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Issue 47 Dec 2012

Cover Photo By Mohammad Azrae

EDITORIAL Jeddah to a Brighter Future... As I turn the pages of my daily calendar, I can’t believe that it’s already December! Ushering in a New Year brings to mind the beautiful memories of 2012 as well as the excitement of the possibilities that the New Year holds. As we congratulate each other on the many accomplishments of 2012, it’s necessary that we also evaluate the progress made in our city. Citizens flooded us with their concerns and suggestions as responsible members of a city, which they love. A civil society provides for its citizens, but also requires cooperation from both residents and those with administrative and municipal responsibilities to work together to constantly improve their society. We sincerely hope that the Jeddah municipality will take note of the citizens’ concerns; open communication and collaboration is the path to future success. This year-end issue of Destination Jeddah is full of news about the events and people in our amazing city… from the inspirational life-story of Shaikh Abdul Rahman Al Sumait, a Muslim in the truest sense of the word, to an inspiring motivational speech from HRH Prince Khalid Al Faisal Al Saud at the i2 inaugural event, which is dedicated to encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation in Jeddah. We celebrate our unique Hijri traditions as we commemorate the Islamic New Year as well. For Jeddahwis who are interested in planning a minivacation, check out the Travel section for a fabulous selection of destinations which are all four hours or less from Jeddah. Of course no issue is complete without a nod to our many dining establishments – the Jeddah Eateries 2012 article attempts to do justice to the myriad excellent restaurants in town. Let’s all pledge to make 2013 a successful and safe year for all of Jeddah. Enas Hashani Editor-in-Chief

Editor-in-Chief Enas Hashani

Editorial Director Maria Mahdaly

Art Director

Walaa Al Attas

Senior Graphic Designer Mohammed Rashad KK

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Dina Al Amoudi Halah Gandeel Mazin Al Maimani Yousef Kurashi Intern: Roba Al Khouli


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Angelic Salha Bassma Al Toaimi

Editorial Associates Swalah Eshki

Fashion Editor Carol Keyrouz

Beauty Editor Nilo Haq


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Contributing Writers Amber Shahid Fouzia Khan Mohammed Mirza

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Great News from GCC Books, BMW Extravaganza

Sinan Hussein’s Fascinating Art, Al-Baik Honors Our Students

Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Sumait

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1434 The New Year Traditions & Coffee, 48 Hours In Jeddah

6 Trends To Look Forward To In 2013

Ginza i Chome, Filicori Zecchini, Jeddah Eateries 2012

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ABRACADABRA! POOOF! By Alanoud Abduljawad

Cheese.Smile Believing in magic and miracles was one of the best things in our childhood years. One of the things I miss the most. A child’s lens portrays everything in bright colors and fairy dust, which glues a smile on their faces. As we grow up, we change and unfortunately throughout the process, our smiles fade. Well here is the fun part; did you know that smiling has many benefits? Stress relief, positive energy, a change of mood, boost in your immune system, and much more! And to top all that, smiling is a part of our amazing Islamic religion as our dear Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) advised us to smile in many Hadiths “ Smiling in the face of your brothers is charity” Basically, we, above all people should be the smiling nation. Our streets ought to be bright with different, yet unique smiles. I’m not saying that we should walk around looking like zombies with penalized smiles, but instead we should be fond of smiling at each other, most importantly in places like supermarkets, malls, schools, and basically everywhere. Smiling really does have a strong power, so come on smiling peeps; let’s all brighten up our community with unlimited smiles. Let’s start this year fresh, with an enormous amount of smiles. Join us at Red Sea Mall (December 19th & 20th) and help me, Alanoud Abduljawad, in building the hugest wall of smiles! Lets spread happiness with positive energy. Girls and Guys, it is simply easier to smile than to frown, after all, the world is a lens so please smile :)

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Is It Fair to Completely Ban Smoking? Whether it’s cigarettes or shisha, smoking is a bad habit. It not only affects smokers, but also the surrounding people. The fact that Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s leading consumers of cigarettes raises red flags regarding properly educating society about the risks of smoking. According to recent statistics, the number of Saudi teenage smokers is rising. Shops that sell tobacco and café’s that offer shisha must ask for ID’s in order to minimize the number of teenage purchasers. Recently, a ban on smoking has been implemented. Whether it’s cigarettes or shisha, smoking is no longer allowed at restaurants and coffee shops in Jeddah. Rather than completely banning smoking, restaurants and coffee shops should have smoking and non-smoking sections. With the smoking ban, businesses face a great

loss since the majority of their customers are smokers. A popular shisha café already lost more than 80% of their customers since the ban was implemented. We hope the number of smokers decreases, but we also think it is not fair to completely ban smoking suddenly. I don’t believe we should be against the ban in any way or form, even though I am a smoker and I don’t like it but its a good thing and about time, people will get use to it and businesses that make money on the account of people’s health should be closed, so please change that whole part from sympathizing with smokers and business owners to ways in how to cope with the new law, change the type of business, make more outdoor options, or simply STOP SMOKING!

Thumbs Up to... ‘The Help Center’

Regardless of how we spend our money, deep down we all have a soft spot for people less fortunate than us. The Help Center is a non-profit organization, which consists of people dedicated to improving the quality of life of individuals with any sort of disability, whether it is intellectual or physical. The ‘Be With Me Campaign,’ has always been highly active in charity events, and has recently collaborated with the Help Center for a common cause. They are currently on a mission to raise as many water bottle caps as they possibly can. Their goal is to collect 1,000 caps and sell them to the recycling company; with the money they receive from the company, they will purchase a wheelchair for a disabled individual. By supporting them and their families, with time, the world will become a better place for all kinds of people.

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Suffering with the Help in Jeddah One of the main issues facing Jeddahwis is finding a housekeeper. It’s becoming harder and harder to find help in this matter; it’s like finding your true soul mate which happens once in a lifetime! Unfortunately the dearth of professional companies that actually deliver what they promise does not alleviate this problem. In this day and age, a company, which provides trustworthy, reliable domestic help, should be available in Jeddah, especially with so many dual-income families where both the husband and wife work outside the home. We hope that companies take this matter more seriously and provide an easy and safe service that would make life easier for working Jeddahwis. 8


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Country Fact Sheet

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


Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Capital: Riyadh

Head of State:

King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud Crown Prince: Prince 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, 2013 Ramadan (The Holy Month of Fasting): July 9 - August 7, 2013

Eid Al-Fitr (The Feast of Fast-Breaking): August 8, 2013 10 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Arabic. English is the second official language.

October 15, 2013

Calendar: The Hijri lunar calendar is the traditional measure of time and the Gregorian calendar is used as well in business. (1434/2013)

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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) = SR4.85 1.00 British Pound (GBP) = SR6.01 1.00 Indian Rupee (INR) = SR0.067 1.00 Pakistan Rupee (PKR) = SR0.039 1.00 Phillippines Peso (PHP) = SR0.091

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 12 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Emergencies : Information/ Maintenance: International Information.......905 Telephone Maintenance.........904 Telephone Directory.................905 Speaking Clock.........................1222 Mobily..........................................1100 STC...................................................902 Zain..................................................959

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

88.0 89.9 92.6 93.7 102.0 103.0 103.9 107.0 105.5 101.0

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

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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.



NCB Capital Company, the GCC’s leading wealth manager and Saudi Arabia’s largest asset manager, has been named the Middle East Wealth Manager of the Year by Global Investor, a specialized international investment magazine which is part of the Euro money publishing group.

Evian Natural Mineral Water releases the newest addition to its limited edition bottle collection by iconic American designer Diane von Furstenberg, which will be available in the Middle East for a limited period.


Aston Martin launches the new “Vanquish 2013” model in the luxurious car exhibition in Jeddah. The new Aston Martin model, which represents their technical expertise combined with the high British craftsmanship, has become a milestone in the world of luxurious sports cars.


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BMW Extravaganza

The new generation of BMW M6 is revealed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by Mohammed Yousuf Naghi Motors, the official agent for the BMW Group in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Access exhibition for luxury cars.

Makkah Clock Royal Tower’s

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Kenwood Co. in partnership with its exclusive distributors in KSA – Ahmed Abdulwahed Co. – honored their top dealers who excelled during the 2011–Sept. 2012 sales period and delivered the best customer service at an annual convention held recently. Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel, in collaboration with the Ebsar Foundation, arranged for a young girl to receive treatment from partial blindness. The operation comes as part of the program to provide assistance to the visually disabled individuals in Saudi Arabia. 14 DESTINATION JEDDAH




For all men who love elegance, Philips Electronics has launched the most advanced razor “Styleshaver”, an innovative (3 in 1) tool that takes care of men’s grooming. With Philips men are able to access elegance with fewer tools.


fAShION NEWS The Grand Tourista Bag by Jason Wu

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts unveiled The Grand Tourista Bag by Jason Wu for St. Regis Hotels & Resorts inspired by today’s grand tour and designed with a new generation of luxury travelers in mind. They are created exclusively for travel and the first for the St. Regis brand.




For all you GUESS Girls out there, the friendship bracelet collection is updated for Fall 2012. GUESS Jewelry introduces exotically leather wrap bracelets with charm details and a variety of chain bracelets. These bracelets pair to achieve a sophisticated twist on the classic layered look.



Exciting Technology News

The Ford Mustang extends the boundaries with the new 2013 model; Mustang provides customers what they want technology-wise. A new productivity screen, new audio systems and plenty of standard and optional features highlight the technology available for owners of the newest pony car.

Jeddah’s World’s largest

Polystyrene Ship

Red Sea Mall, one of the biggest and most popular shopping centers in the Middle East, hosted an event to set a Guinness Book Record. The mall registered the world’s largest polystyrene ship model that was built inside it.

Paris Gallery’s

Stunning Launch

Paris Gallery launches the new “Maserati Time,” a perfect combination of the distinctive features of two symbolic corporations of Italian culture, a leading automotive company, Maserati, and a global leader in jewelry and watches, Morellato & Sector.

Michael Kors Jewelry Comes to Town

Paris Gallery is now the exclusive retailer of Michael Kors jewelry in the UAE. This is the first time that the Michael Kors collection is available globally, but only to an exclusive roster of prominent department and luxury stores.


Events & Happenings

WhAT’S BEEN gOINg ON... SINAN HuSSeIN’S FASCINAtINg ARt: Roiya art consultancy has presented Sinan Hussein’s solo exhibition. The paintings represent a dream like state with his quiet figures, he uses a pallet of colors to emphasize his style and emotional statements. The artist had several solo exhibitions, lastly in Boston USA. mIeLe JoINS tHe KINgDom oF SAuDI ARABIA: Miele, the leading premium kitchen appliance manufacturer, has signed a new distribution agreement for the GCC market to promote its luxury domestic appliance range in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

AL-BAIK HoNoRS ouR StuDeNtS: ALBAIK Food Systems, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and its partner “Khawater” Program, honored students from the University of Business and Technology (UBT), volunteered in the Feena Khair – ‘My school, My responsibility’ program at CBA college in Jeddah.

eXCItINg NeWS FRom DomINo’S PIZZA: Alamar Foods, the Domino’s Pizza master franchisee with operational rights in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan (MENAP), announced the opening of its 200th store in The Kingdom. Domino’s Pizza has 25 stores in Jeddah and you can order by phone (9200 12345) or online on www.


Events & Happenings

CoNgRAtuLAtIoNS FoR HyuNDAI CeNteNNIAL: Mohammad Yousuf Naghi Motors, dealer of Hyundai cars in the Western region of Saudi Arabia, announced the winning of its luxury car Centennial 2013 the “Best Luxury Car 2012– Saudi Arabia” award of Sport Auto magazine. The ceremony was held alongside the EXCS 2012 event at Jeddah Hilton hotel.

SIemeNS INSPIRAtIoNAL CAmPAIgN: Siemens Saudi Arabia launched a campaign to clean the Corniche of Jeddah. Their “Caring Hands” program announced a set of special events dedicated to community service and had started by cleaning the Corniche to preserve the environment and the beauty of the city. QuR’ANIC VeRSeS AND PHotogRAPHy eXHIBItIoN oPeNS FoR tHe PuBLIC: The Photography exhibition of 10 International winner photographers was launched by Dr. Ayman Saleh Fadil, the dean of Student Affairs at King Abdulaziz University (KAAU) at Dama Art Gallery. 35 photos of the winning photographers were on display for the attendees to see. IeLtS FoR tHe FIRSt tIme IN SAuDI: Master English in association with the London Teacher Training College conducted an intensive course on Teaching IELTS for teachers and instructors. 45 instructors attended the workshop, which was delivered by an accredited Oxford instructor and EFL expert, Ragia Magd Eldin. HAPPy NAtIoNAL DAy ALgeRIA: The Algerian Consulate in Jeddah commemorated the 58th anniversary of the 1st of November Revolution and the 50th anniversary of liberating the Algerian Lands at Jeddah Hilton. The celebration was accorded in the presence of the Chief guest Ambassador Mohammed Ahmed Al-Tayeb and Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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Who’s Who

Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Sumait

The Story of a True Humanitarian By Bassma Al Toaimi

Profile: Who: Sheikh Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Sumait Nationality: Kuwaiti Date of Birth: October 15, 1947 Family: Married, blessed with five children Dr. Al Sumait’s Work: Founder and chairman of a branch of the Muslim Physicians Society, United States of America and Canada 1976, East Canada Branch. Founding member of the Montreal branch of the Muslim Students Society, 1974-1976. Founding member, Malawi Muslims Committee – Kuwait 1980 Founding member, Kuwaiti Relief Committee Founding member, International Islamic Charity Authority – Kuwait 22 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Sumait is an extraordinary human being who dedicated his life to doing good deeds. This man should be acknowledged and known for the major impact he had on millions of lives, not only in his hometown, but also worldwide. Al Sumait is an Islamic scholar, a medical practitioner, and a role model for all Muslims. Born and raised in Kuwait, he was a qualified doctor specializing in internal diseases and gastroenterology before becoming involved in charity work. He graduated from the University of Baghdad with a BS in Medicine and Surgery, a diploma in Tropical Diseases from the University of Liverpool in 1974, and then completed his postgraduate studies specializing in internal diseases and the digestive system at McGill University in Canada. By the time he was 35 years old, he decided to move and live in Africa, and he dedicated 29 years of his life there with his wife, contributing and helping millions of children with education, starvation, shelter, and religion.

Founding member, International Islamic council for Call and Relief – Kuwait Member of Charity Rescue Society – Kuwait General Secretary of the African Muslims Committee, 1981 – 1999 Chairman of Direct Aid, 1999 – 2008 Member of the Kuwaiti Red Crescent Society – Kuwait Editor-in-Chief of Al Kawther Magazine, 1984 until his passing. Member of the council of trustees of Islamic Call Organization – Sudan Member of the council of trustees of Science and Technology University – Yemen Chairman of the board of Faculty of Education – Zangbar Chairman of the board of Faculty of Shari’ah and Islamic Studies – Kenya Chairman of Charity Work Studies Center – Kuwait

As a young high school student in Kuwait, Al Sumait witnessed a scene outside

his school that sparked his interest in helping the less fortunate, and his life changed forever. He observed poor workers waiting for their means of transportation in the heat on a daily basis, and with some friends decided to save up from their pocket money and purchase an affordable car, and from that day onwards, he drove these workers for free.

He sacrificed his life, time, skills and efforts to provide people less fortunate with a decent life. Al Sumait also initiated a variety of projects in addition to Direct-Aid, which helped underprivileged people with the sole aim of easing their life from poverty.

At university Al Sumait used the

majority of his monthly salary to purchase Islamic books and would distribute them at mosques. He also took part in collecting money from fellow Muslim students and all together they used the money to pay for the printing and distribution of Islamic pamphlets throughout South East Asia and Africa.

Al Sumait’s interest in Africa was ignited when he felt and saw that the continent of Africa was being neglected. Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, and Angola, among many other nations in the area that were suffering from famine, hunger and disease, were the focus of Al Sumait’s operations. In 1981, when he was just 35 years old,

he established the Africa Muslims Agency (AMA -later renamed Direct-Aid), where he served as chairman from 1981 to 2008. AMA is a charity organization that operates in more than 40 countries worldwide and aims to provide assistance to people suffering from economic and social crisis, mainly in Africa.

Upon his arrival to Africa, he was

deeply saddened by the scenes of hunger and disease, so he decided to sacrifice his profession and dedicate himself fully to their benefit. Twenty-nine years of Al Sumait’s life was spent in undertaking charitable works in Africa, only returning to Kuwait for short visits or to receive medical treatment; he was on a mission to assist those in need.

The highlights of his accomplishments from his time in Africa are

9,500 Orphans Supported 95,000 Students Financed 5,700 Mosques 200 Training Centers for Women 860 Schools 4 Universities 102 Islamic Centers 9,500 Wells 51 million Qur’ans Distributed 7 million People Reverted to Islam at his Hands, Including Priests and Bishops


of a true Muslim. He sacrificed his entire being for the benefit of others. His time and efforts are visible today and will always be visible, especially in the children of Africa who continue to receive education at various universities throughout the whole continent. May Allah bless his soul and reward him immensely for the great life he leads. Amen.

Although Al Sumait’s journey in Africa was a major success, it was anything but smooth. Due to his time in Africa, he took numerous trips deep into the African jungles in order to conduct his work; with time he got high blood pressure, diabetes, a number of blood clots, and malaria, among other diseases. He was also the target of several failed assassination attempts by armed militias who were disturbed by his overwhelming presence and the impact he had on the poor and needy. In Mozambique, Kenya, and Malawi, Al Sumait went through more than one near-death experience with deadly cobras. And he also had to experience the adversities of imprisonment at some point in his life. However, he still remained determined to fulfill and accomplish his aim of bringing peace, aid, and relief to Africa, whether it was with food, shelter, education, or religion.

Throughout his life, Dr. Al Sumait’s

efforts in charity work were recognized and acknowledged with honors, awards, trophies, and certificates, including the highly prestigious award, the King Faisal International Prize for Service to Islam. Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Sumait is a remarkable man, truly an inspiration, and the definition




With just a few clicks, you can help save a child from all of life’s adversities. On

On, click on Ways to Give, and you will find a list of Endowments (Waqf) and projects that are ongoing. You can choose from a range of projects such as donating for the printing of Quran, continuous charity, or donating a small amount for maintaining orphanages. These are just a few options among many others. By donating and contributing even the smallest amount of money, the act of charity will remain continuous for you indefinitely. Also, under Ways to Give there’s a Donate Now tab, in which you can read the donation procedure. Help the underprivileged, and think of how many lives you could save with just a few clicks.


Citizens’ Concerns

Jeddah, “the Bride of the Red Sea,” is and has always been, one of the most beautiful cities within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is a city that embraces diversity and welcomes tourists from all over the world. Recently, Jeddah has been going through some positive impressive changes within its many streets. Citizens have been pleased with the new developments that have been occurring, such as bridges, public parks, and the new Corniche we are all looking forward to seeing. We are all optimistic, and thankful for the many changes that will lead to a better future, and a better Jeddah. However, people are still in the dark regarding a number of issues. Citizens need and want to know more, because of their love for the city, and their concern for its future and their own. So we took the liberty of conducting a survey and distributed it amongst locals, regarding their concerns with the city municipality. Therefore we are hoping the municipality, led by his excellency Dr. Hani Aburas, will address these issues and take advantage of this opportunity to shed light on the challenges the public is concerned with.


Based on the feedback we received from the survey we conducted with Jeddah’s citizens, some of the main issues locals are concerned with: • • • • • •

Garbage bins Littering Street beggars Unexpected construction Public parks Flooding caused by heavy rain

Just like every problem has a solution, every issue can be fixed. Jeddah is a city with so much potential. We, as citizens of our beloved Jeddah, should join hands and work together to reach our mutual goal which is to make Jeddah a better place, and help it reach its full potential.

Suggested Solutions One of Jeddah’s main issues is the garbage disposals and littering; unfortunately garbage bins tend to overflow before they are collected, and therefore some areas are becoming dumping sites. In order to avoid that unpleasant scene, rather than wait for the bins to get collected, simply dial 940 and make a complaint. In regards to the disturbing litter all over Jeddah’s streets, we hope the law will be implemented, and people who litter will finally be fined. In the meantime, neighborhoods can collaborate and assign a different member per month from their district, to be on neighborhood watch duty for littering and vandalism. We can also put our heads together and initiate campaigns on recycling, littering, water usage, and green living. Another displeasing issue we face in Jeddah is the increasing number of beggars on the streets. We are urging people to stop encouraging them by giving them money. If you want to donate money, or give to the less fortunate, there are charities made for that. Street beggars are beginning to show signs of violence such as slamming on cars and opening car doors. These actions jeopardize our children’s safety and could lead to terrible consequences. Unfortunately in Jeddah, it is normal to wake up to unannounced construction workers digging holes right in front of your home or workplace without prior notice! However, rather than just complain to your friends and family, dial 940 and make a complaint. This sort of behavior may affect businesses in terms of parking spaces and convenience, but with a notice letter in

advance, business owners will have time to make their necessary arrangements. We do not mind the construction as much as not being notified in advance. Citizens of Jeddah, this city is our home. If we do not take good care of it, no one will. There are a number of unfortunate issues that require immediate attention in the city, some of which can be taken care of by us, the people, and some only by the municipality and government officials. We wholeheartedly hope our opinions and suggestions regarding improvements in our city are taken into consideration, and we hope to see a better Jeddah in the upcoming future.

Citizens’ Suggest • Public campaigns in the local media announcing the municipality’s future projects, affected areas, and duration. • The use of urban gondolas or Metrocables for cost effective and quick public transportation. • Covering play structures with sun shades at public parks. • Designate a specific time of the day for waste trucks and all other trucks in order to avoid rush hours and tragic accidents. • Install more speed bumps, especially around school areas. • Severe penalty for contractors and maintenance companies. • Reviving and activating the role of neighborhood centers. Jeddah municipality: tel: +966-2-6149999 Web: Complaints tel: 940



i2 Institute for

Imagination and Ingenuity Inaugural Event By Bassma Al Toaimi

November 16-17 marked the beginning of a journey of discovering and building opportunities for the hidden talents within our community. The Institute for Imagination and Ingenuity (i2) aims to empower young innovators, and create a bridge for them to cross and find access to new opportunities through education and inspiration on the other side.

Approximately 50 years ago, our society rejected the idea of opening schools for girls. Today, however, a leader within our society is one of our very own women, Dr. Hayat Sindi.

–H.R.H. Prince Khalid Al Faisal Al Saud

Dr. Hayat Sindi, the founder and CEO of i2, is one of the world’s leading biotechnologists, the first female from the GCC to earn a PhD in Biotechnology, an MIT and Harvard graduate, and an inspiration to us all. She embarked on her journey of self-discovery when she was a teenager, and with hard work, motivation, and determination, she is the woman we see and admire today. Her reason behind creating i2 is to make success stories like hers a possibility for every young entrepreneur. The inaugural event took place at the Hilton Hotel in Jeddah, on November 16 and 17, with the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Khalid Al Faisal Al Saud. Speakers from all around the world flew in to share 28 DESTINATION JEDDAH

with us their opinions and success stories regarding innovation, leadership, and entrepreneurship. A few of the speakers at the event included Mohamed Al-Mady, CEO of SABIC, Esther Dyson, Chairman of EDventure Holdings, and Robert Fabricant, Vice President of Creative at Frog. Topics of discussion at the event were the various barriers to entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia. Challenges entrepreneurs may face in Jeddah range from fear of failure, lack of potential investors, or the lack of formal business skills. In order to overcome those barriers, i2 aims to provide young innovators with the right resources and provide them with the opportunity to live up to their potential.

We envision a world in which the only barrier to an innovator’s success is the quality of his or her ideas. –Dr. Hayat Sindi, CEO i2

Esther Dyson shared a truly inspiring story in which she compared a product with soup; if you like your soup, keep making more and more soup. She went on further to explain why you would need to build a company to produce more soup. Truly an inspiring story, explaining in simple terms that when an entrepreneur begins his or her journey, they will begin with a small product or service such as soup. With time, dedication, determination, and the right resources and mentoring, it will expand and become a success. Entrepreneurs are highly encouraged to plan and execute their ideas once they have a vision and an aim. The five factors that determine the success of an entrepreneur are as follows: the quality of their business idea, it needs to be a suitable for the needs of the Middle East, entrepreneurs must have role models, a strong support network, and excellence in the delivery process. Jeddah does not lack entrepreneurs or young creative minds. What we lack is a motivating and supporting team that will guide us along on the right path to success. Young Jeddawi innovators can see the light at the end of the tunnel, they just need a little push to walk through and reach the other side. Web:






American International School of Jeddah (AISJ) By Bassma Al Toaimi

AISJ has come a long way since it was founded in 1952. It all started in 1945, when King Abdul Aziz received a DC-3 aircraft as a gift from US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This gift led to the development of a civil aviation, the beginning of Saudi Arabian Airlines, and a signed contract with TransWorld Airlines (TWA) to manage the airline. The signing of the contract brought with it job opportunities and led to the arrival of many expatriates entering the city. The lack of a formal American curriculum school in Jeddah was an issue TWA employees faced because they needed schools for their children. Parents then formed the Parents Cooperative School (PCS, founded in 1952), in which they volunteered to teach students using a home school curriculum. When the expatriate community kept expanding with time, the school began to notice a rapid growth, and therefore built a new facility in 1968, and again in 1975. In 1976, the North Campus (NCS) was built in order to accommodate the rising number of students, by 1985 the school changed their name to Saudia-Saudi Arabian International School, and by the year 2000-2001 it had its first 12th grade graduation, and became the first international school in Jeddah that had a diploma program. The school changed


its name to the American International School of Jeddah (AISJ) in 2004, after Saudia officially announced that they would no longer continue their sponsorship of the school due to their need to focus solely on the airline business. AISJ started in 1952 with just 40 students in a house, and now have over 1,100 students.

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AISJ is what it is today because of the hardworking, ambitious and determined staff, parent board, and alumni. The school has recently celebrated their 60th anniversary by hosting a Gala Dinner at the school on November 26. In order to mark this milestone achievement, AISJ is planning a yearlong series of activities. The first of these events and programs is the launch of their new building for middle school, and the launch of the AISJ Alumni Association. Alumni are extremely important assets to the school because they represent the past and future of AISJ. One of the many projects for the Alumni Association is the AISJ Stories Project, in which students, staff, and alumni can record and share personal stories and experiences they had with the school. Many benefits come along with this project, including getting back in touch with your circle of friends and teachers from school, and re-living your experiences. The association also plans to provide AISJ students with scholarships, financial support to the school, and highlight distinguished alumna/alumnus at an annual commencement. The American International School is, and has always been, on a mission to promote academic excellence, and inspire their students to develop themselves and become critical thinkers and future leaders. AISJ staff members are united by a set of shared 32 DESTINATION JEDDAH

visions and goals that provide them with the determination to transfer a set of skills on to their students. They have excelled at doing so for years now, and are a proud international academic institution that aims to shape their students in a way that ensures their success after graduation. AISJ students graduate from their school knowing that they have been well prepared to face life after school, and all the obstacles that come with it. Tel: +966-2-6620051 email: , Web:


Explore KSA

By Mohammed Mirza

We wanted to escape the heat of Jeddah so what better place to go to than to the coldest place in Saudi Arabia which is in the Asir region called Jabal Sawdah sometimes written as Jabal Soodah, which literally means Black Mountain. With a height of approximately 3000 meters (9842 feet) it is the highest mountain of the Kingdom. It is part of the Sarawat mountain range that stretches from Jordan running through Saudi Arabia and ends in Yemen. The Sawdah peak boasts of beautiful views and incredible weather making it one of the best tourist spots in Saudi Arabia. We set off early in the morning and we opted to go to Abha, which is around 25 km from Jabal Sawdah using the route through Taif rather than the Jizan Highway, as we wanted to explore the mountainous region along our journey. It turned out to be a very good decision as we travelled through some of the most beautiful valleys and were able to visit many interesting villages on the way. We also had a great time gorging on the food available in these different villages. After the long 9-hour journey that had some of the most dangerous curves, the sharpest ascents and descents we finally reached Jabal Sawdah. To my surprise there were many hotels located close to it of all price ranges to suit different traveler’s different requirements from low budget local ones to high budget five star hotels such as the Intercontinental Hotel. When we reached we were extremely tired so we decided to take a hotel to rest and decided to visit the peak the following day. The next morning we found our way to the peak of Jabal Sawdah and once on top we 34 DESTINATION JEDDAH

saw an amazing view unlike no other in all of Saudi Arabia. We saw the rugged yet beautiful mountains that pervaded the landscape, the misty clouds combing the hills, the meager sunrays trying to pierce through the clouds, it reminded me that it is the first time I am witnessing such a sight in Saudi Arabia.

playing with them and giving them food and water. And to my surprise they were pretty tourist friendly. There is a cable car or a gondola as some people may call it which is moderately priced at SAR 45 that takes you down the valley from Jabal Sawdah and back to the top, which gives a fantastic experience as it offers a closer view of the rugged mountain peaks along with a sight of dramatic escarpments that are adorned with lush green vegetation.

The peak offers a spectacular view of the scenic villages located deep inside the valley that probably enjoy pleasant weather all year long and it also offered an amazing view of the twisty roads that run across the mountains, to observe them was mind boggling as it made us wonder on how we reached the top safely. As the weather was pretty cold it allowed us to enjoy the hot tea more as the combination does not get better than drinking a cup of hot tea in cold weather enjoying the beautiful view all at the same time. There are plenty of red-bottomed longhaired baboons which one is bound to spot, as there are countless numbers of them that reside in the mountains. It was nice to see the tourists

Jabal Sawdah is becoming increasingly popular due to its close proximity to the cities of Abha and Khamis Mushayt. Most tourists visit Jabal Sawdah during the Abha summer festival and there are a lot of paragliding activities that take place on Jabal Sawdah at that time. Located nearby Jabal Sawdah is an old Ottoman fort though currently in ruins it’s still worth a visit. It will take a small trek to reach the fort, once inside one can observe the granary, the armory and the Ottoman graveyards that are designated by their respective distorted sandstone burial markers, which pervade the fort. On the whole Jabal Sawdah is an amazing weekend destination, it gives a remarkable experience that allows travelers to give into Mother Nature, enjoy the spectacular view, decompress, relax, and of course enjoy the pleasant weather.


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It’s pretty fabulous that our culture gets to celebrate two new years. Maybe if someone fails on a resolution they started in January, they can restart it in Muharram? To some, the New Year symbolizes a fresh start and exciting new endeavors, to others it’s just another time where we replace those tiresome small Arabic calendars that we have to flip every day or mistakenly write 1433 and cross it out in our notebooks during the first week. In the end, something’s different and it suddenly feels like we’re being pushed into the future and we’re in a new chapter of our lives and thinking, “I can’t believe it’s 1434!” How weird – but let’s have some almond coffee. Before we go into more of the traditions, let’s take a look at how our Hijri calendar is so unique. It was in 622 AD that Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) migrated from Makkah to Medina. The Hijri calendar is a lunar one, which means that each month begins with a new moon. The Gregorian calendar is solar because it is tied to the seasons to ensure that the Christian Easter Holidays fall on the spring equinox (the first day of Spring - March 21st) every year. Although marked by Islamic significance and history, the Hijri New Year is not a religious holiday. However it is a time when Muslims reflect on the migration of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), the struggles of establishing Islam and the effort (or ‘jihad’) Muslims go through to adhere to their faith.


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Jeddah also has some even quirkier and older Hijri New Year traditions; these are mostly done to prevent negatives from happening throughout the year. To avoid being in many tiresome situations such as vacuuming/ cleaning the house or lighting the fire, people would not do those specific things on Muharram 1st. The idea is to not do a foreboding act that will ripple throughout the entire year. Another old, although perhaps inappropriate, tradition is not going to a funeral on the first day. And similarly to the ones practiced today, this last one includes having 7 pieces of fruit to sweeten the year. At the beginning of a new year, a whole 12-month period lies mysteriously and excitingly ahead. And there’s no better way to celebrate than by sticking to traditions, which are just really there to cement relationships together and thus remind us what’s important. New years can be a serious thought provoking time and holiday, but what’s a holiday without getting together over a pot of almond coffee. There’s also a celebratory side to the Hijri New Year. It’s a time when people send greetings and call each other up to give their new year wishes and prayers. Some people in Jeddah also have a fun colorful little tradition: On Muharram 1st, they drink a glass of milk in the morning so that the rest of the year is pure and white, they eat something green (Mulukhia is a big favorite) for lunch so that the rest of the year is green (not as in environmentally friendly green, but more as in blessed green) and then later on, they drink some almond coffee (which is also very popular). Some people also like to have some honey so that, well, the New Year would be just as sweet! 38 DESTINATION JEDDAH


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48 Hours in Jeddah with Wafa AlObaidat By Angelic Salha

Destination Jeddah catches up with the international speaker and Bahraini entrepreneur Wafa AlObaidat who recently visited Jeddah for the first time as a speaker at Jeddah Entrepreneurs Week. Wafa AlObaidat is the editor of renowned digital magazine Sketchbook that is a platform to showcase emerging designers in the GCC. Wafa also manages Obai and Hill, a creative agency specializing in fashion consultancy from London and Bahrain.


We dish on her favorite restaurants in Jeddah, people she met and what she loved most about our city.

5 interesting people I met

Over dinner and the event I attended, I met some beautiful, strong successful women including the lovely talented Sara Dabagh, founder of Laces events, the beautiful Muna Abu Sulaiman the philanthropist, furniture and interior designer, Ghalia from Al-Ghalia Interiors, my Saudi soulmate and partner in crime May Al Wakeel from the catering company Sugar and Spice, and Mariam Mosali of Niche Arabia and the new editor of

5 restaurants I loved

I had dinner at Amara with a few of the women I met at the Entrepreneurs Conference and I adored the food and the way it was presented. When in Jeddah one must have a quick bite to eat at Al Baik, the chicken is delicious! Vera Pizza was my favorite spot for Italian, Wakame for sushi and Ice land for fruity lollies ice-cream flavor post dinner.

5 stylish boutiques I visited

I spent some time at Ana ‘3air mall, where I checked out so many cool boutiques like Sotra boutique, which has an amazing arrangement that I loved, it felt like I was in London’s Westbourne Grove. I also liked Alathaar shop and gallery. I attended Tanween Boutique designed by Ghalia of Al-Ghalia Interiors! I was only in Jeddah for a short while, but managed to explore so many of the cool underground boutiques. I still think there is more to see and definitely worth another visit. DESTINATION JEDDAH 41


48 hours in Jeddah

It is always great to travel with a purpose of visit. I was lucky enough to be invited as one of the speakers and presenters at the Jeddah Entrepreneurs Week held by the PR team Traccs which brought an amazing blend of successful entrepreneurs to share their story and career choices. Through the event I met so many interesting, strong, powerful women who have invested so much in their education and are making such diversified career choices that the conversation is constant and interesting.

My first impression of Jeddah

Jeddah was a delightful shock to me; the society was open minded, friendly, multi cultured, and full of energy. There is a great deal of activity by locals; everyone is brimming with ideas and passion in what they do. I also felt free walking around on my own and exploring the city by myself. There is so much to see, the city is bursting with holes in the walls, fresh concepts, and cool creative working in attractive studios. I really cannot wait to come back, especially as I hear great things regarding the Red Sea for diving.

I would love to take from Jeddah‌

The great support and funding entrepreneurs are receiving in Jeddah. I single handedly saw ministers having one on one sessions


with people of a young age of 18, as they tried to problem solve key issues in the ministry that prevented many from starting businesses. There is a positive community of women trying to break boundaries and venture into less crowded industries.

Where I see my magazine in 5 years

I see it in print being distributed all over the GCC, and hopefully in key spots in the US, UK, Japan, Brazil, and India. We have such a strong and loyal fan base; it would be great to be able to offer them something tangible to purchase and collect. Our contributors come from over 15 different countries and I feel like my goal is to increase the growth of the Sketchbook family year by year and to continue the support and growth of our strong community of designers through our network. Instagram: @wafaalobaidat Twitter: @fashionambition Website:


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Let’s kick-off the Gulf Cup 21 Bahrain, Jan, 5th to 18th 2013

Audrey Roatta is a creative, successful businesswoman who applied her talent in the right direction and created Seiten Event Company in 2008. Roatta’s company is based in Jeddah, KSA, together with her team from the French Event industry. They have built an ever-growing, enthusiastic clientele that assures their success. Seiten Event organizes all sorts of events from high-end weddings, marketing events, ceremonies to fashion shows, exhibitions and many more. Their team is created from freelancers who are based in France yet travel across the world depending on their project’s requirements; they are supported by local and international partners in technical and logistical fields such as sound, lighting, video…etc. Aside from Audrey, who is responsible for putting the entire team together, organizing the events and delivering the fabulous results to the client, there is her Artistic Director Jean Michel Quesne and her Production Director Albert Vare, each member of the team is an expert in their field. In short Seiten Event’s goal is to combine their technical expertise with the demands of the local market.

Some of the projects, which put them on the map, especially in the Middle East and specifically in Saudi Arabia, were

“The 9th Jeddah Economic Forum”, “The Makkah Architectural Exhibition”, “The Inaugural Ceremony of Petro Rabigh” and “Al-Sayedah Khadijah Bint Khuwailid 2010 Forum”. Another big project that was an

amazing success for Seiten Event were the two major events in Paris to promote the Moroccan culture in France – “Caftan and Tangier 2012”

One of the latest major projects that Audrey and her team will handle is The Ceremonies for the 21st Gulf Cup Football Tournament, which will involve eight countries competing for the Gulf Cup and it will take 44 DESTINATION JEDDAH


Seiten Event Services: Event Management Ceremonies Events Creation and Production Forum Production High-end Weddings Strategic Consulting

place in the Kingdom of Bahrain next year from January 5th until the 18th on behalf of The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, and Chairman of the Executive Committee of 21st Gulf Cup football tournament Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa. The Seiten Event team will be responsible for all the ceremonies from starting point to end; they started with the Draw Ceremony held on October 18th 2012 at the National Museum in Manama. The team organized the ceremony of

this significant tournament with success welcoming 100 VIP guests and broadcasted LIVE to 17 channels throughout the Gulf region. Seiten Event will be in charge of the Opening Ceremony on January 5th and the Closing Ceremony on January 18th at the Bahrain National Stadium. The Gulf Cup Tournament, which takes place once every two years, is considered to be one of the most popular and highly

“My expectations for this Gulf Tournament is that it will WOW people all around the Middle East� - Mariam Yousif, Executive Secretary, Gulf Cup 21

important events in the Gulf region. People are guaranteed to witness an exciting opening on the 5th, which will be a part of this great event. For all of you out there who are excited for this big event stay tuned; as it will air LIVE on National TV throughout the Gulf region. Bahrain vs. Oman will start the first match on the 5th and Saudi vs. Iraq will play on the 6th.



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YOUNG REMBRANDTS The Art Program with a Difference By Bassma Al Toaimi


Striving to teach art to children, Young Rembrandts is an after school art enhancement program with the main belief that the ability to think creatively is a fundamental skill that should be learned. For over twenty years, their mission and their passion has been to teach art to children and provide all the help they can in order to develop generations of creative thinkers. Young Rembrandts has a unique curriculum that ensures every one of their students becomes a success. One of the organization’s main goals is to plant an “I can do it” attitude in every child’s mind. Young Rembrandts curriculum is designed on a learning curve that gives every child the opportunity to be successful regardless of his/her individual skills. They aim to develop students’ skills by using elements such as repetition and building upon complex lessons.

This program has provided schools, parents, and students all over the world with the following:

1. Nation’s top-ranked and most expansive art enrichment program. 2. Industry’s most comprehensive curriculum, exceeding all US State Art Standards. 3. A product that provides a different kind of learning. 4. An affordable program to parents at absolutely no cost to your school. 5. Seamless integration of our professional, service- oriented, and self-insured program. 6. We do all the work! (Including staffing and materials).

“Tried and true methodology assures that every student is a creative success!” Young Rembrandts offers drawing, which is the core basis of all visual arts, classes to children ages 4 to 12. Every week, a new lesson is taught using a step-by-step methodology that has been proved to enhance and develop students’ creativity and thinking skills.

“The power of discovery. The power of learning. The power of drawing. It all happens with Young Rembrandts.” Young Rembrandts drawing classes can be set up in your school with minimal effort on your part. We provide the curriculum, the teachers, and all materials. Tel: +966-542153779 / +966-556464186 Email: Web:


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HAMED CARPETS Our biannual sale is on in December. Discounts galore across our fantastic variety of Oriental carpets, rugs, furniture and handicrafts from Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Kashmir and much more. Location: 2nd Floor, Dome Centrepoint, Prince Sultan Street. Mob: +966-505683859 Web:


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FORWARD TO IN 2013 By Carol Kayrouz
















The Spring/Summer 2013 collections have taken inspiration from the classic and quirky designs of the 1960’s era. Some of the 2013 trends are new and some have stood their ground and stayed going strong from 2012. I have summed up the trends into a few categories in order to help you instantly update your Spring/ Summer 2013 wardrobe by adding a few key pieces from each trend! 1



















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FASHION GONE BITTER! 2012 TRENDS WE HOPE WILL FADE Love it or hate it I think that “Animal Print” and “Plaid” have been around for long enough and should stay in 2012! If you must, you can throw on a small “Animal Print” accessory like the Alexander McQueen scarf or carry off a “Plaid” accessory like the Stella McCartney bag. YSL ALEXANDER MCQUEEN STELLA MCCARTNEY





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Tel: +966-2-6643035 Florina Tel: +966-2-6670719 Flowers Center Tel: +966-2-6607391 Flowers Queen Tel: +966-2-6621779 Gardenia Tel: +966-2-6609220 Jannati Tel: +966-2-6984852 Nado Tel: +966-2-6915335 Nargis Flowers Est. Tel: +966-2-6673008 Orkidia Tel: +966-2-6833136 Petals Tel: +966-2-6642519 Rabya Tel: +966-2-6602856 Sendian Flowers Tel: +966-2-6835679 Spring Flower Tel: +966-2-6519684 Sultan Garden Center Tel: +966-2-6686666

Home Plaza Tel: 8002444440 IKEA Tel: +966-2-6633000 La Maison Colonial Tel: +966-2-2616800 Ligne Roset Tel: +966-2-6634158 Mazar Tel: +966-2-6642626 Mourastarr Tel: +966-2-6980498 NV Tel: +966-2-6684686 Options Tel: +966-2-6824888 Roche Bobois Tel: +966-2-6647272 Visionnaire Tel: +966-2-6988591


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

Abdul Latif Tel: +966-2-6913750 Al-Alameya Tel: +966-2-6915188 Al-Fakhama Tel: +966-2-6979529 Al-Sabban Tel: +966-2-6919900 American Gallery Tel: +966-2-6676031 Batal Design Tel: +966-2-0000379 Bin Shayhoon Tel: +966-2-6471468 Bo Concept Tel: +966-2-6141418 Dimos Tel: +966-2-2830302 Domvs Tel: +966-2-6611447 Estikbal Tel: +966-2-6603611 Haba Tel: +966-2-6687084 Habitat Tel: +966-2-2576622

Shopping Center

Ana Special Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6617798 Shops: Al-Mohra, Almayass, Basics, Buttons, Diva, Fox Fibre, I Love Hishma, Kash Kash, Vaniti, Lilies, Little Blossoms, Only For You, Sotra, Set AlHoson, Tefa, Flash Flare

Aziz Mall Prince Majed Rd. Tel: +966-2-6162222 Supermarket: Panda Shops: Accessorize, Adams, Al-Maghrabi, Al-Sawani, Aldo, Aldo Accessories, Ann Harvey, Athletes Foot,, Aussino, B.Bush, Baby Shop, Barratts, Bata, Behavior, Bershka, Bhs, Camieu, Celina, Celio, Charles & Keith, City Max, Claire’s, Damas Jewelry, Dorothy Perkins, Etam, Faces, Femi.9, Gap, Kotton, La Senza, La Senza Girl, Many more... Badriyah Towers Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6062777 Shops: Babooche, Basket of Pearl, Blend, Boutque Mix, BSX, Denim, Diesel, DKNY, Entra, Free Days, Hawanim, Infiore, Kurta Boutique, Le Style, Levi’s Store, Nowar, Optics2020, Pharmwacy, Samuel and Kevin, Suite 966, T Shirt & Jeans, Tony G’s, U Right, Zearuci Basateen Center Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6611721 Shops: Al-Ghazali, Al-Moalim, Al-Sawani Department Store, Anne Klein, Baby Fitaihi, Bakhashwain, Bali, Benetton, Betty Barkley, Esprit, Courier, Glitter, Guess, La Perla, Max & Co., Max Mara, Noon, Opticals, Replay, Rubaiyat, Swish, XOXO

Coral Mall Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6607624 Shops: Adawliah (Yamaha), Armani Jeans, Beach & Beyond, Calvin Klein, Color Me Mine, Ecko, Ed Hardy, FCUK, Geox, Killah, Lacoste, Lindex, Lola et moi, Marlboro Classic, Miss Sixty, Patch Work, Primo, Quick Silver, Serb, St.Dupont, Sun Spot Etoile King Rd. Tel: +966-505591421 Shops: Al-Romaizan, Boss, Canali, Come As You Are, Emad Rizq, Fitoshi, Gentle Man, Lomar, Lo Spazio, My Fair Lady, Rawasy, Hera’a Avenue Hera’a St. Tel: +966-2-6992841 Shops: Adams’ Kids, Aldo, Alhomaidhi, Barrats, Bershka, Camieu, Charles & Keith, Faces, Early Learning Center, Jennyfer, La Senza, La Senza Girl, La Senza Shop, La Vie en Rose, Marks & Spencer, Mikyaji, Mansoon, Nayomi, Nine West, Sergent Major, Sports City, Spring, Swatch, Tape A Loeil, The Body Shop, Wallis, Zain, Zara Kids. Hera’a Intl. Souq Hera’a St. Tel: +966-2-6540097 Supermarket: Manuel Shops: Adams, Al-Attar, Al-Dahham, Al-Humaidi, Al-Maghrabi, Al-Mualim, Barkley, Benatton, Bershka, Bhs, Celio, Claire’s, Diesel, Esprit, Faces, Giordano, DESTINATION JEDDAH 59

Chole, Femi.9, Lerre, Lifestyles, Mavi, PaperMoon, Quik Sliver, Roxy, Sport Look Mall of Arabia Al-Haramein Rd. Tel: +966-26123100 Supermarket: Panda Shops: Abu Sharaf, Accesorize, Adams, Adidas, Ahmad Abdulwahed, Alpha Opticals, Alshaya, Balad, Bershaka, Blue Age, Bonia, Boots, Brics, BSB, BSX, C&B, C&K, Cameui, Camille’s Sidewalk, Carters, Celio, Chad Valley, Coast, D-F-P-T, Debenhams, Diesel, Many more...

Red Sea Mall King Rd. Tel: +966-2-2151551 Supermarket: Danube Shops: 7 Camicie, 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), Fetaihi, Foot Locker, Giordano, Givenchy, Go Sport, Guess, Guess Accessories, Guess Kids, G2000, Many more...

Nojoud Center Tahlia St. Tel: +966-22571217 Shops: Adidas, AlBadr Optical, Alcott, Alhomaidhi, Bonia, Cortefiel, Emad Rizq, Faces, Feni 9, Gerry Weber, GS Big & Tall, I Zone, Pumpkin Patch, Lora Lina Sfera, Magrabi, Mango, Mobily, Women’s Secret, Sarafia, Shalky , Smash,Tanagra, Vincci

Roshana Center Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2634899 Shops: 4U4Ever, Abo Moammar, Adolfo Dominguzs, Aire Barcelona, Al Homaidi Watches, Al Naghi Jewellery, AMH, Armand Basi, Baby Fitaihi, Bayana, Biggie Best,Bimba & Lola, Blanco, ByBasi, Comfort Zone, Dandara, Diktons Barcelona, Extra Ordinary, Fairooz, Fityani, Gara Roufa,


Her Majesty, Jade Jewellery, Jounah, La Femme Chic, Many more... Roshan Mall Malek Rd. Tel: +966-2-6226720 Supermarket: Hyper Panda Shops: Abdul Samad Al-Qurashi, Axiom, Bonia, Callem, Cavlo Rino, Cell Com, Cinnzeo, Claire’s, Colombia Sports Wear, Fendi, Gerry Weber, Giordano, Grand Optics, Gucci, Herffy, Ikks, It’s Mine, Jacqueline Riu, Kashmir, Lingo, Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, Maghrabi, Mango, Mikyaji, Miss Fashion, Missha, Mothercare, Nayomi, Nectar, Many more... Serafi Mega Mall Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2844886 Supermarket: Danube Shops: Al-Sawani, Baleno, Claire DK, Claire’s, Faces, Go Sport, Life Style, Maghrabi, Pepe Jeans, Samuel & Kevin, Sensi, Swatch, Voyage, Many more... Stars Avenue Mall Malek Rd. Tel: +966-2-2754522

Super market: Manuel Shops: 7 Camicie, Agatha, Al-Ghazalo, Al-Humaidi, AlMutahajibah, AlOthaim, Al-Shayiya Accessory, Arabian Oud, Argeterie, Art of Idea, Axiom, Baby Fitaihi, Batteel, BCBG, Benetton, Bonpoint, Borbonese, Breil, Carolina Herrera CH, Champion, Coach, Cole Haan, Guess by Marciano, Many more... Tahlia Center Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2634662 Shops: Al-Humaidi, Al-Rayes, Armani Exchange, Bakhsh Jewellery, Birkenstock, Coach, Claire’s, Cope Copine, Daniel Hechter, Du Pareil Au M’em, Emad Rizq, Esprit, Evans, Giordano, Lacoste, La Moda, Laura Ashley, LoraChilli, Laurel, Limited Too, Longines, Make Up Forever, Mac, Mikyajy, Milano, Omega, Paris Gallery, Pierre Cardin, River Island, Rolex, Rubaiyat,Sanrio, Sephora, Swarovski, Many more...

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Dining Around Town

Ginza i Chome: A Name You Can Trust The name Ginza i Chome is derived from Ginza, the oldest district in Japan. Ginza is known worldwide for its luxurious lifestyle; its name represents upscale shopping, entertainment, and most importantly dining. Ginza i Chome is located on the second floor of the luxurious Rosewood Corniche. Seating areas at the restaurant overlook the beautiful Red Sea, allowing customers to enjoy divine Japanese cuisine while they enjoy the breathtaking view. Upon your arrival to Ginza i Chome, you will be given the option to sit either at a private table, or at the long bar that spans the length of the restaurant through the middle. As you walk through to your seat, a wave of relaxation and serenity will overcome you due to their subtle dim lights and cozy ambience. The restaurant adopts the Omakase concept, which means you “have trust in the chef.� If you choose to experience this intriguing concept, you will be seated at the bar, and the chef will prepare your meal in front of you. This concept gives customers an opportunity to bond with the chef, which makes the whole experience even more delightful. The Ginza chef will simply ask you if you have any allergies, and based on your reply, he will whip up nothing but authentic Japanese cuisine that will allow you to live a true Japanese cuisine experience on another level! 62 DESTINATION JEDDAH


The Ginza chef has been awarded a Gold medal for the Best Sushi in Saudi Arabia at the Horeca contest in Riyadh 2011, and indeed he is worthy of the medal. He personally prepares sushi using only high quality crabs and salmon imported from the Atlantic Ocean, Nishiki (premium sushi rice), and soy (shoyu) sauce imported from Japan. The vinegar he uses is imported from Mizkan (pronounced Mitsukan), which is a Japanese company that produces vinegar. At Ginza i Chome, authenticity and superb quality are guaranteed. December is an exciting time for Ginza i Chome’s staff, and sushi lovers because it marks the beginning of their all-youcan eat “Sushi Sensation” promotion, beginning from the first Monday in December, from 7:30 pm till 12:30 am. With just 225 SR, you will indulge in a delicious steaming bowl of Miso soup, followed by a choice of the absolutely exquisite Japanese King Crab Salad or the deliciously green and dressed Japanese Caesar Salad, which will leave you wanting more. As tempting as it is, don’t get filled up with the soup and fresh salads

because it gets better. When the sushi platter is set in front of you, you won’t know where to start! The platter consists of all types of sushi including spicy and non-spicy Maki rolls, Sashimi, and Nigiri, all of which consist of a delicious variety of shrimp, tuna, salmon, and crab. At the center of the platter, in between what appears to be sushi heaven, you’ll find a generous amount of Gari (ginger) and Wasabi. To top it all off, the promotion also includes soft drinks and water. At Ginza i Chome, there’s an option to suit all tastes. Whether you are a vegetarian, or you like your meals spicy or mild, you’ll find your perfect match here. In addition to “Sushi Sensation” there’s the a la carte menu that includes a wide range of tantalizing options such as different types of tempuras, noodles, and teriyakis. Ginza i Chome is a must-try for all sushi lovers out there. The exquisite taste, the friendly and welcoming staff, the restaurants ambience; truly a memorable experience. Location:Rosewood RosewoodCorniche, Corniche,Second SecondFloor Floor Location: Tel:+966-2-260-7111 +966-2-257-8888 Tel: P ROMOTION


Dining Around Town

Filicori Zecchini: An Italian Experience!

Back in 1919 in the Italian city of Bologna, two families joined forces and founded one of the most ancient coffee roasters in Italy. They were mainly focused at providing their excellent quality products to hotels, restaurants, and cafes. However, since 2006 they have been building the brand and began to expand to foreign countries. Those two families are Filicori and Zecchini, and until today they run the business. Since the beginning of the year 2012, we have had this little part of Italy right here in Jeddah, at Red Sea Mall.

Located conveniently between gates 4A and 4B, right below the Frozen Yogurt Factory, Filicori and Zecchini occupies a spacious yet cozy area of the mall. Their seating area is located in the middle of the space, opposite the bar in which customers can purchase a range of their famous tea products, coffee, and sweets such as Tiramisu, Brownies, and Cheesecakes. There are two screens located on opposite sides of the seating area, allowing 64 DESTINATION JEDDAH


customers to witness the chef creating art with tempting desserts. You definitely can’t go sit in front of the screen without making an order! The main colors of the cafÊ are brown and beige, with red lights at the bar, which go very well with the green plants and yellow flowers surrounding the seating area. Above the seating area, if you look up at the ceiling you will see a beautiful design that looks like steam from a hot drink.

Filicori Zecchini perfect everything Italian. They have a wide range of anything you can imagine, from breakfast all the way to dessert. Their breakfast options, which include many tantalizing dishes such as omelets or even mana’esh, will be an excellent meal to start your day. Add a cup of their perfect coffee made with the most premium coffee beans they are known for, and you’re good to go! Their lunch and dinner menu will have your mouth watering in just a matter of seconds. Filicori Zecchini offers a wide selection of soups, fresh salads, pizzas, and pastas guaranteed to please all taste buds. A meal isn’t complete without dessert; that’s a fact. At Filicori Zecchini you will find a range of options for dessert; and here’s a tip and a recommendation from all customers: you should definitely not miss out on their tasty crepes, offered either with butter and honey, or with chocolate and ice cream. They are the best in town! Since the best is always saved till the end, before you leave the restaurant you absolutely must have something sweet from their “Cafeteria Creativa” menu. Just like the name suggests, this menu offers creative mixes, drinks, and desserts. For example, for fans of mint-chocolate, the After Eight Cialdino would be perfect since it consists of espresso, hazelnut syrup, a delicious crunchy biscuit wrapped in chocolate, mint flavor and leaves, and finally shredded cacao sprinkled on top! If that’s not enough, try their signature Dish Coffee, which is a beautiful long plate with four empty spaces;

one for fresh fruits, one for cream, one for chocolate sauce, and the last space is filled with espresso covered with biscuits. Filicori Zecchini’s selection of coffee and tea is believed to be among the best in Italy. Their tea flavors vary from fruity, minty, to honey sweet, depending on what you’re in the mood for. The aroma of their coffee alone will have you ordering more than once! Once you have that first sip of their coffee, you will realize what real coffee should taste like. In case you want to take some home, which you will, they have their coffee beans and tea selection on sale at the bar. Don’t forget to get yours on your way out!

Location: Red Sea Mall, Gate 4A and 4B Tel: +966-2-2345999 Web:




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2012 2012 By Angelic Salha

Our city is booming and people are enjoying every second of it, restaurants are bringing the best of the best to Jeddah city. Along the streets of the city you can find new unique restaurants that grab your attention and make you want to come back for more. As 2012 is close to an end, we gathered for you the best eatery places in Jeddah that took the spotlight and astonished us with their fine flavour and service. From Iranian, Italian, Middle Eastern to American, Brazilian and many more, what ever you crave for, fortunately the city has it all covered. Stay tuned for 2013 eateries yet to come.



Is a fine Italian cuisine that is rich with fresh Italian ingredients imported all the way from Italy. The name Tartufo that translates to truffles is what makes this restaurant one of its kind since the truffles are the main concept of the restaurant.



Is a fine dining Mediterranean cuisine. They managed to please their customers with their variety and selections of different types of foods. The restaurant has a very warm atmosphere with its dim lights and excellent service.

Is the latest American franchise that came to town with a whole new concept of building your own customized burger. It offers a huge variety of combinations to choose from and it is one of Jeddah’s high-end burger joints.







A unique casual diner that specializes in your old time favorite American WINGS. It offers more than 15 flavors of Buffalo Wings and a selection of chicken sandwiches and burgers. We can say we’re happy to have a diner that perfects wings!



The name Zaika means sophisticated flavors and that exactly describes this Indian cuisine perfectly. The menu consists of both traditional classic favorites and original new dishes that combines Eastern flavors with a Western twist.

Middle Eastern

Is a new addition to our Middle Eastern eateries in Jeddah. Their menu is mixed between Arabic food with a twist of international flavors. They have all kinds of dishes ranging from beef to chicken and seafood.


Churrascaria with BBQ and Grill to boot. They have a unique and wide variety of meat, so it’s guaranteed to please everyone.


A new concept for women here in Jeddah, a place just for females, what’s not to love?! It’s inspired by cafes in New York, LA and London, and is a combination of a department store, spa and an amazing café that serves fresh food daily.


A Kuwaiti cuisine that gives you the traditional Kuwaiti experience. Their exquisite cuisine is full of the best Kuwaiti dishes that taste just as good as homemade food. They aim to please all customers with their different varieties.



An authentic Italian dining spot in Jeddah! Their menu consists of delectable dishes that will leave you fully satisfied. Their service is great and the ambience is warm.


An international café and restaurant that offers a fine dining menu and amazing eclectic décor. Its wide glass view that peeks at the sea and some of Jeddah’s best hotels adds to its beautiful atmosphere.


Is a trendy Japanese restaurant and lounge that brings you authentic Japanese culture food and gives you the real Japanese experience from great service and excellent flavor.


KALILA Middle Eastern

Is one of the restaurants in Jeddah that combines most Middle Eastern food all in one menu. It’s an oriental bakery that serves different types of light food, great dishes and exquisite fresh breads.

Is one of the local burger joints that we added to our favorites list. It’s a gourmetdining restaurant that offers a hip environment and all favorite American cuisine.


Is a new addition to Jeddah’s Brazilian cuisines. They serve the traditional Brazilian food and the most popular dishes that most people love. A Brazilian



Is an Iranian cuisine that is named after the Persian word for the dried fruit of “Berberis.” They specialize in fine Persian dining and have most of their traditional dishes. DESTINATION JEDDAH 69



Adopts a new hip American food concept combined with the popular international dishes that we all love. Their food menu is a selection of international foods from burgers, sandwiches to pastas, steaks and seafood. The brand is inspired by the famous condiment, so the restaurant’s atmosphere consists of reds and Heinz imagery.



Is a latest addition to our huge number of cafes in Jeddah yet what makes this café stand out from the rest is their speciality in chocolate. The motto of the cafe is “Chocolify Your Day” which is their main signature of chocolate treats and special hot and cold drinks with a selection of tasty sandwiches.



Is a delicious pastry boutique that opened in Jeddah. It’s a place where you get to indulge in their colorful flavorful and freshly baked macaroons. They have unique wearable and eatable items from all over the place, from pillows, hand made jewelry, cake stands and even gourmet scented soap.

Is a new concept of sweets that specializes in goat’s milk and orchid flowers ingredients. This new concept of flavor adds a whole new experience to customers, from amazing sweets, tasty ice cream flavors to pastries and puddings. They combine the traditional sweets with the new line of desserts.

Sweets & Bakeries

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Is considered one of the luxurious chocolatiers that transforms your definition of chocolate to a whole new level. Their rich texture of dark chocolate and their artistic touch in each piece could easily blow you away. Godiva chocolate indulges you with their astonishing taste.



Is one of our favorite additions to Jeddah’s divine chocolatiers. The store offers the finest coco and transforms it into mouthwatering dark and sugar-free chocolates. In addition to their chocolates they specialize in artisanal Gelato, freshly made in the store daily. 70 DESTINATION JEDDAH




A Chinese/Japanese mixture restaurant with a European touch. TY Lounge (which stands for tempura and yakatori) is one of the new additions to Jeddah’s highend restaurants that serve unique and exceptional flavors. It has an art deco ambiance with modern graphics.

Sweets & Bakeries

Is one of the latest cafés we have here in Jeddah just for sweets! What started as a Toll House of chocolate chip cookies has grown into a dessert store that has no limits to its mouth-watering taste. With its modern hip ambience, customers just can’t seem to get enough.



Is one of the distinctive dining spots that recently opened in the city. It offers high quality Jordanian and Palestinian food that has ready meals to go for lunch and dinner. Their menu has some traditional dishes like ‘Mansaf’ (the National Jordanian dish), Ozy and Kunafa. It’s the place to go to if you want something different and new.

Is a Creperie that offers a wonderful variety of tasty salty and sweet crepes, all are absolutely delicious. However their popular mix chocolate crepe is what keeps people coming back for more; it contains 3 types of melted chocolate all wrapped up for your own desire.


Is a local Saudi restaurant that gives you the true Saudi cuisine experience, from the best traditional Saudi dishes to the finest décor and atmosphere that will leave you coming back for more.

Middle Eastern

Frozen Yogurt

Is one of Jeddawis favorite local branches of frozen yogurt. With great nutritional benefits, they guarantee amazing taste, guilt free; what’s not to love, right! They offer refreshing and high quality products with different types of toppings. It’s local, fresh and absolutely yummy.






Is an Asian fusion-style restaurant that specializes in Sushi and wok dishes. They have a calm ambience with astonishing décor. They pay attention to every detail from the food presentation to their service; it’s simply the perfect cuisine that you will fall in love with!


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Directory Tony Roma’s Mall of Arabia Tel: +966-2-6123534 16 Hundred Uno’s Le Chateau Mall, Prince Sultan St. Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2614415 Tel: +966-2-6221320 Mob: +966-549302320 Wing Zone 19th Century Burger Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6067233 Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-920019819 Brazilian Americano Burger Prince Sultan St. Brasa De Brazil Tel: +966-2-6976357 Andalus St. American Corner Mob: +966-549865555 Khalideya St. Rio De Janeiro Tel: +966-2-6060188 Sari St. Applebees Mob: +966-502330914 Andalus St. Spears Tel: +966-2-6610012 Intercontinental Hotel Chili’s Tel: +966-2-2295555 Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6634760 Chocolates Roshan Mall Tel: +966-2-6046800 Al Pina Crown Grill Arafat St. Crown Plaza Tel: +966-2-6637005 Tel: +966-2-6611000 Anoosh Flap Jacks Sari St. Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-2-6832209 Tel: +966-2-6681191 Bon Bon Fuddruckers Andalus St. Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6697655 Tel: +966-2-6686330 Caramel Manhattan Rawdah St. Hilton Hotel Tel: +966-2-6688527 Tel: +966-2-6590000 Chocolat Mugg & Bean Khalideya Dist. Serafi Mega Mall Tel: +966-2-6068830 Tel: +966-2-6573333 Chocolate Corner ext. 334 Outback Steakhouse Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6630449 Tahlia St. Chocolate Studio Tel: + 966-2-2892990 Sari St. Ruby Tuesday Tel: +966-2-6985222 Andalus St. Chocoline Tel: +966-2-6501999 Square Meater Burger Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2842846 Khalideya Dist. Chocotala Tel: +966-2-6061441 Arafat St. Steak House Tel: +966-2-6644284 Etoile / Al Malik Rd. Dactylifera Tel: +966-2-6829955 Prince Sultan St. Red Sea Mall Tel: 920008182 Tel: +966-2-2151200 Ganache T.G.I Friday’s Rawadah St. Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6601390 Tel: +966-2-6529330 Godiva The Counter Tahlia St. Etoile / Al Malik Rd. Tel: +966-2-2616630 Tel: +966-2-2754266 Miss Chocolate The Texan Rawda St. Meridien Hotel Tel: +966-2-6638989 Tel: +966-2-6633333



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 Khaldiah 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 Crusty Khalideya Dist. Tel: 920026633 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

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 Teatro Lounge Cafe Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2610150 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 Al-Alwani & Memoni Tel: +966-2-6986222 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 Al-Baik Tel: 8002442445 Al-Tazaj Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6734819 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: +966-2-6161263 Domino’s Pizza Shate’e Tel: +966-2-6065633 Obhur Tel: +966-2-6561777 Forn Wa Saj Rawdah Dist. Tel: +966-2-2574747

Herfy Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6829276 Hot Waves Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6164744 Hush Pizza Sari St. Mob: +966-564028330 Hardee’s Tel: 920001213 Jan Burger Hera’a St. Tel: 920006765 Joe’s Diner Khalideya Dist. Tel: 920005637 Jollibee Khalideya Souq Tel: +966-2-6984043 Kaddoura Palestine St. Tel: +966-2-6683844 KFC Tahlia St. Tel: 920021111 Kudu Khalidya Market Tel: 8001240061 Little Caesar’s Hera’a St. Tel: +966-2-6823018 Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6749657 Maki Burger Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6687354 McDonald’s Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6510291 Migalgal Wa Mafroom Al-Zahrah Dist. Tel: +966-2-682-6324 Mister Burger Al-Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6822223 Mr. Saj Hamra Dist. Tel: 920024333 New York Cab Pizza Mohammadyah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6947972 Panino’s Obhur Tel: +966-2-6561911 Arafat St. Tel: +966-2-6654264

Tel: +966-2-6630363 Le Ciel Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6525354 Le Traiteur Corniche Tel: +966-2- 6556022 MoonMilk Al-Shatee, Prince Naif St. Tel: +966-2-2887050


Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-2-6064717 Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6676991 Peruvi Shate’e Dist. Tel: +966-2-6923393 Philly’s Kayyal St. Tel: +966-2-6394146 Pizza Hut Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6513113 Al-Naeem Dist. Tel: +966-2-6548890 Obhur Tel: +966-2-2341962 Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6672917 Quiznos Sub Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6068014 Subway Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-2-6063493 Madinah Rd. Tel: +966-2-6120513 Tahlia St.

Tel: +966-2-6651322 Sultan Al Burger Rawdah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6677344

French Bert’s Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-2-6606633 Cafe Lenotre Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2611222 Champs-Elysées Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-2845454 Crêpe Café Roshana Mall Tel: +966 -2-2634989 Stars Avenue Tel: +966-2-2754709 Delifrance Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-2567196 Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6303672 La Cuisine Palestine St.

Al-Amwaj Hilton Jeddah Tel: +966-2-6590000 Al-Safina Hilton Hotel Tel: +966-2-6590000 Al-Shurafa Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6602743 Al-Shurafa Lounge Qasr Al-Sharq Tel: +966-2-6599999 Andalusia Park Hyatt Tel: +966-2-2639666 Barnie’s Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6696201 Beaux Arts Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6983028 Black Rose Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6672953 Blue Diamond Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-2-6605301 Bubbles Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6697655 Café Aroma Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6605160 Cappuccino Grand Cafe Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-2891009 Cast & Crew Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-2616770 DESTINATION JEDDAH 73

Chilli Grill Khalediya St. Tel: +966-2-6632787 Dardasha Park Hyatt Tel: +966-2-2639666 Fratelli Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6907217 Habsburg Rosewood Hotel Tel: +966-2-2607111 Java Lounge Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6693393 Mob: +966-507533090 Kick Zone Tahila St. /Solidaire Mall Tel: +966-2-2613364 Mob: +966-540573729 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 Papaya Next to Sawari Mall Tel: +966-2-2753425 Pearls Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6642233 Promenade Cafe Tahliah St. Tel: +966-2-6688712 Salad Boutique Alhamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6515656 Shadow Lounge Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-2614777 Tche Tche Cafe Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6223091 Tenidor Zahra Dist. Tel: +966-2-2754144 Terrace Lounge Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6995676 74 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Toasted Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-2616747 Baghdadia Dist. Tel: +966-2-6517883 Uptown 966 Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6995911 Vertigo Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6633241 White Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6068171 Zodiac Palestine St. Tel: +966-2-6607548

Ice Cream Baskin Robbins Musaediyya Tel: +966-2-6640574 Fresh Berry Tel: +966-2-2847443 FrostBite Frozen Yogurt and Smoothies Hera’a St. Mob: +966-549353316 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 Venchi Red Sea Mall Mob: +966-2-6996512

Italian Angelicos Pizzeria Hamad Al Jaser St., Rawdah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6622964 Aldente Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6970220 Al-Forn Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6612874 Aromi Qasr Al-Sharq Tel: +966-2-6599999 Balsamico Tahlia St.

Tel: +966-2-6633115 Balsamico Too Malek Rd., Dinner Square Mob: +966-538911100 Castello Khaled Ibn Al-Waleed St. Tel: +966-2-6652281 Ciao Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6653710 il Gabiano Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6587042 il Gusto Palestine St. Tel: +966-2-6600337 il Porto Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6501024 il Villaggio Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6688233 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 Villaggio 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 Olio Stars Avenue Tel: +966-2-2754811 Ozone iI Villaggio Tel: +966-2-6688223 Pane Caldo Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-2-2150393 Piatto Etoile / Al Malik Rd. Tel: +966-2-6922501 Pizza Fusion Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-2-2616933 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 Cazar Farsi Plaza. Tel: +966-2-6514444 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-Rausha Hera’a St. Tel: +966-2-6541460 Al-Seekh Sari St. Mob: +966-500422255 Al-Wada’a Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6555550 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 Obhur Tel: +966-2-6562606

Belajio Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6222784 Bhar Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6916674 Byblos Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6697655 Chez Siran Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-2-2616910 Cusine Halawani Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6688900 Ghouzi Hera St. Tel: +966-2-6900004 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 Mezza Maison Corniche Hamra Tel: +966-2-6501089 Nafoura Park Hyatt Tel: +966-2-2639666 Palm Beach Salamah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6394007 Redan Heraa St. 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

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

Baytote Chinese Rawdah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6164442 Be One Maa’adi St. Tel: +966-2-6143753 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



On The Border Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-2906754 Tex Mix Sultan Mall Tel:+966-2-2758905

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

Khalediya St. Tel: +966-2-6068600 Shami Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-2-6065353 Shawarmatac Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6688994 Sheesh Kabaab Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-6712047 Sheikh Manqoush Sari St. Tel: +966-2-6837330 Shoro Quraish St. Tel: +966-2-6626246 Sindian Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6678189 Sofrat Diritna Madinah Rd. Tel: +966-2-2562222 Studio Masr Tel: +966-2-2615752 Tawook Basha Rawdah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6834036 Tooty Basha Baterji St. Tel: +966-2-2906699 Yemeni Delights Mob: +966-559559445 Yildizlar Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6531150 Zaman Naheem Dist. Mob: +966-544866979


Oriental CHINESE: Bamboo Rawdah Dist. Tel: +966-2-6642999

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

JAPANESE: 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 Shogun Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6062288 Sushi Yoshi Attallah Center Tel: +966-2-6944419 Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-2-2616734 Obhur Tel: +966-2-6561566 Wakame Rawdah St. Tel:+966-2-6682003 Zn Lounge Roshana Mall/Tahlia St. Tel: +966-2-2634889 Mob: +966-535598855 DESTINATION JEDDAH 75


Tel: +966-2-2889926 Cheesecake Factory Thai Thai Tahlia St. Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-2-6690895 Tel: +966-2-6913808 Crepe Factory Al-Shati Dist. Persian Tel: +966-2-6995676 Al-Khayam Crunchez Hilton Hotel Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-2-6590000 Tel: +966-2-2150145 Jahan Crusty Andalus St. Rawdah St. Tel: +966-2-6571427 Tel: +966-2-0026633 Sultani Edible Arrangments Andalus St. Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-2-6693898 Tel: +966-2-6616444 Tikka Express Fab Sweets Andalus St. Stars Avenue Tel: +966-2-6631825 Tel: +966-2-2754204 Helen’s Kitchen Turkish Kayyal St. Mado Tel: +966-2-6977729 Prince Sultan St. Kalila Tel: +966-2-6901149 Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-2-6061723 Tike La Fraise Rawdah St. Andalus St. Tel: +966-2-6832128 Tel: +966-2-6511312 Turkish Meshwiyat La Mamma Salama Dist. For Delivery Tel: +966-2-6621910 Mob: +966550087444 Seafood Tel: +966-2-6677070 AL-Forn Le Croissant Shop Rawdah St. Fish Market Khalideya Dist. Al-Danah Tel: +966-2-6642388 Intercontinental Hotel Tel: +966-2-6065184 Corniche Rd. Hail Street Tel: +966-2-2295555 Le Gourmet Tel: +966-2-6990090 Tel: +966-2-6612874 Muse Tahlia St. Prince Sultan St. Al-Hori Jeddah Equestrian Tel: +966-2-6605061 Tel: +966-2-6990352 Mob: +966502724033 Club Al-Mahawi Le Notre Al-Multaqa Tel: +966-2-6141616 Sari St. Tahlia St. King Rd. The Manhattan Fish Tel: +966-2-2575739 Tel: +966-2-2611222 Tel: +966-2-6066666 Market Al-Samadi Sweets Le Vendome Al Safina Rawdah St. Andalus St. King Rd. Jeddah Hilton Tel: +966-2-6642424 Tel: +966-2-6141900 Tel: +966-2-6924606 Tel: +966-2-6590000 Atayeb Sayadiyah Express Lite Bite Al Segala Rawdah St. For Delivery Madinah Rd. South Obhur Tel: +966-2-6643414 Tel: +966-566640660 Tel: +966-2-2901424 Tel: +966-2-2890575 Berry Land Munch Bakery Sweets/Desserts Al Zahra Tahlia St. Arafat St. & Bakeries Crown Plaza. Mob: +966-566912922 Tel: +966-2-6605010 Tel: +966-2-6611000 Mashrabia Al-Emad Amou Hamza Cake-a-licious Sultan St. Crown Plaza. Safa Dist. Tel: +966-2-2575268 Tel: +966-2-6611000 Al-Batarji St.

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Leqaona Maqdesi Our Islam, our religion. It calls us to defense. It calls us to peace. The first Kiblah CALLS. The third Holy Mosque SCREAMS. Is there amongst us an ANSWER! Fatima Al Zanan

Leqaona Maqdesi is a foundation that

organizes the best youth cultural projects in Jeddah, as it spreads awareness to the Palestinian cause. This project was founded by the youth for the youth.

The title of their cause is derived from the Arabic words leqa’t means meetings and

moqaddas means sacredness. In short, Leqaona Maqdesi is a series of meetings, each of which comprise lectures, intellectual dialogues, and projects that serve the cause. Our long-term goal is an academy that graduates young influential leaders who will be able to defend the Palestinian cause through developing persuasive dialogues and real projects that support it.

Leqaona Maqdesi is divided into two parts,

Academic which they achieve through lectures that help obtain information about particular Palestinian topics that serve the cause and Intellectual Dialogue that deals with the main issues regarding the Palestinian cause. The purpose is to acquire a certain level of advanced cognitive knowledge, and therefore produce practical projects to serve the cause.

Throughout history, one question in specific has been frequently asked, “What can one person do?” Unfortunately people in general,

the media, schools and the entire society chose to shut down this topic feeling helpless towards it and literally submitting that it’s not in their hand, but we know that it isn’t so… 78 DESTINATION JEDDAH

To answer this question, Einstein, Newton,

Gandhi, Salah Al-Deen, and on top of them all, The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his companions showed us the way. History proves to us that one person CAN DO SOMETHING.

One of the questions asked from one individual “If you ask any Muslim, in your opinion what is the Ummah’s most important cause?” a reflex

response would be, “To free Palestine; to free Al-Quds.” Then if you ask them, “What have you done for it?” Their faces would have a blank expression and they would say NOTHING” - This is just one question asked by Malath Huwait, a team member of Leqaona Maqdesi. Another team member, Tamara Ajeeb says, “Leqaona Maqdesi is the product of our belief that we must DO SOMETHING for Palestine.”

This amazing organization hopes to create an intellectual dialogue that will transcend and

enrich our knowledge of the Palestinian cause to produce practical projects for the victory of Palestine. Their long-term goal is to create an academy that graduates young influential leaders who will be able to continuously serve the Palestinian cause by educating more people and sustaining old projects and developing new ones.

Team: Shaimaa Al-Farra - Mohammad Hamadah -Tamara Ajeeb – Malath Huwait Fatima Al Zanan - Shatha Saleh - Jumana Sarhan - Israa Al-Qassas - Sara Gazzaz Mob: +966-544814720 Email: Facebook: ‫لقاؤنا مقديس‬ Twitter: @LeqaonaMaqdesi


Directory Accommodations Close to the Two Holy Mosques: Madinah Al-Ameen Crom Hotel (4-star) Markazeyah al Gharbiyah Tel: +966-4-819-8000

Al-Ansar Golden Hotel (4-star)

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

Al-Ansar New Place (4-star) Al-Siteen St. Tel: +966-4-820-7770

Al-Haram Hotel (5-star) Abi Zar Rd Tel: +966-4-818-2300

Al-Madinah Crom Hotel (4-star)

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

Hilton Makkah & Towers (5-star) Hijrah St.

Hotel Elaf Taibah (3-star) Saad Bin Maaz St.

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

Tel: +966-4-826-9040 Tel: +966-4-818-0050

Hilton Madinah (5-star) King Fahad Road Few steps away from Al-Haram Tel: +966-4-820-1000

Le Meridien Madinah (4-star) Khalid Bin El-Waleed St. Tel: +966-4-846-0777

Marriott Madinah (5-star) Omer Ibn Al-Khatab 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

Makkah Clock Royal Tower (5-star) King Abdulaziz Endowment

Markazeyah Al-Gharbiyah

Tel: +966-4-818-0000

Al-Karam Hotel (4-star) King Abdulaziz St.

In front of Al-Safeya Bridge Opposite Al-Haram

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

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

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


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

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

Tel: +966-4-818-1114

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

Tel: +966-4-819-2020

Movenpick (5-star)

Tel: +966-4-815-5500

Tel: +966-4-818-8888

Tel: +966-4-829-0000

Tel: +966-4-820-8084

Andalus Dar Al-Khair Hotel Few steps away from Al-Haram Anwar Al-Madinah Movenpick (4-star) in the Courtyard of Al-Haram

Tel: +966-4-816-0008 Tel: +966-4-828-2222

Tel: +966-2-571-7777

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Raffles Makkah Palace (5-star) King Abdulaziz Endowment Tel: +966-2-571-7888

Tel: +966-4-818-1000


Swissotel Makkah (5-star) King Abdulaziz Endowment


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

Zam Zam Grand Suites (5-star) Adjiad St.

Barakat Andalus Hotel Al-Siteen St.

Tel: +966-4-820-8884

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

Tel: +966-2-572-0500

Al Jaad Crom Hotel Naqa Al-Sulaimaneyah St. Tel: +966-2-570-5555

Al-Shohada Hotel (5-star) Ajyad St. Tel: +966-2-574-4401

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

Elaf Ajyad Hotel (4-star) Al-Masafi St.

Dar Al-Taqwa InterContinental (5-star) Off Al-Siteen St.

Tel: +966-2-572-2200

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

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

Elaf Al-Sud Hotel (4-star) Ajayad Al-Sud St.

Tel: +966-4-829-1111

Tel: +966-2-570-8586

Tel: +966-4-829-1114

Tel: +966-2-574-5555

Tel: +966-2-571-8000 Tel: +966-2-571-5555

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Travel Trends

Plan a JOyFul time just

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away from home By Amber Shahid

“Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.”-Oprah Winfrey With saying our last goodbyes to 2012 and welcoming 2013, what’s better than wrapping up the year with a short family vacation to a nearby tourist spot? Here are some wonderful destinations which can be reached in less than four hours and suit every family member’s taste.

Amman, Jordon

manama, bahrain

The tiny neighbouring island country is a place where one can enjoy some peaceful and intimate family time. The city has all sorts of fun activities that one can think of. Bahrain is home to the capital of the former Dilmun civilization, and history buffs will love the UNESCO World Heritage Site Qal’at alBahrain. Ancient civilization lovers can rent a car and explore the ancient sites themselves or take advantage of organized bus trips.

Flight Duration:

2 hour 15 minutes daily Saudi Airlines from Jeddah to Bahrain.

What to see?

Arad Fort, A’ali Village, Bahrain Fort, Al Aareen Wild Life Park, the Tree of Life, Jebel Al Dukhan, Al-Jazira Beach, and Bahrain Yacht Club.

Where to stay?

Le Meridian, Marriot or Sheraton Hotel.


The ancient city of Amman is the capital of Jordan and also its cultural and commercial hub. The city is one of the oldest civilized in the world. The city’s history started around 10050 BC. There are many archaeological sites open to the public. Petra is situated in the hilly area surrounding Amman. One can find street markets, malls, restaurants, and museums; above of all the Dead Sea, which is famous for being beneficial to the skin.

Flight Duration

2 hours from Jeddah to Amman on Saudi Airlines daily flight.

What to see?

A day trip to Petra and the Dead Sea, The Temple of Hercules, Jerash – a Roman Empire remaining site and Umm Qais.

Where to stay?

The five star Regency Palace or Grand Hyatt hotel in upscale city center.

Istanbul, Turkey

A fabulous trip to three main cities Istanbul, Bursa and Trabzon can be all that you’re looking for this New Years. Turkey is a transcontinental country that lays in Asia and Europe, with rich Muslim history and modern revolutionary state ideology. Museums for history lovers and fabulous marts for shopaholics add more to its charm. The scenic beauty makes it heaven for photographers. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, as well as its economic and cultural hub. It is one of the cities that never sleeps and streets buzz with activities the whole night. Being an ancient city under Roman influence, the architecture is a rare blend of Roman and Muslim architecture.

Flight Duration

3 hour 45 minutes Turkish Airways flight from Jeddah to Istanbul.

What to see?

Hagia Sophia museum, Istanbul Gate, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Covered Bazaar, Miniaturk, Maiden Tower, and Bosphorus boat trip.

Where to Stay?

Grand Hayat Istanbul (5 stars) Swissôtel Bosphorus Istanbul (5 stars)

Doha, Qatar

Doha – the capital boasts an ‘Education City’, which is home to several renowned international academies. It also boasts AlJazeera news channel’s headquarters. World’s no. 1 five star airways Qatar Airways’ headquarter is based in Doha. Doha will also host 2022 FIFA world cup. It has also emphasized a lot on beautification of the city, preservation of culture and Islamic art.

Flight duration:

1 hour 40 minutes daily flights from Jeddah to Doha.

What to see?

Museum of Islam Art, Katara Cultural Village, The Corniche, The Grand Mosque, Qatar National Museum and Aquarium, Film City, Aspire Park, Aqua Park, and The Pearl.

Where to stay?

Millennium Hotel, Wyndham Hotel (5 stars)


Dubai, uAE

There are always reasons to travel to Dubai. Given the ongoing projects and constructions, the city looks different on every trip and has a lot to offer. Malls, sea and desert surfing are not the only things that Dubai has to offer. It is considered an adventure lovers’ heaven. In Dubai, hotels, spas, fashion and beauty are far more advanced than any other MiddleEastern city. Dubai has something for everyone.

Flight duration:

2 hours 10 minutes on Emirates airways.

What to see?

Frankly speaking, Dubai has attracted tourists from all over the world over the past couple of years. Dubai Aquarium Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall, desert safari, Iceland Water Park, Jumairah Beach, Palm Islands, Cinema ETC.

Where to Stay?

Bonnington Jumairah Beach Tower Hotel.

muscat, Oman

The virgin white sand beaches of Muscat and breezy mountainous Salalah are the new hot spots for tourists. An affordable, refreshing, pollution- free country with a unique blend of ancient and modern architecture is getting all the hype. Its classic Arab architecture and the diverse flora and fauna are what make it distinct. Oman has a rich Islamic cultural history for they were the first to embrace Islam. Muscat is the capital city of Oman and its economic hub. Mountains and virgin beaches are a great attraction to tourists.

Flight Duration:

3 hours from Jeddah to Muscat on Oman Airways.

What to see?

Muscat: Muscat Gate, Muttarah Corniche, The Royal Opera House, Qantab Beach, Fort of Nizwa, Wadi Bani Khalid, Wahiba, Eastern Hajar Mountains

Where to stay?

Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort Muscat, Hilton Salalah Resort and the Millennium hotel.


Kuwait city, Kuwait

A short and intimate family trip to Kuwait is something many would not like to lose. The beaches are well kept. Malls and recreational parks, restaurants and cafes are found in abundance. Water sports activities and desert safari are the best options to get entertained.

beirut, lebanon

Flight Duration:

An hour and 30 minutes can take you to Kuwait City from Jeddah.

What to see?

Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy, Old Kuwaiti Souq, Villa Moda, Marina World, Kobar Island, Kuwait National Museum, Mall 360, Kuwait Towers, Souk AlMubarikiya and Magic planet Kuwait.

Where to stay:

Hilton Kuwait Resort (5 stars), Al Manshar Rotana (5 stars)

Beirut – the capital of Lebanon, is now a unique mixture of modernity, mixed-cultures and history. It has historical sites, museums and modern malls, beaches and much more. No wonder it is marked as a top place to be visited by international tourism websites. The deliciously simple food of Beirut is quite famous around the world and it serves as a fashion hub for the Arab world. The weather of Beirut remains reasonable throughout the year.

Flight Duration:

1 hour 47 minutes daily Saudi Airlines ights from Jeddah to Beirut.

What to see?

Temple of Baalbek, Jeita Grotto, Our Lady Harissa, National Museum, Beit Eddine, Zaintunay Bay, Solidere, Gemmayzeh Street, Piegon Rock, Beirut Souk.

Where to stay?

Bella Rive (4 star), Marriott Luxury Hotel (5 stars) Turkey 3 hours & 45 Min,

Athens 3 hours

muscat 3 hours manama 2 hours & 15 Min.

beirut 1hour & 45 Min. Jeddah Sharm Al Sheikh 1hour & 5Min.

Dubai 2 hours & 10 Min.

Amman 2 hours

Doha1hour & 40 Min. Kuwait 1hour & 30 Min.


Athens, greece

Athens – the capital of Greece – the land of Aristotle and Plato, has now become the favorite tourist spot for Saudis. History lovers may find it a heaven on earth where the historical heritage has been preserved inside the city. It is the birthplace of western democracy. Athens is now a cultural and economical hub of Greece with modernity infused in it making it one of the classiest cities of Europe. The beaches are well kept. Weather remains ideally reasonable throughout the year.

Flight Duration:

A 3 hour flight can take you to Athens from Jeddah.

What to see?

Sharm Al Sheikh, Egypt Away from the busy life of Jeddah and chaotic political unrest of Cairo, Sharm Al Sheikh lies on the southern tip of Sinai Peninsula. The virgin beaches are heaven for water sports lovers and adventure seekers. Once a seaport, Sharm is now the centre of attraction for international conferences venue that’s why its also called “The City of Peace,” its beaches, malls, resorts, scuba diving and world-class hotels.

Flight Duration:

An hour and 5 minutes Saudi Airlines daily from Jeddah to Sharm.

What to see?

Jabal Mosa, Naama Bay, Cruise trip in Glass bottom boat which allows to see underwater world, St. Catherine’s Monastery, old town’s shopping area, Tiran Islan, Mount Sinai, Ras Um Sid and many beaches.

Where to stay?

Hotel Novotel Shram Al Shiekh (5 star), Iberotel Club Fanara & Residence (4 star)


Parthenon, The Acropolis Museum, The temple of Hephaestus, Acropolis, Benaki Museum, Hephaistion, tower of winds, National Gardens. There are numerous museums and other places around the town as well.

Where to stay:

Holiday Inn Athens (4 1/2 star) Athens Atrium Hotel Suites (4 Stars)


Tel: +966-2-6444446 Al-Bustan Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6692164 Al-Bilad Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-694 4777 Al-Dar Al-Baydaa (4-star) Iran Air Airlines Tel: +966-2-6827771 Tel: +966-2-6656975 Al-Fayrouz Hotel (3-star) Airport Information Lufthansa Airlines/ Tel: +966-2-6855526 Swiss International Tel: +966-2-6270696 Airlines Air Algerie Al-Hamra Sofitel Hotel Tel: +966-2-6613410 Tel: 8001245550 (5-star) Malaysian Airlines Air Arabia Tel: +966-2-6602000 Tel: +966-2-6670011 Tel: 920013322 Al-Haya Jeddah Middle East Airlines Air Elaf Continental (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6437982 Tel:+966-2-6641233 Nas Air Tel: +966-2-6633332 Air France Tel: +966-2-6512000 Tel: 920001234 Al-Hofouf Hotel Oman Airlines Air India Tel: +966-2-6520100 Tel: +966-2-2632994 Tel: +966-2-6577979 Al-Janoub Hotel (2-star) Ameco International Pakistan International Tel: +966-2-6486844 Travel Airlines Al-Kaki Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6651333 Tel: 808440524 Tel: +966-2-6310071 Bahrain Qatar Airways Al-Malekah Hotel Tel: +966-2-6196725 Tel: 920001159 Biman Bangaladesh Royal Air Moroc Tel: +966-2-6751764 Airlines Al-Manea Hotel (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6502222 Tel: +966-2-6652733 Royal Jordanian Airlines Tel: +966-2-6823509 British Airways Tel: +966-2-6652195 Al-Msaadeyah Hotel Tel: 92000 2215 Saudi Arabian Airlines (3-star) Cyprus Airways Tel: 920022222 Tel: +966-2-6603116 Tel: +966-2-6658278 Singapore Airlines Al-Nahdha Hotel (3-star) Dallo Airlines Tel: +920019091 Tel: +966-2-6471158 Tel: +966-2-6513008 Syrian Arab Airlines Al-Nakheel Hotel (3-star) Delta Airlines Tel: +966-2-6513077 Tel: +966-2-6475127 Tel: +966-2-6570555 Tunisia Airlines Emirates Airlines Al-Saaha Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6530889 Tel: 920000176 Tel: +966-2-6514121 Turkish Airlines Ethiopian Airlines Tel: +966-2-2845913 Al-Waha Hotel (4-star) Tel: 8008140018 Wafeer Tel: +966-2-6715043 Egypt Airlines Tel: +966-2-4202510 Ascor Co Tel: +966-2-6449007 Yemenia Airlines Tel: +966-2-6066425 Etihad Airways Tel: +966-2-6445564 Avail Grand Tel: +966-2-6640026 Tel: +966-2-6599000 Hotels Garuda Indonesia Dar Baida Tel: +966-2-6656121 AB for Elaf Hotel Co Tel: +966-2-6692020 Dnata Travel Hotline: 920-000-000 (5-star) Cairo Hotel (3-star) Tel: +966-2-6923244 Tel: +966-2-2150525 Tel: +966-2-6483870 Gulf Air Al-Almin Hotel (2-star) Crom Airport Hotel Tel: +966-2-6680303 Tel: +966-2-6482874 (5-star) Jet Airways Al-Aziziah Hotel (3-star) Tel: +966-2-6852222 Tel: +966-2-6602332 Tel: +966-2-6492900 Crown Plaza (5-star) Kenya Airways Tel: +966-2-2633009 Al-Bader Hotel (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6611000 Tel: +966-2-6310000 Kuwait Airways Habitat Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6694111 Al-Bay’ah Hotel (3-star) Tel: +966-2-2578800


Jeddah Hilton (5-star) Tel: +966-2- 6590000 Holiday Inn (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6314000 InterContinental (5-star)   Tel: +966-2- 2295555 Jeddah Marriott Hotel (5-star)   Tel: +966-2-6714000 Jeddah Orchid (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6070777 Le Meridien (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6633333 Marriot (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6714000 Moon Light Suites Tel: +966-2-6679393 Movenpick (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6676655 Park Hyatt Jeddah (5-star) Tel: +966-2-2639666 Qasr Alsharq (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6599999 Radisson SAS (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6521234 Ramada (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6670777 Red Sea Palace (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6428555 Rosewood Corniche (5-star) Tel: +966-2-2607111 Sands Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6692020 Sand Dunes Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-2562020 Sheraton Hotel (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6992212 Sunset Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-2-6605000 Westin (5-star) Tel: +966-2-6588200

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Healthy Living




How to Deal with it

By Nilo Haq

For some of us silky straight hair is like a dream. We want it, but can’t seem to tame our out of control frizzy hair no matter what we do.

Frizziness is caused by a number of things... • Not enough protein in the hair • Humid weather • Heat styling • Over exposure to the Sun • Coloring, Perming and Bleaching the hair 86 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Here are some Natural Remedies, Product advice and Helpful Tips on how to tame frizzy hair:

Natural Remedies

• Mix together some extra virgin olive oil and an egg to create a paste. Apply it all over your hair and let it sit for half an hour. Use your regular shampoo and conditioner to rinse out the mixture. • Smooth out the cuticles of your hair by using vinegar to achieve an appropriate PH balance. • Mayonnaise can really help calm down frizzy hair. Mix one cup of mayonnaise with ½ an avocado to form a paste. Apply evenly all over, and then cover your hair with a plastic shower cap. Then, wrap a heated towel around it. Twenty minutes later, wash it out. Apply once a week. • Mix together ½ cup of Olive oil and ½ cup coconut oil. Heat and apply all over, focusing on the roots. Cover with plastic and wrap a heated towel around it. The longer you leave this mixture the better (30 minutes minimum). Reheat the towel as needed because you will require constant heat. Shampoo and rinse with cold water for best results.


• over-washiNg: Don’t over-wash your hair! Using shampoo daily will strip your hair of its natural oils, which are the best moisturizers for your hair. • read the iNgredieNts: When reading the back of our products half the time we don’t even understand what they are! Harsh chemicals along with other ingredients can lead to frizziness. Try to avoid hair products that contain sodium, calcium, lye and lithium hydroxide. Many OIL based conditioners can also contribute to frizzy hair. • over styliNg: Too much of a good thing, can become bad. Excessive blowdrying and hair straightening is a big cause of frizziness. Give your hair a break and try to air dry it as much as possible.


Available at Sephora (YES in Jeddah as well)


Available at Danube, Hyper Panda and selected Pharmacies

In-Store Conditioner

Many women tend to skip conditioner because they think their hair will fall. This is a myth. Use a moisturizing conditioner to calm down frizzy hair. Just apply on the ends and avoid the roots. Look for coconut or castor oil in the list of ingredients.



Healthy Living


We are all naïve regarding how much coloring and food preservatives are added into our food. Surprisingly in Jeddah most of us don’t know the dangers of consuming foods with additives. Although not all preservatives are dangerous and there are natural additives such as sugar, and salt, nowadays, most people tend to eat the ready-made food available in the market, rather than preparing it at home. Such foods contain some kind of preservatives, so that their quality and flavor is maintained and bacteria and yeasts do not spoil them. More than 3000 additives as well as preservatives are available in the market, which are used as antioxidants and anti-microbial agents. At DJ we have broken down the top five additives to look out for when consuming your everyday foods.


High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a highly refined artificial sweetener, which has become the number one source of calories in most countries such as Saudi Arabia. It is found in almost all processed foods. HFCS packs on the pounds faster than any other ingredient, increases your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels, and contributes to the development of diabetes and tissue damage, among other harmful effects.

Found in: Most processed foods, breads, candy, flavored yogurts, salad dressings, canned vegetables, and cereals


(MSG / E621)

MSG is an amino acid used as a flavor enhancer in soups, salad dressings, chips, frozen entrees, and many restaurant foods. MSG is known as an excitotoxin, a substance that overexcites cells to the point of damage or death. Studies show that regular consumption of MSG may result in adverse side effects, which include depression, disorientation, eye damage, fatigue, headaches, and obesity. MSG affects the neurological pathways of the brain and disengages the '' I'm full'' function, which explain the effects of weight gain.


Found in: Chinese food, chips, cookies, seasonings, most Campbell Soup products, frozen dinners, lunchmeats


Aspartame is believed to be carcinogenic and accounts for more reports of adverse reactions than all other foods and food additives combined. Aspartame is a neurotoxin and carcinogen. Known to erode intelligence and affect short-term memory, the components of this toxic sweetener may lead to a wide variety of ailments including brain tumor, diseases like lymphoma, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue, emotional disorders like depression and anxiety attacks, dizziness, headaches, nausea, mental confusion, migraines and seizures. Acesulfame-K, a relatively new artificial sweetener found in baking goods, gum and gelatin, has not been thoroughly tested and has been linked to kidney tumors.

Found in: Food labeled diet or sugar free sodas,

diet Coke, Coke zero, jello (and over gelatins), desserts, sugar free gum, drink mixes, baking goods, table top sweeteners, cereal, breath mints, pudding, ice tea, chewable vitamins, toothpaste


Trans fat is used to enhance and extend the shelf life of food products and is among the most dangerous substances that you can consume. Found in deep-fried fast foods and certain processed foods made with margarine or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, trans fats are formed by a process called hydrogenation. Numerous studies show that trans fat increases LDL cholesterol levels while decreasing HDL (“good”) cholesterol, increases the risk of heart attacks, heart disease and strokes, and contributes to increased inflammation, diabetes and other health problems. Oils and fat are now forbidden on the Danish market if they contain trans fatty acids exceeding 2 percent, a move that effectively bans partially hydrogenated oils.


Studies show that artificial colorings, which are found in soda, fruit juices and salad dressings, may contribute to behavioral problems in children and lead to a significant reduction in IQ. Animal studies have linked other food colorings to cancer.

Watch out for these ones:

Blue #1 and Blue #2 (E133)

Banned in Norway, Finland and France. May cause chromosomal damage

Found in: Candy, cereal, soft drinks, sports drinks and pet foods Red dye # 3 also Red #40 a more current dye (E124)

Has been proven to cause thyroid cancer and chromosomal damage in laboratory animals, may also interfere with brain-nerve transmission

Found in: Fruit cocktail, maraschino cherries, cherry pie mix, ice cream, candy, bakery products and more! Yellow #6 (E110) and Yellow Tartrazine (E102) Banned in Norway and Sweden. Increases the number of kidney and adrenal gland tumors in laboratory animals, may cause chromosomal damage.

Found in: American cheese, macaroni and cheese, candy and carbonated beverages, lemonade and more! reference:

margarine, chips, crackers, baked goods and fast foods

Found in:


Healthy Living

Green Living

Paint-dipped Baby Food Jars Almost nothing creates a magical atmosphere more than colorful twinkling lights and patterned decorations. And if you’re bored with your old ones and you don’t want to purchase new ones, why not try to make something fabulous at home. Anyone with a baby knows how quickly those glass baby food jars can fill up the recycling bin, so stock a few and start your own crafty and ‘green’ decorations! materials:

Clean glass baby food jars (labels removed), paint, and a shallow bowl.

method: 1. Pour out some paint into the bowl – you don’t need much, maybe 1/2

cup or so.

2. While holding the bowl on an angle, dip the jar in, and begin slowly turning the jar as it touches the paint. 3. Sit the jars right side up to dry, perhaps overnight. It’s important to let them dry right side up first so that no paint drips in the wrong direction.


Turn the jars over for a few more hours to let the bottom dry.

Fill with flowers or tea lights, and let the celebrations begin!


Through the Years! By Peter Martin

Health care has leaped tremendously in providing service through a vast range of advancements and breakthroughs. Informatics has moulded the shape of modern medicine… fast, reliable and more service-oriented both in the physical setting and the cyberspace.

Since its start in 2007, First Scan is, indeed, always on the “go”. Being the first and fully-equipped radiology center in Saudi Arabia, it has kept its stature as the center known for high-end radiological services where patient experience is at its best… where technology meets ultimate care… where speed meets quality. Through its Jeddah and Makkah sites, and soon in other places within the kingdom, expansion of service is part of the plan not for anything else but to be able to exist according to its mission of providing quality care to a much wider coverage of clients. Indeed, the First Scan Radiology Center is your first step for cure! In a short span of time, it has achieved a lot… state-of-the-art radiology equipment, advanced information technology through its RIS and PACS system, and continuous education, all of these topped by optimal quality care. It is also on the verge of conquering other areas of service though its online medical transcription and remote image access for physicians and patients.

As it SERVES with compassion, CARES for your health, AIMS for quality, and NURTURES your well being, the center will always be your partner in health care and is always proud Radiologically Yours… the First Scan! First Scan – Jeddah: 02-6925640 First Scan – Makkah: 0592501501

MOVEMBER By Angelic Salha

Unfortunately, cancer has become part of our lives, people all around the world are trying to raise awareness, find a cure and make their voice heard to the world. A lot of organizations have worked so hard for this issue by spreading the word around and raising money to help cancer foundations find a cure for cancer patients through their campaigns and one of those campaigns is the Movember Campaign that started back in 2003 in Australia. Each year during the month of November men across the world grow their moustaches to raise funds and awareness for men’s health issues. Each year during the entire month of November you find people across the globe walking, talking and promoting this important matter. This amazing campaign has inspired Jeddahwis to raise their own campaign locally and try to alert people regarding the unknown threat, which is the prostate cancer that is neglected because most men are embarrassed to talk about it. This campaign is a new way for approaching this important issue and giving people the chance to understand its danger and help with the matter. This campaign is called “The Moshaneb Campaign” created by Libra Productions and Infra Red Studios. Their aim is to encourage our society through entertainment to get involved and try to do something for this matter.

These campaigns should be an inspiration to all of us; all we have to do is spread the word Twitter: #moshaneb Web: DESTINATION JEDDAH 91


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Hospitals Abdul Latif Jameel Hospital Tel: +996-2-6770001 Abuzinadah Hospital

Tel: +966-2-6510652 Al-Ansar Hospital Tel: +966-2-6825105 Al-Hamra Hospital Tel: +966-2-6653939 Al-Hayat Hospital Tel: +966-2-6367778 Al Mashfa Hospital Tel:+966-2-2292222 Al-Safa Tel: +966-2-6937262 Bakhsh Hospital Tel: +966-2-6479666 Dar Al-Shifa Saudi Tel: +966-2-6822900 Dr. Erfan & Bagedo Tel: +966-2-6038888 Dr. Ghassan N. Pharaon Tel: +966-2-6823200 Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Tel: +966-2-6655000 Hai Al-Jamea Hospital Tel: +966-2-6806666 International Medical Center Tel: +966-2-6509000 Jeddah Clinic Hospital Tel: +966-2-6313131 Jeddah Institute for Speech & Hearing Tel: +966-2-6675311 King Abdul Aziz University Tel: +966-2-6401000 King Faisal Specialist Tel: +966-2-6677777 /6365028 Magrabi Eye & Ear Hospital Tel: +966-2-6365000 Mostagbal Hospital Tel: +966-2-6875255 Mushrifah Medical Center Tel: +966-2-6738641 Naseem Jeddah Hospital Tel: +966-2-6721763 New Al-Jedaani Hospital Tel: +966-2-6368100 New Jeddah Clinic Hospital (NJCH) Tel: +966-2-6675000 Salam Medical Tel: 920001153 Saudi German Hospital Tel: +966-2-6829000

United Doctors Hospital Tel: +966-2-6533333

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

Corniche, Near A-Bilad Hotel Garden City Compound Palestine St., Behind AlTel: +966-2-6943464 Nakheel Bldg Tel: +966-2-6607590 Al-Manar Compound Al Safa, Prince Metab St., Near Al-Jedani Hospital Tel: +966-2-6938770 Al-Mubarakiah Village

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Al Rabwah, North Jeddah Tel: +966-2-6910884 Lotus Compounds

Contact PMDC

Lotus 1: Al-Hamraa Dist Tel: +966-2-6692111 Lotus 2: Al-Nayeen Dist Tel: +966-2- 6541107 Lotus 3: Al-Khobar - the Eastern Province Lotus 4: Al Naeem Dist. Tel: +966-2-6548808 M&M Compound

North Abhor, Nr, Amir Abdullah Mosque Tel: +966-2-6562544 M.M Al-Rumaih Compound

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Tel: +966-2- 6910041 Nada Village

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

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

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Al-Salamah, Saqr Al-Quraish St. Tel: +966-2-6829195 Salamia Compound

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Tel: 920001799 Ext:402

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Economy & Planning

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Tel: +966-2-6651366

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

Sunset Residence

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Tel: +966-2-6723028/ 6444305

Cambridge English Academy

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Tel: +966-2-6648310

Tel: +966-2-6100000

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Dar Jana International School

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Global International School


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

Jeddah Chamber of Commerce

Tel: +966-2-6061253

Childhood Spring


Tel: +966-2-6620174

Creative Childhood Summer School

Petroleum & Minerals

Ambassadors School

Tel: 800-124-9000 Web: Building Blocks

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Tel: +966-2-6514060/ 6476222 Tel: +966-2-6684000

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Jeddah Knowledge School

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Religion & Islamic affair

Tel: +966-2-6191134

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Tel: +966-2-6542354

Water & Electricity

Manarat Jeddah School

Schools & Institutes

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Tel: +966-2-6611004

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Tel: +966-2-6060811

Tel: +966-2-6977033

Mob: +966-550569333

Tel: +966-2-6761955

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Tel: +966-2-6729660

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Al-Faisal International School

Young Entrepreneur School

Mama et Moi

Al-Waha International School

Wall Street Institute

My Little Kingdom School

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Tel: +966-2-683175

Sunflower Kids Day Care

Tel: +966-2-6654398 Mob: +966-551321644 Sunshine School

Tel: +966-2-6060958 Ministries

Hera International School

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


Tel: +966-2-6620051

Abdullatif Furniture is offering to furnish any mosque for free

The American International School The British International School

Tel: +966-2-6210002

Tel: +966-2-6990019

Tel: +966-2-6604000

Tel: +966-2-6832002

Agriculture & Water Civil Services

Call 01-4642233

Coral International School


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

Tel: 8002442777

Charity Society in Jeddah

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

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

Committee for Social Services and Health

Tel: +966-2-6369652

Committee for the Welfare of Prisoners and Their Families

Tel: +966-2-219 7767 / 920006065 Disabled Children’s Association

Tel: +966-2-66224080/ 8001241118 Enabling Marriage & Family Support Foundation

Al-Nozla Dist. Tel: +966-2-6311111

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 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 Community College

National Society for Human rights

Jeddah Teacher’s College

Tel: +966-2-6627186 Tel: +966-2-6222261

Princess Fawziah Center for Women & Children

Tel: +966-2-6369891

Saudi Environmental Society

Murjaan Dist.

The School of Etiquette

Tel: +966-505558703 Wedad Charity Foundation

Tel: 920011334

Women’s Charitable Foundation in Jeddah

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

Zamzam Foundation for Volunteer Health Services

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

Universities College of Business Administration (CBA)

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

Batterjee for Medical College

Tel: 8001180022

Dar Al-Hekma College

Tel: +966-2-6303333 Effat College

Tel: +966-2-6364300

Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies

Tel: +966-2-6356555

Jeddah College of Technology

Tel: +966-2-6370387

Tel: +966-2-2870026 Tel: +966-2-6914620

(KAUST)King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Tel: 920001128

King Abdulaziz University

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

Tel: +966-2-6864163

Prince Sultan College for Tourism and Hotel Sciences

Tel: +966-2-2844425 Tel: 920016165

Rabigh Wings Aviation Academy

Tel: 920023032 Tel: +966-2-2345505

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DJ Issue 47 - December 2012

Saudi Arabia  

DJ Issue 47 - December 2012