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Umrah Trip

The Islamic Educational Foundation is organizing an Umrah trip on Wednesday 11th April, 2012 with a very special tour to the factory which makes the Ka'abah cloth, known as the Kiswah. This sounds like an experience not to be missed.

– Sabaa Ali

Chocolate Delight at The Lounge, Park Hyatt

A week-long chocolate fantasy at Park Hyatt. Starting tomorrow.

Chocolate Delight at Park Hyatt
The Lounge – 24th to 30th March 2012
4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Picture from Park Hyatt’s website



Indulge in your sweetest fantasy with Felchlin chocolate and enjoy this finest experience of art to savor your fantasy with top chocolate experts from Switzerland, our pastry chefs and hundreds of chocolate lovers.
Felchlin chocolate dessert and one hot drink of your choice – SAR 65 net per person
Please call +966 2 263 9666 for more information

Park Hyatt Jeddah, Corniche Road
P.O.Box 5863, Jeddah 21432, Saudi Arabia
T: +966 2 263 9666

Guided Family Tour to Historical Spain

Islamic Education Foundation invites you to join them for a family trip to Historical Spain.

Tour the historic area of Andalus and learn about its history and contribution to modern academics.


Departure via Royal Jordanian (RJ) – Jeddah – Madrid – Jeddah (with one stopover in Amman, Jordan)

Departure Date:  Sunday March 25th
Return Date:  Friday March 30th

During their visit, you will tour the museums, historical sites, mosques and much more of Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Cordoba and Seville.

Fees:  SR 10, 000 includes:

  • Hotel accommodations
  • Full board meals
  • Bus and train transportation
  • Admission fees to historical sites of all 5 cities

Fees do not include airline tickets or visa expenses. You are responsible for your exit/entry visa and visa requirements to Europe.

Our last day for registration:  20th February at 8pm

Seats are limited.  Please reserve your seat by paying half of the required fees by Sunday, 12 February, 2012.  Full payment is due by February 20, 2012.  For registration, please contact Dr. Lamya Shahin at or 0595943448

Spouses & children above 8 years are welcome.

– Sabaa Ali

A guided visit to the Al-Janadriyah Festival

The Al-Janadriyah festival runs from the 8th February through the 24th February, and Meteb AlMahmoud, a proud Saudi and a licensed tour guide, offers to show you around at two different times, once during the week, the 18th and the 19th February, and once on the last weekend of the festival, the 23rd and 24th February. Are you on board?



A true celebration of culture
In reply to a series of readers’ queries about the possibility of guided historical and cultural travel within Saudi Arabia, we got in touch with Meteb Abdullah AlMahmoud, a licensed Saudi tour guide, well-versed with all regions of the Kingdom, and eager to share his knowledge and pride with those who’re interested. He told us to call out to our readers and see how many of you would be interested in attending the Janadriyah Festival. I’m sure you’ve all heard about it. It is the largest celebration of Saudi culture and heritage, a well-attended, almost month-long festival that saw as many as 2 million attendees last year. Saying that living in Saudi Arabia, you must see this culture fest with your own eyes and experience it first-hand is almost painfully obvious.

Here’s how Meteb has packaged your potential visit into a digestible deal.

You have two time slots, the 18th and 19th February, and the last weekend of the festival, the 23rd and the 24th February.

Day one:

– 11:00 Arrival at Riyadh airport and transfer to hotel for check-in and rest

– 14:00 Traditional lunch in a traditional restaurant

– 16:00 Heading to Janadriyah cultural festival and participating in the variety of Saudi culture

– 22:00 Transfer back to hotel for rest and sleep

Day two:

– 09:00 Visit to national museum and learn about the history of the Arabian peninsula from the Stone age to current times

– 12:00 Visit to old Diriyah and learning about Saudi history.

– 14:00 Flight back to Jeddah

Price starts from 970 SAR per person (the price would increase if the group is smaller) and includes transportation for two days, guided tour for two days, accommodation in double room, traditional lunch, national museum fees, and airport meet and assistance.

The air ticket is not included, and is to be arranged by the guests themselves.

Number of participants is 10-20 persons.

If you’re interested, please contact him at the earliest possible at to book yourself a place in a group. Please address all queries related to this travel to Meteb himself on the email address provided above.

Naima Rashid

Saudi Paintball

Young fellow blogger, and incredibly talented artist  Soraya Darwish is forever planning paintball sessions with her friends, this post is thanks to her enthusiastic status updates. We haven’t been there, but we plan to explore. Meanwhile, we’re pointing you in the right direction for what looks like unbeatable weekend group fun. If you have any wisdom to add to this, please write in at

(Above) Image from (Below) Images from and facebook group for Saudi Paintball

For Cobone deals on Saudi Paintball, see

For location, see map here

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