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Doha Express City Tour
"Discover The Pearl an extraordinary artificial island created in a shape of an oyster which has set the standard for luxury. Explore then Katara the stunning cultural village in a beautiful beachfront at the heart of Doha with an amphitheater an opera art galleries and restaurants from various countries and cultures. Next stop is The Equestrian Club or “Royal Stable” which gives home to the royal race horses and international priceless spring horses. Continue with The Museum of Islamic Arts the iconic museum including pieces covering over a thousand years of Islamic Art. Conclude at Souk Waqif the authentic traditional market with its fascinating maze of alleyways and typical atmosphere retaining its old-character
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Doha Express City Tour
"Discover The Pearl an extraordinary artificial island created in a shape of an oyster which has set the standard for luxury. Explore then Katara the stunning cultural village in a beautiful beachfront at the heart of Doha with an amphitheater an opera art galleries and restaurants from various countries and cultures. Next stop is The Equestrian Club or “Royal Stable” which gives home to the royal race horses and international priceless spring horses. Continue with The Museum of Islamic Arts the iconic museum including pieces covering over a thousand years of Islamic Art. Conclude at Souk Waqif the authentic traditional market with its fascinating maze of alleyways and typical atmosphere retaining its old-character
From $60.00
 
Private Souk Waqif or Al Wakra Souk Shopping Tour in Doha
"Enjoy a visit to the Souq's of Doha. Be picked up from your hotel and taken on an unforgettable shopping tour.A visit to one of the falcon shops is a unique experience – some shopkeepers will allow you to photograph and handle the birds while exp particularly on festive occasions and opportunities to photograph donkeys with traditional patterned saddles. Enjoy your day or evening at the Souq before returning to your hotel.""""Souq Waqif is a showpiece of traditional architecture handicrafts and folk art and was once a weekend trading area for the Bedouin. The only traditional souq to remain in the Gulf
From $60.00

Most Viewed Local Customs in Saudi Arabia

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Housing Architect.

Perhaps nothing is a better illustration of the connections between Jeddah and Yemen (and the lack of historical ones between Jeddah and Nejd) than the city's architecture. There are many buildings...
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Holy Month of Ramadan

... you are either an invited guest in the Kingdom or by circumstance due to lack of opportunities, means, you were not forced directly by the host country to come here, therefore, you are subject to...
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Mosques/Masjid

Jeddah one of the famous cities in which the magnificence of the deep rooted past combines with the originality of the present with all its modernity. This allowed Jeddah to preserve its distinguished...
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Welcoming New babies to the World

i guess every reader is aware that Saudia has got the highest birth rate in the world. perhaps Saudis are so proud of it, being the first generator (or exporter,lol) of human babies and resources,...
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Religion/History/Culture

I recently have been to a Sufi service which is quite commong among the Sufi community men and women respectively. Since it's mainly a segregated culture when it comes to conducting such services,...
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Wedding Customs

this seems to be a long tradition that has originated in arabia but certainly not from jeddah. it's a mixture of henna and water i think. then, it's stirred and mixed in a bowl to make it a thick...
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Wearing the veil.

To cover or not to cover, that is the Western woman's question. Well, the first 3/4 of my trip I did not cover my head. The last 1/4 of my trip I did. I found that I was a lot more respected, even...
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Schools/ Education system

I liked 2 listen how school was introduced 2 Saudi Arabia & when women officially were given the right to education. Sixty yrs ago,only boys,against housekeeper girls,used 2 attend group studies...
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Old DownTown

Since the departure of Mohammed al-Farsi, the Mayor of Jeddah, who in the 70s and 80s strove to preserve the old city, the condition of many of the traditional buildings has deteriorated rapidly. This...
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Prayertime Retreat

This is what I miss most since I left home to have my break time 4 times per working day. This comes from the daily Five Islamic Prayers; Fajr (dawn), Dhohor (noon), Asr (late afternoon), Maghrib...
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Eating Customs&Manners

although i have spent most of my life in jeddah, i never thought of what the national dish could be or what jeddawi people eat in everyday life. perhaps i take everything for granted when it comes to...
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Local dress/Tradional wear

Saudis are very proud of their clothing traditions, and it is very common to see Saudi men, young and old, wearing the thobe, a long shirt that goes from the shoulders to the ankles. While it may be...
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Condolence Customs

its divided into 2 steps:The burial: the deceased, Islamically, should be buried ASAP as a sign of honouring them by giving them home. the deceased's body must be washed in a certain way by family...
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Eid Celebrations

Eid means an annual event to be remembered by public. Jeddah celebrates two official Eids every year; Eid al Fiter and Eid al Ad'ha. The first means the celebrationf of breaking the fast, and the...
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Top Hotels in Saudi Arabia

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Al Hamra Corniche, P.O. Box 41855, Jeddah, 21531, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Ar Rashid, Kingdom Centre, PO Box 231000, Riyadh, 11321, Saudi Arabia
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Top Things to Do in Saudi Arabia

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Old City

Beit Matbouli is one of the few traditional houses in Old Jeddah (al Balad) open to the public. It was recently converted into a 'museum' but it is not quite so. I walked into it in Oct 2015 and it...
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Desert

In the numerous trips to the Petroglyphs or Canyonland areas, one passes grazing camels. These animals can be quite large, and in colors ranging from white to black. They are intelligent animals that...
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Masjid - Al Haram

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...
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Madinah Salah

Watch the sunrise / sunset from the Mountain above Al Ula, its amazing, also visits the old town which is being refurbished and is well worth a visit. try the local fruit, its amazing. Very friendly...
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Central Riyadh

Riyadh is a vibrant city with plenty to do. Normally, when we left our high-rise apartment in central Riyadh, we would leave the car parked and take a taxi or bus. The taxi's are cheap and readily...
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Corniche

One of the most beautiful parts of Jeddah, the Northern Corniche meanders its way along the scenic Red Sea shore. It is exceptionally beautiful all day and evening, but especially at sunset as the sun...
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" Sand, Souks, and Saudia"
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