A journey for blessings.
Just mind your own business is the best policy.
a place take your heart each time you visit
Beit Khazoufeh is another of Jeddah's old merchants' houses. Although it is not the most famous of them, it has a beautiful façade that highlights why these old structures are true architectural treasures. It features both mashrabiyyat (the screens over windows) and rawash (the boxes that are enlarged screens covering larger open sections in the...more
I don't normally look to stay at the Intercontinental when I'm visiting a new city, but the hotel...more
Albaik the best chicken and sea food quick service restaurant in the world.... Guys check it out i was searching around for their website and i actually found the original website for ALBAIk not the eqyptian one ... click on to find out more about them ... www.albaik.com Miss it soo much .... Albaik normal chicken Albaik nuggets and the shrimps...more
There are many gates to the Holy Mosque,I believe more than 100 gate. This is a picture of AL Umra gate,though you can start your Umra from any gate you shall enter. There is security at each gate to ensure the safety of the people.they check your bags. No food is allowed to the holy Mosque exept at the time of Ramadan you can bring your dates and...more
I decided on staying at this hotel after looking at its location in Google Earth and reading reviews...more
Jabal Rahma, the location of the Prophet Muhammad's Farewell Speech retains a carnival atmosphere throughout the year. Pilgrims visiting the holy site are encouraged to ride a camel complete with hodaj. The invitation is hard to refuse especially for those with children. the camels are beautifully decorated and provide a lovely photo opp!more
If you visit Al Taif and you are driving a car with four cylinders ,be careful as sometimes when it rains,it is very difficult to ascend particularly if you have loaded more on the back of your car.As it rains the steep rocks get slippery and if you don't have a powerful engine supporting you it is risky as your car slips back and you can have a...more
We were down at the local souk and came across a small shop selling shwarma and melon juice.The atmosphere was friendly and the service was good. Of course, we couldn't sit down as there was no family section. The shwarmas had yummy tomato chilli sauce and lots of tender chicken and fresh salad.The melon juice was thick and fresh, no added sugar...more
The King Fahd Garden, with a total area of 175,000m sq, is the largest garden in Taif. It is designed for the recreation and enjoyment of the citizens. Facilities include children's playgrounds, sheltered seating areas, fountains and a Mosque. A lake, 7,200m sq in area, which features a waterfall running down from the hills, is spanned by a bridge.more
Mina is only really visited during the Hajj season for a few days by about 2 million people all at the same time. You would think that such a small area would get quite congested during this time, but no, you still feel at peace. Why?There is nothing really to stress you out and everyone is at peace. No Internet connection, limited mobile coverage...more
I`m sad to say this,but many pilgrims litter everywhere,and the government can`t do much about it,though it provides large garbage cans,but they can`t collect it,simply because many people are sleeping on the streets,preventing car traffic.By the 3rd day of hajj piles of garbage is all over the roads.so be prepared,take washing eye drops with...more
I insisted to go to the three Jamarat to stone the devil(there isnt really a devil there as some ignorant Muslims might think)it`s only a symbolic action....Anyways,on the first night my husband and I among few others waited until midnight and the crowed was a lot less...I had only seven pebbles with me,but I needed 21,and my husband had none,and...more
The game preserve, just outside of al Taif is a woderful place to see the wildlife indigenous to the Arabian peninsula.
It's a center of King Abdul Aziz University, where environmental research done. You can find all types of researches from cows to bees, from australian desert plants to flowers.For more pics, see my travelogue.No entry fees, but arrange with your tourism agency.more
One of my mates at the camp in Mina warned me and her sister (`cause we were first timers)that the toilets at Mozdalifa are the worst in all camps (comparing to Mina camp and Arafat camp).Luckly I managed to "hold" myself,but poor sister of her had to "go"....so they both went to check the public toilets,and there was a loooong Q there,so they...more
Although we were told by the preacher at Mina camp to pray a lot and remember Allah a lot,but when we arrived to Mozdalifah I had the chance to get acquaintance with my female mates... An Imam is the leader in a prayer,My mates chose me as an imam to pray Maghrib and isha prayers...I felt flatterd for the trust they had in me.(wow! people still...more