TASTE OF SAUDI ARABIA: TRADITIONAL SAUDI DISHES

TASTE OF SAUDI ARABIA: TRADITIONAL SAUDI DISHES

Saudi Arabian grocery stores are well stocked with international foods, fast food is ubiquitous and very popular, and ethnic restaurants abound. But what are the traditional Saudi dishes like? Saudi cuisine is strongly influenced by the kingdom’s nomadic past. The Bedouin tribes were goat and…

Taste of Arabia: The Art of Making Arabic Coffee

Taste of Arabia: The Art of Making Arabic Coffee

Arabic coffee (gahwa) and dates are a symbol of Arabian hospitality and generosity. Coffee and dates are offered to greet guests everywhere from homes to restaurants and hotel lobbies to airplanes.  Bedouins brewed their coffee over a simple fireplace dug into the ground. Over time, this was…

VISITING BAHRAIN: WHAT TO SEE, EAT AND READ

VISITING BAHRAIN: WHAT TO SEE, EAT AND READ

Visiting Bahrain may not be on every traveler’s radar, but the unpretentious, friendly and multicultural country with fascinating history and an exciting food scene makes it worth putting it atop your travel itinerary. The Kingdom of Bahrain is a small Arab country of 1.64 million…

TIPS FOR TRAVELING TO SAUDI ARABIA IN 2020: AN INSIDER GUIDE

TIPS FOR TRAVELING TO SAUDI ARABIA IN 2020: AN INSIDER GUIDE

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is an unknown territory and visiting may be a bit intimidating to many. We hope that our insider guide to traveling to Saudi Arabia in 2020 will help you overcome some of the fears and clarify some questions you may…

RIYADH: THREE-DAY ITINERARY + TIPS

RIYADH: THREE-DAY ITINERARY + TIPS

Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia is a city of contrasts—ancient fortresses and gleaming glass skyscrapers; traditional society shaped by Bedouin culture and firm Islamic beliefs mixed with a modern, youthful vibe and Western influences from ubiquitous fast food joints to luxurious shopping malls.…

TOP THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA

TOP THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital city, is an intriguing mix of tradition and modernity. After all, it is a city that has only recently outgrown from a small tribal settlement to one of the wealthiest cities in the Middle East. If you have never been to…