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SPECIAL EDITION // JUNE - JULY 2019

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PUBLISHER Enas Hashani EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Maria Mahdaly MANAGING EDITOR Jou Pabalate PUBLICATIONS COORDINATOR Yasmine Mohamed WRITERS Dalia Darweesh Deena Dakhiel Yasmine Mohamed Zahra Anwer PHOTOGRAPHER Mohammed Fawzy INTERNS Dana Khashogji Dana Abouzinada EDITORIAL INQUIRIES

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FROM THE EDITOR Hello, World! When the news first hit our desk about Jeddah Season—our response was swift: City Guide, you say? Hold my finjan. Preparing this issue was a blast, it’s like coming home and rediscovering our city all over again. Taming our desire to overshare, we’ve narrowed it down to the essentials. We hope it makes you feel like you’re navigating the city with a Jeddawi. As a special edition, this is our first ever bilingual issue and we have curated the sections to reflect the key places you’ll be in during Jeddah Season. Jeddah Season is the most spectacular event to happen on our shores-from the musical extravaganzas, family adventures, sports events, and entertainment options for all— we are definitely putting this summer capital on the map. By no means should you limit yourselves to these spaces, engage with our diverse communities. Generous hospitality is ingrained in our culture, we have welcomed travelers and pilgrims with open arms—and having the world at our doorstep today, trust that we’re lighting up the bakhoor. Till next time, get your shades on and your good vibes rollin’, because this summer—All roads lead #To_Jeddah. Maria Mahdaly, Editor-in-Chief 2 JEDDAH SEASON 2019

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A MESSAGE FROM JEDDAH SEASON OFFICE Each time I walk by the waterfront, or one of Jeddah’s historical events catches my eye on social media, or my teenage kids go to their favorite international artists’ concert, my heart can’t help but dance with my love for Jeddah.

AlShaimaa Mashat Jeddah Season Office

I thought I was alone in my renewed love for the Bride of the Red Sea, as the locals call the city, until I met with my colleagues at the Seasons committee. Besides everyone being busy with various tasks, we all bonded through our love for Jeddah. Our goal was to put the city of Jeddah and the Red Sea along with its cultural heritage on the map in order to be the number one tourist attraction and summer destination within the Kingdom as well as globally. The Season’s office has

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been packed with Jeddah’s professionals working day and night nonstop in order to produce the best experience. We will ensure that this season’s events will appear in five different areas around the city. It starts with the waterfront promenade, which holds many surprises and international restaurants and stems all the way to Al Hamra, with the promise of theatrical and musical performances. Then, we have Jeddah’s historical area which is one of the national tourist sites listed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. On the other end of the city we have Obhur, filled with unique marine experiences and water activities the city has never seen before. And lastly we have Al Johara, the jewel of sports entertainment bridging the gap between excitement and art in the city of Jeddah.


Jeddah’s season is important to the Kingdom’s growth. According to the Council for Economic Affairs and Development, this particular season aims to transform the Kingdom into one of the most important tourist destinations in the world. Our season will be an opportunity to draw global attention to Jeddah, and point out the city’s social and cultural diversity. We want to see the impact of this season’s events and activities engage locals as well as visitors from a variety of cities and countries. Season’s hope is to make Jeddah one

of the most important tourism destinations worldwide. From the bottoms of our hearts, we invite you to join us in this season’s events with hopes that it will be the first of many our city will encounter. A message to the world, wait for us.

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JEDDAH:

THE CREATIVE & SUMMER CAPITAL A Wealth of Fun Under the Sun

A famous myth claims that the first woman to have ever stepped foot on this earth landed in Jeddah. “Jiddah”, with an accentuated D, as locals would pronounce it, is one of the largest, most diverse, and culturally rich towns in Makkah province, Saudi Arabia. The word is a transliteration of the Arabic word meaning grandmother, referring to Eve who is locally believed to have been laid to rest in the town. Jeddah is also known as the Bride of the Red Sea. It’s located on the West of the Kingdom, along the Mid East Coast of the Red Sea (known as the Tihama Plains). It is the 6 JEDDAH SEASON 2019

largest seaport for the Red Sea, handling the majority of Saudi’s commercial movement. Its coral reef wealth is mesmerizing, and a magnet for avid divers. Jeddah is the main gateway to the two holy cities of Makkah and Madinah, and because of the pilgrimage seasons along with being part of various land and sea trade routes, it’s the most diverse city in the Kingdom. It is a perfectly tossed cultural salad; where identities mesh and disperse. Jeddah also prides itself as being the country’s creative hub-- home to dozens of art galleries, local artists,

and having its own open air museum of sculptures to boot. Historic Jeddah (Al Balad) is a trip back in time, characterized by distinctive houses built by 19th century mercantile elites, and the Gates to Makkah are UNESCO world heritage sites. Jeddah’s motto is “Jeddah Ghair,” which means Jeddah is different. And indeed this Jeddah Season, you’ll get to see what makes this vibrant city stand out as the Summer Capital of Saudi Arabia. Join us in rediscovering our home, exploring its urban wonders, and find out what it mean to be a Jeddawi.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS JEDDAH WATERFRONT

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A Guide to JWF Things to Do at the Waterfront

HISTORIC JEDDAH

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Guide to Al Balad A Day in Al Balad

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OBHUR

Stays and Eats at Obhur Festival Calendar

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Festival Calendar Jeddah Season’s Chart Toppers

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WHAT IS JEDDAH SEASON? The most anticipated cultural events hits our shores, Jeddah welcomes the world! Times are changing, and this is definitely one of the most exciting era to be living moments in Saudi Arabia. Concerts, international collaborations, live shows, and more electrifying features define our times today. In only a couple of years, there has been drastic domestic reform on various frontiers, with tourism and entertainment receiving concentrated attention. The Kingdom, a country with a wealth of untapped potential, has an abundance to offer. Jeddawis as well are the best hosts, casual and fun as denim and as laid back as the dolphins in the neighboring Red Sea! Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, with astute leadership, chose to make the best use of these resources as part of Vision 2030, and catapult Saudi towards prosperity. Jeddah Season is but one of the 11 Saudi seasons where world-class acts, local culture, communities, industry champs, global brands and restaurants come together for a first of its kind festival. It’s an all-new experience showcasing Jeddah 8 JEDDAH SEASON 2019

in a very youthful, vibrant, and energetic light—an authentic reflection of how Jeddah’s vibe is actually all year round! These entertainment packed seasons aim to encourage local and international tourism, bolster the economy, stimulate the entrepreneurial sector and local job force… and of course, show you just how fun it can be to live in the Kingdom. Five iconic venues in Jeddah have been chosen to host the events for their popularity, capacity, proximity to the beach or cultural significance. These places are Al-Balad, Jeddah’s Waterfront, Al Johara Stadium, Obhur, and Al-Hamra. Activities are appropriate for the young and old, locals and expats alike. Be sure to not miss out on this one of a kind galvanizing experience. Jeddah is your go-to destination this summer, no need to look further because we are bringing it all to you!

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WATERFRONT

GUIDE TO JEDDAH WATERFRONT (JWF) Catch some sun, fun, and some Jeddah good vibes. The Jeddah Waterfront that extends along in the in-city coast of the Red Sea is considered to be one of the must visit spots. The New Corniche, as Jeddawis call it, is where locals go for family picnics, watch the waves, and just chill. Along its expanse is a bike and pedestrian lane that has become a haven for runners, cyclists, and skaters. In the evenings, enjoy the true Hejazi energy, when this area comes alive with street performers and lively cruising and strolling.

GOT TO KNOW! JWF Length 4.2 KM Modes of End to End Exploration Rental Bikes (30 minute ride) On-Foot (1-1.5 hours) Golf Cart Main Road Corniche Road Key Landmarks Island Mosque Waterfront Viewing Deck Shallal Amusement Park Al Nawras Park Business Park Tower HQ Al Rahma Mosque 12 JEDDAH SEASON 2019 02 JEDDAH SEASON


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JEDDAH WATERFRONT EVENT CALENDAR FOR TICKET INFORMATION AND OTHER EVENTS VISIT: JEDDAH.SA JUNE 8 – JULY 18

JUNE 8 – 11 CATEGORY IP Shows TIMING 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM 11:15 PM - 12:45 AM

VIVALDIANNO

A new unique 3D concert show based on baroque music with contemporary rock sound and energy

JUNE 9 – JULY 18

CATEGORY Entertainment

CATEGORY Dining

TIMING 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM

X JEDDAH

An outdoor space and entertainment hub right on the corniche.

TIMING 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM

SCALINI

Italian luxury dining by the sea.

JUNE 8 – JULY 18

JUNE 10 – JULY 18

JUNE 18 – 22

CATEGORY Dining

CATEGORY Dining

CATEGORY Kids Shows

TIMING 12:30 PM - 1:00 AM

TIMING 7:00 PM - 12:30 AM

TIMING 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

NUSR-ET IN JEDDAH

NOBU

World famous steak house chain by Salt Bae

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s worldrenowned restaurant combining Japanese cuisine with South American influences.

CARE BEARS

AGE GROUP 0-14 Y/O

A kids show featuring our favorite classic bears.

JUNE 8 – JULY 18

JUNE 12 – JULY 18

JUNE 19 –JULY 18

CATEGORY Dining

CATEGORY

Dining

CATEGORY Art & Culture

TIMING 12:30 PM - 1:00 AM

TIMING 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM

TIMING 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM

SIGNOR SASSI The glitzy Italian outpost from London comes to town

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ASADOR DE ARANDA

Created by Celebrity Chef Dean James Max, Asador focuses on sustaining modern farm to fire cuisine.

CALLIGRAPHY EXHIBITION

A modern arabic caligraphy exhibition, combining tradition with technology.

DISCLAIMER: EVENTS CAN CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE, PLEASE REFER TO THE ORGANIZER’S WEBSITE.


JUNE 9 – 18 CATEGORY Theatrical Show TIMING

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM JUNE 10 – 21 CATEGORY Street Show

I WISH SHOW

TIMING 8:30 PM, 9:30 PM, 10:30 PM, 11:30 PM, 12:30 AM

FLAME FOUNTAIN & LASER SHOW

An immersive stage theater experience from the renowned Kuwait stage group. Audience will get to be part of the actual performance.

JUNE 25 – 29

KIDS SHOWS

TIMING 8:30 PM - 12:00 AM

TIMING 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

CIRCUS SHOW

JEDDAH SEASON MUSIC FESTIVAL AGE GROUP 15 and above

Ahlam on June 8, Mohammed Abdo on June 9, Amr Diab on June 10, and Rashed Al Majed on July 4.

AGE GROUP 0 - 14 Y/O

The Circus rolls into J-town that will surely entertain guests of all

JUNE 16 – 29 (PUBLIC) JULY 4 – 5 (TOURNAMENT)

JUNE 13 - 17

JUNE 23 – JULY 18

CATEGORY KIDS Show

CATEGORY COMEDY

CATEGORY Sea

TIMING 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

TIMING 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

TIMING 6:00 PM - 1:00 AM

BASKETBALL 3X3 Street basketball for all basketball lovers.

WATER SPORTS FIREWORKS

CATEGORY

CATEGORY Music

TIMING 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

ICE AGE COLLISION COURSE

JULY 1– JULY 18

JUNE 13, 15, 19, 23, 27 JULY 14 & 17

CATEGORY Kids Shows

AGE GROUP 0-14 Y/O

AGE GROUP 0 - 14 Y/O

LAUGH FACTORY AT XJED

NIGHTMARES

Schillar bikes, regular kayak, paddle board, led jet ski show, parasailing

DATE: JUNE 8 - JULY 18

Stand up comedy? Get your daily dose of laughter here.

CATEGORY

SEA

DATE: JUNE 8 - 30 EVERY OTHER DAY

TIMING

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

CATEGORY

STREET SHOWS

AGE GROUP 15 & Above

TIMING

12:00 AM

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WATERFRONT

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO AT JEDDAH WATERFRONT As a port city, Jeddah has fully embraced the chill seaside vibe and the Jeddah Waterfront is a prime example of local culture meshing with urban living.

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THE ISLAND MOSQUE A Jeddah icon, this mosque is built on a tiny island on the northern part of the Corniche. This architectural accent to the Jeddah landscape looks extra magnificent with a sunset backdrop over the sea. 16 JEDDAH SEASON 2019


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GO FISH In early mornings, you’ll find fishing enthusiasts hunched over the JWF rails waiting for fresh catch. There’s a dedicated fishing pier too, where you’ll find vendors selling basic equipment if you decide to go on a whim.

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TAKE A BIKE! Rent a bike at one of the shops located close to the New Corniche and pedal away.

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TAKE A STROLL ON THE LONGEST PEDESTRIAN : TIP BRIDGE

AT VISIT NIGHT

This lights up with starry-like led lights in the evenings and gives you a spectacular view of the sunset.

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ROLL OUT THE PICNIC MAT Want the real Jeddawi experience? Buy a 3-riyal cup of tea and grab some fis fis from one of the stalls and just watch the waves.

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CHILL AT THE XJED Waiting for the next act on stage? Walk along XJEDDAH and you’ll discover a ton of activities, from food trucks, air slingshots, to live performances happening throughout the season.

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TRY FLYBOARDING! Among other watersports you’ll get to experience as part of Jeddah Season.

8.

OUTDOOR MUSEUM

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Check out the 20 sculptures that celebrates the city’s art culture.

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GET SOME NOSTALGIC RUSH Our youth was defined by visits to amusement parks, and they’re right across the corniche.

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DISCOVER THE SEA IN A SUBMARINE This Jeddah Season you’ll get the chance to dive deep into the waters in a sub. Breaking out in a Beatles song is optional. Check out the calendar for details!

MUST KNOW

1. There are charging stations and Free WiFi along the New Waterfront area. 2. It will take 1 to 1.5 hours to complete an end to end walk on the waterfront including stops for stall fries and snacks (a must) 3. There’s a golf cart ride available at different points 4. Bring cash should you wish to purchase small items from the roving vendors of knick knacks 5. JWF is most bustling from sunset all the way to after midnight. From ThursdaySaturday, expect heavy traffic late into the night (but it’s fun and part of the local experience) DESTINATION KSA 17


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FAVE EATS NEAR WATERFRONT

LOCAL FAVORITES

Want to grab a bite near JWF? Here are some close by spots to hit up.

IL GABBIANO Cuisine: Italian

The great combination of fine Italian cuisine and the breathtaking view of the Red Sea. Distance from JWF by car: 6 minutes Location: Corniche Rd., Ash Shati Tel: +966-12-6587042 ilgabbianoksa

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NOBU

Cuisine: Japanese

Nobu features an exquisite fusion menu that is served in one of the most breathtaking locations in Jeddah. TRY: BLACK COD IN MISO Right on the Jeddah Waterfront! Timing: 7 PM - 12:30 AM Mob: +966-550006429

SCALINI

Cuisine: Italian

Scalini is an esteemed and renowned establishment which offers the finest traditional Italian cuisine experience. TRY: LINGUINE WITH LOBSTER

Right on the Jeddah Waterfront! Timing: 3 PM - 12 AM Mob: +966-507770468 18 JEDDAH SEASON 2019

Cuisine: Spanish

Every meal will be a real experience in Castilla Gourmet gastronomy surrounded by a warm Spanish atmosphere. TRY: LAMB ROASTED IN CLAY OVEN Right on the Jeddah Waterfront! Timing: 4 PM - 12 AM Location: Jeddah Waterfront Tel: +966-12-6643414

SECTION B

Cuisine: American burgers

Mouthwatering patties referred to as the best burgers in Jeddah. TRY: C BURGER Distance from JWF by car: 7 minutes Location: 23513 Hiraa St., behind Jeddah Hilton Mob: +966-561180005 sectionb_sa

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WATERFRONT

CAFFEINE FIX NEAR JWF Need to have your cup of joe? Here’s Destination’s chosen list.

BREW92

A cozy café with fresh coffee every morning. They also offer a breakfast menu including pancakes and bacon. Rating: 4.2 Timing: Sat - Thu 6 AM – 12 AM | Fri 1:30 PM Location: 23423 Al Khalidiyyah Dist. brew92cafe

CAFÉ BATEEL

Rooted in Arabian culture, Bateel enjoys a legacy as the world’s only gourmet date grower, producer, and seller. Rating: 4.1 Timing: 7:30 AM – 12 AM Location: 8322 King Abdulaziz Rd. bateelgourmet

THE COFFEE BEAN & TEA LEAF

An international franchise, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf produces handcrafted products from rare sourced coffee to tea.

Saudi culture meets third wave coffee. The bedouin inspired decor and gahwa, makes this a must experience. Rating: 4.0 Timing: 7 AM – 12 AM (Thu - Sat: closes at 1 AM) Location: 6148 Corniche Rd. Mob: +966-555591248 haif_kaif_cafe

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Specialty coffee house and roaster serving coffee sourced from organic fair trade farms. A hotspot for the young Jeddawis. Rating: 4.1 Timing: 7 AM -11 PM Location: Beach Tower, Northern Corniche, Ash Shati meddcoffee

Rating: 4.3 Timing: 6:30 AM - 12:30 AM Location: 23435 Sari St., Ar Rawdah

SOURCED PHOTOS

HAIF & KAIF

MEDD CAFÉ AND ROASTERY


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WATERFRONT

STAY BY THE WATERFRONT

THE VENUE JEDDAH CORNICHE

MOVENPICK RESORT AL NAWRAS

Your guide to staying in Jeddah

Location: Corniche Rd., Ash Shati Dist. Tel: +966-12-6139000 thevenuejeddah

RADISSON BLU HOTEL

A fashionable hotel in a busy district near the Fakieh Aquarium and King Abdulaziz International Airport. Location: Quraysh St., Al Salamah Dist. Tel: +966-12-6089900 radissonblu.alsalam

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ROSEWOOD JEDDAH HOTEL

This high-end hotel offers views of the Red Sea, and is a 6-minute walk from North Corniche park and near the Fakieh Aquarium. Tel: +966-12-2607111

A resort on a private island overlooking the Red Sea, with easy access to Tahlia and the commercial city center. Location: Prince Naif Rd., Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6555550 movenpickalnwrs

JEDDAH HILTON HOTEL

Just 12 km away from the Jeddah Sculptures Museum, the Hilton Hotel’s modern rooms with panoramic sea views compliment the international cuisine served in its four high end restaurants. Location: 23511 Corniche Rd., Ash Shati Tel: 920003800 jeddahilton

SOURCED PHOTOS

A modern hotel with a great location. It’s 5 minutes away from Red Sea Mall and 15 minutes away from the airport.


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WATERFRONT

DINNER AMONG THE STARS AT SKY LOUNGE

From Rosewood Jeddah Hotel’s 17th floor where the Sky Lounge is located, the sky at dusk is picturesque, as if a vivid painting on canvas. The refreshing cool breeze relentlessly shuffles the clouds around the orange sky like a deck of cards. The waves from the Red Sea below, along with the cars and the people, look miniature – this thrilling scene is not for the faint of heart. The 360-degree panoramic view of Jeddah’s waterfront is absolutely breathtaking, allowing you to appreciate beauty from a distance. The scene shifts yet remains equally mesmerizing after the sun has set and the night ensues. A round pool located at the heart of Sky Lounge and surrounded by soft lights becomes the center of attention after the sun sets and the night ensues. 24 JEDDAH SEASON 2019 PROMOTED CONTENT/ ROSEWOOD


Aside from the gorgeous view, Sky Lounge offers a set menu for a minimum charge per person excluding shisha service. The menu changes bimonthly and includes a main course, drinks, and a dessert. You can expect the food to be light and cooked on the spot, complementing a luxurious, relaxing evening by the sea. Operating hours are from 5pm to 12am on weekdays and up to 1am on weekends, open for both in-house and walk-in

guests. The place is snug and cozy enough for around 15 to 18 tables. Make your reservation before your visit, to ensure an unparalleled experience.

That’s the Sky Lounge promise, along with satisfaction in every visit.

The lounge hosts birthday parties, exclusive group dinners, and other special occasions. A fun outing with friends, a special night with your significant other, or a gala dinner is never complete without delicious food, attentive service, and a magnetic ambience.

Location: Ash Shati, Jeddah Tel: +966-12-2607111 Web: rosewoodhotels.com/en/ jeddah/dining/sky-lounge

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AL JOHARA

GUIDE TO AL JOHARA Nicknamed ‘The Shining Jewel’, Al Johara stadium is a sports fan’s wildest dreams come to life. The stadium is found in the King Abdullah Sports City (KASC), which is the first full blown sports entertainment city located north of Jeddah. Al Johara holds nearly 62,000 people making it the biggest stadium on Saudi Arabia’s west coast, and the 10th biggest in the Arab world. KASC contains three football fields as well as four indoor arenas as part of its many state of the art, world class facilities. The city is truly an entertainment hub for any sports fan visiting Jeddah.

GOT TO KNOW ! AVERAGE COMMUTE: 5-10 mins. from Obhur (5.9km) 17-20 mins. from JWF (23.8km) 29-33 mins. from Al Hamra (30.4km) 40-50 mins from Al Balad (33.4km) STADIUM FACILITIES: 3-level concourse, which includes: First aid rooms and bin stores, TV monitors, ATM machines and drinking fountains. SIZE: Al Johara Stadium can hosts over 62,000 spectators 26 JEDDAH SEASON 2019


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AL JOHARA

ALJOHARA EVENTS CALENDAR

FOR TICKET INFORMATION AND OTHER EVENTS VISIT: JEDDAH.SA

ZUMA

JUNE 15 – JULY 18

JULY 17 – 18

CATEGORY

CATEGORY

Dining TIMING 2:00 PM - 1:00 AM AGE GROUP All ages

Tournaments AGE GROUP All ages

FORTNITE BATTLE ROYALE

Izakaya-style Japanese dining in which dishes are brought to the table continuously throughout the meal.

BEIRUT KHANUM

JUNE 15 – JULY 18

JUNE 15 – JULY 18

JUNE 15 – 21

CATEGORY

CATEGORY

CATEGORY

Dining TIMING 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM AGE GROUP All ages

A pop-up Lebanese outpost from Dubai known for its authentic dishes.

COYA

A battle royale featuring 19 of YouTube’s best users and a multiplayer arena.

MICHAEL ANGELO

Dining TIMING 2:00 PM - 1:00 AM AGE GROUP All ages

Le Micheangelo restaurant is Mamo’s Kingdom. Mamo is an artist-and hidden behind these two syllables is all the warmth of the south, of Italy and France.

Tournaments TIMING 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM

PUBG TOURNAMENT

A multiplayer battle royale under one roof, one space, live at the arena.

JUNE 15 – JULY 18

JUNE 29

CATEGORY

CATEGORY

Dining TIMING 2:00 PM - 1:00 AM AGE GROUP All ages

A pop-up version of the award-winning global contemporary Peruvian restaurant.

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SAHAM NIGHT

Music TIMING 8:30 PM - 12:00 AM AGE GROUP 18 and above

Rashed Al Fares - Asalah Nasri - Nawal Asma Al Munawer - Rabeh Saqer


CATEGORY

IP Shows

AGE GROUP All ages

JULY 1 – 3

TIMING 6:30 PM

JULY 4 – 6

JUNE 15 – JULY 18

TIMING

BLUE MAN SHOW Experience a spectacular journey bursting with music, laughter, and surprises.

6:30 PM & 9:30 PM

CATEGORY

JULY 8 – 10

TIMING 6:30 PM

JULY 11 – 13 TIMING

6:30 PM & 9:30 PM JULY 15 – 17 TIMING 6:30 PM

JULY 18

NINIVE

Dining TIMING 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM AGE GROUP All ages

Homegrown authentic Middle Eastern restaurant hailing from Dubai.

TIMING

6:30 PM & 9:30 PM

JUNE 15 - JULY 18 THURSDAYS TO SATURDAYS CATEGORY

MUSIC HALL

IP Shows

TIMING 7:00 PM – 2:00 AM AGE GROUP 18 and above

JUNE 8.9,10 - JULY 4 CATEGORY

Music TIMING 8:30 PM - 12:00 AM AGE GROUP 15 and above

JEDDAH SEASON MUSIC FESTIVAL

Ahlam on June 8, Mohammed Abdo on June 9, Amr Diab on June 10, and Rashed Al Majed on July 4.

JULY 5 – 18

JULY 12

CATEGORY

CATEGORY

IP Shows TIMING 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM AGE GROUP All ages

APASSIONATA

A live entertainment show that tells the tale of friendship between a man and his horse.

Sports

TIMING 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM

BOXING WEEK FIGHT NIGHT

For a week in June, boxing fitness training will be held at Fitness Time, leading up to Fight Night at KASC on July 12.

DISCLAIMER: EVENTS CAN CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE, PLEASE REFER TO THE ORGANIZER’S WEBSITE. DESTINATION KSA 29


AL JOHARA

JEDDAH SEASONS CHART TOPPERS Get ready for a musical extravaganza!

JEDDAH SEASON MUSIC FESTIVAL LOCATION: JWF

NANCY AJRAM & WAEL JASSAR JUNE 13

MOHAMED HAMAKI JUNE 15

HUSSEIN AL JASMI & YARA JUNE 19

JEDDAH SEASON MUSIC FESTIVAL LOCATION: KASC

AHLAM JUNE 8

MOHAMMAD ABDO JUNE 10

AMRO DIAB JUNE 12

SAHAM NIGHT LOCATION: KASC

RABEH SAQER JUNE 29

NAWAL AL KUWAITYAH ASALAH JUNE 29

30 JEDDAH SEASON 2019 DISCLAIMER: EVENTS CAN CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

JUNE 29


ANGHAM & AYED JUNE 23

RASHED AL MAJED

ABADI AL JOHAR & ASMA ALMUNAWER JUNE 27

KADIM AL SAHIR JULY 17

FOR TICKETS VISIT TATHKARTKOM.COM

JULY 4

RASHED EL FARES JUNE 29

ASMA ALMUNAWAER JUNE 29

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FOR TICKET INFORMATION AND OTHER EVENTS VISIT: JEDDAH.SA

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HISTORICAL JEDDAH

GUIDE TO HISTORICAL JEDDAH One of the oldest, and most iconic locations in Jeddah is Al Balad (The Town); the historic center of the city. The old buildings once stood there, unattended, with so many stories and history; until the Municipality of Jeddah began its efforts to restore and preserve them. Back in 2014, Al Balad was added as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has 4 main neighborhoods that include Al Mazloum, Al Sham, Al Yemen, and Al Bahr; each carrying its own narrative.

GOT TO KNOW! Duration: 22-25 min from Waterfront (26.7km) 33-35 min from KASC (35.5km) 41-43 min from from Obhur (34.7km) 15-20 min from Al Hamra (10.2km) Key landmarks: Bab Makkah - Bab Al Madina Al Naseef House Shafei Mosque Souk Al Nada DKSA TIPS: 1. Bring small bills with you 2. Bargain at the souq, it’s a must 3. Explore AlBalad by foot

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A DAY IN ALBALAD Delve into the streets of AlBalad and discover sites that are filled with so much history.

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Since its establishment as a major port for ancient trade, AlBalad acted as a portal for pilgrims who are visiting Makkah by sea.

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The Bride of the Red Sea as it is also called, is a place where tourists can marvel at the beauty of mosques, museums, and markets. It is indeed an introduction to the rich history of the hijaz.

The old doors and windows in AlBalad will take your breath away, known for their vibrant colors and patterns. Visit Nasseef House on Suq Al Alawi St, a historically significant building that has been turned into a museum and cultural center. Apart from its own history, it also depicts Makkah’s through the years.

While taking a stroll in AlBalad, practice your photography skills. With its unique architecture, to food, and streets; you will definitely find something to capture.

Right before Maghrib (sundown) prayer, make sure you get to the rooftًop of Al Nasseef, to watch the sunset over AlBalad, with the beautiful sounds of Athan (call to prayer).

The Jeddah Municipality Museum is a must-visit after Al Nasseef. Occupying an old building that has been restored, this museum displays vintage antiques and cultural items that date back to thousands of years. If you have time, try to stop by Al Shafe’i Mosque, which is one of the most famous mosques in the area.

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QUICK LISTS AT ALBALAD AL BALAD SHOPPING LIST

- Abaya and Shemagh - Dates and Spices FOOD

For the foodies, this is your haven. You will find vendors selling different kinds of authentic delectable dishes from carts and stalls. Cooked on the spot, and can be as cheap as a riyal; the smell alone while walking on the streets will make your stomach growl. SOUQS

Visit Al Nada and Alawey Souks, which are well-known and distinguished for their freshly-picked produce, authentic Saudi souvenirs such as incense, oud and perfumes, spices and dates, scarves, leather goods, abayas, and much more. They do reach their peaks during Ramadan, as shoppers come for the cultural festivals that are held here. If you head to Al Saghah - jewelry souk in AlBalad, you’ll find crafted pieces and jewelry sets; at a very reasonable price. 36 JEDDAH SEASON 2019

One of the must-haves is the delicious Balilah (Chickpeas), which is a well-know Hijazi dish. For those wanting to have a street food adventure, seek out the Kebdah stalls usually peppered around AlBalad. Our tip is to start your search in front of the Queen’s Mall. Kebdah is made up of chopped liver sautéed with tomatoes; rest assured that a single serving of this will give you your fill. Want to play it safe? It’s tradition to walk around this historical area with ketchup smothered street fries in-hand, or a cup of corn, sometimes both. Welcome to our childhood.

- Oud Perfumes

- Patterned Textiles AL ALAWI SOUK

- Mistika & essential oils - Coral Jewelry - Rosary

ALBALAD EAT LIST

1. Ful and Tamees (creamed fava beans & flat bread)

2. Masoub (sweet & savory dish made up of bananas and flatbread + toppings of your choice) 3. Kebdah (liver)

4. Shahi Adani (milk tea with spices eg. cardamon)

5. Basbosa (sweet cake made from samolina batter, and sweetened with a simple syrup)


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JEDDAH AL BALAD EVENT CALENDAR FOR TICKET INFORMATION AND OTHER EVENTS VISIT: JEDDAH.SA JUNE 8 – JULY 18

JUNE 23 – 24

CATEGORY Dining

CATEGORY Art & Culture

TIMING 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

TIMING 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

ZAWYAT MEDD

CHRISTIE’S AUCTION

The most famous local coffee shop where you can have coffee that will awaken your senses.

Christie’s art auction is globally famous for what is put out in terms of exceptional art, unparallelled service, and international experience.

JUNE 28 – JULY 18

JUNE 8 – JULY 18

JUNE 10 – JULY 18

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CATEGORY Art & Culture

CATEGORY Art & Culture

TIMING 7:00 PM - 1:00 AM

TIMING 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

TIMING 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

CATCH

With creative presentation of its inventive seafood cuisine, gracious performance of its team, stylish décor and a mix of contemporary music, Catch is a journey and destination unto itself.

Exciting workshops that will be available for families and children in collaboration with The School of Traditional Arts.

VISITOR CENTER

This center will feature a timeline of Jeddah’s history, light shows, and main attractions.

JUNE 8 – JULY 18

JUNE 24 – JULY 18

JUNE 8 – JULY 18

CATEGORY Art & Culture

CATEGORY Art & Culture

CATEGORY Art & Culture

TIMING 6:00 PM - 11:00 AM

TIMING 7:00 PM & 10:00 PM

TIMING 5:30 PM, 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 9:30 PM.

HAFEZ GALLERY SPACE In collaboration with the Jeddah French Consulate, Hafez Gallery presents local and international artists.

STREET ART EXHIBITION

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ART JAMEEL

BEIT AL DAHALEESI

IMMERSIVE THEATRE

This theatrical experience will reveal the changes that happened to one of the most ancient homes in Al Balad.

Various artists come together on the streets of AlBalad, from graffiti art to installations.

STREET THEATRE AL OZWA STRET An outdoor theatrical performance on Al Ozwa Street.

DATE: JUNE 8 - JULY 18

CATEGORY

Art & Culture

TIMING

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM


CATEGORY Art & Culture

DESERT FISH + BLANK STUDIO: THE VORTEX

JUNE 8 – 18

TIMING 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

CATEGORY Art & Culture

MAIN SHOW

LAYAT LIVE PERFORMANCE & RETAIL SPACE JUNE 23 – JULY 18

JUNE 8 – JULY 10 TIMING 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

MAMMAFOTGRAMMA

PUBLIC PRIVATE

JUNE 8 – JULY 18 TIMING 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

ZAWIA 97

TIMING 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

WORKSHOPS & CRAFTS EXHIBITION JULY 1 – 18

TIMING 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Zawyia 97 is a cultural destination and a point of departure for arts, crafts and design. It’s a series of activities and workshops taking place at different zones in Historical Jeddah.

These Saudi artists use imagination and day to day objects to provoke thought and philosophical questions. JUNE 8 – JULY 18

JUNE 8 – JULY 18

JUNE 8 – JULY 18

CATEGORY Entertainment

CATEGORY Art & Culture

CATEGORY Street Shows

TIMING 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

TIMING 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

TIMING 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM

KANZ AL BALAD

BOOK FAIR

Activities and attractions in line with Jeddah’s culture and heritage. It also highlights the historical and cultural significance of Al Balad

The Sharbatly Annex has been repurposed to offer a space that brings together the people strolling through Al Balad, by presenting a design bookshop, reading space and lush gathering spot..

BUILDING WALKERS

JUNE 8 – JULY 18

JUNE 8 – JULY 18

JUNE 8 – JULY 18

CATEGORY Art & Culture

CATEGORY Art & Culture

CATEGORY Art & Culture

TIMING 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

TIMING 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

TIMING 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

NOTAT WASEL Owd and Tabla are oriental instruments that produce great melodies when played together.

ATHR ART GALLERY SPACE

This show aims to diffuse the notion of public & private spaces as mere descriptions of physical realms, but rather a multifaceted phenomena of experience.

MIZMAR DANCE SHOW A folklore dance that features the Mizmar, a wind instrument.

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A GREENER SAUDI

The US Green Building Council Honors the Mayor of Jeddah and Batterjee for their commitment to excellence A group of young, professional, entrepreneurial developers are committed to raising the standards of living in the Kingdom. Lifestyle Developers aims to meet the needs of consumers and increase the number of homeowners. One of Lifestyle Developers’ developments Diyar Al Salam Residences was developed in alignment with Vision 2030’s energy and environment conservation strategy. This is a promise to improve quality of life in the Kingdom and promote a green and sustainable lifestyle.

It’s evident in elements such as electric cars charging stations, bicycle parking facilities and recycling containers made available throughout the residences. Furthermore, the appliances in each residence have been selected to achieve utmost efficiency, with the careful selection of the best energy-saving lights and highefficiency air conditioning units. The exterior of the building acts as thermal insulator with the use of glass facades. In the presence of His Excellency, Sheikh Saleh bin Al Turki, Mayor of Jeddah, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) recognised the achievements of Diyar Al Salam Residences with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental

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Design (LEED) award due to Lifestyle Developers’ commitment to raising the standards of living in Saudi Arabia. Lifestyle Developers is the first private residency in the Kingdom to be honored with the LEED award project. Moving forward, such projects are reshaping the industry of real estate development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Lifestyle Developers is most excited to be able to build and transform communities through new developments. They look to ensure a well-integrated community that extends outside the home. Building new developments will also help positively shape the surrounding


neighborhoods and create new opportunities while raising the standard of quality of life not just for settlers, but for the broader community as well. When building a new development for a conscious consumer community, it is top priority to focus on design, creating an innovative, green, and sustainable development. Lifestyle Developers makes sure that every part of the development is well-conceived and managed properly in order to meet the consumer’s chosen eco-friendly mode of life. Value for money is a key factor for those looking to invest in proper housing development, and because Lifestyle Developers conducts work on a large scale, they are able to provide the latest features and trends. Tel: 920009180 lifestyledevs

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OBHUR

GUIDE TO OBHUR Known as one of the best clusters of private and public beaches in Saudi, Jeddah’s coastal area, Obhur is a go-to destination for a true escape from the hectic lifestyle in the city. While there is no shortage of public coastline in the Western part of Saudi Arabia, it’s Jeddah’s private beaches that stand out from the rest. Whether you’re a beachcomber or just want to chill with your family, Obhur consists of picturesque beaches dotted up and down the coast with several activities for everyone.

GOT TO KNOW! Length: 9 KM Under Construction: Obhur Creek Bridge Main Road: Prince Abdul Majeed Road Commute: 31 mins from Al Balad 25 mins from Al Hamra’a 12 mins from KASC 17 mins from city center Key Landmarks: Boat Landmark (North) Camel Landmark (North) Durrat Al Arus Key Activities: Private beach houses Boating Snorkeling & Scuba diving Quad biking 42 JEDDAH SEASON 2019 02 JEDDAH SEASON


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OBHUR

JEDDAH OBHUR EVENT CALENDAR FOR TICKET INFORMATION AND OTHER EVENTS VISIT: JEDDAH.SA JUNE 20 – JULY 18

JUNE 20 – JULY 18

JULY 11 – 15

CATEGORY

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Sea TIMING 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM AGE GROUP 18 and Above

DIVING EXPERIENCE

Diving experience for both experience and non-experienced visitors by professional master divers.

Sea AGE GROUP 15 and Above

WATER SPORTS

Get your water fun right here from donut rides, flyboards, and get wiped out!

WATER

Street Shows TIMING 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM

FIREWORKS SHOW 3D projection show and a special display of fireworks with a dancing fountain and 40 professional performers

JUNE 15 – JULY 18

JUNE 15 – JULY 18

CATEGORY

CATEGORY

Dining TIMING 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM

GAIA

Pop-up food adventures of international and local concepts that are unique and creative.

Street Shows TIMING 8:30 PM & 10:30 PM

CAR PARADE SHOW

A musical performance in the street collaborated with cars and carriages roaming around the venue as a parade.

JULY 4 – JULY 18

JULY 17,18

JUNE 19 – JULY 18

CATEGORY

CATEGORY

CATEGORY

IP shows TIMING 5:00 PM & 9:30 PM

CIRCUS 1903

Bringing back the classic circus with acrobats to musicians, knife throwers, high wire acts and much more.

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Sports TIMING 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

SWOOP

Swoop freestyle FAI World Championships (SFFWC) is an internationally accredited and award winning action sports and lifestyle platform.

Entertainment TIMING 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM

MOBILE THEME PARK

A portable theme park including thriller rides, family rides, kids rides, carnival games, and arcade


JUNE 15 – JULY 18 CATEGORY

Sea TIMING 12:00 PM - 2:00 AM AGE GROUP 15 and Above

DINING YACHTS

JUNE 10 – JULY 18 CATEGORY

Art & Culture TIMING 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM

A dining experience at 3 sea destinations with live musical performances.

JUNE 10 – JULY 18 CATEGORY

Street Shows TIMING 8:00 PM & 11:00 PM

FOLKLORE PARADE SHOW

A Saudi Folklore Show Parade roaming around the Obhur performing the cultural performance in public.

SHOPPING AT OBHUR

A public shopping area that includes several stores and different types of designs.

EVERY OTHER DAY

STREET SHOWS TIMING 9:00 PM

FIREWORKS

A nonstop marathon of fun for beach enthusiasts and families; from sandcastles, floats, aquaventures and more.

JUNE 18 – JULY 18

CATEGORY

CATEGORY

Sea TIMING 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

STREET BEACH MUSICAL SHOWS VOLLEYBALL More than 60 bands playing street music.

CATEGORY

CATEGORY

JUNE 10 – JULY 18 Street Shows TIMING 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM

JULY 11 – 13

JUNE 8 – 30

A tournament for amateurs and pro players.

Tournament AGE GROUP 15 and Above

FREE DIVING TOURNAMENT

Underwater diving where competitors hold their breath during the dive.

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG JULY 10 – 13 CATEGORY

Theatrical Show TIMING

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM AGE GROUP All ages

3 DAYS IN THE COAST AGE GROUP All ages

KING LEAR

JULY 16 – 18 CATEGORY

Theatrical Show TIMING 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM AGE GROUP All ages

JUNE 26 – 29 CATEGORY

Theatrical Show TIMING 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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OBHUR

TOP THINGS TO DO IN OBHUR Re-discover the nostalgia of the Jeddah coastline whether it’s the salty sea air, sand between your toes or water sports games for thrills. 46 JEDDAH SEASON 2019


3. WALK ON WATER 1. DON’T MISS THE JEDDAH SEASON For real! Flyboarding is a mustDIVING EXPERIENCE try for all the thrill-seekers out Scuba diving in Jeddah? Yup, it’s a thing, it’s more than a thing, it’s a way of life! Most people would probably scoff at the suggestion of the Saudi coastline as a world-class diving destination, just come and see for yourself. First time divers will be supervised directly by master instructors to ensure the highest level of safety according to international best practices.

there. Providing a unique view of Obhur and surrounding areas with professional instructions from an expert, the experience only intensifies.

Silver Sands Beach The equipment is also available for rent within Silver Sands. The best part is that you don’t have to be a member.

Location: Prince Abdullah Al Faisal St., North Obhur Tel: +966-12-6561807 desertseadivers

Location: Prince Abdullah Al Faisal St., Al Lulu Tel: +966-12-6510650

2. SAIL THE SEA

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Red Sea Marina Location: North Obhur Web: redseamarina.com Mob: +966-504613063 redseamarina

Kitesurfing is now available in Durrah Beach Resort for beginners, intermediate and advanced surfers. Duration: The lessons are typically for 10 hours over a period of 4-5 days depending on the student’s availability. Price: All levels cost SR 2,500 each Location: Dahaban, Jeddah Tel: 920008211 Web: durrahbeach.com durrah_beach_resort

Desert Sea Divers

A number of boats and yachts are available for rent on an hourly or daily basis giving visitors access to pristine coastlines, uninhabited islands and the nearby cosmopolitan cities of Jeddah.

Durrah Beach Resort

5. THE CIRCUS 1903 ROLLS INTO TOWN! 4. KITESURFING & WINDSURFING

For all windsurfing enthusiasts, Beach resorts in Obhur offer its waters for windsurfing and all other water sports. They have a lot of great activities to try out.

Bringing back the classic contemporary circus with acrobats to musicians, knife throwers, high wire and much more, Circus 1903 will amaze, captivate, and transport audiences of all ages at the Jeddah Season to the mesmerizing Golden Age of carnivals.

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OBHUR

BEACH STAYS & EATS OBHUR Along with public resorts, Obhur has several private resorts that offer an extraordinary family beach mini-break. There are copious resorts around Obhur where you can spend the entire weekend in a seaside villa.

PRIVATE RESORTS Oia Resort

Indigo

Boho Beach

This Greek-style modern boutique beach club with its whitewashed architecture the dazzling stone houses with white walls, blue domes, and wooden doors, sits overlooking the shimmering Obhur beach and azure sea.

Indigo is sure to give you the perfect retreat with its luxury holiday apartments and villas harboring glorious sea views. This beach resort gives you the feeling of being in Bali with its lavish ambience, waterfalls, infinity pools, and spas. Water sports are also available on site.

Boho Beach is where freedom, peace, and happiness are in abundance. You can avail of villas, one bedroom apartments, studios and locker memberships. They also hosts a number of ticketed events that grant you day or night time access.

Location: Prince Abdullah Al Faisal St. Mob: +966-12-2133336 oiabeach

Location: al zumorrud Prince Abdullah Al Faisal St. Tel: +966-12-2344624

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Location: 7754 Abhar, Az Zomorod Dist., Obhur Web: bohothebeach.com bohothebeach

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Requires Membership


PUBLIC RESORTS No Membership Required Durrah Beach

This humble abode is a part of the Durrat Al Arus, an integrated tourist city popular among locals. Amenities include units, bungalows, and suites, health club, equestrian club, and a riding Academy. This is a good place if you’re in a group with a certain budget. Location: Dahban Tel: 920008211 Web: durrahbeach.com durrah_beach_resort

Narcissus Resort and Spa Tucked away in North Obhur, Narcissus Resort and Spa offers spectacular views of the Red Sea. The resort provides a haven of serenity, peace, and relaxation at one of the best beachfront locations in the city. Location: Prince Abdullah Al Faisal St., Obhur Web: narcissusobhur.com narcissushotel

Makarem Annakheel Village

Family friendly stay by the sea with spacious hotel rooms, a private beach, an outdoor pool and 2 restaurants.

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Location: Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Branch, Obhur Al-Shamaliyah Dist. Tel: +966-12-6562101

Al Murjan Beach Resort:

Beachfront accommodation popular for cycling and fishing. Location: Obhur Al-Shamaliyah Dist. Mob: +966-544544569

FAL Resort and Beach

This great beach is the chosen site where Jeddah Season will be holding their free diving tournament. Location: Prince Abdullah AlFaisal St, Obhur Al-Shamaliyah Dist. Tel: +966-12-6560033 Web: falbeach.com

All Female Private Beach! Noon Beach

Noon Beach is a unique experience because of the services they provide. They even have spa services by the beach. Tan and get a massage! Timing: 10am – 6pm Mob.: +966-531130456 Location: Obhur Al-Shamaliyah Dist. noon.beach DESTINATION KSA 49


RESTAURANTS For a tasteful experience at the bay, drop in on one of these restaurants to satisfy your cravings:

SEASONAL: GAIA Cuisine: Greek

Located by the beach lounge in Obur, Gaia will provide a full Mediterranean experience with its Greek cuisine embodying a modern palate including a captivating charm Timing: 4 PM - 12 AM Location: Abhur Al Junoobiyah Mob: +966-535068706

AL AHLAM FLOATING RESTAURANT Cuisine: International

A Saudi drifting eatery marvel that sails through the Red Sea, offering scenic beauty along with excellent cuisine. This floating restaurant can host a buffet of 150 people along with cruising facilities. Mob: +966-534660099 alahlamtg

Tasty Local Picks

SADA AL TAHLIA This places serves up the tastiest soufle in Jeddah. Gooey chocolate comes pouring out the minute you dig your spoon into it. Location: Corniche Rd., South Obhur Mob: +966-540202424

LOUNGE BY AURUM

MASOUB AL QADRY

Lounge showcases the creativity of local graffiti artists. If you’re looking to enjoy board and card games with friends, this is the place to be. It’s always best to get a reservation in advance.

Location: Corniche Rd., South Obhur Mob: +966-595102425 50 JEDDAH SEASON 2019

Timing: 1 PM - 2 AM Location: King Abdulaziz Rd., South Obhur Tel: +966-12-2906686 Web: lounge.com.sa loungebyaurum

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This place serves fresh out of the oven tamees and the most delicious fava beans (ful), or try the lentils (addas) along with other local delicacies. Expect a crowd in the mornings.

Cuisine: International


Al Hamra’a

GUIDE TO ALHAMRA’A This stretch of road has been the hub of Jeddah’s community for decades. Al Hamra’a is brimming with shops, restaurants, five-star hotels, government offices, and, of course, the mammoth landmark, King Fahad’s Fountain. The postcard-perfect landmark is illuminated at night making it a stunning sight. Al Hamra’a is a busy and lively place to explore for out-oftowners who want to go sight seeing in Jeddah. It has recently gone through a makeover that has made it a lot more pedestrian friendly.

GOT TO KNOW!

Main Roads & Streets Al Corniche Road Falastin Street Al Andalus Street Average Commute based on distance 15 mins from AlBalad (7.7km) 25 mins from Waterfront (22km) 25 mins from KASC (29.4km) 31 mins from Obhur (36.2km) Landmarks King Fahad’s Fountain Conferences Palace Hasan Anani Mosque Middle Corniche Park 52 JEDDAH SEASON 2019


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Al Hamra’a

AROUND AL HAMRA’A There’s so much more to Al Hamra’a district than just shopping and dining. This part of Jeddah has lots to offer if you’re after something a little exciting. Here are some of the options for you.

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FIND OUT WHY JEDDAH IS THE ART HUB OF KSA The creative scene of Jeddah is thriving and with that, galleries and art in general pepper its different neighborhoods. Al Hamra’a is one of the focal points, especially with Tahlia Street within its 5-mile radius. Athr Contemporary Art Gallery

One of the leading galleries in the Kingdom and home to the works of renowned Saudi artists like Ahmed Mater, Dana Awartani, and Muhannad Shono. Their international collection is also well-curated, with a good mix of regional and global creators.

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Location: Serafi Mall, Tahlia St. Tel: +966-12-2845009 Timing: 10 AM – 2 PM, 5 – 9 PM (Sun – Thu) 3 – 9 PM (Sat)

Museum of Arts Home

Darat Safeya Binzagr

Location: AlKala St., Al Hamra’a Dist. Timing: 8 AM – 12 PM

Location: 4303 King Abdullah Branch Rd., Al Baghdadiyah Al Gharbiyah, Al Hamra’a Tel: +966-12-6571030 Web: daratsb.com Timing: 10 AM – 4 PM (Sun - Thu) | 10 AM – 2 PM / 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM (Sat)

This is a major cultural landmark in the city that includes the heritage and traditions of Hejaz, clothing, furniture and the environment of this ancient region. It’s a museum full of antiques and murals of international artists.

An artspace that celebrates regional and fine arts. A great place for discovering Saudi Artists and getting indoctrinated with the local creative culture.

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GET SPIRITUAL VIBES AT HASAN ANANI MOSQUE

Located along central Jeddah Corniche at the intersection of Al Hamra’a Street and Corniche Road, the Hasan Anani Mosque is one of the stunning mosques in Jeddah with Egyptian architecture. It has a shimmering gold tinted dome and beautiful calligraphy along with mosaics in different colors.

CORNICHE OPEN AIR MUSEUM

STROLL OR ROLL BY THE JEDDAH FOUNTAIN

Designed as a grand scale public art museum, Jeddah confers a sense of modernity blended with traditional culture. Having a walk by the open-air Corniche museum you will come across 20 of the most admirable sculptures by Henry Moore, Victor Vazerally, Cesar Baldaccini and lots more.

Put your skates and get rolling on the lively Middle Corniche Park where you can enjoy a serene sunset. Adding to the magnificent scenery is the sparkling Red Sea and take a stroll near the tallest fountain in the world, King Fahad Fountain. Location: Corniche Rd., Al Hamra’a Timing: Open 24 hours

Minutes away from Al Hamra’a District towards the roundabout is Jeddah’s patriotic flagpole, the tallest in the world. Make sure you capture the opportunity to visit the symbolic pride of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Location: King Abdullah Square, AlRuwais

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JEDDAH FLAGPOLE


DINE AT RESTAURANTS WITH VIEWS

Fancy dosing up on a meal while enjoying 360-degree views of the King Fahad Fountain? Try one of these restaurants: Dilek Cafe & Restaurant

Not only a restaurant with a gorgeous view, but also serves marvelous Turkish meze and kebabs. Location: Corniche Rd., Al Hamra’a Mob: +966-582011768 dilekrsa

Spears Restaurant

Spears boasts to be Jeddah’s first Brazilian churrascaria with sublime views of King Fahad’s Fountain. The restaurant has a wonderful buffet with a line up of all kinds of succulent meat. Location: Intercontinental Hotel, Hussain Basalamah, Al Hamra’a Tel: +966-12-2295574 spears_jeddah

AL FAKIEH AQUARIUM

Discover marine life marvels and guess what? You can swim with dolphins too. They also have their Blue Ocean Restaurant right beside the waterbreak. DKSA RECOMMENDS: Make sure to get a reservation, once there you can order the fresh catch of the day.

Location: Al Nawras, Corniche Rd. Tel: +966-12-6066144 Web: fakiehaquarium.com Timing: 10 AM – 11 PM, Sun - Thu | 1:30 PM - 11 PM, Fri - Sat

TRY HEJAZI CUISINE AT AL NAKHEEL

Want to try a traditional feast? Al Nakheel offers authentic Saudi dishes, particularly Hejazi (western region) favorites. DKSA RECOMMENDS:

Order some Mantu, the Jeddah version of dumplings, yaghmoush, and mutabag. Location: Corniche Rd. Tel: 920013150 alnakheel_jeddah

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Al Hamra’a

THE WHERES OF ALHAMRA’A

1 Cafe Aroma 2 Street 56 3 Relais De Paris (Entrecôte) 4 Dardasha 5 Byblos 6 Twina

Eat, Stay, Discover 1

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WHERE TO EAT: STREET 56

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Cuisine: Modernized Chinese

Serving up yummy baos and modernized asian street food.

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DKSA RECOMMENDS:

Braised beef bao, duck bao, mango ice cream with chilli

TWINA

RELAIS DE PARIS (ENTRECÔTE)

Gather up the family for some traditional Jeddawi cuisine.

Cuisine: French

French fine dining serving classic steak and fries. Location: Falastin St., Al Hamra’a Mob: +966-508884166 entrecotejeddah

ALERT COFFEE

Artistic aesthetics and great artisan coffee.

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Cuisine: Seafood

DKSA RECOMMENDS: Najil Fish and Lobster Tajin Location: Corniche Rd. Tel: 920028284 Timing: 1 PM – 1 AM twinapark

BYBLOS

Cuisine: Lebanese

Fine Lebanese dining, suitable for families.

DKSA RECOMMENDS: Brewed coffee and Banoffee pie

DKSA RECOMMENDS: Lebanese mezze and grilled platter.

Location: Al Hamra’a Dist. Mob: +966-544446141 Timing: Sun - Thu 7 AM – 11:30 PM | Fri 1:30 PM - 11:30 PM alertspecialitycoffee

Location: Al Hamra’a Dist. Mob: +966-506712108 Timing: Sun - Thu 7 AM – 11:30 PM | Fri 1:30 PM – 11:30 PM leylatygroup

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CAFFE AROMA

Cuisine: Multi-cuisine

Head to Caffe Aroma for a chill evening with your friends. DKSA RECOMMENDS: Coffee and French toast with toppings of your choosing Location: Corniche Rd., Al Hamra’a Dist. Tel: 920010163 Timing: 8 AM – 2 AM caffe_aroma_jed

DARDASHA

Cuisine: Multi-cuisine

Fun, lighthearted and a great brunch date with your friends. DKSA RECOMMENDS: Afternoon tea and finger foods Location: Park Hyatt Hotel, Al Hamra’a Tel: +966-12-2639666 Timing: 9 AM – 9 PM

SOURCED PHOTOS

Location: 7843 Ahmad Al Attas, Al Zahra Dist. Timing: 6 PM – 11 PM streetfiftysix


WHERE TO STAY:

RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL

PARK HYATT JEDDAH

This all suite luxury hotel is perfectly located by the Red Sea for an incredible view.

Free breakfast and a great dining experience accompanied with a unique luxurious feel.

This luxury resort not only offers a top of the line dining experience, but also includes a marina, club and spa that will leave its guests feeling royal.

Location: Al Hamra’a, Southern Corniche Tel: +966-12-2314444 ritzcarltonjeddah

Location: Al Hamra’a, Corniche Tel: +966-2295555 ic_jeddah

Location: Al Hamra’a, Corniche Tel: +966-12-2639666 parkhyattjeddah

ALHAMRA’A EVENT

CATEGORY

Art & Culture

SPANISH CULTURE JUNE 15 – 19 AFRICAN CULTURE JUNE 20 – 24

FOR TICKET INFORMATION AND OTHER EVENTS VISIT: JEDDAH.SA

CHINESE CULTURE JUNE 25 – 30 AMERICAN CULTURE JULY 1 – 6 INDIAN CULTURE JULY 7 – 12 SAUDI CULTURE JULY 13 – 18

LAS FALLAS

TIMING 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Sculptures that explain different cultures and background into art, spread around Al Hamra with their shows.

DISCLAIMER: EVENTS CAN CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE, PLEASE REFER TO THE ORGANIZER’S WEBSITE.

DESTINATION KSA 59


MUST TRY SEASONAL OFFERINGS

COYA

Cuisine: Peruvian

These are some world renowned pop-up eateries around the city you wouldn’t want to miss!

This Peruvian restaurant features influences from Spain and Japan. This intricate mix of cultural flavours is bound to take you on a trip around the world. TRY: SEA BASS RISOTTO

Timings: 2 PM - 1 AM Location: KASC Tel: 920022395

NUSR-ET STEAKHOUSE

JOEL ROBOUCHON Cuisine: French

A must for any meat lover out there, Nusret offers the highest quality steak with a unique and entertaining dining experience. Nusret is also home to the most entertaining chef, Nusret Gökçe, aka “Salt Bae.”

From the stable of Joël Rebuchon holder of 29 Michelin stars, L’atelier Joël Rebuchon serve simple yet exquisite French cooking, chic red and black minimalism, the restaurant overlook the Jeddah landscape from the 17th floor of the wellknown Assila hotel.

Timings: 12:30 PM - 1 AM Location: Corniche St, Ash Shati, Prince Naif Rd. Tel: 920022395

Timings: 7 PM - 1 AM Location: Assila Hotel Tel: +966-12-2319800

Cuisine: Turkish

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TRY: POMME PUREE

Check out our calendars for more seasonal restaurants

BEIRUT KHANUM Cuisine: Lebanese

Dine at Beirut Khanum after a long day of Season activities. Allow them to take care of you as they prepare an elaborate feast of traditional Arabic dishes packed with flavor while you enjoy some shisha with friends. Timings: 4 PM - 12 AM Location: KASC Tel: +966-5001122440


AROUND THE CITY

AROUND THE CITY EVENT CALENDAR FOR TICKET INFORMATION AND OTHER EVENTS VISIT: JEDDAH.SA JUNE 20 - JULY 18

JUNE 9 – JULY 18

CATEGORY

CATEGORY

Sea TIMING 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM AGE GROUP 18 and Above

Sea AGE GROUP 18 and Above

DIVING EXPERIENCE

WATER SPORTS

Diving experience for both experience and non-experienced visitors by professional master divers.

Get your water fun right at the city center, from donut rides, flyboards, and get wiped out!

JUNE 8 – JULY 18

JULY 12

CATEGORY

CATEGORY

Dining TIMING 7:00 PM - 1:00 AM

JOEL ROBUCHON

Robuchon restaurant right in the heart of urban Jeddah.

JULY 2 – 6 CATEGORY

Kids IPs Shows TIMING 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

PAW PATROL

The pup crew comes to Jeddah. This Kid Show will be held as part of the Shopping festival.

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TIMING 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Food Festival TIMING 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM

TASTE OF JEDDAH

A foodie’s dream come true! This festival has made its global rounds and now it’s in town.

JULY 9 - 13 CATEGORY

Kids IPs Shows TIMING 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

SHIMMER AND SHINE

Nick Jr’s Shimmer and Shine come to Jeddah for a live kids show.

JULY 11 – 15 CATEGORY

Kids IPs Shows TIMING 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM AGE GROUP 0-14 Y/O

MASHA & THE BEAR


JUNE 25 – 30 CATEGORY

Sports TIMING 1:30 PM - 2:30 AM

CATEGORY

BOXING WEEK FITNESS TRAINING

Sea TIMING 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

For a week in June, boxing fitness training will be held at Fitness Time, leading up to Fight Night at KASC on July 12.

COMEDY CLUB

COMEDY TIMING

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The most famous Comedy platform in the Kingdom, where tons of new celebrity performances await.

SUBMARINE TOURS

Starting from the shores of Obhur, dive deep and explore the depths of the Red Sea.

JULY 11 – 16

JUNE 8,10,11,13,14, 15, 17, 18, 20 , 21, 22, 25,27,28, 29 & 30 JULY 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9 11,12, 13, 16 &18 CATEGORY

JULY 1 - AUG 10

CATEGORY

Tournaments

AGE GROUP 15 and above

JEDDAH FISHING TOURNAMENT

The first global tournament to host top anglers from all around the world, organized by the General Sports Authority. JULY 4 - 8 CATEGORY

Kids IPs Shows TIMING 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

SPONGE BOB LIVE

All the way from bikini bottom our favorite sponge comes to town.

FAMILY & KIDS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES CATEGORY

KIDS ACTIVITIES

LEGO DISCOVERY ADVENTURES BARBIE PICTIONARY

TIMING

5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

JUNE 19 – 25

JUNE 27 – JULY 3 JULY 4 – 10 JULY 12 – 18

DISCLAIMER: EVENTS CAN CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE, PLEASE REFER TO THE ORGANIZER’S WEBSITE. DESTINATION KSA 63


AROUND THE CITY

QUICK GUIDE TO SHOPPING IN JEDDAH Whether you’re bargain hunting or luxury shopping, Jeddah will not disappoint. We compiled a short list for you to guide you in your shopping adventure.

LUXURY SHOPPING:

GREAT FINDS: Souq Al Shati

Rubaiyat

Arabia’s Luxury Fashion Destination

Rubaiyat features the world’s premiere brands and partners with the most prestigious fashion houses, perfumes and home accessories. Find them all at their luxury department store. Their presence is characterized by exclusive representation of more than 60 international luxury brands including Armani, Brioni, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, and many more. Location: Stars Avenue Mall rubaiyatfashion 64 JEDDAH SEASON 2019

Boulevard

Walk through the Boulevard plaza and enjoy a luxury shopping experience with brands such as Gucci, Parada, Dolce and Gabbana, Tiffany & Co. And much more. Location: King Abdulaziz Rd., Ash Shati Dist. boulevardksa

El Khayyat Center

Located right in the heart of Jeddah’s shopping district, El Khayyat Center offers countless international luxury brands. Location: Tahlia St., Al Andalus Dist. Tel: +966-12-6655558 Elkhayyatcenter

Location: Ahmad Al Attas Rd., Al Zahra’a Dist.

Mahmood Saeed

Visit this grand market with a variety of endless items from home decor to clothing stores. Location: Salmi Ibn Rabiah Rd., Al Faisaliyah Dist.

Al Balad

From history to art, Al Balad is one of our favorite spots in Jeddah. Shop for traditional Saudi items while picking out memorable handmade souvenirs. Location: Al Balad Dist.

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BOULEVARD

Want to shop like a Jeddawi but not looking to overspend? Souq Al Shati has got you covered! Find items such as Saudi thobes, abayas, scarves, gifts, house wear and much more.


CONCEPT STORES:

With local designers and artists on the rise, Jeddah is falling in love with its many fun and unique concept stores.

MALLS:

Mall of Arabia

One of the biggest malls in Jeddah with endless brands to choose from while you shop.

Homegrown Market

Location: Al Madinah Rd., An Nuzhah Dist.

Best known for selling local abaya designs, jewelery and accessories, Homegrown is a staple for anyone looking for fashion and design.

Red Sea Mall

Satisfy all your shopping needs right by the Waterfront, maybe even sneak in a movie while you’re there. Not to mention the largest food court in town that hosts many international restaurants and food stalls.

Location: Prince Saud Al Faisal, Ar Rawdah Dist. Mob: +966-503077540 homegrown_market

Crate

Location: King Abdulaziz Rd., Ash Shati Dist. Tel: +966-12-2151551 redseamallksa

Al Salaam Mall

Grand mall you won’t want to miss! Aside from shopping through countless international brands, you might find yourself roaming the halls of IKEA. Not to forget it’s huge food court. Location: King Abdullah Rd., Al Fayha’a Dist. Tel: 9200000262 alsalaammall

Ana Ghair

A combination of a small mall and a large concept store, Ana Ghair Mall recognizes and sells all local brands to their niche market. Location: Prince Sultan Rd., Ar Rawdah Dist.

MALLS IN JEDDAH

Usual Opening Location: AlFayhaa Dist

RED SEA MALL

Hours: 9:30 AM – 11:00 PM Fridays: Better to go after 4 PM

From stationery to food and fashion, Crate is a small space with a lot of character. It offers a space for startup brands. Location: Al Yamamah Rd., Al Salama Dist. Mob: +966-507399956 crate.ksa

Makeen Space

Sip on some freshly brewed coffee while you shop the latest local designs. Makeen Space holds an array interesting designs from clothing to household items. Location: Tahlia St., Al Andalus Dist. Mob: +966-500024359 makeenspace

Libra Lounge and Boutique

Food, oud and fashion, Libra Lounge and Boutique allows you to experience comfort and luxury while you shop. Location: Prince Saud Al Faisal, Ar Rawdah Dist. Mob: +966-540884744 libraloungeandboutique DESTINATION KSA 65


AROUND THE CITY

SPECIAL PLACES IN JEDDAH Jeddah is a city that has always welcomed people from all around the world, and has become home to a variety of cultures and traditions. The communities that have lived in this colorful city have built and shaped the cultural environment. Here are some special places that we recommend you visit:

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Afghan Market, a market for great carpet finds

If you love collecting the finest carpets, then you must head over to the Afghan Souk. This market has been standing for over half a century and is famous for having a diverse selection of elaborate carpets to choose from. This market is well known for its tight roads where you can find souvenir shops, local shops, and street food vendors all close to one another. The vendors are constantly firing up fresh tamees bread and traditional Afghani food, the smell alone will leave your mouth watering. Regardless of how tight the space is, the people continue to walk around to take in all the souk has to offer. Location: Al Hindawiyah 66 JEDDAH SEASON 2019

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Central Fish Market (Al Bangala)

Visit Jeddah’s fish market and watch the fisherman catch their fish even before sun rise. You can find the freshest fish local to the red sea such as sigan, najel and harid. If you go early, not only will you be able to purchase the best catch of the day, but you may even witness the fishermen coming into the market with their morning catch. Location: Corniche, Al Baghdadiyah Al Gharbiyah Time: 9am - 5pm

Yemeni Market

This popular market has been running for about forty years and is crowded with vendors and buyers. Here you can find a variety of Yemeni products, from food and juices to clothes and pottery. The people of Jeddah enjoy purchasing Yemeni spices and jasmine flowers from the market for special occasions. This market is considered to be a part of Yemen in the heart of Jeddah, and it is best to visit after 5pm. Location: King Fahd Rd, Al Hindawiyah Time: 11:30am - 6:30pm


1. The shops are small and the alleys are narrow 2. The smell of fresh liver cooking in the distance will attract your attention from miles away 3. Enjoy the purchase of colorful jewelry from the Afghan market 4. Choose today’s fresh catch from the fish market 5. Get to know the locals in the area 6. Purchase a variety of spices from Al Aziziyah 7. You will find the best carpets here

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South Asian Market The South Asian Market is located in Al Aziziyah and is a must see souq especially if you have a love for Pakistani and Indian cultures. The market is filled with vibrant colors that stem from an array of fabrics and jewelry. You can find traditional South Asian clothing as well as delicious food and spices from the region. Location: North East of Al Aziziyah Dist. DESTINATION KSA 67


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SWEET & SAVORY FLAVORING “Beurre maître d’hôtel” (parsley and

MANY WAYS TO ENJOY YOUR FLAVORED EUROPEAN BUTTER

lemon

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or

“Café

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(mustard, spices and herbs) for grilled meats, anchovy butter or salmon butter for toast, butter with sage for gnocchi and ravioli, citrus butter for crêpes

beautiful piece of grilled meat, the herbflavored butter melts slowly, releasing its fragrances under the effect of heat, while butter with hints of lemon zest seeps in to the small cavities of a milletrous

Suzette… Refined treats and inspired

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dishes halfway between tradition and

flavored butters offered simply to spread,

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they come in a range of unexpected

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used equally in both sweet and savory dishes. On the French and international gastronomic scenes, flavored butters are inspiring chefs, making the simplest dishes sublime and creating alchemy with

flavors: matcha tea butter that livens up anchovy fillets pickled with lime on homemade crackers; black olive butter on toast for dipping in a boiled egg, or butter with nuts and fennel seeds to accompany thin slices of cheese on rye bread.

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FRENCH BUTTER, THE SECRET TO MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

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BUTTER WITH ZEST OF CITRUS Tasting butter on toast or brioche Butter with oysters Butter served on steamed fish 100 g of softened semi-salted butter + the zest of 1/2 an organic lemon, 1 organic lime and 1 organic clementine grated with a microplane. Mix well and store in a cool place.

BUTTER PISTACHIOS HAZELNUTS Cooking butter for glazed vegetables (turnips and artichokes) Butter for milletrous crĂŞpes or pan-fried scallops 100 g of unsalted butter + 14 g of powdered Iranian pistachios + 15 g of Piedmont hazelnuts, dry roasted in a skillet, cooled and crushed coarsely.

BUTTER WITH GARLIC PETALS AND TARRAGON The secret of butter: For a dish of ricotta ravioli, melt the butter in a frying pan with garlic petals and lightly brown them, add the ravioli and mix gently. Cooking butter for frying chicken fillets 100 g of softened semisalted butter + 2 cloves of garlic peeled and cut into thin slices using a slicer + 20 chopped tarragon leaves. Mix gently and set aside in a cool place.

BUTTER GINGER CHIVES Cooking butter for roasting langoustines, mixed with rye breadcrumbs to coat clams, scallops and mussels, or to flavor snails Tasting butter on toast 100 g softened semi-salted butter + 1 tsp. of fresh ginger grated with a Microplane or cut into very small cubes + 1 tbsp. of finely chopped chives.


ARABIC 101

SPEAK LIKE A LOCAL USEFUL WORDS / PHRASES

OUTDOOR ACTIVITY

If you may

Min Fadlak (m), Min Fadlik (f)

Walk

Sorry

Asif (m), Asfa (f)

Jog/Jogging

Aharwel/Harwala

Hurry

Besor’a

Run

Ajri

Excuse me

Law Samaht (m), Law samahti (f)

Jump

Angoz

Help Me

Sa’idni (m), Sa’idini (f)

Climb

Atsalag

I want/We want

Abgha/Nebgha

Ride

Arkab

Do you want?

Tebgha (m), tebghi (f) ?

Amusement Park

Malahi

Thank you

Shukran

Trip

Rehla

You’re welcome

Afwan

Picnic

Nozha

Where is the bathroom?

Fen Al-hammam?

Tent

Kheima

How much?

Hada kam?

BBQ

Shawee

Come

Amshi

DIRECTIONS Ta’al (m) Ta’ali (f)

HEALTH AND EMERGENCY

Go

Rooh (m), Roohi (f)

Entrance

Madkhal

Hospital

Mustashfa

Wait

Astana (m), Astani (f)

Es’aaf

Front

Ambulance

Amaam / Guddam

Kef hasis (m), Kef hassa (f)

Back

How are you feeling?

Waraa’

Ana Mareed (m), Ana Mareeda (f)

Left

I am sick

Yassar

I am fine

Ana Tayeb (m), Ana Tayeba (f)

Right

Yameen

Down

I am dizzy

Ana Dayekh (m), Ana Daykha (f)

Tahet

Take me to the hospital Khodni (m), Khodini (f) al Mustashfa

Up

Foug

Kalem (m), Kalemi (f) al Es’aaf

Far

Call an Ambulance

Ba’eed

Call the Police

Kalem (m), Kalemi (f) al shurta

JEDDAWIS SAY: DIRECTIONS

Ma3 nafsak (ma’naf-sak)

With yourself

Get out of your head

Ya wa7sh (ya wah-sh)

Beast

Used when someone does something extraordinary

Abu Kalb

Father of dog

When something is bad quality or cheap

Ya wad

Dude

Can be used in excitement or even sarcastically

Alf

1,000

Used when excited about something or to exaggerate

Fallah

Fun

When something is fun/cool

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COUNTRY OF SAUDI ARABIA

CITY OF JEDDAH KING OF STATE

CROWN PRINCE

JEDDAH POPULATION

HOLY CITIES

AREA

POPULATION GROWTH

LOCATION

TIME ZONE

Custodian of the 2 Holy Mosques His Royal Highness King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Prince Mohammed Bin Salman

FACTS & FIGURES

3.57 million and the second largest city in Saudi Arabia 2.31 %

GOVERNOR OF JEDDAH Mishal bin Majid Al Saud

2,149,690 km²

West coast of Saudi Arabia, on the Red Sea. Distance between Jeddah and Makkah: 88km. Distance between Jeddah and Madinah 405km.

GMT +3

INHABITED AREA

1,600 sq km – Largest urban center in the Makkah province.

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS

PHONE CODES

COUNTRY CODE +966

CITY CODES

Makkah & Madinah

RIYADH

DAMMAM

AL HOFUF

JEDDAH

MADINAH

YANBU

King Khaled International Airport

Riyadh

011

Jeddah & Makkah

012

Khobar, Jubail Dammam & Dhahran

013

King Abdulaziz International Airport

Madinah & Yanbu

014

BURAIDAH

Abha & Najran

017

BUSINESS HOURS

BUSINESS + BANKING HOURS 8/9 a.m. - 4/5 p.m. (Sun - Thur)

King Fahd International Airport

Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport

Al-Ahsa International Airport

Prince Abdul Mohsen bin Abdulaziz International Airport

Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz International Airport

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE Arabic, English is the second official language.

WEEKEND Friday – Saturday

CURRENCY & EXCHANGE

1.00 USD 1.00 Euro 1.00 British Pound 1.00 Indian Rupee 1.00 Philippine Peso

SR 3.75 SR 4.39 SR 4.82 SR 0.06 SR 0.10

SHOPPING HOURS 10 a.m – 1 p.m. 5 – 11 p.m.

IMPORTANT DATES

2020

NATIONAL DAY

EID AL FITR

RAMADAN

EID AL ADHA

September 23 APRIL 23

72 JEDDAH SEASON 2019

MAY 23

JULY 25

INFORMATION / MAINTENANCE STC Inquiry information Speaking Clock Mobily STC ZAIN

905 1222 1100 900 959

EMERGENCY Ambulance General Emergency NAJM (Car Accidents) 920000560

997 911


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