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ahmadaq posted on the thread Abaya on the Jeddah forum

I thought that this type is available in most Abaya shops !! little I know..  :o

Ok  let’s analyze this, over the head Abays are considered to be for more conservative women, Bedwan women and they are kind of outdated model. That’s why you will not find them in malls or shattaa Souq for instant.

For this type of Abayes you need to go to smaller Abaya shops in East of Jeddah. I know for a fact that they sell them near Old Shobra shop near Abdel latif Jamil headquarter. They call it in Arabic Abaya Fouq Al Rass

ahmadaq posted on the thread library in jeddah on the Jeddah forum


As far As I know, there are three public libraries in Jeddah; the biggest and newest one (and long waited one!!) is King Fahad Public Library on the corner of King Abdulaziz University near Al Andalus Mall.
The other two are, the public Library in Khozam Park near Islamic Development Bank in Al Nozlah Al Yamaniah area and the Ministry of Education Library near Balad next to Egypt Air building and The Italian Culture Center ( it’s more for student).

Sadly we Arabs don’t read and having a public library is not something that interest people   :(

ahmadaq posted on the thread Workout partners on the Jeddah forum

Thank you man for this feedback…one thing I hate about this blog is that usually the person who initiates the thread does not bother him/herself to share their experience or feedback which will help others reading the thread in the future. I find it kind of rued  :whistle:

Thumbs up  :up:

Good luck with your workout, KIA is a good option

ahmadaq posted on the thread Exit-Reentry Visa on the Jeddah forum

Your Company/sponsor (Kafeel) is the one authorized to issue it for you thru emigration office (Jawazat) or online if he/they have the on-line service.

ahmadaq posted on the thread Workout partners on the Jeddah forum

God forbid, God forbid,  one can't be seen sweating at the gym.Looking "absolutely fabulous" at all times is a must  :D

ahmadaq posted on the thread Workout partners on the Jeddah forum

Hahaha…This reminded me with a 16-17 years old guy that use to go to the same GYM I joined last. Me and my workout partner use to call him I-Talk (as in I-Phone) he use to talk with his friend none stop about his adventures with girls in Lebanon……. when I say none stop its Literally!!!  :sleep

ahmadaq posted on the thread Workout partners on the Jeddah forum

In my GYM days (long back) having the right crowed was the number  one factor to determine if I would like the place or not, but that’s only me  :D

Some of the best gyms in Jeddah on that matter are;

Zclub -Tahlia Street
KAI-Sairafi Mall
Power in- Al Shataa Souq
Ultimate Power-Rawdah Street
Techno Sport- Hira str. With Madinah Road

Other really good but smaller ones are one in Khalidia philipino souq (I think its called paltinume) and stallion infront of Sands Hotel- Tahlia

ahmadaq posted on the thread Help! How to register Nikah in Saudi Arabia on the Riyadh forum

It depends on what do you need this marriage certificate for. If it is so you can have your wife under your sponsorship (Iqama) then it needs to be attested by the Saudi embassy-Turkey, but if it was just so you can live together or going out freely then having it attested by the Turkish Embassy  here should be enough.  Also if you needs it to have a “Married” statues at your company benefiting from the yearly family ticket or higher housing allowance, then most (not all so have to ask your HR) companies will be fine with only a copy of your marriage certificate with no attesting.

I know many who get marred here at their embassies with no Saudi attesting and had no issues with the authorities or with living together.

ahmadaq posted on the thread Help! How to register Nikah in Saudi Arabia on the Riyadh forum



The Turkish Marriage License needs to be attested first by the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul (they will ask for it to be translated into Arabic and that can be done in Turkey by any certified translation center (certified by the the Saudi Embassy-Turkey)), then again you will attest it by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs here in the Kingdom.

ahmadaq posted on the thread MMA gyms in Jeddah on the Jeddah forum

There is one called MMA Jeddah ( Kowat Al Rami) in Sari street also Fnoon Asia near Al Handasa Roundabout.
Both Sport tech-Hera street and Bwell- Khaldia offer some classes.

I remember last year there was a Brazilian guy here in this forum saying that he moved  to Jeddah to  open a martial art Gym , but not sure what happened with him :/

ahmadaq posted on the thread Looking for spinning classes on the Jeddah forum

Not sure about that    :/  ...I know of some Yoga classes conducted at Compounds and other places in Jeddah but not sure about spinning.

The thing is that there is high demand for health and fitness for ladies and very few providers, thats due to the laws here preventing having a standalone GYMs for women (they should be attached to a healthcare facility or under the license of a physiotherapy center) but this will change soon. 

This monopoly, gives them the power to set their own rules and prices (womens GYMs are much more expansive than mens) so I will not be surprised if they asked you to join their place before allowing you an access to classes.

Curves and Golds  have more than one branche for ladies here in jeddah  ...where  do you live in Jeddah?

ahmadaq posted on the thread Looking for spinning classes on the Jeddah forum

Jeddah does not offer many options when it comes to GYM for women. That been said, Z club, Curves, Golds , Dr.Soliman Fakeeh hospital (Olympia) and Ladies Gym in Samiria Clinic all offer spinning  and pilates classes. Give them a call depending on where you live and your budget you can decide where to go.

Note; the classes are not available on all times since regularly those places will face trainers shortage.

Last week I was invited to a homemade Three-course Moroccan Dinner, where every single ingredient was brought from Casablanca by my friends wife. The food was awsome by the way  :one

When I cameback from my last vacation, I brought fresh Fig, chees, homemade cake , dry herbs ,Seeds, some plants and cactus too  :D  and no I did not bring the kitchen sink , in case if you are wondering

no drugs no liquor

ahmadaq posted on the thread Swimming on the Saudi Arabia forum

I learned how to swim when I was 27. It was an 8 weeks course conducted by two different trainers with two different training styles, I start floating, which is the single most important thing in learning how swimming, in week 3.

Now I dive from time to time and do snorkeling regularly :D

ahmadaq posted on the thread UK certificate attestation on the Saudi Arabia forum

You need to know that your degrees will means nothing in Saudi if they were not attested by BOTH The Saudi Embassy and the Saudi Cultural Bureau in UK .So it's not only about getting them attested by your UK Uni. And the British consulate

ahmadaq posted on the thread driving to madina on the Jeddah forum

Around half way to and from Madinah and around morning and afternoons you can see Baboons on the roadside  pack some "Baboons food" with you if you like to stopover and feed them. :blink:

ahmadaq posted on the thread soursop fruit on the Jeddah forum

yes its available, Al Sarwat Supermarket in Kilo5, AL Barroom and Jeddah International will have it, also most of the Indonesian/Asian grocery shops will sell it...

ahmadaq posted on the thread MCT oil on the Jeddah forum

MCT Oils are used in hospitals as food supplement for people who cant absorb or digest fat easily to give them the energy they need. It mainly used for old patients, LBWB (Low Birth Weight Babies), and babies with metabolic disorders. Nutritionist will add it to their food.

Hope that this solved the mystery  :huh:  of why it could be available at hospitals.

ahmadaq posted on the thread MCT oil on the Jeddah forum

I know about MCT Oils that available in hospitals. If that what you are looking for then have a look at Dr. Suliman Faqeeh Hosital (pediatric pharmacy) or Nura Pharmacy

ahmadaq posted on the thread Moms groups in Jeddah??? on the Jeddah forum


Most likely, MAM bottles are not available in the Saudi market. There are other makes .

Any ways have a look at the following places and if they dont have it then look for other brands;
(Babies R Us)Toys R Us
Al Nahdi Pharmacy
Nura Pharmacy (altahlia or Palestine Str.)