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1 Day Snorkeling Marsa Alam
"Hotel pick ups start from 07.20am. Embark on the boat and enjoy a day of diving with lunch drinks and equipment included. The boat returns to Port Ghalib at approximately 16.30pm depending on the locations visited. Transfers back to your hotels will be arranged.If only 1 guest books a snorkel pack a minimum numbers supplement of €15 per day will apply payable at the dive centre. If 2+ book a snorkel pack the minimum numbers supplement does not apply. Hotel pick ups are from all hotels within 30km of Port Ghalib.""""A great day out for families and friends
From EUR45.00
 
Day of Scuba Diving by Boat for Certified Divers
"Hotel pickups start from 7:30am. Once you have booked you will be given information with how to contact the local operator to arrange the time according to your hotel. Pickups are from all hotels within 30km of Port Ghalib. The boat returns to Port Ghali although a third dive may be available on the day at extra cost to those who are keen to dive more. Lunch and soft drinks are available on the trip at extra cost. Equipment hire is available on site for those who require it with no need to pre-book normal sizes.""""Scuba Diving in Marsa Alam on the Red Sea. This trip is for certified divers joining a boat trip to one of the best local dive sites in the region to see pristine corals and abundant fish life."title=Highlights&1=Free+hotel+pickup+and+drop-off+included&2=See+native+wildlife+in+their+natural+environment&3=Informative%2C+friendly+and+professional+guide&4=All+taxes%2C+fuel+surcharges+and+service+fees+included
From EUR80.00
 
Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple in Aswan
"At 18:00 Pm Pickup from your hotel or Nile Cruise in Aswan to Spend the evening while enjoying the Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple that takes you on a narrated journey to discover the legends of Goddess Isis & God Osiris.There is a marvels story for this temple since early century the site of Philae was flooded for six months each year.An incredible restoration program was undertaken in the 1960s and the Temple was moved stone by stone to the current location. Enjoy the spectacular lights of the multimedia presentations which vividly reveals the form and majesty of this ancient site and walk through the magnificent temple as its history is narrat"""Sound and light show in Aswan at Philae Temple. This is a private tour that includes all pickup and drop off transfers
From $44.00

Eid Celebrations Tips (2)

Two Islamic Festivals

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 other is the celebration of devotion.
Eid al Fiter is celebrated right after the end of Ramadan. On the first day of Eid, there is one big mosque specially open on this day to tailor Eid prayer service for hundreds of individuals. People dress up their fancy *new* clothing, wear their perfume ready to go to a nearby or the big mosque in North Jeddah. Women wear full make up as if they are going to a wedding day. Men wear their white delicate thobes and mesh'lah as if they are groom. Usually they bring food and dates to serve other people, sharing their happiness about this special day. They start showing up at 6am until the service begins at 7 or 8. I often see little boys wearing the old costumes with orange turban and beige waisters and that's stunningly cute. The Saudi tradition is that parents and senior family relatives usually give money gifts to all unmarried children, both newborn and adults. So the more uncles and aunts you have, the more money you receive. When I was a child, it wasn't really the case. I remember my mother used to buy Superman and Butterfly costumes for me, my sister and my cousins. Each one received one. The next year she would bring trains and puzzles and dolls and kitchen tools, and everyone would just play with everyone. Well, I used to mix the kitchen tools with the train tracks,lol. My father was the only child but my mother has mashallah lots of siblings. I used to look forward to Eid every year since it's the month of greens:D--Eid al Fakkah
The second Eid is after Hajj or the Islamic Pilgrimage to Makkah. People supposed to sacrifice goats or sheep, representing their will to welcome overseas pilgrims, guests and those who are in need with fine food ie meat. This tradition is based on Islamic values and the story of Abraham and his son. This Eid is the event of meat:D--Eid al Lahmah.

Manyana
Oct 19, 2006

Eid cash gifts for kids!

Among all the sweets,candies,going out and fireworks,,,this is for sure is the best thing that Eid celebrations brings to children.

Older relatives(parents,grandparents,aunts and uncles)give away an amount of cash money for young children, each depending on his encome.In Arabic it`s called Eidiyyah.

Here is a picture of what my kids collected in Eid Al Fitr( the one that ends Ramadan holy month) and their calculator...
My sister usually gives away her cash in small nots tied with a ribbon to make it look more in the eyes of my kids ;-)

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Nov 17, 2005
 
 
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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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