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ahmadaq posted on the thread Getting Master Degree in Jeddah on the Jeddah forum

To answer the question, for some field of studies, yes you can study Masters here in Jeddah and since you didn’t specify what type of study , then my answer will be with a focus on MBA.

There are a number of Universities that offers MBA programs  where students either needs to attend classes on daily ,weekly or monthly bases. Examples are;

King Abdulaziz University (full time)

Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (Egypt)and Maastrcht University (Holland) both In collaboration with Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (you attend weekends and monthly classes)

CBA- Dahaban (University of Business & Technology) (full time)

University of Leeds ( you attend monthly classes)

EBS Heriot Watt University with The training & Education Services Company-Jeddah (weekend Classes)

also look at www.cambridgekipp.com

The information might be outdated since it has been sometime since I was interested on this topic.

Good luck

ahmadaq posted on the thread For Culture and Museum lovers on the Jeddah forum

Awesome…  hamudi, we all know that to have such outing arranged , I will reached to an age where I can be fitted in the museum as one of its objects. :cool:

By the way, am going there again with a group of my friends soon.

ahmadaq posted on the thread For Culture and Museum lovers on the Jeddah forum

I think you are talking about Nassif House( in front of the Portuguese Cannons in Balad Area) . This house carries historical value and it’s use to showcase some cultural affairs now and then, otherwise its empty and its only opens for National events. In the past, you could go up to all of the four floors, but now they only open the ground floor to public.

ahmadaq posted on the thread For Culture and Museum lovers on the Jeddah forum

You are welcome guys,

This museum is not the only one established by the late Abdul Raouf Khali, actually the main one which was a source of pride for the city of Jeddah and its people, was burned down around 15 years ago. It used to be located off Tahlia near Bugshan Mosque . The fire engulfed the old buildings and within hours they were reduced to ashes, along with their  more than 15,000 unique artifacts, you can still see very few pieces that survived the fire at the current museum.

ahmadaq created a new thread on the Jeddah forum

For Culture and Museum lovers

I had the opportunity last week to visit Jeddah most interesting museum, Abdul Raouf Khalil Museum, near Al Falak Roundabout off Steen street going south behind Al Sabban Furniture. The displays at this museum clearly reflect the history of the country at the same time it highlights Islamic art from Iran, India, Turkey,  Syria, Morocco and other Islamic countries. They have an amazing section for Arabic calligraphy and Old Qurans and another section for Qa’aba Holdings and other Collectibles.

We were more than lucky to get a VIP tour by the Owner’s  son .We started our tour at around 5 and we had to leave at 9 (Closing time)before we manage to see everything there.

I encourage everybody to visit this place since for the time been its open to public between (9am-12pm and 5pm-9pm) for 50SR as an iterance fees.  This wasn’t the case before and it will not continue to do so, before they only open for groups of 10 as a minimum.

ahmadaq posted on the thread baby milk on the Jeddah forum


I think its better to ask your doctor. But as a general knowledge, High Iron in Formula can be  the reason behined  constipation  and that usually affect babies 0-6 months of age.

Two things that can help are giving baby water and Orange juice

ahmadaq posted on the thread Vaccinations in Jeddah on the Jeddah forum

Vaccinations for International Travel going to countries like Africa can be found in National Guard Hospital and their attached Primary Care clinics

  National Guard Hospital (King Abdulaziz Medical City – Jeddah) welcome private pateints . Give their “ Business Center” a call first Tel No.: +966-12-2266666 Ext.: 22888 - 22790

ahmadaq posted on the thread Polyclinic? Medical Centre? on the Saudi Arabia forum

Polyclinic (PC) and Medical Center are the same thing, polyclinic is the old name of Private or Third party ( National Guard, Military, Aramco… medical services) Primary Healthcare Centers PHCC.  The name was changed I think last year or two years ago, but people still use PC when they refer to Medical Centers. All PCs must change their licenses to become Medical Centers in the coming few years (not sure about the deadline) . The main different is that Medical Centers must have a 24 emergency services plus it must have consultant for certain specialties like Pediatric and OB GYNA among others.

ahmadaq posted on the thread Herbs and Lavender on the Jeddah forum

When it comes to growing herbs plants here in Jeddah ,you have two options;

Buying the imported ones (mainly form Holand) that are available in supermarkets like Danube  in the vegetable and fruits section. They are indoor type of plants and will last for few weeks.

The second option is to grow them in your garden, now this will be a challenge…you can grow them between Oct-June and then the summer heat will kill most of them. You can grow them from seeds or buy the plants important from Jordan or grown locally in Taif City.

This week I lost to heat my Lavender, Rosemary, Sage, Parsley, Peppermint , Pink Salvia and Coriander (the same scenario happened last year around July)  :(  :sosad:

The ones that are still surviving (have been since last year) Thyme, Local Mint, Habag (local mint from Madinah Area, a local favorite ) basil, Ginger, lemon Basil, lemon grass and Arugula

ahmadaq posted on the thread University Of Jeddah on the Jeddah forum

This University was opened last year and its located in north of Jeddah “in the middle of nowhere” , The name of the area is Usafan. People know this Uni as King Abdulaziz University Usafan Branch .See the link below for directions;

http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=2 … 14&m=b

I think if you want to live near there, your only options are Dahaban town or live in the north end of Jeddah. I know few Engeners living in Dahaban due to their work in King Abdullah Economic City and they pay 25,000SR a year for 3 bedroom flats.

ahmadaq posted on the thread Vaccination for a one year old on the Jeddah forum

You have two options;

Going to a pediatrician in private hospital, polyclinic or standalone clinics. They all will have vaccination at their clinics and in some hospitals they will have a well-baby clinic/ vaccination room with a designated doctor and nurse only for that like in IMC , Dr. Khalid Idris Hospital and GNP. Your insurance should cover it but many doctors will ask for a 100-150SR extra (they shouldn’t charge for it but there you go).

Your second option is going to an MOH clinic (PHCC), each district will have one and you need only a copy of your house rental Contract and a copy of your iqama and they will open a file for you. The well-baby clinic and the vaccination clinic are open for all (Saudis and None Saudis ) but other services are only limited for Saudi national.

ahmadaq posted on the thread succulents on the Jeddah forum

Succulents as in Plants ?  Mesharee answer confused me  :/

Any ways, If plants is what you are looking for then, surprisingly being in a desert country, you can’t find a big range of succulents sold here. Your best options are three places; ( will give you direction the local way)

Sultan Gardens – Off Tahlia Street  near the Jordanian consulate

The Plant nursery in front of Honda in Malik road going North to Obhur passing Glob Roundabout.

The plant Nursery again in Malik Road passing the Fanar (Barmeel) roundabout going north to Al Jamal Round about (not the
Obhor Cornish Road but the one parallel to it. And it’s not the first plant nursery but the second one

ahmadaq posted on the thread Seafood Resturant on the Saudi Arabia forum

I toke some friends to Amo Hamza two months ago, it was an embarrassment. The taste was,,,was,,,can’t find the right word for it and what made it even worst, is that I ended paying SR750 for the four of us !!!...

Surprisingly,  finding a good fish restaurant inside the city is not an easy task. Jeddahwies (Jeddah people) usually drive to the desert into Dahaban and Thoual areas around 30 and 90Km respectively on Madinah Road going North. There are a number of open-air restaurants where you can choose your fresh fish and they will cook it for you up to your liking. Al Sharah الشارة  and Al Anbariah العنبرية are good places to go.

In South Obhor, Siqala السقالة is a good place to go. They also have a nice sea view.

NOOOOOW, if you can live with the strong fish smell (overwhelmingly strong) then you can go to the fish market, buy your fish from the souq and take it to the restaurant there and they will cook it for you. The place is dodgy but good fish.
Finally for over the top prices, Fish-market in intercontinental hotel is the place to go.

ahmadaq posted on the thread Bread maker & dough maker on the Jeddah forum

Have you tried Al Saif السيف ? they are the biggest supplier of kitchenware stuff Jeddah. They have a big branch in Al Shataa Souq and many other smaller ones around Jeddah.

If you are looking for commercial uses ones, then Al Saheyfa area in Balad is the place to go

ahmadaq posted on the thread regarding boarder number on the Saudi Arabia forum

I will add that its the one written by Hand.

Usually in the same passport page where your visa is printed or the page where they stamped your first entrance to the kingdom stamp

The fees for international schools starts from 18 thousand a year plus at least 2-4 thousands for books and few extra thousands more for the school bus (if needed) . This is for a “normal “international school that will be rated “Average or less” for the good ones or for the ones that usually westerners send their kid to(since I see that you are American), its 30-90 thousand a year depending on which grad they are in.

In your case,Your calculation is X3 !!! :/

So 8000 is not even enough for the kids education never the less for the other expenses.

Al Bilad Hotel- it’s an old hotel that gives you the” boutique hotel feeling”. Has a nice garden and they have a bus that can take you to the beach resorts in Obhur.

Sands Hotel, again it’s an old hotel, popular for its restaurants and has a good location for shopping.

Al Hamra and Radisson Blue are also two good options.

All those hotels are for around SR500 a night and you can call them for deals. If you are looking for cheaper options SR100-500, then there are tons of Serviced apartments all over the city to choose from.

ahmadaq posted on the thread Furniture on the Jeddah forum

Mawakib Al Khir is a charity (goodwill shop) where you can buy second hand things, don’t forget to Negotiate the asked price . Its north of Al Badriah Building in Khalidiaya (in front of Saudi city and Saudia Head offices)

http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=2 … 18&m=b

The Rockets Market (Haraj Al Sawarikh) is an open market and it’s THE place for secondhand and low cost goods. It had the worst location ever, see the link;

http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=2 … 14&m=b

People go their in the weekend, but try to be in and out early

Dubizzle is a site where many people are posting their second hand things that are for sale

Am not sure if I understood your question right or not, but maybe this will help :D

There is no one Sadad number for all similar activities, each transaction will have a different Sadad number .

For Ex/Re visa you need the Iqama number and that’s the number you will use to pay using the ATM Machine.

You can Pay using the Sadad option ONLY by using an ATM machine that belong to your OWN Bank. If you tried with “ other banks” machines, Sadad option will not appear for you.

ahmadaq posted on the thread Baking supplies in Jeddah on the Jeddah forum

There is a specialized shop in Qurish Street passing Thamer International School going west, the shop will be at your left(The other side of the road)