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Masmak Fort, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

I just spent two lively days in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia, with my family. After traveling overland through the desert from al-Khobar on the Gulf coast, we reached our hotel at around 1 p.m. We stayed at the Four Points by Sheraton hotel on Al Imam Faisal Ibn Turki Ibn Abdullah road, […]

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dr. Cafe Coffee on the al-Khobar corniche

The weather has been great recently in al-Khobar, on the Arabian Gulf, in eastern Saudi Arabia. The temperature has been in the mid-70s (around 25 Celsius) during the day, I would say, and the evenings have been considerably cooler. For the past few weekends I have taken my family to the corniche and we have enjoyed […]

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Picture framing in al-Khobar

I had been looking for a place to get pictures framed, and after about three weeks of asking around I finally found a picture frame shop last weekend. I found it unexpectedly when my wife and I visited a home furnishings fair in al-Khobar. We had been walking around the booths, searching for “something traditional” […]

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Lulu market during Ramadan

It is my first Ramadan in Saudi Arabia. Today is the fourth day since Ramadan started and this morning I went to Lulu market on the al-Khobar corniche to see what special foods are available. I was a little disappointed to find that apart from large packets of chocolates and other types of sweets, and […]

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Café Liwan, Corniche, al-Khobar

Today I visited Café Liwan, located in a new shopping strip next to the corniche. It had been recommended to me by a Saudi friend as a place to find traditional Arabian coffee, served in the traditional way with a dallah (coffee pot).  It states on the company’s website that the café was established to […]

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