Category Archives: Saudi Life

Bubba Khan

The man standing proudly by his taxi is the sweet caring person I use as driver, Bubba Khan.  He insisted on also taking a picture of me. Bubba Khan’s name is Mohammed Latif Khan.  He came to Saudi Arabia in … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabian Cultural Night

Held at the French consular general residence.  The Saudi cultural night featured traditional music, dance, and information. Click the links below to see three videos, two with traditional dance, one with a musical instrument called an oud.    

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Inside of a Saudi House and Segregated House Parties

Although relatively bland and generic on the outside, the inside of a Saudi house is stunning.  Often immaculately decorated with no detail left untouched.  Above are pictures from the house of the woman where I took Arabic classes early in … Continue reading

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Water works in Saudi Arabia

My bathroom under repair.  It is on the second floor above the dinning room.  Turns out there was a leak in one of the pipes going to the tub.  It took them a few days to figure out where the … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabian Book Reviews

In preparation to come to the Kingdom and since I have been here, I have read many books on Saudi Arabian history and culture.  The books have helped me to  make sense of the country in which I live. Although … Continue reading

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the Arab Fall

As many of you know, there have been protests and anti-US riots all over the Middle East and the world in reaction to the controversial film which is considered blasphemous to Islam. I received a very concerned email from my … Continue reading

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Eid Mubarak

Eid-ul-Fatr is the first day after Ramadan when fasting has finished.  Eid is an Arabic word meaning “festivity”, while Fiṭr means “breaking the fast”.   The festivities and religious significance are similar to Christmas at home. The greeting for Eid is Eid Mubarak which … Continue reading

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Ramadan Kareem

 Ramadan decorations Ramadan has just finished and Saudi society is currently celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr, shortened to Eid.   The exact start of Ramadan and of Eid depends on the sighting of the new moon.  Ramadan lasts for an entire cycle of the … Continue reading

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Saudi Zawaj – Wedding

Weddings in Saudi are an event not to be missed.  Recently myself and some of the other ladies I work with had the honour of being invited to a co-workers nieces wedding. The wedding involved some of the same elements … Continue reading

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Blogs in the KSA and women’s right to drive

Saudi is home to many blogs about various topics related to expat life in KSA. One of my favorite blogs is called Jeddah Blog.  They regularly post events and different interesting items related to Jeddah.  This blog is where I … Continue reading

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