OUR FABULOUS TRAVEL ISSUE
Issue 64 may 2014
Editors Bassma Al Toaimi JALA MOHAMED Contributing Writers Anousha Vakani Hana Jazzar Maryam Al-Dabbagh Mohammed Mirza José Ortiz Rayan Khayat Tharik Hussain Zareen Muzaffar Associate EDITOR/web admin Swalah Eshki fashion editor/GRAPHIC DESIGNER Mazin Al Maimani designer mohamed fawzy Photography Tarik Abdullah Tharik Hussain
HIT THE ROAD
Contributing Designer DAWI AL GITHAMI
The heat is rising once more in Saudi Arabia. In a month’s time, summer break will be upon us and in Jeddah that can only mean it’s time to travel (and fix your car’s AC).
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And who would have thought there was so much to do in Saudi Arabia? Within driving distances are great road trips to spots like the hot springs at Al Lith, Farasan Islands and desert camping at Mudhayif. Till next time, Jeddawis, we dare you to wander and to never lose your sense of wonder.
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AL KHOBAR LAKES.. Your new life style
Emaar introduces ‘rent with option to buy’ initiative for limited collection of homes - Al Nada village, the first completed residential village of the master-plan project. - A healthy and quite environment with security services around the clock. - Anchored by a charming lake and wide areas of greenery. - Luxurious villas with Arabic and Spanish styles. - Various units’ spaces start from 407 square meters. For more information, please visit www.emaarme.com.sa or Emaar sales centre located on Al Dhahran-Abqiq road.
Emaar...Lifestyle with quality all over the world Emaar provides a premium lifestyle that integrates living, working, and entertaining in one place
Jeddah Gate... Integrated modern community in the heart of Jeddah
Emaar Residence at Fairmont Makkah... Serviced luxurious apartments overlooking the Holey Kaaba
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EMAAR: Al Khobar Lakes
Events & Happenings Lebanese Week WAM 2014
Aziz Awlya: Rubaiyat Owner EMAAR: Al Khobar Lakes
Where Young Travelers Stay in Europe
Where to Go in 2014?
Arts & Entertainment
The Best Travelers to follow on Instagram
Top 5 KSA Road Trips
Dining Around Town Guilt-Free Delights Breakfast at IHOP
Where to Go in 2014 Eccentric and Bizarre Attractions in the US Top Cruise Lines Group Tour Anyone?
Voluntourism: A New Option for Saudi Travelers Attaa Charity Club Productive Muslim: Surviving a 12-hour flight
Where Young Travelers Stay in Europe Boho London 6
Salam Medical Services in The Comfort of Your Home Beat the Heat
THOUGHTS TO PONDER
DESTINATION: KSA Ever since the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities formally launched its tourism development plan for Saudi Arabia, we have witnessed several projects successfully completed. SCTA reports of over 500,000 jobs created in the hospitality and service sectors, doubled growth in revenues in the tourism industry and major improvements in the area of domestic transportation. A few years back, the thought of Saudi Arabia as a destination for cultural and business tourist seemed like a far-fetched dream. With SCTA consistently delivering on its promises and proving its critics wrong, it won’t be long before we see foreign tourists, not just us residents, appreciating the beauty and culture Saudi Arabia has to offer.
created in the hospitality and service sectors
Thumbs Up to Youssef Al Ruwaily for an INNOVATIVE OBESITY CAMPAIGN This thumbs up will go out to Youssef Al Ruwaily, a Saudi explorer who traveled on foot from Makkah to Al Aflaj, an oasis in Riyadh. He went on this journey to promote the motto “No To Obesity.” The journey that Al Ruwaily took inspired many people around Saudi to do more exercising and less eating. With the high rate of obesity in Saudi, we are certainly in need of such inspiration.
Saudi is the
Thumbs DOWN to POOR NUTRITION
70% obesity in Saudi
laziest country in the world
Obesity affects more than 70 percent of the total population in Saudi Arabia. A recent study revealed that around SR 500 million annually was spent by people suffering from obesity on treatment. The basic cause of obesity in Saudi develops gradually from poor diet and lifestyle choices that involves a lot of fast food and littlie exercising. Saudi Arabia is also ranked as the third laziest country in the world. That’s a fact we don’t want to exist for long. So get out there and show the world how active Saudis can be.
Along the shores of Saint Tropez in 1971 Vilebrequin was born. The brand recognition grew by developing a wide selection of colors and prints while perfecting its expertise to eventually become the only men’s brand born from an original focus on beachwear. In 1995, Vilebrequin launched the “Like father, like sonˮconcept that emphasized the bond between father and son. Strengthening family ties, the brand advocates the values of beauty and refinement, passing them down from one generation to the next, values that are impervious to fashion trend. RUBAIYAT MEN MULTIBRAND STORE, ALYAMAMAH CENTER, TAHLIA STREET RUBAIYAT MEN MULTIBRAND STORE, ETOILE, MALIK ROAD
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C I T Y A N D C O U N T R Y FA C T S H E E T
This is Coccinelleâ€™s Spring/Summer 2014: The perfect season to buy more bags! Jeddah: Tahlia Centre, Gate 1. Jeddah, KSA, Tel: +966 12 2634727 Rubaiyat concept store, Mall of Arabia, Gate 1. Jeddah, KSA, Tel: +966 12 6122620 Khobar: Rubaiyat concept store, Mall of Dhahran, Gate 12, AlKhobar. KSA, Tel: +966 13 8684427 Head Office: Tel: +966 12 6101333, Jeddah, KSA www.qaiymah.com
Prince Mishaal Bin Abdullah
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Emaar Introduces ‘Rent with option to buy’ Emaar has introduced a new “rent with option to buy” initiative for a selected collection of villas in its Al Khobar Lakes master-planned community. This initiative is available for a limited time.
JUST IN! IPPOLITA JEWELRY Saudi LAUNCHES TWO Fashion BOUTIQUES Designer Wins Award IPPOLITA announces the launch of its retail boutiques in the Red Sea Mall and later in Riyadh. IPPOLITA will allow customers to shop for unique and exclusive jewelry.
Arwa Alammari, a Saudi fashion designer and her fashion brand ArAm, won the Grazia Style Award 2014 in April for Emerging Talent in the Middle East.
NIVEA Wins Consumers’ Hearts The Romantic Bold This season’s symbol is a special journey among the many souls of femininity. This Spring, Coccinelle woman is independent and attractive. Her bag resembles herself, practical and has an instinct for sophistication. It mixes metropolitan allure with a cosmopolitan vocation; its style can be casual and formal, depending on the occasion and mood.
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Nivea won four awards at the Product of the Year 2014. The awards highlights the strength of NIVEA’s product innovation and consumer focus across the Personal Care, Body Care and Male Grooming categories.
Badr Jafar & Quincy Jones
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Honors Badr Jafar and Quincy Jones The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has honored Badr Jafar, CEO of Crescent Enterprises, and Grammy Award winning producer and jazz artist Quincy Jones at a ceremony in Dubai for their work to bridge cultures through music and theater.
Lufthansa Technik last month handed over 10 Airbus A380s that will be modified with a new Business Class. The megaliner will have a Business Class featuring an integrated air-cushion system, intuitive controls, additional storage space and an entertainment system with 15-inch screens.
Rolls-Royce launches a new car inspired by the Kingdom, the Phantom “Kingdom Edition”. It is sold only at the exclusive dealer Mohammed Yousuf Naghi Motors. The design, concept, and the idea of the car were formulated by a team in the Naghi Motors Company and Rolls-Royce.
receives Airbus A380s with New Business Class
BaByliss launches Curl Secret Product The Curl Secret product was the output of extensive research extended for five years under the supervision of BaByliss Paris Company. It’s a patented technology that offers 360-degree heating to lock in curls done in a fraction of the time conventional curling irons take.
Becomes Largest Hotel Chain in Africa Marriott International in April became the largest hotel company in Africa. It nearly doubled its presence in its Middle East and Africa region to more than 160 hotels and 23,000 rooms as it completed its acquisition of the 116-hotel Protea Hospitality Group, based in South Africa. Marriott now operates more than 4,000 hotels in 79 countries. 16 DESTINATION JEDDAH
debuts the Phantom Kingdom
Louis Vuitton Creates Tailormade Luggage for the BMW i8
Louis Vuitton created a set of luggage for the most progressive sports car – the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid. The innovative collection of luggage comprises two travel bags, a business case and a garment bag.
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Fast Auto Technic Launches Maserati Ghibli: Fast Auto Technic (Fast), the official importer of Maserati in Saudi Arabia, launched the all-new Maserati Ghibli – the brand’s sports executive sedan in the E-segment. The launch marks a turning point in Maserati’s history overall and in Saudi Arabia.
WHAT’S BEEN GOING ON!
Philadelphia ‘Creativity for a Cause’: Philadelphia “Creativity for a Cause” conducted a daylong forum for students of Effat University to encourage and empower women to share their creative ideas for the benefit of a cause conceptualized by them. The winning idea will then be supported by Philadelphia through a prize donation up to SR 100,000
Galaxy S5 Redefines Samsung’s Innovation Legacy: Samsung Electronics announced the launch of the new Galaxy S5 Smartphone on April 9 at the Laylati Ballroom. The launch proved Samsung’s commitment to focus on innovating, practical and fundamental everyday features with a great camera, the fastest network, dedicated fitness tools and built-in safety and security enhancements to protect consumers. 18 DESTINATION JEDDAH
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Lebanese week: Lebanese Week took place to promote economic, commercial and investment ties between Lebanese and Saudi businessmen. The Lebanese minister of Commerce, Alan Hakim, was the main sponsor of the event. The event was attended by the Saudi ambassador in Lebanon, Ali Awad Asiri, the Lebanese ambassador in Saudi Arabia, Abdul Sattar Issa, and deputy chairman of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sheikh Mazen Batarji. Eli Rizk, head of Lebanese-Saudi Economic Relations Commission said, “The week is a new start to having better connections the main aim of this event is to have a live meeting with the similar markets in the two countries.” More than 200 Lebanese companies participated in the event. The last day was hosted in the Lebanese consulate in Jeddah under the slogan “Lebanese Hands in Saudi Arabia,” which presented cultural programs and an exhibition of art and craft for the Lebanese community in Jeddah.
RED SEA MALL INAUGURATES ‘ART IN THE MALL’ BOOK: The Red Sea Mall and entertainment center in the Western Region has inaugurated its “Art at the Mall” book, which includes the mall’s journey in supporting Saudi contemporary art, and its efforts in sustaining local artistic talents. Saudi artist Fatima Baazim constructed the pages of the “Art at the Mall” book.
Rosewood Corniche Champions ‘Light it Up Blue’: A team of employees from Rosewood Corniche joined forces recently with Darrajati, a cycling group, in an awareness initiated to support the Jeddah Autism Center and mark International Autism Day. 20 DESTINATION JEDDAH
Dalal Alhasan LAunches her First Fashion Collection:
check this out!
The Dalal Alhasan collection is a softer approach of the power dressing of the decade. It has an innovative edge that gives the collection a contemporary attitude with an elaborating and cheerful look. Web: www.dalalhasan.com
DestinationJeddah.com was named as the best website promoting tourism in the Kingdom
Saudi Travel and Tourism InvestmenS ENCOURAGED: The Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market (STTIM) by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities encourages local residents to be tourists in their own country. Through the conference seminar sessions, SCTA further encouraged potential investors and travel professionals to see Saudi Arabia as a burgeoning tourist destination. The event also featured the SCTA Excellence in Tourism Awards night, where DestinationJeddah.com was named as the best website promoting tourism in the Kingdom. 22 DESTINATION JEDDAH
Mohammed Al Dughashim, Destination team member
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Women Appreciation Month ‘WAM 2014’
Launches Under the Slogan of Mom, … You inspire me” Femi9 Jeddah hosted the Women Appreciation Month campaign “WAM 2014” in April with the “Mom, …You Inspire Me” as the main theme. The goal focuses on the positive aspects of the role of women. This year’s campaign, which was launched during a gathering of Femi9 associates and the media, highlights the most important and elegant role of women, which is motherhood with all the noble values and significant impact on all members of Saudi society. The April event focused on presenting many examples and contemporary stories for people whose mothers have had thriving influential role in their success stories and helped them reach their distinguished achievements. Many activities and events were announced to go on within the campaign. Also, a competition launched through the website www. wamarabia.com through which participants can fill out a card with inspiring words that reflect the role of the mother and show gratefulness to the inspiration that helped us to succeed and reach what we are now. In addition, participants can upload a copy of the card, which can be obtained from Femi9
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branches. The card that receives the largest number of votes will be awarded with the honorable title of (One Riyal Per Vote) initiative through which the committee of WAM will submit the amount of SR 50,000 to the Saudi Women Development Association. The association dedicated to supporting women and empowering them socially, financially and offering training and employment to turn women into an effective partner in the development of Saudi society. During the event, Eyad Mashat, chief executive
officer of Fad Global and founder of Femi9, said,
“Here we meet again for the fourth consecutive year and our hopes and expectations are growing to reach our aim to give women the proper appreciation they deserve and cope with the achievements and significant impact in our society. Here, we are announcing the theme for this month just as we used to do through the last three years with a certain attainable goal and content we strive together to achieve.”
Eyad Mashat, chief executive officer of Fad Global and founder of Femi9
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MAR K YOUR C ALENDAR
MAY 4 - 6 Cityscape Jeddah The spotlight will be on one of the world's most exciting emerging real estate markets – Saudi Arabia. Location: Jeddah Center for forums and events Web: www.cityscapejeddah.com
MAY 4 - 5 Jeddah Urban Development and Real Estate Investment Event Location: Jeddah Center for Forums and Events
MAY 4 - 6 Future Makkah Location: Jeddah Center for Forums and Events Web: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 11 - 15 Food Arabia Location: Jeddah Center for Forums and Events Tel: +966-12-6546384 Email: email@example.com May 11 - 14 23rd Saudi Building & Interiors Exhibition The Kingdom’s annual meeting for Building & Interiors Sectors. Location: Jeddah Center for Forums and Events
24 28 May 24-26 Family- Owned Business Governance Forum Location: Hilton Jeddah Hotel Tel: +966-12-6146646 26 DESTINATION JEDDAH
May 28-29 Medical and Nutrition Management Inborn Error of Metabolism in Children Location: King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences Events
May 18 - 21 Propac Arabia 2014 Premier International Exhibition on Processing & Packaging in Saudi Arabia. Location: Jeddah Center for Forums and Events Tel: +966-12-6546853
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6 MAY 6 - 8 Ramadan Spotlight Location: Libra Boutique Mob: +966-540884744 MAY 6 - 8 A Spoonful of Honey Location: Help Center Time: 7 p.m.
May 19 - 20 World Freezones, Industrial And Economic Cities Industrial & Engineering Products, Spares and Supplies Location: Jeddah Hilton Hotel
May 9 - 11 5th American College of Cardiology & Saudi Heart Association Joint Meeting Location: Hilton Jeddah Hotel Tel: +966-12-6677777 Email: email@example.com May 9 - 13 PMP Training with Special Emphasis on Risk Management Location: Red Sea Palace Hotel, Al Balad Schedule: Date: May 9 - 10 Date: May 11 - 12 - 13 Time: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
May 20 - 22 4th Conference on Recent Updates in General Surgery and Surgical Education Location: Jeddah Hilton Hotel Tel: +966-12-6677777 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Adocab@kfshrc.edu.sa
For the Art lovers! May 12 The #JeddahArt scene is full of openings and exhibitions, starting off with Athr Gallery’s first solo show for Palestinian artist Hazem Harb, titled “Al Baseera.” May 13 Roi’ya Art Studio gallery showcases a group exhibition featuring paintings by Egyptian contemporary artists Weam El Masry, Eman Osama, Hanan Elsheikh, Shayma Kamel and Jehan Saleh. May 15 Iranian artist and master calligrapher approaches calligraphy with an architectural eye that is evident in the mathematical structure and symmetry of letters. Twitter/Instagram: @saudiartguide Web: www.saudiartguide.com DESTINATION JEDDAH 27
Managing Resources Looking at the world of hotel and hospitality through the Eyes of CONSULTANT Aziz Awlya Serving pilgrims was not only Aziz Awlya’s family heritage but it’s the only job that makes him truly happy. After working in banks for many years, Aziz Awlya followed his heart and worked in the hotel and hospitality industry. This was when he fulfilled and continues to fulfill his dreams. He recently sat down with Destination magazine editor Jala Mohamed to discuss the hospitality industry’s future. Can you give us a brief insight into your background?
main services, hotel consultancy, strategic studies for international brands that I’m a sales manager at the would like to operate in the Hilton Hotel. I also run my Saudi market and thirdly, own business “Rubaiyat” real estate development. with two other partners. I Speaking of real estate carry a Bachelor’s degree in development I actually have English from Umm Al Qura a big surprise coming up. University. And I’m currently We are now working on a studying for my MBA in residential fenced compound Prince Sultan College for in Makkah. The main aim of Tourism and Business. I this compound is to provide spent my childhood traveling its residents with a friendly a lot with my parents. So I and clean community. We attended many international will provide more details schools in different countries about it very soon. including Bahrain, Italy, the UK, Turkey and most of the What inspired you to work GCC countries. in the hospitality industry? Can you provide us with a description of your business? Rubaiyat provides three 28 DESTINATION JEDDAH
Coming from a family that worked as Motawifs (religious tourism) for centuries, I wanted to follow their route and carry on this
family heritage. I had the urge and need to do what my ancestors did as in feeding, sheltering and guiding the pilgrimage. Through my experience in the hotel and hospitality business, I took the international standards and tweaked it into the local market to improve the services given to pilgrimages today. What makes you different from other businesses that provide your same service? The knowledge we have is what makes us truly unique. We see the hotel and hospitality market crystal clear. We don’t promise our clients success, we guarantee them success. We reached this level of confidence
because we rely solidly on research and statistical information. Besides this, we serve our clients with genuine passion. I love my job, and so I’m always motivated and keen to see positive end results.
that the jammed and packed roads that we see on Umrah and Hajj seasons are the results of unreliable tour guides. In my early 20s I was the tour guide for a group of Turkish pilgrims. I use to take certain routes that are less crowded in Do you see Saudization certain times. I lead the as a challenge to your pilgrims in a way that business? reduced problems for them and the people around them. I believe that Saudization What I’m trying to say is, is not a challenge when more buses and wider roads it comes to the hotel and will not help much if poor hospitality industry. Makkah management continues to in particular is different than remain from the tour guides any other tourist area, and and the travel agencies side. no one can understand it better than the people who For the last several years grew up around it. Hiring we have been witnessing Saudis means less training major development and orientation since they in Islamic tourism in understand the Saudi market Saudi, yet very little very well. Put in mind that development towards the people of Makkah have non-Muslim tourism been serving people in Hajj sites. Do you see this and Umrah for around 1,400 changing? Can Saudi years from one generation expand in non-Muslim to another. But I fully tourism? understand that Saudization can be a constraint in other Yes, this is because Hajj industries. and Umrah are an ongoing demand until the last day of Today, around 2.5 million this world. The 1.5 billion Muslims visit Makkah Muslims around the world annually. do you believe will always have a burning that the infrastructure in desire to visit Makkah Saudi Arabia can handle and Madinah, which then such number, speaking of forces and motivates the the roads and health and government, hotels and safety issues ? businesses to invest more on religious tourism. Yes, I strongly believe that the infrastructure in However, I do believe that Makkah can handle such Saudi Arabia has a future numbers each year. The in a certain type of tourism main problem is not in the that I would like to call the infrastructure, it’s purely in “Green Tourism.” When the management. I believe I say green tourism I’m 30 DESTINATION JEDDAH
talking about a country that is alcohol-free, where tourists can enjoy the nature of the country such as the sea, mountains, safaris and the Bedouin life. In other words, Saudi could be the place for tourists that want a pure and natural vacation. A place for rehabilitation. Some people argue that Makkah is becoming over commercialized. Do you agree with this statement? To an extant yes it is, and actually I’m not completely against it. This is because I know for a fact that the attitude and the nature of the pilgrims are changing. As a result, Makkah is changing as well. However, I strongly believe that a balance must remain. What are some common mistakes do you see hotels in Saudi Arabia making? There are two common mistakes that drive me crazy. The first mistake is lack of market segmentation. Segmentation is needed to identify the type of customers that the hotel is targeting they could be businessmen, pilgrims, families and so forth. The second mistake is not being proactive. Some hotels wait for wrong things to happen then fix it. Being proactive is all about fixing things before they even happen.
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Al Khobar Lakes Emaar Middle East, the wholly-owned subsidiary of global property developer, Emaar Properties PJSC, has embarked on a mission to change the landscape of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Specialized in creating value-added, master-planned communities that meet the entire spectrum of lifestyle needs, Emaar has launched world-class developments including Jeddah Gate, Al Khobar Lakes and Emaar Residences at the Fairmont Makkah in Saudi Arabia. A luxury lakefront development, Al Khobar
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Lakes is located on approximately 2.6 million sq m Master Plan with serene water bodies, together with private villas, retail and leisure amenities, Al Khobar Lakes provides the perfect environment for family living. Located only 43 km from King Fahd International Airport, and in close proximity to Al Khobar City, Dhahran and Dammam, Al Khobar Lakes has launched two spectacular communities â€” Al Nada and Al Ghadeer villages. Perfect for families in every way, upon completion the
development features 11 mosques, including a Grand Mosque for Friday prayers and educational complexes for boys and girls. The development also has a community center, coffee shops and other amenities.
Emaar Middle East brings high-class connectivity to Al Khobar Lakes with smart units featuring the latest communication technologies, and a worldclass infrastructure network With homes in Al Nada Village in Al Khobar Lakes already handed over, Al Khobar Lakes continues to see strong investor response from within and around the Kingdom. Emaar Middle East, is currently offering a new â€œrent with option to buyâ€? initiative for a selected collection of villas in its
Al Khobar Lakes masterplanned community, for a limited period of time. The new initiative enables customers who have a firm interest in owning property to first enter into a rental agreement with Emaar Middle East for a specified period. During the rental period, the customers will only have to pay the rent for their villa, and may opt to purchase the property before the tenancy expires. Tel: 920022566 Web: www.emaarme.com.sa
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Do you want a wonderful wedding? A wedding that will meet all your standards in terms of elegance luxury and most importantly quality, with a team of experienced professionals? If you are acquainted with White Platinum based in Jeddah, Mina Al Marshadi, the founder, has built an excellent reputation from her creative ideas from Concerts Simple to first class. The vision of White Platinum is to be one of the most respected companies in event planning to suit the level demanded by their customers and their dreams. They are always honored to be part of such happy events. Their philosophy is to create sophisticated, elegant and glamorous wedding celebrations. They are keen in providing weddings that reflect the couple’s personality, while meeting all their requirements within a reasonable budget. White Platinum is one of the few wedding planners that have their own décor and tailoring department, designing most of their materials. As 34 DESTINATION JEDDAH
a result, everything can be specifically tailored to meet their clients’ needs. On top of this, they provide a friendly environment, which is one of the strengths at White Platinum. Mina believes that providing a friendly atmosphere when meeting her clients helps them to easily express themselves and provides her with a better understanding of their preferences, which then helps with the arrangements. For the designing process Mina meets with her clients. In this meeting she gets an idea of the bride’s dress, makeup, personality and preferences. And from there she starts the work. Mina also provides her clients with samples and sketches during the meeting to make things as clear and descriptive as possible.
â€œWe are privileged in White Platinum to work alongside the most respected companies in the events business who all share our passion, commitment and high standards of service, excellence.â€? Mina Al Marshadi.
White Platinum can provide everything to their clients from A to Z. They provide the flowers, all decorative materials, table linen, centerpieces, chair covers, up-lighting and much more. They also deal with international suppliers when certain flowers or materials are not found here. White Platinum believes that their main mission is to help a bride enjoy the most important day of her life. And they achieve this through their extreme detailed work and by giving the bride the feeling that everything is tailor-made for her. Mob: +966-566885527 Email: whiteplatinumwedding @gmail.com Instagram: Platinumwedding
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A R T S & E N T E R TA I N M E N T
The Best Travelers to follow on Instagram By Hana Jazzar
How can you trot the corners of the world from the comfort of your sofa? Instagram of course. It gives us the ability to live vicariously through others, visually and mentally experiencing wild journeys and exotic destinations. We have rounded up the most inspiring and creative travel accounts you must follow, enjoy!
2- Murad Osmann
3- Tom Anderson
This Russian photographer rose to “Insta-fame” in 2013 thanks to unique photographs of his photogenic girlfriend leading him around the world by her left hand. His #followmeto shots often feature world landmarks including New York’s Times Square, Istanbul’s Blue Mosque, the Colosseum, and most recently, the Sochi Olympics.
Does the name ring a bell? He is the founder of the original social-networking website MySpace. After leaving the company in 2009, he decided to travel the world and take photos of his discoveries. From dramatic sunsets in the Philippines, to abstract shots under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. He promises to “try to create one good photo a day.” We believe he does!
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1- Foster Huntington
Foster quit his New York design job in 2011 to live in a van and travel — hence the hashtag #vanlife. Now, with over 800,000 followers, he shares his nomadic lifestyle as he moves through Mexico, Morocco and North America.
4- National Geographic Traveler
If you love the channel, you’re gonna want to follow the account. The official National Geographic Traveler Instagram account brings you a kaleidoscope of images. Taking you behind-thescenes of the team’s trips and capturing the essence of nature and wild life.
6- Kirsten Alana
7- Cole Rise
Kirsten is a traveler, photographer and blogger. She’s based in New York City and has worked with Expedia and Flight Centre UK. Her images have been featured in The Huffington Post, Snap! and AFAR Magazines. Follow her feed and enjoy mini blog posts full of information about her images and travels.
Photographer and pilot Cole Rise takes his 870,000+ followers around the world to breathtaking escapes. His images have landed on the covers of magazines, art blogs and CD covers. You might have even used one of the many filters he created on Instagram, such as Rise, appropriately named after him.
8- Zach Glassman
9- Liz Carlson
10- Dave & Deb
Zach Glassman is a travel documentarian and polyglot based out of NYC. His inspires his 110K followers to “explore together.” He is also founder of @passionpassport.
Liz shares her iPhone shots as she hikes, flies and swims her way through Europe, the Middle East and New Zealand.
Based out of Toronto — though rarely there — Dave and Deb have been inspiring people for six years through 80 countries on seven continents. They run the adventure blog TheplanetD.com
5-Adam & Emily Harteau
Depicting “a modern family portrait,” this family of three (soon to be four) journey South America in a Volkswagen Westfalia camper. Adam, an artist, Emily, a fashion designer, and Colette, their daughter, have gained media attention from The New York Times, TOMS and various travel outlets.
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no better way to discover Saudi Arabia By Mohammed Mirza
There’s no better way to discover Saudi Arabia than by criss-crossing the country via its numerous highways. No matter what vehicle you drive, these classic routes ensure spectacular scenery and a remarkable experience. Saudi Arabia possesses a variety of road trip-suitable routes, from straight shots across deserts to snaking switchbacks through the mountains. Whatever type of adventure you seek, however much time you have and whatever you want to see, there’s a road out there for everyone.
It’s time to take your sense of adventure on the road and let unexpected diversions and detours (and maybe even a dirt path) add drama to your journey. So grab your family, friends and embark on a long, leisurely drive through the Kingdom with our Top 5 Road Trips. 38 DESTINATION JEDDAH
1.Soaking in the Hot Springs at Al Lith
Nestled in a silent valley close to the town of Al Lith lies Saudi Arabia’s very own set of hot springs. The newly built tarmac road runs between beautiful beige colored hills with splashes of green. The charming valley at the foot of which the hot spring burbles out of the ground is verdant and houses grazing livestock. It offers scenes of a green rural idyll that are sharply at odds with the concept of a “desert kingdom.” The hot springs boast a dramatic landscape, with hills on one side and marshy ground covered with radiant green grass on the other. Part of its charm is its isolation and the fact that there has
been minimal development around it. A perfect place to relax and ease your aching backs.This hot spring with its ideal bathing temperature can be enjoyed year round. So prepare to get soaked on this road trip!
To Get There: Catch the Jeddah-Jazan Highway and after covering a distance of 215 kilometers you will come across a major intersection with a road that leads to the town of Al Lith to the west and a road that heads towards the village of Gumaygah and beyond on your east. From there set your odometer to zero and
follow the road that heads east. When your odometer clocks 49 kilometers look for a road on your left and you will see a road that heads down into the valley. Follow this road until it reaches a dead end. From there you will be a stone’s throw away from the hot springs. Photo by Ahmed Alsheme
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2. Exploring the Historic Ruins of Al Uqair
The appellation of a “Desert Kingdom” has both sagas and emptiness of infinite sand attached to it. This is by far the longest road trip on our list, but is worth the cross-country east-west travel. Plenty of highlights along the way ensure that you’ll want to take several days to explore this route that passes through basaltic lava fields, desert dunes, numerous oasis and ramshackle villages. It is believed that the ancient Arabian city of Gerrha existed at this very spot. Today, a colonial fort survives, which highlights the rich trading center the place had become in the 19th century. The fort is strategically located between the fertile oasis of Al Ahsa and the enigmatic Arabian Gulf. It formerly
acted as a gateway for traders the cross-country Jeddahto the whole of Arabia. Dammam Highway that passes through Riyadh. Approximately 265 kilometers after Riyadh you will reach the village of Judah that sits by the highway. Once you pass through Judah catch the second exit that leads towards the town of Buqayq. From the town of Buqayq Surrounded in murky history, head east and after about 100 this isolated fort is a compel- kilometers you will arrive ling place surviving the harsh at a major intersection. Take shifting desert sands for a right at this intersection centuries. Though decaying, and head straight until you exploring around the ruins of will come across an exit this historic fort of Al Uqair that reads Uqair Beach. is a fascinating experience, Take this exit and head where one can relive a bystraight on this road. This gone era. road will ultimately end at a roundabout from there you will be able to spot the To Get There: Head to Dammam following fascinating fort on your east.
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3. Relishing fresh fruits at the Taif Fruit Market
Road trippers can expect some majestic mountains and breathtaking scenery on this one. This road trip will take you to the top of the Sarawat mountain range on a road that has short, straight sections and subsequent hairpin turns. And after every hairpin, a new view reveals itself: vast, cocoa-colored mountains fading to a hazy blue, bisected by a thin gray road. Just before entering the town of Taif after you have completed your ascent to the mountain city, you’ll want to stretch your legs and enjoy the stunning views of the Hada Valley down below. At the fresh fruit market you can expect to see a myriad of colors created from the variety of fruits being
for speed demons; to truly experience the place, slow down and let your appetite guide your way.
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offered. Fruits such as red berries, apricots, cactus fruit, pomegranates and loads of other drool-worthy seasonal fruits are offered by cordial vendors. Feel free to try samples and fall in love with an unadulterated Taif experience. This isn’t a road trip
Head towards Makkah from Jeddah. As soon as you reach Makkah catch the outer ring road. While on the ring road you will see signboards that read Taif. Follow the signs towards Taif and you will come across a highway that ascends through the mountain range. Follow this highway and after completing your ascent look towards your left and you will see the colorful fruit market sitting on the outskirts of Taif. The fruit market is about 150 kilometers from Jeddah.
4. Arabian Gazelle Spotting on Farasan Islands Well, this is a road trip of a slightly different kind. It involves transporting your vehicle via a ferry to the mesmerizing Farasan Islands, which are located right in the center of the Red Sea, standing as a partial bridge between Africa and Asia.
search of this rare breed of Gazelle. They are quite difficult to spot, so you can be assured of it consuming a considerable amount of your time before you actually come across one.
The picturesque Farasan Islands are blessed with a diverse fauna, the most prized of them being the Arabian Gazelle. Farasan Islands are one of the last places on earth that the Arabian Gazelle survives. So roam around the archipelago’s isolated white-sand beaches, pristine marshes, sleepy villages and sand dunes in
Head to Jazan preferably through the coastal JeddahJazan Highway. After traveling a distance of about 800 kilometers from Jeddah you will reach the city of Jazan. Once you enter Jazan catch the King Fahd Road that will lead you to the Jazan Port. Once at the port collect a ferry ticket to Farasan Islands. The ferry
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runs twice daily once in the morning and once in the afternoon. A trip on the ferry is free of charge; plus it allows travelers to take their cars along with them. This one-hour ferry ride will take you straight to the mesmerizing Farasan Islands.
5. Desert Camping at Mudhaylif The idea of camping in the desert conjures up exotic yet vague images of nylon zip-up tents with toasty sleeping bags, a glowing fire, bowls of soup and storytelling in the middle of an open desert. Surrounded by coffee-colored dunes and flyblown Bedouin encampments Mudhaylif is one of the best places in the Kingdom for camping. Mudhaylif is a small village that sits adjacent to the Jeddah-Jazan Highway. What makes camping at Mudhaylif trip feasible is that it is close remembto e r! to the highway in case of any emergencies, yet at the same time will allow you to experience desert camping to the fullest. The desert around Mudhaylif is not a flat sand dune desert;
it has bits of green splashed around and is extremely beautiful with vistas of vast emptiness. This is a place where you will realize the joy of observing the silent dancing of bright stars on a cloudless night sky.
you will see signboards that read Mudhaylif. Follow the signs and you will reach Mudhaylif. Once at Mudhaylif you can see the stunning desert surrounding the village on all sides. Pick a spot that you find feasible and set camp.
To Get There: Head south from Jeddah using the Jeddah-Jazan Highway. After traveling a distance of 320 kilometers
Beyond the Borders Road trips are not just limited to the walls of the Kingdom. Why not prolong your journey and drive beyond the borders? If you’re not bothered with long road travel, visit www.saptco. com.sa and take a look at their offerings for international bus services. They have buses departing from Riyadh to Amman, Kuwait, Aden, San’a, Bahrain, Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Khartoum and more.
They have buses departing from Jeddah to Amman, Cairo, Beirut, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Khartoum and Yemen. Buses also go to Bahrain and Qatar but with changes in Dammam. • Borders are open 24 hours a day, but go very early or very late
if you want to avoid long queues. • Make sure you have the required visas before embarking on your journeys. • Never pick up passengers or baggage near borders!
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Where to Go in 2014?
By Hana Al Jazzar
Planning your ultimate vacation this year? Don’t know where to go? Destination is here to save the day. Whether you’re planning to bask under the sun, jump off a cliff or simply want to soak in a little bit of history and culture, we’ve gone through the best of the best recommendations for this year so you don’t have to!
Top destinations for beachcombers Bora Bora, Tahiti, French Polynesia
This tiny yet magical island is part of what make up the French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean Best point, the Matira Beach, evokes images of exotic lagoons, sandy beaches and tranquil waters.
The Seychelles is a lot of people’s idea of paradise. The sparkling sands and turquoise waters of La Digue Anse Source d’Argent makes it one of the most photographed beaches in the world.
Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos
On Providenciales island, nestled in the North Atlantic, lays a 12-mile stretch of powdery sand beach, stunning shades of blue waters and a long coral reef-rich in aquatic life. It was also named as the World’s Leading Beach for many years running at the World Travel Awards.
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Top destinations for adventure Mountain trekking in Nepal
Nothing screams adventure like climbing the highest peak in the world. Nepal is the perfect playground for climbers and trekkers interested in pushing themselves to the limit, both physically and mentally.
Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown is where the bungee jump was invented in 1988, and you can still take the 43m-plunge at Kawarau Bridge. Year round, adventure seekers come from around the world for skiing, snowboarding, skydiving, hang gliding, whitewater rafting, rock climbing and abseiling. Plus, there’s hiking and biking trails throughout the local mountains and valleys. No wonder it’s considered the adrenaline capital of the world!
Dive Iceland’s tectonic plates:
Iceland’s Silfra Rift is the only place in the world where you can go for a dive, stretch out your arms and be touching Eurasia with one hand and America with the other. You can drive between two tectonic plates, which is literally the stuff that makes up the Earth’s crust. Cited by veteran divers as the clearest diveable water in the world, visibility at the Silfra Rift virtually extends to end-of-sight.
Super-advanced ski and board hounds head to Alaska for heliskiing, the world’s most extreme winter-sports experience.
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Top destination for foodies
Paris, Rome and Tokyo may be the pillars of global cuisine, but we are praising some fresh cities toping the food destination charts
The city that invented tapas is gaining popularity due to its innovative contemporary Catalan cuisine. It offers a wealth of fine restaurants where food is science and chefs like Ferran Adrià and his award-winning El Bulli, the world’s (ex-) best restaurant. In addition, it is home to the largest open-air food markets, La Boqueria.
Combining stunning views in almost every direction with fresh produce and local traditions, Lyon has elevated food into an art form. From fancy haute cuisine to traditional hearty food, it caters to gourmands of all budgets. Unique Lyonnaise restaurants called Bouchons are a must try for foodies, most popular being Chez Hugon. 44 DESTINATION JEDDAH
New York, USA
Home to over 10,000 restaurants, you can find every kind of cuisine imaginable From gourmet groceries to Michelin-star restaurants, the NYC dining scene is endless. Some of the finest dining experience according to the Zagat 2014 NYC Restaurants Survey are: Le Bernardin, Per Se, Eleven Madison Park, JeanGeorges and La Grenouille just to name a few.
San Fransisco, USA
Scoring in the Top 5 for ethnic food, coffee bars and farmer’s market, the Bay Area is serving up the trendiest culinary experiences. The famous Chez Panisse in Berkeley uses local organic foods served with simplicity and style and is credited as the inspiration for “California” cuisine.
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Top Destinations for Culture Lovers! Oman
If Hud Hud Travels’s luxury tented camp in the Wahiba Sands aren’t enough adventure for you, then you can look forward to two highly anticipated new hotels opening their doors in 2014. The mountainous Alila Jabal Akhdar is perched 2,000 meters above sea level overlooking a dramatic gorge, and Anantara Al Madina A’Zarqa Resort & Spa is set on a natural peninsula jutting into the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Oman. Both are a few hours drive from Muscat.
You could argue that the Danish capital became a food capital thanks to just one restaurant: Noma. Praised as the number one restaurant in the world, it serves up gastronomical Nordic cuisine by chef René Redzepi. The city overall has the most creative dining scenes in Europe at every price point. From pastry shops to hot dog stands, it’s a foodies dream come true.
Cape Town, South Africa
Elected World Design Capital 2014, Cape Town will be showcasing about 450 innovation projects focusing on social responsibility and urban renewal. The city’s offerings range from architecture open houses and fashion shows, to welcoming the public into artists’ galleries and performing studios. 46 DESTINATION JEDDAH
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Be prepared for Brazil to take over your living room with the World Cup this summer. But if you make the 14-hour trip, you might as well experience the jungles and beaches of its 8,000-km coastline firsthand. In Rio de Janeiro, take the time to visit the spectacular Sugarloaf Mountain Aerial Tram, considered one of the world’s most beautiful cable car rides.
Not many people are familiar with the fascinating Baltic capital, stepping into the spotlight this year as the European Capital of Culture 2014. You’ll be marveling at gleaming art nouveau buildings, cobblestone streets, opera theaters and the biggest central market in Europe. Riga will be reclaiming its title as a crossroads of the continent.
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Eccentric and Bizarre Attractions in the US By Rayan Khayat
There are the good, the bad, and the just plain strange. What makes a great vacation even better are the little perks that come along with it. From fashion and art to extra-terrestrials, the best trips have something for everyone. So if you travel to America this summer add these interesting spots to your bucket list.
The Prada Marfa Store, TX Every fashionista will get a kick out of this sculpture of a Prada store located on a remote highway in Texas. Using genuine Prada shoes and handbags for the art piece, two artists have cooperated in designing this amusing roadside surprise more than half a century ago.
Enchanted Highway, ND Roughly 20 miles from the town of Dickenson, is a long stretch of sculptures made from storage tanks and scraps of metal standing at 45 feet. 48 DESTINATION JEDDAH
Roswell, NM A few decades ago, a mysterious object crashed at a ranch near Roswell. Conspiracy theorists have had a field day with the incident ever since, and the town has tapped into a new market. There’s a Museum and Research Center and an annual UFO festival.
Unclaimed Baggage Center, AL In the chance that you do not claim your luggage after 90 days of losing it, here’s where it might end up. This is a gigantic thrift shop for bags, cameras and laptops.
Meteor Crater, AZ About 50,000 years ago a fiery meteor shooting through the atmosphere created this natural wonder. The crater’s about 40 miles east of Flagstaff, 600 feet deep and 1 mile in diameter. There’s a Museum and Research Center and an annual UFO festival.
Fremont Troll, WA Situated directly below a bridge in Seattle resides this 2ton mammoth of a sculpture. Made as part of a competition promoting urban renewal, it was first found to be a subject of disagreement, but most eventually loved the new neighbor.
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Group Tour anyone? By Zareen Muzaffar
When was the last time you went for a group tour? We usually plan trips with our spouse, friend, family members, or children. Not that there’s anything wrong with that of course because we make some of the best memories in life with them. But at times a change is good. You shift things a little bit to bring new experiences in your life. That’s where traveling with groups kicks in. Feels a little uncomfortable? Don’t be. DJ has compiled a list of why group tours are more fun than people think. So before you plan a trip (local or international) do consider opting for a group tour to open new doors and new experiences with your family: Easy management
If you are traveling to a country for the first time chances are there may be many things related to language and culture that you could be unaware. But when we travel in groups, there’s always someone to help out, assist or guide us when we feel a little lost. Tour guides do all the heavy lifting: make hotel reservations, ensure safe and reliable transfer of luggage, set up tours at museums, historic landmarks and other tourist venues and arrange meals among myriad other duties.
Traveling alone requires carrying bulky information
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guides, asking for directions and constantly looking up information about certain landmarks. When you are traveling in a group that is all left to the guide to hand out leaflets, provide nuggets of interesting information and provide knowledgeable answers to most questions.
Cultivating new friendships
We meet interesting people everyday but sometimes we are too busy with work, education, or other duties to develop friendships. Traveling in groups is not just fun, but a great way to socialize and cultivate new relations. Undoubtedly, you will run into some people
that rub you the wrong way, but being in close quarters with the same people for up to two weeks allows new friendships to blossom.
Group tours are not just great for personal development and socializing, but they are also easy on the pocketbook too! When tour operators book tours, airline tickets and hotel reservations in bulk, those savings are passed along to the customer. Often tours offer all-inclusive deals that include meals and transportation in the city. Some operators even take care of gratuities.
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Travel Agencies or Online booking?
By Zareen Muzaffar
These days we tend to do everything online: buy movie tickets, shop for clothes, makeup, shoes, use social media to stay in touch with loved ones, and so on. When it comes to buying plane tickets, many of us stick to the tried and tested travel agencies while some us book tickets online using various portals such as Kayak, Expedia, Orbitz etc.
computer, browsing endlessly through scores of websites? Or simply calling your agent, new or existing, tell them your destination and wait for the phone call? The agent can also give you different options and the final decision is yours minus the endless clicks on the computer and the nerve-wracking experience of inputting your credit card details on a website.
Travel agencies, once thought to be going the way of the dinosaur, have made a comeback as travelers are beginning to recognize that dealing with a human being can make a difference when faced with a drastic change of plans. Travel agents usually have better knowledge about the hidden discounts for hotel rooms or the complexities involved in airline ticket prices.
With years of experience behind them, travel agencies can make recommendations suiting your needs. Sometimes you may want a brief stop over in a transit city, but if online booking offers few hours, agents can modify and make your stay longer. They can even give you hotel recommendations or information about the city you may want to stop over at.
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Solutions to Problems
We may book a flight online
and if the flight is canceled for some reason or you are unable to fly, there may be hidden costs you donâ€™t know about if you have booked online. Moreover, some online booking sites provide no flexibility. On the contrary, your agent can change your booking; modify your itinerary and all that is just a phone call away.
Options for Business Travelers Some companies have existing relations with traveling agencies and that helps the employees find the best option for their travel needs. Agencies provide flexible and budget friendly options.
Travel agencies can help you book group tours or other excursions. The packages include hotel bookings, commute and tourist attractions.
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Top cruise lines By Jala Mohamed
Choosing your desired cruise line on the right ship while on a budget can be a big challenge. Here are some of the top cruise lines with prices ranging from $1,500 to $9,000 depending on your selected venue.
Light on the pocket
Description: The Crystal Serenity cruise has different entertainment programs such as dance lessons, golf teaching with professionals and art lessons. It also offers a variety of shore excursions in different locations. The fees of the cruise include fine dining meals and venues.
Description: The Royal Caribbean cruise offers bungee trampolines, suspension bridges, fitness facilities and an expanded pool deck for adventurous guests.
Cruise Name: Crystal Serenity Destination: Corfu, Greece to Venice Italy Duration: 5 Nights
Contact Information: Tel: 1.888.722.0021 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Cruise Name: Royal Caribbean Destination: From Miami, to Cococay, to Nassau, and back to Miami Duration: 3 Nights
Contact Information: Tel: 800.398.9819 Web: www.royalcaribbean.com
Cruise Name: Disney Magic Destination: Barcelona Spain, Villefranche (Monte Carlo, Cannes, Nice) France, Italy, and then back to Barcelona Spain. Duration: 7 Nights Description: The Disney Magic is a majestic, familyfriendly Disney cruise line ship that takes guests of all ages on exciting vacations to enchanting ports of call in the Caribbean, Bahamas and the Mediterranean. This ship blends classic beauty and grace with all the modern luxuries, technology and comforts that make cruising a pleasure.
Cruise Name: Regent Seven Seas Cruises Destination: Rome to London Duration: 15 Nights
Description: The Regent Seven Seas Cruises provides daytime enrichment programs, entertainment at night, and fine cuisine all the time. Also, equipped with a luxurious spa and a fitness gym. The ship has many decks and views of the sea. Each deck has a certain type of accommodations and each is at a price. Contact information: Tel: +1.954.776.612 Web: www.rssc.com
Contact information: Tel: 800.951.3532 Web: disneycruise.disney.go.com
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Young, Wild & Free
Europe Edition! Where young travelers stay while exploring The Old Continent. By Rayan Khayat
Europe is filled with so many different cities and cultures that it takes amazing planning skills to just get even the shortest visit to them all! That’s why we gotta start young. It would also be great to be around people your own age and be able to afford your way around. So what are you waiting for? Summer’s only a month away!
Hotel Nardizzi, Rome 1. Standard Design Hotel, Paris This trendy and modern hotel is a great place for the younger crowd. It’s minimal, stylish and affordable. Centrally located in the 11th arrondissement, the hotel is in the old, historic Parisian quarter of Le Marais, and only a few steps from the Palace de la Bastille. The guests rave about the dining, the friendly staff and its great shopping location. 56 DESTINATION JEDDAH
This charming little hotel is said to be authentically Italian. It’s located on the top floor of an old building close to the historical center of the city and just 500 meters from the main train station. It is lauded for its friendly staff and its great rooftop breakfast garden with a view.
Chic & Basic Ramblas, Barcelona This cool hotel is like a museum of modern art, with weird sculptures and quirky furniture all over the place. The amazingly affordable hotel is inspired by 1960s Barcelona, and exudes history and modernity at the same time. It’s also just seconds from Las Ramblas, the pulsing street that leads to anywhere, and just a few minutes from the beach.
Ku’damm 101, Berlin A cool and luxurious hotel right in the middle of the world famous Kurfürstendamm shopping district. Fabulously modern interiors, up-to-date facilities, a sauna, a rooftop breakfast and serene gardens are just some of what the Ku’damm offers. Each floor even has differently colored rooms and you can choose which color you’d like to stay in!
Rushmore, London The Rushmore is a charming small hotel in a Victorian townhouse, chicly decorated in a modern way. Guests love the location, which is among the shops and cafes of Earl’s Court and within easy reach of the buses and the tube. Each room is uniquely decorated and breakfast is served in a cool retro atrium.
Trafalgar Tours Heralded by USA Today as one of the best European tours for young adults, this travel company offers 10-15 days vacations all over the continent. The offer includes breakfast daily, four to five dinners throughout and accommodations in deluxe hotels. The 11-day European Dream trip includes stops in Rome, Milan, St. Gotthard, Lucerne, Paris and Dover.
Contiki is the worldwide leader in tours for young adults, it’s a great choice for those with exploration and adventure in mind and also want to save money. The European Explorer vacation travels through 17 countries in 35 days, and includes a ferry ride, a Parisian evening cruise, historical visits in Athens and a four-day stay in Mykonos for some extra beach lounging.
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An unforgettable experience in the centre of luxury
Five reasons you should stay at the Rosewood Corniche hotel in Jeddah The luxurious Rosewood Corniche hotel situated in the heart of Jeddah city is the ultimate destination for a family outing, business trip or for those seeking a romantic vacation. Here are five reasons why the Rosewood Corniche hotel should be at the top of your travel wish list.
1. Private Butlers And Specially Trained fragrance butlers The butlers at Rosewood Corniche are dedicated, service-oriented individuals who accompany the hotel guests from the moment they step into the hotel until they check out. To top it all, a specially trained “fragrance butlers” is introduced to offer guests a choice of exotic scents.
receives a personalized letter from the management. A special bathrobe and slippers will be waiting for each child in his/her room along with a coloring set, PlayStation and a newly introduced “kids mini bar.”
3. Complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity during transfers
Guests who use the airport transfer service of Rosewood Corniche can take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi 2. Rose buds program connectivity on their way to the hotel. The Rose Buds Children’s program is designed specially 4. Fitness Center and to make the young guests rooftop pool feel like VIPs. At the hotel doorstep each child is The Health and Fitness welcomed by name and Center offers the latest 58 DESTINATION JEDDAH
technology in isotonic weight machines with sauna and steam room in each set of changing rooms. Membership packages are available at attractive prices.
5. Voted as one of the top 10 hotels in Saudi Arabia by TripAdvisor.com TripAdvisor.com, has recognised Rosewood Corniche as one of the top ten hotels in Saudi Arabia at the 2014 Traveller’s Choice Awards. For more information Tel: +966-12-2607111 Fax: +966-12-2607222 Web: www.rosewoodhotels.com
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BOHO London EAST END: FROM FUNKY SIDEWALK BITS TO CHIC EATS ON THE WATER
By Tharik Hussain
The coffee is from Italy, the boat was built in Worcestershire and my host is a serendipitous middleaged man called Phil with a broad northern accent that I mistake as “Geordie.” I am looking out of the Boston Belle Riverboat cafe in London’s East End. It is early spring and the sun winks at me in flashes as it reflects off the retro glasses of hipsters cycling along the towpath. The men are in skin-tight chinos rolled up to reveal their white ankles as they ride colorful single-gear bikes and the women in vintage-chic outfits elegantly peddle classic models, complete with wicker baskets at the front. It's the perfect accessory to carry home the rustic bread and vintage scarves they have just bought from the market. Some of the uber-cool Londoners stop at the exit for the “Cat and Mutton” bridge, where Phil has cleverly moored. 60 DESTINATION JEDDAH
Around me interesting works of art hang on the wooden interior. Red storm lanterns gently sway from the ceiling. On the opposite bank, giant rusting gas cylinders rub shoulders with crumbling properties where huge buddleias peer from broken doors and windows; their purple flowers enjoying the view over this gorgeous little bohemian corner of east London. Local artists, musicians and the odd squatter have reclaimed many of the buildings. The ones that haven’t are a reminder of the “old East End,” where according to some ’80s American guidebooks, the capital’s cabbies would refuse to stop for fear of being mugged.
Originally from Sunderland, Phil is part of the new community witnessing an exciting change. “You get tourists, local artists, film people, musicians and other creative types along here now ... it’s a ‘hidden gem’, you see,” he says. Flanked by picnic-perfect London Fields on one side and the “boatie” community on the other, the Broadway Market in Hackney is part of a growing number of alternative spots in this once run-down London neighborhood. Nowadays organically farmed steaks are freshly grilled in front of you; giant marinated olives will be served from rustic wood buckets and all of it can be washed down with juice squeezed by a metal Victorian press.
Others continue past through the community of narrow boats that makes this stretch of London’s Regent Canal feel almost rural. “It’s amazing how easily you can forget you’re in London on the canals,” says Phil preparing one of his signature Espresso coffee pots as a pretty young couple stoop down to enter his quaint little boat. DESTINATION JEDDAH 61
For bookworms, antiquated books can be bought either at the Word on the Water boat shop, in the Broadway Bookshop on the main road or any number of stalls in the heart of the little market. Many of them are also selling exciting local publications found nowhere else, like “I’ve lived in East London for 85½ years,” the delightful story of Londoner Joseph narrated through a collection of beautiful pictures. And then there is Benjamin the butterfly seller, whose specimens all died natural “ethical” deaths. The frames and little glass pendants he sells them in make for unique gifts.
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Ethics is a running theme around here.
Sabine, originally from Australia, is typical of the Broadway crowd. We chat “We deliberately try to make briefly. And like so many sure what is sold on the stalls people here, she waits to does not directly compete meet a friend. with the local shop owners,” says Andrew Veitch, the “I used to live in West Broadway Market Project’s London, and there is executive director, as we sit nowhere like this,” says the outside The Dove pub. now local art agent lured to the area by the mellow vibe. This is why Broadway is a Saturday market, says “I love this place, it has Andrew, to avoid clashing such a nice atmosphere and with other local markets that is so easy going and relaxed trade on Sundays. and when you start looking about, there is so much “We set out to create a going on.” pleasant, laid-back, social atmosphere ... we never Soon Dan arrives, Sabine’s imagined it would be as companion for the day, and successful as this.” they tell me they are heading away from the market Andrew’s company towards the little-known has worked wonders, Lime Wharf where they will the Broadway Market watch some old arty docufeels friendly, warm and film library footage about the bohemian. It also feels safe. local area. As you walk around, the smell of open fire cooking I have not been where they and the sound of myriad are heading but that it is languages filling the air exactly what the Broadway while somewhere a busker Market and its surrounding plays, it is easy to understand area is all about; being with why so many friends and interesting people exploring families see this as an ideal one of the city’s most weekend hangout; delicious interesting areas. market food in a genuinely relaxed atmosphere.
When should I go? The Broadway area is in its element in late spring or summer. Combine it with a weekend exploring here on Saturday and the area around Brick Lane and Shoreditch on a Sunday for the ultimate “boho” London experience. What not to miss? Just five minutes’ walk from the Broadway Market is Lime Wharf, on Vyner Street; a vibrant creative hub that serves the most amazing bagels and offers free arts and crafts sessions for the whole family as well as regular live music and film showings. Why Go? See a side of London few even know exists; a million miles from the clichéd sights of Tower Bridge, Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus, “boho” east end offers an exciting and alternative trip to one of the most amazing cities in the world. Who should go? The open-minded, laid back and intrepid type that have already seen “postcard London.” Those wanting to meet the hip, creative and funky Londoners of a gritty east end. How to get there? Fly to London from Jeddah all year round using any major airline. Once in London use bus number 55, 48, 26, (Hackney Road - 2 min walk) or 394,
Rail stations Cambridge Heath and London Fields (5 mins walk), underground station Bethnal Green (10 mins walk) or alternatively hire a Barclay’s Bike and cycle along the towpath to the Broadway docking station. The Author:
Tharik Hussain is a freelance travel writer, journalist and photographer living with his family in London. Tharik grew up in London’s East End and is also the director of a Sixth Form Centre and a Qualified Post 16 lecturer of Sociology and Media Studies. Follow him at Web: www. thewanderingmusulman. wordpress.com Twitter: @_TharikHussain Facebook: TharikHussainUK DESTINATION JEDDAH 63
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The Art of Shopping Abroad By Jala Mohamed
Shopping overseas can be one of the greatest activities to do while traveling. In fact, some travelers get to explore the culture of a country through shopping, especially in open markets. Not to mention all your loved ones that are waiting for your thoughtful gifts when you get back home. Here are some tips that will help you shop, until you drop without any worries.
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Set a Budget The same way you set a budget for your whole trip. You also need to establish a specific budget for the shopping you will do. Keep in mind that itâ€™s vital to consider the essential expenses first, such as: the hotel, transportation, food and emergency money. Then set a budget for your shopping.
Travel in Sales Season If you are a serious shopper, book your trip during sales season. Each country may have its own sales season period. In France, by law, sales are held only twice a year, once in January and again in July. In Italy there are two official six-weeklong sales periods every year. Although the dates vary each year, there is a winter sale that starts in early January and a summer sale that starts in July. Dubai usually runs its shopping festival from January to February. So try to consider sales seasons and festivals before deciding on your traveling date.
Avoid Shopping From Tourist Shops I strongly recommend that you stay away from tourist trap souvenir shops. At least try to look for the same items somewhere else. Let’s take Egypt as an example. Souvenir shops there charge around EGP 200 and even more for books about ancient Egypt. Yet tourists still go ahead and buy them. Not knowing that the same book can be found in many bookstores around Egypt for half the price and even less.
Duty-free Shopping Tax-free shopping territories may be available in some countries such as Italy, Spain, Greece and Turkey. Langkawi’s duty-free shopping zones are one of the main reasons of their tourist attraction. So before you travel, do a quick research to find out whether the country your traveling to has any taxfree shopping zones and where. Another point you should consider when traveling to European countries is the VAT (value added taxes), which you can then reclaim after your purchase. But make sure to keep all of the required records, such as the VAT receipts to be able to reclaim it.
Bringing All Your Shopping Back How many times did you panic after realizing that all you’re shopping will not fit in your luggage? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. A lot of people fall into this trap. Here are some tips that will help you bring all your shopping back. 1. Pack a foldable extra travel bag while packing for your trip, to bring in your entire purchases home. 2. Put the suitcase that you
packed your cloth in inside a larger suitcase, you can then use this large suitcase to put your extra shopping in on your way back.
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FA S H I O N & S H O P P I N G
Packing for summer? FOR LADIES
Whether you're packing for your annual summer trip, a short getaway, your honeymoon or just a trip with your other half; mentioned here are some of the essentials to help you stay stylish (and not end up with three huge suitcases for a three-week trip... yeah I personally did that once). Add to your essentials (your favorites, also mentioning clean underwear, socks and toothbrush didn't seem neccesary). Lastly, always remember to mixâ€˜nâ€™match. You don't neccesarily have to own all of the items mentioned here to pull these ideas off. Take it as a reference (or just bring out your plastic and start shopping!).
T H E BACK TO BASICS: TANK-TOPS OK, so this will be something you put on when you're lazy, dressing up (layers), or just hanging around. Also, stocking up on basic colors (white and black) is always a good idea. Tanks by T by Alexander Wang, SR 300
THE GOOD OL' BLAZER Gone are the days when blazers were considered a formal wear, if you want to carry one, make sure its in a basic color, with the perfect fit so you can wear it on a tank top on a chilly morning and put it on with your dress at night. Blazer by Band of Outsiders, SR 2,800
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E S S E N T I A L S DENIM So taking one pair of jeans is an exageration (unless if you're backpacking through the jungle). Take 2-3 pairs that fit well. A boyfriend fit for the morning, a dark skinny pair for mornings/ nights and lastly the essential black skinny jeans. Tanks by T by Alexander Wang, SR 300
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TANK-DRESSES Comfortable. Easy to repeat. Works for chilled mornings, put on some heels and a cardigan and you'll enjoy a smooth transformation from morning chill to “all-night-out” or dinner. Left: Dress by Mara Hoffman, SR 1,000 Right: Dress by Helmut Lang, SR 1,050
ALL ROUNDER HANDBAG + CLUTCH If you're a smart one; you will be taking one handbag (and a tiny clutch), if you're a normal person that loves fashion (yeah, here loving fashion is considered normal); then taking only two may seem crazy (but think of all the space you'll save for all the new bags you will be buying while on vacay!) Black bag by Givenchy, SR 8,600 (approx.) Flower embellished clutch by Marchesa, SR 7,300
ZAPATOS! Be realistic, a comfy option for daytime, a dressy heels for night-time. Add a pair of classy slippers or stylish flip-flops for those super lazy days. Clockwise: Slippers by Chloé, SR 3,200, High heels by Charlotte Olympia, SR 3,000 (approx.), Studded strapped espadrilles by Valentino, SR 3,000, Valentino X Havainas flip flops, SR 1,000 (approx.)
SUNGLASSES For protecting your eyes from the harmful rays (or just to simply hide the traces of late night partying), always keep your shades handy.
SWIMSUITS Take a quick dry swimsuit, you'll appreciate it when your time in pool is followed by sudden outings or activities. Some brands are introducing double sided swimsuits, thats a win-win.
Swimsuit by Mara Hofman, SR 750
SHOW-OFF SPECIAL OK, admit it, sometimes you love to show off. Well, take one of these along for a ride and give on-lookers something more to look at. Black clutch by Tom Ford, starting from SR 12,000 Multicolor clutch by Valentino, SR 18,600
By Prada, SR 1,370 (approx.)
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FA S H I O N
Packing for summer? F O R G U YS
OK, so now the next part is directed towards guys and their wives (who almost kind of always need rescuing with what to take and what not to take) and do not forget to load up the suitcase with fresh underwears and socks.
T H E
E S S E N T I A L S
BASIC T'S A no brainer. Load up on solids and stripes. Basic t-shirts work well with pretty much everything and help with layering when it gets cold. Tshirt by Nudie Jeans, SR 160
LINEN, LINEN AND A LITTLE MORE LINEN Nothing is as chill and stylish as a good linen shirt paired with a linen shorts. Get into the linen zone with my personal favorite Parisian brand famous for its swimwear and linen clothing. Shirt SR 600, Shorts SR 600, both by Hartford.
SUNGLASSES A classic black pair would be the best option (colored funky frames may seem exciting, but you don't want to end up with cheesy springbreak vacay photos). Sunglasses by Illesteva SR 1,110 (approx.) 68 DESTINATION JEDDAH
SWIMWEAR Two is the ideal number. A lounging around, water activity suitable longer version and a pure swimming-shorter version.
Top: By Robinson Les Bains, SR 950 Bottom: By Saturdays Surf NYC, SR 440
FUN ACCESSORIES A hat to keep the head cool (also to hide post beach hair/next day true out of bed hair), some bracelets to add a little bit of style (and to have those post vacation reminising tan lines). Hat by Lanvin, SR 1,260, White bracelet by Miansai, SR 450, Beaded bracelet by Paul Smith SR 750
SHOES Sneakers are guy staples while traveling, so they're not included here (come on, everybody is gonna take either a Nike or a Converse). Consider slipper shoes, they work well for day-time and transform easily with any outfit for night-out. Gladiator inspired classic sandals are big too! Or the go-tooption of taking a cool pair of flip-flops. Slip-ons by Acne Studios SR 1,770, Sandals by Carven SR 1,700, Flip-flops by Valentino X Havaianas SR 1,000 (approx.)
SHIRTS Ditch the formal button downs, and just grab a few comfortable neat looking options. Roll the sleeves during daytime, button down for a night out. Left: Acne Studios SR 850, Right: Rag & Bone SR 1,200
JACKET Intead of the basic blazer, take a nicely fitted jacket. That adds a little style to night out outfits, also helps when the weather gets chilly. If a more casual option is required, take the ever timeless denim jacket. Denim jacket by Acne Studios SR 1,250 Navy jacket by APC SR 1,400
JEANS + SHORTS Essentials. 'nuff said. Jeans by Levis Vintage SR 1,200 (approx.), Shorts by Burberry Brit, SR 700 (approx.)
SHOW-OFF SPECIAL So guys gotta show off too right? Take along one of these (or all) to annoy your nemesis, and win with the help of high fashion. Left: Tshirt by Givenchy, SR 3,600 Right: Shirt by Saint Laurent, SR 3,200
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DINING AROUND TOWN
GUILT-FREE DELIGHTS By Alia Dmitriedis
There are two types of people in the world: the ones who eat to live, and then there are the ones who live to eat. The second type see food not just as a source of nutrition and survival, but also as an art form. As time passes, we no longer crave the deep fried, artery clogging food that we tend to regret eating later. These days good food has become healthier and greener, more about the freshness and the taste. However, even for those passionate about good food and new recipes, the few calories from here and there begin to add up and you find yourself gaining the weight you were trying to lose. Nevertheless, where there is a will there is always a way! A few simple changes could allow you to enjoy those delicious meals without a second thought:
The hardest carb to remove from your diet, is bread. There are just too many options that you just have to have bread somewhere! How about lettuce? Don’t knock It until you’ve tried it!
THIS for THAT
The next time you are in the mood for a burger, get yourself around eight leaves of iceberg lettuce and use it just as you would any burger bun!
Bulgur wheat rice We often think of bulgur wheat in a tabbouleh salad, but with its tender and chewy texture, this could turn into the perfect rice alternative. INGREDIENTS:
1 cup dark bulgur wheat 1 teaspoon olive oil Salt to taste 1 small onion chopped (for extra taste) 1 cup water
Even for dips such as Hummus, use the lettuce the same way as you would use bread. Simple, delicious and guilt-free!
• In a pot, add the olive oil and salt on medium heat and sauté the onions until translucent. • Add the wheat and stir to coat in oil, add the cup of water. Once the water begins to boil, lower the heat and cover the pot allowing it to simmer for 10 minutes. • Use with any meal that requires rice! 72 DESTINATION JEDDAH
With these small yet worthwhile changes, you can continue enjoying the food of your choice.
Cauliflower mashed potatoes
Zucchini pasta (2 servings)
Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes? Especially when you can add ingredients to heighten the flavor and change it around. But the carbs, oh those carbs! This savory cauliflower puree makes a perfect low-carb stand-in for mashed potatoes.
Zucchini pasta have been all the rage for quite some time, especially in the low-carb, paleo, gluten-free and weight watchers worlds. If you have not tried this, then I would suggest you get yourself a box of zucchini and get started!
8 cups bite-size cauliflower florets (about 1 head) 4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 1/3 cup non-fat buttermilk (alternative: mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup milk) 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil (divided) 1 teaspoon butter ½ teaspoon salt
• Place the cauliflower and the garlic in a pot of water and allow to boil until very tender, around 12–15 minutes. (You can also place them in a microwave-safe bowl with water, cover and microwave for 3–5 minutes on high.) • Place the cooked garlic and cauliflower in a food processor. Add the buttermilk, 2 teaspoons oil, butter and salt; pulse several times until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a serving bowl and drizzle with the remaining olive oil.
4 medium zucchinis A julienne grater or cheese grater-Salt to taste 1 teaspoon olive oil
• Wash zucchini and trim ends. • Scrub the skin of the zucchini, and use the grater of your choice to grate the entire zucchini lengthways for pasta like strands. • Transfer the zucchini pasta to a mesh colander and sprinkle with salt. Toss to distribute and leave the colander over a mixing bowl to drain. Let it sit for around 20 minutes to allow to moisture to leave the zucchini, giving an occasional squeeze. • In a pan, add the olive oil and allow to heat. Add the zucchini strands and toss around until they are slightly cooked. However, do not overcook as they tend to get mushy. • And there you have your zucchini pasta! Add to the sauce of your choice and indulge in a guilt-free splurge! DESTINATION JEDDAH 73
DINING AROUND TOWN
Breakfast at IHOP Health With JosĂŠ
We vegetarians cannot avoid having friends. And friends do not always share your taste for the vegetarian way of life. This month I ended up in IHOP, in the new restaurant complex on Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Street (yes, Tahlia Street, we all know it). The restaurant is famous worldwide for their pancakes and Belgian waffles. They also offer a vast variety of dishes like omelettes, French toast, crepes, sandwiches, etc. I was keen to try the omelettes section, remembering the pleasant surprise I got in Ketchup restaurant not long ago with their vegetable omelette. The IHOP vegetable omelette comes with spinach, mushrooms, onions and Swiss cheese. A very good choice to keep an eye on the calories and even better
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if you avoid the high calorie side dishes and get the seasonal mixed fruit. It looked good, smelled good and if you are keen to forgive the fact that they undercooked the onion, it was a great choice. Especially calorie-wise, compared with the pancakes in stacks of four with maple syrup and other sauces flowing like rivers from these mountains of pancakes and Belgium waffles. That omelette accompanied by a very nice fresh squeezed orange juice and a low fat milk cappuccino coffee got me all the energy and a very reasonable intake of calories for the whole active day ahead.
1- First comes first: When packing your luggage, spare some space for sports clothes. Those are usually quite light and will take only a little space. The benefit that you get when you decide to be active and you brought your clothes with you is way bigger than the space it took in your luggage.
5- You do not want to rely on gyms and their crowd? Good news again! Anytime I travel I bring my suspension training system (www. trxtraining.com). It weighs 1.5 kg and it comes in a small pack.
2- After a long trip, you need to rest. Do not try to hit the gym or the road. Your body needs to adapt to the new place, especially when you traveled to another country or continent. 3- Ask your hotel front desk about the gym but also ask them when it is least crowded. I have woken up really early, only to find the gym crowded, all machines taken and all the treadmills in use. 4- If you are keen to try jogging, get some information about the place you are visiting. Maybe they have a jogging club that you can join while you are in the city. Some cities, like Amsterdam in the Netherlands, offer a one-hour jogging tour to visit the city (www.touristrunamsterdam. com). This site also offers you a section on running tours in dozens of other European cities
8- There are specific resorts focused on sports activities where you will feel like a kid in a candy shop. In Spain, on the Canary Island of Lanzarote, you can find the Club La Santa resort (www. clublasanta.com) Do not miss a chance to visit their website and drool over the huge amount of activities they offer. 9- If you decide to exercise outdoors, do not ever miss the weather information. It is not nice to plan for a great one hour activity and find yourself in 40 degrees Celsius. We “Jeddawis” know that all too well.
6- Join popular sports events, a fun run, a fitness marathon, a Spartan race. Any kind of activity that you might find online in the city you visit. You will meet nice and happy people and you will share a great activity together. 7- Most of the hotels, especially in the summer, offer an “entertainer” service. The hotel designs an active and fun schedule and the guests can join the activities according to their preferences: Zumba, yoga, pool games, soccer … You name it.
10- Try to share your sport activities with other people, engage your family, your kids, your friends… You will all have more fun and the fitness benefits still remain!
For advice, questions, or inquiries regarding fitness, vegan and vegetarian dining options around town, contact José Ortiz via email: mypersonaltrainer@ team966.com or Instagram: team966
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Voluntourism: A new option for Saudi travelers By Maryam Al-Dabbagh
For many travelers, tourism is no longer enough. Visiting a beautiful place in the world to sightsee, take pictures and leave does not provide a whole experience any longer. What these people want is more – not so much enviable Facebook profile pictures they’re after, but rather a way to feel that their travels are making a deeper, longer lasting impact on theirs and others’ lives. They want to benefit locals in a more significant way than just buying souvenirs. Enter voluntourism: a way to avail the tourist’s yearning for the thrill of an adventure and to become socially responsible at the same time. As defined by voluntourism. org, voluntourism is “the conscious, seamlessly integrated combination of voluntary service to a destination and the best, traditional elements of travel — arts, culture, geography, history and recreation — in that destination.” This kind of journey has been a staple for foreign youngsters for years, and it’s increasingly a popular choice for conscientious students who aren’t just looking for just a good time around the world.
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With voluntourism, students can spend their money going to places where they are needed, spending any amount of time from weeks to months in remote spots the world over they may otherwise have never encountered. They volunteer their time and effort for projects that range from aiding in conservation projects to teaching children English, some that require a certain set of skills and others that require only a hardy work ethic and strong arms for labor.
Increasingly, this range of travel is not just limited to gap year students, but for anyone looking to go on vacation. A survey by cheaptickets.com found that 50 percent of American vacationers would consider volunteering on their next holiday, and it’s high time for the same to start applying for Saudi Arabia! Regrettably, not all aspects of voluntourism are rosy. Unskilled shortterm aid, however wellintentioned, can often backfire. Unscrupulous travel operators have begun
to exploit volunteers by deliberately keeping orphanages in a rundown state and even forcing non-orphans to live there, in order to solicit more donations. More and more, these drawbacks are – rightfully – being scrutinized, but it’s the responsibility of each and every prospective voluntourist to ensure you’re not part of the problem, but of the solution. Before traveling as a voluntourist, be sure to do your research in selecting a sustainable, responsible program that will result in long-term growth for the home society. Ask the right questions beforehand and make sure you’re wellaware of each aspect of the situation. Remember to examine your own intentions: you don’t want to be doing good for the wrong reasons. Web: www.voluntourism.org www.theguardian.com/ travel/2014/feb/17/volunteerholidays-how-to-find-rightproject
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Attaa Charity Club Jeddah school group inspires the gift of giving By Jala Mohamed
In the fight against poverty it’s exciting to see school students taking action and showing concern towards those who are in need. This does not only reflect their social awareness, but it may also be a sign of a greater future with a more conscious and caring generation. Attaa (meaning “giving” in Arabic), is an after-school club dedicated to community service. The group consists of 80 students from the Al Andalus School in Jeddah. “The club was inspired by our very loved Islamic
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Studies teacher Salih Saeed Alamoudi,” said Hamdan Al Guydi, club vice president. Salih Saeed Alamoudi, founder of the Attaa Club said, “The main objective of this club is to strengthen the spiritual and faithful side of the students and integrate the students with people from different social and economic backgrounds.” The Attaa Club developed several projects including food drives, giving away the Holy Quran in poor Muslim communities in different countries and digging water wells in Nigeria. A few months ago, Attaa started a food drive campaign and managed to collect around SR 100,000 worth of food and donations. According to Hamdan Al Guydi, all donations were sent to the poor in the Carantina area. Mob: +966-5-55614584 Instagram: @36a2_ahsdp
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Surviving a 12 hour flight
GAINING PLENTY OF SAWAB BY THE END OF YOUR FLIGHT
Flying time, especially if it’s more than a few hours, can be extremely boring since you’re disconnected from the world and you can’t really go anywhere. However, if you think about it, this “idle” time is actually what you’ve always wished you had whenever you get busy in your real life. How many times have we caught ourselves saying, “If only I had a bit of free time, I’d do X”?
Shaytaan is good at trying to make us waste the treasure of free time on a flight; but with some preparation and preplanning, we can convert it to the most productive time ever!
Below are 10 Productive Muslim tips to make the most of your flights:
Quran, Tasbeeh, Reading Book/Kindle, Pen & Pocket Notebook/Journal, Laptop/ iPad. Everything else should be kept in the overhead compartment.
3. Before takeoff read the
dua for traveling + write down your intentions for this journey in your pocket journal, as well as a rough plan of what you want to do when you arrive (this could
1. Try to have your wudhu before boarding the flight. This will help you avoid be for your entire journey performing gymnastics in the if you’re on vacation, or if tight airplane toilets! you’re returning home, these 2. Upon boarding the flight,
HAVE wudhu before boarding the flight take out from your bag the following:
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could be things you need to get done in the first three days from arrival).
4. When the plane has lifted and the seat belt signs are turned off, if there’s a row of empty seats nearby,
BONUS TIP: Download all your e-mails to your desktop e-mail software before flying out, and spend one hour composing replies ready to send them out once you’re back on the ground. With the above, your long-haul flights will not feel so boring and you’ll actually feel very productive once you land, inshaAllah!
move to them. Or if it’s a packed flight, see if there are any empty seats near the emergency exits which offer more legroom. (Of course,
you need to be courteous and allow the elderly or those with children to have priority on such seats).
5. Start your flight with a bit of Spiritual Productivity and the longest, most enjoyable set of thikr you could ask for. Here’s an example: • SubhanaAllah • Alhamdulillah • Allahu Akbar • la hawla wa la quota illa billa • La ilaha illa Allah • la ilaha illa Allah wahdahu la sharika lah, lahulmulk wa lahulhamd wa huwa ala kulli shay’qadeer • SubhanaAllah wa bihamdih • SubhanaAllah AlAtheem • Astaghfurullah wa atoub ilayh • Astaghfurullah
lilmo’mineen wal mo’minaat • Allahumma Salli wa Sallim Ala Sayyidina Muhammad Each 100 times the above should take you roughly one hour.
6. Read Surat Al Baqarah
and Al Imran. This should take you three hours. You don’t have to do this in one sitting — you can spread them over three sittings, one hour each.
aim for three sleep cycles
(90 minutes/ sleep cycle) = 4 hrs + 30 minutes 7. Perform loads of Duas,
for at least 30 minutes. Remember the significance
of making dua while travelling.
8. If you’ve got a nice spot
to sleep, aim for three sleep cycles (90 minutes/sleep cycle) = 4 hrs + 30 minutes.
9. Of course, do not forget
Salah (even Witr if you want to). On some flights, you can ask to pray in a spot in the back close to the kitchen area, which has enough room to stand and pray normally – but do ask permission from flight attendants first.
10. If you do the above, you’ll probably knock out 8-10 hours. So you’re now left with a few hours which you can spend reading/ writing/eating and watching the sunset/sunrise!
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Beat the Heat in 8 Simple Ways By Anousha Vakani
Summer is almost here and most of us are already dreading the heat, but as tempting as it is to spend the season indoors with an air conditioner, it’s no reason to let the heat get the best of you. Save yourself from turning into a couch potato by following these simple tips for beating the heat. Use Sunscreen The sun can have a negative impact on your skin, causing premature aging, skin discoloration, cancer and other types of skin damage. Make sure you’re using sunscreen every time you step out of the house. Get a Spray Give yourself a sprinkle of cold water when it gets hot, or try Vitamin C Energizing Face Spritz from Body Shop. It will keep your skin from getting oily while keeping it hydrated. For a more economical option, simply make your own spray with a mixture of plain H2O and rosewater.
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Cool Off with Ice Whenever you find the heat to be unbearable, which it can be sometimes, soothe your neck, wrists, ankles with a plastic bag filled with ice cubes. Take Cold Showers This is perhaps one of the most effective ways to remain cool on hot days. Jump into a shower after you’ve been outdoors to help cool down. Stay Hydrated The most important point is to drink lots of water throughout the day. Water will maintain your body temperature and blood circulation so you’re less prone to heat fatigue. Save Electricity When you leave your home, don’t forget to switch off the lights. This will make your living space cooler for a longer duration of time. Wear Bright Colors Some colors absorb more heat than others, so if you want to stay comfortable outdoors try to wear light colors. Keep a Low Temperature Herbal teas, coconut water, and cold milk are drinks that lower your body temperature. Watermelons and pomegranates have a similar effect.
Healthy Tips for Travel
We all travel to new destinations for either work or pleasure or both! Now with summer approaching many Jeddawis are also getting ready to pack their bags. But bear in mind that people who travel overseas have up to a 50 percent chance of suffering a travel-related illness. While most travel-related illnesses are minor, if proper care and precaution isn’t taken, things can get nasty i a hurry! Take a note of the points listed and enjoy your holidays without falling ill:
Always carry prescriptions with you:
Keep your digital thermometer:
Make copies of your prescriptions and always carry them in your hand luggage as many countries question the medicines being carried along with the passengers. This is all the more important if you’re travelling with senior people who need to follow a rigorous schedule of prescribed medication.
2 Pack your first-aid kit:
Always travel with a medical kit. Carry motion sickness medication and pain meds, such as aspirin, ibuprofen along with cough drops, antibacterial ointments, eye drops, anti-diarrhea tablets and the ever handy Band-Aids.
3 Carry hand-Sanitizers/wipes:
There are germs and bacteria everywhere! One of the biggest challenges of air travel is to protect against colds and flu. Being on an airplane with a bunch of people coughing and sneezing is a sure way to get sick. But frequent hand washing (or use of hand sanitizer) can make a real difference and help keep you well.
4 Eat properly while traveling:
It’s highly recommended to use bottled water over public water dispensers. It’s always more safe to take thick-skinned fruit and vegetables that you can peel yourself, such as bananas and oranges. For meals, make sure your food is cooked thoroughly and eat it while it’s hot, this way majority of potential gastrointestinal problems.
You never know when you might need it! In absence of qualified medical assistance, this will tell you for sure if something’s wrong (or not!)
6 Get your shots (influenza, malaria, etc.) way before you travel:
At least three weeks before departure, especially when you are traveling to places where the risk of catching infections is high.
7 Drink fluids:
When traveling to hot places, keep yourself hydrated by having juices and water. Carry oral rehydration solutions (ORS), which has high content of salts and glucose. Also, if you are in one of those long flights, know that they can be really dehydrating. Always ask for “two orange juices with no ice” and eat lightly and avoid any coffee until the flight’s almost over.
8 Call the doctor:
If you are staying in a hotel, call the doctor if you feel ill. Most of the hotels can calls specialist doctors on emergency calls.
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Medical Tourism Crossing the Globe for Treatment By Mohammed Mirza
Citizens of many underdeveloped countries have long traveled to developed countries of North America and Western Europe seeking the expertise and advanced technology offered across medical centers in those countries. In the recent past, however, the tides have turned and patients from developed countries are traveling to developing ones for medical treatment. This new trend in medical tourism has emerged wherein citizens of highly developed countries choose to ignore care offered in their own countries and travel to less developed areas of 88 DESTINATION JEDDAH
the world to receive a wide range of medical services at a more economical rate.
facilities to patients from all across the globe at very affordable prices.
Medical tourism has transformed from being a small cottage industry to become an acceptable alternative for elective care thatâ€™s safe and cost effective. It is no secret that the delivery of medical care in developed countries is plain out expensive, and is out of the reach of many, even for those with insurance deductibles.
The idea, however, may be frightening to many people, most likely because it is out of their comfort zone. Having complicated medical treatments is nervewracking under the best of circumstances, and the thought of going outside oneâ€™s home country can be stressful. But the low cost factor is causing people to get out of their comfort zone and in some cases travel half way across the world for medical treatment.
There are dozens of countries, such as Thailand, Mexico, Panama, Jordan, India, Malaysia, Brazil and Turkey, that have tapped in on the trend and are offering excellent medical care in ultra-modern
With the growth of medical tourism in recent years, many insurance plans are now offering overseas medical care options and
some even cover the cost of travel. Many hospitals in developing countries have entered alliances with leading insurance providers worldwide to ensure that they do not miss out on this new phenomenon. The most common ways patients pursue medical tourism options are through web searches, forums, specialist agencies and insurance providers. Through these sources a destination is normally finalized after considering medical facilities, travel and lodging costs and health coverage plans.
Most patients incorporate a short holiday along with their treatment, as these also tend to be cheaper than vacations in their home country. Medical tourism also gives people a chance to incorporate local therapies â€” Indian yoga and Ayurvedic medicine, Thai massages and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), along with their ongoing treatments. Hotels and resorts are cashing in on the trend and thus have created attractive medical vacation packages, which offer clinic shuttle service, traditional medicine
services, holistic personal cooks and luxurious accommodations designed for recovery. Medical tourism continues to present important concerns and challenges as well as potential opportunities. It is bound to have an impact on the healthcare landscape in industrialized and developing countries around the world. Although now in its infancy, medical tourism sees a bright future ahead of it, drawing patients from far and wide for a more economical treatment yet without compromising on the quality of healthcare offered.
TOP MEDICAL TOURISM DESTINATIONS
Turkey: Eye Care (Lasik Surgery) Mexico: Dental Care Panama: Cancer Treatments Brazil: Cosmetic SurgerY
Thailand: Organ Transplants and Orthopedics Jordan: Infertility and Obesity India: Cardiac, Malaysia: Orthopedics Burn and Treatments PhysiotherapY
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Overcoming In-Flight Anxiety By Jala Mohamed
Does your fear of flying ruin every single oversea trip you plan? Flight anxiety, or aerophobia, is a disturbing disorder and sadly enough, it can limit a person from exploring the world. Here are some practical solutions to overcome the anxiety.
UNDERSTAND THE REASONS
To overcome your flight anxiety, you first need to understand its source. Identifying the cause that triggers your fear is the first step in overcoming aerophobia. A psychiatrist, educator, and a writer, Dr. Robert London said, “There are five key concepts involved in the fear of flying: Fear of loss of control and a sense of powerlessness, fear of heights, fear of enclosed spaces, fear of falling and fear of dying.”
Bob Atkinson, the TravelSupermarket.com’s resident travel Expert, encourages travelers who suffer from aerophobia to distract themselves with something they enjoy doing during their flight. This may include reading a book, watching a movie, listening to music or even chatting with the person sitting next to them. Eating can also be a great distraction. So when it’s time for food to be served, don’t just avoid it because you’re too overwhelmed with your fears to eat.
THERAPY CAN BE HELPFUL If you believe that your case is serious and your anxiety tends to develop into severe panic attacks, seeing a therapist might be the best solution. When it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option. It helps you uncover the underlying causes of your worries and develop problem-solving skills to concur them. 90 DESTINATION JEDDAH
IMAGINE A BUS Being on a plane doesn’t feel that much different from being on a bus. They both have the same engines sound, the turbulence often feel like bumpy roads and you can never escape the noise of the chitchat coming out from the people around you. So try closing your eyes and imagine yourself just taking a long ride on a big bus.
Aerophobia doesn’t mean seeing goblins, but it’s not less terrifying
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A Trip To Historic Saudi Jawatha Mosque By Jala Mohamed
Jawatha mosque is in the village of Al Kilabiyah, about 12 kilometers northeast of Hofuf, Al Ahsa. It was constructed in the 7th Century by the Bani Abdul Qais tribe.
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The Jawatha Mosque is considered to be one of the most remarkable mosques around the world. This is mainly because the Hajr Al Aswad (Black stone) was kept there for 22 years during the time it was stolen by the Qarmatians. This mosque is also believed to be the first mosque built in the Eastern Province and itâ€™s where the second Friday congregation prayer took place. Unfortunately, only five small mud-brick arches remain from the actual mosque. Most of the mosque's original structure has been lost. Today, the mosque is renovated and itâ€™s open for people to visit and pray.
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AMERICAN 16 Hundred Le Chateau Mall, Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-2614415
Square Meater Burger Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-12-6061441
Steak House Etoile / Al Malik Rd. 19th Century Burger Tel: +966-12-6829955 Prince Sultan St. Red Sea Mall Tel: 920019819 Tel: +966-12-2151200 20 Minutes Burger Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6113187
T.G.I Friday’s Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6529330
American Corner Khalideya St. Tel: +966-12-6060188
The Counter Etoile / Al Malik Rd. Tel: +966-12-2754266
Americano Burger Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6976357
The Texan Meridien Hotel Tel: +966-12-6633333
Applebee’s Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6610012
Tony Roma’s Mall of Arabia Tel: +966-12-6123534
Blu Burger Grill Rawda St. Tel: +966-12-2614234
Uno’s Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6221320
Chili’s Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6634760
Wing Zone Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6067233
Flap Jacks Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-12-6681191
Fuddruckers Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6686330
Brasa De Brazil Al Andalus St. Mob: +966-549865555
Manhattan Hilton Hotel Tel: +966-12-6590000
Rio De Janeiro Sari St. Mob: +966-502330914
Mugg & Bean Al Faisaliya Dist. Tel: +966-12-6573333 ext. 334
Spears InterContinental Hotel Tel: +966-12-2295555
Ketchup Tahliah St. Tel: + 966-12-6929008
Outback Steakhouse Al Pina Arafat St. Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-6637005 Tel: + 966-12-2892990 Ruby Tuesday Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6501999
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Anoosh Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6832209
Bon Bon Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6697655 Bostani Tel: 920011994 Caramel Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6688527 Chocolat Khalideya Dist. Tel: +966-12-6068830 Chocolate Corner Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6630449
Nesma Chocolates Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6947790 Tel: +966-12-2150141 Arafat St. Tel: +966-12-2845820 Patchi Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6525961 Voila Chocolate Millenium Ctr. Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-6684343 Stars Avenue Tel: +966-12-2754411
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 Edible Arrangments Café Hamra Dist. Batarji St. Tel: 920024070 Tel: +966-12-6395695 Ganache Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6601390
Cilantro Café Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-2611191
Godiva Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-2616630
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Khaldiah Dist. Tel: +966-12-6928142
Leaves Rawda St. Mob: +966-564444928 Maison So Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6901598 MORINO Tel: +966-12-6643453 Miss Chocolate Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6638989
Coffee Republic Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6688712 Costa Coffee Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6067741 Craze Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-12-6653065 Crusty Khalideya Dist. Tel: 920026633
Bateel Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-12-2150144
Forn Wa Saj Rawdah Dist. Tel: +966-12-2574747
Joffrey’s Coffee Tahaliah St. Tel: +966-12-6677234
Kingdom of Dates Hera’a St. Tel: +966-12-6590838
Hardee’s Tel: 920001213
Melange Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-6695619
Nadiya Panda/Bin Dawood/Al Musbah (Airport) Tel: +966-12-6066103
MillenniuM Tahlia St. Bugshan Center Tel: +966-12-6614664 Pearls Café Rawadah St. Tel: +966-12-6642233 Soleil Rosewood Hotel Tel: +966-12-2607111 Tea Amo Tahliah St. / Coral Mall Tel: +966-12-6601738 Tea Gschwendner Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-12-2150695 Tea Rose Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6688233 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
Salheya Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-2634612 Talah Dates Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6837887 Tamraty Al Murjan St. Tel: +966-12-6637995
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FINE DINING Crowne Grill Crowne Plaza Tel: +966-12-6611000 Ginza i Chome Rosewood Hotel Tel: +966-12-2607111 il limone Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6695894 Mob: +966-506683107 La Cuisine Palestine St. Tel: +966-12-6630363 Le Ciel Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6525354
Stars Avenue Tel: +966-12-2754709 Delifrance Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-2567196 Palestine St. Tel: +966-12-6303672 LA Crêpe DORéE Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-12- 2150462 Le Traiteur Tel: +966-12- 6556022 Mirador Tel: +966-12-6900127
Lumiere The Bellevue - Al Shatee Mob:+966-547173661
Al Amwaj Hilton Jeddah Tel: +966-12-6590000
Salmontini Le Resto Corniche Road (along Mahmoud Farsi St.), Al Hamra Dist. Tel: 920001281 Mob: +966-593251111
Al Safina Hilton Hotel Tel: +966-12-6590000
Soy Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6643414
Al Shurafa Lounge Qasr Al Sharq Tel: +966-12-6599999
Toki Laylati - Al Malik Rd. Tel: +966-12-6060606
Amara The Bellevue - Al Shatee Mob: +966-555354139
Andalusia Park Hyatt Tel: +966-12-2639666
Bert’s Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-12-6606633
Barnie’s Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-6696201
Café Lenotre Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-2611222
Beaux Arts Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-6983028
Champs-Elysées Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-2845454
Café Aroma Al Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-12-6605160
Crêpe Café Roshana Mall Tel: +966 -12-2634989
Cappuccino Grand Café Al Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-12-2891009
98 DESTINATION JEDDAH
Al Shurafa Al Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-12-6602743
Cast & Crew Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-2616770
Salad Boutique Al Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-12-6515656
Casper & Gambini’s Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6637979
Romero Abdul Maqsood Khoja St. Tel: +966-12-2630263
Cookshop Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6060208
Shadow Lounge Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-2614777
Dardasha Park Hyatt Tel: +966-12-2639666
Tenidor Al Zahra Dist. Tel: +966-12-2754144
Fratelli Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6907217
Terrace Lounge Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6995676
HaBsburg Rosewood Hotel Tel: +966-12-2607111
Toasted Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-2616747 Baghdadia Dist. Tel: +966-12-6517883
Java Lounge Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6693393 Mob: +966-507533090 Lite Bite Madinah Rd. Tel: +966-12-2901424 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 Papaya Next to Sawari Mall Tel: +966-12-2753425 Pearls Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6642233 Promenade Cafe Tahliah St. Tel: +966-12-6688712
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
Balsamico Too Malek Rd. Mob: +966-538911100
Margherita Khaldiya St. Tel: +966-12-6061100
Maison So Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6901598
Castello Khaled Ibn Al-Waleed St. Tel: +966-12-6652281
Monta Rosa Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6391393
Marble Slab Creamery Mall of Arabia Tel: +966-12-2906803 Marcel’s Tahliah St. / Red Sea Mall / Basateen Mall Tel: +966-12-2613899 Movenpick Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6676655 Pink Berry Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-12-2250436 Stick House Al Khaldiya Dist. Tel: +966-12-6064676 Venchi Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-12-6996512
Ciao Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6653710 COTIGIANO Obhur Tel: +966-12-2344461 Filicori Zecchini Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-12-2345999 il Gabiano Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6587042 il Gusto Palestine St. Tel: +966-12-6600337 il Porto Al-Hamra Dist. Tel: +966-12-6501024 il Villaggio Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6688233
Isabella Al-Zahrah Dist. Tel: +966-12-2566008
Aldente Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6970220
La Promenade Café Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6688712
Al Forn Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6612874
La Villa Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6673434
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
Aromi Qasr Al-Sharq Tel: +966-12-6599999 Balsamico Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6633115
L’Olivo Arafat St. Tel: +966-12-6687494 Luigi iI Villaggio Tel: +966-12-6688233
Olio Stars Avenue Tel: +966-12-2754811 Ozone iI Villaggio Tel: +966-12-6688223 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
DESTINATION JEDDAH 99
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: +966-12-6500105 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
100 100DESTINATION JEDDAH
Saddah Tel: +966-12-6055982 Semsom Khaldiya St. Tel: +966-12-6068600
Chopsticks Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6907575 Durrat China Prince Abdullah St. Tel: +966-12-2616885 Golden Palace Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6690377
Gulf Royal Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6653335
Mizo Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6649883
Noodles Rosewood Corniche Tel: +966-12-2607111
Ohayo Al-Kayyal St. Tel: +966-12-6836789
Orient Pearl Hail St. Tel: +966-12-6442231
Sakura Crowne Plaza Tel: +966-12-6611000
Toki Laylati - Al Malik Rd. Tel: +966-12-6060606
Shogun Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6062288
Xian Gong Sheraton Hotel Tel: +966-12-6992212
Sushi Yoshi Attallah Center Tel: +966-12-6944419 Rawdah Star Center Tel: +966-12-2616734
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
Zn Lounge Roshana Mall - Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-2634889
Pan Jan Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6065994
T.Y. Lounge Al Malik Rd. Tel: +966-12-6905848 www.ty-lounge.com
Thai Thai Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6913808
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
Raj Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-2632137 Shezan Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6621086 Taj Mahal Khalideyah Dist. Tel: +966-12-6979698
INDONESIAN: Bait Al Jawi Heraâ€™a St. Tel: +966-12-2367666 Gado Gado Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6514774 Obhur Tel: +966-12-6560787
Putri Sri Wijaya Madinah Rd. Tel: +966-12-6526206
Al Khayam Hilton Hotel Tel: +966-12-6590000
Jahan Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6571427
Benihana Sands Hotel- Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6686014
Sultani Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6693898
Gold Sushi Club Sari Gate- Sari St. Tel: +966-12-6068069
Tikka Express Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6631825
Kome Al Marina- Hamra St. Tel: +966-12-6141616
Le Japonais Westin Jeddah Tel: +966-12-6588200
Mado Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-6901149 Web: www.mado.com.tr DESTINATION JEDDAH 101
Tike Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6832128 Turkish Meshwiyat Salama Dist. Tel: +966-12-6621910
SEAFOOD Al Danah Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6990090 Al Hori Mob: +966-502724033 Al Multaqa Al Malik Rd. Tel: +966-12-6066666 Al Safina Jeddah Hilton Tel: +966-12-6590000 Al Segala South Obhur Tel: +966-12-2890575 Al Zahra Crowne Plaza Tel: +966-12-6611000 Amou Hamza Safa Dist. Tel: +966-12-6677070 La Mer Roshana Mall, Tahlia St. Tel: 920009522 Fish Market InterContinental Hotel Tel: +966-12-2295555 Sayadiyah Express Rawda St. Tel: +966-12-6981144
SWEETS/ DESSERTS & BAKERIES Al Emad Prince Sultan St. Tel: +966-12-2575268 Al Mahawi Sari St. Tel: +966-12-2575739 Al Nabulsi Sweets Al Musaideyya Tel: 920001345 102DESTINATION JEDDAH
Al Samadi Sweets Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6642424 Cake-a-licious Al Batarji St. Tel: +966-12-2889926 Charlotte Rawdah St. Tel: +966-12-6622391 Connoisseur The Bellevue - Al Shatee Mob: +966-555358890 Fab Sweets Stars Avenue Tel: +966-12-2754204 Helenâ€™s Kitchen Kayyal St. Tel: +966-12-6977729 La Fraise Al Andalus St. Tel: +966-12-6511312 Le Croissant Shop Khaldiya Dist. Tel: +966-12-6065184 Le Gourmet Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6605061 Le Notre Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-2611222 Le Vendome Al Malik Rd. Tel: +966-12-6924606 Moon Milk Tel: +966-12-2887050 Munch Bakery Arafat St. Tel: +966-12-6605010 Paul Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-26671633 Pink Camel Tel: +966-12-6982175 Mob: +966-504456245 Shobak Pie Tahlia St. Mob: +966-536884433 Sweet & Savory Sari St. Tel: 920001626
Al Fanous Tel: +966-12-6553897 Al Obeikan Tel: +966-12-6926886 Dar Al Mareekh Tel: +966-12-6524682 Jarir Bookstores Tel: 920000089 Little Book Red Sea Mall Tel: +966-12-2150415 Stars Avenue Tel: +966-12-2754689 Madina Bookstores Tel: +966-12-6659045
Rayan Halabi Mob: +966-556952000 email@example.com www.djrayanhalabi.com Saleem Tabsh Mob: +966-504597250 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mixfmsa.com Vinyl Mode For Booking: +966-582533801 For Studio: +966-561144720 email@example.com www.vinylmode.com
MUSEUMS & ART VENUES Al Alamia Gallery Tel: +966-12-6635107
Mamoun Bookstores Al Tayebat Museum Sitteen St. Tel: +966-12-6446614 Mob: +966-503601376 Rawaea Al Maktabat Art Frame Trading Est. Tel: +966-12-6827730 Macarona St. Tihama Bookstore Tel: +966-12-6722339 Tel: +966-12-6970690 ATHR Gallery Virgin Head Office Tel: +966-12- 2845009 Tel: +966-12-2633886 www.athrart.com
DJ (DISC JOCKEY) Abbas Ghazzawi Mob: +966-564660160 ghazzawi.abbas @hotmail.com www.djabass. podomatic.com Abdulaziz Saga Mob: +966-562229926 firstname.lastname@example.org www.beatport.com Haitham Al Hefni Mob: +966-505672336 email@example.com www.millennium-dj.com Hassan Ghazzawi Mob: +966-541444406 hassanghazzawi @hotmail.com Mohannad Hani Mob: +966-5059667033 firstname.lastname@example.org Odette Hayas Mob: +966-599088112 email@example.com
Beauxarts-Roshan Gallery Tel: +966-12-6655630 Ext.221 Rawdah Dist Tel: +966-12-6983028 Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6694929 Basmoca Virtual Museum www.basmoca.com Darat Safeya Binzagr Tel: +966-12-6571030 www.daratsb.com
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DIRECTORY
Ebdaa Gallery Center Tel: +966-12-2154480 www.ebdaagallery.com Jeddah Atelier Tel: +966-12-6530812 Mansoojat Foundation www.mansoojat.org Roâ€™iya Art Studio Tel: +966-12-2611021 Saudi Center for the Fine Arts Tel: +966-12-6696786
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FASHION & SHOPPING DIRECTORY
BOUTIQUES 7 Camicie Tel: +966-12-2343546 Al Jadila Boutique Tel: +966-12-2841249 AMK Boutique Mob: +966-530262831
THE SHOP Mob: +966-556650009
Hanaa Samman Mob: +966-505350958
The Store Tel: +966-12-6106013
Haya Alhussaini Mob: +966-504659093
Yosi Samra Tel: +966-12-2150234
Heba al qurashi Mob: +966-541713781
Arwa Boutique Mob: +966-505602685
Baby Fityani Tel: +966-12-6673971
Bazerkaan Tel: +966-12-2560044
Boutique Hewayati Mob: +966-505609112
HM Tel: +966-12-6828064
DADU Tel: +966-12-6633699
Lomar Tel: 920000554
Dunia Boutique Tel: +966-12-6830133
Mihyar Tel: +966-12-2615196
Jasmine Box Tel: +966-12-6685533
Omar Azure Tel: +966-12-6921773
Life Tel: +966-12-2844266
SAB Thobe Tel: +966-12-6100009
Mayass Tel: +966-12-6649188
Sindi Tel: +966-12-6678587
Maysa Mob: +966-504630920 My Little Closet Mob: +966-562900025 Nawal Al-Maimani Tel: +966-12-6606502 Noukies Tel: +966-12-2754210 Ondas Tel: +966-12-2754217 Paris & Oliver Tel: +966-12-2754213 PimpUrShirt Tel: +966-12-6981962 Pink or Blue Tel: +966-12-6634452 Sabine Tel: +966-12-6651572 Sassy Design Mob: +966-556977707 Sotra Tel: +966-12-6915082 The Wedding Shop Mob: +966-504630920
FASHION DESIGNERS Afaf Baflah Mob: +966-505325251 Alaa & Hala Tel: +966-12-6130007 Amal Engawi Mob: +966-503613314 Basma Abuljadayel Mob: +966-506634000 Carol Keyrouz Mob: +966-562633332 Diala Kabbara Mob: +966-508704799 Eman Joharjy Mob: +966-535687773 Fatima Abed Mob: +966-554369993 Gardenia Hafez Mob: +966-567444274 Hala Chandab ID Abaya Mob: +966-564389049
Maha Ghalayeni Mob: +966-506661634 Manar Al Rawi Mob: +966-569169923 Meriam Arab Mob: +966-503333128 Mona Abulfaraj Mob: +966-505652018 Nada Ayoub Mob: +966-505582627 Niyaah Mob: +966-500545455 Rania Khogeer Mob: +966-555532571 Rana Ismail-Libra Boutique Tel: +966-12-6116335 Mob: +966-540884744 Rawan Azhar Mob: +966-567800139 Reda Omdah Mob: +966-568056056 Rotana Alhashimi Mob: +966-554598449 Ruby- Rosella Mob: +966-504390314 Sahar Serafi Mob: +966-505622515 Salma Rudwan Mob: +966-504627012 Samah Khashoggi Mob: +966-505311588 Shaza Khayali Mob: +966-500909321 Sue Abaya Mob: +966-541151595 Thanaa Addas Mob: +966-504664288 Turki Jadallah Mob: +966-506677800 Wed Bogary Mob: +966-504634001
Yasmina Naji-Shoes Designer Mob: +966-540004777
FLORISTS Al Khidra Landscaping Tel: +966-12-6913946 Alwan Tel: +966-12-6837239 Azhar Rima Tel: +966-12-2564001 Eshrak Tel: +966-12-6643035 Florina Tel: +966-12-6670719 Flowers Center Tel: +966-12-6607391 Flowers Queen Tel: +966-12-6621779 Gardenia Tel: +966-12-6609220 Jannati Tel: +966-12-6984852 N Cubes Mob: +966-551406813 Nado Tel: +966-12-6915335 Nargis Flowers Est. Tel: +966-12-6673008 Petals Tel: +966-12-6642519 Rabya Tel: +966-12-6602856 Sendian Flowers Tel: +966-12-6835679 Spring Flower Tel: +966-12-6519684 Sultan Garden Center Tel: +966-12-6686666
FURNITURE AL GHALIA INTERIORS Tel: 8111002102 firstname.lastname@example.org Abdul Latif Tel: +966-12-6913750
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
105 DESTINATION JEDDAH
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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Kenya Airways Tel: +966-12-2633009
Airport Information Kuwait Airways Tel: +966-12-6855526 Tel: +966-12-6694111 Air Algerie Lufthansa Airlines/ Tel: +966-12-6613410 Swiss International Air Arabia Airlines Tel: 920013322 Tel: 8001245550 Air Elaf Tel: +966-12-6641233
Malaysian Airlines Tel: +966-12-6670011
Air France Tel: +966-12-6512000
Middle East Airlines Tel: +966-12-6437982
Air India Tel: +966-12-2632994
Nas Air Tel: 920001234
Ameco International Oman Airlines Travel Tel: +966-12-6577979 Tel: +966-12-6651333 Pakistan Bahrain INT’L Airlines Tel: +966-12-6196725 Tel: +966-12-6422642 Biman Bangaladesh Airlines Tel: +966-12-6652733
Qatar Airways Tel: +966-12-6652942
Al Aziziah Hotel (3-star) Tel: +966-12-6492900
Al Saaha Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-12-6514121
Al Bader Hotel (5-star) Tel: +966-12-6310000
Al Waha Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-12-6715043
Al Bay’ah Hotel (3-star) Tel: +966-12-6444446
Ascor Co Tel: +966-12-6066425
Al Bilad Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-12-694 4777 Al Bustan Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-12-6692164 Al Dar Al Baydaa (4-star) Tel: +966-12-6827771 Al Fayrouz Hotel (3-star) Tel: +966-12-6270696
Royal Air Moroc Tel: +966-12-6502222
Al Hamra Sofitel Hotel (5-star) Tel: +966-12-6602000
Cyprus Airways Tel: +966-12-6658278
Royal Jordanian Airlines Tel: +966-12-6652195
Al Haya Jeddah Continental (4-star) Tel: +966-12-6633332
Dallo Airlines Tel: +966-12-6513008
Saudi Arabian Airlines Al Hofouf Hotel Tel: +966-12-6520100 Tel: 920022222
Delta Airlines Tel: +966-12-6570555
Singapore Airlines Tel: 920019091
Dnata Travel Tel: 920000000 Tel: +966-12-6923244
Syrian Arab Airlines Tel: +966-12-6513077
British Airways Tel: 920002215
Egypt Airlines Tel: +966-12-6449007 Emirates Airlines Tel: 920000176 Ethiopian Airlines Tel: 8008140018 Etihad Airways Tel: +966-12-6640026 Garuda Indonesia Tel: +966-12-6656121 Gulf Air Tel: +966-12-6680303 Iran Air Tel: +966-12-6656975 Jet Airways Tel: +966-12-6602332 106DESTINATION JEDDAH
Tunisia Airlines Tel: +966-12-6530889 Turkish Airlines Tel: +966-12-2619795 Wafeer Tel: +966-12-4202510 Yemenia Airlines Tel: +966-12-6445564
Al Janoub Hotel (2-star) Tel: +966-12-6486844 Al Kaki Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-12-6310071 Al Malekah Hotel Tel: +966-12-6751764 Al Manea Hotel (5-star) Tel: +966-12-6823509 Al Msaadeyah Hotel (3-star) Tel: +966-12-6603116
Al Nahdha Hotel (3-star) AB for Elaf Hotel Co Tel: +966-12-6471158 (5-star) Al Nakheel Hotel Tel: +966-12-2150525 (3-star) Al Almin Hotel Tel: +966-12-6475127 (2-star) Tel: +966-12-6482874
Avail Grand Tel: +966-12-6599000 Bay La Sun www.baylasunhotel.com Cairo Hotel (3-star) Tel: +966-12-6483870 Crom Airport Hotel (5-star) Tel: +966-12-6852222 Crowne Plaza (5-star) Tel: +966-12-6611000 Darbaida Tel: +966-12-6622791 Habitat Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-12-2578800 Holiday Inn (5-star) Tel: +966-12-6314000 InterContinental (5-star) Tel: +966-12-2295555 Jeddah Hilton (5-star) Tel: +966-12- 6590000 Jeddah Marriott Hotel (5-star) Tel: +966-12-6714000 Jeddah Orchid (4-star) Tel: +966-12-6070777 Le Meridien (5-star) Tel: +966-12-6633333 Moon Light Suites Tel: +966-12-6679393 Movenpick (4-star) Tel: +966-12-6676655 Park Hyatt Jeddah (5-star) Tel: +966-12-2639666
Anan Tours Tel: + 966-12-6659916 www.anantours.com
Portfolio Travel Ltd. Tel: +966-12-6604500
Radisson SAS (5-star) Tel: +966-12-6521234
Areen Travel Tel: +966-12-6516524
T & TS Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-12-6914465
Ramada (5-star) Tel: +966-12-6670777 Red Sea Palace (4-star) Tel: +966-12-6428555
Attar Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-12-6611222 www.attar-travel.com Dareen Travel Tel: +966-12-6691831
Saudi Travel & Tourism Bureau Tel: +966-12-6513350 www.sttb.com Sakkap Travels Co. Tel: +966-12-6060018
TOUR OPERATORS Al Samaklky foundation Tel: +966-12-6640662 www.samallaghi.com Al Shitaiwi Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-12-6794022 www.alshitaiwitours.com Arabian Camp Mob: +966-505664137 www.arabiancamp.com
Rosewood Corniche (5-star) Tel: +966-12-2607111
Dnata Travel Hotline: 920000000 Tel : +966-12-6923244 email@example.com
Sand Dunes Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-12-2562020
Ejazati Tel: +966-12-6530055 www.ejazti.com
Sands Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-12-6692020
Elaf Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-12-6646559 www.elaf group.com If you have any complaints about services around Jeddah such as: Fernas Travel & Tourism * Pricing irregularities Tel: +966-12-6677472 * Expired Items www.fernastravel.com
Shada Homes Tel: +966-12-6060904 Sheraton Hotel (5-star) Tel: +966-12-6992212 Sunset Hotel (4-star) Tel: +966-12-6605000 Westin (5-star) Tel: +966-12-6588200
Zahid Group Travel & Tourism Tel: +966-12-6525670
Platin Luxury Travel Services Tel: +966-12-6575266 www.platin.com.sa
Haqeeba Travel Tel: +966-12-6604500 Intercontinental Ticket Tours & Travel Tel: +966 -12- 6610274 www.thei3t.com
VIntercontinental Travel Company Tel: +966 -12- 6677988 Tel: +966 -12- 6834845 www.itc-Icc.com
Ace Travel Tel: +966-12-6056002 www.ace-travel.com
ITL World Tel: +966 -12- 6147222 Tel: 8001180222
Qasr Al sharq (5-star) Tel: +966-12-6599999
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Al Tayyar Group Mansour Travel Hotline: 920012333 & Tourism Tel: +966-12-6577333 Tel: +966-12-6672214 www.altayyargroup.com Mosaid Holiday Al Zouman Travel & Tel: 920022244 Tourism Mirag Travel Tel: +966-12-6512525 www.alzouman.com.sa Tel: +966-12-6634488 Alireza Travel & Tours Tel: + 966-12-6481360 www.Alirezatravel.com
Nile Travel Agency Tel: +966-12-6645999 Nesma Travel Tel: +966-12-2833102
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CLINICS A.C.T CENTER Tel: +966-12-2615951 Al Gadeer Tel: +966-12-6722535 Al Hamra Clinics Tel: +966-12-6655588 Al Haramin Tel: +966-12-6474850 Al Madina Medical Tel: +966-12-6881288 Al Quds Polyclinic Tel: +966-12-6970224 Alaa Bahri for artificial Eyes Tel: +966-12-6927792 Andalusia Dental Tel: +966-12-2611111 Beauty Clinic Tel: 920020129 Bin Laden Tel: +966-12-6722315 Dr. Edrees Podiatric Mob: +966-500506507
international physiotherapy center Mob: +966-506673533 Mob: +966-506634004 Magrabi Eye & Ear Tel: +966-12-6655200 Obaji Clinics Tel: +966-12-6614000 Orthopaedic Specialty Clinics Tel: 9200001210 Saudi American Tel: +966-12-6605050
GYM & HEALTH CENTERS
Star Power Club Tel: +966-12-6776177 The Lift Tel: 8001247775 World Gym Tel: +920001566 Z-Club Tel: +966-12-6690204 Kids: Friends Zone Tel: +966-12-6224345 Mob: +966-533657700
Junior Gym Tel: +966-12-6911347 Ba’Azem Body Building Mob: +966-560666108 Tel: +966-12-6448844 Body Zone Fitness Tel: +966-12-6611000 Brazilian Jiu Jiutsu Mob: +966-567295881
La Perle Dental Spa Tel: 920011663 www.facebook.com/ laperledentalspa
Fitness Time Tel: +966-12-6226369
First Clinic Tel: 920029090
Henaa Center Tel: +966-12-6714619
First Scan Tel: +966-12-6925640
Hiltonia Gym Tel: +966-12-6590000
Hay Al Sabeel Tel: +966-12-6480792
Olympia Center Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Tel: +966-12-6655000
Gold’s Gym Tel: +966-12-6912077
Power In Gym Tel: +966-12-6061516
Ideal Clinics Ryan Polyclinic Tel: +966-12-6635444 Tel: +966-12-6316548 108 108DESTINATION JEDDAH
Sport Tech Tel: +966-12-6071129
B Well Gym Tel: +966-12-6066477
Chamelle Plaza Gym Dr. Munir Harasani Tel: +966-12-6634355 Clinics Concept 1010 Tel: 9200-12355 www.harasaniclinics.com Tel: +966-12-6165664 Curves Gym Dr. Effat Tel: +966-12-6638806 Daghostani Tel: +966-12-2064570 Tel: +966-12-6601729 www.curvesme.com Dr. Nashwa Radwan Fitness First Tel: +966-12-6633737 Tel: +966-12-6900881 Mob:+966-560000702
IC Center Mob:+966-552200922 www.ic-center.com
Seba Tel: +966-12-2639791
Abdul Latif Jameel Tel: +996-12-6770001 www.aljhospital.com Abuzinadah Tel: +96612-6510652 Al Ansar Hospital Tel: +966-12-6825105 Al Hamra Hospital Tel: +966-12-6653939 Al Hayat Hospital Tel: +966-12-6367778 Al Mashfa Hospital Tel: +966-12-2292222 www.almashfa.com Al Safa Tel: +966-12-6937262 Bakhsh Hospital Tel: +966-12-6479666 Dar Al Shifa Saudi Tel: +966-12-6822900 Dr. Erfan & Bagedo Tel: +966-12-6038888
International Medical Center Tel: +966-12-6509000 Jeddah Clinic Hospital Tel: +966-12-6313131 Jeddah Institute for Speech & Hearing Tel: +966-12-6675311 King Abdul Aziz University Tel: +966-12-6401000 King Faisal Specialist Tel: +966-12-6677777 Tel: +966-12-6365028 Magrabi Eye & Ear Hospital Tel: +966-12-6365000 Mostagbal Hospital Tel: +966-12-6875255 Mushrifah Medical Center Tel: +966-12-6738641 Naseem Jeddah Hospital Tel: +966-12-6721763 New Al Jedaani Hospital Tel: +966-12-6368100 New Jeddah Clinic Hospital (NJCH) Tel: +966-12-6675000 Salam Medical Services Co.- Home Health Care Tel: 920001153 www.salammedical.com Saudi German Tel: +966-12-6829000 United Doctors Tel: +966-12-6533333
Abo Dawood Dr. Ghassan Pharaon Tel: +966-12-6877210 Tel: +966-12-6823200 Al Nahdi Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Tel: +966-12-6658687 Tel: +966-12-6655000 Al Sudais Hai Al Jamea Tel: +966-12-6737679 Hospital Tel: +966-12-6058962 Tel: +966-12-6806666
Daan Tel: +966-12-6284405
Lamasat Tel: +966-12-6834002
Habib Tel: +966-12-6427766
Lucie Saint Clair Tel: +966-12-2832020
Noura Tel: +966-12-6685500
Lucine Spa & Salon Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6636777
SPA & BEAUTY CENTER
Mana Center Tel: +966-12-6066628
7L House Tel: +966-12-6532812
Mayara Home Spa Tel: +966-12-2345499
Al Megayena Tel: +966-12-6655763
Mermaid Tel: +966-12-6616644
Alexandre Zouari Tel: +966-12-6656161
Nail Art Tel: +966-12-6675511
Bijou Tel: +966-12-2611250
Nail Care Mob: +966-544426264
Bouthaina Tel: +966-12-6631809
Nawara Salon Tel: +966-12-6610606
Carmen Center Tel: +966-12-6648122 Chamelle Plaza Tel: +966-12-6656807
Oriana Tel: +966-12-6220773 Tel: 920002132
Cinderella Tel: +966-12-6989176
Planet Beach Tel: 8001247776
Claude Maxime Mondial Tel: +966-12-6637450
Rima Center Tel: +966-12-6915423 Rozana Tel: +966-12-6652749
Dr. Edrees Foot Spa Mob: +966-500506507
Sahara Beauty Tel: 920026267
E Spa Tel: +966-12-2632093
Sara Jolie Tel: +966-12-6901431
Evania - Ladies Spa Tel: +966-12-2639792
Serenity Center Tel: +966-12-6648353
EVE Salons & Spa Tel: +966-12-6581977
Soleil dâ€™Or Spa Tel: +966-12-2842233
Future Tel: +966-12-6391341
Spa Lounge Tel: +966-12-2630904
Garra Rufa Tel: +966-12-2635018 Henna Beauty Lounge Tel: +966-12-6587091 Mob: +966-550352226 Jamalouki Tel: +966-12-6651888
Jean Louis David King Road Tower 3rd & 4th floors Tel: +966-12-6068678/9
Asia Tel: +966-12-6390553
The Spa by Clarins Paris Tel: +966-12-6599999 SUNDAY TO THURSDAY, From 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Toni & Guy Tel: +966-12-2616230 Viva La Vie Tel: +966-12-6929163 DESTINATION JEDDAH 109
BANKS Al-Bilad Bank Tel: 8001230000 Al-Inma Bank Tel: 8001208000
SABB Tel: +966-12-6901122
Avis Tel: +966-12-6677379
Modacar Tel: 920005555
Saudi Hollandi Bank Tel: +966-12-2368844
Budget Tel: +966-12-6927070
Smart Care Mob: +966-533500077
Daleel Tel: +966-12-6719219
V. Cool Tel: +966-12-6396969
Al-Jazira Bank Tel: +966-12-6518070
Saudi Investment Bank Tel: +966-12-6531010
Al-Rajhi Bank Tel: +966-12-6644568
Samba Tel: +966-12-6607700
Arab National Bank Tel: 8001244040 Banque Saudi Fransi Tel: 8001242121
Discovery Tel: +966-12-6714475 Fernas Tel: +966-12-6718712 Formula Tel: +966-12-6621213
Islamic Development Venue Executive Club Bank Tel: +966-12-6061010 Tel: +966-12-6361400 www.venueint.com National Bank of Kuwait CAR SERVICES Tel: +966-12-6036300 National Commercial Abu Diyab Est. Bank Tel: +966-12-6677779 Tel: 8002441005 Alpha Rent a Car Riyadh Bank Tel: +966-12-6974459 Tel: +966-12-6470019
Hanco Tel: 920001844 Hertz Tel: +966-12-6040339 Hessen for Rent Car Tel: +966-12-6430295 Key Rent a Car Tel: +966-12-6856251 Khozama Est. Tel: +966-12-6317177
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ABC School Tel: +966-12-6988827 Ambassadors School Tel: 8001249000 www.ambassadorsschools.com Apple Tree Montessori School Tel: +966-12-6824350
My Little Step Tel: +966-12-6831299 Tel: +966-12-6831795 Sunflower Kids Day Care Tel: +966-12-6654398 Mob: +966-551321644 Sunshine School Tel: +966-12-6060958 www.sunshineschool. edu.sa
Al Ruwaad Tel: +966-12-6682431
Al Waha INT’L School Tel: +966-12-6729660 Future Institute Tel: +966-12-6600660 Cambridge English www.future-center.com Tel: 920001799 Ext:402 Global INT’L Coral International Tel: +966-12-6523444 Tel: +966-12-6832002 ( KG ) www.coralschool.net Tel: +966-12-6144101 www.gis.sch.sa Hera International Tel: +966-12-6655411
Building Blocks Tel: +966-12-6060755 Mob: +966-541525616
Jeddah CAMPUS School Tel: +966-12-6061101 www.jcs.edu.sa
Creative Childhood Summer School Tel: +966-12-6077224 Mob: +966-504390998
Jeddah INT’L School Tel: +966-12-6061253 www.jischool.org
Enchanted Garden Mob: +966-546916812
Jeddah Knowledge Tel: +966-12-6620174 www.jks.edu.sa
FastracKids Kindergarten Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-6616539 Mob: +966-542404668 Facebook: Ftkksa
Jeddah Preparatory & Grammar School Tel: +966-12-6542354 www.jpgs.org
Friends Zone friendzone75@ gmail.com Facebook: friendszonecenter Instagram: FriendsZone_ Kids Twitter: friendszonecent
Majestic School Tel: +966-12-6929895 Mob: +966-0555622234 Manarat Jeddah Tel: +966-12-6730225 MMS EDUCATION Tel: +966-12-6500070 www.mms1.org
Future Experts Tel: +966-12-6061500 Jack N Jill Mob: +966-507369963
My Little House Tel: +966-12-6652490 www.mylittlehouse-sa. com
Jeddah Pre-School Tel: +966-12-2385994
Thamer INT’L SCHOOL Tel: +966-12-6977033 www.tis-edu.com
Kids Campus Mob: +966-596080131 Kids Time Nursery Tel: +966-12-6543111 Mob: +966-569693794 Mama et Moi Mob: +966-550569333 My Little Kingdom School Tel: +966-12-6393951 Tel: +966-12-2575909
EDUCON STUDY ABROAD Tel: 920001338
SCHOOLS & INSTITUTES Advanced Generation School Tel: +966-12-6165596 www.ags.edu.com Al Bayan Tel: +966-12-6611004 www.al-byan.com
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
The American INT’L Tel: +966-12-6620051 www.aisj.edu.sa The British INT’L Tel: +966-12-6990019 www.continentalschool. com Wall Street Tel: +966 -12- 2566316 Tel: +966 -12- 6523200 www.wsi-ksa.com DESTINATION JEDDAH 111
ORGANIZATIONS Charitable Services for the Care of Cancer Patients Al-Rowais Dist. Tel: +966-12-6511373 Charitable Society for Memorization of the Qura’n Tel: 8002442777 www.qj.org.sa Charity Society in Jeddah Al-Zahra Dist. Tel: +966-12-6391100
Development & Social Services Al-Shate’e Dist. Tel: +966-12-6062959 Ministry of Social Affairs Tel: +966-11-4778888 www.mosa.gov.sa National Charitable Foundation for Blood Donation Tel: +966-12-6627186 National Society for Human rights Tel: +966-12-6222261 www.nshrsa.org
Princess Fawziah Center for Women Committee for Social & Children Tel: +966-12-6369891 Services & Health www.firstwelfare Tel: +966-12-6369652 firstwelfaresociety.org.sa society.org.sa Committee for the Welfare of Prisoners and their Families Tel: 920006065 pcare.org.sa Disabled Children’s Association Tel: +966-12-66224080 Enabling Marriage & Family Support Foundation Al-Nozla Dist. Tel: +966-12-6311111 Fab Lab Arabia Dallah Tower Tel: +966-12-6710000 Ext. 1365 Faisaliah Women’s Charitable Al-Rowais Dist. Tel: +966-12-6535000
Wedad Charity Foundation Tel: 920011334 www.wedad.org Women’s Charitable Foundation Al-Nazla Dist Tel: +966-12-6369652 Zahra Organisation for Breast Cancer Tel: +966-12-2840425
UNIVERSITIES Batterjee for Medical Tel: 8001180022
College of Business Administration (CBA) Tel: +966-12-2159009 (Boys’ section) Tel: +966-12-6900671 Friends of the Heart (Girls’ section) Foundation www.cba.edu.sa Behind Al-Tahlia Station Tel: +966-12-6658384 Dar Al Hekma Tel: +966-12-6303333 Maharat Center www.daralhekma.edu.sa Madinah Rd. Tel: +966-12-6656218 Effat university www.maharat.org Tel: +966-12-6364300 www.effatcollege.edu.sa Majid Bin Abdulaiz Foundation for 112DESTINATION JEDDAH
Ibn Sina National for Medical Studies Tel: +966-12-6356555 www.ibnsina.edu.sa Jeddah College of Technology Tel: +966-12-6370387 www.jct.edu.sa Jeddah Community Tel: +966-12-2870026 www.jcc.kau.edu.sa Jeddah Teacher’s Tel: +966-12-6914620 King Abdulaziz Tel: +966-12-6400000 www.kau.edu.sa
King Abdullah of Science and Technology (KAUST) Tel: 920001128 www.kaust.edu.sa Prince Sultan Aviation Tel: +966-12-6864163 www.fo.sv.net Prince Sultan College for Tourism & Hotel Tel: 920016165 Tel: +966-12-2844425 www.pscj.edu.sa