the ocean or in the desert lying on the sand. It will always find a way to reach the ocean and sink where you can no longer see it. We as a community can try to solve part of the problem by picking up garbage from the marine coast, yet that alone isn’t enough, we need to spread out the awareness to people, and we need to get people involved. 72 DESTINATION JEDDAH

The nearly 70 multinational volunteer of Desert Sea Divers affiliated diving professionals and recreation divers joined “The Earth Day Clean Up at North Obhur� on May 25th 2012. They succeeded in collecting many fishing lines, mineral water bottles, soft drink cans, supermarket plastic bags, paper cups, thrown-away construction materials and so many more. The garbage waste does not evaporate, but instead it turns into small fragments that we can hardly see. Yet it remains harmful to the environment for many years to come. Collecting all of it is nearly impossible because a lot of it gets trapped between rocks or hidden in the bottom of the sea, which is too deep for us to pick up. What the volunteers and Desert Sea Divers did should inspire us all to get involved in keeping our environment clean. We should spread the word and get volunteers involved. We do appreciate all the help that was offered by the volunteers and hope for more in the future.


Dive Shops & Dive Resorts

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

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

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

Dream Divers

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

Red Sea Divers

Jeddah’s dive shops are the city’s resource for water sports and activities. They are in the know about the latest rules and regulations, do’s and don’ts and offer sound safety advice with a smile. 74 DESTINATION JEDDAH

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

Natlus Divers

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

Opening hours: All week: 9 AM - 10 PM

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

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Dar AbulQasim Bookstore

By Dilara Hafiz

Saudi businessman Soliman Gasim started Dar Abul-Qasim Bookstore/ Publishing House in 1980. His intention to create a repository of books on Islam for non-Muslims in Jeddah quietly succeeded, yet it was in 2007 when the editors of Saheeh International joined forces with the bookstore that they began to produce material of their own. Amatullah J. Bantley, the in-house editor for the bookstore, had worked with Gasim for 16 years. She purchased the bookstore shortly thereafter in order to ensure the supply of Islamic literature and is currently the owner/executive director. Amatullah had joined forces in 1989 with author/translator Umm Muhammad (Aminah Assami) and editor Mary M. Kennedy to form Saheeh International. Initially established to edit Islamic literature in English submitted by authors to Dar Abul-Qasim Bookstore, the group soon began to produce material of its own as well. Their most notable work was published in 1997 – a translation of the Qur’an’s meanings titled The Qur’an: English Meanings and Notes. Numerous scholars now regard it as one of the most accurate Qur’an translations available. “We began work in 1994. There were two main objectives before us: to present meanings consistent with the ‘Aqeedah of Ahl Al-Sunnah wal-Jama‘ah and to simplify and clarify the language, keeping it as close as possible to the Arabic wording for the benefit of students,” said the three authors. “Although none of us have doctorate degrees in Islam (Islamic Studies), we are translating or referring to 76 DESTINATION JEDDAH

the works of renowned and trustworthy scholars - we are not offering our own opinions or rulings, but rather relying on the sound works by reliable scholars,” says Bantley. A bookstore with an impressive pedigree which continues to bring new titles to the market for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Tel: +966-2 -6714793 Web: Email:



Tel: +966-2-574-5555

Hawazen Hotel (3-star) Gazzah St.

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

Tel: +966-2-575-5575


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

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

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

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

Tel: +966-2-541-1111

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

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

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

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

Tel: +966-4-818-2300

Movenpick (5-star)

Tel: +966-2-570-2212

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

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

Andalus Dar Al-Khair Hotel (4-star)

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

In front of Al-Safeya Bridge Opposite Al-Haram

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

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

Mouta Hotels (4-star) Asshibikah Jobal St.

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

Ramada Makkah Hotel (5-star) Ajyad St.

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

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

Tel: +966-4-828-2222

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


Barakat Andalus Hotel

Tel: +966-2-572-0500

Tel: +966-4-818-1000

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

Al-Siteen St.

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

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

Al Jaad Crom Hotel Naqa Al-Sulaimaneyah St.


Tel: +966-4-820-8884

Tel: +966-4-829-0180

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

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

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

Durrat Andalus Hotel (4-star) King Fahad St.

Tel: +966-2-546-0024

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

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

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

Hajj & Umrah Visa:

Tel: +966-2-574-4401

Useful websites:

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

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

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

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

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I think I’m going to Katmandu, That’s really, really where I’m going to. If I ever get out of here, That’s what I’m gonna do. -Bob Seger 1975

Feel like a little adventure on your next holiday? If you’re bored by the five-star luxury of typical vacations, then consider visiting the capital of Nepal for some amazing scenery, cheap souvenirs, and authentic cuisine from its its neighbouring countries (India, Tibet, China). Kathmandu lies in a valley surrounded by towering, snow-capped mountains. At an elevation of 1,400 metres (4,600 ft.), it’s a cool retreat in summer and the first stop for trekkers of all abilities who are eager to explore the famed Himalayan mountain range. The popular 7-day trek to Everest Base Camp requires a 25-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla where trekkers can then hire a guide and porters to lead them through the Khumbu region. Rest houses along the way offer shelter and a needed acclimatization restoration as the high altitude can rob visitors of energy. Tourists to Kathmandu flock to the Thamel neighborhood. Accommodation in guesthouses and hotels ranges from $25$200/night, depending upon the level of quality and amenities. After settling upon a hotel, your first meal should include the popular local treat called ‘momo’ - a steamed or fried dumpling, which can be ordered vegetarian or stuffed with chicken or buffalo meat. It’s delicious when dipped in the spicy tomato chutney accompaniment. Authentic 78 DESTINATION JEDDAH

food is easily found in the many cafes and restaurants lining the streets of Thamel; some of the best finds are down the side alleys. Follow your nose to uncover the tempting Indian curries, Nepali stir-frys, and Chinese noodles. Fresh juices, the ubiquitous sodas, and local brews are all widely available. Visitors can spend days happily wandering this area, bargaining with vendors, sampling the food, and soaking up the sights and sounds of multi-cultural Kathmandu.

The winding streets of Thamel are populated with stores displaying their wares, which spill out onto the road (there are no pavements to speak of…pedestrians must be alert to passing motorcycles, cars, and bicyclerickshaws!) Pashmina shawls range in price depending upon quality – expect to pay from $10-$40 for soft shawls which easily cost triple in stores around the world. Tibetan and Nepali handicrafts such as beaded lapis lazuli necklaces, colorful masks, Tibetan mandala art, and woodcarvings all make tempting souvenirs. If you tire of shopping, then rent a motorcycle and explore the surrounding hill-country. The misty, winding roads and the lush vegetation transport you to a Shangri-La of harmony between the scenery and the calm of the hills. The overwhelming vibe in Kathmandu is one of relaxation and peace. The people are friendly, but not at all pushy when it comes to hawking their wares. Most people speak English or Hindi, but well-intentioned charades/gestures are usually sufficient to convey the meaning if language skills are not your forte. Nepal is predominantly a Hindu country with a sizable minority of Buddhists. The many temples which dot the city are fascinating sites to explore, while the Garden of Dreams is a former palace garden now open to the public which is a haven of greenery and tranquillity amid the bustling street-life. Kathmandu…off the traditional tourist path, but well worth the trip! DESTINATION JEDDAH 79


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Healthy Living


to School&Work: Your food guide fo r

By Fatimah Azam

optimum nutrition

As we step into our school and work lives back after a long vacation, it can be difficult to focus on optimum nutrition for yourself and your children while you still adjust to the regular routine after the festive season. DJ brings you the all the tips and nutrition information you need at your fingertips to help you have optimum nutrition ensuring that you work well throughout! and iron sources in order to help them reach their complete potential with a 1600-2,200 calories per day estimate.


Dairy products such as whole milk, cheese and yogurt, fruits (bananas, apples, berries, avocados, oranges and papaya), eggs, honey, chicken, turkey and vegetables such as tomatoes, broccoli, spinach. Lentils are also recommended.

DIET PATTERN FOR CHILDREN: BACK TO SCHOOL! OPTIMUM NUTRITION FOR CHILDREN: Children can be very active during the school days if given proper nutrition. As children are given lots of physical activities, they get tired and their eating habits are pretty much “mood-dependent”. During the school days, this “moody” eating behavior wouldn’t do much good for their learning habits. Therefore, children such as those in pre-schools and elementary schools should be given a diet rich in fruits and vegetables with plenty of protein, calcium 82 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Three average meals with two snacks boosts mental and body metabolism. Avoid chocolates, fatty foods such as fried chips, sweets and soft drinks. As much as possible try to stick to using whole foods for children and not low-fat foods. Brown rice, nuts and olives are highly recommended for optimum mental nutrition.


Flavor foods with what your kids love. Try fruit yogurts, cereals with nuts (be it chocolate cereal even), date squares, milk shakes with fruits and nuts, your kids’ favorite fruit salad combo and much more! A mother’s creativity is endless!


An adult should be aware of the healthiest energy boosting foods in order to perform his best at work. Always have a banana and some Graham crackers with you. If you can have access to low-fat cheeses, better!

Breakfast BACK TO WORK, EH?

Yes, with an ultimate vacation, going back to work with a messed up routine is tough but if you are eating right, your routine can easily fall back into place without any extra effort. Typically, an adult needs 1200 (women)- 1700 (men) calories per day. Of course this depends on your work as well. If you are a heavy worker, 1800-2000 calorie intake is highly recommended. Females require more calcium and iron in their diets whilst men require more protein and iron as well.

Adults tend to skip breakfast and binge throughout the day.

This is unhealthy. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Never skip breakfast. It hinders mental and physical potential of an individual.


Pay attention to your water intake. If you are dehydrated, you are very likely to feel tired quickly and a good diet won’t help either. Drink about 1.5 to 2 liters per day (more if you weigh above 80 kg.)

A breakfast high in fiber such as bran or wholewheat can keep many diseases such as heart ailments, stomach ulcers and even obesity at a distance. Time to grab some of those Weetabix boxes now!


Lunch should be protein with vegetables. A sample lunch for a typical adult would include grilled chicken with broiled vegetables, tomato sauce and some Arabic bread (a small piece). It is highly recommended to avoid high carb foods like rice when working as it is more likely to slow you down and make you lethargic as well.


One of the best energy boosting snacks is to combine yogurt and your favorite cereal. Viola! They taste awesome and you have your complete nutrition. Other energy boosters include bananas, nuts, almonds, walnuts, popcorn and try the hummus dips instead of high-calorie mayo or cream dips for those baked chips! DESTINATION JEDDAH 83

Need BRAIN foods so you can concentrate, improve memorization and focus? Try flaxseeds, mixed nuts and salmon to enrich your brain with what it needs to be extra productive. This goes for both kids and adults, alike.


If you are at home and are feeling low, try your favourite fruit smoothie (blend within minutes) and feel fresh again! Avoiding binge eating? Eat high-fiber foods like berries that help you last longer and crave lesser.

Adult Diet

An adult diet should include at least two snacks that would either consist of a fruit or a vegetable along with their three regular meals.


Lentils are a great source. Try lentil soups or lentil gravy for your foods that leave you keep light and more efficient at work.



Al-Shaya’ By Angelic Salha

Mr Al-Shaya’ is a Saudi businessman who has a hobby for collecting the amazing Arabic aromas “Oudh” for the past 30 years. He has collected aromas from all over the world, wherever he travelled and what ever he found astonishing he added to his collection. From rare aromas that are hard to find to the scents he found dazing, he is simply an Oudh collector that does it out of passion for the Arabic scents. After years of collecting aromas he decided to open his own Oudh shop, which technically cost him nothing. This smart businessman took a small part of his house and transformed it into a small aroma store for people to share his joy in the variety of Oudh he has to offer. The aromas he has collected over the years became the stores main goods to sale in addition to his secret mixtures that he has created and gave a special name to each and every one of them. Durrat Al-Shaya’ has an amazing location in Al-Tahliah St. It’s a very outstanding store with a high-end design, very elegant and classy. The products Mr Al-Shaya’ offers are very unique and some of them are almost impossible to find. The combinations and blends he creates are one of a kind, very original and high on quality. In comparison to other “Oudh” stores his prices are considered very reasonable and affordable to everyone. Mr Al-Shaya’ hobby became a passion and this passion has transformed into a remarkable business. He has started his business with nothing but passion and became a dream come true to him. Tel: +966-2-6653190 Address: Al-Tahliah St. Jeddah



Healthy Living

Keep your kids GERM FREE at School By Aisha Zamir

Believe it or not, it’s almost that time again – back to school. Shopping for back to school supplies and new clothes is important, but with cold and flu season approaching, don’t forget to take a few steps to keep your child as germ-free as possible this year. It’s important to work hard to try and teach your kids how important it is to have clean hands. Pack a kid-friendly hand sanitizer in your child’s backpack so they can keep their hands clean, even if there’s no soap and water available. Sure, you know how to fight germs at home, but you may feel powerless to help keep your kids germfree during school hours. While buying all the other back-to-school necessities, pack NO-GERMS instant hand sanitizer in their backpack. It’s simple and small enough to slip into a backpack and it can be a great way to help kids fight off illness-causing germs throughout the school year.

Avoiding all the bacteria, viruses and organisms that cause colds, stomach flu and other illness is impossible NO-GERM HAND Sanitizer:

Avoiding all the bacteria, viruses and organisms that cause colds, stomach flu, and other illnesses is impossible. Children, with their developing immune systems, are extra susceptible to passing bugs. The average preschooler suffers as many as 10 infections a year. Still, you can take steps to bolster your child’s resistance. By adopting regular use of NO GERMS hand sanitizers, it is guaranteed to kill 99.9% of germs and completely safe for children to use. Though it’s important for kids to wash their hands with warm, soapy water on a regular basis, hand sanitizer is also proven to be helpful. Kids should get in the habit of using it between projects at school or any time they have touched something questionable, but can’t get to the sink for proper hand washing. This hand sanitizer is an inexpensive, yet important gift that you could donate to your child’s school. 86 DESTINATION JEDDAH


Did you know that 80% of all disease causing illness is spread by the hand? • Free from alcohol and perfumes • Its effect lasts for 4 hours, whereas mist alcohol or ethanol gel sanitizers evaporate in less than 10-15 seconds, so they only kill up to a maximum of 62% of the germs on hands, thus increasing the risk to your child of disease transmission. • Alcohol sanitizers are also highly flammable, and they have a pungent smell, which can be attractive for children who may drink it. It is also highly toxic and is irritating if it enters the eye. NO-Germs takes necessary safety precautions in their products, making their products childfriendly. • Multiple uses of ethanol gel sanitizers can lead to dry hands and the appearance of acne and cracks, even if they contain moisturizers, therefore damaging your child’s skin. NO-GERMS hand sanitizer contains natural materials and organic moisturizers for the body which do not cause dryness. • A single use is equal to twice or more alcoholic gel. It also kills viruses while alcoholic gel does not.

In Jeddah the humid, stuffy, polluted, and sometimes unbearable air cannot be denied, pack. No-Germs FRESH AIR Sanitizer:

So if you’re worried when sending your children out to school where they are inhaling this extremely stuffy, polluted air, not to mention infectious diseases. NO-GERMS air sanitizer reduces the transmission of infectious diseases that we are breathing in. At DJ we love this product. We think it’s a perfect solution to remove odors with result in science labs, and classrooms. Just like the rest of the NO-GERM products it is free from any alcohol and fragrance, and it doesn’t leave any residue.

For older children NO-GERMS have also introduced a surface, and tool sanitizer. NO-GERM SURFACE Sanitizer:

Children can easily spray over dusty and pungent surfaces at school. It’s the perfect solution for a surface free of germs. It can easily be sprayed over pencil cases, toilet seats, doorknobs, devices, canteen areas, and lunch boxes. Just like the hand sanitizer it is free from alcohol and perfumes, it kills 99.9% of all germs and it doesn’t leave any sticky residue like other surface sanitizers.



Healthy Living

Quick Beauty Products for Girls ON THE GO! By Nilo Haqå

Too tired in the morning to get a hold on your beauty regime? You just need to get your hands on the right products to make for a more effective morning even on the days you’re running out the door. Pamper yourself with these Product Worthy Quick Picks



Save time looking for which eye shadows to apply by using an all-in-one eyes hadow palette. Accentuate your eyes by applying graduating shades from dark to light. Try Giorgio Armani Eye Palette in 1. Giorgio Armani available at Paris Gallery – Tahlia Center

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Refresh your hair with a quick mist of dry shampoo. It not only remedies oily roots, but also adds texture to unwashed hair. Tried and tested, this stuff really works. Just spray the super fine powder into your hair and comb through the lengths. It won’t fully cleanse your hair, but it will absorb grease at the roots and refresh your hair enough to get you through the day. Batiste available at Boots in Mall of Arabia


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This round accessory will save you time and give you an updated look. The top bun is being worn all over the streets of London and Paris and is a staple look for every fashionista. Simply place your ponytail through the ring and pin your hair around it until its covered. Giving you an easy yet sophisticated look in less then 5 minutes! Bun Rings available at selected Pharmacies & Nazih Beauty Supply Store



The last thing any girl wants is a PIMIPLE! Zap that pimple with Salicylic acid and campho. Guerlain’s Cream Camphrea Anti Blemish Care will dry out and soothe spots and prevent blackheads. What’s not to love?! Guerlain Available at Paris Gallery, Sephora, Faces, Va Va Voom, Gazzaz and Debenhams



They say looking at a lady’s hands will reveal her true age. Hands are the most neglected body parts as they are under constant exposure to UV Rays. Fade dark spots and even out skin tone with vitamin C and liquorice extract. Protect your hands with Even Better Dark Spot Correcting Hand Cream SPF 15 from Clinique. Clinique Available at Paris Gallery, Sephora, Faces, Va Va Voom, Gazzaz and Debenhams

DJ P I C K REN’S CLEAR CALM 3 REPLENISHING NIGHT SERUM This product is a true sensation for those who have sensitive/combination skin that is prone to any kind of reactions and breakouts. For those who have sensitive or combination skin type, it is hard to find the right product, not only does this product contain the essential oils your skin craves, but it also combats the 3 key causes of breakouts and helps get rid of ugly blemishes.

It targets the skin’s excess sebum, the build-up of dead skin cells, and blemish-causing bacteria. This soothing and skin-loving gel serum also helps to reduce any redness in the skin, leaving the skin feeling comfortable, clear and calm. All you need to do is simply apply it onto clean skin; gently massage it until it is absorbed, then voilà! This product contains skin-friendly, synthetic ingredients so it is feels even more luscious on the skin, and it smells great too! Here at DJ we think this product is a real treat for blemishprone skin. DESTINATION JEDDAH 89

Healthy Living

Green Living

Don’t Be Mean, Be Green...

By Rayan Khayat

Teaching kids about the environment, taking care of their surroundings come down to learning about cleanliness, consideration and the basic rules of right and wrong. Encouraging other adults in the kid’s life to lead an example as much as possible is also a good idea, so here are simple thing we as parents can guide them through to help have a better environment.

5. Take them to nice parks here and show them how sometimes they’re not well taken care of and that it’s all our job’s to do so. Show them how much better it is when the city is cleaner and greener.

1. Teach the kids how to plant trees and be comfortable with nature. This could be done perhaps while learning about photosynthesis or the anatomy of a plant at school. 2. Talking to children early on about energy resources will help understand issues better when they’re older and realize its importance.

3. Have them watch the beautifully filmed documentaries about natural habitats all around the world such as the now modern classic, Planet Earth and other titles like To The Arctic, Blue Planet, Human Planet.

6. It would be good to get used to ‘green’ habits at a young age, such as using both sides of the paper, finding uses for scraps of paper.

7. Cleaning up after themselves, not to

litter, learning that there are people who are unfortunate and have to live under less than favorable conditions.

4. Advice them to save water when they’re brushing their teeth and taking a shower. 90 DESTINATION JEDDAH

8. Make an example and not litter at school and believe they’re doing what’s right.

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Tel: +966-2-6680747 Young Entrepreneur School

Tel: +966 -2- 6127670 Mob: +966 -5-60735670 Wall Street Institute

Tel: +966 -02- 2833094 Tel: +966 -02- 2833095 DESTINATION JEDDAH 99

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

Tel: +8002442777

Charity Society in Jeddah

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

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

Committee for Social Services and Health

Tel: +966-2-6875521

Committee for the Welfare of Prisoners and Their Families

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

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

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

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

King Abdul-Aziz Shelter for Abused Women & Children

Tel: +800116066 Maharat Center

Madinah Rd. Tel: +966-2-6656218

Majid Bin Abdulaiz Foundation for Development & Social Services

Al-Shate’e Dist. Tel: +966-2-6062959

Ministry of Social Affairs

Tel: +966-1-4778888


National Charitable Foundation for Blood Donation

Jeddah College of Technology

National Society for Human rights

Tel: +966-2-2870026

Tel: +966-2-6905008 Tel: +966-2-6222261

Princess Fawziah Center for Women & Children

Tel: +966-2-6369891

Saudi Environmental Society

Murjaan Dist. Tel: +966-2-6996193

Society Friends Charitable Foundation

Tahlia st. Tel: +966-2-6919999

The School of Etiquette

Tel: +966-505558703

Tel: +966-2-6370387

Jeddah Community College Jeddah Teacher’s College

Tel: +966-2-6914620

(KAUST)King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

King Abdulaziz University

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

Tel: +966-2-6862997

Prince Sultan College for Tourism and Hotel Sciences

Wedad Charity Foundation

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

Women’s Charitable Foundation in Jeddah

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

Tel: +966-2-2753377 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) Dar Al-Hekma College

Tel: +966-2-6303333 Effat College

Tel: +966-2-6364300

Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies

Tel: +966-2-6355882/6356555

Rabigh Wings Aviation Academy

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

Hotline: +8001241616 website: english/


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DJ Issue 44 - September 2012