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    Saco: Home Needs

    by Cielo_Algaeed Written Jan 20, 2007

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    Saco is known for its home furnishing items...Smaller than home plaza but selection of goods is not far behind. Screws, Lamp Shades, heater, weighing scale, candles, mats, blinds, shower curtain etc..name it and most of the general items which u will need will be avaiblae here.

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    Alfaisalia: Al-Faisalia

    by Cielo_Algaeed Updated Jan 20, 2007

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    Al Faisalia is one of the famous shopping mall here in Riyadh. They have a huge selection of designer shops like Nike, Zara, Mango etc.

    The mall is connected to the high rise building (as shown in the photo) and it has a restaurant on top.

    The good thing about the winter sale is that, they dont go for 10-30% off from the regular price but moreso they reduced the price upto 70% off. Mind you, that those are not off season clothes but the latest designs..

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    Home Plaza: Home interiors and decorations

    by Cielo_Algaeed Updated Jan 16, 2007

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    Home Plaza is one stop shop for home decorations, bedroom set, glassware,kitchenware etc. Their products have reasonable prices with good quality.

    Not to mention that most of their items are updated with regards to the designs.

    Big place to do your home shopping....

    What to buy: A designer throw pillow : 25-20SR/ piece

    A comforter set (pillow cases, comforter, fitted sheet, curtain and blanket) : 300-400 SR

    Candle holder : 50-80SR

    Picture frame: 10SR

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    Tamimi Market: Grocery

    by Cielo_Algaeed Updated Jan 16, 2007

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    Tamimi has almost 6 branches here in Riyadh and they operate 24 hrs a day but of course they closed during Salah or prayer time.

    They have wide selction of vegetables, meat, and other grocery items. They sell several Asian items both for Filipinos and Indonesians.

    This is where me and mu hubby usually go for grocery shopping :-)

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    Swighah - souq: commercial old DIRA

    by sjazeerah Written Jan 23, 2006

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    This lower-cost souq is used by locals (lower and middle class) and expatriates especially women. The souq provides all kinds of shops: clothes, toilettries, shoes, jewellery, carpets, souvenirs, food and drinks.
    Beloved by nurses.

    a MUST

    What to buy: colured Abayas or other latest courageous Abaya fashion for expatriates

    What to pay: app. 80-100 Rial for an Abaya

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    Al Mamlakah(the kingdom): shoppping kingdom!

    by DunaKal Updated Dec 17, 2005

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    The Kingdom Centre, located in Riyadh's Olaya district and visible from virtually anywhere in the city, serves as the headquarters of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's international business interests.
    Al Mamlaka Mall is an upscale three-level retail complex.And it also has the Four season`s hotel.

    note again:
    single males are not allowed to enter the mall all the time,just check with the gurad about the times you are allowed to go shopping there.

    What to buy: Everything!

    What to pay: If you are a shopping freak,,you will go nuts there!,,,,i did:P

    Kingdom mall&hotel(google images)
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    Al Faissaliyyah tower: shop til you drop!

    by DunaKal Updated Dec 17, 2005

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    It is one of Riyadh`s tallest towers( 260 metres in height), containing 30 floors of office space, a 224-bed five-star hotel, residential accommodation, and a shopping mall.

    You will be dazzled!

    Just one note : single males are not allowed to enter the mall all the time,just check with the gaurd about the times you are allowed to go shopping there.

    What to buy: Everything,cloths,shoes,children stuff....anything you want it is there,the best thing is that Saudi Arabia does NOT have sales tax!

    What to pay: Big money!

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    gold souk: gold all over!

    by DunaKal Updated Dec 17, 2005

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    Never seen large amount of gold like this!
    One of the old customs among native Saudies to give the bride-to-be a (Rash-rash) it is a very big necklace covering most of the chest,plus some more like the (kaff)a bracelet with five rings attatched to it.But this custom is fading away.

    What to buy: I prefer the 18k gold,it`s more yellow-sih,but there are many gold jewelry made of 21k gold,which is more redd-ish.
    buy even a ring,you will never get that pure gold for that price in any where in the world:D

    What to pay: The sky is the limit;-)

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    Al-Faisaliyah: Best mall in town

    by baronedivandastad Written Apr 24, 2005

    This recently-built mall is dominated by the amazing tower that bears the same name. It's by far the most popular and crowded in Riyadh, and it's the place where the local teenagers go to look at each other and avoid the strict rules that virtually prohibit any contact between people of different sex. It's worth a try to get a glance of the new Riyadh: if something is ever going to change here, it will start from Faisaliyah.

    What to buy: Lots of stuff. The largest outlet is Harvey Nichols, but you'll find a lot of the most common high fashion names, some electronics stores, a good music outlet and an excellent food court (see my other tip). At the basement is an area for children and a great tobacco shop.

    What to pay: It's quite expensive in here - you'll find the glamour and the chic and you'll pay for it. Still a bit cheaper compared to western standards since there's no VAT here.

    The Tower at night. The mall is behind the wall...

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  • Almamlakah Shopping Center

    by Yousef11 Updated Jun 30, 2004

    Almamlakah shopping centre is a massive centre that containing variety of shops .
    It contains men's clothes , women's clothes , music , some restaurants and more .... lots of things you can find there.

    It has three floors and the third floor is SPECIAL .... Why ?
    Because it is only for women .... You will NEVER see a man there .... because Saudi women like this privacy .

    Mamlakah shopping center from inside

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    Jarir Bookstore: books and more

    by TomorrowsAngel Written Apr 17, 2004

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    Jarir has quite a few locations around the Gulf States.
    I bought a laptop from them almost 2 years ago, and have had it serviced and de-virused for free on a couple of occasions, in both Jeddah and Riyadh.

    What to buy: Books are really cheap and they have a wide selection - light romance novels to autobiographical and biographical accounts of life in various Arab countries. All the latest topsellers also. Even Australian Women's Weekly cookbooks!!
    There is also greeting cards, wrapping paper, school/writing stationery, diaries.
    Foreign magazines (no FHM/Playboy/Sports Illustrated/Maxim though) are popular, but quite pricey (off the top of my head SR55/US15 for a Cosmopolitan).

    What to pay: From SR2 for an HB pencil, up to SR10,00 for the latest laptop.
    Once you've spent SR500, you can get a discount card which gives you 10% off books.

    olaya st book section
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    Debenhams: uk department store chain

    by TomorrowsAngel Written Apr 17, 2004

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    Debenhams takes up one end of Kingdom Towers 3-storey shopping mall. The top floor is ladies-only, you can try on clothes from this and the other two floors of the store.
    A good tip for ladies is to try your cosmetics on in the ladies section (where the female salespeople know their stuff), but actually buy them on the second floor (where the male salespeople give out all the free samples!!).

    What to buy: It is great for basics like strapless bras, sports socks, crockery, towels, bikinis.
    It's good to stock up on 'designer' type stuff like John Roche cushions and vases and Jamie Oliver dinnerwear because it's all so cheap with the exchange rate.

    What to pay: They are reasonably priced, and also have great sales 3-4 times a year 25%-75% off prices depending on the season. No bargaining though :-(

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    saks 5th avenue: show me the faluss honey

    by TomorrowsAngel Written Apr 17, 2004

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    Saks 5th Avenue is a showcase of lots of designer pret-a-port clothing.
    You can get Prada FMB boots and Galliano balldresses, even Moschino suspenders and DKNY running shoes.
    This is where anyone who's anyone in Riyadh buys their latest attire if they're trying for a 'Western' or 'European' look.

    What to buy: Everything is pretty reasonably priced by designer standards, and taxfree of course.

    What to pay: So ladies, stock up on some designer undies starting from SR1000 (US266) a set. Which would probably be the cheapest thing there.

    saks 5th avenue
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    Al Mamlakah Mall: Luxury Shopping

    by redeagle Written Mar 23, 2004

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    this mall is for luxury shoppers, you want Saxs Fifth Avenue, Ralph Loren, Gucci, Armani...etc, it has also Depenhames department store, Planet Holywood Restaurant, and a lousy food court, you can go from there to the highest point in Riyadh in Al Mamlakah Tower

    What to pay: bring your credit cards with you

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    Shoala Mall: Shoppers paradise

    by neilward Written Dec 29, 2003

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    We went there to buy cheap cigarettes to take back and sell back in UK,over there they were about ý9 per carton compared with nearly ý50 in UK.A few of the main brands were there,but as I'm a non smoker they're all the same to me !!!

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