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2016 TRENDS

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THREE BROTHERS FOR A RECIPE OF SUCCESS

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FROM THE EDITOR

How’s the breeze working out for you Jeddahwis? Welcome to another edition of Destination’s Good Vibes issue. As you might have guessed already from its title, this issue is packed with feel-good stories that are sure to inspire you, or at least put a smile on your face. Change in our city has always been led by individuals who “dare” to challenge the status quo. These people and organizations have been on the forefront of progress, so it’s about time that we met them. The announcement of the General Entertainment Authority has been surrounded by a lot of intrigue and speculation. And like the good journalists we are, we have brought you the scoop on the GEA and have, hopefully, demystified them for you. Not all our articles are meant to inspire, some are simply written to make you hungry! Wake up and smell the burgers -read about the latest ones. Also check our feature of all the trends we’ve been seeing around town, whether it’s the many juice stalls, specialty coffee shops or rustic decor. We’ve been racking our brains trying to figure out the best way to sign off on our last issue of the year and we’ve been drawing blanks. So, we figured we’d keep it simple:

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Business • Generation SE: Social Entrepreneurs and How to Start From An Early Age

Dining Around Town • Dining Scoop - Must-Try: Toki’s Wasabi Prawns • Jeddah’s Latest Burger Hotspots • Dining at Cookshop • Interview With the Hafiz Brothers

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Special Feature • 2016 Trends: Why Did They Become Trends? • Spreading Good Vibes and Positive Energy with Traveler, Abdullah Al Jumah

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Healthy Living • Mental and Emotional Health • Diaries of a Lazy Person • Sunan of Visiting the Market

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Arts & Entertainment • FarmVille in Town - Gardening • Where to Find Instruments in Town

The master of good vibes and positive energy, Abdullah Al Jumah on p. 20

Get busy because growing season is upon us. on p. 48

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Style & Beauty • Winter Outfits • Vintage Fashion Never Looked Better • Feng Shui, Anyone?

• Travel News: - Four Travel Deals to Check Out • Cheese of Europe • KSA National Anthem’s History

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1. Winners of the 9th Cycle of Ripples of Happiness Announced

The Coca-Cola Foundation and Injaz Al Arab announced the winning teams of the program. Princess Noura University’s team won the university award, their project titled We Are All One, while Jeddah’s Thanaweyya 116 won the high school award for their project titled Daikhar.

2. “Parlare Italiano. Progettare Italiano”

Italian Consulate General celebrated the Week of Italian Language in the World in collaboration with the Italian Business Group. The event, “Parlare Italiano Progettare Italiano” (Speaking Italian. Designing Italian), celebrated the link between design, architecture and language. 4

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3. Shell Saudi Arabia hosts Customers for wrs thriller

Al Jomaih and SHELL Lubricating Oil Company (JOSLOC) were among the companies to host their customers at the World Rally Championship (WRC) event – Rally Catalunya-Costa. Visitors experienced incredible racing from the Hyundai SHELL World Rally Team and others.


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4. ‘’Entertain Your Brain’’

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OSN, in partnership with National Geographic Channel, has delivered Entertain Your Brain to the Red Sea Mall. Visitors had the rare opportunity to explore the puzzling and fascinating world within their heads through optical illusions that will mystify minds.

5. NATCOM Gets HP Highest Recognition

For the third successive year, the National Computer Systems Company (Natcom) has been awarded the distinction of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Partner of the Year (2016) at a recently held GITEX Award Ceremony. NATCOM’s chairman, Ali Alireza, received the notable award, in the Kingdom, following the success of their Riyadh recognition.

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6. HungerStation and Hellofood Partner Up!

HungerStation and Hellofood strengthened their operations in KSA through a strategic partnership. The merger was recently announced by foodpanda, the global group that originally started the brand hellofood, and aims at consolidating the company’s market leadership in the region.

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7. New Service Centre for Ferrari Vehicles in Saudi Arabia

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Fast Auto Technic opened their new cutting-edge car service center in Riyadh. The service center, at the total area of 2,848 square meters, has been installed with the latest state-of–the-art equipment and customer service standards.

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EVENTS & HAPPENINGS

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

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NOV. 29 – DEC. 1

MENA PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURING CONGRESS A unique event for local and international pharmaceutical companies.

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Time: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Location: Le Meridien Jeddah Hotel Web: pharmamanufacturingmena.com

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HELP CENTER ANNUAL BAZAAR Location: Help Center, Al Andalus Email: info@helpcenter.med.sa Web: helpcenter.med.sa

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SAUDI ARABIA SMART GRID 2016 A unique opportunity for eco-friendly.

Location: Jeddah Hilton Email: info@saudi-sg.com Web: saudi-sg.com

DEC. 11 – 15

SAUDI INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW 2016 Annual motor show for car enthusiasts.

Location: Jeddah International Exhibition & Convention Centre Email: ace@acexpos.com Web: sims-arabia.com

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NOV. 29 – DEC. 2

ISF SAUDI (INTERNATIONAL SPORT AND FITNESS)

Platform for sports companies to develop professional relationships. Location: Jeddah Center for Forums & Events Email: simon.blazeby@reedsunaidiexpo.com Web: isfsaudi.com

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DEC. 11 - 13

OMAINTEC 2016

Exclusive event for operations and maintenance professionals. Time: 4 - 10 p.m. Location: Jeddah Hilton Email: omaintec@exicon-specialist.com web: omaintec.com

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DEC. 13 – 15

SAUDI AVIATION TRAINING CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION IN JEDDAH It’s a premier event in Air, Aviation & Airports industry. Location: Jeddah Hilton Email: ram@saudiaero.com Web: saudiaerosummit.com


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DEC. 21 – 23 DEC. 20 – 23

JEDDAH INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR

7TH GRAND EXPO

Trade opportunities for local businesses.

Targets women from fashion designers around the gulf countries, to entrepreneurs, to professional Saudi artisans.

Location: Jeddah Center for Forums and Events Web: jitf-arabia.com

Location: Jeddah Hilton Email: booking@grandexpoksa.com Web: grandexpoksa.com

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT TRAINING

Location: Ibrahim Al Jaffali St., Tahlia Mob: trailcheeta@yahoo.com

Location: Movenpick Hotel Web: edupristine.com

NOV. 25 – DEC. 25

Showcasing fine art and photography.

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The training is a 3-day bootcamp organized by EduPristine.

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JAN. 4 - 7

RED SEA OPHTHALMOLOGY SYMPOSIUM & EXPO

The event showcases products in the Ophthalmology and Medical and Pharmaceutical industry. Location: Jeddah Hilton Web: rsos-jeddah.com

JAN. 15 – 17

HVAC R EXPO SAUDI

Offers products, training and education solutions. Location: Jeddah Center for Forums and Events Web: hvacrexposaudi.com

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COMMUNITY

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MCDONALD’S INITIATES CREATIVE NURTURING McDonald’s KSA's latest campaign involves supporting art and artistic creativity in both the western and southern region. The campaign invites children of ages 3 - 10 to get creative on a plain happy meal box. Three creative children have the chance to become the official McDonald’s happy meal designers next year!

SPREADING PINK IN THE CITY

The following initiatives were taken up in collaboration with the Zahra Breast Cancer Association. The founder, Dr. Suad Bin Amer, named it after her late mother Zahra Bint Ali Bin Harfash, who was a patient of the cancer.

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RUNNING FOR HOPE A group of young women at the Jeddah Running Collective ran several kilometers across Rawdah District to scale the word Hope twice on the map. The women wore pink t-shirts over their black abayas to express their support.

Medd Café - Doodle for a Cause The café sold signed paper cups that participants doodled on in exchange for a free mammogram check up. After an evaluation round three winning cups will be sold at the Doodle for a Cause section of the yearly 21, 39 art exhibition.


Manna Beauty Center Donating Hair

Manna Center launched a one-day campaign called Make the Kindest Cut. The campaign encouraged women to donate their hair to breast cancer. Donated hair is typically used for creating wigs and helps volunteers take a step toward supporting women living with cancer.

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Haya Sawan’s Workout for a Cause

Any fight is stronger when people come together to work as a team. Certified fitness trainer Haya Sawan organized a Workout for a Cause to show support to all the fighters and survivors of breast cancer.

Free Rides to Free Mammograms

In an effort to facilitate mammograms for women, Easy Taxi provided free rides to women who registered for a free check up at the Association. As a result of this initiative, countless women across the Kingdom were able to get professional check ups done.

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We discovered traditional Indian chaamp tajdar at Punjab Grill!

The challenge will take place on Dec. 16 at the Tahlia walkway and on Dec. 23 at the walkway on Prince Faisal Bin Fahad road. Don’t miss out, download the Nahdi app today. Every step counts!

Behind the Scenes in Pictures That time we chilled at the last race of Mark Webber's epic career!

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BUSINESS

GEN SE

The Social Entrepreneurs Generation What you teach a 9-year old can change the world. What we input into children will be the output of future economy, social harmony, and a country’s role on an international level. Some might argue that we’re giving 9-year olds much more importance than they deserve. However, the truth is how a child is raised is directly linked to who they become and how they function as a citizen. A community is made up of citizens; a nation is made of communities, and the world is made of several nations. Hence, what you teach children today can potentially cause the 2047 recession or the solution to climate change.

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So, how can we raise a generation of future social entrepreneurs?

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Sharing

Social entrepreneurs believe in putting others first, and in sharing all their knowledge, time and energy for a cause. From an early age a child must be taught to share their favorite items with siblings and friends. The concept “ mine” can progress to a lack of selfless spirit. They develop a faulted pride in ownership, in contrast with the joy of seeing others receive. Teach children to share, not when it is within their means, but when it is not convenient.

Giving

Giving is the sole concept of a social enterprise. It needs to be deeply rooted within a child’s character. To a social entrepreneur giving is a personal moral code. Unlike how charity is viewed, giving is utilizing yourself and making a very human investment regardless of its returns. Teach your child to always offer help to their siblings and friends. Involve your child in

charity and volunteering, but do not let them think of if it as pitying others, because a social entrepreneur sympathizes and then empowers those in need and provides them with a sustainable solution.

“I’m Capable”

A social entrepreneur does not wait for the government or those with higher official positions to support society. They view themselves as an active role in developing the community. When conversing about social issues with your children, make sure to ask, “What do you think we can do about this?” “How can you be of any help, even if a little bit?” Let them envision their

capabilities of creating social progress and realizing they have a lot worth giving.

Teach a child that they are superheroes, not victims of economy and world politics. Stimulate in them the problem solving skills, innovative thinking and allow them to imagine all kinds of solutions to social issues - the possible and impossible! The Author: Tasamy is a nonprofit organization that focuses on finding sustainable solutions to social problems by encouraging and empowering youth, leaders, private and governmental institutions to achieve social entrepreneurship. Web: tasamy.com

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BUSINESS

SUSTAINABILITY IN SAUDI ARABIA It’s now or never. By Amr Banaja, VP Marketing and Corporate Responsibility, SEDCO

As Saudi Arabia witnesses one of its toughest economic challenges in recent history, the government has launched both Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Plan 2020 to aid in shaping a new, more diversified, robust and sustainable economy. The vision has mainly been fueled by the recent drop in oil prices which historically uplifted the Saudi economy over the past eight decades reaching record highs of USD 145 a barrel in 2008.

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USD 28 per barrel

The very definition of sustainable development is to meet the needs of today without compromising the needs of future generations. As the Saudi government starts to take noticeable and transformational actions, a lot of companies in the private sector faced with the same predicament, are asking the same question, “how can we be sustainable?”


The sustainability question for companies is not a single department or team responsibility, but that of the entire organization. Addressing competitive workforce means looking at workforce development, health and safety and equal opportunity. Social development requires strategic community investments that are measurable and impactful. Empowering local suppliers means having a responsible supply chain management system that supports local suppliers. Solid governance means that there is a commitment to best practices in governance and solid commitment to adhering to them. Lastly, responsible environment commitment means that there is a clear policy towards resource usage and conservation, and an approach to reuse, reduce and recycle. Now is the opportune time to tackle this question head on and address the main dimensions of sustainability that include social and environmental sustainability, in addition to the common question of economic sustainability. It is no longer possible for companies to simply meet the needs of today and wish the best for the future.

A proactive approach towards the fundamentals of economic, social and environmental sustainability means companies today have to address key issues such as addressing a locally competitive workforce, empowered local suppliers, responsible environmental practices, solid corporate governance and new and improved solutions for social development.

Just as the government took a positive approach in 2016 towards crafting a sustainable vision for the future of the domestic economy that involves a coming together of ministries, now is the time for companies and their leadership to rally their teams and departments towards a holistic and sustainable development for their future.

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BUSINESS

THE KINGDOM IS CHANGING

KSA has undergone quite a few changes in the last decade. More so since Vision 2030 was announced. By Areeb Al Shathri

What is perhaps one of the most talked about points in the vision is the establishment of the General Entertainment Authority (GEA). With so much guesswork surrounding them, we figured we’d get the scoop on what the GEA has been cooking.

WHO ARE THEY?

The General Entertainment Authority is an autonomous government entity created back in April/May to help with elevating the customer experience and journey across many recreational and entertainment related activities. It is mandated to set up, build and grow, regulate and monitor the entertainment industry. Its goal is to help achieve the Vision 2030 goals and aspirations from an economic and social perspective.

WHO OVERSEES THEM?

The General Entertainment Authority (GEA) reports directly to the cabinet of ministers in the Kingdom.

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WHAT EXACTLY ARE THEY DOING?

The original mandate and initial by-laws of the GEA include, but are not limited to: • Setting the rules and regulations for monitoring the spectator activities, and helping establish a certain level of quality and experience. • Setting key performance indicators for measuring events management performance. Support, endorse and collaborate with related government entities and bodies to achieve their goals. • Setting up a one-stop shop for licensing and permitting entertainment activations. • Working closely with local, regional and international businesses and partners to further develop the entertainment industry.


UPCOMING EVENTS

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

The GEA is planning to host a working workshop with related stakeholders to discuss opportunities and areas of improvements and challenges facing the industry – this workshop will include the youth sector. Web: Saudi.gov.sa trfehsa

Don’t fall victim to FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and check out the GEA’s calendar fo all their upcom r ing events.

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Gamers Night

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

Abdullah The Saudi Al Jumah Flashpacker Harvard Law alumnus, best-selling author and world traveler. By Jou Pabalate

Al Jumah has met many friends just by asking “Can you take my picture?�

Al Jumah first got bitten by the travel bug while he was studying at the University of Manchester. It was during this time that he backpacked across Europe, staying in hostels, living like a local in every destination he visits, and truly embracing the life of an

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A 1,200 km challenge across India, joined by Emirati producer Peyman Al Awadhi.

COURTESY PHOTOS

After months of living off his suitcase, Abdullah Al Jumah is back in his hometown, Riyadh. For someone who has traveled to over eight countries the month prior to the interview, he welcomes the familiarity of home and being able to reconnect with his family and friends.


adventurer. It was a personal journey first and foremost, a drive to discover places, people and inadvertently, himself.

He currently stars on Rahalah, a travel web series where he goes to different cities around the world. In its first season, the series consists of eight episodes spanning eight countries and has already gained notable praise and a loyal following.

“At one point I found myself in the middle of the jungle in Brazil, where I lived with a local tribe. Being unplugged and isolated from the rest of the world interestingly made me connect with myself and also opened my eyes to the sense of community each person fosters. You also realize that you’re merely a co-habitant on this planet and that strengthened my respect for all living things and the environment as a whole.”

Al Jumah in Machu Picchu, Peru

The experiences stuck to him and inspired Al Jumah to write the number one bestseller book in the Kingdom, entitled “Tales of a Saudi in Europe”. In the aftermath of his book’s success, Al Jumah was catapulted to media personality status. Named as one of the most influential Arabs by Arabian Business, he has attracted a huge following on both online and offline

platforms. Perhaps the appeal of Al Jumah’s travel stories is that it provides readers a chance to see the world through the eyes of someone they can relate to. As much as Al Jumah brings insightful import to the region, he is also able to give the people he encounters abroad a better understanding of the culture and genuinely represent what it means to be a Saudi.

“It was a nice opportunity to open up their minds and just reframe what they see on western media. It’s not that I even do it intentionally, it’s just regardless of where I am, I live as I would and be who I am. Sometimes people would ask and I would answer them about my faith, and I take that as an opportunity to let them learn about us, the same way I am learning about them.” In the end, Al Jumah inspires us to seek what lies beyond the horizon, without necessarily forgetting where home is. What this modern day nomad does is beyond taking us along on his journeys; Al Jumah bridges gaps, in distances and in cultures; and that’s just what everyone needs to feel a little less lost in translation. Hod YahlDar

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

N I R A E Y OUR Like good music, these trends made our 2016 so much better! By: Sumaiyya Naseem and Abrar Azzouz

Cafes and homes are embracing rustic interiors and décor. Rustic decor can instantly bring warmth to your home - an effect that ‘sleek’ and futuristic furniture usually limits. Majed Khattab’s use of industrial pipes to create a raw and rustic look is quite impressive! Majid Khattab is the founder of Innovative Pipes. He says the idea came to him when he started collecting old furniture and industrial pipes to recycle into lamps. He creates furniture like shelves, tables and chairs that look like art and elevate any living space. We think natural wood tabletops, brick walls and naked bulbs look too cool to ignore.

Innovative Pipes Creative Homes Location: Mall of Arabia

Signature Furniture Location: Prince Sultan St.

Majid Khattab

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Urban Wood

Location: Al Yamamah St., Salamah Dist.

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Mob: +966-502912344


Ice cream is one of the most loved desserts in the world, so it’s great when people come up with twists. Nitrogen ice cream and ice cream rolls have spread like wildfire worldwide. Mohammed Sanei says he started The Gourmet Theatre after coming across the concept in Asian countries and realizing it was something people back home would find interesting. Sanei also wanted to bring to Saudi a healthy ice cream concept that wasn’t “full of sugar and fatty ingredients.”

Nitrogen Ice Cream

This is ice cream with a hightech twist! Your ice cream will be made right in front of your eyes using liquid nitrogen. This is definitely a cooler experience.

Mohammed Sanei

Ice Cream Rolls

Scoops are so yesterday. Enter ice cream rolls, a trend that requires large and extremely cold slabs to create rolls of ice cream.

The Gourmet Theatre

Location: Prince Sultan St., Opposite Saco

Chill N2

Location: Hilmi Kutbi Street, Al Zahra Dist.

Minus 30

Location: Arib Ibn Mahshi, Al Zahra Dist.

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Ice Boutique

Location: Al Batterjee St., Al Shatea Dist.

Ice cream Lab

Location: Gate 6, Mall of Arabia

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There are dozens of places around town that transform Biscoff’s Lotus biscuits into even better dessert variations, kind of like the Lotus shake at The Shaker! Mohammad Torki and Abdulelah Al Tunisi, founders of The Shaker, introduced The Lotus shake after frequent requests from customers. Torki comments, “We added it to the list of special shakes because people love the distinct taste. I guess Lotus biscuits are trendy because there’s a lot that can be done with them.”

The Shaker Lotus Shake Location: Prince Sultan St.

Brain Freeze Lotus Ice Cream Location: Al Kayyal St., Rawdah Dist.

ON INSTAGRAM: Pink Frosting Lotus Truffles

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Many healthy restaurants and salad joints have popped up all over Jeddah.

Abdulrahman Manna, the founder of Orgalicious, tells us that he embraced the healthy lifestyle in the UK. He continues, “I couldn’t find healthy food options when I returned to Saudi, especially quinoa dishes. I started Orgalicious to educate people and to provide them with a healthy eatery that specializes in the superfood quinoa.”

Orgalicious

Location: Al Yassar Center, Prince Sultan St.

Lion’s Share

Location: Al Yassar Center, Prince Sultan St.

Zero Fat House

Location: Safia Bint Abdulmutalib St.

Salat And More Location: Red Sea Mall

ON INSTAGRAM: Roots rootsksa

Abdulrahman Manna

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Specialty cafes are for serious coffee drinkers and caffeine aficionados. The cool brewing methods are the final step; specialty coffee takes concentrated effort right from the moment the seed is sown. It’s the experience that attracted Abdulrahman Ashgan, one of the founders of Cup & Couch. He was intrigued when he discovered a packed specialty café next to a nearly empty Starbucks in New York. The specialty coffee ensures a healthy transaction between the farmer and the buyer, the earth and plant. Specialty coffee’s brewing methods are also pretty cool to watch, better than any caffeine experiement out there. “It’s is a story that begins at the moment of planting. This coffee trend is happening everywhere around the world, and it’s also popular because of the fair trade of the beans. Cup & Couch helps me and my partners turn that experience into something bigger; a community.”

Cup & Couch

Location: Al Yamamah St., Al Salamah Dist.

Medd Café

Location: Beach Tower, North Corniche

Warm & Frosty

Location: Hilmi Kutbi St., Al Zahra Dist.

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Brew 92

Location: Prince Saud Al Faisal St., Khaldia Dist.


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

1. Fayfa

For years Fayfa has maintained its position as the go-to center for everything related to plants and gardening. The multistoried facility is home to numerous indoor and outdoor plants, aside from seating furniture and decorative pieces for your garden. There’s also a section for pets and a fun area for children.

FarmVille in Town Get busy because growing season is upon us. By Sumaiyya Naseem

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Have you ever wanted to test your green thumb? With better weather comes better opportunity for growing plants. There are many local nurseries where will find potted plants and bags of soil, but to grow healthy greens, you’ll need a bit more than that. We did a bit of research to locate supplies and gardening instruments of choice to produce your indoor or outdoor garden.

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Location: Abdul Majid Shubukshi. Al Andalus St.

2. SACO

You’ll find a wide range of professional tools at SACO. We recommend it for gardening hosepipes, shovels, gloves and pest control solutions. Great thing is, SACO also offers products to upgrade your garden or lawn. These include: fountains, lanterns, lawm mowers and designer planting pots. Location: Al Andalus St, Al Hamra Dist.


3. Sultan Garden Center

4. Smart Garden

Sultan Garden Center has everything you could want to build a gracious garden. They provide indoor and outdoor plants, irrigation supplies, garden furniture and fountains and even antique furniture. Our pro-gardener friend recommends it for indoor plants to beautify your space. Location: King Abdulaziz Branch Rd.

Fayfa

They customize wagons for home gardening and for living spaces. Their most popular products are wooden carts and racks for displaying and growing plants in. The racks contain a self-irrigation system that makes hydration easier and helps your plant get optimum growth.And it looks very pretty! smart.garden

5. Green Jeddah

Green Jeddah is an Instagrambased business that sells young plants for home gardening. They also share a lot of useful information and are available to answer questions when you need help with your plants. Green Jeddah also brings in veggies from abroad to sell as seeds. Their plants are organic and can be grown indoors. green_jeddah

6. Hydroponics Supplies

Hydroponics is the system of growing plants by substituting soil with minerals from water. Hydroponics Supplies offers various options and vessels for planting in gardens and greenhouses. Hydroponics uses less water, space and allows plants to grow anywhere. It’s also less messy. hydroponics_spplies

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

l u o S e h t r o f c i Mus Instruments to inspire creativity. By Tala Hussein

However, recent research reveals its positive implications, whether acquiring learning instruments or further expanding one’s melodic aspirations, suggesting bettering discipline, selfesteem, patience, social tolerance, motor ability, and lastly academic skill. Wishing to cultivate musical skill and instrumental harmony, usually interrupted by passive approaches towards the creative ability, simply begins with acquiring an instrument. 30 DESTINATION JEDDAH DECEMBER 2016

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Music tends to be regarded as a mere tool of artistic and musical expression, often refusing to acknowledge its creative, social, mental, and educational enhancements.


1.Virgin Mega Store

3. Samir Music Shop

The department store offers a selection of instruments, found in the electronics department

Specializing in string and oriental instrumentsŘŒ Samir offers a range of guitars.

Locations: Roshana Mall and Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-12-2633886, +966-12-2150160 Web: virginmegastore.com.sa

Location: Abdul Rahman Ibn Ahmad As Sidayri St., Al Salamah Dist. Tel: +966-12-6600480

While also providing locations for purchasing musical instruments, guidance is extremely necessary when learning an instrument. Below is a list of tutors, each specialized in different instrumental disciplines. Mary Grace De Silva: Piano Instructor

Age group: All age groups Price: To be determined

2. Al Dawliah

4. Arab Instruments

Saudi Arabia’s exclusive reseller of top musical instruments. Besides their online ordering platforms, Al Dawliah also offers four showrooms and Yamaha specialized stores in Jeddah.

This online platform provides a range of traditionally handmade instruments, imported from country of origin and shipped worldwide using the most progressive packing techniques.

Web: adawliah.com adawliahsa Adawliahksa

Web: arabinstruments.com arabinstruments DarbukaStore

Location: To be determined Mob: +966-502689867

Faisal Al Khani: Piano Instructor

Age group: All age groups Price: SR 150-200/hour Location: Al Hamra Dist. Mob: +966-508500037

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ALBUMS TO LOOK OUT FOR! by Big Hass of Re-Volt

We Got It from Here… A Tribe Called Quest Upcoming sixth and final Album by American hip-hop group. The album will include Elton John, Kendrick Lamar, Jack White, Andre 3000 & Busta Rhymes

24K Magic Bruno Mars 24K Magic is the upcoming third studio album by American, by Atlantic Records. The 24K Magic Tour recently announced its tour destinations.

BOOKS

Hit The Ground - As Per Casper

Lost Somebody A Tribe Called Quest

Do’Do’ - Kolthoum

If Our Bodies Could Talk

Stories of Your Life and Others

by James Hamblin

by Ted Chiang

A Guide to Operating and Maintaining a Human Body... Described by the author as an FAQ for your body, this is a great reference to combat the misinformation and marketing “facts” we get bombarded with every day.

A superb selection of snacksized sci-fi short stories. What stands out in his writing is how he takes a simple, small change in reality and subtly unravels how complex and allencompassing those changes impacting the world and characters. The Expanse (Six-Book Series) by James S. A. Corey

The final book in this thrilling space opera comes out this month. Read and then watch the equally entertaining show based on the book series.

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NEW ON DVD

Bridget Jones’s Baby

Suicide Squad

DVDS

The Secret Life of Pets

IN THEATERS NOW

Film Facts! Assassin’s Creed

When Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society.

This movie is based on a game with the same name. The actor Michael Fassbender had never played any of the nine games in the series until just before filming commenced.

GAMES

Owlboy

The story is charming, with unexpectedly deep developments; the art is lush and beautiful; and the gameplay, while it has its faults, is still fun and challenging. Available on PC.

Titanfall 2

Titanfall 2 is a first-person shooter video game. The plot focuses on a infantry soldier named Jack Cooper, who aspires to be a pilot of a Titan, which are large mechas used for war. Available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Dead Rising 4

Frank West is back for more of his patented silly, fun zombie action. If you’re new to the series, just know you’re in for a treat of a time with the best melee combat around as you craft your weapons out of whatever you find around you. Available on Xbox One and PC.

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STYLE & BEAUTY SCOOP SALVATORE FERRAGAMO MASTERCLASS Guests got to see how Ferragamo shoes get customized, with master clobber who came all the way from Italy. This talented ace clubber began doing shoes with Salvatore Ferragamo since he was 10, and now he is 60 years old! Seventy percent of Ferragamo shoes are hand made and their central station is in Florence, the city of Renaissance art.

CLINIQUE

Aromatics in White and Black Clinique's new scents; Aromatics in White, a mix of woods, petals and amber notes. Aromatics in Black carries succulent fruit and exotic floral notes that evoke mystery and seductive allure.

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ROUGE MATTE COLLECTION IS A MUST HAVE Sephora’s “Rouge Matte” collection is available in 96 shades and in 4 finishes. The lipsticks combine a "soft touch" effect, 8 hrs of hydration and comfort. The formula is healthy too, it controls shine and moisture. It has it all!

SALLY HANSEN’S MIRACLE GEL Sally Hansen's "The Miracle Gel" collection is your regular nail polish with a gel effect. It lasts just as long as gel, it has the same shine, and it doesn’t chip. Apply it at home just like your regular polish and remove it with a regular remover. So that’s how you get gel nails without a salon visit.


n, Molton Broluwte Rosa Abso

London-based fragrance brand Molton Brown, launches a new floral collection, Rosa Absolute, in stores.

BECCA

Becca’s Blushed with Light Palette is flatters every skin tone. The palette is a trio of pigmented cheek hues including the best-selling shades Songbird and Wisteria of the Mineral Blush variety. Available at Sephora for SR 156!

Red in the City with Bourjois

INSTAGRAM PICK OF THE MONTH Hadeel Al Hussain

Bourjois celebrates red by launching "The Red in the City” collection that brings together five shades of Rouge Edition Velvet and Rouge Edition 12hour lipsticks with a matte or semi matte finish, and a liquid or stick formula.

A Saudi fashion illustrator and a fashion design student that expresses fashion on paper and turns it into hanging pieces of art. Hadeel Al Hussain exhibits her unique pieces all around the world. hh.art

Oud Milano’s New Store Italian cosmetics brand, Oud Milano, opens doors in Jeddah at Mall of Arabia. Saudi Beautician "Mona Al Numan" hosted a live makeup tutorial during the opening ceremony.

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AGE DEFINED Vintage items brought back to life. By Tala Hussein

THE CHOKER Made popular by the late Princess of Wales in the 1800s, chokers are traced back to ancient civilizations, originally exhibited as a tool of protection to what was considered a constructive part of the body, the neck.

HIGH-WAISTED SKIRT

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As the fashion timeline of the skirt’s history demonstrated, the fuller the skirt the more magic trickled on women’s waistlines.

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THE RADIO

The radio is often disregarded for its legacy as one of the first technological communicators.

MULTICOLORED DRESS

The multicolored dress makes its vibrant comeback gorgeously complementing every daredevil wishing to challenge fashion subtlety.

BRACELET WATCH

Designed as an elegant wrist bracelet, the bracelet watch takes the ordinary watch captive introducing an aesthetically appealing two in one function.

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OVERSIZED EARRINGS Some of the most elegant contemporary jewelry are ones that previously belonged to historical designer legacy. These oversized earrings are once again a reference to vintage inspiration of the ‘80s.

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WINTER GLAM

The season of sparkle, dark shades and everything oh-so-glam! Saint Laurent SR 1,005

Rosantica SR 2,464

Christian Louboutin SR 3,438

Dolce and Gabbana SR 19,043

Johanna Ortiz SR 2,989

Saint Laurent SR 7,892

Balmain SR 5,057

Sonia Rykiel SR 3,438

Peter Pilotto SR 9,318

Johanna Ortiz SR 3,419 Aquazzura SR 2,313

Burberry SR 2,488

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Daizy Shely SR 1,769

N21 SR 1,962


Persol SR 1,064

Dries Van Noten SR 2,239

Alexander McQueen SR 655.45

Les Hommes SR 1,415

Opening Ceremony SR 1,454

Saint Laurent SR 7,117

Jil Sander SR 1,475

Jimmy Choo SR 2,289

Alexander McQueen SR 2,539

Alexander McQueen SR 1,535

Jean Shop SR 552

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What’s Your

SHOPPING FOOTPRINT Support the brands that support the world. By Manal Al Dabbagh

Many designers and clothing companies are looking for ways to have a positive impact on the world with their products. Whatever your conviction in how to make the world a better place, you can choose to have a positive impact by what you choose to buy.

Daniel Goleman, in his book “Ecological Intelligence,” has three simple rules:

Environment Sustainability and Fair Trade NUMA COLLECTION (UAE)

FASHION COMPASSION (UAE)

Every statement piece at Numa is handcrafted by a team of artisans. When you hear Numa, you automatically know that your unique piece was made with respect for people, animals and the planet.

Fashion Compassion recently launched in Dubai’s Bambah Boutique. Their sustainability stamps include vegan fashion an artisanal revising craft. The online boutique sources fashionable clothing and accessories worldwide.

Web: numacollection.com

PRANA (USA)

KNOW YOUR IMPACT, FAVOR IMPROVEMENT AND SHARE WHAT YOU LEARN. Goleman’s book aims to show how understanding the negative effects of the choices we make when shopping, can prompt something positive. It simply requires an incentive for change.

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Web: bambah.com / fashioncompassion. co.uk

BRAIN TREE THOUGHTFUL CLOTHING (UK)

My personal favorite, prAna is a pioneer in fair trade practices and also focuses on using environmental materials. They carry athletic and everyday apparel for women and men.

Brain Tree uses different materials that are environmentally sourced, such as organic cotton, bamboo and hemp. They also have a strict employment code of conduct and animal welfare policy.

Web: prana.com

Web: braintreeclothing.com


Social Impact

INDIGENOUS CLOTHING (USA)

THE ROOT COLLECTIVE (USA)

SSEKO (USA)

The Root Collective partners with small-scale artisan businesses in Guatemala to handcraft beautiful ballet flats. On their website, you can meet Otto who makes the shoes and Anna who makes the textile.

Sseko Designs is an ethical footwear brand that has a direct impact on the lives of women in Uganda by helping them work to earn money for their college education. They offer leather shoes and accessories.

Web: therootcollective.com

Web: ssekodesigns.com

ETHICAL MULTI-BRAND ONLINE FASHION STORES

Indigenous Clothing supports artisans from around the world. Every piece of apparel has a QR code that can trace the item back to the artisan who made it and provides social impact data through The Fair Trace Tool™. Web: indigenous.com

honestby.com notjustpretty.com accompanyus.com shopgoodcloth.com

Stelo Shoulder Bag SR 1275.15

shopgoodcloth.com

Pyrrha Mother Bear Necklace SR 832.60

Peacock Feather Kimono Dress SR 431.30

Organic Cotton And Blue Harris Tweed Sneakers SR 2530.76

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accompanyus.com

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MIDDLE EASTERN MYTHS OR MIRACLES Traditional beauty hacks vs. facts. By Areeb Al Shathri

Twas the night before my graduation, and a pimple right between my eyebrows haunted me. I began to panic when my mother, always the resourceful person, decided that myrrh was the only solution. She stood hunched over the sink like a mad scientist in her long floral nightgown, grinding myrrh and mixing it with water. She rubbed the mixture on my forehead overnight. It’s safe to say that I woke with the same pimple that now smelled foul, and access luggage under my eyes, which she also had a cure for. My mom’s concoction didn’t work that time, but it got me wondering. I compiled some of the Middle East’s traditional remedies and, in consultation with an expert, determined whether it was a miracle, or a myth. 46 DESTINATION JEDDAH DECEMBER 2016

Whitening With Lemon We each had lemon slices in our toilets. Twice a day, we would rub the lemon on our knees to whiten them. This routine is priceless in our household, much like the expression on my father’s face when he sees two boxes of lemons on the grocery list.

Expert Verdict: Miracle Our expert says lemon is loaded with vitamin C, which has antioxidants that fight free radicals that result in adult skin. Vitamin C also decreases the production of melanin. It gets rid of the accumulated dead skin cells on the surface of the dermis and tightens the pores.


Nail Biter I was a biter, a nail biter that is. My nails were always too short rendering them weak. She could never get me to stop, so instead she would dip my nails in dill and horsetail soaked in water. The taste would ward me off of biting them.

Expert Verdict: Miracle Our expert Carina Huwari, a pharmacist, says that dill has nailstrengthening agents. It has a high nutritional value of essential oils, fatty oils and mineral salts. As for horsetail it has silica, and is rich in vitamins and minerals as calcium, zinc and B5.

Homemade Mask For Wrinkles One of my mother's proudest achievements, other than her children, is her homemade mask. A strange, and I’m ashamed to say tasty, mixture of honey, cucumber, yogurt and rose water to soften skin and reduce wrinkles.

Expert Verdict: Miracle Honey has antibacterial properties due to high content of sugar. Its antioxidants serve as an anti-aging factor. Rich in water, vitamin E and other nutrients, cucumber provides hydration. The yogurt contains lactic acid, which exfoliates and smoothes the skin.

Despite the large target on my forehead in all my graduation pictures, there is merit in most of the traditional remedies my mother passed on to me. Maybe I should have listened to her more often because three out of four ain’t bad.

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PERSONAL SHOPPING IN JEDDAH Figure out if you need it. What does personal shopping mean?

Personal shopping is when a stylist (or anyone with the right knowledge of fashion), assists shoppers with selecting clothes or other products. THERE ARE TWO TYPES: One on one shopping, where the client is taken on a shopping tour, and concierge service, in which the client communicates what they want and the stylist gets it.

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Who should consider personal shopping services?

Busy working women such as doctors, teachers and bankers, people who don’t like shopping or malls but still want to look good. There are also people who just went through major life changes and need a new look but don’t know where to start.

How does it benefit the shopper?

There are lots of benefits. Some include: saving time for the client, helping clients buy less but better, guiding the client to choose the right color, shape or size, and giving the client an opportunity to step out of their comfort zones by trying new styles and trends.


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FENG SHUI, ANYONE?

Good vibes start from within your home. Feng Shui: (in Chinese thought) is a system of laws considered to govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to the flow of energy (chi). Feng Shui's favorable or unfavorable effects are taken into account when siting and designing buildings. This means that you can actually design your space to enhance your performance. As an interior designer I would usually encourage clients to stick to colors they like but we must also consider what the room will be used for. For example, for bedrooms and

family rooms it is encouraged to stick to the lighter side of the color spectrum. For rooms that encourage movement (such as corridors and gyms), brighter stronger colors such as orange, yellow or pink. If you are the type of person who prefers neutral colors,

incorporate splashes of color so the room doesn’t feel flat. Next thing to keep in mind is positioning of furniture. Beds for example, need to be in the strongest position of the room, meaning the door needs to be in sight. With working desks, it is said that you can improve productivity if you position the desk facing the door from the opposite corner, or with a mirror close by so you have a full view of the room. This encourages a sense of control. 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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Mixing Fun With Convenience Gadget hacks for the creative fam. Did you know reading just 20 minutes a day for one year can expose your child to one million words as well as increase spelling, grammar and writing skills?

Mark My Time SR 29

The biggest challenge facing busy parents is how to monitor and record daily reading homework, often for more than one child at a time. Mark My Time digital bookmark lets each child record reading minutes at the touch of a button.

En Route: Sewing Kit SR 20

24 pc assortment

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Introducing the convenient cure for minor mishaps! This minute kit is chockfull of necessity. Contents include: buttons, snaps, needles, thread, scissors, pins, threader, tweezers and more! Available in four grand colors.


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A customizable magnet collection, offering 2 sheets of black and white designs that are easy to peel. Color yours today!

In a coffee shop or a business meeting keep your classy clutch off the ground by hanging it from the edge of a table up to 5cm deep. This hanger frees up your tabletop for more important things. It is made of tough stuff with a variety of colors, and can hold up to 15kg.

Caapoom SR 99

Enjoy a family-fun activity, suitable for ages of 9+. A card game that enables 2-5 players at a time, with 15 minute countdowns. Turn your family fun upside down! virginmegaksa

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DINING SCOOP Bateel Snags Best Café Award Café Bateel, popular curator of gourmet cuisine, was awarded the coveted title of 2016’s Best Café

by BBC Good Food Middle East. The award celebrates only the best restaurants in the region.

THIS JUST IN

Saudia’s Soy Milk

The Bago Café The café is a casual new hangout that specializes in artisanal bagels, which are handmade fresh at the café. You can customize your bagels with fillings or opt for one of the bagel sandwiches. Bago Café proved to be a filling breakfast, especially paired with the Italian Illy coffee. Their croissants were, unexpectedly, the best we’ve had in a while. We see ourselves going back for more! Location: Palestine St., Al Hamra Dist.

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Saudia has launched soymilk, the healthy alternative for vegetarians. Try it and tell us what you think!


Paul’s Chocolate Festival

Toki's Wasabi Prawns Must try:

Nutella Cup Cookie

Paul’s patisserie indulgences are an all-time favorite but we’ve been gushing about their Chocolate Festival menu. The new range of rich delights offer something for every kind of chocolate lover; tangy raspberries in a chocolate macaron, a layered chocolate and strawberry mousse cake and the marshmallow biscuit of your dreams.

An all time favorite, unique to Toki, the Wasabi Prawns: scrumptious fried shrimps, covered with the signature wasabi mayo sauce, and served loosely wrapped in imported seaweed. Location: Leylaty Complex, Malik Rd.

JUICY PREMIUM BURGERS AT MCDONALD’S! McDonald’s has finally launched a signature collection of premium burgers that use Angus beef. The collection includes three burgers; The Mushroom, The Clubhouse and The Chicken Mexicano.

Location: Mall of Arabia

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Crunchy Waffles at Criollo Café

The first thing you notice is the smell of freshly made waffles. Criollo’s waffles are unique for their soft core and the goldenbrown crunchy exterior. It’s served with Nutella, berries and ice cream. What’s not to love?!

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Leena’s Granola

Leena’s Granola was created after the lack of preservative-free options in the market. The homemade organic granola owes its sweetness to honey and the nutrition to a variety of dry fruits and oats. New flavors include banana and cinnamon. leenasgranola

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Battle of the

PAT T I E S

We wasted no time to find the best new burgers in town.

We know we’ve talked about them before, but we’re back with a fresh look at burgers. We tried some classic entrants and juicy renditions that recently hitched the dining scene in town. Burgers are convenient food, but everything that goes into one makes a difference, starting with the quality of the beef patty, the freshness of the bun, the sauces, and the crisp texture of the toppings.

CALIFORNIA BURGER The beef patty is thin, tasty but greasy. It comes topped with crisp lettuce and juicy tomato. The generous drizzle of sauce and the soft bread buns make a huge difference. Price: SR 26

DOUBLE BURGER

Location: Prince Sultan Rd., Al Mohammadiyah Dist.

This new arrival is a delicious treat; the beef patty is thin, but one burger is not even a remotely adequate portion, so consider doubling your burger. In a nutshell, the burger is outstanding. Price: SR 33 Location: Al Yamamah St., Al Salamah Dist.

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PRO-BURGER RESTAURANT


EDITOR’S PICK SECTION B The Angus beef patty is well flavored; it’s topped with cheddar cheese, lettuce, onion, tomato, pickles and a special sauce - all wrapped up in a soft brown bun. I recommend you line-up and order the burger with caramelized onion and fried egg. Price: SR 32

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Location: Hira St., Al Shate’a Dist.

STREET CHEF Street Chef is a unique new concept, so it’s easy to expect an exceptional burger. They serve excellent flame grilled burgers, which are made from juicy Angus beef patty. A full flavored beef patty is covered with pickles, onion, cheese and a special burger sauce. Price: SR 25 for two sliders

SLIDERS

Location: Not fixed, just find the truck.

CRAVE The Double Burger is thin, tasty and mouth-watering. However, it’s best to double it if you’d like a fulfilling portion. The juicy beef patty stands out! Price: SR 33 Location: Al Buraydi St., Al Andalus Dist.

The Author:

Mohammed Ismail Harasani

DOUBLE BURGER

Food critic. Email: jeddahfoodie@ hotmail.com jeddah_foodie jeddahfoodie

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

THE BROTHERS Behind Diyarkom Being restaurateurs is their recipe for togetherness. Three brothers, Mohammed, Ahmed and Mahmoud Hafiz, run Diyarkom’s cluster of restaurants. The restaurants Rossopomodoro, Nadia Cuisine, Ahwak, Italian Touch and Punjab Grill are strategically located in Ascott Center. The restaurants offer a variety of diverse cuisines in just one-stop. We spoke to the Hafiz brothers to understand their dynamic and their vision behind the business. Mohammed comments, “We’re all involved in this business together, it’s one of our activities in the family.” For the brothers, working at Diyarkom brings them together and makes their bond stronger. He continues, “We are very untraditional in the way we work. In most family businesses there is hierarchy, but we’re different. Each of us is occupied in a main role and we complement each other in the way we work and in what we bring to the business.” To this Mahmoud adds, “We trust each other. Working together makes this experience beautiful.”

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Mahmoud

On what makes a business successful, Mohammed comments, “You have to have fun in any family business. It should involve something you enjoy doing, something you are passionate about.” The brothers’ passion for food and curating restaurants is not the only thing that makes it work. “We always try to find a smart balance between our passion and what the market needs. Restaurants can fail if they lack either of these,” adds Ahmed. The restaurants are popular for the authenticity that comes from chefs who are native to the cuisine. The brothers travel and go through a tedious process before selecting the chef.

Ahmed

Saudis want quality food with good vibes. We offer a sophisticated experience with value for money. People leave our restaurant with a positive energy and that’s what matters to us.

The Hafiz brothers have exciting plans coming up in the near future, including Al Jalsa, which integrates the restaurants by allowing people to order from any of the menus. For now, Diyarkom’s delivery option provides a similar convenience. Mohammed explains, “The children get to have fun with pizza and the parents can enjoy a more traditional or spicy option with Ahwak and Pubjab Grill. It satisfies everyone!”

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LUNCH

FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE Break your routine with an array of cuisine.

ROSSOPOMODORO Titled the kitchen of Naples, Rossopomodoro is located in the Ascott Center on Jeddah’s Sari Street, introducing Jeddah to Italian authenticity.

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Boosted by a colorful interior, it offers customers with an impressive living wall and a transparent kitchen concept that is readily available for your culinary satisfaction. While also accommodating to a child friendly environment, Rossopomodoro offers an attractive business lunch menu for its busy working clientele. Driven by speed and variety, the lunch menu consists of a medley of options you can aspire for a delicious and satisfying lunch experience. The first option caters to pizza fanatics, choosing the main dish from the assorted pizza selection, coupled with a green salad, a starter of choice, a soft drink, and the luscious Nutella donut, Calde Calde, with a traditional Italianimported espresso, all under the tempting price of SR 45.

The second option is centered on the dish of the day consisting of three combinations of personal selection and a soft drink, while also indulging in the chocolaty Calde Calde and a delicious cup of Italian espresso priced at SR 59. Location: Sari St., Al Zahra'a Dist. Tel: +966-501337666

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The cozy modern interior of the open kitchen design, serves Ahwak visitors the finest of contemporary Lebanese cuisine.

A selection of well-known and the most loved Lebanese dishes are found at Ahwak, introduced with a special twist and cooked with quality and presentation in mind. Dishes are served on classic wood planks, maintaining a healthy ordeal by coupling every main course with a fresh green salad.

The authentic Lebanese hub also offers a business lunch menu, carefully designed with a nutritious standard in mind, offering a sandwich choice, a selection of 3 starters either from the salad or the appetizer section, and water or a soft drink, all under the inviting price of SR 39. Location: Sari St., Al Zahra'a Dist. Tel: +966-508265666

PUNJAB GRILL

Punjab Grill is one of the few Indian gourmet fine dining cuisines in Jeddah, offering a culinary haven inspired by rich Indian spices. Named after the culinary capital of India, expect genuine royal flavors and a credible Indian dining experience with a modern twist that preserves the original ideals of the Indian cuisine. Serving Indian authenticity, Punjab Grill’s signature dish is the mouth-watering lamb chops, traditionally spiced and cooked, attracting every kind of meat lover. Location: Sari St., Al Zahra'a Dist. Tel: +966-508265666

Enjoy a one of a kind culinary experience, and choose from the mĂŠlange of true Indian dishes, cooked and prepared with Punjabi originality.

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MARBELLA REDEFINING

FINE DINING Escape and dine at Jeddah’s Andalusian seafood house.

Marbella is located on Al Andalus Street and looks to appeal to the Arabian spirit radiating from its past, creating a seafood cuisine with a Spanish and Mediterranean touch. While still offering Middle Eastern favorites, the menu is designed to bring together a medley of flavors of the finest dining quality. 62 DESTINATION JEDDAH DECEMBER 2016

Specializing in fresh fish, crustaceans including live lobster and assorted shellfish, all artistically presented immediately to the discerning eye. Marbella emphasizes the freshest of ingredients and the best of the fine dining experience. Offering exquisite gastronomic delights curated from the finest traditions of Italy, France and The rich Spain while imbuing western ert tiramisu dess classics with a unique flair, inspired Marbella brings together an by Italian array of cuisines for its guests. deliccasy ADVERTORIAL

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Situated within the Southern olive groves of Spain, Marbella is a city with a magical presence, one influenced by earlier Muslim conquests.


For those who have a preference for meat or poultry, a fine selection of dishes are offered as an integral part of the menu. From the Eastern to the Southern Mediterranean, Marbella’s flavors accommodate the best culinary traditions of Levantine and North African cuisine. Your culinary journey at Marbella begins with our extensive selection of exquisite salads and sides, and concludes with our lavish dessert delicacies, accompanied by imported teas and fresh juices. As for the dining experience, you will enjoy a tranquil environment complimented by a beachy decorative scheme, reflecting Marbella’s name “the beautiful sea.” With an award-winning interior, Marbella’s dining environment is an exclusive destination for fine dining and exceptional service.

Marbella is a rare place for families and business associates alike to enjoy the finest dining and celebrate special occasions. Our dining areas accommodate singles and families, and also offer the option of al fresco dining on the terrace.

With a grand room accommodating larger parties and multi-media requirements, Marbella is also a venue for corporate hospitality and special banqueting events. We look forward to extending you all a warm welcome, and showcasing our fine culinary art catered to your satisfaction. Mob: + 966-570822922

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The Timeless Reopening Reawaken your culinary palate with Multaqa’s comeback.

Multaqa has revamped its decor by adding some classic contemporary elements; merging the traditions of old and new. The chic European design complements its four different offered experiences; lunch, dinner and weekend brunch on Fridays and Saturdays, for which Multaqa is now open. Enjoy the lunch’s array of salads, mezze and raw or smoked fish specialties by the cold section. The hot section features live pasta or risotto preparations, succulent meat, fish and vegetable dishes.

At the dessert corner guests may find beautiful classics such as éclair, mille-feuille or tiramisu. In addition, the dinner offering now is comprised of freshly prepared sushi, ceviche and sashimi. In the hot buffet, guests experience filleted fish and meats carved à la minute by Leylaty’s skilled chefs. Those tempted to sweets will admire the crepes, made on order and finished individually with toppings and sauces.

The newly introduced weekend brunch has a wide offering of cold miniatures at the starter section and offers freshly made omelets together with delicious mains. At the unique dessert corner, Leylaty’s pastry chefs prepare an array of cold and hot specialties, making the sweet toothed hearts beat faster; from fresh ice creams, waffles, crepes, and opera cakes to a whole selection of inspirational chocolate creations. Location: Leylaty Complex, Malik Rd. Tel: +966-12-6927717 Mob: +966-505608190 Web: leylaty.com.sa

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LA VIDA

LOUNGE

A Star Discovered It hides in plain sight no more.

Hidden in the King Road Tower is a culinary gem that we decided to explore for you. La Vida Lounge offers a youthful and relaxed experience fit for corporate and casual dining. Chef Ahmed Diab welcomed us with complimentary amuse-bouch, a bite sized hors d’œuvre meant to cleanse the palate, or as the French prefer to say, “to amuse the human mouth.” True to its name, this little bite of delight refreshed our sense and prepared us for the feast ahead.

While there are many salads to choose from, the La Vida pomegranate quinoa and the classic Cobb with avocado and grilled bacon are two of the best salads on the menu. The quinoa salad provides tangy and refreshing nutrition, while the Cobb salad offers an assortment of flavorsome textures - and both have pretty great portions. Cordon Bleu is an easy favorite at La Vida; the tender rolled chicken is covered in a crispy layer of bread and stuffed with a satisfying blend of three cheeses. SURPRISE YOURSELF AND WANDER INTO THE KING’S ROAD TOWER FOR A MEETING WITH THE BEST FOOD IN TOWN.

The best way to end a meal at the lounge is with the fondant au chocolate, a chocolate lava cake with a side of dark chocolate ball that melts to reveal vanilla ice cream when heated chocolate is poured on top. Compliments to the chef! Location:King Road Tower - Mezzanine Floor Mob: +966-555685995 lavidalounge

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COOKSHOP

Business Meets Culinary Bliss

Great flavor, important company. One of Turkey’s most popular restaurants, Cookshop, offers guests a fresh, sunlit culinary experience. The spacious restaurant accommodates various seating styles, suitable for both professional and casual dining. We recently tried their business lunch deal and were left pleasantly surprised. Cookshop’s extensive business lunch menu lets you customize your meal to fit the nature of your meeting. Everything is made fresh using high quality ingredients; you can be rest assured that the food will back you up with a great impression. What’s even better is that Cookshop adopts a hint of Turkish flavor in its dishes, and thus retains that distinct essence we all crave. We started off our meal with a traditional onion soup topped with croutons. Their signature Crispy Chicken Salad is a popular option at power lunches; it’s a crunchy mix of greens and protein

The Cookshop business lunch was a very diverse culinary experience, for just SR 79.

The offer is available from 1 - 5 p.m.

that will kick start your meal. The molokhia salad is even better if you’d like to opt for something lighter and more traditional. Together these were impeccable appetizers. Our pick for the main course was the chicken stuffed with spinach and the Adana kebab. The tender chicken combined well with spinach to provide a

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wholesome taste. The Adana kebab, one of the few pure Turkish options on the menu, was paired with rice and turned out to be a delightful pick. Other international options include risotto, penne pasta and pizza. Location: Astra Center, Tahlia Web: cookshop-sa.com For reservations: +966-12-6062750, +966-543920000 cookshopsa


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Workout Snacks

YOU’LL LOVE Find healthy nutrition and good taste in the same package. By Amal Baatiah

3.HEAL & HEARTY GLUTEN FREE PORRIDGE OATS Available at Danube

2. HEALTHY WARRIOR •Excellent fiber source, CHIA BARS Available at Danube

1. ACTI-SNACK POWER PACK Available at Danube

•Ideal pre-workout snack. •Single portion: 25 grams •Free from gluten, artificial additives and preservatives or added sugar. •Caution: May contain nuts, traces of peanuts and sesame seeds. Tip: Suitable for paleo and vegan diets.

•The only bar with chia as the main ingredient. Has more omega-3 than salmon, more fiber than oatmeal, and more protein than tofu. •One hundred percent natural, vegan, Gluten, dairy and soy free, contains organic agave syrup, organic brown rice crisps. Pros: Great pre workout bar, take it 15 to 20 prior. Con: It’s very small.

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good for controlling blood sugar levels and reducing cholesterol buildup. •Gluten and wheat free, low GI and celiac safe. •Ultimate pre-workout breakfast! Consume two hours before a workout to keep satisfied throughout.

4.MUSO GREEN PEA CHIPS Available at Abazeer

• Organic, gluten free, no trans-fat, not fried, no artificial flavoring or preservatives.

• Good source of protein (6 grams per container). •Add a scoop of protein • Healthy snack source powder to your porridge for vitamins and other for a source of protein nutrients. and muscle protecting • Natural baking makes amino acids. light, crisp chips that Tip: Not suitable for retain all the flavor and paleo diet. goodness without oil.


MANUKA HONEY Manuka honey gets a lot of buzz around the world for its nearmagical properties. It’s produced in New Zealand and has high nutritional content, it’s rich in amino acids, and it can improve acne and allergy problems. The honey can be ordered via their website. Web: wellbeeco.com

7.MERIDIAN NUT BARS (ALMOND AND CASHEW) 5.MUSO BROWN RICE CRACKERS, BLACK SESAME Available at Abazeer

•Organic gluten free crackers. Contains Phytin; for prevention of fatty liver, arteriosclerosis and calculi. •Low-fat, contains a high dietary fiber that prevents constipation. •Not fried, no preservatives or artificial flavoring.

6.LUNA & LARRY’S ORGANIC COCONUT BLISS ICE CREAM Available at Abazeer

•Mouthwatering, organic, dairy, soy, gluten free ice cream range. •Best frozen dessert in 2010 according to vegetarian time foodie awards. •Includes organic coconut milk, agave syrup and gluten free cookies.

Available at Danube

•Handy little 40 gram bars suitable for vegans. Gluten, dairy, soya and wheat-free. •Dense and compact, with 7 grams of natural protein, no added or processed protein.

8.BIO LIFESTYLE BLUEBERRIES FREEZE-DRIED Available at Abazeer

•An organic tasty snack. •Contains Vitamin C, carotene, Myrtillin, iron, potassium, sodium and B-Vitamins

•Perfect snack for pre or post workout or an energy boost.

•Naturally antibiotic, keeps your blood vessels elastic and supports blood formation.

•Satisfyingly tasty choice for busy people.

•Perfect pre workout energy boost snack.

Pros: Nice and nutty. Cons: No crisp or crunch.

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Diaries of a Lazy Person Hello, my name is Areeb and I am a recovering lazy person. By Areeb Al Shathri

180-degree

“How lazy can you really be, Areeb?” you ask. Well, my default position has always been at a 180-degree angle. To come to think of it I don’t think I’ve ever watched TV sitting up…

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Don’t get me wrong, lazy was working for me. Friends and family knew not to ask me for things that require getting up. I single handedly legitimized “because I’m lazy” as an excuse. So, what’s changed? Well, I made a conscious decision to be less lazy.

I had to reprogram myself not to “ugh” at any form of physical activity. If you’re a fellow lazy person, hop on this ride with me (don’t worry it’s motorized so you don’t have to pedal), and maybe some of these tricks will work for you too.


Ugh #1 If I’m comfortable, I’m not moving. The couch will still be there when you get back. If you’re lazy, literal baby steps is the best way to get more active. If you want something, go and get it. It might not seem like much, but over the course of the day you rack up a little amount of activity (or so says my Apple watch). Slowly, but surely, physical activity will become less daunting.

Ugh #2 Exercise is boring. This still rings true for me, and I hate being bored almost as much as I liked being lazy. My only solution was to trick myself into exercising. If you like a particular sport, practice it! If sports aren’t your thing,

try dancing. Put on a YouTube video tutorial and practice the choreography. It’s okay if you, like me, have no sense of rhythm; the point is to try.

Ugh #3 Gyms are cesspools for self-obsessed humans. The trick is to find the right gym. Gym selection is 50 percent of the problem. Picking the wrong one can make you feel discouraged and hopeless. Find a gym that makes you comfortable. For me, a smaller, more personalized experience helps. It allows you to be on a first name basis with everyone, so your presence and absence is noticed (which is great if you’re lazy and need to be held accountable).

Ugh #4 Being healthy is no fun. You know what’s really fun though? Being able to climb a few flights of stairs without buckling over trying to catch your breath. Make sure the people around you know what you’re trying to do so they can help you stay on track.

In conclusion, I’d like to reiterate my opening sentence and say: Hello, my name is Areeb and I am a recovering lazy person.

Disclaimer: The girl in the photo is not Areeb.

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PARENTING

A GUIDE FOR PARENTS What do our children want from us? By Noor Eyad

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Parents think all their children want is for their demands to be heard and the freedom to do whatever they want. But that’s not true. Children’s ultimate need is emotional security. According to the “Baby and Mom” publication by the International Medical Center (IMC) Jeddah, the following are key elements to what children want.

1. THEY WANT THEIR

PARENTS TO BE HAPPY

Parents’ happiness means safety and love. Happiness also means showing partnership between parents, along with admiration and consideration. It doesn’t mean they can’t see you “disagree;” in fact, they have to see you resolving “disagreements” peacefully and productively. This gives them a sense of security, prepares them for the world and shows them how to resolve their own problems.


2. THEY DON’T WANT TO BE

NEGLECTED OR INSULTED

Don’t degrade them. Most of our character is built during early childhood. Children have high self-esteem. When you insult them, you are affecting their self-esteem and psychological development, which could cause mental problems. If they do something wrong, focus on explaining what they have done and provide positive feedback.

3. LISTEN TO THEM

Make your children feel like you’re proud of them. Provide support by continuously saying positive words that develop self-confidence. Children care about people around them, especially their parents, and therefore any expression about them will have a high impact. The ultimate achievement to them is hearing their parents’ satisfied opinion of them.

5. CHILDREN ARE MORE

IMPORTANT THAN RESULTS.

Focus on them and not their results. Tell them you love them and are proud of them. Talk to them about their interests. Never link their success with the love or affection you show them. Always make them secure and boost their confidence. Children should have delightful memories from their past. They are our world’s future. As their parents, we love them and strive to provide them with the best.

CHECK OUT… BABY SENSORY Precious Early Learning for Babies Baby Sensory is the first baby program in KSA to offer a complete approach to learning and development from birth to 13 months. Founded by Dr. Lin Day, it is one of the UK’s award winning leading programs. The program is made up of one-hour sessions provided twice a week, spread over several terms, and sessions include ideas for play, massage, movement, visual development, hand-eye coordination and music, among many more. Location: 305 Lifestyle Center, Tahlia St. Mob: +966-505673577 Web: babysensory.com

4. SHOW AFFECTION.

Do not deprive them of affection. Show tenderness by giving hugs and kisses. This has been the approach of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) with his daughters and his grandchildren. Further studies have shown that kissing and hugging actually improves the immune system, which makes our children healthier.

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Are You Emotionally Well? How many of you think about enhancing your emotional and mental health? By Reem Zahid

What is it?

Mental or emotional wellbeing alludes to your general mental prosperity. It incorporates the way you feel about yourself, the nature of your connections with others, your capacity to oversee sentiments and manage challenges/difficulties, and how much satisfaction and happiness you get from life. Mental and emotional issues regularly emerge when your sensory system has been traded off by the overpowering measures of anxiety, without knowing how to manage it. 76 DESTINATION JEDDAH DECEMBER 2016

Is it normal?

Anybody can experience the ill effects of mental or emotional health issues, and the vast majority of us will. This year alone, around one in seven of us will suffer from a diagnosable mental issue such as gloominess, bipolar issues or moodiness. Regardless of how many people are affected by these problems, most make no effort to enhance their circumstances. We disregard the emotional messages that let us know something isn't right, and take a stab at toughing it out by distracting ourselves or self-medicating. We bottle things up with the expectation that it will heal itself. We don’t realize that these issues have an adverse reaction on our daily lives, and the lives of the people around us. It impacts how we treat the world around us, which in turn impacts how we feel about ourselves.

Know how to handle it.

Being emotionally and mentally healthy doesn't mean failing to go through awful times or encountering passionate issues. Great emotional well-being doesn’t mean lack of sadness or tension, it could be the acquisition of positive qualities such as the ability to adapt to life's difficulties, handle stress, build solid connections and recover from mishaps.


Just as physically healthy individuals are less susceptible to disease or harm, mentally and emotionally healthy individuals are better equipped to handle difficulties and anxiety. They are in control of their conduct and feelings. They are engaged, adaptable and imaginative in terrible times and in great. They can deal with life's difficulties, construct solid connections, and recoup from misfortunes. Enhancing your mental and emotional health boosts your state of mind, builds flexibility and adds to your general happiness regarding life.

Boost up.

Self-love is needed more than anything, and, sadly, it’s the most neglected. Fixing yourself from the inside out is the only way to achieve true happiness. Learn to be solid, to be tough, tougher than life and its downs. Teach yourself how to love yourself and know your own worth first. Be flexible with whatever you face and know everything has an end, and every problem has a solution. Learn that your situation won't get any better by being angry, anxious or dramatic, and that these emotions can destroy you emotionally and mentally.

Life is a challenge that is won by owning it and owning yourself.

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SPIRITUALITY

Sunan of

Visiting Markets

Read this before your next shopping spree.

The behavior of Muslims is significant since it represents Islam. Muslims have been gifted with the Quran and Sunnah as two major sources of guidance. They are the ultimate source of guidance for being a productive Muslim. As a Muslim, one cannot single out the impact of Sunnah and hence it should be incorporated into our daily lives.

Following are the Sunnan of visiting and dealing in market places.

• Reciting the Dua While Entering the Market The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: “Whoever enters the market and says: 78 DESTINATION JEDDAH DECEMBER 2016

‘None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone, without partner, to Him belongs all sovereignty and praise. He gives life and causes death, and He is living and does not die. In His hand is all good and He is Omnipotent over all things. Allah will wipe a million bad deeds from his record and grant him a million good deeds, and will elevate him.’”

• Do Not Be Extravagant While Shopping One should know that extravagance is a sin that is disliked and advised against by the great Allah. “O children of Adam! Attend to your embellishments at every time of prayer, and

eat and drink and be not extravagant; surely He does not love the extravagant.” (Surat Al Araf, Verse 31)

• Set Just Prices for the Products to be Sold

On learning that his companion Bilal had traded poor quality dates for high quality dates, the Prophet (peace be upon him) chided him for deceiving the buyers. Islam has no place for fraud and hoax. Hence, it is sternly advised not to swindle the buyers in the market place. May Allah make us steadfast upon our religion and make us among the inhabitants of Jannah. Ameen Web: aateam.org theislamicteam


THE FIRST AUGMENTED REALITY ENABLED MAGAZINE IN KSA

Look for the Destination KSA AR+ logo on magazine pages

Download Destination KSA AR+ app Available on Google play for Android devices through the below QR Code

WHAT IS AUGMENTED REALITY?

Augmented reality is an advanced technology that enhances digital information with a live video. In other words, AR utilizes an existing picture and blends new data into it. This technology can offer numerous benefits for businesses; as it helps customers experience what your product has to offer in an entertaining attractive method. Experts refer to augmented reality as an artificial environment presented through the combination of real world and digital data.

WHAT IS DESTINATION KSA AR+?

Destination KSA AR+ is a mobile application through which Desitnation magazines evolved to Augmented Reality enabled magazines. We believe that through AR technologies the perception of printed media can be altered to the best. Combining printed media with AR technologies will enhance the reader experience enormously through: - Circularity of communication - Dynamic contents

Open the application and point the camera to the page with the AR+ icon and experience the magic.

- High degree of interactivity - Active enjoyment - Multi-mediality So enabling Destination magazines with AR technologies through the use of Destination KSA AR+ will definitely revolutionize the perception of its readers. Follow the instructions below to download the application and enjoy a whole new experience of Destination magazines. Reality has been Updated.

Scan the QR code to download the application from the App Store and Google Play, Destination KSA AR+ Application is developed and powered by Zeedia platform. www.zeedia.net

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TRAVEL NEWS The World’s Longest Nonstop Air Journey Dubai-based Emirates airlines launched the world’s longest nonstop flight, estimated at 17 hours and 35 minutes, with its brand new service from its home base to

VISA-FREE VISIT TO GEORGIA George Janjgava, Georgia’s firstever ambassador to the Kingdom, revealed news of visa-free travel for Saudis and other GCC nationalities, allowing up to a 90 day stay per entry.

Panama City. Kicking off Feb. 1, the daily flight will travel a distance of 13,800 km and is capable of transporting up to 15 tons of cargo in addition to passengers.

Flynas & Pegasus Plans A new agreement between Pegasus and Flynas airlines allows Pegasus guests to fly to Riyadh and Jeddah via Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen, while

Flynas guests traveling from Riyadh and Jeddah can fly to Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Hatay and Trabzon via Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen.

ALBANIAN AMBASSADOR CALLS ON SAUDI TOURISM In a recent interview with Sami Shiba, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Albania to KSA, called upon Saudi travelers to explore Albania since it's a visa-free travel destination for Saudi citizens.

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Four destinations under four hours away (From the UAE) Beirut, Lebanon

Flight Time: 3 hours 10 minutes Price: SR 1,600 return, Emirates Airlines Stay Here: Phonenicia Hotel is located in downtown Beirut, presenting royal-like hospitality with rooms starting from SR 900.

Kathmandu, Nepal

Flight Time: 4 hours Price: SR 1,633, Fly Dubai Stay Here: Dating back to the 13th century, Dwarika’s Hotel presents traditional rooms starting from SR 1,225.

Amman, Jordan

Goa, India

Flight Time: 2 hours 55 minutes Price: SR 1,838 return, Emirates Airlines Stay Here: Four Seasons Amman offers classic luxury with striking views of the city’s Roman ruins. Rooms starting from SR 1,225.

Flight Time: 2 hours 50 minutes Price: SR 1,531 return, Air India Stay Here: Capella is tucked away in a private forest hill surrounded by jasmine and mango trees with rooms starting from SR 296.

4 TRAVEL DEALS TO CURB YOUR SAVINGS 1. London, England

3. Spain

Explore one of the busiest cities in the world with a package deal (flight and stay) starting from SR 2,041 per person for 3 nights and 4 days.

Get lost in Spain’s timeless towns of Madrid, Cordoba, and Barcelona for a stay starting from SR 2,593 per person 8 days and 7 nights tour flights starting from SR 1,309 per person.

Web: holiday-factory

Web: holidayme

2. Sofia, Bulgaria

4. Thailand

Check out the ancient city of Sofia for a staggering package deal (flight and stay) starting from SR 2,952 per person for 3 nights and 4 days.

Adventure through the busy city of Bangkok and Pattaya with a package deal (flights and stay) starting from SR 2,920 per person for 4 nights and 5 days.

Web: musafir

Web: holidayme

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#CheeseOfEurope: CHEESE AND SWEATER WEATHER Camembert de Normandie, Livarot, Comté… Ooh La La! By Sumaiyya Naseem

DAY 1 Isigny-Sainte-Marie The dairy is located in Normandy, which was once considered one of the largest wetlands in Europe. The dairy farm is known for its butter, cream and cheese, all produced using the rich milk that comes from white and brown Normandy cows. The dairy produces two PDO approved cheeses; the Normandy Camembert and the Pont L’Eveque, the oldest Norman cheese still in production.

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The PDO is the highest grade of cheese certification in the EU.

The Famous Normandy Cow

Graindorge The Graindorge cheese plant is located in the Pays d’Auge countryside, in the heart of Normandy. At the dairy we learned the secrets behind producing PDO cheeses like Livarot and Camembert. The Graindorge is a family run business that has expanded over three generations of cheese makers. Using high quality raw milk, the dairy specializes in four PDO cheeses: Livarot, Pont L’Eveque, Camembert de Normandie and the Neufchatel.

Graindorge Cheese Plant

STAFF PHOTO/SUZAN ALQUASMI

The only cheese I ever knew was Almarai spread and the mozzarella on my pizza. The Cheese of Europe trip introduced me to a world of cheese with no limits. Our cheesy expedition was organized by Sopexa Middle East and sponsored by the European Union and CNEIL, the French Dairy Board.


DAY 2 Fromagerie Gaury We made our way to the Dijon Region where we visited the Fromageri Gaury. Raymond and Odette Gaury started the company in late 1940’s. In the ‘50s Raymond Gaury developed a soft cheese using washed rind, inspired by farmers who produced the famous Epoisses and Langres cheeses. Upon its discovery, the cheese gained popularity and is still produced today by Fromagerie Gaury. They are one of the few that still produce raw milk Epoisses.

DAY 3 Fromagerie Janin We journeyed deeper into Burgandy, into the Jura region with the Vosges mountain range in the periphery. Janin is another family run business that has been running for five generations of cheese makers who are passionate about Jura cheeses. They specialize in the PDO Morbier. In order to enahnce the taste, they add salt water to the

Janin Cheese Cave

wood that holds the cheeses. Typically, the cheese stays in the cellar for 60 days.

The Janin Family

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Fort des Rousses Our next stop was the Fort des Rousses, a cave-like structure that was built in 1841. It was previously used as a military fort near the Swiss border, and once housed 3000 men and 2500 horses. In the late 90’s, the impressive structure was converted into a cheese cellar for Arnaud dairy. The majestic stone arches give a natural “vault effect”, a condition that favors ideal cellar atmosphere for maturing cheese. Large machines are used to regularly flip the cheese on its shelf. The cheese available at Fort des Rousses are the PDO cheeses Comté, Mont d’Or and Morbier.

DAY 4 Caves Mons

Jean-Charles Arnaud, Manager of the Fort

Cheese making at Mons.

Old cheese making tools.

Mons employee washing the cheese with salt water.

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On the last day of the cheese tour we visited the Caves Mons, a cheese business started by Hubert Mons and his wife whose passion for cheese led them to turn it into a full-fledged enterprise. Mons cheeses are essentially made using raw milk with farmstead or traditional method. The cheeses are matured with a balanced alchemy between three decisive natural elements: water, air and temperature. The Mons cheeses include PDO Comte, PDO Mont d’Or and PDO Morbier.


Living Life on the Wedge Cheesemonger Francois Robin answers all your ‘cheesy’ questions.

What is a cheesemonger? A cheesemonger is a cheese specialist who can help customers find the perfect cheese for their taste.

How should cheese be stored at home? Store it in original wrapping, preferably with vegetables, but no direct contact. You can use food paper or plastic film but not aluminum foil.

Is it okay to eat the cheese rind? The only “rind” you cannot eat is the wax rind of Goudas and aluminum foils for blue cheeses. For all the French cheeses, especially PDO's, try a little bit of the rind and combine it with the middle part if you like the taste.

What affects the quality of the cheese?

The quality of a cheese is connected with the quality of

Francois Robin at the Mons Cheese tasting.

the milk, or rather the quality of food the animals are eating.

What’s the best cheese for Saudi Arabia and the Middle East?

The Brillat-Savarin (a double-cream cheese with an incredible texture and delicate milk taste), a Comté cheese aged around 18 months (buttery texture and crunchy crystals, easy to eat), and a semi-dry goat cheese such as Chabichou du Poitou, Picodon or Sainte-Maure de Touraine.

Robin with the #CheeseOf Europe tour.

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The World Renowned

Ja Manafaru

Luxury that celebrates the family. By Mehvish Irshad

The JA Resorts and Hotels prides itself on providing family friendly holidays with activities that cater to both adults and children of all ages. There is a CoolZone for children ages 3-12, the Chill Zone for children ages 8-16, along with a babysitting service, a dedicated pool service and daily activities that allow plenty of downtime for the parents while the little ones enjoy themselves.

A picture of idyllic Maldivian luxury, the JA Manafaru Hotel, located in Haa Alif, has 84 luxury beach villas, beach suites and over water villas that have private pools and spacious accommodation for the entire family. Making its mark on the world travel and tourism industry, JA Manafaru has received acclaim at the World Travel Awards 2016 by winning the title of the Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Suite and the Maldives’ Leading Hotel Suite for its Royal Island Suite while the Enchanted Island Resort in Seychelles, also managed by JA Manafaru also won the award for Seychelles’ Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2016 for its Owner’s Signature Villa. It has also carved a niche for

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Food lovers can dine in any of the seven lavish restaurants that also cater to the taste buds of children by offering a special menu that will suit the palettes of all children. They currently offer a Kids Go Free option where children can stay for free as long as they are accompanied by parents. The offer is valid until April 30, 2017. itself with its children friendly activities and entertainment which won it recognition as the Top Hotel/Resort for Families at the 2015 Travel Agents Choice Awards.

The acclaim and appreciation that JA Manafaru has received through awards is a testament to the heartfelt hospitality they offer their guests. Web: jaresortshotels.com


BAY LA SUN HOTEL... Your Ultimate Family Destination !

Spend your holiday in the heart of nature amidst waterways overlooking the white sandy beaches and enjoy our: ● Mini golf courses ● Swimming Pools ● Fun-packed karting arena Don’t miss out on all the fun and book now your unforgettable stay at the Bay La Sun Hotel & Marina! T: 012 510 6400 F:012 510 6444

Bay La Sun Hotel & Marina Bay La Sun Hotel

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EXPLORE KSA

YOUR NEXT STAYCATION Al Faisaliah Resort & Spa offers pristine and luxurious setting for all. Located in Durrat Arriyadh, which translates to the Pearl of Riyadh, Al Faisaliah Resort & Spa is raising the bar on hospitality in the Kingdom. Sprawled across a whopping area of 28 acres, the resort has 152 spacious guestrooms and luxury suites and 10 private villas at your disposal.

With the upcoming men’s spa, women’s spa, hair salons, kids club and tennis court there is no shortage of activities for the whole family. The resort offers several indoor and outdoor swimming pools including a large infinity-edge-pool. If your family likes its privacy, be sure to book one of the resort villas or pool chalets and enjoy your own private pool 88 DESTINATION JEDDAH DECEMBER 2016 ADVERTORIAL

with its own lounge areas. You may choose to ride bikes, walk around the resort, feed the fish or enjoy watching ducks and flamingos at the lagoon. Boasting restaurants, cafés and a cigar lounge, Al Faisaliah Resort & Spa satisfies every taste. Their flagship restaurant, Desert Palm, offers guests the chance to experience the best of international and traditional


cuisine. Voyage, their islandthemed restaurant, will be available as a unique venue for your child's next special group function. For the health conscience of you, Al Faisaliah Resort & Spa hasn’t forgotten about you. Sit back at the Oasis cafe's terrace and enjoy the poolside view. Or, head over to Ibn Khaldoun, the lobby cafÊ, for some tea and home made pastries and enjoy the array of art pieces provided by Naila Art Gallery. Who knows, you might even take one home. But the true crown jewel of the resort is its relaxing landscape. Their lush greenery and eco friendly ponds and water features will entice even the most homebody guest to savor

the scene. Plus, they also have the bragging rights that come with having the first miniature golf course in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. They say that Riyadh got its name by being

an oasis in the middle of the desert, and much like the city that encompasses it, so is Al Faisaliah Resort & Spa. Location: Durrat Al Riyadh Tel: +966-11-4118800

The Desert Palm restaurant offers and International buffet and menu that would appeal to the foodie in you.

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Experience the Ascott Lifestyle

Dive into a residence of exhilaration, and explore the comfort of the Ascott lifestyle.

Prestigious and personalized, Ascott the Residence lavishes business travellers in plush refinement and is often located in prime business districts of key cities, allowing guests to keep their business engagements in sight, while indulging them with elegant living and personal service. With Ascott, you will experience discreet efficient

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service, with tailored properties to suit your individual needs. Awardwinning properties are more than serviced apartments – they are a home away from home. Whether you are staying for a week or a year, the heartfelt service and homespun conveniences ensure that you always have a place to call home, wherever you may be in the world.


ASCOTT LIFESTYLE To truly live the Ascott way, it is recommended that you step out of the residence and dive into the world of Ascott Lifestyle where we provide you with a fascinating, invigorating and exhilarating experience. From culture to gastronomy, community living to wellness activities, you can choose from the wide range of curated experiences that will leave you wanting more.

Resident’s Program

From pastry tasting sessions to traditional yoga classes, recreational outings and many more, experience community living designed by residents, for residents.

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Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh Offering a luxurious living environment with hotel rooms and apartment style accommodation, Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh is perfect for travellers who desire the services and the elegant surroundings of a hotel and the extra space, security and comfort of an apartment.

Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh offers a selection of studios, one and two-bedroom apartments catering to both short and long staying guests. Each apartment is opulently furnished in rich neutral tones, with a fully equipped open plan kitchen; perfect for entertaining guests. Separate

living, dining and bedroom areas for ultimate privacy and convenience as well as giving a sense of space needed for living in the bustling city of Riyadh. The lifestyle facilities give you a diverse mix from the day spa, gymnasium and pool, of which offer separate female and male facilities. Drop the children off at the kid’s club and relax in the guest lounge or browse through the boutiques. The property also offers a wide range of restaurants from the lobby café to upmarket restaurants.If business is your focus, the meeting rooms and business center is available to help perform at your peak.

Guests can relax and unwind with an array of entertainment options. Along with amenities to entertain you and help you relax, you can also enjoy fresh brews from their coffee machine.

Location: Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh, Sahafa, Olaya St., Riyadh Tel: 800 244 0080 Email: enquiry.riyadh@the-ascott.com Web: the-ascott.com

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BAY LA SUN HOTEL & MARINA award-winning getaway The perfect destination for business and leisure. Bay La Sun Hotel & Marina is managed by Saudi Arabia’s award-winning Al Khozama Management Company. It is the first deluxe hotel to welcome guests at the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC).Bay La Sun Hotel & Marina was recognized as Saudi Arabia’s Leading Business and Leisure Hotel at the 23rd Annual World Travel Awards Ceremony in Dubai. The win was followed by yet another prestigious award; the Best MICE Hotel during the Haute Grandeur Awards’ Ceremony in Abu Dhabi. 92 DESTINATION JEDDAH DECEMBER 2016

Bay La Sun Hotel & Marina enjoys success as one of the country’s leading destination hotels for both corporate and leisure guests. Dr. Nagy Arafat, the general manager of the hotel, commented on the occasion, “It’s an honor to receive such wonderful awards, especially that we were competing with some of the most established hotels in the Kingdom and the world. We’re truly thankful to everyone who contributed to our success, including our esteemed guests and our distinguished partners Emaar the Economic City, Al Khozama Management Company, and the Economic Cities Authority.” ADVERTORIAL

This double achievement is indeed an exceptional end -of-year reward for the Bay La Sun Hotel & Marina management and staff, but surely not the first of its kind for the prestigious establishment. World Travel Awards recognized the hotel as Saudi Arabia’s Leading Destination Hotel 2014 and Saudi Arabia’s New Leading Hotel 2015. The hotel’s unique location in KAEC, the largest privately developed city in the world, contributes to its staggering success. Bay La Sun Hotel & Marina offers 189 deluxe


guest rooms and six executive suites. These are designed and furnished in a functional yet contemporary style with arabesque details, unobstructed panoramic sea views, and a luxury range of amenities.

Bay La Sun Hotel & Marina has earned its place on the local, regional and international hospitality map as a preferred “work, rest and play” destination.

Guests are welcome to enjoy dining and entertainment options like the Veranda Terrace, Seasons Restaurant, Corojo Cigar Lounge and Le Café Lounge are also available. Business community aside, the Bay La Sun Hotel & Marina has also become a relaxing getaway for leisure travelers

and the premier destination for families and social events, north of Jeddah. A great variety of outdoor and indoor facilities await young and old whether on the marina promenade or at the neighboring Juman Park, where guests can enjoy green spaces, cycling and walking trails, a swimming pool, a mini golf zone and various other adventurous activities. Location: King Abdullah Economic City, Juman St. Tel: +966-12-5106400 Email: info@baylasunhotel.com Web: baylasunhotel.com baylasunhotel

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The Halaga Tradition Discover agriculture within the desert nation. By Tala Hussein

Like many diverse nations, the Saudi Arabian way of life differs from one province to another, including dialect, architectural design, attire, cuisine, dance and folklore. However, guest generosity and hospitality along with works of philanthropy remain to be one of the most notable Saudi Arabian traits, underlining its utter significance in the Saudi 94 DESTINATION JEDDAH DECEMBER 2016

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Heavily accentuated with outdoor oriental markets, Jeddah is a distinctive port city located along the abyss of the Red Sea. While it was established as a major trading city, Jeddah’s history tracks down merchants and traders transforming its port into a hub of trade, with all sorts of merchandise and newly acquired goods.


tradition. The offering of kindness and affection to strangers is said to be passed on by the Bedouin tradition, thought to be a continuation of the desert tradition initially demonstrated to ensure the outsider’s survival in the desert. While festivities and rituals are regularly celebrated with a feast of selected foods, often does the kindness extend to the outlying community, establishing a commonality amongst individuals with a simple gesture of honoring one another, recognized by putting forward food items to the families of the community.

Rooted in Saudi tradition, the vegetable and fruit halaga (market) consists of several outdoor vendors situated under shaded areas, where the produce is not exposed to the Saudi Arabian beams of sunlight. Vendors sell their local produce in wholesale, often a product of modernized Saudi agriculture, as the traditional agricultural way paves no successful development within the crops due to the lack of water allocation in the Arabian desert. The wholesale option enables locals to carry on their kind tradition of setting forth foods to neighbors or community members. Given the Kingdom’s characterization of extreme heat, while the produce is protected under shaded areas, the main isles designated for customers are not, directing customers under a sunny and flaming shopping experience.

Locals advise shoppers to visit the market with money in smaller denominations, while also continuing to bargain with the vendors often drastically reducing the price of a product. Perhaps, for inexperienced individuals, this outdoor shopping experience is recommended for the winter months of the year. Location: Jeddah Vegetable Market, Ibn Al Hamsi, Al Safa DESTINATIONKSA.COM 95


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BAIT AL KATIB Once Home to King Faisal Of a gem hiding in Taif. By Mohammed Mirza

After seeing a photo of Bait Al Katib, my cousin asked, “this is Shobra Palace, right?” It was pretty surprising to me considering that he’s spent much of his life in Taif and has not only never seen it but doesn’t even know about it. To add to that, Bait Al Katib sits right in the heart of the city, in fact quite close to his own residence. The royal mansion sits so inconspicuously that one may just pass by it without even noticing it. A large tree obscures the view to the grandeur that is behind it. Perhaps the place may soar 96 DESTINATION JEDDAH DECEMBER 2016

in popularity once its doors are thrown open to tourists, especially amongst those who want more from Taif apart from the regular amusement parks and farm excursions.

Famous for being home to King Faisal, Bait Al Katib is one of the most remarkable historic structures in the city, second only to the Shobra Palace in terms of historic architecture.


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On our trip to it we first stopped over at a historic fort near Ash Shafa, which was much of a disappointment to us. What was left of the fort were its outer walls, some of which manage to stand despite years of rain, winds and encroachments. Turns out that we shouldn’t have followed the GPS to the fort as it was easily accessible via the main road that connects Ash Shafa to Taif. The GPS showed us a way through rough terrain, which felt even more rough in a sedan. Despite our GPS letting us down on our earlier visit to the fort, we still continued to abide by the GPS to take us to Bait Al Katib. This time it led us DESTINATIONKSA.COM 97


straight to the mansion. We hardly found any markings to it on the way. Right in front of it however was a board set up by the SCTA giving a brief description of the monument. There were school buses parked all around the house and a few people were sitting in its shade. It was one of those rare warm days in Taif. Though its wooden windows have faded in color, they still manage to create a striking contrast to the whitewashed walls. The lush trees just add to the composition. The structure is heavily influenced by ancient Roman architecture; the Roman pillars are an example of such. However, it’s not only limited to that as the building also carries Islamic designs and elements of archetypal Hijazi architecture as well. Bait Al Katib was constructed over a century ago in around 1897 AD by Mohammed Bin Abdul Wahed, a clerk of the Emir of the Hijaz. Taking 98

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around three years to build, the house heavily used the expertise of Turkish builders in using a combination of stone, lime and wood. The three storied palace is believed to have 45 rooms and was once surrounded by farms and orchards. The farms and orchards have been pushed away to the outskirts of the city and only a small garden can be seen next to the mansion. A few decades after its construction Bait Al Katib housed King Faisal when he was the viceroy of the Hijaz. It was eventually abandoned in the late 1960s and continues to remain in that state to this very day, except for the visitors picnicking in the luxuriant garden next to it. As per a news report in an Arabic daily, a Spanish company has been handed over the restoration works for the

mansion. Once restored it is to house a center for history. The main entrance of the mansion is on the rear side, next to a girl’s school, whose buses have surrounded the parking spots around the mansion. The palace seems to have been whitewashed recently, the cracks in its walls hiding behind the coated paint. But apart from its Roman columns one of its most striking features are its windows, arched and beautifully crafted. The niches of windows on each floor are distinctive from the others. Definitely, a sight worth seeing in the unofficial summer capital of the country. COORDINATES 21.268861, 40.399694


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FOR HISTORY LOVING BIBLIOPHILES By Sumaiyya Naseem

Readers and writers of Jeddah often feel a lack of public library or a space where they can read and feel inspired. Our Al Balad Avenues stop this month is a quaint specialty library and bookstore. The Jeddah Bliss Library specializes in documents and books about historic Hijaz, a cultural memory it aims to preserve. The library contains century old documents and books, along with newer publications under Mansour Al Zamil Publishing and Distribution. One of these is “Our Days of Bliss,” a novel by Maha Oboud Bashaen that chronicles the stories of students who return to the Kingdom and discover Hijazi heritage. A long table awaits those who'd like to read. 100 DESTINATION JEDDAH DECEMBER 2016

Many other titles were published in collaboration with local historians and individuals who proved to be authentic sources on Hijazi history. The walls are cushioned with shelves that contain hundreds of books. Another bookshelf is filled with old and rare books that people can borrow or read on the spot. On a special display you’ll find an issue of National Geographic dated 1919 that offers a glimpse into Saudi’s beginnings. The library is for everyone; a comic book series depicts life in the past, a book by Dr. Lamya Baeshan preserves oral folklore and an encyclopedia provides a view of the Red Sea coast in the 1880’s. We wouldn’t know about it if it weren’t for the library. Web: jeddahbliss.com jeddahbliss

Must Read: “The Syrian Jewelry Box” by Carina Sue Burns.

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It’s all about documenting Hijazi history.


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THE STORY BEHIND THE SAUDI ARABIAN

NATIONAL ANTHEM Where did it come from? By Mohammed Mirza

The roots of the Saudi national anthem can be traced back to the year 1947, when King Abdulaziz was on a visit to Egypt. Next, the Egyptian composer Abdul Rahman Al Khateeb was approached to create a national anthem for Saudi Arabia and the tune of Aash Al Malek (Long Live the King) was born.

Fahd, poet Ibrahim Al Khafaji wrote the lyrics in 1984, which is the one that is still in use today. In current vernacular trend, the Saudi national anthem is referred to as Saar’ey, based on its incipit which literally means ‘hasten’.

It was officially adopted as the national anthem in 1950 but carried no lyrics at that time.

Hasten, To glory and supremacy. Glorify the Creator of the heavens

The music in the anthem carried a typical Arabian fanfare style, similar to the national anthems of other Arab states. The brass instrument version that we hear today is a later change made by Saudi musician Seraj Omar. Lyrics were added in 1958 that were written by Mohammed Talat, but these were rarely heard. Then at the order of King

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And raise the green flag, Carrying the written light reflecting guidance. Repeat: Allahu Akbar O my country, My country, Live as the glory of Muslims. Long live the King, For the flag And the homeland.


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Divage Cosmetics Arrives in KSA

Bugshan Trading Co. launched Divage Cosmetics in Jeddah and Riyadh. Divage’s CEO Ali Bughsan, Bugshan general manager Mohammad Safadi and other VIPs attended the event.

Patrol NISMO TOUS presents the fifth installment of the now famous Tender Stories. The new Tender Story No.5 is a short, sweet tale that shows destiny as the driving force in bringing people together.

Nissan Unveils the New Global Ambassadors

The Patrol Nismo features an exhilarating performance of 428 HP, Takumi Engine and tuned suspension using Bilstein shock absorbers for improved handling and ride comfort.

Ferrari California T

Nissan has confirmed Real Madrid C.F. winger, Gareth Bale, and Manchester City F.C. striker, Sergio Agüero, as the brand’s new global ambassadors and Engineers of Excitement. 104 DESTINATION JEDDAH DECEMBER 2016

The California T combines outstanding performance, luxury of and breathtaking elegance of sports cars. The inspiring engineering design claimed many international awards, and the car was able to establish itself as a myth in the world of automotive creative design.


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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Now Available in Blue Coral

Coach Unveils its New Women’s Fragrance

The new Blue Coral edition follows this year’s color trends, which are less vivid and more tranquil. Inspired by nature, the color shimmers as if it is illuminated from the inside of the phone’s glass surface.

The eau de parfum is inspired by the spontaneous energy and downtown style of New York City. It is a fragrance full of contrasts, spirited and sparkling, yet sensual and feminine.

Rocco Forte Hotels Open The Assila Hotel In Jeddah

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ Scope for Limitless Possibilities

Prominently placed at the center of Jeddah’s most fashionable business and shopping district in Tahlia, Assila Hotel is the ideal destination for business visitors and leisure guests.

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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: +966-14-820-7777 • Web: fairmont.com/makkah

HILTON MAKKAH Located in the heart of Makkah, with city, Haram and Kaabah views. Adjacent to King Fahd entrance • Tel: +966-12534-0000 • 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: +966-12-539-9999 • 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: +966-12-570-2212 • 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: +966-12-577-1448 • Web: ramada. com

SHERATON MAKKAH HOTEL AND TOWERS Enjoy easy

ZAM ZAM GRAND SUITES

located just in front of King Abdul Aziz Gate of Masjid Al Haram. Central Area Ajyad Makkah Al Mukarrama • Tel: +966-12-571-5555

MADINAH DALLAH TAIBAH HOTEL

Committed to achieve and maintain total guest satisfaction by providing high quality service. Abarzar St. • Tel: +966-14-8290055 • 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: +966-14-820-7777

DAR AL TAQWA INTERCONTINENTAL Luxury

five star hotel that has one of the most enviable locations in town in the heart of the city centre. Off Al Sitteen St. • Tel: +966-14-829-1111 • Web: ichotelsgroup.com

DURRAT ANDALUS HOTEL

Provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Madinah. Northern Central Area • Tel: +96614-829-1114

HOTEL ELAF TAIBAH To

facilitate Hajj and Umrah for all pilgrims. Saad Bin Moaath • Tel: +96614-818-0050• 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: +966-14-846-0777 • 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: +966-14818-0000 • Web: marriott.com

access to the Holy Mosque, the city’s business areas, transportation options, and shopping destinations. • Makkah • Tel: +966-12-576-0000

for visitors to the city. Bani Khidrah • Tel: +966-14-818-8888 • Web: moevenpick-hotels.com

SWISSOTEL MAKKAH A

RAMADA AL HAMRA

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

MOVENPICK Ideally situated

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

THE MADINAH OBEROI

The Oberoi, Madina enjoys an unrivalled position, just steps away from Al Masjid Al Nabawi. Abizar Rd. Madina Almunawara • Tel: +966-14-828-2222 • Web: oberoihotels.com

AMERICAN BUFFALO WINGS AND RINGS

Prince Sultan Street, Almohamadiya Tel: +966-12-2901138 • www. 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: +966-12-606723

CHILI’S Classic American, Texan and international tastes. Al Andalus St. • Tel: +966-12-6634760/ +966-12-6632787 IHOP Perfect breakfast spot. Le Mall, Tahlia St. • Tel: +966-122617032

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 STEAK HOUSE Steaks grilled to perfection over open fire to sear in the natural juices. Etoile, Malil Road • Tel: +966-12-6829955 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

THE COUNTER Create your own burgers and make them special! Etoile, King Rd. • Tel: +966-122754266

WING ZONE

BRAZILIAN BRASA DE BRAZIL A restaurant

known for its deer and ostrich meat and brazilian beef. Al Andalus St. • Mob: +966-549865555

RIO DE JANEIRO Rio de Janeiro restaurant specialises in Brazilian and Mexican sandwiches. Sari st. • Mob: +966-502330914 SPEARS Wonderful and tasty

Brazilian food that leaves you wanting more with every bite! InterContinental Hotel • Tel: +96612-2295555

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: +966-126412070 / +966-555201870 CARAMEL One of the most

creative patisserie and cake producers in town. Baghdadiyah, Rawdah,Tahlia • Tel: +966-126519383 / 6515593 +966-12-6688527 / 6688529 +966-12-6688978 / 6688541

CHOCOMOOD A special mood in the chocolate industry. Al Rawdah • Tel: +966-12-6162111 / +966-12-6602111 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: +966-122842846/ +966-12-6548444

GANACHE A gourmet food store that provides savory nibbles, pastries, croissants and more. Rawdah St. • Tel: +966-12-6601390 GODIVA Godiva thrills the

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

LEAVES An elegant local chocolatier. Al Rawdah Dist. • Mob: +966-564444928 PATCHI Embrace a culture and

unique heritage of exceptional chocolate gifts that make life exquisite. Al Hamra, Tahlia St. • Tel: +966-12-6525961

The perfect word to describe this restaurant: flavorful. Rawdah St. • Tel: +966-12-6067233

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COFFEE & TEA SHOPS CILANTRO CAFÉ Hot and cold

beverages, delectable paninis and much more. Tahliah St. • Tel: +96612-2611191

COFFEE BEAN & TEA LEAF

Delivering the look, taste and aroma of the world’s best coffees and teas. Al Khaldia Dist.• Tel: +96612-6928142 / +966-12-6928142

DEERA CAFÉ Coffee experience like no other. Al Malek Rd- Stars Avenue Mall, Tahlia St. • Tel: +96612-2632150

KALILA Café and bakery serving

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

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

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: +966-12-6410222

FAST FOOD DOMINO’S PIZZA

An American pizza restaurant chain. Tahlia St. Prince Sultan St. Prince Abdullah Al Faisal St. Al Makarunah • Tel: +96612-614-5994 / +966-12-682-1889 966-12-252-3814 / 9200-12345

HARDEE’S

One of the best fastfood chain restaurants. Al Andalus Hira St. Ali Al Murtada • Tel: 920001213/ +966-12-619 7267

JOE’S DINER It’s like a

traditional American diner with great American food. Khalidiya Dist. • Tel: 920005637

KFC

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

PANINO’S Hot sandwiches,

salads and gourmet pizza. Tahliah St. Khalidiya Dist • Tel: +966-126064717/ +966-12-6697232

PAPA JOHN’S

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

DATES

FRESH BERRY Frozen yoghurt

BATEEL Deluxe chocolates,

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

HAAGEN-DAZS Premium ice

NADIYA Nadiya luxury dates are

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

delectable dates, superb pastries and a vast selection of gourmet foods. Red Sea Mall • Tel: +966-122150144 the perfect expression of Arabian traditions and hospitality. Panda, Bin Dawood, Al Musbah Airport • Tel: +966-12-6066103

INTERNATIONAL AMARA TERRACE Comfort

TALAH DATES Dates, sweets,

food with a unique twist. Prince Faisal Bin Fahd, Ash Shati • Mob: +966-555354139

TAMRATY Tamraty is the leading

CAFFE AROMA Serves everything. Mostly known for their amazing fries. Corniche, near Intercontinental Hotel, Al Hamra • Tel: +966-12-6605160

drinks, and the finest Arabian coffee. Sari St. • Tel: +966-126837887

store holding a wide variety and the best dates hand picked from its farms. Al Rawdah Dist. • Tel: +96612-6637995

YATMOR Taking Saudi hospitality

to a whole new level.Khalidiya Dist • Tel: +966-12-6065000

FINE DINING CROWNE GRILL Dining spot

serving fresh selections of US beef, fish, chicken and lobster. Crowne Plaza • Tel: +966-12-6611000

SURA Authentic fine dining

Korean cuisine. Rawdah Dist. • Tel: 920007212

SOY Contemporary Asian cuisine in a gorgeous environment. Rawdah St. • Tel: +966-12-6643414 TOKI Toki is the ultimate place in Jeddah to serve authentic Chinese cuisine similar to the practices for centuries in Mainland China. Laylat - Al Malik Rd. • Tel: +966-12-6060606 / 966-50-466-5658 SALMONTINI LE RESTO Fine dining experience, known for their salmon. Corniche Road, Hamra Dist. • Mob: +966-593251111 LA CUISINE La Cuisine is known

for their excellent dishes. Falastin, Hamra Dist. • Tel: +966-12-663 0363

LUMIERE Fine dining in French cuisine. Prince Faisal Bin Fahd, Ash Shati • Mob: +966-555356373

FRENCH BERT’S They have one main

objective: eat well and healthy. Rawdah Star Center • Tel: +966-126606633

CRÊPE CAFÉ Casual authentic crêperie. Roshana Mall • Tel: +96612-2634989 LA CRÊPE DORÉE A local

creperie known for their unique taste. Red Sea Mall • Tel: +966-122150462

BRASSERIE LOUIS A whole new level of sophistication to French dining to Jeddah. Teatro Mall, Tahlia St. • Tel: +966-12-6680303/ +966-507619378

CAPPUCCINO CAFE A

selection of snacks and beverages, enjoyed by the sea. Al Hamra Dist. • Tel: +966-12-2891009

CASPER & GAMBINI’S All day restaurant-café specialized in casual gourmet meals and awardwinning signature coffee. Tahlia St. • Tel: +966-12-6637979 LA VIDA LOUNGE

Open from 7 a.m. - midnight King Rd. Tower, Mezzanine Floor • Tel: +966-12-6060048 • Mob: +966555685995

LAYLA’S GOURMET Head

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

LITE BITE Light treats. Eat smart!. Madinah Rd. • Tel: +96612-2901424 RISTORANTE JEDDAH Classic and innovative Italian specialities. Tahlia St. • Tel: +966-509550993 / +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. • Mob: +966-12-2616747 UPTOWN 966 An upscale

with over 25 topping choices. Stars Avenue Mall • Tel: +966-12-6077479 cream parlor. Stars Avenue Mall King Abdulaziz Rd. Red sea mall • Mob: +966559576854

MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY

Bringing happiness to every cup, cone, cake and pint. Prince Sultan St., Mall of Arabia, Andalus Mall, Haifa Mall • Mob: +966-533888959

MARCEL’S Delicious and tasty

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

PINKBERRY Pinkberry is a non

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

SHAKELICIOUS Creamy shakes! Rawdah St. • Tel: +966-12-6928208 STICK HOUSE A fun way to enjoying ice cream. Khaldia Dist. THE FROZEN YOGHURT FACTORY Frozen yoghurt with

a healthy twist. Red Sea Mall, Arab Mall, Andalus Mall, Al Batariji, Al Khalidiyah, Obhur.• Tel: +966-12-2151551

VENCHI The ultimate destination for chocolate lovers. Tahlia St. • Tel: +966-12-2614878

ITALIAN IL GABBIANO Indulge in true

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

FRATELLI LA BUFALA Italian restaurant-pizzeria inspired by simple cuisine and genuine quality of products from the Campania region. The menu is based on the authentic Pizza and buffalo Mozzarella of Campania. • Stars Avenue Mall, King Abdulaziz Rd. • Tel: +966 12 2753822 LALLO

We use fresh pasta at our restaurants to give the taste of homemade cooking to valued customers. King Abdulaziz Rd. • Tel: +966-12-6614719

restaurant for casual dining founded by al Mawaed, a fresh concept involving fusion of Mediterranean food with international food. • Al Hamra , Andalus main Rd.• Tel:+966-126652552 • Mob:+966-546441633

LA PROMENADE CAFE One of the best dining spots in town. Promenade Mall, Tahlia St. • Tel: +966-12-6688712

ZODIAC Fine dining experience

MARGHERITA Your ultimate

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

gateway to the Italian taste. Al Khaldiya Dist. • Tel: +966-12-6061100

PIATTO Generous servings of fresh and authentic Italian dishes. Etoile Center, King Road Tahlia St. • Tel: +966-12-692-2501

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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 PORTO CERVO Food lovers beware, you’re in for a tasty surprise in Jeddah. Prince Sultan St., Al Khalidiyah • Tel: +966-126901669 ROSSOPOMODORO All our

ingredients come directly from the Neapolitan region of Campania. Kings Rd., Al Salamah • Tel: +96612-6926318

TARTUFO Rich ingredients

freshly imported from Italy. Ahlan Food Court,Tahlia St. • Tel: +966-126638248

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 Hijazy cuisine. AL BASATIN DIST. • Tel: Al Basatin Dist. ASEIL Aseil is about a journey

through Saudi Arabia, where we explored different cuisines in the Kingdom and reintroduced them in a modern uplifted style. Courtyard, Khaldiah Dist. • Tel: 966-12-6062349

BYBLOS 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: 96612-2847333 LABEEB Casual dining restaurant

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: +966-126062750

KOSEBASI A restaurant chain that is true to the traditional recipes of south Anatolia. Al Rawdah • Tel: 966-12-6112302 MADO One of the leading

restaurants offering a truly memorable authentic Turkish dining experience. Prince Sultan Main St., Khalidiya Center • Tel: 96612-6901149

TURKUOISE Turkuoise is blending history and culture with a fresh outlook and a savory cuisine. Al Rawdah Dist. • Tel: 96612-6832128 / 966-12-6832276 YILDIZLAR Serving up a mix of Turkish and Lebanese Cuisine. Al Maadi, Al Hamra • 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: 966920007741 RED DRAGON Red Dragon

Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz St. • Tel: 966-536884433 966-138988887966-13-8988887

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 / 966-12-6656040 ZAIKA Indian food and dining

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

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. tallah 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

WAGAMAMA Japanese-inspired menu that offers a wide range of delicious noodles, rice and side dishes, desserts, freshly squeezed juices and hot drinks. • Hail st., Tahlia walkway intersection • Tel: +966 12 6110019

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

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

GINZA I CHOME A Live Sushi Bar not to miss!. Rosewood Jeddah Hotel, 2nd Floor • Tel: +966-12-2607111

HELEN’S We only bake original

CHOPSTICKS The “ Fresh

HANISAN

NOODLES Noodles blends

SHOBAK Your pie, your way!

INDIA GATE Indian restaurant that gives you a great taste of true Indian spices.Sharafiya Dist. • Tel: 966-12-6440276

SAKURA Sakura is Crowne Plaza’s

Gate for quick and tasty dishes. King Abdullah Rd. • Tel: 966-126970672

CHINA GATE Come to China

SEMSOM Semsom is here to

for good food in the relaxed atmosphere of Shami Restaurants. Falastin, Al Ham’mra • Tel: 966-126743987

matchless culinary journey with Bharat succulent dishes, fresh ingredients, authentic recipes and mouthwatering flavors. Sari, Al Zahra’a • Tel: 966-12-2753944 /966-503969617

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

BON BON

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

SHAMI Share our sizzling passion

INDIAN BHARAT Experience a

OHAYO

GOLD SUSHI CLUB Inspired by

serves authentic chinese cuisine. King Khaled St., Dammam • Tel: 966-550680111

providing the market with fresh Lebanese foodTahlia St.• Tel: 96612-2612301

revive traditional Lebanese recipes and create new ones.Al Khalidiyah. • Tel: 966-12-6068600

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

traditional and modern Chinese culinary cuisine in a warm and friendly setting. Rosewood Jeddah Hotel • Tel: 9966-12-2607111

PAN JAN Pan Jan delivers the

finest Asian Cuisines to you. The Courtyard, Al Rawdah St. • Tel: 966126065994

P.F. CHANG’S Discover dishes that become the topic of your conversation. Le Mall, Tahlia St. • Tel: 966-12-2617021 TOKI Mouth watering flavors

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

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the spirit of Japanese culture and food cuisine. Sari Gate Center, Sari St., Al Rawdah • Tel: 966-12-6068069

Hanisan brings a contemporary yet sophisticated dining experience to the heart of Jeddah. Byblos Complex, Corniche Al Hamra • Tel: 966-12-6695894 / 966-506683107

MAKI - HOUSE SUSHI FOR NON SUSHI EATERS • Sultan St. , Mohamdiya dist. • Mob: +966555896022 ,Mob: +966-555875022 Sari St, Beside Sabb Bank • Mob: +966-555980052 , Mob: +966555820063 • Batterjee St. Azzahra • Mob: +966-551075661 • Tel: +96612-6629669 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: 96612-6649883

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 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 / 966-504456245

SAADEDDIN PASTRY The best pastry and sweets in the city only in Saadeddin Pastry. Hira St. • Tel: 966-920017070

SWEET AND SAVORY

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

THE CAKE BOUTIQUE

Specializing in wedding cakes and delightful wedding giveaways, while also producing everything sweet.Al Rawdah • Tel: 966-126390767

BOUTIQUES AL MAYASS

MIHYAR Men’s clothes shop. Al

Rawdah St. • Tel: 966-12-2615197 • Web: mihyararabia.com

SAB THOBE

Specialized thobes for men. Jeddah • Tel: 966-546179888 • Web: sabthobe.com

SINDI Classic and casual thobe-wear. Al Rawdah, Al Tahliah • Tel: 966-126678587 - 966-12-6631604 • Web: sindithobe.com TOBY Sharp, trendy and simple

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

FLORISTS ALWAN FLOWERS Providing

top quality urban and environmental services to the community. Al Tahlia • Tel: 966-126608448 • Web: alwanco.com.sa

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

AZHAR RIMA Elegant bouqets and centerpieces. Prince Sultan St. Tel: 966-12-2564001

CREAM A multibrand fashion &

GARDENIA florist, event

FITYANI BOUTIQUE

GRASS Event management

lifestyle concept store . Stars Avenue,Malik Rd. • Tel: 966-12-662 6272 • Web: creamfashion.com

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

JASMINE BOX

A retail concept offering fashion choices, furniture and home accessories. Al Rawdah • Tel: 96612-668 5533 • Web:jasminebox.com

NAWAL STORE Abayas and

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

NEWBURY BOUTIQUE

Contemporary fashion boutique Rawdah • Tel: 966-12-2754564 • 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: 966-560895556 • 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: 966920000554• 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

JEDDAH FLOWERS Same day florist flower delivery. Alkayal St. • Tel: 8007566023 • Web: jeddahflowers.com N CUBES

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

PETALS

First floral art company in the Kingdom. Al Rawdah. • Tel: 966-126642519 • Web: petals-sa.com

ROSE LAND From selling natural flowers, making flower arrangements to wrapping gifts, this store encompasses everything you need. Al Faiha’a Dist. • Tel: 96612-6440028 SINDIANE FLOWERS Sells fresh flowers and offers the service of making up arrangements up to your taste. Prince Sultan St. • Tel: 966-126835679 SULTAN GARDEN CENTER

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

FURNITURE AL GHALIA INTERIORS

Design firm specializing in turkey commercial and residential projects. Al Rawdah Dist. • Tel: 96612-6916149 • Web: alghalia-ides.com

AMERICAN GALLERY Good

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

BATAL DESIGN Ultimate design address offering marvelous objects that underline wealth and sophistication all year long. Tel: +961 1 804 803• Web: b-design.co 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

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

CLOSET WORLD Focus on

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

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

DIMOS Modern and

BEAUTY CLINIC Plastic surgery,

contemporary furniture. Al Rowdah Dist. • Tel: 966-12-2830302 • Web: Dimos.com.sa

DOMVS Find all exclusive and

dermatology and laser hair removal. King Abdul Aziz Rd., Az Zahra • Tel: +966-12-0020129 • Web: beautyclinic-sa.com

unique items from the latest home fashion that is most trendy. Al Rawdah Dist. • Tel: 966-12-6611447 • Web: domvs@ diyarkom.com

DERMA CLINIC Leading center for dermatology, laser and plastic surgery in the Middle East. Tahlia St. - Bin Homran Center • Tel: +96612-6699999 • Web: derma-clinic.com

GALLERY ONE

DR ASHY MEDICAL CENTER

A diverse collection of contemporary art products by incredibly talented artists. Red Sea Mall King Abdulaziz Rd. • Tel: 966-126077119 • Web: g-1.com

H.Q. INTERIORS 100% made in Italy furniture within the Middle East. Al Madinah Rd. • Mob: 966-565659229 • Web: hq-interiors.com IKEA To offer a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at low prices. Al Aziziyah • Tel: 966-920004532 • Web: ikea.com SINWAN Concept design house. Khaldiya Dist., Abdullah Aba Al Khalil St.• Tel: 966-12-6060811• Web: sinwanconcept

PHOTOGRAPHERS MC PHOTOGRAPHY

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

PHOTOGRAPHY BY SAMIA

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

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: +966-12-6398858 • Web: eedclinic.net

FIRST CLINIC Top-rated

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

INTERNATIONAL DIABETES CARE CENTER (IDCC)

For everything related to diabetes. Prince Sultan St.• Tel: +966920004478• Web: idcc.com.sa

OBAGI A global specialty

pharmaceutical company founded by leading skin care experts. Al Hamra Dist. - Arafat St. • Tel: 966-126614000 • Web: obagihospital.com

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

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

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ELAF TRAVEL Full range of travel and tourism services in the Kingdom. Al Hamra• Tel: +966012-6641233 • Web: elafgroup.com

GYM & HEALTH CENTERS ARENA MMA & FITNESS

Home to the most qualified and experienced martial arts and fitness experts in Saudi Arabia. Al Nahdah• Tel: +966-12-613-2525 • Web: arena.sa

MAJED TRAVEL & TOURISM

All things travel and tourism. King Fahad Rd. • Tel: +966-12-6873600

CONCEPT 10 10 Personal and private training. Prince Sultan St. (AL Salamah Center) • Tel: +966-12-6165665 • Web: concept1010pro.com

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

FITNESS FIRST One of the

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

HOTELS ALBILAD HOTEL

FITNESS TIME Provide the best

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

GOLD’S GYM ELITE Designed to

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

sports and fitness services. Madinah Rd. - Mohamadiyah Dist. • Tel: +966-126226369 • Web: fitnesstime.com.sa

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

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

JUNIOR GYM Sports and physical

activities for children age 1 to 14 year. Al-Zahra Dist. • Tel: +966-12-6911347 • Web: junior-gym.com

OLYMPIA CENTER The largest and most successful fitness center in the kingdom. Al Hamra • Tel: +966-12-6655000 • Web: olympia-center.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 founded by leading skin care experts. Al Hamra Dist. - Arafat St. • Tel: +966-12-6614000 • Web: obagihospital.com

Z CLUB Offering its clients a

package of sense relaxation, healing, rejuvenation and strengthening. Tahlia St. • Tel: +966-12-6690204 • Web: z-club.com

SPA & BEAUTY CENTERS BOUTHAINA

Beauty and personal care. Tahlia St. • Tel: +966-12-6666662 • Web: bouthaina.com

CHAMELLE PLAZA Relieve

physical and emotional stress. Al Hamra. • Tel: +966-12-6656807 • Web: chamelleclub.com

EVE SALONS & SPA One stop destination for services and products pertaining to fashion & beauty for women. Sultan St., Al Haram • Tel: +966-12-6581977 • Web: evejeddah.com JEAN LOUIS DAVID

Hair and beauty services. King Rd. Tower • Tel: +966-12-6655000 • Web: 966-12-6068678

INTERCONTINENTAL MAISON DE JOELLE

A celebrity salon and a leading beauty house in the Middle East.Tahlia St. • Tel: +966-566882700 • Web: maisondejoelle.com

NAIL ART First nail care

salon to open in Jeddah. Al Kayyal St. • Mob: +966506669851• Web: nails-art.com

ORIANA A sanctuaryt o

SWEEP To provide customers

with a pest free environment that is safe for all. Al-Nahda Dist. • Mob: +966-545448181• Web: sweeppestcontrol.com

TRAVEL AGENCIES ACE TRAVEL Ranked among the top three travel agencies in the Kingdom. Heraa St.• Tel: +966-126056002 • Web: ace-travel.com

experience soothing and rejuvenating service. Attallah Center, Cornish • Tel: +966-126220773 • Web: oriana-sa.com

AHLAM TRAVEL Flight, hotel and cruise bookings. • Tel: +966-126610761 • Web: ahlamsa.com

PLANET BEACH Enjoy a

AL AMOUDI TRAVEL AGENCY

private spa experience for a reasonable cost. Al Batarji St. • Mob: +966-581097799 • Web: planetbeach.com

SPA LOUNGE Providing world-class spa and wellness experiences for the mind, body and soul. Al Kayyal • Tel: +96612-2630904 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 by strict observance and maintenance os high quality service standards. • Tel: +966-12-2601684 • Web: masapestcontrol.com.sa

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Deliver the best travel and tourism experience to clients within the Kingdom. King Abdullah Rd. • Tel: +966-12-6577333 • Web: altayyaronline.com

AL TAYYAR TRAVEL Combines

Combines 21st-century facilities with impeccable service and Saudi hospitality. Corniche • Tel: +966-122295555 • 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 and creative-minded traveller to the most unexpected and engaging experiences a destination has to offer. Tahlia St.• Tel: +966-12-6633333 • Web: lemeridienjeddah.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

21st-century facilities with impeccable service and Saudi hospitality. Corniche • Tel: +966-122295555 • Web: ihg.com

PARK HYATT Among the finest

ATTAR TRAVEL An expert in the delivery of travel solutions and services. Al Zahra, Mishrifah• Tel: +966-12-6611222 • Web: attartravel.com

ROSEWOOD JEDDAH

DAREEN TRAVEL AGENCY

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

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

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