Last week was Hajj holiday here in Saudi Arabia. Most people have one week off or some just have 3 days. This is the season when people here in Jeddah usually go to the beach or have an out of town vacation. My family mostly stayed at home and just went out on some days to go to the sea.
This is what you’ll see on a typical weekend or any day actually, when you go to Corniche, Jeddah. Since it was a holiday, there were more people coming around 5PM onwards. So if you want a less crowded environment, better go to the seaside from 2PM-4PM to find a spot.
Picnic. Families often place carpets or any blanket on the grass to sit on. Some bring seats or small pillows especially for the elderly.
Bikes & cars. Cars, bikes and scooters are also brought for kids to play with while staying here in the seaside.
Grills. Some bring grilling or cooking utensils. Most of the time, I just see teapots, kettles, and bbq grills. The family beside us were preparing dinner, it was my first time to see a group to bring this. =) The ladies were preparing the food, the men were cooking. It was unusual, but a great thing to look at.
Toys for sale. There are also vendors selling toys, bottles of water, and some chips along the seaside. Most of the toys cost 5 SAR-20 SAR.( Around $ 1.33- $ 5.33 )
We were able to buy kites for 5 SAR. Read my kite-flying post here.
If you stay near the fountain area, you can have this view in the evening while lying on your carpet. =) King Fah’ds fountain.
Located in the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the King Fahd’s Fountain is famous for being the highest fountain in the world, throwing water up to 1023-ft (312m) –that’s taller than the Eiffel Tower if you exclude the antenna. It uses 3 massive pumps that can deliver 625 litres of water per second at an amazing speed of 233 mph (375 km/h). Traveling to Jeddah, don’t forget to pay it a visit, it’s incredible.-10 Most Breathtaking Fountains in the World
*Most of the photos are from afar because taking photos of people’s faces, especially ladies in public places here in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is forbidden.
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