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Posted on February 9, 2015




Looking for a lite, savory, delicious yet healthy meal? Then, SHOBAK has you covered. A simple concept elevated a little further. Shobak is a pie shop (flat bread), it offers a selection of pies to its customers ranging from simple cheese topped pies to cheeseburger stuffed pies. offering a few side dishes of salads, halloumi and wedges/fries they have perfected simplicity. No fuss here. Read more
Posted on January 5, 2015


A sweet name for a sweeter place. CHARLOTTE is another one of Jeddah’s hotspot dessert shops. Growing in both business and popularity this place has become infamous for their decadent cheesecakes, rich brownies and creamy cupcakes. I must say on first glance I was very impressed with the preppy decor. The place is glistening with chandeliers and purple and gold-stripped walls.
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Posted on December 7, 2014

Kosebasi Turkish Antolian Grill


Take me back to TURKEY or easy enough feed me TURKISH food.My love for Turkey is stomach deep and the thought of delicious piping hot kunafa served with a cup of strong tea makes my mouth water every time. Turkish food is one of those types of cuisines which is simple in their ingredients and presentation but particular in its preparation. The balance of the right ingredients to make simple, taste extraordinary.

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Posted on August 20, 2014


Looking for a place is a hassle no matter what country you’re in but in Saudi Arabia it is a little bit more difficult. For starters lease vacancies are widely communicated by word of mouth not
classifieds (which are of no help because they are in Arabic). Sometimes new buildings will advertise on the side of their buildings with big signs but yet again, no use to many of us because they too will be in Arabic. That’s not really the hard part you see, when renting in Saudi Arabia you need to understand that there is a big difference between a furnished and unfurnished apartment/house.
Posted on July 18, 2014

FEATURE| Rejoicing Ramadan at Al Balad Jeddah Festival


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).

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