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Posted on March 4, 2017




It has been a while since we blogged and it was a conscious decision to stop until we thought that continuing would be as authentic as it always is. Personally I decided to stop blogging over the last few months because of personal changes that made it near impossible for me to continue blogging honestly.

We were expecting our first child, here at THEARABMODE , and now having the baby I finally have both the energy and interest to pick up where we left off. As many of you may know, I am an expat and most of my pregnancy was completed outside Saudi Arabia. This is the main reason why I didn’t feel right blogging about life in the Middle East  while not being there at the moment.

Happy to say we (I have become baby&me!) are now back in the KSA. Also, the blog will continue to be a guide to help and inform you about life here as it did before. Of course we will be writing the blog with an additional perspective which is motherhood. I hope to share information relating to pregnancy, birthing, and motherhood as best as I can.

Glad to be back



Posted on September 24, 2015




Travelling is my favourite thing in the whole world. The idea of going somewhere new, experiencing things completely different to my norm gives me an indescribable joy. But that doesn’t mean I enjoy flying just as much. Yes, not all of us are as fortunate as some to occupy first class every time we step on an aircraft.So to ease the pain of the dreaded flight journey, I have listed some tips to make it as enjoyable as possible. Here we go…. Read more

Posted on September 19, 2015


It seems like a decade ago I first mentioned online shopping in Saudi Arabia here on the blog. But being one of the most viewed posts of all-time it clearly speaks for itself. Many people including myself prefer online shopping, to the over crowded malls of Saudi. Not to mention the endless selection, better deals, and hard to find items all readily available at the click of a button.
As pleasant as online shopping is, the hardship falls on delivery options. With a practically non-existent postal service here in Saudi Arabia and no logical address system, delivery can become very chaotic. Let’s not forget online shopping is limited to courier service delivery that often adds a hefty surcharge to your order, sometimes making the
entire purchase impractical.
My review of the top places to shop online mentioned in my previous post still remain some of my favorites however with time comes new and better discoveries to I have listed my all-time 5 absolute favorite online shops.
Posted on May 13, 2015




There are a few things that make us really enjoy eating out. They usually include dim lighting, comfy chairs,good food and great service. That is exactly what we found at REEM AL BAWADI a popular Lebanese family restaurant found here in Jeddah. With a very extensive menu ranging from grilled meat platters to pasta dishes there is something to please everyone ( a bit overwhelming). Read more

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