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Issue 61 feb 2014

E D I T O R I A L february ISSUE # 61

Editor-in-Chief Enas Hashani managinG editor Rob l. wagner Editor Bassma Al Toaimi Contributing Writers Jill Calvert Johara al mogbel Jose’ Ortiz LAMA ALEM Maryam Al Dabbagh Mohammed Mirza rayan khayat Reina Vidad Tejano Zareen Muzaffar Associate EDITOR/web admin Swalah Eshki fashion editor/GRAPHIC DESIGNER Mazin Al Maimani Graphic Designer Dina Al Amoudi Photography Tarik Abdullah MOHAMMED DUGHAISHM SHAHZEB AHMED Production Mohammed Rashad KK PUBLIC RELATIONS AND EVENTS Fatenah Henaidy PR@DESTINATIONJEDDAH.COM SALES & ADVERTISING Nada Henaidy Tel:+966-12-6060291 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Mob: +966-563578291 (9 a.m. - 10 p.m.) DISTRIBUTION GENERAL INQUIRIES VISIT US ONLINE

Life is sweet! indulge. The secret ingredient to having a sweet life is one heaping teaspoon of love stirred with a generous helping of positivity and good will. We are dedicating this issue to the many ways love can take form. We start with a special feature on the selfless charities that are close to our hearts and have an innate understanding of what it means to love those in need. Charities show us what it means to have strong relationships and teach us how to give without expecting anything in return. We’ve also sprinkled this issue with sweet hotel deals and the Saudi version of How I Met Your Mother, a collection of heartwarming stories that’s bound to brighten your reading experience. Thank you for making us your monthly indulgence!

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Event & Happenings: Historic Jeddah Festival

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Village of Dhee Ayn

Notable Charities: Their Stories


Events & Happenings Historic Jeddah Festival Mark Your Calendar


Special Features



Notable Charities KSA’s How I Met your Mother


Arts & Entertainment Saudi Artists Profiles

Red Sea Coast



Fashion & Shopping

Creative Gifts for Your Other Half


Dining Around Town Love Portion

Marina Club for Water Sports & Activities


Al Wedad Charity Foundation


Healthy Living Getting Fit Together



Travel Trends


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Arts, Fashion and more



Thumbs Up to to Charitable Acts

This thumbs up goes out to all organizations doing good deeds such as giving to charity and in this case, not wasting food. Reem Al Bawadi restaurant, for example, doesn’t throw leftover food. They gather it all and the owner herself packages it and gives it away to the less fortunate. A new law states that it is mandatory for grocery stores to give customers proper change in coins rather than gum or candy. Following that, another thumbs up goes out to supermarkets such as Panda, who have started donating change less than SR 1 to charity, after asking customers for permission first of course.

The New KAIA

The new King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) is under construction. Due to the fact that it’s a massive project, it has been divided into three stages. The first stage is due to be completed by the end of 2014, the second stage by 2025, and the third stage by 2035. By the end of the third stage, KAIA will be able to serve an estimate of 80 million travelers per year. Visit for more details.







Abdulwahed Trading joins charity effort Ahmed Abdulwahed Trading Co. of Jeddah, the exclusive distributor of Braun – a German premium brand for electrical home appliances – has signed an agreement with the Disabled Children's Association (DCA) that allows the trading company to allocate a percentage of the sales of the “Baby version” of Braun household products to support DCA in its efforts to serve children with disabilities.


JUST IN! Sony launches Xperia Sony Mobile launched the Xperia™ Z1 Compact amid much fanfare at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 in Las Vegas. The waterproof smartphone fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. Built with a solid aluminum frame, the Xperia Z1 Compact is as stunning as it is durable.

NCB sees boost in petrochemicals for 2014

Aston Martin the centerpiece in Hackett grand opening

In its end-of-year update on the Saudi petrochemicals sector, NCB Capital believes the Saudi Petrochemical sector will be the main positive highlight for the Saudi market in 2014.

Hackett celebrated the grand opening of its store alongside automaker Aston Martin at an event on Tahlia Street. As part of Hackett Tradition with Aston Martin, Sheikh Abdullah Binzagr arrived at the event in an Aston Martin to open the store officially to the public.

Jaguar tapped to transport Saudi VIPs Mohammed Yousuf Naghi Motors (MYNM) signed an agreement with Saudia Private Aviation (SPA) that will have SPA utilize a fleet of 20 new Jaguar XJs as the exclusive vehicles to transport its VIP clients between the SPA terminals and their private jets.


Kiswat piece sells for $1 million at auction A unique piece of internal Kiswat Al Kaba dated 1354, which was given as a gift by the monarch of Al Bohra to King Abdulaziz and considered to be one of the rarest piece of Kiswat Al Kaba, was sold at $1 million at the Second Auction of Arabian Wings with the artwork of Saudi and Arab artists.

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Saudi Total Lubricants to sponsor desert rally


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At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Linksys announced their upcoming product – one of the best-selling wireless routers of all time – the Linksys WRT1900AC Dual Band Wi-Fi- Router, inspired by the original WRT54G, and modernized with the most powerful. 16 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Saudi Total Lubricants Co. (SATLUB) recently signed a sponsorship agreement for the first edition of Jeddah Desert Rally that taps the company as “Golden sponsor” of the rally. The rally will be held in Jeddah under the supervision of the Saudi Automobile Federation. The contract was signed at the company’s headquarters in Jeddah.


Events and Happenings


2nd Moroccan Festival at Park Hyatt: Park Hyatt Jeddah welcomed Fez Gate for the second time, since the first one in 2013 was highly successful. Media representatives and diplomats were invited to join in the opening of the Moroccan Festival where a buffet was crafted by Chef Ismail Elabiad and featuring a selection of authentic dishes.



Historic Jeddah Festival: Jan. 16 marked the first day of the 10-day Historic Jeddah Festival in Al Balad. The main objective behind the festival (organized by Bench Mark) was to educate people about the Hijaz’s rich history and promote tourism in Jeddah’s Historic Quarter. The festival was a huge success; thousands of visitors were present everyday. Long-time Balad residents were proud to showcase their home, and visitors enjoyed walking through Old Jeddah and seeing craftsmen, carpenters and sellers of traditional foods such as baleela. Visitors had the opportunity to step back in time and see how life was in Old Jeddah. It was a beautiful eventful festival and we all hope for more events promoting Al Balad and our origins.


P.F. Chang’s launches new eatery:

P.F. Chang’s, the world’s number one China Bistro, has now opened in Jeddah at Le Mall on Tahlia Street. The opening builds the brand’s Middle East presence following successful openings in Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain and Jordan.


JCCI’s Latest Elections: Jan. 6-9 marked elections to the board of Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI). It consisted of a four-day polling process, the first three for men and the last day for women. The total number of candidates was 48, including eight women. Unfortunately, none of the eight women made it, apparently due to a poor turnout of women during the voting period.



The third Italian Food Festival at Rosewood Corniche was launched on Jan. 15, by Roberta Fedele (Mrs. Petroni Simoni – Consul General of Italy) with visiting Italian Chef Francesca Simoni and Ahmed Al Bik, executive assistant manager.

Bupa Arabia, the first company specialized in health insurance in KSA, has signed the final orphan cover agreement for 2013, by which it will conclude providing free health insurance services to orphans living in orphanages under the supervision of the Ministry of Social Affairs throughout KSA.

The Third Italian Food Festival:


Bupa’s Year-End Signings:


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Feb. 1 Open Air Museum Unveiling of Jeddah’s Open Air Museum. Time: 6 p.m. Location: Jeddah Corniche Web: Feb. 1 Poetic Ballad El Seed Mural performance, accompanied by five Saudi street artists. Time: 9 p.m. Location: Jeddah’s Old Town Web:

Feb. 4 A Celebration of Saudi Time: 6 p.m. Location: Al Alamia Gallery Web:

Feb. 4 – 5 Abayah Fashion Days An event specialized for the abaya, where women are invited to get to know all about the new collection for their upcoming Abayah s/s 14. Abayah Exhibition: Date: Feb. 7 – March 6 Location: Libra Boutique

Feb. 4 Markaz Al Saudi Abdilaziz Bube Asher solo exhibition. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Saudi Art Center Web:

Feb. 4 – 5 Lomar Furniture Art "Re" Think... "Re" Define Time: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. Location: Tashkiel Tel: +966-12-6063011


Feb. 6 GBAC Charity Football Tournament Charity organization founded at AISJ by a group of ambitious students. Location: American International School of Jeddah

Feb. 6 "Sawa Nahno Kida" An event aimed at supporting cancer patients, organized by Epic Entertainment. Time: 8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Location: Al Salaam Mall 22 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Feb. 1 The Store – Homegrown Market Homegrown Market is a pop-up market for creative talents to flourish into spaces to call their own. Location: The Store, Tahlia Street (behind Cartier) Feb. 1 Rally Jeddah 2014 Location: Starting from Obhur North Corniche Time: 4 p.m.

FEB. 4 – 6 Jeddah International Travel and Tourism Exhibition – JTTX One of the largest travel and tourism marketing events in the GCC and one of the top "must visit" events in KSA. Location: Convention Center, Hilton Tel: ‪+966-12-6030033 Feb. 4 – 8 ’21, 39’ Jeddah Art An annual event organized by the Saudi Art Council presenting the highlights in KSA’s modern and contemporary art movements. Location: Hilton, Qasr Al Sharq

18 24 Feb. 18 NHHCF Annual Event The National Home Health Care Foundation – Western Province. Annual charity event. Tel: +966-12-2572824 Ext. 112 - 110 Contact: Randa Al Fadl Mob: +966-505606884 Web:

Feb. 24 11th Learning and Technology Conference Annual event organized by Effat University. Location: Effat University Feb. 24 – 26 Saudi International Weddings Fair International trade show aimed at bringing wedding planners, designers and couples under one roof. Location: Jeddah Hilton Hotel

2 Feb. 2 Park Hyatt Al Furusiya Opening Featuring 12 exhibitions. Visit website for details. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Park Hyatt Al Furusiya Web:

5 Feb. 5

Saudi Colors House of Artists. Visit website for more details. Time: 6 p.m. Web: Feb. 5 New Perspectives Dama Art, Shift, New Perspectives. Time: 8 p.m. Web:


Feb. 26 – MARCH 1 MBK EXPO An exhibition for mothers and children. Location: Jeddah Center for Forums and Events. Mob: +966-504641463 Web:


Feb. 3 Ibraaz Symposium In collaboration with Dar Al Hekma, Global Contemporaty Art and its Networks. Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Location: Dar Al Hekma Web: Feb. 3 Contemporary Kingdom Three generations of Saudi artists. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Ayyam Gallery Web:

6 Feb. 6

Festival of Small Paintings Time: 6 p.m. Location: Rochan Gallery Web: Feb. 6 Al Corniche Exploration Art and Culture Association. Time: 8 p.m. Web:



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Notable Charities: What’s


Story? By Bassma Al Toaimi

Almost nothing in the world feels better than lending a helping hand to someone in need, and knowing you made a difference in their life. We thankfully have many charity organizations in KSA, and based on our talk with some of them, we learned that one of the greatest types of love is felt when you do good and only expect the wellbeing and happiness of your community and loved ones.


“it was clear that the level of public awareness about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease was very limitedˮ - Sheikh Safwat Al Sagga

Saudi Alzheimer’s Disease Association (SADA) Saudi Alzheimer’s Disease Association (SADA) is based in Riyadh but is active throughout the entire Kingdom. Their aim is to create awareness campaigns in the form of lectures, workshops and all sorts of programs dedicated to people who suffer from Alzheimer’s. Sheikh Safwat Al Sagga, Caregiver (former sponsor) and association member, tells us his story.

began looking for her bedroom and her bed. Gradually, what we thought were jokes increased. Initially, we thought it’s normal aging (oh I wish it was), but we turned to specialists who told us it is AD and that it was getting worse.

Stuttering increased and she forgot how to eat so we began to feed her like a small child. She forgot spontaneous movements like chewing and swallowing so we turned to medical devices. She forgot walking How and why did this and a lot of things, but didn’t forget God. organization begin? A physiotherapist daily helped her move Years ago, it was clear that the level of public her muscles. The worst part was the back awareness about dementia and Alzheimer’s ulcers she had but was unable to feel its disease (AD) was very limited. People pain, despite reaching deeply into her spine. were reluctant to talk about it or about the She forgot how to breathe so we bought her associated symptoms or stage of the disease. a respirator and oxygen and the specialist The idea of establishing an association to was attending daily to clear her lungs from fill that gap emerged by a group of women natural secretions. whose parents suffered from AD. Their journey began by searching for others It is a journey that does not end with words, who were interested. Subsequently, 45 but hard efforts to define how to care for enthusiastic men and women made an affected individuals and minimize errors. I official application to establish the Saudi pray to God for those carrying the message Alzheimer’s Disease Association (SADA). of the association as they move on with their Do you personally know someone who awareness campaigns and wish them success. suffers from this illness? If so, how did you learn to cope and deal with them?

I had a personal experience with the disease through my late wife. She was a unique woman in different aspects; honest, faithful, patient, affectionate and compassionate. She lived her life modestly and was bashful, did not like backbiting. She memorized Quran well and was humorous with everyone. When she began to say, “Let’s go home” (despite being in her home) we did not know it was the beginning of AD. She

Are there any upcoming events people should know about?

There is a permanent charitable project (parents’ charity project) to help Alzheimer’s patients. Those who wish to learn more and follow the most important of these programs can communicate with SADA. Tel: +966-11-2143838 Email: Web: Facebook : /SaudiAlZheimer Twitter: @saudialzheimer DESTINATION JEDDAH 25

Maha Al Juffali

Help Center The Help Center in Jeddah is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of individuals who suffer from certain disabilities. Patients at the Help Center are taught how to live, work and play in environments that suit their needs. Maha Ahmad Al Juffali gives us more background. How and why did this organization begin?

The Help Center is a private organization founded by the late Sheikh Ahmad Al Juffali in 1985. The center consists of services and programs dedicated to the welfare of people with intellectual disabilities. Sheikh Ahmad Al Juffali has always had a passion for encouraging the youth and establishing facilities that allow people with all types of mentalities to gain all they can from life. Thanks to his vision and sense of philanthropy, the Help Center continues to grow and contribute to our society’s welfare. If you could ask society to do one thing to help, what would it be?

To include and integrate persons with intellectual disabilities in all social and cultural activities. Are there any upcoming events people should know about?

Yes, we have all sorts of events on a monthly basis. In February, for example, we have Art on the Beach, Field Day and Siblings Day. Please check our website or contact us for more details. Tel: +966-12-6631113 Email: Web: 26 DESTINATION JEDDAH

On Jedd e of a nota h’s mos t b orga le charit y nizat ions…

Jeddah Institute for Speech and Hearing (JISH) Jeddah Institute for Speech and Hearing (JISH) is a non-profit organization aimed at delivering speech and hearing services. In order to deliver nothing but the best, JISH adopted the American SpeechLanguage-Hearing Association (ASHA) standards of clinical practice.

“In 1983, when our son was diagnosed in the West with a severe to profound hearing loss and needed speech-language therapy, there was none to be had in our hometown of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Two hearing impaired children followed and in the absence of quality services we were forced to travel to the West, in particular to the USA, where our children received the best possible intervention. Today, all our children are educated and lead productive and satisfying lives, having fulfilled their full potential. Sadly, this was not the fate of most of the children in our community with communication disorders; most of them would have very limited opportunities. As a result, in 1991 the Jeddah Institute for Speech and Hearing (JISH), a non-profit organization, was established to help all those with communication disorders (i.e. articulation, fluency, voice, receptive and expressive language delay, pragmatics, oral/ aural rehabilitation, aphasia, etc.) achieve their maximum communication potential.” -Sultana Alireza-Zahid, Founder and Chief Executive Director Location: Al Rawdah Dist., Jeddah Tel: +966-12-6675311 Email: Web:

Faisal Bin Migrin

ALS-SA ALS Saudi Arabia revolves around providing high quality care for people living with ALS. Through ALSSA’s website, people can share their experiences with this illness, learn more about it, and learn how to cope with it. Siblings Alanoud, Noura and Lulu Bint Faisal Bin Migrin Bin Abdulaziz give us more insight about ALS and how ALS-SA began. Please explain ALS:

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also referred to as Motor Neuron Disease, is a serious neurological illness that moves very fast taking away your ability to control your muscles. This terrible disease takes everything from you but your brain, sharp as a tack, and you are unable to do anything about it. How and why did ALS Saudi Arabia begin?

For us it’s personal; our mother was diagnosed with ALS. We had to read and research it since we had no clue what it is. After two years of learning about it and how to cope with it we decided to launch a website for ALS in Saudi Arabia to help raise awareness of this horrible disease for those who have not experienced it in their family. Since this illness is so expensive too, we would like to help patients with providing equipment they need by donating to the companies on the website and we will be the ones to deliver the equipment to the patients.

Do you personally know someone who suffers from this illness? If so, how did you learn to cope and deal with them?

Yes, on top of the world and healthy our mother was diagnosed with ALS at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore in 2010 and was told her life was about to change and there was nothing they could do about it. It was very hard watching our mother struggle. Since we knew a little about it, it took us time to learn how to treat an ALS patient – our mother – and we are still learning everyday. Since our mother is fully paralyzed we try to cheer her up by changing the furniture in her room every once in a while, have friends come over, watch comedy movies or series, and etc. For us the best way to cope with it is to talk to other ALS families and share experiences since loved ones become full time caregivers. If you could ask society to do one thing to help, what would it be?

We’d ask them to share this website www. and help us raise awareness. They can also help patients to live their lives easier by buying equipment from companies we provide on the website. Are there any upcoming events people should know about?

We just launched the website on Jan. 10. Any future events will be announced on our website. May God help us fight ALS. Web:


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By Bassma Al Toaimi

What is love? Baby don’t hurt me… Just kidding, I don’t mean the song. I mean, seriously what is love? Love is a complex emotion you must feel in order to understand. Although common sense, artists and poets use hearts as a symbol of love, it is actually the brain that produces chemical signals to help people understand love. The ancient Greeks came up with the following four terms to describe the different types and styles of love:





Agape is an unconditional love that accepts someone regardless of his or her imperfections. It revolves around the “giving and expecting nothing in return” type of mentality. Storge is the style of love associated with family and in some cases, certain friendships. It is the type of love that family members naturally have for one another. Storge love is unconditional; and forgiveness, comfort and security are words to describe it. 28 DESTINATION JEDDAH

This type of love is affectionate, warm and gentle. It makes you want to build a friendship with someone before loving him or her unconditionally. Literally translated, phileo means how you feel about someone. Words to describe Eros are intense, passion and new relationships. Eros is when someone in a relationship says “I love you” too soon. It is a romantic type of love that involves risk but is still emotionally beautiful.

Just like the ancient Greeks, we decided to come up with our very own types of love, but with our own unique style.

Unconditional Love is the love exchanged between parents, siblings and children.

priceless Love


is the love for chocolates and all things sweet!


is the love exchanged between couples.

is your love for friends.

peaceful Love

Can you think of any more you would like to share?

is the love for your country

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F love,


F Snuggle

By Reina Vidad Tejano

When it comes to keeping your relationship sweet and meaningful, nothing beats the basics. Yes, a lavish trip for two to a honeymoon destination would be amazing but it’s not something you could do every day. Making a relationship work and staying in love doesn’t take thousands of riyals. Here are some things you could do daily to continuously show your partner that you value them in your life and that is sure to make them feel special and loved.


I am an advocate of hugs and whether it’s the winter season or not, spending an extra five minutes before getting out of bed to cuddle and mumble sweet nothings to your spouse is nothing short of an intimate moment. Never mind that you’re late for work or the kids are causing a commotion in the hall, just give your partner a tight hug and make them feel that nothing stands in between the two of you for that one (or five) seconds of physical togetherness. It can make all the difference in making each other’s day better and brighter.

In the span of time that you’ve gotten to know your husband or wife, things can get flat – by way of already knowing everything there is to know about each other. But that shouldn’t encourage you to be mediocre, instead get inspired to do something unexpected but significant to your partner. It can be anything simple from a love note posted on the bathroom mirror to a getting a signed memorabilia from his favorite athlete. It’s about paying attention and noticing the little details that usually get filtered out. If done effectively, giving your loved one a surprise will definitely etch you in his or her memory for a long time.

F Say “I love you”

While actions do speak louder than words, I know a lot of people (by people, I mean guys, most of the time) don’t say the actual words “I love you” a lot. Sure, saying it too often may diminish its impact but life is short too. As quoted in one famous movie, “If you love someone, say it, say it right then, out loud. Otherwise, the moment just passes you by.” Sometimes, it’s easy for us to assume that our wives or husbands already know that since we’ve married them already, but letting your loved one hear those words sincerely will always, always warm their hearts.

Granted, not a lot of people go around walking in KSA, but there are a lot of spaces where married couples can go for a stroll. Walks can be romantic provided with the right scenery and conversation. Whether you two share that time in silence or walking off a hefty dinner, it’s always good to feel that you’re treading a path side by side the person you love.


F Surprise each other

F Go for a walk

Make each other a homemade present

Another opportunity to be creative and show thoughtfulness is by making something with your own hands. It’s easy enough to buy a present at a store, but whether it’s a handwritten card or a scrapbook of your photos and remembrances from your young love days, making each other a homemade present shows you’ve dedicated some real time and effort into making something nice for your partner.

F Cook a meal together

Nothing brings people together more than food, so why not put on both of your aprons on and get cooking in the kitchen? It doesn’t have to be Food Network-perfect, but cooking together is a simple way to bond. If either one of you doesn’t know how to cook, well it’s a good opportunity for you to teach them something new. If both of you can’t cook, well, let’s just say a food fight can always turn into a romantic activity.


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KSA’s How I Met Your Mother By Bassma Al Toaimi

Unlike the sitcom, “How I Met Your Mother,” we won’t let you wait too long for stories about how some loving couples in KSA met. Some are sweet and some are inspirational. Read, enjoy and share your stories with us.

“The Leg Lady”

He was an outgoing, popular, lovable young man who wanted to get married and settle down. He was walking down the street one day in his neighborhood when he saw a young lady step inside a car. When she lifted her foot to get in the car, he got a glimpse of her lower legs, and decided right then and there that she was the one. He quickly asked his friend who this woman was, and went straight to her father to propose. Unfortunately, he was rejected and because of this rejection, he changed his 32 DESTINATION JEDDAH

mind about getting married. But he never forgot that woman although he only saw her leg. Two years later, the young man heard that someone else had proposed to his “leg lady” and also was rejected, so he went to the woman’s father and tried again. The father said yes this time. The man and his leg lady have been happily married for 55 years, and are now surrounded by their beautiful children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. See what a lady’s leg can do?

Sweet Stories Worldwide

-Derived from pinterest

Arafah Day

A woman and her daughter had just moved back to Saudi after living years abroad. On Arafah day during Hajj, the mother was wholeheartedly and loudly praying that her daughter would find her happily ever after and be able to settle in and get accustomed to life in KSA. As soon as she finished her sentence, a young man tapped on her shoulders and said, “Can I marry your daughter?” When they got back to Jeddah after Hajj, they met, and the rest is history.

The Boss and the Reporter

He was her boss and she reported to him. On her second day of work, the Reporter introduced herself to the Boss. Shortly after, they started talking and for the following three months, the Reporter continued to wear her niqab so he fell in love with her before he saw her face. They have been happily married ever since.

“La Vie En Rose”

The bride and groom’s sisters work together. When the two employees discussed their siblings, they noticed plenty of similarities between the to-be bride and groom. The bride’s sister was telling the groom’s sister that her sister (the bride to-be) is the only one of them who absolutely loves listening to Edith Piaf, otherwise known as the voice of France, and the star who sings “La Vie En Rose.” The groom’s sister shockingly stated that her brother (the groom) loves this singer as well. That’s when those two employees began thinking like cupid. At first, both bride and groom were hesitant. Nine months later, they actually met, instantly clicked, and Shakespeare’s “The first time I saw you I felt in love and you smiled because you know,” was on their wedding cake topper.

The Way it was done Before

In 1961, a teenage girl was in her room, when her father walked in and said “Congratulations sweetie, you just got engaged!” This couple has been happily married for 53 years now, and every year they celebrate their anniversary with more love for each other than the previous year.

“When I tapped the side of my wheelchair and told my husband, ‘you’re the only reason I want to be free from this contraption,’ he kissed me on my forehead and said, ‘honey, I don’t even see that thing.’ ” “Exactly 10 years ago almost to the minute, I stopped at an intersection and a car rear ended me. The driver was a student at UF, just like me. He was cordial and apologetic. As we waited for the cops and the tow truck we chatted and started laughing together about all sorts of stuff. We exchanged numbers and the rest is history. We just celebrated our eighth wedding anniversary.” “Exactly 20 years ago to the hour, I risked my life to save a woman who was drowning in the rapids of the Colorado River. And that’s how I met my wife – the love of my life.” “Today, as I watched my 75-year-old grandmother and grandfather being silly with each other and laughing in the kitchen, I felt like I got a short glimpse of what true love feels like. I hope I find it someday.” “On our 50th wedding anniversary, she smiled at me and said, ‘I only wish I had met you sooner.’ ˮ DESTINATION JEDDAH 33

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{IT TAKES TWO Forget the cliché candle-lit dinner for two. With this list of activities for couples, you can break the routine and try something new together, be it Messy Twister for a night in or a restaurant tour for a night around the city.


By Lama Alem

For a Night In Play classic board games (Monopoly, anyone?), which you can find in Jarir Bookstore or Toys ‘R’ Us. (Tip: Try pouring paint on the colored circles of Twister to enjoy a game of Messy Twister).

Share your music and make each other a personalized playlist (or for the more oldschool ones, a mix CD/tape). Show off your dance moves and play Just Dance on Wii.

Enjoy a movie night together: You can set up your own projector or check out @movienightjeddah on Instagram to set up a cinema in your house. Set up a karaoke and sing your heart out. Take a walk through memory lane and take a look at the photos you’ve taken together and any tickets or souvenirs you’ve shared together… And turn them into a scrapbook… Or put them in a time capsule, which you can’t open till five years (or more) from now. Look up YouTube tutorials and learn to play each other’s favorite song on a new instrument.


or bring out your inner child Have a water balloon fight. Have a nerf gun fight

(found in Toys ‘R’ Us).

Build a blanket fort and have a pillow fight. Build a kite and fly it by the beach. Go paintballing Strikers Paintball Mob: +966-5-04507995 Saudi Paintball Mob: +966-5-63736670

For Food Lovers

Visit albangala (the fish market) and alhalaga (the veggies market) and stack up in order to… Cook dinner together… Or compete to see who can make the better dish.

For the outdoor type Build a bonfire in your backyard and enjoy roasting some marshmallows… And set up a tent if you’re willing to spend the night outside. Jeddah’s Backpack Email: jeddah.backpack@

Head over to Moon Mountain (2’‘12.056 N, 39”28.947 E – around 45 minutes away) and spend the night stargazing.

Go on a restaurant tour and try out new places: Have an appetizer here, a main course there, a dessert somewhere else (and add even more courses).

Cupid Angling (1918) silent film is the first feature film photographed in color.

Go hiking

Jeddah Hashers Facebook: JH3 (Jeddah Hash House Harriers)


For a Night Around the City

Visit an art exhibit together to support and discover local and international talents. Spend the day as tourists and visit the city’s landmarks and museums (get some disposable cameras to document the adventure).

Healthy Treats! Popcorn, Coke, sweets and chips are the most common TV snacks. However, if you want to shake things up a bit and go for healthier and tastier options, you’re reading the perfect column. Get creative in the kitchen and try some of the provided snacks below while you enjoy your nights in. Sliced Tomatoes with a sprinkle of Feta cheese and olive oil. Air-popped Popcorn

Go bowling: Most bowling alleys are couple-friendly, and places like the Hilton give you the option to book the bowling alley. Pack up some snacks and drinks and enjoy a picnic at sunset or, if you’re morning people, sunrise. Give back to the community by volunteering together in a local charity. Rent a limo and cruise around the city.

Carrots with Hummus (or Avocado) Dip.

Dark Chocolat Peanuts and Dried Fruits Sweet Potato Oven-Baked Zucchini Chips Banana Chips Banana with Peanut Butter Frozen Grapes, Blueberries, or Raspberries

Baked Apple and Cinnamon Slices


Banana Ice Cream (put the banana slices in the freezer, then put them in the blender and enjoy!)


This list is only the beginning of endless easy-to-make options you can enjoy while watching TV.

Rice Crackers (you can enjoy them with sliced tomatoes and cucumbers)



S p e c ia l F eat u r e s

Things the kids can do while you'rE away

By Zareen Muzaffar

If you want to get away for the day with your other half, but you’re afraid your kids will get bored, worry not! Here's a list of fun activities to keep your children busy while you enjoy the day with your spouse.

01. Grow to Glow: This exciting new place for children promises a wide range of activities for age groups 5 to 15. The center is divided into eight different sections serving different activities and increasing children’s mental and physical capabilities. Location: Al Andalusia, Red Sea Mall

02. Fakieh Aquarium: This beautiful aquarium promises a fun-filled yet educational trip for children and adults alike. Your child will not only learn more about sea life but can also enjoy the dolphin show (SR 50 for the aquarium and SR 50 for the dolphin show). Contact them for booking or to check show times. Location: Corniche

03. Jungle Land: Jungle Land theme park features about 30 amusement rides and attractions. Kids area features racing cars, riding the carousel, tower drops, swings, mini train and much more. Location: Mirsal village, North-East Jeddah

04.Rawai Al Maktabat Rawai Al Maktabat offers a variety of activities. You can purchase tickets for each activity room. There’s baking, chocolate making, sand play area, ceramic painting, and the cafeteria offers delicious food and coffee too. Location: Prince Sultan Road


05. Sail Island: Fresh air, rides, sand, swimming area and great food - how can you go wrong with such an amazing combination of things to do. Rates: SR 60 for adults and SR 40 for children. Location: Corniche

06. BILLY BEEZ:: With the rainbow slides, play arena, sport court and soft play area, kids of all ages can enjoy the comfortable atmosphere at Billy Beez! Location: Haifa Mall

07. ICELAND:: Near the Sultan Mall, Iceland is a favorite among children for its ice-skating, rides, Toys R Us, bowling alley and food court. Location: Prince Sultan Street

08. FUN TIME PIZZA & PLAY: This huge indoor theme park has a number of rides and games for young children. Instead of buying a pass, visitors can purchase a ticket for each ride separately. The cafeteria, pizza and ice cream shops offer some delicious food delights to the excited visitors as well. Location: North Corniche Road

09. CafÉ Ceramique: This café will entertain the children especially those who are interested in arts and crafts. Children and adults can get creative, choose ceramic pieces and paint them. While at the café expect to pay between SR 30 and SR 100 (depending on the size of the ceramic piece chosen). Location: Stars Avenue Mall, Malik Road

10. Fayfa Garden Center: For all the children who love animals, Fayfa is the place to go. Fayfa not only has a great pet store, it also carries some lovely patio sets, plants, flowers and other outdoor stuff. Let the children check out the variety of animals and enjoy the rides. Location: Tahliya Street


A R T S & E N T E RTA I N M E N T By Johara Al Mogbel

The art scene in Saudi Arabia has been really picking up lately, and we’ve never been happier to note a change as we are now. But as fast as it’s growing, there’s still a large number of brilliant art makers that haven’t made it to mainstream media, and we’ve taken it upon ourselves to uncover some of the hidden gems and present them to the world! Or, well, Riyadh and Jeddah to begin with. Then we’re taking over the world. Muwahahahahaha!

Name: Louai Kofiah Age: 29 Location: Jeddah

When did you start making art? As early as 4th grade, but it was mainly for fun and class doodles. I took a more serious interest in sketching by the time I was in high school and in my freshman years in college. What does art mean to you? “It’s a form of expression that I’m always exploring what it can offer by what I allow it to express.” Web: http://loukay.


Name: Batool Al Jefri Age: 22 Location: Riyadh

When did you start making art? I don’t remember not drawing, but I didn’t start improving until about 10th grade. I was dreadful before that. Like proper “never draw again, I beg you” dreadful. What does art mean to you? “When I pick up a pen, it stops the whole buzz in my head. Everything shuts up and I just focus on what the sketch is going to turn into.” Instagram: @batjef

Name: Sarah Farhoud Age: 22 Location: Riyadh

When did you start making art? I started in middle school then fell in love with it the summer of 2007. What does art mean to you? “I guess for me, my art is my filter, my outlet, and sometimes the happiest place I can go to.” Instagram: @farhoudart


Name: Terki Shalhoub Age: 24 Location: Riyadh

When did you start making art? I was doing what people say qualifies as art for years, but I only did it for fun, not counting it as anything artistic. But I started making art consciously around 2009-2010. What does art mean to you? “What I do, I do for personal joy; the process of making any art piece should be fun beforebeing meaningful.” Instagram: @terks

Name: Sarah Sulaiman Al Maiman Age: 21 Location: Riyadh

When did you start making art? Maybe six years ago.

What does art mean to you? “My art is a way for me to represent the hidden beauty of Arabic letters.” Instagram: @almaimann


Name: Nojoud Alsudairi Age: 19 Location: Riyadh

When did you start making art? Started producing artwork at the age of nine, officially at 15.

Describe your art in one sentence “If I were to describe my work I’d say it’s a celebration for women and the inspiration I find in little corners. I suppose I’m not very good at describing my artwork.” Web:

Name: Nouf Hussain Al Hussain Age: 21 Location: Riyadh

When did you start making art? I’ve always loved art and drawing it was my favorite hobby since I was a kid. But my experience in art and design got wider when I entered Arts and Designs College two years ago. What does art mean to you? “Art for me is a visual language to express my feelings through.”



Name: Basma Amin Age: 19 Location: Jeddah

When did you start making art? Year I started experimenting with art: 2007. Year I started creating my monsters: 2010.

What does art mean to you? “I think it quite important to nourish the child in us, and to keep her/him alive and well.” Web: www.basmamin.

Name: Hind Bahabri Age: 18 Location: Riyadh

When did you start making art? Second grade maybe.

What does art mean to you? “The pieces are attempts at creating a fresh scene, and emphasizing the beauty of all the subjects that intrigue me; Dance, mythology, Arabic calligraphy, mostly.” Instagram: @H_Bahabri 44 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Name: Somaya Alshehri Age: 30 Location: Riyadh

When did you start making art? 2006

What does art mean to you? “Our art is our special interpretation of life, what you see is bits of me.” Web:

Name: Lama Waleed Khoja Age: 22 Location: Riyadh

When did you start making art? 2007

What does art mean to you? “My words will never express my thoughts as well as my art, It’s how I speak my mind.” Email: DESTINATION JEDDAH 45




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

Creative gifts for your other half

By Mohammed Mirza

It can be pretty disheartening to realize that your loved one already has the gift that you carefully and lovingly picked out, but then again it’s easy to give duplicate gifts when you purchase common items at local retail stores. Fortunately, you can get creative and give your loved ones gifts that they probably don’t already have and will not forget for a long time. Keep reading if you’re looking for creative gift ideas!


A Personalized Mug

Instead of giving a gift that will simply sit around and collect dust, you can give something useful by investing in a personalized mug. Keep in mind the interests of your loved one and make a mug that depicts those interests. You can have photos printed on the mug, a catchy line typed on it or you may just paint it yourself. Many gifts lose their appeal after a few weeks or wear out after a few months, but this isn’t the case with this personalized mug. 54 DESTINATION JEDDAH


edible arrangements

One gift that is becoming quite popular is the edible arrangement. You can send your loved an edible arrangement pack they can enjoy in more ways than one. Not only does it look great, but they can also savor the treats it's made of. There are endless possibilities with what can be placed in your edible arrangement. You can add chocolates, desserts, or even fruits if you’re looking for something a little healthier.

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No matter what kind of interests your loved one has, you can arrange a personalized kit that’s in a jar. These can range from a survival kit, spa kit, travel kit, makeup kit, so no matter which kit you opt for just pack all the essentials related to it and place them in a jar. This will show the recipient that you really know them and care about their interests. You may also add a note on why you picked out the particular kit as a gift.


Make notes of all the reasons you love your loved one, then buy small gifts to go with each note. For example, reason you love your spouse is for their passion for listening to a particular singer. You can add an audio CD of that singer and attach it to the note. Similarly, put all the notes and attached gifts altogether in a basket, this one is sure to prove your affection.


This is probably the best way to show some love. A scrapbook is not only something people can save forever, but also fun to share with others and can capture thoughts and memories that might have been otherwise forgotten. Get hold of all the different memories you have with your loved one such as photos, letters and all other sorts of memorabilia. Buy an empty book, stick them all in, personalize the cover and empty spaces with drawings, paintings and captions. You can be assured that this gift is bound to fill a special place in your loved one’s heart. DESTINATION JEDDAH 55


Cookshop in the a.m. The Most Important Meal of Your Day… Just Got Better! For about seven months now, Jeddahwis have been enjoying the delightful offerings of Cookshop at the Astra Center on Tahlia Street. The latest noteworthy update from Cookshop is that they will be serving breakfast starting Feb. 15 – Mark your calendars! Cookshop stands out within Jeddah’s dining scene not only due to their outstanding dishes, but also because of their exquisite interior that allows guests to feel like they are dining in the comfort of their own homes. At Cookshop, guests are surrounded by friendly faces, comfortable furniture, perfect lighting, cozy ambience and perfectly delicious food.

“It feels like home.” – The most commonly used phrase describing Cookshop The breakfast menu includes a wide range of delightful options from omelets, egg specialties, croissants, breakfast plates with different kinds of cheese, jam, tomatoes, olives and cucumbers, among many

other appealing choices that come in generous portions. A recommended option is Peda, which is a common Turkish dish consisting of soft delicious bread filled with your choice of potatoes and cheese or even with sausages. The dishes are all carefully prepared and beautifully presented in a way that will make guests smile. For example, they draw smiley faces on the boiled eggs and on the breakfast plate. Feb. 15, from 7 a.m. – don’t be late! “The sun is rising, the day is about to start. Refrigerator is empty, and not enough time to go to the mart? Cookshop is now serving breakfast, to help start your day smart.”



On Feb. 15, Cookshop will start serving breakfast, from 7a.m. to noon

Location: Astra Center, Tahlia St. Mob: +966-536114333 Web: Instagram: @cookshopksa



La Mer

Jeddah’s Seafood Scene

Fish Market

By Mohammed H. Henaidy

Being a coastal city, Jeddah has always been known for the high quality seafood it offers. We have here selected six of the best seafood restaurants in Jeddah, each with different styles and target markets. Keep reading for my thoughts and ratings of each.


La Mer: La Mer opened over six months ago, but did not do enough marketing and advertising so far. La Mer (meaning “the sea” in French) is a Lebanese style seafood restaurant with a wonderful atmosphere and food quality. However, the quality of service needs to be improved. A newcomer should always offer better quality than competitors in order to gain market share. Taste: Freshness: Quality of Seafood: Ambiance: Service: Price: Overall:

Amou Hamza:

La Mer

Fish Market: Fish Market is not only one of the finest dining restaurants in Jeddah, but also offers a combination of very good service, ambiance and high quality seafood. Price is really high compared to its peers, but it is no doubt a must-try. Taste: Freshness: Quality of Seafood: Ambiance: Service: Price: Overall:

Targeting a wider market share, Amou Hamza’s ambiance is much simpler and more modest compared to the first two restaurants on the list. But seafood quality is still good and it deserved its position among Jeddah’s best six.

Taste: Freshness: Quality of Seafood: Ambiance: Service: Price: Overall:

Kaddoura: Similar to Amou Hamza, but with an Egyptian style. Reasonable seafood quality, but unfortunately somewhat disappointing atmosphere.


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Sayadiah Express: The best choice for seafood lovers who have a very tight lunch schedule and cannot wait for a fancy meal to be cooked slowly. Reasonable quality and service compared to the time spent in preparing your meal (510 minutes) and the very affordable prices. Taste: Freshness: Quality of Seafood: Ambiance: Service: Price: Overall:

Twina: La Mer

If you like seafood but your are not ready to go all the way to “Thahban” area to enjoy the catch of the day, then Twina has found the best solution for you. You can surely experience a very similar quality of that branch but this time at their recently opened branch in the middle of Jeddah city. And yeah, don’t worry; service and ambiance have been improved to comply with the new location. Taste: Freshness: Quality of Seafood: Ambiance: Service: Price: Overall:

Mohammed H. Henaidy Founder of Jeddah’s restaurants rating Instagram : @MHrating Twina 60 DESTINATION JEDDAH

For reservations, please call +966 12 260 7111 or visit


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cups (345 grams) all purpose flour


tablespoon baking powder

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COLORING Now that the batter is ready, divide it into four bowls and add food coloring as follows:

cup (226 grams) butter, room temperature cups (350 grams) white sugar

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eggs, room temperature


cup (240 ml) milk, room temperature


cans of ready made white vanilla frosting

teaspoons liquid vanilla extract

Food coloring (Red)

Add 1/8

teaspoon red food coloring to the first bowl and mix well. Add 1/4

teaspoon red food coloring to the second bowl and mix well. Add 1/2

teaspoon red food coloring to the third bowl and mix well.

Keep the fourth bowl as it is without adding any food coloring to it. 62 DESTINATION JEDDAH

teaspoon salt

1. This will yield four different colored batters with three different shades of red to create the beautiful layers of the cake. 2. Pour each of the batters to the four prepared cake pans, smoothing the tops with the back of a spoon. Bake 18-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

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4. Now you can start constructing the cake. Start by cutting around the outer edge of each of the baked cakes around (1-2 cm). This

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Butter and lightly flour, four (15 x 5 cm) round cake pans.


In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.


In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat the butter until soft and creamy (about 1-2 minutes).

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Gradually add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy (about 3-5 minutes).


Add the vanilla extract and beat until combined.


3. Place the cakes on a wire rack to cool, in their pans, for about 10 minutes. Then remove them from the pans and leave them to cool completely, another 10 minutes.


is needed to show the true colors of the cake. 5. Prepare the plate that you

will be serving the cake in and put the white cake layer at the bottom and start frosting the top of the cake.

6. Place the second layer of

the lightest shade of red (the one that has 1/8 teaspoon of red food coloring) and

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture (in three additions) and milk (in two additions), beginning and ending with the flour.

then frost its top and so on until all layers has been constructed. 7. Now frost the entire cake

using a rubber spatula from the sides and top and ensure to cover all areas for a clean smooth white frosting finish.



Perfect Combinations

By Jou Pabalate and Mohammed Al Dughaishm

The “winter” season may be drawing to a close in the next couple of weeks but we in Jeddah love our hot drinks all year long. For the sweet issue, we didn’t want to miss letting you in on one of favorite foodie affairs, the perfect marrying of local hot drinks with delectable treats.

Turkish Coffee • Traditional Desserts Turkish Delight and Burma Khadayif • Dark Chocolate Mint • Nuts Did you know? Turkish coffee is a local afternoon and after meal drink in KSA. It’s always served with water so you can cleanse your palette first and enjoy its bold taste to the fullest. The sweetness of the Turkish coffee can either be sada (no sugar), orta (medium) or one teaspoon of sugar, or sekerli very sweet or two teaspoons of sugar.

Café Lattes and Cappuccino

Espresso Shots

• Classic – Brioche or Croissant • Fruity – Berries and Apricot • Cheese – Soft and light

• Rich – Chocolate fudge cake, dark chocolate to complement, white to subdue the strong tones of Arabica beans. • Creamy – Cream brulee, New York cheese cake • Fruity – Berries, oranges, don’t go for a fruit that’s too sour, it can overpower your espresso or leave a not so nice after taste.

DJ Recommends: The Cheese Plate at Paul is a perfect combination with espresso and cream based hot drinks and we love their croissant. It’s a wannabe Parisian’s onestop shop.


Gahwa – Arabic Coffee • Dates – Especially Al Khalass and Al Sukkari varieties • Basbosa • Baglawa Did you know? Gahwa is a traditional sign of generosity and hospitality stemming from the Bedouin culture. As much as possible, you should accept the first cup and some traditional Saudi homes do practice the odd number rule, you either drink one, three, or five cups. Don’t expect your finjan (cup) to be filled to the brim since it’s considered impolite to do so.

Hot Chocolate • Tangy – Citrus fruits, green grapes, strawberries and raspberries • Salty – Popcorn, peanut butter, and nuts • Sweet – Mint flavored chocolates


We didn’t forget the tea-lovers among our readers but since there’s just a long list of tea varieties, here’s some combinations of the most popularly enjoyed ones in Saudi:

• Earl Grey tea with milk and a bite of a raspberry scone • Red tea with mint is warm and refreshing along with super sweet Middle Eastern delights like Baglawa and Kunafa. • Aromatic Jasmine tea is light yet flavorful and enjoyed best with Digestive or Gingersnap cookies. • Chai Karak (karak tea) is spicy, creamy and ohh sooo sweet! Best solely on its own or maybe with a rotti bun!

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The Marmoreal Village of Dhee Ayn 66 DESTINATION JEDDAH

By Mohammed Mirza

Stunning landscape, incredible weather, utopian village up in the mountains, the village of Dhee Ayn offers it all. Dhee Ayn, also known as the Marble Village, is a 400-year-old historic township in the Al Baha province of Saudi Arabia, built on top of a mountain distinguished for its numerous white stones. At just over 400 kilometers from Jeddah, the charming village of Dhee Ayn is also famous for its pure mountain water, unique settlements, rare bananas and aromatic flowers. Surprisingly, we didn’t plan to visit the place. We just happened to cross it on our way to Abha. We were driving on one of the most beautiful highways I have ever been on. It cuts through the Sarawat Mountain range and connects Taif to Abha. After crossing the city of Al Baha on the highway, we took a turn towards the King

Fahd Road, which took us from the unruffled Sarawat highlands to the scalding Al Tihama coastal flats. Far away we saw a group of old buildings sitting atop a white hill. The place was visible for several kilometers as we approached the village. Even from a distance the place can easily be located by the white glow impending from it. Initially we thought it was just one of the many villages that we happened to cross by. We were soon proven wrong. As we were going closely past it, the dark somber colored buildingsat a distance were becoming clearer. I realized that this was not just any other village but the historic village of Dhee Ayn. It was a memorable sight, historic houses amidst beautiful mountains; it looked like the structures of Dhee Ayn were caressing the sky.

At about 24 kilometers southwest of Al Baha, the village of Dhee Ayn is near the terminus of the main escarpment road. Several impressive historical stone and slate structures dot this road that leads to the village. The village looks perched, seemingly defying gravity by levitating atop a lucid cloud. The admirable stone settlement is set on a white marble stump in the middle of a palm circumscribed pocket canyon. The surroundings of the village are lush green from the ample rainfall the place gets. The houses of the village itself are not made of marble, but of flake stones and slate. Instead, the village got the moniker "Marble Village" for the rocky outcrop it is built upon. The outcrop is a luminous rocky hill of white marble, which stands in sharp disparity to the grayish dark slates with which the houses were constructed. DESTINATION JEDDAH 67

The gray mountains that loom behind the outcrop and the green fields in the forefront add to shining marble that the village calmly rests on. The village was supposedly inhabited over 400 years ago; many structures still survive to this very day. In its heyday the place was a major gold mining site and was renowned for its high quality craft products. The village also witnessed several battles that occurred between local tribesmen and the invading Ottoman forces. It was eventually abandoned around 30 to 40 years ago, which makes the village even more transfixing. We were allowed to drive right up and climb its ramparts and explore the mysterious rooms within its numerous houses and buildings. The settlement is abandoned and it was appalling to see that the village is unguarded and tourists are allowed almost everywhere, including those structures that are on the verge of collapse! We had to be careful when wandering around, as many of the structures are in a serious state of decay. Some of the weaker structures have already caved in the ground, while others have walls leaning at precarious angles under the weight of natural forces over a long period of time.


We were really eager to see the village at sunset because we heard that the marble beneath it tends to glow even more during that time. But we were unable to since we had many more places to explore on our itinerary in a short span of time. Moreover, we were not able to spot any banana plantations nor the mountain springs that village was well known for. During our visit we were spellbound by the attractive scenery of the village, a great interweaving of the colors of nature and history all in one place. It was a great experience to enter the historic structures and observe their minutiae. We were a bit disappointed by the village’s present condition, but things are bound to ameliorate by the growing attention being amassed by the village.


12 Sweet Destinations

Home and Abroad By Zareen Muzaffar

The month of February is a sweet one. Make plans, get away and enjoy this month with your partner. Quality time spent with your better half is enjoyable isn’t it? We compiled a list of weekend getaways for you and your partner. Below are some spots you can discover both within KSA and abroad. Read, plan, book and make some new memories! 1. Abha:

2. Madain Saleh:

Abha is officially the Kingdom’s most visited hill-station. You can see 300-year-old stone and mud houses and malls that have the latest brands. Abha has a well-known women’s souq where veiled local women sell fruits, vegetables, coffee, Bedouin jewelry and hand-woven baskets.

Madain Saleh is about 817 kilometers north of Jeddah. Witness some of the most well preserved archaeological sites with your partner. Recommendation: head out to Madain Saleh armed with a camera and take plenty of pictures. Please police your own rubbish.

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Distance from Jeddah: approximately 8 hrs

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3. Taif:


If you and your partner are in the mood for some adventurous driving that will make your head swirl, head out towards the winding roads that lead to Taif. You can enjoy the clouds, mountains and chilly weather and not just that, 40 kilometers north of Taif, there is the site of the largest Souq Okaz. Distance from Jeddah: approximately 2 hrs


5. Al Lith: Al Lith is 190 kilometers south of Jeddah and southwest of the holy city of Makkah. There are so many neighboring cities around Jeddah that are just waiting to be discovered and explored. Lith Resort is one of the most popular dive bases in the Kingdom, so go ahead and enjoy some adventure together. Distance from Jeddah: approximately 2 hrs

4. Tabuk:

6. Thuwal:

Who said it doesn’t snow in Saudi Arabia? Witness and feel the freezing temperature in the northwestern region of Tabuk where you may see some snow and frost. Enjoy the city of Tabuk with your partner with the temperature dipping to -5 degrees Celsius.

Thuwal village has a gorgeous beach, enough parking space, huts (for those who want privacy). About 80 kilometers north of Jeddah, Thuwal promises to be a great getaway for those who need to escape and enjoy a weekend away.

Distance from Jeddah: approximately 10 hrs

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10. Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt:

7. Venice, Italy:

Need a break from the traditional work routine? Plan an adventurous getaway with your partner and head to the neighboring Sharm El Sheikh. The city promises lots of sun, sand, amazing coral reefs and a scenic view of the sea.

Discover this beautiful romantic city by taking a walking tour. The city is nestled amid bridges, streets and squares. Ride on the popular Venetian gondola boat and witness the picturesque city as you sit back and relax Distance from Jeddah: approximately 5 hrs

8. Manama, Bahrain: Not too far from either Jeddah or Riyadh Manama is definitely worth visiting. Bahrain’s capital and one that’s advancing at a fast pace, this city promises a lot of fun. Visit the Bab el-Bahrain souk for variety of goods, enjoy the cafes, museums and check one of the largest mosques in the world: the Al Fateh mosque.

Distance from Jeddah: approximately 1.5 hrs

11. Doha, Qatar: Qatar is one of the richest countries in the world and the wealth surely reflects in the capital city of Doha. In close proximity to KSA, Doha is a great getaway if you are pressed for time. Enjoy Doha’s beautiful Corniche, Souq Waqif, the Pearl, various museums and cultural centers. Distance from Jeddah: approximately 2 hrs

Distance from Jeddah: approximately 2 hrs

9. Istanbul, Turkey: Istanbul is famous for the beautiful minarets, lovely scenery and friendly people. Why not take your partner to Istanbul and see the Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Topkapi Palace and many other famous attractions. Distance from Jeddah: approximately 3.5 hrs 72 DESTINATION JEDDAH





12. Athens, Greece:

The historical capital of Europe is a must see. A large part of the town’s center has been converted into a 3-kilometer pedestrian zone leading to the major archeological sites. Not just that, the commercial center has about 2,500 shops of all kinds. Take a walk and learn all about Athens with your better half this month. Distance from Jeddah: approximately 3.5 hrs

13. Bucharest, Romania: Romania is situated in the southeastern part of central Europe and shares borders with Hungary and Serbia. Bucharest is famous for the Romanian culture, media and art. There are various cultural festivals in Bucharest throughout the year. Why not experience something different this time and learn more about the Romanian history? Distance from Jeddah: approximately 4 hrs

14. Maldives: With great weather all year round, Maldives is a nice romantic destination for you and your partner. Discover the underworld of the Indian Ocean, go snorkeling, visit the spa and just sit back and relax. You may want to look into the bungalows at Makunudu. Distance from Jeddah: approximately 6 hrs


15. Zurich, Switzerland:

Escape the heat and visit the cool, calm and beautiful Zurich. You can’t go wrong by choosing Switzerland as your brief holiday destination. Zurich has rich cultural tradition, high standard chamber and symphony orchestras and several important theaters. And the scenery and landscape: simply breathtaking. Distance from Jeddah: approximately 5.5 hrs

16. Seychelles: With the vast, expansive and breathtaking coastline, you could either spend a day deep-sea fishing or go mountain biking. But most probably you and your partner will prefer to relax on the beach. One of the most romantic destinations, Seychelles is a perfect getaway for couples. Distance from Jeddah: approximately 5 hrs



A Sweet



By Bassma Al Toaimi

If you can’t leave the city for whatever reason, consider a romantic day or two at one of the many hotels nearby. Spending a weekend at a hotel will do wonders, even if you don’t think you need it.

Rosewood Corniche Rosewood Corniche is known as the most popular hotel for couples, whether they are honeymooners or just romantics looking for some time alone. Recommended Offer: Red Sea Romance Rosewood Corniche invites couples to indulge in fivestar luxury and pampering. With their special services and sweet gestures, the Rosewood Corniche staff ensures their guests receive a treasured memory. • • • • •

Luxury accommodations for two Breakfast in bed for two Bouquet of flowers Romantic amenities A bottle of nonalcoholic bubbly

Location: Corniche Road Tel: +966-12-2607111 Web: www.rosewoodhotels. com/en/corniche-jeddah 74 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Park Hyatt Jeddah Marina, Club and Spa Park Hyatt is one of the most popular hotels in Jeddah near King Fahd Fountain, providing guests with stunning views of the Red Sea. Recommended Offer: Romance at the Park The ideal choice for couples. Enjoy an intimate and luxurious experience at Park Hyatt, with the following amenities: • • • •

Complementary breakfast Red roses arrangements (both bed and bath). Loose red rose petals in a vase Large fruit basket

Location: Al Hamra District Tel: +966-12-2639666 Web: http://jeddah.park

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Opera cake Strawberries dipped in chocolate A date box from Bateel Sparkling juice from Bateel Candles

A special hotel to consider:

Qasr Al Sharq Qasr Al Sharq, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel, can only be described as a truly magnificent hotel. Guests are guaranteed to feel like royalty from the moment they step inside. Location: North Corniche Road Tel: +966-12-6599999 Web: www.qasralsharq


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Marina Club For Water Sports & Activities By Bassma Al Toaimi Who: The Marina Club What: A full-fledged water activities and sports club When: Since January 2010 Where: Durrat Al Arous, Jeddah Why: Because they are pioneers in KSA’s beach activities

Located within Durrat Al Arous on the northern part of the Red Sea coast approximately an hour from Jeddah is the Marina Club KSA. The Marina Club stands out among KSA’s other beach resorts for the unique services they offer. For what they aim to achieve and for providing youths with a platform to exert their energy into healthy and fun beach sports. The Marina Club,

Activities offered by the club include jet skis and jet boats, banana, the waterblob, doughnut and kayak rentals in addition to kite and wind surfing, fly boarding and a fullfledged beach field where athletes and guests can play ball. Facilities at the club include beach parasols, a cafeteria, full-time lifeguards (for the beach and the pool), diving, fishing equipment, a special playground for children and a swimming pool. Water activities such as jet skiing are available at the majority of resorts along the Red Sea coast. However, at the Marina Club, the qualified team members

founded by Prince Bandar Bin Nasser Bin Abdulaziz and Atef Adel Idress, is the first beach club in KSA licensed by the Saudi Arabian Maritime Sports Federation (SAMSF).

Co-founders Atif Idress, left, and Prince Bandar bin Nasser 76 DESTINATION JEDDAH

focus not only on randomly hitting the waves for fun but also on teaching their guests how to turn these activities into a sport. The club even pushes their members to professionalism via freestyle sessions, in which members are encouraged to hit the waves using whichever equipment they like and then building on their strengths.

Racers queue up at starting line

The Marina Club participates in and organizes tournaments on a national and regional level, encouraging their team members to enjoy the ride with a goal in mind. The Marina Club participated in regional

tournaments such as Qatar International Aquabike Championship (Doha, 20122013) and hosted events such as the GCC Jet Ski Tournament (Jeddah, June 2013). STAY IN TOUCH WITH THE CLUB FOR UPDATES AND TOURNAMENT NEWS! Tel:+966-12-2889805 Mob: +966-505707694 Facebook: marinaclubksa Instagram: marinaclubksa1

Getting ready to race

Captain Tarik Bukhari races across the water DESTINATION JEDDAH 77




to Save Jeddah’s Coast

By Mohammed Mirza

We Jeddahwis have been blessed with nature’s gift in the form of Jeddah’s 75 kilometer-long coastline. Although the recent news of increasing pollution among this beautiful coast is heartbreaking, we have a responsibility towards safeguarding our coast. Below are a few ways that you may be able to contribute in achieving so.

1. Travel the coast sensibly

Practice responsible boating, jet skiing and other recreational activities on the water. Never throw anything overboard, and be aware of marine life in the waters around you. If you’re set on taking a cruise find the most eco-friendly option.

2. Help take care of the coast

Whether you are having a picnic or just relaxing by the coast, always clean up after yourself. Even if you do not find a garbage bin nearby keep a bag with you so that you may carry the trash until you come across a bin. You may go even further by participating in local beach cleanups. 78 DESTINATION JEDDAH

3. Do not purchase items that exploit marine life

Near Jeddah’s coast you may find some vendors selling certain products that may contribute to the harming of fragile coral reefs and marine population. Avoid purchasing items such as coral jewelry or seashell accessories.

4. Support those working for a better coast

Many organizations are fighting to protect marine habitats and wildlife. Find a group that plays an active role in safeguarding Jeddah’s coast and consider giving financial assistance or volunteering for hands-on work or advocacy. There are many corporations as well that are trying to protect Jeddah’s coast as part of their corporate social responsibility program, try to support their efforts.

5. Educate yourself on problems that Jeddah’s coast is facing

The more you learn about the problems that Jeddah’s coast is facing, the more you’ll want to help and ensure its health. Later on you may share that knowledge to educate and inspire others among your friends, family and community.


Al Wedad Charity Foundation By Maryam Al Dabbagh

It is a well-known fact that “a society’s advancement can be judged by how it treats its weak: the elderly, the disabled and the orphans.” In its care for orphans of unknown parentage, Al-Wedad Charity Foundation is doing its part to advance Saudi society.


Their work is fulfilling, in essence,

“Those who wish for their hearts to soften should take care of orphans.” -The saying of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

AL WEDAD CARING From infancy to 3 years old, the children at Al Wedad are cared for until they can be taken in by families through breastfeeding by the mother (whose milk can be medically induced, if not natural). From the professional, dedicated care of the Al Wedad staff, they emerge fully prepared for a better life. THEIR HEALTH To care properly for the children, Al Wedad does not merely depend on common knowledge of its temporary foster mothers, but utilizes the special knowledge of experts. Pediatric doctors volunteered to fill out exact directions that foster mothers must comply to rigidly: schedules for the children’s feeding times, what to be done in cases of illness, and even the correct time to go out in the sun. THEIR EMOTIONS The staff at Al Wedad understands the importance of caring emotionally for the children, in order to impart to them their own complete emotional development. Every child is monitored carefully to be sure that he or she is reaching all physical, mental and emotional development goals. Because Al Wedad only houses children up until 3 years old, their focus is to be the best place possible for a transition period for the child. Their EnviroNment A time to prepare them to be taken in by a foster family who will bring them up as their own. Nearly all the children have already been assigned families, and are only waiting for the paperwork to be completed. But there are new children coming steadily who must be accommodated.

Growing up with love and care It is a misconception that unknown parentage necessarily means illegitimate, while oftentimes children have been reluctantly given up by parents who have fallen on hard financial times and can no longer support them. Remembering that any one of us could be in their situation – after all, no one chooses what family they are born into – helps to remind us that these orphans are like our own children, and we have a responsibility and duty towards them. In fact, if we do not – if we ignore the problem, which is a rising phenomenon in Saudi society – they represent a ticking time bomb: children who have not grown up with love or care, and will hit back with pent-up frustration, anger and desperation at the very society that once rejected them. THEIR FUTURE These children are being prepared for a bright future with foster parents who will take them in and care for them as their own. They are eager to welcome these innocent, adorable children into their lives, and can’t wait to give them the opportunity at a life they may otherwise never have had. Thanks to Al Wedad’s sponsors and donors, this foundation can continue its work.

“Be merciful and Allah will be merciful To you.” -The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

Don’t hesitate to donate to Al Wedad by sending an empty text message to 5079.



Grains and Broccoli, Anyone? Health With JosĂŠ

Cookshop Jeddah By JosĂŠ Ortiz

Many restaurants have recently opened their doors in Tahlia Street and one of them is Cookshop in Astra Center. This TurkishItalian restaurant has a very singular decoration that I personally loved. They offer quite good vegetarianfriendly options like their Abundant Grains Salad. The salad is indeed full of lentils, chickpeas, corn and eggplant. Served in a tortilla casserole, it is perfectly sized for two. In the salad section there are more fully vegan salads, vegetarian salads and also some for those trying to keep their weight under control. For a main dish I chose the diet penne with vegetables, a very generous portion of whole-wheat penne with different vegetables in tomato sauce. Again, if you are vegan, vegetarian or looking after your weight you will find a lot of different pasta and pizza dishes that will surely match your needs. The only demerit I could find is that if you look for a healthy and low-calorie dessert, this is not your place! 82 DESTINATION JEDDAH

Benefits of Broccoli When I tell anyone I am vegan, they automatically picture me devouring a whole mountain of broccoli. Indeed, I could eat a kilo of broccoli in one shot – I love it! What I love most about broccoli is its health benefits. Broccoli has a lot of anti-cancer properties; it helps by slowing down and even preventing osteoarthritis. It improves your blood pressure and also has an anti-aging effect. It is an amazing source of potassium, vitamins A and C, folic acid, fiber and calcium.

Broccoli has a lot of anti-cancer properties Make broccoli your preferred side dish and get all these benefits now. You can stir-fry it, steam it, boil it... Or even chew it raw.

Was Going to Gym One of Your New Year’s Resolutions? If you thought that the first step to reduce weight was to join a gym, think again! I saw so many people waste their money joining gyms and never going. We can start our journey with some exercises that do not require gym memberships or expensive equipment, but with one exception: your shoes. If you are going to start jogging, invest in quality running gear. Don't choose your shoes based on their color or brand. It might impact your performance and cause injuries. Surf the net and you will find a lot of exercises for all muscle groups that need no equipment. Concentrate on

your larger muscle groups: your chest, arms, back and legs. Later on, you will have time to go deeper in detail for this or that specific muscle. At the beginning of my personal weight loss journey I mostly focused on cardio exercises. But remember, working on building your muscles will also help you burn calories. No matter how big your target is, when you combine healthy food and sports your body reacts much better. Do not try to lose weight too fast. Body fat took its time to build up in your body and it will take time to lose it. But it will definitely leave!

For advice, questions, or inquiries regarding fitness, vegan and vegetarian dining options around town, contact José Ortiz via email: mypersonaltrainer@ or Instagram: team966 DESTINATION JEDDAH 83


Getting FiT Together By Jill Calvert

The sweet benefits of working out with a partner or in groups.

How can anything sweet be healthy, you’re saying? Well, fitness in itself is sweet, and even sweeter when you do it as a group or with a partner. So let’s highlight the benefits of group exercise and exercising with a partner and some ideas on how you can workout with that loved one…. SWEET!

What is Group Training? People naturally think: an instructor with a microphone, loud music, masses of people in a studio moving in all directions, some doing it wrong, right, and some, well, not quite sure! You would be right; this is a “group or studio class.” I myself teach them and love doing so. I think they are great, fun, energetic and help get people moving. They can add variety to your workouts, great for cross training and can help eliminate boredom and give you a little extra push. 84 DESTINATION JEDDAH

This type of exercise has been around for quite a while and there have been some great developments over the years. To name one, the Les Mills Programs. However, over the past few years I have seen another area develop; small group training, which can be anything from two to six people! My observations are based on my own experiences, fellow workers and clientele. I can also happily report that the results were better than traditional exercise classes alone.

What are the benefits of small group training or training with your beloved partner? Although it is a group session, the instructor is able to focus on form and technique, as there are fewer members than in a normal studio class. There is better communication between trainer and client. More communication = More education = Better results

Groups are usually made up of likeminded people and friends who want to exercise and get fit. You will develop friends adding to the social side of your total wellbeing. There is an element of friendly competition in the group, and you may find that you put more effort in! More effort = More results.

I was once told by a group of clients that they felt more committed to small group training rather than a one-on-one. They felt that if they canceled due to a lazy spell, they would let the team down. Share the cost. Normally small group training costs less than a one on one. So it’s a win-win situation.

So now that you know the benefits, all that’s left to do is grab some friends, family and loved ones and get moving! It’s fun and social, you really can laugh, enjoy and get fit.



BetterBody Posture and Yoga can change your life. How?

By Rayan Khayat

It is quite amazing how by just slightly adjusting the way we sit or stand our body is more relaxed and open. The delicate structure of our muscles and bones greatly influence the oxygen flow throughout our body. We unknowingly strain and stiffen our muscles by sitting in our school and office chairs for long hours. Practicing yoga and repairing our posture reverses some of the damage, and isn’t difficult to incorporate to our everyday lives.

Benefits of Yoga

Reduce Blood Pressure:

Good Mood: Yoga increases the brain

Lowers Heart Attack Risk:

No Aches: Doing yoga just twice a week can eliminate body aches and sores by more than 50 percent.

Lowers Cholesterol: Yoga lowers

Restful Sleep: Stretching out your body before sleep relaxes the muscles and allows for a deeper snooze.

Become taller: By aligning your skeletal system and stretching out your muscles you’ll appear an inch or two taller.

chemical GABA; low levels are linked to depression.


Studies have shown that yoga is more likely to reduce blood pressure. Especially moves that get the heart rate up increase cardiovascular conditioning. blood sugar and LDL and boosts HDL and decreases risk of diabetic complications.


Deskercise Mountain Pose: Sit

erect, clasp your hands and extend your arms forward and up to the ceiling.

Eagle Arms:

Place your arms in a 90-degree angle, cross your arms (right over left), and press your palms together. Thread the Needle:

Cross right leg over left knee, lift left foot off the floor. Clasp your hands around left leg just under knee.


Hold the arms of the chair and turn your chest and abdomen to the right, left shoulder forward and right shoulder back, repeat to the left. Neck Rolls:

Drop your chin down and circle your neck slowly. Take the right ear to the right shoulder till your heads back. Then turn back down to the left. DESTINATION JEDDAH 87


The Sauna AND You By Zareen Muzaffar

Jeddah has some of the most amazing spas where you can pamper yourself. But before you do that, read about the various benefits of spa time!

Benefits of Sauna: 1. Stress Relief: Who isn’t stressed these days? With the fast paced life that involves work, domestic chores, children and socializing, who doesn’t need some time to relax. We all do! Some time in the sauna helps you get rid of stress, clear your mind and is beneficial for your body too. 2. Detox: One of the most important reasons to use the sauna is for detoxification. The heat in the sauna releases toxins from our body and also induces perspiration, which is great for the skins health.

For a luxurious day at the spa, here are some suggestions: • Alexander Zouari Location: Tahlia Street Tel: +966-12-6656161

• Oriana Salon and Spa Location: Attalah Branch Tel: +966-12-6220773 Location: Le Chateau Branch Tel: 920002132

• Park Hyatt Location: Al Hamra District Tel: +966-12-2639666

• The Spa at Qasr Al Sharq Location: North Corniche Road Tel: +966-12-659999 ext: 7960


3. Joint Pain: Joint pain and pain caused from arthritis, osteoporosis can be very disturbing and painful. Moreover, cold weather aggravates joint pain. Sauna helps in improving blood circulation and provides some relief to the aches due to the warmth. 4. Respiratory Problems: Steam is an excellent treatment for respiratory problems such as chest congestion, bronchitis, laryngitis and sinusitis. 5. Weight Loss: According to Dr. Oz, the high temperature helps lower blood pressure and increase blood circulation. “It gets your heart to beat faster, and it burns calories,ˮ Dr. Oz says. “It raises your metabolism a little bit, and also when you sweat, you sweat out toxins through the skinˮ. Now isn’t that a great way to shed some calories?

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Gone With the Wind (1936), by Margaret Mitchell Summary: Classic American Civil War love story in which a rogue Southerner and a selfish, self-centered narcissistic plantation owner try love. They fail miserably. Quote from the book:

“I’d cut up my heart for you to wear if you wanted it.” Wuthering Heights (1847), by Emily Bronte Summary: Catherine and Heathcliff are in love, but are too proud to express their true feelings. And a death puts a wet blanket on the whole romance thing. Quote from the novel:

“My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath a source of little visible delight, but necessary.”

Summary: If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with. One man’s obsession transforms a shop girl into his object of desire – with mixed results. Quote from the movie:

“If I let you change me, will that do it? If I do what you tell me, will you love me?” Ghost (1990), directed by Jerry Zucker Summary: Who says death has to end a romance? Quote from the movie:

It’s amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you. See ya.” Titanic (1997), directed by James Cameron Summary: Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Boy drowns when girl refuses to give up her floating door.

Casablanca (1942), directed by Michael Curtiz, based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison’s play Summary: American expatriate working in Casablanca meets a former lover, now married. Time does not heal all wounds. Quote from the film:

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Al Sabban Tel: +966-12-6919900 American Gallery Tel: +966-12-6676031 Batal Design Tel: 920000374 Bin Shayhoon Tel: +966-12-6471468 Bo Concept Tel: +966-12-6141418 Dimos Tel: +966-12-2830302 Domvs Tel: +966-12-6611447 Estikbal Tel: +966-12-6603611 H.Q Interiors Tel: +966-12-6395665 Habitat Tel: +966-12-2576622 Home Plaza Tel: 8002444440 IKEA Tel: +966-12-6633000 La Maison Colonial Tel: +966-12-2616800 Ligne Roset Tel: +966-12-6634158 Mazar Tel: +966-12-6642626 UDG Design Gallery Tel: +966-12-6980498 NV Tel: +966-12-6684686 Options Tel: +966-12-6824888 Roche Bobois Tel: +966-12-6647272 Talal Adada Tel: +966-12-6635349 Visionnaire Tel: +966-12-6988591

SHOPPING CENTERS Al Khayat Center Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6655558

Serafi Mega Mall Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-2844886 Supermarket: Danube

Ana Special Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6617798 Aziz Mall Prince Majed Rd. Tel: +966-12-6162222 Supermarket: Panda Badriyah Towers Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6062777 Basateen Center Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6611721 Coral Mall Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6607624 Etoile King Rd. Tel: +966-505591421 Hera’a Avenue Hera’a St. Tel: +966-12-6992841 Hera’a Intl. Souq Hera’a St. Tel: +966-12-6540097 Supermarket: Manuel Mall of Arabia Al Haramein Rd. Tel: +966-12-6123100 Supermarket: Panda


Al Fakhama Tel: +966-12-6979529

Nojoud Rehabilitation Center Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-2571217 Red Sea Mall King Rd. Tel: +966-12-2151551 Supermarket: Danube Roshana Center Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-2634899 Roshan Mall Malek Rd. Tel: +966-12-6226720 Supermarket: Hyper Panda



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

Steak House Etoile / Al Malik Rd. Tel: +966-12-6829955 Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-12-2151200

T.G.I Friday’s 19th Century Burger Al Andalus St. Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6529330 Tel: 920019819 The Counter 20 Minutes Burger Etoile / Al Malik Rd. Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-2754266 Tel: +966-12-6113187 The Texan American Corner Meridien Hotel Khalideya St. Tel: +966-12-6633333 Tel: +966-12-6060188 Tony Roma’s Americano Burger Mall of Arabia Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6123534 Tel: +966-12-6976357 Uno’s Applebee’s Prince Sultan St. Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6221320 Tel: +966-12-6610012 Wing Zone Blu Burger Grill Rawdah St. Rawda St. Tel: +966-12-6067233 Tel: +966-12-2614234 Chili’s Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6634760


Flap Jacks Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-12-6681191

Brasa De Brazil Al Andalus St. Mob: +966-549865555

Fuddruckers Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6686330

Rio De Janeiro Sari St. Mob: +966-502330914

Manhattan Hilton Hotel Tel: +966-12-6590000

Spears InterContinental Hotel Tel: +966-12-2295555

Mugg & Bean Al Faisaliya Dist. Tel: +966-12-6573333 ext. 334 Ketchup Tahliah St. Tel: + 966-12-6929008

CHOCOLATES Al Pina Arafat St. Tel: +966-12-6637005

Anoosh Sari St. Outback Steakhouse Tel: +966-12-6832209 Tahliah St. Bon Bon Tel: + 966-12-2892990 Al Andalus St. Ruby Tuesday Tel: +966-12-6697655 Al Andalus St. Bostani Tel: +966-12-6501999 Tel: 920011994 Square Meater Caramel Burger Rawdah St. Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-12-6688527 Tel: +966-12-6061441


Chocolat Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-12-6068830 Chocolate Corner Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6630449 Chocolate Studio Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6985222 Chocoline Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-2842846 Chocotala Arafat St. Tel: +966-12-6644284 Dactylifera Prince Sultan St. Tel: 920008182

COFFEE & TEA SHOPS 360 Café InterContinental Hotel Tel: +966-12-2295555 Annafora Café InterContinental Hotel Tel: +966-12-2295555 Campioni Sports Café Batarji St. Tel: +966-12-6395695 Cilantro Café Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-2611191

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Khaldiah Dist. Edible Arrangments Tel: +966-12-6928142 Hamra Dist. Coffee Republic Tel: 920024070 Corniche Rd. Ganache Tel: +966-12-6688712 Rawdah St. Costa Coffee Tel: +966-12-6601390 Sari St. Godiva Tel: +966-12-6067741 Tahliah St. Craze Tel: +966-12-2616630 Rawdah Star Center Leaves Tel: +966-12-6653065 Rawda St. Crusty Mob: +966-564444928 Khalideya Dist. Maison So Tel: 920026633 Prince Sultan St. Deera Café Tel: +966-12-6901598 King Rd. MORINO Tel: +966-12-2754491 Tel: +966-12-6643453 Joffrey’s Coffee Miss Chocolate Tahaliah St. Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6677234 Tel: +966-12-6638989 Melange Nesma Chocolates Tahliah St. Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6695619 Tel: +966-12-6947790 MillenniuM Tel: +966-12-2150141 Tahlia St. Arafat St. Bugshan Center Tel: +966-12-2845820 Tel: +966-12-6614664 Patchi Pearls Café Corniche Rd. Rawadah St. Tel: +966-12-6525961 Tel: +966-12-6642233 Voila Chocolate Millenium Ctr. Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-6684343 Stars Avenue Tel: +966-12-2754411

Soleil Rosewood Hotel Tel: +966-12-2607111

Panino’s Obhur Tel: +966-12-6561911 Arafat St. Tel: +966-12-6654264 Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-12-6064717 Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-6676991

Tea Gschwendner Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-12-2150695 Tea Rose Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6688233 Teatro Lounge Café Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-2610150 Teayana Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6062646 The Lounge Park Hyatt Tel: +966-12-2639666 The Store Tel: +966-12-6106013 Uromshi Café Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6066668

DATES Al Alwani & Memoni Tel: +966-12-6986222 Bateel Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-12-2150144 Kingdom of Dates Hera’a St. Tel: +966-12-6590838 Nadiya Panda/Bin Dawood/Al Musbah (Airport) Tel: +966-12-6066103 Salheya Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-2634612 Talah Dates Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6837887 Tamraty Al Murjan St. Tel: +966-12-6637995

FAST FOOD Al Baik Tel: 8002442445

Peruvi Shate’e Dist. Tel: +966-12-6923393 Al Tazaj Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6674154

Jollibee Khalideya Souq Tel: +966-12-6984043

Big Bite Rawdah St. Tel: +920001219

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

Burger King Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6394375 Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6836062

KFC Tahliah St. Tel: 920021111

Capo Grillo Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-12-6161263 Domino’s Pizza Shate’e Tel: +966-12-6065633 Obhur Tel: +966-12-6561777 Forn Wa Saj Rawdah Dist. Tel: +966-12-2574747 Hardee’s Tel: 920001213

Kudu Khalidya Market Tel: 8001240061 Little Caesar’s Hera’a St. Tel: +966-12-6823018 Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-6749657 Maki Burger Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6687354 McDonald’s Rawadah St. Tel: +966-12-6510291

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

Migalgal Wa Mafroom Al Zahrah Dist. Tel: +966-12-682-6324

Hot Waves Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6164744

Mister Burger Al Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6822223

Hush Pizza Sari St. Mob: +966-564028330

Mr. Saj Hamra Dist. Tel: 920024333

Jan Burger Hera’a St. Tel: 920006765

New York Cab Pizza Mohammadyah Dist. Tel: +966-12-6947972

Joe’s Diner Khalideya Dist. Tel: 920005637

Philly’s Kayyal St. Tel: +966-12-6394146 Pizza Hut Obhur Tel: +966-12-2341962 Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-6672917 Quiznos Sub Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6068014 Subway Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-12-6063493 Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-6651377


Tea Amo Tahliah St. / Coral Mall Tel: +966-12-6601738

Sultan Al Burger Rawdah Dist. Tel: +966-12-6677344

FINE DINING Crown Grill Crowne Plaza Tel: +966-12-6611000 Ginza i Chome Rosewood Hotel Tel: +966-12-2607111 La Cuisine Palestine St. Tel: +966-12-6630363 Le Ciel Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6525354 Lumiere The Bellevue - Al Shatee Mob:+966-547173661 Soy Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6643414 Toki Laylati - Al Malik Rd. Tel: +966-12-6060606 DESTINATION JEDDAH 97


Papaya Next to Sawari Mall Tel: +966-12-2753425

Bert’s Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-12-6606633

Pearls Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6642233

Café Lenotre Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-2611222

Promenade Cafe Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-6688712

Champs-Elysées Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-2845454

Salad Boutique Al Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-12-6515656

Crêpe Café Roshana Mall Tel: +966 -12-2634989 Stars Avenue Tel: +966-12-2754709

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

Delifrance Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-2567196 Palestine St. Tel: +966-12-6303672

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

LA Crêpe DORéE Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-12- 2150462

Shadow Lounge Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-2614777

Le Traiteur Tel: +966-12- 6556022

Tenidor Al Zahra Dist. Tel: +966-12-2754144

Mirador Tel: +966-12-6900127

INTERNATIONAL Al Amwaj Hilton Jeddah Tel: +966-12-6590000 Al Safina Hilton Hotel Tel: +966-12-6590000

Beaux Arts Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-6983028

Habsburg Rosewood Hotel Tel: +966-12-2607111

Terrace Lounge Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6995676

Bubbles Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6697655

Java Lounge Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6693393 Mob: +966-507533090 Lite Bite Madinah Rd. Tel: +966-12-2901424

Toasted Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-2616747 Baghdadia Dist. Tel: +966-12-6517883

Café Aroma Al Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-12-6605160

Al Shurafa Al Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-12-6602743

Cappuccino Grand Café Al Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-12-2891009

Al Shurafa Lounge Qasr Al Sharq Tel: +966-12-6599999

Cast & Crew Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-2616770

Amara The Bellevue - Al Shatee Mob: +966-555354139

Cookshop Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6060208

Andalusia Park Hyatt Tel: +966-12-2639666

Dardasha Park Hyatt Tel: +966-12-2639666

Barnie’s Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-6696201

Fratelli Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6907217


Lolita Café Obhur Tel: +966-12-6562369 Lost City Al Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-12-6655773 Mayrig Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-2616060 Melange Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-6636214 Montarosa Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6391393

Uptown 966 Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6995911 White Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6068171 Zodiac Palestine St. Tel: +966-12-6607548

ICE CREAM Baskin Robbins Musaediyya Tel: +966-12-6640574 Fresh Berry Tel: +966-12-6077479

Freshi Ice Sticks Mob: +966-537766117 FrostBite Frozen Yogurt and Smoothies Hera’a St. Mob: +966-549353316 Frozen Yogurt Factory Al Khalidiya Dist. Mob: +966-593162440 Gelato Palestine St. Tel: +966-12-6635524 Maison So Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6901598 Marble Slab Creamery Mall of Arabia Tel: +966-12-2906803

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

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

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

Monta Rosa Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6391393

Balsamico Too Malek Rd. Mob: +966-538911100

Olio Stars Avenue Tel: +966-12-2754811

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

Ozone iI Villaggio Tel: +966-12-6688223

Ciao Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6653710 Filicori Zecchini Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-12-2345999 il Gabiano Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6587042

Marcel’s Tahliah St. / Red Sea Mall / Basateen Mall Tel: +966-12-2613899

il Gusto Palestine St. Tel: +966-12-6600337

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

il Porto Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-12-6501024

Pink Berry Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-12-2250436

il Villaggio Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6688233

Stick House Al Khaldiya Dist. Tel: +966-12-6064676

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

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

La Promenade Café Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6688712


La Villa Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6673434

Aldente Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6970220 Al Forn Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6612874 Angelicos Pizzeria Hamad Al Jaser St., Rawdah Dist. Tel: +966-12-6622964

Lallo’s Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6614719 Obhur Tel: +966-12-6561113 L’Olivo Arafat St. Tel: +966-12-6687494 Luigi iI Villaggio Tel: +966-12-6688233

Pane Caldo Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-12-2150393 Piatto Etoile - Al Malik Road Tel: +966-12-6922501 Pizza Fusion Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-12-2616933 Pizza Lenou Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6140663 Pizza Napoli Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6927796

MIDDLEEASTERN Abu Shakra Al Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-12-6645111 Abu Zaid Hera’a St. Tel: +966-12-6936633 Al Cazar Farsi Plaza Tel: +966-12-6514444 Al Dawwar Al Masri Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-12-2150390 Al Fairouz King Fahad St. Tel: +966-12-6703911 Al Nakheel Corniche Rd. Tel:+966-12-6066644 Al Rausha Hera’a St. Tel: +966-12-6541460 Al Seekh Sari St. Mob: +966-500422255

Pizza Wafi Tel: +966-12-6616711

Al Wada’a Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6555550

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

Al Zawaqa Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6916004

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

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

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

Bab Al Yemen Shate’e Dist. Tel: +966-12-2899090

Scalini Habitat Hotel Tel: +966-12-2578800

Bait Al Buff Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6917578

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

Beiruiti Obhur Tel: +966-12-6562606

Vera Pizza Batarji St. Tel: +966-12-6621116

Belajio Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6222784 Bhar Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6916674


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

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

Chez Siran Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-12-2616910

Zaman Naheem Dist. Mob: +966-544866979

Cusine Halawani Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6688900


Fareej Bin Agool Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-2616680

On the Border Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-2906754

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

Tex Mex Sultan Mall Tel:+966-12-22758905

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

MOROCCAN Nosh Lounge Hera’a St. Tel: +966-12-6543888

Green Island Café Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6990090 Kalila Khaldiya Dist. Tel: +966-12-6061723


Kanz Obhur Obhur Tel: +966-12-2902888

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

Sheikh Manqoush Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6837330

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

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

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

Shobak Pie Tahlia St. Mob: +966-536884433

Baytote Chinese Rawdah Dist. Tel: 920007741

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

Be One Maa’adi St. Tel: +966-12-6143753

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

China Gate Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6970672

Sofrat Diritna Semsom Express Madinah Rd. Next to Al Suheili Center Tel: +966-12-2562222 Tel: 920018811 Studio Masr Shami Tel: +966-12-2615752 Corniche Rd. Tawook Basha Tel: +966-12-6065353 Rawdah Dist. Shawarmatac Tel: +966-12-6834036 Tahlia St. Tooty Basha Tel: +966-12-6688994 Baterji St. Sheesh Kabaab Tel: +966-12-2906699 Tahlia St. Yemeni Delights Tel: +966-12-6712047 Mob: +966-559559445

China Hut Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6502762

Manuosha Sari St. Tel: +966-12-2565275 Mataam Al Sharq Qasr Al Sharq Tel: +966-12-6599999 Mathag Zaman Khaldiya St. Tel: +966-12-6067553 Mezza Maison Corniche Hamra Tel: +966-12-6501089 Nafoura Park Hyatt Tel: +966-12-2639666 Palm Beach Salamah Dist. Tel: +966-12-6394007


Saddah Tel: +966-12-6055982 Semsom Khaldiya St. Tel: +966-12-6068600

Chopsticks Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6907575 Durrat China Prince Abdullah St. Tel: +966-12-2616885 Golden Palace Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6690377

Mizo Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6649883 Ohayo Al-Kayyal St. Tel: +966-12-6836789

Gulf Royal Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6653335 Noodles Rosewood Corniche Tel: +966-12-2607111

Sakura Crowne Plaza Tel: +966-12-6611000

Orient Pearl Hail St. Tel: +966-12-6442231

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

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

Sushi Yoshi Attallah Center Tel: +966-12-6944419 Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-12-2616734

Xian Gong Sheraton Hotel Tel: +966-12-6992212


Wakame Rawdah St. Tel:+966-12-6682003 Malik Rd. Tel: +966-12-61242034

Ajji The Bellevue - Al Shatee Mob: +966-555356519 Osumi Roshana Mall, Tahlia St. Tel: 920009522 Pan Jan Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6065994 T.Y. Lounge Al Malik Rd. Tel: +966-12-6905848

INDIAN: Asia Restaurant Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6828525 Bharat Sari St. Tel: +966-12-2754606 Kohinoor Ramada Hotel Tel: +966-12-6670777 Lasani Mohamadia Dist. Tel: +966-12-6510162 Mahraja Al Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-12-6656558 Marhaba Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6636201

Zn Lounge Roshana Mall - Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-2634889 Raj Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-2632137 Shezan Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6621086 Taj Mahal Khalideyah Dist. Tel: +966-12-6979698

JAPANESE: Benihana Sands Hotel- Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6686014 Gold Sushi Club Sari Gate- Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6068069


Kome Al Marina- Hamra St. Tel: +966-12-6141616

Bait Al Jawi Hera’a St. Tel: +966-12-2367666

Le Japonais Westin Jeddah Tel: +966-12-6588200

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

PERSIAN Al Khayam Hilton Hotel Tel: +966-12-6590000 Jahan Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6571427 Sultani Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6693898 Tikka Express Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6631825

TURKISH Mado Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6901149 Web: DESTINATION JEDDAH 101

Tike Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6832128

Al Samadi Sweets Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6642424

Turkish Meshwiyat Salama Dist. Tel: +966-12-6621910

Cake-a-licious Al Batarji St. Tel: +966-12-2889926


Charlotte Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6622391

Al Danah Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6990090

Connoisseur The Bellevue - Al Shatee Mob: +966-555358890

Al Hori Mob: +966-502724033

Fab Sweets Stars Avenue Tel: +966-12-2754204

Al Multaqa Al Malik Rd. Tel: +966-12-6066666

Helen’s Kitchen Kayyal St. Tel: +966-12-6977729

Al Safina Jeddah Hilton Tel: +966-12-6590000

La Fraise Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6511312

Al Segala South Obhur Tel: +966-12-2890575

Le Croissant Shop Khaldiya Dist. Tel: +966-12-6065184

Al Zahra Crowne Plaza Tel: +966-12-6611000

Le Gourmet Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6605061

Amou Hamza Safa Dist. Tel: +966-12-6677070

Le Notre Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-2611222

La Mer Roshana Mall, Tahlia St. Tel: 920009522

Le Vendome Al Malik Rd. Tel: +966-12-6924606

Fish Market InterContinental Hotel Tel: +966-12-2295555

Moon Milk Tel: +966-12-2887050

Sayadiyah Express Rawda St. Tel: +966-12-6981144

Munch Bakery Arafat St. Tel: +966-12-6605010


Paul Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-26671633 Pink Camel Tel: +966-12-6982175 Mob: +966-504456245

Al Emad Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-2575268

Shobak Pie Tahlia St. Mob: +966-536884433

Al Mahawi Sari St. Tel: +966-12-2575739

Sweet & Savory Sari St. Tel: 920001626

Al Nabulsi Sweets Al Musaideyya Tel: 920001345 102DESTINATION JEDDAH /@ EmmysKSA

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Kenya Airways Tel: +966-12-2633009

Airport Information Kuwait Airways Tel: +966-12-6855526 Tel: +966-12-6694111 Air Algerie Lufthansa Airlines/ Tel: +966-12-6613410 Swiss International Air Arabia Airlines Tel: 920013322 Tel: 8001245550 Air Elaf Tel: +966-12-6641233

Malaysian Airlines Tel: +966-12-6670011

Air France Tel: +966-12-6512000

Middle East Airlines Tel: +966-12-6437982

Air India Tel: +966-12-2632994

Nas Air Tel: 920001234

Ameco International Oman Airlines Travel Tel: +966-12-6577979 Tel: +966-12-6651333 Pakistan Bahrain INT’L Airlines Tel: +966-12-6196725 Tel: +966-12-6422642 Biman Bangaladesh Airlines Tel: +966-12-6652733

Qatar Airways Tel: +966-12-6652942

Al Aziziah Hotel (3-star) Tel: +966-12-6492900

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

MINISTRIES Agriculture & Water Tel: +966-12-6210002 Civil Services Tel: +966-12-6604000 Communication & Transportation Tel: +966-12-4043000 Economy & Planning Tel: +966-12-6651366 Education Tel: +966-12-6723028 Tel: +966-12-6444305 Finance Tel: +966-12-6100000 Foreign Affairs Tel: +966-12-6047000 Health Tel: +966-12-6970006 Information & Culture Tel: +966-12-6514060 Tel: +966-12-6476222 Interior Tel: +966-12-6684000

Kids Campus Mob: +966-596080131

Jeddah Chamber of Commerce Tel: +966-12-6515111

Kids Time Nursery Tel: +966-12-6543111 Mob: +966-569693794

Pilgrims Tel: +966-12-6655811

Mama et Moi Mob: +966-550569333 My Little Kingdom School Tel: +966-12-6393951 Tel: +966-12-2575909 My Little Step Tel: +966-12-6831299 Tel: +966-12-6831795 Sunflower Kids Day Care Tel: +966-12-6654398 Mob: +966-551321644

Petroleum & Minerals Tel: +966-12-6674800 Religion & Islamic affair Tel: +966-12-6191134 Water & Electricity Tel: +966-12-6725349

SCHOOLS & INSTITUTES Advanced Generation School Tel: +966-12-6165596 Al Bayan Tel: +966-12-6611004 Al Ebtikar Tel: +966-12-6060811 Al Faisal INT’L Tel: +966-12-6761955 Al Ruwaad Tel: +966-12-6682431 Al Waha INT’L School Tel: +966-12-6729660 Cambridge English Tel: 920001799 Ext:402 Coral International Tel: +966-12-6832002 Dar Al Fikr School (Boys) Tel: +966-12-6311118 (Girls) Tel: +966-12-6311117 Dar Al Hanan Tel: 920029669 Dar Jana INT’L Tel: +966-12-6648310 EDUCON Tel: 920001338 Global INT’L SCHOOL Tel: +966-12-6523444 ( KG ) Tel: +966-12-6144101 Hera International SCHOOL Tel: +966-12-6655411 Jeddah INT’L School Tel: +966-12-6061253 Jeddah Knowledge SCHOOL Tel: +966-12-6620174

Jeddah Preparatory & Grammar School Tel: +966-12-6542354

Thamer INT’L SCHOOL Tel: +966-12-6977033

Majestic School Tel: +966-12-6929895 Mob: +966-0555622234

The American INT’L SCHOOL Tel: +966-12-6620051

Manarat Jeddah SCHOOL Tel: +966-12-6730225 MMS EDUCATION Tel: +966-12-6500070 My Little House Tel: +966-12-6652490 www.mylittlehouse-sa. com

The British INT’L SCHOOL Tel: +966-12-6990019 www. Wall Street Tel: +966 -12- 2566316 Tel: +966 -12- 6523200

UNIVERSITIES Batterjee for Medical Tel: 8001180022 College of Business Administration (CBA) Tel: +966-12-2159009 (Boys’ section) Tel: +966-12-6900671 (Girls’ section) Dar Al Hekma Tel: +966-12-6303333 Effat university Tel: +966-12-6364300 Ibn Sina National for Medical Studies Tel: +966-12-6356555 Jeddah College of Technology Tel: +966-12-6370387 Jeddah Community Tel: +966-12-2870026 Jeddah Teacher’s Tel: +966-12-6914620 King Abdulaziz Tel: +966-12-6400000 King Abdullah of Science and Technology (KAUST) Tel: 920001128 Prince Sultan Aviation Tel: +966-12-6864163 Prince Sultan College for Tourism & Hotel Tel: 920016165 Tel: +966-12-2844425


Accommodations close to the Two Holy Mosques:



Dar Al-Taqwa InterContinental Al-Ameen Crom Hotel Off Al-Siteen St. Markazeyah al Gharbiyah Tel: +966-14-8291111 Tel: +966-14-8198000 Durrat Andalus Al-Ansar Golden Hotel Few steps away from King Fahad St. Al-Haram Tel: +966-14-8291114 Tel: +966-14-8290177 Green Palace Hotel Al-Ansar New Place Abi Zar St. Al-Siteen St. Tel: +966-14-8269040 Tel: +966-14-8207770 Hilton Madinah Al-Haram Hotel King Fahad Road Abi Zar Road Few steps away from Tel: +966-14-8182300 Al-Haram Tel: +966-14-8201000 Al-Karam Hotel King Abdulaziz St. Hotel Elaf Taibah Tel: +966-14-8155500 Saad Bin Maaz St.

Tel: +966-14-8180050 Al-Madinah Crom Markazeyah Al-Gharbiyah Le Meridien Madinah Tel: +966-14-8192020 Khalid Bin El-Waleed St. Tel: +966-14-8460777 Andalus Classy Hotel Marriott Madinah King Fahad St. Omer Ibn Al-Khatab St. Tel: +966-14-8290000 Tel: +966-14-8180000 Andalus Dar Movenpick Al-Khair Hotel In front of Al-Safeya Few steps away from Bridge, Opposite Al-Haram Al-Haram Tel: +966-14-8181114 Tel: +966-14-8188888 Anwar Al-Madinah Ramada Al-Hamra Movenpick Abi Zar St. The Courtyard of Tel: +966-14-8208084 Al-Haram Tel: +966-14-8181000 Ramada Al-Qibla Islamic Court St. Barakat Andalus Tel: +966-14-8160008 Al-Siteen St. Tel: +966-14-8208884

Dallah Taibah Hotel King Fahad St., crossing Al-Siteen St. Tel: +966-14-8290180 Dar Al-Hijra InterContinental King Fahad St. Tel: +966-14-8207777 Dar Al-Iman InterContinental Off Al-Siteen St. Tel: +966-14-8206666


The Madinah Oberoi Abi Zar St. Tel: +966-14-8282222

MAKKAH Ajyad Makkah Ibrahim Al-Khalil St. Tel: +966-12-5720500 Al-Jaad Crom Hotel Naqa Al-Sulaimaneyah St. Tel: +966-12-5705555 Al-Shohada Hotel Ajyad St. Tel: +966-12-5744401 Dar Al-Manasek Hotel Ibrahim Al-Khalil St. Tel: +966-12-5394444 Elaf Ajyad Hotel Al-Masafi St. Tel: +966-12-5722200 Elaf Al-Sud Hotel Ajayad Al-Sud St. Tel: +966-12-5708586

Mercure Grand Um Al-Qura Al-Jamaiza St. Tel: +966-12-5702212 Mercure Hibatullah Hotel Um Al-Qura St. Tel: +966-12-5498855 Raffles Makkah Palace King Abdulaziz Endowment Tel: +966-12-5717888 Swissotel Makkah King Abdulaziz Endowment Tel: +966-12-5718000 Zam Zam Grand Suites Adjiad St. Tel: +966-12-5715555

Elaf Kindah Hotel Al-Messyaal St. Tel: +966-12-5745555 Hilton Makkah & Towers Hijrah St. Tel: +966-12-5340000 InterContinental Dar Al-Tawhid Ibrahim Al-Khalil St. Tel: +966-12-5411111 Le Meridien Makkah Ajyad St. Tel: +966-12-5751111 Le Meridien Towers Hotel Rawabi Ajyad Road Tel: +966-12-5399999 Makkah Clock Royal Tower King Abdulaziz Endowment Tel: +966-12-5717777 Manazel Al-Ain Mesrcure Al-Azizia St. Tel: +966-12-5578000

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