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FROM THE EDITOR

Welcome back, Jeddahwis! Summer’s almost over and school’s just around the corner. Schools and businesses swing back into full gear and the city comes back to life. For this issue, we wanted to remind you not to get too busy to connect with not just your children, but family in general. We often feel hurried and miss out on the good things in life. We also don’t notice when something’s gone wrong until it’s far too late. For our special features, we looked at the two pressing issues facing children today: bullying and abuse. Each article will walk you through the signs of of it, how to spot it and how best to avoid it. Speaking of watching your children become young adults, one of the biggest milestones you and they will face is choosing where to study. Now lately, universities abroad seem to be getting favored over local ones. Hence, we went ahead and rounded up a few of our local universities and their accolades to show you the breadth of your options. Every now and then, we all need a break. Wanting a change of scenery happens regardless of where you live. What has rung true for us is that when we’re away, we actually miss our hometown. Now that September is here and the weather becomes friendlier, Jeddah will once again be breaming with activities, events and fun fare. So if you’re getting holiday blues, think of this instead…

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Business • Rana Jan: Spending on your Roof • Elevate CSR In Your Organization

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Dining Around Town • Dining Scoop - Must Try: Twina’s Paella • Can You Handle Spicy Food?

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Special Feature • Local Universities and Institutes to Check Out • Tackle Bullying • Protect Your Children

Healthy Living • There’s More to Being A Nurse • Parenting Tips From Luqman the Wise • Daily Athkar to Remember

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Arts & Entertainment • Barakah Meets Barakah: The Story • Music With Muthana Anbar

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Travel Trends

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Style & Beauty • “Stealing Candy From A Kid” Editorial • Bring the Holidays Into Your Home

• Travel News: - Top Destinations for Hiking - Relaxing in Bali • Regional Adventures • Exploring the Other Side of Farasan

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Salads, CHICKEN, and more spiciness! 80.

A discussion about youth projects with Sulafa Battarjee, on p. 26

Our one-onone with musician Muthana Anbar and his fusion of Arabic music and jazz, on p. 48

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EVENTS & HAPPENINGS

EVENTS & HAPPENINGS 1. Porsche Cayenne Goes Off-Road in KAEC

The Porsche Cayenne was tested to the limit at the offroad track in King Abdullah Economic City recently. The drivers tested intelligent driver assistance systems that tackle difficult terrain. Executive director Michael Muller commented, “Our aim is to draw attention to the extended capabilities of the brand’s SUV model.”

2. The Infiniti Q30 Finally Unveiled

The all-new Infiniti Q30 was revealed at an exciting event at the Al Ghassan Motors Infiniti Center. The Infiniti Q30 active compact is a new type of premium vehicle. “The Infiniti Q30 is a completely new segment and direction for the Infiniti brand,” commented Sheikh Ghassan Abdulrahman, the chairman of Al Ghassan Motors.

3. 3. Nahdi Pharmacy

Awarded for Excellence

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Al Nahdi won an award for being the best in terms of enhancing the employment of Saudi nationals. Their implementation of Saudization has been consistent and they have been ranked as one of the best work environments for three years in a row now. Naseeba 3. organized the event. group


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4. Khalid and Essam Jawa

Climb the Gran Paradiso

Khalid Jawa and his uncle Essam Jawa set out to climb Mont Blanc in Switzerland. They prepared for the climb by starting with the Gran Paradiso, the highest peak on the Italian border that stands up to 13,400 feet. They could not climb Mont Blanc due to the weather, but proved ready for it by conquering Gran Paradiso.

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6. Evocative Exhibitions

4. 7. Crowne Plaza Festivities

The exhibitions of Saudi artists Daniah Al Saleh, Saddek Wasel and Abdulaziz Al Rashedi are coming to an end early this month at Athr gallery. Each of their projects represented the human condition, in faith or despair, in their own unique way.

Jeddah’s Crowne Plaza ended its Ramadan competitions with a raffle draw in collaboration with Mohammed Yousuf Naghi Motors (MYNM). The grand prize was a Jaguar XE. The event was attended by several prominent figures from both Crowne Plaza and MYNM.

at Athr Gallery

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5. Manuel Expands

With a New Store

On Aug. 11, the fifth branch of Manuel supermarket opened in Jeddah on Palestine Street. CEO Khalid Darwish was present at the opening aside from a large number of customers who enjoyed great offers on the occasion. 7.

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8. Embracing Eccentricity

with Creative Mornings

The theme was about embracing your inner eccentricity. Said Baaghil presented his definition of “unconformity,” a way of life that unleashes creativity. 8.

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The event recognizes influential women of the region.

A competition for a cause dedicated to raising awareness.

SAYIDATY AWARDS

Location: Hilton Jeddah Mob: +966-508223075/ +966-569785605 Timings: 5 – 8 p.m.

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LIFT UP AUTISM

Location: CrossFit ACFC – Level 1/5 Sakura Plaza Madinah Rd. Timings: 5 p.m.

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SEPT. 25 – 29

CERTIFIED STRATEGIC PLANNING & MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL

PMP CERTIFICATION TRAINING COURSE

Top professional certifications for project managers offered by the Project Management Institute. Email: dave@softlearning.com Price: SR 2,690

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OCT. 3 – 4

SAUDI ARABIA'S NATIONAL DAY Happy birthday KSA!

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ASP certification programs for executives and professionals to become highly knowledgeable and skilled in professional standards of discipline. Location: Tahlia St.

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GULF EDUCATION CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION

OCT. 11-13

OCT. 26-27

The conference will address challenges, opportunities and future needs facing the education sector.

It will cover a wide range of topics such as stroke management, prevention and treatments along with workshops and debates.

The event will feature speakers addressing issues and challenges on global transportation and logistics.

Location: University of Business and Technology, Dahban Campus

Location: Park Hyatt Web: mena-strokeconference.com

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MENA STROKE CONFERENCE

12TH TRANS MIDDLE EAST EVENT

Location: Park Hyatt Web: transportevents.com

OCTOBER 2016

SEPT. 18 – 22


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The course is specially designed to train executives about the basics of operation management.

A networking event for professionals in technology and enthusiasts.

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT COURSE

Location: Knowledge Wisdom Training Center

INNOVATION OF TECHNOLOGY

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ADVANCED MARKETING THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING

SEPT. 28

IDC IT- FORUM

The conference will cover areas like security from malware, mobile usage policies, mobile app provisioning, unified communication and collaboration technologies. Location: Intercontinental Hotel

Workshop focuses on social media as a marketing tool. Location: Platinum Plaza 106 North Building Tel: +966-12-2637151 Mob: +966-561000547 Timings: 5 - 9:30 p.m.

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SAUDI ARABIA IN RIO’S 2016 OLYMPICS Saudi Arabia was tenth to walk in with flag bearer Sulaiman Hamad, a judo competitor. In total, Saudi had 12 competitors in five sports and four of those competitors were women. The four women were Sarah Attar and Kariman Abuljadayel

in track and field, Lubna Al Omair in fencing and Joud Fahmy in judo. Sprinter, Kariman Abuljadayel, made history as she became the first Saudi woman to compete in the Olympic 100m and ranked 23rd overall.

APP FOR EASY HAJJ EXPERIENCE

CAREEM CARS FOR THE DISABLED AND ELDERLY The region’s leading car booking service, with the support of the Ministry of Labor, launched a new service, Careem One. The app gives disabled and elderly passengers in Saudi Arabia the opportunity to order on-demand car rides – the first in the Middle East.

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MANASIKANA The Ministry of Haj and Umrah provides an interactive Manasikana app for pilgrims to perform Haj or Umrah easily. Some of the app’s convenient services include highly accurate satellite based maps of the sacred areas, instant translation and emergency services for pilgrims.


Saudi Sisters at the Water Machine Exhibition in London

Water Machine, an exhibition curated by sisters Basma and Noura Bouzo, will be installed at Somerset House this month to represent KSA in the first London Design Biennale. The installation is a site-specific candy-machine structure that was developed to allow visitors to buy water stored in plastic capsules, resembling dispensed gumballs. It reflects the reality of sustainability and natural resources depletion.

A KILO OF KINDNESS CHARITY CAMPAIGN A Kilo of Kindness for a Treat of Ice Cream campaign by Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts, aimed at supporting Al Bir Society to collect school supplies for students in need. The campaign was part of the UN International Day Charity, and was on social media as ‪#‎AkiloOfKindness.‬

Nün Academy’s Glocal Education

Starting this month, Nün Academy is taking its personalized learning program a step further by incorporating a “glocal” and bilingual approach to education. Students of the academy will become prepared for the global world while staying in touch with local heritage and the Arabic language.

INITIATIVE BY SEDCO’S RIYALI AND SOUQALMAL.COM TO BOOST YOUTH’S FINANCIAL AWARENESS

Riyali, SEDCO Holding Group’s Financial Literacy Program, partnered with souqalmal.com to collaboratively increase financial education and awareness in Saudi Arabia to empower Saudi youth when it comes to their financial decisions. This collaboration aims to bring on board a wealth of financial knowledge, courses and tools using digital and social media channels.

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Above and Beyond

the Volunteer Realm Some remarkable community initiatives by the youth. By Sawsan Lilish

Draw a Smile with Eezmah

Zahar, aka Eezmah, is a skilled fashion designer who is using her artistic abilities to make little kids smile. Impact with Deeds’ daily Iftar Sayem campaign in Ramadan exposed her to less fortunate kids. Eezmah noticed that little things and words mattered a lot

to the kids. She got inspired to create a bond with every kid she met, so she started gifting each child with an illustrated portrait of them. This act of kindness is now a social campaign known as #drawasmilewitheezmah. eezmah

“But Why” Productions’ Sports League

“But Why” is a group of young volunteers who believe that money is not the only way to help. They prefer other forms of giving, like time, energy and socializing. “But Why Sports League” is an initiative where they arrange tournaments

and invite kids and youth from different social classes to play together. They chose a sport like football due its popularity, and also because it helps them step out of their comfort zone and interact with people from all walks of life.

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Ihyaa – Giving Life

Ihyaa is a social initiative that was crowned with accomplishing three school renovation projects. Ihyaa started when architects met during the Iftar Sayem campaign.

While volunteering, they observed the need for renovation and gathered their resources to provide kids in less fortunate areas with a better learning environment. Their aim was to build a generation of smart change-makers. Email: Ihyaa.info@gmail.com


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Saudi Arabia is the 13th Largest Country in the World

Saudi Arabia spreads across 2,149,690 square kilometers of land. It’s the largest country in the Middle East, about the size of Western Europe and a quarter of the size of the United States.

National Day is Always September 23

King Abdulaziz is the founder of modern Saudi Arabia and he led and participated in all major events leading to the unification of the country on September 23, 1932.

Saudi Arabia is the Cradle of Islam

The Holy Quran was revealed to the Prophet (PBUH) in the western cities of Makkah and Madinah, beginning about 610 AD. This alone made the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia a very important location for the Islamic community, and a yearly destination for Hajj.

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One of the Largest Oil Producers

From the mid-20th century, the discovery of vast oil deposits propelled Saudi Arabia into a key economic and geopolitical role. The Kingdom is the second largest producer of oil and has the second largest proven oil reserves, making it one of the most important allies in the world.

King Faisal Abolished Slavery

Some of the major accomplishments of Saudi Royalties include King Faisal’s abolition of slavery in 1962. He also took a stand for women and the importance of education.

We Went to Space

In 1985, Prince Sultan Bin Salman became the first Saudi, first Arab and first Muslim to travel into space when he joined the U.S. space shuttle Discovery for a sevenday mission.

Al Balad

Breathing the ancient aroma of Jeddah, Al Balad is a UNESCO World Heritage. The historic place encompasses two Ottoman style gates known as Bab Madinah (Gate to Madinah) and Bab Makkah (Gate to Makkah). The most famous building there is Bait Naseef (Naseef’s House). The building contains several artifacts and furniture pieces from the past and has been fully preserved to become the famous museum it is today.

King Fahad Fountain

The Bride of the Red Sea is home to the largest fountain in the world. The salt-water fountain was built in the 1980's and is listed in Guinness World Records as the highest water fountain in the world, reaching over 1,000 feet.


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BUSINESS

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SPENDING ON A ROOF Should you buy or rent?

The table below demonstrates the weight of selected divisions under the consumer basket. Main Expenditure Division

Weight (%)

Food and Beverage

21.7

Housing, Water, Electricity, Fuel

20.5

Transport

10.4

Furnishing, Household Equipment, Maintenance

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Other

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Source: Saudi General Authority of Statistics, cost of living index, June 2016. Your housing expenditures come in second and fourth as a Saudi consumer, just after your basic instinct

of eating. So when you are debating “buying versus renting� a house, we feel you. Buying a house merely depends on affordability, but there are other variables to consider.

RENTING

BUYING

No need to worry about maintenance and repairs since they are taken care of by the property landlords.

The purchase value is not the last expense you will incur. You will undergo regular maintenance that you are financially responsible for.

No capital building. Your rental payments are economically irreversible. However, no exposure to the real estate market and no anxiety on price volatility.

Provides capital appreciation. The normal scenario would be an increase of value over time. Occasionally, property value might fall due to economic circumstances. Accordingly think location, location, location before buying.

Easier relocation but no housing security.

Housing security.

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Some quantitative calculations are used for further assessment. It is important to never regret any decision you made because one market rule to keep in mind is uncertainty. If anything goes wrong, it is not actually your fault; it is just an economic cycle. The Author: Rana Jan Finance graduate with experience in banking, treasury, financial planning and corporate banking relationship management. Email: rana.jan88@gmail.com


BUSINESS

SOLAFA BATTERJEE

PIONEER OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

She is the CEO of Doroob, a non-profit organization, and the face of emotional intelligence (EQ) in the Kingdom.

By Sumaiyya Naseem

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Directing education and business with EQ.


Tell us about yourself.

I am a mother and an educator. I’m a teacher and the whole world is my classroom. Education has always been my passion.

What led you to Doroob? I never thought I’d be an executive officer because I was focused on teaching. When this position was proposed to me I realized I would be able to reach more children. I combined my passion for education with business. I upgraded my vision into touching the lives of 2.2 billion children through compassionate empathy. It’s still about kids, but the scope is bigger.

How would you define emotional intelligence?

EQ is the capability of using the energy of emotions to make better choices and wiser decisions without harming yourself or others.

How did you get started with emotional intelligence?

It started with a personal journey inspired by my children. Life is a blend of empathy and frustrations; I wanted to be a better mother and woman. I searched for change and found emotional intelligence. In 2009, I started EQ training at Six Seconds and my life completely changed.

What’s your view on the way EQ is perceived in the Kingdom?

At first, we were afraid people would relate emotional

It’s healthy to talk about fears and disappointments. You have to go through unpleasant emotions in order to accomplish your dreams. — Solafa Batterjee

intelligence with the female tendency of being emotional, but that has not been the case. We’ve discovered that there is a certain level of awareness and we’re trying to build on that. Saudis feel the need and see the value in EQ.

How is the Kingdom different to countries abroad?

State of the Heart is a yearly report published by Six Seconds. This year’s report sheds lights on some very interesting facts. First, the level of EQ in the world is

decreasing; this is alarming considering the conflicts. The great news is the level of EQ is on the rise in the Middle East – something to think about.

How are you bringing EQ to the Kingdom?

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What are the various campaigns?

We’ve been doing EQ Cafes, and global campaigns like Talent for Tolerance and the recent Seeking Refuge campaign. Through these campaigns we aim to create awareness by engaging various age groups and sections of the society. The participant gets a taste of what EQ means on a personal level.

What’s the role of Six Seconds in this?

Six Seconds has formed a global community of trained and certified EQ professionals. This network comprises of 60 officials that represent various countries. Six Seconds provides us with proper material, tools and assessments needed for workshops and sessions.

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How can EQ enhance education?

The State of the Heart report highlights imagination, risk tolerance, and entrepreneurship as main EQ tools for success in education. Further, creating the right environment requires empathy, the school and students having goals and emotional literacy. EQ is involved in every step including teacher recruitment, student placements around the classroom and the curricula. I really encourage universities to use EQ as a tool or a subject of study.

Can you tell us about Doroob’s projects? We start partnerships to bring ideas and projects that support the education systems. Very recently we

signed a partnership with Design for Change in India, an organization that values empathy. The Sudan Youth Project provides scholarships and housing to smart children who come from financially difficult backgrounds. We have upcoming plans in various countries in Africa. doroob_sa solafabatterjee


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BUSINESS

Steps to Elevating CSR

The question often asked: How can CSR become relevant within the organization? By Amr Banaja, SEDCO Holding Group

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1. Clarity on Goals

When setting up a corporate strategy function, make sure your goals are clear. In the short run, this will help align the stakeholders, and in the long run it’ll help you see the progress.

2. Alignment From the Top

Due to operational costs, the CSR practitioner will face hurdles if the CEO and board of the company are unaware of the long-term value of CSR.


3. Stated Values

To ensure that CSR is part of a company's DNA, it needs to be embedded in the stated values. Stated values answer questions about the safety and environment of the workplace.

4. Embedding the Value of CSR Within the Organization

Here are five ways to effectively embed CSR in your organization: • Make sure your top leadership clearly articulates the company’s commitment to corporate citizenship. • Make sure you have the right structure for executive officers to manage and monitor the company’s citizenship strategy and performance. • Engage your stakeholders. • Develop comprehensive CSR reports. • Link compensation to attainment of CSR goals and targets.

5. Strong Corporate Governance

Corporate governance calls on corporate boards and managements to actively engage stakeholders to face

today’s economic, social and environmental issues, both short and long term.

6. Stay Connected

Most young consumers and employees in this day and age are socially conscious and think that companies should support the environment and community. They are likely to maintain their relationships with responsible brands.

7. Aim to Create Collective Impact

Follow these two steps for results. • Coordinate your efforts so that each stakeholder can participate without overlap or repetition. • Always make sure there is constant communication between the various stakeholders, along with easily shareable and measurable performance indicators.

8. Never Give Up

By the year 2100, the world population is expected to double reaching over 14 billion. It is our duty to act responsibly to sustain what we have today for the future generations.

CSR IN KSA The King Khalid Foundation is one of the active organizations focusing on the proliferation of CSR in Saudi Arabia. They have initiated the KIng Khalid Awards to turn the spotlight on CSR programs that are effectively creating impact in Saudi Society. In addition, the CSR Saudi Summit is an annual event that brings together different industries to discuss trends and best practices in corporate social responsibility. This includes recognizing businesses with strong sustainable programs.

LITERATURE “Corporate Social Responsibility: Doing the Most Good for Your Company and Your Cause” Companies are expected to give back to society through charities, so this book delves deep into why this is not only useful for communities but for the business itself. “Social Responsibility and Business Ethics” This book in Arabic explains the importance of ethics to business growth. These can be found at Jarir, amazon.com and neelwafurat.com

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S P E C I A L F E AT U R E

BREAKING THE STIGMA Everything a prospective student must know.

FAC I L I T I E S

By Aabiya Baqai, Nora Al Ourfi and Sumaiyya Naseem

• Gymnasium, Court and Recreational Area • Counseling and Health Services Technology Center • Common Rooms, Lounges and Meeting Rooms for Clubs • Cafeterias • Photocopying and Printing Rooms • Computer and Science Labs • Prayer Area • Outdoor Gardens & Seating Areas

Dar Al Hekma (DAH) is a private, non-profit institution offering bachelors and masters programs to women. It was established in 1999 with academic programs developed by the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC). The university is accredited by the MOE and the NCAAA.

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DAR AL HEKMA UNIVERSITY


COURSES

SCHOLARSHIPS

Dar Al Hekma University offers degrees in business, law, education and health sciences, design and architecture.

• Dar Al Hekma Scholarship

CAMPUS The campus is one integrated structure consisting of 26,500 square meters. The academic space includes a variety of facilities including a 1,200-seat auditorium.

SUCCESS STORY Lama Al Sharif did her bachelors in management information systems then went on to do her masters in

• Al Elm Scholarship • Ministry of Higher Education Scholarship

international relations at DAH. She is the founder and manager of Shababuna Consultancy firm. Al Sharif was recently elected onto the United Nations Habitat Youth Advisory Board for two years as an adviser on the Future Saudi Cities Program. She is the only representative from the Gulf on the board. Location: Al Faiha Dist. Tel: +966-12-6303333 Web: dah.edu.sa

BATTERJEE

MEDICAL COLLEGE

Batterjee Medical College (BMC) is one of the most recent colleges established in Jeddah, but is quickly making a name for itself by being the first private specialized medical college in Saudi Arabia. BMC caters to both local and international students.

CAMPUS It is undeniable that BMC has one of the top campuses in Jeddah, with facilities that can fit more than 5,000 students.

FAC I L I T I E S • A Virtual Hospital • Dental Clinics • A Research Center • Accommodation

BRAGGING RIGHTS Batterjee Medical College was awarded the Excellence Award as the best educational project in the MENA region in 2010, as well as the Okaz Award for Professional Excellence in 2014.

COURSES

SCHOLARSHIPS

BMC’s offers programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology, nursing, and health administration.

Al Forsan Scholarships Web: bmc.edu.sa Tel: +966-12-6561111 Location: Prince Abdullah Al Faisal St., Obhur

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FA C I L I T I E S • Laboratories with Equipment • Research and Development Center • Computer Labs • University Medical Services Center • Scientific Publishing Center • Emergency and Disaster Center • University Stadium

KING ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY The 60-meter-high Breakwater Beacon at KAUST.

CAMPUS

SCHOLARSHIPS

KAU is one of the biggest universities in Jeddah with more than 82,000 students.

• Ministry of Higher Education Scholarship • Postgraduate Scholarship

UNIQUE SELLING POINT • Ranked first out of 15 universities in The Times Higher Education rankings.

SUCCESS STORY

King Abdulaziz University has been one of KSA's most well known public universities since 1974. The univerisity has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET), and the NCAAA. KAU caters to local and international students.

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COURSES Faculties include BA degrees in business administration, mathematics, computer programming, medicine and surgery, and petroleum geology and sediments, as well as several MSc and PhD programs.

Amr Al Dabbagh studied business administration. He is the CEO and chairman of Al Dabbagh Group. He founded the Stars Foundation. Al Dabbagh was also governor and chairman of the board of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority. Web: kau.edu.sa Tel: 8001169528 Location: Abdullah Al Sulayman St.


KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY A private research university founded in 2009, KAUST focuses on graduate studies and research in the fields of science and technology.

COURSES KAU offers multidisciplinary collaborative research centers in the fields of Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE); Computer, Electrical, and Mathematical Science and Engineering (CEMSE); and Physical Science and Engineering (PSE). It also offers two graduate programs.

FAC I L I T I E S • Extensive Laboratories to Aid High-Tech Research • Research and Technology Park • Museum of Science and Technology in Islam • Residential Neighborhoods for Staff, Faculty and Students

CAMPUS

SCHOLARSHIPS

The campus covers more than 336 square kilometers and encompasses a marine sanctuary and research facility. It's the world's largest LEED Platinum campus. It hosts students of over 60 nationalities from all continents.

• KAUST Scholarship and Fellowship • IDB-KAUST Joint PHD Scholarship

BRAGGING RIGHTS • One of 2010’s Top Ten Green Projects. • The university library received the 2011 AIA/ALA Library Building Award for accomplishments in library architecture. Web: kaust.edu.sa Tel: +966-12-8083428 Location: Thuwal

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PRINCE SULTAN AVIATION ACADEMY Prince Sultan Aviation Academy (PSAA) has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1959, when it was initially named Saudi Pilot Training Institute. Today, PSAA is one of the most accomplished establishments of its kind, with customers like Saudia Airlines, Flynas, the Royal Saudi Air Force and Air Asia. Their training programs are also developed according to various aviation authorities.

CAMPUS

FAC I L I T I E S

PSAA’s campus has grown considerably over the years; it is now quite a sizable building that accommodates its 1,100 current students very comfortably.

• Twenty State of the Art Classrooms

COURSES

• Aviation Library

PSAA offers courses in flight training, ground training, safety training and also skills development training.

• Conference Rooms

BRAGGING RIGHTS PSAA acquired the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2011 for their pioneering efforts in the field of aviation.

• Five Flight Training Devices • Seven Full Flight Simulators

• Lounge Areas • Cafeteria • Prayer Areas Web: psaa.com.sa Tel:+966-12-686-4163 Location: Al Khalidiyah Dist.

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EFFAT UNIVERSITY Effat University was established in 1999 as Effat College, under the wings of King Faisal’s Charitable Foundation. The university was the first in the Kingdom to offer engineering programs to women. Today Effat University is fully accredited by the NCAAA.

CAMPUS Effat University’s campus is spread over an impressive 82,000 square meters. It is highly organized with designated buildings for each college and administrative feature.

COURSES The university offers 15 undergraduate and three graduate courses in the following colleges: sciences and humanities, business, architecture and design.


SCHOLARSHIPS • Ministry of Higher Education Grants for Saudi Continuing Students • Effat University Full & Partial Scholarships for All Nationalities

UNIVERSITY OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY

FAC I L I T I E S

• Effat University Financial Aid (Merit + Family Financial Status)

• Gym

• Printing • Library

SUCCESS STORIES

• Student Dorms (Males only)

• Riham Al Timani, a student of visual and digital production, won the Silver Palm Prize at the third edition of the Saudi Film Festival in 2016, and the Best Student Documentary in the Jeddah Youth Film Festival in 2016.

COURSES

• Jannah Baarmah won first place at the Jeddah Entrepreneurs Meet at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce in 2016. Web: effatuniversity.edu.sa Tel: +966-12-6364300 Location: Near Old Makkah Rd.

FAC I L I T I E S • Gym, Basketball Court, Swimming Pool • Transportation • Printing and Digital Labs • On-Campus Health Services With Child Development Center • Residence • Enhancement Centers • Private Counseling Services

UBT is one of the leading private universities for business studies. It started as a junior college, a smallscale initiative, which expanded in 2012 into UBT, a conglomerate of three sister colleges with respective accreditation by NCAAA, and IAA. UBT caters to both local and international students.

CAMPUS UBT has three campuses: the male campus in Dahban is spread over a land of 100,000 square meters. The female campus is located on Sari Street and the MBA campus on Madinah Road.

UBT currently offers undergraduate courses in the following colleges: business administration (CBA), engineering and information technology (CEIT), and Jeddah college of advertising (JCA). An MBA graduate program is also offered at CBA.

SPECIAL FEATURE • On-campus bookstore •Extensive medical and dental facilities for students and faculty.

SCHOLARSHIPS

• Facilities for students with special needs, as per the UN guidelines.

Ministry of Higher Education Scholarships for Saudi Students

Web: ubt.edu.sa Tel: 920000490 Location: Men Campus – Dhaban / Women Campus – Sari St.

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S P E C I A L F E AT U R E

College-Life Hacks Don’t be the stereotypical frazzled college student; follow these tips to stay organized. By Deema Al Bugmi

SYLLABUS

KEEP A PLANNER

If you’re a visual person, a planner will go a long way. It will lay out all the things you need to get done during the week. A good tip is to sync your calendar to your laptop to your phone. Color-coordinate your work according to its category such as school, work, or to-do.

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DOWNLOAD YOUR SYLLABUS

If available, log in and check out the lecture slides ahead of time. Download/print and go through the syllabus for each course. This will help you get an idea of what the content and assignments will be about. By doing so, you will be prepared for any questions thrown your way in class.

DON’T PROCRASTINATE

I’m guilty of procrastinating, so I know just the trick to help you avoid this nasty habit. Set yourself some dedicated study time. Turn your phone off, disconnect from the Internet and give your work your undivided attention for two hours. If you need more time, take a 15-minute break in between.


5

Struggles Every College Student Knows

1. 8 a.m. classes

FIVE MINUTES FOR CLEANING AND ORGANIZING

You will be amazed at what you can do in five minutes. Just set a timer and do some basic organizing chores: put papers in the right folders, delete those extra files you don’t need on your laptop and so on. It’s a simple way to always stay de-cluttered.

No comment. Just, sigh.

2. What is sleep? Getting good grades, having a decent social life and sleeping well seem to always be in competition in a balanced life. For some reason sleep is always the first out the window.

SLEEP WELL

I saved the most important tip for last. We always seem to overlook sleep and view it as a choice rather than a necessity. Sleeping well is not only crucial to your performance, but it’s also very important for your health. To get a good night sleep, set a sleeping time and stick to it no matter what. Customize when to sleep according to your schedule, but always ensure to get at least seven hours of rest.

4. Difficult professors You must’ve come across that particular professor that you just can’t seem to please. You can have William Shakespeare write a paper for your English Literature course and they still won’t like it.

5. Hell week 3. Getting grouped with slackers When you have to carry the workload of three other people because no one wants to put in the work.

Hell week is when even Satan sits back cheering on the professors. It’s when all midterms, assignments and projects are due IN THE SAME WEEK. Not cool at all.

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S P E C I A L F E AT U R E

How to Protect Your Children

Simple dos and don’ts to prevent child abuse. By Johara Almogbel

Don’t leave your children alone in strange places. If you want to take your child to Chucky Cheese, don’t just give them money and leave. The staff isn’t there to babysit. Even in friends’ houses, if you’re not intimately acquainted with the family, make sure your child has a way to contact you at all times. You should also pick up your child to and from school, and if they ride the bus make sure you are able to greet them at the door of your house or apartment building. 40 DESTINATION JEDDAH SEPTEMBER 2016


Do keep an open channel with your child. If your child knows they can come and talk to you about any little thing, you’ll make it easier for them to let you know something’s wrong. Always ask them about their day at school, a friend’s house or any situation you’re not available in. Also, provide your child with a family cell phone that they can call you on if they need to.

Do decide on a magic word system. We read this in an online post once and thought it was a wonderful idea. Sometimes, even with the best intentions children can get lost, and people with bad intentions can mislead them to thinking the predator knows their parents. Pick a word that your child will know is the password for anyone who knows you.

Don’t shift your child caring to others. Leaving them completely in the care of household staff allows your child to transfer their trust from you to an employee in your home and again, leaves them vulnerable. Even with a 9-5 job, parents must find a balance for childminding, and enrolling

them into preschool early is a good option as well. Sending your baby with your driver to pick up your other kids so you can get some shut-eye, however, is NOT. These tips are in no way a fool proof guide. Every situation and family is different. But in our society child molestation and bullying is a subject that is shifted over and swept under the rug, and we do urge you to take a moment and think about the effect any kind of neglect, whether intentional or unintentional, may have on your child.

KEEP THIS IN MIND GET SUPPORT The Ministry of Health runs the Protection against Violence and Abuse Program. They run a hotline for child abuse cases with the Social Protection Department of the Ministry of Social Affairs: CHILD HELPLINE - 166111 TO REPORT POSSIBLE CASES - 1919 For more information on awareness campaigns, centers for child abuse cases and initiatives, visit the National Safety Program website: nfsp.org.sa

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DESTINATION MEETS BARAKAH Director Mahmoud Sabbagh, actor Hisham Fageeh and actress Fatima Al Banawi tell us about “Barakah Yoqabil Barakah.”

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By Sohila El Saadany

“Barakah Yoqabil Barakah,” (or Barakah Meets Barakah, in English), takes place in Jeddah and revolves around Barakah and Bibi falling for each other and wanting to publicly meet in a rather conservative society.

Although the movie is about a relationship and exhumes a lot of humor, Sabbagh is still not on board with calling it a romantic comedy. “I don’t like calling the movie a ‘romantic comedy,’ but I am used to it being described as that now. When I did the movie, it didn't occur to me that I was playing with this genre, I just wanted to create an organic, grounded and original script,” he elaborates.

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COURTESY PHOTO

The film stems from the idea of space. Sabbagh explains, “I wanted to make a movie about public space over the past 20 years and how limited it has become now. But because it is a dry subject, I had to incorporate the “boy meets girl” story; it shows the struggles of meeting in public. I wanted to tackle issues with humor to voice the concerns and frustrations without tarnishing the society.”


Speaking of the script, Al Banawi describes what first attracted her to it. “I liked that the script goes beyond an apologetic and victimizing narrative, which I often experience watching international and local films about Saudi Arabia, the Arab World, and/or Muslims in general. Instead, Barakah’s script is funny for us local Jeddawis, and equally so for the international audience. I was captured by the script’s attempt to depict the individual characters rather than the usual categorizations of race, religion, class or color.”

About the possibility of the movie garnering reservations, she replies, “The love story depicted in the film is not foreign to people’s eyes; the film only narrates, often with little alteration, what people might have already experienced or heard of in their communities and their own private worlds. If anything, we shouldn’t be afraid of love, we should be afraid of hate.” She reveals her excitement during the movie’s first screening. “The realization hit me when we were asked to come forward to the stage for the Q&A segment. I was eager to hear audience’s questions and to listen with an open heart to the comments of film critics.”

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As for Hisham Fageeh, he was surprised at seeing himself on the big screen. “The first time I saw the film in Berlin, I couldn't believe that there I was, almost 3 meters high. My veins were about to explode,” he laughingly recalls. Fageeh also explained how everything the movie required was done so immaculately. “The subtitles had to be really sharp to translate things idiomatically and linguistically. Also, each character has his or her own style of subtitles, so the older characters have their special way of speaking and hence subtitling. We even worked on having the laugh timing as the same in order not to miss a beat. So they’d be reading the punch line as the character utters it.” BYoqabilB

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ART TALK With Hamza Jamjoom

Rawan Al Amoudi and Fashion Design Name: Rawan Al Amoudi Age: 27 Field (Type of Art): Fashion Designer and Artist r27_al How did you begin?

I don’t have a main concept but my designs are usually black and dramatic, and it’s not just about the clothes; it’s about the story behind the clothes. My latest collection, named “Girl On Fire,” is inspired by the story of Joan of Arc. The collection is an avant-garde eveningwear F/W 2017. The story behind it is a vision of altered

suits of armor but modernized with strong construction of geometric shapes.

trademark both locally and internationally. I also hope to inspire others.

What are your plans or goals for the future?

How can people buy your art?

I hope to leave an impact on the fashion world; my own

Honestly I don’t have my own shop yet but I’ll start via social media.

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Since I was a child I was always inspired by art, music, history, architecture and fashion. Music such as heavy metal rock and orchestra were always a huge inspiration for my designs.

What’s the concept behind your art?

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Hamza Jamjoom is a stylist, makeup artist and designer. His thoughts and wild imagination are portrayed in his staging of conceptual photo shoots. hamza_jamjoom Email: art@hamzajamjoom.com Web: hamzajamjoom.com

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A R T S & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

A FUSION OF

Arabic and Jazz

Composing and singing with Mothana Anbar. By Aabiya Baqai

I was born and raised in Jeddah. I traveled at the age of 19 to finish my undergraduate studies at the University of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA and have been practicing music since the year 2000.

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Could you tell us a little about yourself?


How did your musical journey begin? I started learning about music from my uncle who studied music at an Egyptian institute. I’ve been experimenting with music ever since. When I was in college, I used music for class projects to express ideas and tell stories incorporating Arabic poetry in the process.

Your compositions are usually jazz, Arabic or oriental. How do you work with such diverse genres? Living in New Orleans, also known as the birthplace and capital of jazz, was a major influence on my music taste. Even though I accept all genres with an open mind, I consider jazz my comfort zone. Then of course comes the oriental and Arabic poetry part, which is tied to my heritage and culture. I am simply trying to fuse both worlds to come up with new means of expression.

What do you think needs to be done to enhance the music scene in the Kingdom? • Showing people that music can be beneficial. • Creating venues with easy access for musicians to openly perform. • Reintroducing music in schools and opening institutions that teach music and all kinds of arts is also an option.

What is your dream project? "Musical projection" is something I've been trying to develop for a while. Basically, it's using the technology of "projection mapping" to create an interactive short play using music and poetry. Hopefully, it’ll become a reality one day.

Tell us about your future plans. I have a lot of things on my agenda. Firstly, I want to have my own studio so I am working

towards that. Secondly, I will be attending some private concerts here and in maybe Bahrain and Dubai.Last but not least, more tracks to come. The upcoming three tracks will be more on the modern side, not the old poetic style.

What piece of advice would you give to upcoming musicians? Be persistent in achieving your goals and dreams. Always work on improving yourself and remember that there will always be obstacles. Most importantly, have fun with the art you're creating.

What would be one of your favorite moments on stage? The moment I lose sense of place and time and all that’s left is the overall journey and emotions carried by the music and its meaning. This really intensifies my happiness on stage. mothannaanbar mothanna-anbar

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A R T S & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

SMALL

WONDERS Young author, wise words – Sadeem Al Nahdi.

My name is Sadeem and I’m 11 years old. I’m from Jeddah, but I live in Saudi Aramco, Dhahran. I study at Dhahran Ahliyya Schools and my hobbies are reading, swimming and creating artworks.

Can you tell us about your book?.

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Tell us about yourself.


What inspired you to write this book?

In first grade, my friend shared a big secret with me and I was not supposed to tell it to anyone. But, because I was young and I did not know the value of keeping a secret, I told everyone about it, which made my friend mad at me. That was the end of our friendship.

What was your experience working with the illustrator like?

I was so glad that Myra Al Mir was my illustrator because she added a lot of excitement to the story.

How was the publishing process like?

The process was not easy at all. People think young writers cannot write properly. I believe young writers are capable of writing if their environment supports them.

don’t tell me.” Also, the major key to write is to read. Read stories daily and discuss what you read with adults.

Any advice for parents?

My advice to all parents is to make sure your child never misses a day without reading. At the same time, don’t force them to read. Try to combine what your child already loves with reading or within the stories.

You favorite books or writers?

I love “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory” and “Matilda.” I’ll read anything by Roald Dahl or Dr. Suess. sadeem_alnahdi

Who is your target audience?

Any child 6-12 years old.

Do you have any writing advice?

First, try to write down every idea that pops in your mind. You can write from your imagination or based on a situation that happened to you. Then, draw an outline to determine the characters, setting, main problem, solution, summary of events and the moral lesson. After that, start adding extra details to grab attention. Always keep in mind this phrase: “Show me,

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A Fam Bam Bash

Here are some activities and their providers for more enjoyment at family gatherings. By Sohila El Saadany

Fun Night Launched in 2013 by Abdulelah Alzughaibi, Fun Night provides a full cinema set up, both indoors and outdoors as in houses, cabins,

Ekkah Games

They are an entertainment and training service with a library of over 70 unique games. Born on the hands of Mashhoor Baeshen and Moudi Alghashyan, Ekkah is currently at Sara Ladies Cafe on Mondays, Thursdays 52 DESTINATION JEDDAH SEPTEMBER 2016

back yards or rooftops. It also supplies karaoke gear, board games and even snacks. Mob: +966-569670602 fun.night fun.9

and Saturdays from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Saturdays are open for families. They also do game catering to events and provide their services to corporate training courses. Email: info@ekkah.com ekkahgames


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Rock. Paper. Scissors

Takyah

Hosting a movie night is no problem with Takyah, the brainchild of Deema Abdullah. Two packages are available: a. Takyatna: Includes the projector with its screen plus high definition sound system. b. Takyatna Plus: In addition to the items mentioned above,

it includes the green grass, Takyah's signature leather seats, popcorn machine, a wagon filled with local board and card games plus snacks and drinks.

Rock. Paper. Scissors was initiated by Rola and Rafah, a play therapist and an entrepreneur, respectively. It provides a wide assortment of games that engages all family members away from the digital world. Although a lot of their games are sold out now, they will be available in a couple of months, so check them out.

Mob: +966-502169775 Email: Takyah.jed@gmail.com Takyah.jed

Mob: +966-530530175 Email: hello@rpsstudio.co rps_studio

Available at Virgin, Jarir and Saco.

Saudi Trifecta

Gool Bas La Tgool is the perfect game for a family night. Created by Saudi Trifecta, the game forces players to describe a word or action without talking. Struggling to decipher a rough run is so much fun to watch. sauditrifecta

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Look Out For Nard Games Wala Kilma is the first product of Nard Games, to be out soon. Launched by Summer Shesha, Turki and Abdulrahman Gazzaz, Nard Games focuses on reinventing games for maximum fun. Wala Kilma is the classic guessing charade

game with a twist as it contains Arabic and English words along with action cards that add bonuses to the players. It will be available at corporate events in the near future. Web: nard-games.com nardgames


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A R T S & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

ALBUMS TO LOOK OUT FOR! Wild World Bastille

Wild World is the second studio album by British band Bastille, set for a Sept. 9 release. The album was coproduced by Mark Crew.

by Big Hass of Re-Volt

Falling Hamdan Al Abri

Head Carrier Pixies

Borders - M.I.A.

Pixies have announced the second album of their postreunion phase. Head Carrier will be released on Sept. 30.

Ocean on Fire (Prod. by RAYAN) - Shébani

BOOKS

Fever Code (Book Five in the Maze Runner Series)

GoatMan by Thomas Thwaites

Feeling stuck, this designer decided to take a break from humanity, built himself artificial goat legs, helmet and a prosthetic goat stomach to digest grass and set off to live with a herd of goats in the Alps. A bizarre, funny and original read.

by James Dashner

This is it. Time to finally get some answers and shed some light on all those dark secrets. Read the story of how the maze was built in the first place. I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong

Described as “a David Attenborough series shot through a really good microscope,” science writer Ed Yong gives us an indepth look at the fascinating and ridiculously intricate partnerships between microbes and animals.

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NEW ON DVD

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IN THEATERS NOW

Tale of Tales Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

The Conjuring 2

When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for

Film Facts! The Iron Giant

Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers. In the book Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, Dr. Golan’s character is actually a man, whereas in the movie he is played by a woman, Allison Janney.

GAMES

FIFA 17

This will be the first FIFA game in the series to use the Frostbite game engine. The new features in FIFA 17 include new attacking techniques, physical player overhaul, active intelligence system and set piece rewriting.

They’re back. This is more of the same that you love (chocobos!) or hate (not turnbased), so you really don’t need me to pitch you on this series. What I will say is that Roman numerals owe their continued existence to Square Enix.

Available on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Andrid and PC.

Available on PS4 and Xbox One.

Forza It became more Horizon 3 partial to Forza

Available on PC.

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once they had introduced their Horizon series. It brought back

a lot of openworld driving fun, which this new addition to the series, looks prime to offer.


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STYLE & BEAUTY SCOOP Fashion World Welcomes OMEGA Eyewear

OMEGA, the iconic Swiss watchmaker, has launched its very first collection of sunglasses for both men and women, in collaboration with Marcolin Eyewear in Italy. The first summer

collection is now available in OMEGA boutiques all around the world.

Sephora Jeddah PRO Masterclass Sephora hosts an exclusive masterclass in Jeddah by the

Sephora PRO team for influencers, bloggers and makeup artists. The masterclass was about the best makeup brushes to use and how to use them.

Hershesons For Your Hair

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Ciate London launches revolutionary polish removers. The Choc Pots are sweet scented, formulated to be gentle, and provide the essential nourishment through hydrating ingredients like Marula Oil, Vitamin B5 and E. They come in four flavors including a sweet mix of mint, dark, white and orange-chocolate. 60 DESTINATION JEDDAH SEPTEMBER 2016

Hershesons is a hairstyling brand that provides hair products and clip on extensions such as ponytails, bangs and braids. They also provide hairpins, grips and ties available

in all shades so they blend in with your hair color and seem invisible. They have everything you need to change your hair. They are available at Sephora.


Al Tayer Group Takes Amber Mobile

NEW

Amber, the Middle East’s most exclusive rewards program by Al Tayer Group launches the Amber mobile application in the GCC. User can enroll into the program and view the latest offers across the Al Tayer Group portfolio of brands. Eliminating the need

BOURJOIS’S LA LAQUE Bourjois reinvents La Laque, 12 radiant and pigmented gel color formulas that are applied without UV light. It can be removed with regular nail polish remover.

CLAUDIE PIERLOT

to carry a plastic card, members can begin to shop, earn and redeem points with the use of their digital card. Al Tayer represents Alexander McQueen, Boucheron, Bottega Veneta, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Emilio Pucci, Giorgio Armani, Jimmy Choo and many more.

INSTAGRAM PICK OF THE MONTH @StreetStyleSaudi SSS is a new fashion page on Instagram that is made by two best friends hunting to promote Saudi trendsetters and style gurus. It is made to show the world the fashionable side of Saudi Arabia. StreetStyleSaudi

The chic French brand Claudie Pierlot launched a skirt exclusively designed for the Middle East, embracing the traditional yet glamorous style of the region. The modern twist on the classic piece reflects the ever-growing elegant culture of the Middle East.

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THOBE: TOBY BY HATEM AL AKEEL / SR 550

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VEST: TOBY BY HATEM AL AKEEL / SR 250 THOBE: TOBY BY HATEM AL AKEEL / SR 400

THOBE: TOBY BY HATEM AL AKEEL / SR 550

SHOES: ATLANTA / SR 556

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SHORTS: MSGM / SR 210 SHOES: 10IS / SR 350

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VEST: TOBY BY HATEM AL AKEEL / SR 250

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LIKE STEALING CANDY FROM A BABY Were you on the naughty list or the goody two-shoes? It’s back to school season, and the cools kids just want to show off on their first day back. Ghalia ‘Vogue Overdosed’ Mahmoudi, Ali Cha’aban from LUB Creative, and The Loft Studio joined efforts again to visualize how the rebellious kids would picture a day in their creative minds.

The shoot took place at Yusr International School and Candy Corner in Jeddah. All the quirky gadgets, funky bags and books were supplied by Virgin Megastore.

Art Direction: LUB Creative, Ali A. Cha’aban Stylist: Ghalia Mahmoudi Photographer: The Loft, Nada Hakeem Models: Adel AlQuasmi, Esam AlQuasmi Eyad Samrgandi, Jumanah Qahtani, Johara Al Nasri, Jwan Tariq Yusr International School: Al Nahdah Dist., Jeddah • Tel: +966-12-2060603 Candy Corner: Al Nahdah Dist., Jeddah • Mob: +966-565979722

This collaborative project for Destination KSA is an editorial that recreates visions of our childhood that we would have loved to transpire, whether invading a candy store or creating a ruckus in the classroom; good playful memories. Al l i te ms a re availab e at Virg in Meg as tore.

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Givenchy SR 3,262

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Aurelie Bidermann SR 1,368

Thom Browne SR 2,492

Prada SR 1,226

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Givenchy SR 5,996

Versace SR 6,449

Valentino SR 12,358 Givenchy SR 2,644

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Prada SR 2,224

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Bringing Home the Holidays

Don’t try and bring home decorative souvenir type artifacts and expect them to recreate the space you experienced.

This is for those who think, “I wish my house looked like this,” when abroad. What you’re really picking up is the vibe of a place. It’s all about creating the correct atmosphere in the space. In my opinion, this all comes down to colors, shapes and smells of a room. The place I always want to bring home with me is Greece. When I think of Greece, I think scents of the ocean, blues of the sea, soft sand and of course the white washed buildings. It’s always better to start with an empty canvas, a room you want to completely redecorate, but if you cannot, then there are simple changes you can make to transform the space.

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Starting point, scent; probably the easiest thing to change. Avoid using clothing perfumes as room spray; the consistency is too heavy and the scents end up glazing the floors and nothing else. Go for candles and room sprays (not air fresheners). For the scent of Greece, I brought home Jo Malone Wood, Sage and Sea Salt candle. Next, colors, textures and

shapes. For that I suggest creating a color palette and sticking to it. In this case, shades of white, blue and a dusting of sandy colors. Keep

the textures soft, but like the rocks of the islands contrast with the sand of beaches, add rougher textures. A good place to do that is in the cushions or curtains.

Finally, dimmers dimmers

dimmers. Having dimmers allows you to experience everything from sunrise to sunset. Also create layers of lights: ceiling lights, spotlights, table and floor lamps and then use accordingly. The Author:

Dania Shams Addicted to art, design, food and travel. Switzerland and London graduate currently working as an interior designer at Utopia Lifestyle in Jeddah, heading Utopia Junior department. Also, obsessed with hats. theducklist


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DINING AROUND TOWN

DINING SCOOP

ROOTS THINK FRESH Roots salad jars are wholesome and packed with carefully selected ingredients that offer delicious nutrition. The clever packaging prevents spills and keeps the salad

as fresh as it can be. The salad jar trend makes life easy and healthy, and we’re glad Roots is taking it forward in our city. rootsksa

Dine at Nino’s Must Try Tiramisu Afgatto

If pizza and pasta make your world go round, then you need to check out Nino, a new fine dining restaurant. Sleek interiors and a spirited ambiance combine with fulfilling food to add zest to any evening. The farafelle al forno pasta is rich and creamy. Location: Falastin St. Al Andalus, Al Hamra Dist. Web: nino-me.com ninoarabia

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Must Try: Quinoa Twist and Fiesta salads

PAUL’S ALMONDBUTTER CROISSANTS Croissants are our go-to breakfast food. Paul’s almondbutter croissants are baked to perfection; they’re crisp with the right amount of butter and filling. We can’t get enough!


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You've Got to Try MOE’S WAFFLES

This is our donut of the month!

THIS JUST IN

Al Rayyess Snack The new place specializes in quick oriental snacks and sandwiches. It offers corporate boxes in shawarma, sandwich and grilled options.

m rea te D Crispy Kreme A Chocola

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MARBELLA FOR PAELLA

Marbella is a conceptually Spanish restaurant that takes you all over the world with its food. One of their most delicious offerings is Paella, a saffron flavored rice and meat meal. Thursday to Saturday is dedicated to Spanish food. Location: Al Hamra Dist. marbellajed

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We were recently at Twina, one of the best seafood hotspots in Jeddah, and we fell in love with Moe’s waffles and pancakes. The waffles are made to perfection, coated with a generous drizzle of Nutella or sugar icing. For now, you’ll find Moe’s at Marina Durrat Alarous, but we hope Twina and Moe’s will collaborate again so we can enjoy them together.

Brew 92 is a specialty café in its soft opening stage. You will appreciate the wide range of brewing methods, including French press and steampunk tea. You can also enjoy waffles with seasonal berries.

Meringue and More While she pursued her culinary arts degree in Switzerland, Chef Sarah was struck with the inspiration to blend the tastes of the east and west. Her online bakery specializes in the European dessert, meringue. The local twist lies in flavors like pistachio meringue and saffron-cardamom marshmallow. Must Try: Kunafa Cheesecake meringue_and_more

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MANDI AT THE TOP We know you crave local.

By Aabiya Baqai and Sumaiyya Naseem

1. Al Seddah

2. Raydan

3. Al Majd

9.5/10 Price Range: SR 15-20

7.5/10 Price Range: SR 15-20

9/10 Price Range: SR 15-20

Providing an authentic majlis-mandi experience, Raydan’s offerings are delicious when topped with extra sauce. Though the flavors are up to the bar, some people might not be comfortable with the floor seating because of the lack of hygiene. We think take-away is a great alternative.

The aromatic and flavorful rice was the highlight of the mandi at Al Majd. The chicken complemented the rice very well, but it could have been a little better in terms of that necessary oomph. Overall, it was great. Location: Saba’een Rd., before Al Tazaj

Location: Tahlia St., next to Al Baik

Location: Safa District

4. Makaronah Restaurant

5. Soroor Restaurant

6. Soroor Makaronah

7. Mat’am and Matbakh

6.5/10 Price Range: SR 15-20

8/10 Price Range: SR 50 – 60

7/10 Price Range: SR 15 – 20

8/10 Price Range: SR 15 – 20

The white rice might be a bit oily, but the chicken is tasty and fresh. The highlight of the mandi experience was the sauce provided. Location: Makaronah Street

Although the restaurant is at a bit of a dodgy place, it is worth the trip because of the super tasty lamb mandi. The softness of the meat combined with the rice equals to a valuable experience. Location: Al Sharafiyah Dist.

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The highlight here is the fresh chicken. However, the rice doesn’t have enough flavors and needs to be enhanced with extra sauce. Location: Makaronah Street, opposite Bank Al Riyad

The rice is on the more okay side, but the chicken is well marinated and cooked. The chili sauce definitely added the flavor we were looking for. Location: Intersection of Arba’een and Sab’een

STAFF PHOTO/YASMINE OUF

Definitely the best option in town, Al Seddah serves the freshest of mandis with flavorful, colorful rice and softly wellmarinated chicken that adds pizzazz to the rice. The cherry on top has to be the green and red sauce served with the mandi, that takes you on a whirlwind of tasty experiences.


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Turn up the Heat Swollen lips and burning tongues; dare if you try. By Aabiya Baqai and Nafeesa McDowell

Tasting Levels: Aabiya: Spice Enthusiast Nafeesa: Spice Beginner

CHEZ SUSHI

Rock Shrimp with Creamy Chilli

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AFRICA CAFETERIA

Location: Prince Sultan St. Mob: 920022434

Mixed Platter

A Ziggni Spicy Mayo

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Location: Al Marwa Dist. Mob: +966-565336520

Tip

Sprinkle the Nanami Togarashi generously for that heat.

Spicy Soy

Wasabi Mustard

Tip

Let the cheese empower your taste buds.

KUDU

Cheese Nachos

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Location: Al Andalus Rd. Mob: 920006999

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GHAZI AL HUSSAINI

Koshari + Red Sauce

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Location: Hera’ St. and Sari St. Tel: +966-12-69129991


PERUVI

The Green Avocado Sauces

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The light green sauce is extra hot, whereas the darker green sauce is mild.

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Location: Al Zahra Dist., opposite Souq Al Shati Tel: 920010509

STUDENT BIRYANI

Biryani (not mixed with white rice)

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Location: Prince Majid Rd., Al Aziziyah Dist

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Eat it with a yoghurt side, to relieve the spiciness.

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Add a double dose of the spicy red sauce for an extra kick.

FIREGRILL Chipotle Sauce

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Barbacoa Spicy Beef

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Location: Etoile Center, Malik Rd. Mob: +966-554350052

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BAFARAT

BREWING SINCE 1952 One of the oldest coffee businesses in the Kingdom. In mid-twentieth century, Omar Ahmed Bafarat started a business that would grow well into the next century. Today, Bafarat is an established family business that continues to quench Jeddah’s thirst for great coffee.

THE VISIONARY

The late Omar Ahmed Bafarat was an enthusiastic visionary. He took the business forward by forming the right connections, importing the best herbs, spices and coffee from around the world. The standard he set gained him immense respect in the business community. He carried on with his passion to create something fresh and find new ways of doing things, with inspiration and integrity. 82 DESTINATION JEDDAH SEPTEMBER 2016 ADVERTORIAL


BAFARAT TODAY

In the last 60 years, Bafarat has continued to deliver with excellence. It’s a thriving family business guided and run by the sons and grandsons of the late Omar Bafarat. They push forward with the same values and principles.

THE CAFÉ CONCEPT

Hospitality is an essential part of the Saudi culture. Bafarat launched a café earlier this year to reflect this value and to introduce the brand to the youth. The café’s unique environment makes it a cozy and aromatic retreat for many.

THE COFFEE BEANS

Bafarat’s coffee curators travel the world in search of the finest green beans. This has resulted in long-term, reciprocal and supporting relationships with farmers around the world; allowing them constant access to premium quality green beans.

SPECIALTY BREWS

Bafarat’s range of reputed signature blends has many brews to offer, but at the top are the Arabic coffee, black coffee and cappuccino.

The Pour Over is a traditional brewing method that creates a smooth and aromatic experience.

ENHANCED EXPERIENCE

Coffee aficionados can have a daily luxurious experience with Bafarat’s coffee. Bafarat identifies shifting trends in the food and coffee industries to enhance the brews.

THE PHILOSOPHY

Bafarat’s brand philosophy is all about putting the best foot forward. A unique culture drives the brand; the focus on quality products, journeying as a team, challenging and supporting one another and developing the best relations around the world combine to make Bafarat a prominent coffee business in the Kingdom. Tel: +966-12-6916395 Web: bafarat.sa bafaratarabia

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

PROUD TO BE A

NURSE Saudi nurse Mona Al Harthy takes the lead. By Moromah Al Jefri and Zahara Quresh

Over the years, nurses have been stereotyped as medical students who failed to complete their medical degrees. Mona Al Harthy, a professional nurse, aims to break that stigma. Al Harthy graduated from King AbdulAziz University with a bachelors’ degree in nursing. She, like the majority of nurses, started off as a bedside nurse where she was solely responsible for fully looking after three to four patients everyday. In the past, the number of Saudi women working as professional nurses was low and Al Harthy is

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among those who strive to change this by encouraging more Saudi female students to take up nursing as a profession. Al Harthy states that it is widely believed that the job of a nurse is to check vital signs only, but it is much more than that. It has a lot of opportunities such as being promoted to take up different sub-fields according based on knowledge, skills and preference. Al Harthy herself was promoted to Nurse Clinician where she was assigned to manage the staff patients. Furthermore, she had to brief the nurses about updates in policies of the hospital or the World Health Organization.

In addition, many intensely criticize women who choose to become nurses and are quite conservative about female nurses’ long night shifts. “It is not typical in our society for a girl to be a nurse,” comments Al Harthy, because they believe that women are sensitive, and hence not capable of handling pressure that the job requires. A major misbelief exists due to the comparison between doctors and nurses. Al Harthy emphasizes that doctors and nurses have entirely different professions, but they attain the same goal - to provide high standards of medical care.

She believes that nurses who have studied the discipline are responsible for bringing about a social change regarding this perception. Al Harthy initiated a group aiming to improve nursing in the society called Saudi Nursing Pioneering Committee. This committee heads six other subgroups that cover a wide array of topics related to the profession.

I hope in the future nursing will be chosen as a profession and not an alternative. — Mona Al Harthy

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There are many challenges in the Arab culture that Al Harthy talks about. The most common

is not receiving the support of the family. She admits, “My family was supportive but other members of my family weren’t.”

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

SPIRITUALITY

FROM LUQMAN THE WISE Follow Luqman’s (RA) example described in the Quran.

By Zahra Anwer

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Parenting Tips


1. Teach them to worship Allah alone. “And [mention, O Muhammad], when Luqman said to his son while he was instructing him, O my son, do not associate [anything] with Allah. Indeed, association [with him] is great injustice.” [31:13]

2. Teach them to be dutiful to their parents.

Luqman Al Hakim was known for the excellent advice he gave when it came to parenting.

“And We have enjoined upon man [care] for his parents. His mother carried him, [increasing her] in weakness upon weakness, and his weaning is in two years.” [31:14]

3. Teach them to be grateful. “Be grateful to Me and to your parents; to Me is the [final] destination.” [31:14]

4. Teach them that Allah is well-Aware of their good/ bad deeds. [And Luqman said], “O my son, indeed if wrong should be the weight of a mustard seed and should be within a rock or [anywhere] in the heavens or in the earth, Allah will bring it forth. Indeed, Allah is Subtle and Acquainted.” [31:16]

5. Teach them to establish prayer and be patient. “O my son, establish prayer, enjoin what is right, forbid what is wrong, and be patient over what befalls you. Indeed, [all] that is of the matters [requiring] determination.” [31:17]

6. Teach them not be boastful, arrogant and proud. “And do not turn your cheek [in contempt] toward people and do not walk through the earth exultantly. Indeed, Allah does not like everyone selfdeluded and boastful.” [31:18]

7. Teach them to walk and talk humbly. “And be moderate in your pace and lower your voice; indeed, the most disagreeable of sounds is the voice of donkeys.” [31:19]

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SPIRITUALITY

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Thikr is the singular of athkar, which means to remember Allah verbally or non-verbally. Remembrance of Allah is one of the greatest acts of worship and best acts of obedience. Shaikh Abdulrahman ibn As Sa’di said, “The phrase thikrAllah includes everything by means of which a person may draw close to Allah,

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such as belief (aqeedah), thoughts, actions of the heart, physical actions, praising Allah, learning and teaching beneficial knowledge, etc. All of that is remembrance of Allah.” (Riyaadh Al Nadhrah) Al Nawawi said, “Thikr is encouraged in all situations, except in situations referred to in the sharee’ah.

For example, it is makrooh (discouraged) to remember Allah (verbally) when sitting to relieve oneself, when having intercourse, during the Friday sermon (for the one who can hear the voice of the khateeb (orator), when standing during the prayer, at which one should be focusing on the recitation, and when one is drowsy.


The type of remembrance I’m talking about is the thikr apart from prayer.

1 Command

of Allah

“So remember Me; I will remember you...” (02:152) “…and exalt (Allah) with praise of your Lord before the rising of the sun and before its setting; and during periods of the night and at the ends of the day, that you may be satisfied.” (20:130) “And mention the name of your Lord [in prayer] morning and evening.” (76:25)

2 Means of

Protection From Every Evil

The Prophet said, "Allah says, 'I am as My slave thinks I am, and I am with him when he mentions Me. If he makes mention of Me to himself, I make mention of him to Myself; and if he makes mention of Me in an assembly, I make mention of him in an assembly better than it. And if he draws to Me a hand-span length, I draw near to him a forearm's length. And if he comes to Me walking, I go to him in a hurry.'” (Ibn Majah)

Aa’ishah said, “The Messenger of Allah commanded me, or he commanded to use ruqyah to deal with the evil eye.” (Bukhari)

3 Sins Get Wiped

Out – Gain Rewards, Rise In Levels

“…and the men who remember Allah often and the women who do so - for them Allah has prepared forgiveness and a great reward.” (33:35)

4 A Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH)

The Messenger of Allah said, “I seek the forgiveness of Allah and repent to Him one hundred times each day.”(Ibn Majah) He also said, “The example of the one who celebrates the Praises of his Lord in comparison to the one who does not celebrate the Praises of his Lord, is that of a living creature compared to a dead one.” (Bukhari)

5 A Means of Success

“And when the prayer has been concluded, disperse within the land and seek from the bounty of Allah, and remember Allah often that you may succeed.” (62:10)

6 A Source of Contentment

“Those who have believed and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of Allah. Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah hearts are assured.” (13:28) Web: aateam.org theislamicteam

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T R AV E L T R E N D S

On Your Travel Wishlist

TRAVEL NEWS Here are two new places for you to add on your list. - Tulip Fields in the Netherlands:

Can you imagine what being surrounded by shades of colors and beautiful scents is like?

THE FUTURE OF FLYING This year, Bertrand Piccard and AndrĂŠ Borschberg, the Swiss pilots and founders of Solar Impulse 2, completed the first circumnavigation of the globe with no fuel. With their solar aircraft, they flew 40,000 km to promote the use of renewable energies.

- Victoria Falls bordering Zimbabwe and Zambia in Africa: To feel the rush of the water and hear its flowing rhythm would definitely put you in a better mood.

Traveling to Singapore soon?

RELAX IN BALI from SR 5,514

Marvel in the wonders of Bali and enjoy spa retreats in cities you visit. This is your time to unwind and forget stress. Web: flightcentre.ae

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If you are heading there soon, make sure you stay at all-new hotel Indigo. The boutique hotel is close to attractions such as River Safari and Sands Sky Park.

2016 HAJJ UPDATES Saudi media stated that the Kingdom will introduce electronic identification bracelets for all pilgrims to Makkah. They will contain personal and medical information of each person to ensure the proper safety measures. Web: haj.gov.sa


PEAK INSIDE ONE OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE HOTELS IN THE WORLD

Arabic Assistant Service Now in Munich Airport Munich airport launched the Arabic Assistant service to provide Arab guests with the help they may need when shopping at the airport. The assistants can even help guests at the tax refund. This service extends and can be booked until Sept.5. Web: munich-airport.com

Located in Macau, China, The 13 is dubbed the most luxurious hotel in the world and one of the most expensive with a price that reaches more than 7 million dollars per guest room. It is set to open in late summer. Rolls-Royce Phantoms to chauffeur guests.

AN EASTERN EUROPE EXTRAVAG from SR 6,400

Check out the Scuba Diving Hall of Fame The International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame annual induction ceremony will be held end of the month in the Cayman Islands. This is the biggest scuba diving industry event of the year. If you ever visit the islands, head to the Hall of Fame.

Tour the realms of Eastern Europe and embrace the ancient ess ence of the place. Spend nights in Pra gue, Bratislava, Budapest, Vienna, Salzbur g and Munich.

Get your Dosage of Arabian Art in San Francisco Visit San Francisco's first exhibition of contemporary art from Saudi Arabia by the Minnesota Street Project. GENERA#ION will run until Sept. 6.

Web: attartravel.com

Sun, Sand and Sea, it Must Be the Maldives

This marks the third stop on a multi-city Saudi artists tour of the United States and is supported by The King Abdulaziz Center for World Cultures. Stop by!

TAKE A HIKE These are the top five hiking trails for the traveling nature lovers, according to National Geographic and author and veteran Peter Potterfield.

ANZA

1- Kungsleden, Sweden 2- Grand Canyon, Arizona 3- Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal 4- Fitz Roy Trek, Patagonia, Argentina 5- Petra, Jordan

Don’t forget to use the promotion code:

EIDADHA16 Enjoy your summer with exclusive offers in Maldives at Sun Siyam Resorts, starting from SR 2,138 for a three-night holiday package for two. Take your pick from three unique resorts on private islands. Children stay for free. Web: thesunsiyam.com DESTINATIONKSA.COM 91


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REGIONAL ADVENTURES

ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP

Hiking and climbing across the Arab world should be on everyone’s bucket-list. By Farah Idrees

THE MOTHERLAND: SAUDI’S HIDDEN TREASURES Edge of The World

Where: Riyadh ll and winter; Best Time To Go: Fa r. the cooler the bette

The metaphor of Edge of the World perfectly depicts the wondrous mountain, Jabal Tuwaiq, better described as the Tuwaiq escarpment. It adapted the name Edge of the World for its natural aesthetic. Driving to the location is recommended

in a 4x4 vehicle because the road is difficult, rocky and long. Also, climbers should go with a group or someone who has already been to the spot before. Many times, hotels can help with such arrangements. It takes about two hours to get to Tuwaiq, a minimum of two hours to explore the location and two hours to get back. Using GPS could be tricky as network services could re-appear and disappear the further people go.

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Shada Mountain

h Where: Al Makhwa ll, winter or Best Time To Go: Fa uld be too hot. co er mm spring; su

Al Makhwah city is one of Saudi’s most underrated areas. So, it’s time to shed some necessary light. The complete distance of the Shada Mountain is about 7 km with serious inclinations to be considered. It is the perfect mountain for climbing enthusiasts and those with a thirst for a challenging adventure. One can climb, hike, mountain bike, walk or picnic on this scenic post. The scenery is definitely worth the journey.


Shafa Mountain

Where: Taif year round Best Time To Go: All

The drive to the mountain is long, but definitely worth it. Shafa Mountain is a family friendly place perfect for brief walks and a picnic. It offers a stunning view and great weather. Also, make sure you get a jacket because it can get cold.

Need help? Arabian Treks arabiantreks

Qimmam Club qimmamclub

Saudi Tourism

Web: sauditourism.sa

THE GLISTENING JORDAN JEWEL Petra

rdan Where: Southern Jo tober Oc : Go To e Tim st Be to April

One of Jordan’s historical landmarks is the Lost City of Stone, better known as Petra. It is the most visited and favorable tourist attraction in Jordan. The hikes, climbs and walks taken, could lead to secretive and exciting trails.. Buildings from centuries ago are still monumentally standing. The Jordan Tourism Board estimates that it would take around four to five days in order to explore every aspect of Petra. It’s important to note that cars are not allowed in the city. One can either walk or hire a horsecarriage. However, walking is recommended to truly experience the fascinating city.

Need help? Visit Jordan

Web: visitjordan.com

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A DISTINCT EGYPTIAN DEPICTION

Mount Catherine

Egypt, Saint Where: Outskirts of Catherine City ll, winter or Best Time To Go: Fa uld be too hot. spring; summer co

Mount Catherine is the tallest mountain in Egypt. Surprisingly, its height does not capture as many explorers as Mount Sinai. The views and scenery from Mount Catherine are just as breathtaking. It could be that Mount Catherine is more of a struggle in terms of climbing when compared to Mount Sinai.

SHEDDING LIGHT ON LEBANESE HEIGHTS Jannet Chouwen , 40 km an ere: Ftouh Keserw Wh away from Beirut year round Best Time To Go: All

For those looking for breathtakingly beautiful scenery and a grand sense of adventure, this one is for you. The hike would take about three hours. The haven is covered in an assortment of beautiful plants with a clear river flowing along, one that can be used for swimming.

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Mount Sinai

Where: Sinai ll, winter or Best Time To Go: Fa uld be too hot. co er spring; summ

This is an uphill battle for an uphill hike. As soon as one gets to the top, watching the sunrise is a definite goal. In fact, it is popular that many people go for the hike before dawn, in order to catch the sunrise.

Need help? The Hiking Club

thehikingclubeg

Dahab Excursions

Web: dahabexcursions.com


A TRUE OMANIAN ESCAPADE Al Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve

untain Slopes, Where: Barouk Mo Chouf District year round Best Time To Go: All

This is one of Lebanon’s largest nature reserves. The reserve is uniquely comprised of four cedar forests. The hikes are refreshing and have been deemed as some of the greatest experiences. The hiking experience has been described as walking amongst and above the clouds.

Hadash

Where: Hadash ll, winter or Best Time To Go: Fa uld be too hot. co spring; summer

Hadash village is a couple of hours outside Muscat. It’s filled with wondrous mountains. Park your car outside the village and explore a different side of Oman. The views from the mountain are beautiful and highly recommended. Additionally, there are several rock climbs that any adventure junkie would definitely enjoy.

Need help? Vamos Todos

Web: vamos-todos.com

Adventures in Lebanon

Web: info@adventuresinlebanon.com AdventuresinLebanon

Khubra Canyon

ay From Where: An Hour Aw t sca Mu ll, winter or Best Time To Go: Fa uld be too hot. co er mm su g; rin sp

It is also known as the “secret canyon.” The weather is beautiful and the climbs are eligible from beginner climbers to advanced ones.

Need help? Oman Tourism

Web: tourismoman.com.au

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EXPLORE KSA

Experience the Other Side of

FARASAN In case you’ve had enough of its pristine beaches. By Mohammed Mirza

To find artifacts, you’d need to take a closer look into the archipelago, comprising of 84 islands. From remnants of the Roman Era to ancient burial sites, all are dotted over various parts of the islands. For most tourists today, the most easily accessible historic sites are the ones that are the most apparent and closest to the main island. The beaches, the nature and a bit of snorkeling are what most tours have to offer. You’ll probably have to explore these places on your own.

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STAFF PHOTO/MOHAMMED MIRZA

The Farasan Islands have been earmarked for their clear seas, virgin beaches and coral reefs, but many are unaware of the islands’ rich history. Though the written sources on Farasan Islands are limited they do suggest that the archipelago has played an important role in maritime trade from the early Roman period.


AL QASSAR VILLAGE The construction of the fort dates back to the 18th century and it has seen a number of skirmishes since. There is a long-standing well right next to the fort; it’s highly likely the residents of the fort used it as their main source of water.

Dating back to the Roman Era, this deserted village is one of the oldest inhabited sites on the islands. The houses in the village are made from coral and mud that has hardened into solid rocks.

Restoration has taken place at the site and it forms one of the biggest attractions on the islands, mainly due to its proximity to the biggest resort on Farasan and the seaport.

Next to the village is an ancient Kedmi site that has large A two-meter high wall surrounds each house, which is geometric stones resembling Roman columns. generally one or two rooms.

OTTOMAN FORT Standing atop an elevated ridge of coral-stone on the outskirts of the main town, this Ottoman fort is strategically located from where you can see a good portion of the island’s seas. The fort has just one big hall inside, and it’s more of a fortification due to its small size. It’s a representation of local architecture as it was constructed using locally found construction materials. The walls are made mostly from coral rocks and the roofs using palm fronds.

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BEIT AL REFAI Dating back to 1922, Beit Al Refai was built by a well-known pearl merchant, Munawar Al Refai. The house is considered to be the archetype of Farasani architecture. The intricate work on the gypsum walls in this building is unlike any other in the Kingdom. The ceiling of the exquisite majlis is engraved with colored ornaments. Similar to Beit Al Refai is the house of Hussein Bin Yahya Al Rifai, which is also on Farasan Islands, though lacking in grandeur when compared to the former.

AL NAJDI MOSQUE Pearl merchants were one of the richest members of the society on the Farasan Islands. Like the houses they built, the mosques that were funded by them are also most noticeable. The Al Najdi mosque was constructed by Ibrahim Al Najdi, who was one of the biggest pearl merchants on the island. Surrounded by houses on all sides, the mosque sits inconspicuously in a densely packed neighborhood.

The walls of the mosque are decorated with plaster-recessed ribs and each window on the qibla wall is topped with gypsum-decorated arches. The wooden mimbar and mihrab are said to be brought from India and are adorned with colorful decorative ornaments.

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BALAD OPENS DOORS

FOR THE DISABLED, ORPHANED AND ELDERLY Unforgettable experiences for visitors and organizers, alike. By Aabiya Baqai

Every three months with directors of different organizations and sponsors, people who are physically challenged and children who have lost their parents are invited to tour Balad and discover its wonders. Another trip is arranged twice a year for the elderly coming from Makkah.

The tours consist of assistants guiding the visitors in every way possible, like helping in pushing the disabled wheelchairs, describing the sites and showing all the main hot spots. There is always a stopover at Bayt Jeddah, where they get to enjoy folklore dances and participate in the performance.

Because it is a favorite for many, it becomes imperative that an informative and fun trip to Balad be organized for them,

Next comes a thorough tour of Bayt Jeddah, explaining the life of Jeddahwis in the past. The visit also consists of a trip to the library and gallery to hear more tales as well a chance for the visitors to draw with the painters. The district’s residents welcome them with open arms.

— Abir AbuSulayman, co-founder of Jeddah’s Heart, Balad renovation initative.

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AbuSulayman adds, “They love the place and they recognize it. Even if there is no festival, once they step out of their bus, they look around and shout ‘balad balad’ with extensive excitement, calling me, ready for the tour. The elderly enter these old houses with tears in their eyes, reminiscing old times. It’s all truly heartwarming.”

“The highlight of their visit is that they always seem happy. It’s always surprising for us as well because we discover new things about them every time,” AbuSulayman concludes. Web: jeddahbliss.com groups/JeddahHeart jeddahbliss


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HISTORIC KSA

Hajj Zainal KSA’s Hero of Education More about Saudi’s first school. By Nora Alourfi

Founded in 1905 by Hajj Mohamed Ali Yousef Zainal, Al Falah School was the initial step in eradicating illiteracy in Saudi Arabia. Hajj Zainal was a pioneer in every sense of the word. Prior to the creation of Al Falah, ‘schooling’ composed exclusively of rote memorization of texts.

Hajj Zainal was so dedicated to his cause that he didn’t even wait to get a permit to formally open the school; some of the school’s students had their first lesson in one of the houses in the Old Jeddah district. Hajj Zainal’s funds also came from his own pocket. Indeed, his wife went to the extent of selling her own jewelry just to raise enough money to finance the school. Eventually, after the establishment of the Kingdom, King Abdulaziz himself supported Al Falah.

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Hajj Zainal spared no efforts in making the school the best it could be - and cared deeply about its students. For some graduates, Al Falah School wasn’t the end of the journey, since it sent its exceptional students to Egypt and India to continue their studies. Al Falah’s alumni have gone on to accomplish remarkable things. Among them are Prince Mish’al Bin Majed,

governor of Jeddah; Hisham Nazer, former oil minister; and Abdulwahab Abdulwasie, former minister of Hajj. Of course, it is impossible to name them all as it is said that half of the fathers of Jeddah have graduated from Al Falah. Truly, Al Falah School and Hajj Zainal have left a longlasting mark on Saudi society. COORDINATES 21°29'13"N 39°11'21"E

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Aljomaih Automotive recently celebrated the sale of the first Cadillac CT6 2017 in Riyadh. It features innovative engineering with the latest technology and design. It also has a vibrant LED screen that is responsive to the touch.

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IMG Worlds of Adventure, the world’s largest indoor theme park welcomes you with open arms. The comprises of four zones including 25 original retail concept stores, over 1,600 employees, 4,500 parking spaces and numerous superheroes wandering around to greet the guests.

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InterContinental Hotels Group launched a rewards promotion that offers members extra 50 percent bonus points on corporate bookings in IHG hotels worldwide.

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MAKKAH ANJUM HOTEL MAKKAH

The perfect combination of world-class accommodation, outstanding service and genuine Hijazi hospitality• Makkah • Tel: +966-12-510 0000 • Web: anjumhotels.com

FAIRMONT MAKKAH Located adjacent to the Masjid Al Haram, the hotel boasts a prime location as the closest hotel to Kaaba. Adjacent to the Masjid Al Haram • Tel: +966-12-5717777 • Web: fairmont.com/makkah

HILTON MAKKAH Located

in the heart of Makkah, with city, Haram and Kaabah views. Adjacent to King Fahd entrance • Tel: +966-12-534-0000 • Web: placeshilton.com/makkah-towers

LE MERIDIEN TOWERS HOTEL Directly connected to the

Holy Mosque through the tunnel of King Abdulaziz gate. Kudai Rd., • Tel: +966-12-5399999 • Web: starwoodhotels .com/lemeridien

MERCURE GRAND UM AL QURA A classy choice for a

luxurious Makkah hotel in the Central area. Al Masjed Al Haram Rd., • Tel: +966-12-5702212 • Web: mercure.com

MERCURE HIBATULLAH HOTEL Offers accommodations to meet every need with 381 modern, spacious rooms and suites, decorated with a local flavour. Um Al Qura St., Al Hafayer At Taysir • Tel: +966-12-549-8855 • Web: mercure.com

RAMADA MAKKAH HOTEL Committed to creating caring experiences for every person, every time. Ajyad, Al Hajlah • Tel: +966-12-5778517 • 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. Makkah • Tel: +966-12-576-0000

SWISSOTEL MAKKAH

A contemporary five-star hotel located in close proximity to the holy Masjid, overlooking the Ka’aba, as well as the entire Masjid. Om AlQura St., • Tel: +966-12-5718000 • Web: swissotel.com/hotels/makkah

located just in front of King Abdul Aziz Gate of Masjid Al Haram. Central Area Ajyad MakkahAlMukarrama • Tel: +966-12-5715555

MADINAH DALLAH TAIBAH HOTEL

Committed to achieve and maintain total guest satisfaction by providing high quality service. Abarzar St., • Tel: +966-148290055 • Web: dallahtaibah.com

DAR A HIJRA INTERCONTINENTAL Ideally

located within walking distance to the Masjid and nearby shopping districts. King Fahad St., Central Area • Tel: +966-14-8207777

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: +966-14-8291111 • Web: ichotelsgroup.com

DURRAT ANDALUS HOTEL Provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Madinah. Northern Central Area • Tel: +966-14-8291114

HOTEL ELAF TAIBAH To

facilitate Hajj and Umrah for all pilgrims. Saad Bin Moaath • Tel: +966-14-818-0050 • Web: elafgroup.com

LE MERIDIEN MADINAH

Exposes the curious and creative-minded traveller to the most unexpected and engaging experiences a destination has to offer. Khaled Bin El Waleed Rd., Al Jamiah • Tel: +966-14-8460777 • Web: starwoodhotels .com/lemeridien

MARRIOTT MADINAH All 150 spacious guest rooms and suites, offers extensive facilities for families, individuals, and pilgrims alike. King Faisal St., • Tel: +966-14-8460777 • Web: marriott.com MOVENPICK Ideally situated for visitors to the city. Bani Khidrah • Tel: +966-14-818-8888 • Web: moevenpick-hotels.com RAMADA AL HAMRA

Committed to creating caring experiences for every person, every time. Al Siteen St., Bani Khidrah • Tel: +966-14-820-8084 • Web: ramada.com

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THE MADINAH OBEROI

The Oberoi, Madina enjoys an unrivalled position, just steps away from Al Masjid Al Nabawi. Abizar Rd., Madina Almunawara • Tel: +966-14-8282222 • Web: oberoihotels.com

AMERICAN BUFFALO WINGS AND RINGS Prince Sultan St., Almohamadiya • Tel: +966-12-2901138 • Web: buffalowingsandrings.sa

19TH CENTURY BURGER

Here’s where the classic taste of minced beef patties combined with fresh buns are available to you. Prince Sultan St., • Tel: 920019819

20 MINUTES BURGER Juicy,

unique burgers in just 20 minutes. Tahlia St., • Tel: +966-12-6113187

AMERICAN CORNER

Breakfast, lunch, dinner? Everything you need is at The American Corner. Khalidiya Dist. • Tel: +966-12-6060188

CHEESECAKE FACTORY Home

of the world’s greatest cheesecake. Le Mall, Tahlia St., • Tel: +966-12-2617001

CHILI’S Classic American, Texan and international tastes. Al Andalus St., • Tel: +966-12-6634760/ 6632787

IHOP Perfect breakfast spot. Le Mall, Tahlia St., • Tel: +966-12-2617032

JOHNNY ROCKETS Serve great all-American food in a timeless and fun environment. Tahlia St., • Tel: +966 12 692 7614 SHAKE SHACK Serves the most

delicious burgers, fries, hot dogs, frozen custard and more!. Le Mall, Tahlia St., • Tel: +966-12-2617042

WING ZONE

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., • Tel: +966-12-2842345

RIO DE JANEIRO Specializes in Brazilian and Mexican sandwiches. Sari St., • Mob: +966-502330914 SPEARS Brazilian food that leaves you wanting more. InterContinental Hotel • Tel: +966-12-2295555

CHOCOLATES ANOOSH Anoosh offers a

variety of chocolates and mouth watering cookies. Sari St., • Tel: 920013222

BOSTANI CHOCOLATE & GIFTS For chocolates, gifts 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: +966-12-6519383 / 6515593 / 6688527 / 6688529 / 6688978 / 6688541 CHOCOMOOD A special mood in the chocolate industry. Al Rawdah., • Tel: +966-12-6162111 / 6602111 CHOCOLATE CORNER The art

of chocolate. Rawdah St., • Tel: +966-12-665-0669

CHOCOLINE Flavor and

refinement meet to create an outstanding range of luxury chocolates. Tahlia St., • Tel: +966-12-2842846/ 6283548

GANACHE A gourmet food

STEAK HOUSE Steaks grilled to

store that provides savory nibbles, pastries, croissants and more. Rawdah St., • Tel: +966-12-6601390

TEXAS ROADHOUSE They offer everything from hand-cut steaks and fall-off-the-bone ribs, to some pretty sweet margaritas. Le Mall, Tahlia St., • Tel: +966-12-2617027

GODIVA Godiva thrills the senses and captivates the hearts of chocolate lovers everywhere. Tahlia St., • Tel: +966-12-2616630

perfection over open fire to sear in the natural juices. Etoile, Malil Rd., • Tel: +966-12-6829955

THE COUNTER Create your own burgers and make them special! Etoile, King Rd., • Tel: +966-12-2754266

LEAVES An elegant local chocolatier. Al Rawdah Dist., • Mob: +966-564444928 PATCHI Chocolate gifts that make life exquisite. Al Hamra, Tahlia St., • Tel: +966-12-6525961

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COFFEE & TEA SHOPS CILANTRO CAFÉ Hot and cold beverages, delectable paninis and much more. Tahliah St., • Tel: +966-12-2611191 COFFEE BEAN & TEA LEAF

Delivering the look, taste and aroma of the world’s best coffees and teas. Al Khaldia Dist., • Tel: +966-12-60531430035

DEERA CAFÉ Coffee experience

like no other. Al Malek Rd- Stars Avenue Mall, Tahlia St., • Tel: +966-12-2632140

KALILA Café and bakery serving

DATES BATEEL Deluxe chocolates, delectable dates, superb pastries and a vast selection of gourmet foods. Red Sea Mall • Tel: +966-12-2150144 NADIYA Nadiya luxury dates are the perfect expression of Arabian traditions and hospitality. Panda, Bin Dawood, Al Musbah Airport • Tel: +966-12-6914033

TALAH DATES Dates, sweets, drinks, and the finest Arabian coffee. Sari St., • Tel: +966-12-6837887

TAMRATY Tamraty is the leading

light yet tasty foods from different regions. The Courtyard, Prince Sultan St., • Tel: +966-12-606-1723

store holding a wide variety and the best dates hand picked from its farms. Al Rawdah Dist., • Tel: +966-12-6637995

SOLO COFFEE Al Rawdah Dist. Abdul Maqsoud Khuja St., • Tel: +966-12-2630263

YATMOR Taking Saudi hospitality

STARBUCKS COFFEE

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 TEAYANA A selection of the best tea types in town. Al Rawdah, Al Khaldiya • Tel: +966-12-606-5850

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: +966-12-6644337

FAST FOOD DOMINO’S PIZZA

An American pizza restaurant chain. Tahlia St., Prince Sultan St., Prince Abdullah Al Faisal St. Al Makarunah • Tel: +966-12-6233314

HARDEE’S

One of the best fastfood chain restaurants. Al Andalus Hira St., Ali Al Murtada • Tel: 920001213/ +966-12-6197267

JOE’S DINER It’s like a traditional American diner with great American food. Khalidiya Dist., • Tel: 920006474 KFC

The largest chicken restaurant brand in the world. Al Rawdah Dist. , • Tel: 920021111

PANINO’S Hot sandwiches, salads and gourmet pizza. Tahliah St., Khalidiya Dist., • Tel: +966-12-6064717 PAPA JOHN’S

The third largest take-out and pizza delivery restaurant chain in the world. Al Batarji St., • Tel: +966-12-6629546

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. 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., • Mob:966-506666190

SALMONTINI LE RESTO Known for their salmon. Corniche Rd., Hamra Dist., • Mob: +966-593251111

LA CUISINE Known for their excellent dishes. Falastin, Hamra Dist., • Tel: +966-12-663 0363 LUMIERE Fine dining in French cuisine. St.,Prince Faisal Bin Fahd, Al Shati • Mob: +966-555356373

GINZA I CHOME A Live Sushi

Bar not to miss!. Rosewood Jeddah, 2nd Floor • Tel: +966-12-2607111

FRENCH BERT’S They have one main

objective: eat well and healthy. Rawdah Star Center • Tel: +966-12-6606633

CRÊPE CAFÉ Casual authentic

crêperie. Roshana Mall • Tel: +966-12-2634989

LA CRÊPE DORÉE A local creperie known for their unique taste. Red Sea Mall • Tel: +966-12-2130467

BRASSERIE LOUIS A whole

new level of sophistication to French dining to Jeddah. Teatro Mall, Tahlia St., • Tel: +966-12-6680303

LENÔTRE Cakes and chocolate

for all tastes. Teatro Mall, Tahlia St,. • Tel: +966-12-2611222

DELIFRANCE Delifrance draws on expertise based on nearly one hundred years of tradition. Al Salama Center, Prince Sultan St., • Tel: +96612-6171555

INTERNATIONAL

FRESH BERRY Frozen yoghurt with over 25 topping choices. Stars Avenue Mall • Tel: +966-12-6077479 HAAGEN-DAZS Premium ice cream parlor. Stars Avenue Mall King Abdulaziz Rd., Red sea mall • 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

AMARA TERRACE Comfort

low fat flavors.Tahlia St., • Tel: +96612-2612301

CAFFE AROMA Serves

PINKBERRY Pinkberry is a non fat frozen yogurt concept that offers a light and refreshing guilt free treat. Red Sea Mall • Tel: +96612-2151551

food with a unique twist. Prince Faisal Bin Fahd St., Ash Shati • Mob: +966-555354139 everything. Mostly known for their amazing fries. Corniche, near Intercontinental Hotel, Al Hamra • Tel: +966-12-6605160

CAPPUCCINO CAFE

A selection of snacks and beverages, enjoyed by the sea. Al Hamra Dist,. • Tel: +966-126921121

SHAKELICIOUS Creamy

shakes! Rawdah St., • Tel: +966-126928208

STICK HOUSE A fun way to

enjoying ice cream. Khaldia Dist.,

THE FROZEN YOGHURT

CASPER & GAMBINI’S

FACTORY Frozen yoghurt with a healthy twist. Red Sea Mall, Arab Mall, Andalus Mall, Al Batariji St., Al Khalidiyah Dist., Obhur • Tel: +966-12-2151551

LAYLA’S GOURMET Head here for sweet and savory treats. Mahmud Nasif, Al Andalus • Tel: +966-12-663-6937

VENCHI The ultimate

LITE BITE

IL GABBIANO Indulge in true

All day restaurant-café specialized in casual gourmet meals and awardwinning signature coffee. Tahlia St., • Tel: +966-12-6637979

Light treats. Eat smart!. Madinah Rd., • Tel: +96612-2901424

RISTORANTE JEDDAH Classic and innovative Italian specialities. Tahlia St., • Mob: +966-509550993 •Tel: +966-12-6696201 THE SANDWICH GALLERY

Sandwich flavors from around the world with a unique twist. U-Shape Center, Al Rawdah • Mob: +966-544222234

TOASTED An innovative and fresh approach to food. Rawdah St., • Tel:920018306 ZODIAC Fine dining experience combining excellent service and food. Palestine St., • Tel: +966-126607548

ICE CREAM BASKIN ROBBINS STORE

Offers desserts like fondue, affogato and cakes, all in a family friendly restaurant environment. Corniche • Tel: +966-12-6067527

destination for chocolate lovers. Tahlia St., • Tel: +966-12-2614878

ITALIAN Italian flavor with a relaxing classic atmosphere. Corniche • Tel: +96612-6587049

LALLO We use fresh pasta at our restaurants to give the taste of homemade cooking to valued customers. King Abdulaziz Rd., 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: +966-126061100 PIATTO Generous servings of

fresh and authentic Italian dishes. Etoile Center, King Rd Tahlia St., • Tel: +966-12-692-2501

PIZZA EXPRESS

Fresh pizzas. Tahlia St.,• Tel: +96612-2617037

PIZZA FUSION Pizza Fusion: fresh, organic and ecofriendly. Rawdah Ar, Rawdah St., • Tel: +966-12-261-6933

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PORTO CERVO Food lovers beware, you’re in for a tasty surprise in Jeddah. Prince Sultan St., Al Khalidiyah • Tel: +966-12-6901669

ROSSOPOMODORO All our

KOSEBASI Tue to the traditional recipes of south Anatolia. Al Rawdah • Tel: +966-12-6112302 MADO One of the leading

ingredients come directly from the Neapolitan region of Campania. Kings Rd., Al Salamah • Tel: +966-12-6926318

restaurants offering a truly memorable authentic Turkish dining experience. Prince Sultan St., Khalidiya Center • Tel: +966-12-2151216

TARTUFO Rich ingredients

TURKUOISE Blending history

freshly 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

AL THAMARAT Home of Hijazi cuisine. Al Basatin Dist., • Tel: +966-12-2345606 ASEIL A journey through Saudi Arabia. Courtyard, Khaldiah Dist., • Tel: +966-12-6062349

BYBLOS Savor an array of unique tasteful flavors and indulge your senses. Al Quraysh Rd., Alhambra • Tel: +966-12- 6697655

CUISINE HALAWANI FA 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: +966-12-2847333

LABEEB Casual dining restaurant providing the market with fresh Lebanese food. Tahlia St., • Tel: +966-12-2847333

SEMSOM Semsom is here to revive traditional Lebanese recipes and create new ones. Al Khalidiyah • Tel: +966-12-606 SHAMI Share our sizzling passion for good food in the relaxed atmosphere of Shami Restaurants. Falastin, Al Ham’mra • Tel: +966-12-6743987 SHOBAK Your pie, your way!

Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz St., • Tel: +966-536884433/ +966-138988887/+966-13-8988887 •Mob: +966-536884433

TURKISH COOKSHOP RESTAURANT

Turkey’s one of the very well known restaurant&cafe chain’s Jeddah branch is serving Turkish food and the food from all over the world with its unique interior design. Tahlia St., Aster center.Khalidiya Dist., • Tel: 966-12-6062750

and culture. Al Rawdah Dist., • Tel: +966-12-6832128 • Mob: +966-538101789

YILDIZLAR Serving up a mix of Turkish and Lebanese Cuisine. Al Maadi., Al Hamr • Tel: +966-12-6531150

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 ingredients and finest quality materials to provide you with the home goodness 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: +966-12-6970672

CHOPSTICKS The “ Fresh

Chinese Cuisine”. Al Hamra Branch, Falasteen St. • Tel: +966-12-6907575

NOODLES Noodles blends

traditional and modern Chinese culinary cuisine in a warm and friendly setting. Rosewood Hotel, Corniche • Tel: +9966-12-26071116836789

PAN JAN Pan Jan delivers the finest Asian Cuisines to you. The Courtyard, Al Rawdah St., • Tel: +966-126065994 P.F. CHANG’S Discover dishes

that become the topic of your conversation. Le Mall, Tahlia St., • Tel: +966-12-2617021

THE NOODLE HOUSE

Authentic Southeast Asian dishes over an open flame and in full view of the guests. Teatro Mall, Tahlia. • Tel: +966-920002690

TOKI Mouth watering flavors

from the east. Leylaty Complex, Malek Rd., • Tel: +966-12-6681080 • Mob : +966-506666190

YUMMY YUMMY Yummy Yummy offers variety of Chinese & Japanese cuisine. Saqr Quraish St., Al Salamah • Tel: +966-12-2570777

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INDIAN BHARAT Experience a matchless culinary journey with Bharat succulent dishes. Sari., Al Zahra’a • Tel: +966-12-2753944 •Mob: +966-503969617

INDIA GATE Indian restaurant that gives you a great taste of true Indian spices.Sharafiya Dist., • Tel: +966-12-6440276 LASANI All time marvelous

indian restaurant! KBeside Muhammadia Plaza ‘ Madinah Rd., • Tel: +966-12-6510162

RAJ TCome for appetizing and

savory dishes served at Raj, indian restaurant. Tahlia St., • Tel: +966-12-2632137

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 • Mob:+966-561494232 ZAIKA Indian food and dining

offering a high quality service and atmosphere. Boulevard Center, Al Rawdah Dist., • Tel: +966-12-6111798 • Mob: +966-552965028

JAPANESE BENIHANA Benihana

restaurants are traditionalJapanese hibachi steakhouses, featuring the Japanese cooking:”teppanyaki.” Abdul Rahman At Tabayashi, Al Andalus • Tel: +966-12-6686014

GOLD SUSHI CLUB Inspired by the spirit of Japanese culture and food cuisine. Sari Gate Center, Sari St., Al Rawdah • 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 • Mob: +966-50668-3107

MIZO Mizo is unique, elegant

,yet simple japanese restaurant that provides top notch Japanese cuisine with creativity and style Tahlia St., Al Andalus Dist., • Tel: +966-12-6649883

OHAYO

Ohayo will take you on a gourmet journey you won’t forget anytime soon! Kayal St., Al Khalidiyah • Tel: +966-12-6836789

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 that stands out from the rest. Atallah Commercial Center, Corniche Rd., Al Rawdah Star Mall, Rawdah St., • Tel: +966-12-6997854/ +966-12-2616734 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

ZEN SUSHI LOUNGE

Zn Lounge is a sushi and sashimi joint. Roshana Mall, Tahlia St., • Tel: +966-12- 2634889

TUNISIAN ALTESSE ALtesse is the hallmark of pastries. Al Hamra • Tel: +966-12-6645877 • Mob: +966-502765210

DESSERTS & BAKERIES AL NABULSI SWEETS Arabic sweets and desserts. Al Hamra • Tel: +966-920001345

BON BON

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- 2754830

HELEN’S We only bake original

recipes using the best and freshest ingredients in the market. Kayal St., Al Rawdah • Tel: +966-12- 6977729

LAYLA’S GOURMET 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

NESTLE TOLL HOUSE Dessert created with a passion for life and endless imagination is more than just a sweet temptation. Red Sea Mall • Tel: +966-12-2346238 PAUL Our products and shops exude a French way of life: at the same time gourmet and sophisticated, warm and timeless. TAHLIA ST., • Tel: +966-12-26671633 PINK CAMEL We are a place of

indulgence with our freshly baked French macarons, or our unique “gourmet” home décor collection. Al Rawdah • Tel: +966-12-6982175 Al Nahdah• Tel: +966-12-613-2525 • Web: arena.sa


SAADEDDIN PASTRY The best pastry and sweets in the city only in Saadeddin Pastry. Hira St., • Tel: 920017070

SWEET AND SAVORY

Specialized in sweet and savory muffins to die for. Prince Sultan St., Al Muhammadiyyah , Sari Et, Al Salamah • Mob: +966-590310001 • Tel : +966-12-6821221/ +966-12-6127503

THE CAKE BOUTIQUE

Specializing in wedding cakes and delightful wedding giveaways, while also producing everything sweet.Al Rawdah • Tel: 966-12-6390767

BOUTIQUES AL MAYASS

multi-brand designer store. Ana Special Mall, Prince Sultan St., • Tel: +966-12-6642194 - 6670528 • Web: mayassfashion.com

CREAM A multibrand fashion & lifestyle concept store . Stars Avenue,Malik Rd., • Tel: +966-12-662 6272 -6626272 • Web: creamfashion.com

FITYANI BOUTIQUE

MIHYAR Men’s clothes shop. Al Rawdah St., • Tel: +966-12-2615197 • Web: mihyararabia.com

SAB THOBE

Specialized thobes for men. Jeddah • Tel: +966-555699969 • Web: sabthobe.com

FURNITURE AL GHALIA INTERIORS

Design firm specializing in turkey commercial and residential projects. Al Rawdah Dist., • Tel: +966-12-6916149 • Web: alghalia-ides.com

SINDI Classic and casual thobe-wear. Al Rawdah, Al Tahliah • Tel: +966-12-6678587 - 6631604 • Web: sindithobe.com

AMERICAN GALLERY Good

TOBY Sharp, trendy and

BATAL DESIGN Ultimate design address offering marvelous objects that underline wealth and sophistication all year long • Web: b-design.co

simple thobes made for the sophisticated and successful businessmen.Prince Saud Al Faisal, Al Rawdah • Mob: +966-546234838 •Tel: 966-12- 6646671 • Web: tobybyhatem.com

FLORISTS ALWAN FLOWERS Providing top quality urban and environmental services to the community. Al Tahlia • Tel: +966-12-6608448 • Mob : +966-567722700 • Web: alwanco.com.sa AZHAR RIMA Elegant bouqets and centerpieces. Prince Sultan St., • Tel: +966-12-2564001

quality furniture, both office and household. Tahlia St., • Tel: 966-12-6676031

BO CONCEPT Make customised and coordinated design furniture and accessories affordable to the urban-minded customer. Al Rawdah St., • Tel: +966-12-6141418 • Web: boconcept.com CLOSET WORLD Focus on

customers’ needs, lifestyle and budget to create the organizing solutions they need. Sari St., • Tel:+966-12-4202435- 920001595 • Web: closetworld.com.sa

DIMOS Modern and

Evening and bridal dresses.Al Rawdah • Tel: +966-12-6673971 • Web: fityaniboutique.com

GARDENIA florist, event

JASMINE BOX

GRASS Event management

DOMVS Find all exclusive and

JEDDAH FLOWERS Same day florist flower delivery. Alkayal St., • Tel: 8007566023 • Web: jeddah-flowers.com

GALLERY ONE

A retail concept offering fashion choices, furniture and home accessories. Al Rawdah • Tel: +966-12-668 5533 • Web:jasminebox.com

NAWAL STORE Abayas and

kaftans. Stars Avenue,Malik Rd., • Tel: +966-12-6606502 • Web: nawal-almaimani.com

NEWBURY BOUTIQUE

Contemporary fashion boutique Rawdah • Tel: +966-122754564 •Mob: +966505622250 • Web: newburyboutique.com

PINK OR BLUE ROOMS

aternity wear, children wear, hand painted customized children bedrooms. Al Rawdah St., • Tel: 966-12-6634452 • Web: pinklining.com

SOTRA Clothing and accessories. Ana Special Mall, Prince Sultan St., •Tel:+966-12-6915082 • Mob: +966-560895556 • Web: sotraonline.com

WAREDA SHAH COLLECTION Plus size clothing and fashion. Jeddah • Tel: +966-502867065 • Web: waredashah.wix.com

CUSTOM THOBES LOMAR Menswear such as

thobes, shirts and Ihrams. Al Rawdah Dist., • Tel: +966-920000554 • Mob : +966-593322900 • Web: lomar.sa

planning and landscaping. Arafat, Al Hamra • Tel: +966-12-6606162 • Web: gardeniaonline.com

company that provides planning resources. Alkayal St., • Mob: +966-537979797 • Web: grassflorist.com

N CUBES

Floral arrangements and delivery for all types of events. Prince Sultan St., • Mob: +966-551406813 • Web: n-cubes.com

contemporary furniture. Al Rowdah Dist. • Tel: 966-12-2830302 • Web: Dimos.com.sa unique items from the latest home fashion that is most trendy. Al Rawdah Dist., • Tel: +966-12-6611447 • Web: domvs@diyarkom.com

A diverse collection of contemporary art products by incredibly talented artists. Red Sea Mall King Abdulaziz Rd., • Tel: +966-12-6077119 • Web: g-1.com

H.Q. INTERIORS 100% made in

First floral art company in the Kingdom. Al Rawdah. • Tel: +966-12-6642519 • Web: petals-sa.com

Italy furniture within the Middle East. Al Madinah Rd., • Mob: + 966-565659229 •Tel: +966-12-6395665 • Web: hq-interiors.com

ROSE LAND From selling natural flowers, making flower arrangements to wrapping gifts, this store encompasses everything you need. Al Faiha’a Dist., • Tel: 966-12-6440028

IKEA To offer a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at low prices. Al Aziziyah • Tel: +966-12-6633000-920004532 • Web: ikea.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

MC PHOTOGRAPHY

A professional photography service in the Gulf region. Jeddah • Web:mchahine.com

SULTAN GARDEN CENTER

PHOTOGRAPHY BY SAMIA

PETALS

Distinguished in the field of gardens and their accessories. Al Andalus Dist., • Tel: +966-12-6686666 • Web: sultangardencenter.com

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Portrait and digital artist. Kayyal St., • Mob: +966-555623613 • Web: photographybysamia.com

REEM BAJABAA Fashion and wedding photographer. Web: reembajabaa.com

UNIQUE SHOTS Specializes

in contemporary wedding and lifestyle storytelling. Jeddah. • Mob: +966-555072883 • Web: uniqueshots-Photo.com

CLINICS ABJAD CENTER Provide a

variety of programs covering the needs of girls in health, psychological and social aspects. Off abdullah albalkhail St., • Tel: +966-12-6968599 • Web: abjadcenter.org.sa

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 patient, backed up by top medical specialists and supported by the latest research and education. Salama Dist. , • Tel: +966-12-6060092

BEAUTY CLINIC Plastic

surgery, dermatology and laser hair removal. King Abdul Aziz Rd., AlZahra Dist., • Tel: 920020129/ +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: +966-12-6699999 • 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. Steen St., • Tel: 920022211 - 966-12-6398858 • Web: eedclinic.net

FIRST CLINIC Top-rated

medicial facilities and services. Al Zahra’a Dist., • Tel: +966-12-2754243

OBAGI A global specialty

pharmaceutical company founded by leading skin care experts. Al Hamra Dist., - Arafat St., • Tel: +966-12-6614000 • Web: obagihospital.com

SKY CLINIC Offering specialized skin services. Sari St., • Tel: 920009126 /+966-12-6064473 • Web: skyclinic.net

GYM & HEALTH CENTERS ARENA MMA & FITNESS

Home to the most qualified and experienced martial arts and fitness experts in Saudi Arabia.

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ELAF TRAVEL

Full range of travel and tourism services in the Kingdom. Al Hamra • Tel: +966-012-6641233/ +966-12-6690603 • Web: elafgroup.com

CONCEPT 10 10

Personal and private training. Prince Sultan St,. (AL Salamah Center) • Tel: +966-12-607761602 • Web: concept1010pro.com

MAJED TRAVEL & TOURISM All things travel and tourism. King Fahad Rd., • Tel: +966-12-6873600

FITNESS FIRST

One of the world’s leading health and fitness companies. Sixty street behind Arab National Bank • Tel: +966-12-6900881- 2600441 • Web: fitnessfirst-me.com

ZAHID TRAVEL

Your travel agency, world-wide. Al-Hamra Dist., • Tel: +966-12-2613595- 6510711 • Web: zahidtravel.com

FITNESS TIME

Provide the best sports and fitness services. Madinah Rd., Mohamadiyah Dist. ,• Tel: +966-12-6226369 • Web: fitnesstime.com.sa

HOTELS

GOLD’S GYM ELITE

ALBILAD HOTEL

Designed to empower and guide women to reach their personal health and wellness goals. Al Khaldiah • Tel: 966-12-2282858 • Web: ggarabia.com

An oasis of hospitality situated right by the Red Sea Al-Corniche Highway • Tel: +966-12-694 4777 • Web: albiladhotel.net

JUNIOR GYM Sports and physical activities for children age 1 to 14 year. Al-Zahra Dist., • Tel:+966-12-6911347- 603964161 • Web: junior-gym.com

CROWNE PLAZA

Experience comfort and convenience Al Hamra • Tel: +966-12-6611000 • Web: ihg.com

OLYMPIA CENTER The largest and most successful fitness center in the kingdom. Al Hamra • Tel: 966-12-6655000 • Web: olympia-center.com

HOLIDAY INN

The perfect mix of business and pleasure for today’s comfortseeking traveler. Al Madina Rd., • Mob: +966-509970091 • Web: ihg.com

WORLD GYM - LADIES The

iconic celebrity fitness scene and the serious, no-nonsense workout. Tujjar Jeddah • Mob: +966-556689923 • Web: Tahlia St.z-club.com

OBAGI A global specialty pharmaceutical company. 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., • Mob: 00966-556660183 • Tel: +966-12-6666662 • Web: bouthaina.com

CHAMELLE PLAZA Relieve physical and emotional stress. Al Hamra. • Tel: 966-12-6656807- 6634355 •Web: chamelleclub.com

EVE SALONS & SPA One stop

destination for fashion and beauty. Sultan St., Al Haram • Tel: +966-12-6581977/ +966-12-6581455 • Web: evejeddah.com

JEAN LOUIS DAVID Hair and beauty services. King Rd., Tower • Tel: +966-12-6655000 / +966-12-6068678

MAISON DE JOELLE

A celebrity salon and a leading beauty house in the Middle East. Tahlia St., • Mob: +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 sanctuaryt o

experience soothing and rejuvenating services and products in a relaxing & elegant atmosphere. Attallah Center, Cornish • Tel: +966-12-6220773 920002132 • Web: oriana-sa.com

PLANET BEACH Enjoy a

private spa experience for a reasonable cost and in far less time than a traditional day spa. Al Batarji St., • Mob: 966-581097799 • Tel: +996-12-6620671 • Web: planetbeach.com

SPA LOUNGE Providing world-class spa and wellness experiences 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., • Tel: +966-12-2616230 • Web: toniandguy-sa.com

PEST CONTROL MASA PEST CONTROL

Offers effective pest control services. • Tel: +966-12-2601684 • Web: masapestcontrol.com.sa

SWEEP To provide customers with a pest free environment . Al Nahda Dist., • Mob: +966-545448181 • Web: sweeppestcontrol.com

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TRAVEL AGENCIES

ACE TRAVEL

Ranked among the top three travel agencies in the Kingdom. Heraa St., • Tel:+966-12-6056002/ +966-12-6060018 • Web: ace-travel.com

AHLAM TRAVEL Flight, hotel and cruise bookings • Tel: +966-12-6610761/ +966-12-6600661 • Web: ahlamsa.com

AL AMOUDI TRAVEL AGENCY Deliver the best travel and tourism experience to clients within the Kingdom. King Abdullah Rd., • Tel: +966-12-6577333/ +966-12-6600661 • Web: altayyaronline.com

AL TAYYAR TRAVEL

Combines 21st-century facilities with impeccable service and Saudi hospitality. Corniche • Tel:+966-12-2295555/ +966-12-6577333 • Web: ihg.com

ATTAR TRAVEL

An expert in the delivery of travel solutions and services. Al Zahra, Mishrifah • Tel:+966-126611222 •Mob:+966548180829 • Web: attartravel.com

DAREEN TRAVEL AGENCY Travel and tourism agency. Al Madinah Al Monawarah Rd., • Tel: +966-12-6691831 • Web: dareenagency.com

INTERCONTINENTAL

Combines 21st-century facilities with impeccable service and Saudi hospitality. Corniche • Tel: +966-12-2295555 • Web: ihg.com

JEDDAH HILTON

Convenient for both travellers and those on pilgrimage. Corniche Rd., • Tel: 920003800 • Web: hilton.com

LE MÉRIDIEN

Exposes the curious traveler to the most unexpected experiences. Tahlia St., • Tel: +966-12-6633333 • Web: lemeridien-jeddah.com

MÖVENPICK

Discover the utmost in refined comfort and unrivalled service with a personal touch when you book an unforgettable stay. Madinah Rd., • Tel: +966-12-6676655 • Web: movenpick.com

PARK HYATT

Among the finest luxury hotels in Saudi Arabia. Al Hamra • Tel: +966-122639666 • Web: jeddah.park.hyatt.com.sa

ROSEWOOD JEDDAH

Designed for both the business and leisure traveler. Corniche St., • Tel: +966-12-2607111 • Web: rosewoodhotels.com

SHERATON HOTEL Located in one of the most sought after areas in Jeddah. North Corniche • Tel: +966-12-699 2212 • Web: sheratonjeddah.com


SCHOOLS & INSTITUTES ADVANCED GENERATION SCHOOL Al Nahdah Dist., • Tel: : +966-12-6165596 • Email: info@ags.edu.sa • Web: ags.edu.sa

AL BAYAN Al Andalus St., • Tel: +966-12-6611004 • Web: albayan.edu.sa

JEDDAH CAMPUS SCHOOL Al Khalidiyah Dist., • Tel: +966-126061101 • Email: jcs@jcs.edu.sa • Web: jcs.edu.sa

JEDDAH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Al Khalidiyah Dist.,

• Tel: +966-12-6061253 •Web: jischool.org

JEDDAH KNOWLEDGE

KINDERGARTENS ABC SCHOOL

AL ZAHRA DIST., • Tel: +966-12-6988827

AMBASSADORS SCHOOL

• Tel: 8001249000 • Web: ambassadors-school.com

AL EBTIKAR Al Khalidiya Dist., • Tel: +966-12-6060811

Al Salamah Dist., • Tel: +966-12-6620174 • Web: jks.edu.sa

APPLE TREE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

AL FASIAL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Rehab Dist.,

JEDDAH PREPARATORY & GRAMMAR SCHOOL

BLOOM KINDERGARTEN

• Tel: +966-12-6761955 • Email: f.i.s@live.com

• Tel: +966-12-6824350

Prince Sultan St., • Tel: +966-12-6998282 • Email: info@waadholding.com • Web: waadholding.com /bloom-kindergarten

AL RUWAAD

Amna Bint Wahab St., • Tel: +966-12-6542345 • Web: jpgs.org

AL WAHA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Al Aziziya Dist.,

JEDDAH PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (JPIS)

BUILDING BLOCKS

JEDDAH TUTORS ACADEMY

CREATIVE CHILDHOOD SUMMER SCHOOL

• Tel: +966-12-6682431

• Tel: +966-12-6179928/ +966-126745420 • Email: office@alwahaschool.com • Web: alwahaschool.com

CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH

• Tel: 920001799 Ext: 402

CORAL INTERNATIONAL Rawdah Dist., • Tel: +966-12-6832002

DAR AL FIKR SCHOOL

• Al Kayyal St., • Tel: (Boys): +966-12-6311118 (Girls): +966-12-6311117

DAR AL HANAN

• Tel: 920029669 • Web: dhs.edu.sa

DAR JANA INTERNATIONAL

• Tel:+966-12-6064309

• Mob:+966-503865055 • Email:jeddahacademy@gmail.com • Web:jeddahacademy.webs.com

MAJESTIC SCHOOL

Hera’a St., • Tel: +966-12-6929895/ +966-555622234 • Web: majesticschool.com

MANARAT JEDDAH

• Tel: +966-12-6783215 • Web: manaratjeddahschools.com

MY LITTLE HOUSE

• Tel: +966-12-6652490 • Web:mylittlehouse-sa.com

Al Safa St., • Tel: +966-12-6648310 • Web: djis.edu.sa

NUN ACADEMY

EDUCON STUDY ABROAD

SAE INSTITUTE

FUTURE INSTITUTE

THAMER INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Al Qureish Dist.,

Madinah Rd., • Tel: 920001338

Al Hamra Dist., • Tel:+966-126600660 • Email: future@futurecenter.com • Web: future-center.com

GLOBAL BUSINESS SCHOOL King Road Tower, Suite 2109 • Tel: +966-12-2282826/ +966-12-2282827/ +966-12-6594248 • Email: info@ thegbs.org • Web: thegbs.org

GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Hai’l St., • Tel: +966-12-652344 (KG) • Web: gis.sch.sa

GREEN GRASS SCHOOLS Mohammadiya Dist., • Tel: +966-12-6995708/ +966-541022122

HERA INTERNATIONAL

Bani Malek Dist., • Tel: +966-12-6655411/ +966-12-6688568 • Email: heraschoolj@yahoo.com • Web: hera-school.com

Murjan Dist., • Mob: +966509939702 • Web: nunacademy.com • Tel: 920020723

• Tel: +966-12-6977033 • Email: info@tis.edu.sa • Web: thamerinternational school. com

Al Shatee Dist., • Tel: +966-12-6611004

• Tel: +966-12-6077224 • Email: crcs2006@hotmail.com

ENCHANTED GARDEN Al Tahlia St., • Tel: +966-546916812 • Email: enchantedgarden @gmail.com

FASTRACKIDS KINDERGARTEN

Tahlia St., • Tel: +966-12-6616539

FUTURE EXPERTS

• Tel: +966-12-6061500 • Web: future-experts.edu.sa

FRIEND ZONE

• Mob: +966-558887240

UNIVERSITIES COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (CBA) (BOYS’ SECTION )

Dhaban Dist., • Tel: +966-12-2159000 • Web: cba.edu.sa

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (CBA) (GIRLS’ SECTION)

Saree St., • Tel: +966-12-6900671/ +966-12-6900238 • Web: cba.edu.sa

BATTERJEE FOR MEDICAL COLLEGE Obhur Al Shamaliah.,

• Tel: 8001180022/ +966-12-6561111

DAR AL HEKMA UNIVERSITY Prince Amir Majed Rd., • Tel: +966-12-6303333 • Email: info@dah.edu.sa • Web: daralhekma.edu.sa

EFFAT UNIVERSITY

Kilo 3., • Tel: +966-12-6364300 • Web: effatcollege.edu.sa

IBN SINA NATIONAL COLLEGE FOR MEDICAL STUDIES

Al Mahjar St., • Tel: +966-12-6356555 Ext: 135 • Email: contact@Ibnsina. edu.sa• Web: ibnsina.edu.sa

JEDDAH COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Al Jamiah St., • Tel: +966-122870026 • Web: jcc.kau.edu.sa

JEDDAH COLLEGE OF ADVERTISING Saree St., • Tel: +966-12-6900238 • Web: ubt.edu.sa/jca

JACK N JILL

Khalidiya St., • Mob: +966-507369963 • Web: jackandjillschools.com

JEDDAH PRE-SCHOOL Al Naim St., • Tel: +966-12-6542354 • Web: jpgs.org

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOG Thuwal., • Tel: 920001128 • Web: kaust.edu.sa

KING ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY

THE AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

KIDS CAMPUS

Al Zahra’a Dist., • Tel: +966-126620051 • Email: info@aisj.edu.sa • Web: aisj.edu.sa

Malik Rd., • Mob: +966-596080131 • Web: kidscampusgroup.com

Al Jamiah St., • Tel: 8001169528 • Email: info@itc.edu.sa • Web: kau.edu.sa

THE BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

MY LITTLE KINGDOM SCHOOL

PRINCE SULTAN AVIATION ACADEMY

Mohammediya Dist. , • Tel: : +966-12-6990019 Ext: 219 • Email: conti@conti.sch.sa • Web: bisj.com

WALL STREET

• Tel: +966-12-2566316 (Ladies Branch) /+966-12-6523200 • Email: info@wsi-ksa.com • Web: wallstreetenglish.com.sa

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR SCHOOL • Email: mona@yes.sa.com

• Tel: +966-12-6393951

MY LITTLE STEP

Al Khalidiyah Dist., • Tel: +966-12-6864163 • Web: psaa-saudia.com

SUNFLOWER KIDS DAY CARE

PRINCE SULTAN COLLEGE FOR TOURISM AND HOTEL SCIENCES

• Tel: Tel: +966-12-6831299/ +966-12-6831795 • Tel: Tel: +966-12-6654398/ +966-551321644

SUNSHINE SCHOOL

Al Khalidiyah Dist., • Tel: +966-12-6060958 • Email: sunshineschool.edu.sa

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