The opportunity to visit Saudi Arabia again didn’t wait too long to present itself as I was asked to do the coverage for the Saudi Maritime Congress in Dammam. Haven’t yet visited the Eastern Province, so of course, I was happy to use this opportunity to discover another region of KSA, making it my 4th […]
Read More Dammam, Khobar, Dhahran, ITHRA and Saudi Maritime Congress.
In Saudi Arabia’s Asir province, male members of the Qahtani (or in some other variants Tihama) tribe are known as ‘Flower Men’ for their intricately-made floral headpieces. The flower crowns of marigold, sage and basil are worn to enhance both beauty and health, as it is believed to help with headaches or sinus problems. You have already […]
Read More The Flower Men Of Asir
The last day in Saudi Arabia technically started with us still sitting around the dying fire under the large ghaf tree and looking at the stars, followed by a rather quiet drive back to the Intercon through the buzzing streets of Riyadh city. Having returned to “civilization” we still brought with us that fire smell […]
Read More Kill Them with Culture – the National Museum of Riyadh and al Masmak Fortress Visit.
You better find something really interesting, late, or tiring to do when you’re in Riyadh on a Thursday night, because unless you are planning to go to Friday prayers, there isn’t much else to engage in on the morning of the 6th day of the week (in the Middle East we used to start our […]
Read More The Place at The Edge of The World Where I Left a Piece of My Heart
If you had a chance to meet me in the last couple of years, you probably noticed my growing passion towards everything Arabian – language, people, music, food… and places. Also working for years with Saudis planted a fast-growing seed of curiosity in me both about their culture and their country, so the day has […]
Read More Are you lost? Or walking the streets of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.