KSA 24.06.18 ISSUE 113 JUNE 2018
FROM THE EDITOR
Editor-in-Chief Enas Hashani Managing Director Maria Mahdaly Executive Editor Bassma Al Toaimi
EID MUBARAK! We barely felt the first half of this year go by. We’re sure you were also whisked through the wonderful changes and trying to keep up with the rapid pace our country has been on. And now, it seems we’re in for a June brimming not just with milestones and celebrations but the promise of new possibilities. We remember the night we listened to the royal order lifting the ban on women’s driving. The mood was congratulatory; jubilant. The following morning, it was free coffee and stacks of car fresheners for all the ladies in the house to celebrate. Fast forward to today, as women from all over the country take the wheel--- know that Destination is rooting for you. We’ve dedicated a special feature to you, which we hope will help you in your journey. As if that’s not enough to make this month special, we’re going to the World Cup and you’re coming with us! Yes, football fans, we have you covered with your very own guide to the matches.
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Last but never the least, this festive month comes with the blessings of Eid Al Fitr. The Destination family wishes you and your loved ones a wonderful time filled with laughter, joy, and love. Till next time, Jeddawis. Make everyday a reason to celebrate and be a blessing to others, always.
Enas Hashani, Editor-in-Chief
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The spirit of authenticity. Ramadan Mubarak.
ABOUT THE COVER When the royal decree was announced we were ecstatic. The mood was congratulatory; jubilant. This month we decided to commemorate the decree and capture the present making of history and the future achievements of women right here in the kingdom.
FRESHEN UP YOUR WALL WITH THIS MONTH'S POSTER! GROUP A
Russia vs Saudi Arabia
friday June 15, 1pm
MOROCCO vs IRAN
IRAN PORTUGAL vs MOROCCO
friday June 15, 7pm
Wednesday June 20, 1pm
Luzhniki Stadium – Moscow MATCH 19
IRAN vs PORTUGAL
Saturday June 16, 11pm
Saturday June 16, 5pm
Kazan Arena – Kazan MATCH 5
Mordovia Arena – Saransk MATCH 6
nigeria vs iceland Friday June 22, 4pm
Volgograd Arena – Volgograd MATCH 24
sunday july 1, 7pm 1D 52 2C
Thursday June 21, 1pm
Central Stadium – Yekaterinburg MATCH 21
australia vs peru
Tuesday, June 26, 3pm
Tuesday, June 26, 3pm
Luzhniki Stadium – Moscow MATCH 37
Saturday June 16, 2pm
Fisht Olympic Stadium – Sochi MATCH 38
croatia vs nigeria Saturday June 16, 8pm
Kalinlngrad Stadium – Kalinlngrad MATCH 8
nigeria vs argentina Tuesday, June 26, 7pm
Krestovsky Stadium – Saint Peterburg MATCH 39
monday july 2, 7pm 1G 54 2H sunday july 1, 3pm 1B 51 2A
france vs peru
denmark vs france
Thursday June 21, 4pm
Cosmos Arena – Samara MATCH 22
argentina vs iceland Otkrytiye Arena – MoscowMATCH 7
monday july 2, 3pm 1E 53 2F
Kalinlngrad Stadium – Kalinlngrad MATCH 36
peru vs denmark
Saturday June 30, 3pm 1C 50 2D
Monday, June 25, 3pm
SPAIN vs MOROCCO
Monday, June 25, 7pm
Mordovia Arena – Saransk MATCH 35
denmark vs australia
Monday, June 25, 3pm
Fisht Olympic Stadium – Sochi MATCH 3
IRAN vs SPAIN Kazan Arena – Kazan MATCH 20
france vs australia
Saturday June 30, 7pm 1a 49 2b
Saudi Arabia vs Egypt Volgograd Arena – Volgograd MATCH 34
PORTUGAL vs SPAIN
friday June 15, 4pm
Wednesday June 20, 7pm
ROUND OF 16
Russia vs Egypt Krestovsky Stadium – Saint Peterburg MATCH 17
Uruguay vs Russia Monday, June 25, 3pm
Cosmos Arena – Samara MATCH 33
Krestovsky Stadium – Saint Peterburg MATCH 4
Tuesday June 19, 7pm
Central Stadium – Yekaterinburg MATCH 2
Wednesday June 20, 4pm
Egypt vs Uruguay
Thursday June 14, 4pm
Luzhniki Stadium – Moscow MATCH 1
Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia Rostov Arena – Rostov on don MATCH 18
nigeria argentina vs croatia Thursday June 21, 7pm
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium MATCH 23
iceland vs croatia Tuesday, June 26, 7pm
Rostov Arena – Rostov on don MATCH 40
tuesday july 3, 3pm 1F 55 2E tuesday july 3, 7pm 1H 56 2G
friday july 6, 3pm
winners match 53 vs winners match 54
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium MATCH 57
Kazan Arena – Kazan MATCH 58
winners match 51 vs winners match 52
winners match 55 vs winners match 56
saturday july 7, 3pm
saturday july 7, 7pm
Fisht Olympic Stadium – Sochi MATCH 59
saturday july 7, 7pm W55 60 W56
sunday july 1, 3pm
winners group e vs runners up group f
sunday july 1, 7pm
sunday july 1, 7pm
Krestovsky Stadium – Saint Peterburg MATCH 52
Krestovsky Stadium – Saint Peterburg MATCH 52
winners group g vs runners up group h
winners group g vs runners up group h
monday july 2, 7pm
tuesday June 19, 1pm
poland vs colombia sunday June 24, 7pm
Kazan Arena – Kazan MATCH 31
mexico vs sweden
monday June 18, 7pm
saturday June 23,
Volgograd Arena – Volgograd MATCH 14
Otkrytiye Arena – Moscow MATCH 29
panama vs tunisia
england vs belgium thursday, June 28, 7pm
Rostov Arena – Rostov on don MATCH 54
winners group h vs runners up group g
Krestovsky Stadium – Saint Peterburg MATCH 55
Otkrytiye Arena – MoscowMATCH 56
tuesday july 3, 7pm
Otkrytiye Arena – MoscowMATCH 56
THE FINAL WINNERS MATCH 61 VS WINNERS MATCH 62 SUNDAY july 15, 4pm
thursday, June 28, 7pm
Mordovia Arena – Saransk MATCH 46
tuesday June 19, 4pm
japan vs poland
senegal vs colombia
thursday, June 28, 3pm
BRAZIL FEB. 5, 1992 (AGE 22)
thursday, June 28, 3pm
Cosmos Arena – Samara MATCH 48
semi finals tuesday july 10, 7pm
SPAIN MAY 20, 1981 (AGE 33)
sunday June 24, 4pm
Volgograd Arena – Volgograd MATCH 47
Krestovsky Stadium – Saint Peterburg MATCH 61
japan vs senegal Central Stadium – Yekaterinburg MATCH 32
winners match 57 vs winners match 58
LIONEL MESSI JUNE 24, 1987 (AGE 26)
colombia vs japan Mordovia Arena – Saransk MATCH 16
Rostov Arena – Rostov on don MATCH 54
winners group h vs runners up group g
tuesday july 3, 7pm
england belgium vs tunisia
monday july 2, 7pm
Luzhniki Stadium – Moscow MATCH 53
winners group f vs runners up group e
Cosmos Arena – Samara MATCH 60
winners group d vs runners up group c
winners group d vs runners up group c
poland vs senegal Otkrytiye Arena – Moscow MATCH 15
saturday June 23,
Wednesday, June 27, 3pm
Central Stadium – Yekaterinburg MATCH 44
Kalinlngrad Stadium – Kalinlngrad MATCH 45
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium MATCH 30
WORLD CUP 2018
S korea germany vs sweden Fisht Olympic Stadium – Sochi MATCH 27
Kazan Arena – Kazan MATCH 43
sunday June 24, 1pm
Kazan Arena – Kazan MATCH 50
monday June 18, 1pm
tunisia vs england
monday June 18, 4pm
Saturday June 30, 3pm
Kazan Arena – Kazan MATCH 50
mexico sweden vs S korea
S korea vs germany
england vs panama
winners group c vs runners up group d
Saturday June 30, 3pm
Wednesday, June 27, 7pm
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium MATCH 42
Wednesday, June 27, 3pm
belgium vs panama Fisht Olympic Stadium – Sochi MATCH 13
round of 16 winners group c vs runners up group d
Cosmos Arena – Samara MATCH 51
SWITZERLAND vs cOSTA RICA
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium MATCH 12
S korea vs mexico
Saturday June 30, 7pm
winners group b vs runners up group a
sunday June 17, 4pm
Luzhniki Stadium – Moscow MATCH 11
saturday June 23, 7pm
saturday july 14, 3pm L61 63 L62
friday June 22, 1pm
Krestovsky Stadium – Saint Peterburg MATCH 25
SERBIA vs BRAZIL Wednesday, June 27, 7pm
Rostov Arena – Rostov on don MATCH 28
wednesday july 11, 7pm W59 62 W60
SERBIA BRAZIL vs cOSTA RICA
Rostov Arena – Rostov on don MATCH 9
Otkrytiye Arena – Moscow MATCH 41
germany vs mexico SUNDAY july 15, 4pm W61 64 W62
saturday july 7, 3pm W51 59 W52
sunday June 17, 7pm
Friday June 22, 7pm
Kalinlngrad Stadium – Kalinlngrad MATCH 26
friday july 6, 7pm W53 58 W54
SWITZERLAND BRAZIL vs SWITZERLAND
sunday June 17, 1pm
Cosmos Arena – Samara MATCH 10
SERBIA vs SWITZERLAND
tuesday july 10, 7pm W57 61 W58
round of 16 Fisht Olympic Stadium – Sochi MATCH 49
cOSTA RICA vs SERBIA friday july 6, 3pm W49 57 W50
winners group a vs runners up group b
monday july 2, 3pm
quarter finals winners match 49 vs winners match 50
OCT. 24, 1985 (AGE 29)
FEB. 5, 1985 (AGE 29)
MAY. 31, 1989 (AGE 24)
winners match 59 vs winners match 60
wednesday july 11, 7pm
Luzhniki Stadium – Moscow MATCH 62
3RD PLACE PLAY OFF LOSERS MATCH 61 VS LOSERS MATCH 62 SATURDAY july 14, 3pm
Krestovsky Stadium – Saint Peterburg
Luzhniki Stadium – Moscow
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COLOMBIA JUL. 12, 1991 (AGE 23)
AUSTRALIA DEC. 6, 1979 (AGE 34)
MEXICO JUL. 12, 1991 (AGE 23)
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EVENTS & HAPPENINGS
1. Blast From the Past
Propelling us back in time, Mersal Village was a sight to behold as it transformed into a mirror of 1351H, the year of the Kingdom’s unification. The event, 1351H, sponsored by Prince Abdullah bin Bandar, took place from Ramadan 7 – 18 It aimed to educate the public on the customs and traditions of our country.
2. Ramadan Delights
A bazaar usually means food, but at Ramadan Delights, it was not just the same old food coma-inducing food stations. The bazaar focused on supporting startups and SMEs, as well as traditional Saudi food and the hospitality and generosity that the month of Ramadan is known for.
3. Leap Into the Future
UBT’s College of Advertising Seniors Graduation Exhibition was a successful showcase of the graduating students’ talents in their respective fields and featured 46 student projects. It was held at L’Evento Hall, Al Rawasi Hotel, with many important figures in attendance.
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JUN 8 - 10
LAYALI RAMADAN Annual festival that creates a platform for entrepreneurs from all over KSA. Time: 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. Mob: +966-500144044 Location: The Backyard, Malik Rd.
JUN 9 - 13
HAKAYA MISK Event to revive historic Jeddah through different activities. Time: 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. Location: Historical Jeddah
MAY 17 – JUN 18
KINAN WORLD CUP FIESTA An event held in support of our Saudi football team, it is a world cup theme month-long event. Location: Roshan Mall and Jamea Plaza Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Time: 6:50 p.m. – 3 a.m. Location: South of Al Manar gas station, Malik Rd.
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JUN 25 – 27
FLYING LUMINOUS (3D LASER SHOW) A 3D show that entertains viewers with aesthetic displays of lasers, water, and light. Time: 7 – 11:55 p.m. Location: Northern Jeddah Corniche
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MAR 21 – JUN 23
ACTION MANIA SPORTS Seasonal amusement park characterized by action games and adventures with the highest standards of safety. Time: 4:30 – 11:30 p.m. Location: Kaki Soccer Field, Khalidiya
JUN 8 - 11
JUN 26 – JUL 23
Time: 5 – 11 p.m. Location: ARAMCO Compound
Time: 5 – 11:55 p.m. Location: TBA
PROUD AND HONORED An event that stimulates the sacrifices of the southern border with exhibitions, paintings, culture, and drama.
JEDDAH EID FESTIVAL Festival with a purpose of entertaining children through games, competitions, and theater.
JUN 15 – JUL 15
KHIMTNA A tent that brings all members of the community by presenting programs and fun shows throughout the month of Ramadan.
A NEW ERA FOR SPORTS
Saudi Arabia has launched its first E-Sports league, Electronic Saudi Professional League. (ESPL), under the direction of Prince Faisal bin Bandar, and the Football Federation president Adel Ezzat. By doing so, young Saudis can join can participate in international tournaments that are held annually.
#STRONGERWITHYOU Ten marketing students from Effat University started a campaign titled ‘Stronger With You’ for their participation in a global championship called the ‘EVP Facebook P2P Challenge’. The only team chosen from the Kingdom, the students will be travelling to Washington in July to present their final
campaign. The ‘Stronger With You’ campaign talks about hate speech against working women in Saudi Arabia in accordance to the competition’s theme ‘Hate Speech’. Contribute to the campaign by following their social media accounts. str0ngerwithyou
SPOTLIGHT ON BISAT ALREEH
Bisat AlReeh never disappoints it’s always the most anticipated event of the year. The exhibition was a beautiful, huge success, with many entrepreneurs participating and showcasing their products, and a lot of happy customers.
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First Specialized Facility in KSA for Kids’ Wellness and Development
OPENING SOON! Open day for visitors from June 29 – 30 1 – 10 p.m.
Location: Intersection of Sari Street & Al-Khateeb Al-Tibrizi, Bawady district, Jeddah. Web: andalusiakids.net Email: email@example.com Tel: +966-12-2166-677 andalusiackw andalusia.ckw
ARENA HEROES WIN
Arena Heroes won 41 medals (17 bronze, 14 silver, and 10 gold) for boys and girls, in different divisions and ages, at the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship in April 2018. Arenaâ€™s participation this year is also the Arena Heroes Girls Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition team in KSAâ€™s first. They are officially the first Saudi women to win medals in a world Brazilian Jiu Jitsu championship.
CleanLine in Ramadan
In the spirit of the holy month, CleanLine (the on-demand laundry service app) has partnered with Bupa Arabia, Careem, and Kiswat Aisha, to launch the Kiswat Al Khair Donation Campaign where new and lightly used clothes
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Curriculum and Arabic Enrichment programs. FasTracKid's Daycare Program is unique in its approach to Early Childhood Development. It provides a safe, clean and educational environment for children. The program acknowledges the interconnection of psychological, social and emotional growth of each child. The activities are theme-based, with interactive lessons taught through play. We are big on fun!. Register now and let the fun learning process begin. Book the tour now through our website! Location: Branch 1: Malik Rd., Al Muhamadiya Dist. Branch 2: Tahlia St. Al Andalus Dist. Tel: 92009776 / +966-552900700 Web: fastrackids.edu.sa ftkksa
A NIGHT TO SHINE Nün Academy Students Wow Crowds at School Production On Saturday, May 5, Nün Academy held its second annual school production. The 170 students ranging from 2 to 8 years old took to the stage at the Batterjee University auditorium in an hour and twenty-minute-long performance. The theme this year was Journey to the Arab World and was enjoyed by over 800 parents and guests.
Egypt,the Levant, before finally ending in Morocco. The final act had the children singing Hello to all the Children of the World, the message being that although each region of the world has its own unique and beautiful culture, they do share points in common despite their differences. The most important aspect of the
The production tells the story of a group of Swedish KED students who travel to Saudi Arabia to learn more about their peers in Saudi Arabia’s first KED school (KED, or Kunskapsskolan, is a Swedish child centered educational program which assits students in setting goals and taking ownership of their learning journey).
Nursery students performing the Saudi National Anthem
Nün Academy students fascinate their Swedish friends by introducing them to many different aspects of Saudi Arabia’s cultural heritage and Islamic tradition. Just when their Swedish friends thought their trip had come to an end, they were pleasantly surprised to learn that what they had seen only pertained to Saudi Arabia and that it was time for them to continue their discovery of the Arab World. A trip that started in Yemen and worked its way through
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Year 1 boys performing the Saudi Mizmar dance
KG2 performing in the Hajj scene.
Year 3 performing an Egyptian song and dance representing different regions of Egypt.
costumes, it was the confidence of all the students that was even more delightful”. It was very exciting to hear the students using classical Arabic for the majority of the performance. The entire production was actually perfectly aligned with Nün’s mission of ensuring students remain “rooted locally, yet connected globally.”
Year 2 in traditional clothes of the Levant.
evening was the confidence and joy with which the children performed, with some 5 year olds having memorized monologues and poems. As one parent shared, “I was very impressed by how so many students were put in the spotlight to speak a line or two. Beyond the colourful and cute
The head of school, Nirmeen Alireza, also mentioned that “school productions must not only entertain our audience but educate our students. We aim for them to have a powerful learning experience that, in turn, helps them develop into confident public speakers. It was difficult not to feel the joy and excitement of the children and their families as the evening came to an end. Location: Omair Ibn Abi Waqqas, Al Murjan Dist. Mob: +966 - 509939702 Web: nunacademy.com nunacademy
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PRINCESS ADELAH BINT ABDULLAH A driving force for social and cultural development work and women empowerment
HER FIRST SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE
She joined the founders of The National Home Health Care Foundation (NHHCF). The foundation allows patients with stable health to be treated and cared for in the comfort of their homes. It first started out as a charity organization with 300 members but then grew into a wellequipped center. Prior to the foundation, this service was only provided at two hospitals, but now it is in almost all hospitals nationwide.
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CHANGES IN THE NON-PROFIT SECTOR
In the past, participation in the organized non-profit sector was low and its management was modest. The sector has now improved through developmental courses for its employees and management. Contact between this sector, its beneficiaries, and its supporters due to modern communication channels and techniques have enhanced. It no longer largely depends on donations, but on generating money through development and organized work.
The exhibition aims at stimulating the economy and helps members of society engage in commercial and touristic work, it also provides women with job opportunities. The event is also sponsored by The National Home Health Care Foundation as it believes in its importance and its role in economical growth.
Sanad Children’s Cancer Support Association provides the needed care and support for children with cancer and their families of low income and encourages others to help them as well. Treatment results have shown an 80 percent increase in recovery regarding different types of cancers affecting children, which is a motivation to work harder.
“My father was my guiding force. He was fair, responsible and committed to high morals,” said Princess Adelah, who lives by these qualities.
She contributed in The National Family Safety Program to ensure the safety of families and help combat the consequences of broken and unsafe families, such as malignant and unpatriotic behaviour. She advocates the importance of a strong family unit and their involvement in their children’s lives.
Princess Adelah believes women need clear laws that guarantee their rights and facilitates their employment. Businesses must encourage female work force, train them and also develop their skills.
She understands that parenting gets more challenging with each new generation. She is trying to instil in her children the same morals that have been instilled in her and their father. To her, communication with kids is key as well as being a good role model to them.
CHALLENGES SHE FACED
These included false societal traditions that aren’t part of religion and only hinder development. Other obstacles were due to managerial problems. Princess Adelah sets an example on how women can lean on each other and be positive social enablers. Her dedication to lead development initiatives shows us that there is work to be done and we can be part of it.
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Goals and Ambitions
The program ensures the implementation of its specific objectives in different regions of the Kingdom. Given the nature of the program, it will contribute to the wide range of goals and aspirations set out in Vision 2030. There are 23 Quality of Life Program objectives identified, including four objectives directly related to the concept of lifestyle: • Promotion of sporting activities • Excellence in several sports regionally and globally. • Development of diverse entertainment opportunities to meet the needs of the population.
FOUNDATIONS OF TOMORROW Investing in the Kingdom’s Quality of Life As part of the initiatives meant to fulfill the Vision 2030, the Council of Economic and Development Affairs launched the Quality of Life Program 2020. Its main goal is to strengthen cultural and economic foundations of the Kingdom. The Program is designed to promote new options for participation in cultural events as well as entertainment and sporting activities that contribute to the quality of life. The program also underlies the creation of jobs, and investment opportunities, as well as diversified economic 22 DESTINATION JEDDAH JUNE 2018
activities that will enhance the status of Saudi cities so that their international rankings rise in the most livable cities index. The total expenditure in sectors related to the Quality of Life Program 2020 will reach SR130 billion ($34.6 billion), of which SR74.5 billion will constitute direct investment in the program. Government capital expenditure will surpass SR50 billion by 2020, and investments available to the private sector will amount to around SR23.7 billion for the same period. QoL is also envisioned to increase the nonoil GDP by 20% by 2020.
Saudi Cities Among the Top 100 Cities in the World
The overarching goal of the Quality of Life Program 2020 is to see at least three Saudi cities included in the list of the world’s top 100 most livable cities by 2030. While the overall aspiration focuses on three cities, the program covers all aspects of Saudi society and is dedicated to improving the lifestyle of citizens and residents all over the country.
Attractive Investment Opportunities
Quality of Life 2020 aspires to provide economic and investment opportunities for sustainable growth and development. Creative industries have proved to
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• Enhancement of Saudi contribution to arts and culture.
In line with these projects, QoL will also focus on developing elite Saudi athletes that can compete on a global scale.
program seeks to create a water park, three theme parks and 16 family entertainment centers by 2020.
In the context of school athletics, the program promotes the participation of girls, aiming for 325,000 girls participating in physical education classes, qualifying 7,500 teachers and preparing 1,500 schools with fully equipped gymnasiums.
Development of Contribution to Arts and Culture
Different Entertainment Options
French footballer Thierry Henry
be key drivers of economic growth around the world. A number of funding models will be developed in order to stimulate the private sector to invest in both capital expenditures and operating expenses. The program encourages the private sector and foreign investors to invest in vital markets related to improving the quality of life. In addition, measures to improve the ease of business and investment processes will be undertaken.
The Program contributes to the development and diversification of entertainment opportunities in the Kingdom to suit all social segments in the different regions. To achieve this goal, the program encourages the private sector and foreign investors to play a major role in the development of entertainment facilities. The
The program also promotes the Kingdom's contribution to arts and culture through the elevation and development of seven cultural and artistic fields (visual arts, performing arts, filmmaking, poetry, literature, design, and national heritage). By refining the talents of both established and up-and- coming Saudi artists, the Kingdom’s presence on the international arts and culture stage will be greatly enhanced. The program includes plans for the creation of an island for arts and culture in Jeddah, the opening of 45 cinemas, 16 theaters, 42 libraries, and the Royal Arts Complex in Riyadh.
Supporting Sports Activities
The program aims to elevate the sports industry in the country, providing support for sports clubs, providing 491 suitable locations for training and practice, as well as giving the public access to international sporting events to be hosted within the Kingdom.
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READY, SET, DRIVE! FAQs on women driving in KSA Since last September with the historic announcement of lifting the driving ban for women, we’ve been counting the days till the dream turns into reality. We’re closer now to the hour when women can finally get behind the wheel! Here’s what you need to know.
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Where can women take driving lessons?
The universities have really stepped up and are the first to take the lead. Registration is now open!
The King Abdul Aziz University, along with the General Department of Traffic, set up the Jeddah Advanced Driving School located inside the campus. Email: email@example.com Web: jeddahds.sa
The Princess Nourah University (PNU), in partnership with the Emirates Driving Institute in Dubai, set up the Saudi Driving School on PNU’s campus. PNU already has 150 instructors on board, with another 150 undergoing training. The number of applicants has reached around 54,126 since registration opened. Tel: 920011136 Price: 30 hours for SR 2,520 (VAT included) Web: sds.pnu.edu.sa
The Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University in Dammam has opened registration, with already 5,634 applicants and 43 driving instructors. Tel: +966-13-3338815 Web: sharq.iau.edu.sa
The General Department of Traffic has awarded Tabuk University a license to set up a driving school on campus. Tel: +966-14-4566020 Web: tabukds.sa
Is there an age limit?
There are 2 types of licenses – private license for self-use, and a public license for work purposes. The private license requires the applicant to be 18 years old, while the public one requires the applicant to be 21.
What’s the process of getting a license like?
Applicants have to sit for a series of practice classes and tests, accomplishing certain hours depending on their skill set and comprehension of the rules. The process is divided into 3 sections: theoretical, simulation, and practical, with each school following a different process.
What about those with international licenses?
Currently, there are 21 assessment centers to determine whether further training is required for international licence holders. If training is not required, they receive their Saudi license. Centers are available in Riyadh, Dammam, Al-Ahsa, Jubail, Buraidah, Unaizah,
Hail, Tabuk, Jeddah, Taif, Makkah, Madinah, Abha, Arar, Jazan, Najran, Qurayyat and Sakaka.
Driving schools around Saudi Arabia will offer: • A medical exam • Theoretical lectures (including simulations of different scenarios to prepare the driver) • A theoretical test • Practical training (including supervised driving on actual roads with vehicles and pedestrians) • A practical test (an obstacle course on the field) Hope you get your licences, your awesome car, and don’t forget your licence plates. Cruise around your city ladies and DRIVE SAFE!
This is a developing story. Follow us on destinationksa.com for updates!
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SHOW YOUR DRIVE Time to gear up Women driving is a milestone but we don’t need to reinvent the wheel. What you need is the right car that works for you!
Every parent wants the best for their kids, and they are always concerned about their children’s comfort. A roomy, 7-seater, big enough to fit the kids, their friends, and the extra equipment that they need for their extra-curricular activities would work best.
DODGE DURANGO ( SR 115k – 200k )
4 X 4 VEHICLE V8 ENGINE
THE COLLEGE STUDENT
When you ask a university student what option they’re looking for, most likely, they’ll go for the affordable option. This car fits the bill, affordable, environmentally friendly, and best of all, doesn’t compromise on the style that you no doubt will look for.
MAZDA 6 ( SR 75k – 118k ) FUEL EFFECIENT
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We like living on the edge, but there are others, who take it to the next level, the adrenaline lovers (if we can't use junkie), those who race against time, need speed, endurance, and a clear mind. It might look like a uniquely designed car, but its more than that, it is a personality, a match made with your active lifestyle.
BMW Z4 ( SR 180k – 270k )
What makes a fashionista different? Well for the most part it's their sense of style and uniqueness. With this car, you can let loose and express your chic on the streets.
MINI COOPER ( SR 136k – 175k )
A car made with the executive life in mind. When you want to show you mean business, an elegant benz is a classy classic you can roll in anytime.
MERCEDES BENZ E-CLASS ( SR 196k – 300k )
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READY, BEACH, GO Private and secluded is the order for the perfect getaway, and that is what the JW Mariott Resort & Spa promises, featuring overwater villas with private pools on the beautiful Vagaru Island. A Spa, a kid’s club, and a range of activities assure that there will never be a dull moment of the holiday. The hotel is set to open by the end of 2018, just in time for a quick trip!
Parisian Day In
Le Royale Monceau – Raffles understands that a proper holiday means a pampering session, which is why till the 30th of September, you’ll have the option to have an hour yoga/pilates, an hour Clarins massage, pool/sauna/hammam, a beauty case with Clarins products, and some tapas at Bar Long for SR 1,550.
FOR THE LOVE OF HORSES
Fascinated by horses? Check out the five-day Royal Ascot Elite horse racing show this summer, from 19-23 June in Ascot, UK. You can book your tickets now. Web: ascot.co.uk
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SOUL OF THE OLD SILK ROAD
Shaza Al Madina, one of Al Madina’s leading hotels nabbed two awards at the World Travel Awards last month at the Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. Medina’s Leading Luxury Hotel 2018 and Saudi Arabia’s Leading Luxury Hotel 2018 were awarded graciously for the quality services that they provide.
If it is summer here, it is winter there. Here are three things to escape the summer heat wave Enjoy deep sea diving in and enjoy the coolness Exmouth/Ningaloo with in Australia. extraordinary sea creatures.
Head on over to Greenland. Visit 1770 for an amazing, long walk on the beach.
Visit Sydney’s the Rocks district and enjoy the views and the artisan markets.
Hottest Hotel in Bali Reopens The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa reopened recently – enjoy Bali’s coastal rawness with the resort’s fantastic beach-side location, spectacular ocean vistas and lush gardens. The Seminyak resort is also equipped with full amenities and services, which includes fresh dining service. You can choose from 2 villas, 26 suites, and 68 rooms for the perfect stay.
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BACH FEST IN THE SUMMER Enjoy classical music with worldclass musicians at the Bach Fest this summer in Leipzig, Germany. The music festival will take place from 8-17 June. Tickets are available now. Web: bachfestleipzig.de
Last month saw the opening of the first Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts in Nairobi. Located in the thriving hub of the city entertainment, the hotel is a short distance from the city center and diplomatic districts. Staying true to the city, the hotel employs African culture in its culinary services and the rich décor to make for an authentic experience.
Indian Ocean's Leading Family Resort
Maldives' Leading Resort
Indian Ocean's Leading Family Resort
World's Leading Water Villa Resort
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The Sports & Entertainment Forum The future of the industry in Saudi.
In line with the Kingdom’s leap towards development and the multiple programs of Vision 2030, the Saudi Training Law Center organized the Second Sports and Entertainment Forum in London. Held last May, the event discussed the investment opportunities in the Kingdom. It gathered a constellation of experts from the fields of management, entertainment, law, sports, and investment. In his speech, Eng. Raed Abuzinadah, Chairman of the Events and Entertainment Committee at the Chamber of Commerce, mentioned the importance of the visit by Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the United Kingdom The latter greatly strengthened the ties between the two Kingdoms in diverse areas. The forum’s chairman and lawyer, Majed Garoub, 38 DESTINATION JEDDAH JUNE 2018
mentioned that the forum’s partners from Saudi Arabia and the UK called for the initiation of an investment fund worth SR 1 billion in value.This fund will be used for sport related activities including buying a Saudi club, establishing academies for individual sports and organizing tournaments for different kinds of sporting events.In addition, it will provide support through investment, administrative, and sports advisory to improve the quality of clubs. The third session of the forum will be held in Rome, Italy on June 21, to discuss the influence of media and technology on the entertainment and sport industry. Various stakeholders and experts will once again be gathered, including training guru and engineerand engineer Raed Abuzinadah, lawyer Majed Garoub and Romy Gai, executive director of the
Professionals Association as well as Mario Gallavotti, partner of the Gallavotti Law Office who is an expert on media and sports, and Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich, professor of comparative law at the Law Faculty of Roma Tre University.
Experience Bahrain Stay with Accor Hotels Bahrain is a place of many adventures. Whether you are going for business or a family trip, you can choose to stay at either of the three Accor Group hotels: Ibis Styles, Mercure Seef Hotel, and Novotel Hotel and Resort.
With its contemporary style and bright colors, the 25-floor buildingâ€™s rooms are an artwork in themselves, as each one tells the story of Bahrain. Enjoy the best dining view on the 24th floor!
Something different from the usual, every room at Mercure hotel is a suite featuring unique interiors that is themed classical Moroccan. The family-friendly hotel is a five-minute walk to Seef Mall and a five-minute drive to Avenue Mall.
A hotel and a resort with three restaurants that have international cuisines, this is the only four-star hotel in Bahrain with a beach. The interiorâ€™s theme is a good mix of beach house, local, and contemporary.
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SAUDI NOMAD Backpackers on a Mission
Ibrahim Al Shaya
Creating a new breed of Saudi globetrotters By Jou Pabalate
Enter Saudi Nomad, a social enterprise on a mission to strengthen and promote the culture of backpacking among the Saudi youth. It was first conceived by Saif Al Qarawi and Ibrahim Al Shaya, who were later joined by a participant turned guide, Ibrahim Matsah. These young men recently graduated from KFUPM in Sharqiya, with bachelor degrees in software engineering.
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"We started backpacking as students; on average, the uni provides around SR 800 as a stipend. We'd save some of it till we had enough for a trip. To make that budget work, you'll need to plan right â€“ prioritize your needs over your wants," said Al Shaya. Having a shared passion for backpacking, they decided to start Saudi Nomad to encourage people to look at traveling in a different light. They saw it as an opportunity for their peers to broaden their horizons and understanding of other cultures, while in a way re-introducing Saudis to the global community. "You learn so much about yourself when you get out of your comfort zone. You don't have to spend a fortune to go on an adventure," said Al Qarawi. There's a difference between having a passion and actually running a sustainable business based on it, though. The demarcation is not lost on these socialpreneurs.
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In the past, travel was considered a luxury reserved for the deep-pocketed. The thought of taking a trip to multiple destinations on a shoestring budget seemed like a far-fetched dream. Saudi travelers in particular have been stereotyped as opulent vacationers, often preferring the comfort of 5-star hotels and shopping adventures on Oxford Street or Champs Elysses. While there is nothing wrong with enjoying the finer things in life, nowadays, adventurers can discover the world without breaking their bank accounts.
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Eating local isn’t just a great intro to culture, it also saves you a fortune
"As an enterprise, we provide affordable trips for travelers who are new to backpacking, or would like to experience a new place with a group. To make it sustainable, Saudi Nomad shouldn't be about us three – we'd like to get more guides who can run their own trips and we can eventually pass on the torch to them, and so on."
On our trip to India, we hitchhiked, commuted, ate local food, and stayed in hostels. We knew there would be bumps along the way, and in fact, that's the beauty of backpacking – you learn to roll with and appreciate the unexpected. Once, our group got stuck in a café in a tiny village, and it was our favorite time together – just huddled there, sharing stories, laughing, and being in the moment. — Saif Al Qarawi
Making their way through India, travel tip #2 use public transportation and your feet.
a support system to ease you through the process. You’ll depart as strangers and return as a tight crew,” according to Matsah.
Female Saudi Nomads hitting the streets of New Delhi
By the time this story is published, Saudi Nomad would be deep in the thick of Nepal. The booking for which was full within two days of its announcement. When asked what their dream trip to organize is, the unanimous answer was South America. “We’re planning a few trips in the future, before eventually stepping back ourselves and letting other experienced backpackers take Saudi Nomad forward. Our focus is getting people interested in this form of traveling. When someone from the group embarks on their own trip, it means we’ve succeeded in what we’ve set out to do.”
The first Saudi Nomads
MEET SAUDI AUTHOR
IBRAHIM AL BASSAM
STAFF PHOTO/ABDULRAHMAN AL BINALI
By Dalia Darweesh
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They say that traveling is the best education you will get. Meeting new people, visiting new places, and experiencing unique and fun adventures are perhaps things that are outside of one’s comfort zone, but not for author Ibrahim Al Bassam. Born in Kuwait, he has lived in Iraq, Jordan, Korea, and Holland for parts of his life. After studying Industrial Engineering, he obtained his MBA in Marketing. Since a very young age, he loved books, especially comics. However, he never identified himself as an author, until 2016. As an avid cyclist, he decided one day to travel to Europe on his bicycle.“When I hit the biking road in Switzerland, I had overwhelming thoughts and feelings. I felt like I needed to document my experience.” Ibrahim received some great feedback on his first book, A Bicycle Journey into Europe, from his friends and those around him. But he discounted their opinions at first, thinking they were biased. “It is interesting that I had absolutely no idea whether readers would enjoy it or not,” he told me. However, one day, a friend sent him a tweet from the Embassy of Switzerland in Riyadh, recommending his book to European travelers. When the legislation of women driving first came out, Ibrahim was sharing his thoughts and ideas with a friend, on the different obstacles and difficulties that women might face in Saudi. Hence, an idea formed in Ibrahim’s head. Why
not, write a book, a guide, from his own personal experiences with driving in Saudi, dedicated to women in Saudi. He shared The Six Golden Rules to Avoid Dangers on Saudi Roads, in his latest book, Your Green Way. When we asked him about his inspiration for writing these books, he said, “I believe that my engineering background has influenced the types of books I read and write. My books are based on practical experiences and true stories. One might wonder what Ibrahim’s writing process is: “I have to get in a certain mood to write. Not anywhere, and not anytime.” He explained to us that he thinks of his writing experience as an escape, to disconnect from life. He switches off his phone, and sits at a place where he can be alone, but still surrounded by people; a coffee shop would be an ideal place, he said. Ibrahim’s reading preferences vary through time. Currently, he’s reading on history sociology, and travel. His all time favorite publication is The Economist, in addition to
articles by Najeeb Al Zamil and Abdullah Al Maghlooth. “Many people approach me saying, I want to write a book, just like you did,” Ibrahim said. However, he believes that the challenges that face writers here are perhaps the lack of guidance and information given on writing and publishing. Readers and writers also lack a platform to meet and connect. Ibrahim suggests book fairs as an option. “I think that we lack the borrowing culture. If it’s implemented, I think it will boost reading in Saudi.” Lastly, some great advice Ibrahim has left us with: “Always try something new. Life happens outside of your comfort zone.” We can find Ibrahim Al Bassam’s books at Jarir Bookstore, and different book fairs. They’re also available in Ibrahim’s accessories store COCO88 in Rashid Mall and Dhahran Mall. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ibrahim.albassam
A Bicycle Journey into Europe and Your Green Way (The Six Golden Rules to Avoid Dangers on Saudi Roads)
JOTUN’S WORLD of Color, Innocence and Imagination A collection created by kids, curated by Jotun. Jotun, the region’s leading paint manufacturer, invited everyone to immerse into a world of color, innocence and imagination with the launch of their latest color collection for kids. Based on the theme “A World of Wonders,” this collection explores boundless imagination and the unexplored fairy tales of children. The new collection has been inspired by artists, inventors, explorers and dreamers of our time: children. The three beautiful themes derived from their vivid imagination, and unique opinions, are Sky Rainbow, The Three Little Colors, and Dinosaurs and Lollipops.
The Sky Rainbow theme is comprised of sky-powdered blues, serene lilac pinks and fluffy cotton greens, all of which synergize perfectly with dreams of little angles.
The Three Little Colors
This palette is made of wild reds, deep ocean blues and calming teals to fit little boys with a wild spirit and the softest heart.
Dinosaurs and Lollipops
Frequently used for wooden surfaces such as cupboards, chairs or shelves, the Dinosaurs and Lollipops collection pulls together a warm, wild and dreamy palette of purples, peaches and pinks. These three themes were crafted by interpreting children’s stories into a fresh and delightful collection to decorate their rooms in ways that are limitless as their imagination. The colors of the latest Kids Collection are essentially created by kids and curated by Jotun. Web: jotun.com
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NO SWEAT, NO HASSLE Shopping from home is a blessing, in case you were not yet aware: no crowds to avoid or lines to stand in to pay. The Level e has it all – clothing, shoes, bags, and beauty items, just a few clicks away. Web: thelevele.com theleveleofficial
We love to support local talent, and we’re loving LomHara Jewelry at the moment. Quality chokers, bracelets, and necklaces, these pieces will no doubt complete any outfit. Available at Crate. lom.hara
LINEN THIS SUMMER Giordano’s Pre-Summer 2018 Offering The summer is all about staying cool and stylish and this is all possible with Giordano’s Linen collection. Linen is generally combined with cotton, which provides comfort and softness while staying cool due to high absorbency. The fabric is perfect for tropical or middle eastern countries where all you need is light wear. Specific details like the updated band collar and fits like slim and tapered will make anyone look stylishly dapper . 48 DESTINATION JEDDAH JUNE 2018
At Giordano, clothing in linen fabrication is available all year round specifically this summer. Check out the collection and color variety so you can express yourself with this summer’s dapper roundup. Make this summer dashingly, stylishly, and amazingly yours. Stay cool and stylish in linen, visit a Giordano store near you! Web: giordano.com.sa Tel: 8001110128 giordanosaudi giosaudi
FOR EVERY OCCASION
We love that the abaya business is booming because first and foremost, abayas are a part of our tradition. These days, we have witnessed plenty of talented designers, one being Shahad Rehaimi. Her brand offers a fun, chic collection that will definitely capture your eye.
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@rawandajani.j Sometimes understated jewelry pieces are exactly what you need to stand out. Rawan Dajaniâ€™s is the perfect blend of simple and elegant.
ULYSSE NARDIN Collaborating with Fred Buyle, a man that has spent most of his life underwater, Ulysse Nardinâ€™s Diver Dive Deep watch is waterresistant up to 1,000 meters. Equipped with diver-friendly options, this watch is the perfect accessory for divers.
VOLUMIZING MASCARA Benefit cosmetics have created a gravity-defying, smudge-proof, water-resistant and volumizing formula, which includes aeroparticles making it light, and provitamin B5 to support natural lash strength and thickness. What more could you ask for?
MOSCHINO [TV] X H&M
H&M has a history of collaborating with brands of big caliber such as KENZO, Erdem, Balmain, and many more. Their latest collaboration was announced over an Instagram live call from Gigi Hadid to Jeremy Scott, Creative Director of Moschino. The collaboration brings about a mix of pop and street culture with a touch of glamour. hmsaudiarabia
Price: SR 125 Available at: Sephora
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WE ARE WITH YOU,
SAUDI ARABIA! Giordano’s Soccer Polo Collection It’s that time in every four years again! One of the world’s biggest sport events will take place this month – the FIFA World Cup in Russia. Football enthusiasts from all over the world are ready and geared up for the month. Giordano, the global apparel retailer and one of the top five clothing brands operating almost 100 stores across Saudi Arabia, is paying tribute to the greatness of the game by coming up with a very relevant collection this month, the Soccer Polo. The brand is well known to advocate sports through its assortment; making it a point that anyone can express their support to a team or patriotism to their country by wearing their product. Polo, an article of clothing that will always have the sporty feel and look to it due to its origin, is the best choice to make such a statement. Whether
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you support Germany, France, England and of course, Saudi Arabia, their arrays of Soccer Polo with special emblems have got you covered. Regardless from where you’ll be watching the matches, you can look and feel cool, especially when you coordinate the soccer polo with any of Giordano’s pants such as denim or khakis. Or if you’re watching the games at a café or at home you can wear a pair of Giordano’s comfortable joggers or shorts. Either way you’ll be comfortable, while supporting your favorite team or country, displaying their flag emblem on your chest with pride!
The Saudi Arabia soccer team fans can paint the town green with the polo exclusively designed for them. Get into the soccer fever and keep the team spirit’s high by cheering “Kulluna Maak Ya Akhdar!”
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HINDAMME SEASON III A talk about fashion and Saudi, with designer Mohammed Khoja. By Dalia Darweesh
Hindamme Season III takes us to faraway galaxies, with astrological symbols, and a touch of our Arabian culture. Mohammed Khoja also released a series of collectible bomber jackets, commemorating Saudi women driving.. 52 DESTINATION JEDDAH JUNE 2018
Tell us about Season III of HINDAMME.
Season III continues my East meets West concept for HINDAMME by exploring the role of the universe and its relationship in the lives of early Arabs, and what it means to us today. An otherworldly narrative, inspired heavily by mysticism. A few recurring signature themes include vintage space travel-related stamps from the Arabian Gulf, gold zodiac embroidered pieces, kimono style shirts for men, couture style sequin bombers and Arabic calligraphy statement pieces and T-shirts. A bold take in terms of fabrics and detailing, yet I feel is very wearable and versatile, with a clash between high fashion and streetwear. I want to create a sense of escapism to my wearer.
What are your thoughts on current improvements in Saudi?
I am extremely optimistic about the potential of the Kingdom. With this new progressive push, I hope there will be more efforts to support the establishment of a fashion infrastructure. I hope to become a part of that, and help shape it.
Let's talk about your exclusive "June 24, 2018" bomber jackets; the message and the vision.
I was personally very moved by the decision of his Majesty King Salman to lift the ban on women to drive in Saudi Arabia. I wanted to commemorate this decision
in my own way by creating a series of collectible jackets that pay tribute to the symbolic date, in which women will be able to start their engines in both its Gregorian format in English and Hijri in Arabic. I’d like to show the world that we are proud of our progress and direction. As a designer, I want to be able to project people’s energy. To me, these bombers are not only a reflection of Saudi society alone, as I feel they pay tribute to a decision that represents the general concept of empowerment.
I created three different color ways, one with a black and green gradient featuring embroidered Saudi medals that I designed in gold, and two other black ones which are subtler and feature platinum embroidered medals or gold.
Any Exclusive Sneak Peeks for Destination?
Although I haven’t revealed my references for the next season yet, I’m willing to give you a preview! I am focusing on wildlife, flora and fauna of the Arabian Peninsula as an inspiration, while consulting with a new age Saudi traveler and artist. I’m also working closely with a furniture designer to hopefully create a line of collectible furniture pieces that feature Al Qatt Al Aseeri and Sadu patterns. Looking forward, I want to focus on positioning HINDAMME as a global fashion brand; not to limit myself to fashion alone. I want to prove to myself that someone from this region can reach global influence, with work that is locally inspired. Web: hindamme.com Email: email@example.com moekhoja
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SHOES DRAMA AND
THE RETAIL APOCALYPSE A millennial’s perspective.
Us millennials can’t recall the last time we cruised the mall to shop. For us, we prefer the “in and out,” method – and that’s if we even go ourselves. Often times we prefer to send our drivers with our cash in an envelope or armed with our credit card and pin number. Our purchase has already been made via WhatsApp “VIP” customer service, or
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a casual DM on Instagram. This is how we shop. This is our on-the-ground retail experience; and it’s currently non-existent. Many retailers and brands may not like this “doomsday” outlook when it comes to their brick & mortar, old school approach, but the truth is in the numbers: In 2017, 8,642 malls closed down in the United
States alone, and a 25 percent of malls are expected to close in the next five years. The Kingdom’s mega malls just seem to be expanding, but while they are increasing by the square foot, foot traffic is not – as many retailers have been reporting stagnate sales. The complete shutdown of physical retail stores and a
shift toward total dependence on e-commerce in the future would seem inevitable; especially when you can just as easily get that same dopamine-fueled “shopper’s high” when you unbox an Ounass package, as you get walking out of AlKhayyat Center with a new Chanel oversized bag and Dior kitten heels. Yet, why is Amazon, the e-commerce genius, suddenly opening retail stores? Why is H&M fooling people with non-branded pop-ups across London? Because physical points-of-sale are still relevant to the millennial shoppers. To understand why, just take a look at our Instagram feed; it’s filled with picture-perfect bloggers with daily pictures of their avocado toast brunch, hot Saudi “dentists” we’re mentally dating, and modelthin brunettes with sponsored #OOTD pictures all over London. And what do they have in common? They’re part of the in-crowd. Us millennials no longer relate to promotions or extended sales, Rubaiyat! Or visual merchandising spectacles, no matter how cool they are, Gucci! We want the lifestyle, not just the outfit. We want to be with the cool people at the cool pop-up, where we can be seen… through a Snapchat filter, of course. We want the YSL mini specs, but most importantly
H&M Beach Pop Up Store at the Hague’s coastal suburb of Scheveningen
we want the attitude and #GirlSquad that goes with it. We want the Yeezys almost as much as we want the hype around the story of how we acquired them. We want our collections “dropped,” not launched. It’s basic retail Darwinism: stores need to evolve before they go extinct. So what can brands and boutiques do? Hold a bazaar every other week; curate interactive pop-ups in the middle of Red Sea Mall; or create capsule collections
targeting Instagram street style addicts; basically implement a more integrated in-store shopping experience that focuses on inclusion. iMirror, Memomi, and Size Stream are some of the ways technology is being used to enhance the retail experience for the Snap-addicted generation. So retailers, shoesanddrama. com are giving you the very simple, winning formula: Sell us the experience, and we’ll happily purchase that $2,000 designer bag we don’t actually need!
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A FRIEND OF TOUS
Heba Mojaddidi talks about her experience with the brand
A brand that started as a watchmaking workshop and clawed its way up to a lifestyle, luxury brand, Tous is an international name that has been around for a long while through the family’s dedication and perseverance. In Jeddah alone, there are eight Tous stores spread throughout the city with Heba Mojaddidi as the brand’s first Arab female ‘friend’ or ambassador. We met with Heba to talk about how she started her career and experience being a friend of Tous. Talking about her fascination with fashion, Mojaddidi said, “I’ve had talent from a young age and wanted it to be the field I’m in, not just a hobby.” Mojaddidi majored in Biology at university, but she didn’t stay in the department for long. While she was working on establishing her brand, Dar Heba, she won an award for youngest business owner at Jeddah’s Young Businessmen Expo, which led her to switch majors to Clothing and Textile. Choosing a major that was close to her heart ensured that she excelled in it, which was clear when she won an award for best graduation project in Fashion Design. Graduating from university, Mojaddidi made her way to Project Runway Arabia where she had the opportunity to benefit and work with Elie Saab, renowned Lebanese fashion designer. She’s also a host on MBC 1’s Hamsa, a show that deals with different topics such as fashion, beauty, health, and general lifestyle.
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On being chosen as a friend of Tous, she shared that she has always loved the brand even before she was picked to represent them. “It means everything that they picked me…I felt that they saw that as a Saudi fashion designer with a career, I was a good fit, since we complemented each other.” Tous is a brand that caters to all, whether you’re looking for simple accessories, fine jewelry like diamonds, or a bag collection that ranges from shoulder bags to clutches for different occasions. “It’s the perfect gift, a signature. Everyone loves the Tous bear.” Check out their Spring/ Summer collection in stores now! Web: tous.com tousarabia
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Rai Rai Away
With an atmosphere of joy and novelty, Rai proves itself to be one of the best contemporary Lebanese restaurants in the city, taking traditional dishes and adding their
unique taste and twist. Must-Try: The Snack Pastries Bite, and the Cherry Kabab Location: Ascott, Sari Rd. Mob: +966- 503745666 rai_ksa
Why buy one regularsized food item when you can have five? 5 Bites was established by five young Saudis who understand our need for dessert and sharing. Mini donuts, pancakes, and so much more – don’t miss this! 5bites.sa fivebites.sa
COFFEE LIKE A BOZ MEAT VAPOR Not having a shop yet didn’t stop BOZ & CO. from spreading like wildfire. Present at some of the biggest events this year, BOZ has crawled their way into our coffee-addled minds
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to provide even more coffee. Definitely try their signature Black Soul (activated charcoal detox latte) and the Spanish Latte. bozandcocafe
Food trucks are popular these days, and one of the best is smoked meat specialist Smoked. Try out their brisket – it is catered
to discerning taste buds and easy on the stomach. Mob: +966-540536666/+966569911179/+966-560909028 smoked_ksa
T H E C A K E RY PICK OF THE MONTH
Cakes are the best gift to give and the best way to celebrate. Eid is coming up, so why not have an amazing cake to present? Lina Cakery is one of the best bakeries
in Jeddah, they have elegant cake designs with an eloquent touch.
Duet is an Instagram Donut shop with a unique style; they have delicious regular-size and mini donuts. Pick yours!
Ribbons Bakery is a date sweets shop, you can find amazing deliciously homemade traditional date sweets. Try them out! Mob: +966-556668829 ribbons.bakery.jeddah
A Date with a Date
High-end cafĂŠ and date seller Bateel has a contemporary take on dates, stuffed as they are with dried fruits, nuts and seeds, and all kinds of goodness. Location: le prestige mall, Malik Road Tel: +966-12-290 0399 Web: bateel.com
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Lamb loin Risotto
Yousef Ahmed Abuzaid
MAISON DE ZAID Diving behind the doors of a famous restaurant
Where there is a story, there is an author, a weaver of a tale and Yousef Ahmed Abuzaid is the author behind this successful one. Since the opening of Maison de Zaid, we have heard the best of reviews about the restaurant from everything breakfast to dinner, so we decided to find out how this idea came together. 60 DESTINATION JEDDAH JUNE 2018 ADVERTORIAL
The roots of Maison de Zaid date back to 2010, with proud owner Yousef Abuzaid’s passion for the Italian gelato, a passion that took him to Italy to learn about the road to the perfect gelato. What makes the restaurant all that more special is that the location is Abuzaid’s childhood home. “The idea was to turn it into a gelato shop
but the space was too big to just be a gelato shop, so we settled on a restaurant with a gelato shop.” Abuzaid graduated from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) as a mechanical engineer, so with no previous experience in the field of hospitality, it was a tough road. The project had its ups and downs, but with trial and error, it eventually worked out and Maison de Zaid was successfully launched. “There was always a mystery concerning the place, we kept hearing all these different
stories that we still lived above the restaurant” shared Abuzaid. Of the difficulties they faced, Abuzaid confessed that putting a good team together might have been the most difficult, something they still struggle with. Another difficulty is the set-up of the kitchen, the change of the chef, but they adapted and learned, as they went on. Speaking of the chef, we had the pleasure to sit down and have a little chat with him. Chef Naoufel Amri, of Tunisian origin, started his professional career from 2004. After working in Europe and hotels in Saudi, he settled in Maison de Zaid. What’s impressive is that they try to
Chef Naoufel Amri
launch a new dish every 6 months, which is not an easy feat. The chef stressed on the importance of the ingredients that they use, stating that they only import the best ingredients from abroad for their dishes.
Don’t miss out on! One thing you can definitely look forward to this Eid, is a family buffet. With food native to the city like taateemah, an assortment of cheese, spices, and jam. Now, if you don’t try anything with pistachio, we’re judging you, but definitely try everything else!
Location: Abdul Maksoud Khojah St, Al Rawdah Dist. Mob: +966-543745284 Web: darzaid.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org maisondezaid
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Where to go for a delicious Eid breakfast Price: SR 200 per person
By Nada Edlibi
Price range: SR 200 - 230 per person
Opens 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Authentic Lebanese restaurant on Prince Sultan Road. Good food & nice outdoor
Opens 7:30 - 11 a.m.
Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine, located on Prince Saud Alfaisal Road. They have quite great selection of food with good prices, great ambiance and outstanding service. A la carte. Mob: +966-500751000 62 DESTINATION JEDDAH JUNE 2018
Opens 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
area. First come first serve, so don’t be late! If it’s too crowded you can go next door to Casper & Gambini’s. Mob: +966-506233377
Lebanese and Mediterranean, on Prince Sultan Road. A delicious selection of food, perfect for big gatherings with a beautiful view of King
Fahad’s Fountain. Make sure you call and reserve your seat before you go. Open buffet with a live station for foul, mnageesh, live band and much more. Tel: +966-12-6620658 / 920003945
International cuisine. Located on Abdul Maksoud Khojah Street. A boutique restaurant “shop and dine” - who doesn’t love that. It’s perfect for small groups.
Mediterranean / international cuisine. Located on Prince Faisal bin Fahad Road. Open space, bright, extraordinary atmosphere and delicious food. You have to reserve your table and pay in advance. Open buffet.
Opens 7 - 11 a.m.
Opens 6:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Price range: SR 200 - 250 per person
Price: SR 350 per person
MAISON DE ZAID Opens 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
International. Located on Abdul Maksoud Khojah Street. Delicious unique dishes, warm cozy place with nice decoration, friendly staff. It’s great for large groups and they have amazing gelato that you must try! They’ll also have a clown there for the kids! Mob: +966-543745284
Opens 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
International cuisine, open buffet throughout the year with a chic atmosphere. Located on King’s Road next to Leylaty. Their Eid iftar will be in their Ramadan tent with a variety of great food. Tel: +966-12-6927717
Price: SR 350 per person
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SWEET SEASON! Here's where you should go for desserts.
KUNAFA FACTORY Location: Hilmi Kutbi St. Al Zahra Dist. Mob: +966-546284424 kunafafactory
Location: Quraysh St./ Ahmed Al Attas St./ Heraa St./ Saud Al Faisal St./ Al Ahwal St. Mob: +966-566433050 Email: email@example.com
AL MAHAWI SWEETS
Location: Al Farsi St., Ash Sharafiyah Dist./ Hamad Al Jaser St., Al Rawdah Dist. Tel: +966–12-6516084
Location: Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966–12-6512353 almahawisweets
Location: Sari St. Al Salamah Dist. Tel: 920001345 Mob: +966–500997030 nabulsisweets alnabulsisweets
Location: Prince Sultan St., Al Nahda Dist. Tel: +966–12-6530200 kullajomar kullajomar.ksa
TAL KUNAFAH Location: Hamad Al Jasser St., Rawdah Dist. Tel: +966–12-6169252
BALAH WA ASAL Location: Hiraa St. Mob: +966-558648008 balahasal balahwaasal
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Location: Al Batarji St. Tel: +966–12-6826929 lqma_ksa
CUISINE HALAWANI Location: Prince Saud Al Faisal St., Al Khalidiyah / Ismail Abu Daud St. Al Andalus cuisinehalawani
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de la Crème Cream never tasted this good. By Dalia Darweesh
We were lucky to be taken away to Singapore, for a wonderful experience that involved meeting International chefs, experiencing new cultures, and last but certainly not least, eating lots of dessert! La Crème de la Crème is a yearly event organized by the French Dairy Board (CNIEL) that brings together 11 critically acclaimed chefs to create perfectly tasteful and delicious pastries for a new edition of La Crème de la Crème recipe book. French, soft, velvety cream, and Valrhona chocolate, were the themes for this year’s event. On the first day, we headed to the Food & Hotel Asia Exhibition at Singapore Expo, where the Asian Pastry Cup was also taking place; different chefs were competing to present the best pastries in front of a panel. We toured around the Food & Hotel Asia Exhibition, where different exhibitors showcased delicious pastries. Anything you can think of from croissants, to breads, sweet and savory pastries, you’ll find there; it was pastry heaven. We also attended a cheese-pairing presentation
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The 11 chefs on the final day of La Crème de la Crème, with their pastries for the recipe book.
by François Robin, Meilleur Ouvrier de France Fromagerie. He paired goat cheese, with sourdough bread, drizzled with honey on top. The Camembert cheese was paired with a paste of portobello mushrooms and fresh cheese.
The next day, we witnessed an extraordinary experience that took place in the kitchen with La Crème de la Crème’s chefs from France, South Korea, Hong-Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, and the UAE, and observed
their techniques of masterfully creating variations of delectable chocolate pastries and creams. We were given an exciting pastry and creammaking course right after, by Nicolas Bachyere, Chef pâtissier Un dimanche à Paris.
Two-layered cake with coffee, cream, and chocolate ganache, topped with praline and coffee.
Gluten-free whipped ganache cake with hazelnut, stuffed with hazelnut cream and salt.
The third and final day of La Crème de la Crème, was when all the chefs showcased their delectable desserts, using different types of chocolates. There was a chocolate cake with a hint of vanilla, light smoked vanilla mousse, chocolate sponge, and charcoal chocolate; a baked cheesecake with white chocolate mousse, topped with French cream; a two-layered cake, with coffee, cream, and chocolate ganache on the top and chocolate cake with mousse, coffee, cream and coffee ganache on the bottom, topped with praline, and coffee. Chef Antoine created a base of chocolate brownie,
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Chef Antoine: A base of chocolate brownie, topped with vanilla mousse.
Chef Vincent’s cream, milk, and hazelnut biscuit cake, with a thin layer of Iranian black lemon.
topped with vanilla mousse. Chef Vincent created a cake with cream, milk, hazelnut biscuit, and a thin layer of Iranian black lemon, topped with hazelnut and cream. Yum! I had the great privilege to speak to two chefs based in the Middle East, to learn more about their techniques. Chef Antoine Chassonnery from FAUCHON Paris is currently an Executive Pastry Chef for FAUCHON Middle East. He has been based in Dubai for FAUCHON for the past 5 years, but has experience of 15 years. Antoine explained that he modifies recipes to create pastries that cater to consumers in the Middle East, for example, by adding halwa or dates. Antoine travels twice a year to Paris, to stay up to date on latest
recipes and newest techniques. Chef Vincent Cockenpot, Executive Pastry Chef at Bateel, has an experience of 16 years. Vincent shared with us his experiences in dealing with pastries away from France, explaining that dry products are not an issue, but fresh products like strawberries can sometimes be difficult, since it depends on the season. Vincent takes training courses sometimes in Dubai, explaining that there are many workshops, and also in France.
hold the best of products. Since the French have a strong culture ingrained in food and, specifically, the world of patisseries, they uphold to techniques and practices that distinguishes them. The use of the right ingredients like cream and chocolate reigns high in said practices. Ensuring high-quality ingredients, such as European cream, is key to creating the most delectable of foods. To make the best, one needs to use nothing but the best.
French pastry is favored by everyone around the world, and specifically in the Middle East, but why is that? Antoine and Vincent shared their opinions with us. French products are in high demand, because they A crumble of almond, chocolate, and chocolate sponge, with passion fruit and Alpaco chocolate mousse.
Chef Camille Cheng while creating her pastry made with Varhona Manjari 64% with Taiwanese honey tea, and black rice crispy.
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PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINERS Pick the best one for you! By Mai Kholief
Exercising regularly with an expert ensures you reach your goals, keeps you motivated, and decreases injury risks. Over the past couple of years, the number of fitness trainers, studios, and gyms has increased significantly in Jeddah as we are becoming more aware of the importance of exercise and healthy diets.
Here are a couple of things to keep in mind before choosing a personal trainer: 72 DESTINATION JEDDAH JUNE 2018
This is by far THE most important one on the list. A fitness trainer needs to take courses from accredited organizations (e.g. The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), The American Council on Exercise (ACE), and International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)), before being able to coach people. Other specialized courses such as CrossFit or Les Mills also provide trainers with a strong base. Donâ€™t be afraid to ask where your trainer got their certification from.
Consider your habits carefully â€“ are you willing to take a car for more than 20-30 minutes to get to your workout? Do you prefer a location within walking distance from your home? Or do you prefer working out immediately after finishing work?
Based on experience, costs can range vastly between trainers depending on their certifications, specialty, and location. Before you start searching, make sure you have a budget range in mind.
Practice makes perfect; the more trainers coach, the more experience they have. Another vital aspect of experience is the ability to provide the best cues – modifying exercises according to your level and needs, and showing and correcting good form.
This is a very personal one. Consider things like what motivates you – do you prefer a coach on the tougher side, or do you do well under positive reinforcement? For best results, your trainer should appreciate your progress and also push you outside of your comfort zone.
Your trainer needs a tracking method to see if your hard work is paying off. It also allows you to be accountable and motivates you towards the right direction.
Being consistent with your training program and attending classes is vital to reaching your goals. It is useful to check with the trainer their schedule, how many clients have in one class, and if you can set a schedule and/or make changes regularly. Also ask how far in advance you have to book your spot and what the cancellation policy is. Don’t hesitate to reach out to a fitness trainer and ask them questions to guide you through your fitness journey. Make sure it’s someone who will bring out the best in you!
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by building on their current capacity and working through their challenges.
Working with Experts
Andalusia Clinics for Kids Wellness All your child needs in one fun and healthy environment Andalusia, top-rated medical services provider in the Middle East and Saudi Arabia, is launching Andalusia Kids’ Wellness Center, the first of its series of exciting new projects that reflect their dedication to excellence and providing highquality, specialized healthcare. Andalusia Kids’ Wellness Center is the first center in KSA dedicated to the health and developmental needs of children. More than just a medical center, the facility is designed to be attractive to kids and give them a
sense of well-being from the moment they step in. In this one-of-a-kind center, your child is surrounded by fun and entertainment while health awareness and wellbeing are instilled in them. Whether it is critical medical problems, minor health issues, obesity management, milestone developmental issues, speech language delay or anything related to the well-being of children, Andalusia’s kids facility has developed special programs to meet your child’s needs, optimizing their performance
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Medical experts at Andalusia have meticulously designed services to improve the health and well-being of the future generation, taking into consideration the challenges and issues they face today, including birth defects, the impact of the environment and technology on them, their nutrition and dietary habits, and their physical activity. Andalusia has a specialized pediatric clinic with highly qualified professionals to provide world-class services under one roof for your child, with two floors dedicated to special needs and the development of kids predominantly showing behavioral issues, underdeveloped milestones, down syndrome, speech delay, cognitive disability, and other behavioral or development-related issues. It is also the first center to offer pediatric physical therapy and Occupational Therapy in a multi-sensory room to provide the right environment for your child to relax and be calmed.
and technologies derived from those principles to address socially significant behaviors. This is delivered one-on-one or in small group settings.
ANDALUSIA SUMMER CLUB Starting the 1st of July, your child can participate in Andalusia’s Summer Club named ‘Calling all Super Powers’ . It walks them through a 6 week program focusing on the development of their emotional intelligence and discovering their multiple intelligence.
A One-Stop Center for Kids
Focusing on making the whole experience a fun and memorable one for children, Andalusia Kids’ Wellness Center has something for every child – an on-site children’s gym, an all-kids restaurant designed to meet their nutritional needs, events and workshops for the children in a specialized area within the facility, and even Master Classes that encourage them to be junior entrepreneurs by attending courses on public speaking, putting business ideas
together, culinary arts, and so much more. The Center’s workshops for all children include focusing on the development of their social skills, activities with their parent like cooking, yoga, music, and story time, art therapy, play therapy, and a summer camp. Also notable is Andalusia’s Autism Center for Excellence, with a specialized program that provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) interventions, applying the principles of learning and motivation from behavior analysis, and the procedures
The program is run by a team of professionals and psychologists that efficiently and effectively delivers in a fun and interactive way to keep your children fully engaged.
Location: Intersection of Sari Street & AlKhateeb Al-Tibrizi, Bawady district, Jeddah. Web: andalusiakids.net Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 012-2166-677 andalusiackw andalusia.ckw
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A Relic Revived
Nokia is a product of our nostalgia for the olden, golden days. You can now get your hands on revamped, brand new Nokia phones â€“ Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 6, and Nokia 7 plus. The Android phones are available at retailers in KSA.
Audi joins Key Rent a Car
MG at Bubble Festival
Working towards a better presence in the community, Taajeer Group, dealers of MG cars, sponsored Bubble Festival. Held for the first time in the country, MG cars were displayed at the festival where attendees had the chance to view the cars, hear about the latest deals, and coolest features.
Key Rent a Car has added a line of Audi A6 cars to their ever-growing options. Looking to the company for its excellent performance and stylish design, the partnership is the result of years of popular demand from companyâ€™s clients, and they have supplied.
Last month, MCM opened its first shop in Jeddah in El Khayyat Center. The German brand is known for its uniqueness. The event featured a line of different bags mainly, from purses to backpacks, and some articles of clothing. 76 DESTINATION JEDDAH JUNE 2018
Saudia Airlines won the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) Best Stand Award in Dubai this year, recognized for being hospitable, enthusiastic, and having polite staff. They were notable for their uniqueness, excellence and knowledgeable personnel.
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A New Era for Sports
Saudi Arabia has launched its first E-Sports league, Electronic Saudi Professional League (ESPL), under the direction of Prince Faisal bin Bandar, and the Football Federation president Adel Ezzat.
The Rise of Cinema
Effat University hosted its fifth Annual Showreel Student Film Festival under the Visual and Digital Production (VDP) department, which was a successful event, it showcased local Saudi talent and myriads of talents from different backgrounds. There is a bright future for Saudi Cinema.
Al Hokair Steps Up its Game
In an attempt to remind drivers of the importance of the seatbelt wearing, no mobile phones, and proper driving speed, Almajdouie Motors have launched a campaign under the slogan Life is Precious. The campaign hopes to remind drivers of the responsibility they have towards themselves and others.
Better Transit, Better Future
Aligning with Vision 2030, Abdul Latif Jameel Machinery partnered with HIGER Bus, top manufacturers of buses and coaches in China, to better the situation of public transport in Saudi Arabia. This includes catering to the large number of pilgrims that come into the country.
A trusted name in hospitality, Al Hokair is planning an expansion of their MENA Hotels & Resorts. Working towards doubling the size of their operations, the group unveiled their plans last month during the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. DESTINATIONKSA.COM 77
MAKKAH ANJUM HOTEL MAKKAH
World-class accomodation, outstanding service, and genuine Hijazi hospitality• Makkah • Tel: +966-12-5629999 • Web: anjumhotels.com
FAIRMONT MAKKAH Boasts a prime location as the closest hotel to Kaaba • Adjacent to the Masjid Al Haram) Abraj Al Bait Complex, Al Hajlah • Tel: +966-14-5717777 • Web: fairmont.com/makkah HILTON MAKKAH
Located in the heart of Makkah, with city, Haram and Kaabah views. (Adjacent to the King Fahd entrance) Jabal Omar Ibrahim Al Khalil. • Tel: +966-12-5342200 • Web: hilton.com
LE MERIDIEN TOWERS HOTEL Directly connected to the Holy Mosque through the tunnel of King Abdulaziz gate. Kudai Rd.• Tel: +966-12-539-9999 • Web: starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien
MERCURE GRAND UM AL QURA A classy choice for a
luxurious hotel in the central area of Makkah. Al Masjed Al Haram Rd. • Tel: +966-12-570-2212 • Web: mercure.com
MERCURE HIBATULLAH HOTEL Offers accomodation
to meet every need. Um Al Qura St. • Tel: +966-12-549-8855 • Web: mercure.com
RAMADA MAKKAH HOTEL
Committed to creating caring experiences for every person. Ajyad, Al Hajlah • Tel: +966-12-577 8518 • Web: ramada.com
SHERATON MAKKAH HOTEL AND TOWERS Enjoy easy
access to the Holy Mosque, the city’s business areas, transportation options, and shopping destinations. • Jabal Al Kaaba • Tel: +966-12-5518900 • Web: starwoodhotels.com/sheraton
MADINAH DALLAH TAIBAH HOTEL
Committed to achieve and maintain total guest satisfaction by providing high quality service. Abi Zar St. (right in front of Gate 25 of Masjid Nabwi). • Tel: +966-148290055 • Web: dallahtaibah.com
DAR A HIJRA INTERCONTINENTAL Ideally
located within walking distance to the Masjid and nearby shopping districts. King Fahd Rd, Badaah, Central Area • Tel: +966-14-820 7777 • Web: intercontinental.com
DAR AL TAQWA INTERCONTINENTAL Luxury
five star hotel that has one of the most enviable locations in town in the heart of the city centre. Off Al Sitteen St. • Tel: +966-14-829 1111 • Web: intercontinental.com
DURRAT ANDALUS HOTEL Provides comfortable 3 star accomodation in Madinah. Northern Central Area • Tel: +966-14-829 1114
HOTEL ELAF TAIBAH
To facilitate Hajj and Umrah for all pilgrims. Saad Bin Moaath • Tel: +966-14-818 00500 • Web: elafgroup.com
LE MERIDIEN MADINAH
For the curious and creativeminded traveller. Khaled Bin El Waleed Rd. Al Jamiah • Tel: +96614-846 0777 • Web: starwoodhotels. com/lemeridian
All 150 spacious guest rooms and suites, offers extensive facilities for families, individuals, and pilgrims alike. King Faisal St. • Tel: +966-148180000 • Web: marriott.com
MOVENPICK Ideally situtated for visitors to the city. Sharia Court Rd. • Tel: +966-14-8188000 • Web: moevenpick-hotels.com
A contemporary five-star hotel located in close proximity to the Holy Masjid, overlooking the Kaaba, as well as the entire Masjid. King Abdul Aziz Endowment, Ajyad St. • Tel: +966-12-5718000 • Web: swissotel. com/hotels/makkah
RAMADA AL HAMRA
ZAM ZAM GRAND SUITES
The Oberoi, Madina enjoys an unrivalled position, just steps away from Al Masjid Al Nabawi. Abizar Rd. Madina Almunawara • Tel: +96614-828 2222 • oberoihotels.com
Located in front of King Abdul Aziz Gate of Masjid Al Haram. Abraj Al Bait Complex, King Abdul Aziz Endowment • Tel: +966-12-5715555
Committed to creating caring experiences for every person, every time. Al Siteen St, Bani Khidrahh • Tel: +966-14-8208084 • Web: wyndhamhotels.com
THE MADINAH OBEROI
TRANSLATION DR. HAITHAM SAAB TRANSLATION OFFICE Reliable
Professional Translation Services to and from all languages • Tahlia St . Mob: +966-566123 229 • Web: www. saaboffice.wixsite.com/saaboffice
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BUFFALO WINGS AND RINGS
ANOOSH Anoosh offers a
19TH CENTURY BURGER
BOSTANI CHOCOLATE & GIFTS For chocolates, gifts
Prince Sultan Street, Almohamadiya Tel: +966-12-2901138 • Web: www. buffalowingsandrings.sa/jeddah Here’s where the classic taste of minced beef patties combined with fresh buns are available to you. Prince Sultan Rd, Al Mohammadieh. • Tel: 920019819
20 MINUTES BURGER Seem to be Permanently Closed. Number does not work. Tahlia St. • Tel: +966-12-6113187 AMERICAN CORNER Breakfast, lunch, dinner? Everything you need is at the American Corner. Prince Saud Al Faisal, Al Khalidiyah • Tel: +966-126060188 • Web: chilisksa.com CHEESECAKE FACTORY Home
of the world’s greatest cheesecake. Le Mall, Tahlia St. • Tel: +966-12-2617010
CHILI’S Classic American, Texan
and international tastes. Al Andalus St. • Tel: +966-12-6634760
IHOP Perfect breakfast spot.
Al Andalus St. • Tel: +966-12-2617032
JOHNNY ROCKETS Service great all-American food in a timeless and fun environment. Tahlia St. • Tel: +966-12-6927614 MINI BURGER One of the best burger joints in town. Kayyal st, Rawdah Dist. • Mob: +966530607373
SHAKE SHACK Serves the most delicious burgers, fries, hot dogs, frozen custard and more!. Le Mall, Tahlia St. • Tel: +966-12-2617042 STEAK HOUSE Steaks grilled to perfection over open fire to sear in the natural juices. Etoile, Malil Road • Tel: +966-12-6829955 • Web: steakhouse.com.sa TEXAS ROADHOUSE
They offer everything from hand-cut steaks and fall-off-thebone ribs, to some pretty sweet margaritas. Le Mall, Tahlia St. • Tel: +966-12-2617027 • Web: texasroadhouse.com
THE COUNTER Create your
own burgers and make them special! Etoile, King Rd. • Tel: +966-12-2754266
The perfect word to describe this restaurant: flavorful. Rawdah St. • Tel: +966-12-6067233
BRAZILIAN BRASA DE BRAZIL
A restaurant known for its deer and ostrich meat and brazilian beef. Al Andalus St. • Mob: +966549865555
SPEARS Wonderful and tasty
Brazilian food that leaves you wanting more with every bite!. IAl Kurnaysh, Intercontinental Hotel • Tel: +966-12-2295555
variety of chocolates and mouth watering cookies. Sari St. • Tel: 920013222
and more. AlHamra Dist. • Tel: +966-12-6412070 Mob: +966-555201870
CARAMEL One of the most
creative patisserie and cake producers in town. Baghdadiyah, Rawdah,Tahlia • Tel: +966-126519383
CHOCOMOOD A special mood in the chocolate industry. Al Rawdah • Tel: +966-12-6162111 CHOCOLATE CORNER
The art of chocolate. Rawdah St. • Tel: +966-12-6016000
CHOCOLINE Flavor and
refinement meet to create an outstanding range of luxury chocolates. Tahlia St. • Tel: +96612-2842846
GANACHE A gourmet food store that provides savory nibbles, pastries, croissants and more. Rawdah St. • Tel: +966-12-6601390 GODIVA Godiva thrills the
senses and captivates the hearts of chocolate lovers everywhere. Rawdah St. • Tel: +966-12-2616630
LEAVES An elegant local chocolatier. Al Rawdah Dist. • Mob: +966-564444928 PATCHI Embrace a culture and unique heritage of exceptional chocolate gifts that make life exquisite. Al Hamra, Tahlia St. • Tel: +966-12-6525961
COFFEE & TEA SHOPS COFFEE BEAN & TEA LEAF
Delivering the look, taste and aroma of the world’s best coffees and teas. Al Khaldia Dist.• Tel: +96612-6928142
DEERA CAFÉ Coffee experience like no other. Al Malek Rd- Stars Avenue Mall, Tahlia St. • Tel: +96612-2632150
KALILA Café and bakery serving light yet tasty foods from different regions. The Courtyard, Prince Sultan St. • Tel: +966-12-6061723 SOLO COFFEE Al Rawdah Dist. Abdul Maqsoud Khuja St. • Tel: +966-12-2630263
The true essence of coffee. Corniche Rd., Tahlia St., Rawdah St. • Tel: +966-12-6997852
TEA GSCHWENDNER Their tea shops are staffed with tea enthusiasts dedicated to exploring the world of loose leaf tea. Red Sea Mall. • Tel: +966-12-2150695
THE BAGEL BAR Offers a wide range of healthy and delicious snacks as well as light meals and main meals. U-Shaped Center, Al Rawdah • Tel: +966-12-6410222
FAST FOOD DOMINO’S PIZZA An American
pizza restaurant chain. Tahlia St. Prince Sultan St. Prince Abdullah Al Faisal St. Al Makarunah • Tel: +96612-614-5994 / +966-12-682-1889 966-12-252-3814 / 9200-12345
HARDEE’S One of the best
fastfood chain restaurants. Al Andalus Hira St. Ali Al Murtada • Tel: 920001213/ +966-12-619 7267
JOE’S DINER It’s like a traditional American diner with great American food. Khalidiya Dist. • Tel: 920005637 KFC
The largest chicken restaurant brand in the world. Al Rawdah Dist. • Tel: 920021111
Hot sandwiches, salads and gourmet pizza. Tahliah St. Khalidiya Dist • Tel: +966-12-6064717/ +966-126697232
PAPA JOHN’S The third largest
take-out and pizza delivery restaurant chain in the world. Al Batarji St. • Tel: +966-12-6629546
DATES BATEEL Deluxe chocolates,
delectable dates, superb pastries and a vast selection of gourmet foods. Red Sea Mall • Tel: +966-122150144
NADIYA Nadiya luxury dates are the perfect expression of Arabian traditions and hospitality. Panda, Bin Dawood, Al Musbah Airport • Tel: +966-12-6066103
TALAH DATES Dates, sweets,
drinks, and the finest Arabian coffee. Sari St. • Tel: +966-12-6837887
TAMRATY Tamraty is the leading
store holding a wide variety and the best dates hand picked from its farms. Al Rawdah Dist. • Tel: +96612-6637995
YATMOR Taking Saudi hospitality to a whole new level. Khalidiya Dist • Tel: +966-12-6065000
FINE DINING CROWNE GRILL Dining spot
serving fresh selections of US beef, fish, chicken and lobster. Crowne Plaza • Tel: +966-12-6611000
SURA Authentic fine dining
Korean cuisine. Rawdah Dist. • Tel: 920007212
SOY Contemporary Asian cuisine
in a gorgeous environment. Rawdah St. • Tel: +966-12-6643414
TOKI Toki is the ultimate place in Jeddah to serve authentic Chinese cuisine similar to the practices for centuries in Mainland China. Laylat - Al Malik Rd. • Tel: +966-12-6060606 / 966-50-466-5658 SALMONTINI LE RESTO Fine
dining experience, known for their salmon. Al Malik Rd. • Mob: +966593251111
LA CUISINE La Cuisine is known for their excellent dishes. Falastin, Hamra Dist. • Tel: +966-12-663 0363 LUMIERE Fine dining in French
cuisine. Prince Faisal Bin Fahd, Ash Shati • Mob: +966-555356373
They have one main objective: eat well and healthy. Rawdah Star Center • Tel: +966-12-6606633
Casual authentic crêperie. Roshana Mall • Tel: +966-12-2634989
LA CRÊPE DORÉE
A local creperie known for their unique taste. Red Sea Mall • Tel: +966-12-2150462
A whole new level of sophistication to French dining to Jeddah. Teatro Mall, Tahlia St. • Tel: +966-126680303/ +966-507619378
LENÔTRE Cakes and chocolate for all tastes. Teatro Mall, Tahlia St. • Tel: +966-12-2611222 • Web: lenotre.com DELIFRANCE Delifrance draws on expertise based on nearly one hundred years of tradition. Al Salama Center, Prince Sultan St. • Tel: +966 -12- 6171555
INTERNATIONAL AMARA TERRACE
Comfort food with a unique twist. Prince Faisal Bin Fahd, Ash Shati • Mob: +966-555354139
Serves everything. Mostly known for their amazing fries. Corniche, near Intercontinental Hotel, Al Hamra • Tel: +966-12-6605160 •Web:caffearoma.com
A selection of snacks and beverages, enjoyed by the sea. Al Hamra Dist. • Tel: +966-12-2891009
CASPER & GAMBINI’S
All-day restaurant-café specialized in casual gourmet meals and coffee. El Khayyat Center, Prince Sultan St. • Tel: +966-12-6637979 •Web: casperandgambini.com
Casual locale serving homemade sauces and flavorfully marinated chicken recipes. Meat dishes are also on the menu. Prince Sultan St. • Tel: +966-12-690 1115 •web: chickenrepublic.com
Located inside Rosewood Jeddah hotel, offers a combination of European, Middle Eastern, and Far Eastern cuisines. Al Kurnaysh Rd., Ash Shati Dist. • Tel: + 966 -12 -2607139 • Wed: rosewoodhotels. com/jeddah
LA VIDA LOUNGE
Open from 7 a.m. to midnight King Rd. Tower, Mezzanine Floor • Tel: +966-12-6060048 • Mob: +966555685995
Head here for sweet and savoury treats. Mahmud Nasif, Al Andalus • Tel: +966-12-663-6937 •Mob: +966550533450 • Web:laylasgourmet.com
Light treats. Eat smart. Madinah Rd. •Mob: +966500115122 • Tel: +966-12-2901424 •Web: mylitebite.com
HAAGEN-DAZS Premium ice
cream parlor. Stars Avenue Mall King Abdulaziz Rd. Red sea mall •We: haagen-dazs.co.uk • Mob: +966-559576854
MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY Bringing happiness to every cup, cone, cake and pint. Prince Sultan St, Mall of Arabia, Andalus Mall, Haifa Mall • Mob: +966-533888959
MARCEL’S Delicious and tasty low fat flavours. Tahlia St. • Tel: +966-12-2612301
PINKBERRY Pinkberyy is a non fat frozen yoghurt concept that offers a light and refreshing guilt free treat. Red Sea Mall • Tel: +966-12-2151551 •Web: pinkberry.com SHAKELICIOUS Creamy shakes! Rawdah St. • Tel: +966-12-6928208
STICK HOUSE A fun way to enjoying ice cream. Prince Sultan Rd, Al Basateen • Mob+966549616211 • Web: stickhousesrl.com THE FROZEN YOGHURT FACTORY Frozen yoghurt with
a healthy twist. Red Sea Mall, Arab Mall, Andalus Mall, Al Batarji, Al Khalidiyah, Obhur. • Tel: +966-122151551
VENCHI The ultimate destination for chocolate lovers. Tahlia St. • Tel: +966-12-2614878 • Web: venchi.com
Classic and innovative Italian specialities. Tahlia St. • Tel: +966509550993 / +966-12-6696201 Is rich with high value selection of dishes, meat, seafood, desserts. • Al Nahda Dist., Prince Sultan St.Near Samba Bank, • Tel: 920005099. •Web: swisshouse-sa.com
THE SANDWICH GALLERY Sandwich flavors from around the world with a unique twist. U-Shape Center, Al Rawdah • Mob: +966-544222234 •Web: thesandwichgallery.com
TOASTED An innovative and fresh approach to food. Rawdah St. • Mob: +966-12-2616747 UPTOWN 966
A fusion of Mediterranean and international food. • Al Hamra , Andalus main Rd.• Tel:+966-126652552 • Mob:+966-546441633 •Web: uptown966.com
ZODIAC Fine dining experience combining excellent service and food.Palestine St. • Tel: +966-126607548 •Mob:+ 966- 531060000 • Web:zodiaccuisine.com
ICE CREAM BASKIN ROBBINS STORE
Offers desserts like fondue, affogato and cakes, all in a family friendly restaurant environment. Corniche • Tel: +966-12-6067527 •Web: baskinrobbinsmea.com
Frozen yoghurt with over 25 topping choices.Stars Avenue Mall • Tel: +966-12-6077479 •Web: freshberry.net
ITALIAN IL GABBIANO IIndulge in true
Italian flavour with a relaxing classic atmosphere. Corniche • Tel: +966-12-6587049
ITALIAN TOUCH Italian Touch is the perfect breakfast spot, serving the finest of Italian ingredients. Sari St, Ascot Hotel Building. • Tel: +96612-6921380 • Mob: +966-537895666 FRATELLI LA BUFALA
Italian restaurant-pizzeria inspired by simple cuisine and genuine quality of products from the Campania region. The menu is based on the authentic Pizza and buffalo Mozzarella of Campania. • Stars Avenue Mall, King Abdulaziz Rd. • Tel: +966 12 2753822
LALLO We use fresh pasta at
our restuarants to give the taste of homemade cooking to valued customers. Tahlia Branch. • Tel: +966-12-6614719
LA PROMENADE CAFE
One of the best dining spots in town. Promenade Mall, Tahlia St. • Tel: +966-12-6688712
MARGHERITA Your ultimate
gateway to the Italian taste • Al Khaldiya Dist. • Tel: +966-12-606-1100
PIATTO Generous servings of fresh and authentic Italian dishes. Etoile Center, King Road Tahlia St. • Tel: +96612-692-2501 •Web:piatto.com.sa DESTINATIONKSA.COM 79
PIZZA FUSION Fresh, organic
and eco-friendly.Rawdah Ar, Rawdah St. • Tel: +966-12-261-6933 • Web: pizzafusion.com
PORTO CERVO Food lovers
beware, you’re in for a tasty surprise in Jeddah. Prince Sultan St., Al Khalidiyah • Mob: + 9660596900011
The best Turkish food and unique interior design. Tahlia st, Aster Center, Khalidiya Dist. • Tel: +966-12-6062750 • Web: cookshop-sa.com EVET LIFE STEAK HOUSE The Court Yard City , Prince Saud AlFaisal • Tel: +966-12-6062045 • Web: evetlife.com
serves traditional neopolitan food, based on fresh ingredients and home made pasta. Sari St., Ascott Building • Tel: 920004803• Mob: +966-503745666
KOSEBASI A restaurant chain that is true to the traditional recipes of south Anatolia. Al Rawdah • Tel: 966-12-6112302 •Web: kosebasi.com
TARTUFO Rich ingredients freshly
MADO One of the leading
imported from Italy. Ahlan Food Court,Tahlia St. • Tel: +966-12-6638248
MIDDLE- EASTERN AL NAKHEEL Al Nakheel
presents an exciting atmosphere great food and an experience that is second to none. King Fahd St. • Tel: 966-12-6066644
Ahwak is a trendy Lebanese restaurant serving traditional food, using authentic recipes and fresh ingredients. Sari, Al zahraa, Ascott Hotel • Mob: +966-503745666
ASEIL Aseil is about a journey
through Saudi Arabia, where we explored different cuisines in the Kingdom and reintroduced them in a modern uplifted style. Courtyard, Khaldiah Dist. • Tel: 966-12-6062349
BYBLOS SSavor an array of
unique tasteful flavours and indulge your senses. Al Quraysh Rd, Alhambra.• Tel: 966-12- 6697655
Syrian, Lebanese style cooking. Ismail Abu Dawud, Al Andalus. • Tel: 966-12-6688900
GOODIES The ‘go-to’ Lebanese restaurant. Stars Avenue, Ground Floor, King Abdulaziz Rd. • Tel: 96612-2847333 • Web: goodies.com.sa LABEEB Casual dining restaurant
Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz St. • Tel: 966-536884433 • Web: shobak.com
YILDIZLAR Serving up a mix
of Turkish and Lebanese Cuisine. Al Maadi, Al Hamra • Tel: +966-126531150
CHINESE ASIA BOX A fusion of Thai,
Indonesian, Chinese, Malaysian, and Japanese dishes with a modern look. Hamad al Jasir St. (Qassim Zeynah St.), Al Rawdah • Tel: 966-12-6917222
BAYTOTI Offering the freshest
& finest ingredients to provide you with the home goodness of chinese food. Al Mohammadiyah • Tel: 966-920007741
RED DRAGON Red Dragon
serves authentic Chinese cuisine. King Khaled St., Dammam • Tel: 966-550680111
CHINA GATE Come to China
Gate for quick and tasty dishes. King Abdullah Rd. • Tel: 966 -12- 6527718
matchless culinary journey with Bharat succulent dishes, fresh ingredients, authentic recipes and mouthwatering flavours. Sari, Al Zahra’a • Tel: 966-12-2753944 /966503969617
LASANI All time marvelous
Marhaba is known for authentic Pakistani cuisine in the kingdom. Established in 1985. Mohiyuddin Nazir st., off Al Andalus st. Al Hamra. • Mob: +966-504635668 • Tel: +96612-6682523
RAJ Come for appetizing and savory dishes served at Raj, Indian restuarant Tahlia St. • Tel: 966 -12- 6675730 PUNJAB GRILL Punjab Grill
serves rich yet modern Punjabi tastes. Sari St., Ascott Hotel Building, Al Zahra, Near Stars Avenue mall • Mob: +966-508265666
SHEZAN Let the aroma of mixed spices drive you to the wonderful experience and delicacies of an Indian kitchen. Sari St. Andalus St. • Tel: 966-12-6621086 / 966-126656040
ZAIKA Indian food and dining offering a high quality service and atmosphere. Boulevard Center, Al Rawdah Dist. • Tel: 966-12-6111798 / 966-552965028
traditional and modern Chinese culinary cuisine in a warm and friendly setting. Rosewood Jeddah Hotel • Tel: 9966-12-2607111
Benihana restuarants are traditional Japanese Hibachi steakhouses, featuring the Japanese cooking: “teppanyaki.” Abdul Rahman At Tabayashi, Al Andalus • Tel: 966-12-6686014 •Web: benihana.com
P.F. CHANG’S Discover dishes
GOLD SUSHI CLUB Inspired by
that become the topic of your conversation. Le Mall, Tahlia St. • Tel: 966-12-2617021
TOKI Mouth watering flavours
from the east. Leylaty Complex, Malek Rd. •Mob: 966- 50-4665658
YUMMY YUMMY Offers variety of Chinese & Japanese cuisine. Saqr Quraish St., Al Salamah • Tel: 966-12-2570777
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BHARAT Experience a
TURKUOISE Turkuoise is blending history and culture with a fresh outlook and a savoury cuisine. Al Rawdah Dist. • Tel: +96612-6832128 / +966-12-6832276
NOODLES Noodles blends
SHOBAK Your pie, your way!
indian restaurant! Beside Muhammadia Plaza ‘ Madinah Rd. • Tel: 966-12-6510162
SEMSOM Semsom is here to
for good food. Falastin, Al Ham’mra. • Tel: 966-12-6743987 •Web: shamirest.com
Indonesian and Asian Restaurant Khaled Commercial Center, Khalid Bin Walid St. Sharafiyah, • Tel: +966-541 206 209 • Web:bataviarestaurant.com
INDIA GATE Indian restuarant that gives you a great taste of true Indian spices. Sharafiya Dist. • Tel: 966-12-6440276
CHOPSTICKS The “ Fresh Chinese Cuisine”. Al Hamra Branch, Falasteen St. • Tel: 966-12-6907575
SHAMI Share our sizzling passion
restuarants offering a truly memorable authentic Turkish dining experience.Prince Sultan Main St., Khalidiya Center • Tel: +966-12-6901149
providing the market with fresh Lebanese food. Tahlia St. • Tel: 966-12-2612301 •Web: labeeb.com.sa
revive traditional Lebanese recipes and create new ones. Al Khalidiyah. • Tel: 966-12-6068600 •Web: semsom.com
the spirit of Japanese culture and food cuisine. Sari Gate Center, Sari St., Al Rawdah • Tel: 966-12-6068069 •Web: goldsushiclub.com
GINZA I CHOME A live Sushi bar
not to miss! Rosewood Jeddah Hotel, 2nd Floor • Tel: +966 12 6068069
HANISAN Hanisan brings a contemporary yet sophisticated dining experience to the heart of Jeddah. Byblos Complex, Corniche Al Hamra • Tel: 966-12-6695894 / 966-50668-3107
MAKI - HOUSE
SUSHI FOR NON SUSHI EATERS Sultan St. Mohamdiya dist. • Mob: +966-555896022, Sari St, Beside Sabb Bank • Mob: +966555980052, Batterjee St. Azzahra • Mob: +966-551075661
SAKURA Sakura is Crowne Plaza’s signature Japanese Restaurant. Crowne plaza Hotel, Al Hamra • Tel: 966-12-6611000
SUSHI YOSHI Sushi Yoshi is a leading Japanese restaurant with its own unique design stands out from the rest. Tallah Commercial Center, Corniche Rd. Al Rawdah Star Mall, Rawdah St. • Tel: 966-12-6997854 / 966-122616734 •Web: sushiyoshionline.com WAKAME We are passionate about Sushi! Come and discover what great mouth watering sushi really tastes like. Al Rawdah St. Kings Rd.• Tel: 966-12-6682003 / 966-12-6124204 • Web: wakame-ksa.com WAGAMAMA JJapanese-
inspired menu that offers a wide range of delicious noodles, rice and side dishes, desserts, freshly squeezed juices and hot drinks. Hail st., Tahlia walkway intersection • Tel: +966 12 6110019 • Web: wagamama.com
ZN SUSHI LOUNGE
Sushi and sashimi joint. Roshana Mall, Tahlia St. • Tel: 966-12- 2634889
Altesse is the hallmark of pastries.Al Hamra • Tel: 966-12-6645877
DESSERTS & BAKERIES AL NABULSI SWEETS
Arabic sweets and desserts. Al Hamra • Tel: 966-920001345
All our delicious hand-made cakes, gateaux and patisseries are a taste sensation using traditional recipes. Star Avenue Mall,Kings Rd. • Tel: 966-12-6697655
HELEN’S We only bake original
recipes using the best and freshest ingredients in the market. Kayal St., Al Rawdah • Tel: 966-12- 6977729 •Web: helensbakery.com
Pastries, cakes and pies.Villa 50, Tahlia St., • Tel: +966-12-6636937 • Web: laylasgourmet.com
MUNCH BAKERY If you are a
person with a sweet tooth then here’s a haven you can indulge in. Al Hamra • Tel: 966-920015010 • Web: munchbakery.com
NESTLE TOLL HOUSE Desserts created with a passion for life and endless imagination is more than just a sweet temptation. Red Sea Mall • Tel: 966-12-2346238 • Web: nestlecafe.com
PAUL Our products and shops
exude a French way of life: at the same time gourmet, sophisticated, warm and timeless. Tahlia St. • Tel: 966-12-26671633
PINK CAMEL We are a place of
idulgence with our freshly baked French macarons, or our unique ‘gourmet’ home decor collection. Al Rawdah • Tel: 966-12-6982175 / 966504456245 • Web: pink-camel.com
The best pastry and sweets in the city only in Saadeddin Pastry. Hira St. • Tel: 966-920017070 • Web: saadeddin.com
SWEET AND SAVORY
Specialised in sweet and savory muffins to die for. Prince Sultan St, Al Muhammadiyah, Sari St, Al Salamah •Tel: +966 -544475986 •Web: mysweetandsavory.com
THE CAKE BOUTIQUE
Soecializing in wedding cakes and delightful wedding giveaways, while also producing everything sweet. AL Rawdah• Tel: +966- 557855895
BOUTIQUES AL MAYASS
Multi-brand designer store. Ana Special Mall, Prince Sultan St. • Tel: 966-12-6642194 • Web: mayassfashion.com
CREAM A multibrand fashion & lifestyle concept store. Stars Avenue,Malik Rd. • Tel: 966-12-662 6272
WAREDA SHAH COLLECTION Plus size clothing and fashion. • Tel: 966-502867065
CUSTOM THOBES LOMAR Menswear such as
thobes, shirts and Ihrams. Al Rawdah Dist. • Mob: 966-920000554 • Web: lomar.sa
MIHYAR Men’s clothes shop.
Al Rawdah St. • Tel: 966-12-2615197 • Web: mihyararabia.com
Specialized thobes for men. • Mob: 966-546179888
H.Q. INTERIORS 100% made in Italy furniture within the Middle East. Al Madinah Rd. • Tel: 966 -12- 6395665 IKEA Offers a wide range of
well-designed, functional home furnishing products at low prices. Al Aziziyah • Tel: 966-920004532 • Web: ikea.com
Concept design house. Khaldiya Dist., Abdullah Aba Al Khalil St.• Tel: 966-12-6060811 • Web: shop.sinwan.com.sa
PHOTOGRAPHERS MC PHOTOGRAPHY
SINDI Classic and casual thobewear. Al Rawdah, Al Tahliah • Tel: 966-12-6678587 - 966-126631604 • Web: sindithobe.com
A professional photography service in the Gulf region. • Web:mchahine.com
TOBY Sharp, trendy and
Portrait and digital artist. Kayyal St. • Mob: 966-555623613 • Web: photographybysamia.com
simple thobes made for the sophisticated and successful businessmen. Prince Saud Al Faisal, Al Rawdah • Mob: 966-546234838 • Web: tobybyhatem.com
FURNITURE AL GHALIA INTERIORS
Design firm specializing in turkey commercial and residential projects. Al Rawdah Dist.
Good quality furniture, both office and household. Tahlia St. • Tel: 966-12-6676031 • Web: americangallery.com.sa
PHOTOGRAPHY BY SAMIA
Fashion and wedding photographer.• Web: reembajabaa. com
Specializes in contemporary wedding and lifestyle storytelling. • Mob: 966-555072883
FLORISTS ALWAN FLOWERS
Providing top quality urban andenvironmental services to the community. Al Tahlia • Tel: 966-126608448 • Web: alwanco.com.sa
BATAL DESIGN Ultimate design offering marvelous objects that underline wealth and sophistication all year long. Al Rawdah, Prince Saud Al Faisal St. • Tel: +961 1 804 803 • Web: b-design.co
GRASS Event management
NAWAL STORE Abayas and
BO CONCEPT Make customised and coordinated furniture and accessories affordable to the urban-minded customer. Al Rawdah St. • Tel: 966-12-6141418 • Web: boconcept.com CLOSET WORLD Focus on
Evening and bridal dresses. Al Rawdah • Tel: 966-12-6673971 • Web: fityaniboutique.com A retail concept offering fashion choices, furniture and home accessories. Al Rawdah • Tel: 966-12-668 5533 • Web:jasminebox.com kaftans. Stars Avenue,Malik Rd. • Mob: +966- 537092529 • Web: nawal-almaimani.com
Contemporary fashion boutique. Rawdah • Tel: 966-12-2754564
customers’ needs, lifestyle and budget to create the organising solutions they need. Sari St. • Tel:966-12-4202435 • Web: closetworld.com.sa
PINK OR BLUE ROOMS
DIMOS Modern and
Maternity wear, childrens wear, hand painted customised children bedrooms. Al Rawdah St.• Tel: 96612-6634452 • Web: pinklining.com
SOTRA Clothing and accessories.
contemporary furniture. Al Rowdah Dist. • Tel: 966-122830302 • Web: Dimos.com.sa
DOMVS Find all exclusive and
Ana Special Mall, Prince Sultan St. • Tel: 966-560895556 • Web: sotraonline.com
unique items from the latest home fashion that is most trendy. Al Rawdah Dist. • Tel: 966-12-6611447 • Email: email@example.com
TERRA ECLAT Offers a wide
selection of unique hand crafted jewelry. • Al Andalus Mall, Gate 2 • Mob: +966-543766773 • Web: terra-eclat.com
A diverse collection of contemporary art products by incredibly talented artists. Red Sea Mall, King Abdulaziz Rd. • Tel: 96612-6077119 • Web: g-1.com
Elegant bouqets and centerpieces. Prince Sultan St. Tel: 966-12-2564001
GARDENIA Florist, event
planning and landscaping. Arafat, Al Hamra • Tel: 966-12-6606162 • Web: gardeniaonline.com
company that provides planning resources. Alkayal St. • Mob: 966537979797 • Web: grassflorist.com
Same day florist flower delivery. Alkayal St. • Tel: 8007566023 • Web: jeddah-flowers.com
N CUBES Floral arrangements
and delivery for all types of events. Prince Sultan St. • Mob: 966551406813 • Web: n-cubes.com
PETALS First floral art company in the Kingdom. Al Rawdah. • Tel: 966-12-6642519 • Web: petals-sa.com
Online Flowers & Gifting for events and weddings. Madinah Rd. Quraish St. • Mob: +966-581143636 • Web: littleflora.com
SINDIANE FLOWERS Sells fresh
flowers and offers the service of making up arrangements up to your taste. Prince Sultan St. • Tel: 966-12-6835679
SPA HOUSE OF BEAUTY & SPA (7L)
Working with the world›s leading hair, makeup and skin care experts for women›s beauty needs. Corniche Plaza Bldg, Corniche Rd. • Tel: +96612-6534898 / +966-12-6534329 • Mob: +966-509240060
CLINICS ABJAD CENTER
Provide a variety of programs covering the needs of girls in covering the needs of girls in health, psychological and social aspects. Abdullah Albalkhail St.• Tel: +966 504451852 • Web: abjadcenter.org.sa
ANDALUSIA KIDS WELLNESS Special center for kids wellness offering specialized pediatric clinics and all activities for kids. • Intersection of Sari St. & Al Khateeb Al Tibrizi • Tel: +966-12-21666677
ACT ADULT AND CHILD THERAPY CENTER
Providing accessible and innovative mental health care services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Al Awadi, Al Andalus • Tel: +966-12-2615950 • Web: actjeddah.com
ARAB DOCTORS CLINIC Deliver world-class health care from a local doctor to patients, backed up by top medical specialists and supported by the latest research and education. Prince Saud Al Faisal, Al- Khalidiyah. • Tel: +966-12-6060092
BEAUTY CLINIC Plastic
surgery, dermatology and laser hair removal. King Abdul Aziz Rd. • Tel: +966-12-0020129 • Web: beautyclinic-sa.com
DERMA CLINIC Leading center for dermatology, laser and plastic surgery in the Middle East. Tahlia St. - Bin Homran Center • Tel: +966-126699999 • Web: derma-clinic.com DR ASHY MEDICAL CENTER
Medical services covering all branches of the field of cosmetic surgery, laser, skin diseases, weight loss and skin care. Al-Rawda Dist. - AbdulMaqsood Khoja St. • Tel: 920009336 • Web: mamdoohashy.com
EED CLINIC Cosmetic and
medical services. Al Steen St. • Tel: +966-12-6398858 • Web: eedclinic.net
FIRST CLINIC Top-rated medicial facilities and services. Al Zahra’a Dist. • Tel: +966-12-2754243
One stop shop for all your health needs. • Prince Sultan St., Al Mohammadiyah dist. • Tel: 920022811 • Web: myclinic.com.sa
HOSPITAL DR. SAMIR ABBAS HOSPITAL
Offer state of the art beauty services. 6946 Corniche Rd., Ash Shati Dist. • Tel: 9200 1 25 25 • Web: dsah.sa
GYM & HEALTH CENTERS
Combines 21st century facilities with impeccable service and Saudi hospitality.Corniche • Tel: +966-122295555 • Web: ihg.com
ARENA MMA & FITNESS
Home to the most qualified and experienced martial arts and fitness experts in Saudi Arabia. Al Nahdah• Tel: +966-12-613-2525 • Web: arena.sa
JEDDAH HILTON Convenient for both travellers and those on pilgrimage. Corniche Rd.• Tel: 920003800 • Web: hilton.com
CONCEPT 10 10 Personal
and private training. Prince Sultan St. (AL Salamah Center) • Tel: +96612-6165665
LE MÉRIDIEN Exposes the
curious and creative-minded traveller to the most unexpected and engaging experiences a destination has to offer. Tahlia St. • Tel: +966-12-6633333 • Web: lemeridien-jeddah.com
FITNESS FIRST One of the
world’s leading health and fitness companies. Sixty street behind Arab National Bank • Tel: +966-12-6900881 • Web: ksa.fitnessfirstme.com
MÖVENPICK HOTEL CITY STAR JEDDAH Extraordinary Business
FITNESS TIME Provide the
best sports and fitness services. Madinah Rd, Mohamadiyah Dist • Tel: + 9200 03131 • Web: fitnesstime.sa
and Events Hotel in Central Jeddah Between Quraish St & Heraa St.• Tel: +966-12-618 0000 • Web: movenpick. com/jeddah-city-star
GOLD’S GYM ELITE Designed to empower and guide women to reach their personal health and wellness goals. Al Khaldiah • Tel: +966-12-2282858
MÖVENPICK HOTEL JEDDAH
Extraordinary Business and Events Hotel in Central Jeddah • Before Palestine St.• Tel: +966-12-618 0000 •
HEALTHYU Weight loss center
PARK HYATT Among the finest
with licensed dieticians who personalise meal plans.Al Rawdah St. • Tel: 920011410 • Mob: +966-530926368 • Web: healthyuksa.com •
luxury hotels in Saudi Arabia. Al Hamra• Tel: +966-122639666 • Web: jeddah.park.hyatt.com.sa
JUNIOR GYM Sports and
physical activities for children age 1 to 14 year. Al-Zahra Dist.
WORLD GYM - LADIES
The iconic celebrity fitness scene and the serious, no-nonsense workout. Tahlia St. • Mob: +966-556689923 • Web: worldgymmiddleeast.com
OBAGI A global specialty
pharmaceutical company founded by leading skin care experts. Al Hamra Dist. - Arafat St. • Tel: +966-12-6614000 • Web: obagihospital.com
Z CLUB Offering its clients a package of sense relaxation, healing, rejuvenation and strengthening. Tahlia St. • Tel: +966-12-6690204 • Web: z-club.com
SPA & BEAUTY CENTERS BOUTHAINA
Beauty and personal care. Tahlia St. • Tel: +966 -12- 6691803 • Web: bouthaina.com
CHAMELLE PLAZA Relieve
physical and emotional stress. Al Hamra. • Tel: +966-12-6656807/ +966-12-6656874 • Web: chamelleclub.com
EVE SALONS & SPA
One stop destination for services and products pertaining to fashion & beauty for women. Sultan St., Al Haram • Tel: +966-12-6581977 • Web: evejeddah.com
JEAN LOUIS DAVID
Hair and beauty services. King Rd. Tower • Tel: +966 12 606-8678 • Web: jeanlouisdavidsa.com
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MAISON DE JOELLE
A celebrity salon and a leading beauty house in the Middle East. Tahlia St. • Tel: +966-566882700 • Web: maisondejoelle.com
NAIL ART First nail care salon to open in Jeddah. Al Kayyal St. • Mob: +966-506669851 • Web: nails-art.com ORIANA A sanctuary to experience a soothing and rejuvenating service. Attallah Center, Cornish • Tel: +966-126220773 • Web: oriana-sa.com PLANET BEACH Enjoy a private spa experience for a reasonable cost. Al Batarji St. • Tel: 800 124 7776• Web: planetbeach.com
SPA LOUNGE Providing worldclass spa and wellness experinces for the mind, body and soul. Al Kayyal • Tel: +966-12-2630904 TONI&GUY Latest fashion in the hairdressing industry around the world. Tahlia St. • Mob: +966537859588. • Web: toniandguy-sa.com
TRAVEL AGENCIES ACE TRAVEL Ranked among the
top three travel agencies in the Kingdom. Heraa St.• Tel: 920002278 • Web: ace-travel.com
AL AMOUDI TRAVEL AGENCY Deliver the best travel and tourism experience to clients within the Kingdom. King Abdullah Rd. • Tel:+966 -12- 6600661 • Web:alamouditravel.com
AL TAYYAR TRAVEL Combines 21st-century facilities with impeccable service and Saudi hospitality. Corniche • Tel: +966-12-2295555 • Web: altayyargroup.com
ATTAR TRAVEL An expert in the delivery of travel solutions and services. Al Zahra, Mishrifah• Tel: +966 -12- 6640666 • Web: attartravel.com ELAF TRAVEL Full range
of travel and tourism services in the Kingdom. Al Hamra• Tel: +966012-6641233 • Web: elafgroup.com
Your travel agency, world-wide. Al-Hamra Dist. • Tel: +966-122613595 • Web: zahidtravel.com
HOTELS ALBILAD HOTEL
An oasis of hospitality situated right by the Red Sea. Al-Corniche Highway • Tel: +966-12-694 4777 • Web: albiladhotel.net
Experience comfort and convenience. Al Hamra • Tel: +96612-6611000 • Web: ihg.com
The perfect mix of business and pleasure for today’s comfortseeking traveler. Al Madina Rd. • Mob: +966-509970091 • Web: ihg.com
Designed for both the business and leisure traveler. Corniche St. • Tel: +966-12-2607111 • Web: rosewoodhotels.com
Located in one of the most sought after areas in Jeddah. North Corniche • Tel: +966-12-699 2212 • Web: sheratonjeddah.com
COMPOUNDS AL MOROUJ COMPOUND
Al Morouj Compound is a well established expats compound. • Al moubaraz area, Mahssen, near al riyada school • Mob: +966501991771
J| ONE by Abdul Latif Jameel Land is one of the largest and most ambitious residential developments in Jeddah offering a refreshing and new approach to contemporary living. • Mouhmad Masoud St., Al Salamah Dist. • Web: Joneresidence.com
SCHOOLS GREEN GRASS INT’L SCHOOLS
Provides a curriculum that is based on the American standards of learning. • Mohammadiyah Dist. • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Tel: +96612-6995708 • Web: ggs.edu.sa
KIDS’ TIME DAYCARE British
curriculum daycare offering: nursery, preschool, and KG1. They also offer extended hours suitable for working mothers. • Heraa St., towards Malik Rd., behind Al Rajhi Bank • Tel: +966-503007787
COUNTRY OF SAUDI ARABIA CITY OF JEDDAH
KING OF STATE KING SALMAN BIN ABDULAZIZ AL SAUD
CURRENCY: Saudi Riyal (SR) divided into: 100 Halalas; notes printed in: 1 (one) – 5 (five) – 10 (ten) 50 (fifty) – 100 (hundred) 500 (five hundred) Riyal Denominations.
CROWN PRINCE MOHAMMAD BIN SALMAN AL SAUD
POPULATION GROWTH: 2.31%
Makkah and Madinah
TIME ZONE: GMT +3
2,149,690 sq km
3.57 million and the second largest city in Saudi Arabia
HEAD OF REGION: Prince Khalid Al Faisal
West coast of Saudi Arabia, on the Red Sea. Distance between Jeddah and Makkah: 88km. Distance between Jeddah and Madinah 405km.
1,600 sq km – Largest urban center in the Makkah province.
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$1.00 USD = SR 3.75 €1.00 Eur o= SR 4.03 £1.00 British Pound = SR 4.67 ₹1.00 Indian Rupee = SR 0.06 ₱1.00 Philip. Peso = SR 0.08
IMPORTANT DATES: National Day: Sept. 23 Ramadan: May 16 Eid Al Fitr: June 15
TV: National TV: Saudi channel 1, Saudi channel 2 (English), Saudi channel 3 (sports), Al Ekhbariya news.
RIYADH: King Khaled Int’l. Airport JEDDAH: King AbdulAziz Int’l Airport MADINAH: Prince Muhammed Bin Abdul Aziz Airport – DAMMAM: King Fahad Int’l Airport
RADIO STATIONS: STATION
FM CHANNEL TYPE
Rotana Quran SaudiRadio AFN Panorama MBC FM MBC FM MBC FM Mix Fm Alif Alif
88.0 Arabic pop 89.0 Religious 92.6 National news 93.7 Western music 102.0 Arabic pop 103.0 Khaliji music 103.9 Western music 107.0 Techno music 105.5 Western + Arabic 101/0 Arabic mix
BUSINESS HOURS: BUSINESS + BANKING HOURS: 8/9 a.m. - 4/5 p.m. (Sun - Thur) WEEKEND: Friday – Saturday Shopping hours: 10 a.m – 1 p.m. 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
INFORMATION / MAINTENANCE:
Country code: +966 City codes: Riyadh 011 Jeddah and Makkah 012 Dammam, Dhahran, 013 Khobar and Jubail Madinah And Yanbu 014 Abha and Najran 017
STC Inquiry information 905 Speaking clock 1222 Mobily 1100 STC 900 Zain 959
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Arabic, English is the second official language.
EMERGENCY Ambulance 997 Najm (car accidents) 920000560 General emergency 911 Cut along the lines, and keep it in your wallet
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