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LIVE LIGHTHEARTEDLY! January is the Entertainment issue of DJ and we invite you to take in all that is fun, fascinating and amusing in the city. We have filled the pages of the magazine with interesting and relevant articles that would truly inspire you to live lightheartedly and make time for leisure. From an exclusive interview with Haifaa Al Mansour, first female Saudi director of the Oscar nominated film “Wadjda,” up to a showcase of some of the best Saudi entertainers of this generation. You can be guaranteed that this is one star-studded issue. We have a lot more in store for you in the upcoming months and DJ is thrilled to be your compass in finding all that is fun and happening in the city we’re proud to call our home.

Enas Hashani

Editor-in-Chief editor@destinationjeddah.com MY PICKS THIS MONTH

PRODUCTION MOHAMMED RASHAD KK

Tree House Productions, P. 33

Givenchy, P. 62

Jeddah Bliss Museum, P. 54


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The Dinner Club No.57

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Saudi Entertainers

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Events & Happenings

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Asia Box

Mark your calander Raly Jeddah

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Business

Writing Club Most Creative Offices

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Special Features

Saudi entertainers Jeddah Comedy Club Hijazi Entertainment Special

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Fashion & Shopping Al Maghzal Jamjoom Optical

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Dining Around Town Sweet Sweet Fantasy Asia Box 6

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Travel Trends

Our favourite cities secrets The Dinner Club no.57

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Healthy Living A.C.T Center Camel Milk

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Directory

Arts, fashion and more


SALON & SPA

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THOUGHTS TO PONDER

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THUMBS UP TO THE USE OF ONLINE PLATFORMS KSA has recently witnessed a huge increase in the use of online platforms such as YouTube. In fact, statistics show that Saudi Arabia has the highest viewership in the world with 90 million views per day! But it’s not the views we’re talking about here. It’s the fact that Saudis are using a variety of online platforms and through them, they are speaking up and getting their messages across to the world.

2- Polaroid cameras 3- Headphones (Phones are thinner now and headphones are bigger)

4- Vintage hairstyles 5- Reading a book instead of using kindle and iPad

6- Army print clothes

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DJ NEWS

DOMORE NATIONAL TOURISM RECEIVES INTL. AWARD

DoMore received the International Quality Crown Award in the Gold Category for its commitment to quality, leadership, technology and innovation. The award was presented by the Business Initiative Directions.

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JUST IN! RENAULT AWARDS GULF REILER Importers of Renault vehicles in the Kingdom, Gulf Advantage Automobiles, received an award in recognition of outstanding customer satisfaction standards provided to Renault customers across the Kingdom.

SONY’S NEW WIRELESS, SPLASH-PROOF SPEAKERS A downpour of rain this Winter won’t kill the music at your outdoor party with the new SRS-BTS50 speakers from Sony. You can also Bluetoothly stream music wireless from your phones and tablets.

PIERRE FABRE HAIR CARE AT NAHDI PHARMACY The Nahdi Medical Company signed a deal with French company Pierre Fabre to launch their luxurious hair care line by René Furterer. The line’s main focus is the health and maintenace of the roots and scalp with 100% natural ingredients. 14 DESTINATION JEDDAH

LATEST PRODUCT NO7’S No7 continues to develop new standards and discoveries in anti-ageing skincare. They recently launched the new ‘super serum’ Lift and Luminate day and night. The product is available at Boots.


TRACCS WINS PRCA TRACCS, one of the largest public relations networks in the Middle East and North Africa, was named “International Consultancy of the Year (not UK-based)” at the PRCA Awards in London.

ARAB THOUGHT FOUNDATION WINSPEACEPRIZE For its outstanding contribution to intellectual development, the Arab Thought Foundation was awarded the international Gusi Peace Prize for Social Services and Humanitiarianism for 2013.

ARGENTERIE JEWELRY OPENS NEW BRANCH The fashion silvery jewelry boutique, Argenterie, opened their second branch in Tahila shopping center with a fabulous event attended by an excited crowd. Argenterie is celebrating their growth and jewelry meant for ladies and girls with many different styles.

NEW MOBILE MAINTENANCE CENTER

JUST FOR WOMEN

The exclusive distributor for Samsung mobiles and tablets in the Kingdom, TSM, a subsidiary of United Matbouli Group, opened a new mobile phone and tablet maintenace and service center exclusively for women at their Batterjee street branch.

DEBUT OF IHOP AND MORE HOT NEW EATS Six interntional restaurant brands debut in Jeddah, courtesy of Alshaya International Trading Co., including IHOP, Shake Shack, The Cheesecake Factorty, Texas Roadhouse, PF Changs and PizzaExpress. 16 DESTINATION JEDDAH


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EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS

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JEDDAH COLLEGE OF ADVERTISING GOES GREEN: The college in the University of Business and Technology (UBT), has launched it’s first event, Go Green!, to promote environmental awareness. The event is part of college’s commitment to provide students with highest education quality for a creative career.

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THE 5TH EDITION OF DECOFAIR: Decofair took place from Nov. 29 – Dec. 2 at Jeddah Center for Forums and Events. The show attracted more than 12,650 visitors and 150 international brands. Lomar presented its first line of home furniture at the fair and IDdesign continued to showcase their strong presence in the Saudi market.

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FAST TRACK KIDS REVEALS FUTURE OF EDUCATION: Batterjee Medical Group promoted their new kid’s school and programs at Red Sea Mall with a big fun-filled introductory event. The school offers a new way of technologybased learning, along with after school programs and summer camps.


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FOODEX 2013:

KSA’s major food and beverage event, Foodex, took place from Dec. 8 – Dec. 11 at Jeddah Center for Forums and Events. The exhibition included a Cooking Competition that lasted three days, and provided winners with prizes.

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JKS SENIORS PUT ON A CRAZY CARNIVALE: A group of female senior students at Jeddah Knowledge School (JKS) put on a fabulously fun carnivale from Dec. 12-14. The bazaar portion included booths for fashion, beauty products and food and beverages. The bazaar was a commendable effort by the girls to raise money for their graduation ceremony.

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Maghrabi Optical opens their renovated showroom in Nojood Center on Tahlia street in an effort to provide deeper customized optical care. The new showroom includes the latest and the most highend brands of lenses, eyeglasses and sunglasses.

The second auction of Arabian Wings showcased artwork of Saudi and Arab artists and was a runaway success with sales worth SR 4.7 million. Most of the artwork on sale, mostly contemporary with an Islamic theme, was by young artists discovered in the Arabian Wings contests.

MAGHRABI OPTICAL’S REVAMPS TAHLIA SHOWROOM:

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Captain Abdullah Salem Bakhashab is the rally’s well-known hero and champion of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) Middle East Rally in 1995. Since then, Bakhashab has dreamt of making it all happen again.

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Captain Yazeed Al Rajihi P ROMOTION

Captain Ahmed Al Sabban


WHAT

Under the supervision of the Saudi Arabian Motor Sports Federation (SAMSF) and agreement of Governor of Jeddah and the Head of Rally Jeddah Higher Committee, Prince Mishaal Bin Majed Bin Abdulaziz, Rally Jeddah is happening again this month, from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1.

HOW

Rally Jeddah 2014 started as a dream Captain Bakhashab had. During a meeting with Prince Mishaal Bin Majed Bin Abdulaziz and Prince Sultan Bin Bander Al Faisal, Head of the SAMSF, important issues regarding how to make it happen were addressed and dates were set. Bakhashab’s dream

gradually began to transform into a reality and in fact came into view during a press conference conducted in Jeddah and attended by Prince Sultan Bin Bander Al Faisal and Head of the Rally Jeddah Organizing Committee himself, Captain Bakhashab.

WHO

The first version of Rally Jeddah 2014 will include some famous heroes in the region such as Captain Yazeed Al Rajihi, Captain Nasir Al Atia and Captain Ahmed Al Sabban.

WHEN AND WHERE

The rally is due to take place from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, Jan. 30 marking the official opening ceremony date. Rally Jeddah 2014 will last three days, covering a distance of 500 kilometers. It is an exciting opportunity for the audience to view the rally’s special spectator stage at Sharm Obhur, along with the second and third stage at Khulais Governorate, south of Al Buraika Village.

One of the main and most important goals of Rally Jeddah is to educate the youth regarding the safest ways of practicing this sport. That’s in addition to giving Jeddah’s rally-loving citizens a front row view of the hottest motor racing competition of the year! INSTAGRAM: rallyjeddah P ROMOTION

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

7 JAN. 7 – 8 Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course (PALS) JDH King Abdulaziz Medical City in Jeddah and Life Support Training Centre Postgraduate Education & Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the 2014 schedule of Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course (PALS).

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JAN. 9 Sadik Alfraji Solo Exhibition

Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Sun. -Thu. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Location: Ayyam Gallery Location: Deanship Building, KSAU-HS Bougainvillea Center, Malik Rd.

JAN. 10– FEB.8 Hayya Jeddah- Jeddah Shopping Festival All amusement parks and shopping malls in Jeddah will witness intensive activities during the month-long festival which will be held under the motto “Hayya Jeddah 2013.” Tel: +966-12-6515111 Ext: 3400 Web: www.jeddahcity.com

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JAN. 12 - 16 Basic Life Support Course for Nurses (BLS) JDH Learn early recognition and proper management of sudden cardiac arrests.

Location: Deanship Building, KSAU-HS Email: lifesupportcenterwr@ngha. med.sa Tel: +966-12-6240000 Ext: 2147

JAN. 15 World Gym World Gym opening. Location: Malik Rd.

FAISAL BALUBAID'S BIRTHDAY! Upon request, a special message goes out to Faisal on his birthday:

«Next to you is one of my favorite places to be. Happy Birthday!» - Dr. Lujaina

JAN. 15 – 30 Italian Food Festival Roeswood Corniche invites you to celebrate one of the world’s bestloved cuisines over two weeks of culinary revelation. Location: Rosewood Corniche Hotel Time: 7 p.m. - midnight daily Price: SR 200 per person

23 26 27 JAN. 26 - 28 Dar Al Hekma College Coaching and Mentoring Registration required. JAN. 23 Israr Award event Location: JCCI Hall, Ismael Abo Dawood 24 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Location: Dar Al Hekma College Price: SR 10,600 Mobile: +966-550537400 Email: ced@dah.edu.sa

JAN. 27 – 29 Environmental Infrastructure Forum Location: Jeddah Hilton, AlQasar Ballroom


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LEGAL BITS Alaa Adnan Yamani Lawyer & Legal Advisor yamanialaa@yahoo.com twitter: @AlaaYam

JAN. 11 – 12 The 8th Middle East Best of CTRCAACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Location: Park Hyatt Hotel Web: www.bestofsabcs.com.sa

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LEGAL BITS AND PIECES EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW…

VALID REASON It is not legal to arrest, search, detain, or imprison a person without a legally valid reason.

SEARCH WARRANT An investigation officer cannot enter or search any private property without a search warrant specifying the reasons.

DETENTION Detention or imprisonment shall be only in places designated for such purposes and for the period set by the competent authority.

PUNISHMENT

JAN. 16 Bazaar! A bazaar for females and children only.

No punishment should be imposed without a final court judgment.

Location: Abjad Center Time: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

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ARREST No person shall be arrested or detained without an order from the competent authority.

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JEDDAH WRITING CLUB By Zareen Muzaffar

For all the passionate readers and writers out there, Jeddah has a great writing club that can help unleash the creative writer in you. If you are looking for a conducive atmosphere to do just that, look no further.

ASEEL BASHRAHEEL

She is an English language and literature student at King Abdul Aziz University and is solely responsible for Jeddah Writing Club. With a dearth of writing/reading clubs in Jeddah, avid readers and writers eagerly welcome this club.

MEETINGS TAKE PLACE ONCE EVERY MONTH

Members mostly meet at The Store, a female-only place on Tahlia Street. At each meeting, members have already been appointed a topic to work on. 26 DESTINATION JEDDAH

“I WOULD START BY READING MY PIECE OUT LOUD TO THE OTHER MEMBERS, EVERYONE IS EXPECTED TO PAY ATTENTION AND MAKE MENTAL NOTES”

“MOSTLY I USE TWITTER AND FACEBOOK TO PUBLICIZE THE WRITING CLUB. AND RIYADH WRITING CLUB WAS VERY SUPPORTIVE IN SPREADING THE WORD.”

-Bashraheel

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“After I am done, I listen to what the members thought about the piece, and if anyone has any comments or constructive criticism. We talk about the process of writing too. Afterwards, each member takes turn in doing the same thing. After every member has read her piece, we sit down and start discussing candidate topics of our next project. We vote on the ones we most like and the one with the most votes is usually our next topic.”

The aim of the club is to encourage the mere act of writing. It’s to ensure you never stop your creativity from flowing, and the great thing about Jeddah Writing Club is how liberating it is. Everyone’s free to express themselves. One of the challenges in maintaining the number of members is due to students leaving the country for higher education abroad.

ANYONEWHOISCOMMITTEDANDMOTIVATEDCANEMAILAT: jeddahwritingclub@gmail.com


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BUSINESS

whistle while you

WORK

We take a look at some of the companies creating that one-of-a-kind special workplace that make work feel like it’s not work at all.

Designing the perfect workplace is just as important as any other aspect of a company, especially in terms of long-term success because who wants to be stuck for years in a solitary cubicle with fluorescent lights? Four companies are sharing with us what it means to have a healthy and happy work environment.

SOTRA BOUTIQUE Sotra is a successful boutique with clothing for the allmodern woman, ranging from smart casual attire to evening. It has become one the most popular local brands in one of the trendiest malls “Ana Gheir.”

“I was intimidated by the things I’ve heard about workplaces, but once I started at Sotra, I felt like I was working within a family…It all makes you care and strive for the success of a company you’re proud of.” - Shaima’a, accountant

Co-Founder Mariam Bin Mahfouz says “Since day one, I had a vision of having people who ‘enjoy’ working at Sotra.” The office has a modern and minimalist style with comfy couches, they are also very accommodating with their day care services. On a daily basis the team sits together for lunch and hold weekly brunches to strengthen their collaborative minds.

“Working at Sotra is a great experience for me, what I like most about, is the stress-free environment which allows to work accurately” – Maissa, online shopping

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THINK TANK Think Tank is a value led strategic brand and design agency that shifts both startups and existing companies forward through identity innovation. Collaborating with clients, Think Tank creates and develops products, brands, services, spaces and customer experiences. “We truly believe if you want an extraordinary outcome, your office has to reflect that too,” says Maha, CEO/chief enthusiast. The group has made sure to infuse flexibility of space with a freedom of expression as their core value. Play is also a major aspect, which in return stimulates imagination.

“To us the sky is the limit here, we are challenged to ensure our passion and growth are all aligned; a never say never approach to any outcome.” – Yara, project manager

The office has a simple and modern but creative design with a fun jungle gym of sorts along with a “comfort zone.” “It’s another world we are in, we walk into a wonderland everyday, our wonderland” – Arwa, media designer

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77 MEDIA 77 Media is a one-stop-shop for all your digital media needs. They develop and manage digital content, from TV production and post, to interactive web and mobile application development. The company hires those who are smart and determined, and favor personality and ability over experience. 77media strives to maintain the open culture, in which everyone is a hands-on contributor. Their open space office is accented with a Facebook-blue wall and has a beanbag living room in the middle with a TV. The office is designed to encourage interactions between the team and across divisions.

"I literally feel like I'm going to my second home, it's very comfortable, cozy, friendly and we can all be our true selves." – Maha Taher, digital marketing manager

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“It’s different from other places in terms of freedom, timings, everyone is in-charge of themselves…We are all one big family.” – Aziza Abid, graphic designer


FULL STOP Fullstop is an independent creative agency established in 2002 by two Saudi brothers Kaswara Al Khatib (Creative Chairman) and Soraqa Al Khatib (MD and CEO) to fulfill a need in the local advertising industry.

“The objective was to create a healthy, productive and fun working environment, [Because we] spend most of our time in this office.” – Kaswara Al Khateeb, creative chairman

The Full Stop office is bold, colorful, busy and the wide open white and red space makes you feel like you’re in a fun place that’s working non-stop. Their entrance has a Wall of Fame, there’s a Round Table in the middle, and a Creative Tube that leads to the creative and digital studio. Full Stop is all about creativity that makes an impression, and the welcoming and collaborative office definitely reflects that.

“It is never boring at fullstop.” – Nasiebah Al Jeffry, prod. executive

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FAB LAB Fab Lab Arabia is a digital fabrication workshop set up to turn business ideas into new products and prototypes by giving them access to a range of advanced digital manufacturing technology. Fab Labbers design and fabricate fascinating ideas everyday in their crafty workshop/mad scientist laboratory. The ‘lab’ is a wide-open space with different workstations, wires, cables, and shelves of equipment line the walls. A refreshing side bar keeps their energy up; they’re known for their love of different coffees! Lunchtime brings everyone for a break and a good time.

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"Fab Lab is like a digital arcade to me, and the machines and tools are my favorite games." – Faris Almalki, senior technician

“Working at Fab Lab Arabia aided my understanding of how a workplace that thrives to make a difference in the world should be like.” – Rawan Monshi


HASAN HATRASH Hasan Hatrash impressively runs this one-man production company, the Treehouse. It is an art studio that caters to video, photography and fixing/line production. The sunlit office feels like a New York loft studio, inspiring energy and creativity with different sections based on the kind of project he’s working on, a workstation for video, photography, and music recording and editing. There’s also a hippie bench and a floor seating compilation. Since it’s only Hasan, his only rule is that there aren’t any rules.

“There is no conformity at the Treehouse, we work with what ever comfortable attitude…there are no specific meeting areas.”

“A good amount of sun light, plants, calm colors and many other entertainment, can drastically better the work behavior and outcome of the entire hive.”

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BUSINESS WHO’S WHO

SAUDI WHO’S WHO

HAIFAA AL MANSOUR

The passionate Saudi director is making headlines around the world, and she’s sharing her thoughts with us here. 34 DESTINATION JEDDAH


Haifaa Al Mansour is a Bahrain-based Saudi-born film director. She is the first Saudi female director to direct a full-length feature film. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Literature from the American University in Cairo and a Master’s degree in Directing and Film Studies from the University of Sydney. She directed three shorts, a documentary titled “Women Without Shadows” and the latest award-winning film “Wadjda.”

“Wadjda” is a sweet and easy story about a 10-year-old girl who just wants to ride her own bicycle, but it’s enjoying a much bigger achievement. “Wadjda” is a contender for best foreign film at the Oscars and Golden Globes and has a whopping 99 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes. It is apparent that the world is ready to hear the personal stories of Saudi Arabia. “Wadjda” is a film that doesn’t protest and shout, unlike other Arabic films that have gained international attention. Not since Nadine Labaki’s 2007 “Caramel” has a celebrated Arabic film portrayed the region’s people in a humanizing everyday life kind of way. Al Mansour says she wanted to make “people laugh and maybe cry a little.” The first feature-length Saudi film directed by a Saudi woman is groundbreaking because it does not intend to provoke, but instead express relatable struggles and personal triumphs. The following are excerpts of Destination’s interview with Al Mansour: ON THE WORLD’S REACTION

ON HER CINEMATIC STYLE

Among all of the various challenges of developing the first film ever shot in Saudi Arabia, my biggest fear was that outside audiences would have a hard time relating to this foreign and hidden world that I come from. So for me there is nothing more rewarding than to see people all around the world reacting positively to the film and finding points of commonality in the story.

I really look for films that are true to where they come from and try as much as possible to capture the spirit of the place they represent. Visually I am drawn to films that have a neo-realistic, almost documentary feel. I like to feel as if I have found a window into a previously unknown world through a film. In Saudi Arabia a lot of artists practice selfcensorship, and try to play it safe, not knowing that making any type of art is putting out an opinion -- an idea. Even the most basic art forms somehow talk about the world and a person’s search for a place within it. If your goal is solely entertainment, your work will still have a perspective, full of comments and opinions. Not only in Saudi Arabia, but in the entire Gulf region you see that people are reluctant to form an individual opinion. These are tribal societies where individuality is vilified, where groupthink is seen as a positive part of the culture. So stepping out of that can be a painful, scary process, but ultimately extremely rewarding and beneficial to the society’s development.

Of course, I have been really excited to see people’s reactions inside the Kingdom to the film. We showed the film through a number of different embassies in the Kingdom, and we premiered the film in the region at the Dubai International Film Festival. I was so happy to see Saudis turn up at screenings and festivals all around the world. One Saudi student told me at a screening, “Now I know how Americans feel when they watch an American film at the theater.” That really made me proud and emotional!

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"Wadjda" international movie posters from around the world.

ON SAUDI CINEMA We need to continue to build up an infrastructure for a film industry inside the country. That means both the physical infrastructure and the theoretical understanding of the craft. There is a whole new generation of young people making films in Saudi Arabia, particularly younger kids putting videos and clips online. I think the most interesting ones are those in which the filmmakers talk about their own lives and issues, and the world they live in. Some of the shows are getting really popular, and they are really funny! It makes me really optimistic about the future of the country. We need to continue to nurture these voices and provide platforms for them to tell their stories. Film is a great medium to present new ideas and perspectives, as it is a universally assessable medium. I hope that my film makes the medium itself less threatening to people who think it is intrinsically evil or misleading, and I hope it gives Saudis pride to see themselves and their world represented on the big screen. 36 DESTINATION JEDDAH


ON CHANGING OPINIONS I’ve been very surprised by how much international audiences are open to foreign film, especially films from the Middle East. I think there is a misconception here in the region that our stories and films “won’t travel.” And there is no market to distribute our work. Having traveled quite a bit with the film now I feel like there is definitely an audience eager to hear from people in this region. I think film is a very valuable tool for combating misconceptions and for presenting a first-hand view of our perspective. I really wanted to put a human face on some of the issues that we talk about in such a theoretical way, and you don’t have to explain why a little girl would see riding a bike as something that might be fun. As the script developed I constantly tried to look at it from the outside, to the universal themes that it spoke to. I didn’t want to give foreign audiences the false impression that it would be an easy or acceptable thing for a girl to ride a bike around Riyadh, so it was hard not to want to put in a bleaker end to her journey. But I think the positive aspects of the film help

audiences relate to the story more and ultimately enjoy watching the film. Western audiences have ideas and concepts about women in Saudi but don’t know much about the day-to-day life of women in the Kingdom. It is hard to be a woman in Saudi Arabia and I want the world to know how strong the women are in my country. I’m not sure if there are misconceptions, but I don’t think people realize how strong Saudi women are. They are tough and sassy and the new generation has a whole new outlook and window to the world. They are empowered and motivated to improve their status within society in ways my generation could never have imagined. They are survivors. ON THE FUTURE I hope to continue making as many movies as I can in Saudi Arabia. It is such a ripe environment for drama, and there are so many untold stories yet to be told. The interplay between tradition and modernity creates just the right amount of tension for great stories. “Wadjda” is available on DVD starting from Jan. 20 on Amazon.co.uk

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BUSINESS

AUDI ILVER CREEN Unlike Iran and Egypt, with their rich cinematic history and worldwide influence in filmmaking, Saudi Arabia is not regarded as a Middle East country that encourages the art of making movies.

THE GHOST OF CINEMAS PAST Cinemas thrived in Jeddah and Riyadh once, and mostly screened Egyptian, Indian and Turkish films without government intervention of supervision. These theaters have been closed since the 1980s Islamic revival movement. However, there a few theaters that are for exclusive members, such as in KAUST and at the American Consulate. Interestingly enough, the last few major shopping malls in KSA have been built with room for a movie theater in anticipation and readiness. For the time being they’re used as bowling alleys and arcades, so who knows what may happen next. 38 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Yet, during the past decade, Saudis have emerged with stories to tell with a camera. These Saudis stubbornly cling to their vision that the Kingdom today is ready for a film movement using Saudi talent in front of and behind the camera. If the recent success of Haifaa Al Mansour and the myriad mini-movies produced on YouTube are any indication, Saudi Arabia is on the cusp of developing an industry that will unleash extraordinary talent in the visual arts.

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Saudi producer Mohammed Al Turki, a leading force behind the Richard Gere film “Arbitrage,” was born in Saudi Arabia and educated in London and the US, then broke in the movie industry with the 2010 “The Imperialists are Alive!” He has told journalists that being from Saudi Arabia has led him to stand out, and he seems to be on a roll with nine films under his belt as either executive producer or co-producer. Al Turki recently created RAV Raw Film Fund that will produce up to five movies a year over the next five years.

Passionate Saudi filmmakers also rely on YouTube as a platform to release their work. The successful production company U-Turn’s series about the life and times of Saudi youth, titled “Takki,” has almost 420,000 subscribers and has completed its first season of 14 20-minute episodes.

A Saudi film director who has addressed the issues of Arabic cinema is Abdullah Al Eyaf Al Qahtani. His 42-minute documentary titled “Cinema 500km” follows a young Saudi film fan as he visits a theater for the very first time abroad. He has also directed short films, some of which went on to be successful at film festivals. His last project “Aayesh” won best short at the Gulf Film Festival in 2010. Saudi director, the 22-year-old Riyadh native Al Mutaz Al Jifri, recently completed his well-received short film, “Officer Jack,” and actor/director/writer Tareq Melfi has also become a significant Saudi presence in Hollywood.

Arabic filmmakers have lately been moving away from heavy political and religious topics, which seemed to be the trend the last decade with international favorites such as “Paradise Now” and “Ajami,” besides Nadine Labaki’s romantic comedy, “Caramel.” With “Wadjda,” Al Turki’s new projects and the general vibe of many Saudi YouTubers, audiences are eager for accurate portrayals of Arabs. The emerging Saudi filmmaker is providing those stories.

Tareq Melfi (right)

Kate Hudson and Mohammed Al Turki

Mohammed Al Turki and Bill Clinton

Al Mutaz Al Jifri

Tareq Melfi (right)

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SAUDI STAGE Shining the spotlight on the ambitious minds creating a whole new scene. The inclination for the dramatic arts is not limited to the West End, Broadway or ancient Greece; it spans from amateur colleges, home productions to even Jeddah, where major commercial theater is nonexistent. However, that doesn’t stop those who are passionate to put on a fantastic play. Schools and colleges are where this is most present in Saudi Arabia. Others find an outlet by recording performances and posting them online. Since not a lot of the action has been widely advertised, we must dig a little deeper to find out what’s going on. 40 DESTINATION JEDDAH

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The Saudi Theater Last September, The Saudi Cultural and Art Society, in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, successfully organized Jeddah Theater Week. The Society put on seven plays that revolved around social themes and were well received by their audiences. The Cultural and Art Society’s website advertises their theater endeavors, which are usually performed in Arabic. Those who are interested can also register to be part of the society and be up to date with what’s happening.


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Theater Troupes One of the latest and successful Jeddah-based theater groups of the last couple of years is Hekaya Theater Productions, an all-female group of actors and writers who perform at Dar Al Hekma College. In 2012 they put on an original play titled “Sabahek Sama” about a Saudi girl who aspires to be a writer and the conflicts she faces. In 2010, they performed their first play, “Like an Orange Scent,” which portrays the struggles of a Palestinian woman and the loss of her home. Dar Al Hekma College also has a drama club that is offered to their students that does more than just plays. They perform sketches, stand-up comedy, monologues and musical performances as well, notably last year at an event titled Kaleidoscope. This past year, a group called Ateeq gave an in-depth workshop on theater, focusing on theatrical writing and scene analysis.

There has also been a recent surge in theater enthusiasts putting together original performances, especially ones with a cause. Theater of the Oppressed is a method used around the world to portray social challenges. One of their performances was on the topic of harassment to women. The actors perform part of the play and then audiences respond as to what they would do in this situation, and so on. This creates an interactive and collaborative dialogue to come up with solutions.

Some theater troupes are active but remain under the radar. In North Jeddah recently, a well rehearsed but less experienced acting group staged an invitation-only play at a private residence before an audience of 100 people, such productions point the burgeoning movement.

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FAHAD AL BUTAIRY COMEDIAN AND HOST OF LA YEKTHAR ON YOUTUBE

What got you started as a comedian? Theater productions in middle school and high school. From there I got interested in stand-up comedy in college by going to open mic nights in local comedy clubs.

Based on your performances, what topic gets the most laughs locally from your audience? I think the most popular topics are ones that show the differences between males and females. Because as a conservative society, males and females don't really mix. So when you shed a light on these differences, they are funny to people. In addition to that, family subjects are popular. 42 DESTINATION JEDDAH

How would your describe the general humor of people in Saudi Arabia? The general humor of people in KSA is pretty sarcastic with a slight interest in word play and social themes.

As an artist how would you define success? I would define success by the reactions of people. If you manage to garner the admiration of the majority and to upset the rest of them, then you have pretty much achieved success because without controversy you don't have real success.

What do you think is the biggest break you've had so far in your career? The biggest break I had in my career is managing to get a lead role in a regional cinematic production for the movie “From A. to B.� by director Ali Mustafa.


MOHAMMED BALKHI THE ILLUSIONIST, MAGICIAN AND ACTOR

fun ways. Putting a nail through my head gets a gasping reaction from the audience, but it's disgusting.

What got you interested in magic and the art of illusions?

As an illusionist or an entertainer in general, is there anything special you hope to accomplish?

Honestly, it was curiosity. I always wanted to understand and figure out how tricks were executed and this propelled my ambition to succeed in this competitive field.

What do you think are the most important elements to have in order to put on a good show in Saudi Arabia?

I hope to perform a trick on the world stage that challenges science or even nature and to have my name in Guinness Book of World Records. I also hope to start acting in the future.

The most important thing is the culture’s mentality. In KSA it’s hard to accept anything that is strange. I like to consider it a God-given skill, not some form of evil black magic voodoo (laughs). It is human nature to be afraid and to avoid anything that seems unexplainable. However, all my tricks and skills were acquired from years of training. Another important element is to have the support of the Saudi government for more entertainment venues and shows in the Kingdom.

What is the most memorable reaction you’ve had from the audience? Someone once fainted! That’s a reaction I’ll never forget. Young women always ask me the same thing: to read their palms and predict who their future husbands will be. I think they have a misconception of the term magic and what I do. Older women always ask if their husbands have other wives. For the men, they are always trying to reveal my tricks and show that they are clever.

What’s the best illusion you’ve done so far? The best trick I do is with the cups and balls, it is a classic. It can be performed in many DESTINATION JEDDAH 43


R&B. The type of music I like to perform is my own, the songs I write and produce and the songs that I make with my team and my producer Ayham Homsi “AY The Producer.” And just to add to the information, a lot of people around here think that Hip Hop and R&B are the same thing but they are different genres. To give an example of two artists, 2Pac is Hip Hop and Boys II Men are R&B/Soul. If you listen to both you will realize the difference.

Can you tell us what you’ve been up to recently in terms of performances?

HAMZA “AYZEE” HAWSAWI THE SOUND How would you describe the local status of the Saudi music scene? I would say that it is being built -- slowly but steadily -- with a firm base by the artists themselves.

How would you describe your style and genre? What type of songs do you like performing? My music style and sound as Ayzee is R&B/ Soul. I am a member of the music group called J-Fam and collectively our sound is a mix of Arabic and English Hip Hop and 44 DESTINATION JEDDAH

I have been releasing a song every week on my social media pages and Soundcloud account, and working on videos on my YouTube channel. I have been collaborating with other artists in the region and performing in a number of shows, last of these shows was on the finale of “Arabs Got Talent” as the opening performance of the show. I performed with my big brother Qusai who's been one of the pillars of support in my music career. Together we sang “Eve,” one of the singles in his last album. It was an incredible show, we had a great time performing in it and the feedback was very overwhelming.

What genre or artist can you not stand to listen to? Now my answer might sound like a very diplomatic cliche response by a musician, but I made a decision to have an ear for all types of music. Only then I will be able to experiment and be innovative and create new ideas mixing different types of music and styles together.

Can you complete this sentence: Saudi Arabia needs music because _____________. It needs expression.


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VINYL MODE THE MUSICIANS How would you describe the local status of the Saudi music scene? Things have changed a lot the last couple of years. Since DJs started to appear in local magazines, we haven’t stopped hearing about new DJs everyday. This is good in a sense because it’s nice to see people getting more into the electronic music scene.

How would you describe your style and genre? What type of music do you like producing? Our style is a mix of house and techno. We love heavy thumping baselines that make your waist move, warm deep melodies that create our mysterious atmosphere, techno and minimal tunes that compose the underground feeling that we support, and the ultimate sound of the drums that set the pace and take you to a tribal experience. “Deep Inside my Soul”, our coming EP is a good example of our style.

Can you tell us what you’ve been up to recently in terms of performances and/or achievements? We have an EP coming out in April; we also finished a CD compilation that is coming out soon with Design magazine. Since the beginning of the summer we’ve been working on our weekly radio show “Mykonian Sessions.” Our monthly podcast “Tune Your Senses” has its own life by now. The past few months we participated in a few fashion shows with Ot Kutyr, Vicomte A and Louboutin.We also had the chance to participate in a benefit event, collaborating with the Zahra foundation and Ot Kutyr. Last but not least, we were preparing for the heavy end-of-the-year party season with two gigs; one in Beirut, Lebanon and one in Athens, Greece so far. 46 DESTINATION JEDDAH

What genre or artist can you not stand to listen to? All the new progressive house DJs and producers that only create noise that destroys our precious ears.

Can you complete this sentence: Saudi Arabia needs music because _____________. It really needs it!


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AL FARABI BAND VOCAL ENTERTAINERS How would you describe the local status of the Saudi music scene? The local music scene is developing. It’s filled with great talents and lots of potential, but of course we as musicians are lacking some support in terms of live performances, sponsorship and local support.

If you were asked to sing one song that would make or break your career as an artist, what song would you choose and why? Saher: Vertigo, because it inspires me. Diya: Ya Adela Emad: Generally, I would choose a song about encouraging teamwork. From our songs, I would choose Ya Adela. Thamer: Of Fair

How would you describe your band's style and genre? What type of songs do you like performing? Our musical genre is a fusion of alternative Arabic music, a combination of classical rock with Arabic flavors – you can call it Farabian Flavor. We perform balanced songs filled with rich musical compositions. 48 DESTINATION JEDDAH

What genre or artist can you not stand to listen to? Saher: I generally enjoy all music genres, but if I had to choose a specific genre I least prefer, I would say Arabic Najdi music. Diya: I would listen to any positive and inspirational music genre. However, sometimes I can’t stand mainstream music. Emad: I would also say I don’t really prefer mainstream, whether it’s Arabic or international. Thamer: To be honest, I don’t really like Fayrouz.

Can you complete this sentence: Saudi Arabia needs music because _____________.

Music is a common language of feeling and it’s what our soul feeds on.


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Mohammed Ali

Fayez Al Shomrani, a.k.a Goge

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Jeddah Comedy Club:

What the Saudi Stand-Up Comics Have to Say Jeddah Comedy Club (JCC) launched in 2012 and is embarking on the rise of art in Saudi Arabia. It's a new aged platform that allows young adults to effuse themselves through comedy. Progressing comedian, Mohammed Ali, submerged into comedy from being an MC at Atallah Happy Land Park. He says the comedic material that he often uses projects the image of himself as a Saudi with Egyptian origins. Another renowned comedian, Shakir Al Sharif, jumps on the 'youth wagon' for his stand-up material. WE, THE YOUTH, ARE CONSECUTIVELY FACING PROBLEMS THAT THE PREVIOUS GENERATION HAVE SO KINDLY LEFT TO LINGER. Shakir says, “we all have problems. However, the art is in translating it to their audience, and stimulating laughter at their own reality.” But what if the audience doesn’t laugh? Shakir tells us, a 50 DESTINATION JEDDAH

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good comedian swiftly maneuvers and fires his next joke. Rule of thumb: Don't ever manifest your hesitation or discouragement to your audience. I hope you're taking heed DJ readers; later we'll discover the secret of delivering the ultimate joke. Recognised comedian, Fayez Al Shomrani, a.k.a “Goge,” was described by fellow comic Shakir as a comedic poet that always gives insight on details we forget to notice. Check him out! He's as hilarious in person, as he appears in his performances. All three comedians agreed that hecklers certainly can have an input in the direction of the stand-up. Most comedians enjoy hecklers disruptive remarks, as they challenge a comedian to think quickly on their feet and help the overall authenticity of a performance.


Yaser Bakr, comedian and founder of JCC, thinks the reason it has been a long time coming for KSA to establish an official stand-up comedy podium is owed to the fact that there has been a vacant support system for new aged talent; art, music, dance, theatre, comedy, etc. Now, in 2014 we can celebrate that JCC is being sponsored by local authorities. Bakr also told us that the most effective and in trend performances are the honest story telling ones that have been used from personal experiences. GOGE ADMITS THE MOST REBELLIOUS GESTURE HE'S DONE IS IN FACT GOING ALLOUT IN COMEDY, WHILE IT BEING CONSIDERED A DAUNTING PROFESSION AMONGST THE OLDER GENERATION. Comedy is a lot of the time revealing earnest, held back feelings and perceptions on issues people prefer to tiptoe around. Shakir perceives comedy as a key for allowing people to accept the truth through their laughter.

But what is the key to delivering a good joke? Mohammed Ali tells us that comedians have the finesse of extracting a strong similarity from an opposing situation and being able to clearly demonstrate the comparison. Goge thinks it's important to tailor your punch lines to the audience you are engaging with. In order to captivate their attention, it should resonate with each of them on a personal level. Yaser Bakr believes any good comedian should pertain to the following characteristics: good stage presence, wit, ability to tweek a joke on the spot, receptivity to jokes and logical opinions. What's a logical opinion? Ask Yaser! As a devoted fan of comedy myself, it was of great importance to me to finally have an answer, or at least a theory, for the most cliche joke in the English language, “why did the chicken cross the road?” Shakir teasingly answered “because women are not allowed to drive.” Yaser responded with all optimism, "for comedians to use as stand-up material." Before some amateur comedians performed on Dec.12, at JCC's venue, I was able to glean some techniques of their preparation process. ADMIRED COMEDIANS LIKE BADR SALEH, WERE INTERACTING WITH THE NEWER COMEDIANS. WHILE JCC FOUNDER, YASER, WAS GUIDING THEM IN THEIR SKETCHES, HELPING THEM PRACTICE AND BUILDING THEIR CONFIDENCE BEFORE THE SHOW. It was sincerely warming to watch the experienced comedians pure passion for comedy through supporting beginners. JCC has made a great effort in creating a welcoming environment. They host auditions every two weeks for anyone to try out. Saudi's first stand-up comedy club has some surprising ventures floating around in the horizon. We expect to see them expand internationally; sitcoms, YouTube skits, comedic poetry and so much more! Tune in with these funny fellas; follow them on Twitter, like them on Facebook and find out what JCC holds for you. DESTINATION JEDDAH 51


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ENTERTAINMENT The Hijazi Way By Lama Alem

Without iPhones and video games to keep Hijazi people entertained back in the day, they resorted to creative ways to amuse themselves. Using the simplest tools such as sticks, stones and shells, they created games that last for generations.

02. AL MIZMAR: A group of men would beat three drums while two men would dance around a fire brandishing a stick, “alshon,” while the rest would sing and clap. If the seated people liked the dance the two men were performing, they’d take some sand and throw it into the fire saying, “shwai shwai, kaman shwai” to tell them to keep going.

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Al Iskanbeel by Makkawis

This consists of your average deck of cards. Many games could be played, including Balot, which became especially popular during the last days of the Ashraf, and is still popular nowadays. 52 DESTINATION JEDDAH


03. BITBIR

04. CARROM

A fun game usually played by girls. Basically the girls draw squares in the sand and throw a stone in one of the squares, and then jump on one leg on the rest of the squares back and forth.

This game is not only popular in the Hijaz region, but also in many countries in South Asia, where it is thought to have originated. The objective of the game is to use a striker piece to proper the smaller disks into the pocket on the four corners of the board.

05. AL MAJAS Basically traditional singing, and the singer is referred to as “jissees.” Al Jissees is often brought in for special occasions and celebrations.

06. AL KABT A line would be drawn on the ground, with a group of people on each side. One member of the group would cross the line and say, “sheed albeed albeed,” and the other team would try to catch him. If they manage to catch him, he loses. If he can outrun them or escape and cross the line back to his team, he wins.

07. KOMKOM This game would consist of four small shells, and the players would throw them and click them into one another to collect points. If the komkom shells lie on their open side, they’re called “zar’a,” if they lie open side up, they’re called “foll.”

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HIJAZI ENTERTAINMENT

THE STORY BEHIND

HIJAZI NIGHT Photography by Bashayer Al Amri

Hijazi traditions have unfortunately been fading away throughout the years. The new generations have to read about the history of Hijaz or listen to stories from their grandparents in order to learn about it. Thankfully, some citizens here in Jeddah have been hosting events solely aimed at displaying Hijazi heritage.

Hizaji Night, held at the Gremlle houses in Obhur in November, was arranged with the following objectives in mind: to remind the public that women have always been strong and capable of conducting all duties including security, and to remind people of the old traditions of Jeddah and Makkah. Additionally, the ladies who organized the event have been asked plenty of questions regarding the history of Hijaz by a number of foreigners residing in Jeddah. The event was planned with the hopes of answering all their questions and achieving their objectives. 54 DESTINATION JEDDAH

The number of attendees at Hijazi Night reached 300, excluding the ladies who organized the event. Women were all requested to dress in traditional Hijazi outfits including the headpieces and jewelry. Everything sold at the event, including traditional food and clothes,

was handmade/cooked, with the profits donated to Al Shate’e Charity Center. Upon request and based on the impressive number of attendees, Hijazi Nights will be an annual event; each year will tell guests a different historical story.


HISTORIC JEDDAH KHUL-LAIF & ALQAIS The term Khul-laif refers to the first three days of Hajj when the men of the city would leave to perform Hajj. It would start on Arafat Day (9th of Dhul Hijja hijri month) and last until the end of Eid. As there were no men to “protect” the city, and the women were left alone, the city gates would be locked. AlQais pronounced algais dates back approximately 100 years. It was a three day carnival, run solely by women, filled with folklore music, comedy and costumes. Makkah dwellers were known for their AlQais, especially in the neighborhoods of Ajyad, Jaroul and Maabdah. At its core, AlQais is a play staged at night, with roles pre-assigned to citizens. Roles included mayor, police, nobleman and

watchman, among other roles. The womenfolk would dress in men’s clothing and play their roles until midnight. Throughout the day, women would tend to their work and chores. Afterwards, they would prepare for the carnival. Since men were expected to perform Hajj during Khul-laif, any man who remained in the city would stay at home. He who dared to leave his house would be chased by women holding wooden sticks and taunted with their rhymes:

Hijazi women were also known for their ma’amoul and ghuraiba. Both were made and eaten throughout Khul-laif, in addition to other popular foods such as rice with lentils, dried fish, shrimp and nuts. It was common practice to abstain from eating meat throughout Khul laif. Women would begin preparing meals 10 days in advance because during those three days when the men would be away, women were busy doing both male and female chores.

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Jeddah:

Our Days of Bliss

Visit Jeddah Bliss for an enticing journey back in time to old Jeddah.

Al Balad in Jeddah is a must-visit; whether you’re going on a historical trip, shopping for local and very affordable items, or just for a tourist visit. The area consists of historic houses, indoor and outdoor souqs selling all sorts of items ranging from electronics and clothing to traditional edibles. Within Al Balad, at the famous Naseef House, you’ll find a little door that will take you through Jeddah’s Old Days of Bliss.

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Although each founder plays a different but integral role in the museum, the single and most important factor they have in common is their eagerness to show off their history to Saudis and foreigners. The founders welcome all their visitors and tell detailed stories about life back then. They provide evidence as to why Jeddah and the Hijaz region are unique.

Jeddah Old Days of Bliss Museum, also known as Jeddah Bliss is a hidden gem within the city’s historical area. It stands as a representative of old Jeddah and its citizens. Through the historical and timeless items on display, its founders aim to promote and encourage not only awareness, but also tourism in Al Balad, otherwise known as the Historic Quarter of Jeddah. The founders of the Maqa’ad (home museum) – Dr. Mahmoud Al Saeidi, Mazen Al Saggaf, Mansour Al Zamil, Talal Khotani and Mohammed Sanusi – are driven by passion and pride for Hijaz’s history.

From just one visit to the museum and just one conversation with the founders, visitors are guaranteed to feel like they walked back in time. From the items and antiques on display, the arrangement and design of the museum, to the pride felt in the founders’ tone of voice; visitors are truly living the experience the way it was centuries ago. Throughout the years, Jeddah Bliss developed into more than just a museum. It is a destination in which tourists and locals can learn about Saudi heritage through items on display or by hosting and attending meetings with intellectuals and historians. The museum consists of rare photographs and forgotten documents that were (and still are) of great value. Jan. 16 marks the beginning of the 10-day Historic Jeddah Festival due to take place within different areas of Jeddah’s Historic Quarter. Among the scheduled DESTINATION JEDDAH 57


attendees in addition to approximately 500,000 visitors from inside and outside the Kingdom are Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al Faisal and Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal Bin Majed. Historic Jeddah Festival, organized by Bench Mark, has been planned to create awareness and educate people (including the younger generations) on the Hijaz’s rich history. The festival consists of a series of performances and arranged activities, including theater, plays and dances, all to serve the purpose of entertaining guests while showcasing life in Hijaz centuries ago. 58 DESTINATION JEDDAH

During the last nine months, Jeddah Bliss museum has opened its doors to over 30,000 visitors. The founders state that the Hijaz has a history to show off, and due to their respect for this history, they aim to revive Al Balad. Due to their extensive knowledge, Jeddah Bliss museum founders were chosen as consultants for the Historic Festival events. LOCATION: Next to Naseef House, Al Balad INSTAGRAM: jeddahbliss


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Frame the Photo. Let your Face and Hair Fill up as Much of the Screen as Possible.

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A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.

In a sentence

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“Occasional selfies are acceptable, but posting a new picture of yourself every day isn’t necessary.”

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Kurt Geige r SR 9

Ashish SR 3,125, Sid

EK Thongprasert SR 3,320, Dadu

Givenchy SR 4,900 SR

Bottega Veneta SR 9,500

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Roksanda Ilincic SR 6,840, www.net-a-porter.com

Marc by Marc Jacob iPhone case SR 220

Lulu Guinness SR 2,630 SR, Al-Sawani

Lulu Guinness SR 2,630, Al-Sawani

J Brand SR 1,125, www.JBrandJeans.com

Dolce & Gabbana SR 3,150

Lanvin, SR 4,800, Rubaiyat

Janvier SR 2,095, www.Janvierlondon.com

DKNY SR 2,280

Comme des Garรงons PLAY SR 995, Sid

MSGM SR 1,100 SR, Mayass

Moschino Cheap & Chic SR 1,570

Christopher Kane SR 5,900, Harvey Nichols

Charlotte Olympia SR 2,165, www.CharlotteOlympia.com

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T H I S M O N T H I S T H E U LT I M A T E V A N S L O V E D E C L A R A T I O N

Shoe selections above are available on www.vans.com, or check your local sneaker shops for these styles and many more. Prices vary from SR 130 up to SR 330.

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FA S H I O N & S H O P P I N G

Almaghzal:

A Cave of Treasures Almaghzal is a special little store located on the first floor at Red Sea Mall (Khan Al Khalili section). It contains within its traditionally decorated walls objects that are a result of beautiful craftsmanship skills fused with a passion for tradition. With an aim to revive and preserve Arabian traditions in a modernized method, Almaghzal offers nothing but handmade products ranging from curtains, thobes and abayas, accessories such as head pieces, bags and clutches in addition to creative items such as cutlery pouches and frames, some even with imprinted Arabian poetry. Almaghzal stands out among antique shops due to the amount of time and effort spent handcrafting each item. Their carefully and skillfully created products are a reminder of our heritage. Don’t limit yourself to the products they have available at their store; tell them what you have in mind and place your orders today. LOCATION: Khan Al Khalili, Red Sea Mall TEL: 012-2151796 MOB: +966-502213274 +966-503378886 INSTAGRAM: @Almaghzal FACEBOOK: almaghzal

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Jamjoom Optical is one of Jeddah’s all-time favorite choices when it comes to eyewear. For the past year, customers enjoyed having two branches, one in Jamjoom Center in Hamra District and another branch in Aster Tahlia on Tahlia Street. Jamjoom Optical (Tahlia Street) celebrates their one-year anniversary this month on Jan. 15. Along with their first birthday, they have four important announcements to make.

01/ Exclusive Eyewear Brands

02/ Go Try Google Glass!

Firstly, Jamjoom Optical will be selling exclusive eyewear brands such as My Fratelli, Monoqool, and iGreen. My Fratelli is handmade and beautifully designed in Italy, Monoqool are known for their elegance and lightweight, and iGreen products are flexible, light, and allow you to customize your glasses by playing with colors.

Secondly, and this is an extra exciting announcement, Jamjoom Optical will have Google Glass on display at their store so people can try them on for a limited period of time. Follow them on their social media accounts for details regarding when and for how long.

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03/ Stylish Eyeglass Necklaces La Loop is a brand of eyeglass necklaces with products ranging from leather and rubber, stones and beads, sports wear to sterling silver and metals. La Loop has always been known for the convenient and fashionable products they offer for people of all interests, whether it’s athletes or business-oriented customers. With the celebration of their first anniversary, Jamjoom Optical announces the availability of La Loop products at their Tahlia branch.

04/ Take Part in their Campaign Finally, and this is a piece of news you might want to take action on, Jamjoom Optical is having a campaign in which customers can drop by the store and give in an old pair of glasses they own, and in exchange for those old glasses, the customer receives SR 100 discount off a new pair of glasses. All old glasses collected by Jamjoom Optical are donated to the less fortunate. However, keep in mind that the deal is SR 100 discount per pair of eyeglasses.

BRING OLD GLASSES AND IN EXCHANGER RECEIVES SR 100 DISCOUNT OFF A NEW PAIR. ALL OLD GLASSES WILL BE DONATED TO THE LESS FORTUNATE.

Jamjoom Optical is open from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., and 5 – 11 p.m. Stop by to congratulate them on their first anniversary, to be the first to experience Google glasses and to purchase your La Loop necklace and My Fratelli glasses. Don’t forget to go look through your room for old glasses too! LOCATION: Tahlia Street TEL: +966-12-6068974 FACEBOOK: /JamjoomOptical TWITTER: @JOptical INSTAGRAM: Jamjoom Optical P ROMOTION

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GADGETS

DCI Air Mail SR 32 Launch your notes and memos with this clever Air Mail from DCI. Springboard action will launch crumpled pages across the room. Just pull back the lever, place crumpled sheets of paper in the basket, let go of lever and watch the paper fly!

GoPro

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DCI Pencil Wrap SR 74.99 Use these bendable pencils to organize and identify your cords! Easy to use organizers wrap around cords to identify and group them together. Use pencil wraps anywhere you might otherwise use a zip tie, clip or wire twist. Set of six reusable wraps.

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CableDrop

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Anywhere you wish to have cables temporarily held yet easily removed or extended, CableDrop gently grasps your power and peripheral cords so they do not fall off your desk every time you unplug your laptop. The everpopular CableDrop manages your wires and cables easily solving your cable management needs.

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Scan your pictures or documents directly into your iPad with the Mustek S400 Docking Station. Charge your iPad while simultaneously scanning full color images up to legal size (8.5�x14�) at 300dpi. It is easy to use and is travel friendly.

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Works with all Bluetooth-enabled devices including smart phones, tablets and most notebooks crystal clear and loud sounds for indoor and outdoor use. Each unit comes with a carabiner for hooking on a belt loop or backpack. Playback time is up to six hours.

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Sweet Sweet

DINING AROUND TOWN

FANTASY

Remember that sweet fantasy of marshmellow clouds, cotton candy trees and chocolate rivers that linger since Willy Wonka? What if we could experience that for a a few lovely moments? Here are some of Jeddah's latest sweet 'n colorful creations.

SR 35

THE BIRTHDAY CAKE SR 24 MILKSHAKE THE COUNTER

GHAZEL BEL WARD SEMSOM

A unique and refreshing dessert made with rose and vanilla ice cream and a tower of Middle Eastern cotton candy. It’s then topped with even more ice cream and rose syrup as well. So cool and sweet you willfinish it all by yourself! 72 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Vanilla ice cream blended with birthday cake batter mix and topped with festive colorful sprinkles! It’s fabulous after one of their juicy burgers. Warning: You may have to be carried out of the restaurant once you’re finished. Here’s a secret tip: you can order the milkshakes from The Counter while you are sitting at Rossopomodoro next door.


CHOCOLATE FRUIT STICK

SR 20

GODIVA

Strawberry and banana pieces on a satay style stick drizzled with fresh delicious chocolate. Best time to eat it is as soon as you get it, if you leave it in the fridge the chocolate will solidify and won’t stick to the fruit. It’s best eaten with sticky fingers!

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CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE CAKE CUP

INGREDIENTS:

BANOFFEE PIE GARNISH

This luscious and creamy dessert is made with bananas, cream, toffee and a pastry base. The banofee pie is originally English, not American as some claim it to be. The banoffee pie will definitely be one of your new favorites. SR 38

CANDY CANE & SWEET POTATO MACAROON PINK CAMEL

SR 8

Celebrate this holiday season with Pink Camel! The Candy Cane Macaroon is like Christmas has bursted in your mouth, and the Sweet Potato Pie Macaroon has the rich cinnamon infused scent to make you swoon!

1/2 cup 1/2 cup 120g 1 tsp 1

granulated sugar brown sugar butter softened liquid vanilla extract egg 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS: 01. Heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius) 02. Beat sugars, butter, vanilla and egg in large bowl, stir in flour, baking soda and salt 03. Mold the cookie dough into a bowl with a flat bottom (make sure the dough is not thicker than 2 centimeters) 04. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown (center will be soft. Cool 4 to 5 minutes) 05. Remove the cookie from the dish and place on top of it a scoop of your favorite ice cream (vanilla is always a classic choice ) ENJOY THE AMAZING COMBINATION OF THE WARM COOKIE WITH THE COLD ICE CREAM. CONTACT ESAM FOR MORE KITCHEN TREATS: TWITTER: EHENAIDY INSTAGRAM: EHENAIDY DESTINATION JEDDAH 73


DINING AROUND TOWN

Asia Box The Asian Restaurant We Need Now! Two brothers, celebrity chef Khalid Arif and Amr Arif, with their good friend Omar Mejjallid, got together are contributing their passion for Asian cuisine to the local scene. Especially in regards to spices, flavors, authenticity and fresh ingredients, because everything here mostly tastes the same. Khalid has traveled extensively throughout the far east, experiencing the various cuisines that inspired the palette that would become the cornerstone recipes of Asia Box, and developed a menu that reflected authentic Singaporean, Malaysian, Indonesian, Cambodian, Chinese and Thai cuisines. While Amr, handles the business behind the operation and has developed the look, feel and packaging of the brand.

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The two brothers combined their assets to develop and create Asia Box, which is changing the way we eat Asian in Jeddah! From the moment the delivery man arrives, white gloves and all, you immediately feel like this is going to be a fine dining experience but in the comfort of your own home! They also offer the option of whether to pay by cash or bank card, which is uncommon for delivery restaurants here in Jeddah. Unpacking the recycled paper bag filled with funky looking Asian takeaway boxes, immediately takes you back to my college days abroad eating Asian food right out of the box. Upon opening the boxes, the scent alone will start you salivating as aromas of lemongrass, red chili,

coconut, galangaal, lime leaves, and fresh turmeric permeate the air. The fresh herbs, exotic spices, sweet and tangy sensation of tender angus beef (Mongolian Beef), aromatic green curry with tender chicken, and plump shrimp bathed in lemon grass and chili (Bali Shrimp), You wouldn’t even know where to begin but you’ll certainly never wanted it to end. The streamed rice made flavors became more poignant with each bite as the flavors were orchestrated in a way that was both exciting yet serene. "DELICIOUS! THAT WAS OUTSTANDING, NO EXAGGERATION! DELICIOUS ‘WALLAH!’ NOT JUST ON A SAUDI STANDARD, BUT ON ANY STANDARD. REALLY GREAT TO SEE THE DINING SCENE IN JEDDAH DEVELOPING INTO SUCH QUALITY, I HAVE TO SAY." - A Satisfied Customer Food this good delivered direct to my door is hard to compete with. Well, at least I know my plans for a minimum of three nights a week - Asia Box and a movie! Asia Box is just that good! LOCATION: Rawdah Dist. TEL: +966-12-6917222 DESTINATION JEDDAH 75


T R AV E L T R E N D S

57

THE DINNER CLUB BY No. By Lama Alem

Having a dinner in an abandoned pool or on the back of a truck may not sound like your idea of a fancy dinner, but the two women behind The Dinner Club by No. 57 have managed to organize dreamlike dinners in the most unusual settings around the world. To learn more about this one-of-a-kind project, we spoke to the two hosts who have been organizing these ethereal dinners for a year now, Buthaina Al Mazrui and Alamira Noor Bani Hashim.

Tell us a little bit about yourselves.

We’re a two-woman team who love to design/ decorate (Noor) and cook (Buthaina). We have completely different personalities – we balance each other out. We both trust the other’s taste 100 percent, and never question anything that the other one envisions. We love, love, love a good burger, but we’ll never agree on our Coke (Buthaina) versus Diet Coke (Noor) argument. Or on an Instagram filter!

What’s the idea of the Dinner Club?

It is a new way of experiencing food by way of an underground supper club. Every month, the hosts choose a different location, gather a group of unique individuals, and serve delicious food. Think of it as a surprise underground party for your senses. But better. 76 DESTINATION JEDDAH

How did you two come up with the idea?

We were getting restless about the opening of our café, No. 57, (in Abu Dhabi), that we decided to take matters in our own hands and started planning dinners, which meant we could still entertain and feed people, not in a café, but in a different location each time. What differentiates The Dinner Club from other supper clubs around the globe is that we host dinners in crazy locations rather that a restaurant or a home.

Why “57”? That is part of the mystery of our brand! We’ll tell you once our café, No. 57, opens. Maybe.


Where do you find inspiration for your dinner events?

We come up with an ideal setting first and then try to find where that location is available. Once Noor steps foot in the location, it comes to her. It gets tweaked a little bit as we work on the test set up, but the theme is always concrete from that original moment of seeing the place. By now, although every dinner has a different set up, we’ve developed a kinda of “dinner club-y” look and feel but it really comes from the space we find.

What do you look for when you’re choosing a location?

We never hosted it at a restaurant or a home. That’s part of The Dinner Club rules. We always host it in places you’d never expect to have a meal. The older, the more broken down, the better. And the sky has been the limit for us, hamdillah. We’ve hosted a dinner in a construction site, in an abandoned pool, in a film studio, in a bus, in a wind tower and recently on an abandoned dhow parked in the fish market. We look for places that we can transform, or that we can juxtapose a beautiful table against.

Buthaina Al Mazrui and Alamira Noor Bani Hashim

What kinds of obstacles have you faced so far? And how do you deal with them?

We’re always challenged obviously with our choice of location and the logistics that goes behind it all. For example, gutting out a bus and filling the roof with flowers and making it look pretty for a photo shoot then driving the bus, filled with all the fine China inside, very carefully to a different, more secluded location, or our generator going out right before guests arrive. We wish we had a better answer but really we just have to deal with things on the spot and hope for the best. Guests are always so wonderful and most of the time they don’t even realize what went wrong. The energy of our dinners is so beautiful. We are so thankful, so nothing can really get in the way of ruining it for us once the first song is played, and the guests start to arrive. DESTINATION JEDDAH 77


What was your favorite dinner to organize so far?

We get asked that a lot and it is so hard to choose! I think our favorite was the first dinner we held in the construction site of Noor’s new villa, because we had no idea what we had just created and we were doing it purely for the love and passion we have for décor and food and hosting guests. We recently celebrated our big one-year anniversary, and held it at the same location as our first dinner, to come full circle, except this time we transformed the place into a Museum of Natural History and had elements from each of our dinners there. We invited 57 guests. It was really humbling to see how far we have come and that we still have the same passion and intensity for it.

What’s next for the Dinner Club?

Expect a few more international dinners. Other than that, we can’t reveal anymore. The mystery is all part of the experience!

Did you have any dinners in Saudi?

We haven’t, no, but we have done one in collaboration with the Saudi designer Razan Alazzouni in Delhi a few months ago. We do have something planned in the works for Saudi but we can’t reveal anything yet.

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Do you have any tips to share with those interested in gastronomy and organizing events?

Make sure you consider transportation of your food (if you are hosting a dinner somewhere other than your home). Avoid things that need to be served piping hot. Try to avoid doing what everybody else is doing and come up with something on your own. Embrace DIY! People love when they see the effort and time you have put into something, and don’t take yourself too seriously! Have fun! FOLLOW THE DINNER CLUB BY NO. 57 ON INSTAGRAM AND TWITTER TO STAY UPDATED ON THEIR UPCOMING DINNERS: @thedinnerclub57


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Our Favorite

CITIES' SECRETS We all have our favorite travel destinations, and sometimes we can be repeat offenders and go a few more times, but that can get a bit boring. And when going on an extravagant trip, we gotta make it worth it! So after you’ve checked out all the usual tourist spots (and traps!) here a few more options that even locals don’t always experience.

LOS ANGELES, USA The Channel Islands & Catalina

For a break from the city and Southern California, and for something that looks different, take a little trip to one of the eight islands along the Santa Barbara Channel. Catalina has luxurious restaurants, resorts and also a cool zip line eco tour. The other islands are great for secluded beaching, hiking, boat rides and photography.

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LOS ANGELES, USA Warner Brothers Studio Tour

Wanna visit your "Friends" at the real Central Perk? The Stars Hallow town square from “Gilmore Girls”? Where hundreds of films and TV shows are made? Yeah of course! Be sure to get the VIP tour for a really amazing experience. This is more of a real working studio so each time you go there’s something new going on.


PARIS, FRANCE Fly on Balloon Air du Paris

For a crazy special experience, hop aboard the largest hot air balloon in the world! When you first arrive in Paris, take one of these tours to get a real view of the map you’ve been looking at. Sounds like the best view in Paris. Prices are amazing as well! And seriously? Flying a hot air balloon over Paris?! Only a few things could be cooler.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY

Underground Tour, Basilica Cistern

PARIS, FRANCE

For an otherworldly, and mystically creepy look into Istanbul’s past, explore this underground waterway that used to bring drinking water into Istanbul. Three-hundred thirty-six columns are dimly lit as you walk around canals that are alive with flittering fish. As if that wasn’t creepy enough, watch out for the upside down statue of Medussa.

Explore The Big Neighborhood

For a slice of the more authentic and less touristy Paris, definitely cut up a large wedge of the Northern parts. What some call “le grand quartier,” the 9th, 10th, 17th, 18th and 19th quarters are where you need to be. Don’t be afraid to wander away from the city center. DESTINATION JEDDAH 83


LONDON, UK Frolic at Richmond Park

ISTANBUL, TURKEY

For a break from the city, you can go horseback riding, cycling, fishing, play rugby like a Brit, or just about anything you’d like to do at a park at Richmond. There is a lot more space than Hyde Park, it’s three times bigger! You’ll also encounter herds of Red and Fawn deer. You’ll also find the Pembrook Lodge restaurant with its glorious views of the Thames Valley.

The Prince’s Islands Mystical forests, horseback riding, cycling and fantastic seafood await you at the Prince’s Islands! Go on the weekdays to avoid the crowds and go for Buyukada, which has many fish restaurants by the water and historical sights, or Heybeliada with its beautiful wooden mansions covered with forests. And it’s only $2 for a ferry ride!

LONDON, UK Time Travel at Inns of Court

For an inside and immersive look into London history, check out the Hogwarts-like Inns of Court. Established in the 1300s, the walled compound still hosts judges and barristers. Step into an Elizabethan banquet room to check out how the high court used to party.

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H E A LT H Y L I V I N G

Health

With José

By José Ortiz

Healthy Home Delivery Options I lost 40 kilograms during my weight loss journey – and it remains to be an ongoing expedition for me. During this period, healthy restaurants offering delivery services (such as ToastEd www.toasted2go.com) have been my travel buddies, my partners and helping hands. I particularly enjoy their Caesar salad (no chicken and no bacon). The freshness of the lettuce, the golden and tasty croutons, the sauce itself and the taste of the cheese flakes make this salad my top choice. If you are concerned about your calorie consumption, you can use only half of the sauce and mix in some water to make it light. My second choice when it comes to salads is ToastEd’s Greek salad (iceberg and romaine lettuce, rocca and mint leaves, oregano feta cheese, fresh tomatoes, cucumber, kalamata olives and vinaigrette dressing). 86 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Training Tips January is a great opportunity to make our New Year’s resolutions. The key for a successful and memorable change from being a couch potato to an active and happy person is to set up attainable, practical goals. At the beginning of the year we are all full of energy and we really want to become a better version of ourselves. The end of the year is 365 days away and there is time to reach any target we set up.

THE END OF THE YEAR IS 365 DAYS AWAY AND THERE IS TIME TO REACH ANY TARGET WE SET UP.


Weight loss tips.

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Set up a great goal but stick to partial goals. When you reach a partial goal you feel good, happy and ready to go for the next one! Tell everybody about your plans to change. That will keep you accountable for what you said.

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Reward yourself after you achieve any of the partial goals. You lost 5 kilograms? Maybe a “cheat meal” will make it now? Remember, a “cheat meal” will not make you fat as well as a salad will not make you skinny.

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During a weight loss journey you will have ups and downs, we all do. Do not feel frustrated because you didn’t lose as much as you had planned this week. Stick to your plan… It will eventually work with time.

Enjoy outdoor sports as much as you can while our gentle winter allows us to do so! Do not jump onto the scale every day! There are many factors that can impact your weight from one day to the next. If you go to the scale once a week it will give you a much better picture about how you are doing with your plan. Dress like a pro to perform like a pro! Hit your closest sports shop and get your gear ready for the battle!

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A.C.T. CENTER FOR A HEALTHIER COMMUNITY By Anousha Vakani

Located at the heart of Al Andalus District, the Adult and Child Therapy Center (A.C.T.), is a private mental health care institute. With a diverse group of therapists and the warm and engaging atmosphere they’ve set, A.C.T. Center is one of the first specialized therapy centers in and around the city of Jeddah.

A.C.T. Center is committed to the philosophy that they “exist for the client.” Their clientele ranges from children and teenagers to adults, couples and families. Their mission is to “promote the psychological and emotional wellbeing of the community by providing accessible and innovative mental health care services.” The center holds workshops and seminars in addition to providing a comprehensive list of services that include: psychological assessments, individual 88 DESTINATION JEDDAH


Within a year, psychiatric assessments and child and adult psychiatry as well as occupational therapy will be available.

psychotherapy, couples and group counseling, child and adolescent therapy, family therapy, art and play therapy, specialized treatment for eating disorders, trauma and child abuse, parenting sessions, life coaching, personal development, meditation, and energy healing. A.C.T. Center’s diverse and impressive list of therapies and therapists is what sets it

apart from other institutes. Their practitioners include: Reem Al Harithy who is also the Executive Manager, Tala Alsoleiman, Rola Ashour, Assia Khashoggi, Nadwa Zahid, Dr. Rasha Mashmoushi, Razan Nazer, Rozana Al Banawi, Salma Al Mufti, Alia Al Shaer, Khaled Sendi and Dr. Manal Marghalani, Dr. Jeremy Alford and Dr. Naif Al Muttawwa who is alsothe creator of The 99 comics.

The warm and relaxed interiors and the serene garden that surrounds the building are welcoming enough but the friendly staff and practitioners make the experience all the more comfortable and worthwhile. A.C.T. Center is promoting better mental health and is on its way to contributing to a healthier society. LOCATION: Mohammed bin Abdulaziz St., Al Andalus Dist. TEL: +966-12-2615951 MOB: +966-500053523 WEB: www.actjeddah.com TWITTER: ACTcenterjeddah INSTAGRAM: ACTcenter

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H E A LT H Y L I V I N G

CAMEL MILK AN ELIXIR FROM THE DESERT By Layla The knowledge of the healing powers and nutritious benefits of camel milk have been known to nomadic peoples from Mongolia to Africa for thousands of years. The Bedouin saying, “water is the soul, milk is the life” may prove to be true due to the miraculous properties of camel milk. Reports of the healing powers of camel milk have been recorded from the times of Prophet Mohammed (pbuh).

Camel milk is growing in popularity worldwide and has even been dubbed the new super food because it’s high in nutrients and minerals as well as having numerous healing properties. This wondermilk has also shown the ability to help heal food allergies and chronic gastrointestinal problems. Scientists have been conducting research after finding new conditions and diseases that can be treated, prevented or even cured with consumption of camel’s milk. The latest studies have found that camel milk inhibits the growth of certain cancer cells; in one study it

was found the tumors shrank 56 percent in just two days of high doses of camel milk. Parents of autistic children have found camel milk to help their children perform better and to alleviate symptoms of autism. Camel’s milk is by far the closest to human breast milk than any other animal’s milk, yet to most people camel milk still remains a mysterious and strange substance, which many are afraid to try. Not only is camel milk easier for the human body to digest, making it suitable for lactose intolerant CAMEL'S MILK HAS NUMEROUS HEALING FACTORS WITH ANTIVIRAL, ANTI-FUNGAL AND ANTI-BACTERIAL PROPERTIES. DID YOU KNOW THAT CAMEL’S MILK IS BY FAR THE CLOSEST TO HUMAN BREAST MILK THAN ANY OTHER ANIMAL’S MILK

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people as well, it’s also rich in vitamins and minerals, containing 10 times as much iron and three times as much vitamin C as cow’s milk.

is high in lactic bacteria, which have been shown to be effective against pathogens including Bacillus, Staphylococcus, Salmonella and Escherichia.

The most beneficial and nutritious camel’s milk comes from camels that graze freely on a certain type of grass; they are commonly referred to as milch camels. Freshly milked, unpasteurized milk has the most health benefits. However, caution should be practiced as the freshly milked version might in rare cases contain parasites if the camels have not been kept well and healthy. Unfortunately, pasteurizing the milk does remove some of the health benefits but it’s still advised to go with the pasteurized version. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid unpasteurized camel milk.

The most well-known health benefit of camel milk is probably its use as adjuvant therapy in management of both Type 1 and 2 diabetes. The milk contains 52 units of insulin per liter and is as a result a very effective and all-natural way to control blood sugar levels.

Camel's milk has numerous healing factors with anti-viral, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. Fermented camel milk

Perhaps the most remarkable property of camel’s milk lies in its ability to kill cancer cells and reduce tumor size. In recent years Saudi scientist Dr. Faten Abdul-Rahman, a researcher of the healing properties camel milk and urine, found in her studies that the most powerful anticancer effect comes when camel’s milk and a small amount of urine are consumed together. In addition to the internal benefits, camel’s milk and even urine can also be used as external healers for the skin. Thanks to the natural moisturizing and whitening properties, camel's milk and urine as beauty ingredients is on the rise. Not only does camel's milk make for more moisturized and supple skin, it's also said to have anti-aging benefits, thanks to elastin, vitamin C and lanolin. Bedouin women have used camel urine for centuries as a beauty product, which whitens the skin and lightens the hair. To get your dose of the miracle milk in Jeddah, check major supermarkets such as Danube, which stock pasteurized camel milk. The milk lasts for about three days in the refrigerator and it can be frozen for later use.

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Music NEWS

Katy Perry topped 47 million followers on Twitter The “Roar” singer just topped 47 million followers on Twitter, beating out none other than Justin Bieber. She told E!'s Giuliana Rancic on the red carpet for the 2013 American Music Awards “No one tweets for me. No one speaks for me. They see the authenticity, it's not always me saying ‘buy my CD, buy my music!'…that's cheesy and desperate.” OTHER ALBUMS TO LOOK OUT FOR!

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THINGS TO REMEMBER‌ 04. Hijazi Night took place at the Gremlle houses in Nov. 2013. 05. The term khul-laif refers to the first three days of Hajj when men in the city would leave to perform Hajj. 06. GOOGLE

01. ACT is one of the first specialized therapy centers in Jeddah.

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08. Haifaa Al Mansour is the first Saudi female to make a feature film.

09. JAN. 16 MARKS THE BEGINNING OF THE 10-DAY HISTORIC JEDDAH FESTIVAL TAKING PLACE IN AL BALAD.

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02. Yaser Bakr founded Jeddah Comedy Club (JCC) in 2012.

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AL-FANOUS Tel: +966-12-6553897 AL-OBEIKAN Tel: +966-12-6926886 DAR AL-MAREEKH Tel: +966-12-6524682 JARIR BOOKSTORES Tel: 920000089 LITTLE BOOK Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-12-2150415 Stars Avenue Tel: +966-12-2754689 MADINA BOOKSTORES Tel: +966-12-6659045

RAYAN HALABI Mob: +966-556952000 djrayanhalabi@gmail.com www.djrayanhalabi.com SALEEM TABSH Mob: +966-504597250 saleem@mixfm-sa.com www.mixfmsa.com VINYL MODE For Booking: +966-582533801 For Studio: +966-561144720 vinylmode@gmail.com www.vinylmode.com

MUSEUMS & ART VENUES

MAMOUN BOOKSTORES AL-ALAMIA GALLERY Tel: +966-12-6635107 Tel: +966-12-6446614 RAWAEA AL-MAKTABAT AL-TAYEBAT MUSEUM Sitteen St. Tel: +966-12-6827730 Mob: +966-503601376 TIHAMA BOOKSTORE ART FRAME TRADING EST. Tel: +966-12-6970690 Macarona St. VIRGIN HEAD OFFICE Tel: +966-12-6722339 Tel: +966-12-2633886 ATHR GALLERY Tel: +966-12- 2845009 www.athrart.com

DJ (DISC JOCKEY) ABBAS GHAZZAWI Mob: +966-564660160 ghazzawi.abbas @hotmail.com www.djabass. podomatic.com ABDULAZIZ SAGA Mob: +966-562229926 aj_saga92@yahoo.com www.beatport.com HAITHAM AL-HEFNI Mob: +966-505672336 haisoso@hotmail.com www.millennium-dj.com HASSAN GHAZZAWI Mob: +966-541444406 hassanghazzawi @hotmail.com MOHANNAD HANI Mob: +966-5059667033 mindcircuss@gmail.com ODETTE HAYAS Mob: +966-599088112 djodette@gmail.com

BEAUXARTS-ROSHAN GALLERY Tel: +966-12-6655630 Ext.221 Rawdah Dist Tel: +966-12-6983028 Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6694929 BASMOCA VIRTUAL MUSEUM www.basmoca.com DARAT SAFEYA BINZAGR Tel: +966-12-6571030 www.daratsb.com EBDAA GALLERY CENTER Tel: +966-12-2154480 www.ebdaagallery.com JEDDAH ATELIER Tel: +966-12-6530812 MANSOOJAT FOUNDATION www.mansoojat.org RO’IYA ART STUDIO Tel: +966-12-2611021 SAUDI CENTER FOR THE FINE ARTS Tel: +966-12-6696786

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DIRECTORY

BOOKSTORES


RESTAURANTS DIRECTORY

AMERICAN 16 HUNDRED Le Chateau Mall, Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-2614415

SQUARE MEATER BURGER Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-12-6061441

STEAK HOUSE Etoile / Al Malik Rd. 19TH CENTURY BURGER Tel: +966-12-6829955 Prince Sultan St. Red Sea Mall Tel: 920019819 Tel: +966-12-2151200 20 MINUTES BURGER Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6113187

T.G.I FRIDAY’S Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6529330

AMERICAN CORNER Khalideya St. Tel: +966-12-6060188

THE COUNTER Etoile / Al Malik Rd. Tel: +966-12-2754266

AMERICANO BURGER Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6976357

THE TEXAN Meridien Hotel Tel: +966-12-6633333

APPLEBEES Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6610012

TONY ROMA’S Mall of Arabia Tel: +966-12-6123534

BLU BURGER GRILL Rawda St. Tel: +966-12-2614234

UNO’S Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6221320

CHILI’S Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6634760

WING ZONE Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6067233

CROWN GRILL Crown Plaza Tel: +966-12-6611000

BRAZILIAN

FLAP JACKS Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-12-6681191 FUDDRUCKERS Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6686330 MANHATTAN Hilton Hotel Tel: +966-12-6590000 MUGG & BEAN Al Faisaliya Dist. Tel: +966-12-6573333 ext. 334 KETCHUP Tahliah St. Tel: + 966-12-6929008

BRASA DE BRAZIL Al Andalus St. Mob: +966-549865555 RIO DE JANEIRO Sari St. Mob: +966-502330914 SPEARS InterContinental Hotel Tel: +966-12-2295555

CHOCOLATES AL PINA Arafat St. Tel: +966-12-6637005 ANOOSH Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6832209

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE Tahliah St. BON BON Tel: + 966-12-2892990 Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6697655 RUBY TUESDAY Al Andalus St. BOSTANI Tel: +966-12-6501999 Tel: 920011994 96 DESTINATION JEDDAH

CARAMEL Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6688527 CHOCOLAT Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-12-6068830

VOILA CHOCOLATE Millenium Ctr. Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-6684343 Stars Avenue Tel: +966-12-2754411

CHOCOLATE CORNER Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6630449

COFFEE & TEA SHOPS

CHOCOLATE STUDIO Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6985222

360 CAFE’ InterContinental Hotel Tel: +966-12-2295555

CHOCOLINE Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-2842846

ANNAFORA CAFE’ InterContinental Hotel Tel: +966-12-2295555

CHOCOTALA Arafat St. Tel: +966-12-6644284

CAMPIONI SPORTS CAFE’ Batarji St. Tel: +966-12-6395695

DACTYLIFERA Prince Sultan St. Tel: 920008182

CILANTRO CAFE’ Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-2611191

EDIBLE ARRANGMENTS COFFEE BEAN & Hamra Dist. TEA LEAF Tel: 920024070 Khaldiah Dist. GANACHE Tel: +966-12-6928142 Rawdah St. COFFEE REPUBLIC Tel: +966-12-6601390 Corniche Rd. GODIVA Tel: +966-12-6688712 Tahliah St. COSTA COFFEE Tel: +966-12-2616630 Sari St. LEAVES Tel: +966-12-6067741 Rawda St. CRAZE Mob: +966-564444928 Rawdah Star Center MAISON SO Tel: +966-12-6653065 Prince Sultan St. CRUSTY Tel: +966-12-6901598 Khalideya Dist. MORINO Tel: 920026633 Tel: +966-12-6643453 DEERA CAFE’ MISS CHOCOLATE King Rd. Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-2754491 Tel: +966-12-6638989 JOFFREY’S COFFEE NESMA CHOCOLATES Tahaliah St. Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6677234 Tel: +966-12-6947790 MELANGE Tel: +966-12-2150141 Tahliah St. Arafat St. Tel: +966-12-6695619 Tel: +966-12-2845820 MILLENNIUM PATCHI Tahlia St. Corniche Rd. Bugshan Center Tel: +966-12-6525961 Tel: +966-12-6614664


TAMRATY Al Murjan St. Tel: +966-12-6637995

KADDOURA Palestine St. Tel: +966-12-6683844

SOLEIL Rosewood Hotel Tel: +966-12-2607111

FAST FOOD

KFC Tahliah St. Tel: 920021111

TEA AMO Tahliah St. / Coral Mall Tel: +966-12-6601738 TEA GSCHWENDNER Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-12-2150695 TEA ROSE Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6688233

AL-BAIK Tel: 8002442445 AL-TAZAJ Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6674154 BIG BITE Rawdah St. Tel: +920001219

TEATRO LOUNGE CAFE’ Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-2610150

BURGER KING Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6394375 Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6836062

TEAYANA Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6062646

CAPO GRILLO Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-12-6161263

THE LOUNGE Park Hyatt Tel: +966-12-2639666

DOMINO’S PIZZA Shate’e Tel: +966-12-6065633 Obhur Tel: +966-12-6561777

THE STORE Tel: +966-12-6106013 UROMSHI CAFE’ Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6066668

DATES

FORN WA SAJ Rawdah Dist. Tel: +966-12-2574747 HARDEE’S Tel: 920001213

AL-ALWANI & MEMONI Tel: +966-12-6986222

HERFY Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6829276

BATEEL Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-12-2150144

HOT WAVES Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6164744

KINGDOM OF DATES Hera’a St. Tel: +966-12-6590838

HUSH PIZZA Sari St. Mob: +966-564028330

NADIYA Panda/Bin Dawood/Al Musbah (Airport) Tel: +966-12-6066103

JAN BURGER Hera’a St. Tel: 920006765

SALHEYA Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-2634612 TALAH DATES Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6837887

JOE’S DINER Khalideya Dist. Tel: 920005637 JOLLIBEE Khalideya Souq Tel: +966-12-6984043

KUDU Khalidya Market Tel: 8001240061 LITTLE CAESAR’S Hera’a St. Tel: +966-12-6823018 Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-6749657 MAKI BURGER Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6687354 MCDONALD’S Rawadah St. Tel: +966-12-6510291 MIGALGAL WA MAFROOM Al-Zahrah Dist. Tel: +966-12-682-6324 MISTER BURGER Al-Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6822223 MR. SAJ Hamra Dist. Tel: 920024333 NEW YORK CAB PIZZA Mohammadyah Dist. Tel: +966-12-6947972 PANINO’S Obhur Tel: +966-12-6561911 Arafat St. Tel: +966-12-6654264 Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-12-6064717 Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-6676991 PERUVI Shate’e Dist. Tel: +966-12-6923393 PHILLY’S Kayyal St. Tel: +966-12-6394146 PIZZA HUT Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-12-6513113 Al-Naeem Dist. Tel: +966-12-6548890

Obhur Tel: +966-12-2341962 Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-6672917 QUIZNOS SUB Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6068014 SUBWAY Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-12-6063493 Madinah Rd. Tel: +966-12-6120513 Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-6651377 SULTAN AL BURGER Rawdah Dist. Tel: +966-12-6677344

FINE DINING GINZA I CHOME Rosewood Hotel Tel: +966-12-2607111 LA CUISINE Palestine St. Tel: +966-12-6630363 LE CIEL Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6525354

RESTAURANTS DIRECTORY

PEARLS CAFE’ Rawadah St. Tel: +966-12-6642233

LUMIERE The Bellevue - Al Shatee Mob:+966-547173661 SOY Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6643414 TOKI Laylati - Al-Malik Rd. Tel: +966-12-6060606

FRENCH BERT’S Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-12-6606633 CAFE LENOTRE Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-2611222 CHAMPS-ELYSÉES Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-2845454

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CRÊPE CAFÉ Roshana Mall Tel: +966 -12-2634989 Stars Avenue Tel: +966-12-2754709

PROMENADE CAFE Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-6688712 SALAD BOUTIQUE Al Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-12-6515656

DELIFRANCE Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-2567196 Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6303672

ROMERO Abdul Maqsood Khoja St. Tel: +966-12-2630263

LE TRAITEUR Corniche Tel: +966-12- 6556022 MIRADOR Tel: +966-12-6900127

INTERNATIONAL AL-AMWAJ Hilton Jeddah Tel: +966-12-6590000

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AL-SHURAFA LOUNGE Qasr Al-Sharq Tel: +966-12-6599999 AMARA The Bellevue - Al Shatee Mob: +966-555354139 ANDALUSIA Park Hyatt Tel: +966-12-2639666 BARNIE’S Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-6696201 BEAUX ARTS Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-6983028 BLACK ROSE Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6672953 BLUE DIAMOND Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-12-6605301 BUBBLES Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6697655

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SHADOW LOUNGE Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-2614777 TCHE TCHE CAFE Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6223091

AL-SAFINA Hilton Hotel Tel: +966-12-6590000 AL-SHURAFA Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-12-6602743

SALMONTINI Al Andalus St. Tel: 920001281 Tel: +966-12-2830850 Mob: +966-593251111

TENIDOR Al Zahra Dist. Tel: +966-12-2754144 Rest. 02-6832276 - Delivery 02-6832128 www.tike-ksa.com

CAFÉ AROMA Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-12-6605160

LITE BITE Madinah Rd. Tel: +966-12-2901424

CAPPUCCINO GRAND CAFE’ Al Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-12-2891009

LOLITA CAFÉ Obhur Tel: +966-12-6562369

CAST & CREW Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-2616770 COOKSHOP Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6060208 DARDASHA Park Hyatt Tel: +966-12-2639666 Fratelli Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6907217 Habsburg Rosewood Hotel Tel: +966-12-2607111 Java Lounge Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6693393 Mob: +966-507533090

LOST CITY Al Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-12-6655773 MAYRIG Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-2616060 MELANGE Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-6636214 MONTAROSA Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6391393 PAPAYA Next to Sawari Mall Tel: +966-12-2753425 PEARLS Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6642233

TERRACE LOUNGE Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6995676 TOASTED Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-2616747 Baghdadia Dist. Tel: +966-12-6517883 UPTOWN 966 Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6995911 VERTIGO Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6633241 WHITE Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6068171 ZODIAC Palestine St. Tel: +966-12-6607548

ICE CREAM BASKIN ROBBINS Musaediyya Tel: +966-12-6640574 FRESH BERRY Tel: +966-12-6077479


FRESHI ICE STICKS Mob: +966-537766117 FROSTBITE FROZEN YOGURT AND SMOOTHIES Hera’a St. Mob: +966-549353316 FROZEN YOGURT FACTORY Al-Khalidiya Dist. Mob: +966-593162440 GELATO Palestine St. Tel: +966-12-6635524 MAISON SO Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6901598 MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY Mall of Arabia Tel: +966-12-2906803 MARCEL’S Tahliah St. / Red Sea Mall / Basateen Mall Tel: +966-12-2613899

AROMI Qasr Al-Sharq Tel: +966-12-6599999

MARGHERITA Khaldiya St. Tel: +966-12-6061100

BALSAMICO Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6633115

MONTA ROSA Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6391393

BALSAMICO TOO Malek Rd. Mob: +966-538911100

OLIO Stars Avenue Tel: +966-12-2754811

CASTELLO Khaled Ibn Al-Waleed St. Tel: +966-12-6652281

OZONE iI Villaggio Tel: +966-12-6688223

CIAO Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6653710 FILICORI ZECCHINI Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-12-2345999 IL GABIANO Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6587042 IL GUSTO Palestine St. Tel: +966-12-6600337

MOVENPICK Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6676655

IL PORTO Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-12-6501024

PINK BERRY Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-12-2250436

IL VILLAGGIO Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6688233

STICK HOUSE Al-Khaldiya Dist. Tel: +966-12-6064676

ISABELLA Al-Zahrah Dist. Tel: +966-12-2566008

VENCHI Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-12-6996512

LA PROMENADE CAFÉ Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6688712

ITALIAN ALDENTE Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6970220 AL-FORN Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6612874 ANGELICOS PIZZERIA Hamad Al Jaser St., Rawdah Dist. Tel: +966-12-6622964

LA VILLA Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6673434 LALLO’S Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6614719 Obhur Tel: +966-12-6561113 L’OLIVO Arafat St. Tel: +966-12-6687494 LUIGI iI Villaggio Tel: +966-12-6688233

PANE CALDO Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-12-2150393 PIATTO Etoile- Al Malik Road Tel: +966-12-6922501 PIZZA FUSION Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-12-2616933 PIZZA LENOU Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6140663 PIZZA NAPOLI Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6927796

MIDDLEEASTERN ABU SHAKRA Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-12-6645111 ABU ZAID Hera’a St. Tel: +966-12-6936633 AL-CAZAR Farsi Plaza Tel: +966-12-6514444 AL-DAWWAR AL-MASRI Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-12-2150390 AL-FAIROUZ King Fahad St. Tel: +966-12-6703911 AL-NAKHEEL Corniche Rd. Tel:+966-12-6066644 AL-RAUSHA Hera’a St. Tel: +966-12-6541460 AL-SEEKH Sari St. Mob: +966-500422255

PIZZA WAFI Tel: +966-12-6616711

AL-WADA’A Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6555550

PORTOFINO Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6655855

AL-ZAWAQA Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6916004

ROSSOPOMODORO Etoile- Al Malik Rd. Tel: +966-12-6926318

ASEIL Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6062349

SBARRO Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6067449

BAB AL-YEMEN Shate’e Dist. Tel: +966-12-2899090

SCALINI Habitat Hotel Tel: +966-12-2578800

BAIT AL-BUFF Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6917578

TARTUFO Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6638248

BEIRUITI Obhur Tel: +966-12-6562606

VERA PIZZA Batarji St. Tel: +966-12-6621116

BELAJIO Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6222784 BHAR Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6916674

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BYBLOS Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6697655

YILDIZLAR Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6531150

CHEZ SIRAN Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-12-2616910

ZAMAN Naheem Dist. Mob: +966-544866979

CUSINE HALAWANI Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6688900

MEXICAN

FAREEJ BIN AGOOL Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-2616680

ON THE BORDER Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-2906754

GHOUZI Hera St. Tel: +966-12-6900004

TEX MEX Sultan Mall Tel:+966-12-22758905

GOODIES Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6657721 Stars Avenue Tel: +966-12-2754527

MOROCCAN NOSH LOUNGE Hera’a St. Tel: +966-12-6543888

GREEN ISLAND CAFÉ Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6990090 KALILA Khaldiya Dist. Tel: +966-12-6061723

ORIENTAL CHINESE:

KANZ OBHUR Obhur Tel: +966-12-2902888

REDAN Heraa St. Tel: +966-12-6542949

SHEIKH MANQOUSH Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6837330

BAMBOO Rawdah Dist. Tel: +966-12-6642999

KHAYAL Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6629999

ROODY Opp. Al-Shatee Souk Tel: +966-12-6919126 Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-2388488

SHOBAK PIE Tahlia St. Mob: +966-536884433

BAYTOTE CHINESE Rawdah Dist. Tel: 920007741

SHORO Quraish St. Tel: +966-12-6626246

BE ONE Maa’adi St. Tel: +966-12-6143753

SINDIAN Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6678189

CHINA GATE Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6970672

SOFRAT DIRITNA SEMSOM EXPRESS Madinah Rd. Next to Al Suheili Center Tel: +966-12-2562222 Tel: 920018811 STUDIO MASR SHAMI Tel: +966-12-2615752 Corniche Rd. TAWOOK BASHA Tel: +966-12-6065353 Rawdah Dist. SHAWARMATAC Tel: +966-12-6834036 Tahlia St. TOOTY BASHA Tel: +966-12-6688994 Baterji St. SHEESH KABAAB Tel: +966-12-2906699 Tahlia St. YEMENI DELIGHTS Tel: +966-12-6712047 Mob: +966-559559445

CHINA HUT Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6502762

MANUOSHA Sari St. Tel: +966-12-2565275 MATAAM AL-SHARQ Qasr Al-Sharq Tel: +966-12-6599999 MATHAG ZAMAN Khaldiya St. Tel: +966-12-6067553 MEZZA MAISON Corniche Hamra Tel: +966-12-6501089 NAFOURA Park Hyatt Tel: +966-12-2639666 PALM BEACH Salamah Dist. Tel: +966-12-6394007

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SADDAH Tel: +966-12-6055982 SEMSOM Khaldiya St. Tel: +966-12-6068600

CHOPSTICKS Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6907575 DURRAT CHINA Prince Abdullah St. Tel: +966-12-2616885 GOLDEN PALACE Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6690377


GULF ROYAL Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6653335

OHAYO Al-Kayyal St. Tel: +966-12-6836789

NOODLES Rosewood Corniche Tel: +966-12-2607111

SAKURA Crowne Plaza Tel: +966-12-6611000

ORIENT PEARL Hail St. Tel: +966-12-6442231

SHOGUN Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6062288

TOKI Laylati- Al Malik Rd. Tel: +966-12-6060606

SUSHI YOSHI Attallah Center Tel: +966-12-6944419 Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-12-2616734 Obhur Tel: +966-12-6561566

XIAN GONG Sheraton Hotel Tel: +966-12-6992212

FUSION:

WAKAME Rawdah St. Tel:+966-12-6682003 Bougainvillea CenterMalik Rd. Tel: +966-12-61242034

AJJI The Bellevue - Al Shatee Mob: +966-555356519 OSUMI Roshana Mall, Tahlia St. Tel: 920009522 PAN JAN Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6065994 T.Y. LOUNGE Al Malik Rd. Tel: +966-12-6905848 www.ty-lounge.com

INDIAN: ASIA RESTAURANT Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6828525 BHARAT Sari St. Tel: +966-12-2754606 CHENNAI DARBAR Safaa St. Tel: +966-12-2872090 INDIA GATE Sharafiya Dist. Tel: +966-12-6440276 KOHINOOR Ramada Hotel Tel: +966-12-6670777 LASANI Mohamadia Dist. Tel: +966-12-6510162

ZN LOUNGE Roshana Mall- Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-2634889 MAHRAJA Al Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-12-6656558 MARHABA Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6636201 MUMTAZ Waly Al Ahad St. Tel: +966-12-6511015 RAJ Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-2632137 SHADAB Al Aziziyyah Mob: +966-551583905 SHEZAN Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6621086 TAJ MAHAL Khalideyah Dist. Tel: +966-12-6979698

INDONESIAN: BAIT AL-JAWI Hera’a St. Tel: +966-12-2367666

GADO GADO Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6514774 Obhur Tel: +966-12-6560787

THAI: THAI THAI Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6913808

PUTRI SRI WIJAYA Madinah Rd. Tel: +966-12-6526206

PERSIAN

JAPANESE:

AL-KHAYAM Hilton Hotel Tel: +966-12-6590000

BENIHANA Sands Hotel- Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6686014 GOLD SUSHI CLUB Sari Gate- Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6068069 HAKKAIDO Tel: +966-12-6521234 KOME Al Marina- Hamra St. Tel: +966-12-6141616 LE JAPONAIS Westin Jeddah Tel: +966-12-6588200 MIZO Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6649883

JAHAN Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6571427 SULTANI Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6693898 TIKKA EXPRESS Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6631825

TURKISH MADO Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6901149 Web: www.mado.com.tr DESTINATION JEDDAH 101


TIKE Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6832128 TURKISH MESHWIYAT Salama Dist. Tel: +966-12-6621910

SEAFOOD AL-DANAH Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6990090 AL-HORI Mob: +966-502724033 AL-MULTAQA Al Malik Rd. Tel: +966-12-6066666 AL-SAFINA Jeddah Hilton Tel: +966-12-6590000 AL-SEGALA South Obhur Tel: +966-12-2890575

AL-SAMADI SWEETS Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6642424 CAKE-A-LICIOUS Al-Batarji St. Tel: +966-12-2889926 CHARLOTTE Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6622391 CONNOISSEUR The Bellevue - Al Shatee Mob: +966-555358890 FAB SWEETS Stars Avenue Tel: +966-12-2754204 HELEN’S KITCHEN Kayyal St. Tel: +966-12-6977729 LA FRAISE Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6511312

AL-ZAHRA Crowne Plaza Tel: +966-12-6611000

LE CROISSANT SHOP Khaldiya Dist. Tel: +966-12-6065184

AMOU HAMZA Safa Dist. Tel: +966-12-6677070

LE GOURMET Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6605061

LA MER Roshana Mall, Tahlia St. Tel: 920009522

LE NOTRE Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-2611222

FISH MARKET InterContinental Hotel Tel: +966-12-2295555 SAYADIYAH EXPRESS Rawda St. Tel: +966-12-6981144

SWEETS/ DESSERTS & BAKERIES AL-EMAD Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-2575268 AL-MAHAWI Sari St. Tel: +966-12-2575739 AL-NABULSI SWEETS Al Musaideyya Tel: 920001345 102DESTINATION JEDDAH

LE VENDOME Al Malik Rd. Tel: +966-12-6924606 MOON MILK Tel: +966-12-2887050 MUNCH BAKERY Arafat St. Tel: +966-12-6605010 PAUL Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-26671633 PINK CAMEL Tel: +966-12-6982175 Mob: +966-504456245 SHOBAK PIE Tahlia St. Mob: +966-536884433 SWEET & SAVORY Sari St. Tel: 920001626


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TRAVEL DIRECTORY

AIRLINES

KENYA AIRWAYS Tel: +966-12-2633009

AIRPORT INFORMATION KUWAIT AIRWAYS Tel: +966-12-6855526 Tel: +966-12-6694111 AIR ALGERIE LUFTHANSA AIRLINES/ Tel: +966-12-6613410 SWISS INTERNATIONAL AIR ARABIA AIRLINES Tel: 920013322 Tel: 8001245550 AIR ELAF Tel: +966-12-6641233

MALAYSIAN AIRLINES Tel: +966-12-6670011

AIR FRANCE Tel: +966-12-6512000

MIDDLE EAST AIRLINES Tel: +966-12-6437982

AIR INDIA Tel: +966-12-2632994

NAS AIR Tel: 920001234

AMECO INTERNATIONAL OMAN AIRLINES TRAVEL Tel: +966-12-6577979 Tel: +966-12-6651333 PAKISTAN BAHRAIN INT’L AIRLINES Tel: +966-12-6196725 Tel: +966-12-6422642 BIMAN BANGALADESH AIRLINES Tel: +966-12-6652733

QATAR AIRWAYS Tel: +966-12-6652942

AL-AZIZIAH HOTEL (3-star) Tel: +966-12-6492900

AL-SAAHA HOTEL (4-star) Tel: +966-12-6514121

AL-BADER HOTEL (5-star) Tel: +966-12-6310000

AL-WAHA HOTEL (4-star) Tel: +966-12-6715043

AL-BAY’AH HOTEL (3-star) Tel: +966-12-6444446

ASCOR CO Tel: +966-12-6066425

AL-BILAD HOTEL (4-star) Tel: +966-12-694 4777 AL-BUSTAN HOTEL (4-star) Tel: +966-12-6692164 AL-DAR AL-BAYDAA (4-star) Tel: +966-12-6827771 AL-FAYROUZ HOTEL (3-star) Tel: +966-12-6270696

ROYAL AIR MOROC Tel: +966-12-6502222

AL-HAMRA SOFITEL HOTEL (5-star) Tel: +966-12-6602000

CYPRUS AIRWAYS Tel: +966-12-6658278

ROYAL JORDANIAN AIRLINES Tel: +966-12-6652195

AL-HAYA JEDDAH CONTINENTAL (4-star) Tel: +966-12-6633332

DALLO AIRLINES Tel: +966-12-6513008

SAUDI ARABIAN AIRLINES AL-HOFOUF HOTEL Tel: +966-12-6520100 Tel: 920022222

DELTA AIRLINES Tel: +966-12-6570555

SINGAPORE AIRLINES Tel: 920019091

DNATA TRAVEL Tel: 920000000 Tel: +966-12-6923244

SYRIAN ARAB AIRLINES Tel: +966-12-6513077

BRITISH AIRWAYS Tel: 920002215

EGYPT AIRLINES Tel: +966-12-6449007 EMIRATES AIRLINES Tel: 920000176 ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES Tel: 8008140018 ETIHAD AIRWAYS Tel: +966-12-6640026 GARUDA INDONESIA Tel: +966-12-6656121 GULF AIR Tel: +966-12-6680303 IRAN AIR Tel: +966-12-6656975 JET AIRWAYS Tel: +966-12-6602332 104DESTINATION JEDDAH

TUNISIA AIRLINES Tel: +966-12-6530889 TURKISH AIRLINES Tel: +966-12-2619795 WAFEER Tel: +966-12-4202510

AL-JANOUB HOTEL (2-star) Tel: +966-12-6486844 AL-KAKI HOTEL (4-star) Tel: +966-12-6310071 AL-MALEKAH HOTEL Tel: +966-12-6751764 AL-MANEA HOTEL (5-star) Tel: +966-12-6823509

AVAIL GRAND Tel: +966-12-6599000 BAY LA SUN www.baylasunhotel.com CAIRO HOTEL (3-star) Tel: +966-12-6483870 CROM AIRPORT HOTEL (5-star) Tel: +966-12-6852222 CROWNE PLAZA (5-star) Tel: +966-12-6611000 DARBAIDA Tel: +966-12-6622791 HABITAT HOTEL (4-star) Tel: +966-12-2578800 HOLIDAY INN (5-star) Tel: +966-12-6314000 INTERCONTINENTAL (5-star) Tel: +966-12-2295555 JEDDAH HILTON (5-star) Tel: +966-12- 6590000 JEDDAH MARRIOTT HOTEL (5-star)   Tel: +966-12-6714000

JEDDAH ORCHID (4-star) YEMENIA AIRLINES AL-MSAADEYAH HOTEL Tel: +966-12-6070777 Tel: +966-12-6445564 (3-star) LE MERIDIEN Tel: +966-12-6603116 (5-star) AL-NAHDHA HOTEL Tel: +966-12-6633333 HOTELS (3-star) MOON LIGHT SUITES AB FOR ELAF HOTEL CO Tel: +966-12-6471158 Tel: +966-12-6679393 (5-star) AL-NAKHEEL HOTEL Tel: +966-12-2150525 MOVENPICK (4-star) (3-star) Tel: +966-12-6676655 AL-ALMIN HOTEL Tel: +966-12-6475127 (2-star) PARK HYATT JEDDAH Tel: +966-12-6482874 (5-star) Tel: +966-12-2639666


ANAN TOURS Tel: + 966-12-6659916 www.anantours.com

PORTFOLIO TRAVEL LTD. Tel: +966-12-6604500

RADISSON SAS (5-star) Tel: +966-12-6521234

AREEN TRAVEL Tel: +966-12-6516524

T & TS TRAVEL & TOURISM Tel: +966-12-6914465

RAMADA (5-star) Tel: +966-12-6670777 RED SEA PALACE (4-star) Tel: +966-12-6428555

ATTAR TRAVEL & TOURISM Tel: +966-12-6611222 www.attar-travel.com DAREEN TRAVEL Tel: +966-12-6691831

SAUDI TRAVEL & TOURISM BUREAU Tel: +966-12-6513350 www.sttb.com SAKKAP TRAVELS CO. Tel: +966-12-6060018

ROSEWOOD CORNICHE (5-star) Tel: +966-12-2607111

DNATA TRAVEL Hotline: 920000000 Tel : +966-12-6923244 info@dnata.com.sa

SAND DUNES HOTEL (4-star) Tel: +966-12-2562020

EJAZATI Tel: +966-12-6530055 www.ejazti.com

SANDS HOTEL (4-star) Tel: +966-12-6692020

TRAVEL AGENCIES

ELAF TRAVEL & TOURISM AL-SAMAKLKY Tel: +966-12-6646559 FOUNDATION www.elaf group.com Tel: +966-12-6640662 FERNAS TRAVEL www.samallaghi.com & TOURISM AL-SHITAIWI TRAVEL Tel: +966-12-6677472 & TOURISM www.fernastravel.com Tel: +966-12-6794022 HAQEEBA TRAVEL www.alshitaiwitours.com Tel: +966-12-6604500 ARABIAN CAMP INTERCONTINENTAL Mob: +966-505664137 TICKET TOURS & TRAVEL www.arabiancamp.com Tel: +966 -12- 6610274 PLATIN LUXURY www.thei3t.com TRAVEL SERVICES VINTERCONTINENTAL Tel: +966-12-6575266 TRAVEL COMPANY www.platin.com.sa Tel: +966 -12- 6677988 Tel: +966 -12- 6834845 www.itc-Icc.com

ACE TRAVEL Tel: +966-12-6056002 www.ace-travel.com

ITL WORLD Tel: +966 -12- 6147222 Tel: 8001180222

SHADA HOMES Tel: +966-12-6060904 SHERATON HOTEL (5-star) Tel: +966-12-6992212 SUNSET HOTEL (4-star) Tel: +966-12-6605000 WESTIN (5-star) Tel: +966-12-6588200

Zahid Group Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-12-6525670

TOUR OPERATORS

TRAVEL DIRECTORY

QASR ALSHARQ (5-star) Tel: +966-12-6599999

AL-TAYYAR GROUP MANSOUR TRAVEL Hotline: 920012333 & TOURISM Tel: +966-12-6577333 Tel: +966-12-6672214 www.altayyargroup.com MOSAID HOLIDAY AL-ZOUMAN TRAVEL & Tel: 920022244 TOURISM MIRAG TRAVEL Tel: +966-12-6512525 www.alzouman.com.sa Tel: +966-12-6634488 ALIREZA TRAVEL & TOURS Tel: + 966-12-6481360 www.Alirezatravel.com

NILE TRAVEL AGENCY Tel: +966-12-6645999 NESMA TRAVEL Tel: +966-12-2833102

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HEALTH DIRECTORY

CLINICS AL-GADEER POLYCLINIC Tel: +966-12-6722535 AL-HAMRA CLINICS Tel: +966-12-6655588 AL-HARAMIN POLYCLINIC Tel: +966-12-6474850 AL-MADINA MEDICAL Tel: +966-12-6881288 AL-QUDS POLYCLINIC Tel: +966-12-6970224

LA PERLE DENTAL SPA Tel: 920011663

RYAN POLYCLINIC Tel: +966-12-6316548

DR. SOLIMAN FAKEEH Tel: +966-12-6655000

MAGRABI EYE & EAR CLINIC Tel: +966-12-6655200

SEBA Tel: +966-12-2639791

HAI AL-JAMEA HOSPITAL Tel: +966-12-6806666

Obaji Clinics Tel: +966-12-6614000 ORTHOPAEDIC SPECIALTY CLINICS Tel: 9200001210 SAUDI AMERICAN CLINIC Tel: +966-12-6605050

SPORT TECH Tel: +966-12-6071129 STAR POWER CLUB Tel: +966-12-6776177 THE LIFT Tel: 8001247775 WORLD GYM Tel: +920001566 Z-CLUB Tel: +966-12-6690204

ALAA BAHRI FOR ARTIFICIAL EYES Tel: +966-12-6927792

GYM & HEALTH CENTERS

ANDALUSIA DENTAL Tel: +966-12-2611111

B WELL GYM Tel: +966-12-6066477

BEAUTY CLINIC Tel: 920020129

BA’AZEM BODY BUILDING JUNIOR GYM Tel: +966-12-6911347 Tel: +966-12-6448844 Mob: +966-560666108 BODY ZONE FITNESS Tel: +966-12-6611000

BIN LADEN Tel: +966-12-6722315 DR. EDREES PODIATRIC CLINICS Mob: +966-500506507

BRAZILIAN JIU JIUTSU Mob: +966-567295881

CHAMELLE PLAZA GYM DR. EFFAT DAGHOSTANI Tel: +966-12-6634355 CLINICS CONCEPT 1010 Tel: +966-12-6601729 Tel: +966-12-6165664 DR. NASHWA RADWAN CURVES GYM Tel: +966-12-6633737 Tel: +966-12-6638806 Mob:+966-560000702 Tel: +966-12-2064570 DENTAL SPA LA PERLE www.curvesme.com Tel: 920011663 FITNESS FIRST www.facebook.com/ Tel: +966-12-6900881 laperledentalspa

Kids: FRIENDS ZONE Tel: +966-12-6224345 Mob: +966-533657700

HOSPITALS

ABDUL LATIF JAMEEL HOSPITAL Tel: +996-12-6770001 www.aljhospital.com ABUZINADAH HOSPITAL Tel: +966-12-6510652 AL-ANSAR HOSPITAL Tel: +966-12-6825105 AL-HAMRA HOSPITAL Tel: +966-12-6653939 AL-HAYAT HOSPITAL Tel: +966-12-6367778

FIRST CLINIC Tel: 920029090

FITNESS TIME Tel: +966-12-6226369

FIRST SCAN Tel: +966-12-6925640

GOLD’S GYM Tel: +966-12-6912077

AL-MASHFA HOSPITAL Tel: +966-12-2292222 www.almashfa.com

HAY AL-SABEEL POLYCLINIC Tel: +966-12-6480792

HENAA CENTER Tel: +966-12-6714619

AL-SAFA Tel: +966-12-6937262

HILTONIA GYM Tel: +966-12-6590000

BAKHSH HOSPITAL Tel: +966-12-6479666

IC CENTER Mob:+966-552200922 www.ic-center.com

OLYMPIA CENTER DR. SOLIMAN FAKEEH IDEAL CLINICS Tel: +966-12-6655000 Ext. 1501 Tel: +966-12-6635444 IPC CLINIC Tel: +966-12-6921212 Mob: +966-506673533 106 106DESTINATION JEDDAH

POWER IN GYM Tel: +966-12-6061516

DAR AL-SHIFA SAUDI Tel: +966-12-6822900 DR. ERFAN & BAGEDO Tel: +966-12-6038888 DR. GHASSAN PHARAON Tel: +966-12-6823200

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Tel: +966-12-6509000 JEDDAH CLINIC HOSPITAL Tel: +966-12-6313131 JEDDAH INSTITUTE FOR SPEECH & HEARING Tel: +966-12-6675311 KING ABDUL AZIZ UNIVERSITY Tel: +966-12-6401000 KING FAISAL SPECIALIST Tel: +966-12-6677777 Tel: +966-12-6365028 MAGRABI EYE & EAR HOSPITAL Tel: +966-12-6365000 MOSTAGBAL HOSPITAL Tel: +966-12-6875255 MUSHRIFAH MEDICAL CENTER Tel: +966-12-6738641 NASEEM JEDDAH HOSPITAL Tel: +966-12-6721763 NEW AL-JEDAANI HOSPITAL Tel: +966-12-6368100 NEW JEDDAH CLINIC HOSPITAL (NJCH) Tel: +966-12-6675000 SALAM MEDICAL SERVICES CO.- HOME HEALTH CARE Tel: 920001153 www.salammedical.com SAUDI GERMAN HOSPITAL Tel: +966-12-6829000 United Doctors Hospital Tel: +966-12-6533333


RIMA CENTER Tel: +966-12-6915423

ABO DAWOOD Tel: +966-12-6877210

ROZANA Tel: +966-12-6652749

AL-NAHDI Tel: +966-12-6658687

SAHARA BEAUTY Tel: 920026267

AL-SUDAIS Tel: +966-12-6737679 Tel: +966-12-6058962

SARA JOLIE Tel: +966-12-6901431 SERENITY CENTER Tel: +966-12-6648353

ASIA Tel: +966-12-6390553

SOLEIL D’OR SPA Tel: +966-12-2842233

DAAN Tel: +966-12-6284405

SPA LOUNGE Tel: +966-12-2630904

HABIB Tel: +966-12-6427766

THE SPA BY CLARINS PARIS Tel: +966-12-6599999

NOURA Tel: +966-12-6685500

TONI & GUY Tel: +966-12-2616230

SPA & BEAUTY CENTER

VIVA LA VIE Tel: +966-12-6929163

7L HOUSE Tel: +966-12-6532812 AL-MEGAYENA Tel: +966-12-6655763 ALEXANDRE ZOUARI Tel: +966-12-6656161 BIJOU Tel: +966-12-2611250 BOUTHAINA Tel: +966-12-6631809 CARMEN CENTER Tel: +966-12-6648122 CHAMELLE PLAZA Tel: +966-12-6656807 CINDERELLA Tel: +966-12-6989176 CLAUDE MAXIME MONDIAL Tel: +966-12-6637450 DR. EDREES FOOT SPA Mob: +966-500506507 E SPA Tel: +966-12-2632093

HEALTH DIRECTORY

PHARMACIES

FUTURE Tel: +966-12-6391341

MANA CENTER Tel: +966-12-6066628

GARRA RUFA Tel: +966-12-2635018

MAYARA HOME SPA Tel: +966-12-2345499

HENNA BEAUTY LOUNGE MERMAID Tel: +966-12-6616644 Tel: +966-12-6587091 Mob: +966-550352226 MERVAT CENTER Tel: +966-12-6630676 JAMALOUKI Tel: +966-12-6651888 NAIL ART Tel: +966-12-6675511 JEAN LOUIS DAVID King Road Tower NAIL CARE 3rd & 4th floors Mob: +966-544426264 Tel: +966-12-6068678/9 NAWARA SALON LAMASAT Tel: +966-12-6610606 Tel: +966-12-6834002 ORIANA LUCIE SAINT CLAIR Tel: +966-12-6220773 Tel: +966-12-2832020 Tel: 920002132 LUCINE SPA & SALON PLANET BEACH Tahlia St. Tel: 8001247776 Tel: +966-12-6636777

EVANIA - LADIES SPA Tel: +966-12-2639792

VETERINARY CLINICS AL-SELEOULY VETERINARY Tel: +966-12-6312169 EUROPEAN VETERINARY Tel: +966-12-6676330 Emergency: +966-506530565 FAYFA PET CENTER Tel: +966-12-6695669 HAPPY PET VET CLINIC Tel: +966-12-6164030 JEDDAH VETERINARY Tel: +966-12-6912896 Mob: +966-552186863 NEMO PET STORE Mob: +966-562168128 NORTH AMERICAN VETERINARY Mob: +966-562111786 TAHLIAH INTERNATIONAL Tel: +966-12-6695554 Emergency: +966-504698810 VETERINARIAN@ YOURSERVICE Mob: +966-562111786

EVE SALONS & SPA Tel: +966-12-6581977 Tel: +966-12-6581455

WALEED VETERINARY Tel: +966-12-6656084

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GENERAL DIRECTORY

BANKS AL-BILAD BANK Tel: 8001230000 AL-INMA BANK Tel: 8001208000 AL-JAZIRA BANK Tel: +966-12-6518070 AL-RAJHI BANK Tel: +966-12-6644568 ARAB NATIONAL BANK Tel: 8001244040 BANQUE SAUDI FRANSI Tel: 8001242121 ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK Tel: +966-12-6361400 NATIONAL BANK OF KUWAIT Tel: +966-12-6036300 NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANK Tel: 8002441005 RIYADH BANK Tel: +966-12-6470019 SABB Tel: +966-12-6901122 SAUDI HOLLANDI BANK Tel: +966-12-2368844 SAUDI INVESTMENT BANK Tel: +966-12-6531010 SAMBA Tel: +966-12-6607700

BUSINESS SERVICES VENUE EXECUTIVE CLUB Tel: +966-12-6061010 www.venueint.com

CAR SERVICES ABU DIYAB EST. Tel: +966-12-6677779 ALPHA RENT A CAR Tel: +966-12-6974459 AVIS Tel: +966-12-6677379 DESTINATIONJEDDAH JEDDAH 108 108DESTINATION

BUDGET Tel: +966-12-6927070 DALEEL Tel: +966-12-6719219 DISCOVERY Tel: +966-12-6714475 FERNAS Tel: +966-12-6718712 FORMULA Tel: +966-12-6621213

AL-MUBARAKIAH VILLAGE East Jeddah, King Abdullah St. Tel: +966-12-6400158 AL-NAJIA COMPOUNDS Madinah Rd. Tel: +966-12-6518178 AL-SALAM COMPOUND Palestine St. Tel: +966-12-6717121

LOTUS COMPOUNDS Contact PMDC Lotus 1: Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-12-6692111 Lotus 12: Al-Nayeen Dist. Tel: +966-12-6541107 Lotus 3: Al-Khobar the Eastern Province Lotus 4: Al Naeem Dist. Tel: +966-12-6548808 M&M COMPOUND North Obhor Tel: +966-12-6562544

ARABIAN HOMES Al Bawadi Dist. M.M AL-RUMAIH Tel: +966-12-6822201 COMPOUND HERTZ www.arabian-homes.com Al Shatee, Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6040339 Tel: +966-12-6991231 AROMARY VILLAGE HESSEN FOR RENT Hera’a St. MURA BUSTAN CAR Tel: +966-12-6940086 COMPOUNDS Tel: +966-12-6430295 BELLEVIEW EXECUTIVE Tel: +966-12-6910041 KEY RENT A CAR COMPOUND NADA VILLAGE Tel: +966-12-6856251 Near Jeddah Preparatory Prince Majed St. School KHOZAMA EST. Tel: +966-12-6920099 Tel: +966-12-6547666 Tel: +966-12-6317177 www.belleview NUEVA ANDALUCIA MODACAR compund.com Al-Rawdah, Sari St. Tel: 920005555 Tel: +966-12-6823434 BELLEVIEW 12 www.andalucia.com SMART CARE COMPOUND Mob: +966-533500077 Rawda St. RAYTHEON COMPOUND Tel: +966-12-6642636 Opp. Saudi German V. COOL Hospital Tel: +966-12-6396969 BINZAGR VILLA Tel: +966-12-6915380 COMPOUND www.raytheon.com Madinah Rd., Tel: +966-12-6672064 REEM COMPOUND COMPOUNDS Al-Salamah, ELITE 12 COMPOUND AL-ANDALUS LUXURY Tel: +966-12-6829195 Near Jeddah Int’l Souk VILLAS Tel: +966-12-6681111 SALAMIA COMPOUND Tahliah St. www.elitecompounds.com Al-Sulaymaneyyah Tel: +966-12-6695154 Tel: +966-12-6400253 ELITE COMPOUND AL-AOUN VILLAGE www.salmiacompund.com Near Jeddah Int’l Souk Al Bawadi SARI PALMS Tel: +966-12-6610930 Tel: +966-12-2563381 www.elitecompounds.com Sari St. AL-BASATEEN VILLAGE Tel: +966-12-6063342 GARDEN CITY COMPOUND Prince Sultan St. www.hhaproperty.com.sa Palestine St. Tel: +966-12-6944015 SAUDIA CITY Tel: +966-12-6607590 AL-HAJRAYN VILLAGE www.hhaproperty.com.sa Al-Khaldiah Dist. Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6820030 HIBA COMPOUND Tel: +966-12-6943464 www.saudicity.com Al-Hamraa www.alhajrayn.com SHAKER VILLAGE Tel: +966-12-6650819 AL-MANAR COMPOUND COMPOUND KINDI HOUSING Prince Metab St., Al-Hahdah, Prince Sultan St. COMPOUND Tel: +966-12-6938770 Tel: +966-12-6991840 Al Rabwah, North Jeddah Tel: +966-12-6910884 HANCO Tel: 920001844


SIHAM COMPUND Near Saudi Bin Laden Group Tel: +966-12-6426431 SUNSET RESIDENCE Near Jeddah Int’l Souk Tel: +966-12-6604276

COURIERS ARAMEX Tel: 920027447 CLEX Tel: 920009191 DHL Tel: 8003450000 FEDEX Tel: +966-12-6714636 TNT EXPRESS Tel: +966-12-6338400 UPS Tel: +966-12-2751495

DELIVERY SERVICES TALABAK LA BAITAK Tel: 920004522 TEDALAL Tel: +966-12-6580000

APEX LUXURY CHAFFEUR SERVICE Tel: 920011755

CANADA E: Tel: +966-11-4882288 C: Tel: +966-12-6530434

LONDON TAXI Tel: 920010068 Mob: +966-593251401

CHINA E: Tel: +966-11-4832126 C: Tel: +966-12-6062076

SAPTCO Tel: +966-12-6481217

CZECH REPUBLIC E: Tel: +966-11-4503617

EMBASSIES & CONSULATES

DENMARK E: Tel: +966-11-4880101 C: Tel: +966-12-6672222 Ext 1163

E: Embassies C: Consulates ALGERIA E: Tel: +966-11-4887171 C: Tel: +966-12-6985035 C: Tel: +966-12-6985034 ARGENTINA E: Tel: +966-11-4652600 AUSTRALIA E: Tel: +966-11-4887788 AUSTRIA E: Tel: +966-11-4801217 BAHRAIN E: Tel: +966-11-4880044 C: Tel: +966-12-6076770 BANGLADESH E: Tel: +966-11-4195300 C: Tel: +966-12-6878465 BELGIUM E: Tel: +966-11-4882888 C: Tel: +966-12-6278676

DSL NET

BRAZIL E: Tel: +966-11-4880018 C: Tel: +966-12-6670653 C: Tel: +966-12-6603866

ATHEER Tel: +966-12-6976663 Ext: 3011

BRITAIN E: Tel: +966-11-4880077 C: Tel: +966-12-6225550

NESMA Tel: +966-12-2567998

BRUNEI E: Tel: +966-11-4560814 C: Tel: +966-12-6724343

SPS Tel: +966-12-6824556

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TRANSPORTATION ALO SAYYARA Mob: +966-505657387

BURKINA FASO E: Tel: +966-11-4652244 C: Tel: +966-12-6744547 CAMEROON E: Tel: +966-11-4880022 C: Tel: +966-12-6804541

DJIBOUTI E: Tel: +966-11-4543182 C: Tel: +966-12-6827669 EGYPT E: Tel: +966-11-4810159 E: Tel: +966-11-4831458 C: Tel: +966-12-6655462 ERITREA E: Tel: +966-11-4801731 C: Tel: +966-12-6740592 ETHIOPIA E: Tel: +966-11-4824055 C: Tel: +966-12-6653444 FINLAND E: Tel: +966-11-4881515 C: Tel: +966-12-6438235 Ext 9 FRANCE E: Tel: +966-11-4881255 C: Tel: +966-12-6681544 C: Tel: +966-12-6681563 GABON E: Tel: +966-11-4567173 GAMBIA E: Tel: +966-11-2052158 C: Tel: +966-12-2573193 GERMANY E: Tel: +966-11-4880700 C: Tel: +966-12-6996436 GHANA E: Tel: +966-11-4545122 C: Tel: +966-12-6601429 GREECE E: Tel: +966-11-4801975 C: Tel: +966-12-6674088 GUINEA E: Tel: +966-11-4881121 C: Tel: +966-12-6637540

HUNGARY E: Tel: +966-11-4546707 INDIA E: Tel: +966-11-4884144 C: Tel: +966-12-6603779 INDONESIA E: Tel: +966-11-4882282 C: Tel: +966-12-6711271 IRAN E: Tel: +966-11-4881444 C: Tel: +966-12-6676132 IRELAND E: Tel: +966-11-4882300 ITALY E: Tel: +966-11-4881212 C: Tel: +966-12-6421451 JAPAN E: Tel: +966-11-4881100 C: Tel: +966-12-6670676 JORDAN E: Tel: +966-11-4880071 C: Tel: +966-12-6607630

GENERAL DIRECTORY

SHARBATLY VILLAGE Prince Majed St. Tel: +966-12-6910828 www.sharbatlyvillage. com

KENYA E: Tel: +966-11-4882484 KOREA E: Tel: +966-11-4882211 C: Tel: +966-12-6681990 KUWAIT E: Tel: +966-11-4883500 C: Tel: +966-12-6597999 LEBANON E: Tel: +966-11-4804060 C: Tel: +966-12-6690599 MALAYSIA E: Tel: +966-11-4887100 C: Tel: +966-12-6727740 MALI E: Tel: +966-11-2290753 C: Tel: +966-12-6514940 MALTA E: Tel: +966-11-4615315 C: Tel: +966-12-6991599 MAURITANIA E: Tel: +966-11-4646749 C: Tel: +966-12-6297722 MEXICO E: Tel: +966-11-4808822 C: Tel: +966-12-6495332 MOROCCO E: Tel: +966-11-4826382 C: Tel: +966-12-6495332 DESTINATION 109 DESTINATION JEDDAH JEDDAH 109


NEPAL E: Tel: +966-11-4645170

SUDAN E: Tel: +966-11-4887979

NETHERLANDS E: Tel: +966-11-4880011

SWEDEN E: Tel: +966-11-4827796 C: Tel: +966-12-6069005 Ext 204

NEW ZEALAND E: Tel: +966-11-4887988 C: Tel: +966-12-6512109 NIGERIA E: Tel: +966-11-4823024 C: Tel: +966-12-6716865 NORWAY E: Tel: +966-11-4881904 C: Tel: +966-12-6611222 Ext 300 OMAN E: Tel: +966-11-4823120 C: Tel: +966-12-6996838 PAKISTAN E: Tel: +966-11-4884111 C: Tel: +966-12-6692371 PHILIPPINES E: Tel: +966-11-4823559 C: Tel: +966-12-6670925 PORTUGAL E: Tel: +966-11-4826964 QATAR E: Tel: +966-11-4825544 C: Tel: +966-12-6594777 RUSSIA E: Tel: +966-11-4811432 C: Tel: +966-12-6659212 SENEGAL E: Tel: +966-11-4880146 C: Tel: +966-12-6690275 SIERRA LEONE E: Tel: +966-11-4643982 SINGAPORE E: Tel: +966-11-4803855 C: Tel: +966-12-6073980 SOUTH AFRICA E: Tel: +966-11-4429728 C: Tel: +966-12-6060299 SPAIN E: Tel: +966-11-4880606 C: Tel: +966-12-6525222 SRI LANKA E: Tel: +966-11-4608232 C: Tel: +966-12-6065414

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SWITZERLAND E: Tel: +966-11-4881291 C: Tel: +966-12-6510772 SYRIA E: Tel: +966-11-4887481 C: Tel: +966-12-6605801 TANZANIA E: Tel: +966-11-4542833 C: Tel: +966-12-6691317 THAILAND E: Tel: +966-11-4881174 C: Tel: +966-12-6655317 TUNISIA E: Tel: +966-11-4887900 C: Tel: +966-12-6605328 TURKEY E: Tel: +966-11-4820101 C: Tel: +966-12-6601607 UAE E: Tel: +966-11-4881227 C: Tel: +966-12-6670307 C: Tel: +966-12-6515436 UGANDA E: Tel: +966-11-4544910 UKRAINE E: Tel: +966-11-4508536 URUGUAY E: Tel: +966-11-4620739 C: Tel: +966-12-6633300 USA E: Tel: +966-11-4801831 C: Tel: +966-12-6670080 YEMEN E: Tel: +966-11-4881769 C: Tel: +966-12-6898555

KINDERGARTENS ABC SCHOOL Tel: +966-12-6988827 AMBASSADORS SCHOOL Tel: 8001249000 www.ambassadorsschools.com

APPLE TREE MONTESSORI SCHOOL Tel: +966-12-6824350 BUILDING BLOCKS Tel: +966-12-6060755 Mob: +966-541525616 CREATIVE CHILDHOOD SUMMER SCHOOL Tel: +966-12-6077224 Mob: +966-504390998 ENCHANTED GARDEN Mob: +966-546916812 FASTRACKIDS KINDERGARTEN Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6616539 Mob: +966-542404668 Facebook: Ftkksa FRIENDS ZONE friendzone75@ gmail.com Facebook: friendszonecenter Instagram: FriendsZone_Kids Twitter: friendszonecent FUTURE EXPERTS Tel: +966-12-6061500 JACK N JILL Mob: +966-507369963 JEDDAH PRE-SCHOOL Tel: +966-12-2385994

Sunshine School Tel: +966-12-6060958 www.sunshineschool. edu.sa

MINISTRIES AGRICULTURE & WATER Tel: +966-12-6210002 CIVIL SERVICES Tel: +966-12-6604000 COMMUNICATION & TRANSPORTATION Tel: +966-12-4043000 ECONOMY & PLANNING Tel: +966-12-6651366 EDUCATION Tel: +966-12-6723028 Tel: +966-12-6444305 FINANCE Tel: +966-12-6100000 FOREIGN AFFAIRS Tel: +966-12-6047000 HEALTH Tel: +966-12-6970006 INFORMATION & CULTURE Tel: +966-12-6514060 Tel: +966-12-6476222 INTERIOR Tel: +966-12-6684000

KIDS CAMPUS Mob: +966-596080131

JEDDAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Tel: +966-12-6515111

KIDS TIME NURSERY Tel: +966-12-6543111 Mob: +966-569693794

PILGRIMS Tel: +966-12-6655811

MAMA ET MOI Mob: +966-550569333 MY LITTLE KINGDOM SCHOOL Tel: +966-12-6393951 Tel: +966-12-2575909 MY LITTLE STEP Tel: +966-12-6831299 Tel: +966-12-6831795 SUNFLOWER KIDS DAY CARE Tel: +966-12-6654398 Mob: +966-551321644

PETROLEUM & MINERALS Tel: +966-12-6674800 RELIGION & ISLAMIC AFFAIR Tel: +966-12-6191134 WATER & ELECTRICITY Tel: +966-12-6725349

SCHOOLS & INSTITUTES ADVANCED GENERATION SCHOOL Tel: +966-12-6165596 www.ags.edu.com


AL-BAYAN Tel: +966-12-6611004 www.al-byan.com AL-EBTIKAR Tel: +966-12-6060811 AL-FAISAL INT’L Tel: +966-12-6761955 AL-RUWAAD Tel: +966-12-6682431 AL-WAHA INT’L SCHOOL Tel: +966-12-6729660 CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH Tel: 920001799 Ext:402 CORAL INTERNATIONAL Tel: +966-12-6832002 www.coralschool.net DAR AL-FIKR SCHOOL (Boys) Tel: +966-12-6311118 (Girls) Tel: +966-12-6311117 DAR AL-HANAN Tel: 920029669 DAR JANA INT’L Tel: +966-12-6648310 GLOBAL INT’L Tel: +966-12-6523444 ( KG ) Tel: +966-12-6144101 www.gis.sch.sa HERA INTERNATIONAL Tel: +966-12-6655411 Tel: +966-12-6688568 JEDDAH INT’L SCHOOL Tel: +966-12-6061253 www.jischool.org JEDDAH KNOWLEDGE Tel: +966-12-6620174 www.jks.edu.sa JEDDAH PREPARATORY & GRAMMAR SCHOOL Tel: +966-12-6542354 www.jpgs.org MANARAT JEDDAH Tel: +966-12-6730225 MY LITTLE HOUSE Tel: +966-12-6652490 www.mylittlehouse-sa. com

THAMER INT’L Tel: +966-12-6977033 www.tis-edu.com www.yes.sa.com

FAB LAB ARABIA Dallah Tower Tel: +966-12-6710000 Ext. 1365

THE AMERICAN INT’L Tel: +966-12-6620051 www.aisj.edu.sa

FAISALIAH WOMEN’S CHARITABLE Al-Rowais Dist. Tel: +966-12-6535000

THE BRITISH INT’L Tel: +966-12-6990019 www. continentalschool.com WALL STREET INSTITUTE Tel: +966 -12- 2566316 Tel: +966 -12- 6523200 www.wsi-ksa.com

SOCIAL SERVICES

ORGANIZATIONS CHARITABLE SERVICES FOR THE CARE OF CANCER PATIENTS Al-Rowais Dist. Tel: +966-12-6511373 CHARITABLE SOCIETY FOR MEMORIZATION OF THE QURA’N Tel: 8002442777 www.qj.org.sa CHARITY SOCIETY IN JEDDAH Al-Zahra Dist. Tel: +966-12-6391100

FRIENDS OF THE HEART FOUNDATION Behind Al-Tahlia Station Tel: +966-12-6658384 MAHARAT CENTER Madinah Rd. Tel: +966-12-6656218 www.maharat.org MAJID BIN ABDULAIZ FOUNDATION FOR DEVELOPMENT & SOCIAL SERVICES Al-Shate’e Dist. Tel: +966-12-6062959 MINISTRY OF SOCIAL AFFAIRS Tel: +966-11-4778888 www.mosa.gov.sa NATIONAL CHARITABLE FOUNDATION FOR BLOOD DONATION Tel: +966-12-6627186 NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS Tel: +966-12-6222261 www.nshrsa.org

PRINCESS FAWZIAH CENTER FOR WOMEN COMMITTEE FOR SOCIAL & CHILDREN SERVICES & HEALTH Tel: +966-12-6369891 Tel: +966-12-6369652 www.firstwelfare firstwelfaresociety.org.sa society.org.sa COMMITTEE FOR THE WEDAD CHARITY WELFARE OF PRISONERS FOUNDATION AND THEIR FAMILIES Tel: 920011334 Tel: 920006065 www.wedad.org pcare.org.sa WOMEN’S CHARITABLE DISABLED CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION ASSOCIATION Al-Nazla Dist Tel: 8001241118 Tel: +966-12-6369652 Tel: +966-12-66224080 ZAHRA ORGANISATION ENABLING MARRIAGE FOR BREAST CANCER & FAMILY SUPPORT Tel: +966-12-2840425 FOUNDATION Al-Nozla Dist. Tel: +966-12-6311111

ZAMZAM FOR VOLUNTEER HEALTH SERVICES Al-Sulaimaniya Dist. Tel: +966-12-2600000

UNIVERSITIES BATTERJEE FOR MEDICAL Tel: 8001180022 COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (CBA) Tel: +966-12-2159009 (Boys’ section) Tel: +966-12-6900671 (Girls’ section) www.cba.edu.sa DAR AL-HEKMA Tel: +966-12-6303333 www.daralhekma.edu.sa EFFAT UNIVERSITY Tel: +966-12-6364300 www.effatcollege.edu.sa IBN SINA NATIONAL FOR MEDICAL STUDIES Tel: +966-12-6356555 www.ibnsina.edu.sa JEDDAH COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY Tel: +966-12-6370387 www.jct.edu.sa JEDDAH COMMUNITY Tel: +966-12-2870026 www.jcc.kau.edu.sa JEDDAH TEACHER’S Tel: +966-12-6914620 KING ABDULAZIZ Tel: +966-12-6400000 www.kau.edu.sa KING ABDULLAH OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (KAUST) Tel: 920001128 www.kaust.edu.sa PRINCE SULTAN AVIATION Tel: +966-12-6864163 www.fo.sv.net PRINCE SULTAN COLLEGE FOR TOURISM & HOTEL Tel: 920016165 Tel: +966-12-2844425 www.pscj.edu.sa DESTINATION JEDDAH 111


Accommodations close to the Two Holy Mosques:

RELIGIOUS DIRECTORY

MADINAH

Dar Al-Taqwa InterContinental AL-AMEEN CROM HOTEL Off Al-Siteen St. Markazeyah al Gharbiyah Tel: +966-14-8291111 Tel: +966-14-8198000 DURRAT ANDALUS AL-ANSAR GOLDEN HOTEL Few steps away from King Fahad St. Al-Haram Tel: +966-14-8291114 Tel: +966-14-8290177 GREEN PALACE HOTEL AL-ANSAR NEW PLACE Abi Zar St. Al-Siteen St. Tel: +966-14-8269040 Tel: +966-14-8207770 HILTON MADINAH AL-HARAM HOTEL King Fahad Road Abi Zar Road Few steps away from Tel: +966-14-8182300 Al-Haram Tel: +966-14-8201000 AL-KARAM HOTEL King Abdulaziz St. HOTEL ELAF TAIBAH Tel: +966-14-8155500 Saad Bin Maaz St.

Tel: +966-14-8180050 AL-MADINAH CROM Markazeyah Al-Gharbiyah LE MERIDIEN MADINAH Tel: +966-14-8192020 Khalid Bin El-Waleed St. Tel: +966-14-8460777 ANDALUS CLASSY HOTEL MARRIOTT MADINAH King Fahad St. Omer Ibn Al-Khatab St. Tel: +966-14-8290000 Tel: +966-14-8180000 ANDALUS DAR MOVENPICK AL-KHAIR HOTEL In front of Al-Safeya Few steps away from Bridge, Opposite Al-Haram Al-Haram Tel: +966-14-8181114 Tel: +966-14-8188888 ANWAR AL-MADINAH RAMADA AL-HAMRA MOVENPICK Abi Zar St. The Courtyard of Tel: +966-14-8208084 Al-Haram Tel: +966-14-8181000 RAMADA AL-QIBLA Islamic Court St. BARAKAT ANDALUS Tel: +966-14-8160008 Al-Siteen St. Tel: +966-14-8208884

DALLAH TAIBAH HOTEL King Fahad St., crossing Al-Siteen St. Tel: +966-14-8290180 DAR AL-HIJRA INTERCONTINENTAL King Fahad St. Tel: +966-14-8207777 DAR AL-IMAN INTERCONTINENTAL Off Al-Siteen St. Tel: +966-14-8206666

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THE MADINAH OBEROI Abi Zar St. Tel: +966-14-8282222

MAKKAH AJYAD MAKKAH Ibrahim Al-Khalil St. Tel: +966-12-5720500 AL-JAAD CROM HOTEL NAQA Al-Sulaimaneyah St. Tel: +966-12-5705555 AL-SHOHADA HOTEL Ajyad St. Tel: +966-12-5744401 DAR AL-MANASEK HOTEL Ibrahim Al-Khalil St. Tel: +966-12-5394444 ELAF AJYAD HOTEL Al-Masafi St. Tel: +966-12-5722200 ELAF AL-SUD HOTEL Ajayad Al-Sud St. Tel: +966-12-5708586

MERCURE GRAND UM AL-QURA Al-Jamaiza St. Tel: +966-12-5702212 MERCURE HIBATULLAH HOTEL Um Al-Qura St. Tel: +966-12-5498855 RAFFLES MAKKAH PALACE King Abdulaziz Endowment Tel: +966-12-5717888 SWISSOTEL MAKKAH King Abdulaziz Endowment Tel: +966-12-5718000 ZAM ZAM GRAND SUITES Adjiad St. Tel: +966-12-5715555

ELAF KINDAH HOTEL Al-Messyaal St. Tel: +966-12-5745555 HILTON MAKKAH & TOWERS Hijrah St. Tel: +966-12-5340000 INTERCONTINENTAL DAR AL-TAWHID Ibrahim Al-Khalil St. Tel: +966-12-5411111 LE MERIDIEN MAKKAH Ajyad St. Tel: +966-12-5751111 LE MERIDIEN TOWERS HOTEL Rawabi Ajyad Road Tel: +966-12-5399999 MAKKAH CLOCK ROYAL TOWER King Abdulaziz Endowment Tel: +966-12-5717777 MANAZEL AL-AIN MESRCURE Al-Azizia St. Tel: +966-12-5578000

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Useful websites:

1- www.biblioislam.net 2- www.tvquran.com 3- www.rasoulallah.net 4- www.islamonline.com 5- www.quranexplorer.com 6- www.islam-guide.com 7- www.islamweb.net 8- www.islamicity.com 9- www.theholyquran.org 10- www.al-mawrid.org


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