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Posted on January 26, 2015

AL BALAD CELEBRATES HISTORY

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So much can be seen and done on a visit to the historic district “AL BALAD” in Jeddah. The oldest part of the city with infrastructure dating back to the time of the tribes, well before Jeddah was even considered a city. With landmarks like “Bait Nassef” and narrow alleyways leading the path the area is rich in culture and heritage. Now commonly regarded to as the parts of the area that are mainly commercial, AL BALAD is your one-stop shop. Finding everything you need at discount prices. Read more
Posted on July 18, 2014

FEATURE| Rejoicing Ramadan at Al Balad Jeddah Festival

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Al-Balad (Old Jeddah) is one of my favourite places to visit in Jeddah for many reasons but mostly because I love admiring the old buildings. With the new restorations in full effect and large parts of Old Jeddah being wiped away its nice to see people celebrating its worth. With
month long festivities taking place during the entire month of Ramadan. Starting shortly after iftar every day, people flock the festival, which is right in the centre of Al-Balad district, and the place is jam packed till after suhoor (4 am).

Posted on April 27, 2014

HIP-HOP IN SAUDI ARABIA

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Hassane Dennaoui is a name synonymous with the emerging hip-hop scene embracing the Middle East. Known more famously as Big Hass you are sure to come across this guy when discussing the state of hip-hop in the region. A fellow supporter and advocate for regional talent he has been paving the way for all things hip-hop in the Middle East for years. A huge supporter of regional talent he is often found promoting talents from all over the region.

Posted on April 2, 2013

Mostly Visible Exhibit : JEDDAH ART WEEK

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While  I was in Jeddah I was also lucky enough to visit the art exhibit held at Al Furusya Marina & Yacht Club titled “Mostly Visible”. The pieces at the exhibit were thought-provoking, witty and very visually engaging. Many of the installations were larger than life and warranted viewer interaction while others were marvels to stare at. I am so glad to have had the chance to visit the gallery. Well done to the executors of the exhibit and the talented contributors.

Here is what my eyes feasted on and now yours can too….

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Posted on April 1, 2013

Blogger of Sex in Saudi Arabia

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The very popular Saudi native Dr. Abdul Al-lily has made a name for himself amongst the blogosphere as venturing and uninhibited. The brainchild behind the blog “Sex & Beyond: Saudi” Dr. Abdul creates a safe haven for people to unload their sexual queries. His blog is informative, well researched, thought provoking and entertaining. If this isn’t enough, Dr.
Abdul Al-Lily further impresses with an ivy-league doctorate and masters and currently holds the title Professor at the regional university.
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